More mining leads to more fighting

hen mining moves to an area so does conflict, researchers have found. A recent academic study examined the data relating to growth in mining exports and the growth in environmental conflicts across Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The correlation is almost perfect. MARIO PEREZ-RINCON and NICK MEYNEN examine how ‘victims’ of such conflict can become environmental ‘warriors’. Some academics now argue that these ecological distribution conflicts have an important role for sustainability, because they relentlessly bring to light conflicting values over the … Continue reading More mining leads to more fighting