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(Reuters) An uptick in illegal gold mining is destroying the Amazon rainforest and endangering the lives of local populations, according to new research that tracks the scale of the impact. The...

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Illegal Gold Mining Is Destroying Amazon Rainforest ...

(Reuters) An uptick in illegal gold mining is destroying the Amazon rainforest and endangering the lives of local populations, according to new research that tracks the scale of the impact. The...

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A Pandemic

In those areas, deforestation rates are up to three times higher than in places where there is no mining, the report found. Illegal mining, particularly of gold, has become an important source of...

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From Pristine To Poisoned: Illegal Gold Mining Destroying ...

From pristine to poisoned: Illegal gold mining destroying Peruvian rainforest Illegal mining is the No. 2 cause of deforestation in Peru, after clear-cutting for agriculture, Environmental Minister...

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Illegal Gold Mining Destroys Native Kotsimba Land In Peru ...

Illegal Gold Mining Destroys Native Kotsimba Land in Peru. An operation to shut down illegal gold mining in Peru is tracking the Indigenous Kotsimba community. Illegal activity has increased deforestation, altered rivers and contaminated the territory with mercury. The Kotsimba people say they did not want mining but have learned to leverage globalization and private industry to develop …

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Coronavirus Pandemic Spurs Illegal Gold Rush In Zimbabwe ...

As Zimbabwe experiences its worst economic crisis in a decade, with crippling hyperinflation and unemployment, young people are venturing into illegal gold mining in a bid to earn a living. Gold...

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Illegal Gold Mining In Colombia Is Destroying The Rainforest

Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia Is Destroying the Rainforest By Bram Ebus On 11/16/16 at 9:14 AM EST Small-scale miners in Colombia, called barequeros, resist the rain to pan for gold in the holes...

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Illegal Gold Is Destroying The Amazon

Years of informal and illegal mining have wreaked havoc on the country's tropical rainforests, and according to a new study from the Carnegie Institution of Science and Peru's Ministry of the...

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Amazon Gold Rush: Brazil Grapples With Illegal Mining In ...

Amazon gold rush: Brazil grapples with illegal mining in the rainforest. ... “The risk from illegal gold is that the proceeds can be used to promote more illegalities, including drug and arms ...

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Illegal Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest: Study ...

A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swathes of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released on Monday that maps the scale of the damage for the first time.

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Study: Illegal Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest ...

Dec 10, 2018· A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swaths of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released on Monday that maps the scale of the damage for the first time.Researchers ...

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Illegal Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest

Dec 10, 2018· BOGOTA, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swathes of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released on Monday that maps the scale ...

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Illegal Gold Mining Is Destroying South American Rainforests

Jan 17, 2015· Illegal gold mining is destroying South American rainforests. This Nov. 11, 2014 aerial photo, shows a deforested area dotted with blue tarps, marking the area where miners reside, and craters ...

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A Pandemic

Both legal and illegal mining sites overlap with 20 percent of all Indigenous lands in the Amazon. In those areas, deforestation rates are up to three times higher than in places where there is no mining, the report found. Illegal mining, particularly of gold, has become an important source of income for many.

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Record Levels Of Deforestation In Peruvian Amazon As Gold ...

Mar 06, 2019· Illegal gold mining has led to historical rates of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, a recent analysis of satellite images shows. In the past two …

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Pope Francis Visits Peru Town 'Destroyed' By Gold Mining ...

The pope is visiting a Peruvian town ‘absolutely destroying itself’ for gold ... help clearing out the illegal gold-mining operations that have been encroaching on her indigenous reserve.

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On The Trail Of Illegal Gold Miners Takepart

Aug 28, 2014· At the same time, illegal, small-scale mining is destroying rainforests, poisoning rivers, and endangering rare animals around the world. Some call it “artisanal” mining, which puts a Brooklyn-esque spin on a destructive practice that happens largely out of sight and out of mind.

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Already A Scourge Illegal Gold Mining In Colombia Is ...

The departments of Antioquia and Choco were two of the most concentrated areas of illegal gold mining, with 37 percent and 39 percent of the operations, respectively. ... destroying more than $4.2 ...

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Zimbabwe: Illegal Gold Panning Destroying Tourism ...

May 04, 2014· Illegal gold panning activities are taking a toll on the flora and fauna in the scenic district of Shurugwi, destroying the latent tourism the district is endowed with. With the imminent closure of Zimasco Mine — which used to spur business growth in Shurugwi town — tourism appeared destined to become the mainstay of the district’s future ...

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Colombia's National Parks Under Threat From Gold Mining ...

Mar 18, 2020· With illegal gold mining destroying Pacific wetlands and tropical rainforests to clear the way for roads and mining shanties, Operation Artemisa is focused on protecting the Orinoco and Amazon basins to the East of the country from voracious cattle ranchers and colonizers. As a military strategy, Artemisa has plenty of heavy artillery, but ...

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A Pandemic

Oct 12, 2020· In those areas, deforestation rates are up to three times higher than in places where there is no mining, the report found. Illegal mining, particularly of gold, has become an important source of...

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