Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Raman Sukumar, founder-director of the Bangalore-based Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre, has been selected for the prestigious Whitley Golden Award, popularly known as the 'Green Oscar', for his efforts to save endangered Asian elephants. Sukumar received the trophy as well as a cash prize of about us $80,000 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. He plans to use the funds to rehabilitate farmers impacted by the depredations of elephants, and to rein in poachers.