Hydropower Projects Need Rainforests Intact, Study Shows

The Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon is one of many hyrdopower projects that are dependent on rainforest cover to generate energy supply

The Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon is one of many hydropower projects that are dependent on rainforest cover to generate energy supply

New research has revealed that conserving the rainforests of the Amazon Basin will actually increase the amount of electricity that hydropower projects int he area can produce. This study is the first to quantify impact of regional rainforest cover on energy productions. The research show that if deforestation continues to increase in the Amazon, energy projections for one of the  world’s largest dams, the Belo Monte in Brazil, decline by one third. Please click the link be low for the full story.

Hydropower Projects Dependent on Rainforest Conservation

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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