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.
A team of researchers from the us and New Zealand has found penguin chicks in the Antarctic covered in oil. It has completed an environmental survey of a former Antarctic research station at Cape Hallett and recommended steps to safeguard penguin chicks from melt pools contaminated with oil from an unknown source. The team discovered the pools during a site visit in January 2001. The oil they believes has come from petroleum residues found in about a dozen small melt pools on the site.