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Acid Mine Drainage

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Mine water pollution has been identified by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT, 2008) as an emerging issue"... that may affect the future state of the environment" and, as such, qualifies for inclusion in the next state...

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Acid Mine Water Drainage

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Acidic Water Outflow

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Asbestos is the fibrous form of several silicate minerals. Its physical characteristics of being a good insulator, fire resistant and chemically inert have made it invaluable to many areas of commerce and industry. However, asbestos proves a serious

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The term ecocide refers to the large scale destruction of the natural environment, its ecosystems or the over consumption of non-renewable resources.

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Ecosphere & Ecosystems

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The ecosphere (also sometimes called the ‘biosphere’) is that part of the Earth’s environment in which living organisms are found. The word is normally used to include the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere (i.e. land, air and water that s

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Fossil Fuels

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Fossil fuels are non-renewable (limited) natural resources, which means that one day they will run out and alternative energy sources will have to be found for them. They include crude oil, coal, gas or heavy oils, which are made up of partially or c

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Mineral Resources

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Minerals refers to commodities such as gold and silver, but also to coal, oil and iron ore. When one refers to mineral resources it implies the amounts of these various minerals that are spread around the world.

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Non-Renewable Resources

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Non-renewable resources are environmental resources that cannot be replenished. Once they have been used up, there will be no more. Most non-renewable resources are minerals, which are mined, for example, gold, iron ore, titanium.

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Rehabilitation of Land

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Land rehabilitation has become a vital part of new mining legislation, which stipulates that mines must develop Environmental Management Plans, which must include reference to closure and rehabilitation of the site.

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