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Deforestation

World of Change: Mountaintop Mining in West Virginia

Based on Earth Observatory's World of Change series, this segment highlights the effects of mining and reclamation on the landscape through a series of satellite images of a strip mine in West Virginia.

Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.



  • Photograph of West Virginia: Vivian Stockman/OHVEC/SouthWings 

  • Landsat 5, 7, and 8 satellite images of the Hobet mine: NASA Earth Observatory, USGS



Video design and production by STScI
Text by STScI, based on stories from the NASA Earth Observatory: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ 
Music courtesy of APM

Transcript

All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!