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.
Going Green Pays
The us has agreed to cancel a portion of Peruvian debt following the government's commitment to conserve and maintain its biodiversity and forest areas.
The visiting us President George Bush recently signed a pact to this effect with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. Under the deal, organisations Conservation International, The World Wildlife fund and The Nature Conservancy will contribute us $ 1 million and the us will provide $5.5 million to cancel a portion of Peru's debt. Peru will save over us $14 million in debt payments over the next 16 years. The saving will be used to fund tropical forest conservation activities through local non-governmental organisations.