Environmental Crime

Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru | TechKnow

| Al Jazeera | For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow’s Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the…

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Peru’s dirty gold

| Al Jazeera | The Amazon rainforest is home to 10 percent of the world’s known species, and its ancient trees remove millions of tons of carbondioxide per year from the atmosphere. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat….

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The Cost of Cobalt

| Al Jazeera | In the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing numbers of babies are being born with horrific birth defects. Some of this, scientists say, is due to a huge surge in the…

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The Trees That Bleed: How rosewood is smuggled from Senegal into Gambia

| BBC | The rosewood tree is one of the most trafficked species on earth. When it’s cut it bleeds a blood-red sap. Having exhausted stocks elsewhere, Chinese traders have turned to West Africa, especially southern Senegal, where trees are…

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Rubber tires — a dirty business

*Title no longer available on YouTube, contact producer for rights* | DW Documentary | The booming global tire market is worth billions – but this comes at a high price, both to humans and the environment. Over 50 million car…

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From rainforest to charcoal

*Title no longer available on YouTube, contact producer for rights* | DW Documentary | Huge areas of tropical rainforest are being destroyed to make charcoal for barbecues. The global deforestation is leading to growing problems. Nigeria and the DRC Congo…

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Greenwashing global logging

*Title no longer available on YouTube, contact producer for rights* | DW Documentary | FSC eco-certification was established 25 years ago to stop the deforestation of primeval forests by attesting that products are made from “environmentally-friendly” wood. But does the…

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Forgotten wrecks are a time bomb

*Title no longer available on YouTube, contact producer for rights* | DW Documentary | Time bombs are ticking on the world’s sea beds. During World War II, 6,300 vessels were sent to the bottom. For years, they have been rusting…

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Vuil Spel om Olie

| VPRO | In Vuil Spel om Olie is te zien welk vuil geopolitiek spel in Equatoriaal Guinea door de VS en China wordt gespeeld om olie, als zo vaak ten koste van de Afrikaanse bevolking.Equatoriaal Guinea bezit een spectaculaire…

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De Monitor – De Nederlandse mesthoop

| KRO | Verschillende onderzoeken tonen aan dat er nog steeds teveel schadelijke stoffen vanuit de landbouw in de natuur komen. Met name de ammoniak uit de mest van de grootschalige veeteelt en melkveehouderijen zou zorgen voor een aantasting van…

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