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Snowmobile Usage in Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service website describes the regulations on snowmobile usage in Yellowstone and extensive research on the impact of snowmobiles on wildlife areas.

Energy Information Administration: Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. They provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to ...

Environmental Quality Statistics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), this site contains updated monthly tables with statistics about United States environmental quality. The major topics covered in these tables are ...

Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects at the Rural-Urban Interface: Project SLUCE 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Project SLUCE 2 seeks to understand the individual decision-making that drives land use decisions and to formulate and test alternative policies and interventions that could reduce environmental ...

Cormas - Natural Resource and Multi-Agent Simulations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cormas is a programming environment dedicated to the creation of multi-agent systems, with specificity in the domain of natural-resources management. This site is devoted to the applied modelling of ...

US Global Change Research Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a variety of information related to global change research and specifically the research efforts of the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Some of the sections on this ...

PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model part of SERC Web Resource Collection

PRISM is a cross-disciplinary scientific model that creates a collaborative forum where scientists, students, decision makers and community members can share Puget Sound area earth science data, ...

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...

Trends in Precipitation Chemistry in the United States, 1983-94: An Analysis of the Effects in 1995 of Phase I of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Title IV. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA-90) (Public Law 101-549) seeks to reduce acidic deposition in the United States through phased reductions in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide ...

Center for International Earth Science Information Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing ...

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The GREEN program provides ideas and information related to creating a watershed-based educational project and is geared toward taking action to protect watersheds. There are exercises and action ...

Scorecard: Investigate Pollution Topics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Users can search this site for information on environmental pollution in the areas where they live. The materials presented here include a pollution ranking that shows regions and companies with the ...

Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides environmental data and summaries that compare 133 countries along 16 environmental policy criteria. Categories include air quality, water resources, environmental health, ...

Assessment of the Impacts of Development and Operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on Mainstem Riverine Processes and Salmon Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an assessment of the impacts of development and operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on mainstream riverine processes and salmon habitats. The report consists of ...

Pribilof Islands Contamination part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an overview of the contamination and resulting environmental impacts on the Pribilof Islands. The site details both human health and environmental concerns, and the current ...