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Mining, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 17 August 2015

Watch Out! The Mining Industry Wants to Dump its Waste in the Ocean

By Florencia Ortúzar, AIDA attorney, and Karol Rodríguez, AIDA intern Mining gives rise to a serious problem: toxic waste . Tailings from ore...read more

Coral reefs, Mining | 29 June 2015

Report from the Ramsar Conference

It’s a worrying and undeniable fact: 76 percent of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed in the last 40 years. In Latin America, these sensitive...read more

Mining, Oceans | 29 June 2015

Progress on Protecting the Loggerhead Turtle!

By Gladys Martínez Significant strides were taken last week toward the conservation of loggerhead sea turtles. A new international resolution intends...read more

Mining, Oceans | 23 June 2015

Strengthening the Sea Turtle Treaty

By Gladys Martínez When baby sea turtles first break through their shells, they slowly stick their heads out into the world. Then, they run as fast...read more

Mining, Oceans | 8 June 2015

Mine Threatens a Great Marine Migrator

By Haydée Rodríguez Each year, the gray whale sets out on one of the longest migratory journeys on the planet: a nearly 13,000-mile swim from its...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 3 June 2015

Protecting the Santurban Páramo from mining's damages

In the Andean region, high-altitude forests and wetlands called páramos capture water from fog and supply it to lowlands. In Colombia, nearly two...read more

Mining, Oceans | 14 April 2015

Don Diego mining project poses grave risk to Mexican marine ecosystem

AIDA’s formal comments on the Environmental Impact Statement for the phosphate-mining project, proposed in a Baja California Sur bay, point to insufficient information about safeguards for the ecosystem, which is vital for both coastal communities and endangered species.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Mining | 23 March 2015

Toward a law to protect glaciers and water in Chile

More than 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in glaciers, [1] making these giants the most important freshwater reserves on the planet...read more

Human Rights, Mining | 23 March 2015

Internationally Advocating for Accountability for Human Rights Abuses

Juana [1] is suffering from respiratory problems and her sister has asthma. They live in La Oroya , a small city in Peru’s central Andes. It was...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 4 March 2015

Páramos: Defending Water in Colombia

Colombia’s páramos occupy just 1.7 percent of the national territory, yet they produce 85 percent of its drinking water . These rich sources of life...read more

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