This page will be updated as the semester
Several class assignments will be based upon internet research. I
encourage you to browse these and other geology links. Email
me if you would like to suggest an addition to this links page.
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY RESOURCES
U.S. Geologic Survey: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the Nation's largest earth-science agency and has the principal responsibility within the Federal government for providing information for appraising and understanding the Nation's natural resources and hazards. A primary purpose of their mission is to gather reliable, impartial information that can be used to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters. The USGS maintains a huge web site on a wide range of topics with a wide range of types of information—it is strongly recommended you explore this site.
U.S. Geologic Survey Water Resources: This is the primary branch of the USGS that studies water resources.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: A great site to learn about the science and the environmental health of major watersheds and different regions throughout the U.S.
The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) examines, describes and maps the geology and mineral resources of the state and publishes reports and maps.
Online air photos for most of the US. This database was developed
by a joint venture between Microsoft and the USGS. Simply enter
name of the place to view an air photo. Even Cullowhee
and WCU can be viewed!
CURRENT EVENTS IN THE GEOSCIENCES
The Earth Today
Geology in the News
New York Times: Has a very good Science Section. (If you have not signed onto this site before, you must register--its free)
The Next Big Earthquake: USGS article on the likelihood of a great earthquake (the "Big One") in northern California
General Earthquake Information by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center: includes lots of quake links
North Carolina Seismic History: Learn about seismic events and earthquake damage in the Tar Heel State
WEB PAGES WITH LOTS OF GEOSCIENCE RELATED LINKS
Earth and Environmental Science Links Page by IET--contains a very large set of government and private links
Careers in the Geosciences
Geology at WCU Home Page