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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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Northwest Passage part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth and information from several websites to investigate some of the consequences of climate change in polar regions, including the shrinking of the ice cap at ...

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 ...

Land Use: Past, Present, and Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this laboratory activity students will gain an understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and be able to apply it to a (perhaps hypothetical) community project. In the process, ...

The Big Melt part of CLEAN Collection

This is a collection of five short videos - The Arctic Ice Cap, Sampling the Ice, Arctic Fisheries, Natives Feel Effect and Arctic Energy -- that can be played separately or in sequence. They show ...

Change at the Top of the World part of CLEAN Collection

This beautifully filmed and produced video describes the changes that global warming is already bringing to Northern Canada and Greenland. Local people describe changes to ecosystems, impacts on ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Almanac of Policy Issues: Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection provides balanced information on major U.S. public policy issues concerning the environment. Topics include air quality, energy, global warming, hazardous waste, land use, recycling, ...

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on rules, policy and legislation, permits, enforcement, and environmental quality in Texas. The site also features links to hot topics, featured programs and projects, ...

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 ...