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A Tale of Two Rocks

This Smithsonian Magazine site provides an introductory level summary of the discovery of the Chicxulub impact site. The article describes geologic evidence used to interpret the impact structure and ...

Wildland fires in Yellowstone

This Yellowstone National Park website is the home page for wildland fire information. Fire information is presented as links, a map, and a table. Links include information to fire ecology, the 1988 ...

Biota of the Colorado Plateau

This site deals with the changes in the biota of the Colorado Plateau. Main topics include biotic communities, changes in the biota, and agents of biotic change. Each of these topics has a variety of ...

Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and ...

Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC)

This site provided by the USGS features GeoMAC, an internet-based mapping tool that fire managers and the public can use to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the ...

Hurricanes, Climate, and Katrina

This website provides links to many Science Magazine articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters and disaster policy. The articles are divided into four sections: The Gulf Coast hurricanes and ...

Hurricanes: Links to health information including toxicology and environmental health

This clearinghouse website, compiled by the National Institutes of Health, provides links to a wide variety of useful information regarding the toxicological and environmental health effects of ...

Hurricane Risk for New Orleans

This trancribed article from American Radio Works discusses the hurricane risk in New Orleans. The 2002 article talks about how deep flood waters would be in a Category Five hurricane and the ...

Hurricane Katrina Special Feature

This National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) clearinghouse provides links to information related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes science for emergency response and recovery, ...

Event-Based Science: Remote Sensing Activities

Event-Based Science is a new way to teach science by using newsworthy events to establish the relevance of science topics. Interviews, photographs, web pages, and inquiry-based science activities ...

Windows Into Wonderland - Yellowstone Electronic Field Trips

This site contains slide shows and virtual field trips of Yellowstone National Park. There are several slide shows to chose from, including wolves of Yellowstone, bear research, fire ecology, the ...

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...

Research Outdoorsmanship Homepage

This website provides information about field trips. The site was written specifically for those participating is field research but information applies to wilderness camping and classroom field ...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Environmental Health

This CDC site features links to a number of topics concerning environmental and human health. Topics include air quality, carbon monoxide, chemical agents, disasters and extreme weather, ...

Societal Impacts Program

The Collaborative Program on the Societal Impacts and Economic Benefits of Weather Information (SIP) was created to provide a focal point for assembling, coordinating, developing, and synthesizing ...

The High Plains: Land of Extremes

This site covers the physical features of the High Plains (or Great Plains), the grasses and plants of the area, prairie dog ecosystems, riparian areas, mining, management, water resources, and fire ...

Yellowstone Fires

Yellowstone Fires belongs to a series of online modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, the ...

Geology Fieldnotes: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Idaho/Montana

This Yellowstone National Park site contains park geology information, photographs, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with ...

Simulating Fire Patterns in Heterogeneous Landscapes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division personnel are developing a computer fire simulation, an Ecological Model for Burning the Yellowstone Region (EMBYR), to investigate the ...

Exploring the Environment

On-line, problem-based modules developed by NASA's Classroom of the Future for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 teachers and students. Modules address events such as volcanoes, hurricanes, dinosaur extinction ...

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