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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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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.

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 ...

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 ...

A Primer On Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Fact sheet provides an overview of water quality considerations. Each brief section contains definitions and descriptions. The topics include how to measure water quality, why there are ...

Model United Nations Headquarters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. This Headquarters homepage offers an 'ask an ambassador' section, an overview of the ...

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a large website that provides searchable databases, data tables, maps, country profiles and written reports on a variety of environmental issues. Topics include coastal and marine ecosystems, ...

State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the homepage of the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It provides access to general information about the DEP, including news and events, programs and ...

Scorecard: Investigate Pollution Topics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Users can search this site for information on environmental pollution in the areas where they live. The materials presented here include a pollution ranking that shows regions and companies with the ...

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, ...

Your Planetary Protection Officer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article about John Rummel, NASA's Planetary Protection Officer. It explains the purpose of planetary protection (to prevent contamination of Earth by alien life forms and of space by ...

Georgia Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This homepage of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) presents information on how GEPD helps provide citizens of Georgia with clean air, clean water, healthy lives and productive land ...

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 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 ...

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.

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features information related to environmental procedures and policy that is used by the Fish and Wildlife Service in their preparation and review of environmental documents. The actual ...

Rangeland Policy Issues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a balanced venue for the public to explore the key issues surrounding the use and management of rangelands. The goals of the website are to help citizens to clarify issues, to ...

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 ...

Ecosystem Management Coordination part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This US Forest Service site provides access to the major information collection, storage, analysis, and decision-making processes used to manage the lands and resources of the National Forest system. ...

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) from the US Forest Service part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Federal legislation enacted in 1970 requires that government agencies consider the environmental costs of their actions through a process of environmental impact statements and public comment. This ...