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Environmental geology, like hydrogeology, is an applied science concerned with the practical application of the principles of geology in the solving of environmental problems. It is a multidisciplinary field that is closely related to engineering geology and, to a lesser extent, to environmental geography. Each of these fields involves the study of the interaction of humans with the geologic environment, including the biosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, and to some extent the atmosphere.In other words Environmental geology is the application of geological information to solve conflicts, minimizing possible adverse environmental degradation or maximizing possible advantageous condition resulting from the use of natural and modified environment.

Environmental geology includes:

  • managing geological and hydrogeological resources such as fossil fuels, minerals, water (surface and ground water), and land use.
  • studying the earth's surface through the disciplines of geomorphology, and edaphology;
  • defining and mitigating exposure of natural hazards on humans
  • managing industrial and domestic waste disposal and minimizing or eliminating effects of pollution, and
  • performing associated activities, often involving litigation.

A peer-reviewed journal in the field is Environmental Earth Sciences (ISSN: 1866-6280),[1] formerly Environmental Geology (ISSN: 0943-0105).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Environmental Earth Sciences". Springer. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:07:57 -0700

“We put it on so the kids can come down and skate downtown for the one day,” said Bihn, who's studying environmental geology at EMU and graduated from Plymouth High School in 2011. “We're just trying to let people know we're not out here ruining stuff.
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Boasting an outstanding technical program with topics varying from the latest trends in conventional and unconventional oil and gas opportunities, to local environmental geology, this is a convention like no other. The exhibit floor will provide an ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Hoffmann's areas of expertise include environmental geology and mineral exploration. • Calista Corp. welcomes shareholders George Owletuck and Kirsten Kinegak-Friday to its team of employees. Owletuck is the government relations liaison and is ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700

... in ground water, even with surface influx, because of the filtering capacity of the sand and gravel that the water passes through,” said John Ritter, Wittenberg University professor and department chairman of geomorphology and environmental geology.
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:48:45 -0700

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

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