Coal River Valley, West Virginia is a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. Filmed over a period of five years, ON COAL RIVER follows a former miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children, and life as they know it. Ed Wiley once worked at the same coal plant that threatens his granddaughter's elementary school. When his local government refuses to act, Ed embarks on a quest to have the school relocated to safer ground. With a sharp sense of right and wrong, Ed confronts his local school board, the state government, and a notorious coal company for putting his granddaughter and his community at risk. Download Our Apple or Android Apps: http://bit.ly/Snag_Apps Watch Free Movies Online: http://bit.ly/snag_films Like Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/snag_fb Follow Us On Twitter: http://bit.ly/Snag_Tweets
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In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. The citizens argue the practice of dynamiting the mountain's top off to mine the coal within pollutes the air and water, is responsible for the deaths of their neighbors and spreads pollution to other states. Yet, regardless of evidence supporting these claims, Big Coal corporations repeat the process daily in the name of profit. Massive profit allows Big Coal to wield incredible financial influence over lobbyists and government officials in both parties, rewrite environmental protection laws, avoid lawsuits and eliminate more than 40,000 mining jobs, all while claiming to be a miner's best friend. As our energy needs increase, so does Big Coal's control over our future. This fact and a belief that America was founded on the democratic principal that no individual or corporation owns the air and water and we all share the responsibility of protecting it, drives these patriotic citizens and their supporters from outside of Appalachia, like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to keep fighting.A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America's energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all. Written, directed and produced by Bill Haney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder and president of the eco-housing start-up, Blu Homes, THE LAST MOUNTAIN was co-written and edited by Peter Rhodes and produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Narrated by William Sadler, the film features original music by composer Claudio Ragazzi and includes the song "Your Control" by Crooked Fingers and Neko Case. Category:
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FOR OVER 25 YEARS COAL COMPANIES HAVE STRIP MINED THOUSAND OF ACRES OF AMERICAN APPALCHIAN MOUNTAINS. THOUSAND OF ACRES OF COUNTRY ARE LAID WASTE AS WHOLE MOUNTAINSIDE ARE BLASTED AND BULLDOZED TO REACH OFTEN TINY COAL SEAMS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAND OWNERS IN THE AREA IS THE BRITISH COMPANY "AMERICAN ASSOCIATION LTD" WHICH FORMS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL EMPIRE HEADED BY AN EX LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR DENYS LOWSON. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
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The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
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Ordos The World’s Largest Abandoned City The development of the city of Ordos is a unique tale. Ordos is a city designed from scratch and built within 10 years. This city came to fruition after private mining companies were given the rights to dig into deposits in the late 90’s and 2000’s. This generated a lot of tax revenue making Ordos the 2nd highest income per capita city in China. Ordos is a city located in Inner Mongolia that has been constantly been burdened with water shortage issues. Instead of trying to revamp the current infrastructure the Chinese government decided to rebuild the city from scratch which is called “New Ordos” just 16 miles or 25 km kilometers away from the existing city now called “Old Ordos”. The people of Old Ordos refer to New Ordos as the Kangbashi district of Ordos, these new and old labels are basically not supported by anyone locally. Two villages built around the Wulan Mulan River were demolished and construction started in 2005. 161 billion dollars in infrastructure was invested to build the Kangbashi District over the first 5 years. Regardless if anyone lives in this new city, this is a major plus to the government of China as it increases China’s GDP. The government gave kickbacks to developers who helped boost GDP so building anything anywhere is promoted. The old city of Ordos or Dongsheng is home to over ½ a million people, it was expected that many of them would move to the new city as it became completed. As explained by many locals, a working couple only makes $800 a month combined of which ⅓ is taken for rent. The new apartments in New Ordos sell for 70 - 100 thousand dollars making it virtually impossible for locals to live there. Sales were slow at first but eventually investors snapped up many of the units in the new city. This has left New Ordos with a ton of infrastructure and no residents. The city was originally designed to hold 1 million people but was scaled down during construction to 500,000 then to 300,000 after coal prices crashed. The city features a 5 story shopping mall, impressive monuments and statues, art and city museum, the Ordos Dongsheng Stadium that seats 35,000 people, opera house, a brand new airport and a modern designed mosque. The city streets are lined with skyscraper after skyscraper that are almost completely empty. A toy store is one of the only stores in the massive 5 story mall, the man who runs the store says he sells something every few days and if the government doesn’t step in soon to fix it, he may have to move back to Dongsheng. It is estimated only 2 % of the buildings were ever filled the rest remain abandoned. Outside the mall an elaborate water show is put on every night with only a few people found to be watching it. A water show this size in a normal city would draw thousands of viewers daily. The city has everything it needs to be a great thriving new city like extra wide roads with bike lanes like what is found in Taipei, modern amenities and infrastructure but simply no people. The initial wave of 30,000 people that moved to New Ordos all lived in a 4 to 5 block radius just north of central park. A few years later that grew to 60,000 and now 12 years after the start of construction there are around 150,000 residents in a city that was originally designed for 1 million. The city has been doing many things to attract people to live there like moving the best schools from Dongsheng to Kangbashi. While some areas of Kangbashi aren’t a ghost town at all today, many still are. One abandoned project is the Ordos 100 Project, which is a project that was to have 100 different extreme luxury villas designed. Instead of the government doing it themselves they invited 100 different architects from around the world to each design a luxury villas to be placed on the map. Land sections were given out with the utmost creative freedom except the design was not to look like traditional Mongolian designs such as Yurts. Each architect designed their villa and construction started. Within the Ordos 100 Project site multiple half finished villas can be found. While many lay half finished some have progress going forward. Music: Melopsych-Between Mechanics n Soul Check out some of our other videos: Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g&feature=youtu.be For copyright matters please contact: [email protected] Intro music thanks to Machinmasound: Rallying the Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPk4RD19Nw Titan Top List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary. For more information on the documentary, visit: kcts9.org/coal or earthfix.us/coaldoc. For ongoing reporting on Coal in the Northwest, visit EarthFix: earthfix.info/coal/ Credits Written, Directed and Produced by Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner Katie Campbell Editor Michael Werner Narrator Katie Campbell EarthFix reporters Ashley Ahearn Bonnie Stewart Amelia Templeton Courtney Flatt Cassandra Profita Aaron Kunz Aerial photography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Christopher Boyer, LightHawk Hunter Handsfield, LightHawk Additional photography Aaron Kunz Stock Footage - RevoStock Audio post production Milt Ritter Post Production Support Lisa Strube-Kilgore Phil Williams Chris Maske Music Lonely Rails Written by Seth Warren and C. Andrew Rohrmann. Performed by Seth Warren. Published by Sciencelab. Salt Flats Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Like a Phoenix Written by Steve Carter. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Celtic Mist Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Pistola Written by Geoff Levin. Published by ZFC Music. Fluttering Leaves Written by Daniel Pemberton. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Couple Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by BBC Production Music. Halcyon Skies Written by Ben Hales and Matt Hales. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Loner Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Special Thanks to Dustin Bleizeffer Shannon Anderson LightHawk Keith Williams Thunder Basin Coal Company Leroy Rohde Andy Rohrmann Tom Lubnau Columbia River Pilots Aaron Toso Courtney Wallace Lauri Hennessey
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The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs and environmental concerns. The daring solution proposed by this small Appalachian community takes on national significance when Bobby Kennedy, Jr. joins the Appalachian families to fight the extraordinary and insidious power of Big Coal. Genre: Documentary Rating: PG (some thematic material and brief language) Release Date: June 3, 2011 Running Time: 95 minutes Director: Bill Haney Official Link: http://thelastmountainmovie.com/ Clip from the song "Give it Up (Start Again) (ft. Subliminal)", used by permission, was made by snowflake http://ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/31629 Original screen designs and text edits completed by graphic designer, Lisa3679, and gamer NathanWubs.
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A couple were out walking their dog and they found the greatest ever buried treasure in the United States. AND they picked up their dog's droppings. Nice. Buy some awesomeness for yourself! http://www.forhumanpeoples.com/collections/sourcefed Our Sources: http://reut.rs/1kcWhYE http://lat.ms/1fHHMM6 More stories at: http://www.sourcefed.com or check out: http://youtube.com/sourcefed for our 5 daily videos or anything else we've ever done. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sourcefed Follow us on Tumblr: http://sourcefed.tumblr.com/ Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/xQDV8M Philly D OFFICIAL APP for instant updates: http://bit.ly/aIyY0w Get your SourceFed Posters here: http://bit.ly/SourceFedPosters OFFICIAL SourceFed APP: http://bit.ly/1keqeJ3 P.O. Box address: Attention: SourceFed 6433 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #805 Canoga Park, CA 91303 The @SourceFed Host: @joebereta Music: @ronaldjenkees, @Hagemeister
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"Deep Down: A story from the heart of coal country" is a documentary by Jen Gilomen & Sally Rubin (Fine Line Films). It follows a community in Eastern Kentucky that was facing a mountaintop removal coal mine. The film screened on the award-winning PBS series "Independent Lens" in 2010, and received an Emmy nomination. The film is now available for educational institutions at newday.com/films/deep-down.
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Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. *News* Ötzi's Genome Analysed: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228123847.htm Blood Sample: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17909396 Note: This is work is for the love of the topic, not for profit and essentially editorialistic in nature. It will never be televised or available outside of the YouTube platform. By definition, as a person who has not visited the museum all images belong to respective copyright holders though the nature of the work is transformative (in terms of context) and adds to the 'value' of the topic at hand.
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#Outrageous_Acts An environmentalist has created an entire island floating on trash. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/outrageous-acts-of-science/ More Outrageous Acts! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Join Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sciencechannel
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One cold morning on January 22, 1959 the belly of the Susquehanna River broke into the Knox mine, trapping 81 men underground. The cave-in causes a giant, 150ft whirlpool to form in the ice laden river above, flooding the mines below. With all known exits cut off miners scramble to find an alternative route out and escape a cold, dark, death. On the surface rescue teams unsuccessfully attempt to plug the breach by launching train cars into the massive swirling vortex, only to witness them swallowed into the mines below. In the wake of this tragic spectacle, the obvious question became: How could this have happened? The drama continues through the subsequent hearings as investigators try to place blame and responsibility while a community struggles to rebuild its regional economy that the flooded mines destroyed. Knox Mine Disaster examines this coal mining tragedy that occurred in the anthracite region of northeastern Pennsylvania and sheds light into the life of the hard coal miner. This film showcases survival through adversity -- the hope, faith, and courage needed to fight your way out of a dreadful situation.
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SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0115wg9 The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has the world's highest windows. Dallas joins the team whose heart-stopping job it is to clean them. #bbc
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"How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5246328/ First Aired (HBO): June 27, 2016 Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes From "GasLand" director Josh Fox, comes a documentary where Fox goes to 12 countries to investigate climate change and its consequences. My intentions are to spread the message from the movie. If I'm violating any copyrights you can drop the video.
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On October 21, 2012 First Church Somerville's Gospel Choir performed God's Good during the worship service. The gospel choir is accompanied by First Church Somerville's own Project Soul. First Church Somerville is an Open and Affirming UCC Church based in the Davis Square Area of Somerville, MA. http://www.FirstChurchSomerville.org
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"An Appalachian Dawn" - a documentary produced by George Otis, Jr. and The Sentinel Group that chronicles 'The Story of Manchester'. The World Premiere took place on August 27-28, 2010 @ the EKU Center in Manchester, KY. The National "Hope for America" Tour kicks-off in Atlanta on September 24, 2010. The tour showcases the DVD and various Clay Co. spokesmen. The DVD will premiere in over 70 U.S. cities. For more information, visit www.glowtorch.org.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Vermont 00:03:43 1 Etymology 00:04:39 2 Geography 00:06:53 2.1 Cities 00:07:17 2.2 Largest towns 00:07:33 2.3 Climate 00:09:42 2.4 Geology 00:11:45 2.5 Fauna 00:14:23 2.6 Flora 00:15:39 3 History 00:15:48 3.1 Native American 00:17:00 3.2 Colonial 00:20:34 3.3 Sovereignty 00:22:06 3.4 Revolutionary War 00:23:19 3.5 Admission to the Union 00:24:59 3.6 The Civil War 00:26:08 3.7 Postbellum era to present 00:26:18 3.7.1 Demographic changes 00:27:07 3.7.2 Natural disasters 00:28:17 3.7.3 Political changes 00:29:53 4 Demographics 00:30:02 4.1 Population changes 00:31:50 4.1.1 Birth data 00:32:17 4.2 Population characteristics 00:33:22 4.3 Vermont speech patterns 00:34:52 4.4 Religion 00:35:00 5 Economy 00:38:23 5.1 Personal income 00:39:29 5.2 Agriculture 00:40:20 5.2.1 Dairy farming 00:43:08 5.2.2 Forestry 00:45:40 5.2.3 Other 00:46:47 5.3 Manufacturing 00:47:17 5.4 Health 00:47:59 5.5 Housing 00:50:08 5.6 Labor 00:51:16 5.7 Insurance 00:52:10 5.8 Tourism 00:55:45 5.9 Quarrying 00:56:50 5.10 Non-profits and volunteerism 00:57:21 6 Transportation 00:59:44 6.1 Major routes 01:00:09 6.1.1 North–south routes 01:02:25 6.1.2 East–west routes 01:04:41 6.2 Rail 01:05:12 6.3 Bus 01:05:20 6.3.1 Intercity 01:06:13 6.3.2 Local 01:08:39 6.4 Ferry 01:09:02 6.5 Airports 01:09:54 7 Media 01:10:03 7.1 Newspapers of record 01:10:47 7.2 Broadcast media 01:11:47 8 Utilities 01:11:56 8.1 Electricity 01:14:22 8.2 Communication 01:15:08 9 Law and government 01:16:18 9.1 Finances and taxation 01:20:10 9.2 Politics 01:20:58 9.2.1 State politics 01:26:22 9.2.2 Federal politics 01:29:48 10 Public health 01:34:48 11 Education 01:36:25 11.1 Higher education 01:37:25 12 Culture 01:39:52 12.1 Sports 01:40:00 12.1.1 Winter sports 01:40:47 12.1.2 Baseball 01:41:15 12.1.3 Basketball 01:41:45 12.1.4 Football 01:42:09 12.1.5 Hockey 01:42:32 12.1.6 Soccer 01:42:56 12.1.7 Motorsport 01:43:50 13 State symbols 01:44:42 14 Notable Vermonters 01:44:58 14.1 Residents 01:46:22 14.2 In fiction 01:47:38 15 Vermont sights 01:47:47 16 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Vermont ( (listen)) is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state. As of 2015, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. It was ranked as the safest state in the country in 2016.For thousands of years indigenous peoples, including the Mohawk and the Algonquian-speaking Abenaki, occupied much of the territory that is now Vermont and was later claimed by France's colony of New France. France ceded the territory to Great Britain after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years' War. Thereafter, the nearby colonies, especially the provinces of New Hampshire and New York, disputed the extent of the area called the New Hampshire Grants to the west of the Connecticut River, encompassing present-day Vermont. The provincial government of New York sold land grants to settlers in the region, which conflicted with earlier grants from the government of New Hampshire. The Green Mountain Boys militia protected the interests of the established New Hampshire land grant settlers against the newly arrived settlers with land titles granted by New York. Ultimately, a group of settlers with New Hampshire land grant titles established the Vermont Republic in 1777 as an independent state during the American Revolutionary War. The Vermont Republic partially abolished slavery before any of the other states. Vermont then became the fourteenth state to be admitted to the newly established United States in 1791. Vermont ...
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Episode 8 of Save Our Towns zeroes in on Huntington, West Virginia, where the mayor's leadership has commanded national attention. Also in the episode: Volunteer help drives economic success in Pennington Gap, Virginia. The expert tip comes from a story specialist from Appalshop.
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