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Are Electric Cars Really Green?
 
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Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers electric cars come from? Environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, examines how environmentally friendly electric cars really are. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating “zero emissions.” But do they really? Let’s take a closer look. First, there’s the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car comes from the energy used make the car itself, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is not a green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it’s already been responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: just 16,000 pounds. But that’s not the end of the CO2 emissions. Because while it’s true that electric cars don’t run on gasoline, they do run on electricity, which, in the U.S. is often produced by another fossil fuel -- coal. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." The most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf, over a 90,000-mile lifetime will emit 31 metric tons of CO2, based on emissions from its production, its electricity consumption at average U.S. fuel mix and its ultimate scrapping. A comparable Mercedes CDI A160 over a similar lifetime will emit just 3 tons more across its production, diesel consumption and ultimate scrapping. The results are similar for a top-line Tesla, the king of electric cars. It emits about 44 tons, which is only 5 tons less than a similar Audi A7 Quattro. So throughout the full life of an electric car, it will emit just three to five tons less CO2. In Europe, on its European Trading System, it currently costs $7 to cut one ton of CO2. So the entire climate benefit of an electric car is about $35. Yet the U.S. federal government essentially provides electric car buyers with a subsidy of up to $7,500. Paying $7,500 for something you could get for $35 is a very poor deal. And that doesn’t include the billions more in federal and state grants, loans and tax write-offs that go directly to battery and electric-car makers The other main benefit from electric cars is supposed to be lower pollution. But remember Vinod Khosla’s observation "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." Yes, it might be powered by coal, proponents will say, but unlike the regular car, coal plant emissions are far away from the city centers where most people live and where damage from air pollution is greatest. However, new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that while gasoline cars pollute closer to home, coal-fired power actually pollutes more -- a lot more. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/are-electric-cars-really-green
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Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about CLIMATE CHANGE here: https://on.natgeo.com/2LfgOTY Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash (Full Length)
 
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Coal ash, which contains many of the world's worst carcinogens, is what's left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people's backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. VICE News travels across the US to meet the people and visit the areas most affected by this toxic waste stream. Since coal production is predicted to remain steady for the next few decades, coal ash will be a problem that will affect the US for years to come. Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Green Groups Say Another Coal Ash Spill Remains Likely, One Year After North Carolina Accident" - http://bit.ly/1A7dVaC Read "Humans Are Destroying the Environment at a Rate Unprecedented in Over 10,000 Years" - http://bit.ly/1vgvC1R Read "The Economic Cost of Carbon Pollution Is Much Greater Than Estimated, Say Stanford University Researchers" - http://bit.ly/1ATb1b0 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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The Most Depressing City On Earth
 
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Just gonna do a little damage control here and add that the video is purely opinion. I did very little intense research, and depression is a mental illness not a characteristic of a city. I based my argument on some facts, but I'm sure you can argue that war torn cities like Damascus could be more 'depressing'. Sorry if the video came off as if I was spouting the gospel. If you think you have found a more depressing city, comment. Just do not comment Detroit. Please. Full Script: It was my goal when making this video to decide which city is the most depressing (which in this situation is a synonym for depressing). This is obviously just an opinion, but I did put some research into this and I think that my answer is very reasonable. Before we get into this, let’s take a look at the rules. I decided that a city cannot have fewer than 50,000 people I know that that isnt the official definition, but This takes a lot of remote settlements in places like Greenland out of the mix. I decided to look at what factors cause unhappiness. I found this list, and while some factors have no relation to geography, two do: Inability to sleep or excessive sleeping, and Social isolation. In order for a city to make it hard to sleep, it has to be very far north, or very far south. Cities inside the arctic circle experience the polar night, where the sun simply does not come up for days at a time. This has been known to cause insomnia. In order for a city to cause social isolation, it needs to have a hostile environment. Luckily, most cities in the Arctic Circle check that box. It also has to be isolated from other cities, and inaccessible. There are many scandinavian cities that have hostile environments, but these cities, such as Tromso (traum-suh) are tourist destinations and generally good places to live. They have high standards of living. Next, we have to turn to Russia. Two cities caught my eye immediately: the coal mining town of Vorkuta and remote port Murmansk. However, coal mining has become unprofitable in vorcuteuh, so people are moving out at alarming rates. Plus, just look at this picture and tell me that does not look jolly. And being a port city, Murmansk naturally has contact with new ideas and people. However, there is one city that I have left out. (Papers please theme) Norilsk. The Nickel mining city of 170 something thousand people is so hostile it seems like something out of 1984. No roads lead to Norilsk, and it is one of three large cities in the continuous permafrost zone that means that the land is unfarmable. There is one freight railway that leads to the city, but the only way out is an airport or a port 40 miles away that freezes over in the winter. Norilsk enters continuous darkness for 45 days each year, and when people leave the city, they say that they are going to “the mainland”. the polar night syndrome is common in residents, you can probably figure out why. It is also one of the most polluted cities on earth. Here’s a quick list of facts about norilsk’s pollution: 1 percent of global emissions of sulfur dioxide comes from Norilsk nickel mines . It is so polluted that some people mine the soil for soot because it contains precious minerals. In September 2016, the nearby river turned red. The life expectancy of a worker in Norilsk is 10 years lower. A study done by Boris Revich showed that blood illnesses were 44% higher, nervous system illnesses 38% higher, and bone and muscle system illnesses 28% higher among children in Norilsk WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER CHILDREN IN SIBERA. In any other city, people might protest these terrible, polluted conditions. But in Norilsk, the income for nearly everybody comes from one company: Norilsk Nickel. Any protestors would be fired, because even if you do not work in the mines, Norilsk Nickel also owns nearly all businesses in town. And the Russian Government has no plans to step in, because this company is a cash cow. Norilsk Nickel is 2% of the Russian GDP. In comparison, the entire city of San Francisco is 2% of the US GDP. The city has a depressing past as well: it was built by 500,000 gulag prisoners working under starving conditions throughout the month long days and nights. Of which eighteen thousand died. The most obvious relic of this era can be found all over the city: the stalinist, utilitarian architecture of nearly every building in the city. But hey, they painted the city bright colors so it can’t be that bad right?
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Get the Coal Energy Facts: Help Us Stop Coal Exports
 
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http://stopcoalexports.org There's a new front line in the battle to prevent catastrophic climate change. Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat (aka Maeby) explains the truth about the coal industry's plans to export American coal. Multi-billion dollar coal companies like Arch, Ambre, and Peabody want to ship the coal buried under the United States to Asia, releasing disastrous amounts of carbon pollution, just to line their own pockets. This expansion in US coal exports could release more carbon pollution than any other new fossil fuel project in the United States. Coal exports out of the Pacific Northwest could pose a bigger climate threat than the Keystone XL pipeline. Coal companies are scheming to export over 150 million tons of coal through the region. If we're serious about halting the worst impacts of climate change, we must do something to stop Arch, Ambre, and Peabody's plans, and keep this coal in the ground. The good news is that there is a growing movement to stop coal exports. In the past few months alone, over 10,000 people have turned out to public hearings in the Pacific Northwest to say no to new coal export terminals. Globally, renewable energy can power our homes, cars, and businesses, and make these massive extraction projects irrelevant. That's why Greenpeace is calling on elected officials to put people over profits and put the brakes on coal export expansion. The Obama Administration can declare a moratorium on new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin. Share this video so that politicians and regulators at all levels of government consider that green-lighting any new coal export-related infrastructure would just line coal companies' pockets at the taxpayer's expense.
Views: 254391 Greenpeace USA
Mountaintop Mining The Good, Bad & Ugly
 
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APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS, W. Va. -- The United States is known as the Saudi Arabia of coal, with over 50 percent of our electricity generated by this abundant natural resource. Coal also generates tremendous controversy. Much of the debate centers not on pollution, but getting the coal out of the ground.
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"Clean" Energy?
 
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When you hear the term “Clean Energy” what do you think it means? Almost everyone would agree the term means wind and solar power. But that’s a premise that is ripe for questioning. When you start to look at the bigger picture, the illusion of “clean” wind turbines and solar panels quickly goes SPLAT! VISIT Clear Energy Alliance https://clearenergyalliance.com/ FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClearEnergyAlliance Twitter: https://twitter.com/clearenergy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearenergyalliance For list of sources and downloadable transcript: https://clearenergyalliance.com/project/clean-energy/ Script: Energy consumers everywhere, we need to clean up our act! Anti-fossil fuel activists are nodding their heads at that one. Except, I’m thinking about something a little different than what they’re thinking. I’m referring to the commonly used phrase, “clean energy.” All of us, even those who understand that oil, natural gas, and coal run the world, often refer to wind and solar as “clean” without even questioning it. It’s time to do some questioning. What is it that makes wind and solar clean and fossil fuels dirty? Well, with wind and solar you don’t see anything getting burned like you do with oil, natural gas, and coal. And it’s the burning that creates pollution. Fair enough. But let’s take a closer look at that. Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels in the United States has been in steep decline since 1970. And that dramatic drop across all six pollutants the EPA classifies as dangerous took place as Americans increased their fossil fuel use by 40 percent. From 1988 to 2015 our vehicle miles traveled have more than doubled! So as America has grown we’ve used more fossil energy, traveled a lot more and yet the air we breathe has continued to get cleaner. That’s amazing. And, for those who are worried about energy-related CO2 emissions, they’ve been in decline for more than a decade. Oh, and here’s one more amazing fact. Since 1970, the pollution coming out of the tailpipes of our cars and trucks has been reduced by 99 percent. Seriously, 99 percent. I’m not kidding, you can ask the EPA. Now, what about wind and solar? We feel like they’re clean because we don’t burn them. Well… not directly. But, let’s be real. They aren’t born of unicorns and pixie dust. Producing solar panels and windmills requires a lot of mining for resources, especially for rare earth minerals. China owns 95% of the rare earth market and the Chinese government isn’t all that protective of the environment. Their mining projects are creating giant, toxic and radioactive lakes. It’s a serious problem they will be dealing with for decades. And what about land use? The US Energy Information Administration estimates that natural gas, and coal use about 12 acres of land per megawatt of electricity produced. Solar and wind gobble up four and six times the amount of land that coal and natural gas do. So, what’s so clean about that? There are other environmental impacts to consider. Industrial wind and solar projects kill a lot of wildlife. Wind turbines alone are estimated to kill 600 thousand birds a year along with a million bats. The bats are very important to our ecosystem because they are essential to pollination. Wind turbines cause visual blight and have negative health impacts for the people who live around them, like noise, shadow flicker, and vibrations. Let’s keep in mind that fossil fuels have been running the world since they began fueling the industrial revolution and still carry more than 80 percent of the load. Wind and solar contribute less than three percent to our energy use and for that small amount of power, we’re dealing with a significant amount of environmental nastiness. The point of all this is not to disparage wind and solar, but to talk about them in a way that makes sense. It’s ridiculous to say fossil fuels are dirty while wind and solar are clean. They’re not. All energy sources and technologies have their impacts, but in the case of oil, natural gas and coal, there have been astonishing improvements over the past half-century. They are much, much cleaner and getting more so all the time. So all you energy consumers clean up your act. Stop using the word “clean” when talking about wind and solar. For the Clear Energy Alliance, I’m Mark Mathis. Power On.
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COP21: China reduces coal reliance - at a cost
 
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(16 Nov 2015) Coal has long been China's key traditional energy and is known as "black gold", but it has seen a rapid decline in price and demand in recent months as Beijing tries to tackle the issue of air pollution. Many mines are closing as China looks to reduce its dependency on coal, many of these in the area of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. Qiu Zhijie is one of the investors in the Yongshun Coal Mine in Ordos and he is struggling to sell the last batch of his coal in storage before completely shutting down the mine. The miner said that most of his friends who invested in other coal mines have closed their operations and local media reported that 70 percent of private coal mines in Ordos have shut-down or stopped production. China's coal consumption last year fell by 2.9 percent and it was the first decrease in 15 years. Like many other cities that heavily relied on coal, Ordos feels the pain of the slowing growth of coal consumption. Trying to reduce reliance on coal, the city invested heavily in real estate and tourism but ended up building a huge new city that homes very few residents. It has become one of China's most infamous "ghost towns." Places like Ordos are bearing the brunt of China's promise to tackle the climate change issue. Although the current decline of coal consumption is good for China as it attempts to reduce emissions, it is far from enough, according to Dong Liansai, Climate and Energy Campaigner in Greenpeace's Beijing Office. After being accused of obstructing the last high-level climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Beijing has promised that in the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Paris it will play a constructive role. Efforts at home seem to show China is attempting to switch from coal to solar and wind power - and it has become a global leader in clean energy. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7b122a0526d715a908a8cb8bcd4d7179 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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I'm In A Coal Mine
 
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In fifth grade, we learn about the natural resources in the different regions of the United States. In the southeast region, one of its natural resouces is coal which is found in the mountainous states.
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Pennsylvania's 50-Year-Old Coal Fire
 
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SciShow takes you to Centralia, Pennsylvania, site of one of the oldest, biggest coal fires in the United States, and explains the chemistry of spontaneous combustion. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036012850300042X http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/01/pictures/130108-centralia-mine-fire/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fire-in-the-hole-77895126/?no-ist http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0205/Centralia-Pa.-coal-fire-is-one-of-hundreds-that-burn-in-the-U.S http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-abandoned-centralia-pa-2012-5?op=1 http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/28-earth-on-fre http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/15/science/15FIRE.html http://blog.wsrb.com/2014/02/03/pennsylvania-is-burning-what-you-didnt-know-about-coal-seam-fires/ http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/UserFiles/works/pdfs/cmosh.pdf http://www.iea-coal.org.uk/documents/82476/7685/Propensity-of-coal-to-self-heat-(CCC/172)
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Assignment Asia Episode 101: Environmental Damage
 
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According to the UN Environment Program, the rate of damage to the natural environment has increased globally. In some cases, living environments have been so severely damaged that they are almost irreparable. In Indonesian, experts have warned that more than a quarter of its capital Jakarta will be submerged in less than a decade, due to the overuse of ground water. The continued sinking will not only affect the stability of buildings and infrastructure, it will also increase the risk of tidal flooding. Silkina Ahluwalia spoke to residents in Jakarta to find out how the worsening subsidence has affected their daily lives. In southern Turkey, the Ulubey Canyon is known to be the second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon in the United States. But pollution has not only tarnished its pristine beauty, it has also affected the livelihoods of locals. Local citizens, especially farmers, have appealed to the authorities to help clean up the environment. As Michal Bardavid found out, even though clean-up efforts remain challenging, some visible progress has already been made. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing Tiktok: https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/6593878228716666886.html?u_code=d1kab7mki4ai6e&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6593878228716666886&tt_from=copy&utm_source=copy Douyin: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fv.douyin.com%2F8QTXhV%2F&redir_token=WkBScl40kZbx7ZwJ9M7QhhTjErx8MTU0NTcyMTg3N0AxNTQ1NjM1NDc3&event=channel_description
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Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32
 
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Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! http://store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Environmental impact of coal mining and burning | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_the_coal_industry 00:01:52 1 Land use management 00:02:01 1.1 Impact to land and surroundings 00:05:57 2 Water management 00:07:31 2.1 River water pollution 00:08:52 2.2 Waste management 00:09:36 2.3 Wildlife 00:11:56 3 Air pollution 00:12:04 3.1 Air emissions 00:14:42 3.2 Mercury emissions 00:16:08 3.3 Annual excess mortality and morbidity 00:17:12 3.4 Economic costs 00:18:27 4 Greenhouse gas emissions 00:20:21 5 Radiation exposure 00:21:56 6 Dangers to miners 00:24:39 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9806703072462676 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste products annually, including fly ash, bottom ash, and flue-gas desulfurization sludge, that contain mercury, uranium, thorium, arsenic, and other heavy metals. Coal is the largest contributor to the human-made increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. There are severe health effects caused by burning coal. According to a report by the World Health Organization in 2008, coal particulates pollution are estimated to shorten approximately 1,000,000 lives annually worldwide. A 2004 study commissioned by environmental groups, but contested by the US EPA, concluded that coal burning costs 24,000 lives a year in the United States. More recently, an academic study estimated that the premature deaths from coal related air pollution was about 52,000. When compared to electricity produced from natural gas via hydraulic fracturing, coal electricity is 10-100 times more toxic, largely due to the amount of particulate matter emitted during combustion. When coal is compared to solar photovoltaic generation, the latter could save 51,999 American lives per year if solar were to replace coal generation in the U.S. Due to the decline of jobs related to coal mining a study found that approximately one American suffers a premature death from coal pollution for every job remaining in coal mining.In addition, the list of historical coal mining disasters is a long one, although work related coal deaths has declined substantially as safety measures have been enacted and underground mining has given up market share to surface mining. Underground mining hazards include suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse and gas explosions. Open cut hazards are principally mine wall failures and vehicle collisions. In the United States, an average of 26 coal miners per year died in the decade 2005–2014.
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A History of Coal's Extraordinary Impact on Human Civilization (2003)
 
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The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States "colliery" has historically been used to describe a coal mine operation, but the word today is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, jacks and shearers The American share of world coal production remained steady at about 20 percent from 1980 to 2005, at about 1 billion short tons per year. The United States was ranked as the 2nd coal producing country in the world in 2010, and possesses the largest coal reserves in the world. In 2008 then-President George W. Bush stated that coal was the most reliable source of electricity.[61] However, in 2011 President Barack Obama said that the US should rely more on "clean" sources of energy that emit lower or no carbon dioxide pollution.[62] As of 2013, while domestic coal consumption for electric power was being displaced by natural gas, exports were increasing. US coal production increasingly comes from strip mines in the western United States, such as from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana.[63] Coal has come under continued price pressure from natural gas and renewable energy sources, which has resulted in a rapid decline of coal in the U.S. and several notable bankruptcies including Peabody Energy. On April 13, 2016 it reported, its revenue tumbled 17 percent as coal price fell and lost 2 billion dollars on the previous year.[64] It then filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 13, 2016.[64] The Harvard Business Review discussed retraining coal workers for solar photovoltaic employment because of the rapid rise in U.S. solar jobs.[65] A recent study indicated that this was technically possible and would account for only 5% of the industrial revenue from a single year to provide coal workers with job security in the energy industry as whole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
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COAL: The documentary
 
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The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary. For more information on the documentary, visit: kcts9.org/coal or earthfix.us/coaldoc. For ongoing reporting on Coal in the Northwest, visit EarthFix: earthfix.info/coal/ Credits Written, Directed and Produced by Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner Katie Campbell Editor Michael Werner Narrator Katie Campbell EarthFix reporters Ashley Ahearn Bonnie Stewart Amelia Templeton Courtney Flatt Cassandra Profita Aaron Kunz Aerial photography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Christopher Boyer, LightHawk Hunter Handsfield, LightHawk Additional photography Aaron Kunz Stock Footage - RevoStock Audio post production Milt Ritter Post Production Support Lisa Strube-Kilgore Phil Williams Chris Maske Music Lonely Rails Written by Seth Warren and C. Andrew Rohrmann. Performed by Seth Warren. Published by Sciencelab. Salt Flats Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Like a Phoenix Written by Steve Carter. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Celtic Mist Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Pistola Written by Geoff Levin. Published by ZFC Music. Fluttering Leaves Written by Daniel Pemberton. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Couple Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by BBC Production Music. Halcyon Skies Written by Ben Hales and Matt Hales. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Loner Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Special Thanks to Dustin Bleizeffer Shannon Anderson LightHawk Keith Williams Thunder Basin Coal Company Leroy Rohde Andy Rohrmann Tom Lubnau Columbia River Pilots Aaron Toso Courtney Wallace Lauri Hennessey
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1,000 Coal Plants Affected By Supreme Court's EPA Ruling
 
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Under a ruling that revives a 2011 EPA regulation, coal power plants will be forced to reduce pollution that blows across state borders. Follow Zach Toombs: http://twitter.com/ZachToombs See more at http://newsy.com Sources: WJBK http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/ WEAU http://www.weau.com/ Clean Air Council http://cleanair.org/program/outdoor_air_pollution/epas_good_neighbor_rule Google https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Haven,+CT/@41.920645,-73.1872746,7z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e7d8443a8070e5:0xf6a354c659b264ed The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304163604579531594097453658?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304163604579531594097453658.html EPA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHXUPZCUuGs The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/us/politics/supreme-court-backs-epa-coal-pollution-rules.html?_r=0 Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/supreme-court-epa-air-pollution-106140.html?hp=r2 The White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BTOvPwVtpo&list=PLRJNAhZxtqH_Sciw0wjqOEuuygrYa1JW7\ Image via: Wikimedia Commons / UpstateNYer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USSupremeCourtWestFacade.JPG
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50 Mining Engineering Interview Questions And Answers || Frequently asked questions in an interview
 
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Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as geology, mineral processing and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying. A mining engineer may manage any phase of mining operations – from exploration and discovery of the mineral resource, through feasibility study, mine design, development of plans, production and operations to mine closure. With the process of Mineral extraction, some amount of waste and uneconomic material are generated which are the primary source of pollution in the vicinity of mines. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the natural environment in and around which the minerals are located. Mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage to the environment both during and after mining as a result of the change in the mining area. Salary and statistics Mining salaries are usually determined by the level of skill required, where the position is, and what kind of organization the engineer is working for.[citation needed] When comparing salaries from one region to another, cost of living and other factors need to be taken into consideration. Mining engineers in India earn relatively high salaries in comparison to many other professions, with an average salary of $15,250. However, in comparison to mining engineer salaries in other regions, such as Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, Indian salaries are low. In the United States, there are an estimated 6,630 employed mining engineers, with a mean yearly salary of USD$90,070. Education Students outside Colorado School of Mines campus There are many ways to become a Mining Engineer but all include a university degree in Mining Engineering. Primarily, training includes a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. or B.E.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. or B.S.), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) orBachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Mining Engineering. Depending on the country and jurisdiction, to be licensed as a mining engineer a Master's degree; Master of Engineering (M.Eng.),Master of Science (M.Sc or M.S.) or Master of Applied Science(M.A.Sc.) maybe required. There are also mining engineers who have come from other disciplines e.g. from engineering fields likeMechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Geomatics Engineering, Environmental Engineering or from science fields like Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Geomatics, Earth Science,Mathematics, However, this path requires taking a graduate degree such as M.Eng, M.S., M.Sc. or M.A.Sc. in Mining Engineering after graduating from a different quantitative undergraduate program in order to be qualified as a mining engineer. The fundamental subjects of mining engineering study usually include: Mathematics; Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations,Numerical Analysis Geoscience; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Geomatics Mechanics; Rock mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Geomechanics Thermodynamics; Heat Transfer, Work (thermodynamics), Mass Transfer Hydrogeology Fluid Mechanics; Fluid statics, Fluid Dynamics Geostatistics; Spatial Analysis, Statistics Control Engineering; Control Theory, Instrumentation Surface Mining; Open-pit mining Underground mining (soft rock) Underground mining (hard rock) Computing; MATLAB, Maptek (Vulcan) Drilling and blasting Solid Mechanics; Fracture Mechanics In the United States, the University of Arizona offers a B.S. in Mining Engineering with tracks in mine operations, geomechanics, sustainable resource development and mineral processing. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers a B.S. in Mining Engineering and also an M.S. in Mining Engineering and Management and Colorado School of Mines offers a M.S. in Mining and Earth-Systems Engineering, also Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees in Mining and Earth-Systems Engineering and Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering respectively. In Canada, McGill University offers both undergraduate (B.Sc. or B.Eng.) and graduate (M.Sc. or M.S.) degrees in Mining Engineering. and the University of British Columbia in Vancouveroffers a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Mining Engineering and also graduate degrees (M.A.Sc. or M.Eng and Ph.D.) in Mining Engineering. In Europe most programs are integrated (B.S. plus M.S. into one) after the Bologna Process and take 5 years to complete. InPortugal, the University of Porto offers a M.Eng. in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering and in Spain the Technical University of Madrid offers degrees in Mining Engineering with tracks in Mining Technology, Mining Operations, Fuels and Explosives, Metallurgy.
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Environmental impact of the coal industry | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_the_coal_industry 00:02:14 1 Land use management 00:02:23 1.1 Impact to land and surroundings 00:07:04 2 Water management 00:08:56 2.1 River water pollution 00:10:32 2.2 Waste management 00:11:25 2.3 Wildlife 00:14:11 3 Air pollution 00:14:20 3.1 Air emissions 00:17:30 3.2 Mercury emissions 00:19:11 3.3 Annual excess mortality and morbidity 00:20:27 3.4 Economic costs 00:21:56 4 Greenhouse gas emissions 00:24:11 5 Radiation exposure 00:26:03 6 Dangers to miners 00:29:17 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9963836114357754 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste products annually, including fly ash, bottom ash, and flue-gas desulfurization sludge, that contain mercury, uranium, thorium, arsenic, and other heavy metals. Coal is the largest contributor to the human-made increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. There are severe health effects caused by burning coal. According to a report by the World Health Organization in 2008, coal particulates pollution are estimated to shorten approximately 1,000,000 lives annually worldwide. A 2004 study commissioned by environmental groups, but contested by the US EPA, concluded that coal burning costs 24,000 lives a year in the United States. More recently, an academic study estimated that the premature deaths from coal related air pollution was about 52,000. When compared to electricity produced from natural gas via hydraulic fracturing, coal electricity is 10-100 times more toxic, largely due to the amount of particulate matter emitted during combustion. When coal is compared to solar photovoltaic generation, the latter could save 51,999 American lives per year if solar were to replace coal generation in the U.S. Due to the decline of jobs related to coal mining a study found that approximately one American suffers a premature death from coal pollution for every job remaining in coal mining.In addition, the list of historical coal mining disasters is a long one, although work related coal deaths has declined substantially as safety measures have been enacted and underground mining has given up market share to surface mining. Underground mining hazards include suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse and gas explosions. Open cut hazards are principally mine wall failures and vehicle collisions. In the United States, an average of 26 coal miners per year died in the decade 2005–2014.
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How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
 
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The Trump administration unveiled its plan to reverse President Obama's coal pollution rules. The new EPA proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would give states leeway on whether to limit emissions and by how much, and allow older power plants to operate longer. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Judy Woodruff discusses the potential impact with Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post. Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley (Full Length)
 
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The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Shortly after my arrival I already felt unpleasantly high and dizzy, like I wasn't getting enough air. Maybe this had something to do with the bouquet of smokestacks in the southern part of town that, all day every day, belch fumes and orange flares like something out of a Blade Runner-esque dystopia. Sarnia is home to more than 60 refineries and chemical plants that produce gasoline, synthetic rubbers, and other materials that the world's industries require to create the commercial products we know and love. The city's most prominent and profitable attraction is an area about the size of 100 city blocks known as the Chemical Valley, where 40 percent of Canada's chemical industry can be found packed together like a noxious megalopolis. According to a 2011 report by the World Health Organization, Sarnia's air is the most polluted air in Canada. There are more toxic air pollutants billowing out of smokestacks here than in all of the provinces of New Brunswick or Manitoba. Read the full article on VICE here: http://bit.ly/Chemical-Valley Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry
 
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A pipeline network more than 2.5 million miles long transports oil and natural gas throughout the United States — but a top official in the federal government's pipeline safety oversight agency admits that the regulatory process is overstretched and "kind of dying." A recent spike in the number of spills illustrates the problem: the Department of Transportation recorded 73 pipeline-related accidents in 2014, an 87 percent increase over 2009. Despite calls for stricter regulations over the last few years, the rules governing the infrastructure have largely remained the same. Critics say that this is because of the oil industry's cozy relationship with regulators, and argue that violations for penalties are too low to compel compliance. VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight. Watch "Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation” - http://bit.ly/1Gpy0cS Read “What Is the US Government Doing to Prevent the Next Oil Pipeline Disaster?“ - http://bit.ly/19KYgnM Read "Cleaner Air in China Might Mean More Carbon Dioxide Pollution” - http://bit.ly/1AGcwo7 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Toxic Waste Spill in North Carolina: Coal Ash (Part 1)
 
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Coal ash, which contains many of the world's worst carcinogens, is what's left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people's backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. On February 2, 2014, up to 39,000 tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of contaminated water spilled out into the Dan River in North Carolina after a pipe broke underneath a coal ash pond at a Duke Energy power plant. The environmental disaster thrust Duke Energy, the country’s largest electricity company, into the spotlight, revealing a history of violations and inadequate oversight of ponds at all of its plants across the state. In part one, VICE News travels to North Carolina to visit a river that’s been poisoned with arsenic from a nearby Duke Energy site, speak with a resident who has found toxic heavy metals in her drinking water, and question a Duke Energy spokesperson about the power company’s policies. Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Humans Are Destroying the Environment at a Rate Unprecedented in Over 10,000 Years" - http://bit.ly/1vgvC1R Read "The Economic Cost of Carbon Pollution Is Much Greater Than Estimated, Say Stanford University Researchers" - http://bit.ly/1ATb1b0 Read "The EPA Tightened Rules on Coal Waste, But Not Enough, Say Environmentalists” - http://bit.ly/1vXglsH Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining US Group Attacks Chinese Coal Company
 
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A group in the United States called the Tennessee Conservative Union released an advertisement on Monday. The ad supports proposed state legislature that would ban mountain top removal for virgin peaks over 2,000 feet. But behind the ad is concern that a Chinese owned mining company, which has surface rights to about 48 square miles, would cause damage to Tennessee's mountains. [ADVERTISEMENT] "Tennessee has become the first state in our great nation to permit the red Chinese to destroy our mountains and take our coal. The same folks who hold our debt, hack our businesses, and have the worst conservation record in the world." Triple H Coal Company was bought by Chinese state-owned Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group last year. This was the first Chinese acquisition of a US coal company, and a top Chinese CEO in the coal industry said Chinese coal companies were interested in further acquisitions. While TCU is worried about the destructive practice of mountain top removal, it is also concerned over Chinese companies with a poor environmental record acquiring US assets. [ADVERTISEMENT] "We're proud that Tennessee is a red state, but just how red are we willing to go?" Environmentalist group Appalachian Voices points out that while the coal is mostly sent to other US states now, it may not be that way for long. Last year the US sent 12% of US coal overseas, and as alternatives to coal become cheaper in the US, the group predicts, that percentage will increase. It also warns that if the coal industry becomes more international, the profits from Tennessee coal will go overseas while the pollution will stay at home. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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RUSSIA: ENVIRONMENT COMING UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE
 
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Russian/Nat As Russia suffers a crippling financial crisis, the environment is coming under increasing pressure. From Moscow to Siberia to the Far East, "green" concerns are falling by the wayside as struggling industries and individuals focus all of their energies on just getting by. APTN takes a look at two industrial regions in Russia suffering the environmental consequences of the economic meltdown. This mining outpost is the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle - freezing winds send snow squalls and factory smoke drifting across the endless polar tundra. More than 200-thousand Russians live in this forsaken land - the majority working in Norilsk's smelters and mines. The pollution pouring from Norilsk's unfiltered 20-plus smokestacks has poisoned the trees dead for a radius extending 150 kilometres from the town and its factories. Private environmental groups estimate that the average Norilskian takes in some 40 times more pollution than a resident of Moscow - a European capital itself more polluted then any of its neighbours. Norilsk was originally built by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as a prison camp. Today, it remains cut off from the rest of Russia - unreachable by road and impossible to escape for the majority of impoverished workers. When Norilsk was privatised in 1994, environmentalists hoped that its new private owners would pay more attention to the environment. But statistics from across Russia have shown just the opposite. With little working environmental regulations, most Russians are forced to accept terrible and dangerous working conditions and polluted air and water supplies. Here, in the final stages of nickel production, workers spend eight hours a day leaning over massive steaming vats of poisonous acid. Factory directors admit there are no respiratory protectors and no money to provide them in the future. With Russia's economy in a tailspin, workers at Norilsk are forced to think of their health last. Struggling just to get by, there is very little environmental awareness in places like Norilsk. Workers know they have little power and almost no choice. SOUNDBITE: (in Russian) "You know as far as the danger goes, we have a saying that goes like this - every farmer farms by his own choice - if you want work at all then you take what you can get. Every worker that comes here, they know what they are facing but they have no choice. If they want to work in Norilsk then they have to work in these factories." SUPER CAPTION: Sergey Zaitsev - has worked in acid baths for 10 years Very little grows in Norilsk's nearly year-round winter. And the earth is so polluted with heavy metals that residents are not allowed to gather even berries or hunt for mushrooms in the short summer months. Most residents in Norilsk are aware of their plight but are resigned to the futility of changing their environment. Although Russia has excellent environmental laws on the books, the legal system is practically non-functioning - so both private and governmental companies know that anything goes in terms of polluting. SOUNDBITE (in English) "It's getting worse because the enterprises have now come to private hands and it's very clear the control on those enterprises is extremely weak. And the number of people working in the Environment Ministry is less than six-thousand for the whole country and that means not only control but scientific research, levels and etcetera, etcetera." SUPER CAPTION: Ivan Blokin, Moscow Greenpeace In Russia's coal producing region of Kemerovo, the situation is similar. Decades of coal production without any environmental controls have left the region decimated. SOUNDBITE (in English) You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/400be0c906f87c9bdd9e8849fd314e4e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1042 AP Archive
Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry (Trailer)
 
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A pipeline network more than 2.5 million miles long transports oil and natural gas throughout the United States — but a top official in the federal government's pipeline safety oversight agency admits that the regulatory process is overstretched and "kind of dying." A recent spike in the number of spills illustrates the problem: the Department of Transportation recorded 73 pipeline-related accidents in 2014, an 87 percent increase over 2009. Despite calls for stricter regulations over the last few years, the rules governing the infrastructure have largely remained the same. Critics say that this is because of the oil industry's cozy relationship with regulators, and argue that violations for penalties are too low to compel compliance. VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight. Watch "Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation” - http://bit.ly/1Gpy0cS Read "Cleaner Air in China Might Mean More Carbon Dioxide Pollution” - http://bit.ly/1AGcwo7 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Elias Bailey in Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) - surface coal mining in WV
 
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This is a composite of five clips (4 less than being each less than a minute and one clip being 8:30 minutes) of Elias Bailey and others portraying themselves in the documentary Before the Mountain Was Moved (1969, 60 minutes) -- the complete film is shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ The documentary explores the coal mining industry and the local's attempts to pass state legislation to conserve the environment -- The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes. === Mountain Top Removal coal mining - A bargin with the devil (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc === This is an from "Edwight, Near the Mouth of Hazy" by community historian Rick Bradford. The book chronicles the trajectory of a town in West Virginia's Coal River Valley.] http://seamsandstory.wordpress.com/20... (Excerpts) Shumates Branch is currently under water and coal sludge. Bailey Mountain ceases to exist, as Massey Energy's massive mountaintop removal strip mining has torn the mountain asunder. In November 1952, Virgil Adams augered into No.1's water—water under such pressure that it stripped the whole hillside of soil and vegetation as it surged down to the creek. In late March 1980, in a repeat performance, the old Hazy mine "blew out" with water pouring from the opening at the rate of 300 cubic feet per second taking out part of the road. John F. Kennedy, while campaigning in Welch in 1960, said: "Unless the next administration deals with the question of what to do with men when machines have thrown them out of work...what has happened here in West Virginia is going to happen all across the country." === COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS UNITED STATES SENATE 93RD CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION MARCH 1973 Serial No. 93-8 (92-43) http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report ==== ENFORCEMENT OF STRIP MINING LAWS (1975) Center for Science in the Public Interest 1779 Church Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20036 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975
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US Sets First Limits On Power Plant Carbon Emissions
 
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The Environmental Protection Agency has made history by issuing the first ever carbon dioxide emissions standards that all future power plants built in the United States will have to meet. Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/us/politics/obama-administration-announces-limits-on-emissions-from-power-plants.html?hp&gwh=0CEE49D3AAC30E7E1C1DA89F258C04E8 Subscribe to The Daily Conversation http://bit.ly/WZnLnd Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Add TDC to your circles on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow The Daily Conversation on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo , United States Of America (Country),Greenhouse Gas,Carbon Dioxide,CO2,Emissions,Energy,Global,City,Power,Warming,First,Change,Climate,Free,Electric,Wind,Wind Power (Industry),Solar Energy (Industry),Electricity (Product Line),Environment,Natural Gas (Industry),Clean,President Barack Obama,EPA,Environmental Protection Agency,Global Warming,Gina McCarthy,EPA Administrator,Cap and Trade,Congress,House,power plants,coal,turbines,Generator,nuclear,Alternative,Senate,news, Power Station -The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first ever carbon dioxide emissions rules that all future power plants built in the United States will have to meet. -This is long overdue, but given the current lack of movement on climate change from the United States, this is great news for the environment. -It will make it pretty much impossible for the coal industry to build new plants without adopting the newest carbon capture and sequestration technology. -The most efficient power plants in operation emit at a rate of at least 1,800 pounds of CO2 per MWh, but this new regulation will require new plants to cut those emissions by more than a third. -The mouthpieces for the dirty fossil fuel industry are saying this tech is unproven and that they'll challenge the rules in court, but with a large coal power plant under construction in Mississippi that will use CCS, it is proven and that major project - costing hundreds of millions of dollars - wouldn't be going forward unless the tech worked. -These new regulations will make America more energy independent by incentivising power companies to put a higher priority on clean energy, while simultaneously protecting the environment. -The administration is due to issue its proposal to limit emissions from existing power plants - which currently make up about a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions - in June 2014.
The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor:  What Fusion Wanted To Be
 
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Google Tech Talks November 18, 2008 ABSTRACT Electrical power is, and will increasingly become, the desired form of energy for its convenience, safety, flexibility and applicability. Even future transportation embraces electric cars, trains, and chemical fuel production (jet fuel, hydrogen, etc.) based upon an abundant electrical supply. Although existing energy sources can and should be expanded where practical, no one source has shown to be practical to rapidly fulfill the world's energy requirements effectively. Presently there is an existing source of energy ideally suited to electrical energy production that is not being exploited anywhere in the world today, although its existence and practicality has been know since the earliest days of nuclear science. Thorium is the third source of fission energy and the LFTR is the idealized mechanism to turn this resource into electrical energy. Enough safe, clean energy, globally sustainable for 1000's of years at US standards. This talk is aimed at explaining this thorium energy resource from fundamental physics to today's practical applications. The presentation is sufficient for the non-scientist to grasp the whole subject, but will be intriguing to even classically trained nuclear engineers. By providing the historical context in which the technology was discovered and later developed into a power reactor, the story of thorium's disappearance as an energy source is revealed. But times have changed, and today, thorium energy can be safely exploited in a completely new form of nuclear reactor. The LFTR is unique, having a hot liquid core thus eliminating fuel fabrication costs and the need for a large reactor. It cannot have a nuclear meltdown and is so safe that typical control rods are not required at all. This design topples all the conventional arguments against conventional energy sources in such areas as: * Waste Production * Safety * Proliferation * Capital Costs and Location * Environmental Impact * Social Acceptance * Flexibility * Grid Infrastructure * Efficiency Should America take this step toward a New Era in Nuclear Energy Production? Hear the case for "The Electricity Rock" and then decide. Speaker: Dr. Joe Bonometti Dr. Bonometti has extensive engineering experience in the government, within industry, and in academia over a 25-year career. Recently completing an assignment as the NASA Chair Professor at the Naval Post graduate School, he supported a ship design study that utilized advanced nuclear power derived from thorium. Working at NASA for ten years as a technology manager, lead systems engineer, nuclear specialist, and propulsion researcher, he lead several NASA tiger teams in evaluating the Nuclear System Initiatives fission demonstration vehicle and missions. He managed the Emerging Propulsion Technology Area for in-space systems, the Marshall Air Launch team, as well as a variety of other power and propulsion assignments and is now the Lead Systems Engineer for the Ares I-Y flight. After earning a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville, he spent several years as a Research Scientist & Senior Research Engineer at the UAH Propulsion Research Center where he served as a Principal Investigator and manager for the Solar Thermal Laboratory. He has worked as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Pratt & Whitney supporting aircraft engine manufacturing and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory within the laser fusion program. A graduate from the United States Military Academy, at West Point, where he studied nuclear physics and engineering, Dr. Bonometti served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers; both in combat and district engineering management assignments. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, and has authored numerous aerospace technical publications, particularly propulsion and space systems technologies. His technical expertise includes nuclear engineering, specialized mechanical & materials research, space plasmas & propulsion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and space systems engineering. This Google Tech Talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
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Coal Mining in Oklahoma. 1952
 
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Identifier: F2010.108.1.050 Description:Black and white film with audio. Film shows men mining coal at Star Coal Company a few miles east of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Film shows men working on the removal of coal from the the mine and the separation and grading process once it is extracted from the mine. The importance of the telephone is shown as a way for miners to communicate with crews above ground while working underground. Creator: Southwestern Bell Oklahoma Coverage: Henryetta (City), in Oklahoma (USA) MARC Geographic Areas: Oklahoma (oku); United States (xxu) Extent: (quantity/size) 7min 44sec Media: 16 mm film; Moving Images,AVI 1920X1080 29.97 FRAME RATE Subjects: Mines and mining To purchase a DVD or broadcast quality digital file contact us: http://www.okhistory.org/ /ohfees
One Of America's Oldest Coal Companies Just Filed For Bankruptcy
 
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Facing declining demand and saddled with mounting debt, one of the oldest and largest coal companies in the United States has filed for bankruptcy protection. Westmoreland Coal Co. announced Tuesday that it had filed a chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston and had entered into a restructuring agreement with a group of its lenders. The Colorado-based firm has $1.4 billion in debt, according to the bankruptcy filing. Westmoreland is the fourth major American coal company to file for bankruptcy in the past three years, The Associated Press noted. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/westmoreland-coal-bankruptcy_us_5bbd9907e4b01470d056cd3d http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Business using http://wochit.com
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Lecture#5 Bituminous Coal|| 4th stage of Coal|| Industrial Coal
 
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Bituminous coal, also called soft coal, the most abundant form of coal, intermediate in rank between subbituminous coal and anthracite according to the coal classification used in the United States and Canada. In Britain bituminous coal is commonly called “steam coal,” and in Germany the term Steinkohle (“rock coal”) is used. In the United States and Canada bituminous coal is divided into high-volatile, medium-volatile, and low-volatile bituminous groups. High-volatile bituminous coal is classified on the basis of its calorific value on a moist, ash-free basis (ranging from 24 to 33 megajoules per kilogram; 10,500 to 14,000 British thermal units per pound), while medium-volatile and low-volatile bituminous coals are classified on the basis of the percentage of fixed carbon present on a dry, ash-free basis (ranging from 69 to 78 percent for medium-volatile and from 78 to 86 percent for low-volatile bituminous coal). Medium-volatile and low-volatile bituminous coals typically have calorific values near 35 megajoules per kilogram (15,000 British thermal units per pound) on a dry, ash-free basis. bituminous coal bituminous coal Bituminous coal. Mineral Information Institute Bituminous coal is dark brown to black in colour and commonly banded, or layered. Microscopically, three main groups of macerals (individual organic constituents of coal) can be recognized: vitrinite, liptinite, and inertinite. The glassy material in most bituminous coal is vitrinite, composed of macerals derived primarily from woody plant tissue. Because of its relatively high heat value and low (less than 3 percent) moisture content, its ease of transportation and storage, and its abundance, bituminous coal has the broadest range of commercial uses among the coals. It has long been utilized for steam generation in electric power plants and industrial boiler plants. In addition, bituminous coals that contain a fairly small amount of sulfur and cake (or “agglomerate”) easily are the only coals suited for making metallurgical coke—a hard, spongelike substance of almost pure carbon important for smelting iron ore. A major problem associated with the burning of bituminous coal is air pollution. Burning bituminous coal with a high sulfur content releases sulfur oxides into the air. Under certain conditions, nitrogen present in coal is also released in the form of nitrogen oxides. When moisture in the atmosphere reacts with these gases, acids such as sulfuric acid are produced and fall to Earth as wet acid deposition (acid rain)—an agent that can damage buildings and crops and cause water pollution. Because of these serious pollution problems, and regulations stemming from the 1990 Clean Air Act, a growing number of coal-fired electric power plants in the United States have either installed cleaning devices to reduce air pollution emissions or switched to low-sulfur subbituminous coal. Some European countries have instituted similar measures, while others, such as France, have largely switched to nuclear power for the generation of their electricity. Many developing countries, such as China, seem to ignore the pollution problem altogether. Otto C. Kopp LEARN MORE in these related Britannica articles: Lignite coal with fern fossilization. coal Coal, solid, usually brown or black, carbon-rich material that most often occurs in stratified sedimentary deposits. It is one of the most important of the primary fossil fuels. Noted coal geologist James Morton Schopf defined coal as containing more than 50 percent by weight (or… subbituminous coal Subbituminous coal, generally dark brown to black coal, intermediate in rank between lignite and bituminous coal according to the coal classification used in the United States and Canada. In many countries subbituminous coal is considered to be a brown coal. Subbituminous coal contains 42 to 52… anthracite anthracite Maceral, any of the numerous microscopically recognizable, individual organic constituents of coal with characteristic physical and chemical properties. Macerals are analogous to minerals in inorganic rocks, but they lack a definite crystalline structure. Macerals are coalified plant remains preserved in coal and other rocks. Welcome to Professional Academy& Urdu Khan Academy We provide best quality of Chemistry lectures for all classes like 9th, 10th, 1st year, 2nd year, MCAT for all Pakistani/ Indian students in Urdu/ Hindi. Brief detail of all topics and important questions. General Chemistry biology physics practical animation GIF and translation of khan academy videos in Urdu If you want important question of the book you must subscribe our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/qasimwarisali These videos have copywrite authority.
Australian FM pledges help in anti-pollution measures
 
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1. Wide of Australian Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, entering news conference 2. Downer walking to podium 3. Cutaway of audience 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alexander Downer, Australian Foreign Minister: "Our position is that we have a security declaration with Japan and that is not a security declaration which threatens other countries. It's about cooperation between two countries which have a very strong bilateral relationship in areas such as peacekeeping and dealing with emergency relief." 5. Cutaway of audience 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alexander Downer, Australian Foreign Minister: "With China likely to overtake the United States as the world's largest CO2 (carbon dioxide) emitter by 2009-2010, I think we all need to encourage China to do what it possibly can, obviously without sacrificing the challenge of alleviating poverty in China, but to do what it possibly can to mitigate the CO2 emissions." 7, Cutaway of audience 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alexander Downer, Australian Foreign Minister: "Australia will work intensively with China on developing clean coal technologies because by 2030, 70 percent of China's energy will still be generated by coal fired power stations." 9. Downer leaving news conference STORYLINE: Australia pledged on Thursday to help China clean its heavily polluted air and water, urging others to follow suit as China is expected to soon become the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter. Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said his nation will help China develop cleaner coal technology. China is the world's biggest producer and user of coal, while Australia is the largest fossil fuel exporter. Burning coal releases carbon dioxide, which experts say worsens global warming. "With China likely to overtake the United States as the world's largest CO2 (carbon dioxide) emitter by 2009-2010, I think we all need to encourage China," he said at a news conference in Beijing. Downer said he hoped China would do all it could to clean its environment "without sacrificing the challenge of alleviating poverty." The Chinese government says the country currently lacks the technology to significantly reduce emissions. Leaders are also concerned that shutting older factories or power plants could wipe out jobs in poor areas, where the government worries about unrest among the unemployed. A statement distributed at the news conference said Australia will give China 21 (m) million US dollars (26 (m) million Australian dollars) in environmental aid over the next five years. Another 20 (m) million US dollars (25 (m) million Australian dollars) will be provided for preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS in China, the statement said. Downer said Australia would "work intensively with China on developing clean coal technology, because by 2030, 70 percent of China's energy will still be generated by coal-fired power stations." Australia and the United States are the only major industrialised countries to reject the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which commits 35 nations and the European community to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to five percent below 1990 levels by 2012. Downer also reassured China, during the news conference, that the recent security agreement that Australia signed with Japan does not pose a threat to other countries. "Our position is that we have a security declaration with Japan and that is not a security declaration which threatens other countries," Downer said. "It's about cooperation between two countries which have a very strong bilateral relationship in areas such as peacekeeping and dealing with emergency relief," he added. Japan and Australia signed a security agreement on 13 March 2007 to further improve an increasingly close defence relationship. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cbb8d93603f96d4a9fb932cc4c82d3b3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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U.S. electricity from coal: 53% in 1997, 48% in 2008, 45% in 2009
 
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13 surface mines in a 80-mile stretch of WY produce over 400 million tons of coal each year -- about 40% of the total U.S. production, providing electricity to 20% of the U.S. homes. Arch Coal Black Thunder mine‏ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUbU1auBCA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahrl60Wlavw Coal accounted for 52.8 percent of the United States' net electrical generation in 1997. But coal's grip on the country's utility market has slipped, down to 48.2 percent in 2008 and to 44.6 percent in 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration - http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html 2/9/2011 - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-09/-massive-closures-of-u-s-coal-plants-loom-chu-says-update2-.html (Excerpt) The EIA predicts plants with 7.7 gigawatts of capacity will close by 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based The Brattle Group, a consulting firm, said in December that 50 to 65 gigawatts of capacity may be closed by 2020 because of environmental regulations. Analysts at Zurich-based bank Credit Suisse Group AG said in September that about 60 gigawatts of coal capacity may be retired. American Electric Power (AEP), Ohio-based, is one of the nation's largest electric utilities (almost 5 million customers linked to its 11-state electricity transmission and distribution grid). AEP is the largest electricity generator in the U.S. The utility recently announced that it will retire about 5,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation over the next five years. In 2009, AEP's fuel mix was 66 percent coal, 22 percent natural gas and the rest nuclear, hydro and various types of renewable power. AEP estimates that by 2017 its fuel mix will be 58 percent coal, 27 percent natural gas, and the rest nuclear, hydro and renewable. Also see: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=American_Electric_Power --- 10/19/2010 American Electric Power Co. (AEP) is reviewing options to shut down more than 5,000 megawatts of coal power, but the pace will depend on regulations, a company executive said Tuesday. [Abut 13% of its total 38,000 megawatts capacity; AEP burned 76 million tons of coal in 2009] Federal and state regulations could add significant costs to operating coal-fired plants for their emissions. "How much of the capacity do you replace depends on the economy and depends on what the options are," such as the price of building cleaner natural-gas generation, said Nick Akins, AEP's executive vice president of generation. The utility gets 5,000 megawatts of generation from smaller, older and less-efficient coal units and there isn't economic justification to retrofit them with environmental upgrades. AEP is evaluating whether to retire and replace another 10,000 megawatts of power generation. "If we retire too much capacity too quickly, we will not be able to survive from a system dynamic," Akins said at the company's investor day meeting in New York City. AEP has been actively lobbying in Washington on an energy policy and regulatory concerns, such as the pace of implementing clean air rules. Akins said that the company will have to change how it contracts coal but did not provide further details. AEP is considering adding natural gas generating capacity for various brownfield projects but is not planning to make any new coal or nuclear investments in the near term, Akin said. --- More: http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/powering-down === Powder River Basin coal mines, also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dajoJMXEE0o 1:49 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdRlwKM4eIc 1:57 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWebhWWNaMU 3:16 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahrl60Wlavw 3:20 minutes http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/coalweb/WyomingCoal/default.aspx The video on here was done is from Plains Justice http://plainsjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/powder-river-basin-coal-mines-video/ === Coal Country docuementary: http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com/ VBS.TV took a trip to West Virginia to investigate the evils of mountaintop removal mining. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/blogs/watch-toxic-west-virginia === In all, more than 4000 animals died in the spill that fouled nearly a mile of Captina Creek in Belmont County, Ohio, on October 1, 2010. (Con't.) http://tinyurl.com/Coal-slurry-in-Captina-Cr Video (1:37 minutes) http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=&u=2e83506a2220102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d 10/10/2010 - Toxic coal sludge pollutes Ky. town 10 years later http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvwI07uAn7QJ0uvbYNgmpERomHfgD9IP0VP01?docId=D9IP0VP01 10/7/3020 - Journalist receives government records after 7 years http://www.rcfp.org/newsitems/index.php?i=11594 The editor of a mining industry newsletter received additional government records Monday regarding the investigation into one of the worst environmental accidents in SE U.S.
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EPA chief on maintaining a 'diverse energy mix' for America
 
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In June, the Obama administration called for new pollution standards for power plants, and the new EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, has followed through with a proposal for new rules. Ray Suarez reports on pushback from the coal industry, while Judy Woodruff talks to McCarthy about pollution and energy priorities.
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International Treaty to Decrease Mercury Pollution
 
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A United Nations treaty focused on lowering mercury pollution has been adopted by over 140 countries around the world, with some beginning the process of signing it. A United Nations treaty focused on lowering mercury pollution has been adopted by over 140 countries around the world, with some beginning the process of signing it. The treaty is called the Minamata Convention after the Japanese city that suffered from devastating mercury poisoning back in the 1950s. Data collected by the UN revealed that the level of mercury emissions in several developing countries was reportedly on the rise mostly due to pollution from small mining operations, and burning coal. Southeast Asian countries, where laws and regulations are struggling to keep up with the rate of industrialization, are responsible for nearly half of the yearly mercury emissions in the world. Juliane Kippenberg, senior researcher from the Human Rights Watch said: "Millions of people around the world are exposed to the toxic effect of mercury. This treaty will help protect both the environment and people's right to health." Mercury that has been released into the atmosphere then circulates through the air, water, and soil, and can end up in the bodies of living organisms. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to mercury inhalation can cause a number of different health problems and can be fatal in some cases.
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How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu
 
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China is the world's biggest polluter -- and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy -- and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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Inside USA - America's real black gold - 08 Aug 08 - Part 1
 
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This week, Inside USA travels to the coal mines of Illinois to look at America's dependence on coal, and the politics behind the fossil fuel. Just below the surface of this election campaign runs a deep seam of coal. Half of America's electricity is generated by coal, producing 40 percent of the country's greenhouse gases. Leading climate scientists have called for a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants, saying that addressing global warming means addressing America's dependence on coal.
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Study reveals that pollution to blame for cut in lifespans in north of country
 
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SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION July 8, 2013 1. Wide of skyscrapers in Beijing shrouded in smog 2. Top shot of traffic, tilt up to wide of buildings enveloped in smog 3. Wide of buildings in white haze July 9. 2013 4. Close of Peking University professor Chen Yuyu, author of research paper about China's heavy air pollution cutting people's life expectancy 5. Mid of Chen viewing his research paper on website of "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" (PNAS), in which it was published 6. Close of computer screen showing paper 7. Close pan of title of paper reading (English) "Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China's Huai River policy" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Chen Yuyu, Professor of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University: "Our research findings evaluate the high health costs we pay for the heavy air pollution in China." FILE: 14 January 2013 9. Various of power plant on outskirts of Beijing producing smoke July 9, 2013 10. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Chen Yuyu, Professor of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University: "I hope more and more scientists and even the public can pay attention to the air pollution problem, and more funding can be spent on research on this issue, so that we can have a better understanding of the costs, including the health costs we pay for air pollution. What's more important, we need to find a more effective, economical and widely supported approach to improve our air quality." FILE: 15 January 2013 11. Various of parents taking children to hospital because of air pollution, children and some parents wearing masks July 9, 2013 12. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Man, Teacher: "Air pollution is everywhere, and it is bad pollution. No matter if you stay at home or go out, you have this problem. So I am not surprised by it (research findings) at all." 13. Mid of people walking along street 14. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Zhao Fei, Real Estate Agent: "I think everybody should do something to help improve the air quality. Go green with our life, take a bus, don't drive. We all should do something." July 8, 2013 15. Wide top shot of traffic under smog 16. Wide of buildings enveloped in smog STORYLINE A new study has linked heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter life expectancy in northern China. The study estimates that the half a billion people alive there in the 1990s will live an average of 5.5 years less than their southern counterparts because they breathed dirtier air during their lives. The study by researchers from China, Israel and the United States was published on Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). For decades, a government policy provided people with free coal for heating, but only in the colder north. The policy was discontinued in 1980 but left a legacy of heavy coal burning, which releases pollutants into the air that can harm human health. Researchers collected data from 90 cities based on the years 1981 to 2000 and estimated the impact on life expectancies using mortality data from 1991 - 2000. They found that in the north, the concentration of pollutants in the air was 55 percent higher than in the south. Life expectancy was 5.5 years lower on average across all age ranges. "Our research findings evaluate the high health costs we pay for the heavy air pollution in China," said Chen Yuyu, one of the authors of the study on Tuesday. Air pollution is a major problem in China due to the country's rapid pace of industrialisation, reliance on coal power, explosive growth in car ownership and disregard for environmental laws. It typically gets worse in the winter because of weather conditions and an increase in coal burning for heating needs. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/894694a09cd544f0e013a1a135f9d929 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Caught orange-handed: EPA edits out audio of mine spill footage, 'What do we do now?'
 
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Congressman Bill Johnson questions EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus on EPA edits of video footage from the Gold King Mine disaster spill. Congressman Johnson: 'Why did the EPA edit out the audio of the team on the ground saying, 'What do we do now?'" House Science Committee September 9, 2015
What Is Recycling - 7 Benefits of Recycling
 
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Originally published as an article at http://www.pacebutler.com/blog/, "What is Recycling" is an essay on recycling and its benefits to individuals, society, and the environment. ------------ What is Recycling - 7 Benefits of Recycling A video presentation by Pacebutler Corporation - http://www.pacebutler.com, America's premier buyer of used cell phones. 110 years after the first recycling facility was established in New York, the United States today has one of the highest recycling rates in the world. US recycling rate from 1960-2008, graph shows the huge surge in popularity of recycling in the US, in the last 50 years. Still, 55 percent of the total solid waste (250 million tons) generated in this country end up in our landfills. What is recycling? Whenever we try and define recycling, we need to think of the three r's of modern waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle. "Reduce" means: Decreasing unnecessary and wasteful purchases, decreasing the volume of waste, and decreasing pollutants. "Reuse" means taking care of our things so that they can last longer, repurposing used items, donating or giving away unwanted stuff, and upcycling waste materials. Buy Recycled: products made from recycled materials to complete the cycle or close the recycling loop. It's not recycling if no one buys or makes use of the end (recycled) product. Recycling is a PROCESS, which includes: the Collection and Segregation of waste materials, the Processing and Remanufacturing of these materials, and the purchase and use of the recycled product. Recycling benefits you, society, and the environment. The 7 Benefits of Recycling are: Financial Benefit, Conservation of Resources, Energy savings, Community Building, Jobs creation, Strong economy, and Environmental Protection. Tangible financial benefits include people gaining income from selling recyclables or unwanted items from home and the savings that cities and counties make when landfill costs are reduced due to recycling. Resources Conservation: Throwing away a single aluminum can, versus recycling it, is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline. Last year, Americans recycled enough aluminum cans to conserve the energy equivalent to more than 15 million barrels of oil. 1 million tons of steel recycled saves 1.3 million tons of iron ore, 718,000 tons of coal, and 62,000 tons of limestone. Recycling Saves Energy: It requires more energy to manufacture a brand new aluminum can than it does to recycle 20 aluminum cans. Recycling Builds Community: People work together, Communicate, Share ideas, and Support each other when they're involved in a worthy common endeavor like recycling. Recycling Creates Jobs: 10,000 tons of waste when incinerated, creates 1 job; when landfilled, creates 6 jobs; when recycled, creates 36 jobs! Recycling helps build a strong Economy in terms of: Lower waste management costs, Cheaper production materials, Energy Savings, and Jobs Creation. Recycling helps protect the Environment: Reduced contamination risk from landfills, Reduced pollution, Reduced environmental impact from mining or extracting fresh raw materials are all direct results of recycling. Clean Air: 82 million tons of waste recycled in 2006 is equivalent to taking 39 million cars off the road for one full year! What is recycling? Recycling is a choice: The plastic bottle, paper scrap, or used cell phone wont recycle itselfIts up to YOU to make that choice to recycle. Recycling is a way of life: Once you make the choice to recycle, And stick to that choice everydayRecycling becomes second nature a way of life. Lets all recycle today Originally published at: http://www.pacebutler.com/blog/what-is-recycling-7-reasons-why-we-should/ Images appearing in this video courtesy of: Frame 2 mred-trucks.blogspot.com Frame 4 recycleraccoon.wordpress.com Frame 5 tts-group.co.uk Frame 6 packagingsource.com Frame 7 climate.nasa.gov Frame 8 uoregon.edu Frame 9 your.kingcounty.gov Frame 10 opsus.com Frame 11 life123.com Frame 13 greengta.ca/ Frame 14 ngoilgasmena.com Frame 15 china-unions.com Frame 17 top-10-list.org Frame 18 zimbio.com Frame 19 emu.edu.tr Frame 20 freedigitalphotos.net Frame 21 therentables.com Frame 22 hackney.gov.uk Frame 23 campusadv.com Frame 24 paulbuckley14059.wordpress.com
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Can You Make Money by Investing in Coal?
 
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http://www.options-trading-education.com/24522/can-you-make-money-by-investing-in-coal/ Can You Make Money by Investing in Coal? By www.Options-Trading-Education.com The soon-to-be new president has promised to bring coal mining and coal mining jobs back. Is this possible and if he does can you make money by investing in coal now? In coal country the Times News of Kingsport, Tennessee writes about whether Trump can make coal great again. “(Trump) verbally has said he supports coal, that he’ll do what he can to get coal back on its feet,” Childress said. “That’s going to take some time, but we feel he’ll remove the federal government from playing into the market. We know we have a tough competition from cheap natural gas. We know that some of coal’s ups and downs have been market driven, but give us a chance to compete. The federal regulations have put us more at a disadvantage.” Still, electric utilities throughout the country are, by and large, holding firm to previously announced plans to shutter thousands of megawatts of coal-fired capacity in coming years for economic and environmental reasons, according to the American Energy Society (AES). Coal has taken a hit as a “dirty” fuel and is subject to all sorts of regulations that coal producers would like to roll back. They are heartened by Trump’s victory and hope to see regulatory relief. However, the current greatest enemy of coal is natural gas when has become much cheaper with the U.S. oil fracking boom. There is an absolutely huge amount of coal in the ground in the USA. If technology allows for efficient extraction and clean burning, current reserves could last for centuries. U.S. Coal Reserves How much coal is left in the United States? The U.S. Energy Information Administration explains. Coal mining companies report to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) the amount of recoverable reserves at U.S. coal mines that produced at least 25,000 short tons of coal (or 10,000 short tons of anthracite coal) in a year. As of January 1, 2015, about 19.4 billion short tons of recoverable reserves were at producing mines. The amount of coal reserves at producing mines is a small portion of the total amount of coal that exists in the United States. Total known coal reserves come to just under 4 Trillion short tons. About an eighth of this is recoverable using current technology but that would last 250 years at the current rate of consumption. Advanced Combustion Technologies New technologies allow for less pollution when burning coal thus making it more competitive. The U.S. Office of Fossil Energy discusses advanced combustion technologies. Advanced combustion power generation combusts fossil fuels in a high-oxygen (O2) concentration environment rather than air. This eliminates most, if not all, of the nitrogen (N2) found in air from the combustion process, resulting in flue gas composed of CO2, water (H2O), contaminants from the fuel (including coal ash), and other gases that infiltrated the combustion system. The high concentration of CO2 (≈70 percent) and absence of nitrogen simplify separation of CO2 from the flue gas for storage or beneficial use. Thus, oxygen-fired combustion is an alternative approach to post-combustion capture for carbon capture and storage (CCS) for coal-fired systems. A problem with this approach and many high tech approaches is the cost. To make money by investing in coal you need an economic and cost competitive technology. It remains to be seen if this can be attained by Mr. Trump and his administration. https://youtu.be/l-IMBybfv08
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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION | Educational Video for Kids.
 
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In this video we are going to know everything about the Industrial Revolution. As we always tell you, it is very important to know the past, to understand the present and improve the future. ▶SUBSCRIBE TO HAPPY LEARNING! http://bit.ly/HappyLearningTV ▶Web site: https://happylearning.tv/en/ ▶Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyLearningTv Recommended video: Roman Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9bcohqsTGk&t=4s Hello friends, welcome to a new Happy Learning video ... today we are going to learn about a period of history very important and very revolutionary, today we are going to learn about the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution is the stage of history that goes from 1780 to 1850 and began in England. For almost the entire history of mankind, life had been based on agriculture and livestock. At the end of the 18th century, the Englishman James Watt invented, or rather perfected, the steam engine. Until then the artisans had been dedicated to the manufacturing of utensils with their own hands in small workshops, but with the arrival of the steam engine, that changed forever. This machine used the energy of steam to transform it into power and moving other machines. These new machines were applied to the industry and began to do the work that the artisans used to do, so the small artisan workshops were disappearing giving way to the big factories. The steam engine was also used for transport and the first trains and steam boats were manufactured, which facilitated trade and travel between cities and countries. Europe was filled with trains. During the Industrial Revolution, the rural society dominated by the nobility stopped being as important as it was and the urban society dominated by the bourgeoisie started to appear. The bourgeoisie were normal people who had become powerful and rich thanks to trade. Since they had a lot of money, they started investing in technology and were the first to build factories. The workers, also called proletarians, were the people who did not have wealth. Not being able to make a living in the countryside or in the villages, they emigrated to the big cities to work in the factories. At first they worked in very bad conditions and for very little money meaning that many children had to work on very hard and dangerous tasks so that their families could feed themselves. The workers asked for rights to work in a dignified and safe way, and the owners, the bourgeoisie, did not want to give it to them. After many conflicts, strikes and fights, the workers managed to make the work days last eight hours, and allowed them to rest on Sundays or take vacation days ... and also children were protected so that they did not have to work anymore. Today we continue to use many of these rights and also many of the machines we use are developments of those first steam engines. You already know that knowing the past allows us to understand the present and improve the future. Goodbye friends until the next video, ah and do not forget to subscribe to Happy Learning Tv
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Colstrip United
 
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Lori Shaw is co-founder and director of Colstrip United, a grassroots movement dedicated to making the lesser-known, positive information about coal and coal energy more available to the public.
Beware the Wind 1967 George Washington University
 
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This 1967 film was produced at the George Washington University Airlie Center in cooperation with The Medical Society of the District of Columbia and WRC-TV-NBC. Funding was provided by the U.S. Public Health Service. This film was designed to alert the public to the need for air pollution control. The film describes man's technological advancements and how they have polluted water and air. Its shows the principal sources of air pollution, including-industrial operations, burning dumps, motor vehicles, and combustion of fossil fuels like coal and oil. It describes the effects of air pollutants on animals, people and property. Finally the film describes the means of applying available technology to bring about cleaner air through the efforts of a concerned citizenry. In 1928, the United States Public Health Service began checking air pollution in eastern cities and reported that sunlight was reduced by 20 to 50 percent in New York City. In November 1939, the city of St. Louis experienced nine days of extreme smoke air pollution with near zero visibility at midday even with street lights on. City officials and community, business, and industry leaders developed and implemented controls and regulations; St. Louis was the first major U. S. city to limit the use of soft, low quality coal. During the late 1940s, serious smog incidents in Los Angeles further heightened public awareness and concern about this issue. In 1948, an air pollution inversion event in Donora, Pennsylvania, killed 20 people and sickened about 40 percent of the town's 14,000 inhabitants. In November 1953, a smog incident in New York City resulted in the death of between 170 and 260 people. In 1963 and 1966, regional weather patterns resulted in air inversions that trapped local air pollutants in the New York City area, resulting in 405 and 168 deaths, respectively. The Air Pollution Control Act of 1955 was the first federal legislation involving air pollution in the United States. This Act provided funds for federal research in air pollution. The Clean Air Act of 1963 was the first federal legislation regarding air pollution control. It established a federal program within the U.S. Public Health Service and authorized research into techniques for monitoring and controlling air pollution. In 1967, the Air Quality Act was enacted in order to expand federal government activities. In accordance with this law, enforcement proceedings were initiated in areas subject to interstate air pollution transport. As part of these proceedings, the federal government for the first time conducted extensive ambient monitoring studies and stationary source inspections.
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What if.... Companies had to pay TO poLLuT the earTH
 
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If the biggest companies in the world had to account for all the environmental damage they cause, could they still turn a profit? According to a UN-supported analysis, no way. In fact, the 3,000 largest publicly-traded companies were responsible for $2.15 trillion in environmental damages in 2008 – but these damages are often written off as “externalities” and are not accounted for on the bottom line. What’s even worse, these externalities cost the global economy an estimated $4.7 trillion per year in health and social costs, lost ecosystem services and pollution.  Marine debris on Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, washed up from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Image Credit: Algalita) These figures come from Natural Capital at Risk, a 2013 report on the top 100 externalities of business produced by a combined effort of the United Nations Environment Programme, TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Trucost consulting firm.  Valley of the Drums, a toxic waste site in Kentucky, United States, 1980. (Photo Credit: EPA) As Greenpeace points out in its breakdown of the report, almost no business on Earth would be profitable if it accounted for every greenhouse gas it emitted into the air, how much land it monopolized and poisoned, and how many diseases were spread in relation to its products. One example is the mercury that Chisso Chemical Corporation dumped into a Japanese bay for four decades, and that resulted in the deaths of nearly 1,800 people and the spread of birth defects and disabilities in 10,000 more. Obviously, the impacts to health and environment don’t stop there. “The unpaid costs of modern industry include the honey bee collapse that affects global pollination, the massive health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals from the hydrocarbon chemical industry, and of course, global warming that will impact humanity and all of nature into the future,” writes Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler.  Fire at toxic waste storage site at Krasny Bor, May 24, 2008. (Photo via WikiMedia Commons) The Natural Capital at Risk report investigated a broad swath of industries, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, utilities, cement, steel, paper and petrochemicals, and concluded that no sector generates enough revenue to cover its real, external costs. The report calculates that these costs tally up to an astounding $7.3 trillion per year, or 13 percent of the global economic output in 2009.  Coal ash being stored in the West Pans. (Photo: Richard Webb) The majority of these costs were incurred via greenhouse gas emissions (38 percent of the total), followed by water use (25 percent), land use (24 percent), air pollution (seven percent), land and water pollution (five percent) and waste (one percent
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South Africa's Toxic Mine Dumps (2009)
 
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Superdump: Toxic waste seeps into the environment from South African mine dumps. December 2009 For downloads and more information visit: http://journeyman.tv/59894/documentary-films-archive/superdump.html After 120 years of gold mining, the land and water on Gautengs far West Rand are some of the most polluted in the country. The mine dumps that dot the area west of Johannesburg have been identified as public health risks. One of the biggest problems is uranium seeping into the watercourses, turning the sediment both poisonous and radioactive. Ecologists, the community and the mines all agree that the mine dumps must go. But no-one can agree what to do with them. This edition of Special Assignment takes a look at community resistance against two proposals to reprocess the mine dumps and relocate the resulting waste. Communities are clashing with the mines over two proposed superdumps mega-mine dumps proposed for Fochville and Randfontein. Should these communities suffer for the health of the entire region? And what impact will these superdumps have on food security? SABC - Ref. 4564 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Fugitive Emissions of Methane Biogas and Landfill Gas Explained
 
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Fugitive Emissions of Methane. Full Article: https://landfill-gas.com/fug Fugitive Emissions of Methane (Biogas and Landfill Gas) Explained It is well known that unintentional escapes of methane and landfill gas (fugitive emissions) occur when methane escapes from a myriad of tiny leaks from production facilities, wells, pipes, compressors and other equipment. Methane continually escapes through tiny leaks from the equipment associated with coal mining or natural gas extraction, landfills, landfill gas utilization plants, and biogas plants. It is obviously very important to reduce all these fugitive methane emissions to an absolute minimum. Methane is more than 80 times more damaging to the atmosphere and more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame. It's the second leading contributor to climate change, after carbon dioxide. Methane accounts for approximately 25 % of the world’s climate warming. Accidentally released methane emissions are the inevitable byproduct of the oil and gas industry and agriculture, and occur from all methane equipment. But, not only from equipment it also gets released when cattle blow-off! Vegans are right when they say reducing demand for dairy and meat will help the environment. 80 % of the GHG emissions due to enteric fermentation (digestion in stomachs) are from the digestive systems of cattle. But, that's enough about cattle emissions, what about biogas plants which imitate cattle to make methane. Unintentional emissions will be occurring from all biogas plants. Storage tanks inevitably leak a small amount, as do pipe joints, valves and other equipment. Other fugitive emissions will occur when digesters are opened-up for maintenance, and during commissioning. However, biogas plant and landfill gas utilization plants would be expected to be similar to those for the natural gas supply industry. Fugitive emission research conducted within the natural gas industry estimates the US national methane fugitive emissions rate for natural gas at about 0.42%. A not insignificant amount overall, and it needs to be reduced. However, the amounts are tiny when compared with the fugitive emission of methane from cattle, and landfills. Municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, accounting for approximately 15% of these emissions in 2016. Similar figures apply to all developed nations. But, as Vegans can point out. This is well below the 26% emitted from cattle through enteric fermentaton. Thanks for watching right through! Sources of all quoted statistics are in our article here: https://landfill-gas.com/fug ___________________________ This presentation contains images that were used under a Creative Commons License. Click below to see the full list of images and attributions: https://app.contentsamurai.com/cc/243195 ------------------------------------------- To view this video on YouTube go to: https://youtu.be/SDAwXf3q-zA ------------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH US: https://twitter.com/anaerobicnews https://www.facebook.com/anaerobicdigestion/ https://uk.pinterest.com/radiman/renewables-anaerobic-digestion/ ------------------------------------------ Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnaerobicDigestion and click the link below to subscribe to our channel and get informed when we add new content: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnaerobicDigestion?sub_confirmation=1 --------------------------------------------
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Pleasant Prairie Power Plant: Clean Coal Technology in Action
 
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Watch as Ed Morris, senior engineer for We Energies, and Arlyn Petig, field manager for Alstom Power, Inc., show us around the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant (P4). We get a birdseye view of the nitrogen oxide and SO2 reduction systems - which both capture more than 90 percent of emissions - and Alstom's CO2 pilot project, which is capturing 90 percent of the the CO2 from 1.5 percent of the plant's overall flue gasses. For more visit http://tour.americaspower.org.
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(NZ Mining song) the SMILING ASSASSIN Part 4 - (john key) by TRILLION
 
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Prime Minister John Key is selling NZ off bit by bit, and history shows us that he is probably profiting personally off deals made between relevant companies and the NZ Govt. download the mp3 here: http://trillion.bandcamp.com (free or donation) want to know all about john key's life? http://chemtrailsnorthnz.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/in-search-of-john-key-original-article.pdf and about John Key's plans to mine in NZ: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I0YOLK1L http://aotearoaawiderperspective.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/would-you-have-voted-john-key5.pdf THE SMILING ASSASSIN - Lyrics Who is going to arrest that man? the smiling assassin and who is going to address his plan and suppress his hand? lock him up and throw away the KEY We were too busy with the shake, rattle and roll we forgot to throw the snake back in the hole we're too busy with the wop bop a loo bop and wop bam boom we forgot to put the top on the shop box and lock that room we were too busy with the bomp shoo wop wop and ramalama ding dong we need to stop the clock and turn the grammar jammer thing on we were too busy with the hip hop body rockin doin the do we need to flip flop their shoddy plot and - ruined the coup I shape this ink to try and make you think skating rink - shrinking lake we can skate or sink start to take steps to change - the more sense it makes heart ache swept the brain of all dense mistakes a lie becomes inscribed when scrums are re-enacted playing tribe against tribe - bribes - guns and blankets government still finances our listening choices under a guise, while silencing dissident voices in an attempt to shut me down and remove my rights you will lose the fight cos you will prove I'm right people choose the light cause we suffer inside when we got nothing to lose well we've got nothing to hide and 'U S A - get the fuck out of our town...' John Key is evil, but his act is nice we're not free - we people are his sacrifice They appoint a prime minister - a leader and chief and to make the crime sinister - cease freedom of speech then feed on the weak and those eager to teach grant deeds plant weeds and beleaguer the beach a seizure of public land reveals a gluttonous chase under hand deals - a cover up in the place they're scheming to control us and poison our lands they've got black sand, coal dust and oil on their hands untapped resources and lush titanium sands unmapped shore lines and grand subterranean plans the Australian banks and the hidden agenda the alien scams and the risen pretenders oops, gone off topic -- where was I?- cheater john key = investment banker = quasi leader with cork screw support crew flawed with short cuts take a walk thru -- you ought to, before the port shuts I was hoping last time would be the last open cast mine I hope to start chimes, throw the rope and cast lines (they've) broken vast binds, they're like choking grass vines the over-pass winds from upper class lies to master minds with pass times is half lies -- a true real plan their prize is minerals and to prize it out of New Zealand and while we are focused on the earthquake ruin bureaucratic locusts prepare a first rate do-in john key is borrowing a multi billion dollar blank check translated - probably a trillion dollar bank debt with interest - every worker must pay back hello slaves! - you work to just pay tax I just say facts -- they bail us = they own us and every generation on -- our failure is our onus and your donkey -- well he sold you short you didn't see it cos you were too involved in sport Who is going to arrest that man? - the smiling assassin who is going to suppress his plan -- and trial him for treason
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Cow Farts Blow Up A Barn!
 
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Could cow farts blow up a barn? Apparently so! A static charge triggered an explosion of methane gas in a barn in Rasdorf, Germany earlier this week. How powerful is methane gas? Trace joins us and discusses cow farts and just how damaging methane gas can be to the environment. Read More: Do Cows Pollute As Much As Cars? http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/methane-cow.htm "Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. A significant portion of these emissions come from methane, which, in terms of its contribution to global warming, is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide." 90 Cows Exploded A Barn In Germany With Their Farts http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/90-cows-exploded-a-barn-in-germany-with-their-farts "Farting can be bad for your health if you're a cow. A barn containing 90 dairy cows in Rasdorf, Germany, exploded yesterday due to the build up of methane gas, according to Reuters and local media, quoting police reports." German Cows Cause Methane Blast in Rasdorf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25922514 "Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said." Why Do Coal Mines Explode? http://www.livescience.com/6298-coal-mines-explode.html "The cause of the massive explosions that killed at least 25 miners in West Virginia yesterday remains unknown." Chemical of the Week: Methane http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/methane/methane.html "Methane is a colorless, odorless gas with a wide distribution in nature." Watch More: Furrocious: Persian Cats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpFbwWis3mw TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-364-whats-the-deal-with-genetically-modified?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Why We Fart More on Airplanes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zYIXmm-SRo ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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