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September 25, 2014

Illegal Gold Mining, Mercury Contamination and Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

This Bay Area Tropical Forest Network event takes place at 6pm on the Stanford Campus. Speaker Luis Fernandez, a tropical ecologist at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology and director of the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Project, will discuss the dynamics that have made artisanal gold mining both the primary driver of deforestation in the Western Amazon and the number one source of anthropogenic mercury in the world today, and describe its effects on forests, wildlife and humans.

September 19, 2014

DEADLINE: Newport Beach Film Festival’s Environmental Film Call for Entries

The 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival, Apr 23-30 2015, will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. The Newport Beach Film Festival will accept submissions until Sep 19th for its Environmental Film Series, a curated program of films designed to raise awareness of important issues affecting our environment.

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