Ecological Impacts of Mining

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Ecological Impacts of Mining

This lecture note goes in depth about the mining taking place in Wisconsin.

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Envirst 260 - Introductory Ecology

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ENVIR ST 260 1st Edition Lecture 23 Outline of Last Lecture I. Housekeeping II. Dairy Industry III. Row Crops: Corn and Soybeans Outline of Current Lecture I. Housekeeping and News II. Ecological Impacts of Mining Current Lecture Housekeeping and News  Coyotes in Chicago Proper  City Coyotes have larger ranges than Suburb coyotes. This is because it’s harder to find food. This shows that there are species that are highly adaptable to our environment and can live under the radar.  Moodle Submission Status  A lot of people didn’t hit the final submit button. She has a record of every assignment that was in on time.  System locked Ecological Impacts of Mining  Metallic Mining in Wisconsin  Mining has a pretty high impact. You remove all of the trees and vegetation on the surface to get at what’s underneath. It’s an intense disturbance.  Frac Sand Mining Logistics  Wisconsin has a lot of sandy soil in the western portion of the state that is really good for fracking. The sand has fine, stable grains that work very well for fracking. Not everyone wants to frac in Wisconsin, but they want to mine the sand  Greatest concern associated with frac sand mining? These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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