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The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. The Natural Hazards Center carries out its mission in four principal areas: information dissemination, an annual workshop, research, and library services. The center's prime goal is ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse, Search engine
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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Since 1999, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has been conducting a number activities related to asbestos in Libby, Montana. This web site presents a brief overview of those activities, including a testing program for people whose health may have been affected by asbestos, a mortality review, an asbestos-related disease registry, a tremolite asbestos toxicological profile, and a ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides links to a collection of Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper articles about the history of asbestos-contaminated vermiculite mining in Libby, Montana. Topics of the articles include the recently discovered health risks associated with vermiculite, case histories of residents who became ill from asbestos exposure, and environmental restoration and public health care efforts made ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Periodical
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This international organization collects and disseminates geologic and medical data to evaluate and predict volcanic health hazards. The site provides an index of members working in the fields of volcanology, epidemiology, toxicology, public health and physical chemistry with links to their expertise in the areas of ash, gas, and aerosol characterization, water quality, air quality, exposure and risk ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This site is the homepage of Alan L. Jones, of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Jones is interested in most earthquake-related topics, computer graphics, and computers in education. He has created various computer-based visualizations: Seismic/Eruption, Seismic Waves, AmaSeis, and Eqlocate. Seismic/Eruption is a program used to visualize seismicity and volcanic activity in space ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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These lecture notes provide information on magma production, types of igneous rocks, and volcanic processes. Other subjects include active volcanoes, historical eruptions, volcano structure and formation, classification of volcanoes, controls on eruptive style, and volcanic hazards. The lecture notes feature many diagrams and photographs, as well as links to further information. This resource is part ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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The UC San Diego Webshaker is a live earthquake experiment conducted over the internet. The user can select a historic earthquake or design an earthquake by specifying the frequency, amplitude, and duration. The shake table delivers base motion to the test structure in the same way that an earthquake shakes buildings and other structures. A live video broadcast and precise measurements from sensors ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Problem set, Webcast - visual, Sound, In-situ dataset
Subject: Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics
 
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The National Asbestos Exposure Review is the name of an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry project to evaluate sites that received and processed vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana from the 1920's through 1990. This site provides a public interface for the project and presents information including a description of project objectives, an interactive list of project sites, fact sheets ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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This site is the public interface for the EPA's involvement with public health and environmental restoration efforts at an asbestos-contaminated vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Montana. The site provides fact sheets, press releases, documentation of community involvement, and sampling results. The site also provides links to additional resources about Libby, Montana and asbestos in general. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Abstract / Summary, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This USGS fact sheet summarizes the occurrence of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy, a serious kidney disease that occurs only in tributary valleys of the Danube River in Romania, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia. There is a close correspondence between the location of affected villages and the occurrence of local coal deposits. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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