Ecosystem collapse and social unrest could be in the Amazon’s future if plans for 412 hydroelectric dams move forward. According to a new report, a wave of dam building threatens the Amazon river and five of the six main head rivers in the Andes drainage area, which could permanently destroy the open flow of rivers for countries that use the water. The report details the ways in which constructing dams primarily benefits corporations and governments at the expense of the people living in the Amazon and provides an eye-opening look into the catastrophic impact of development in the region.
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