Mineral & Fossil Fuel Formation and Extraction . APES 2012. Warmup …. How does the uneven distribution of minerals and resources impact social and political relationships between different countries?. Uneven distribution of Minerals.
Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine
near Salt Lake City, UT
one of the largest open-pit
mines in the world
deposits the tailings in lower-elevation regions nearby, often in or near rivers and streams
The Last Mountain
Acid Mine drainage
For example, drilling in Alaska has been shown to adversely affect bird populations and reproductive success and affect caribou and polar bear populations
natural gas has recently been explored.
OTHER FOSSIL FUELS