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Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash (Full Length)
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
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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Pennsylvania's 50-Year-Old Coal Fire
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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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
A History of Coal's Extraordinary Impact on Human Civilization (2003)
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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The Collapse of Coal
American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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12 Biggest Mines
These huge open-pits in the ground can either be called mines or quarry and they give us amazing things like gold, silver, and copper! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. The Barrick Goldstrike Mine Owned and operated by Barrick Gold, which is the largest gold mining company, the goldstrike mine happens to be the largest gold mine in all of North America. Located in Eureka County, Nevada, the goldstrike mine is comprised of 3 different mines, the larger of the three is the Betze-Post open-pit mine, the Meikle, and the Rodeo, both of which are found underground. This complex of mines is also the largest Carlin-type mine in the world. First opened way back in 1986, the mine not only produces gold but silver as well, which just so happens to be where Nevada gets its famous nickname, the “Silver State”, from. 6. The Oyu Tolgoi Mine The name for this combined open-pit mining project translates to Turquoise Hill and is located in the southern region of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. The mines that are filled with gold-copper ore deposits are actually relatively new and were only recently discovered back in 2001 by the Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines. It’s expected that the mine will reach full capacity in the year 2021. It’s believed that this mine contains around 2,700,000 tons of copper and another 1.7 million ounces of gold. Like with all other mines, the environmental impact that the Oyu Tolgoi mine is often criticized since it is located in such a dry area and uses more than one billion gallons of water each month. 5. The Chuquicamata (choo-kee-kə-mah-tə) Mine In terms of volume, the chuquicamata mine, or the “Chuqui” mine as it’s more commonly known is the second deepest open-pit mine on the planet. This mine can be found in the northern area of Chile where its main export is that of copper. This has been the country’s main export and staple that is crucial to how the people of Chile rely on an income and it’s here that the metal is called “Chile’s salary” ever since they became dependent on the copper industry back when the first World War ended. Copper actually makes up about a third of all the country’s foreign trade but that 33 percent was once at a high percentage of 75% a few years earlier. 4. The Dionysos Marble Quarry This quarry lies on the Penteli Mountain in the town and municipality of Dionysos, Attica in Greece. It’s here that the world famous Dionysos pentelicon marble is extracted. The quarry has been opened for more than a 100 years and it was back in 1949 that it was owned by the Dionysos Marble Company. The quarry currently has 2 underground sites and 9 above ground sites where the marble is extracted. The marble here is protected by law and is solely used for the Acropolis Restoration Project and other ancient buildings in Athens. 3. The Udachnaya Pipe The name of this open-pit mine literally translates to lucky pipe and can be found right outside of the Arctic Circle in Sakha Republic, Russia. This mine was discovered way back in June of 1955 and is believed to contain around 225.8 million carats of diamonds with an estimated 10.4 million carats harvested annually. The diamond mine was taken over by the Russian diamond company Alrosa back in 2010. This is mine also happens to be the third deepest open-pit mine in the world at a depth of 1,970 feet. 2. The Mir Mine Occasionally called the Mirny Mine, this was once a former open-pit diamond mine that is located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. This mine reaches a depth of 1,722 feet deep, along with a diameter of 3,900 feet making it one of the largest excavated holes to ever exist. The mine was first discovered back in June of 1955 by a group of three Soviet geologists. It proved to be rather difficult as it seemed like there was always one problem arising after another. The cold winter months provided harsh conditions that slowed production, the mine suffered a flood in the 90’s, and surface operations would cease in June of 2001 with underground operations still moving forward until the whole mine was permanently shut down in 2004. 1. The Bingham Canyon Mine Known by the locals at the Kennecott Copper Mine, the Bingham Canyon Mine is located in the southwest region of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. This massive chasm is known for being the largest man-made excavation in all of the world. Owned by the Rio Tinto Group, the production of this mine was started an astonishing 110-years ago and since then the mine measures at being 2.5 miles long, 0.6 miles deep, and covers a distance of 1,900 acres. The mine endured a tremendous landslide back in 2013 and then a smaller one later that same year.
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How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
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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Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington
Donald Trump was more popular in McDowell County than anywhere else in America during the Republican primaries. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Paul Lewis explores the power of the Republican presidential nominee’s message in the poorest county of West Virginia. Gun nation ► http://bit.ly/GunNation The Guardian ► http://is.gd/guardianhome Suggested videos: Anywhere but Washington ► http://bit.ly/ABWashTrump Trump 4 President ► http://bit.ly/TrumpSigns Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► http://is.gd/cifplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://is.gd/guardiandocs Guardian Features ► https://goo.gl/JThOzd Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations The Global Migration Crisis ► http://is.gd/RefugeeCrisis Anywhere but Westminster ► https://goo.gl/rgH1ri More Guardian videos: 6x9: experience solitary confinement – 360 video ► http://bit.ly/6x9gdn We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm The last job on Earth ► http://bit.ly/LastJobOnEarth Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► http://bit.ly/PatrickStewartS The Panama Papers ► http://bit.ly/HowToHide1Billion The Syrian Spaceman who became a refugee ► http://bit.ly/SyrianSpace The epic journey of a refugee cat ► http://bit.ly/KunkuzCat If I Die On Mars ► http://is.gd/IfIDieOnMars We can't ban everything that offends you ► http://bit.ly/CensorshipCiF Revenge Porn: Chrissy Chambers and her search for justice ► http://ow.ly/TUoOs Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://is.gd/mosdef Edward Snowden interview ► http://is.gd/snowdeninterview2014 Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://is.gd/sexworkers Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► http://is.gd/guardianYTmusic Guardian Australia ► http://is.gd/guardianaustralia Guardian Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Guardian Food ► http://is.gd/guardianfood
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Study reveals that pollution to blame for cut in lifespans in north of country
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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The Nuclear Waste Problem
Get smart with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 500 people to sign up at http://brilliant.org/wendover Subscribe to Half as Interesting (The other channel from Wendover Productions): https://www.youtube.com/halfasinteresting Check out my podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/showmakers/id1224583218?mt=2 (iTunes link) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_10vJJqf2ZK0lWrb5BXAPg (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: [email protected] Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Joe Cieplinski (http://joecieplinski.com/) Nuclear reactor footage courtesy Canada Science and Technology Museum Spent fuel pool courtesy IAEA Imagebank Onkalo photo courtesy Posiva Music: "Raw Deal" by Gunner Olsen, "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie, "My Luck" by Broke for Free, and "I Wanted to Live" by Lee Rosevere Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Kevin Song, David Cichowski, Andy Tran, Victor Zimmer, Paul Jihoon Choi, Dylan Benson, M van Kasbergen, Etienne Dechamps, Adil Abdulla, Arunabh Chattopadhyay, Ieng Chi Hin, Ken Rutabana, John Johnston, Connor J Smith, Rob Harvey, Arkadiy Kulev, Hagai Bloch Gadot, Aitan Magence, Eyal Matsliah, Sihien Goh, Joseph Bull, Marcelo Alves Vieira, Hank Green, Plinio Correa, Brady Bellini
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Are Electric Cars Really Green?
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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Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32
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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Rare Opportunity: Researchers See Potential In Mining Coal Waste
Throughout coal mining country of the Eastern U.S. you will find streams that run a peculiar rusty orange. It’s the result of pollution called acid mine drainage, or AMD. It’s estimated that about 10,000 miles of streams are polluted by AMD in Pennsylvania and West Virginia alone. In fact, researchers have calculated that every second, coal mines throughout the region are pumping out about 3,000 cubic feet of AMD. That’s roughly equal to an average May day’s flow of water in the Monongahela River as it winds through the region. http://wvpublic.org/post/rare-opportunity-researchers-see-potential-mining-coal-waste
1,000 Coal Plants Affected By Supreme Court's EPA Ruling
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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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry
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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50 Mining Engineering Interview Questions And Answers || Frequently asked questions in an interview
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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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
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Mountaintop Mining The Good, Bad & Ugly
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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Toxic Waste Spill in North Carolina: Coal Ash (Part 1)
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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EPISODE 4 | Benefits of Going Vegan: Environmental
Jaclyn and Julia discuss how you can help improve the environment we live in while eating things that grow from the Earth that keep the mind and body clear of animal products, all while talking about how supporting the animal agriculture businesses is the biggest pollutant on the planet. Let us know what other topics you'd like us to discuss in the comments!!! VEGAN APPAREL https://www.Veganculture.co MEAL PLANS & NUTRITION COACHING https://www.Mealplansplus.com INSTAGRAMS https://www.instagram.com/vegancultureco/ https://www.instagram.com/jaclyntiffany/ https://www.instagram.com/juliarachelle/ https://www.instagram.com/mealplansplus/ FACEBOOOKS https://www.facebook.com/mealplansplus/ https://www.facebook.com/vegancultureco/ https://www.facebook.com/julessweg https://www.facebook.com/jaclyntiffanyw?ref=br_rs Environmental Statistics: Human-related Sources. In the United States, the largest methane emissions come from the decomposition of wastes in landfills, ruminant digestion and manure management associated with domestic livestock, natural gas and oil systems, and coal mining. Chicken, turkey, pig, and cow agriculture are collectively the largest producers of methane in the US. Methane is 20 times more powerful at trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide. The meat egg and dairy Industries produce 65% of worldwide nitrous oxide emissions. Nitrous oxide is 300 times more powerful at trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere is and carbon dioxide. If one person exchanges eating meat for a vegan diet they'll reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year. If every American dropped one serving of chicken per week from their diet it would save the same amount of CO2 emissions of taking 500,000 cars off the road. 1 calorie from animal protein requires 11 times as much fossil fuel as one calorie of plant protein. The diets of meat eaters create 7 times the greenhouse emissions of the diets of vegans. Nearly half of all water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat one pound of wheat takes 25 gallons. You save more water by not eating one pound of me than you would by now taking a shower for 6 months. A vegan diet requires 300 gallons of water a day vs a meat eating diet which requires 4000 gallons per day. Animals raised for food create 89,000 pounds of excrement per second, none of which benefits from the waste treatment facilities like human excrement does. The situation creates massive amounts of groundwater pollution. Chicken, hog, cattle excrement has polluted 35,000 miles of rivers in 22 States. Raising animals for food uses 30% of the earth's land mass - about the same size as Asia. More than 250 million Acres of US Forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals. The equivalent of 7 football fields are bulldoze every minute to create more room for farm animals. Livestock grazing is the number one cause of plant species becoming threatened or going extinct in the US. Source: https://www.culinaryschools.org/yum/vegetables/
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COP21: China reduces coal reliance - at a cost
(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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International Treaty to Decrease Mercury Pollution
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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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining US Group Attacks Chinese Coal Company
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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Exploring the environmental costs of the electronics industry
Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. The cell and smartphone industries have saturated the market; in 2015, it was estimated that 98 percent of all US citizens aged between 18 - 29 years owned a mobile phone. A staggering 86 percent owned smartphones. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. Watch the full film here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2017/10/death-design-171019054750796.html - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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True cost of coal
I urge the Minnesota PUC to recognise the true costs of pollution by updating pollution cost estimates for utility energy planning based on current, credible science. Pollution from fossil fuels costs Minnesotans $2.1 billion annually in health and environmental costs - 94 percent of this impact is from coal. Burning coal at Xcel Energy's Sherco plant in Becker contributes to an estimated 1600 asthma attacks, 150 heart attacks and 92 deaths each year. Scientists and health experts have made significant progress in the past 20 years in understanding just how damaging pollution is to our health and environment; yet, Minnesota hasn't updated its pollution cost estimates, except for inflation. In addition to our monthly electricity bill, when a utility chooses to continue to burn coal and other dirty fuel sources it is sticking us with the bill for increased health care expenses, missed work and school, and environmental damages. Please include the EPA's social cost of carbon and most up-to-date scientific costs for other pollutants in Minnesota's energy decision-making. It's time to count the true costs of pollution when making decisions about our energy future!
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Trump falling short on energy policy: coal executive
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray discusses how regulation is hurting the coal industry.
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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary | Guardian Investigations
Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies. The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
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10 Most Polluted Cities on Earth
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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants. The EPA did factor in costs at a later stage, when it wrote standards that are expected to reduce the toxic emissions by 90 percent. But the court said that was too late. The rules, which took effect in April, will remain in place while the case goes back to a lower court for the EPA to decide how to account for costs, environmental advocates say. They were supposed to be fully in place next year. At issue was whether health risks are the only consideration under the Clean Air Act. The challenge was brought by industry groups and 21 Republican-led states, which argued that the regulations were too costly for coal miners, businesses and consumers. Writing for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the EPA was unreasonable in refusing to consider costs at the outset. "The agency must consider cost - including, most importantly, cost of compliance - before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary," Scalia said. In dissent, Justice Elena Kagan said it was enough for EPA to consider costs later in the process. "Over more than a decade, EPA took costs into account at multiple stages and through multiple means as it set emissions limits for power plants," Kagan said. She was joined by the court's liberal members. The EPA said it is reviewing the court's decision and will determine any appropriate next steps once a review is completed. "EPA is disappointed that the Supreme Court did not uphold the rule, but this rule was issued more than three years ago, investments have been made and most plants are already well on their way to compliance," EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said. Indeed, more than 70 percent of power plants already have installed controls to comply with the rules, said Vicki Patton, an attorney at the advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund. "EPA already has an economic analysis that it can rely on to demonstrate that the public health benefits of the standards far outweigh the costs," Patton said. The case is the latest in a string of attacks against the administration's actions to use the Clean Air Act to rein in pollution from coal-burning power plants. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the ruling "a cutting rebuke to the administration's callous attitude." He said it "serves as a critical reminder" to state governors, who are awaiting more EPA rules this summer aimed at curbing pollution from coal-fired power plants that is linked to global warming. States have already challenged those rules even before they are final, and Congress is working on a bill that would allow states to opt out of any rules clamping down on heat-trapping carbon dioxide. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called out McConnell for reprising his suggestion that governors should flout EPA regulations. He said McConnell was not advocating in the best interests of the American public. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, suggested that the high court ruling gives opponents an opening "to protect the jobs and energy that are still at risk under this administration." In the case of the mercury rules, the costs of installing and operating equipment to remove the pollutants before they are dispersed into the air are hefty - .6 billion a year, the EPA found. But the benefits are much greater, 7 billion to 0 billion annually, the agency said. The savings stem from the prevention of up to 11,000 deaths, 4,700 nonfatal heart attacks and 540,000 lost days of work, the EPA said. Mercury accumulates in fish and is especially dangerous to pregnant or breastfeeding women, and young children, because of concern that too much could harm a developing brain. A disproportionate share of the 600 affected power plants, most of which burn coal, are in the South and upper Midwest. This story has been corrected to show John Boehner's title as House speaker instead of majority leader. 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!
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Stop Coal Leasing on Public Lands
http://www.sc.org/publiccoal An astonishing 40 percent of all coal produced in the United States comes from public land that's cared for with taxpayer dollars. The government recently put a hold on new federal coal leases to study the impact that coal mined on public lands has on our climate. This means we have an unprecedented opportunity to push this country towards a clean energy future and away from dirty fuels. Take action: Protect public lands and our climate from Big Coal at sc.org/publiccoal Subscribe for more from Sierra Club: http://smarturl.it/SierraClub_Subscribe Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry (Trailer)
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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Killing the EPA Trump administration plans to gut budget, change how pollution is measured
rump Breaking News Network -Killing the EPA Trump administration plans to gut budget, change how pollution is measured President Donald Trump has been overt about his hostility toward the Environmental Protection Agency since taking office, from removing references to Barack Obama’s pro-environmental policies from the EPA website to suggesting a number of draconian budget cuts. Now it appears that even more sweeping EPA cuts are being proposed by the White House — and the EPA itself is doing little to fight back. Trump is in the midst of preparing an executive order that would drastically curtail how climate change impacts policy decisions, according to Reuters. This will include either diminishing or eliminating the “social cost of carbon” policy implemented by Obama, which attempts to affix a financial figure to the potential economic damage caused by global warming when creating new regulations. The current number is $36 per ton, going up to $50 per ton by 2030. By changing this, Trump plans to provide a boon to industries including auto manufacturing, drilling and coal mining. White House spokeswoman Kelly Love told Reuters that there was “nothing to announce at this time.” On Tuesday, Axios reported that the EPA doesn’t plan on fighting Trump’s current proposal to reduce the agency’s budget by 25 percent — roughly $2 billion — thereby firing 3,000 agency employees. “Senior Trump officials consider the EPA the leading edge of the administration’s plans to deconstruct the administrative state,” writes Jonathan Swan and Ben German. They also report that Trump’s EPA head Scott Pruitt has only opposed the administration on one issue — namely, cleaning up polluted former industrial sites known as brownfields. Source: http://www.salon.com/2017/03/15/killing-the-epa-trump-administration-plans-to-gut-budget-change-how-pollution-is-measured/ Trump Breaking News Network Ingles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KZ... https://youtu.be/I7QizY90Xn8 TRUMPTBNN
A Little Song About Noise 2005 Jerry Metcalf Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. For more information, go to OSHA's website, Noise and Hearing Conservation, http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/noisehearingconservation/index.html . Using songs and rhyme to help with learning and recall has been done for generations. It is well established that setting words to music can improve recall of those words. This is particularly true when the resulting song is heard more than once and includes rhymes, an easy-to-sing melody, and a consistent rhythm. Furthermore, musical cues can trigger the recall of unique information that is difficult to retrieve using nonmusical cues. Songs can thus facilitate the retention of facts that simply need to be memorized. Music has other potential educational benefits as well. There is preliminary evidence that regular music practice improves athematical and spatial reasoning skills as well as overall IQ. Music may create a classroom climate conducive to learning by reducing stress levels and putting students at ease. Finally, if the music is both enjoyable to the students and relevant to the material they are studying, it may spark students' interest in that material. For more on the use of songs in teaching, especially science, read Greg Crowther's article to Learning to the Beat of a Different Drum, at http://www.science-groove.org/SSA/DifferentDrum.pdf . Greg Crowther, is a research scientist in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. An experienced coal miner, Jerry worked over 25 years in various positions at the same mine beginning in 1972. In that time he gained expertise in all facets of mine operations. In addition to-his employment experience, he is a veteran trainer in aspects of safety. Jerry works for the Safety and Health Bureau of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. While his main duties lie in the area of mine inspections, Jerry is an effective safety instructor. He assists with new miner and refresher classes when needed. The mission of the Safety and Health Bureau is to raise the level of awareness of Montana employers and employees about workplace safety and health through inspection, consultation, technical assistance and training. This is clipped from the 2005 MSHA video, A Little Song About Noise, available from the MSHA website and on the Internet Archive.
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"Mr. CO2"
He has expanded through the very air we breathe. He's galvanized activists around the globe to fight him, and stymied the world's political leaders. Meet Mr. CO2: carbon dioxide, the primary cause of climate change. This documentary may use whimsical animation to personify carbon dioxide emissions, but its message is dead-serious: if we fail to cut the rate of CO2 spewing into the atmosphere, we face a bleak future. MR. CO2 opens in Copenhagen, where the world's political leaders gather in December 2009 to try and hammer out a new carbon treaty to replace the Kyoto Accord. Joining them are activists and climate scientists, on-hand to press for action. They include Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the International Panel on Climate Change, and Bill McKibben, founder of a movement aimed at lowering atmospheric carbon, who says at the conference, "we are past the red line, the real debate is between human beings on the one hand, and physics and chemistry on the other." Traveling from the Copenhagen negotiations to China, Australia, and the United States, MR. CO2 explores the scope of the challenge. In China we meet Ren Runhu, director of the Lu'An Mine, which producers 55 million metric tons of coal a year. Even though 5,000 miners a year die in China's coal mines, the industry is flourishing. In his gleaming office - a far cry from the working conditions of the black-faced miners - he explains that coal is just too important to Chinese industry. As Ma Jun, founder of China's Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, points out, if you need more energy, a new coal plant is the cheapest and simplest short-term solution. Meanwhile, the world's richest people - North Americans and Europeans - continue to be responsible for staggeringly high per capita emissions. While the developing world - which faces the most devastation from climate change - presses for a deal, China and the United States thwart efforts that might impinge on their sovereignty. And little wonder: the U.S.'s rise to global economic dominance was built through burning fossil fuels, and China hopes to raise 150 million people out of poverty the same way. Neither has much short-term interest in limiting emissions - and neither do countries like Australia, which export huge amounts of coal to fuel China's energy-hungry industries and power plants. Featuring climate scientists, activists, coal producers and high-stakes negotiators, MR. CO2 makes clear that there will be no easy answers when it comes to solving the climate crisis. Clean coal is more propaganda than reality, and carbon sequestration and storage carry their own environmental risks. It seems that - in the short-term at least - Mr. CO2 will continue to have a bright future indeed.
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Military Environment
Military installations in the United States are home to a surprisingly large number of threatened and endangered species, leaving the Department of Defense (DoD) with the critical dual responsibilities of ensuring that it provides the finest military readiness training to American service members and also that it protects the species that call those facilities home. New research from the University of Delaware shows that by utilizing economic and optimization models and changing up the way in which programs are selected, the DoD can generate a 21 percent increase in military readiness and environmental protection or achieve the same benefits they are currently receiving at a cost savings of 37 percent. Read more: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/november/military-environment/
16 States Plan to Fight Obama's New EPA Demands
Karl Rove discusses the ramifications of Obama's final push against coal power. The president seeks to cut carbon emission by 32 percent.
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Day four of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing
The Washington Post brings you live coverage of day four of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
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Gulf oysters not affected by oil 1950s American Petroleum Industry
After World War II charges that oil industry pollution destroyed the Gulf coast fishing industry resurfaced. Such allegations had been common since the turn of the century. However, after the war, fishing losses in some areas soared. Oysters were particularly hard-hit with mortality rates as high as 100%. The oyster industry in 1947 filed a series of 64 suits, placing the blame squarely on the oil companies. In response, the oil industry, with the Texas Company taking the lead, contracted with Texas A&M for a long-term, impartial scientific investigation of the extent and causes of alleged abnormal oyster mortality in Louisiana waters and of the possible effects of oil operations in Louisiana and Texas coastal areas on oysters and other marine organisms. Not surprisingly investigators soon discovered that oil pollution was common in the Gulf. However, they did not find any link between exposure and shellfish mortality. Rather, in 1949 the study found that a parasite - dermocystidium marinum--had infested oyster beds and was responsible for the high mortality rates. But an independent researcher, H. Malcom Owen, was not so convinced that oil pollution did not play a role in oyster mortality (http://gulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspill/historicalreferences.htm ). But the industry funded study made a considerable impact. The lawsuits were subsequently dropped or settled out of court. Aside from being the first scientific study evaluating oil pollution's effect upon the environment, Texas A&M's success in ascertaining the cause of oyster mortality won it oil industry friendship and subsequent research contracts. More importantly for the history of the Texas A & M University System, however, is the fact that this research led ultimately to the creation and expansion of a Marine Sciences program, represented by the newly established (1949) Department of Oceanography at Texas A & M University in College Station. This clip is from the 1950s film, Progress Parade, made by the American Petroleum Industry (API). The entire film is available on the Internet Archive.
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COAL: The documentary
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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Safety in mining fossil fuels
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Clean-air Rules Assailed As Too Much, Too Little
Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. The rules are intended to curb global warming. Coal mines, electric utilities, labor unions, environmental groups, renewable energy companies, government agencies, religious and civil rights organizations and others sent representatives to the hearings. http://news.yahoo.com/clean-air-rules-assailed-too-much-too-little-174654854.html http://www.wochit.com
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National Mining Association: EPA rule damaging to consumers
National Mining Association President Hal Quinn weighs in on the impact of the new EPA rule. Watch Neil Cavuto talk about White House on Cavuto.
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Barr Discusses Negative Impact of the EPA’s Anti-Coal Regulations
On July 30, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr joined members of the Kentucky delegation, including U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, and former coal miner and America’s Got Talent star, Jimmy Rose, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from Pineville, Kentucky, at a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol. Barr discussed how all Americans are negatively impacted by the EPA’s disastrous regulatory policies. Transcript of Congressman Barr’s Remarks: I want to thank the Republican Leader, the Dean of our delegation chairman Rogers, Senator Paul, my colleagues from West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and all of these members who are members of the Congressional Coal Caucus, for their leadership in defending an industry that literally powers America. And I especially want to thank Jimmy Rose, a fellow Kentuckian who has put a face on this issue and I want to especially recognize the thousands of Kentucky coal miners and their families who are out of work because of this Administration’s senseless and lacking of commonsense attack and war on coal. And I want to tell you, I come from a district, yes, 90 percent of Kentucky power comes from coal, but I come from a district that’s not a mining district. Jimmy is from Eastern Kentucky where the immediate effect of the war on coal was felt by all those 7,000 laid-off coal miners. But I want to tell you that this impacts districts all around this country that are not mining congressional districts. It’s about the auto dealer, whose sales are off 50 percent. It’s about the hospital whose bills are going through the roof. It’s about the security company that had to lay off all its workers. It about the fertilizer and seed company that can’t get the sales anymore because there’s no reclamation work. It’s because of the mining equipment manufacturers, it’s about the truckers, it’s about the working men and women of America who are going to see their cost of living go through the roof as a result of this Administration’s senseless policies. So let me just encourage other Members of Congress who are not with us here today to stand up for American energy, to stand up for the working families of this country and to end this War on Coal. Thank you very much.
Power Struggles: The Proposed Desert Rock Power Plant
Although the Navajo Nation Council became the first tribal government to approve green jobs legislation by establishing a Navajo Green Economy Commission and approving an account to fund the effort, the Council is still keeping alive projects that utilize natural resources like the proposed Desert Rock Energy Project, a 1,500-megawatt coal-burning power plant that Navajo President Joe Shirley has said would be one of the "cleanest" coal-burning plants in the nation. But if built, this power plant -- whose electricity would go to Las Vegas and Phoenix -- will contribute 12.7 million tons of CO2 into an area where two of the worst polluting plants in the country, the Four Corners Power Plant and the San Juan Generating Station, already exist. Many of the local residents have no running water or electricity themselves, but are being toxified by these existing plants and mining operations. An excessive 1.4 billion gallons of water would be used annually for the proposed Desert Rock plant in an already arid climate. (In the western part of the Navajo Nation, Peabody Coal Company's abusive practices have nearly emptied the Navajo Aquifer, yet Peabody wants to construct two additional lines for coal slurrying through Hopi & Navajo lands, and tap into the Coconino Aquifer.) In other parts of the US, mining companies have water testing and liners in place for their depositories of spent coal, called fly ash. On the Navajo Nation, these fly ash depositories sit in unlined pits leeching untested runoff water into the minimal water supply the Navajo have to live on, or blowing into the atmosphere. Selenium, nuclear isotopes, sulfur dioxide, & nitrogen dioxide (all components of acid rain), and 29 million tons of CO2 are emitted from these existing plants. Adding yet another coal plant will increase these numbers by 43%. Since the 1950s, the mining companies' and Nuclear Regulatory Commission's legacy of irresponsibility has left land and water toxic on the Navajo Nation and a population riddled with cancer and birth defects that still appear today. The Jackpile Mine, near the NM-AZ border is the largest open pit uranium mine in the world, and the site of the worst radioactive spill in history. In an area of 55% unemployment and 65% poverty rate, the Desert Rock proponents, Navajo Nation President Shirley and the Navajo Nation Council promise that impoverished Navajo people will experience "untold economic benefit". The council has made all the necessary approvals for construction of the Desert Rock coal plant to go forward, but the US Environmental Protection Agency has asked an appeals board to remand the air permit it granted. It's necessary to move away from what has greatly contributed to the Navajo government's general fund -- royalties from uranium, coal, oil and gas. With the grinding poverty on the reservation on one side of the equation and their reverence for their heartland on the other side, the Navajos face a dilemma: Should they capitalize on the opportunities emanating from the Desert Rock power plant and accept the risk of cultural disharmony and environmental damage in the heart of their venerated Dinétah? Or should they hold true to their traditions and values and reject the plant? Navajo David Nez summarized the issue for Jeff Conant, writing for the CorpWatch Internet site, "Is the goal of the Navajo people to get rich?" asked Nez. "Because 'quality of life', even if you're poor, means clean air, clean water, beautiful scenery."
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(NZ Mining song) the SMILING ASSASSIN Part 4 - (john key) by TRILLION
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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Paula Jean Swearengin, The Coal Miner's Daughter, For US Senate
Paula Jean Swearengin is Running for US Senate in West Virginia against incumbent corporate Democrat Joe Manchin. Go Paula Go!
The Harsh Reality of Oil Spill Cleanups (Excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation’)
Watch the full documentary: http://bit.ly/1EG1HE1 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. In this excerpt, VICE News heads to the site of the Yellowstone River pipeline spill where the EPA's Onsite Coordinator talks about the difficulties of recovering oil once it’s polluted the water, and whether pipe degradation has contributed to the increase in pipeline spills across the United States. 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/19KYgnM0 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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Light Pollution and Siding Springs Observatory
An ABC radio interview with Linda Mottram and technical staff of ANU from Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran NSW Australia. With increasing artificial light pollution from surrounding towns and mining industry, the threat of closure to the only optical telescope research site in Australia, hosting the largest from both local and international research facilities, has been brought into the news. This clip talks about coal seam gas, other mining and what it means to the future of astronomy for this small country town, and Australia.
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