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Human Needs and Wants

Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding human needs and wants that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 4th grade level.
Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability

Garnet: Its Mining, Milling, and Utilization

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents the results of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Mines as part of its work for the increase of efficiency and the prevention of waste in the mineral industries."
Date: 1925
Creator: Myers, W. M. & Anderson, C. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Condensation of Gasoline from Natural Gas

Description: From Introduction: "This report treats of method of preventing some of the waste of the natural gas incidental to oil mining. This method, the condensation of gasoline from natural gas, offers to the oil operator and others a profitable means of utilizing some of the oil-well gas now being wasted."
Date: 1916
Creator: Burrell, George A.; Seibert, Frank M. & Oberfell, G. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Microbial Activity in "Overland Flow" Industrial Waste Treatment

Description: One of the major problems of modern industries concerns the disposal of waste materials without the concomitant pollution of the environment. Several food and wood products industries have solved this problem by using the "overland flow" method of waste treatment. The research described in this paper was undertaken to ascertain the fact that the waste purification occurring on the disposal field is the result of microbial activities in the soil, and to study the transformations taking place.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Eubanks, Elizabeth R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Wastebook 2012

Description: Senator Tom Coburn released his Wastebook 2012, a report outlining wasteful federal policies that cost taxpayers more than $19 billion dollars a year.
Date: October 2012
Creator: Coburn, Tom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Utilization of Fuel in Locomotive Practice

Description: Report that investigates the possibility of conserving coal despite its extensive use in railroad locomotives across the United States. Includes an experiment using different grades of coal in an approximation of a locomotive, as well as data regarding fuel utilization and loss.
Date: 1911
Creator: Goss, W. F. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Notes on Mineral Wastes

Description: From Introduction Need of Preventing Mineral Waste: "The purpose of the Bureau of Mines in publishing this report is to call attention to some of the present waste, in the hope that knowledge of the facts may lead to an increased desire to eradicate the wastes, and to greater interest in careful, practical and scientific investigations, through which only can they be overcome."
Date: 1912
Creator: Parsons, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department