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Mining Boom in the Amazon


Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, destruction, mining, overdevelopment, Amazon, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 739 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The world's largest rainforest is in the midst of a mining boom fueled by high mineral prices, reveals a new assessment of the Amazon's resources.



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Sue H. (7)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:29 am
:(...
 

Judith Green (8)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:55 pm
Thanks for posting.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 3:47 pm
sadly noted~
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:49 pm
Noted. Just horrendous! Unfortunately, article doesn't state the name of which companies....I suppose there are many. I've recently read there seems to be TransNational Corporations, many based in Canada, mining various resources globally. We're fighting 3 that I know of here in AZ. So, I'm wondering if this is a new "mining explosion", or if it's just being better reported. Something smells rotten to me.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:29 pm
I HATE THIS SO MUCH! And....feel so POWERLESS!
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:35 pm
This is not a good thing. So very sad. Thanks for sharing.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:37 am
Sometimes progress is really lack of progress.
 

Ben Oscarsito (350)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:55 am
You are right Pam...Powerless is what we seems to be -DAMMIT!!! (And, I don't know just HOW many petitions I have signed...) However if we cannot save (what remains) of The Amazon, we are nothing but a bunch of worthless idiots!
http://amazonwatch.org/
http://www.therainforestsite.com/
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/rainforests/index.htm
http://ran.org/
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:40 am
Sadly noted.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:11 am
We just keep raping our planet heedlessy and we will all soon pay the ultimate price. In fact we already are to a major extent, but it'll get worse fo sure!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:20 am
sadly noted!
 

Aaron Bouchard (143)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:18 am
Noted thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 11:19 am
noted
Once again its the mining companies greed because the prices have gone up for minerals but why do the governments let them do it Because they are corrupt and greedy too They know they probably wont be alive to worry about the consequences but what about our children and grandchildren Just shows how selfish man is
Time all this stopped and laws passed so that it cant happen anymore
 

Amanda C. (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:50 pm
Sadly noted
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:03 pm
I guess they won't be happy until they've cut down all the forests; strip and pit mined every resource from the ground; wasted a goodly percentage of fresh water for bitumen shale development and fracking of natural gas wells. It will take 100 years for the planet to actually start making positive changes to heal itself and another 300 easily to perfect it. What will they do until then? It will take a million years for all the water lost to be replenished.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:28 pm
Tragic. Leave the Earth in peace.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:19 pm
It is terrible to destroy the rain forests so people can have the newest I-phone...
 

Fran away F. (117)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:15 pm
This is really reprehensible and disgusting! Mining and oil executives, in collusion with governments, play with the world like it's their little toy, to quote Dylan. They should be tried and sentenced for crimes against nature.
 

Syera N. (7)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:28 pm
Noted!
 

Tanya W. (54)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:38 am
Mining and greed over nature! Now where have we heard that before?? I wish it was for the last time!
 

Monica D. (580)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:51 pm
I think that humanity should restrain its numbers and demands on nature. To achieve this, I think that the world may need a more environmentally sustainable economic system, along the lines advocated by CASSE at http://steadystate.org . I encourage everyone to consider signing the position statement at that site, and to encourage their friends to sign!
 

Monica D. (580)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:53 pm
I agree with Carol D that laws need to be passed - and enforced - to stop the loss of forests.
 
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