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Understanding Gold Mining

Who is mining the Gold?  The rising price of gold in the global market has led to a boom in small-scale/artisanal mining. Although the mining is called ‘small-scale,’ the huge number of miners operating in Peru is creating an ecological catastrophe in the Amazon River...

Mercury in Madre de Dios

New research from CAMEP-Carnegie Amazon Mercury Ecosystem Project-has found that mercury is an increasing environmental and public health problem in the gold mining region of Madre de Dios in Peru.  High mercury concentrations were found in the wild caught fish sold...