This category contains sites that address the effects on the environment caused by various types of mining. Mining is the extraction of minerals or other materials from within the earth. Environmental effects include acid mine drainage, contamination of ground and surface waters, erosion, loss of biodiversity, sinkholes, habitat destruction, noise pollution and dust pollution.
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- USGS Plasenzuela Project Background and preliminary findings of a US-Spain study of the environmental impact of the Roman mineral industry at Plasenzuela, Extremadura, Spain.
- Sudbury Soils Study Study to evaluate the levels of metals and chemicals such as nickel, copper, cobalt and arsenic in the local environment. Includes FAQ, news and events. Ontario, Canada.[English/French]
- The Economist: Goldbugs - Bacteria and Ore Formation Article discusses why gold mines may owe their origins to microbes.
- Cooperative Research Centre: Coal in Sustainable Development Archived information on Australian research supporting cleaner coal use, focusing on economic, social and environmental sustainability.