World Geography

Causes and Types of Forest Fires

May 20, 2016

Forest fires are a common problem across the world posing significant threats to terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems also. Every year, extreme wild fires lead to loss of forest wealth, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and landscape stability. Causes of Forest Fire Forest fires can be caused by natural...

Belo Monte Dam Project: Key Facts and Criticisms

May 7, 2016

The Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam complex being built on the Xingu River in Brazil. The planned capacity of the Belo Monte dam complex would be 11,233 megawatts (MW). It would be the second-largest hydroelectric dam complex in Brazil and world’s third largest in installed...