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Geoscience Web Resources

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Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences
This 450-page book explores ethics in geoscience. It focuses on professional ethics and includes a discussion on improving communication between scientists and the public. The book was written by a ...

Fish Banks Ltd.

This site features information about the Fish Banks game, an exercise developed by the University of New Hampshire to encourage the judicious use of fishing rights in a manner beneficial to the ...

Environmental Sustainability Index

The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 142 countries. This site contains the downloadable 2002 ESI reports ...

The Lifestyle Project
This paper from the Journal of Geoscience Education describes the Lifestyle Project. This project is an innovative way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own ...

A Question of Balance: Economic Modeling of Global Warming
In this book William Nordhaus integrates a spectrum of economic and scientific research to weigh the costs of reducing emissions against the benefits of reducing the long-run damages from global ...

The Makings of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act: A Legislative History and Analysis
This article analyzes whether the Sanctuaries Act of 1972 has performed its preservation mission, and how it might be improved to ensure that our marine resources are protected for the future.

Oil, Water and Climate: An Introduction
Global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures and climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the ...

The Challenge of Lignocellulosic Bioenergy in a Water-Limited World
This study examined "the water-use effeciency of tree- and grass-based bioenergy sytems" and projects that relative water availability will be a key factor in the ...

Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability
This textbook discusses how businesses can respond to public pressure to be more green by changing their human resources management strategies.

Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes
This textbook covers basic "green" pollution prevention and waste management techniques with a focus on minimizing environmental impacts. For upper level ...

Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges: The Complex Interaction of Behaviors, Values, and Policy
This article addresses the difficulty that policy makers face when problems are large, complex, and in flux (eg, climate change).

Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts
This article talks about the growth in popularity being enjoyed by urban greenspaces and "biophilic cities."

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop
This 112-page report summarizes outcomes from a 2014 workshop focused on sustainability and meeting the needs of a growing population. It addresses the questions how do we prepare for a future ...

Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

This site from the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems provides information about photovoltaics and solar thermal energy technology. Links are provided to energy ...

State of the Land

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (part of the US Department of Agriculture) developed this site to provide data and analysis on land use, soil erosion and quality, water quality, wetlands, ...

Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter

In this lesson plan, students learn what coral reefs are and about the different types of reefs, the ecology surrounding these productive and important ecosystems, and the human impact on them. ...

Intute: Health and Life Sciences

This clearinghouse, published by the Intute Consortium, provides access to web-based resources for medicine; nursing, midwifery and allied health; agriculture; food and forestry; veterinary medicine; ...

Woods Hole Research Center: The Program on Science in Public Affairs

This website describes the role that science plays in public and international affairs as human activities create increasingly complex global environmental problems. The Wood's Hole Research ...

SeaFoodWatch

This website presents an introduction to the key issues affecting sustainability of ocean fisheries. It also provides direct consumer information on particular species and seafood products, using a ...

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