Herders look through a window as trucks pour tip sand produced by the coal mines onto the grassland and encroaching onto their land with cattle. Extensive open-pit coal mining in Inner Mongolia has had devastating impacts on the grassland used...
In this post-apocalyptic image we can see extensive open-pit coal mining in Inner Mongolia and its devastating impacts on the grassland used once for cattle and sheep.
Ulan Buh Desert, Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, April 2005. The desert is encroaching on the grassland. Ten years ago the desert was 100m away, now homes are buried in sand. Photographer: Lu Guang
Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, April 2005. The desert is encroaching on the grassland. Photographer: Lu Guang
Coal mines are like huge scars on the landscape. They damage water resources, cause subsidence, pollution, and ecological damage to the surrounding area.
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