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Entries by Ben Barber from 11/2012

125 Million Threatened by Global Pollution

| Posted 11.06.2012 | World

As developing countries from Peru to China become industrialized, millions of tons of toxic pollution are being spread around by batteries, factories and mines -- placing at least 125 million people at risk of death or disease.

Asian Gold Miners Use Borax to Replace Toxic Mercury

| Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

Each year tens of thousands of people are poisoned by toxic mercury spewed into the air, land and water by small-scale gold miners in Indonesia and other low income countries where production has soared as gold prices skyrocketed.