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Atmospheric Aerosols part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA site explains the three major types of atmospheric aerosols - volcanic emissions, desert dust, and anthropogenic aerosols - and how they affect global climate. The site discusses the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Selenium Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides general information about selenium including its occurrence, industrial applications, toxicology, and regulations and practices regarding industrial waste disposal. The site also ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

EnviroMine part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a reference library of up-to-date information on mining and the environment by providing links to an abundance of resources related to the industry. There are links to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

International Chromium Development Association part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This professional organization works to promote the chromium industry, from mining and production to industry and health. The site provides abundant information about the properties, sources and uses ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

West Bengal and Bangladesh Arsenic Crisis Information Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse site features links to a comprehensive collection of resources related to the arsenic health crisis in Bangladesh and India. The site provides links to news articles, reports and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, , , Environmental Science:Waste:Radioactive Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury in the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury Research in the USGS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Activities

Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a brief overview of mercury cycling in the environment. Text is accompanied by useful diagrams that depict the health effects of mercury on the human body, the accumulation of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work