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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
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How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape in West Virginia
 
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Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
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Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal
 
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Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal. We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal -- which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off. Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on http://VICE.com in 2009 Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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The shocking danger of mountaintop removal – and why it must end
 
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"What is the ethical obligation of the scientist who believes populations are in danger?" That was the question that professor Michael Hendryx asked himself when he began to uncover the detrimental health effects of mountain top removal in Appalachia. Mountaintop removal mining—the practice of blowing off the tops of mountains in order to access coal with lower sulfur content—holds fewer health risks for miners, but the health implications for people living in close proximity to MTR locations have long been unknown, and even disputed. With their research, Michael and his team found evidence that the populations living near mountaintop removal sites saw significantly higher rates of birth defects, serious disease, and mortality. However, Michael's research met strong opposition from the coal industry and from local coal country governments, who didn't want his findings to be shared. Tune in to Michael's 2017 TEDMED Talk to find out how he's working to stand up for the Appalachians living near MTR sites and to establish the public health consequences of coal mining once and for all.
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Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
 
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Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this video shows firsthand footage of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impacts on Appalachian mountains, drinking water and families. Mountaintop removal is a mining practice where explosives are used to blast the tops off mountains to expose the thin seams of coal beneath. Once blasted, earth and coal dust from the mountaintop is dumped into neighboring valleys and waterways. Hundreds of mountaintops have been lost forever to MTR, and according to a 2005 environmental impact statement, nearly 2,000 miles of Appalachian streams have already been buried or contaminated by the devastating mining practice. Take action today and tell banks to stop financing this American tragedy at http://ran.org/mtrbanks
Impacts of Mining
 
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-­‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-­‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Hearing: Federal Government Must Study Health Impact of Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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A Congressional hearing this morning focused in part on efforts by Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and others to study the health consequences of mountaintop removal coal mining. Displaying a bottle of contaminated water from the well of the Urias family in Eastern Kentucky, Yarmuth questioned Dr. Matthew Wasson, director of programs for Appalachian Voices, about the need for such a study. The hearing took place in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. "They don't need a website in their community to know there's a health problem associated with that water," Yarmuth said of those who live near mountaintop removal mining sites. "If that were the drinking water here in Congress, we not only wouldn't drink it -- we would not stand for it." Despite more than 20 peer-reviewed studies showing correlations between increased health risks and mountaintop removal mining, the federal government has yet to conduct a single study on the health consequences of the practice, in which coal operators use heavy machinery and explosives to remove upper levels of mountains and access coal seams beneath. These operations often result in contamination of surrounding land and water supplies. This Congress, Yarmuth introduced H.R. 526, the Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE) Act, which would halt permits for mountaintop removal mining operations until the federal government can study its health impacts on nearby communities and declare the practice safe. According to recent peer-reviewed research, people living near mountaintop removal coal mining sites have increased rates of cancer, birth defects, and mortality. Additionally, an analysis in the journal Science found communities near mountaintop removal coal mining sites experience higher rates of chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease, as well as higher levels of adult hospitalizations for chronic pulmonary disorders and hypertension.
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Markey: Mountain Top Removal Mining Destroys Environment, Harms Public Health - Feb. 3, 2016
 
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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
Professor Pat McGinley - A Brief History of Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Professor Pat McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, provides a brief outline of the history of mountaintop removal mining. He is interviewed by Steve Johnson, an environmental law professor at Mercer Law School.
Views: 73 Stephen Johnson
Coal Mining Effects
 
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Video showing the aftermath of coal mining
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Professor Pat McGinley - Valley Fills and their Environmental Impacts
 
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Professor Pat McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, discusses the legal regime that authorizes valley fills from mountaintop removal mining, and the environmental impacts of the fills. He is interviewed by Steve Johnson, an environmental law professor at Mercer Law School.
Views: 38 Stephen Johnson
Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining
 
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For more videos, go to http://news.discovery.com/videos/discovery-news-earth/. Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports.
Views: 10851 Discovery
Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
 
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Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this video shows firsthand footage of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impacts on Appalachian mountains, drinking water and families. Mountaintop removal is a mining practice where explosives are used to blast the tops off mountains to expose the thin seams of coal beneath. Once blasted, earth and coal dust from the mountaintop is dumped into neighboring valleys and waterways. Hundreds of mountaintops have been lost forever to MTR, and according to a 2005 environmental impact statement, nearly 2,000 miles of Appalachian streams have already been buried or contaminated by the devastating mining practice. Thanks to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for permission.
Views: 310 theallianceforappal
Pat McGinley - Representing Communities Affected by Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Professor Pat McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, discusses his experiences representing communities affected by mountaintop removal mining. He is interviewed by Steve Johnson, an environmental law professor at Mercer Law School.
Views: 43 Stephen Johnson
The Coal Mine Next Door: The Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal
 
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The Trump administration and United States Congress have endangered public health by ending measures, including defunding a scientific study, that address the human and environmental risks of mountaintop removal, a form of surface coal mining prevalent in central Appalachia.
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The Health Impacts of Coal
 
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Polluting our air, water, and land, coal production and usage profoundly affects our environment. Clean air, clean water - our birthright? This previews the documentary: Burning the Future: Coal in America directed by David Novack. This compelling documentary explores the effects the nation's coal dependency has on the residents of the Appalachian states, a region plagued by toxic water, devastating floods and disappearing mountain ranges. Novack's cameras observe West Virginian activists mount a seemingly impossible battle against the U.S. government-backed coal industry to save their families, their communities and their way of life.
Views: 8329 SustainableGuidance
Professor Pat McGinley - Mountaintop Removal Mining Litigation Stories
 
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Professor Pat McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, discusses some of the challenges involved in litigating mountaintop removal mining cases. He is interviewed by Steve Johnson, an environmental law professor at Mercer Law School.
Views: 27 Stephen Johnson
Mountaintop Removal
 
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In Appalachia, a last-minute change in mining rules by the Bush Administration affects how coal companies can dump debris in watersheds--a major environmental impact from mountaintop removal mining operations.
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Mountaintop Removal: Background
 
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This video gives background information on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and was created for a project in Environmental Engineering 1. The purpose was for background only--no information on the effects are shown, although the impacts of Mountaintop Removal (both on humans and on the environment) are significant and negative. Please watch and leave a comment for me! The information in this video was obtained from: http://mountainjustice.org/facts/steps.php ; information about the impacts of Mountaintop Removal can also be found there.
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Fight against Mountaintop coal removal
 
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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. [includes rush transcript]
Views: 781 Donovon Ceaser
Beneath the Surface: The Impacts of Mining
 
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N-Map created the Beneath the Surface series to inform rural communities facing mining about their rights, and empower them with legally sound strategies for protecting themselves. Each video in the series features a relevant story from a different community around the world, exposing the environmental and human devastation caused by mining, while highlighting a successful community driven tactic for fighting the powerful multinational corporations responsible.
Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 1 of 2
 
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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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The Last Mountain
 
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In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. The citizens argue the practice of dynamiting the mountain's top off to mine the coal within pollutes the air and water, is responsible for the deaths of their neighbors and spreads pollution to other states. Yet, regardless of evidence supporting these claims, Big Coal corporations repeat the process daily in the name of profit. Massive profit allows Big Coal to wield incredible financial influence over lobbyists and government officials in both parties, rewrite environmental protection laws, avoid lawsuits and eliminate more than 40,000 mining jobs, all while claiming to be a miner's best friend. As our energy needs increase, so does Big Coal's control over our future. This fact and a belief that America was founded on the democratic principal that no individual or corporation owns the air and water and we all share the responsibility of protecting it, drives these patriotic citizens and their supporters from outside of Appalachia, like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to keep fighting.A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America's energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all. Written, directed and produced by Bill Haney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder and president of the eco-housing start-up, Blu Homes, THE LAST MOUNTAIN was co-written and edited by Peter Rhodes and produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Narrated by William Sadler, the film features original music by composer Claudio Ragazzi and includes the song "Your Control" by Crooked Fingers and Neko Case. Category:
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Judy Bonds on Mountain Top Removal and its impacts
 
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Judy covers the event that made her an activist, about the impacts that MTR is having on the communities of West Virginia as well as on what they need to successfully stop MTR
Mountain Top Removal
 
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In Appalachia, a last-minute change in mining rules by the Bush Administration affects how coal companies can dump debris in watersheds -- a major environmental impact from mountaintop-removal mining operations. Visit AssignmentEarth.org to learn more!
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Exploring Mountaintop Removal with SouthWings
 
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Fly along with Tom White of SouthWings as we explore the devastation in the southern part of our state caused by mountaintop removal. This method of mining has not only caused irreversible damage to the environment, but it has contaminated the well water of families across Appalachia and caused unthinkable sickness and strife.
Professor Pat McGinley - Mountaintop Removal Mining and Environmental Justice
 
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Professor Pat McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, discusses the environmental justice implications of mountaintop removal mining. He is interviewed by Steve Johnson, an environmental law professor at Mercer Law School.
Views: 41 Stephen Johnson
Vivian Stockman and Don Blankenship Debate Mountaintop Removal Mining in WV Part 2
 
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Vivian Stockman of Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OHVEC) and Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, debated mountaintop removal on WOWK 13 News' Decision Makers. Bray Cary moderated the debate.
Views: 295 CAYENWV
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Mountaintop Mining | PBS
 
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Christians and the environment. As proposed new rules may allow coal companies to expand mountain top removal mining, Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers to the mountains of West Virginia, which are being stripped for their coal with often disastrous environmental consequences for surrounding communities, to report on local evangelical Christians who are turning to their faith to help save the earth. The program airs Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS. To watch online visit: http://wwww.pbs.org/moyers Check your local listings at: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/about/airdates.html
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mountaintop removal fox environmental science
 
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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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Appalachian Coal's Dirty Trail
 
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Shows the destruction and pollution caused by mountaintop removal mining and coal use... SOURCES: ---- The Mountaintop Removal Road Show - http://www.mountainroadshow.com/ ---- Mountain Justice - http://www.mjsb.org/html/mtr.html ---- Coal Is Dirty - http://www.coal-is-dirty.com/ ---- Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition - http://www.ohvec.org/ ---- I Love Mountains - http://www.ilovemountains.org/ ---- Kentuckians For The Commonwealth - http://www.kftc.org/our-work/canary-project/resources/fight-back/smcra ---- The Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.kftc.org/ ---- Appalachian Voices - http://www.appvoices.org/ ---- Wikipedia the free online Encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/ ---- EIA Kids Energy - http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=coal_home-basics ---- Mad Scientist - http:www.madsci.org/posts/1262744400 ---- Sludge Safety Project - http://www.sludgesafety.org/what_me_worry/heavy_metal.html ---- The Mountaintop Mining Consequences article (by a dozen concerned scientists) in the Jan. 7, 2010 issue of Science magazine - http://endmtr.com/palmer_mtr_science2010.pdf ---- The Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/mercury/control_emissions/global.htm ---- 2003 EPA Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Mountaintop Mining/Valley Fills in Appalachia - pg. III.A-6 - http://www.epa.gov/Region3/mtntop/ ---- United Nations Environment Programme, The Global Atmospheric Assessment - http://www.unep.org/ ---- The United States Government - http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/ ---- The Environmental News Service - http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2004/2004-06-10-10.asp) ---- Earth Island Institute Journal - http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/moving_mountains1/ ---- Truly Eco- and Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine by Jasmine Greene on www.Care2.com - http://all-creatures.org/ ---- Using Radar to Protect Birds From Wind Farms - http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/using-radar-to-protect-birds-from-wind-farms/ ---- Nov. 2006 UN report - Livestocks Long Shadow - ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/A0701E/A0701E00.pdf ---- John A. McDougall, M.D. - eating healthy - www.drmcdougall.com ---------- CREDITS: ---- A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO: -- Dave Cooper of www.mountainroadshow.com for lots of information, help, and photos -- My oldest brother for his technical advice, critiques, and endless patience ---- PHOTOS BY AND FROM: --- Vivian Stockman at www.ohvec.org - Appalachian mountain, mountaintop removal, and related photos (Airplane service for her aerial shots was provided by South Wings at www.SouthWings.org) --- Darren Payne - Salamander and stream photos --- www.mountainroadshow.com and anonymous friends - Blasting, sludge, valley fill, reclamation, flood, and other mountaintop removal-related photos --- SBs (of Stinkbug Studios) oldest brother - Black cohosh blooms, bee, deer, and healthy vegan food photos --- SBs husband - Summer mountain landscape, fall lake, and close-up of fall trees photos --- SB - Her solar cooker in use photo --- Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons Photos by: Ken Thomas, Jfacew, David Jolley, Dirk Ingo Franke, Mike Schiraldi, Spiritrock4u, Alfred Palmer, Jacob Windham, OlofE, FloraFarm GmbH Katharina Lohrie, Gzirk, Ersol, Anna, Marcbel, Drw25, Miya.m, and a few anonymous photographers --- The U.S. government and NASA (Public Domain photos) ---- 3-D THINGS: --- Mossy Rocks by DOA Services at www.doaservices.com --- 3-D Globe by Fringewood Design at http://cgi.fringewood.com/ with its textures from http://www.oera.net/How2/TextureMaps2.htm --- Plug & Socket (from toaster) and Branch (dead tree) by 3d true at www.3dtrue.com --- Eagle 2 by DAZ 3D at www.daz3d.com --- Jessica Casual; Table Lamp; Primitives; Long Hair Evo by Kozaburo; Cane and Rounded Cube by Dimension 3D; and Tree Trunk by Runtime DNA - all came with Poser 8, a virtual 3-D animation program by Smithmicro
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Fighting Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining - a bargin with the devil
 
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From Bill Moyers Journal, below is the link to full 17 minutes. Mining Gone Wild....from the Griles Gone Wild Collection by Cartoonist Mark Fiore, 2005 - http://www.markfiore.com/animation/wild.html Americans Who Tell the Truth: Judy Bonds http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/pgs/portraits/Judy_Bonds.php Julia "Judy" Bonds, The Goldman Prize Winner - North America, 2003 http://www.goldmanprize.org/node/84 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-a-2003-05-25-4-Coal-66850107.html?refresh=1 http://www.grist.org/article/slaughter/ http://www.ohvec.org/links/news/archive/2003/fair_use/04_18.html http://www.ohvec.org/galleries/people_in_action/2003/04_14/index.html 1/4/2010 - Mourning the loss of Jula "Judy" Bonds http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-judy-bonds-20110108,0,1499385.story (Excerpt) "We love our life in the hollows," Bonds told a Times reporter in 2002. "There is nothing like being in the hollows. You feel snuggled. You feel safe. It seems like God has his arms around you." After winning the national Goldman prize, Bonds told the Associated Press that her activism arose from the day her grandson stood in the stream her family had enjoyed for six generations with his little fists full of dead fish — and dead fish floating all around. "'What's wrong with these fish?' he asked. That day I knew that if I didn't do something, that would be the future of our children," she said. http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/01/04/coalfield-residents-mourn-loss-of-judy-bonds/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/thousands-pay-tribute-to_b_804001.html Tribute to Judy Bonds (Excerpts from Coal Country documentary) http://tinyurl.com/2vmfp3t Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) - surface coal mining in WV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA8u9Q3wX-0 Bo Webb of Coal River, WV and Appalachia Rising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwmXOoHWvUQ The Colbert Report, 1/18/2010 If a diamond is a girl's best friend then coal is its hotter younger sister. Turning boring tree-covered mountains into exciting lifeless moon bases Margaret Palmer, a professor of biology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. Palmer discusses the environmental and health consequences of mountaintop removal, and why going a more traditional route would not only help the environment, but increase employment. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/261997/ Dishonorable James Steven Griles - http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/dishonorable-james-steven-griles Bill Moyers Journal, 9/7/2007 http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09072007/watch3.html (17 minutes) http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09072007/profile.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=moyj06s903q18b
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Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
 
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Twitter @juangangel The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes, ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. Nuss and Eckelman (2014) provide an overview of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts of metals production associated with 62 metals in year 2008. Erosion of exposed hillsides, mine dumps, tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages, creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas, a prime example being the giant Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats, and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. The implantation of a mine is a major habitat modification, and smaller perturbations occurs on an larger scale than exploitation site, mine-waste residuals contamination of the environment for example. Adverse effects can be observed long after the end of the mine activity. Destruction or drastic modification of the original site and anthropogenic substances release can have majors impact on biodiversity in the area. Destruction of the habitat is the main component of biodiversity losses, but direct poisoning caused by mine extracted material, and indirect poisoning through food and water can also affects animals, vegetals and microorganisms. Habitat modification such as pH and temperature modification disturb communities in the area. Endemics species are especially sensitive, since they need really specific environmental conditions. Destruction or slight modification of their habitat put them at the risk of extinction. Habitats can be damaged when there is no enough terrestrial as well by non-chemicals products, such as large rocks from the mines that are discarded in the surrounding landscape with no concern for impacts on natural habitat. Concentration of heavy metals are known to decrease with distance from the mine, and effects on biodiveristy follow the same pattern. Impacts can vary a lot depending on mobility and bioavailability of the contaminant : less mobile molecules will stay inert in the environment while highly mobile molecules will easily move into another compartment or be taken up by organisms. For example, speciation of metals in sediments could modify their bioavailability, and thus their toxicity for aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation plays an important role in polluted habitats : mining impacts on biodiversity should be, assuming that concentration levels are not high enough to directly kill exposed organisms, greater on the species on top of the food chain because of this phenomenon. Adverse mining effects on biodiversity depends on a great extend on the nature of the contaminant, the level of concentration at which it can be found in the environment, and on the nature of the ecosystem itself. Some species are really resistant to anthropogenic disturbances, while some other will completely disappear from the contaminated zone. Time alone does not seem to allow the habitat to recover completely from the contamination. Remediation takes time, and in most of the cases will not enable the recovery of the diversity present before the mining activity. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining Juan Gonzalo Angel www.tvagro.tv
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Mountaintop Removal (MTR) on 60 Minutes
 
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From the Citizens Coal Council archives: 60 Minutes story on Mountaintop Removal coal mining, first aired in February 2000.
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Communities at Risk from Mountaintop Removal—Inman, Virginia
 
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Coal is declining in Central Appalachia, but mountaintop removal mining is getting closer to communities, posing ever greater threats to human health and the environment. We're calling on the White House to end this American tragedy before President Obama leaves office. Take action: http://www.communitiesatrisk.org
Views: 1173 AppalachianVoices
Mountaintop Mining: The Good, Bad & Ugly - CBN.com
 
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Some methods used for extracting coal are coming under intense criticism lately from activists and the Obama-EPA alike. .. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com
Mountaintop Removal Movie from iLoveMountains.org - HQ version
 
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More than 500 mountains have been destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining. Watch this video of mountaintop removal featuring Woody Harrelson and a soundtrack featuring an original recording of "Blowin' in the Wind," sung by Willie Nelson. This video is part of the National Memorial for the Mountains, hosted by www.iLoveMountains.org.
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Coal 101: What's Wrong with Coal?
 
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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The Social & Economic Impact of Copper Mining: Maria and Jose
 
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Meet Jose and Maria. They live in Antofagasta, one of Chile's largest regions for copper mining. Learn more about the economic impact of copper in Chile in our newest report: https://bit.ly/2smaDBi
What Are The Effects Of Mining?
 
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This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
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Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 2 of 2
 
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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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How Does Mining Affect the Environment? You'll Be Shocked to Know
 
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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: 22459 Buzzle
Last Mountain Trailer
 
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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.
Silas House: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) was pleased to host award-winning author Silas House at the Virginia Festival of the Book in March 2011. Silas spoke about the tragic impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on the rural communities and natural landscape of Appalachia.
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Coal Mining and Environmental Concerns
 
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Warren Wilson College students tour the mountain top removal in Eastern Kentucky. Coal mining, according to many people in the region, is posing a grave challenge to Eastern Kentuckians.
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Rep  Raul Ruiz on Mountaintop Removal Mining Sept  10
 
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Rep. Raul Ruiz of California, a medical doctor, speaks on Sept. 10, 2015, about the health effects of mountaintop removal mining and why it needs to be treated as a serious environmental and public health issue. You can learn more at http://democrats-naturalresources.house.gov.