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2009-05-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by Amazon Watch: Spain's Banco Santander, which has been facing growing criticism for being a lead financier in a highly controversial dam project in the Brazilian Amazon, recently signed on to the "Equator Principles," a set of socially and environmentally responsible financing guidelines adopted by a growing number of private banks.

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2008-08-14 09:40:00

Legal challenges and a dispute between construction groups are threatening to delay the construction of a dam in the Amazon approved by Brazil earlier this week.

2008-07-08 03:00:23

French engineering major Alstom has announced the construction of a hydromechanical equipment plant in the state of Rondonia, Brazil, in a bid to support hydroelectric projects in the northern region of the country, and supply hydromechanical and lifting equipment for projects in the Amazon region.

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2006-03-15 00:15:00

Brazil's plans to dam two rivers in the Amazon basin to generate power threaten a treasure trove of animals and plants in a region with one of the world's richest arrays of wildlife, environmentalists say.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.