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.
International ngo Greenpeace has asked a German bank to cancel financing for an Ecuadorean oil pipeline. The ngo contends that the pipeline would damage swaths of rare mountain cloud forest. Even though it is believed that the us $1.1 billion pipeline would double oil transport capacity, environmentalists argue that the 505-kilometre pipeline will cut through Mindo forest which is often covered by clouds and is home to unique bird species.