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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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Archaeological Investigations And Historical Survey, Fort WIlkins Historic State Park: Keweenaw County, Michigan, Eric T. Pomber

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Early Copper Smelting In the Lake Superior Region:A Case Study of the Isle Royale and Ohio Mining Company, 1846-1852, Adrian Blake

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ENERGY JUSTICE AND U.S. ENERGY POLICY: CASE STUDY APPLICATIONS EXPLORING U.S. ENERGY POLICY THROUGH AN ENERGY JUSTICE FRAMEWORK, Emily Prehoda

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Environmental Justice for Seven Generations: An Institutional Ethnography of Fish, Risk, and Health in the Lake Superior Toxic Riskscape, Valoree Gagnon

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Investigating the Social Habitat of Deer Hunters in Michigan, Christopher Henderson

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Powering an Industry: The History of the Calumet and Hecla Electrical System and the Environmental Consequences Left Behind, Emma M. Zawisza

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SHIPBREAKING IN BANGLADESH: PERSPECTIVES FROM INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, POLITICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, S.M. Mizanur Rahman

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THE CUYUNA IRON RANGE: LEGACY OF A 20TH CENTURY INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY, Frederick Sutherland

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THE UTILITY OF THE PARTICIPATORY APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS, Ashma Vaidya

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THREE ESSAYS ON BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES: POLICY CHOICES, POLICY COMPARISON AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF POLICY IMPACTS, Aparajita Banerjee

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A CASE STUDY OF DATA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE GUNNISON RIVER BASIN, COLORADO, Rhianna L. Williams

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AN ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S BIOFUELS POLICY AND CHINESE DISCOURSE ON LAND ACQUISITION FOR BIOFUELS IN AFRICA, Xuna Yang

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BEAUTIFUL FORMS AND COMPOSITIONS ARE NOT MADE BY CHANCE: EXPLORING THE EFFICACY OF PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TO SORT AND SOURCE ENGLISH LEAD GLAZED CERAMICS, Steven J. Sarich

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CHANGE FOR GOOD? AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN PERCEIVED BENEFITS BY ENGOS AND USER SATISFACTION OF SOLAR BOTTLE LIGHTS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH, Naima Khan

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EVALUATING THE OIL SANDS RECLAMATION PROCESS: ASSESSING POLICY CAPACITY AND STAKEHOLDER ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING IN ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS, Tyler Patterson

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EXAMINING POLICY CAPACITY INITIATIVES WITHIN CLIMATE CHANGE FRAMEWORKS IN THREE US AND CANADIAN SECTORS USING NVIVO CONTENT ANALYSIS, Mehjabeen Rahman

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LENSES OF INDUSTRY: THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAKE SUPERIOR MINING DISTRICT, 1880-1933, Robert Anthony

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REDUCING RELEASES OF PAHS: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY OF COAL TAR SEALANT BANS IN THE UNITED STATES, Margaret Morrison

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THE HYDROSOCIAL COSTS OF HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A TALE OF TWO COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN, Amanda Kreuze

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THE ROLE OF HYBRIDIZATION AND THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BIOLOGISTS’ DISCRETION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl

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WOOD TYPE ARCHAEOLOGY: AN INQUIRY INTO WORKER SKILL IN WOOD PRINTING TYPE MANUFACTURE, Daniel Schneider

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WRITING A COMMUNITY GUIDEBOOK FOR EVALUATING LOW-GRADE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FROM FLOODED UNDERGROUND MINES FOR HEATING AND COOLING BUILDINGS, Edward Peace Louie

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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From Mill Gates to Magic City: U.S. Steel and Welfare Capitalism in Gary, Indiana, 1906-1930, Carol D. Griskavich

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HOG CHAINS AND MARK TWAINS: A STUDY OF LABOR HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, AND INDUSTRIAL ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE STEAMBOAT ERA OF THE MONONGAHELA VALLEY 1811-1950, Marc Nicholas Henshaw

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UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE'S ADOPTION OF INDIVIDUAL-USE RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, Jayesh D. Borde

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A 25% RPS IN MICHIGAN, Fei Li

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AGROFORESTRY ADDRESSING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN PARAGUAY, Brian T. Pattullo

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ANALYSIS OF GENDER RELATIONS IN THE INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY OF AGUIRRE, PUERTO RICO, Alejandra Alvarez

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Keweenaw National Historical Park: Heritage Partnerships in an Industrial Landscape, Scott F. See

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MIGRATION PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC EXPLANATIONS, Fangming Liu

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Pesky Pests of the Great Lakes State: Is Public Participation Influenced by Geographic Differences?, Angela Yu

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Sound As Artifact, Jeff Benjamin

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Technology, Transportation, and Scale in the Koyokuk Placer Mining District 1890s - 1930s, Jessica Sarah Peterson

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Perceptions of water conditions and management in the Sonora River Basin, Sonora, Mexico, Ellen Brenna

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Public participation in Michigan mining policy : the Kennecott Eagle Project case , Andrew C. Orthober

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Public values and perceptions of industrial heritage in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, Natiffany R. Mathews

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Technology, mining methods and landscapes of a placer mining district in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1900-1930, John P. Baeten

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A cold blizzard was raging, but the light shone brightly' : social networks presented in stained glass within an industrial community, James A. Rudkin

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"Brethren upon the same level" : membership and class in Calumet's Masonic Lodge, Brandon Anthony Sexton

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Fish contaminants through the tribal perspective : an ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's tribal fish harvest, Valoree Sherick Gagnon

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Lighthouses as an overlapping boundary between maritime and terrestrial landscapes : how lighthouses served to connect the growing industries of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the world market, Lisa M. Gillis

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Nongovernmental organization staff views of global water privatization, Ellis Adjei Adams

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Peer influence in NIPF landowner decision making in the western Upper Peninsula, Michigan , Jillian R. Schubert

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Preserving and interpreting the mining company office : landscape, space and technological change in the management of the copper industry, Renee M. Blackburn

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Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad engine house facility management and interpretive plan, Dennis H. Leopold

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U.S. utilities' experiences with the implementation of energy efficiency programs, Courtney Goss

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Balancing wildlife and bioenergy values on private forestlands in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Karl Makinen

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More favorable combination of circumstances could hardly have been desired : a bottom to top examination of the Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company's Cliff Mine, Sean M. Gohman

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Arctic network builders : the Arctic Coal Company's operations on Spitsbergen and its relationship with the environment , Cameron C. Hartnell

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EPA's Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling : a case study of science policy implementation , Genevieve M. Borg

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Federal and state policy influence on woody biomass utilization, Susan Balint

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Reflection, refraction, and rejection : copper smelting heritage and the execution of environmental policy, Bode J. Morin

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Winning coal at 78° North : mining, contingency and the Chaîne Opératoire in old Longyear City, Seth C. DePasqual

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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ISO 14001 in India: More than a certificate on the wall?, Samir Aslam Qadir

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Examining patterns of Italian immigration to Michigan's Houghton County, 1860-1930 , Cristina Menghini

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Waterpower : a geophysical and archaeological investigation of the waterpower system at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York, Kimberly A. Finch

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Copper From Sand: A History of Copper Reclamation on Torch Lake, Houghton County, Michigan, Dorothy J. Quirk