30 Years of Oil Pollution Threatening Western Amazon

Nature World: The Western Amazon, an area of unparalleled biological and cultural diversity, may have been contaminated by widespread oil pollution over the last 30 years, according to a new study. Most of the world's tropical rainforests are oil and gas goldmines. Oil production in the Western Amazon began in the 1920s and peaked in the 1970s, but current growing global demand is stimulating a renewed growth in oil and gas extraction - nearly 70 percent of the Peruvian Amazon was tapped for oil between 1970......

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