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Geoscience Web Resources

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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 ...

Community Environmental Research in the Pacific Islands

This Tellus Consultants Ltd. website is concerned with environmental awareness and protection and sustainable development in the Pacific Islands. It advocates community participation in environmental ...

State Environmental Resource Center

This website provides information on Wisconsin environmental policies and assembles information and tools to help legislators make decisions on environmental issues. The State Environmental Resource ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Students Change Their Lifestyles
This article highlights the Lifestyle Project, which is a three-week challenge in environmentally-savvy living. The origins and uses of the project are described by several faculty members who teach ...

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 ...

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).

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expanding boundaries of exploration

The appetite for mining beyond the confines of the land does not end with the deep ocean: celestial bodies, too, have stirred commercial interest. The prospect of mining the ocean floors and bodies ...

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