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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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Evironmental Working Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website houses information about a wide range of health and environmental issues. Topics on the website include the US energy policy, pesticides in foods, toxins and impurities in cosmetics, ...

Kentucky Legislature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains links to information about the Kentucky Legislature, including lists of legislators and contacts for the state, laws, maps and kids pages. The list can be used to help students ...

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is a professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The society supports programs in public ...

Decision Making Curricula for the Great Lakes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features a collection of secondary level science activities for teaching about the Great Lakes using a structured decision making approach as a way to help narrow the disparity between ...

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 ...

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 ...

Headwaters Province - Idaho and Montana: Earth Science Studies in Support of Public Policy Development and Land Stewardship part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource contains an organized database of resources that provide geoscience data and interpretations to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) that are basic to sound policy and ...

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 ...

Assessment of the Impacts of Development and Operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on Mainstem Riverine Processes and Salmon Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an assessment of the impacts of development and operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on mainstream riverine processes and salmon habitats. The report consists of ...

More Cyanide Uncertainties: Lessons from the Baia Mare, Romania Spill-Water Quality and Politics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper describes the risks associated with the use of cyanide in modern mining and asserts that governments and mining companies have not adequately addressed this growing environmental problem. ...

De-coding Cyanide: An Assessment of Gaps in Cyanide Regulation at Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper presents comments on environmental issues surrounding cyanide use in the metal mining industry, with emphasis on the various cyanide-leach processes used to extract gold and silver. ...

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 ...

Protecting Our Nation's Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the White House lists the environmental philosophy and accomplishments of the Bush Administration. Speeches by the President, key environmental documents and multimedia are ...

Washington State Department of Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains information, reports, data and policies about environmental issues in the state of Washington. Topics include soil contamination, hazardous and solid waste management, the ...

Montana Department of Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features environmental information including rules and regulations, enforcement, press releases, legal notices, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and air ...

United Nations Environment Programme part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program seeks to provide leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising ...

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, ...

Natural Resources Defense Council Homepage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action organization. They use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet

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 ...