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Mining Solutions That Keep the Earth Green - BacTech Environmental
 
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Ross Orr, CEO of BacTech Environmental speaks on the company's technology than cleans up historic mine tailings while solving the acid mine draining problem. To see more videos like this one go to www.b-tv.com.
Environmental services for the mining industry | Veolia
 
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Providing water treatment solutions and industrial services, reclaim byproducts and treat hazardous wastes, Veolia helps the mining industry to reduce their environmental footprint and thus meet the new challenges and environmental issues. “How and why, at a glance”: What Veolia does. A video collection designed to simply explain, in motion graphics, the process and vocation of Veolia's activities. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9opkHFYSV4I2ZXENU9CqdJBSmSwfLzCG -------------------------- www.veolia.com -------------------------- 2017 - Veolia communication department Production : Benoit de La Rochefordière ----- Writing : Pierre-Guillaume Vuillecard Motion graphics : François Berthemet
Views: 4183 Veolia Group
Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 76197 National Geographic
Impacts of Mining
 
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-­‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-­‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Caron Mining Solutions Powered by Sage
 
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See how the Caron software solution for the mining industry delivers to businesses the functionality they need from exploration to development and production. Here’s where you can get more information about the Caron Business Solutions Mining Industry Software Solution (https://goo.gl/HHVtRX).
Solutions for escape and rescue concepts in the mining industry
 
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The mine - a workplace with many challenges and potential risks. Accidents can have disastrous consequences here. In an emergency, it is essential to get people to safety as quickly as possible and prevent larger damage to the mine. To ensure that you are prepared for emergencies, Dräger offers comprehensive solutions for escape and rescue - adapted to the specific ambient conditions and different rescue scenarios.
Views: 4678 Dräger Global
Impact of sand mining | Sumaira Abdulali | TEDxXIE
 
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Sand mining is a threat to the environment. In this talk, Sumaira Abdulali, a bold and determined environmentalist, addresses it's ill effects and the changes one can bring about to reduce the impact of illegal sand mining on nature. She is the founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and the Convener of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA). She is from a family of environmentalists, and is pioneer to many movements against noise pollution and illegal sand mining in India. Her bold ideas, determination and her compassion for the environment is what that inspires her to achieve her goals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 4630 TEDx Talks
George Luxbacher: Applying Mining Engineering Knowledge to an Environmental and Economic Problem
 
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bit.ly/OHC-global-mining for complete oral history transcript for “George Luxbacher: Mine Planning, Consolidation, Remediation, and Adaptation to Regulatory Change in the Coal and Chemical Industries," interviewed by Paul Burnett for the Global Mining and Materials Research Project. George Luxbacher is Principal at MELM Consulting, LLC, providing liability management services to the mining, oil & gas, chemical industries related to environmental issues and discontinued operations. After graduating from Penn State, he began his career in the early 1970s as a mining engineer for Pittsburgh Coal Company (a then Consolidation Coal Company subsidiary), leaving to return to Penn State for his MS and PhD degrees. After graduation in 1980 he joined Occidental Research Corporation, remaining employed by various Occidental Petroleum Corporation subsidiaries, including Island Creek Coal Company and Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc. (Occidental’s environmental remediation/reclamation subsidiary), until he retired in 2015 as Senior VP at GSH. After retirement he formed MELM to return to his mining roots. He served as President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) in 2008 and the American Institute for Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers in 2012. These interviews were funded with support from the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Copyright © 2016 The Regents of the University of California Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
SUNERGON Group - Environmental Solutions
 
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[email protected] SUNERGON OIL, GAS & MINING GROUP INC Phone: +1713338448 USA EKOSOLTEC GROUP S.A.S. Soluciones Tecnológicas Ambientales Phone: +573023125880
Views: 159 Pedro Rodas
Veolia Markets & solutions | Mining
 
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The Mining Industry: Transformation for a sustainable future. A cyclical market, deeper, more remote assets, and increased responsibility for local environment and communities: the mining industry today faces a number of challenges that are driving its shift towards greater efficiency and sustainability. ... https://www.veolia.com/en/market/industry/mine-environmental-impact -------------------------- 2017 - Veolia communication department Réalisation : Benoit de La Rochefordière Animation : Nicolas Carlier – AH Production Musique : Louis Bouloche – Audiospheric
Views: 245 Veolia Group
FLSmidth Dry Tails Stacking Solutions
 
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FLSmidth tailings management offerings include complete dry tails processing and stacking technologies. Our unique AFP™pressure filters effectively squeeze moisture from tailings to create a filter cake that meets project geotechnical requirements. Combine that with our innovative mobile conveying and stacking technologies to achieve a more environmentally friendly mining site. You’ll be able to increase water conservation, improve dry stacking ability, reduce or eliminate tailings ponds, speed up reclamation processes and minimize environmental impact. Also see http://flsmidth.com/tailingsmanagement for more information.
Views: 8022 FLSmidth
How to optimize your mining process?
 
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Watch this video to discover our analytical mining solutions from the exploration phase, grade control, beneficiation process to environmental checks. PANalytical delivers innovative and unique mineral analysis solutions and services for geologists, process engineers, geometallurgists and plant managers to increase the efficiency of the mining operation. Our tailored solutions, equipment and analytical support employ cutting-edge technology, resources and materials. Find more information about our mining solutions on: http://www.panalytical.com/mining
Views: 1051 Malvern Panalytical
One Veolia: Water, waste and energy environmental solutions
 
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Following the convergence of our traditional businesses in the UK and with our wealth of experience in waste, water and energy. We feel we are the only group in the UK with the environmental know-how to help the world face some of its most significant resource challenges in the future. For more information visit www.veolia.co.uk
Views: 6611 VeoliaUK
Australia's biodiversity: mining
 
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Mining occurs throughout Australia, but its direct impacts on biodiversity are relatively limited compared with other major land uses because the areas affected are generally small. Dr Alan Andersen talks about the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments, use of bioindicators in rehabilitation, and biodiversity offsets. (06:12) Access CSIRO's book Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia - http://www.csiro.au/biodiversitybook Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/July/CH11-Alan-Andersen.html
Views: 7780 CSIRO
Soil Pollution | Causes Of Soil Pollution | Impact | Measures | - Environmental Science
 
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Environmental Science: High School Learning: Soil Pollution | Causes Of Soil Pollution | Impact?Effect | Measures/Remedies ~What is Soil Pollution? ~Causes Of Soil Pollution ~Impact Of Soil Pollution ~Remedies Soil Pollution: -the contamination of soil with solid waste,acid rain excess of fertilizers,insecticides and herbicides. -this contamination/pollution can be due to any waste like industry waste, agriculture waste or household waste etc. ~Causes of Soil Pollution 1. Deforestation (removal of trees or forest) 2. Irrigation (water logging condition) 3. Landfills (wastes which cannot be recycled causes pollution) 4. Toxic fertilizers and pesticides 5. Mining 6. Soil Erosion 7. Acid Rain ~Impact/Effect Of Soil Pollution -Change in Climatic patterns -Effect/Impact on Human Health -Effect/Impact on Environment -Distraction for tourists -Effect/Impact on Wildlife -Global Warming -Bio-magnification ~Remedies -Awareness among people -Garbage Disposal -Do not use plastics -Waste management -Grow trees -Bio-fertilizers Videos by Edupedia World(www.edupediaworld.com),Online Education, Click on (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJumA3phskPHbFiHVbEv4ak5U_HKv0-K1) for more Videos.All Rights Reserved.
Views: 58751 Edupedia World
Bitcoin farms raise environmental concerns
 
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(7 Feb 2018) LEAD IN Despite a rollercoaster ride in the price of Bitcoin  - the farms which mine the cryptocurrency are continuing to boom in Iceland. But the extra computer power required for them to stay competitive has raised concerns over their long term environmental impact. STORY-LINE This desolated peninsula in southwestern Iceland has emerged as a frontier in the global rush for Bitcoin and other energy intensive cryptocurrencies. The blockchain system behind Bitcoin is programmed so that everyone can hypothetically profit from its maintenance. The incentive has spiralled to a frenzy with the price of one Bitcoin rising at one point to nearly US$ 20,000 over the past year, only to fall below US$6,000 this week. Ever more computing power is needed to beat the competition, creating a competitive cycle that is raising concerns about Bitcoin's environmental toll. Data centres around the world competing for new Bitcoins (a process known as mining) are expected to consume as much electricity as Argentina this year, according to analysts at the American bank Morgan Stanley. At the edge of the Arctic, Bitcoin miners seek natural cooling and competitive prices for Iceland's abundance of renewable energy. The Associated Press visited the largest of three Bitcoin facilities on the outskirts of Keflavik, known as "Mjolnir" after the hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. This cryptocurrency farm is doubling in size, with five 50-metre (55 yards) warehouse buildings under construction. "What we are doing here, like Bitcoin mining, is like gold mining," says Helmut Rauth, manager at Genesis Mining, one of world's largest Bitcoin mining companies, according to own accounts. Inside the mine, rows of computer rigs line the walls, each powering about six graphics cards, run around the clock. The computers are tasked with solving maths problems whose solutions are used to validate new Bitcoin transactions. In return, miners claim a fraction of a coin not yet in circulation. Bitcoin's algorithm limits the total amount of coins ever available to 21 million. About 80 percent of Bitcoins have already been mined, or nearly 17 million. The validation process was a garage-operation on private computers at the early age of Bitcoin when returns were low. Genesis Mining, founded in Germany, was an early adopter of industrialising the process, first moving to Iceland in 2014 when the price of Bitcoin fluctuated from 350 US Dollars to 1000 US Dollars. Today the Bitcoin is valued at around 7,000 US Dollars, after peaking at around 19,000 US Dollars in December last year. The currency took a hit in January when China announced it would move to wipe out its Bitcoin mining industry, following concerns of excessive electricity consumption. Rauth says Bitcoin should not be singled out as environmentally taxing. Computing power always demands energy, he argues, comparing Bitcoin to credit card transactions and internet research. "How much energy is needed for that? This is the same global impact," he explains. Keflavik's Bitcoin farms are powered with electricity from the Svartsengi geothermal energy plant about 20 kilometres away. Currently, 50 megawatts are estimated to be used for mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Iceland. Compared with data from Iceland's National Energy Authority, that equals about half of what the island nation of 340,000 people use to power its homes. An energy expert at Svartsengi told the AP that the cryptocurrency industry would likely double its usage this year, given the current growth and interest from foreign investors. Johann Thor Jonsson, director of Data Center Iceland, a business organisation, says Iceland had all the 'ingredients' for a successful Bitcoin base. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/266f8eece58610fd06c37ed6e06681ab Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 270 AP Archive
Environmental Solutions in Motion
 
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Complex environmental problems have taken center stage in the early 21st century and they can't be solved with business-as-usual thinking. The Institute on the Environment and the greater University of Minnesota community are taking a new approach to addressing these urgent issues: a combination of solution-driven research with innovative partnerships and leadership. Join Jonathan Foley as he leads a panel of notables in a discussion of the worlds most pressing environmental issues and how this new approach will affect those problems.
Views: 2988 ResearchChannel
Mine-site waste optimisation software: waste not, want not
 
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Learn more: http://wasm.curtin.edu.au/ Mining software solutions, naturally, focus on getting the best out of a site in terms of the most valuable material... the ore. But Curtin’s Professor Erkan Topal sees value in waste... specifically, in better management of mine-site waste. Watch this video to see how his Top Dump mining waste management optimisation program is set to become a valuable addition to the world of mining software.
Views: 3185 Curtin University
PIR Live Event - Mining and the Environment
 
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In this webinar recording, Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk from Laurentian University uses props, video footage and animations to give an introduction to mining and its impact on the environment. Dr. Mykytczuk also shows us how we can make mining cleaner and "greener", and how bacteria fit into this picture! Dr. Mykytczuk also performs research on two High-Arctic saline spring ecosystems, collecting samples from these extreme environments to uncover biological solutions to various environmental challenges.The goal of her research is to understand the metabolic abilities of the adapted microorganisms and microbial communities within extreme and disturbed environments, so we can identify new mechanisms that can be used in better management strategies and industrial applications.
Canada Lithium - Minimizing Environmental Footprint - Mining
 
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President and CEO Peter Secker and VP Sustainable Development, Donald Blanchet, describe the environmental precautions taken to minimize the footprint of the project at their Quebec project. Canada Lithium Corp., a "clean-tech" mine developer is constructing an open-pit lithium carbonate mine and processing plant in Lacorne Township near Val d'Or, Quebec to meet the growing needs of the emerging global market for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as grid-storage solutions. It is anticipated that commissioning of the mine and plant will occur in late 2012 and full production of an annualized 20,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate to commence in Q3 2013. Metallurgical tests have produced battery-grade lithium carbonate from deposit samples and the Company plans to market its products in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company trades under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF. More About Canada Lithium Corp.: Website - http://www.canadalithium.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/canada_lithium Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Lithium-Corp/187183721413381 Visit Canada Lithium's StockNetwork Profile - http://stocknetwork.com/pubco/profile/CLQ:CA ***Video produced by StockNetwork Media in association with StockNetwork.com
Views: 1066 stocknetwork
New solutions for the mining industry
 
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What has the mining industry done to change its ways and overcome poor public perceptions about its environmental record? Can IUCN's Congress provide some of the solutions to the environmental challenges huge companies are facing today? Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining and exploration companies speaks to IUCN's Web TV about these burning issues on the first day of intensive debates between governments, businesses, indigenous people, scientists and philanthropists.
HSE, Compliance & Environmental Solutions for the Government sector
 
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INX Software provides a diverse yet integrated range of workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including government, mining, engineering, food & beverage, transport, oil & gas, marine, aviation, communications, utilities and healthcare. Our solutions drive efficiencies, reduce risks, and increase compliance for our customers. Our proven and robust solution is used by over 500,000 people in over 23 countries worldwide. Learn more about our solutions at www.inxsoftware.com.au/solutions/
The Environmental Mines
 
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The modern mines of today recognise the importance of effectively managing the environmental impacts associated. We saw this in action at the Centennial Coal mines we visited in our latest AIMEX video story. They have developed environment and community policies that allow for continual improvement in the environmental management and performance of their sites. Meet some of those environmental scientists that manage these important policies and keep our mines on track. Visit AIMEX, September 1-4 at Sydney Showgrounds, Australia. Register online at aimex.com.au
Views: 1056 REEDMININGEVENTS TV
Mining water solutions
 
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GE is an expert in virtually every water and process application in the water intensive mining industry. This film identifies some of GE's innovative technologies that help support the mining and mineral companies. GE's global research centre is continually making discoveries that improve water usage. GE's Scaletrol range protects equipment and operations from downtime by preventing scathing from mineral and other deposits. GE's Pro series Reverse Osmosis systems are designed to provide quality boiler feed water. This system is energy efficient and ecomagination certified and they are delivered ready to run while meeting strict environmental requirements. Cost effective and compact solutions for potable and waste water treatment are delivered through GE Z box packaged plants. Containing GE Zeeweed advanced hollow fibre membrane system; the package offers several operational and economic advantages From extremely compact footprints to consistently higher quality effluent - all for a comparable lifecycle cost. For short term water requirements, GE is the only organisation to offer a complete and large scale global fleet of mobile systems. This allows pure water, when and where you need it. From the innovative technologies produced to the expert advice you will receive, the worlds most respected mining and minerals companies know they can rely on GE for water treatments and services
Views: 1267 GEAustralia
MSHA Part 46 - Environmental Hazards at a Mine
 
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Visit https://goo.gl/cJPUcb for more information on MSHA-compliant training packages. Since miners and equipment at surface mining operations are exposed to the elements, it is important to work cautiously and recognize the hazardous conditions that weather can create. This course discusses several different weather conditions that can affect the mine site including high winds, ice, excessive rain, lighting, and fog. This course also discusses airborne hazards as well as unstable ground conditions and water hazards.
Views: 1083 Convergence Training
Mining: Environmental Issues
 
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Views: 4945 Tommy Bates
What Are The Effects Of Mining?
 
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This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
Views: 20999 Skells18
iSatData Pro - Environmental Monitoring - MINING
 
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Virotec Global Solutions treats Acid Mine Drainage at Baia Mare, Romania
 
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A legacy of long-term mining in the Baia Mare region is the formation of extensive Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) plumes flowing from the hills. AMD discharges into the local rivers of Baia Mare may be as high as 12,000 litres per hour and many highly visible AMD plumes run through the centre of Baia Mare from the surrounding hills. Virotec successfully treated 2 ML of AMD at Baia Mare using ViroMine™ Technology. Acid B Extra™ reagent, was applied using an in-situ aerial application treatment technique. After initial water samples were analysed,Virotec was able to deliver an environmentally sustainable and economically viable solution to treat AMD water so that it could be discharged into the environment meeting Romanian Ecosystem discharge requirements. View the full case study here: http://virotec.com/download/email/web_files/mine-remediation-treat-acid-mine-drainage-revegetation-viromine/Case%20Study%20Baia%20Mare.pdf
Views: 899 virotecGS
Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
 
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Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Environmental solutions to S.A's industrial waste
 
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Design Node is a company that creates building and environmental solutions in the "mining, waste, industrial, commercial and residential development sectors." Cenette Dippenaar, Director, Principal Landscape Architect at Design Node, spoke to Young Money about profitable green solutions to South Africa's industrialisation.
Views: 243 CNBCAfrica
Are Electric Cars Really Green?
 
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Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers electric cars come from? Environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, examines how environmentally friendly electric cars really are. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating “zero emissions.” But do they really? Let’s take a closer look. First, there’s the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car comes from the energy used make the car itself, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is not a green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it’s already been responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: just 16,000 pounds. But that’s not the end of the CO2 emissions. Because while it’s true that electric cars don’t run on gasoline, they do run on electricity, which, in the U.S. is often produced by another fossil fuel -- coal. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." The most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf, over a 90,000-mile lifetime will emit 31 metric tons of CO2, based on emissions from its production, its electricity consumption at average U.S. fuel mix and its ultimate scrapping. A comparable Mercedes CDI A160 over a similar lifetime will emit just 3 tons more across its production, diesel consumption and ultimate scrapping. The results are similar for a top-line Tesla, the king of electric cars. It emits about 44 tons, which is only 5 tons less than a similar Audi A7 Quattro. So throughout the full life of an electric car, it will emit just three to five tons less CO2. In Europe, on its European Trading System, it currently costs $7 to cut one ton of CO2. So the entire climate benefit of an electric car is about $35. Yet the U.S. federal government essentially provides electric car buyers with a subsidy of up to $7,500. Paying $7,500 for something you could get for $35 is a very poor deal. And that doesn’t include the billions more in federal and state grants, loans and tax write-offs that go directly to battery and electric-car makers The other main benefit from electric cars is supposed to be lower pollution. But remember Vinod Khosla’s observation "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." Yes, it might be powered by coal, proponents will say, but unlike the regular car, coal plant emissions are far away from the city centers where most people live and where damage from air pollution is greatest. However, new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that while gasoline cars pollute closer to home, coal-fired power actually pollutes more -- a lot more. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/are-electric-cars-really-green
Views: 1485317 PragerU
Mining, Ecological Engineering and Metals Extraction for the 21st Century
 
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Speaker: Margarete Kalin, Research Director and President of Boojum Research Ltd. This webinar is an introduction to a recent contribution on sustainable mining, remediation and metal extraction to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science, Problems and Solutions. Co- authors are M. Kalin, Michael P. Sudbury and Dr. Bryn Harris. The mining industry developed in an age when resources, space and water appeared limitless. A paradigm shift is needed in mining, remediation and extractive metal processes. Human’s insatiable appetite for metals is estimated to produce annually 20 billion tons of waste rock and tailings, covering about 1000 km2 of land. The annual consumption of fresh water is estimated to be about 80 10-9 tons, most of it will be contaminated. A collision course is on the horizon, given shortages of water and arable land and the ever-increasing global population. The key to a solution to the present un-sustainable environmental management practices lays in ecologist’s view of mining wastes as extreme primordial environments. Natural recovery processes can be supported through ecological engineering measures. This starts with exploration and through to operations, ending with decommissioning. By providing physical and chemical support to promote existing ecological processes within the wastes, we can alter the surface of minerals, thereby decreasing contaminant generation and reducing the volume of drainage by promoting run-off. Supporting the growth of indigenous biota leading to increased agglomeration of contaminant on the cell surfaces and upon death the biomass with its contaminants sinks to the sediments. Through bio-mineralization in the sediment, the metals are stabilized, potentially generating in the long-term biogenic ore bodies. All processes are implemented within the mine waste and water management area. Brief examples are given of: -Acid Reduction Using Microbiology through sediment construction; -Alterations of the mineral surface on waste rock reducing sulphide oxidation by effective nutrient supply carried into the wastes by rain and; -Biological polishing “in alkaline and acid mine waste water by a pH adjustment (if needed) and adjusting nutrient imbalances; -Estimates of reductions in waste generation using efficient metals extraction processes. Boojum’s multidisciplinary team of scientists guided by experts of the industry, has laid the foundation for ecological engineering in publications and field demonstration projects. Moving forward we need to evaluate these demonstration project to use the results to build confidence in the approach of ecological engineering, only then can we achieve the paradigm shift needed for the future of the industry. Learn about the speaker: Margarete Kalin is Research Director and President of Boojum Research Ltd. The R& D firm in collaboration with mining companies, the Canadian government and research organizations , has developed and demonstrated an ecological toolkit, that leads to a self-sustaining decommissioned mine waste and water management area. More than 100 scientific publications, numerus chapters in technical books documenting the natural processes and approximately 150 project reports are available on line at http://biblio.laurentian.ca/boojum. Margarete received the Noranda Award for Outstanding Achievements in Land Reclamation from the Canadian Land Reclamation Association and the Teck-Cominco Environmental Award from the Canadian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (CIM). She was nominated in 2005 as a Distinguished Lecturer by the CIM. She is certified as a QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional ) by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice and as a Senior Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America. She has been Adjunct Professor at several Canadian universities. Learning Objectives/Takeaways Recognize the potential of ecological natural recovery mechanisms and their support measures Technologies to reduce water consumption and waste production
Bio Solutions for the Mining Industry
 
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SNN Interview with Ross Orr, CEO of BacTech Environmental San Francisco Hard Assets Investment Conference 2011 Stock News Now
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Civil Solutions by Orica
 
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Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the civil construction, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas markets. We service the Civil Construction industry through three brands – Orica, Nitro Consult and Minova, providing industry leading products and services in the categories of commercial explosives and blasting systems; environmental monitoring and consulting, blast consulting, rock engineering and ground control.
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Dust Stop - Cananea Mexico Copper Mine (June 2015) 2
 
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Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate Heavy Haul Road – videos show the effectiveness of using Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate on heavy haul roads in Mexico’s largest copper mine. Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate is being utilized to meet environmental requirements while reducing the mines reliance on the scarce water reserves. Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate provides long lasting dust control under the harshest conditions – fully loaded haul trucks weigh in excess of 400 tons. Cypher Environmental engineers high quality, environmentally friendly dust control, soil stabilization, and water remediation solutions. As an industry pioneer, Cypher is continually innovating and delivering higher performing products for our customers. Improvements will be noticed with increased operational efficiency while reducing risks to the environment. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Cypher formulates highly concentrated products, all of which are non-toxic and non-corrosive, for economical transportation. Above all, our global solutions yield long-lasting results, thus further enhancing the return on investment. For more information on our products and services, please visit our website: https://www.cypherenvironmental.com
Planning for the Future - Sustainable Mining
 
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More information at http://src.nu/srcmining. Sustainable mining not only makes good environmental sense, but also good economic sense. Companies that incorporate sustainable mining practices in their development plans can reduce their environmental footprint and remediation costs. New technology and research shows us that minerals can be extracted without harming the earth. In this video, Saskatchewan Research Council experts discuss the benefits of green mining.
Drilling Down: Judges, Mining and the Environment
 
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Prof Tracy Humby from the Wits School of Law talks about the inventory of court decisions on the environmental regulation and impacts of mining, prepared for the Centre for Environmental Rights
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Environmental Impact Assessment - Analyzing Benefits and Actions (Examrace)
 
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Dr. Manishika Jain in this lecture explains the concept of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and difference between EIA and Strategic EIA. Tool to identify environmental, social and economic impacts of a project prior to decision-making – UNEP In India, Started in 1978-79 by river valley projects EIA has now been made mandatory under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986 for 29 categories of developmental activities that involves investments of Rs. 50 crores & more EIA – Definition @0:07 Stages Involved in EIA @4:51 Which Projects fall under EIA? @6:16 What to Address? @7:59 Benefits of EIA @9:19 Procedure @10:12 Follow Up @11:56 Polluter’s Pay Principle @12:07 Precautionary Principle @12:24 Strategic EIA @13:24 Environment Impact Assessment @14:09 Strategic Environment Assessment @14:19 #Implementation #Effluents #Concentration #Hazardous #Cumulatively #Screening #Compliance #Enforcement #Developmental #Investments #Manishika #Examrace Stages Involved in EIA Screening Scoping Assessment & Evaluation Report EIA: Non-technical summary for the general audience Review EIS Decision Making: Whether to approve project or not Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement Environmental Auditing Which projects fall under EIA? Which can significantly alter the landscape, land use pattern & lead to concentration of working population Which need upstream development activity like assured mineral and forest products supply Which need downstream industrial process development Those involving manufacture, handling and use of hazardous materials Those sited near ecologically sensitive areas, urban centers, hill resorts, places of scientific and religious importance Industrial Estates which could cumulatively cause significant environmental damage What to Address? Meteorology and air quality Hydrology and water quality Site and its surroundings Occupational safety and health Details of the treatment and disposal of effluents and the methods of alternative uses Transportation of raw material and details of material handling Control equipment and measures proposed to be adopted Benefits of EIA Environmental benefits Economic benefits Reduced cost and time of project implementation and design Avoided treatment Clean-up costs Impacts of laws and regulations Procedure Follow Up Precautionary Principle: If an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or environment, in the absence of scientific consensus, the burden of proof falls on those taking the action. Part of Rio Declaration & Kyoto Protocol. Polluter’s Pay Principle: To make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment. Support from OECD and European Community. Strategic EIA Formalized, systematic & comprehensive process to identify & evaluate environmental consequences of proposed policies, plans or programs Ensure full inclusion Address at earliest possible stage of decision-making on a par with economic & social considerations Can be applied to entire sector For NET Paper 1 material refer - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Paper-I-Series.htm Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam like UPSC, NET, SSC, Bank PO, IBPS, NEET, AIIMS, JEE and more. We provide free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant corders of the globe. Dr. Manishika Jain served as visiting professor at Gujarat University. Earlier she was serving in the Planning Department, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA with focus on application of GIS for Downtown Development and Renewal. She completed her fellowship in Community-focused Urban Development from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. For more information - https://www.examrace.com/About-Examrace/Company-Information/Examrace-Authors.html
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Water Pollution- Impact of Water Pollution | Remedies - Environmental Science | World Water Day 2018
 
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Environmental Science: High School Learning: Water Pollution: What is Water Pollution, 00:00:18 - 00:03:55, Types of Water Pollution, 00:03:55 - 00:04:58, What Causes Water Pollution, 00:06:16 - 00:07:17, Organic contaminants, 00:07:17 - 00:0805 :, Inorganic contaminants, 00:08:05 - 00:09:08, Types of Water Pollution, Nutrients Pollution, Surface water pollution, Ground Water Pollution, Oil Spillage, Mining Activities, Underground storage and Tube Leakers, Ocean and Marine Dumping, 00:0 00:15:18, Impact of Water Pollution, 00:15:18 - 00:19:01, Solution to Water pollution, 00:19:11- 23:21, Videos by Edupedia World(www.edupediaworld.com), Online Education, click on (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJumA3phskPHbFiHVbEv4ak5U_HKv0-K1) , for more Videos, All Rights Reserved.
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MAR for Mining
 
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Register for future webinars: https://www.icewarm.com.au/webinars How is Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) assisting with water management in mining operations? Excess mine water is no longer being considered a waste product and mining companies are looking for new solutions to manage their mine water. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is being increasingly adopted by the mining industry as a way of returning water from dewatering operations back to the source aquifers. Mine water may be re-injected at locations where it can benefit other groundwater users and the environment
Haley & Aldrich's Mining Practice with Eric Mears
 
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http://www.haleyaldrich.com Learn about Haley & Aldrich's Mining practice with Eric Mears, Market Segment Leader. Our experience in the mining industry includes legacy site remediation, dynamic environmental regulations, safety, sustainability and complex permitting solutions. We offer a fresh perspective with boundless opportunities to improve mining processes and operations. As a company that sees beyond the status quo, Haley & Aldrich captures unexpected value and efficiencies for its mining clients. Learn more about our Mining services at http://www.haleyaldrich.com/services-markets/markets/detail/id/14/mining Learn more about all Haley & Aldrich Markets and Services at http://www.haleyaldrich.com/services-markets Visit us at http://www.haleyaldrich.com
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Urban Mining - Gold in our trash - VPRO documentary - 2015
 
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Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions. It is called Urban Mining and it appears to be the solution for many of our environmental problems and our energy needs. And it is hot. A ton of broken mobile phones, computers or other electronic waste contains sixty times the amount of gold a ton of gold ore has. Moreover, it is easier to get at. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of total world demand for rare metals can be covered by urban mining and this is only the beginning. Urban Mining has a different, almost hilarious consequence: for years we have dumped our electronic waste in developing countries, with our eyes closed. There, it was to be recycled. But in Africa only one quarter of the gold, platinum and coltan is recovered whereas the newest technology in Belgium recovers almost 99 percent. So somewhere there’s a profit to be made. The NGO ‘Closing the Loop’ is buying up dead mobile phones and computer parts that we have dumped in developing countries making our waste a desirable sales item over there. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight March 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Frank Wiering Research: Olaf Oudheusden Producer: Jenny Borger Editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Cleaning up mine water pollution - Newcastle University
 
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International Research Impact: http://bit.ly/impact-yt A team of civil engineering experts at Newcastle University is helping to tackle the global problem of water pollution caused by mining. Dr Adam Jarvis, Reader in Environmental Engineering, explains the impact of the work and describes a system that is being trialled to remove metal from water without the need for energy or chemicals. The 'vertical flow pond' in the Lake District National Park has been designed in collaboration with the Coal Authority, National Trust and Environment Agency, and funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The method could pave the way for cleaning up hundreds of abandoned metal mines across England and potentially the world. Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkvcXWNO6pBd6X8D90OAVDulzC2mLl-GR --- Undergraduate: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/ Postgraduate: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/ International Students: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/international/ --- Take a virtual tour of Newcastle University: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/tour/ Student Services: https://my.ncl.ac.uk/students/ Get in touch: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/enquiries/ ---
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About TRC’s Services
 
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TRC is a national engineering services, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. Learn more about the innovative solutions we provide.
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Dr. Michel Aubertin: Mine Wastes Management @ RIME Part 1
 
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Dr. Michel Aubertin is the Scientific Director of the Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME UQAT-Polytechnique) and a professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. Dr. Aubertin gives a keynote presentation on work at the Research Institute of Mines and Environment (RIME). This is Part 1 of the presentation. He introduces the principles of waste rock management, both open pit and underground. He also discusses the challenges of tailings after processing the ore. RIME has been dealing mainly with hard rock mines; the low concentration of minerals in the ore produces sizeable quantities of waste rock and tailings from Quebec mines. Dr. Aubertin emphasizes waste rock piles are not dumps; they are engineered structures. He discusses the knowledge gained in the twelve years that the Research Chair has existed at Polytechnique Montreal and UQAT, and explains the significance of the partnerships between the universities, government and industry companies such as Lamgold and Osisko. The benefits of the collaboration include such benefits as: the new lab facilities in both university locations, the 139 graduate students hired to do research, and the 120 academic papers published. Dr. Aubertin describes the details of several projects, including: improving surface disposal of tailings, optimizing surface disposal of waste rock, and water quality production - including mathematical modeling of the hydro-chemical processes. Dr. Michel Aubertin gave this keynote presentation at the Tailings and Mine Waste conference in Banff, Alberta on November 5, 2013.
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Optimising maintenance shutdowns in the mining industry | Curtin University
 
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Explore http://research.curtin.edu.au/commercialisation?utm_source=fiBY7_nGZPQ&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=Mine%20maintenance Mining shutdowns can cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars every hour, smart solutions to optimise efficiencies are worth more than their weight in gold! Curtin research has helped industry heavy-weights Linkforce Engineering bring cutting-edge algorithms to the practical business of making mining more cost-efficient. Special thanks to Sandfire Resources NL & Mintox Media for supplying some mining footage. Let's connect: http://www.linkedin.com/company/curtin-innovation-and-entrepreneurship http://www.facebook.com/curtinuniversity http://plus.google.com/+curtinuniversity
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