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Indirect Impacts - 1 Raw Materials2

Mining causes subsidence and the dust from coal has killed thousands of miners.

The lifetime of deposits is being extended with new working methods, but minerals are ultimately finite.

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We all use raw materials from rainforests everyday. Rainforests are being destroyed.

Single species conifer plantations grow rapidly and provide timber for planks and the paper industry. These have replaced broad-leaved forests in temperate regions. They support few species of animals.

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