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Internet Collection

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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Water-Borne Illnesses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

US Global Change Research Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a variety of information related to global change research and specifically the research efforts of the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Some of the sections on this ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

The Use of a Piece of Land (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity is designed to engage students in a practical exercise in land use planning; to make the students aware of the positive and negative aspects of land use laws and local zoning ordinances ...

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 ...

Low-level Nuclear Waste: A Geographic Analysis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will learn how to analyze the problems surrounding nuclear waste and to make decisions concerning it. They will learn what radioactive waste is; learn the impacts that a ...