An abundance of evidence points to mercury use in Indonesian gold fields as the cause of birth defects and other clusters of "uncommon diseases."
A young girl in Indonesia lives with the effects of an "uncommon disease"—mercury intoxication from gold mining pollution near her home.
Award-winning photographer Larry C. Price looks at children working in the gold mines of Southeast Asia.
To document child labor in the small-scale gold mining industry Larry Price carried his cameras 300 feet into the earth.
In Indonesia, while public opinion and the law take a consistently rigid stance against abortion, Islam offers a much more pragmatic approach.
In Indonesia, illegal dredging operations damage the environment and poison the food chain. For one mountain village, it may be too late.
Small-scale gold mining is the largest source of mercury emissions produced by humans. In Indonesia child miners are exposed to mercury which can cause tremors, memory loss, and brain damage.
Child miners are exposed to highly toxic mercury which can be absorbed through the skin, ingested in food and water, or inhaled from vapors.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, abortions take place underground. The social costs of these women's secrets can be crushing.
Mercury use in gold mining is widespread in the Philippines and Indonesia, where child labor is common and small-scale miners operate freely.
A remote Indonesian village highlights the threats facing millions of people who depend on marine creatures susceptible to souring seas and ocean warming.
For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”