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This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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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 ...

Global Change 3 Lectures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Michigan features the list of lectures for the Global Change 3 course. The lectures are brief and presented in outline form.

Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, ...

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, ...

Water-Borne Illnesses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the ...

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 ...

The Fishing Game part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In The Fishing Game, students compete with 2 virtual fishing companies to maximize their bank balance by fishing. A population model informs the results of each year's fishing. The game is played ...

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 ...

Model United Nations Headquarters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. This Headquarters homepage offers an 'ask an ambassador' section, an overview of the ...

Your Planetary Protection Officer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article about John Rummel, NASA's Planetary Protection Officer. It explains the purpose of planetary protection (to prevent contamination of Earth by alien life forms and of space by ...

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 ...

EurActiv: EU News and Policy Positions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an independent media portal fully dedicated to European Union (EU) affairs. This extensive site is an online platform for EU policies, complementing existing EU media and institutional ...

United Nations Environment Programme part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program seeks to provide leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising ...

United Nations Environment Programme; Resources for Scientists part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on the state of the planet's natural resources and sustainable development. The site highlights scientific assessment and global monitoring efforts that are currently ...

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, ...

Woods Hole Research Center: The Program on Science in Public Affairs part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes the role that science plays in public and international affairs as human activities create increasingly complex global environmental problems. The Wood's Hole Research Center ...

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is a professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The society supports programs in public ...

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 ...

Oceans and Nations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This workbook is used for a discussion-based general education course on international issues in the ocean environment. The book incorporates chapters from an introductory oceanography textbook and ...

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