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Mining and the Environment

Earth Science - Middle School

 
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Mining & th e Environment Mining can create significant environmental problems. It can destroy habitats and produce waste products that pollute the land, water and air. Land reclamation is a top priority of the mining industry today. It involves bringing in new topsoil and planting trees, grasses and other native plants. The Earth’s mineral reserves are sufficient to supply most of our needs, but in many cases recycling previously used materials is more efficient than producing them from ore. mined area reclaimed habitat energy conservation recycled products recycled metal © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4657 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources.
Pause and Review Describe different types of mining and discuss the various problems they may cause for the environment. Mining & th e Environment ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4657 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources.
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