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Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines

Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Photographer Stuart Hall wanted to show the overwhelming scale of crude oil mining in Alberta, Canada. So he took to the air.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 1, 2016 8:57 AM

Syllabus link

Landscape degradation - mining has degraded landscapes throughout history snd continues to do so, threatening landscape values.   

Landscape protection - is essential and can be achieved with the creation of protected areas and the use of scientific and indigenous knowledge

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 4: Changing landscapes:manage and protect

4.1 land degradation: causes, effects, management

4.2 Humans change landscapes

4.9 Mining explosions and mountain top removal

4.10 Gold mining and rehabilitation

4.11 Sustainable rehabilitation: mining landscapes

4.12 Conflicting management: coal seam gas mining

4.16 Protecting landscapes

4.17 protecting world heritage landscapes

4.18 Caring for country: Indigenous knowledge

4.19 Management of indigenous land: Kakadu

4.20 Indigenous people manage land and sea

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Diving Lake Minnewanka | DIVER magazine

Diving Lake Minnewanka | DIVER magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Lake Minnewanka has a rich history. There are recorded archaeological sites showing pre-contact occupations that cover an entire 10,000 year period. Artifacts have been found from the early, middle and late pre-contact periods. The Minnewanka site is one of a series of such early sites in the lower Bow Valley. There are also historical sites like the old Cascade Power Plant and the submerged features of the Lake Minnewanka townsite – Minnewanka Landing.

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