Climate Change Photography Contest 2009
Mining our Future
Special Mention: B.H. Shivakumar, June 2009, Bellary – Mining our Future: Mining for iron has left large scars on hills not far from the ancient town of Bellary in Karnataka. Mining-related environmental damage includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water and loss of biodiversity. In many cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to create room to store mining debris and tillings.