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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

United Nations Environment Programme: Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This portal provides access to information on the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) initiatives on the issue of climate change. Materials include UNEP's areas of focus on addressing ...

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, ...

Ecoregions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website for the Critical Ecoregions Program of the Sierra Club aims to offer a practical, long-term strategy to buttress the "web of life" on Earth. Region by region, the Sierra Club develops ...

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 ...