Is mining the worst thing that we do to the environment?



  1. 0 Votes

    Mining not only requires the clearing of forests and topsoil to reach the resources in the ground, it also generates tons of potentially harmful waste. This waste not only damages the immediate mining area, but can be carried through streams and precipitation to other areas. Mining can also permanently alter the landscape, changing the course of rivers and creating landslides. This not only disrupts the natural habitat of the animals that live nearby, it can also create hazards for humans. Overall, ore mining is much more desctructive to the environment than other things, such as farming or logging.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!