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WVGES Geology: Environmental Geology Summary

WVGES Geology: Environmental Geology Summary | Aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
WVGES Geology, environmental geology summary
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Paige Mackey's comment, April 27, 2014 1:42 PM
Basically, environmental geology is the application of geological data and information for people's needs and the improvement of our environment. Included in environmental geology studies are such topics as landslides, landfills, potable water supplies, flooding, mineral resources, and earthquakes. Some of these we want to find and use wisely (mineral resources, water supplies), others we wish to avoid (landslides, earthquakes, subsidence, and floods), while others we desperately need, but want them to be safe (landfills, earthen dams)
Paige Mackey's comment, April 27, 2014 1:44 PM
Potable drinking water is probably the most important and one of the jobs of environmental geology is to locate these sources, whether a nearby creek or a location for a well. Water wells tap the ground water, but the geologist must know the rock types and structure in order to properly locate a well site that may produce enough water to provide the needs of a household or development. The pollution of surface and ground water is a constant problem in West Virginia, primarily due to sewage and acid mine drainage. Large sewage treatment plants and small septic tank systems are the domain of the State Health Department and their use is increasing, although they are expensive. Acid mine drainage has been studied extensively and again, treatment is improving, but the cost factors are large. Although the environmental geologist does get involved with these last two areas, they are primarily under the regulatory control of other State agencies.
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What can I do with a Geology degree?

A degree in Geology is great preparation for careers in geology, geosciences, oceanography, engineering geology, earth sciences and environmental sciences.
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Paige Mackey's comment, April 1, 2014 10:13 PM
Aspect 3- The field of geology requires understanding of chemistry, biology, physics, and math. As broad as the field can be it can also be simplified into just five major disciplines. They include geosciences, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, space sciences, and oceanography.
Paige Mackey's comment, April 27, 2014 11:23 AM
Geology is the study, exploration, and discovery of earth. Geology covers all systems on earth including solid earth, waters, and atmosphere. Geologists study the composition of earth, its history, and natural processes. The information the geologist gather in thier work establish policeies for resource managment, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare. To sum up geology it is the concern of all Earths issues.
Paige Mackey's comment, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM
Geologists discover and develop supplies of fossil fuels, groundwater, construction materials and mineral ores. They understand the processes that affect the quality of the natural environment. They study and control geohazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides. They explore and discover new ideas about the natural world from the depths of the oceans and the core of the Earth to the outer reaches of space. Most of all, geologists enjoy the Earth. By applying knowledge of forces that shape the Earth, geologists seek to reconstruct the past and anticipate the future
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Geosciences: Earth works : Naturejobs

Geosciences: Earth works : Naturejobs | Aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
There's good news for aspiring geoscientists. Job opportunities at all career stages are on the rise.
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Paige Mackey's comment, March 7, 2014 12:22 PM
Geoscientists study the physics and structure of earth both in the present and the past. The search to find new natural resources from oil to minerals. Some geoscientist focus on the environment. Jobs for all geoscientists range from technical, scientific, government and even with an insurance companies to explain risks due to natural disasters.
Paige Mackey's comment, March 7, 2014 12:28 PM
Despite the suffering ecomony is the U.S., the geoscience field is expected to take off. As our world is changing and we fight pollution there is more of a need for environmental geoscientists every day. Jobs positions expected to increase 23% from 2008 to 2018. Also the field is going through a retirement phase, 12% of geoscientists are expected to retire by 2018.
Paige Mackey's comment, March 7, 2014 12:31 PM
The shift in energy is also effecting the field. The U.S. is beginning to rely more and more on our own oil. In the future economic growth will increase need for oil and thus the increased need for geoscientists.
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Environmental Geoscience < West Virginia University

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Paige Mackey's comment, March 5, 2014 12:26 PM
Requirements for a degree cover environmental problems that affecting the quality of human life. These problems include air, water, and ground pollution. There is an increase in the need for environmental geologist. They need to gather environmental data, understand how to protect the environment, and make issues known to other scientists and the public.
Paige Mackey's comment, March 5, 2014 12:33 PM
There are a variety of jobs available for an environmental geoscientist. Some jobs include "assessment and remediation of environmental problems, land-use planning, geographic information systems, involvement in the legislative process by which laws are formulated to protect the environment, the application of such laws as part of a federal or state regulatory agency, or as a member of the journalistic community using the various methods of mass communication to increase the public awareness of situations that adversely affect the environment.'
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Options with your subject: Geology | Prospects.ac.uk

What can I do with my geology degree? Find how geology courses promote an understanding of the processes that shape the natural world and the way they affect and are affected by human activities.
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Paige Mackey's comment, April 1, 2014 10:19 PM
Aspect 3- Geophysicists are experts of the physical aspects and processes of earth. The specialize in understanding earthquakes on earth.
Paige Mackey's comment, April 1, 2014 10:21 PM
Aspect 3- Hydrologists observe the distribution of all water throughout earth. Their work helps to better control natural resources and protect groundwater.
Paige Mackey's comment, April 2, 2014 8:25 PM
Aspect 3- "Seismic interpreters work from surveys which involve sending pulses of sound energy down through layers of rock beneath the earth's surface. The energy that bounces back is recorded. Seismic reflections come back in different strengths, according to whether the subsurface material is sand, shells, water, oil, etc. Acquired data is then processed by seismic data processors and sent to seismic interpreters for analysis"
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Geoscientist

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the science career of a geoscientist
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Paige Mackey's comment, March 7, 2014 12:37 PM
Geoscientists most split work between an office and field work. Field site are often very remote, they go to places from cold to hot climates. Most visits involve physical activity but, sometimes sites will be reached by helicopter or 4wheel vehicles. Far travel is also an aspect of the work. Many geologists often visit different countries for work.
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Careers in the Geosciences - Online Brochure

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Paige Mackey's comment, March 4, 2014 12:37 PM
Environmental geoscientists are protectors of earth resources. They decode Earth's processes and history through predicting weather patterns, developing land-use plans, exploring the solar system, finding new resources of Earth and more. Its a geoscientist job to supply information for resource management, environmental conservation, and public selfie.
Paige Mackey's comment, March 4, 2014 12:40 PM
Specifically environmental geoscientists study different interactions of Earth. The work to protect the Earth, but also solve problems the exist. These problems include pollution, waste management, urbanization, and natural hazards, such as flooding and erosion.
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Environmental Geosciences - ENGS

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Environmental Studies at Texas A&M University
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Paige Mackey's comment, March 4, 2014 12:23 PM
A geoscience degree can allow you to do many things for the environment including coastal processes, water in the environment, climate change, and human interactions with the environment.
Paige Mackey's comment, March 4, 2014 12:29 PM
A environmental geoscientist knows how Earth works from the atmosphere, oceans, and solid earth. You will understand the dynamic processes of Earth. You also learn to control current environmental issues.