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Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Groundwater Contamination
Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a fuel additive, is highly mobile in groundwater, dissolving and traveling faster than the other petroleum constituents which tend to biodegrade and adsorb to soil particles. This...
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
This case study examines the issue of air pollution. Students will examine the air quality problems that exist in both urban and rural areas. The questions of: What are the causes of haze and smog? and: What are the...
Eating PCBs from Lake Ontario - Is There an Effect or Not?
This case study examines how the media reports news stories related to science. It is based on an actual news story which reported research on the effects of eating fish from Lake Ontario, which may be contaminated with...
Marine Environmental Research Institute
This Maine-based research facility studies pollutant impacts on marine mammals, water quality monitoring, and coastal impacts. It also maintains a seal stranding response and rescue center. Public outreach programs...
Pew Charitable Trusts: Protecting Ocean Life
This independent group conducts national dialogue on policies needed to restore and protect living marine resources in U.S. waters. Site reports on: fisheries management issues; dialogues with fishers; socioeconomic...
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