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Lecture Notes for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology with Chermak at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Chermak
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
Keywords:
  • Underground Mining
  • Small Number
  • Similarities
  • Environment
  • Controlling
  • Consequences
  • Impermeable
  • Hydrothermal
  • Concentration
  • Populations
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2/25/08 • Shape preserving population scaled map ○ What do we notice?  India and China have very large populations – when we talk about the different places, population plays an important role ○ We talk about the relationship between the population of developing/developed countries, the resources they use, and their environmental impacts Resource use and atmospheric impacts ○ Global warming ○ Air pollution  Breathability in cities  Smog in China ○ Acid rain  Not as much media coverage as it used to – doesn’t mean the problem has gone away  Who is responsible for acid rain in the eastern US? – Midwestern area, OH – automotive industry, coal industry • Sulfur dioxide coming from smokestacks (coal mining industry)  Nitrous oxide – associated with automobiles, regulated to the point that we’re trying to decrease the amount of nitric acid in water  Pesticides are also responsible for creating acid rain ○ Ozone layer  The difference between ozone layer depletion...

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