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Added to the economic and social harm done are the high levels of soil and water pollution due to the use of mercury in gold mining, deforestation and other effects that can threaten the survival of nearby communities.

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

Bricks and Mortar: Trump's $1T infrastructure plan to rebuild America

 06/08/2017 - 04:32
Trump has proposed a plan to make US once again a nation of builders. US President Donald J. Trump applauds in front of a US Marine while walking across the South Lawn after returning to the White House by Marine One, in Washington, DC, USA, 07 June 2017. Trump returns from Cincinnati, Ohio. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Cincinnati presented his plan to improve the nation's infrastructure and once again make the country a nation of "builders," giving state and local authorities more freedom of action, fewer environmental regulations and more private support.

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The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06
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In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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