Gold mining devours S.American forest land

Agence France-Presse: Gold mining has gobbled up some 1,680 square kilometres (650 square miles) of tropical forest in South America in the 13 years to 2013, a research paper said Wednesday. Much of the loss happened near conservation areas, placing protected zones at risk from chemical pollutants used in mining, said the study in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The findings "highlighted the growing environmental impact of gold mining in some of the most biologically diverse regions in the tropics,"......

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