January 13, 2011

Mongolia’s wilderness
threatened by mining boom

from: Earth Island Journal: Multinational mining companies eye Mongolia’s earthly fortunes. Brian Awehali for Earth Island Journal guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 January 2011

"After spending several months in the epic clamor of industrializing China, I went to Mongolia looking for open spaces and unspoiled nature, for clean air, for hiking and horseback riding, and for nights still dark enough to terrify. In the countryside (and most of it remains countryside) the Eternal Sky held sacred by Mongolians since well before the time of Genghis Khan levitates with majesty over wide-open grassland prairie, steppe, subarctic evergreen forest, wetland, alpine tundra, mountain, and desert... " Read more...

Coal trucks, South Gobi, Mongolia,
April 2009. Photo A. Bräunlich/WSCC

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