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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 ...

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: Purchasing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website illustrates how college campuses can use their purchasing power to help drive markets for more sustainable goods, such as energy efficient office equipment, environmentally friendly ...

Campus Ecology: Waste Reduction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website showcases recycling and waste reduction projects from over 40 college campuses across the US. These activities involve a wide array of materials, ranging from common recyclables, to food ...

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online book summarizes the results of a workshop that examined the connection between human health and the natural, built, and social environments. The book makes the assertion that a new vision ...

Mixed Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides general information about mixed waste, what it is, and regulations and management considerations regarding its disposal. It also includes links to more detailed information sources.

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...

Sustainable Development on Campus: Tools for Campus Decision Makers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These tools will help decision makers at universities to learn more about sustainable development and "green" campuses. There are learning modules, case studies, action plans, environmental policies, ...

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 ...

Environmental Risk Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the homepage for a course on environmental risk assessment taught by Douglas Crawford-Brown at the University of North Carolina. This course provides an overview of the evidential ...

Potential Groundwater Drawdown and Recovery from Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 58-page PDF document from the US Bureau of Land Management assesses the potential impacts of coalbed methane development on water resources in Montana's Powder River Basin. The study explores ...

Water Classifications and Rights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they ...

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

US: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article from Race and Class discusses how the US government is planning to establish uranium mining and processing plants on Navajo land in New Mexico, despite a moratorium and ...

USGS National Landslide Information Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working to reduce long-term losses and casualties from landslide hazards through better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ground ...

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 ...

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 ...

Energy and the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website examines the issues related to balancing America's energy needs with concerns about safety and the environment. This site features articles and teaching materials from the New York Times ...

Teaching and learning in environmental education: Developing environmental conceptions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses how environmental education is closely connected with the affective domain in that it involves attitudes, values and behaviors, in addition to cognitive knowledge. The authors ...

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 ...

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