Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west China

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    The Chinese mantra of money at all costs can be real dangerous in the end.

    The Chinese must realise they must love Earth.

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    It is horrifying how China in its mad rush to make money is ruining the environment.

    However, who will suffer?

    Not the Han, but the minorities and those minorities who were once classified as 'barbarians' and then forced to become Han.

    Han they maybe, but they are superficial Han and not genuine and pure ones of the North of the Yellow River.

    The Sinicised Han may perish, but who cares? Not the real genuine Han of the North of the Yellow River.
     
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    Re: Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west Chin

    China: coal mine impact on Yellow river upper basin – in pictures
    Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river


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    Aerial images of the Muli mining area on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, in China’s northwest Qinghai province. At an altitude of 4,100-4,300m, this plateau is the main source of the Datong river, the Shule river and the Buha river, which are important tributaries of the Yellow rive

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    The area is covered in green alpine meadows, with the snow-capped Qinghai mountains in the background. Kingho Group’s opencast mines and excavations by other companies have destroyed the permafrost, wetlands and alpine meadows, damaging a pristine ecological environment

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    Brown, barren blown out tops are gradually eating into the green meadows as the coal mine expands

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    The huge amount of rock and soil dug up during the mining process forms man-made hills along the edge of this opencast coal mine in the Jiangcang mine area, owned by the Qinghai Coking Coal Group. The mine lies at 4,000m above sea level, 19 miles from Muli, in the Datong river basin
     
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    Re: Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west Chin

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    The Datong river Basin, where the Jiangcang mine is located, has ample water sources, providing much of the Yellow river’s headwaters.

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    The opencast coal mine in Muli run by the Kingho Group in Qinghai. Opencast mining turns green alpine meadows into large pits.

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    An aerial view of the Muli coal mine in Qinghai.

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    Hills made of rock and soil dug up during mining spreads over to the green meadows in the Jiangcang mine area.
     
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