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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever


Author(s)

David W. Kelley
Department of Geography
University of St. Thomas
dwkelley@stthomas.edu
Rebecca Helgesen
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Abstract

In this case study, developed for an introductory environmental studies course, students grapple with the issue of air pollution, specifically the causes and effects of haze and smog as ubiquitous, persistent air quality problems that plague urban and rural areas alike. In analyzing local conditions in Minnesota, students explore the wider environmental, political, social, and human health implications of air pollution.


Objectives

  • To explore the causes and effects of haze and smog.
  • To teach students that local environmental problems have wider implications.

Keywords

Air pollution; haze; smog, particulate; fine particle; Air Quality Index; Clean Air Act; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Minnesota

Topical Areas

Policy issues, Regulatory issues, Social issues

Educational Level

Undergraduate lower division

Format

PDF

Type / Methods

Discussion

Language

English

Subject Headings

Environmental Science  |   Public Health  |   Atmospheric Science  |  


Date Posted

05/09/05

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