Infrastructure boom threatens world’s last wildernesses

Guardian: As developing countries continue to grow their populations and economies, new dams, mines, oil wells and cities will be built to support the expansion. But in a study published on Thursday, researchers said the localised impacts of these projects was “almost trivial” compared to the litany of woe caused by the roads that service them. “When you’re talking about things like hydroelectric projects, mining projects, logging projects, what these things are doing is creating an economic impetus for......

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