On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Teaching Public Policy in the Earth Sciences
Cutting Edge > Public Policy > Internet Collection

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.

Help

Results 41 - 60 of 173 matches

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 ...

Toward Environmental Justice: Research, Education, and Health Policy Needs part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online book uses five case studies to investigate whether environmental degradation is worse in poor and minority communities, and if these communities suffer more adverse health effects as a ...

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.

PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model part of SERC Web Resource Collection

PRISM is a cross-disciplinary scientific model that creates a collaborative forum where scientists, students, decision makers and community members can share Puget Sound area earth science data, ...

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 ...

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 ...

USGS National Landslide Information Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working to reduce long-term losses and casualties from landslide hazards through better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ground ...

The Fishing Game part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In The Fishing Game, students compete with 2 virtual fishing companies to maximize their bank balance by fishing. A population model informs the results of each year's fishing. The game is played ...

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 ...

Trends in Precipitation Chemistry in the United States, 1983-94: An Analysis of the Effects in 1995 of Phase I of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Title IV. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA-90) (Public Law 101-549) seeks to reduce acidic deposition in the United States through phased reductions in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide ...

Center for International Earth Science Information Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing ...

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 ...