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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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ALLUVIAL (Effects of illegal mining on the environment)
Effects of illegal mining on the environment popularly known as Galamsey in Ghana.
Views: 1161 Boateng Isaac
What Are The Effects Of Mining?
This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
Views: 15266 Skells18
Failon Ngayon: Adverse effects of mining on the environment
Failon Ngayon conducts a special report that looks into the adverse effects of mining on the environment and the livelihood of ordinary citizens. Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Watch the full episodes of Failon Ngayon on TFC.TV http://bit.ly/FAILON-TFCTV and on IWANT.TV for Philippine viewers, click: http://bit.ly/FailonNgayon-IWANTv Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews
Views: 47236 ABS-CBN News
The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining
How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
Views: 134385 NowThis World
Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining
Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
Views: 2810 Al Jazeera English
Mining: Its Environmental Effects
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES ONLY A simple animation about mining. *I suck my English :DD
Views: 12116 Edsel Matt Morales
Impact of sand mining | Sumaira Abdulali | TEDxXIE
Sand mining is a threat to the environment. In this talk, Sumaira Abdulali, a bold and determined environmentalist, addresses it's ill effects and the changes one can bring about to reduce the impact of illegal sand mining on nature. She is the founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and the Convener of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA). She is from a family of environmentalists, and is pioneer to many movements against noise pollution and illegal sand mining in India. Her bold ideas, determination and her compassion for the environment is what that inspires her to achieve her goals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 2893 TEDx Talks
Cobalt mining's dangerous impact on workers and the environment
We use cobalt every day in our smartphones and other electronics. But the impact mining cobalt has in the Democratic Republic of Congo is severe. Todd Frankel of The Washington Post joined CBSN to talk about his reporting in "The Hidden Costs of Cobalt Mining." Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
Views: 648 CBS News
The Impact of Mining on Goa's Environment - a video.wmv
Goa is on the Western Ghats which is one of the World's ecological hotspots! Save Goa from indiscriminate and illegal mining!
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US farmers say sand mining destroying environment
US farmers say sand mining destroying environment Farmers in the US say the booming sand-mining industry is threatening their future. The sand is vital to help extract oil and gas from deep underground. However, environmental activists say the mining is having disastrous effects on the environment and livelihoods. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Ottawa, Illinois. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 7117 Al Jazeera English
Mining Damage to the Environment
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Views: 3136 Corey Lyall
Effects of mining on workers and the environment.
This video is for understanding the effects of mining on the environment as well as the workers themselves. Please don't add any hate comments, if you have tips on how to improve, please share otherwise refrain from hate because this is literally my first video.
Views: 37 Avi Narayan Singh
Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining
Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining. Ama Boateng reports Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 3296 Al Jazeera English
How Can Logging Affect The Environment?
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Mining contamination and impacts on local communities in Bolivia
Chenoa Stock, Companionship Facilitator with Uniendos Manos por la Vida (UMAVIDA), PHP’s Joining Hands network in Bolivia, describes how mining contamination impacts communities in Bolivia and reduces their ability to grow the food they need, raise their livestock or access water that is essential for their survival. UMAVIDA is addressing these issues of environmental injustice through advocacy so that land, water, people and all God’s creation can be a gift for rich, poor, farmers, miners, companies and individuals again. Learn more about Joining Hands at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/joininghands/
Views: 729 2010PHP
The Enviromental Impact of mining
A 10th grade science project
Views: 9769 MinecraftandXton
What's the environmental impact of Cambodia's sand mining?
Sand mining is big business in Cambodia, and regional neighbour Singapore is a natural customer. For years it’s had extensive land reclamation projects.
Views: 5543 Al Jazeera English
Impacts of Mining
beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-­‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-­‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Alluvial Mining
Ever wondered the effects of illegal mining on our environment? Well Alluvial mining is now the latest 'fashion' for the youth of Prestea and its surrounding communities. A group of journalists recently visited the area to witness on first hand the much talked about activities of 'galamsey' operators. The were kind enough to let us film them while they perform their task which fives them their daily bread. Take a look at the video.
Views: 515 GhanaNewsOnline
Quarrying - economic, environmental and social effects | Chemistry for All | The Fuse School
Learn the basics about quarrying, its economic advantages and disadvantages concerning environment and healthy living. What is quarrying? and how does it affect us and our environment? Find out more in this video! This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected] SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool
Illegal Mining is Causing Environmental Damage in Peru
One of Peru's principal sources of carbon emissions is deforestation. Every year it loses thousands of square kilometers of rainforest to illegal gold mining. CCTV's Dan Collyns recently accompanied Peruvian police on a raid of an illegal mining operation.
Views: 1984 CGTN America
Impacts of Mining on Climate Change in Zambales, Philippines
Impacts of Mining on Climate Change in Zambales, Philippines
Views: 2168 Duterte Today
Ghana activists campaign over effects of illegal mining [The Morning Call]
It started with Ghana’s minister for lands and natural resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, who gave an ultimatum to illegal miners known as galamseys in Ghana to stop their activities or be prepared to face the full force of the law.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/04/04/ghana-activists-campaign-over-effects-of-illegal-mining-the-morning-call Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Ghana cracks down on illegal mining
For more on this and other stories please visit http://www.enca.com/ Accra, Ghana, June 12 - The government of Ghana has set up a task team to deal with illegal mining and its environmental effects. Immigration officials are investigating the involvement of illegal Chinese nationals.
Views: 417 eNCA
India's Environment Destroyed By Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining
Broken Landscape: In rural India, the demand for coal has drastically altered the environment and the lives of those who depend on it. Unregulated 'rat-hole' mining serves the economy, but endangers both landscape and livelihood. “This place was pure and clean before. We used the river for drinking and cooking.” One fisherman recalls with painful nostalgia his memories of the river the village used to enjoy. “Now the people do not touch it. They are repulsed by it.” This is the result of the thousands of small-hold mines in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They have run with no restriction – until now. The National Green Tribunal recently shut down mining in the region at the expense of the local economy, leading to coal mine owners and workers staging protests. With coal in such high demand, India has been forced to chose between economy and environment. For similar stories, see: The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE Gold Miners in Guyana Are Destroying the Amazon https://youtu.be/wlxCu_zIt0c How China's Pollution Became A National Emergency https://youtu.be/LkdXkaFVFsE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6873/broken-landscape Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Think Out Loud Productions LLC – Ref. 6873 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 10247 Journeyman Pictures
Coal 101: What's Wrong with Coal?
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
Views: 118471 NationalSierraClub
Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
Views: 8298 Pulitzer Center
Consequences of an increased demand for sand
Illegal sand extraction has wide-reaching social, political and environmental effects. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72056/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
Views: 559 Newsy
The Sad Truth About Mining in the Philippines | Heal the Hurt
We are not against Mining as long as they do it right! "Mining Pit is going to be here forever and a day." - Sec. Gina Lopez *Destruction of the Forest *Many have been killed in Mining Protest *Open Pit Mine Blasting *Once a sustainable water source, now a toxic wasteland *Destroying Marine Resources *Death is a matter of time... "You are our hope, you are the hope of the entire Tubay. No one else but you." (C) Heal The Hurt - Department of Environment and Natural Resources [email protected] http://www.denr.gov.ph/ Please don't forget to subscribe: http://bit.ly/BuzzScoopBlog If you want to contribute or collaborate with us, you are most welcome. You may send your email to [email protected] or leave a message on our Facebook Page. We will feature your videos, photos, or promote an event if we found them worth sharing on our YouTube Channel and Websites. About BuzzScoopBlog: Sharing the latest, trending and viral news, Buzz, Scoop, Blog and other relevant information on the internet and the world around us. More about BuzzScoopBlog: Website: http://www.buzzscoopblog.com YouTube: http://bit.ly/BuzzScoopBlog Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/fb-BuzzScoopBlog Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/buzzscoopblog Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/buzzscoopblog Note: Only videos and photos found worth sharing will be featured on our YouTube Channel and Websites. Chance, Luck, Errors in Nature, Fate, Destruction As a Finale by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
Views: 11217 BuzzScoopBlog
Mining and Environment episode 2 Environmental impacts
Video realizado por alumnos de Ampliación de Biología y Geología del IES Victoria Kent que presenta nuestro trabajo de edición de videos educativos sobre la minería y su impacto en el medio ambiente. Forma parte de nuestro proyecto Comenius Friends of Pod. Curso 2009/10
Views: 1217 Mj Morales
Wassa Akropong- The Dying Galamsey City
It's been a little over seven months now since government places a ban on small - scale mining . The move , a bold attempt to halt the destructive effects of illegal mining on the environment and the country's water bodies has already yielded positive results with some of the water bodies ,previously browned-out with mud,now clearing up. JoyNews' Ina-Thalia Quansah visited Wassa Akropong in the Western Region of Ghana ,also known as the Galamsey city and reports,though there is generous support for government's resolve to correct the wrongs of illegal mining, the local economy has been terribly impacted ,life is almost snuffed out of a once - booming city.
Views: 196 Ina Thalia
Martín Von Hildebrand on mining and the environment
Subscribe to our newsletter at http://www.goldmoney.com/goldresearch. Episode 105: GoldMoney's Dominic Frisby talks to Martín Von Hildebrand, General Director of Gaia Amazonas (www.gaiaamazonas.org/). They discuss mining in the Colombian Amazon and weigh the benefits and costs that come with it. They talk about the environmental and social problems associated with illegal mining in the Amazonas region. Von Hildebrand points out that the government in Colombia has not yet given any mining permissions and talks about the insufficiently-developed rule of law in the country. They discuss the dangers that can result from using mercury in mining and the tragedy of the commons dilemma. They go on to ponder the benefits of mining for our modern consumption driven world versus the environmental and cultural integrity of indigenous people. Proper mining techniques can pay at least some heed to cultural/indigenous concerns. This podcast was recorded on 12 March 2013.
Views: 881 Goldmoney
Galamsey in Ghana
An environmental video documentary developed by The Pan-African Centre for Climate Policy (PACC Policy) to document the opinions of Ghanaians on the effect of illegal mining (Galamsey). It is also an appeal to our numerous supporters and partner organizations to aid in restoring hope to affected communities by providing clean water and sanitation. PACC Policy is a Non Governmental Organization aimed at “achieving for Africa a cleaner and safer environment”. We are working together to preserve the African environment through system thinking approach in line with national policies and international framework on climate change To know more about Galamsey? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter or Follow us: Website: http://www.paccpolicy.org Twitter: @PaccPolicy Facebook: @PaccPol
SavePeru.Org Environmental damage caused by illegal mining in Peru
Forests destroyed by illegal mining in Peru in need of reforestation and environmental remediation. SavePeru.org
Views: 168 SavePeru
Galamsey in Akyim
This is the effect of illegal mining/ galamsey on our environment
Views: 4430 Ghanaman TV
Environmental consequences of mining concessions in Peru
Peru is the region's country with more environmental problems after the mining concessions granted by neoliberal governments to multinational companies. Pollution and indiscriminate use of resources during the past 20 years are now the main challenge facing by the administration of President Ollanta Humala. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
Views: 529 TeleSUR English
Ghana’s gold diggers: Scramble comes at high cost
People have mined for gold in what is now Ghana for thousands of years. The precious metal has always been easy to find, hence the name the British gave the country when they colonised it: the Gold Coast. In this four-part film series, we investigate the role of illegal, small-scale mining — an increasingly important part of Ghana’s gold producing industry — and its impacts on human health and the environment. As a result of a modern-day gold rush induced by a spike in the price of the metal triggered by the 2008 financial crisis, Ghana is now the second largest producer of gold in Africa. More than 30 per cent of this gold is produced by small-scale miners, known as galamseys, who often work illegally. Despite the price of gold having fallen over the past year, there is no sign of an end to the galamsey activity. In this series, we travel to Ghana’s gold belt to meet the galamseys and learn about their struggle with poverty, pollution and stigma. The galamseys don’t know how to safely handle the mercury and other dangerous elements needed to extract and process gold, putting their health at risk, as well as that of those who eat fish from polluted rivers. As the mining industry keeps expanding, its toll on public health and the environment is morphing into a national crisis. During our trip, we explore potential ways to turn this challenge into an opportunity, tapping into the economic potential of the mining sector while making sure that the galamseys are protected from health hazards and exploitation. We also learn how Ghana’s gold rush has become an international race, with thousands of Chinese miners illegally entering the country over the past ten years. See our Mining with impact series here: http://www.scidev.net/global/article-series.mining-with-impact.html
Views: 35449 scidevnet
Aerial view of environmental damage caused by illegal mining in Amansie West.
Environmental damage done to parts of Amansie West, one of twenty-seven districts in the Ashanti Region by illegal miners.
Views: 51 Myghana Links
How Sand Mining Impacts Ecosystem
Sand is in high demand in the construction sector. By 2020, 1.4 billion tonnes of sand will be required in India. Illegal and unscientific sand mining, however, adversely impact biodiversity and groundwater recharge besides increasing risks of flooding. This video gives details of the sand mining sector.
Views: 209 IndiaWater Portal
PSA - The Harmful Effects of Sand Mining in California
Sand mining has many negative effects on the environment and economy of California that need to be alleviated.
Views: 113 Sean Koehler
‘Government is not against mining but illegal mining’ – Nana Addo
The President, Nana Akufo Addo says he will not relent in his fight against Galamsey. In an interaction with the media on his first six months in office at the Flagstaff House in Accra, the President said even if he will use all government machinery to tackle the menace for sanity to prevail he is ready to do so. He reminded the media that his government is not against mining but illegal mining since it is degradable to the environment.
Illegal mining causes massive revenue loss
Illegal mining of iron ore and other minerals in Odisha and Jharkhand have caused massive revenue loss to the government. Extensive Mining has also resulted in depletion of natural environment.
Views: 186 DD News
DENR orders closure of 23 mining firms
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) orders the closure of 23 mining companies and the suspension of 5 others, based on the final result of its audit on mining operations. The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines finds the DENR's decision to be arbitrary and may have adverse economic impact. - The World Tonight, ANC, February 2, 2017 Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews
Views: 5079 ABS-CBN News