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.
The warming of the Atlantic waters may be responsible for the significant decline in stocks of cod and other white fish off the coasts of Europe. This despite the fact that, in the last two decades, fisherfolk have cut their catches by a third. Though the number of mature fish have gone up, young fish are still disappearing. Robin Cook of Scotland's Aberdeen Marine Laboratory is now calling for a 40 per cent cut in North Sea cod catches. Europe's fisheries ministers are expected to take a decision on the cuts soon ( New Scientist , Vol 164, No 2213).