“By any measure, they concluded, ‘a very large area will be blanketed by sediment to such an extent that many animals will not be able to cope with the impact and whole communities will be severely affected by the loss of individuals and species.'” Wil S. Hylton in The Atlantic: History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin. It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable. (Or, the next thing humans plan to ruin…)