On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Department of Geography
University of St. Thomas
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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.
- To explore the causes and effects of haze and smog.
- To teach students that local environmental problems have wider implications.
KeywordsAir pollution; haze; smog, particulate; fine particle; Air Quality Index; Clean Air Act; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Minnesota
Topical AreasPolicy issues, Regulatory issues, Social issues
Educational LevelUndergraduate lower division
Type / MethodsDiscussion
Subject HeadingsEnvironmental Science | Public Health | Atmospheric Science |
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