27 Apr '11, 4pm

See 25 Years of Mountaintop Removal Mining Destruction in 10 Seconds

that captured the destruction wrought by a West Virginia mountaintop removal mining operation over the course of 25 years. The images were taken above the Hobet coal mine, beginning in 1984, and every couple years until the present -- needless to say, they paint a grim picture of the devastating practice known as MTR mining. One of our readers, who goes by the Twitter handle @jaiden0 , created this GIF animation using the photos -- allowing you to witness 25 years of mountaintop removal mining in around 10 seconds. The result is stunning.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/see-25-years-moun...

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