The island with no water: how foreign mining destroyed Banaba

The Kiribati island survived droughts due to sacred caves that captured rainfall but rampant phosphate extraction ruined this precious resourceRead more of our Pacific Plunder series hereThe last decent rain on Banaba was more than a year ago.Without rain, people on the isolated central Pacific island, which is part of the country of Kiribati, have been forced to rely on a desalination plant for all their water for drinking, bathing and growing crops. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/09/the-island-with-no-water-how-foreign-mining-destroyed-banaba

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