COLLS: Global Perspectives
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Left in the Dust - uranium mining in Niger

Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa
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IB Geography Topic link: Extreme Environments: Challenges of mineral extraction; Hot Arid Climates

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Pipeline To The Arctic - Alaska Pipieline Construction Documentary

This film from the mid 1970's shows how pipes were transported from steelmills around the world to make the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Includes scenes of the...
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IB Options: Extreme Environments: Challenges of mineral extraction in cold environments. Compare this video to the "Alaskan Pipe Line"

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The Alaska Pipeline

After a decade-long search for oil in Alaska's wilderness, gas burst up out of an exploratory well on the North Slope. It was soon calculated that as much as...
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IB Geography: Topic Link: Extreme Environments; mineral extraction. Compare video with previous; make detailed case study notes.

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A Rig Accident off Alaska Shows the Dangers of Extreme Energy

A Rig Accident off Alaska Shows the Dangers of Extreme Energy | COLLS: Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
A drilling rig runs aground off the Alaska coast, underscoring the dangers of Arctic drilling
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Topic Link: Challenges in mineral extraction

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