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High mercury levels discovered in Amazon residents, gold-mining to blame [2 years ago] #MongabayArchive

High mercury levels discovered in Amazon residents, gold-mining to blame [2 years ago] #MongabayArchive

Brazilian agency rejects Canadian company's bid to mine controversial Amazon dam site for gold (02/13/2013) Brazil's Federal Public Ministry rejected a proposed gold mining project adjacent to a controversial dam site in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, reports Amazon Watch, an environmental activist group that is campaigning against both the mine and the dam. Mining boom in the Amazon (12/08/2012) The world's largest rainforest is in the midst of a mining boom fueled by high mineral prices, reveals a new assessment of the Amazon's resources. Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon: a view from the ground (03/15/2012) On the back of a partially functioning motorcycle I fly down miles of winding footpath at high-speed through the dense Amazon rainforest, the driver never able to see more than several feet ahead. Myriads of bizarre creatures lie camouflaged amongst the dense v...

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