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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.

Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects at the Rural-Urban Interface: Project SLUCE 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Project SLUCE 2 seeks to understand the individual decision-making that drives land use decisions and to formulate and test alternative policies and interventions that could reduce environmental ...

Cormas - Natural Resource and Multi-Agent Simulations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cormas is a programming environment dedicated to the creation of multi-agent systems, with specificity in the domain of natural-resources management. This site is devoted to the applied modelling of ...

Societal Impacts Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Collaborative Program on the Societal Impacts and Economic Benefits of Weather Information (SIP) was created to provide a focal point for assembling, coordinating, developing, and synthesizing ...

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a ...

Mercury in Schools part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site explains the importance of mercury as a school and community issue and helps to identify where it is most likely to be found. There is information about online graduate courses for teachers ...

Campus Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases environmental conservation projects that have been successfully undertaken by various universities. The site features example projects and ...

Campus Ecology: Assessment Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation features environmental assessment projects that have been conducted at over 20 college campuses. These environmental assessments help identify ...

Campus Ecology: Building Design Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases green building materials and technologies. The site provides examples of new "green" campus buildings in all parts of the ...

Campus Ecology: Water part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents creative ways that college campuses are meeting the challenge of preserving or protecting water resources. Aging dormitory showerheads, inefficient decorative fountains, leaks ...

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 ...

Campus Ecology: Composting part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases campus composting projects currently in place at ten universities. The projects include ideas for creating a composting site for dining ...

Campus Ecology: Dining Services Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation provides details of the ways that many universities are improving environmental practices in their dining halls. These institutions are supporting ...

Campus Ecology: Energy Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site shows how college campuses can serve as an ideal laboratory for new and innovative energy technologies. Many campuses are rising to the challenge, reducing energy consumption through ...

Campus Ecology: Habitat Restoration Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides examples from over 40 campus landscaping projects from colleges across the US. Projects involved "green" practices such as reducing pesticide use, planting native ...

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