- renowned /ri-NOUND/
- pit /pit/
- persist /per-SIST/
- irreversible /ir-i-VUR-suh-buhl/
- fragile /FRAJ-uhl/
[adjective] – famous for something
The renowned scientist received a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research.
[noun] – a large hole in the ground, or a slightly low area in any surface
The miners descended into the deep pit to extract precious minerals.
[verb] – If an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist
Despite the medical treatment, the patient’s symptoms persist and show no signs of improvement.
[adjective] – not possible to change; impossible to return to a previous condition
The damage caused by the fire was irreversible, leaving the building in ruins.
[adjective] – A fragile object is easily damaged or broken
The glassware is fragile and should be handled with care.
While the Indonesian government asserts that licensed mining companies adhere to regulations and employ water management systems, illegal mining operations contribute to soil erosion and pollution. Strengthening law enforcement and implementing more robust environmental standards are necessary steps to mitigate the environmental damage caused by mining activities. The urgency to address these challenges is underscored by the irreversible consequences they pose to the Bajau people’s future and the fragile marine ecosystems they depend on. As the demand for nickel continues to rise, finding a balance between economic development and environmental preservation becomes crucial.
- Have you heard of any other instances where mining activities have had severe environmental impacts on local communities or ecosystems? If so, could you share any specific examples or stories you are aware of? If not, what are your thoughts on the potential consequences of mining for the environment?
- Have you ever witnessed or encountered mining activities in your country? If so, could you share your observations or experiences? If not, would you support mining activities in your country considering the potential environmental and social consequences discussed in the article?
- Do you believe it is possible to find a balance between economic development and environmental preservation in the context of mining activities?
- What steps do you believe should be taken by governments, mining companies, and local communities to ensure responsible and sustainable mining practices?
- What alternatives or sustainable practices do you think could be explored to reduce reliance on traditional mining methods?