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4.5 People and Environmental Change

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 4.5: People and Environmental Change. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Colorado Plateau, Land Use History
This website shows history, trends, changes, biota, places, and people. It is a great source of information for how Environment has affected people through time.

Press Release on the DDT Ban in the US, by EPA
Read the original press release from 1972.

DDT - A Brief History and Status, by EPA
Read about DDT.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This is the offical web site for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, by Arctic Power
This is a grassroots organization working to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration.

Steelhead, by Earth's Endangered Creatures
Learn about the North Pacific Steelhead.

Environmental Impacts of Mining, by Montana State University, Bozeman
Learn about the environmental impacts of mining.

Steelhead Trout, by NOAA
Information about steelhead species.

The Pesticide National Synthesis Project, by USGS
The NAWQA Pesticide National Synthesis Project, which began in 1992, is a national-scale assessment of the occurrence and behavior of pesticides in streams and ground water of the United States and the potential for pesticides to adversely affect drinking-water supplies or aquatic ecosystems.

Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, by USGS
Synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals or microorganisms not commonly monitored in the environment may have adverse ecological or human health effects. Read about a number of USGS projects designed to define these emerging contaminants and examine their role in the health of our water.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Industrial Mining and Explosions, by David P. Anderson at Southern Methodist University
View videos that document the SMU/Los Alamos mine blasting experiments in 1995 and 1996 as described in the report titled "Reducing the Ambiguity and Visibility of Seismic Signals from Mining Activities."

Life Cycle of a Salmon, by Gold Seal
View this interactive diagram on the life cycle of a salmon.

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