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Lessons from Woburn

This site presents a three-part videotape series produced to enhance classroom discussions of the book A Civil Action. The site gives outlines of material covered by each tape and allows users to ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Biology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Groundwater , Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

EnviroHealthAction

This site provides an online community for health professionals and others interested in environmental health and gives users the opportunity to access important resources about public health. Topics ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water and society, policy, and management, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology , Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Policy:US National Policy, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Energy, Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Policy Resources

Asbestos Hazard Assessment

Wayne Powell
This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

The Tofte Project

Sarah Nettleton
This site provides a description of a cabin in Tofte, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The new owner of the cabin decided to remake it into a model of sustainable building practices. The site ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Biology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Climate TimeLine Information Tool

The Climate TimeLine (CTL) Information Tool summarizes climate history for time spans from 1 year to 100,000 years ago and beyond. The relation between human development, weather, and climate is ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law

Armin Rosencranz
This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Forest Resources, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity
Resource Type: Activities:Problem Set, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Emma Archer, Billie Turner II
This module provides students with a broad overview of the human dimensions of global environmental change. The complexity of global change is reduced to four basic and interactive parts: human ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
Resource Type: Activities:Project

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming

Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Policy:US National Policy, Global Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Overview/Reference Work, Policy Resources:Opinion

TerraViva! World Resources

Michael Metzler
This global data visualization software puts state-of-the-science environmental and socioeconomic data sets on the user's desktop and offers a quick look at complex issues through the rapid ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Human Population, Geography:Physical, Human/Cultural
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Computer Applications

Earth on Edge: Ecosystems

Janet Overton, Wendy Vanasselt, Gregory Mock
This site provides information about the six ecosystems on which life on Earth most heavily depends: agricultural, forest, freshwater, grassland, coastal, and urban. It is part of a Public ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection



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