Rising Gold Prices Mean Deforestation in Peruvian Amazon Up 600%

April 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Mining for gold on Rio Madre de Dios, photo: ActiveSteve / Creative Commons . One side effect of gold prices continuing to rise (now at a new record of $1500/ounce): Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon have increased up to 600% since 2003.

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