Mining allows for the retrieval of buried resources like minerals, oil, and natural gas. The road construction and support facilities required for mining practices have led to a significant loss of vegetation and habitats. Video Summary: Coal has a multitude of negative effects on the environment at every stage of its journey from the ground to …

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Resource Depletion and Deforestation

Human activities have contributed to massive exploitation of ecosystems, far beyond what is sustainable. Practices such as industrial-scale agriculture, livestock grazing, logging, and mining have lead to widespread habitat loss and depletion of these resources. Video Summary: All of the resources that humanity depends on ultimately came from the land. However, conversion or degradation of this …

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