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Nova Scotia's modern 'gold rush' poses huge risk to climate, expert warns

Nova Scotia is embarking on what many are calling its fourth gold rush — but instead of panning for chunks of gold, mining operations in the province today consist of massive tailings ponds, enormous open pits extracting small traces of gold and a climate toll that one expert says we’re not properly tracking.

In this file photo, workers construct a dam for the tailings pond at Atlantic Gold Corporation's Touquoy open pit gold mine in Moose River Gold Mines, N.S. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan


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