Mountaintop removal in West Virginia - photo by nrdc_media (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

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

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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