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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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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, ...

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.

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 ...

Contaminated Sediment in Water part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site provides information about how sediments get contaminated, where the pollutants come from, how contaminated sediments become concentrated in lakes, rivers and oceans, their effects on ...

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, ...

Shedding some light on mercury lamps part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Environmental Science and Technology article discusses the problem created when mercury-containing lamps are not recycled. The article provides statistics on the amount of bulbs being disposed ...

Environmental Frontlines Issue Summary: mining on public lands part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This case study provided by the Environmental Frontline organization is a summary of the 1872 general mining law reform. It includes background information, facts and figures, 'quotable quotables', ...

Public Lands for the People part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Public Lands for the People is non-profit organization 'dedicated to preserving the rights of the public to access and use of public lands'. The site's purpose is to educate people and government ...

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site is an electronic database of documents regarding the management of non-hazardous, hazardous, and medical waste regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Topical, full ...

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 ...

Laws, Policies and Guidances part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site provides links to resources concerning Superfund laws, regulations, policies, and guidances for hazardous waste sites and soil and groundwater remediation.

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) is a joint unit of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Chartered 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 ...

A Primer On Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Fact sheet provides an overview of water quality considerations. Each brief section contains definitions and descriptions. The topics include how to measure water quality, why there are ...

The Sierra Club Homepage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest environmental organization that works to protect our communities and the planet. From their homepage, users can access Sierra Club headlines, information on ...

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, ...

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 ...

Land Use: Past, Present, and Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this laboratory activity students will gain an understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and be able to apply it to a (perhaps hypothetical) community project. In the process, ...

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