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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  August 26, 2019 1:00pm-2:01pm +03

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after the country's military said it hit iranian backed targets in syria activists say 2 members of hezbollah were killed the prime minister benjamin netanyahu has threatened further attacks. if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st in a complicated operation revealed that iran dispatched a special unit off to syria to kill israelis on the golan heights with explosive drums i'd like to emphasize this was an initiative of iran and we prevented serious attacks that we will expose any attempt by iran to attack us and any iranian effort to hide behind excuses will not tolerate aggressions against israel from any country in the region any country that allows its territory to be used for aggression against israel will face the consequences and i repeat the country will face the consequences the israeli authorities have evacuated a music festival after rockets were fired from gaza and happened in the city of starbucks close to the security barrier that separates the territory from israel
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the israeli military says its system intercepted 2 of 3 rockets that were launched from gaza all following the rocket fire out of the gaza strip is really war planes struck empty fields in the north of the gaza strip have been no reports of any casualties still to come here on al-jazeera sued by the state oklahoma is taking on a pharmaceutical giant over the u.s. opioids crisis also ahead fighting for independence but the out i can army says their course has been overshadowed by the rigging the crisis. and i want using would constitute a heatwave in iraq and particularly in baghdad well 1st of all summer sunshine easy
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wrong and temperatures in the forty's you'd think you'd be right but $48.00 now that is on the high side even for baghdad at the end of august as you can see is nothing in the sky with the exception the few showers that were in the caucasus are drifting across the northern caspian so wind directions often critical and it's not doing very much to alleviate heat nor can it in iraq it's drawing its south we have seen terms in excess of 50 of the classic you're right we're back down to 43 now with more of a curve of moisture source more humid 43 seems quite likely near the coast obviously is colinear the better any coast 30 in beirut a far more sensible level of temperature now the suggestion around the eastern coast of society dancer cutouts of the usa is the temperatures approaching 40 maybe it's not so humid but i think it probably will be in the next couple of days inland it's certainly looking dry and the breezy often salalah not only 28 which is suggestive of a lot of cloud and some drizzle knows enhanced as it was so recently remember
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durbin's temperature we were approaching the 30 marker for days ago well before crosses borders back down to normal a mere $22.00. the weather sponsored by cat our own was. in the next episode of techno the teen travels to the heart of the amazon. where we are now should rain rain for years to investigate illegal gold mining mercury had a very unique characteristic of finding the gold for a miner it's almost like magic and the technology being used to expose its devastating impact is what we end up doing is imaging the worst in very high fidelity 3. techno on al-jazeera.
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you're watching all to 0 my name's peter dhabi let's just recap your top stories for you iran's top diplomat has made a surprise visit to the g. 7 in france mohammed to evade serif held talks with french president among your macro afterwards mr zarif said the road ahead would be difficult but it's worth trying. he has boller leader says the groups in a new phase of his conflict with israel after 2 israeli drones crashed in lebanon's capital in a televised speech he called it a very dangerous development. tens of thousands of brazilian soldiers have begun heading into the rain forest on military planes become dumping water in were done your state. the u.s. state of oklahoma is awaiting a court ruling in its case against a major u.s. company johnson and johnson the multinational pharmaceutical company is being sued by the state over its role in the u.s. opioids crisis and it has more from norman oklahoma. over the last 2
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decades officials in this state say that more than 6000 people have died of opioid overdoses those statistics nationally make for even more startling reading in 2017 alone the center for disease control say that that figure was almost 50000 which makes was when happening in this courthouse over the last few months extremely important oklahoma's attorney general is accusing johnson and johnson one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are flooding the market with powerful painkillers are not warning people about their addictive nature but their part johnson and johnson say no laws were broken and they were simply bringing relief to people with chronic pain if the judge sides with the state of oklahoma that could mean that johnson and johnson is forced to pay out billions of dollars in fines money that will be used in treatment centers over the next few decades but a decision like that will also set a precedent not unlike the one in the late ninety's where big tobacco paid out
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almost all the states and it's also important to remember there are still 2000 pending court cases across the united states many pharmaceutical companies settling before the cases even come to court so all eyes will be on the decision made by the judge here in norman oklahoma on monday. now the u.s. president donald trump will be facing a 2nd challenger in the republican primaries for the 2020 white house nomination but as heidi joe castro reports it won't be an easy task to unseat a president with massive approval ratings within his own party. president trump recently bragged that 94 percent of republican voters believe he's doing a good job in office independent polling shows that number closer to 80 percent which is a strong showing all the same and pretty consistent throughout his presidency that has all but quieted the so-called never trumper as a former republican rivals who once ridiculed trump during his 1st campaign but
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then fell in line after he took office but now there are 2 republicans who have announced that they will formally challenge trump to become their party's next presidential nominee. in the united states no one has successfully challenged an incumbent president for his own party's nomination in more than a century and a half and president trump with his approval rating among republicans that 80 to 90 percent has laughed off any suggestion his nomination is in jeopardy but on sunday former congressman joe walsh became the 2nd republican to announce a longshot bid to unseat trump in the primaries i'm running because he's unfit somebody needs to step out and there needs to be an alternative the country is sick of this guy's tantrum he's he's a child intraparty challenges to
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a sitting president are rare but have happened before ronald reagan strongly challenge president gerald ford in 1976 ted kennedy came close to winning the nomination against jimmy carter in 1980 and pat buchanan challenged the 1st president bush in 1992 each incumbent went on to lose the general election. and the fellow republican presidential challenger william weld a former governor are both considered long shots against trump to call it suicide. it would be pretty close to accurate at this point but a lot can happen in 6 months especially with the potential economic downturn loom looming we know that the president's approval rating is very closely tied to the health of the economy and any continued problems with trade and such could really does the president trump has weathered a rough week escalating the u.s. china trade war labeling the chair of the u.s.
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federal reserve an enemy and ordering private businesses to not do business with china. but the republican national committee is right behind the president and he's raised a small fortune for his campaign which make it difficult for anyone to challenge him and when going forward much rests on how the u.s. economy will perform in the next few months this week ended with stock prices tumbling over uncertainty about trump's handling of the u.s. china trade war but overall gains in the economy and job growth have been robust under trump's presidency also members of his party have rallied behind the president for his picks of conservatives to the u.s. supreme court all of which is to say that trump still enjoys immense support among his republican base and any challenge coming from within his own party to become the next presidential nominee is very unlikely to succeed venezuelans are racing to
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the border with ecuador before new visa rules come into effect it's the latest south american nation to tighten regulations at least 4000000 venezuelans have left the country in the last few years to escape the political and economic crisis in america edison the sea and human as more. i am on the bridge of the ecuador colombia border where thousands and thousands of venezuelans have been queuing up for at least 24 hours trying to get past immigration into ecuador before a deadline a midnight deadline in which they will be obliged to have a these are to get into the country this is going to be their last opportunity their mothers with babies toddlers children young old from all over venezuela for example this young woman i'm going to ask where do you come from the going to be that they were known as and how long. you want to be able to them what are you
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going to go. on the 4 days traveling here. look about masada come in they'll put up but up we're going to get in my head that he said that he says she says they're rushing here precisely because they are they don't have the visa that is going to allow them not just to get in to ecuador lord but also from here to use this country as has been the case now for years as a stepping stone to neighboring ferule then on to chile to argentina to other parts of latin america where millions and millions of venezuelan migrants have gone and the numbers are increasing dramatically as you can see these people have been sleeping outdoors it's freezing here at night it gets to below 0 and it's 3000 meters above sea level which most venezuelans aren't accustomed to. some of these migrants have come by bus but many many others have actually walked here for as long as 25 days to get to the border this is where the children are being vaccinated against measles or disease or have been eradicated inec while all about
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which is now begun to reemerge according to authorities because of all the migration from venezuela this is an unprecedented situation ecuador used to have open borders but now the government says it has to impose these new measures to restrict the number of migrants into the country because it says its services simply cannot cope thousands of or. refugees have been marking what they call genocide remembrance day. it's been 2 years since more than 700000 people were forced to leave their homes and live in densely crowded camps in bangladesh thousands of people were killed well like the the ethnic at a camp people have also been fighting for recognition and rights in the in mass rakhine state they founded their own group the out of town army in 2009 the conflict has been going on for decades however scott hyla now explains there's been a spike in violence over the past several months. at the end of $2800.00
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fighting between the ethnic are a kind army and the myanmar army in rakhine state escalated and it's continued this year the latest outbreak earlier this month was reported more than 20 people were killed from both sides the ethnic our account people are fighting for greater autonomy for myanmar central government the region was called our convo for it was renamed rakhine state this is the same state that saw a violent crackdown by the myanmar army against the ethnic muslim or hinge a minority 2 years ago prompting a mass exodus across the border into bangladesh they are can army is based in trains in neighboring catchin state going on in our d. your car main go to fight is we want equality and self-determination this is an outstanding point in the policy from our organization we want to be able to have our own american stay future. thousands have fled the violence into neighboring chin states living in camps for the internally displaced over the last 3 years more
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females have started to join our kind army ranks after losing family members and land for the fight to come i've never seen a situation like this before i think very sad and i want to help as much as i can for the displaced people. they are con army deputy commander feels that the struggle of his people is overlooked because of the plight of the ranger he refers to them as bengali a term also used by the me and mark government and army the regime to consider this derogatory as they have lived in myanmar for generations now if there are men we knew to end with their problems bengalis iraq and stayed the world play at attention the sympathy for them we want a better world please look at what happened to eric and people i feel 1st to we're also in the same situation like the bengali. the peace process to achieve a cease fire with armed ethnic groups led by the head of the myanmar government unsung suchi has stalled she faces increased political pressure for progress as the
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peace talks were a campaign promise when she was elected in 2015. with the recent violence peace appears to still be well out of reach and that could have consequences for the general election early next year. al-jazeera. sudan's new prime minister has appealed for international support as the country begins its next chapter moving towards democracy doc says his government wants an end to sudan's pariah status and called for the lifting of sanctions imposed on the country economy and rule of law collapsed under the former president omar al bashir is the rule ended in april when the military ousted all the shia after months of mass protests. 7 people have been killed when a helicopter under the ultralight plane crashed in mid-air over the york the crash took place in the income in the north of the popular tourist island off the coast of mainland spain 5 passengers including 2 children were on board the helicopter on the other 2 victims will both a small plane because of the accident is not yet known. the u.s.
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is marking the arrival of the 1st enslaved africans to the english colony of the ginia 400 years ago the commemoration comes at a time when the us president is accused of creating a culture where white nationalism and racism can flourish alan fischer reports now from hamilton the ginia. the bells rang for 4 minutes. one for every century since the arrival of the 1st african sleeves in the english speaking colonies that would become america taken from what is knowing they were sold for food to the struggling colon ists the fust of hundreds of thousands that would follow creating history changing history don't let other people in the fire who we are and who we were who our ancestors were because when you read the bible history book it's in their version of history they do not tell you about the good things that we did they tell you about our ancestry was all about slavery and we
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are africans were not slaves we were enslaved and we are here today to pick up those broken pieces and try to heal from the wounds of slavery everyone was infected slavery was an international trade and everyone profited many people profited from the slave trade and many people were broken by it this is why do you ever go for my ancestors came across the most votes there are because federal service and i are one of my white to know a little bit about the history of my people. even after the abolition of slavery african-americans faced open hostility brutality murder efforts to block integration attempts to stop them vote. this is telling all of us to feel the loser pay in recent years they've seen the rise of white nationalism an overt racism there are those who believe that the legacy of what happened 400 years ago has never been fully addressed that there's still inequality still discrimination and
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until those are fixed and america will never truly be the united states of america still has a legal muscle memory towards racialism towards inequality and so after 400 years historians are now telling that truer story that more accurate story about the true origins of our nation about this original sin that people talk about . that we've delivered the 20 an odd sleeves as they would describe they would never leave these shores again and would never have imagined 400 years on their lives but their legacy would be remembered by so many people who felt connected. alan fischer al-jazeera hampton virginia. this is al jazeera these are your top stories iran's top diplomat has made a surprise visit to the g.
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7 and b a it's the foreign minister mohammad javad zarif flew in for talks the french president emanuel macron france has been trying to salvage the 2050 nuclear deal that the u.s. pulled out of last year. the german chancellor angela merkel says every opportunity should be taken to resolve tensions between the united states and iran well this could get envision the father in the end the question is can we think they didn't finding a way to prevent a further risk l.a. ssion because if nothing happens then we will have to see if that iran reneges even further on its commitments in september or can we manage a reverse development in which iran read here to their j c p o i. class step by step for the talks with iran are tens of thousands of brazilian soldiers are heading into the rain forest to join the fight against the wildfires military planes and dumping water on burning forest in radomir state the number of fires is about 85 percent higher than this time last year and many blame the policies of the
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president. the hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah says the group's in a new phase of its conflict with israel after 2 israeli drones crashed in lebanon's capital hezbollah says one drone damaged a building housing its media office when it crashed in beirut's southern suburbs another israeli drone came down in the same area after exploding in the air in a televised speech nasrallah called it a very dangerous development the u.s. state of oklahoma is suing the pharmaceutical giant johnson and johnson over its role in the u.s. opioids crisis the state is seeking more than $17000000000.00 venezuelans are racing to the border with ecuador before a new visa rules take effect it's the latest south american nation to tighten regulations at least 4000000 bernas wayland's have left the country in the last few years to escape the political and economic crisis. so dan's new prime minister has appealed for international support as the country begins its next chapter moving
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towards democracy up to him doc is calling for the lifting of sanctions imposed on the country those are your headlines up next is techno gold at any cost i will see you in 30 minutes talk to al-jazeera. what guarantees ready will be given to the people will be attending the minimal workshop we listen i'm supposed to explain apologize for someone who is also terrorizing we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter on the show to 0. think of some of the biggest companies in the world today all of them big tech with algorithms that they call the more that we want out of the pictures we're in the midst of a great race for dot and big tech companies are on the chase and fires are rising on a wealth of information and wheat and other commodities in the 2nd half of a 5 part series ali re-examined where the corporations are calling guys if you.
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like the popularity and power of big tech on a just. this is techno a show about innovations that can change lives the science of fight fire we're going to explore the intersection of hardware and humanity and we're doing it the unique way. this is a show about science. by scientists. techno investigates goal at any cost. we traveled deep into the rain forests of proof these illegal mining operations except for miles and miles away from the main highway to uncover a gold rush that's turning the lush jungle into utter devastation high pressure water hoses and blasted out and it's not just the land people are stepping into mercury i'm filled taurus i'm in a mall just i've conducted extent. research in this rain forest so this story is
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personal really pains me to see this rita davison is a biologist specializing in ecology and evolution now she shows us the high tech tools that are exposing what even the i can't see so where it's blood red that's where the mercury pollution is most intense we will share our findings with lindsay moran she's an ex cia analyst that's our team everything we've been saying it's for this you know it's do some signs. hey guys welcome to techno i'm photo was joined by lindsay moran emerita davis and this upcoming episode is an important one to me takes place in true or have done a lot of my research and it is a tale of contrasts we will see rain forest full of new species and then we will see the devastation that humans have done to extract gold and as we know with
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devastating stories like this where there's a lot of damage science can play are all here not just in monitoring and discovering what's going on but in trying to help process i think this is a story having looked at some of the images that one image of the devastation pretty much says it all absolutely this is an important story it's one that's very near and dear to my heart and it starts in the proving rain forest. and. the amazon rain forest for more than 50000000 years it's been a cradle of life. this is what pristine rain forest looks like. rush. untamed. bursting with wildlife. but maybe not for long because the soil underneath is laced with gold and the human desire for it can turn all of this. into
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a toxic waste land like this. this is love pomponne in the buffer zone of the pot to national reserve it's part of more than 100000 acres of rainforest improved that have been decimated by an illegal gold rush. to investigate techno traveled deep into prove to a region called bodger it did the us the mother of god it's one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and the source of 70 percent of the illicit gold produced each year in peru on a flight into the area called my strong look out the window at all but. then. we arrive to. the regions capital in a gold mine. is
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what. an estimated 30000 illegal miners work in modern day that the us chances are you might find some of them here to sell gold or buy equipment i stopped in to one of the shops to look around at a place called amazon gold and right we walk in and there's a sign this is gold or beanie i buy gold and as i exchange my money there was a little scale right in front of me still had some gold dust on it from past exchanges but this sign was removed as soon as our camera was spotted. her to my mom who is also a place in transition while many of its roads are still dirt paths the new intro she and highway his opened up the area to the wider world people come from all over the country to work the golf field here miles to the east for. this directs the carnegie amazon mercury ecosystem project he's been studying gold money toxic
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legacy in the amazon since 2000. so now miners have better access to the remote force they can get their equipment their trade everything's easier because of that highway everything's easier it's essentially part of the perfect storm that is mother. so not only do you have a brand new highway that makes transport easier you have record high gold prices and the preexisting condition of extreme poverty. tell me about this illegal gold mining what is a process where really on the edge between the amazon in the end in a row jand over millions of years has worn down the rocks of the andes which are gold rich and all that sediment has washed down the river. next stop a mining area near look pumpa but that can be dangerous for an outsider. the only way into this spot is on the back of a motorbike. the going is tough. and
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. makeshift bridges don't always hold up. as we get closer to trees give way to something hard to grasp. impossible to put into words. so where we are now should be rain forest and get the rain but the forest is missing having done so much work in the areas that have person running forest it really pains me to see it as the only way to get a handle on the devastation is to under. stand how illegal miners get to the gold. they start by clearing the trees so the process is one that's very very primitive.
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you use high pressure water hoses and blast it out. of water dissolves the soil removing anything in it that's organic you concentrate it using sluices which kind of looks like a slide where you run a slurry of the sediments over carpets. which captures the tiny flecks of gold that you find in the sediments the process can turn primary rain forest into this in a matter of days. somebody in the bud this is president of a small community of miners who work them on one river nearby even she was disturbed by the level of destruction other miners had done to this land. and that the they better take one if it. but mining does more than strip of forest
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bare miners bring in mercury to extract those tiny flecks of gold. mercury has a very unique characteristic of binding with gold forming an amalgam for a minor it's almost like magic if there's any question as to whether or not this area was contaminated with mercury the answer is right here. in the film amazon gold documented miners working with mercury at a mine deep in the rain forest people are stepping into mercury people are stepping into that mix of sediment mercury and water in stomping on it like you would grapes. because you need all those little pieces of gold to touch the mercury to be able to capture it miner john valdez works with mercury almost every day and he has moved choreo get into the. all. right dick if you can you can bet that i don't know. i don't have the money.
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to look at but it worked ok for you because you don't know yet that the. miners can also be exposed to mercury vapors that's because once they extract their malcolm they have to burn off the mercury to get to the gold so these miners are touching mercury they're breathing mercury one of the health effects so the top american way that these miners are exposed to is extremely toxic especially when you breathe it . in starts to a fact that liver kidneys the digestive system and starts to affect the central nervous system. today the money miners aren't working because of the rain but john this is showed the equipment he used just 2 days ago to burn mercury off a piece of gold. everything we've been saying it's for this is about 3 grams of gold which translates into $100.00 which the average worker here could make in
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about 3 days. that's a lot of money. the average for worker makes less than $200.00 a month that lure of gold is changing the face of the amazon as jungle is replaced by mining camps like this magnets for crime underage prostitution and poverty. symbols of gold at any cost. in 2013 hunting images of the toll illegal mining had taken on the proving amazon went viral the video was taken by the carnegie airborne observatory a high tech plane developed by greg from the carnegie institution's department of global ecology. what is it about these mining activities that are so destructive from let's say from an environmental perspective
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1st coal miners not only remove the forest to go down below the soil surface down into what would be called the mineral soil below the biologically active part of the soil so deep in the soil that there isn't a science to tell us that there's forest could ever recover. the devastation exposed from above was dramatic but it was also only part of the story the aircraft but south fitted with all sorts of cool technology but how did you use some of that technology to 0 in on what was happening in terms of gold mining yeah one of the key technologies on board the plane is a laser imaging system what it does is we fire laser beams out of the bottom of the plane the lasers can penetrate all the way down to the forest floor and so what we end up doing is we end up imaging the forest in very high fidelity 3 d. . most of the work that had been done on this gold mining problem was using satellites that see some of the larger mines we started finding that there was
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a much larger contribution from the thousands of small mining operations that weren't known and suddenly we had a problem to report the rate of gold mining expansion tripled after the 2008 lobel recession if you are on a typical amazon river before seems like it's intact all around you but this is that same river that we just were on in the boat. when we peel the forest back we reveal the ground which is shown on the right here and what we see here are gold mining operations there so by and large they're said back from the river's edge so that they are being executed clandestinely the observatory also has a one of a kind spectrometer which can detect chemicals in the forest below including mercury our system is unique that it can measure $400.00 in 20 channels of light
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all at the same time from the ultraviolet to the visible part of the spectrum that we see in to the infrared into the short wave infrared its ability to do that gives us access to a key scientific breakthrough which is the ability to measure chemicals in the environment because chemicals shine in different wavelengths of the spectrum. this video from the observatory shows one of the large mining areas in the tunnel part a buffer zone here's how the spectrometer sees that same mining area so where it's blood red that's where the mercury pollution is most intense so it's basically like a signature of contamination of severe contamination and then these blue areas are porous that have no mercury in them and these are also illegal mining activities these large cleared areas all of this in. illegal while the spectrometer can see mercury contamination from the sky luis ferdinand is studying where mercury goes on
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the ground. where else is mercury end up because the mercury is dumped into the rivers and lakes in dan gets into the food chain bacteria in the water convert the mercury into something even more toxic than organic compound called methylmercury which is easily absorbed in the digestive system mercury unlike many other pollutants magnifies every time it goes from one link in that food chain to the next so a fish at the top of the food chain in a contaminated region can have mercury levels millions or tens of millions of times higher than the water in which they swim where does that fish end up in many cases it ends up on the dinner plate of people that live hundreds of miles downstream from. the east for the numbers and this team attested hair samples of more than a 1000 people throughout the modulator the u.s. more than 75 percent 10 levels above the limit is considered safe by the
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environmental protection agency some as high speed 33 times the limit. to talk of. the flu. one only has a legal case because. they. can look at different. time if you can vary. over time mercury impacts the central nervous system it could cause problems with vision hearing and memory at high levels it can cause brain damage to unborn babies if you talk to minors you say hey this is a problem how do they usually respond usually. they don't believe because they don't see the immediate effects because the type of exposure that you see here is a chronic one. by
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2012 the price of gold was over $1500.00 an ounce in illegal mining had eaten away more than 100000 acres of proven rain forest in moderate videos alone. the peruvian government decided to get tough troops went into mining areas and camps and equipments the strikes were part of a multi-pronged strategy according to her and that's still as luna a former advisor to proof ministry of the environment the study g m involved police operations and the prosecution of the orse offenders and it involved. financial intelligence to connect the dots in follow the money in see who are the big bosses the crackdown led to violent clashes between miners and police but it didn't stop illegal mining they sent in the military thousands of police what
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impact to that it's been a very temporary. it's so profitable that you can loose cover $1000000.00 in machinery and 2 weeks later join back in business it is that profitable this strategy also includes a process of legalizing some mining operations outside of protected areas but only if miners can prove they have proper permits and a plan to deal with the environmental impact it is impossible for many of them and that's the other part if people are never going to be able to be formal to put the television and start dealing with the. techno also visited prue's ministry of the environment in lima so there is this formalization process how are the miners responded to this in some way well in some way or not so would because sure it is more to work outside of the world for because it's more
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a trip that is why we need to have very clear ways ford will describe to me this interdiction to crack down on some of these areas how was it how does it go in some way good but on the other hand which is very difficult to maintain that kind of interdiction because we cannot do it every day so sometimes we pull out these people from the 4 b. and so on in 2 or 3 weeks there are coming back to the same place why can't you do it every day why can't you come back every 3 weeks because they are also do some ways to our boy. for example in some places in the temple. they were there working by night is inside the tumble part of buffer zone. it has been the target of more than one military interdiction yet our cameras caught this current mining operation at the pompa in broad daylight many of the real notable remains are allies of my new drug got the corruption in the air not on the tory
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want to grow by seeing the fulfillment of their role in the service we need to show to good people but there was subsidies ne day for miserably failed to put enough sheen even small parts of the into the start the the government self approved at the moment of a total abandonment of the ne should i left the ministry over 6 months ago why did you leave the ministry i love the ministry because of a buck tong. from government in terms of environmental standards they approved a new law that weakens the ability of the ministry of environment to both create protected areas in go after it one of the transformations i was there to help not to be part of recent soil left techno also traveled into the heart of the tumble part to national reserve it's a place so protected that we had to register at 2 control stations on the way. yet
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even the park guards seemed overwhelmed. now us i miss him but i asked him what. we saw miners working the river just a short distance away from the 2nd control station yuri torres was our guide on this journey into the reserves he now makes his living by helping people experience the breathtaking beauty of the rain forest as he knows the rain for so well he spots a saddleback tamarind monkey with a baby on its back during our interview but torres used to make his living off the jungle as a gold mine or one of the my there you don't really care about 40. 03 torres's father and his brothers still make their living as illegal gold miners and you talk to them about the dangers about the environment yes they do it's a big big deal do you worry about your father and your brothers as minors yes yes
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they do or level ones where family if they don't mind what i did. was very sad it's beyond words we're talking over some of the most biological diverse forests there are places where you could spin to for our worse what she just what's taking place in one branch of one tree in the way the light of the sun shines some different things as time passes by in the school way. become bitter because of that i am absolutely convinced the human beings of a right to nature makes a stronger. so phil you've traveled a lot and done a lot of research in that region but this was the 1st time that you had seen this and been to these areas how did it affect you emotionally i've seen it from the
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plane and you tell my flying to this area and i've always heard about it but to actually see it firsthand was unbelievable really made me want to do something and make sure that people know how big of an issue this is i have to tell you to feel i mean just learning about this strikes a very emotional cord for me too because this is my part of the world not peru but bolivia and bolivia is part of this equation here i mean there is a lot of mining activity gold mining in bolivia as well but the issues that are going on with the magnitude of the illegal activity in peru has been spilling over into bolivia so there's a lot of gold contraband that's going through people to get water and we're getting export it kind of under the radar which is really really crazy it's a huge issue about cars about 3 $1000000000.00 an ounce of gold going through believe you. is this similar to or more complicated than say blood diamonds like as a consumer what can i do to make sure i'm not contributing to the problem if i wear
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gold jewelry you know the advantage of the diamond problem it is just this dress to go on the ground but you can actually track it down and you can figure out based on its chemistry where it came from with gold it's a lot more difficult to do because a lot of gold gets exported it gets all melted together so you could have gold from prove mixed with gold from croatia and all of that could make a necklace found that story really opened my eyes so thank you for that really sobering but important be sure to check us out next time during techno is we bring you more. stories from the field of science dive deep into these stories to go behind the scenes it al-jazeera dot com slash tech you know all of our expert contributors on twitter facebook instagram google plus and more.
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thunderstorms now of the u.s. i mean the calendar quite tremendous the potential for rain forward would lead to flash floods that's already happened you might get some idea this cloud is connected to some degree it is so during monday big damp or seem likely anywhere from the central primaries of candor suzi midwest down towards the appalachians and southeast corner these green dots represent the center of potentially heavy rain to the west that it's all fine and dry breezy dry enough for red flag warnings now there was fire season there is cloud off the coast of california but the good will come to nothing the port if you're rain maybe more obvious is this development here which could chest be a hurricane that looks over the water but it's close the carolinas want to watch one rather more closely to watch i suspect is that heading towards barbados there is a tropical storm watch in operational environment and this thing as it heads in probably for monday night early tuesday is approaching hurricane strength in
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a moment heading for barbados right in the geo screen there however if you're not unless or until he's your weather's fine if you follow the trade winds back towards the coast here particularly on thinking nicaragua or honduras it looks a little be windy and persistently wet. millions of people across india missed out on medical but a hospital train is delivering doctors and hope to those most in need one i want to east towards india is a lot line explained on al-jazeera. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. the story of
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hello again peace it will be here in doha you're watching al-jazeera also coming up an army deployed tens of thousands of brazilian soldiers begin the fight to bring the amazon fires under control. as ballers leader bows to do whatever it takes to stop israel from launching more drones over beirut. also had a rush to the border for venezuela migrants hoping to beat visa rules coming into force in ecuador. iran's top diplomat has made a brief surprise visit to the g. 7 summit and be a ritz the foreign minister my. raef flew in for talks with the french president emanuel macro on the sidelines of the 3 day meeting discussions organized a very short notice france has been trying to salvage the 2050 nuclear deal that the u.s. pulled out of last year well after mr zarif left the or it's he went on twitter
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saying iran's active diplomacy in pursuit of constructive engagement continues last emmanuel macro on the sidelines of the g. 7 after extensive talks road ahead is difficult but quotes worth trying to go to james bays is in beirut's. the 1st that reporters found out about the arrival of the iranian foreign minister's plane at beirut's airport was on flight tracking websites is now clear of the g 7 leaders also got little or no advance warning of the bold invitation by president macro macro had met mohammed job at serif before the chiefs haven't started on friday in paris apparently according to the iranians the final invite to brit sitcom on saturday after g 7 leaders had come to an informal dinner at beirut's lighthouse at that dinner iran was discussed but al-jazeera understands the arrival of mr zarif was not disclosed to the other
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leaders by president macro as it always does i think it was an advance that mr serious was coming but it was somewhat dependent on a result of the talks last night last night we didn't develop or a map of choreographed specific next steps but we went through different options juri his visit to be rich the only pictures of the foreign ministers meetings were posted by zarif himself on his twitter account he met with macro and foreign minister joy evil adriel and representatives of the u.k. and germany the key question now is what president trump makes of all of this he pulled out of the 2015 iran nuclear deal and has imposed tough sanctions as part. of a maximum pressure strategy do you ever foresee here created for ministers you. know government president macro's invitation to zarif was certainly a bold move whether it ends up being seen as a stunt or a diplomatic coup depends on what happens next zarif and his delegation left the
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ritz after just a few hours what new proposals if any did they make and how will the g 7 leaders respond on the last day of their summit james pays out zerah spirits now the british prime minister boris johnson held his 1st face to face meeting with the u.s. president at the g. 7 mr johnson said he and donald trump were quote gung ho about supposed breaks a trade deal but mr johnson core from the americans would be tough negotiators saying he wouldn't rush talks mr trump promised a big trade deal for britain after it leaves the european union. this is a different person. and this person is going to be really prime minister in my opinion or is going to have. it very very big. they want to have what they want to.
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hear around. the americans are very ambitious to get this done you know as fast as possible and they were really want to results you know within a year i suppose in by next june or july. to go as fast as we can but we want this to be a really big thora going a comprehensive trade deal with a point in having a deal with justin in agriculture in industrial goods and so on that's where the real advantages are for the u.k. and i've been telling donald trump about some of the barriers that british service industries experience whether it's transportation or shipping all noirs or architects tens of thousands of brazilian soldiers of santa joining the fight against the fires in the amazon rain forest military planes have started dumping water on burning forest and danya state the number of fires is about 85 percent
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higher than last year and many blame the policies of president. many of the fires have been started by the developers clearing the rain forests they're claiming land for cattle rearing and soil production environmentalists fear this could cause irreversible damage. reports now from kerry poona in the states of. it was the remoteness of brazil's indigenous communities that protected them from the rapacious outside world now it's what shields those who are encroaching on protected indigenous territory starting fires and threatening the residents of. the character when i had their 1st contact with the outside world in 1978 and what i did catch eaker talking her native language translated for us into portuguese remembers it well she says they brought diseases that decimated her community that . we had a lot of land and we lived peacefully we lived with fear that are very few of us in
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the invaders are coming closer. but that was just the beginning the perspectives keep coming brazilian moore says these cattle should not be here and these fishermen are trespassing on protected land but it offers little protection in areas that are so remote many of the fire started by developers to clear vegetation burn out of control it's difficult at 1st to gauge why a place so remote so tranquil should matter so much to the rest of the walls the indigenous people who live here have always realized it but now is the smoke fills the skies and the ash is pollute the river the rest of the world is beginning to realize it too. has been to europe way off the european union and the united nations for protection and protection for brazil's indigenous communities he says is not being provided by their own government. biggest threats now i'll be in
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regions of the mission of the log of the gold prospectors and recently did been a lot of fires in the region around curry put on territory and that's affecting our lives because this is reaching the community says. his brother andrei the village chief says when the land. the community dies to where. we've been scared from the moment we heard about the invasions from the moment we reported it the neighbors have said they want mine and my brothers heads and when we caught them they'll come for the rest to kill everyone. the amazon fires have reminded the world that the importance of preserving the region but they just another consequence of the uncontrolled i'm remitting more gradual destruction being wrought in the interest of development at the expense of this land and the people who live here. that you find there al-jazeera. a state northwest of brazil.
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all the amazon fires have also reached bolivia burning more than 6000 square kilometers the authorities there say areas affected by wildfires have nearly doubled since thursday the president is now welcoming international aid but critics say the government has been far too slow to respond his catch a look on. wildfires are burning beyond brazil's amazon in neighboring bolivia farmlands forests and entire villages in its amazon region have also been destroyed as the fires grow the country is now welcoming international aid president ever more royal is was reluctant at 1st saying bolivia had the resources to handle the emergency but he has since changed his mind. i welcome the support of the presidents of parkway she lay in spain we welcome any cooperation since wednesday we begin managing our response the development bank of latin america says it will donate about half a $1000000.00. in the region of cheeky tonia families including mothers carrying
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their children evacuate their village hoping the flames will spare their homes they packed a few bags knowing everything may burn to the ground but wherever the fires are moving toward the community this is a risk their fee. seeing especially children women who can't run when the fire gets too close that. the wildfires have led to protests critics say believe me as government was slow to respond the government's policies they say have contributed to the problem illegal deforestation is on the rise and fires are commonly said by farmers to clear land for cattle and crops just like just that of what has been done has been done too late so much land has been destroyed how will this affect the world legislation that allows farmers to burn land needs to be repealed those who approved the legislation need to be punished. for libya's
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military has been called in adding to a response team of nearly 2000 firefighters. 2 months before the election president morale is has about to suspend his campaign for a least a week to focus on the fires. as bolivia welcomes international help many fear too much environmental damage has already been done katia lopez of the young al-jazeera. leader hassan nasrallah says the group is now in a new phase of its conflict with israel after 2 israeli drones went in the lebanese capital as bala says one drone damaged a building housing its media office when it crashed in beirut's southern suburbs another israeli drone exploded in the air and came down in the same area in a televised speech nasrallah called it a very dangerous development and that has done enough is enough we will never allow israeli aircraft to attack lebanon or
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a target in lebanon in the israeli side will never feel safe that israeli drones that are coming to lebanon are not coming here to collect information they are suicidal drones that aim at killing us from now on we will face the israeli drones when they arrive in lebanon skies we will crush them we will drop them. israel's security cabinet is meeting on monday morning to discuss recent security developments comes after the country's military hit iranian backed targets in syria activists say 2 members of hezbollah were killed the prime minister benjamin netanyahu has threatened further attacks. if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st in a complicated operation we reveal that iran dispatched a special unit off to syria to kill israelis on the golan heights with explosive drones i'd like to emphasize this was an initiative of iran and we prevented serious attacks that we will expose any attempt by iran to attack us and any iranian effort.

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