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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 ...

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 ...

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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, ...

Campuses for Climate Action part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program supports colleges in implementing energy and global warming solutions. Fifteen universities in the Northeastern US are listed, with descriptions of actions they are taking to reduce ...

Global Warming and Lewis and Clark College part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes the actions undertaken by students at Lewis and Clark College to comply with the greenhouse gas emissions targets called for in the Kyoto Protocol. The effort was ...

United Nations Environment Programme: Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This portal provides access to information on the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) initiatives on the issue of climate change. Materials include UNEP's areas of focus on addressing ...

Carbon footprint calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is produced by British Petroleum and provides a simple, interactive guide to estimate your annual household carbon emissions. The calculator asks questions about the features of your ...

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 ...

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 ...

Global Warming Facts and Our Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This virtual museum website provides easily understood scientific information that helps both policy makers and the public answer important questions about the changing global climate in order to ...

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 ...

The Use of a Mock Environment Summit to Support Learning about Global Climate Change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a course that addresses the human aspects of global change through the development and negotiation of an international environmental agreement. Students play the roles of country ...

Inuit Observations of Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This video features changes in the land, sea, and animals that are being observed by the residents of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada â many of whom hunt, trap, and fishâbecause of ...

Climate Change at the Doorstep part of CLEAN Collection

This PBS video focuses on sea level rise in Norfolk, Virginia and how the residents are managing the logistical, financial and political implications. Science journalists who have been studying ...
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Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification part of CLEAN Collection

This video addresses acidification of the ocean and the ecological and economic implications of the resulting pH change on marine life. It includes information about how ocean acidification resulting ...
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Colorado River Supply part of CLEAN Collection

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible ...
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The Big Melt part of CLEAN Collection

This is a collection of five short videos - The Arctic Ice Cap, Sampling the Ice, Arctic Fisheries, Natives Feel Effect and Arctic Energy -- that can be played separately or in sequence. They show ...

Northwest Passage part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth and information from several websites to investigate some of the consequences of climate change in polar regions, including the shrinking of the ice cap at ...

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, ...

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