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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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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 ...

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines in north central Montana. The purpose of this document is to present several ...

De-coding Cyanide: An Assessment of Gaps in Cyanide Regulation at Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper presents comments on environmental issues surrounding cyanide use in the metal mining industry, with emphasis on the various cyanide-leach processes used to extract gold and silver. ...

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. ...

Headwaters Province - Idaho and Montana: Earth Science Studies in Support of Public Policy Development and Land Stewardship part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource contains an organized database of resources that provide geoscience data and interpretations to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) that are basic to sound policy and ...

Hurricanes, Climate, and Katrina part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides links to many Science Magazine articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters and disaster policy. The articles are divided into four sections: The Gulf Coast hurricanes and ...

Putting a Price on Pollution: Financial Assurance for Mine Reclamation and Closure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 56-page PDF provides information about financial assurance for mine reclamation and closure. The topics covered include mine reclamation and liability; closure and financial assurance; and a ...

Idaho Department of Water Resources Website part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to investigate the water resources of Idaho including information on water management, forms/rules/statutes, on-line data, water information, geographic information, water ...

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information about the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and its activities in conserving salmon habitats. The site features a collection of information about the ...

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 ...

When a Fish Is More Than a Fish part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a magazine article describing the relationship between the Nez Perce People and endangered salmon. This article provides first hand insight to the importance of salmon from a Nez Perce ...

Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The purpose of this web page is to make the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) available to all interested parties. The site provides links to multiple pdf's containing ...

Idaho Wolf Management part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information concerning wolves in Idaho and how they are being managed. Also provided are links to further reports about wolf habitats in Idaho.

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 ...

National Environmental Trust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site informs citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life. The National Environmental Trust is an environmental organization that works in states to ...

Council on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the White House presents environmental news and policies, agency news, reports, a photo gallery and agency links. A variety of environmental policy topics are covered, including the ...