Monthly Archives: December 2009

Minerals used in buildings

The due date on our papers are closing in fast so I decided to get going on my research for my paper on how the use of minerals in our everyday lifes affect society.  First, I looked into which minerals … Continue reading

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Exam 1 review

For this post I will mention some of the problems that were presented in the context of exam number one.  I will try to explain which ones I missed or had trouble with and what the correct answer of each … Continue reading

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Bioremdiation

As chemicals and toxins have been increasingly more popular with time, the subject of soil contamination has become more and more important. Today, humans have to be prepared and organized in a case if a major toxic or chemical spill … Continue reading

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Tallest Mountains

     An orogeny is a mountain forming event that results in the formation of a mountain range. The basic steps of an orogeny are a continental plate colliding with an oceanic plate and causing uplift in the landscape. Eventually, after … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Semester

           Out of everything that has been studied there are a few subjects that can be classified as my favorite or the ones that I found the most interesting. The first which I wrote both my research paper and a … Continue reading

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New Madrid Hazards

The following is a summary of my research paper written for Environment 102.      For the majority of society the word earthquake brings a variety of images to mind such as skyscrapers toppling over and buildings cracking or the earth … Continue reading

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Weathering: A Case Study

     Geological weathering occurs many ways. The main causes of weathering are water and wind. Water consistently running over a rock will eventually smooth that rock and wash away all of its rough spots. Wind blowing small particles like sand … Continue reading

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