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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.

National Environmental Trust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site informs citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life. The National Environmental Trust is an environmental organization that works in states to ...

Council on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the White House presents environmental news and policies, agency news, reports, a photo gallery and agency links. A variety of environmental policy topics are covered, including the ...

Summaries of Environmental Laws Administered by the EPA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains the text of US environmental legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund, the National Environmental Policy Act, and others. This site was last updated ...

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on rules, policy and legislation, permits, enforcement, and environmental quality in Texas. The site also features links to hot topics, featured programs and projects, ...

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, ...

Global Climate Change Policy Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website summarizes the current administration's approach to global climate change, including the President's Program of Domestic and International Initiatives. These include a national goal to ...

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website focuses on the regulatory programs used to preserve and protect North Carolina's natural resources. This program administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water ...

Environmental Law Institute Research and Policy Division part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This organization works with local and regional partners in the United States and worldwide to strengthen environmental laws, to develop new approaches to ensure their effectiveness, and to improve ...

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 ...

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 ...

Major Environmental Laws part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a listing of major environmental laws and regulations which may be viewed in full text or as summary versions. Laws include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air ...

EnviroHealthAction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a large website that provides searchable databases, data tables, maps, country profiles and written reports on a variety of environmental issues. Topics include coastal and marine ecosystems, ...

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 ...

Georgia Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This homepage of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) presents information on how GEPD helps provide citizens of Georgia with clean air, clean water, healthy lives and productive land ...

Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report, by an NSF advisory committee, details many of the environmental challenges facing our planet and our society, and issues a call to action for NSF, for researchers, and for educators, to ...