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Watch 'Earth Focus' -- 'New Rhino Threat: Coal'

First poachers and now coal? Over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns in 2013. Poachers have killed nearly 500 rhinos in 2014 in South Africa alone. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park are controversial. The park is home to the largest population of white rhinos in the world. For mine developers, it's about jobs and economic development. But mine opponents are concerned about worsening air and water quality, and increased poaching and crime. Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa.


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