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Thu Aug 24, 2017, 06:36 AM

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Source: BBC

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.

The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals.

The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected.

But activists have voiced concern that these areas could be badly compromised.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41033228

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Calista241 Aug 2017 OP
Le Gaucher Aug 2017 #1
democratisphere Aug 2017 #2
Blue_Tires Aug 2017 #3
Doug the Dem Aug 2017 #4
Javaman Aug 2017 #5
GaryCnf Aug 2017 #6
Lostnote Aug 2017 #7
ananda Aug 2017 #8
heaven05 Aug 2017 #9

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:16 AM

1. Earth is infected with Humans!

 

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Response to Le Gaucher (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:20 AM

2. The infection is terminal.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:28 AM

3. ugh...

Money always talks...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:39 AM

4. Brilliant

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:40 AM

5. Hitting the accelerator toward the cliff. nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 08:17 AM

6. Bu . . . bu . . . bu . . . but

 

the commies are the problem.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:13 AM

7. Got greed!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:14 AM

8. So, more poisoning and destruction of the rainforest.

One scientist/activist I saw said that he was very worried
for the rainforest, one example being mercury poisoning
since they use mercury to extract the gold.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 11:08 AM

9. our planet

 

is slowly being destroyed by these greedy, greedy humans. What is to stop these evil destroyers? What? They will just bulldoze over any bodies in the way....just like charlottsville, except this murder will be inspired by greed.

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