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 ONCE-peaceful herd of about 150 elephants in southern Sri Lanka has turned violent, destroying property and killing humans in a last ditch attempt to save its habitat, writes Mallika Wanigasundara in a Panos report.
The pachyderms feel threatened by the Pelwatte Sugar Co -- an ill-conceived project that encroached upon the habitats of the elephants and restricted their freedom of movement. Nongovernmental organisations have suggested Handapangala, where the elephants are pocketed, be declared a protected area so that the animals have greater freedom of movement.