Tweet Mountaintop removal in West Virginia – photo by nrdc_media (source: Flickr Creative Commons) As a follow-up to last weekend’s post on U.S. scientists’ call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, here is a short video report from the Discovery Channel: Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports. Additional resources: New York Times Dot Earth – Scientists Reject Mountaintop Mining Methods Discovery News – Earth SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox. Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Please provide a valid email address. Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.