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Draft Final 2023 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Rocker Park Soil Remedial Action Work Plan (Rawp), Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. 2023 Montana Tech Library

Draft Final 2023 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Rocker Park Soil Remedial Action Work Plan (Rawp), Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


National Development And The Sustainability Of Mining In The Atacama Desert, Chile, Dakota Soleil Osgood 2023 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad

National Development And The Sustainability Of Mining In The Atacama Desert, Chile, Dakota Soleil Osgood

Capstone Collection

As climate change continues to intensify on a global scale, efforts have been made to implement renewable energies and progressive technologies. These tools are critical in the shift towards a more sustainable practice, and yet analysis of localized impacts from the development of these mechanisms is inadequate. Chile has been and continues to be a leading country in mineral extraction, with an economic history founded in the mining industry. The establishment of mining in Chile as a progressive tool has aided the social and economic development of the nation. Consequences of mining extraction, however, include intensive environmental degradation, human rights …


Draft Final 2023 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Borrow Amendment Work Plan, Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. 2023 Montana Tech Library

Draft Final 2023 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Borrow Amendment Work Plan, Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Assessments Of Blue Carbon Stocks In Marsh Soils Using Bayesian Mixed-Effects Modeling With Spatial Autocorrelation — Proof Of Concept Using Proxy Data, Grace S. Chiu, Molly Mitchell, Julie Herman, Christian Longo, Kate Davis 2023 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Enhancing Assessments Of Blue Carbon Stocks In Marsh Soils Using Bayesian Mixed-Effects Modeling With Spatial Autocorrelation — Proof Of Concept Using Proxy Data, Grace S. Chiu, Molly Mitchell, Julie Herman, Christian Longo, Kate Davis

VIMS Articles

Our paper showcases the potential gain in scientific insights about blue carbon stocks (or total organic carbon) when additional rigor, in the form of a spatial autocorrelation component, is formally incorporated into the statistical model for assessing the variability in carbon stocks. Organic carbon stored in marsh soils, or blue carbon (BC), is important for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. The potential for marshes to store carbon dioxide, mitigating anthropogenic contributions to the atmosphere, makes them a critical conservation target, but efforts have been hampered by the current lack of robust methods for assessing the variability of BC stocks at …


Silver Bow Creek Butte Area Npl Site Fall Semi-Annual 2022 Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit Interim Site-Wide Surface Water Monitoring Data Report. Consent Decree- Civil Action No. Cv 89-039-Bu-She, Josh Bryson 2023 Management Service Company, ARCO

Silver Bow Creek Butte Area Npl Site Fall Semi-Annual 2022 Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit Interim Site-Wide Surface Water Monitoring Data Report. Consent Decree- Civil Action No. Cv 89-039-Bu-She, Josh Bryson

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Measuring Biodiversity And Biodiversity Trends, Andrew N. Rowan 2023 WellBeing International

Measuring Biodiversity And Biodiversity Trends, Andrew N. Rowan

WellBeing News

The 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity was held in two parts (in Kunming, China, in October 2021 and in Montreal, Canada, in December 2022). One primary goal for COP15 was the development of a Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) covering the coming decade (from 2023 through 2030). The GBF produced by the participating countries at COP15 included four long-term global goals for 2050 linked to the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity, along with 23 global targets for immediate action and completed by 2030. One outcome of the negotiations was the identification of the need …


Final Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (Bpsou) 2021 Unreclaimed Sites Sampling – Ur-39 Site Evaluation Summary Report., Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. 2023 Montana Tech Library

Final Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (Bpsou) 2021 Unreclaimed Sites Sampling – Ur-39 Site Evaluation Summary Report., Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Stream Metabolism And Associated Environmental Drivers In The Greiner Lake Watershed, Nunavut, Canada, Nicole Gotkowski 2023 Wilfrid Laurier University

Assessment Of Stream Metabolism And Associated Environmental Drivers In The Greiner Lake Watershed, Nunavut, Canada, Nicole Gotkowski

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Stream metabolism is an ecological process that can be monitored to assess carbon cycling and productivity within a stream ecosystem. GPP (gross primary productivity) is measured as oxygen produced by autotrophs and ER (ecosystem respiration), which is measured by oxygen depleted by all living organisms. Complications arise when estimating GPP and ER in the Arctic because most methods require a period of darkness when GPP ceases, however, summer regimes of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) do not reach zero. Furthermore, natural diffusion of oxygen from the atmosphere (k) must be accounted for but this requires extensive field work, thus posing problems …


Sorption Of Representative Organic Contaminants On Microplastics: Effects Of Chemical Physicochemical Properties, Particle Size, And Biofilm Presence, Wenxuan Cui, Robert C. Hale, Yichao Huang, et al 2023 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Sorption Of Representative Organic Contaminants On Microplastics: Effects Of Chemical Physicochemical Properties, Particle Size, And Biofilm Presence, Wenxuan Cui, Robert C. Hale, Yichao Huang, Et Al

VIMS Articles

Microplastic pollution has attracted mounting concerns worldwide. Microplastics may concentrate organic and metallic contaminants; thus, affecting their transport, fate and organismal exposure. To better understand organic contaminant-microplastic interactions, our study explored the sorption of selected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), α-hexabromocyclododecane (α-HBCDD), and organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) microplastics under saline conditions. Sorption isotherms determined varied between chemicals and between HDPE and PVC microplastics. Log Freundlich sorption coefficients (Log KF) for the targeted chemicals ranged from 2.01 to 5.27 L kg-1 for HDPE, but were significantly lower for PVC, …


Immunofluorescence Visualization Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures In The Eastern Oyster Crassostrea Virginica, Kristen M. Prossner, Hamish J. Small, Ryan Carnegie, Michael A. Unger 2023 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Immunofluorescence Visualization Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures In The Eastern Oyster Crassostrea Virginica, Kristen M. Prossner, Hamish J. Small, Ryan Carnegie, Michael A. Unger

VIMS Articles

Bivalve mollusks including oysters have low metabolic potential and are therefore susceptible to accumulating high levels of lipophilic organic contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Human exposure to PAHs via consumption of this important commercial shellfish can be a serious public health concern in areas where high PAH contamination exists. Previous PAH immunohistochemical studies have been limited to laboratory-based exposures focusing on one or a few individual PAH compounds. To date, such studies have yet to explore PAH accumulation in oysters, known to have some of the highest levels of PAHs across different food products. Using a monoclonal antibody …


Ecological Protection Alone Is Not Enough To Conserve Ecosystem Carbon Storage: Evidence From Guangdong, China, Lihan Cui, Wenwen Tang, Sheng Zheng, Ramesh P. Singh 2022 Ministry of Natural Resources, China

Ecological Protection Alone Is Not Enough To Conserve Ecosystem Carbon Storage: Evidence From Guangdong, China, Lihan Cui, Wenwen Tang, Sheng Zheng, Ramesh P. Singh

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

The increase in atmospheric CO2 caused by land use and land cover change (LUCC) is one of the drivers of the global climate. As one of the most typical high-urbanization areas, the ecological conflicts occurring in Guangdong Province warrant urgent attention. A growing body of evidence suggests LUCC could guide the future ecosystem carbon storage, but most LUCC simulations are simply based on model results without full consistency with the actual situation. Fully combined with the territorial spatial planning project and based on the land use pattern in 2010 and 2020, we have used the Markov and Patch-generating Land …


Equivalent Hazard Magnitude Scale, Yi Victor Wang, Antonia Sebastian 2022 Chapman University

Equivalent Hazard Magnitude Scale, Yi Victor Wang, Antonia Sebastian

Institute for ECHO Articles and Research

Hazard magnitude scales are widely adopted to facilitate communication regarding hazard events and the corresponding decision making for emergency management. A hazard magnitude scale measures the strength of a hazard event considering the natural forcing phenomena and the severity of the event with respect to average entities at risk. However, existing hazard magnitude scales cannot be easily adapted for comparative analysis across different hazard types. Here, we propose an equivalent hazard magnitude scale to measure the hazard strength of an event across multiple types of hazards. We name the scale the Gardoni Scale after Professor Paolo Gardoni. We design the …


Comparison Of Sieved Soil Sample Results From Butte-Silver Bow Multi-Pathway Residential Metals Abatement Program: 250 Μm And 150 Μm Sieved Samples For Lead And Arsenic Enrichment Determination Atlantic Richfield Company Butte, Montana, Ramboll, Environmental Standards, Inc. 2022 Montana Tech Library

Comparison Of Sieved Soil Sample Results From Butte-Silver Bow Multi-Pathway Residential Metals Abatement Program: 250 Μm And 150 Μm Sieved Samples For Lead And Arsenic Enrichment Determination Atlantic Richfield Company Butte, Montana, Ramboll, Environmental Standards, Inc.

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

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Relative Importance Of Radar Variables For Nowcasting Heavy Rainfall: A Machine Learning Approach, Yi Victor Wang, Seung Hee Kim, Geunsu Lyu, Choeng-Lyong Lee, Gyuwon Lee, Ki-Hong Min, Menas C. Kafatos 2022 Chapman University

Relative Importance Of Radar Variables For Nowcasting Heavy Rainfall: A Machine Learning Approach, Yi Victor Wang, Seung Hee Kim, Geunsu Lyu, Choeng-Lyong Lee, Gyuwon Lee, Ki-Hong Min, Menas C. Kafatos

Institute for ECHO Articles and Research

Highly short-term forecasting, or nowcasting, of heavy rainfall due to rapidly evolving mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is particularly challenging for traditional numerical weather prediction models. To overcome such a challenge, a growing number of studies have shown significant advantages of using machine learning (ML) modeling techniques with remote sensing data, especially weather radar data, for high-resolution rainfall nowcasting. To improve ML model performance, it is essential first and foremost to quantify the importance of radar variables and identify pertinent predictors of rainfall that can also be associated with domain knowledge. In this study, a set of MCS types consisting of …


Possible Overestimation Of Nitrogen Dioxide Outgassing During The Beirut 2020 Explosion, Ashraf Farahat, Nayla El-Kork, Ramesh P. Singh, Feng Jing 2022 King Fahd University of Petroleum, and Minerals

Possible Overestimation Of Nitrogen Dioxide Outgassing During The Beirut 2020 Explosion, Ashraf Farahat, Nayla El-Kork, Ramesh P. Singh, Feng Jing

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

On 4 August 2020, a strong explosion occurred near the Beirut seaport, Lebanon and killed more than 200 people and damaged numerous buildings in the vicinity. As Amonium Nitrate (AN) caused the explosion, many studies claimed the release of large amounts of NO2 in the atmosphere may have resulted in a health hazard in Beirut and the vicinity. In order to reasonably evaluate the significance of NO2 amounts released in the atmosphere, it is important to investigate the spatio-temporal distribution of NO2 during and after the blast and compare it to the average day-to-day background emissions from …


Assessments Of Water Chemistry And Fish Community Structure In The Buffalo Creek Watershed, Tributary To The Allegheny River In Armstrong And Butler Counties, Pennsylvania, Kathleen Wilson 2022 Duquesne University

Assessments Of Water Chemistry And Fish Community Structure In The Buffalo Creek Watershed, Tributary To The Allegheny River In Armstrong And Butler Counties, Pennsylvania, Kathleen Wilson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Buffalo Creek watershed has experienced water quality impairments for various reasons, including but not limited to, agricultural influence, abandoned mine drainage (AMD), on-site wastewater malfunction, and stormwater. The source and cause of the most prevalent impaired areas remains unknown. The goal of this study was to analyze water chemistry using state water quality standards and mass ratio analysis, then to conduct fish community analysis. We found toxic metal pollution across the watershed, with iron, cadmium, copper, and selenium frequently exceeding criteria. We determined which streams are polluted by resource extraction activities by conducting mass ratio analysis. We found conventional …


Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Soil ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – Butte High School, Mike McAnulty 2022 Atlantic Richfield Company

Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Soil ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – Butte High School, Mike Mcanulty

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Soil ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – Butte High School, Mike McAnulty 2022 Atlantic Richfield Company

Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Soil ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – Butte High School, Mike Mcanulty

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Final 2022 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Cherokee Park Soil Remedial Action Work Plan (Rawp), Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. 2022 Montana Tech Library

Final 2022 Residential Metals Abatement Program (Rmap) Cherokee Park Soil Remedial Action Work Plan (Rawp), Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Dust ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – East Middle School, Mike McAnulty 2022 Atlantic Richfield Company

Residential Metals Abatement Program – Interior School Dust ‐ Remedial Action Work Plan – East Middle School, Mike Mcanulty

Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site

No abstract provided.


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