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.
Willie Corduff, an Irish farmer who opposed oil giant Shell's plans to build a gas pipeline on his land, is among this year's recipients of the Goldman
Awarded annually to six grassroots environmental heroes by the California-based Goldman Foundation, the us $125,000
Goldman Environmental prize is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the environment. Corduff was among five men jailed for three months in 2005,
for attempting to stop Shell from laying a high pressure gas in his home county, Mayo. The protests pressured Shell to change its plan for the Mayo
Other winners include Orri Vigfusson of Iceland.Since 1989, Vigfusson's organisation, the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, has raised
class='UCASE'>us $35 million to buy the netting rights from commercial fisherfolk--paying them not to fish salmon in the north Atlantic, and
saving an estimated 5 million salmon in the process.
The four other winners of this year's Goldman prize have been feted for taking on some of the most pressing environmental problems of the day
including unregulated mining.