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Geoscience Web Resources

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Introduction to Global Change

This site from the University of Michigan is the homepage for an interdisciplinary three semester introductory course sequence that investigates the causes and potential impacts of global change. The ...

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 ...

Global Change 2 Lectures

A list of lectures for the Global Change 2 course at the University of Michigan is featured on this site. Each lecture includes definitions and images that enhance the subject matter. Additionally, a ...

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 ...

Wind Erosion Research Unit

This website provides a synopsis of wind erosion, which can threaten the sustainability of natural resources. The USDA Wind Erosion Unit provides maps of areas at risk for wind erosion and drought, ...

The Environmental History of the Republic of Haiti

This website provides a collection of articles about the environmental and economic decline of Haiti. The articles document the effects of deforestation and ensuring erosion and erosion-related ...

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 Center ...

EurActiv: EU News and Policy Positions

This site is an independent media portal fully dedicated to European Union (EU) affairs. This extensive site is an online platform for EU policies, complementing existing EU media and institutional ...

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 ...

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.

Ecological Footprint Calculators

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

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 ...

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 Center for Appropriate Technology

This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a ...

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