Gold mining destruction in the Amazon Rainforest – Gold mining and the indiscriminate use of mercury to ferret out gold are turning swaths of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems into a poisoned, nightmarish moonscape! — Barbara Crane Navarro

As much as 75% of the gold extracted each year is used for jewelry, watches and other vain and futile status symbols sold by Cartier and other corporations in the luxury industry worldwide.   Tens of thousands of rainforest trees must be uprooted, hundreds of tons of soil mined and mixed with dozens of tons […]

Gold mining destruction in the Amazon Rainforest – Gold mining and the indiscriminate use of mercury to ferret out gold are turning swaths of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems into a poisoned, nightmarish moonscape! — Barbara Crane Navarro