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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.

Geothermal Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service web page provides a summary of the geothermal resources in Yellowstone National Park, which is home to the largest geyser field in the world. The page describes the ways in ...

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 ...

Coalbed Methane Development in the West: Primer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 352-page PDF document, compiled by the Colorado University School of Law, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of coalbed methane. This primer seeks to contribute to public policy ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Moratorium Imposed on Coalbed Methane Drilling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle describes the creation of a temporary ban on coalbed methane development near Bozeman, Montana. The local county commission created an emergency zoning ...

Environmental Risk Assessment - Approaches, Experiences and Information Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides access to a report from the European Environment Agency that gives a broad overview of approaches and experiences on how to assess ecological and human information on health ...

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. ...

Ecological Footprint Calculators part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains interactive calculators for determining various environmental impacts. The site includes more than 15 different calculators to determine greenhouse gas emissions, ecological ...

Ecological Footprint Quiz part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ecological Footprint Quiz asks 15 questions about food, housing, transportation and waste production. The results of the quiz provide an estimate of how much productive land and water are ...

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 ...

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 ...

Assessment of the Impacts of Development and Operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on Mainstem Riverine Processes and Salmon Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an assessment of the impacts of development and operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on mainstream riverine processes and salmon habitats. The report consists of ...

Decision Making Curricula for the Great Lakes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features a collection of secondary level science activities for teaching about the Great Lakes using a structured decision making approach as a way to help narrow the disparity between ...

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 ...

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 ...

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