Helping in the fight against illegal gold mining in Colombia

A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socio-economic pressures on nearby communities.

New satellite alerts reveal how forests changed this month

With data from satellites, there is generally a trade-off between resolution and the frequency of updates – that's why most of the alerts already on Global Forest Watch are 500- or 250-meter resolution.

Gold rush an ecological disaster for Peruvian Amazon

A lush expanse of Amazon rainforest known as the "Mother of God" is steadily being destroyed in Peru, with the jungle giving way to mercury-filled tailing ponds used to extract the gold hidden underground.

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