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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
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
Views: 85092 National Geographic
Impacts of Mining
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]
Coal Mining Effects
Video showing the aftermath of coal mining
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How Does Mining Affect the Environment? You'll Be Shocked to Know
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.
Views: 22635 Buzzle
What Are The Effects Of Mining?
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.
Views: 23129 Skells18
Markey: Mountain Top Removal Mining Destroys Environment, Harms Public Health - Feb. 3, 2016
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held an oversight hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 9:30 AM EST entitled, The Stream Protection Rule: Impacts on the Environment and Implications for Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act Implementation. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the implications and environmental impacts of the Office of Surface Mining’s proposed Stream Protection Rule as it relates to the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act.
Views: 129 Senator Markey
The Coal Industry's Destruction of Mountaintops and the Environment
Mountaintop Removal and the injustice of the coal industry
Views: 83 iwantmountaintops
Mining: Its Environmental Effects
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES ONLY A simple animation about mining. *I suck my English :DD
Views: 13056 Edsel Matt Morales
Effects of Mining on the Environment and Human Health
English for Academic and Professional Purposes Creative Work Proponents: Dannah Viktoria T. Mesa Diana Rose N. Manuel 11 STEM - 2 CREDITS TO THE OWNERS OF VIDEO CLIPS USED IN THE VIDEO.
Views: 94 Dannah Viktoria
Mining Damage to the Environment
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Views: 4904 Corey Lyall
Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
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: 4177 TvAgro
Impact of Surface and Strip Mining in 60 Seconds
8th grade video project: What is the impact of surface/strip mining on the environment?
Views: 189 OLPHCougars
MTR and Strip mine destruction in TN March 21 1010
On March 21st 2010 United Mountain Defense began an inventory of strip mining up Valley Creek Road AND King Mountain. Clear-cuts, strip mining and 4 wheeling.
Views: 631 annebonnylives
Digging in to Save the Earth – Mine Reclamation
By Andrea Hanson Winner, Best Picture, Best Actress, 2016 Laurentian University Eagle Awards (VLWL) Subarctic regions are recognized as one of the largest remaining pristine ecosystems in the world. They have been subject to increasing pressure from mining activities as demands for resources grow. The remote location of these new mining developments pose a challenge for both development and reclamation efforts. In regards to mine reclamation, there is often a shortage of material available to be re-used to create cover soils post closure. Also, it is not ideal to transport external materials to create these cover soils. Therefore, it is important for these developments to explore how they can efficiently use material readily available to them create effective cover soils during the mine reclamation process. Andrea Hanson, a graduate student at Laurentian University, is examining how mines in northern regions can use mineral and organic substrates readily available - including their mining by-products - to create a cover soil with suitable conditions for vegetation establishment during mine reclamation. Her team's research is specifically focused on the reclamation of diamond mine waste at the De Beers Victor Diamond Mine in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario’s Far North. By determining the most suitable conditions for vegetation establishment, they will provide insight into the challenges associated with re-vegetation of subarctic environments, and provide the Victor Mine with suggestions for a reclamation protocol upon closure. Achieving sustainability for resource exploitation in the subarctic requires a greater understanding of ecosystem processes and rehabilitation potential of these regions.
Views: 5089 Science Communication
Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
Novelist House (Clay's Quilt) and Kentucky journalist Howard, both "children of Appalachia," decided to pick up where the national media have left off in their environmental obsession, illuminating the long-growing mining crisis in Central Appalachia. Twelve Appalachians-among them a college student, former union organizers, community activists and the octogenarian "mother of folk," Jean Ritchey-provide first-hand accounts of a disappearing way of life, a vital ecology in rapid decline, an industry that refuses to take responsibility for the devastation it causes (blowing the tops off mountains is only the latest, most destructive technique), and a nation too hooked on cheap energy to help. If nothing else, these oral histories will give readers a sense of what's at stake on a personal level. Student Nathan Hall calls mining the best job he ever had: "I met the most interesting characters of my life... the most hilarious, most good hearted." Says Judy Bond, lifelong resident of the leading coal-producing county in W.V., "The more coal we mine, the poorer we get." This important collection illuminates the ongoing betrayal of the American mining town.
Views: 3024 DarkHorsePodcast
Mining - "no significant environmental effects"?
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.
Views: 23662 siggurdsson
Strip Mining For Environmental Science 2011-2022
Just about the basics of strip mining and its environmental effects
Views: 668 Caleb Cheung
mountaintop removal fox environmental science
Sources: Clean coal technology. Washington, D.C.: Dept. of Energy, Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration, Procurement and Assistance Management, Office of Procurement Operations, 1986. Print. "Ecological Impacts of Mountaintop Removal." Appalachian Voices RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. "Finding Coal Products in Your Home."Finding Coal Products in Your Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. McNeil, Bryan T. Combating mountaintop removal in the fight against big coal. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Print. April 1, 2014. "Mountaintop Removal 101." Appalachian Voices RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. "Mountaintop removal mining." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 31 Mar. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. "When Mountains Move." Mountaintop Removal Article, Coal Mining Information, Coal Industry Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.
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Already there are close to 50,000 abandoned mines across Australia - if we don’t act now more and more companies will go bankrupt, close mines and walk away. The most serious problem is water: new research shows we are 40 years behind the US, allowing unfilled pits to remain after mining which drain surrounding water resources and leach toxins and salts into our soil and waterways. Modern coal mines have pits that may extend 150 metres or more below the natural water table, draining precious groundwater. For example the final pit left behind at the Liddell mine, NSW, is expected to drain 57 million litres of groundwater per day! Help us force big mining to fix the mess: www.lockthegate.org.au/minerehab #minerehab
Is Mining Important?
This shows how absolutely everything we depend on is either made from minerals or relies on minerals for its production and distribution. See the importance mining has to our modern world. minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs
Views: 15095 Ken ReidUMN
Ecological Science Behind Coal Mining
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
Last Mountain Trailer
In recent years, lenient legislation of the United States coal-mining industry has fostered a welcoming environment for mountaintop removal (MTR), an irreversible mining practice that is even more devastating than it sounds. MTR, or surface mining, has gained momentum in the Appalachian region over the past six years, and many communities are already suffering the consequences. As summits are being destroyed, so is the natural layer of protection provided by the mountain range, leaving residents of the area exposed to hazards such as excessive flooding and contaminated air and water. Cancer cases in communities near surface mining operations are reported at twice the national average. For director Bill Haney, this issue is representative of the ongoing energy crisis facing the USA (and, by extension, the entire world). Despite compelling evidence of unsafe levels of water contamination, mountaintop mining companies carry on with business as usual, often completely neglecting their responsibilities to residents of the area. The Last Mountain gives voice to those trying to salvage what little remains of the Coal River Valley in rural West Virginia. By juxtaposing a view into halting efforts led by local and national activists --among them Robert Kennedy, Jr. --with arguments from major coal executives and their constituents, Haney presents a comprehensive and detailed picture of a local community that goes global to take on not only the coal-mining industry, but also the greater powers that control our environment, our energy consumption and sometimes the frame through which we view them.
019 - Mining In this video Paul Andersen explains how mining is used to extract valuable minerals from the Earth's crust. Surface and subsurface mining are used to extract ore which is then processed. A discussion of ecosystem impacts and legislation is also included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Cateb, M. (2010). Português: Cobre e latão para soldas. Lingote de prata 950 e chapa de prata. Liga para ser adicionada à prata, com cobre e germânio. Grânulos de prata fina. Foto : Mauro Cateb, joalheiro brasileiro. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metals_for_jewellery.jpg English: Anthracite coal. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_anthracite.jpg File:MKingHubbert.jpg. (2011, September 13). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:MKingHubbert.jpg&oldid=450215564 Jones, N. (2007). English: Sand and gravel strata on the southern edge of Coxford Wood The sand and gravel quarry goes right up to the edge of wood. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sand_and_gravel_strata_on_the_southern_edge_of_Coxford_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_610732.jpg Jyi1693. (2006). English: Seawater photographed from aboard the MV Virgo out of Singapore, 2006. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_water_Virgo.jpg KVDP. (2009). English: A schematic showing the locations of certain ores in the world. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simplified_world_mining_map_1.png printer, -G. F. Nesbitt & Co. (1850). English: Sailing card for the clipper ship California, depicting scenes from the California gold rush. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Clipper_500.jpg USA, G. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Italiano: Grafico che rappresenta il picco di Hubbert della produzione petrolifera mondiale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_world_2004.svg Vance, R. H. (1850). English: “Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter’s sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.” Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutters_Mill.jpg
Views: 92119 Bozeman Science
Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage
From Teachers' Domain This video shows how acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine has affected Wildcat Branch in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest. Because the creek has a pH of 2.9, which is very acidic, most organisms cannot survive there, and Wildcat Branch is essentially dead. As the biologist in the video explains, macroinvertebrates (insects and other small invertebrates visible to the naked eye) and the larger animals that feed on them are almost entirely absent, and reproductive cycles have been completely disrupted. Non-point-source pollution from acid mine drainage has destroyed the stream's food web. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/watsol.sci.ess.water.envimp
Views: 4670 Heather Carberry
Mining restoration centre
The scale of mining activities today is greater than ever but so are its environmental and social impacts. Over the past few decades mining has contributed to millions of hectares of land degradation worldwide. Open-pit mining transforms productive landscapes into ruined wastelands with disastrous consequences for biodiversity, climate, water and soil resources and the livelihoods and health of local people. Yet this is a solvable problem. We have developed and tested a complete set of planning tools and restoration technologies which can return mining sites to full ecological functioning and productivity. These tools include next-generation technologies for seedling nurseries, genebank resources for climate-smart agroforestry species selection, investment decision analysis and institutional arrangements for restoration and eco-friendly income generation. We therefore propose the establishment of a global centre of excellence for mining restoration. The centre will implement restoration projects in selected developing countries and work with a range of stakeholders to develop policies and practices on the ground. This could kick-start restoration around the world not only of mining sites but wherever human activities have damaged our planet.
Views: 831 World Agroforestry
Burning the Future: Coal in America - Trailer
Available from: http://www.videoproject.com/bur-974-d.html Every eleven and one-half days, the explosive equivalent of the Hiroshima atomic bomb is unleashed upon the mountains of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky - for coal. Burning the Future: Coal in America challenges the notion of clean coal, documenting the devastating ecological, social and health impact of coal mining and mountain-top removal. The film follows the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia, where over 1.4 million acres of mountains have been destroyed and groundwater polluted. Confronted by a US energy policy that favors coal without sufficient regard for the negative impact its extraction causes, local activists organize to arouse the nation and help protect their health, their communities and their way of life. Featuring both coal and mining advocates as well as opponents, this is the preeminent film on the coal controversy. The DVD package includes considerable supplemental material: short films, printed information, web resources and discussion questions, perfect for courses on energy, the environment, social movements and related issues. Available from: http://www.videoproject.com
Views: 896 Video Project
Mountain Hero: Fighting Mountaintop Removal
From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being forced out of his house for speaking out against the coal company, Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. His courage and clear voice calling for change has been widely recognized. Today Walk works with Coal River Mountain Watch, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, and RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival) to end mountaintop removal mining. He travels the country with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining. He was a recipient of the prestigious Brower Youth Awards in 2011. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built. Also featuring Chase Brown, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation.
DUST TO ROOTS: A Documentary About Mine Rehabilitation
DUST TO ROOTS is the culmination of weeks of preparation, production, and post production by a team of geology students comprised of Ralph Delatore, Arianne Espina, and Alwin Robel (with the group name Envigeoists). The purpose of this documentary is to inform and educate the public on what mining really is: the purpose of the industry and its benefits, and how it must be done responsibly. For most people, mining has this ugly appearance due to the nature of the industry. It is the reason for their quick judgement on how it is destructive to our environment. Oftentimes, the social benefits it bring in a community are overlooked. But, through the mine rehabilitation, the mining industry and environmental sustainability can go together and bring development in a community. The creators of this film documentary are enrolled under the course Environmental Conflicts and Social Change (CHE99) under the School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering and Sciences of Mapúa University handled by Professor Dante Bernabe. The team acknowledge and thank Mr. Dante Bernabe (Course Professor), Mr. Teodorico Marquez Jr. (MGB Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division's Senior Science Research Specialist, resource person) , and Engr. Marcial Mateo (MGB Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division's Chief of Mine Rehabilitation Section) for making this documentary possible. And also, to Inda, Sebastian, Lorenzo, Danilo, Johnny, and Raphael who allowed the team to get their opinions. To know more about the mining in the Philippines and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, visit http://www.mgb.gov.ph/ #Mining #ResponsibleMining #Environment #EnvironmentalSustainability #SocialDevelopment
Views: 219 Ralph Delatore
Congressional Hearing on Mountaintop Removal
Mountaintop removal mining severely damages public health and the environment. The Climate Justice Alliance Member group The Alliance for Appalachia worked with Representative Raul M. Grijalva and the House Committee on Natural Resources: Democrats, when the Congressman visited #MountainTopRemoval sites in Virginia. The committee held a Congressional hearing on the ecological and health impacts of strip-mining in Central Appalachia on April 9, 2019. We're encouraged that the committee is taking this step. Some familiar folks testified and shared their experiences including Donna Branham from Lenore, WV, Carl Shoupe from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth from Benham, KY and Michael McCawley from the School of Public Health at West Virginia University.
Mining & Environment & Health
Environmental impacts of mining. lets save our environment! http://bigfamily.am/eco
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Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 1 of 2
The Struggle Against Mountaintop Removal: Leading Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining The Environmental Protection Agency recently dealt a blow to the coal mining industry when it delayed hundreds of mountaintop coal mining projects for a new review of their environmental impact. But the EPA decision still leaves in place hundreds of existing permits for mountaintop removal. The group Climate Ground Zero has been leading protests and peaceful direct actions against the company Massey Energy to prevent mountaintop removal at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia. We speak with leading activist Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/8/the_struggle_against_mountaintop_removal_leading
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Mining and Environment episode 2 Environmental impacts
Video realizado por alumnos de Ampliación de Biología y Geología del IES Victoria Kent que presenta nuestro trabajo de edición de videos educativos sobre la minería y su impacto en el medio ambiente. Forma parte de nuestro proyecto Comenius Friends of Pod. Curso 2009/10
Views: 1247 Mj Morales
John Grim on Mountaintop Removal and Employment
John Grim, Professor at the Yale Schools of Forestry and Divinity, discusses the devastation caused by mountaintop removal and employment in the coal mining industry.
Views: 63 YaleUniversity
America's Controversial War On Coal (2014)
Back to Coal (2014): Mountaintop mining is an effective but controversial extraction method. Its devastating effect on the environment has provoked a 'war on coal' between ecologists and the miners who've lived on it for generations. For similar stories, see: Counting The Cost Of Australia’s Coal Rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Veuv22-zk India's Criminal Child Mines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Zl2aLU4BQ Mining Sickness - South Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVclZi5X3g Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5993/back-to-coal Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "This water used to have fish in it, salamanders, frogs. They're all dead", says Rick, walking beside his old home in the Appalachians. Poisoning caused his fingernails to peel off and sickness forced him to move out from the area. Heavy metals leaking into the bio-system from the exposed mining areas are the source of the contamination. Yet for families who have mined for generations, new environmental policies threaten their livelihood. "We don't believe in crazy tree hug-er policy", insists Kentucky Senator, Keith Hall. The industry has helped many Appalachian families to rise up out of poverty, creating "an emotional tie that's really hard to sever". Wilde Angle Productions – Ref. 5993 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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The destruction of mountaintop removal in WV - Lise Van Susteren of NWF.MP4
Lise Van Susteren, board member of NWF, stands before the after-effects of dirty fuel extraction, urging us to stand up for Central Appalachia and fight destructive mountaintop removal .
Views: 290 NWFblogs
Health Effects of Coal Plants in Michigan
Dr. Ken Rosenman, Chief of Michigan State University's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, discusses the health effects of coal plants.
Ison Rock Ridge, VA: mining in the town of Appalachia, VA
America's Most Endangered Mountains - Ison Rock Ridge, VA Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Just like the region that bears its name, the town of Appalachia, Virginia, is being threatened by new permits for mountaintop removal mining. Appalachia and nearby Andover are small communities in southwest Virginia. At one time these towns were nestled in the low-lying mountains of the region, but in the last decade or so mountaintop removal has destroyed areas all around them. Now they only have one mountain left. Ison Rock Ridge comes off of Black Mountain on the Virginia / Kentucky border and runs southeast toward the town of Appalachia. Its preservation is essential to the quality of life for the people in the community. Without it, residents lose an important ecosystem, and fear the destruction of their homes from landslides, as well as the contamination of their water from valley fill sediment. They also worry about disturbance from blasting and the resultant dust that often accompanys mountaintop removal mine sites. Though the federal permit for mining on the ridge was sent back to the Army Corps of Engineers by the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to consider the cumulative environmental impact of many mountaintop removal mines in a concentrated area, residents fear that the mine may be allowed with only minor changes on the state level. According to the local environmental group Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS), the Ison Rock Ridge mine would destroy three miles of streams and fill nine valleys with more than 11 million cubic yards of rock and dirt. To support Pete and his community contact: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (276) 565-1083 • www.samsva.org SAMS is committed to stopping the destruction of communities by surface coal mining and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
Views: 283 iLoveMountainsOrg
COAL: The documentary
The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary. For more information on the documentary, visit: kcts9.org/coal or earthfix.us/coaldoc. For ongoing reporting on Coal in the Northwest, visit EarthFix: earthfix.info/coal/ Credits Written, Directed and Produced by Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner Katie Campbell Editor Michael Werner Narrator Katie Campbell EarthFix reporters Ashley Ahearn Bonnie Stewart Amelia Templeton Courtney Flatt Cassandra Profita Aaron Kunz Aerial photography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Christopher Boyer, LightHawk Hunter Handsfield, LightHawk Additional photography Aaron Kunz Stock Footage - RevoStock Audio post production Milt Ritter Post Production Support Lisa Strube-Kilgore Phil Williams Chris Maske Music Lonely Rails Written by Seth Warren and C. Andrew Rohrmann. Performed by Seth Warren. Published by Sciencelab. Salt Flats Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Like a Phoenix Written by Steve Carter. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Celtic Mist Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Pistola Written by Geoff Levin. Published by ZFC Music. Fluttering Leaves Written by Daniel Pemberton. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Couple Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by BBC Production Music. Halcyon Skies Written by Ben Hales and Matt Hales. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Loner Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Special Thanks to Dustin Bleizeffer Shannon Anderson LightHawk Keith Williams Thunder Basin Coal Company Leroy Rohde Andy Rohrmann Tom Lubnau Columbia River Pilots Aaron Toso Courtney Wallace Lauri Hennessey
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Maria Gunnoe: 2009 Goldman Prize winner, USA
In the heart of Appalachia, where the coal industry wields enormous power over government and public opinion, lifelong resident Maria Gunnoe fights against environmentally-devastating mountaintop removal mining and valley fill operations. Her advocacy has led to the closure of mines in the region and stricter regulations for the industry. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists. Awarded annually since 1990, the Prize is given to environmental heroes from the six continental regions of Africa, Asia, Islands & Island Nations, Europe, North America and South & Central America. The Prize is announced in April every year, to coincide with the international celebration of Earth Day. It includes a trip to San Francisco to accept the cash award of $150,000 per winner. Recipients receive a bronze sculpture that interprets the crosscultural motif of a snake with its tail in its mouth. Known as the ouroboros, this symbol is associated with nature's powers of renewal. The purpose of the Prize is to recognize sustained and significant efforts to preserve the natural environment, including, but not limited to, protecting endangered ecosystems and species combating destructive development projects; promoting sustainability; influencing environmental policies;and striving for environmental justice. Learn more at http://www.goldmanprize.org
Goa's Mines Bleed Its Environment Dry
Unmonitored mining has boomed in Goa in recent years and has had dire effects on the environment. The Goa mining industry is thriving, but its impact on nature and the local population is disastrous. 8% of the state surface is already being mined, mostly to extract iron ore that is exported to China. Over 825 mining sites exist throughout the state, and a large number of projects have been given government's clearance. The very large scale and intensive nature of mining exploitation is a serious challenge to Goa's fragile ecosystem. Indeed, 90 % of Goa's mining leases are within notified wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests. Large areas of fertile agricultural lands have also been diverted for mining. Huge quantities of mining particles are deposited in rivers, contaminating water sources. Devidas Gaonkar, our Community Correspondent in Goa, has been personally affected by the issue. Belonging to a tribal community, he has witnessed how mining exploitation has encroached on natural resources that are so crucial to sustain life in Goa. His village has been flooded recently because of this excessive mining in the area. In his video, Devidas gives us a powerful and articulate description on how mining is impacting the environment. Deforestation due to mining activity is causing soil erosion and siltation, increasing the risk of flooding and impacting ground water, potentially causing water shortage. With his video, Devidas is adding his voice to the chorus of activists who incessantly warn the government against the risk of excessive mining exploitation. Numerous common people like Devidas have also been courageously protesting mining in the streets and blocking vehicles passing through their villages. Devidas wishes his video to similarly raise awareness, with the hope that the government will soon put a halt to large-scale unmonitored mining, which is proving fatal for Goa's vegetation, water and biodiversity. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/C3h2/
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World Economic Forum's Mining & Metals Scenarios to 2030
http://www.weforum.org 16.02.2010 This video presents the scenario development process and scenario stories for the World Economic Forum's 'Mining and Metals to 2030' project.
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On Conflict and Ecology: The Effect of Mining in the Philippines, Part 2
Prof. Jose Maria Sison as resource person discusses the negative effects of exploitation by foreign multinational mining firms on the ecology and the community. The forum was organized by UPact and CS Ubuntu at the Perdue Theater in Amsterdam on 23 June 2011
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Our approach to mine reclamation
Reclamation, one of the major components of the mine closure process, involves restoring mined lands to thriving ecosystems once mining is finished. Learn more about how Teck is reclaiming mine sites at teck.com/AfterMining
Mining Appalachia Remix
This video show the effects of Mountain Top Coal Mining in Appalachia. The people and ecosystems that are near these projects are being devastated with no help to try and get rise above this situation. My audience would be people who care about large industries taking control of communities and the people in them. This video was made for an English 102 course taken at the University of Idaho.
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2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining)
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.
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ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS is the award-winning short documentary of Greenpeace's 2007 scientific expedition to research the underwater canyons of the Bering Sea in Alaska. Using deep water submersibles to dive into the canyons, Greenpeace recorded never-before-seen, high-definition footage of the vibrant ecosystem that lives just underneath the waves. Along their journey, Greenpeace interviewed indigenous populations that have subsisted off the resources of the Bering Sea for thousands of years, as they fight against industrial fishing operations that threaten their cultural heritage. Directed by Brent Balalas, produced by Marcos Dávalos, and edited by Basia Winograd, ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS won Best People and the Sea Film at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in 2010 and Best Short at the Hamptons Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in 2011. The film has also screened at the 2011 National Wildlife Film Festival in Washington, D.C. and at the 2012 Far Northern Conservation Film Festival in Alaska. In the fall of 2012, the film will screen at the Borneo Eco Film Festival in Borneo, Malaysia. For more about Greenpeace's campaign to protect the Bering Sea visit beringseacanyons.org.
Views: 6437 Greenpeace USA