Gold rush threat tropical forests

BBC: Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn. Some 1,680 sq km of rainforest in South America was lost to gold mining from 2001 to 2013, a study shows. University of Puerto Rico researchers say gold mining has become a major threat to ancient rainforests in countries such as Peru and Suriname. Consumers can help by buying only fair-trade gold, say environmentalists. The research, published in Environmental Research Letters,......

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