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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
  • Dimorphous Describing two minerals that have the same chemical formula but are different in crystal structure. [15] None of the entries on Dimorphism appear to reference this meaning.
  • Abernathy Pearl- 44-grain freshwater pearl found in River Tay in 1967. [16]
  • 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. [17]

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
Zendan-E Suleiman[edit]

Beyond the Zagros Mountains, in the Plain of Aratta, near the Zoroastrian fire temple at Takht E Suleiman, the Zendan-E Suleiman is a cone crater created by a mineral laden water spring, which was one of the sources of the Zarineh Rud, whose waters ultimately flow into the great salt lake Urumya. [from David Dr Rohl, "From Eden To Exile" pp61-62] . Photos are needed . Is this similar to "Fly Geyser in Nevada" ?

Fly Geyser in Nevada - not open to public

\ These could be pictures from another planet or the set of a science fiction movie. But it is in fact an amazing phenomenon created by accident in the middle of the Nevada Desert. The otherworldly images show Fly Geyser, a little-known attraction described as one of the most beautiful sights in the state.

Located 20 miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County , it was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling. The geothermically heated pack of water found a weak spot in the wall in the 1960s and began escaping, creating a geyser.

Over the years, dissolved minerals created the mound that water now spews up to five metres from. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 74 acres. Multi-colored: The rainbow effect is created by minerals in the water reacting with oxygen in the air. These ponds are forming an ecosystem, with small fish and birds such as swans and mallards enjoying the geyser. David Jamison, who gives tours to the geyser said: 'I'd like to see more people be able to enjoy it.

'When I saw it for the first time it wasn't this big. This whole area's kind of magic, there's no airplanes here or cars. It's just peaceful and quiet, all these beautiful mountains around. And the sound of the water.' Fly Geyser is located on private land and is locked behind a closed gate and a fence topped with barbed wire. It is rarely open to the public but can be viewed from the road.

Geologic features and environments[edit]


See also: #Fluid mechanics


  • Chongoni - mountain in Malawi
  • Costa Rica Dome, an area of the ocean in Eastern Tropical Pacific, where the oceanic thermocline comes within 10m of the surface, creating a unique biodiversity hotspot; see [21],[22], [23], [24]
  • Disi aquifer - "A so called fossil water" in Southern Jordan and Northern Saudi Arabia where "Much of the water in the Disi aquifer essentially hasn’t moved since it began dripping into the ground during the Pleistocene era, some 30 000 years ago," and is radioactive. [25]
  • Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve - scientific reserve in Constanza, Dominican Republic.
  • Faraglioni (Capri) - the three "famous" faraglioni located in the Bay of Naples, off the island of Capri. Don't you think they absolutely need an article, even better if translated from the Italian one? Thanks a lot ^_^
  • Floating Meadow - an ecological habitat of the Brazilian rainforest, where grasses clump together and form floating mats. Scientifically, this is discussed by Junk "Investigations on the ecology and production-biology of the 'Floating Meadows' (Paspalo-Echinochloetum) on the Middle Amazon". Other references are available here [26] and here [27]. In Europe the term seems to be loosely used interchangeably with "Water Meadow" or "Flooded Meadow" as seen in Wikipedia. However, this is due to the absence of an actual separate ecology in Europe making the distinction of less importance. There are many articles on Wikipedia which refer to floating meadows (such as the one on Piranhas), but unfortunately there is no article where the ecology is actually discussed.
  • Geology of Northumberland - There are several 'Geology of' articles of English regions, but there is not one for Northumberland yet.
  • Hodges Seamount -
  • Kufra and Sareer Basins -
  • Lake Spokane - created during ice age behind glacier, WA state, USA
  • Last Chance Valley - A valley where Richard Stoddard claimed there was a lake filled with gold nuggets; is this different than Last Chance Range?
There is more than one Last Chance Valley. One is located "east of the Last Chance Range" in Death Valley [28]. Another is a historical valley in Plumas County, California, that is now filled by a reservoir called Frenchman Lake [29]. 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 [32]) that are missing Wikipedia articles:

Other environment and geology terms[edit]

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