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Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
 
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Twitter @juangangel The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes, ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. Nuss and Eckelman (2014) provide an overview of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts of metals production associated with 62 metals in year 2008. Erosion of exposed hillsides, mine dumps, tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages, creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas, a prime example being the giant Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats, and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. The implantation of a mine is a major habitat modification, and smaller perturbations occurs on an larger scale than exploitation site, mine-waste residuals contamination of the environment for example. Adverse effects can be observed long after the end of the mine activity. Destruction or drastic modification of the original site and anthropogenic substances release can have majors impact on biodiversity in the area. Destruction of the habitat is the main component of biodiversity losses, but direct poisoning caused by mine extracted material, and indirect poisoning through food and water can also affects animals, vegetals and microorganisms. Habitat modification such as pH and temperature modification disturb communities in the area. Endemics species are especially sensitive, since they need really specific environmental conditions. Destruction or slight modification of their habitat put them at the risk of extinction. Habitats can be damaged when there is no enough terrestrial as well by non-chemicals products, such as large rocks from the mines that are discarded in the surrounding landscape with no concern for impacts on natural habitat. Concentration of heavy metals are known to decrease with distance from the mine, and effects on biodiveristy follow the same pattern. Impacts can vary a lot depending on mobility and bioavailability of the contaminant : less mobile molecules will stay inert in the environment while highly mobile molecules will easily move into another compartment or be taken up by organisms. For example, speciation of metals in sediments could modify their bioavailability, and thus their toxicity for aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation plays an important role in polluted habitats : mining impacts on biodiversity should be, assuming that concentration levels are not high enough to directly kill exposed organisms, greater on the species on top of the food chain because of this phenomenon. Adverse mining effects on biodiversity depends on a great extend on the nature of the contaminant, the level of concentration at which it can be found in the environment, and on the nature of the ecosystem itself. Some species are really resistant to anthropogenic disturbances, while some other will completely disappear from the contaminated zone. Time alone does not seem to allow the habitat to recover completely from the contamination. Remediation takes time, and in most of the cases will not enable the recovery of the diversity present before the mining activity. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining Juan Gonzalo Angel www.tvagro.tv
Views: 4073 TvAgro
Ecological Science Behind Coal Mining
 
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The mining community is aware of the ecological science behind the health, structure, and function of our streams. Our miners protect these biological relationships by mining design, stream, and wetland restoration. www.walker-cat.com
Views: 312 smgdm
Alexandra Dunn - ECOS - Role of the Association of State Wetlands Managers
 
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Alexndra Dunn, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Environmental Council of the States, discusses the important work of the Association of State Wetlands Managers.
Views: 13 Stephen Johnson
2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining)
 
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2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining) - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 2008 - Publication VID-008 - Editor's note: Mines are located in IL, IN, TX, WV, and WY (Las Vegas, NV) Eight coal mine operations in five states gained top honors in the annual competition overseen by the US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). The coal mining companies and their employees were recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by the National Mining Association. "These awards recognize the highest achievements in innovative techniques, reforestation, preparing mined land for long term agricultural use and building enduring community infrastructure" OSM Director Brent Wahlquist said. "All of the entries demonstrated a commitment to the environment and the coal field community," he continued "which is especially important as nearly half of our electricity comes from coal.
Views: 1002 PublicResourceOrg
Stop Coal from Harming Our Wildlife
 
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Stop coal mining from harming our wildlife and public lands at https://www.nwf.org/coal Your voice for vulnerable wildlife makes a difference! Coal mining involves huge risks and harm to wildlife—nearly 90% of the public lands mined for coal in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota has been left with permanent habitat devastation. The federal Bureau of Land Management is finally reviewing its coal leasing program. Our government needs to protect wildlife and make meaningful investments in a clean energy future—not make things worse by continuing destructive coal mining on public lands.
Views: 236 National Wildlife
video evidence of coal mine pollution part 2
 
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a stream of nasty coal infused water is followed from where the worker is washing it down the sidewalk into the public water way it enters
Views: 302 strawberryziti85
Abbot Point coal pollution revealed by drone
 
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New aerial photography reveals how far a spill of coal-laden water from the Abbot Point coal terminal has penetrated neighbouring wetlands post Cyclone Debbie. Read more - http://www.smh.com.au/environment/abbot-point-coal-terminal-water-spill-to-cause-significant-damage-20170410-gvht8u.html Homepage - http://www.smh.com.au/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/smh
Value Of Mountain Ecosystems
 
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Mountains are key to the maintenance of water-catchment areas The balance in nature requires mountains to be preserved. Currently various mountains in the country are characterised by logging ,an issue that has resulted to drought in various parts of the country. On this weeks segment of e news we look at the value of maintaining mountain ecosystems around the country.
Views: 468 K24TV
Aerial flyover of Marsh Fork near Cherry Pond Mountain
 
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Mountaintop removal is the process of destroying a mountain to extract the coal. Courtesy of upcoming documentary: American Coal www.fireflypix.com
Views: 3600 AppalachianVoices
mountain destruction....its bad for wildlife
 
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a little background info on mountain top removal, and the effects it can have on the wildlife. set to the anti-mtr song: can't put it back by kate larken. watch and be appalled at this horrible practice. then leave some comments for us this video was made by Courtney H, Shanai D, and Emily V for our environmental issues class at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, taught by professor Julie Urbanik
Views: 238 autumnfischer
Larissa Waters delivers compelling speech against Abbot Point coal port
 
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"Our campaign represents the growing frustration that so many Australians feel, that the interest of big business and the mining companies is continually being put first by governments that are suppose to represent citizens. Our fight for the Great Barrier Reef is a rallying point for everyone with a shared understanding that the profits of foreign owned coal and gas companies are a poor trade for the irreparable destruction of something so precious and unique that it is integral to our national identity".
Clean Water Act
 
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Passed in 1972, the objective of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA), is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters by preventing point and nonpoint pollution sources, providing assistance to publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment, and maintaining the integrity of wetlands. The principal body of law in effect is based on the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 which was a significant expansion of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948. Major amendments were enacted in the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
Views: 1014 Audiopedia
Clean Up Coal Ash
 
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https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1747 Click above to take action to prevent the coal industry and their allies in Congress from weakening or eliminating the coal ash safeguards that Americans fought so hard for.
Views: 2482 Earthjustice
Selenium, You're Soaking in it! - The Worst Legislation in Tennessee?
 
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Keith Dobermann, Tennessee Citizen Action's consumer watchdog, announces the third contender for the "Worst Legislation in Tennessee," the "Selenium, You're Soaking in it!" bill. When Rep. Joe McCord of Maryville, the sponsor of a bill that would allow the release of more toxic selenium into Tennessee waterways, was asked where he got the bill, he answered without a bit of irony - "I got this bill from people in the coal industry." Selenium. You know it. It's the naturally occurring element in coal that makes its way from the unholy valley fills created by mountaintop removal into the water supply, threatens wildlife and causes deformities in fish. Yikes. Is the "Selenium, You're Soaking in it" bill the "Worst Legislation in Tennessee?" Watch Keith Dobermann's report and decide. Each week for 5 weeks, Keith Dobermann, the Tennessee Citizen Action consumer watchdog, will announce another contender for "The Worst Legislation in Tennessee!" At the end of 5 weeks, you can vote for your choice of the worst of the worst. The winner will be announced at our "Worst Legislation in Tennessee" event the night of October 21. Voting begins October 13. Watch Week One's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY-KwFwmYkE Watch Week Two's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCQfio-0s7c Please join us when we announce "The Worst Legislation in Tennessee!" on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at the LeQuire Gallery on Charlotte Avenue (http://www.lequiregallery.com) Go to http://www.tnca.org/wlit to purchase tickets.
Water is Life #7 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (7:52)
 
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Take a walk into the Penokees with Paul DeMain (Skabewis) as he climbs up the crest with wild onions on his breath, checking on the Onion Garden of the Giants and ancient trails dated back to over 1,500 years ago. This is the site of the proposed world's larges open pit mine that will, once commenced, dig a 22 mile long, one mile wide, and 1,200 feet deep ore pit, (once they have removed the overburden like me from it) and impact the entire Bad River watershed and aquifers that flow north into the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation of Wisconsin and their rice beds in the Kakagon Sloughs of Lake Superior.
Views: 100 IndianCountryTV
Keeping Virginia Wild
 
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This video celebrates 100 years in the history of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries--restoring fish and wildlife populations, preserving critical habitat and keeping Virginia Wild!
Views: 3533 VDGIF
Climate Change:  The Evidence and Our Options
 
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Lonnie Thompson, distinguished university professor in the School of Earth Sciences and research scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, provides some of the most convincing evidence of anthropogenic global warming. Thompson's lecture is supported by the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship.
Views: 896 uimediaproduction
Global Warming 101 (2 of 5) - The Human Impact
 
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The actions of mankind often are accompanied by unforeseen and unintended consequences. Now, human activities have pushed atmospheric CO2 content to its highest level in 650,000 years and at an unprecedented rate. SOURCES Bagger 288: Bucketwheel Excavator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagger_288 U.S. Coal Mining http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/flash/pdf/flash.pdf http://www.nma.org/pdf/c_most_requested.pdf Deforestation http://landsat.usgs.gov/documents/earth_shots_trading_cards.pdf http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson/ng09.pdf Earth at Night http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1438 Oceanic Dead Zones http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/oceancolor/additional/science-focus/ocean-color/dead_zones.shtml Forest Fires http://www.nps.gov/pore/parkmgmt/upload/firemanagement_publications_pwr_rxfire_2004.pdf Storm Surges and Wetlands Destruction http://www.lacoast.gov/ http://ams.confex.com/ams/87ANNUAL/techprogram/paper_117370.htm Landslides http://landslides.usgs.gov/ http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1067/508of05-1067.html#conchita05 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4KWxglDL3o http://www.vcstar.com/news/2008/sep/08/settlement-reached-la-conchita-lawsuit/ Atmospheric CO2 Rise http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/pastcc_fig1.html http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/climate/factsheets/areincrease.pdf http://www.pnas.org/content/104/47/18866.full.pdf+html
deforstation
 
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song mad world - Gary jules This video was made to show the impact deforestation has on the enviroment with out trees we have NO exygen to breath! please help stop deforestation thank you
Views: 274 Roenne Beaumont
PIELC 2014: The False Solutions of Green Energy - Wilbert & Foley
 
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Max Wilbert & Cameron Foley expose the fallacies of "green" technology by tracing the process of industrial production for these technologies and exposing the destruction they cause. Powerpoint slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/123254/Long%20Term%20Shares/PIELC%20Talk.pdf
Views: 5878 Deep Green Resistance
The Gold Rush and the 1906 Earthquake
 
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The Gold Rush and the 1906 Earthquake: How they combined to create the breakthrough discovery of modern seismic science Presenter: Ross S. Stein, USGS Scientist Emeritus, Consulting Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University. - Accidents of Gold Rush merchant marine navigation transformed a seismic disaster into a seminal discovery and led to San Francisco's extreme liquefaction vulnerability today. - Just about everything that we love about the Bay area is brought to us by the faults. We enjoy their daily fruits and so must live with their occasional spoils. - No one knows when the next damaging quake will strike; we must frame the ‘payback period’ for seismic expenditures in terms of chance.
Views: 10295 USGS
Youth Leadership for Clean Energy and Healthy Climate
 
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Youth Leadership for Clean Energy and Healthy Climate - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2007-11-05 - On Monday thousands of young energy and climate leaders will descend on Capitol Hill to send a message to Congress: we must pass the energy bill before Congress so we can begin the transition towards a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future without oil dependence or global warming. The day of events starts with several of these leaders appearing before Chairman Edward J. Markey and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Chairman Markey and those testifying will then travel to the West Lawn of the Capitol to meet thousands of supporters who will call for more green jobs, more renewable energy, and higher fuel economy standards, among other clean energy measures. Congress is currently considering energy legislation that would raise fuel economy standards for America's vehicles to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, increase the use of renewable energy, and create millions of new "green collar" jobs. If the legislation is passed with all the best elements intact, it would save more than twice the amount of oil America currently imports from the Persian Gulf, and reduce the total amount of U.S. heat-trapping emissions by roughly 40 percent of what's needed to save the planet from dangerous global warming, all by 2030. Witnesses: * Billy Parish, Energy Action Coalition; * Brittany R. Cochran, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative; * Cheryl Lockwood, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action; * Katelyn McCormick, Students Promoting Environmental Students; * Mike Reagan, California PIRG. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Matthew S. Henry - Extractive Fictions: Energy and Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene
 
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The ASU Department of English presents doctoral candidate Matthew S. Henry in a "warm-up" talk for a forthcoming presentation in Stanford University's Environmental Humanities Project lecture series. This talk, titled "Extractive Fictions: Energy and Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene," will begin with a discussion of "extractive fictions," or cultural productions that map the uneven impacts of fossil fuel extraction on poor, ethnic minority, and indigenous communities. As a case study, it will focus on fiction, poetry, and public art exhibits that respond to socio-ecological crises associated with coal and gas development in impoverished rural communities in northern Appalachia, with an emphasis on the ways in which artists are challenging dominant narratives of extraction as a path to economic and social progress. The talk will close with an exploration of collaborative, cross-disciplinary reclamation art projects that prompt affected communities to envision post-extraction futures and an epistemological shift away from extraction culture. Matthew S. Henry is a PhD candidate in the English at ASU. He is currently completing a dissertation entitled "Hydronarratives: Reading Water in the Anthropocene," which explores the ways in which U.S. and Anglophone writers, artists, and filmmakers frame water crises in terms of social and economic justice. His most recent scholarly and creative work has appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, High Country News, and Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction. Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 ASU Tempe campus
Federal Water Pollution Control Act | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Water_Act 00:01:56 1 Background 00:02:05 1.1 Health implications of water pollution 00:03:12 1.1.1 Gastrointestinal illness 00:04:31 1.1.2 Reproductive problems 00:05:09 1.1.3 Neurological disorders 00:06:32 2 Waters protected 00:07:57 3 Pollution control strategy 00:08:08 3.1 Point sources 00:10:18 3.1.1 Technology-based standards 00:11:19 3.1.2 Water quality standards 00:12:19 3.1.2.1 Designated uses 00:14:08 3.1.2.2 Water quality criteria 00:15:23 3.1.2.3 Anti-degradation policy 00:16:40 3.1.2.4 General policies 00:17:56 3.2 Nonpoint sources 00:20:46 3.3 Financing of pollution controls 00:21:47 3.3.1 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act 00:22:44 4 Major statutory provisions 00:22:58 4.1 Title I - Research and Related Programs 00:23:42 4.2 Title II - Grants for Construction of Treatment Works 00:24:51 4.3 Title III - Standards and enforcement 00:25:02 4.3.1 Discharge permits required 00:25:38 4.3.2 Technology-Based Standards Program 00:27:54 4.3.3 Water Quality Standards Program 00:31:15 4.3.4 National Water Quality Inventory 00:32:30 4.3.5 Enforcement 00:33:42 4.3.6 Federal facilities 00:34:00 4.3.7 Thermal pollution 00:34:26 4.3.8 Nonpoint Source Management Program 00:35:13 4.4 Title IV - Permits and licenses 00:35:25 4.4.1 State certification of compliance 00:35:45 4.4.2 NPDES permits for point sources 00:39:02 4.4.3 Dredge and fill permits 00:41:32 4.4.3.1 Exemptions 00:44:09 4.4.3.2 Importance of no-jurisdiction determinations 00:45:02 4.4.3.3 Recapture of exemptions 00:46:24 4.4.4 POTW Biosolids Management Program 00:54:12 4.5 Title V - General Provisions 00:54:23 4.5.1 Citizen suits 00:54:51 4.5.2 Employee protection 00:55:21 4.6 Title VI - State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds 00:56:40 5 Earlier legislation 01:01:00 6 Clean Water Act and environmental justice 01:01:57 7 Case law 01:05:55 8 Recent developments 01:06:05 8.1 Waters of the United States 01:07:57 8.2 Amendment 01:08:11 9 Effects 01:11:06 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.869960629369563 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Its objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters; recognizing the responsibilities of the states in addressing pollution and providing assistance to states to do so, including funding for publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment; and maintaining the integrity of wetlands. It is one of the United States' first and most influential modern environmental laws. As with many other major U.S. federal environmental statutes, it is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state governments. Its implementing regulations are codified at 40 C.F.R. Subchapters D, N, and O (Parts 100-140, 401-471, and 501-503). Technically, the name of the law is the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The first FWPCA was enacted in 1948, but took on its modern form when completely rewritten in 1972 in an act entitled the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. Major changes have subsequently been introduced via amendatory legislation including the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987.The Clean Water Act does not directly address groundwater contamination. Groundwater protection provisions are included in the Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Superfund act.
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Water Pollution Control Act | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Water_Act 00:01:40 1 Background 00:01:49 1.1 Health implications of water pollution 00:02:46 1.1.1 Gastrointestinal illness 00:03:54 1.1.2 Reproductive problems 00:04:27 1.1.3 Neurological disorders 00:05:39 2 Waters protected 00:06:52 3 Pollution control strategy 00:07:02 3.1 Point sources 00:08:54 3.1.1 Technology-based standards 00:09:46 3.1.2 Water quality standards 00:10:38 3.1.2.1 Designated uses 00:12:11 3.1.2.2 Water quality criteria 00:13:17 3.1.2.3 Anti-degradation policy 00:14:23 3.1.2.4 General policies 00:15:30 3.2 Nonpoint sources 00:17:57 3.3 Financing of pollution controls 00:18:51 3.3.1 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act 00:19:41 4 Major statutory provisions 00:19:54 4.1 Title I - Research and Related Programs 00:20:33 4.2 Title II - Grants for Construction of Treatment Works 00:21:34 4.3 Title III - Standards and enforcement 00:21:45 4.3.1 Discharge permits required 00:22:16 4.3.2 Technology-Based Standards Program 00:24:13 4.3.3 Water Quality Standards Program 00:27:05 4.3.4 National Water Quality Inventory 00:28:10 4.3.5 Enforcement 00:29:12 4.3.6 Federal facilities 00:29:28 4.3.7 Thermal pollution 00:29:52 4.3.8 Nonpoint Source Management Program 00:30:34 4.4 Title IV - Permits and licenses 00:30:44 4.4.1 State certification of compliance 00:31:03 4.4.2 NPDES permits for point sources 00:33:53 4.4.3 Dredge and fill permits 00:36:01 4.4.3.1 Exemptions 00:38:16 4.4.3.2 Importance of no-jurisdiction determinations 00:39:03 4.4.3.3 Recapture of exemptions 00:40:15 4.4.4 POTW Biosolids Management Program 00:46:54 4.5 Title V - General Provisions 00:47:04 4.5.1 Citizen suits 00:47:29 4.5.2 Employee protection 00:47:54 4.6 Title VI - State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds 00:49:04 5 Earlier legislation 00:52:49 6 Clean Water Act and environmental justice 00:53:39 7 Case law 00:57:01 8 Recent developments 00:57:11 8.1 Waters of the United States 00:58:52 8.2 Amendment 00:59:04 9 Effects 01:01:37 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.933698726735424 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Its objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters; recognizing the responsibilities of the states in addressing pollution and providing assistance to states to do so, including funding for publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment; and maintaining the integrity of wetlands. It is one of the United States' first and most influential modern environmental laws. As with many other major U.S. federal environmental statutes, it is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state governments. Its implementing regulations are codified at 40 C.F.R. Subchapters D, N, and O (Parts 100-140, 401-471, and 501-503). Technically, the name of the law is the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The first FWPCA was enacted in 1948, but took on its modern form when completely rewritten in 1972 in an act entitled the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. Major changes have subsequently been introduced via amendatory legislation including the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987.The Clean Water Act does not directly address groundwater contamination. Groundwater protection provisions are included in the Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Superfund act.
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Hurricane Katrina Documentary(2) OFFICIAL.
 
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Directed by Spike Lee Theme music composer Terence Blanchard Country of origin United States Original language(s) English Production Producer(s) Spike Lee Samuel D. Pollard Editor(s) Geeta Gandbhir Cinematography Cliff Charles Running time 240 minutes total for part 1 & 2. Production company(s) 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Release Original channel HBO Original release August 23, 2010 If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise is a 2010 documentary film directed by Spike Lee, as a follow-up to his 2006 HBO documentary film, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. The film looks into the proceeding years since Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region, and also focuses on the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its effect on the men and women who work along the shores of the gulf. Many of the participants in Levees were also featured in this documentary. It won a Peabody Award in 2010 "for ambitiously chronicling one of the hugest disasters in American history, interrogating the well-known narratives and investigating other stories that could have easily fallen through the cracks."[1]
House Session 2011-07-13 (11:59:57-13:05:49)
 
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Consideration of H.R. 2018--Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 (Subject to a Rule).
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The Clean Air Promise
 
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The League of Women Voters is asking members of Congress, respected community leaders and citizens around the country to promise to protect the health of children and families from air pollution. This is a social commitment that we make to each other and which we depend on our elected officials in Congress to carry out and safeguard.
Views: 4991 LeagueofWomenVoters
Methanol Discussion 1 - Framing the issues: Local to global perspectives
 
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Urban Waters Informed Discussion Series: Explore the science underlying a proposed gas-to-methanol production plant in Tacoma http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/methanol Session 1 of 4. Framing the issues: Local to global perspectives Featuring: Melissa Malott, J.D. Executive Director, Citizens for a Healthy Bay Joel Baker, Ph.D. Science Director, Center for Urban Waters Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science and Professor, University of Washington Tacoma Jason Jordon, M.P.A. Director, Environmental and Planning Services, Port of Tacoma Tony Warfield, M.R.P. Senior Manager for Development Services, Port of Tacoma 00:00-9:20 - Intro & Ground Rules - Joel Baker 09:30-25:30 - Port of Tacoma - Kaiser Aluminum Smelter Site - Jason Jordan 25:33-42:55 - Environmental Review Permitting Process - Tony Warfield 43:00-1:16:10 - Methanol 101 - Joel Baker 1:16:30-1:45:50 - Panel - Moderater - Melissa Malott Funded in part by UW Tacoma Arts and Lectures
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List of environmental disasters | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_environmental_disasters 00:00:13 1 Environmental disasters by category 00:00:24 1.1 Agricultural 00:01:11 1.2 Biodiversity 00:02:25 1.3 Human health 00:03:30 1.4 Industrial 00:06:09 1.4.1 Mining 00:07:34 1.4.1.1 Coal mining 00:07:49 1.4.2 Oil industry 00:08:33 1.5 Nuclear 00:11:36 1.6 Air/land/water 00:11:51 1.6.1 Air 00:12:35 1.6.2 Land 00:13:21 1.6.3 Water 00:14:37 1.6.3.1 Marine 00:15:39 2 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9568780542966877 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= This page is a list of environmental disasters. In this context it is an annotated list of specific events caused by human activity that results in a negative effect on the environment.
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"Beautiful", Song Tribute to Judy Bonds, An Appalachian Original---Original Song by T Paige
 
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Judy Bonds, An Appalachian Woman I finally finished (I think) this song tribute to Judy Bonds. Judy passed away Jan. 3, 2011 from cancer. In the song I tried to express what Judy has meant to me. I also tried to encourage those who loved admired and emulated her and were inspired by her to carry on her legacy. She was truly a delight to behold. Her energy and enthusiasm and character and her indominatable spirit will be oh so sadly missed by mountain people everywhere. She was truly an inspiration to everyone who knew her and those who have never heard of her I encourage to look at the film clips of her speeches and life to draw inspiration for your own life. The woman could say "No!" more profoundly and eloquently and forcefully than anyone I have ever known. Many of the songs I have written since meeting her (and poems) I attribute in large part to her influence, especially this one. In the back of my mind, I was trying to put her words and spirit to music. A memorial is planned for Judy the 15 January at Tamarack in Beckley WV. A great, great lady, Judy (Julia) Bonds. http://mountainkeeper.blogspot.com/20... http://www.thenation.com/article/1575... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/... Beautiful T. Paige She was beautiful with eyes of fire and she walked on through the flame She was beautiful and mad as hell she was the hillbilly hurricane. And if you want to be beautiful you got to walk like Judy walked you got to walk like Judy talk like Judy and you'll be beautiful Beautiful. In this universe with its pain and hurt you must embrace the beautiful In this world so wide you can't run and hide you got to find the beautiful.... It's so beautiful to see you here on the path that Judy walked may your feet be swift may your every step and breath be beautiful... And if you want to be beautiful You got to walk like Judy walked you got to live like Judy give like Judy and you'll be beautiful... (C) 2011 T. Paige
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People Minus X by Raymond Z. Gallun
 
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A disastrous experiment destroys the moon and kills millions on earth. The invention of artificial flesh lets them return to life as androids, a second and perhaps superior human species. Mounting tensions between the naturals and the “phonies” erupts in violence. Will this scientific advance bring eternal life and the gift of travel to the stars or bring about mankind’s self-destruction? Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 1:03:54 Chapter 03 - 1:39:42 Chapter 04 - 2:10:22 Chapter 05 - 2:30:12 Chapter 06 - 3:05:53 Chapter 07 - 3:41:23 Chapter 08 - 4:14:32 Chapter 09 - 4:41:33 Chapter 10 - 5:15:27
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Louisiana | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Louisiana Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the southeastern United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and the state of Texas to the west. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, present-day Louisiana State had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, and the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins."
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