Preventing tropical mining disasters

Edwards, David P., and Laurance, William F. (2015) Preventing tropical mining disasters. Science, 350 (6267). p. 1482.

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Abstract

Mining for fossil fuels and minerals is penetrating into many of the world's most remote and biologically important tropical forests. In the Amazon, there are some 53,000 active mining leases (1), and hundreds of billions of dollars in new mines are planned across the Congo basin (2). But are extractive industries in the tropics investing sufficiently to prevent environmental disasters?

Item ID: 42196
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Keywords: developing nations; flooding; mining; mining distasters; tropical environments; water pollution
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 02:31
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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