18_Ecology_digital_age2011 - The ecology of the digital...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style The ecology of the digital age: What’s natural about your cell phone?
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Coltan: Foundation of the digital age Col umbite-tan talite Refined coltan = tantalum High heat resistance, strong U.S. biggest consumer Most ore currently from Australia, but rich reserves in Africa (especially Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) http://www.ultimorecurso.org.ar/drupi/files/image/minerali_coltan.jpg
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Mining coltan in the DRC http://otabenga.org/files/congoUNmap.jpg http://www.mineralinfo.org/Lettres/L2003/Img0307_4.jpg
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Mostly artisanal mining http://www.dizolele.com/UserFiles/Image/DSC_0040.JPG http://trinicenter.com/img/coltan1.jpg
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http://sitemaker.umich.edu/section002group3/files/child_labor_-_colta.jpg http://www.dizolele.com/UserFiles/Image/DSCN1081.JPG
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Coltan: DRC’s “yellow brick road”? Few larger, government-controlled “industrial” mines Wartime context of mining Hutu-Tutsi conflicts (~1994)
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