How Gold Is Destroying Peru’s Rainforests

Business Insider: This is the plane that the researchers used to survey the land and map where the mines are. Years of illegal gold mining in Peru have taken a serious toll on the Amazon rainforest. No one knew the full extent of the damage until a research team from the Carnegie Institution of Science and Peru's Ministry of the Environment used satellite imagery to map the damage. Their findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Greg Asner and his team of researchers found......

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