Environmentalist complained about the impact of “Miner Bow” in Venezuela

“The environmental impact that may cause the” opencast mining “in our territory can alter the already precarious conditions of our climate. This activity can cause damage to our water and hydroelectric system. A system of fundamental forests for rainy periods is what is at stake. But alterations in biodiversity, ecosystem generate losses that affect endemic species and migratory habitat loss could severely threaten the survival of our indigenous people”, said Gustavo Carrasquel.

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Pollution shadows still threaten to Lake Titicaca

Population growth and the expansion of unregulated mining activity have increasingly contaminated the 8,300-square-kilometer (3,200-square-mile) lake. But as the population around the lake has expanded over the last 30 years, so has the amount of human and industrial waste – and there are growing calls for the tide of pollution to be stemmed.

Venezuela: Maracaibo polluted

Something is happening in Maracaibo: recent environmental indicators warn that air quality has deteriorated almost 250%. These are official data of the Ministry for the Environment which, crouched on their website, have warned that within 10 years the air of Zulia state capital became the most polluted in the country.