The Negative Effects of Gold Mining

Most people do not know where the gold they use comes from and how it is produced. Unfortunately, gold mining is quite a devastating process which is not only harmful to humans but also to the environment. To explore the environmental effects of gold mining, check the links below. You may find an interactive gold mining map which shows the amount of gold which is mined and refined by the countries around the world. Get familiar with the “No Dirty Gold” campaign.

After you have watched the videos and read the articles, write an essay in which you discuss the negative effects of gold mining.

An interactive gold mining map:

https://www.gold.org/about-gold/gold-supply/gold-mining/gold-mining-map

The Pledge “No Dirty Gold

https://earthworks.org/campaigns/no-dirty-gold/

Videos:

The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohrrE1rjzLo&t=179s

The Devastating Effects of Gold Mining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq0p5tnFnWs

Child Miners

Articles:

https://www.gold.org/about-gold/gold-supply/how-gold-is-mined/gold-exploration

Effects of Gold Mining on the Environment

https://sciencing.com/facts-5218981-effects-gold-mining-environment.html

Negative Effects of Gold Mining

https://classroom.synonym.com/negative-effects-of-gold-mining-12083352.html

Production of gold has many negative environmental effects

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/20/AR2010092004730.html

The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/environmental-disaster-gold-industry-180949762/

Ş. Müge UYSAL,

YADYOK Assistant

 

 

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