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1A.Introlecture - Environmental Geology Tsunami retreating...

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Environmental Geology
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Environmental Geology: Themes of the Text 1. How people and Earth interact. 2. How Earth systems interact with each other. 3. How science helps people to understand and deal with issues related to Earth. 4. How people can take steps to achieve a sustainable future.
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Environmental Geology Concern with effects of human actions on the environment began in 1960s. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) - tale about widespread pesticide poisoning. - focused on effects of DDT on bird shells.
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Rachel Carson Launched Environmental Policy : Governments should not only preserve Earth, but regulate and punish those who pollute it.
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USEPA Established 1970 Creation and enforcement of environmental protection standards consistent with national environmental goals.
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L egislation authorized development of comprehensive federal and state regulations to limit emissions from both stationary (industrial) sources and mobile sources.
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What is Environmental Geology?
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Environmental Geology 1) Earth materials - minerals, hydrocarbons, soils - evaluation of resources - effect on human health 2) Natural hazards - floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis - minimize loss of life and property - prediction 3) Land Use - environmental impact analysis
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Environmental Geology 4) Hydrologic processes - groundwater and surface water - evaluate water resources and water pollution problems 5) Geologic and Climatic processes - evaluate regional and global change
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Environmental Geology
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Environmental Geology Scientific studies of future based on our knowledge of past and present . These statements about the future , commonly called forecasts and predictions , lie at the core of environmental geology .
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Environmental Geology Applying geologic knowledge in environmental decision making. Goals of environmental geology: 1) decrease environmental threats to humans (e.g. earthquake prediction). 2) aid in minimizing adverse effects on ecosystems (e.g. floodplain control). 3) provide a scientific foundation for decision makers (beach development).
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Case Studies Important tool which describes and analyzes past environmental events. Might help in evaluation of similar hazards and designs.
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Aral Sea Was 4th largest lake in world.
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