Mother Earth

MOTHER EARTH. An aerial photo of an illegal mining pits along Iponan River in Cagayan de Oro City taken on board a Philippine Air Force Helicopter on Jan. 18, 2012. Illegal mining is one of the reasons of the devastating flood that killed more than 1,000 people when Storm Sendong devastated Cagayan de Oro City last Dec. 17, 2011. MindaNews photo/pooled/ Cai Panlilio