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'Sad surprise': Amazon fish contaminated by plastic particles

The Guardian - Nov 16, 2018
Tests on the stomach contents of fish in Brazil's Xingu River, one of the major tributaries of the Amazon, revealed plastic particles in more than 80% of the species examined, including the omnivorous parrot pacu, herbivorous redhook silver dollar, and ...

Mega-dam costs outweigh benefits, global building spree should end: experts

Mongabay.com - Nov 29, 2018
The Belo Monte mega-dam on Brazil's Xingu River was constructed despite decades of protests by indigenous groups, local traditional communities, scientists and NGOs. Its generating capacity was grossly over estimated and hyped, while the construction ...

Plastic discovered in Amazon fish

The Times - Nov 24, 2018
Scientists in Brazil were alarmed to find plastic particles in the stomachs of more than 80 per cent of the species examined in the Xingu River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, including the meat-eating red-bellied piranha and omnivorous ...

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