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Launch of the Pandora's Box Report: Today, Wednesday 29th February, marks the launch of our new report Opening

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate Resource Center page . Today, Wednesday 29th February, marks the launch of our new report Opening Pandora's Box - A New Wave of Land Grabbing for the Extractive Industries and The Devastating Impact on Earth. This much anticipated report alerts global citizens to the dynamics in the extractive industries as a whole, and shows the alarming scale of this overall trend. Just as in the Greek myth, when Pandora opened the box and let out all the troubles known to mortals, so too this new wave of land grabbing for mining is leading to unimaginable destruction. If hope does remain, we must wake-up and act now. The extent and the scale of the increase in extraction over the last 10 years is staggering. For example, iron ore production is up by 180%; cobalt by 165%; lithium by 125%, and coal by 44...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24992.cfm

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