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John Sayles' Matewan: Forming a Communist Society

- John Sayles' Matewan: Forming a Communist Society John Sayles' movie Matewan offers an alternative to the norm when thinking about the development of class and economic systems in the modern world. Upon first glance, it seems as though the coal miners in the town of Matewan were the subjects of a cruel feudal system, sentenced to spending their lives slaving away for a company who cared very little for them. A classic example of the type of economy Karl Marx spent his life opposing. However, it becomes apparent that this is not at all the case, for the people of Matewan eventually tired of having the fruits of their labor become more and more a burden on their shoulders....   [tags: John Sayles Matewan]

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Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding

- Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding 1. Gramsci's concept of critical understanding states that all men are philosophers, and that the inherent common sense that the average individual has is not critical and coherent but disjointed and episodic. Political education can transform this common sense into critical understanding. Individuals of the subordinate class look to organic individuals within their own class for leadership in order to be able to construct oppositional conceptions of life that would become popular and hegemonic....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking a Look at Child Labor

- Child labor is a cruel act that involves putting children into back breaking work. The poet William Blake lived in a time when such harshness was accepted, and saw it for what it truly was. In his poem, Blake shows the child labor in chimney sweeping. The poem is centered around two characters, the narrator and a boy child named Tom. The narrator is a young boy who was sold into work at a young age. Tom is a child in the same situation but he has a strange dream. In “The Chimney Sweeper”, Blake expresses his view of the wrongness of child labor by showing what it is and how it affects the children....   [tags: back breaking work done my minors]

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Mining Pollution Debate Summary

- Mining Pollution Debate Summary Though it has had many negative impacts on the environment in the past, mining is a vital industry completely necessary to our economy and lives. Nearly every item we use or encounter in our day to day lives is mined or contains mined products. Without the excavation of such materials things like computers, televisions, large building structures, electricity, and cars would not be possible. Virtually every technological and medical advance uses minded materials, without which millions would suffer....   [tags: Mining Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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John L. Lewis

- John L. Lewis John L. Lewis started life in Lucas County, Iowa February 12, 1880 the son of Thomas Lewis, a coal miner and policeman. John was welsh born. In the 1880's and the 1890's their family lived in a company owned shanty with an outdoor privy. Whet John was in his teens they moved to Des Moines. That is where John attended high school, completing almost all of his four years of schooling. Family ties were strong, even though he did not approve of his mothers religion he did obey her when it came to sexuality and alcohol usage....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Destructive Extraction

- Destructive extraction of gold remains a major source of public health risk worldwide and causes a plethora of environmental complications. The link between the “global gold rush” and the negative impact on humanity are seen in developing countries that are heavily overwhelmed by poverty and weak economies. Mercury is a ubiquitous metal whose origin is either natural or anthropogenic. This potent neurotoxin is released when poverty-driven arsenal miners extract gold in more than 50 countries.1 This dilemma is particularly prevalent in African countries such as Tanzania....   [tags: Mining ]

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The Steptoe Battle

- Introduction In 1858, warriors from the Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur d’Alene tribes routed an expeditionary force commanded by Colonel Edward Steptoe. The running battle resulted in seven soldiers dead, two soldiers missing, two howitzer cannons buried, the complete loss of the pack train, and three interpreters killed. Colonel Steptoe and his command escaped in the middle of the night nearly out of ammunition and in desperate condition. The mounted infantry known as Dragoons rode through the next day covering approximately seventy miles to the relative safety of the Snake River....   [tags: colville mines, battle of pine creek]

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The California Ethos

- ... Next, the gold-seekers didn’t concern about their safely issue for finding gold at the riverbeds, mountains or even tunnels with poor weather and bad environment conditions. For them, time was money. They kept working days and nights to achieve their dream and only concerned how much did they gain in California to improve their living standard. Second, I believe that the ethos of persistence was developed in the beginning when the gold-seekers decided to come California for a luck. The gold-seekers spent a long and tough journey from their hometown to arrive in San Francisco with nothing and separated with the families indeed....   [tags: California Gold Rush, immigration, west coast]

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Digital Currencies: Bitcoin

- ... After the transaction goes through, it is added in the ledger (block) and attached to the public block chain (1) Even though Bitcoin is virtual based currency, just like M-Pesa and PayPal, it is vastly different. Yes transactions are done online, but that’s where it ends. E-money systems like PayPal are directly backed by a sole entity and a bank. The money being traded is real government money and is valued as such. On PayPal you pay in USD, Euros, etc. Your PayPal is directly linked to your bank account....   [tags: digital money, cryptocurrencies]

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Diamonds of Africa

- Free diamonds, acquire at your own risk. Countries around the world are possessed with the most valued stones on the planet. A conflict diamond is when a rough diamond is mined in an area controlled by insurgent forces whose sale is used to finance anti- government military action.This multibillion dollar industry mines and sells these jewels to customers that can afford them. Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are countries that are the main producers for the diamond industry and are the prime locations of “conflict” or “blood” diamonds....   [tags: mining, conflict, economy]

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The Ethical Issues Involved During Fieldwork Among Peoples Who Have Had Little Contact With Outsiders?

- What are some of the ethical issues involved in fieldwork among peoples who have had little contact with outsiders. Is it always in the best interest to bring these people into the 'modern ' era. Why or why not. There are several ethical issues that may be encountered when conducting fieldwork among people who have been primarily isolated from other cultures.Anthropologists must ensure that they do no harm to the people they are studying. In theory, this means that all precautions should be taken to eliminate any actions or methods that may result in physical, emotional, psychological, or cultural damage....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Anthropology]

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The Blast at Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped

- a. Topic Statement The case study The Blast in Centralia no. 5: A mine Disaster No One Stopped is a useful lens through which to identify potential pitfalls for national security organizations. The most powerful lessons that ought to be learned by the case study are twofold. First, political interference in the work of governmental organizations can lead to dysfunction and mission failure. Second, the failure to conduct independent oversight over a governmental organization—especially when its performance has been openly questioned—permits that dysfunction to continue unabated....   [tags: political intervention, mission failure]

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The Replaceable Worker: The Impact of Outsourcing on the American Economy

- One in every nine American jobs is vulnerable to becoming outsourced. That adds up to over 14 million jobs in total.(Hira 2). The guarantee of protection from the approaching economic turmoil is not certain. According to the Merriam-Webster, outsourcing may be described as obtaining goods or services from an outside or foreign supplier. The origins of outsourcing can be traced far back as the first Industrial Revolution, when business moguls began to seek out new methods of increasing revenue while minimizing expenditures....   [tags: protection, economy, methods, profit]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Luck Of Roaring Camp '

- “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” authored by Bret Harte, begins with the death of the only female life in the camp. She dies while in childbirth with a baby later named Tommy Luck. Tommy, throughout the story, brings out a sense of motherhood in the men. The men of Roaring Camp never experienced this kind of trait before because they believe in strict gender norms. Generally, the norms are that women raise children and the men provide. However, with the absence of a mother in the camp, the men are forced to change their perspective in order to raise Tommy....   [tags: Gender, Heteronormativity, Gender role, Woman]

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Historical And Contemporary Figures Of Benjamin Franklin And Ivy Lee

- Public relations have been a prominent aspect of society for millennia, dating back to 50 B.C. with Julius Caesar and referred by the Ancient Greeks as “semantikos”, which is the practice of persuading people into a belief or action (Witman, 2000). Public relations is still been influenced by the contributions of key historical and contemporary figures including Benjamin Franklin and Ivy Lee. In the early years of 50 B.C., the idea of persuading people to vote for a particular person was conceived....   [tags: Public relations, Propaganda, Edward Bernays]

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The Need for Transformation Leadership in the Asia Company

- "Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice"; so begins the famous poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. A similar theme can be found in the art exhibition "Coal and Fire" produced by the Asia Society and displayed at Three Shadows, a prestigious gallery located in Beijing, as reported in The New York Times on Thursday by Edward Wong. Photos taken by David Breashears of melting glaciers combined with photographs the ocean and of miners mainly in China and the U.S,, inspired the showing, coordinated by Susan Meisales and Jereon de Vries....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Taking a Look Back at the Gold Rush

- On January 24, James Marshall, who was an American carpenter and saw mill operator, saw something that caught his eye. It was gold. “It made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold,” he said. He was building a sawmill along the American River for John Sutter, a German Swiss pioneer. Marshall, then, hurried back to his workers to show what he had found. After showing his crew, he rushed to Sutter’s fort, which is now today near Sacramento,California. The two tried to keep the word of the gold on a low key, for Sutter feared that his plan with his mill would be ruined....   [tags: American history]

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The Disappearance of Native Americans in California

- “To discover, understand, and encounter the cultures and intricate natures of the California Indian people, it is necessary to search the past” –Nancy Wahl. Tracing back in California history, Spanish explorers, commanded by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, found the tip of what is now Baja California in the year 1533 and named it "California" after a mythical island in a popular Spanish novel. It is evident that from the time Spanish monarchs set foot in California, the world as Native Americans knew it was never the same again....   [tags: Demographics]

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Anti-Chinese Sentiment in 19th Century American Society

- One of the most appalling practices in history, lynching - the extrajudicial hanging of a person accused of a crime - was commonplace in American society less than 100 years ago. The word often conjures up horrifying images of African Americans hanged from lampposts or trees. However, what many do not know is that while African Americans certainly suffered enormously at the hands of a white majority, they were not the only victims of this practice. In fact, the victims of the largest mass lynching in American history were Chinese (Johnson)....   [tags: chinese immigrants, lynching, chinatown ]

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Evaluate Business Conduct in the Mining Industry

- Business conduct within the Mining industries have changed overtime as the rapid demand of constant supply in raw and refined materials have increased. Due to such demand, the mining industry and the business within requires low-cost, high capability labors which only resource rich developing countries has to offer, as most of these countries have no legal regulation on labor services. This leads to issues such as exploitation of workers with focus on the dignity principle, the inequality of power under the fairness principle and bribery under the citizenship principle within the Global Business Standard codex....   [tags: global business code, ethics]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- The Starry Night painted by Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognizable pieces of art ever painted. If you were to go around asking random people to identify a famous painter, you may hear the name of the Dutch artist more often than most others. Van Gogh is most famous for his landscape painting, "Starry Night" but to fully understand his works, you must know Van Gogh 's past, as his upbringing and life greatly influenced his art. On March 30, 1853 a woman named Cornelia Carbentus gave birth to a baby boy in Groot-Zundert, Holland....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Culture and Social Changes of Taiwan

- Off the southeastern coast of the pacific super nation China, rest a humble and sovereign nation, Taiwan. Through many years of conflict, Taiwan has become a shimmer of light for developing pacific nations. Its culture streams from Chinese ancestry and century’s old religious beliefs have met the iron walls of today’s society. Social changes in Taiwan have opened the eyes to many of its citizens as they take on a rambunctious world. Through a thriving economy and never ending disputes with its tyrant neighbor, Taiwan is an exploration of many opportunities....   [tags: economy, war, religion]

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Hidden America By Jeanne Marie Laska

- In “Hidden America” by Jeanne Marie Laska, Laska shines light on everyday jobs that know one truly gives a second thought to in this day of age. We want America to run perfect and we do not care how it gets this way anymore we are to busy in our daily lives to care. This is why Laska’s book has such a great impact she opens our eyes to a wake up call that these people and these jobs are still here. There are so many jobs forgotten, but Laska only touches on a few such as coal miners, a cheerleader, a oil rig worker, a rancher, a gun salesman, a trucker, a waste management worker, a migrant worker, and air traffic directors....   [tags: Coal mining, Coal, Gratitude, Recycling]

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Coal Mining And The Coal Industry

- Communities where coal mining exists tend to have great advantages, but there are always disadvantages with those benefits. Coal mining is a great energy source suppling about 30% of the entire energy needs over the world, producing 40% of electricity. Where there is coal, there are jobs, roughly 130,000 people are employed in the coal industry. As the demand for coal continues to rise, employment will also increase, raising employment rates. Coal mining is practiced because it is an inexpensive source of energy....   [tags: Coal, Oxygen, Sulfur, Oxide]

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How the Police are Depicted in The Blue Lamp and Billy Elliot

- How the Police are Depicted in The Blue Lamp and Billy Elliot I shall begin my essay by studying several scenes in the film 'Billy Elliot', which was made in 2000, directed by Stephen Daldry. The main focus of this particular film is the 1984 miners' strike, a defining point in British history. Billy Elliot is a young boy of age eleven. He lives in a small and confined north-eastern mining district, where the majority of workers are currently involved in a violent strike as a form of forceful protestation....   [tags: Papers]

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Gold Strike, Relating To Cry,

- “Gold mining union plans one-day Free State strike” An article dated March 17, 2000 NUM, or South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, is organizing a one-day strike at Free State gold mines. They are protesting the poverty and job losses from the mines. NUM is the country’s biggest mining union with 50,000 members, and on March 22 the strike would affect five gold companies; AngloGold Ltd., Gold Fields Ltd., Harmony Gold Co., Avgold and African Rainbow Minerals. NUM spokesman Ikaneng Matlala didn’t say, however, how many members of the union would participate on the strike, but did say “All the gold mines in the Free State gold fields are going to embark on a strike.” The prote...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Development of the Coal Industry

- The Development of the Coal Industry 1) Light As a beginning, workers had problems of lighting their work. Several methods were used, none of them were particularly attractive. It was not safe to light in a mine. They first used rotten fish, which gave off a phosphorescent glow (besides the dreadful smell). Candles, which exploded the methane flint mills, which produced sparks of light but could also ignite the methane. After 1815, the Davy lamp was available, but it cost money and employers were reluctant to buy them....   [tags: Papers]

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Film: The Age of Aids

- Topic: Origins of AIDS A) One important scene in the film ‘The Age of Aids’ is “Port Au Prince, Haiti”. In this scene it outlines the conditions in Haiti, which were very poor and it turn left the city defenseless against the new disease. In 70’s and 80’s the disease began to be seen by doctors and priests who were being sought after to cure a unseen disease which left the people with the “look of death, [making them] so skinny you could see their bones”. The scene then goes on to take a look at one of the first HIV clinics in Port Au Prince, which was opened in the roughest parts of town....   [tags: port au prince, haiti, poverty]

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The Geothermal Energy Act 2010

- Coal Seam Gas and Lock the Gate Land Access Code (‘LAC’) aims to increase protection for landowners with regards to Coal Seam Gas (CSG)Mining Activities being carried out on their property. These amendments apply to all resources acts; meaning the Geothermal Energy Act 2010 (GE Act), Geothermal Exploration Act 2009, Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 (GHG Act), Mineral Resources Act 1989 (MRA), Petroleum Act 1923 and requires companies to comply with a single LAC, as mineral rights are reposed in the crown....   [tags: rights and responsibilities, agreements]

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Coal Is A Nonrenewable Resource

- Coal has been the primary source of energy for the United States for quite a long time. In 2014 it accounted for 39% of the total energy produced by our nation, and in 2003, 92% of all coal was used for energy production. The US is currently heavily invested in the coal industry, and finding an alternative energy source would be an arduous process. Unfortunately though, coal is a nonrenewable resource, and it greatly affects our ecosystem negatively. Coal mining is the leading contributor to the human-made increase of CO2 in the atmosphere....   [tags: Coal, Natural gas, Mining, Coal mining]

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The Major Types Of Unemployment

- - Describe each of the major types of unemployment in your replies words. There are three major types of unemployment which are structural, frictional, and cyclical. All three categories explain the many reasons why a person might be out of work in an economic system. First, Structural unemployment occurs when the entire makeup of an economic system experiences fundamental problems such as uneven labor distribution across industries and a lack of skilled workers to fill these positions. Structural unemployment is not caused by changes in supply and demand as the other major types of unemployment....   [tags: Unemployment, Jobless recovery]

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Canada Has Not Taken Responsibility for the Behavior of The Mining Corporations Abroad

- ... AMD is harmful to ecosystems because it makes water too acidic to support life. Cyanide is a deadly chemical, was used in the gas chambers of the Second World War and on death row in the United States between 1930-1980. 2. Police repression: People were in the streets to protest against Barrick and some even died in the confrontation with police at an anti-mining demonstration. On May 5, 2006, Joel Martel Castro Monte, a 25 years old agronomy student and Guillermo Tolentino Abat and a 42 years old miner were shot dead by police....   [tags: mining industry, environment, people]

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Stop The Deforestation

- "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, often regarded as just a mass of trees and exotic species, is to many indigenous people a home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Chileans In California

- Samuel Brannan's famous announcement in San Francisco that gold had been discovered on the American River took place on May 12, 1848. One of the ships in San Francisco harbor at the time was the J.R.S., a brig out of Valparaiso, Chile, Alfredo Andrews, captain. At the time gold was being purchased in San Francisco for $8 to $10 cash per ounce ($14 to $16 per ounce in trade for merchandise). The supercargo on the J.R.S. had just sold his cargo of merchandise for $4,000 and he offered to purchase all of the gold brought to him for $12 per ounce cash....   [tags: Gold Rush San Francisco History]

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Alaskas Gold Rush

- The gold rush era in the United States began in California in 1848 and ended around the year 1900. (Yukon) Although miners searched for the valuable metal into the twentieth century, the Klondike gold rush, which was around 1897 till 1900, was the last of some of the major rushes to occur. People had flocked to the upper part of the Yukon River in hopes of striking it rich. Many people had traveled from the Canadian and American regions to the center of the Klondike gold rush to fulfill their dreams of one day being rich with gold....   [tags: American History]

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“To Build a Fire”

- “To Build a Fire” is a short story written by Jack London. It is viewed as a masterpiece of naturalist fiction. “To Build a Fire” features a miner who is traveling to the Yukon Territory with a dog as his companion. The miner is the protagonist and the dog companion is called the foil. The dog plays off of the traits of the protagonist. “The central motif of “To Build a Fire” concerns the struggle of man versus nature.” (Short Story Criticism) The most argued point in the short story is the reason of the protagonist death....   [tags: Literature Review]

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A Fire Not Built

- A Fire Not Built “To Build a Fire”, a short story written by Jack London, is viewed as a masterpiece of naturalist fiction. “To Build a Fire” features a miner and his wolf-dog companion who are traveling in the Yukon Territory to meet fellow miners. The miner is the protagonist and the wolf-dog companion is the foil because the wolf-dog plays off of the traits of the protagonist. The central theme of “To Build a Fire” concerns the struggle of man versus nature. “To Build a Fire” tells of a man traveling in the extreme cold through the Yukon Territory....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Klondike Gold Rush

- How would feel to be a multimillionaire in just a couple years, but you have to get the Klondike in Alaska. Many people took this challenge either making their fortune or coming up more broke than they already were. The Klondike Gold Rush played a major role in shaping peoples lives and a time in American history. My paper consists of 3 main topics: first, what people had to go through to get there; second, the harsh conditions they had to endure when they got there; and lastly, the striking at rich part or if at all they did get rich....   [tags: Yukon territory, Alaska]

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The Chinese Immigration Experience

- The Chinese immigrant experience has traveled through times of hardships, under the English man. They have struggled to keep themselves alive through racism, work, and acceptance. Although many have come to Canada for their lives’ and their children’s to be successful, and safe. It could not be just given until adversity gave them the life they hoped to one day life for. In the starting time of 1858, the Chinese community had started coming to different parts of Canada considering the push and pull factors that had led them here....   [tags: racism, Canada, work]

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Wealth from Gold Mining

- Through the ages, gold mining has brought great wealth to countries across the world. From India to the United States, gold has been an ever-growing industry due to the constant price of gold and its high demand. When the demand for gold increases, so does the industry to mine gold. “Gold Fever” has set in for many throughout the years, regular men and women with a dream to strike it rich. This drive has caused some to go to the extreme to extract every ounce of gold they can. Luckily, people have become more inventive to find new environmentally and economically smart ways to mine....   [tags: environment, economy, dredge]

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Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs

- Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs Wherever adult educators gather, whether at conferences, meetings, or in e-mail discussion groups, a topic on many minds is the challenge of increasing numbers of teenagers enrolled in adult education classes. (Smith 2002, p. 1). The increase in the number of youth under the age of 18 enrolling in federally funded adult basic and literacy education programs is a trend that is putting increasing pressures on programs designed to serve an adult population (Hayes 2000)....   [tags: Adult Education Minors Youth Essays]

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Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay

- It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employees are exposed to nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer, leukaemia and radiation sickness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Coal Extraction and Black Lung

- Coal Extraction and Black Lung Coal is an indispensable fossil fuel that is very important to today’s society. With out coal, one would have to live without many of the luxuries we have today. There would be no lights to light a house, no movie cinemas, no electrical heaters, and no televisions or phones. “Coal has many important uses, but most significancy in electricity generation, steel and cement manufacture, and industrial process heating. Coal provides over 23% of global primary energy need and generates about 39% of the world’s electricity” (Source 1)....   [tags: Environment Energy Essays]

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The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums

- The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums In the opening of the short story, "Odour of Chrysanthemums", DH Lawrence talks about how industry is dominating nature. He tells us how mankind cannot stand in industry's way and that it is like a monster we created, which we cannot defeat. The mood Lawrence tries to create in the opening is gloomy and lifeless which suggests that the story will be sad and tragic. The words he uses to achieve this are mostly negative....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of the Past on British Columbia

- The Impact of the Past on British Columbia Beautiful British Columbia, one hears this phrase constantly mentioned, but does anyone know why it is so beautiful. Though BC houses many people, very few know how BC got to where it is today. Not many people know that the Cariboo Wagon Road was built entirely by hand, pick and shovel. Some people may not realize that getting to the California Gold Rush was either an agonizing 2000 mile walk or a 6 month boating trip, and more than half the ‘gold rushers’ never even struck gold....   [tags: Papers]

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Wales and the Spanish Civil War

- Wales and the Spanish Civil War There were many reasons for the men of south Wales joining the Spanish civil war most of which can be divided up in to the following categories; Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Religious. The most important of which I feel is Political as I think you can find that all these other problems stemmed from the political reasons. It was these political reasons that had the most impact on the miners and ultimately more than any of the others encouraged them to actively join the war Spanish Civil war, which was being fought over the political division between the right wing nationalists and the left wing republicans....   [tags: Papers]

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Las Vegas Gambling

- ... There was little government regulation on gambling in the period between 1869-1900, until the progressive movement began to look upon gambling as immoral. States began to pass strict laws banning all forms of gambling. Nevada was the last holdout, permitting gambling until 1909 before the same bans were enacted. (4) The Nevada State Journal wrote, “ Stilled eternally is the click of the wheel, rattle of the dice and swish of cards.” (5) “Eternity” lasted less than a week, as citizens of Las Vegas quickly started lucrative underground gambling operations....   [tags: entertainment, success, casinos]

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Free Narrative Essays - A Bowl of Soup

- A Bowl of Soup It was a simple bowl of soup. Chicken with rice, from a can. But as I sat down to eat my lunch, a sudden thought flashed through my head: What a miracle this bowl of soup is. A savory, golden broth, bright orange carrot coins, plump grains of rice, bits of chicken. Struck deeply by this realization, I simply sat for a minute watching thin wisps of steam rising from the surface. Just a bowl of soup. I'd never given much thought to the origins of my food. I simply went to the store, threw produce and cans and boxes into my cart, and brought them home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Theodore Roosevelt Administration: Fighting Corruption and Big Businesses

- Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States of America serving between 1901 and 1909. Roosevelt succeeded as President after the assassination of the then President William McKinley. President Roosevelt was among the most visible Progressives during his time because of his ability to handle domestic and foreign affairs with monumental results expanding the Executive branch of government. Square Deal As a primary means of supporting blue collar America, Roosevelt’s policies were directed primarily at fighting against corruption and big businesses....   [tags: blue collars, antiquities act]

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Momaday and Sears: Culture

- A Story Tells it All There seems to be a central theme to Sears’ book, Momaday’s book, and the various films we have reviewed, that there are old stories told about all of these "sacred places" that show us how to understand, care for, preserve, and protect the land around them. There are two aspects that stem from this main theme: that the words of these stories are traditional and sacred, and that people value different parts of the land in different ways. Some cultures value land as a worshiping center while others use it merely for entertainment and recreation....   [tags: Momaday’s Literature Culture Essays]

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Billy Eliot

- 1. The film Billy Elliot (Daldry, 2000) is set in a mining town in England during the 1984 miner’s strike. The plot focuses on Billy, the younger son of a mining family in which the mother has recently died, and Billy’s macho father and older activist brother take part in the miners struggle. Billy does not identify with the masculine world-view of his father and brother, and instead of boxing he secretly joins the ballet class. The notion of belonging to a group that shares the same values is repeated throughout the film, which portrayed class, gender and sexual orientation issues....   [tags: Cinema]

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The Yanomami

- Tribes have been present since the beginning of time. They are often smart, innovative and self-sufficient, all without the use of modern technology. A prime example of this is the Yanomami tribe. They are one of the last completely isolated and non-urbanized tribes in the world. The Yanomami have managed to stay secluded from society for over a hundred years and now this is starting to change. Cities along the Brazilian- Venezuelan border are expanding and occupying Yanomami land. Along with the expansion of Brazil and Venezuela, gold miners are invading the tribes land and destroying their environment and their health....   [tags: Schemata Theory, Amazon Basin]

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A Fault Of Globalization And Its Effects On Our Lives, Culture, And Land Being Turned Around

- A Fault in Globalization As American’s we take for granted the right of being recognized and the right to ownership. In the Amazon there 663 people who are not recognized in their country and have little rights when it comes to ownership. To further this, the Kayapo have rights and own their land, but this is not respected. The Kayapo people are having to face the change of their lives, culture, and land being turned around. The Kayapo are a group of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest]

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Working Conditions, Living Conditions and Child Labor in Great Britain During the Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change in Great Britain and the rest of the world. The Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain as a result of the Napoleonic Wars, the enclosure movement, and a need for efficient living. Then, many factories began to emerge and people started to work at factories instead of at farms like they were used to. The first factory was the textile factory. The people that worked at these factories had terrible working conditions and living conditions....   [tags: european history]

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The Effects of Diseases Among Tourist and the Indigenous People of the Amazon Region

- Throughout history, diseases have caused devastating epidemics amongst communities. Today, infectious diseases are still spread among groups of people and have had the greatest impact in areas such as the Amazon region where interactions between tourists and the indigenous people have introduced new diseases. By examining first-hand accounts and studies, one may be able to determine the results of this danger, and formulate a key to preventing it. A potential solution may lie in the improvement of healthcare in these geographical areas such as providing a nurse practitioner and health clinics, as well as requiring travelers to receive vaccinations prior to interacting with indigenous people....   [tags: Disease ]

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Sierra Leone: The Effects of Working for the Mining Industry Instead of in Agriculture

- One of the largest issues facing the Global South today is food security. In many cases food security is closely associated with agriculture in a specific area. Due to several issues faced by post war agriculture in Sierra Leone a food security issue has arisen leading to income/consumption poverty. One of the issues facing in Sierra Leone is the number of citizens choosing to work in the mining industry as opposed to working in agriculture. Another issue faced by the agriculture industry in Sierra Leone is the displacement of many farm families due to the civil war and the affect it has on food production....   [tags: food security in the Gobal South]

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Avoiding Contact With Carcinogens And Its Effects On The Health Of The General Public

- Avoiding contact with carcinogens is next to impossible in today’s world. It is well established that carcinogens are cancer causing agents and prolonged exposure can result in a person developing cancer or another serious illness. People often overlook, or just do not recognize the threat everyday carcinogens pose to their health. Some carcinogens are discussed and analyzed more often than others because of their prevalence and their threat to the health of the general public. The first carcinogen to look at is radon....   [tags: Lung cancer, Cancer, Radon, Asbestos]

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How Natives Americans Were Impacted By The Discovery Of Gold And Other Natural Resources

- According to National Conference of State Legislatures as February 2015 there are 566 tribes federally recognized. Out of those 566 California alone has 112 tribes that are recognized by the State of California. Today my report will cover how Natives Americans were impacted by the discovery of gold and other natural resources in California. We have Chumash tribe which was a tribe located on the coast in the Santa Barbra area. They loved to hunt for fish, otters and deer before they had any contact with Europeans....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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`` Simple Recipes `` By Madeleine Thien, And The Closing Down Of Summer ``

- “Simple recipes” by Madeleine Thien, and “The Closing Down of Summer” by Allister MacLeod both take focus on the struggles of isolation or alienation in their families, caused by the separation of cultural identities, or being away from home due to work. The impression of isolation found in the text is generated from the circumstantial behaviours among the character’s actions, thoughts, or exchange of language. Macleod focuses on how his protagonist has become detached from his family, losing the ability to communicate to them due to his seasonal occupation and adapting to the sub-culture of his work life....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Norm, Heteronormativity]

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Racism In Australia - The Rise and Fall of the White Australia Policy

- Australia is a a multicultural country. That is because it has had an increased numbers of different come to live here for many different reasons.. They have all called themselves Australians and had accepted Australia as their new home. Although the perspective of accepting a different race/culture has changed, racism still exists in Australia. Australia’s indigenous people were the first victims of racism in this country. For about 50,000 years before the settlement of the British, Australia was occupied exclusively by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Migration]

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`` Simple Recipes `` By Madeleine Thien, And The Closing Down Of Summer

- “Simple Recipes” by Madeleine Thien, and “The Closing Down of Summer” by Allister MacLeod, both possess a theme of isolation or alienation within two different family dynamics, caused by cultural division. The impression of isolation found in the text is generated from the the character’s inability to communicate their internal emotions, or the forceful demand to adhere to cultural traditions. Macleod narrating protagonist has become detached from his family, losing the ability to communicate to them due to his seasonal occupation and adapting to the sub-culture of his work life....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Heteronormativity, Norm]

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The Negative Effects of Shift Work on Police Officers and Their Families

- The nature of police work forces officers to respond to calls 24 hours a day 7 day a week; because of this, the majority of 24/7 department officers must work non-standard hours, including weekends, holidays, evenings and nights; this is commonly referred to as shift work. The prolonged exposure to working these non-standard hours has significant detrimental effects on the mental and physical health of the police officer. These effects are thus filtered down and may cause conflict in their relationships with their significant others and other family members, with officer divorce rates averaging between 66% and 75%, they are the second highest divorce demographic almost doubling the national...   [tags: non-standard hours, highest divorce demographic]

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Effects Of The Second Industrial Revolution On The North, South, And West

- The Second Industrial Revolution was a time in which the United States managed to expand with may new invention, ideas, business which caused a lot of people to be successful. These people managed to grasp on to wealth, and land, which was a social statement of prosperity. During this time many regular day items that we see today were given “birth” by their inventors. There were many new technologies including the telephone, lightbulb, motion picture camera, microphones, typewriters and many more....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Rail transport]

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The Gilded Age During The Civil War And World War I

- When my parents immigrated from India in their early twenties, they did not have much to live with. They were scared due to the new environment, the new language and the new technology.Not to mention they did not know anyone other than themselves and had to rely on each other and work different jobs to live in a stable home and earn food for the table. Everyone in the U.S is an immigrant from their family tree, each American has their own story of how their family originated from different places around the world....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Massey Energy Corporation Owned And Operated The Upper Big Branch Mine

- Massey Energy Corporation owned and operated the Upper Big Branch Mine in southern West Virginia which brought good paying jobs and economic growth to a region that had high poverty and unemployment rates (Lawrence & Weber, 2014). In addition to the thousands of coal mining jobs, three and half jobs outside of mining would be created for each coal industry job (Lawrence & Weber, 2014). The company actively supported the community by partnering with local schools, providing scholarships and assistance to West Virginia residents during the 2009 flooding disaster (Lawrence & Weber, 2014)....   [tags: Coal mining, Coal, Occupational safety and health]

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Children And Cell Phones And Their Effects On Young Students Academically

- Children and Cell Phones Should children have cellular phones, and if so, what is an appropriate age to provide one to our kids. In fact, the National Consumers League (2012), conducted a survey in June of 2012, uncovering that 21% of children eight years and younger use smartphones, according to Consumer Reports News (Mangis, 2012, para. 1). While several parents prefer their children have a mobile phone, kids should not own a cellular phone because it has an adverse impact on young students academically, it inhibits healthy growth and the myriad of risks that trump convenience....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network, Text messaging]

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A Comparison of a Coal Mining Company to an Autocracy

- A Comparison of a Coal Mining Company to an Autocracy A tragic event occurred on April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, West Virginia. Twenty-nine miners went underground on the morning of April 5, 2010, similar to every work day, except this morning was their last. Upper Big Branch Mine was owned and operated by Massey Energy Corporation, a company that never took other people’s lives and families into consideration. The disastrous explosion could have easily been prevented if Massey Energy Company followed the necessary safety measures that were invented to prevent deaths and accidents....   [tags: Economics, Business Theory]

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Analysis Of Eli Whitney 's Invention Of The Cotton Gin

- The Market Revolution, ignited by an advance in transportation and technology in the early 19th century, catapulted America and its people into an era of unprecedented economic growth. With Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, transcontinental railroad and the uprooting of thousands of Native Americans, the East Coast was experiencing an expansion in the cultivation of land and the wealth that ensued. As a result, an unshakeable belief in the Anglo-American destiny to spread civilization was born, giving whites a justification to expand markets west through the acquisition of what was then Mexican territory....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley's Morality Play

- The Play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a modern morality play, created by J. B. Priestley. A morality play is a play that is designed to teach the audience the difference between right and wrong; the morality of this play is a Christian and socialist morality. The play encapsulates on the Christian religious morality that you should treat people the way you want to be treated to ‘love thy neighbour as thy self’. J. B. Priestley was a socialist who believed that everyone was created equally and should be treated equally....   [tags: Inspector Calls, J. B. Priestly]

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The Plight of Ordinary People during the Great Depression

- The Great Depression touched people at every race and income level. It seemed no one was exempt from the emotional and economic toll of the downturn. Lives were turned upside down, and many did not know how to cope. With the financial collapse, kids lost their college funds, and families lost their homes. Families had to resort to making shelter any way they could. Communities were erected in almost every state that consisted of shelters made of crates and metal sheets; these communities were known as “Hoovervilles” (Leuchtenburg, pg....   [tags: American History]

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Deforestation: Has This Global Pandemic Finally Been Reversed?

- Imagine: animals flee in horror as their homes are cleared out by bulldozers and chainsaws; overhead birds are soaring, scavenging for a new nest after their tree viciously crashed to the ground. However, miles of barren and dead land are all these poor animals can find. Now to some people, this may resemble a cheesy animated movie where the animals have voices and eventually fight back to win their freedom. However, to innocent animals around the world, this is no laughing matter: this is reality....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Marburg Virus: The First Documented Outbreak of Fever

- Marburg Virus The first documented outbreak of hemorrhagic fever virus caused by a filovirus was associated with wild-caught African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops, formerly Cercopithecus aethiops) that were imported from Uganda to Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and to Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1967. During the course of the zoonotic outbreak, 31 animal staff and laboratory workers in direct contact with the blood or tissue from the recently imported monkeys became infected with the newly identified MBGV, and seven died....   [tags: virology, green monkeys]

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The Act of Revolting: Germinal by Emile Zola

- Germinal, written by Emile Zola is about a man, Etienne, who receives a mining job at Le Voreux, a coal mine. While working, Etienne discovers the harsh working conditions, and the malnourishment men and women have. As the status of these workers continues to deplete, Etienne is motivated to start a revolt in hope of gaining better working conditions and wages so he and the other workers can live proper lives. I think Zola wrote this novel to promote the act of revolting, in necessary conditions....   [tags: Le voreux, malnoushment, women]

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Working-Class Poverty and the Southern Colorado Coal Strike

- The working class has served as an integral part of our capitalist society; as the building blocks, and producers of the goods that supply and support our country, the working class and working poor have faced many struggles to gain working rights. The histories of labor movements in the United States are often silenced from the mainstream culture; while we take our current union laws for granted, long forgotten are the bloody battles that took place to secure these rights. The ideological issues facing our modern day working class have shown to stem from the same socially constructed ideals that existed during past labor wars, such as the Colorado Coal Strike....   [tags: working class, working rights, labor movement]

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The Dangers of Cryptocurrency to our Economic Systems

- Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, has brought in a lot of media attention over the past few months and has been raising eyebrows within government agencies worldwide. Here’s why: Appropriately constructed, cryptocurrency could potentially upend our established global economic system. This newfound technology poses as a serious threat to our currency-issuing central banks and also to the global financial intermediaries. To truly understand the changes that cryptocurrency could potentially bring, you will need to have a general understanding of our current economic system....   [tags: cryptocurrency, devaluation, investment]

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Developing a Land Use Plan for Haida Gwaii

- ... They see humans as being part of the land and believe they owe their existence to Haida Gwaii. Yah’Guudang is a term used to describe their respect for all things living (Council of the Haida Nation, 2005). Yah’Guudang is the celebration of the spirits and lives that are entwined as well as our responsibility for the future generations. The indigenous people of Haida Gwaii believe that they as well as everything else on the land has come up from the ocean, and have been shaped as well as nourished by it (Council of the Haida Nation, 2005)Page 15)....   [tags: ecosystem, protection, resources]

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Simple Recipes : The Closing Down Of Summer

- Simple recipes FOCUS ON JUST LONLINESS The closing down of summer. “Simple recipes” by Madeleine Thien, and “The Closing Down of Summer” by Allister MacLeod both take focus on the struggles of isolation or alienation in their families, caused by the separation of cultural identities, or being away from home due to work. The impression of isolation found in the text is generated from the circumstantial behaviours among the character’s actions, thoughts, or exchange of language. Macleod focuses on how his protagonist has become detached from his family, losing the ability to communicate to them due to his seasonal occupation and adapting to the sub-culture of his work life....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Norm, Heteronormativity]

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Women 's Coal Pits And The Sadler Report

- With the gradual advancements of society in the 1800’s came new conflicts to face. England, the leading country of technology at the time, seemed to be in good economic standing as it profited from such products the industrial revolution brought. This meant the need for workers increased which produced jobs but often resulted in the mistreatment of its laborers. Unfortunately the victims targeted were kids that were deprived of a happy childhood. A testimony by a sub-commissioner of mines in 1842 titled Women Miners in the English Coal Pits and The Sadler Report (1832), an interview of various kids, shows the deplorable conditions these kids were forced to face....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Childhood, Female]

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The Most Magnificent Natural Land Sites Of Africa

- From the diversity of climates to the indigenous tribes, Africa has been home to some of a fascinating landmarks known to man around the world. Of the most magnificent natural land sites in Africa, one may agree that The Sterkfontein Caves is the most fascinating. The Sterkfontein Caves, situated in the Cradle of Humankind, represent one of the world 's richest fossil sites, and discoveries there continue to astound the international scientific community. (Maropeng 2010).Tourist attractions including a Lion and Safari park, underground tours, a historical museum, and various restaurants and shops....   [tags: Human, Africa, Human evolution, Prehistory]

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The Effects Of Fossil Fuels On The Environment

- We have all heard of the effect that fossil fuels have the world, however in society we don’t always think of how much fossil fuels are costing us. The author of this article goes into detail in order to give a clearer picture of the impact fossil fuels are having not specifically monetarily, but the cost of fossil fuels on the environment. There are different ways of extracting fossil fuels and each way has its negative effects. Over the years we have seen an increase in surface mining rather than underground mining....   [tags: Natural gas, Fossil fuel, Coal, Methane]

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