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What 3 effects do you have to balance when mining ores?

Social, Economic and Environmental

2

What are the advantages of mining metal ores?

1) Useful products can be made
2) Provides local people with jobs
3) Brings money into the area - services (Transport and health) can be improved.

3

What are disadvantages of mining metal ores?

Bad for the environment - causes noise, scarring on the landscape and loss of habitats
Deep mine shafts can also be dangerous for a long time after the mine has been abandoned.

4

Mining and extracting metals takes a lot of [ ] most of which comes from [ ].

Energy
Burning fossil fuels

5

Fossil fuels are running out, so its important to [ ] them. Not only this, but burning them contributes to [ ], [ ] dimming and [ ] change.

Conserve
Acid rain
Global
Climate

6

Why is recycling better than extracting metals?

Uses a lot less energy. (Recycling copper only takes 15% of the energy of extracting copper)
Also saves money as a result

7

There's a [ ] amount of each metal in the earth. Recycling [ ] these resources.

finite
conserves

8

Why is recycling good? (Landfill)

Recycling metals cuts down the amount of rubbish that gets sent to landfill. Landfill takes up space and pollutes the surroundings.