Friday, July 20, 2018
Families still homeless, fishing suspended, drinking water suspect, reports Greenpeace Brazil
Miners often die in the small, informal mines but thousands still seek their fortune in this risky activity, that the government is finally attempting to regulate.

Brazil’s sea of mud

With the bursting of a dam full of iron ore tailings and other toxic metals in Minas Gerais state, Brazil is facing one its most serious environmental disasters ever.
Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.
Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.
The results of the official climate change conference in Lima (COP20) may have been disappointing, but grassroots movements across Latin America are coming together as never before.
When Corporations Sue Governments An international gold mining company is refusing to accept the Salvadorean government's decision to expel it from the country for the environmental damage it has done and is appealing to a World Bank-affiliated international court. It is a warning of what lies ahead if the trade agreements (including TTIP), currently being negotiated, are not stopped by...
Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.
Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.
Air pollution coming from the pig iron factories that surround the small community of Piquiá is making the inhabitants seriously ill

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