Wikipedia:Requested articles/Natural sciences/Environment and geology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Add your request in the most appropriate place below.

Before adding a request please:

Also, when adding a request, please include as much information as possible (such as webpages, articles, or other reference material) so editors can find and distinguish your request from an already-created article.

Environmental science[edit]


(I added all material in italics.) — Gorthian (talk) 04:16, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Non-people topics[edit]

  • Public Lab, also known as Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. Community and non-profit democratizing science to address environmental issues that affect people. "We aim to open research from the exclusive hands of scientific experts. By doing so, communities facing environmental justice issues are able to own the science and advocate for the changes they want to see. By promoting a hands-on, do-it-yourself ethos, we support each other’s exploration, which leads to technical development and real applications in our communities." For various news articles and videos on Public Lab, including from Newsweek, Al Jazeera, BBC, Washington Post, Popular Science, etc, go here.
  • LoveDolores Campaign A Leave No Trace campaign focusing on trash reduction, glass, and cigarette litter at one of San Francisco's most popular park. (
  • The Custer Wolf (The Custer Wolf was a real wolf that is said to have killed $25,000 worth of cattle in the 1920s. He was important because he became legendary and added to the negative perception of wolves and wolf hunters. He is also noteworthy because he killed many animals without eating them.) (SOURCES: also try the book "The Custer Wolf" by Roger Caras)
  • [Sustainable Westchester, Inc.] (Sustainable Westchester is an unique consortium of 41 of 43 municipalities in Westchester County, NY) (
  • Land use regression modeling (LUR) is a statistical technique used to determine exposure to air pollutants in epidemiological studies.

Environmental policy[edit]



  • Lapis specularis (Lapis specularis, or specularibus lapidibus, is a variety of gypsum (selenite) that forms crystal sheets. The sheets were used as window panes in the first and second centuries AD. It is referred in 1 Corinthians 13:12 "For now we see through a glass, darkly." specularibus lapidibus. It is also referenced in six Wikipedia articles. No one has yet written an article defining what it is, or tied it to it's very special biblical reference. It is not mentioned in the history of the window and there is no history of it under windowpane materials in Wikipedia.) (Haymond, Bruce: 8 July, 2012; "Seeing Through a Glass Darkly, and the Urim & Thummim", Temple study, web source;
  • Krysterna synthetic mineral used for watch crystals
  • Palladot (pallasite) peridot gems from meteorites - such gems get a mention in peridot, but not with that name, I doubt the notability
  • Summary of Mineral Resources by Country (Category:Mines by country)
  • Wark-Lovering rim sequence
  • Cristinite synthetic man-made gemstone with no natural counterpart.[[8]][[9]][[10]][[11]][[12]][[13]][[14]]
  • Golden Healer Golden Healer is a type of quartz crystal, but it deserves its own page - the variety citrine (the name for yellow quartz) has its own section in the quartz article already, there is insufficient material for its own article
  • Humic Shale A naturally occurring source of minerals for use as a fertilizer
  • Abernathy Pearl- 44-grain freshwater pearl found in River Tay in 1967. [15]
  • Can we please get an alphabetical list of all known metals and pictural references of their crystal forms?
  • Black Amethyst Recently discovered in Uruguay. May not meet the exact qualifications, but unsure of what they are. Ttrimm (talk) 02:48, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Opoka Mineral in Eastern Europe used in phosporus recovery. [16]

Geologic time periods[edit]

  • List of continental positions This in concept would be a geology reference showing and including a succession of best guess maps showing continental drift effects. IIRC, data more than 2.5 billion years is lacking... so from then to present, circa 33-1/3rd Millions of years apart, would be my choice. Hence one can do a third on the hundred multiples, and go back and build the intervening maps on the rest. I also believe both 50 and 100 million years are too coarse to be truly useful, whereas the three times a hundred give some resolution without too many maps in the project.
  • List of ice ages Table of Major and Minor, Geologic timescale xref'd, perhaps some link to geology/geography resultant structures or features in evidence today. Try this Timeline_of_glaciation (more)
  • Valdai glaciation
  • Pages for epochs in the Permian period The Lopingian, Guadalupian and Cisuralian epochs currently redirect to the Permian page - surely these deserve their own pages?
  • Pages for the British named staged of the Pliocene - the Gedgravian Stage and the Ludhamian Stage

Geologic features and environments[edit]


See also: #Fluid mechanics


There is more than one Last Chance Valley. One is located "east of the Last Chance Range" in Death Valley [31]. Another is a historical valley in Plumas County, California, that is now filled by a reservoir called Frenchman Lake [32]. The latter is in the Gold Country and is likely the one requested. Gorthian (talk) 18:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Mount Sunday itself is called a "small hill" in the linked page, which calls into question its notability. Perhaps the requester wanted an article on the wetland? Gorthian (talk) 17:31, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
The creek itself seems to lack notability; perhaps the requester wants an article on Tuscarora Creek Park? Gorthian (talk) 17:59, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Protected areas in the United Kingdom
Locations in the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites list

The following are titles of entries in the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites list (see [35]) that are missing Wikipedia articles:

Other environment and geology terms[edit]

Requests listed in this section may belong somewhere else. Please help by moving them to a suitable location.