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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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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
Views: 71831 National Geographic
Icons Under Threat - Natural Areas and Wildlife at Risk from Mining
 
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Icons Under Threat was produced by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW to raise awareness of the toll the coal and gas industries are having on communities, wildlife, and stunning natural areas across NSW. Most of the footage was shot in April 2013. The video is a follow-up on a report 36-page report of the same title published in November 2011. A copy is available here: nccnsw.org.au/icons-under-threat-report
5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10
 
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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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Top 10 Countries with Highest Uranium Production
 
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Welcome to Top10Archive! We live in a day and age where nuclear power is becoming a common need for daily life. In 2011, the Key World Energy Statistics found that 10% of the world's electricity was provided via nuclear power plants; but what, ultimately, fuels these plants to provide power? All across the globe, uranium mines gather the natural resource used as the basis of all nuclear power; and while many countries contribute to the mining of uranium, these 10 countries provide the highest amount per year, based on tonnes mined in 2013. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn Check out our website: http://www.top10archive.net Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/top10archives Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/top10archives 10. Malawi 9. China 8. United States 7. Uzbekistan 6. Russia 5. Namibia 4. Niger 3. Australia 2. Canada 1. Kazakhstan References: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-A-F/Canada--Uranium/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-G-N/Kazakhstan/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Others/Uranium-in-Africa/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-A-F/China--Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-T-Z/Appendices/US-Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle-Appendix-1--US-Uranium-Mining-and-Exploration-/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/country-profiles/countries-t-z/uzbekistan/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-O-S/Russia--Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/country-profiles/countries-g-n/namibia/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/country-profiles/countries-g-n/niger/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-A-F/Australia/ http://www.videvo.net/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noY-Sd0DZqM https://mininginmalawi.files.wordpress.com http://teachnuclear.ca/ http://www.breakbulk.com http://www.theepochtimes.com/ http://standagainsturanium.com/ http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/ http://www.businessgreen.com/ http://www.mintek.co.za/http://www.moaburaniummining.com/ http://www.megauranium.com/ http://liportal.giz.de/ https://www.popularresistance.org/ http://www.commodityonline.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AdA5d_8Hm0 Sound: Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects Voice Over Talent: www.JimDenisonVoice.com www.Facebook.com/denisonvoice Twitter: @JimDenisonVoice Video Editor: www.scott.md
Views: 105600 Top 10 Archive
Mining Damage Threat to Haines
 
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The threat to our rivers and wildlife is already here. Acid Mine Drainage has occurred at other mine sites from the test drilling alone. This is the stage we are already in. If they stopped now our salmon and eagles and way of life could already be in danger. Most mines say they will not pollute but the truth is the vast majority do pollute.
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Wildlife inside a mine
 
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Hello ladies and gentlemen thank you so much for watching the video today. This is another episode showing what Nathan and I do on the weekend what a wonderful experience it was. We found some Wildlife inside of the mine, you have to be safe inside mines because you could run into anything or any type of situation so if you do try this be safe and always have a plan. Thank you again for watching and have a wonderful evening. __________________________________________ www.facebook.com/amagicalreview Instagram: mrhaxog Twitter: mrhaxog Snapchat: mrhaxog
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How People and Wildlife are kept Safe from Abandoned Mines
 
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California Department of Conservation employs several methods to protect people and wildlife from thousands of potentially hazardous abandoned mines throughout the state. Many of these mines were left behind from the Gold Rush Era. Find out more about DOC’s mine remediation efforts: bit.ly/dmr-mines
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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: 226 National Wildlife
Places That Will DISAPPEAR In Your Lifetime
 
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Ever since the invention of the airplane, people have been traveling the world to experience historic landmarks for themselves. While tourism can help increase the economy of any country, it can also have serious impacts to the landmarks people are visting. If left unchecked, these landmarks will fade away into history, preventing any future generations from enjoying their beauty. These are 10 Places That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 3. Galapagos Islands These islands are incredibly popular due to their historical significance. Today, they are a popular destination spot for anyone wanting to relive a part of history for themselves. While these tourists help bring in money to the country of Ecuador, they are also having a negative impact on the island. The two significant threats facing the island are increasing tourists and a rise in invasive species. The massive amount of tourism to the island has increased the amount of fossil fuels and waste in the region. Since this waste is not being properly handled, it is beginning to impact the wildlife in the region resulting in a high rate of animal deaths. Another side effect of the tourism is the sudden increase of invasive species present in the island. Usually brought to the island on boats, some new rats and plants are starting to take over the islands and kill off existing wildlife. Private organizations are working to develop new “ecotourism” activities to help reduce the impact the massive amount of tourists have on the island. There is also work being done by the local government to help reduce the amount of illegal fishing taking place in the island. Even though a lot of work is being done to preserve the Galapagos Islands, there is still a ton of work left to make sure they do not disappear. 2. Great Wall of China Voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall has always been an essential landmark to society. More than 10 million people visit the Great Wall every year to experience its enormous size and beauty. And while the wall has survived numerous wars, it is still under threat of disappearing today. The most substantial threat to the Great Wall comes from the massive amount of tourists that visit the landmark. Most tourists come to take photos on the wall and enjoy the scenery, while others are vandalizing the area. There are numerous examples of people carving their names into the stones that make up the wall, leaving a damaging mark on the historic wall. If vandalism wasn’t enough, recent illegal mining has caused a large section of the wall to collapse. Local preservation organizations in China have been working hard to protect this national landmark. They are trying to convince the government group that gives the mining licenses to companies, to simply restrict any mining near the wall to help protect its integrity. While this is slowly working, the preservationists are fighting against the ever-increasing economy that China is trying to grow any way it can. And while the preservationists are working to curb the vandalism by tourists with increased security and signs warning of the damage, the mining operations around the wall will be its real downfall. 1. Great Barrier Reef As one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic piece of the world not seen anywhere else. Covering a massive 344,400 square kilometers the barrier reef is home to thousands of reefs and wildlife that thrive in its unique environment. For decades people have been working to protect the Great Barrier Reefs from disappearing, with various degrees of success. Since the corals that create the Great Barrier Reef are incredibly sensitive, they are disappearing at alarming rates. There are numerous factors to their disappearance, but two of the most significant ones are coral bleaching and the massive spike in industrialization of the region. Coral bleaching comes as an effect of global warming, where the oceans become too hot for the corals to survive resulting in a massive decline of living corals. Coupled with global warming the region is going through enormous growth. The increase of shipping traffic and dredging of the seafloor results in massive impacts to the wildlife living in the area. Since the Great Barrier Reef has been under threat for many years, there are numerous organizations working hard to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the region. Many of these organizations are working with the local government to introduce new rules about fishing and shipping traffic. With the combined effort of the world working to save this amazing landscape, there is a strong hope that the Great Barrier Reef won’t disappear for many generations.
Views: 64086 Talltanic
Heavy Granite Mining Causing Wildlife Deaths in Srikakulam | Prime9 News
 
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Most of the mines are in forest areas, and birds and animals searching for water are attracted to the cyanide-laced holding ponds that are an integral part of the mining operations. There are 93 such operations in srikakulkam. Watch News, Politics, Sports, Business news, film news, Technology News, Latest updates, Celebrity information, Movie releases. Follow us : https://facebook.com/prime9news https://twitter.com/prime9news?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/prime9news/
Views: 231 Prime9 News
4. Kennecott Eagle Mine: Scientists Reveal A Dangerous Plan
 
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Scientists and engineers explain how a proposed mine in Michigans Upper Peninsula could be dangerous to the regions waters. National Wildlife Federation works on protecting wildlife and wild places. To learn more go to http://bit.ly/1366fHf
Views: 2846 National Wildlife
Don't Let Coal Destroy Our Wildlife and Landscapes
 
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"We have the ability to hold on to a spectacular, beautiful planet and pass that on to our kids and our grandkids." Your voice for vulnerable wildlife makes a difference! Stop coal mining from harming our wildlife and public lands at https://www.nwf.org/coal
Views: 316 National Wildlife
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: 3783 TvAgro
BOL380- Don Picky and the effects of mining at Kaa Iya
 
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Don Luis Tipze shares his perspective about mining inside the protected area.
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How does deforestation effect wildlife?
 
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This is a video about deforestation
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Environmental Impact of War
 
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When people are dying from war, we forget to think about the environment, and that’s totally understandable: but this is a topic we cannot ignore. Let the UN know that we need a 5th Geneva Convention to protect the environment and wildlife, even in times of war. You can visit the United Nations Environment Program at: https://www.unenvironment.org/ And you can contact them at: [email protected] And if you think these issues are as important as we do, please subscribe. Together we really can make a difference. Tell us what you think on Twitter: @honestreporting Or talk to the host: @danielspeaksup Website: http://honestreporting.com/ Follow us on Facebook http://bit.ly/2MIe5io
Views: 115859 HonestReporting Videos
Sunrises And Wildlife on Surface Coal Mine
 
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There are beautiful sunrises from a surface coal mine, and plenty of wildlife. Here are just a few that I could get a camera on.
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11 Things Found After Japanese Tsunami
 
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Some of the craziest things will wash up after a big storm like an entire yacht on top of a building and soccer ball across the country! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. A Japanese Dock This piece of debris happened to be part of a Japanese dock that was torn from its moorings during the tsunami and washed up on the shores of Oregon and brought back what researchers believe to be about 100 tons of sea life. Scientists from the Oregon State University state that the 66-foot-long deck has around 13 pounds of organisms per square foot. The dock did not show any signs of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown caused by the tsunami, but it did pose the threat of carrying invasive species. What that means is that these creatures that aren’t natives to the area could potentially throw the local ecosystems out of whack and cause irreparable damage to the native wildlife, such as the dread zebra mussel. 5. A Mystery Creature There have been some unusual things that have washed up on random shores after tsunamis, this being one of them. After the 2011 tsunami hit, this giant white mass had been washed out onto the shore of Japan and had many of the locals, along with everyone who watched this video on YouTube, wondering what it even was? Some thought it to be a brand new creature that had risen from the dark depths of the ocean floor while others speculated it was merely a large rock or boulder. Don’t worry, officials have concluded that this isn’t some new species that’s going to wipe us out. They simply stated that it’s most likely just a mass of whale blubber from the carcass of a dead whale that’s pretty much unrecognizable. 4. A Shipping Tote Back in November of 2014, this shipping tote had washed up near the shores of Seal Rock in Oregon. This 4-by-5 foot plastic shipping tote had been floating out at sea for the last 3 years since the tsunami struck and amassed around 200 blue mussels that were attached to it. Like the dock that was found in 2012, this tote was a potential host for carrying invasive species and scientist eventually determined it as a non-threat to the surrounding environment. Still, the amount of debris, the total estimated to be around 18.11 million tons with 70 percent of the debris sinking to the bottom of the ocean, is still rather high and is still washing up years after that tragic event took place. 3. Various Trash A barge from the fishing town of Ucluelet in British Columbia had carried in around “super sacks” of debris caused by the tsunami. Those sacks are designed to hold up to 1,000 pounds, so you can only imagine how heavy all that weight could possibly be. Ever since the tsunami struck, there have been volunteer pickups in the town where local and Japanese students have gotten involved. They’ve managed to collect all different sorts of garbage such as styrofoam, pieces of Japanese houses, and other debris. Though they’ve made progress, their results haven’t been achieved through smooth sailing. The coastline of Ucluelet is described as remote and rugged which made the cleanups very difficult and the fact that there was already debris unrelated to the tsunami already there makes for even more trash than expected. 2. An Entire Ship This yacht happened to be discovered in the Iwate Prefecture in Northeastern Japan in the town of Otsuchi nearly two months after the tsunami had hit. The ship weighs in at an incredible 200 tons and it’s a huge surprise that the two-story building that is supporting all that weight is still somehow managing to keep from collapsing. It’s hard to even process the amount of force needed to lift the ship. 1. A House As one of the most powerful and deadly disasters that can occur in nature, the tsunami is one that leaves devastation in its wake. Their sheer force can only be imagined by those who have never witnessed what it can be capable of at first hand and even then you can never come close to doing it justice. Take for example this house that was a part of the Fukushima debris. This was someone’s entire home where they built a life for themselves around it and in a matter of moments, it was swept off its foundation and carried out into the sea, along with what is estimated to be another 200,000 buildings.
Views: 16125646 Talltanic
Deforestation - Understanding the Causes, Problems and Conservation Techniques
 
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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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Impacts of mining on foraging bats
 
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My team is participating in the Quarry Life Awards 2018. We are investigating on how quarry activities affects foraging bats. Bats play important role in the ecosystem including seed dispersal, pollination, insect population control and so on. So it is important to know how they are affected by the presence of the quarry. This non-commercial video is to help viewers understand the work we are doing, and also to educate them on some of the species of bats found at Beposo, where the quarry is located.
Views: 36 Evans Nkrumah
NewsX investigation: Mines endanger wildlife in Odisha - NewsX
 
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NewsX's Special Investigation has been revealing the mega mining scam that's been operating in Odisha for over two decades. The loss to the exchequer is mind-numbing as is the sad reality these days -- a staggering 2 lakh crore, but the loss to the nation -- to its environment, it's priceless forests and iconic animals like elephants who are being massacred out of greed -- is even higher. For more log on to http://www.newsx.com
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Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry is Still Alive and Well
 
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Despite irrefutable scientific evidence calling out the dangers of asbestos, 2 million tons of the carcinogen are exported every year to the developing world, where it's often handled with little to no regulation. For this episode of VICE Reports, correspondent Milène Larsson traveled to the world's largest asbestos mine in the eponymous town of Asbest, Russia, to meet workers whose livelihoods revolve entirely around the dangerous mineral. Surprisingly, the risks associated with asbestos mining didn't seem to worry the inhabitants; in fact, asbestos is the city's pride, celebrated with monuments, songs, and even its own museum. Larsson then visits Libby, Montana, another mining town almost on the other side of the globe, where the effects of asbestos exposure are undeniable: 400 townspeople have died from asbestos-related diseases, and many more are slowly choking to death. Why is the deadly industry of mining and selling asbestos still alive and well? Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
Views: 1317017 VICE
Soil Pollution | Causes Of Soil Pollution | Impact | Measures | - Environmental Science
 
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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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Robert's Landcare Project - Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve
 
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Robert recently completed a Landcare project about the importance of Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and the impacts that mining would have on its unique ecosystems. Robert features some of the native fauna and flora species that are rare and endangered and footage of the amazing scenery. Plus an interview with Terri Irwin. To help us Save Steve's Place please sing our petition. http://www.savestevesplace.com/
Views: 12369 Australia Zoo
Say No to Plastic
 
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Mime performed by IFS probationers of 2016th batch on 'SheetUtsav' The winter Festival 2017 sending message and raising awareness on harmful effects of plastic on life (not just wildlife)
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Profit Over Grizzlies: Trump Admin Tries to Gut Endangered Species Act for Oil & Mining Interests
 
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https://democracynow.org - The Trump administration has announced plans to gut the Endangered Species Act, ordering federal agencies to consider economic impacts before listing animals to be protected under the law. The newly proposed guidelines by the Interior Department would allow corporations involved in mining, drilling or other forms of extraction to proceed with projects that would otherwise be prohibited. The Trump administration’s proposed rules are among several recent attacks endangering the Endangered Species Act. Earlier this month, the Congressional Western Caucus introduced a package of nine bills to “modernize” the ESA. In introducing the legislation, Republican Congressmember Don Young of Alaska said, “The Endangered Species Act has been weaponized and misused by environmental groups for too long.” We speak to Kierán Suckling, executive director and a founder of the Center for Biological Diversity. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: https://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
Views: 5976 Democracy Now!
In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns
 
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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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Illegal Mining In Peru Destroying Amazon Rainforest Part II
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru.
Views: 875 MiningNewsTodayTV
The Truth About Phosphate Mining
 
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This presentation discusses the impact on water, health, wildlife, the environment, and more.
Views: 71 Jeff Dymek
Illegal mining in Peru destroying Amazon rainforest Part I
 
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Illegal gold miners in Peru are destroying thousands of hectares of the Amazon forest, home to some of the world's most important biodiversity. Biologists are working to save wildlife in the area, as their habitats are destroyed or endangered by the gold diggers. At the same time, stopping the mining is presenting a tough challenge for the government. In the final instalment of a three-part series, Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios in Peru. Source: AlJazeeraEnglish
Views: 1853 MiningNewsTodayTV
Part 2 of 4 - Tanzania: Mining, Wildlife, Tourism & Hunting, Forestry
 
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Tanzania: Environment and Development Opportunities and Challenges - Part 2 of 4 George Jambiya is a Tanzania natural Resources Forum (TNRF) Board Member and Governance Advisor to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Coastal East Africa Initiative. In September 2011, he was invited to speak at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) strategy conference, held in the UK.
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Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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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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Sustainable Coal Mining, Forests and Structural Reforms
 
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BHOPAL, May 5: Managing Director MP State Forest Development Corporation Ravindra Nath Saxena has stressed the need for structural reforms and pitched for an extraordinary and radical approach to solve energy crisis and address issues relating to forest, environment, Wildlife Protection Act, Forest Rights Act and financial closure at pre-operational planning stage. Speaking exclusively to Lalit Shastri for Newsroom24x7, Mr.Saxena drew attention to the fact that there are 584 coal blocks in the country--almost all of them situated in forest areas. About 30-40 small coal blocks are located in Teak forests, rest--approximately 524 coal blocks--are situated in Sal forests, he pointed out. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 & Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (EIA Notification, 2006) provides for assessment of the cases but parameters for assessment are not defined, he said adding artificial and complicated parameters have been adopted by Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC), Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC), Standing Committee of National Wildlife Board (NWB). Parameters change with the modification in composition of these committees and this constitutes the root cause of delay in according clearances. The target production (Integrated Energy Policy) of 2600 mt of coal by 2032 is not possible without development of indigenous coal resources. Mr. Saxena said and went on to explain that diversion with effective mitigation planning is possible (11.3% of opencast production cost). Alternate wildlife corridors [Section-38O(g) of Wildlife Protection Act] can be developed, fragmentation & porosity can be taken care-off. Indigenous coal is still much cheaper than imported coal. All these are factors under control of Government of India.
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Dollars In Their Eyes
 
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Mining
 
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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
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AIR POLLUTION- A New Disaster #DELHI | Reasons behind Air Pollution | Impact & Remidies |
 
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Environmental Science: High School Learning: Air Pollution ~Topics Covered What is Air and Air Pollution? Causes Of Air Pollution Impact Of Air Pollution Remedies ~Air And Air Pollution -Air: mixture of various components like carbon dioxide,nitrogen,oxygen,water vapor or trace gases (less in quantity for example Argon,Xenon,Helium,Neon,Krypton). -composition of gases: nitrogen (78.08%);Oxygen(20.95%);Carbon Dioxide(0.038);Hydrogen(0.00005%) etc -Air Pollution: any change in the composition of the gases, which have harmful effects on the environment,is called as “Air Pollution”. ~What is the cause of Air Pollution? -Air Pollution is caused due to “Air Pollutants”. Air pollutant are the substances in the air which have an adverse effect on humans and ecosystem. -these pollutant can be any of the following: methane, carbon dioxide,nitrogen oxide,etc. -these pollutants can either be solid, liquid or in a form of gas, naturally produced or man made. -six common pollutants are: ground level ozone,lead,sulfur dioxide,nitrogen dioxide,carbon monoxide,particulate matter. -kinds of pollutants: *Primary pollutants: produced from processes such as ash from volcanic eruption, vehicle exhaustion etc.For example:carbon monoxide (CO),nitric oxide(NO),sulphur dioxide (SO2),nitrogen dioxide(NO2),ammonia(NH3),particulates(PM),volatile organic compounds(VOCs). *Secondary Pollutants: not emitted directly from the environment rather are formed in the air after primary pollutants react or interact with some other pollutants. These are produced from the primary pollutants.For example:sulphur trioxide(SO3),ntric acid(HNO3),hydrogen peroxide(H2O2),sulphuric acid(H2SO4),particulates,ozone(PM),ammonium(NH4+). -there may be pollutants which might fall under both the categories ~Sources Of Air Pollutants 1. Natural: dust particles,gases released from the body processes,pollen dispersal,smoke from wildfires,volcanos,natural radioactivity . (Each point discussed). 2. Man-made:burning of fossil fuels,agricultural activities,landfill activities,exhaust from factories and industries,mining operation,artificial radioactivity.(Each point discussed). ~Impact Of Air Pollution Effect/ Impact on Environment 1. Global Warming: 2. Acid Rain 3. Green House Effect 4. Hole in Ozone Effect/Impact on Human Health 1. Irritation,Bronchitis,Headache 2. Reduced capacity of blood to carry oxygen 3. Decrease in vision and causing cardio vascular disorders 4. CO and No react with hemoglobin and reduced O2 carrying capacity of blood 5. Headache and nausea 6. Lung problems 7. Asthma 8. Damage to heart,brain,eyes 9. Heavy metals like lead causing poisoning Effect/Impact on Plants 1. Decreased yield 2. Bad quality of crop production 3. Decreased growth rate and increased death rate of plants Effect/Impact on Wildlife 1. Loss of habitat and natural environment 2. Pollutants in air, forcing the species to move further away 3. Chemicals in water affecting marine life 4. Death ~Remedies 1. Creating awareness among people involving the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” slogan. *awareness points * -ensure area near you is clean -plant trees along busy streets as they remove particulates,carbon dioxide and absorb noise. -make use of wind energy and solar energy,as well as other renewable energy,to minimize burning of fossil fuels -encouraging people to use public transport,walk or use a cycle -regular check up of our vehicles -selection of suitable fuel -industries and waste disposal sites should be situated outside the city -adapt to good industrial process and practices -destroying the pollutants by thermal or catalytic combustion 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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Environmental and Wildlife Management Technology - Field Station
 
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The VTV crew went up to the Environment and Wildlife Technology field station up in Gore, Qc, where students made presentations to local elementary and highschool students at the annual Open House. Check out their Program at: http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/ewm/ Edited by: Priyesh Patel
U.S. Officials Plan to Block New Mining Claims in National Park
 
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On Monday, U.S. officials said that they plan to block new mining claims outside of Yellowstone National Park. According to the officials, mining claims on at least 30,000 acres north of the national park would be prohibited for at least two years and a long-term ban is also reportedly being considered as well. The move comes after two new gold exploration proposals north of Yellowstone drew strong opposition from local business owners, environmentalists and elected officials in the state of Montana. Opponents of the expeditions say that mining would industrialize wild areas populated by wildlife, harm streams that drain into the Yellowstone River and dampen tourism. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-11-21-US-Yellowstone-Gold/id-cf0d91f0394845b59d45e083c340b140 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Did President Trump Open National Parks and Wildlife Refuges for Coal Mining?
 
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Did President Trump Open National Parks and Wildlife Refuges for Coal Mining? President Trump lifted a temporary moratorium on leasing federal lands for coal mining, but that activity was never completely shut down. President Trump opened National Parks and wildlife refugees to coal mining. Source : http://www.snopes.com/coal-mining-federal-lands-leases/
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EHP solutions for mining industry
 
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A glimpse of what EHP offers for modern mines for environmental monitoring and environmental safety.
Defending Marine Wildlife | Explorer
 
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In their mission to stop fishing of the endangered totoaba fish, the Sea Shepherd crew finds other animals caught up in fishing nets. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Watch all clips of Explorer here: http://bit.ly/WatchExplorer ➡ Get More Explorer: http://bit.ly/MoreExplorer ➡ EXPLORER AIRS MONDAYS 10/9c. About Explorer: Explorer, the longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, continues as a series of major specials on the National Geographic Channel. In the course of more than two thousand films, Explorer has taken viewers to more than 120 countries, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating stories of science, nature, and culture. 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. Defending Marine Wildlife | Explorer https://youtu.be/V-wFu_MeYjE National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Monday Creek Wildlife Monitoring - Wood Ducks
 
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Three pairs of Wood Ducks have been frequenting this man made pond which supplies water to an Acid Mine Drainage treatment system. It is great to see the Wildlife returning and using these reclaimed mining areas!
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A TOWN WHERE THE WILD ANIMALS WALK FREE - ORANJEMUND // Planet Michaels Family
 
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HELLLO WORLD! Have you ever seen a town where wild animals walk around like it is their territory? We have a town in Namibia, actually called a Diamond Town, because it is a mining town, and it is called Oranjemund. It is a beautiful place, and the Oryx are running around town. Thank you Ricardo Michaels Architects for sponsoring this video. Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rmarchnam/ Website: http://rmarch.com.na/ E N J O Y T H E J O U R N E Y W I T H U S! B Y E F O R N O W ! *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤* F O L L O W O U R J O U R N E Y: PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND FOLLOW US ON ALL OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES TO SEE WHERE WE GO ON OUR ADVENTURES! Y O U T U B E: https://www.youtube.com/PlanetMichaels I N S T A G R A M: https://www.instagram.com/planet_michaels/ F A C E B O O K: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetMichaels8/ T W I T T E R: https://twitter.com/PlanetMichaels P A T R E O N: https://www.patreon.com/PlanetMichaels *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤* TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US: PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK: https://www.youtube.com/PlanetMichaels/About www.planetmichaels.com *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤* G E N E R O U S F R I E N D S C A N S E N D U S S T U F F: (We will HIGHLIGHT it on our Vlog ;) P O Box 97142, Maerua Mall, Windhoek NAMIBIA EMAIL: [email protected] *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤* M U S I C B Y: YouTube Audio Library - Free Music and Sound Effects No Copyright Sounds, Joachim Karud https://www.youtube.com/user/NoCopyrightSounds All Music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤* If you have reached this END and still reading this... YOU ARE LOADED WITH AWESOMENESS !!! THANK YOU!! ;) MUCH LOVE FROM PLANET MICHAELS FAMILY! *❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*❤*
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TalkingStickTV - J. Michael Fay - Dangers of Large-Scale Mining in British Columbia
 
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Interview with J. Michael Fay, Wildlife Conservation Society scientist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence about his recent investigation of mining impacts in British Columbia. For more info: http://www.http://unukriverpost.org/
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Los Cedros and Mining in Ecuador’s Rainforests
 
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Please SHARE this video and assist the campaign by signing the PETITION: http://www.rainforestinformationcentre.org/save_ecuadors_forests_from_mining And supporting the CROWDFUND: https://www.fundmyplanet.org/campaign/11/save-ecuadors-forests-from-mining ------------- I'm at our project in the Dead Sea Valley in Jordan, one of the lowest and and driest places on Earth. Here we see permaculture transforming such a harsh degraded place into an oasis of abundance. By contrast, I just learned that one of the highest, wettest, and most species-rich ecosystems on the planet is slated for destruction. I spoke in a recent video about the threat from mining to the Los Cedros Reserve in Ecuador. Now our friends at the Rainforest Information Centre and their Ecuadorian partners have discovered that Los Cedros is only one of 39 previously protected forests totaling nearly ¾ million hectares and a million hectares of indigenous territories that have been concessioned to multinational mining companies. This was done secretly without the prior informed consent of the indigenous peoples and local communities, in violation of the Ecuadorian Constitution and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This is an environmental and human disaster not only for Ecuador, but the entire world. Ecuador has the highest biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation. Most of the areas affected by these concessions are within the ‘Tropical Andes’, the most diverse of the world’s 36 ‘Biodiversity Hotspots’, that are the world’s top priority areas for conservation. These forests are at the headwaters of both the Amazon and Chocó Rainforests, whose rivers empty into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Industrial mining is the world’s most massively destructive and toxic industry. These mines will impact not only local communities, but entire watersheds with acidified heavy metal-laden waters from source all the way to the oceans. (Heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, and lead, concentrate in the tissues of living organisms –including humans- as they move up the food chain.) Andean cloud forests are primary producers of water and climate stability at local, regional, and global levels. At a time when we are witnessing climate chaos throughout the world on a daily basis, it is insane to destroy our last fountains of hope to heal our abused planet. Permaculture provides a powerful framework to design solutions, but is dependent on three ethical principles: Care of the Earth; Care of people; Share surplus to reinvest toward these ends. Mining in Ecuador’s rainforests does the opposite: it devastates Earth’s most critical ecosystems and communities to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few, leaving gaping wounds that will leach toxins into the biosphere for centuries. This is totally unnecessary to meet the true economic needs of civilization. Minerals for industry can be provided without destroying our life-support system. True-cost accounting, biomimetic innovations in resource efficiency, reduction of built-in obsolescence, and the recycling of minerals already mined could supply world demand almost in its entirety. We need to enjoin global financial institutions to stop subsidizing destructive mining and invest in such cutting-edge alternatives. But first we must make a stand to defend the heart of the Tropical Andes: Ecuador’s rainforests! We had a tremendous impact with our prior video for Los Cedros. My old friend John Seed tells me that 1000 petition signatures and over half the $18,000 raised to protect Los Cedros streamed in during the days following our last video and that this money paid for the research which unearthed the horrifying statistics I’ve just shared with you. Please help the campaign by Ecuadorean civil society to rescind these concessions by signing the PETITION and by supporting the CROWDFUND. www.rainforestinformationcentre.org
Let's Protect Armenia from Toxic Pollution
 
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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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