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Human Influences on the Environment Index

A. Construction
B. Farming
D. Transport
E. Hunting and Poaching
F. Industry

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Mining Examples

 

Mines

Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
C1

Drilling for oil, Punt Arenas, Chile © Shirley Burchill
C2

Pit head, Sheffield, UK © Shirley Burchill
C3

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C. Mining

 

Water polluted by iron salts from an old underground mine, West Sheffield, UK © Shirley Burchill

Water polluted by iron salts from an old underground mine, West Sheffield, UK

 

Image Index

C1: Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA

C2: Drilling for oil, Punt Arenas, Chile

C3: Coal Pit head, Sheffield, UK

 

For each example given think about what part of the environment has been affected and why. For example, is the activity done to obtain energy, to improve transportation, to bring water to arid regions, to provide food or for other reasons?

 

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