Saturday 5 October 2013

The Amazon Gold Rush

Uncontrolled illegal gold mining is turning the most pristine forests of the Peruvian Amazon into wastelands. There are several factors that contribute to this- the massive deforestation, pollutants released during the mining process, pollution from mercury that is used to amalgamate the gold, and river-dredging.
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This work by Rohan Chakravarty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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