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In a rapidly changing world, increasing ocean warming and resultant hurricanes are leading global disasters. Join us in exploring environmental change, leading to a new focus on sustainable development.
Environment
Pollution In India
Wildfires 101
The Nobel Prize
Rare Triceratops Fossil
Oceans 101
Coal Mining's Environmental Impact
Fascinating Monkeys
Koalas Are Behaving Strangely
Surrounded By Monkeys
Expedition Everest
Woodpeckers
Captive Orcas
Sumatran Rhinos
The Galapagos Islands
Plastic Waste
Dying Coral Reefs
Black Market Ivory
Tiger Extinction
Wildlife Contraband
Polar Bears
Octopus Vs. Crab Battle
Traveling To The Rainforest
Climate Change
Fighting Wildlife Crime
Salmon Fishing With Grizzlies
Miami Is Sinking
Protecting Kenya's Lions


Animals
Walking Frogs
Deep-Sea Anglerfish Pair
Hummingbird Flight
Ultrafast Snapping Shrimp
Pigeons' Warning Call
Humpback Whales
Barn Owls' Hearing
Training Guide Dogs
Ravens Can Make Plans
Whale Size
Jaguar Cubs
Rare Birds
Starling Flocks
Blindfold Ants Navigation
Tadpoles Hatch Early
Lizards Have REM Sleep
Tiniest Chameleons
Sea Creatures
Chimps Destroy Drone
Monkeys Using Tools
Dog Breeding?


Insects
Dragonfly's Mouth
Bee Pollination
Parasites
Turret Spiders
House Centipede
A Flea Jumping
Cricket Sounds
Tiny Spiders
It's a Bug Life
Dust Mites
Bed Bugs
Daddy Longlegs
Bombardier Beetle
Mantis Shrimp
Insect Wings
Giant Leaf Insects
Honey Bees
Jumping Insects


Cultural Geography
Ancient Incan History
The Alaskan Wilds
Sahara Railway
Wooden Temple
Better Images Of Cities
Abandoned America
Newly Discovered Frogs
Atlantis Rising
Highwire Walk
Continent: Antarctica
Giant Underwater Cave
Sea Otters: Kelp Forest
Kayaking Alaska’s Rivers
Ancient Artifacts
Cryopreservation Explained
Unlocking The Eyes
Forest Bathing | Explorer
Photographing Detroit


World Countries
Geography Of Afghanistan
Geography Of Australia
Geography Of Belgium
Geography Of Brunei
Geography Of Central African Republic
Geography Of Costa Rica
Geography Of Dominican Republic
Geography Of Ethiopia
Geography Of Germany
Geography Of Haiti
Geography Of Ireland
Geography Of Kenya
Geography Of Lebanon
Geography Of Malawi
Geography Of Mauritius
Geography Of Mozambique
Geography Of Nigeria
Geography Of Paraguay
Geography Of Rwanda


Earth Science
Algal Blooms
California Rains - El Niño
Global Air Quality
Brazil’s Extreme Drought
Climate Scientist: Thinning Ice
Mega-droughts For American West
Four-wheeling Antarctica
Decades Of A Warming Earth
Zebra Crossing
NASA | Operation Icebridge
Tornadoes With Tim Samaras
Earth's Water Cycle
Falling Snow
Tohoku Tsunami
Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier
Landslide Threat
Miniaturized Weather Satellite
3D View Of Hurricane
Alaska’s Bubbling Lakes
Greening Arctic
Exploring Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Bonnie
Arctic Sea Ice
NASA | Earth Observatory
Exploring Ozone


Agriculture Robots
Robotix Agriculture
Ecorobotix
Robot Weeding
Robots For Agriculture
Robots In Agriculture
Deepfield 4D Scan
Farming Robots
Robotic Farm
Farmbot Stories
Future Of Farming
Farming Goes High-tech
The Ebee Plus Drone
Farmbot Harvests Carrots
Swarms Of Aerial Robots
Farmbot Software
Robotique Agricole
Autonomous Plant Irrigation


Minerals
Dissolving Rocks In Acid
Visible Gold
Cleaning Garnets
Tremolite Crystals
Fluorescent Fluorite
Lake Ontario Pegmatite
Roadside Calcite
Desmont Crystal Mine
Tremolite Crystal
Cobalt Ontario Rocks
Etching Rock
Safflorite Specimen
Loose Crystals
Mineral Claims
Polishing Silver Ore
Grossular Garnet Crystal
Etching Calcite
What's Inside Geodes
Silver Nuggets
Quartz & Calcite Crystals
Apatite Crystal


Geology
Earth's Geology
Mount St. Helens
Landsat Flyby
The Rock Cycle
Greenland's Geologic Past
Greenland's Mega Canyon
Iceland Geology
Beneath New Zealand
Iceland: Mid-atlantic Ridge
Types Of Volcanoes
Global Maps Of Soil
Geologic Hazards
Volcanoes Of Ethiopia
Ice Age Floods
Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Hawaii Geology
Volcano Lava
Anticipating Eruptions
Volcanoes
Geology Video


Sustainability
Sustainable Development
Beyond The Straw
Human Behavior
Radical Design
Alex Steffen
Sustainable Farming
Innovating
Sustainable Coffee
Lessons On Sustainability
The New Era | Marc Buckley
Sustainable Investing
Business Practices
Sustainable Cities
A Post-oil World: Molly
Small Changes, Big Impact
Sharing Economy, Benita Matofska


Environmental Topics

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. Environmental engineers may be called upon to conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of a hazard and advise on containing it. They also design systems for municipal and industrial water supplies and industrial wastewater treatment, and research the environmental impact of proposed construction projects.

Some environmental engineers study ways to minimize the effects of acid rain, climate change, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. They also collaborate with environmental scientists, urban and regional planners, hazardous-waste technicians, and other engineers, as well as with specialists such as experts in law and business, to address environmental problems and environmental sustainability.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the principal agencies that work with environmental engineers to protect and improve air, water, and overall environmental quality. Keeping communities safe and healthy requires action to reduce risks associated with exposure to chemicals in industry and the environment, such as controlling the introduction and use of new pesticides in agricultural production.

The EPA reduces radon risks, identifies health risks in schools and homes, and aims to improve chemical management practices. Oversight of chemical storage and manufacturing is a principal focus of attention, as well as efforts to combat air toxins. The Environmental Protection Agency also tracks hazardous waste sites, and protects public lands from contaminants that may leach into the soil from industrial manufacturing operations.

Habitat
- Land Use
- City Planning
- Commercial Farming
- Amazon Basin Destruction
- Deforestation


Agriculture
- Pesticides
- Fertilizer Runoff
- GMO Seeds
- GMO Crops
- Water Use
- Groundwater Depletion

Climate Change
- Feedback Loops
- Arctic Ice Melt, Albedo Effect
- Glacier Disappearance
- Ocean Circulation Disruption
- Wildfires
- Greenhouse Gases, CO2, NH4..
- Subsea Methane Clathrates


Pollution
- Air
- Water
- Soil Contamination
- microplastics


Industrials
- Hazardous Waste
- Nuclear Contamination
- Chemical Effluent
- Aging Nuclear Power Plants
- Oil Industry

History of the Earth and Life


This is a huge documentary, portraying the birth of the Earth, and the emergence and evolution of all life on Earth, depicted through latest research activities.

One Planet | FULL


Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary. Witness the planet's breathtaking diversity, from seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti.

Mountains - National Geographic


The highest mountains on Earth are home to snow leopards, golden eagles, mountain goats, barnacle goslings and gelada monkeys. But only the toughest can endure the extreme weather, scarce food and limited oxygen on these peaks.

Volcanoes


About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes, the geological process behind eruptions, and where the most destructive volcanic eruption ever witnessed occurred.

Mining Engineering

mineral engineeringMining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals such as coal and metals for use in manufacturing and utilities. Geological engineers in particluar are charged with searching for mineral deposits through satellite data and ground sonar, and then evaluating potential digging sites. Once a site is identified, they plan how the metals or minerals will be extracted in an efficient and environmentally sound way. Mineral engineers may drill core samples and conduct surface surveys, searching for specific compounds and ores.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that has been developed for shallow, high-resolution, subsurface investigations of the earth. GPR uses high frequency pulsed electromagnetic waves to acquire subsurface information. Magnetic devices specifically developed for environmental applications may be used to locate subsurface iron, nickel and cobalt alloys which are typically referred to as ferrous materials. The technology has been widely used for quickly locating buried or subsurface ferrous objects that could pose a potential threat to the environment or hinder reclamation efforts.

Hard minerals such as limestone, sand, gravel, and slate are generally quarried into a series of benches. Strip mining, on the other hand, is more appropriate for softer minerals such as clays and phosphate. In-situ mining can be done from the surface using dissolving agents, retrieving the ore via pumps. Finally, explosives may be called for to clear out rock layers, and hydraulic jets may be utilized to wash away the overburden or to clear out the ore itself.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers must have a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or a related field, such as urban planning, organic chemistry, or industrial engineering. Programs in environmental engineering technology generally include courses in mathematics, chemistry, hazardous-waste management, and environmental assessment. At some colleges and universities, a student can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor's and a master's degree concurrently. Engineering programs are accredited by ABET.

Because environmental engineers help out in environmental cleanup, they must follow proper safety procedures, such as wearing hazmat suits and sometimes respirators. Some environmental technician positions require training on working with hazardous materials in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one's career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires:

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years.
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam..

The initial FE exam can be taken after earning a bachelor's degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering. After licensing, environmental engineers can earn board certification from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Earth Science Jobs

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Carlin - Geology Technician
Barrick Gold Corporation
We offer a generous benefits package which includes a competitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with…
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Junior Geomorphologist
Anchor QEA
Development and technical review of project work and reports, as well as assisting in the development of proposals and project budgets.
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Senior Geologist
Terracon
This position is offering relocation assistance to Savannah, GA.*. Evaluate and interpret subsurface field and sampling data including soil and groundwater to…
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Exploration Geology Technician- Limited Tenure
Nyrstar East Tennessee Mines
The purpose of this role is to support district-wide exploration activities on mining leases under the control of Nyrstar Tennessee Mine.
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Entry Level Geologist-Los Angeles
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Assist with review, evaluation, and interpretation of geologic data, preparation of maps and cross sections, and help prepare geotechnical reports.
30+ days ago
Entry-Level Environmental Scientist
Pinyon Environmental, Inc.
Effective communication skills (verbal and written) are required. Apply knowledge of natural sciences (geology, soil characteristics, chemistry, physics,…
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Geoscientist Level II
Worley
48,000 people. 49 countries. Over 120 office locations. We’re not just engineers. We’re a global team of data scientists, consultants, construction workers…
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In order to be considered for these positions, *you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. *First, *create a CalCareers account* as you must prior to applying. Once…
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