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.
Philippines president Gloria Arroyo banned fishing in the waters of Guimaras, which needs rehabilitation from an oil spill that has occurred in early August. Local leaders, residents, and a group of militant fishermen unanimously resisted the ban, saying the move would result in a national fish crisis and affect food security. Experts say, ban will lead to 20 per cent decrease in fish production
European Union agriculture ministers turned down seven-year-long authorisations for two toxic pesticides: azinphos-methyl and vinclozolin. Azinphos-methyl is classified as an organophosphate insecticide used on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, while vinclozolin is classified as a fungicide used on rapeseed and ornamental flowers
On September 28, 2006, Japan confirmed its 29th case of mad cow disease, a month after resuming imports of US beef that had been blocked due to concerns over the brain-wasting illness.