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Coal seam gas water leaks could be a problem for decades

Coal seam gas water leaks could be a problem for decades | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Recently reported leaks of water containing high levels of radioactive uranium from a coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater pond operated by Santos in New South Wales put the spotlight on an industry already…
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Interesting article about some of the big issues posed by fracking 

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Africa’s heritage sites under siege

Africa’s heritage sites under siege | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"One quarter of all World Heritage Sites in Africa are now threatened by mining, and the environmental impact of the mining industry globally is 'horrendous', the World Wilderness Congress WILD10 has been told."

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Vineyards producing top notch wines above mines - World Class Miners

Vineyards producing top notch wines above mines - World Class Miners | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The work of NSW Miners is sometimes misunderstood or not understood at all. We want people in NSW to be fully informed before they make their minds up about NSW Miners.
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Consideration of the wine industry/ mining situation in NSW from the mining industry's perspective.

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New mining guidelines given thumbs-down

New mining guidelines given thumbs-down | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"THE state government was hoping a spirit of compromise might prevail when it launched its new plan for mining and gas drilling yesterday, but it fell flat in much of the state's rural heartland."

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The grind and grief behind the glitter | smh.com.au

The grind and grief behind the glitter | smh.com.au | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

This impoverished district in eastern India has the largest known mica deposits in the world. The mineral here is easily accessible, high quality and in demand from around the world, but the industry here is little better than a black market, depending on an unskilled workforce, forced into working for lower and lower prices. Profits are made off the backs of children.

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A poignant reminder that beauty can come at the expense of others.

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Coal's damage is cumulative: let's assess it that way

Mine operators have proposed nine major new coal mines for the Galilee Basin in central Queensland.
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Modern-day mining: Queensland's uranium re-launch

Modern-day mining: Queensland's uranium re-launch | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Queensland State Government recently announced it would take up uranium mining again. The topic of uranium mining often raises concern about environmental risk.
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Not quite The Castle: why miners have a right to what's under your land

Not quite The Castle: why miners have a right to what's under your land | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
All over Australia, landowners are fighting to keep mining companies off their property.From the Darling Downs to the Liverpool Plains, farmers have been locking out coal seam gas extraction companies…...
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