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Protesters in Cusco, Peru in 2008 take part in a national day of strike against the government of former President Alan García, who opened up large areas of the Amazon to logging and mining interests.

International Review of Peru's Conga Mine Recommends Improvements for Water

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Large-scale protests over resource extraction have swept the country in recent years, posing significant hurdles to a mining industry that is expected to bring Peru $US 50 billion in future investment over the next decade.

The Stream, March 13: South American Gold Rush Triggers Worries Over Water

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What are "social-environmental" conflicts? Why are mining projects…

Australia Builds Desalination Plants and Pipelines to Bring Water to Mines

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To feed water-hungry mining industries, similar plans are in the works to supply drought-ridden regions of Australia and China.

Japan's Dirty Blue A Source of Glittering Gold

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Gold mines exist in Japan, but today industrial sewage steals…