And that's just the start of country's policy-driven emissions disaster.
As communities face a multitude of environmental problems, some exacerbated by climate change and others born from extractive industries, legal empowerment has become a powerful environmental justice tool.
Mozambique's long coastline, sprawling river delta and changing weather patterns make it susceptible to multiple hazards as the climate changes.
Hardly a day goes by where we aren't reminded that the Earth's climate is changing and that we are responsible for much if not most of that change.
Beset by sea level rise and increasing storm damage, most residents of the Delaware Bay community of Money Island have opted to take buyouts from the state and abandon their homes.
As the world warms, scientists say that abrupt shifts in weather patterns are intensifying, adding yet another climate-related threat that is already affecting humans and natural world.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"
"Texas claims to be very sympathetic to property rights. On the other hand, they support oil and gas. What this project has exposed is that these two priorities are not equal."
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.