Rainforests wrecked for satellite launches

Pearce, Fred
October 1991
New Scientist;10/19/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1791, p9
Focuses on the construction of a giant dam in the rainforest of French Guiana that will provide hydroelectricity for Korou, the rocket construction and launch site for the European Space Agency's satellites. Estimated area of the rainforest that will be flooded; Decision of the French authorities not to attempt to harvest the timber from the forest before flooding it; Generating capacity of the dam.


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