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Encyclopedia of Global Resources

Table of Contents

Abrasives



Acid precipitation



Aerial photography



Agenda 21



Aggregates



Agricultural products



Agriculture industry



Agronomy



Air pollution and air pollution control



Alaska pipeline



Alloys



Aluminum



American Chemistry Council



American Farm Bureau Federation



American Forest and Paper Association



American Gas Association



American Mining Congress



American Petroleum Institute



Animal breeding



Animal domestication



Animal power



Animals as a medical resource



Antarctic treaties



Antimony



Antiquities Act



Aquifers



Argentina



Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.



Arsenic



Asbestos



Asphalt



Aspinall, Wayne



Astor, John Jacob



Athabasca oil sands



Atmosphere



Atomic Energy Acts



Atomic Energy Commission



Australia



Austria



Barite



Belgium



Beryllium



Bessemer process



Biodiversity



Biofuels



Biological invasions



Biomes



Biopyriboles



Biosphere



Biosphere reserves



Biotechnology



Bismuth



Borax



Boron



Botany



Brass



Brazil



Brick



Bromine



Bronze



Buildings and appliances, energy-efficient



Bureau of Land Management, U.S.



Bureau of Mines, U.S.



Bureau of Reclamation, U.S.



Cadmium



Calcium compounds



Canada



Canadian Environmental Protection Act



Canning and refrigeration of food



Capitalism and resource exploitation



Carbon



Carbon cycle



Carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes



Carbonate minerals



Carnegie, Andrew



Carson, Rachel



Carter, Jimmy



Carver, George Washington



Cement and concrete



Central Arizona Project



Ceramics



Cesium



Chernobyl nuclear accident



Chile



China



Chlorites



Chromium



Civilian Conservation Corps



Clays



Clean Air Act



Clean Water Act



Clear-cutting



Climate and resources



Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act



Coal



Coal gasification and liquefaction



Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S.



Coastal engineering



Coastal Zone Management Act



Cobalt



Cogeneration



Commoner, Barry



Composting



Congo, Democratic Republic of the



Conservation



Conservation biology



Conservation International



Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research



Copper



Coral reefs



Corn



Corundum and emery



Cotton



Council of Energy Resource Tribes



Crystals



Daly, Marcus



Dams



Deep drilling projects



Deep ecology



Deforestation



Deltas



Denmark



Department of Agriculture, U.S.



Department of Energy, U.S.



Department of the Interior, U.S.



Department of Transportation, U.S.



Desalination plants and technology



Desertification



Deserts



Developing countries



Diamond



Diatomite



Dimension stone



Dow, Herbert H.



Drought



Dust Bowl



Dynamite



Earth First!



Earth Summit



Earthquakes



Earth’s crust



Earthwatch Institute



Ecology



Ecosystem services



Ecosystems



Ecozones and biogeographic realms



Edison, Thomas



Edison Electric Institute



El Niño and La Niña



Electrical power



Endangered species



Endangered Species Act



Energy economics



Energy Policy Act



Energy politics



Energy storage



Environment and Natural Resources Division



Environmental biotechnology



Environmental degradation, resource exploitation and



Environmental engineering



Environmental ethics



Environmental impact statement



Environmental law in the United States



Environmental movement



Environmental Protection Agency



Erosion and erosion control



Ethanol



European Union Natura 2000



Eutrophication



Evaporites



Exclusive economic zones



Exxon Valdez oil spill



Farmland



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission



Federalism and resource management



Feldspars



Fermi, Enrico



Ferroalloys



Fertilizers



Fiberglass



Fires



Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.



Fisheries



Flax



Floods and flood control



Fluorite



Food chain



Food shortages



Ford, Henry



Forest fires



Forest management



Forest Service, U.S.



Forestry



Forests



France



Freeze-drying of food



Friends of the Earth International



Fuel cells



Gallium



Garnet



Gases, inert or noble



Gasoline and other petroleum fuels



Gems



General Mining Law



Genetic diversity



Genetic prospecting



Genetic resources



Geochemical cycles



Geodes



Geographic information systems



Geology



Geothermal and hydrothermal energy



Germanium



Germany



Getty, J. Paul



Geysers and hot springs



Glaciation



Glass



Global Strategy for Plant Conservation



Global 200



Gneiss



Gold



Gore, Al



Granite



Graphite



Grasslands



Greece



Green Revolution



Greenhouse gases and global climate change



Greenpeace



Groundwater



Guano



Guggenheim family



Gypsum



Haber-Bosch process



Hall, Charles Martin



Hall-Héroult process



Hazardous waste disposal



Health, resource exploitation and



Helium



Hemp



Herbicides



Hill, James Jerome



Horticulture



Hydroenergy



Hydrogen



Hydrology and the hydrologic cycle



Hydroponics



Hydrothermal solutions and mineralization



Ickes, Harold



Igneous processes, rocks, and mineral deposits



Incineration of wastes



India



Indium



Indonesia



Industrial Revolution and industrialization



Integrated Ocean Drilling Program



Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change



Internal combustion engine



International Association for Impact Assessment



International Atomic Energy Agency



International Union for Conservation of Nature



Iodine



Iran



Iron



Irrigation



Isotopes, radioactive



Isotopes, stable



Italy



Ivory



Izaak Walton League of America



Jackson, Wes



Japan



Kaiser, Henry J.



Kazakhstan



Kyanite



Kyoto Protocol



Lakes



Land ethic



Land Institute



Land management



Land-use planning



Land-use regulation and control



Landfills



Landsat satellites and satellite technologies



Law of the sea



Leaching



Lead



Leopold, Aldo



Lime



Limestone



Lithium



Lithosphere



Livestock and animal husbandry



Los Angeles Aqueduct



Maathai, Wangari



McCormick, Cyrus Hall



Magma crystallization



Magnesium



Magnetic materials



Manganese



Manhattan Project



Manufacturing, energy use in



Marble



Marine mining



Marine vents



Mercury



Metals and metallurgy



Metamictization



Metamorphic processes, rocks, and mineral deposits



Methane



Methanol



Mexico



Mica



Mineral Leasing Act



Mineral resource ownership



Mineral resource use, early history of



Minerals, structure and physical properties of



Minerals Management Service



Mining safety and health issues



Mining wastes and mine reclamation



Mittal, Lakshmi



Mohs hardness scale



Molybdenum



Monoculture agriculture



Monsoons



Montreal Protocol



Muir, John



Multiple-use approach



Ocean current energy



Ocean thermal energy conversion



Ocean wave energy



Oceanography



Oceans



Oil and natural gas chemistry



Oil and natural gas distribution



Oil and natural gas drilling and wells



Oil and natural gas exploration



Oil and natural gas formation



Oil and natural gas reservoirs



Oil embargo and energy crises of 1973 and 1979



Oil industry



Oil shale and tar sands



Oil spills



Olivine



Open-pit mining



Ophiolites



Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development



Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries



Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries



Orthosilicate minerals



Overgrazing



Oxides



Oxygen



Ozone layer and ozone hole debate



Paper



Paper, alternative sources of



Peak oil



Peat



Pegmatites



Perlite



Peru



Pesticides and pest control



Petrochemical products



Petroleum refining and processing



Phosphate



Phosphorus cycle



Photovoltaic cells



Pinchot, Gifford



Placer deposits



Plant domestication and breeding



Plant fibers



Plants as a medical resource



Plate tectonics



Platinum and the platinum group metals



Plutonic rocks and mineral deposits



Plutonium



Poland



Population growth



Portugal



Potash



Powell, John Wesley



Primary production



Primary sector



Propane



Public lands



Public trust doctrine



Pumice



Quarrying



Quartz



Radium



Rain forests



Ramsar Convention



Rangeland



Rare earth elements



Reclamation Act



Recycling



Reforestation



Remote sensing



Renewable and nonrenewable resources



Reserve Mining controversy



Residual mineral deposits



Resource accounting



Resource Conservation and Recovery Act



Resource curse



Resources as a medium of economic exchange



Resources as a source of international conflict



Resources for the Future



Rhenium



Rhodes, Cecil



Rice



Risk assessment



Rockefeller, John D.



Roosevelt, Franklin D.



Roosevelt, Theodore



Rubber, natural



Rubber, synthetic



Rubidium



Russia



Sagebrush Rebellion



Salt



Salt domes



Sand and gravel



Sandstone



Saudi Arabia



Scandium



Sea Shepherd Conservation Society



Seafloor spreading



Secondary enrichment of mineral deposits



Sedimentary processes, rocks, and mineral deposits



Seed Savers Exchange



Seismographic technology and resource exploitation



Selenium



Semiconductors



Shale



Siemens, William



Sierra Club



Silicates



Silicon



Silver



Slash-and-burn agriculture



Slate



Smelting



Soda ash



Soil



Soil degradation



Soil management



Soil testing and analysis



Solar chimneys



Solar energy



Solid waste management



South Africa



South Korea



Space resources



Spain



Species loss



Steam and steam turbines



Steam engine



Steel



Steel industry



Stephenson, George



Stockholm Conference



Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Agreement



Strategic resources



Streams and rivers



Strip mining



Strontium



Sugars



Sulfur



Sulfur cycle



Superfund legislation and cleanup activities



Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act



Sustainable development



Svalbard Global Seed Vault



Sweden



Switzerland



Synthetic Fuels Corporation



Taiwan



Takings law and eminent domain



Talc



Tantalum



Taylor Grazing Act



Tellurium



Tennessee Valley Authority



Textiles and fabrics



Thailand



Thallium



Thermal pollution and thermal pollution control



Thorium



Three Gorges Dam



Three Mile Island nuclear accident



Tidal energy



Timber industry



Tin



Titanium



Transportation, energy use in



Tungsten



Turkey



Ukraine



Underground mining



United Kingdom



United Nations climate change conferences



United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity



United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora



United Nations Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution



United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea



United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification



United Nations Environment Programme



United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization



United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change



United States



Uranium



U.S. Geological Survey



Vanadium



Venezuela



Vermiculite



Volcanoes



Waste management and sewage disposal



Water



Water pollution and water pollution control



Water rights



Water supply systems



Watt, James



Weather and resources



Weathering



Western Wood Products Association



Wetlands



Weyerhäuser, Friedrich



Whales and whaling



Wheat



Wilderness



Wilderness Act



Wilderness Society



Wildlife



Wildlife biology



Wind energy



Wise use movement



Wollastonite



Wood and charcoal as fuel resources



Wood and timber



World Bank



World Commission on Environment and Development



World Resources Institute



World Wide Fund for Nature



Zeolites



Zimbabwe



Zinc



Zirconium



National Audubon Society



National Biological Service



National Environmental Policy Act



National Mining Association



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration



National Park Service



National Parks Act, Canadian



National parks and nature reserves



National Wildlife Federation



Native elements



Natural capital



Natural Resources Canada



Natural Resources Conservation Service



Natural Resources Defense Council



Nature Conservancy



The Netherlands



Nickel



Niobium



Nitrogen and ammonia



Nitrogen cycle



Nobel, Alfred



Norris, George W.



Norway



Nuclear energy



Nuclear Energy Institute



Nuclear Regulatory Commission



Nuclear waste and its disposal



Bibliography for Global Resources



Web Sites



Major Worldwide Resources by Country



Time Line of Global Resources



Major U.S. Mineral Resources



Major Canadian Mineral Resource Production and Values



Major Canadian Mineral Resource Production and Values



Major Worldwide Mineral Resources and Producers





Major U.S. Mineral Resources by State



Periodic Table of the Elements