Drugs′ heavy eco-footprint

It's no secret that drug trafficking and cartel wars cost human lives, but what isn't often talked about is their environmental cost. 

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How drugs damage the environment

Drugs aren't only potentially harmful to our health, they can also be catastrophic for the environment. From sucking rivers dry to razing forests, here's what you need to know about the impact of drugs on our ecosystems.
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