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Researchers discover what could be one of the worst cases of mine pollution in the world in the heart of New South Wales' pristine heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
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New research from the Australia Institute on abandoned mines in Australia. Stay posted for the actual report.
More than 60,000 mines have been abandoned across Australia, according to a report that raises concerns about how land rehabilitation is managed.
I'm in love with Gina Lopez - Here's a few things she's working on - exploring alternate development models, protecting the the people and the environment instead, impact and cost of legacy mines, profits going overseas, embedded corruption, money going to local communities, addressing poverty, acknowledges corporate capture, actually regulates the industry, suspends offending mine-sites rather than the usual slap on the wrist. "we make our choices and the choices must always be on the side of social justice because that is enshrined in the Philippine constitution - I'm just following the law"
Amazing comments (and action!) from Philippines Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez: "Why is the nickel that people want more important than the food we eat, and the air we breathe, and the quality of life of our children?" (12'29")