Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What does modern-day mining look like?

On the next Your Call we'll talk about what's being extracted from the earth. New elements are being harvested to make today's technological gadgets. Decades ago, it was silicon. Today, it's lithium. What else is being extracted in the 21st century? How does the extraction process affect the land, workers, the environment, and the economy? Who's profiting? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Is it possible to harness the earth's resources efficiently and equitably? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, freelance journalist covering lithium extraction in Bolivia

Robert Moran, hydrogeologist and geochemist

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