28 Feb '12, 7pm

Over 180M Tons of Toxic Waste Dumped Into Oceans, Rivers, & Lakes Each Year #Freeport #Barrick #mining

Over 180M Tons of Toxic Waste Dumped Into Oceans, Rivers, & Lakes Each Year #Freeport #Barrick #mining

Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada spent the past year investigating this egregious, and outdated, practice. Our findings are reported in a new study, Troubled Waters: How Mine Waste Dumping is Poisoning Our Ocean, Rivers and Lakes . The report identifies the world’s waters that are suffering the greatest harm or are at greatest risk from dumping of mine waste. These include rivers in Papua New Guinea on which fishing communities depend, Norwegian fjords where tourists once flocked, once-pristine lakes in Alaska and British Columbia, and coastal waters off islands in the Indonesian archipelago.

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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Tons of Debris From Japan Tsunami Headed Towards U.S.

Tons of Debris From Japan Tsunami Headed Toward...

treehugger.com 29 Feb '12, 7am

Official U.S. Navy Imagery /CC BY 2.0 It has nearly been a year since that horrifying magnitude-9 earthquake and resulting...