Mountaintop mining causes 40% loss of aquatic biodiversity

Source: Science Daily

Using environmental DNA scans of Appalachian streams, researchers found that the effects of mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia are even more widespread than previously reported: Streams from heavily mined watersheds harbor 40% fewer species than streams with cleaner water.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210902174724.htm