Officials said they hope the initiative, launched last month, will foster environmental awareness in their impoverished, drought-plagued country, where both greed and necessity have left forests stripped.
The planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius – or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit – above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, according to new climate change report issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Rings, investment, dental fillings — gold is always in demand. But where does it actually come from? Our reporter has been to the Andes, where workers mine the metal, in terrible conditions, at more than 5,000 meters.