Find more effects of mining right here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-does-mining-affect-the-environment.html Mining is the source of all the substances that cannot be obtained by industrial processes or through agriculture. Mining reaps huge profits for the companies that own them and provides employment to a large number of people. It is also a huge source of revenue for the government. Despite its economic importance, the effects of mining on the environment is a pressing issue. Mining activities require the clearing of large areas of land. The chemicals used in the mining process often escape into the environment causing pollution. Watch this video to know how mining affects the environment.
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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This is the video produced by Amy and Ian about manoomin--wild rice--on the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Their story reflects community concerns about a proposed taconite mine at the headwaters of the Bad River.
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International Research Impact: http://bit.ly/impact-yt A team of civil engineering experts at Newcastle University is helping to tackle the global problem of water pollution caused by mining. Dr Adam Jarvis, Reader in Environmental Engineering, explains the impact of the work and describes a system that is being trialled to remove metal from water without the need for energy or chemicals. The 'vertical flow pond' in the Lake District National Park has been designed in collaboration with the Coal Authority, National Trust and Environment Agency, and funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The method could pave the way for cleaning up hundreds of abandoned metal mines across England and potentially the world. Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkvcXWNO6pBd6X8D90OAVDulzC2mLl-GR --- Undergraduate: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/ Postgraduate: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/ International Students: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/international/ --- Take a virtual tour of Newcastle University: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/tour/ Student Services: https://my.ncl.ac.uk/students/ Get in touch: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/enquiries/ ---
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Jade and Marilyn produced this segment at the Bad River Tribal Youth Media program in August, 2011.
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
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Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides. Like Crash Course? http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Follow Crash Course! http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse T*mbl Crash Course: http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Table of Contents Ecosystem Services 00:51 The Importance of Biodiversity 04:07 Deforestation 06:42 Desertification 06:49 Global Warming 07:59 Invasive Species 08:51 Overharvesting 09:20 Crash Course/SciShow videos referenced in this episode: Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D7hZpIYlCA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHy-Y_8nRs Ecological Succession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKIHe2LDP8 Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7lR8ZI Invasive Species: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOwTXobJ3k Food Shortage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLJP84xL9A References and image licenses for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3n5P Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Environmental Science: High School Learning: Soil Pollution | Causes Of Soil Pollution | Impact?Effect | Measures/Remedies ~What is Soil Pollution? ~Causes Of Soil Pollution ~Impact Of Soil Pollution ~Remedies Soil Pollution: -the contamination of soil with solid waste,acid rain excess of fertilizers,insecticides and herbicides. -this contamination/pollution can be due to any waste like industry waste, agriculture waste or household waste etc. ~Causes of Soil Pollution 1. Deforestation (removal of trees or forest) 2. Irrigation (water logging condition) 3. Landfills (wastes which cannot be recycled causes pollution) 4. Toxic fertilizers and pesticides 5. Mining 6. Soil Erosion 7. Acid Rain ~Impact/Effect Of Soil Pollution -Change in Climatic patterns -Effect/Impact on Human Health -Effect/Impact on Environment -Distraction for tourists -Effect/Impact on Wildlife -Global Warming -Bio-magnification ~Remedies -Awareness among people -Garbage Disposal -Do not use plastics -Waste management -Grow trees -Bio-fertilizers Videos by Edupedia World(www.edupediaworld.com),Online Education, Click on (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJumA3phskPHbFiHVbEv4ak5U_HKv0-K1) for more Videos.All Rights Reserved.
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We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-2 Check out "Toxic: America's Water Crisis" here: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Learn the basics about quarrying, its economic advantages and disadvantages concerning environment and healthy living. What is quarrying? and how does it affect us and our environment? Find out more in this video! This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected] SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool
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We've pushed ourselves to the limits during news reporting, more times than I can count. But this story may take the title. Mountain cliffs, radioactive tunnels, burns from acid mine drainage, and that was just the start of tonight's investigation.
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly from fish are the most affected, particularly their children FILMED AND PRODUCED FOR RSI-ITALIAN SWISS TV
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Does mining really have "no significant environmental effects"? A short video by Alley Crawford with music ("PsychicActive Wind") by Perpetual Dream Theory (www.dreamtheory.net) and Gary Bourgeois. See http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Environment/mining_DVD to order a DVD.
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Follow us at: https://plus.google.com/+tutorvista/ Check us out at http://chemistry.tutorvista.com/environmental-chemistry/pollution.html Different Types of Pollution There are nine basic types of environmental pollution, and each one has detrimental affects on wildlife, human habitation, and the quality of life in the affected area. Air Pollution :Air pollution is defined as any contamination of the atmosphere that disturbs the natural composition and chemistry of the air. This can be in the form of particulate matter such as dust or excessive gases like carbon dioxide or other vapors that cannot be effectively removed through natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle or the nitrogen cycle. Air pollution comes from a wide variety of sources. Some of the most excessive sources include: •Vehicle or manufacturing exhaust •Forest fires, volcanic eruptions, dry soil erosion, and other natural sources •Building construction or demolition Depending on the concentration of air pollutants, several effects can be noticed. Smog increases, higher rain acidity, crop depletion from inadequate oxygen, higher rates of asthma, and global warming are all related to increased air pollution. Water Pollution: Water pollution involves any contaminated water, whether from chemical, particulate, or bacterial matter that degrades the waters quality and purity. Water pollution can occur in oceans, rivers, lakes, and underground reservoirs, and as different water sources flow together the pollution can spread. Causes of water pollution include: •Increased sediment from soil erosion •Improper waste disposal and littering •Leaching of soil pollution into water supplies •Organic material decay in water supplies The effects of water pollution include decreasing the quantity of drinkable water available, lowering water supplies for crop irrigation, and impacting fish and wildlife populations that require water of a certain purity for survival. Soil Pollution: Soil, or land pollution, is contamination of the soil that prevents natural growth and balance in the land whether it is used for cultivation, habitation, or a wildlife preserve. Some soil pollution, such as the creation of landfills, is deliberate, while much more is accidental and can have widespread effects. Soil pollution sources include: •Hazardous waste and sewage spills •Non-sustainable farming practices, such as the heavy use of inorganic pesticides •Strip mining, deforestation, and other destructive practices •Household dumping and littering Soil contamination can lead to poor growth and reduced crop yields, loss of wildlife habitat, water and visual pollution, soil erosion, and desertification. Noise Pollution :Noise pollution refers to undesirable levels of noises caused by human activity that disrupt the standard of living in the affected area. Noise pollution can come from: •Traffic •Airports •Railroads •Manufacturing plants •Construction or demolition •Concerts Some noise pollution may be temporary while other sources are more permanent. Effects may include hearing loss, wildlife disturbances, and a general degradation of lifestyle. Radioactive Pollution : Radioactive pollution is one of the types of pollution that is rare but extremely detrimental, even deadly, when it occurs. Because of its intensity and the difficulty of reversing damage, there are strict government regulations to control radioactive pollution. Sources of radioactive contamination include: •Nuclear power plant accidents or leakage •Improper nuclear waste disposal •Uranium mining operations Radiation pollution can cause birth defects, cancer, sterilization, and other health problems for human and wildlife populations. It can also sterilize the soil and contribute to water and air pollution. Thermal Pollution : Thermal pollution is excess heat that creates undesirable effects over long periods of time. The earth has a natural thermal cycle, but excessive temperature increases can be considered a rare type of pollution with long term effects. Many types of thermal pollution are confined to areas near their source, but multiple sources can have wider impacts over a greater geographic area. Thermal pollution may be caused by: •Power plants •Urban sprawl •Air pollution particulates that trap heat •Deforestation •Loss of temperature moderating water supplies As temperatures increase, mild climatic changes may be observed, and wildlife populations may be unable to recover from swift changes. Please like our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tutorvista
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An environmental catastrophe caused by a mining disaster in Brazil has left 11 dead, 12 missing and some 600 displaced. Mining waste containing arsenic, zinc, copper and mercury turned Bento Rodrigues into a ghost town and is devastating the drinking water of towns across two states. Shot by Kadeh Ferreira. Aerial images courtesy: TerraSense/Greenpeace Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Although the usage of coal for electricity has gone down in recent years, coal mining still remains a valuable industry in the energy sector. Despite rising concerns about global warming in the U.S., large coal companies maintain that coal-fired power can be environmentally sustainable, and beneficial to the energy practices of Americans. Still though, coal mining comes with risks; with the environmental impact of the coal industry affecting land use, waste management, water, and air pollution. Atmospheric pollution is not the only type of pollution that raises concern; coal burning produces many solid waste products annually. These products include fly ash, bottom ash, flue-gas desulfurization sludge that contains mercury, among other chemicals, and more. According to environmental advocates, such as the writers for DeSmogBlog.com, research has found that a typical-sized coal-burning electricity plant in the U.S. puts out approximately 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide, 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, 10,200 tons of nitrogen oxide, and more, per year. These sources say that a standard 500 megawatt coal-fired electrical plant burns about 1,430,000 tons of coal, uses 2.2 billion gallons of water, and uses 146,000 tons of limestone each year as well. Needless to say, owning and operating a coal mining company or any other type of energy production company comes with inherent risks. At DiNicola Insurance Services, we understand these risks; which is why we offer a comprehensive San Francisco Pollution Liability Program for business in the energy sector, as well as other various industries. Please contact us today for more information at (855) 247-1912. http://www.dinicolains.com/sf-pollution-liability-value-risks-coal-mining/
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Learn the basics about climate change and how burning fossil fuels adds extra carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, and how this then leads to climate change. Fossil fuels, like oil, coal and natural gas, are the remains of living things from millions of years ago. They are mainly composed of carbon with varying amounts of hydrogen. When the petrol burns, it joins with oxygen to build up hydrogen oxide and carbon dioxide. Before the world became industrialised by burning fossil fuels the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere was about 0.028% tiny compared with oxygen at 21% and nitrogen at 78%, but enough to keep us warm. Without this natural blanket of insulating gas the earth would be too cold to support life as we know it. But this carbon dioxide released when fossil fuels burn adds to the existing carbon dioxide levels which are now nearly 50% higher than pre-industrial times. Although we get a daily supply of heat from the sun, the earth normally loses this (at night and in the colder seasons) so the average temperature of the earth remains constant. But this status quo is starting to change: as humanity adds carbon dioxide into our atmosphere the extra layer isolates the heat and it cannot escape as easily. The earth cannot lose its greenhouse gases quickly – and we keep adding to them! By putting our planet in a sweat box, we are causing wide ranging consequences for our climate and life on the planet. Some people think that living things contribute to the enhanced greenhouse effect because they breathe out carbon dioxide – but this carbon has come from their food and that has come from plants which took the carbon from the atmosphere in what is called the carbon cycle. Even burning wood does not contribute to the enhanced greenhouse effect as long as the trees you cut down are replanted. However the carbon in fossil fuels has remained trapped underground for 100’s of millions of years so it is extra carbon that is being added to the natural cycle. We are also throwing away other gases into the atmosphere which help trap infra-red radiation, and so also enhance the natural greenhouse effect. They are methane, especially from rice paddy fields and from cows and nitrous oxide NON from car exhausts. This rise in temperature cause our climate to change because extra energy is trapped on earth – already causing glaciers and ice caps to melt. With more energy in the atmosphere weather becomes more extreme, so there are more floods, droughts, and storms. Not everywhere will get warmer, but the climate is changing all because we have been using fossil fuels at an ever increasing rate. SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. JOIN our platform at www.fuseschool.org This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind FuseSchool. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected]
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Please don’t let irresponsible mining companies wreck Maine’s environment! We need your help to defeat weak mining rules!Maine needs strong rules to ensure mines do not pollute our waters or leave taxpayers with the costs of cleaning up abandoned sites or mining disasters.
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Hiru Gossip reveals the illegal sand mining racket that caused water pollution in Chilaw area- [Exclusive Video]
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Environmental Science: High School Learning: Water Pollution: What is Water Pollution, 00:00:18 - 00:03:55, Types of Water Pollution, 00:03:55 - 00:04:58, What Causes Water Pollution, 00:06:16 - 00:07:17, Organic contaminants, 00:07:17 - 00:0805 :, Inorganic contaminants, 00:08:05 - 00:09:08, Types of Water Pollution, Nutrients Pollution, Surface water pollution, Ground Water Pollution, Oil Spillage, Mining Activities, Underground storage and Tube Leakers, Ocean and Marine Dumping, 00:0 00:15:18, Impact of Water Pollution, 00:15:18 - 00:19:01, Solution to Water pollution, 00:19:11- 23:21, Videos by Edupedia World(www.edupediaworld.com), Online Education, click on (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJumA3phskPHbFiHVbEv4ak5U_HKv0-K1) , for more Videos, All Rights Reserved.
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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
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This session focus on the burgeoning problem of deforestation, despite being a direct session the main focus is to direct students to formulate good writing styles in questions based on deforestation. Dr. Manishika Jain explains the causes of deforestation, problems associated to deforestation, statistics of deforestation and finally the conservation techniques. IAS Mains Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Series.htm For Maps and locations books click here - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Maps-Series.htm CBSE NET Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Geography-Series.htm Lectures organised in topics and subtopics: https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/Optional/Geography/ Deforestation @1:10 Why Forest are Cleared? @1:20 Deforestation Statistics @3:05 Causes of Deforestation @5:15 Urban Area @6:53 Industrial Area @6:59 Fire in Forest @7:13 Direct Causes @7:35 Indirect Causes @8:32 Problems of Deforestation @9:40 Deforestation Prevent Fast Growing Trees @11:37 Planting Tree @12:19 Chipko Andolan @13:17 Pollution Control @13:59 Forest Conservation @14:10 #Pastures #Overgrazing #Cultivation #Lumbering #Ranching #Fire #Industrial #Agriculture #Statistics #Deforestation #Manishika #Examrace
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Mugini Jacob, VoicesofAfrica mobile reporter in the Mara region, Tanzania (13 April 2010) Three more cases have been reported in connection with theft of liners at the North Mara Gold Mine despite presence of police officers who guard the liners for 24 hours. The liners prevent acid water leakage into people's residential areas and River Tigithe that flows into Mara River a on the Tanzanian side. The stolen liners have been quickly been replaced to prevent leakage of harmful toxic from the mine's ponds. The Mine's Community Relations Manager Godliver Manumbu confirmed the reports without going into details. But she hints that villagers surrounding the mine have agreed to take part in guarding the liners from being stolen. 'We are working together with the two villages at the moment and we are in the final stages to sign a memorandum of understanding(MoU) so that they can start providing guards to protect the liners', Godliver says. Under the MoU some villagers will be recruited to guard the liners at ponds located at Gokona mining pit and the mine's major tailings storage facility, according to her. She names the villages as Kewanja and Matongo. The surrounding communities have always been urging the mine to do every thing possible to prevent contaminated water from leaking into water sources. 'We want the mine to install carpets in all ponds to prevent environmental pollution especially on water sources', says Sakina Juma , a food vendor operating near the mine. Another resident identified as Mwita Kihinda called for public education on the effects caused by contaminated water on health of people, livestock and environment. 'We have been complaining but we don't know the truth about the effects of contaminated. People should be educated and told the truth', laments Kihinda Kihinda. On his side George Matiko, a local leader welcomed the idea of using the villagers to guard the liners, saying that move will play a significant role to end theft of liners at the mine. 'Involvement of community will help to reduce intruders from entering the mine and if possible we are going to use traditional elders to condemn the acts', Matiko says. Last year the mine which is operated by Barrick Gold Africa come into spot light after discharging harmful toxic into River Tigithe for several weeks . The mine insisted that the seepage was triggered by theft of liners. But it was forced to spend huge amount of money to replace the stolen liners. . Since then the government has been providing police officers to guard the liners for 24 hours. At least one civilian was on Saturday last week gunned down after about 200 people invaded the mine for allegedly grabbing gold sand and clashed with police officers. 'Around 200 people invaded the mine pits and refused to move when ordered to do so by our police officers', Tarime Regional Special Police Zone Commander Constantine Masawe was quoted by the Tanzania media as saying. 'It is unfortunate incident but police officers had no option, the invaders had even attempted to grab their guns', the regional top police cop says. The mine claims that it spends plenty money and time to prevent crimes targeting its operation in the area instead of directing resources on community development projects.
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There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many energy resources — particularly coal. That coal is what's burned to provide much of the Southwest with electricity, and it creates jobs for the Navajo. But the mining and burning have also caused environmental degradation, serious health issues, and displacement. VICE News travels to the Navajo Nation to find out how its abundance of coal is affecting the future of the Navajo people. Watch “Toxic: Coal Ash” - http://bit.ly/1zDaW66 Watch “Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City” - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Line 61, the Oil Pipeline That Will Dwarf Keystone XL” - http://bit.ly/18iOKad Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the precious metal is stronger over personal safety and the unabated mining still continues. Directed by Al Jacinto (PMPDA) A Mindanao Examiner Production All Rights Reserved 2012 For distribution and showing, please contact the Mindanao Examiner Productions in Zamboanga City Ph +6362 9925480 [email protected] Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao Examiner, Al Jacinto, Short Film, Illegal Mining
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Walking through a dried up lagoon filled with toxic residue dropped out of acid mine drainage from abandoned mines of the Juckucha River near Potosi Bolivia 2014
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Sand mining is a threat to the environment. In this talk, Sumaira Abdulali, a bold and determined environmentalist, addresses it's ill effects and the changes one can bring about to reduce the impact of illegal sand mining on nature. She is the founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and the Convener of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA). She is from a family of environmentalists, and is pioneer to many movements against noise pollution and illegal sand mining in India. Her bold ideas, determination and her compassion for the environment is what that inspires her to achieve her goals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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ONEArmenia is collaborating with the American University of Armenia's Center for Responsible Mining (AUA CRM) to crowdfund for high-tech lab equipment that will enable mining communities in Armenia to take control of their health risks. CONTRIBUTE NOW & create a safe and clean environment for Armenia! https://igg.me/at/responsiblemining Your donation will help purchase urgently needed environmental laboratory equipment that will enable scientists at the AUA CRM to scientifically survey the impacts of mining in Armenia, to inform affected citizens of these impacts and to find solutions that preserve the health and quality of communities and their environment. ------------------ Video by Lumen Cinematography Directed + produced by Astghik Sayadyan ------------------ ONEArmenia is a for-purpose platform that crowdfunds and crowdsources innovative culture + tech projects in Armenia. **** WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOU **** // Check us out at onearmenia.org // Facebook: facebook.com/onearmenia // Twitter: twitter.com/OneArmenia // Instagram: @onearmenia
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Too much environmental destruction at Aroroy Masbate by the mining companies. Even the livelihood and the daily needs were affected. Tuberculosis was one of the health issues caused by the air pollution and the community were using mineral water in taking bath because of the contamination of cyanide to their watersheds. #MiningFreePH #ResponsibleMiningIsAMyth #ResponsibleMiningIsFakeNews #BanOpenPitMining #NoToLargeScaleMining #AlternativeMineralsManagementBill
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Carnegie Airborne Observatory ecologist Dr. Greg Asner at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Full video: https://youtu.be/SZCbvJDN2y4
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In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports.
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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CAMPBELL RIVER - Environmental groups are banding together to raise concerns about water quality near Campbell River. They say arsenic levels are extremely high in Long Lake, near the site of the Quinsam coal mine. The groups are pointing to recent tests that show arsenic levels thirty times higher than the acceptable limits. They are calling on the provincial government to investigate.
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Afshin Rattansi goes underground on how the mining of its resources are linked to environmental disaster, and the London Stock Exchange. Patricio Bustamante Diaz, Archeo-Astronomist and Community Advisor in the mining community of Caimanes, Chile, discusses the effects of copper mining on the environment. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingundergroundrt
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Mining is a very serious environmental issue. First of all, when a mine is dug, the workers have to destroy the land that is there to make a hole. Also, when the mine is dug, the minerals that are found there release gasses that pollute the air. Water is polluted by: chemicals that the mine releases, by the waste and by the soil runoffs. Soil is polluted by the same chemicals, and by the polluted water that gets into it. Mining is an issue because we can't stop using copper; because we need copper for every single electrical device. People can help solve this issue by recycling copper; so instead of dumping your old T.V. in the trash, recycle it, take out the copper wires and other parts that still work, and use them to make a new television. The only problem with that is that copper wire recycling machines can cost up to a million dollars. If we want a recycling center, or a place where people can recycle their electrical devices, a lot of machines would be needed for that, which means that a lot of money would be needed.
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Cell phone footage of Tibetans protesting against pollution of a river near Lhagang in Kham region of occupied Tibet. Within Tibetan culture fish are considered sacred and so the poisoning of this water and the death of so many fish causes anguish, as can be heard from the protestors. This footage was uploaded across a number of social sites by Tibetans and was also featured May 6 by Voice Of America. Unfortunately VOA reports repeat and endorse Chinese propaganda claims regarding Tibetan territory and so are misleading those who know little of Tibet.
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A metal mine near Cobscook Bay? Please join us for a presentation on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. by Nick Bennett, Staff Scientists at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, about the threat metal mining poses to Maine's clean water, wildlife, and the jobs that depend on them. Learn about efforts underway in Augusta to weaken Maine's metal mining rules, the mineral deposits in Cobscook Bay, and how you can help protect Maine from mining pollution.
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With 30 operating coal mines, Poland ranks high on the list of environmental NGOs' most toxic European countries.… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/12/04/widespread-domestic-use-of-coal-causes-drastic-air-pollution-in-poland What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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