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Geoscience Web Resources

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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 ...

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 undergraduate ...

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 ...

Global Change 3 Lectures

This site from the University of Michigan features the list of lectures for the Global Change 3 course. The lectures are brief and presented in outline form.

Campus Ecology: Energy Projects

This site shows how college campuses can serve as an ideal laboratory for new and innovative energy technologies. Many campuses are rising to the challenge, reducing energy consumption through ...

Campus Ecology: Habitat Restoration Projects

This website provides examples from over 40 campus landscaping projects from colleges across the US. Projects involved "green" practices such as reducing pesticide use, planting native ...

Campus Ecology: Transportation Projects

This website describes methods that universities can use to remedy common transportation problems such as traffic congestion, sprawling parking lots, and excessive fuel use. Alternative fuels, ...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Reveals 'Strain' on Earth.

This article critically analyzes the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Report, the result of a large scale research project that took place over four years. Findings in the report suggest ...

Campus Ecology: Assessment Projects

This website from the National Wildlife Federation features environmental assessment projects that have been conducted at over 20 college campuses. These environmental assessments help identify ...

Campus Ecology: Building Design Projects

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases green building materials and technologies. The site provides examples of new "green" campus buildings in all parts of the ...

UN Atlas of the Oceans

This portal provides information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans. Uses of the Oceans covers ocean resources and topics such as energy, biotechnology, ocean dumping, coastal ...

Looking at the Environment

Looking at the Environment is a one-year high school environmental science course that employs geographic visualization and data analysis tools in an inquiry-based approach to science education. ...

National Biological Information Infrastructure

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. NBII contains ...

Enviropedia

This encyclopedia provides a one-stop source of information on a range of atmospheric issues, arranged alphabetically by topic. The topics covered include air quality, acid rain, global warming, ...

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Homepage

This is the homepage for the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. The goals of the center are to "mitigate critical threats to global biological and ...

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a research and education grants program. The goal of the program is to advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and ...

The Fishing Game

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 ...

Yellowstone Fires

Yellowstone Fires belongs to a series of online modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, the ...

Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems

This report, by an NSF advisory committee, details many of the environmental challenges facing our planet and our society, and issues a call to action for NSF, for researchers, and for educators, to ...

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; ...

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