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This USGS report presents an overview of the interactions between ground water and surface water in a variety of terrains. It serves as a general educational document with the intention of helping agencies understand the basic science involved in the management and protection of aquifers and watersheds. The report describes the natural processes of ground water and surface water interactions and the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geochemistry, Hydrology
 
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This site is an e-paper that describes a structured approach to inquiry-based learning using the World Wide Web as a primary information resource. Specifically, the paper addresses an 8-step process that begins with an essential question and ends with a product produced by students, typically completed in a cooperative setting. The paper also discusses the skills required by both student and teacher ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Critical thinking is one of education's central goals and most valued outcomes, but it can difficult to teach effectively. The Reason! project has developed the Reason!Able software as part of a general method aimed at enhancing critical thinking skills. This paper describes the challenges involved, the theoretical basis of the Reason! project, the Reason!Able software, and results of intensive evaluation ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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Unusually high incidences of asbestos-related mortality and respiratory disease in the town of Libby, Montana, have been linked to amphibole mineral fibers intergrown with the vermiculite deposits mined and milled near the town from 1923 to 1990. Prompted by this discovery, the U.S. Geological Survey undertook an investigation of the mineral content of other U.S. vermiculite deposits to determine ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology
 
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The definition of asbestos often varies depending on the source or publication in which it is used. This report summarizes asbestos-related definitions taken from a variety of academic, industrial, and regulatory sources. This summary is by no means complete but includes the majority of significant definitions currently applied in the discipline. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology
 
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This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment of exposure to radioactive materials in the form of radium-bearing water and 'scale' deposits in tanks and pipes, which may travel far from the oil fields as scrap metal products. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This USGS report provides information about the effects of coal combustion on human health. It explains the hazards associated with emissions from both large-scale coal burning electrical plants and domestic cook stoves used in developing nations. In particular, the report discusses specific instances of disease related to the emission of arsenic, fluorine, selenium, thorium, uranium, and polycyclic ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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This USGS report provides an overview of some of the common types of assessments used to determine the vulnerability of ground-water resources to contamination. Scientists can use the methods in this report to provide decision makers with information about how to best manage and protect groundwater resources. The report gives two hypothetical examples of how groundwater vulnerability assessments are ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This USGS fact sheet presents the results of a study showing significant metal contamination of streams associated with un-mined silver-lead-zinc deposits in the Brooks Range, Alaska. The metal concentrations in some of these waters are toxic to fish and exceed the maximum levels allowed for safe drinking water. When drainage from these deposits enters streams and rivers that are part of the local ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This website describes the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis' Project Varenius. The objective is to advance geographic information science through basic research, education, and outreach. The research is motivated by scientific, technical, and societal concerns. From this website users can access publications, a project description, the NSF proposal for the project, information ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physical geography
 
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