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Global warming may make Brazilian dam disaster much, much worse

Reduced river flows in Brazil, as global warming intensifies the drought there, mean more damage from a burst dam, scientists say.

NGOs and environmentalists are calling for a tightening-up of mining regulations, instead of present efforts to relax them.

For this, they blame the close relationship between mining companies and politicians. Last year, the companies were reported to have spent over US$7 million funding politicians’ election campaigns.

There is concern that, despite the River Doce disaster, the result of their lobbying could be a new mining code that benefits rather than regulates the sector.,8415

November 27, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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