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Biota of the Colorado Plateau

Grahame John
This site deals with the changes in the biota of the Colorado Plateau. Main topics include biotic communities, changes in the biota, and agents of biotic change. Each of these topics has a variety of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Habitats:Invasive species, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Biology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Wildfires, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Types of Forests
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Microbial Mining

L. Brierley Corale
This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, :Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work

U.S. Geological Survey Monitoring of Powder River Basin Stream-Water Quantity and Quality

Clark Melanie L., Miller Kirk A., Myron H. Brooks
This USGS report documents the ongoing monitoring of streams in the Powder River Basin. This report summarizes some of the available monitoring data and data relations that may be useful for ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Defenders of Wildlife - Geothermal Energy Resources: Principles and Recommendations

Defenders of Wildlife
This web site provides a pro-environment position on geothermal energy development. The site offers environmental principles that should be adhered to, and points out the environmental benefits of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geothermal Technologies Program

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This US Department of Energy site offers a wide variety of information about geothermal energy, including the efforts of the Geothermal Technologies Program to find, access, harness and use the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

Hydrogen Highway

Fred Noyes
This opinion piece encourages lawmakers to pursue development of geothermal power in public lands. The author states that the energy potential within the National Parks can help reduce the US ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion

Final Statewide Oil and Gas EIS and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs

Bureau of Land Management United States Department of the Interior
This Environmental Impact Statement documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and oil and gas development in the state of Montana. The ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Methane Sources and Emissions

United States Environmental Protection Agency
This site, published by the EPA, discusses the sources of methane emissions, including landfills, coal mining, the oceans and livestock, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Romeo M. Flores, Gary D. Stricker, Joseph F. Doll Meyer, Pierce H. Norton, Robert J. Livingston, M. Craig Jennings
This USGS Open File Report focuses on a basin-wide assessment of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The report includes a thorough geological study with relevant maps, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Dinosaur Extinction: Causal Loop Diagram of Earth Feedback System

Dewey M. McLean
This site features a causal loop diagram from system dynamics methodology showing the solar-earth-space energy flow system (the dominant flow system driving earth's surficial systems, including the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities



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