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Tag Archive: coal mining

Dec 12

Coal Dust Pollution – Causes, Problems and Possible Solutions

We, the people, often forget that our planet Earth’s resources cannot and will not last indefinitely. Unfortunately, rarely do we stop to wonder what we are leaving for the generations to come. Coal mining, especially surface mining, causes temporary disturbance to huge areas of land. This leads to numerous environmental concerns which include coal dust, …

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Oct 18

Guest Post: Ending Mountaintop Removal

Mountaintop Removal

Most people who don’t live in the eastern United States have never heard of mountaintop removal (MTR), a process that is generally linked to coal mining operations in the Appalachian Mountain region. This is not surprising since the practice is confined to a relatively small geographic area and an industry that is dying out amidst …

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