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The Tragic Cycle of Mercury in Indigenous Communities

The Tragic Cycle of Mercury in Indigenous Communities

A blood-orange sun is setting over the canopy by the time the miners finally extract a few grams of gold. To get it, they had to clear a patch of trees and dig deep into the ground, scoring a crater in the forest. Once they reach the stream bed, they mix gold-bearing...

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The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

  The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. I believe this simile largely speaks the truth. — Charles Darwin No story is as old and universal as the tree of life. In Nordic mythology, a huge tree connects...

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