Gold or greenery?

Gold or greenery?

Soaring gold prices harming Amazon jungle
A miner removes a tree trunk from the crater of an illegal gold mining process in Delta Uno, Madre de Dios, Peru. Government efforts to halt the mining have mostly been futile. An estimated 35 metric tons of mercury is released annually by miners in this state alone, slowly poisoning people, plants, animals and fish, scientific studies show.
An employee shows gold nuggets at a gold-buying store in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.

Gold or greenery?

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A miner removes a tree trunk from the crater of an illegal gold mining process in Delta Uno, Madre de Dios, Peru. Government efforts to halt the mining have mostly been futile. An estimated 35 metric tons of mercury is released annually by miners in this state alone, slowly poisoning people, plants, animals and fish, scientific studies show.
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An employee shows gold nuggets at a gold-buying store in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru.
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