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A broad look at the science behind using the earth's mineral resources, and the associated issues.
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Unit Outline


The Science of mining

The benefits of mining

The disadvantages of mining

Environmental issues

Political issues

Economic Issues




TED Talk - The True Cost of Oil


Brazil's Mining Catastrophe


Coal Mining


Copper and Nickel Mining


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