Monday, October 24th, 2005

Gold: the other earth-raping precious resource


The New York Times has an interesting article about how gold mining, which drove empires and was once the cornerstone of the world economy, is now contributing to serious environmental damage. And interestingly enough, the main reason people want gold nowadays is for something as inconsequential as jewelry. Apparently the quest for bling trumps any sort of planning for the earth’s future. Yikes.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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