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We visit two very different parts of the world where mining is raising big concerns among local communities: In Australia, protesters are calling for an end to the country's heavy reliance on coal mining as the Great Barrier Reef suffers the effects of warming, while in Chile, residents are raising the alarm over the environmental impact of lithium mining.
Australia is experiencing climate change up close. But despite years of drought, floods, and bushfires, many Australians still support the coal mining industry in the hope it will bring jobs and prosperity. Still, many others are concerned about the impact climate change will have on the Great Barrier Reef. Reporter Lena Bodewein met with coal supporters, climate activists and marine biologists.
Plans to build a series of new hydroelectric plants on the Mekong have alarmed communities who depend on the river for their livelihoods. Scientists warn the dams could disrupt fish migration to breeding grounds and cause irrevocable damage to the river's complex ecosystem. DW talks to Maureen Harris of International Rivers about how locals are being impacted.