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impact of mining on the Arctic biological and physical environment

Philip van Diepen

impact of mining on the Arctic biological and physical environment

by Philip van Diepen

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Published by University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo in [London, Ont.], [Waterloo, Ont.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Northwest Territories, Canada,
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Arctic regions,
  • Arctic regions,
  • Northwest Territories.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesImpact of mining and hydroelectric projects and associated developments on Arctic renewable resources and the Inuit.
    StatementPhilip van Diepen.
    SeriesRenewable Resources Project reports -- vol. 7
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE99.E7 R411 7, F5918 D54
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58 p. :
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18997282M

    The report titled “Mineral Development in the Arctic” provides insights and an exchange of ideas around mineral development projects in the Arctic. The report is a consolidation of insights from a wide spectrum of Arctic stakeholders with a specific focus on mining in the North American Arctic. non-beach nourishment studies and laboratory experiments whose results suggest potential impacts, may be discussed in greater detail. This will allow state’s the opportunity to follow up on studies that may be pertinent to their locale. This information will provide states with a .

      Parliamentary green watchdog, the environmental audit committee, produced a report last year on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and the safety of oil and gas drilling in the region. Mining in the Arctic: The Beginnings of an Industry. impacts to the environment with mitigative measures that all get approved in an independent regulatory environment.” Mining in the Arctic.

    Title: A preliminary strategic environmental impact assessment of mineral and hydrocarbon activities on the Nuussuaq peninsula, West Greenland Authors: David Boertmann, Gert Asmund, Christian Glahder & Mikkel Tamstorf Department: Department of Arctic Environment Publisher: National Environmental Research Institute ©. Climate change causes a variety of physical impacts on the climate physical impacts of climate change foremost include globally rising temperatures of the lower atmosphere, the land, and oceans. Temperature rise is not uniform, with land masses and the Arctic region warming faster than the global average. Effects on weather encompass increased heavy precipitation, reduced amounts of.


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Impact of mining on the Arctic biological and physical environment by Philip van Diepen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Since the mining industry is still expanding, comprehensive information on the effects of mining activities on the environment is needed. This book provides information on biological and physico-chemical treatments of mining effluents, on factors affecting human health and on environmental effects that have to be taken into account by the mining industry when aiming for sustainable Price: $ Since the mining industry is still expanding, comprehensive information on the effects of mining activities on the environment is needed.

This book provides information on biological and physico-chemical treatments of mining effluents, on factors affecting human health and on environmental effects that have to be taken into account by the mining industry when aiming for sustainable.

Environmental Management and Physical Planning, 30 Credits Department of Physical Geography The Impacts of Mining on Arctic Environment and Society from Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Perspectives The Case of Jokkmokk (Kallak) Iron Mines in Northern Sweden Yohannes Assefa Hassen MA 36 increase the sustainability of Arctic mining: 1) impacts and adaptation to climate change, 2) monitoring the sustainability of mining using standardized indicators, 3) holistic economic assessment.

The costs of mining in terms of deterioration to the environment are long-term, and global level changes in the climate may cause unforeseen impacts to Arctic mining environments.

In order to increase a balanced knowledge base for sustainable mining, environmental research should focus more on the prediction of potential changes, which could be used to mitigate or reclaim the most adverse impacts of mining. Environmental and social impacts of mining have been well-documented and an ample literature exists on this topic.

The following discussion summarizes those environmental and social issues that formed the basis for the Mining and Critical Ecosystems framework. Environmental and social impacts are divided into waste management. Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies covers all the aspects related to mining and the environment, including environmental assessment at the early planning stages, environmental management during mine operation, and the identification of major impacts.

environment and society in the Arctic, and approach impact analysis in a holistic manner. Responsibly engage local communities in pursuit of measures to protect the Arctic environment with an ecosystem-based management approach where such an approach is required by national and international law.

Very little industrial development has taken place in the Arctic region and there are fears about the impact on the environment if – as expected – human use accelerates fast. on the environment and human health in Africa have increased significantly during the last decade.

However, these studies tended to be concentrated on the effects of mining and mineral processing at national levels and in specific mining districts without taking into account the overall impact.

While underground mining, which allows coal companies to extract deeper deposits of coal, is viewed as less destructive than strip mining, the effects of mining widespread damage to the environment.

In room-and-pillar mines, columns of coal are left to support the ground above during the initial mining process, then they are often taken out and. The research provides (1) an information base on potential environmental impacts to underpin decision-making for the marine-mining sector, other resource users and resource management.

cal for improved environmental impact assessment of mining. There is a need for more in-depth case studies to clarify the biogeochemical and ecological footprint and environmental sustainability of mining.

State-of-the Art analytical techniques and modelling software. Description: Environmental Impacts of Mining is a comprehensive reference addressing some of the most significant environmental problems associated with mining.

These issues include destruction of landscapes, destruction of agricultural and forest lands, sedimentation and erosion, soil contamination, surface and groundwater pollution, air pollution, and waste management. Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste.

As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining. Two of the world’s major producing areas for oil and natural gas lie in the Arctic.

Arctic - Arctic - The economy: The Arctic has been little exploited for economic purposes, but, because it contains 8 percent of the surface of the planet and 15 percent of the land area, significant resources (both renewable and nonrenewable) may be reasonably assumed to be present.

The impact of mining is leading to the major issues, like a threat to the entire environment and also damaging the health of all life on Earth. Mining procedures generally require a larger and vast area of land. Deforestation is a by-product of mining and the build up of the mining areas requires constructing roads and residences for the mine employees and often vegetation farms are abolished.

Impacts of Sand Mining on Environment – A Review Professor Podila Sankara Pitchaiah*1 Department of Geology, Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India Abstract Illegal and indiscriminate sand mining will became threat to the worldwide environments.

It leads to changes in river channel form, physical habitats and food webs. Environmental audits are now carried out around scientific stations, on land and in the sea to assess the impact that the base and its activities is having on the area around it.

Any activity is bound to have some degree of disturbance to the environment, vehicle exhausts, wildlife disturbance, waste of. At the moment, mining policies in the Arctic do not account for the widespread impact future tailings and waste may have on communities and the resources they rely on.

It is vital that Arctic water governance frameworks are developed that are robust and consider cross-sectoral stressors that will impact water resources. Mining contributes to economic development, but not without consequences. While mining is often significant for national economies, it is in local Arctic communities that the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural impacts are mostly felt.

Macura, B., Haddaway, N. R., Lesser, P. and Nilsson, A. E. (). Mapping the predicted and potential impacts of metal mining and its mitigation measures in Arctic and boreal regions using environmental and social impact assessments: a systematic map protocol.6.

Impact on the Biological Environment: Physical changes in the land, soil, water and air associated with mining directly and indirectly affect the biological environment.

Direct impacts include death of plants or animals caused by mining activity or contact with toxic soil or water from mines.