20 Jun '11, 2am

Everyone has a voice! 10-Year-Old Girl Fights to Save a Mountain:

The Jarilla Mountains near Orograde are home to a number of historic mines, like the century old Cinco de Mayo carved into the base of one mountain in particular. But locals became concerned in recent weeks when a new hole was discovered there, along with dozens of pieces of equipment indicating that new activity was afoot. Eventually, word got round to the Larson family, and they decided to check it out themselves. What they saw were the early stages of environmental devastation; a road had been widened, and prep-work for a new mine begun, uprooting native plants and animals. After investigating who was behind the activity, the Larsons learned that foreign company, Iron Mining Group (IMG), was planning to strip the mountain of some 6 million tons of ore to be shipped to China -- at the expense of the region's vibrant natural ecosystem. Faced with the prospect that the man...

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10-Year-Old Girl Fights to Save a Mountain

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