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.
After painstaking research, at least one culprit has been identified behind some of the deformities recently seen in frogs in the us . Trematode rather than pesticides are responsible for some of the deformities seen recently in frogs by scientists at the Hartwick College in the us. The minute trematodes, called Ribeiroia , burrow into the hind limb buds of tadpoles, wreaking havoc with leg growth. However, the crippled frogs may help their parasitic cargo infect its primary hosts.