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.
Brazil's Catholic bishops have condemned the government for its failure to address deforestation in the Amazon. The government was
"absent" in combating "predatory development" in the world's largest rainforests, notes a media statement issued by the Brazilian
National Bishops' Council.
Concerned over the increasing soybean farming in the region, the bishops conducted a debate in the last week of February during their
annual fraternity campaign. The campaign is a "call for state and society to stop financing and tolerating a predatory model of
development", said the council. During the three-day campaign, the bishops also criticised the government's recent plans which allow
large-scale monitored harvesting of the Amazon rainforest and called on the government to control farmland expansion.
Separately, a bishop from Bahia state, Dom Luiz Flavio Cappio, who staged an 11-day hunger strike in 2005 over the government's
controversial plans to change the course of the river Sao Francisco, handed a letter to the president calling for a public debate on the