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.
two major Russian oil firms have planned to join hands. According to Russian officials, the merger would create a new force to be reckoned with on the domestic and global energy. Yukos, Russia's second largest oil producer and its number one refiner, will take a 60 per cent stake in its partnership with Sibneft, the seventh largest company by output. Michail Khodorokovsky, chairman of Yukos, said that the objective of this combination is to create a world-scale and world-class integrated company with strategically located operations throughout Russia. The new group would increase production to 100 million tonnes annually by early next century.