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Australia's biodiversity: mining
 
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Mining occurs throughout Australia, but its direct impacts on biodiversity are relatively limited compared with other major land uses because the areas affected are generally small. Dr Alan Andersen talks about the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments, use of bioindicators in rehabilitation, and biodiversity offsets. (06:12) Access CSIRO's book Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia - http://www.csiro.au/biodiversitybook Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/July/CH11-Alan-Andersen.html
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Mining Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) for solar panels - University of Leicester
 
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www.le.ac.uk https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology/research/vtmrg/tease A shift from fossil fuels to low-CO2 technologies will lead to greater consumption of certain essential raw materials. Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) are 'E-tech' elements essential in photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. They are rare and mined only in small quantities; their location within the Earth is poorly known; recovering them is technically and economically challenging; and their recovery and recycling has significant environmental impacts. Yet demand is expected to surge and PV film production will consume most Se mined and outstrip Te supply by 2020. Presently, these elements are available only as by-products of Cu and Ni refining and their recovery from these ores is decreasing, leading to a supply risk that could hamper the roll-out of PV. Meeting future demand requires new approaches, including a change from by-production to targeted processing of Se and Te-rich ores. Our research aims to tackle the security of supply by understanding the processes that govern how and where these elements are concentrated in the Earth's crust; and by enabling their recovery with minimal environmental and economic cost. This will involve 20 industrial partners from explorers, producers, processors, end-users and academia, contributing over £0.5M. Focussed objectives across 6 environments will target key knowledge gaps: The magmatic environment: Develop methods for accurately measuring Se and Te in minerals and rocks - they typically occur in very low concentrations and research is hampered by the lack of reliable data. Experimentally determine how Te and Se distribute between sulfide liquids and magmas - needed to predict where they occur - and ground-truth these data using well-understood magmatic systems. Assess the recognised, but poorly understood, role of "alkaline" magmas in hydrothermal Te mineralisation. The hydrothermal environment: Measure preferences of Te and Se for different minerals to predict mineral hosts and design ore process strategies. Model water-rock reaction in "alkaline" magma-related hydrothermal systems to test whether the known association is controlled by water chemistry. The critical zone environment: Determine the chemical forms and distributions of Te and Se in the weathering environment to understand solubility, mobility and bioavailability. This in turn controls the geochemical halo for exploration and provides a natural analogue for microbiological extraction. The sedimentary environment: Identify the geological and microbiological controls on the occurrence, mobility and concentration of Se and Te in coal - a possible major repository of Se. Identify the geological and microbiological mechanisms of Se and Te concentration in oxidised and reduced sediments - and evaluate these mechanisms as potential industrial separation processes. Microbiological processing: Identify efficient Se- and Te-precipitating micro-organisms and optimise conditions for recovery from solution. Assess the potential to bio-recover Se and Te from ores and leachates and design a bioreactor. Ionic liquid processing: Assess the ability of ionic solvents to dissolve Se and Te ore minerals as a recovery method. Optimise ionic liquid processing and give a pilot-plant demonstration. This is the first holistic study of the Te and Se cycle through the Earth's crust, integrated with groundbreaking oreprocessing research. Our results will be used by industry to: efficiently explore for new Te and Se deposits; adapt processing techniques to recover Te and Se from existing deposits; use new low-energy, low-environmental impact recovery technologies. Our results will be used by national agencies to improve estimates of future Te and Se supplies to end-users, who will benefit from increased confidence in security of supply, and to international government for planning future energy strategies. The public will benefit through unhindered development of sustainable environmental technologies to support a low-CO2 society. This film was produced by External Relations, University of Leicester in 2017. Filmed & Edited by Hayley Evans Produced by Ellen Rudge and Dan Smith
Don't trust Adani with the Great Barrier Reef
 
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Adani are an Indian mining company that want to build Australia's biggest coal port on the Great Barrier Reef coastline. The port expansion will require massive dredging and dumping in the World Heritage Area, and poses a grave risk to an already vulnerable ecosystem. When Adani built a coal port and power plant in Mundra, India, it destroyed the environment that had sustained local fishing and farming businesses for generations. Those villagers are now bravely speaking out against Adani, and they send a warning to Australia - don't trust Adani. For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: https://www.getup.org.au/donate Follow GetUp Australia here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetUp Instagram: http://instagram.com/getup_australia
Views: 56898 GetUp! Australia
Adani Indian Coal Mine in Australia gets opposed by Australian People
 
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Indian Coal Mine in Australia gets opposed by Australian People . Barnaby Joyce's 'duck pond' claim under fire as Adani coal row deepens . Here's what we know about Adani and the Carmichael mine project . Barnaby Joyce has been called "irresponsible" by one of Australia's most senior conservationists after the Deputy Prime Minister dismissed wetlands adjoining Adani's Abbot Point coal port as little more than a "duck-shooting pond". The brawl over Adani's threats to the onshore environment and the Great Barrier Reef escalated as Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson broke ranks to question a potential $1 billion government loan to develop rail infrastructure for the Indian conglomerate's proposed Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin. Australian Conservation Council president Geoff Cousins said Mr Joyce had "failed to check his facts" on the Caley Valley wetlands, a 5000-hectare bird habitat that environmentalists say was damaged by coal dust contamination from the Adani terminal during cyclone Debbie. Mr Joyce this week played down the wetlands' ecological value, describing it as a "swamp" built for duck shooters. With approval granted for a permanent rail line and a temporary construction camp, Adani's much-touted and often doubted Carmichael coal mine has taken a large step closer to becoming a reality. So who and what is Adani? A multinational company based in Ahmedabad, India, Adani Group builds and operates mines, ports and power plants. The company has operations in coal, gas and renewable energy across India, Indonesia and Australia. Adani Mining chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj has faced scrutiny for failing to disclose that a company he ran in Africa was guilty of serious environmental breaches, despite being asked to do so in a letter from the Federal Environment Department. But Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has expressed confidence Adani will operate its Australian mine safely and that the Great Barrier Reef will be protected, with "200 stringent conditions placed on this project". How big is the mine project? Adani's $22 billion Carmichael mine will be built in the Galilee Basin, west of Rockhampton. Once complete, it will be Australia's largest coal mine, with six open-cut pits and up to five underground mines. The Queensland Government estimated the life span of the mine to be between 25 and 60 years. The newly approved 31.5 kilometres of permanent rail line will form part of a 389-kilometre heavy haul line from the mine in the Galilee Basin to the Abbot Point port, south of Townsville. Where will the coal go? The mine will supply Indian power plants with enough coal to generate electricity for up to 100 million people. Coal from the mine will be processed through the Abbot Point Coal Terminal, off the coast of Bowen in north Queensland. How many jobs will it generate? Adani has claimed the mine and related operations will generate 10,000 jobs, however the Land Court of Queensland rejected this. The court instead accepted the evidence of Adani's own expert witness, Dr Jerome Fahrer of ACIL Allen, who said that in net terms the Adani mine would increase average employment by about 1,200 jobs in north Queensland, and create 1,464 jobs Australia-wide. Who has challenged the mine legally and why? Environmental groups have listed multiple concerns about the mine's impact on the Great Barrier Reef and the expansion of Australia's coal sector. Over the past six years, Adani said there had been more than 10 appeals and judicial processes. Here are some of the highest profile Federal Court cases: What's the projected benefit to the economy? Planning Australia's biggest mine Step through the key events in the planning of Australia's biggest mining project, the Carmichael coal mine in remote central Queensland. Adani estimates the project will generate at least $16.5 billion for the Australian economy, but the final figure is dependent on the mine's lifespan. The State Government said it expected to receive many millions of dollars in mining royalties, which would be spent on upgrades for schools, hospitals and roads. "Resources are extremely important for everyone in Queensland," Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said. When will construction start? Earlier this year, the Queensland Government gave the project critical status to fast-track environmental and other approvals. The Government still has to approve a water licence and minor applications for power and road access before construction can start. Adani has said it hopes work on the mine will start in the first half of 2017. Thanks for watching. Subscribe to our channel. Thanks for watching. This is World Conspiracy Daily WC Daily If you have any points comment below. Production: Hades Pictures Music By : Kevin MacLeod Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Views: 3952 WC Daily
CSD 18 Ghana - Sustainable Mining, Waste Management, Chemicals & Transport
 
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Ghana: Moving Toward Sustainability: best practice situations and useful lessons from the experiences of Ghana. Topics include measures introduced with the aim of reducing vehicular emissions by 20-30%. Pollutions Costs, Prevent It The Environment is Our Life, Lets Protect It The Minister for the Environment speaks of the thematic issues in the eighteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18 http://bit.ly/9jMuEw). She shares examples of what can be done to tackle Sustainable Mining, Chemicals Management and Transport. Some examples: - establishment of an agency for the protection of the environment, - environmental impact assessment programmes (including socio-economic assessment), - reclamation bonds, - passing bills addressing the use of toxic chemicals, - import permits, - passing laws preventing the importation of second hand vehicles that are above 10 years. The Minister also mentions that waste management remains problematic due to the lack of expertise to assist local councils in the knowledge on how to manage waste.
Views: 2271 UNDESADSD
AUSTRALIA: AIR POLLUTION PROBLEM
 
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English/Nat As representatives from around the world struggle to come up with solutions to the so-called greenhouse effect at the Climate Summit in Germany - APTV visits Australia where they are really feeling the heat. Most call it Sunny Sydney. But when there isn't enough wind to clear the pollution it changes to Smog City. The freeways are packed and most people choose not to rely on what some deem an inadequate public transport system. While pollution readings pass internationally acceptable limits - people complain because they can see it and smell it. Yet motor vehicles produce only a quarter of Greenhouse gas emissions down under. More insidious culprits are the huge coal-fired power stations that supply the eastern seaboard population. These stations produce around 50% of the invisible CO2 emissions in Australia - despite industry and government claims that they're using 'clean coal' technology. SOUNDBITE: In comparison to other OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries we have the highest rate of growth in greenhouse emissions. Recent studies show in fact, that after several years of government programmes not one ton of greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide has been saved. SUPERCAPTION: Keith Tarlo, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner This sheep is dying of thirst - indicative of the ill effects 51 straight months of drought have brought to Eastern Australia. Coal-producers are disputing the Greenhouse theory - but the official Bureau of Meteorology says evidence clearly points to global warming. SOUNDBITE: This is a smokescreen for promoting, continuing to promote, the coal industry. There is no simple way that coal technology can be part of a solution to global warming because even the most efficient coal technologies are among the most greenhouse polluting technologies available. SUPERCAPTION: Keith Tarlo, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner Many Australians are using solar power - but environmental campaigners are critical of the government's refusal to offer tax incentives to those who go solar. But these scientists think they may have come up with a solution. This year - having received substantial support from the main electricity supplier to Sydney - they're devising a new multi-layered silicone cell that will increase solar efficiency by twenty-percent. Professor Martin Green is confident that the silicone cell will rival coal-produced power not only economically - but environmentally. SOUNDBITE: Eventually we think the cells can be made extremely inexpensively. The major cost is the cost of the glass sheet that covers the cell and the final cost can be so inexpensive that you're competitive with coal-fired generated electricity. SUPERCAPTION: Professor Martin Green, University of New South Wales The use of wave power is getting less attention - except from the heavy-duty surfers. But tidal energy and sunshine - are there for Australia's taking. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/01fc33712bb5694f726c65e7d7620818 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1195 AP Archive
Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 
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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
Views: 10770486 LastWeekTonight
UN Climate Change: Coal industry adapts as US energy needs change
 
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Well, a decade ago more than fifty percent of America's electricity was produced from coal. But with cheaper alternatives and ten years of restrictions on the coal industry, jobs have slipped away. President Donald Trump has campaigned hard to reverse that decline. But as Nick Harper found out in the US state of Pennsylvania, coal country doesn't think the President can make a difference. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
Views: 343 TRT World
Mine expansion in court over climate change impact
 
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Environmental groups are attempting to prove the effects of climate change would be worsened by the expansion of a coal mine at Ulan in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Toxic mining residue could be spilled into Murray-Darling Basin
 
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Heavy rain could spill water contaminated with heavy metals into the Murray-Darling Basin from an abandoned silver mine in Queensland. Mark Willacy reports for 7.30 Read more here: http://ab.co/1YLHYA0
Views: 1916 ABC News (Australia)
Coal Industry is Dying, and It's Not Because of Obama. Here's Why.
 
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President Trump has promised that coal jobs will make a comeback. After rolling back environmental protections, it's unlikely that coal will ever be what it once was. Bill Press of TYT Network discusses with Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic. Leave your thoughts on coal and Trump's latest actions in the comments below. CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQuX4jRgybTdKu5YvVKfVSw?sub_confirmation=1 FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/bpshow http://www.facebook.com/billpressshow http://www.instagram.com/billpressshow ABOUT THE SHOW: The Bill Press Show broadcasts LIVE from Capitol Hill every Monday - Friday from 6-9am EST, bringing you a fresh, daily take on state and national politics, culture, and more. We examine the latest news with leading journalists, political thought leaders, Congressmen and women, and Senators. Tune in daily for the full show, and for a short take on the day's issues, be sure to catch The Parting Shot with Bill Press! The Bill Press Show joined The Young Turks Network in November 2016.
Views: 1522 Bill Press Video
Here's Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From
 
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Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Watch the full episode of 'Hello World: Chile': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1aMY-vU70 Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg Politics for the latest political news: http://www.youtube.com/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/ Bloomberg Television brings you coverage of the biggest business stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers, 24 hours a day: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloombergtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergTelevision Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergtv
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Coal is making a comeback
 
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FBN’s Jeff Flock discusses the coal industry’s resurgence under President Trump.
Views: 896 Fox Business
The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine
 
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If you would like to do your part in the fight against The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine, then check out the following links below! Also don’t be afraid to like and share this video so others can learn a thing or two about this proposed mega mine. Put your name amongst over 300,000 people who have shown their support for the protection of sacred Indigenous land, and for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef: Protecting Indigenous land rights - http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/our-fight/ Protecting the Great Barrier Reef - https://www.fightforourreef.org.au/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep updated with the latest news and progress of The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine on the following Facebook pages: Fight For Our Reef - https://www.facebook.com/FightForOurReef/ Australian Youth Climate Coalition - https://www.facebook.com/AYCC.org.au/ Australian Conservation Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/AustralianConservationFoundation/ GetUp! - https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This fight is simply to maintain the healthy freshwater spring complexes within the Artesian Basin and for the natural harmonious ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef to once again flourish. The transition from coal mining and fossil fuel dependence must be made to future proof the probable collapse of the Great Barrier Reef and severe damage to the Artesian Basin but also to safeguard the tourism, fishing and agricultural industries if no changes are made soon. The risk of losing complex water ecosystems, fresh water supply for thousands of rural properties, and threatening the existence of the country’s greatest natural treasure, the Great Barrier Reef would surely far outweigh the benefit of a small increase of coal mining royalties and jobs that the state of Queensland will receive through Adani’s coal mining. Choose coral over coal.
Views: 5084 Tomorrows Generation
Unearthing coal seam gas
 
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This animation provides an overview of the coal seam gas extraction process, from drilling the well to what happens to the extracted gas and water. Also explained are some potential impacts of coal seam gas development and the technique used to increase the rate of gas and water flow, known as hydraulic fracturing (fraccing). For more information about coal seam or shale gas and current research on the social and environmental impacts of Australia’s gas industry visit http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Energy/Energy-from-oil-and-gas/UnconventionalGas.aspx and http://www.gisera.org.au Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/Aug/Unearthing-coal-seam-gas.html
Views: 17200 CSIRO
What Happened to Coal?
 
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Coal has been declining in the U.S., and now big companies are declaring bankruptcy. So what lead to coal's decline in the U.S.? Inside Energy's Leigh Paterson reports.
Views: 3466 Inside Energy
advantages and disadvantages coal mining in australia
 
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Views: 531 kelly William
Benefits of Coal
 
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Views: 673 Heath Lovell
Coal Peak or Plateau? Digging into the Climate and Water Impacts of China’s Decarbonization
 
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Coal’s long reign in China may not be ending anytime soon, but aggressive policies to close coal mines and power plants while ramping up renewables have contributed to a significant drop in China’s coal consumption every years since 2013. While still leading the world in coal consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, China’s CO2 emissions have remained relatively flat over the past three years. Chinese energy experts claim the country is on track to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitments and hit peak carbon emissions by 2030, if not sooner. Yet, investments in western China into coal-to-gas industries and the power sector’s difficulties integrating expanding wind and solar farms onto the grid could stall this decarbonization. At this March 13th CEF meeting, speakers will dig behind these coal trends to discuss if they signify a near peak or if this is just a pause in coal consumption before another curve upwards.
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Digging into Adani - Four Corners, Full Documentary
 
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The dubious dealings of India's corporate colossus. When Four Corners travelled to India to investigate the activities of the giant Adani group, they soon discovered the power of the company. While attempting to film and gather information about Adani's operations, the Four Corners team had their cameras shut down, their footage deleted and were questioned for hours by police. The team were left in no doubt that their investigations into the Indian company triggered the police action. For months, Four Corners has been digging into the business practices of the Adani Group. This is the corporate colossus that plans to build Australia's biggest mine site. "I do know about Adani and that means thousands of jobs for regional Queenslanders ..." Annastacia Palaszczuk, Qld Premier The polarising debate around the proposed mine site in Queensland's Galilee Basin is often pitted as a simplistic jobs versus greenies argument. But there are influential figures in India who warn that Australians need to know much more about the Adani Group. "You know, the Australian politicians are obviously not properly briefed by their offices." Former senior energy official On Monday Four Corners examines the troubled corporate history of the Adani group in India revealing the findings of government investigations into financial and environment crimes. "The report found not accidental violations, the report found deliberate violations, wilful violations." Former Government Minister The program analyses the Adani Group's opaque financial operations and investigates the ramifications for their Australian operations. "What this tells you is that here is a business group that will not stop at anything to maximise its profits." Economist This investigation examines whether, in the rush to secure jobs and shore up the mining industry, Australian politicians have failed to properly scrutinise the company that's now hoping to receive a taxpayer funded loan of up to $1 billion for its project. "I think the Australian Government ought to do environmental due diligence, which it seems not to have done. It certainly has to do financial due diligence. Both due diligences are required, both for the financial side and from the environmental side." Indian politician Digging into Adani, reported by Stephen Long and presented by Sarah Ferguson,
Views: 16368 Geckos and Gum Leaves
The Nuclear Waste Problem
 
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Views: 1273540 Wendover Productions
Anti-Coal Activists Crash the 2014 Australian Mining Prospect Awards in Style.
 
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For the second year, we have crashed the Australian Mining awards, this time with a banner that says "Less pollution, solar solution" and "Coal ain't winning u muppets! Stop it." The same activists who crashed last year's mining awards dressed as penguins, managed to get access to the 2014 event by posing as marketing executives from 'Wild Consulting' looking to exploit drunk mining executives for business opportunities, instead taking the opportunity to turn the coal industry's feel good event of the year into yet another reality check that profiting from coal in 2014 just ins't acceptable.
22 Pros And Cons Of Coal
 
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Pros: 1. Abundant supply, concentrated in industrialized countries (US, Russia, China, India). 2. Continuous, Predictable, Reliable Source of Power. 3. Investment on Coal Energy Requires Low Capital. 4. Storage Is Safe And Simple. 5. Substantial existing infrastructure. Mature industry. 6. Coal based electricity can be produced at 2-4c/Kwh making it the cheapest electricity source. 7. It can be last up to two hundred years at the current rates of consumption. 8. Easily Converted Into Useful Energy 9. It can be made low carbon and clean with CCS and various scrubbers. 10. Wide Industrial Base 11. Liquid and gaseous coal tends to burn much cleaner than typical coal. 12. Clean coal technology is currently being used in China. 13. Relatively low capital investment (compared to gas or nuclear). Cons: 1. Coal is nonrenewable. There is a finite supply. 2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 3. Deaths Due to Coal Mining 4. High cost of transporting coal to centralized power plants. 5. Devastation of Earth and Scenery Near Coal Mines  6. Human Relocation Due to Coal Mining Destruction. 7. Coal ash is a hazard and a disposal problem. 8. Coal burning releases SOx and NOx which both cause acid rain. 9. Coal emissions linked to increased rates of asthma and lung cancer.
Views: 484 Patel Vidhu
Life long: The impact of climate change on agribusiness in Australia
 
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Climate change and the seven-year drought have had a devastating and long-term impact on agriculture in Australia, particularly the Murray Darling Basin. Over allocation, low rainfall and the government's policy of buying back water for environmental uses mean that farmers are being squeezed on a number of fronts. Dry-land farming approaches, and the efficient and innovative use of water resources, are the future for many in agribusiness that have been reliant on irrigation for their livelihood. New crops and diversification of income sources are increasingly a reality for many farms. Our presenter, Peter Fagan, has more than 35 years of experience and is the Asia Pacific Sustainability Practice Leader for MWH. His extensive experience spans the technical and organisational aspects of sustainability through public and private sector roles, including more than 30 years with New South Wales' largest water provider. Mr Fagan currently serves as a member of the Technology and Sustainability standing committee of the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. MWH Global employs approximately 7,000 experts including engineers, consultants and construction professionals globally. As specialists in water and natural resources, MWH employees use innovative ideas and technology to solve complex infrastructure and environmental challenges. MWH is Building a Better World. Meet us at http://www.mwhglobal.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Collapse of Coal
 
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American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
Views: 35092 Inside Energy
Environment Excellence - Ashton Coal Operations, Yancoal (Recreating Nature)
 
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Ashton Coal is located approximately 14 kilometres Northwest of Singleton in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW. The operations include an underground coal mine, which is overlaid by the watercourse Bowmans Creek. In December 2010, Ashton Coal was granted approval to redirect sections of Bowmans Creek, to allow for the optimised mining of coal at the Ashton Underground Mine. The proposal involved the construction of two diversions to mitigate potential impacts on the flow of Bowmans Creek, in the event mine subsidence affected direct hydraulic connection to the creek. View the other Award Winners here http://ow.ly/v30G303XSwj
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Australia's coal conundrum - 12 Sep 09
 
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Australia is the world's biggest exporter and fourth biggest producer of coal, but its rich mineral wealth has had a serious impact on the environment. The coal industry has made Australians the world's biggest carbon dioxide emitters per person ahead of the US. Now the industry, which is the bedrock of the country's industrial and economic success, says it is under threat as the government strives to introduce measures to reduce carbon emissions in the fight against climate change. Labour unions have warned that the industry will have to slash production leading to the loss of as many as 25,000 jobs. But environmental campaigners say that Australia has a moral responsibilty to change. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Newcastle, on Australia's south east coast, home to the country's coal industry.
Views: 1531 Al Jazeera English
The Chappell brothers want Adani to abandon the Carmichael coal mine
 
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16/03/2017 Geoffrey Cousins and Ian Chappell believe that the Carmichael coal mine could impact relations between India and Australia.
Views: 1545 David Marler
How many people die from coal each year in Australia?
 
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The answer is pretty surprising. -- After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia's biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council. We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available. We're a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change. Connect with us here: → Website: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil → Twitter: https://twitter.com/climatecouncil
Views: 2766 The Climate Council
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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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
 
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Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
The true impact of uranium mining
 
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The Human Cost of Power - preview version
 
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This new short film explores the health impacts associated with the massive expansion of coal and unconventional gas in Australia.Final full length version-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5DIDUB_RyA , final short version-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMM7kkV6BhE It was: Directed by Alexandra de Blas and produced by Fiona Armstrong Produced for the Climate and Health Alliance and the Public Health Association of Australia Made possible by support from Climate and Health Alliance, Public Health Association of Australia, Diversicon Environmental Foundation, Australian Cultural Fund, bankmecu, Ross Knowles Foundation, Madden Sainsbury Foundation, Robert Salter, Useful Design, Greg Cheesman Sound Design, Bionic Vincent, de Blas Communications and Fiona Armstrong.
Views: 2393 Alexandra de Blas
Coal in Wyoming Part 3 - The Future
 
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K2's Aaron Groff reports
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Can Coal Make a Comeback?
 
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April 26, 2017 The decline in US coal mining played a prominent role in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Donald Trump repeatedly promised to revive the US coal industry and bring back mining employment by removing environmental regulations. President Trump has reiterated these promises since the election. But can coal make a comeback? A new paper by the Center on Global Energy Policy, co-authored by Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff and Peter Marsters, addresses this question. After a brief presentation of the paper, the event features a panel discussion with: Jim Rogers, Former President, CEO and Chairman, Duke Energy Dr. Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs, SIPA; Director, Center on Global Energy Policy Peter Marsters, Research Analyst, Rhodium Group A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~12 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.
Australian Economy 'Cannot Be a Tax-Free Environment,' Says Treasurer
 
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Mar.19 -- Australia Treasurer Scott Morrison discusses the Australian economy and relations with China and the U.S. He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee at the G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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SILICA SAND MINES IN ARGENTINA
 
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More Details: http://www.pakistancrushers.com/contact.php USGS Minerals Information: Silica often called silica, silica sand, and quartz sand, includes sands and gravels silica mining uses open pit or dredging mining methods with Frac Sand Mining Minnesota Public Radio News Frac Sand Mining May 2013. Frac sand Two state agencies in charge of regulating the silica sand mining industry are creating a new Minnesota Public Radio Environmental Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Environmental Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand 鈥淓xploring Environmental Impacts Related to Frac Sand Mining 鈥淓nvironmental Impacts of Sand Mining in Silica Sand Mining in the Central Midcontinent - mgwa.org Silica sand is the new gold StarTribune.com Silica Sand Mining in the Central Midcontinent Tony Runkel SILICA SAND MINING Minnesota Industrial Sand Council - Aggregate Ready Mix Minnesota Industrial Sand Council address local government and public concerns about industrial sand mining. of Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin All Energy Sand Silica sand consists of many tiny crystalline silica particles That鈥檚 why silica sand is highly demanded in the mining industry. Because silica sand offers Silica Sand Mining Health Silica sand is a common part of our Exposure to silica sand particles from mining is of greatest People living in communities near silica sand mining and Industrial Sand - ia Department of Mines, Minerals ia Department of Mines, Industrial Sand. (silica) sand is presently mined at a single loion in ia. Silica Sand Mining and Health - EH: Minnesota Department Silica Sand Mining and Health. Silica sand mines may also pose some risk to groundwater and surface water, either from chemical releases or changes to the natural argentina silica sand mine plant - Crusher Screen Plate Silica Sand Washing Plant In Colombia,Mining Processing . Silica sand washing plant in open pit mine need many mining processing machines,such as jaw crusher,cone Making the Switch to Natural Quartz and Resin Coated Proppant Making the Switch to Natural Quartz and Resin Coated Proppant Argentina Produces Silica Sand or Quartz 0 Mine Sand . Wet Process . Dry Green Planet Films THE PRICE OF SAND Silica Mines, Small The Price of Sand: Silica Mines, Small Towns and Money *** VIEWER COMMENTS FROM AN APRIL 2014 broadcast of THE PRICE OF SAND on Wisconsin Public Television. All Energy Sand - Quality Silica Frac Sand Mining All Energy Sand is based in Iowa and mines high quality frac sand in Wisconsin. We are industry leaders in silica frac sand Why Choose All Energy Sand Sand mining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sand mining is a practice that is becoming an environmental issue in India. Environmentalists have raised public awareness of illegal sand mining in the state of The largest, high-purity silica sand mine in Australia our Business The largest, high-purity silica sand mine in silica sand mine in Australia Mine Site operated by MC. Silica sand is the U.S. Silica - Silica Sand Supplier - Industrial Minerals US Silica s OTTAWA WHITE U.S. Silica is a leading silica sand supplier with a focus on performance materials that are essential to modern living. Wisconsin Frac Sand Mines and Silica Dust - PSR Wisconsin Frac Sand Mines and Silica Dust Page 2 Prepared by Katie Koza, Midwest Environmental Advoes and Pam Kleiss, Physicians for Social Responsibility Investing in Frac Sand - Energy and Capital Investing in Frac Sand Proppants and what they can do for you. Of course, not all silica mines are so conveniently loed to where frac sand is needed. Sand mining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sand mining is a practice that is becoming an environmental issue in India. Environmentalists have raised public awareness of illegal sand mining in the state of silica sand mines in argentina silica sand mines in argentina. Silica Sand, Silica Sand Suppliers and Manufacturers at 45133 Results Silica Sand, You Can Buy Various High Quality Silica Respirable Crystalline Silica from Sand Mining Wisconsin Sand Mining in Wisconsin. What concerns are being raised by communities near newer sand mining operations? In addition to silica requires sand mine operators Jaw Crusher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OIR8ohTzY
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Australia's Clean Energy Future: Implications for the Mining Sector
 
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10 July 2011 marked the release of the Federal Government's much anticipated 'Securing a Clean Energy Future' Climate Change Plan, which was followed up with an Exposure Draft of the Clean Energy Bill 2011. PwC's Energy, Utilities & Mining Industry Leader, Michael Happell and Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, Liza Maimone, explore the potential impacts the mining industry faces in Australia following the release of the The Plan. http://www.pwc.com.au/industry/energy-resources/publications/carbon-pricing-mining-sector-implications.htm
Views: 1240 PwC Australia
Adani court case: the verdict
 
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With overwhelming support from the community, ACF challenged the federal government’s approval in court. Our national environment laws exist to protect our air, water and wildlife. They should be able to protect World Heritage sites like the reef. It’s madness that the government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in Australia's history when pollution is killing our reef. Since this mine was approved, global warming has fuelled the worst coral bleaching on record. If we don’t cut pollution, the Great Barrier Reef could be gone in just a few decades. This isn’t over. We won’t give up until this mine is stopped once and for all. Fifty years ago, the ACF community first came together to protect the reef from limestone and oil mining. Today, we can and will protect it from coal mining.
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Science Bulletins: Coal Mining Scars Appalachia
 
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Mountaintop removal is a type of coal mining that is both environmentally and residentially destructive. Mining companies use dynamite and huge machines called draglines to flatten mountain summit to extract the valuable seams of coal inside. Mountaintop removal occurs most commonly in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The extent of the practice is clearly visible on satellite imagery, which is featured in this Bio Bulletin.
Sad Environmental Fact - Not One Single Freshwater River Left in Southern Western Australia
 
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Links and Photos Below! Did you know that in Southern Western Australia, there is not one single entirely fresh water river left due to land clearing, salinity, as well as the rivers, lakes and eco systems have been destroyed since the 1950's by Monsanto and Bayercorp farm chemicals, pesticides and herbicide contamination. Every year many many millions of tonnes and litres of chemicals and weed herbicides, insect pesticides are sprayed on millions of acres of land around Southern Western Australia ... when it rains all of these deadly chemicals wash into rivers, native bushlands, livestock dams, lakes, oceans and much more... think about it! ... billions of animals, flora and fauna have died, because of this in less than 100 years! Hundreds, if not thousands of species of Flora and Fauna have also become extinct ... in less than 100 years! The great shame apon the Western Australian Government, Billion Dollar Mining Companies and those that clear land illegally Only 60 years ago many lakes and rivers in Southern Western Australia were freshwater... now 99% of them are completely dead, destroyed by the above causes.... I even remember swimming in freshwater lakes nearby my town... now they too are dead. Where I come from in Dumbleyung, Western Australia over 100 years ago our beautiful inland sea of Lake Dumbleyung and the rivers that flowed into it once contain millions of Fish, Marron, Yabbies, Frogs, Possums, different kangaroo species, many varieties of geckos, snakes and lizards... I could go on and on and on ... you name it, and was likely there! Beautiful Videos by Me of Lake Dumbleyung, Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/search?query=lake+dumbleyung Marron - Department of Fisheries www.fish.wa.gov.au/Species/Marron/Pages/default.aspx Marron - as big as Lobsters and Crayfish - Amazing Huge Marron Photos - Google Images https://tinyurl.com/y9dz86h8 Marron - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marron BIG MARRON WITH A BUSH SNARE - YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bbgTbtDHDg Yabbies - Department of Fisheries http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Fishing-and-Aquaculture/Aquaculture/Aquaculture-Management-and-Licensing/Pages/Farming-Yabbies.aspx Common Yabby - (Small Freshwater Crayfish) Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_yabby Yabby - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yabby Western Australian Yabbys (Gilgie) Prounced in W.A. as Joogy or Koonacs (Photos Google images) https://tinyurl.com/yatvmon4 Cambinata Yabbies www.cambinatayabbies.com.au/ Cambinata Yabbies supplies Australian and export markets with unique, exquisite crustaceans. Located in Kukerin, Western Australia Some of these species of Fish would have once lived in Lake Dumbleyung Native Freshwater Fishes - Freshwater Fish Group & Fish Health Unit http://www.freshwaterfishgroup.com/native-freshwater-fishes.php Australian endangered species: Western Swamp Tortoise theconversation.com/australian-endangered-species-western-swamp-tortoise-11630 Western Australian Freshwater Turtles (Photos Google images) https://tinyurl.com/ybo4zenh Australian endangered species: Western Swamp Tortoise theconversation.com/australian-endangered-species-western-swamp-tortoise-11630 Western Swamp Tortoise | Perth Zoo https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/animal/western-swamp-tortoise Western Swamp Turtle (Photos) https://tinyurl.com/y8y65wo3 My other videos of interest Meteorite Island - The Ancient Sacred Aboriginal Site Being Destroyed & Mined in the Shire of Dumbleyung - The Great Southern - Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_0hXKerqKmZ81xehfctblst Frogs & Tadpoles of the Upper Great Southern Region - South East Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_1eA-PaBVKl8xB7T1QVHijJ Lake Dumbleyung - The Great Southern - Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_1VSCyDRr3X2LTdEmtezU97 Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_3BF290U0ZG8wqcgSym3zsf Mother Nature Will One Day Reclaim Mother Earth, Witnessing the Destruction Caused By Modern Day Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbb684X7Qyw Seeing My Country Die Before My Eyes - Asbestos, Farm Pesticides & Chemicals, Toxins, Illegal Dumping , Ground Water Contamination etc https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_2I-4u8Ayb_tyi29eN3ns4- Exposure to Deadly Asbestos, Pesticides, Chemicals, Toxins, Illegal Dumping , Ground Water Contamination and Environmental Pollution - Rural Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_04EsHUmFurL1vLBSdMtzzR The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia - Salinity and Soil Erosion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s23naZN85ok Many more amazing videos and complete video playlists https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/playlists
Environmental Partner jobs in Australia
 
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http://www.bcgsearch.com/attorney-jobs/pa-4-loc-2-ptr-1/partner-jobs-for-Environmental-jobs-in-Australia.html Search Environmental Partner jobs in Australia. Find Australia Environmental Partner jobs on BCGSearch.com.
Adani Deal Evidence of Corrupt Incompetence
 
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The recent Adani deal made by the Queensland Government, headed by the Queensland Labor Party, is evidence of big money interests taking priority over the interests of the Australian people. SOURCES: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/06/23/investment-renewable-energy-yields-jobs-fossil-fuel-sector/ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/palaszczuk-lauds-iron-clad-deal-on-adani-coal-jobs/news-story/6fae8323182e65d11c65d1ab16b9fe5b http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/adani-carmichael-mine-queensland-first-workforce/8096402 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/no-457-visas-for-adani-project-palaszczuk-says/8097182 http://indianexecutive.com.au/adanis-australia-coal-mine-hit-by-ownership-controversy/ http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/environmental-groups-outraged-over-adani-approval-20160202-gmk0re.html http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/adani-to-start-work-at-australia-mine-by-mid-2017_8070401.html http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/why-adanis-21-billion-carmichael-mine-was-unstoppable/news-story/5790c52d5c11e6f4d5058161be358893 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/28/electricity-from-coal-should-be-phased-out-within-10-years-senate-report#img-1 http://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-renewables-create-more-jobs-than-fossils-nuclear-97361/ http://www.michaelwest.com.au/the-charge-of-the-lignite-brigade/ https://newmatilda.com/2016/12/07/delusion-or-corruption-the-rush-to-approve-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-coal-mines/ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/state-economy-missing-39-billion-and-2665-jobs-because-delays-to-adani-megamine/news-story/d0a653456208de71308f64d008c0f486 http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/12/06/adani-mine-a--shot-in-the-arm--for-queensland.html http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/10/9/queensland-government-steps-up-to-progress-adani-mine-project
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Karnalyte Resources Inc. - Wynyard Carnallite Project
 
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Karnalyte Resources Inc. is engaged in the business of exploration and development of high quality agricultural and industrial potash and magnesium products. Karnalyte intends to develop and extract a carnallite - sylvite mineral deposit through a known solution mining process at competitive costs and with minimal environmental impact.
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Adani's mega coal project in Australia faces another legal challenge
 
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Watch ► Jayalalithaa Takes Oath - Full Speech : https://goo.gl/W8w8Gr -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- An environmental group has sought cancellation of a new government approvalsaying it would harm the fragile Great Barrier Reef. The mine, which would be the biggest in Australia, was approved subject to 36 strict conditions after a court action sidelined the project earlier this year because of its impact on vulnerable species. Adani's coal project is worth 16.5 billion dollars. Connect with Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Online: SUBSCRIBE to get the latest updates : http://bit.ly/1O4soYP Visit Puthiya Thalaimurai TV WEBSITE: http://puthiyathalaimurai.tv/ Like Puthiya Thalaimurai TV on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PTTVOnlineNews Follow Puthiya Thalaimurai TV TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PTTVOnlineNews About Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Puthiya Thalaimurai TV is a 24x7 live news channel in Tamil launched on August 24, 2011.Due to its independent editorial stance it became extremely popular in India and abroad within days of its launch and continues to remain so till date.The channel looks at issues through the eyes of the common man and serves as a platform that airs people's views.The editorial policy is built on strong ethics and fair reporting methods that does not favour or oppose any individual, ideology, group, government, organisation or sponsor.The channel’s primary aim is taking unbiased and accurate information to the socially conscious common man.   Besides giving live and current information the channel broadcasts news on sports,  business and international affairs. It also offers a wide array of week end programmes.   The channel is promoted by Chennai based New Gen Media Corporation. The company also publishes popular Tamil magazines- Puthiya Thalaimurai and Kalvi.   The news center is based in Chennai city, supported by a sprawling network of bureaus all over Tamil Nadu. It has a northern hub in the capital Delhi.The channel is proud of its well trained journalists and employs cutting edge technology for news gathering and processing.
Climate change activists calls for alternative sources of energy
 
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Climate change activists have once again called on government to consider alternative sources of energy. They gathered in Emalahleni in Mpumalanga to discuss the negative environmental impact of mining activities. Emalahleni is one of the worse air polluted areas in South Africa due to large scale coal mining activities. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Winds of change: Eco-cremation in India and green power on Samso Island | earthrise
 
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Since the industrial revolution, sources of polluting gases have been growing. Cars, machines, food production, construction etc all contribute to the high concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere, including carbon and other greenhouse gases which are the biggest drivers of climate change. Green energy is touted as the future if we want to stop global warming. But pledging a commitment to renewable energy is one thing and doing it is another. earthrise travels to Denmark and India to find out how locals have adjusted their way of living, turning it into a greener alternative. Samso: Green energy inspiration Over the past 20 years, Samso Island's 4,000 inhabitants have moved from a reliance on fossil fuels to wind, solar and biomass technologies. Today, they get all of their energy from renewable sources. In 1997, the Danish government organised a contest to create a model community for renewable energy. The Samso islanders came up with a concept - and won the contest. "The beginning of it was very interesting. It was a top-down decision. We had a very ambitious minister of the environment and he announced that Denmark would cut down 21 percent of the present CO2 emission," recalls Soren Hermansen, head of the Samso Energy and Environmental Organisation. "I was the first person that was hired to do this project and I remember the feeling that I was sitting down in the office and I plugged in the telephone and I thought, 'Gosh, how are we going to do this?'" The island began a long-term transformation - introducing a combination of wind and solar power as well as geothermal and plant-based energy. Today, the community boasts a carbon footprint of negative 12 tonnes per person per year. And from wind alone, they produce enough energy for themselves and the usage of 20,000 other homes. But getting there was not easy. "People were concerned about the impact of these big installations on this little island. So to convince people that this was good we started thinking about using the old cooperative ownership model where people kind of buy-in - they buy a share, a small share or a bigger share depending on how much money they have - and thereby invite them to participate in ownership so you feel that 'I'm the part owner of the wind turbine. It's because of me, it's there. Not because of some greedy investors who wants to make money out of it'," says Hermansen. Samso Island's success at creating not only a green society but a green economy hasn't been lost on the rest of the world. They receive 5,000 energy tourists per year, so they've set up an Energy Academy and they are advising other countries. "I think everybody has some kind of intuition that this is the way to go, this is where we want to be at in the future. [But] a lot of places don't know how to handle this ... [It's] kind of confirming that this is possible ... If they can do it on this little insignificant island, we can do it everywhere," says Hermansen. Eco-cremation in India Cremation is the traditional method of disposing of the deceased in India, but with 8.5m Hindus dying each year, funeral pyres exact a huge environmental toll: felling over 50 million trees, polluting rivers, emitting 8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air, and adding to India's already critical air pollution problem. As early as the 1960s, the Indian government recognised the environmental impact of cremation and they tried to address the problem by introducing alternative methods - without success. "One of the most important and central ways to think about cremation is to begin to think about that person himself or herself participating in the ritual as a sacrifice," explains Dr Ravi Singh, sociologist of funerary rituals. "Wood generally is very significant. Fire is an aesthetic that is seen with a certain degree of grace. I think that it's part of a certain kind of autopraxy that you do what you have been doing, and this is very difficult in case of death rituals universally," he explains. But a team of environmentally-conscious engineers in Delhi have found a way to adapt the age-old tradition of cremation to today's needs to protect the environment. Their Mokshda green cremation system is capable of reducing fuelwood consumption by over 60 percent by increasing airflow and heat intensity during the cremation process. "It works on two principles of science. We have increased the combustion efficiency by providing proper air that is through the chimney hood so that the natural draft of air so when more oxygen is c - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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Chemtrail Lawsuits Filed in Canada & Elsewhere.  Against the government!  USA is next.
 
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Dane Wigington took it upon himself to spread the word about chemtrails when his Northwest solar panels simply did not put out according to specs. He then realized the hazy skies and chemtrails, and began his solo campaign to get the word out. He's now file lawsuit(s). Check our links to discover the REAL TRUTH as to what chemtrails are - - because they are not at all what you think. Chemtrails, Haarp, Fracking and the CERN (The Hadron Collider) are collectively a single machine!!! https://youtu.be/CZ2MUbPtwmY https://youtu.be/-61Y7c606fQ Key Words: The Space Fence, Weather Weapon, Weather Warfare, Haarp, Positive Side of 2012. Benjamin Fulford, QTZ1038, David Wilcock, Reptilians, Mantis, Illuminati, Cabal, Criminal Banking Cartel, The Elite, Panama Papers, David Wilcock Coast to Coast AM Radio, consciousness, the event is coming soon, Free Energy, Keshe Foundation, The Planet Daily News, SGT Report, WeAreAwake, We are Change, Benjamin Fulford, MLordandGod, Light Alliance, Galactic Federation of Light, The Event is coming Soon, Karen Hudes, The Alex Jones, disclosure, Geoengineering, Billy Hayes, Elana Freeland *****Please subscribe to our channel*** What we tell you is how the chaos in the world is unfolding - - you’ll be amazed to find out what’s really going on. OUR WEB PAGE: ThePlanetDailyNews.com OUR YouTube CHANNEL: The Positive Side of 2012 Thank You! Click here to Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Positive+Side+of+2012+Channel ************************** Original Description from USAWatchdog.com Scientists who would like to speak out about the harmful effects of climate engineering (chemtrails) are being threatened and gagged as geoengineering researcher Dane Wigington points out, “U.S. government scientists have no First Amendment protection--none. Now, there is a federal gag order on all National Weather Service and all NOAA employees. How much more obvious is this situation, and they are trying to plug leaks in the ship. We have environmental scientists being fired all over. Canada has let go a huge number of their scientists. Australia has fired 450 of their front line environmental scientists. Why? Because they want to cover up what’s happening any way they can.” Now, Wigington and others have filed the first of many lawsuits starting with Canada over damage caused by geoengineering (chemtrails). Wigington contends, “They are trying to obscure the severity of what is unfolding from the public for as long as possible. If we don’t take care of what is happening in our skies and environment, nothing else is going to matter. . . . Nothing is going to matter soon. That’s how bad it is. . . . What our government and other governments are doing is to try to hide the magnitude of what is unfolding until the last possible moment, at which time total collapse ensues.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dane Wigington, founder of GeoEngineeringWatch.org. Source Link: (Locate Dane Wigington pages there) http://usawatchdog.com/all-out-assault-on-all-life-on-earth-dane-wigington/ https://youtu.be/vJAwxY4WEqM
Responsible Mining & Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Jewelry
 
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Toby Pomeroy is a designer and manufacturer of sustainable fine jewelry, as well as a renowned speaker on mining and its environmental impact. Lisa was fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with him at the 2013 AGTA GemFair in Tucson, Arizona. Read more about Krikawa's eco-friendly practices: http://www.krikawa.com/pages/default.aspx?id=13
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Coal is no laughing matter
 
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Yesterday, the Turnbull government laughed and made jokes as they tossed a lump of coal around the chamber of our Parliament. Big Coal lobby group, the Minerals Council, donated the prop. This is no laughing matter. While our elected representatives muck around with relics of a bygone era, real people are suffering from the consequences of big polluting companies digging up and burning lumps of coal. People right across Australia are sweltering through yet another extreme heatwave and facing catastrophic fire danger. Enough is enough. Change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together as a united community to demand it. So join us, and let's get on with it.
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