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High gold price triggers rainforest devastation in Peru

From Mongabay:  As the price of gold inches upward on international markets, a dead zone is spreading across the southern Peruvian rain forest. Tourists flying to Manu or Tambopata, the crown jewels of the country’s Amazonian parks, get a jarring view of a muddy, cratered moonscape … and then another … and another in what the country boasts is its capital of biodiversity.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1011-fraser_gold_mining_peru.html

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