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.
mines found in tibet Chinese geologists have found 600 possible mining sites on the Tibetan plateau for mining iron, copper, lead, zinc and other metal ores. "Once the mines are developed they will greatly relieve the strain on China's existing resources," said Zhuang Yuxun, lead geologist. One of the biggest potential reserves is an estimated 500 million tonnes of rich iron ore in the Nixiong area, close to the centre of the plateau that covers a vast area inhabited mostly by Tibetans. Besides, there are vast plateaus of 30-40 million tonnes of copper and 40 million tonnes of lead and zinc.
quake hits indonesia The death toll from a strong earthquake and a powerful aftershock that hit Indonesia's Sumatra island on March 6 has risen to about 70, till reports last received. Following the quake, hundreds of people have been evacuated to camps.The worst hit areas are West Sumatra's Solok, Tanah Datar and Padang Panjang provinces.