Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns

Water's a precious commodity, especially in deserts. But the Thar desert in Pakistan has a problem with coal mine waste. Protesters say mining expansion and the creation of a giant lake threatens wildlife - and drinking water.

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    Water's a precious commodity, especially in deserts.

    But the Thar desert in Pakistan has a problem with coal mine waste.

    Protesters say mining expansion and the creation of a giant lake threatens wildlife - and drinking water.


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