Mountains in Central Appalachia Flatter Post-Mining

Nature World: Mining has not only moved mountains; it has made them flatter. That's according to a new study from Duke University, which looked at data from 40 years of mountaintop coal mining in Central Appalachia. The research concluded that those mountain areas are now 60 percent more flat than they were before the excavation work. In the research, scientists looked at topographic data of southern West Virginia sites from before and after the mining. In part, they were examining how such mines can affect......

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