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Mercury Poisoning

Mercury Poisoning Photo by Tómas Munita Mercury and Why It’s Dangerous Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in air, water, and soil. The only metal that remains liquid at room temperature, mercury is difficult to contain and, once released, can travel long...

Gold Mining in Amazon Countries: an overview

Photo by Tómas Munita GOLD MINING IN AMAZON COUNTRIES: AN OVERVIEW 2.1 Brazil Highlights Brazil’s rapidly growing ASGM sector is concentrated in the Amazon, particularly the Tapajós River Basin, which represents the largest ASGM district in the world. Native...

Works Cited

WORKS CITED Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (1999). Toxicological profile for mercury. US Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp46.pdf Aldenderfer, M., Craig, N. M., Speakman, R. J., & Popelka-Filcoff,...

The Cost

The Cost Deforestation Deforestation is the loss of forests through clearing, destroying, burning, or otherwise removing trees. The loss of trees has the ability to impact the climate, habitat for animal and plant species, resistance to flooding, as well as cause soil...

Introduction

INTRODUCTION 1.1 Historical Context of Gold Mining in Latin America Long before Columbus made landfall in the Americas, native societies were mining and decorating with gold. Gold artifacts dating as far back as 2,000 BC have been found in the Lake Titicaca Basin of...