Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report

On satellite images, the Panguna mine yawns amid the otherwise green mountain forests of central Bougainville Island in the South Pacific, a silty river valley tracing a jagged path from the mine south and west to Empress Augusta Bay. For 17 years in the 1970s and 1980s, the mine was one of the world’s largest … Continue reading Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report