Mercury pollution from unregulated gold-mining along the Madre de Dios River in the Amazon has prompted Peru’s government to declared a 60-day public-health emergency Health workers will provide medical and food aid in 25 villages that were shown to have high levels of…
Mining for Gold, Finding Malaria
December 6, 2018
Illegal mining and malaria have made themselves at home in El Callao, Venezuela’s booming gold capital.
October 15, 2018
The cobalt fueling every lithium-ion rechargeable battery—from smartphones to laptops—“is not awash in cerulean hues. Instead, it is smeared in misery and blood,” writes Siddharth Kara.