13 Apr '11, 5pm

NASA Satellite Photos Show Coal Mining Destroy a Mountain Range Over 25 Years

Does anyone out there still need convincing that mountaintop removal mining is in the running for mankind's worst idea? The reckless, greed-driven hubris that allows us to justify blowing up age-old mountains to get cheaper coal isn't surprising, however -- it's pretty much right in tune with plenty of our exploits over the last few centuries. Yet we also possess the innate ability to subsequently feel really bad about what we've done -- so maybe looking at these NASA satellite photos , which document, year by year, the destruction of a mountain for coal-mining, will cause coal barons the nation over to change their ways.

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