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Double Black Diamond Slopes

This case study tells the story of a 14-year-old boy, "Danny," who wants to go on a snowboarding adventure with his friends, but is unable to provi ...

Farmville Future?

Life has changed for the rural residents of Farmville County since the arrival of four concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs); the air has ...

Girl Pulled Alive from Ruins, 15 Days after Earthquake

This case examines the integrated physiological response to dehydration and starvation from the real-life report of a girl discovered 15 days after ...

Honeymoon Havoc

In this interrupted case study, students meet a pair of fictional newlyweds on their way to Australia for their honeymoon. Initially eager to enjoy ...

Into the Abyss

Designed for use with small groups in an introductory geology class, this case allows students to determine the relationship between sinkhole devel ...

Moving to Higher Ground: Ecosystems, Economics and Equity in the Floodplain

Healthy river systems serve a wide variety of functions, including recreation, crop production, and navigation. Effective floodplain management req ...

Nuclear Meltdown in Fukushima: Human Accident or Natural Disaster?

This decision case study is based on the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan that began on March 11, 2011 and examines its status through Septembe ...

The Slippery Slope of Litigating Geologic Hazards

This case, based on a lawsuit brought against the County of Los Angeles by homeowners suing over damage to their homes in the wake of the Portugues ...