Capstone/Dissertation Title

The environmental and economical affects of sulfide mining in Northern Minnesota

Term

2014

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, what are the environmental and economic affects of sulfide mining in Northern Minnesota? It documents one person's study of various documents dealing with mining and mine pollution. It is an integrated document of geology, economics, environmental theories, and ecology that are based on best practices in their distinct pedagogies. The author documents the 1) details of Northern Minnesota geology 2) the economics of cities on the Iron Range 3) environmental affects of a potential mine to flora and fauna, wetlands, and forests in the region. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is also discussed.

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