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In French Guiana, gold mining accused of role in destroying Amazon rainforest

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By: FRANCE 2 | Malcolm SURER

As the UN COP25 climate change conference opens in Madrid, we focus on the issue of deforestation. The Amazon rainforest – a major climate regulator – is under immense strain from logging, mining and farming activities. We take you to France's part of the Amazon, in French Guiana. Gold mining – by big companies and small extractors but also thousands of illegal miners – is accused of playing a role in destroying the forest there. Our coRead More – Source

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