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A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + videos

A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die 

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rivers of the world are dying. They are poisoned by the most selfish of all the species, the handiwork of humankind itself. Each day tons of waste is dumped in rivers. As the waterways groan and belch under the weight of garbage and chemicals official action takes the form of lip service. Communities suffer and the planet gets closer to the day when the wheels will grind to a halt.

In June 2015 the waters of La Pasion River in Guatemala were covered with dead and poisoned fish. It was found that the river was contaminated by malathion, an agricultural insecticide that is said to be 100 times more poisonous than sewage. The community that is affected is Sayaxche where oil plantations occupy large tracts of land.  Continue reading

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