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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.

World Foundation for Environment and Development part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the home page for the World Foundation for Environment and Development (WFED), an independent non-governmental organization working to sustain economic development and conservation of ...

Geothermal Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service web page provides a summary of the geothermal resources in Yellowstone National Park, which is home to the largest geyser field in the world. The page describes the ways in ...

Final Statewide Oil and Gas EIS and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Environmental Impact Statement documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and oil and gas development in the state of Montana. The ...

Coalbed Methane Development in the West: Primer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 352-page PDF document, compiled by the Colorado University School of Law, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of coalbed methane. This primer seeks to contribute to public policy ...

Potential Groundwater Drawdown and Recovery from Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 58-page PDF document from the US Bureau of Land Management assesses the potential impacts of coalbed methane development on water resources in Montana's Powder River Basin. The study explores ...

Water Classifications and Rights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they ...

Geography 135: Climate Summit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a role-playing geography course at UC-Santa Barbara. In this cooperative learning exercise students are challenged to assume the roles of nations and organizations in order to ...

Environmental Risk Assessment - Approaches, Experiences and Information Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides access to a report from the European Environment Agency that gives a broad overview of approaches and experiences on how to assess ecological and human information on health ...

Evironmental Working Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website houses information about a wide range of health and environmental issues. Topics on the website include the US energy policy, pesticides in foods, toxins and impurities in cosmetics, ...

Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website discusses the assessment of potential health risks from abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Topics include; description and history of mines and reclamation initiatives, ...

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines in north central Montana. The purpose of this document is to present several ...

De-coding Cyanide: An Assessment of Gaps in Cyanide Regulation at Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper presents comments on environmental issues surrounding cyanide use in the metal mining industry, with emphasis on the various cyanide-leach processes used to extract gold and silver. ...

More Cyanide Uncertainties: Lessons from the Baia Mare, Romania Spill-Water Quality and Politics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper describes the risks associated with the use of cyanide in modern mining and asserts that governments and mining companies have not adequately addressed this growing environmental problem. ...

Headwaters Province - Idaho and Montana: Earth Science Studies in Support of Public Policy Development and Land Stewardship part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource contains an organized database of resources that provide geoscience data and interpretations to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) that are basic to sound policy and ...

Hurricanes, Climate, and Katrina part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

Putting a Price on Pollution: Financial Assurance for Mine Reclamation and Closure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 56-page PDF provides information about financial assurance for mine reclamation and closure. The topics covered include mine reclamation and liability; closure and financial assurance; and a ...

Idaho Department of Water Resources Website part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to investigate the water resources of Idaho including information on water management, forms/rules/statutes, on-line data, water information, geographic information, water ...

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information about the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and its activities in conserving salmon habitats. The site features a collection of information about the ...

Ecological Footprint Calculators part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains interactive calculators for determining various environmental impacts. The site includes more than 15 different calculators to determine greenhouse gas emissions, ecological ...

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