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.
Pakistani environmentalists in Islamabad are seeing red as the Capital Development Authority (CDA) recklessly strips away tree and vegetation cover. The reason for the ruthless deforestation: the prevalence of respiratory diseases triggered off by an exotic plant in Islamabad.
Experts, however, don't buy this explanation. They point out the CDA itself has introduced trees and shrubs of foreign origin -- without a comprehensive study of their impact on the local ecology.