Part of the project for the Madeira River
, from the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South-America (IIRSA).
In February 2014 specimens of a Papiliolebias species was collected in the Rio San Pablo drainage in the Rio Madeira River
After a review of current research, they look at a former chlor-alkali factory in Kazakhstan, an abandoned polyvinyl chloride factory on the Mediterranean coast, the Madeira River
Basin as a case study of land use change and mercury mobilization in the Amazon, the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry, the long-term operation of a microbiological pilot plant for cleaning up mercury-contaminated wastewater at electrolysis factories in Europe, and the microbiological treatment of air scrubber solutions from a waste incineration plant and other mercury-contaminated wastewater.
It was previously thought the penis snake lived in cold, oxygen-rich water that could be found at higher elevations, which is why some scientists were confused when it was found swimming in the warm waters of the Madeira River
, a major tributary of the Amazon River.
Six of the eyeless creatures - actually a family of "blind snake" that are more closely related to the salamander - were found living at the bottom of the Madeira River
in Brazil's northern state of Rondonia.
The strike at Belo Monte was preceded by work stoppages at two other major hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin--the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams that are being built on the Amazon's largest tributary, the Madeira River
, close to the Bolivian border.
Our travels take us to the Mamore, of the "Rio Madre," which flows northward through the plains of Moxo forming meandering paths of sand and mud until it joins the Beni River which then changes names to become the Madeira River
, one of the many tributaries of the great Amazon.
The Santo Antonio and Jirau dams are to be built on the Madeira River
, at a cost of USD15bn.
Their topics include the seasonal ecology of Inia in the Orinoco, Amazon, and Upper Madeira river
basins in South America; using equation models to determine the age of pink river dolphin skulls; the fossil record and evolutionary history of Iniodea; the population structure and phylogeography of tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis); threats and the conservation status of Franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei; the population status and conservation of Baiji and the Yangze finless porpoise; and the evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of the superfamily Platanistoidea.
The flood also has hit the neighboring state of Amazonas, where the Ministry of Mines and Energy's Brazilian Geological Service has reported that the situation is more troublesome along the Rio Madeira River
that flows by the city of Manicore in the southeastern area of the state.
The program includes the construction of a waterway in the Rio Madeira River
, the third largest watercourse in South America, and the paving of a highway linking the cities of Cuiaba and Santarem.
That kind of development costs money-about $28 million just to build the company's port at Itacoatiara, where the Madeira River
meets the Amazon and where the soybeans are transshipped to larger seagoing ships.