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Do the Right Thing
David Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Earth Scientists often work independently in laboratory or field situations, and may be confronted with ethical challenges at times ...

Geoethics and Professional Societies
Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary Codes of Ethics for scientists have been formulated primarily by professional organizations. Most of these codes enumerate principles that cover ...

Living with Sinkholes: Fragile Foundation
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada Summary Students are given a brief scenario based on an actual event, designed to illustrate specific ethical issues associated with science. After reading ...

Discovering the oil/plastics cycle
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
Lauren Sahl, Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy Summary Students examine a video clip showing dead albatross chicks with their guts full of plastics. They are asked to write down a list of all ...

Ethics in Publishing
Cindy Palinkas, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Cindy Palinkas, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Summary This collection of case studies deals with ethics involved in publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Often, ...

Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research: Review of "Research partnerships with local communities: two case studies from Papua New Guinea and Australia," (Almany, et al 2008)
Dianne Quigley, Brown University
Dianne Quigley, Brown University Summary Partnerships between scientists and local communities can increase research capacity and data delivery while improving management effectiveness through enhanced community ...

Geology in the City: Ethical Issues
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University Summary This is a work in progress. We make decisions every day in our lives as earth scientists, many of which have ethical implications. In this activity, students apply ...

Encountering geoscience issues in the popular press
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho Summary Geoscientists (as do all scientists) have a duty to present facts to their audience, whether that audience is composed of other scientists or of the general public. Many ...

There's no such thing as a free megawatt: Hydrofracking as a gateway drug to energy literacy
Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution
Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Slickwater high-volume hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking is a method for extracting oil and natural gas that ...

Developing ethical and privacy sensitivity towards geocoded data
John Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
John N Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus Summary This case study is intended to develop an awareness of the ethical and privacy implications for the creation, sharing, interpretation, and use of geocoded ...

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