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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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Northwest Passage part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth and information from several websites to investigate some of the consequences of climate change in polar regions, including the shrinking of the ice cap at ...
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The Big Melt part of CLEAN Collection

This is a collection of five short videos that show how climate change is affecting fishing, native populations and access for the oil and gas industry in the Arctic. The videos include personal ...
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A Global Issue: The Impacts of Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This is lesson five of a 9-lesson module. Activity explores the effects of climate change on different parts of the Earth system and on human well-being: polar regions, coral reefs, disease vectors, ...
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Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification part of CLEAN Collection

This video addresses acidification of the ocean and the ecological and economic implications of the resulting pH change on marine life. It includes information about how ocean acidification resulting ...
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Melting Ice part of CLEAN Collection

This activity uses a mix of multimedia resources and hands-on activities to support a storyline of investigation into melting sea and land ice.
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Inuit Observations of Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This video features changes in the land, sea, and animals that are being observed by the residents of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada — many of whom hunt, trap, and fish—because of ...
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Climate Change at the Doorstep part of CLEAN Collection

This PBS video focuses on sea level rise in Norfolk, Virginia and how the residents are managing the logistical, financial and political implications. Science journalists who have been studying ...
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Change at the Top of the World part of CLEAN Collection

This beautifully filmed and produced video describes the changes that global warming is already bringing to Northern Canada and Greenland. Local people describe changes to ecosystems, impacts on ...
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Colorado River water supply part of CLEAN Collection

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible ...
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Engineering Geology for Society and Territory part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This 274-page book focuses on education and the professional ethics that are dealt with by scientists, regulators, and practitioners of engineering geology related to the purposes, methods, ...

Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...

Compensation of Navajo Uranium Miners part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site addresses policy issues of the compensation of Navajo uranium miners. The site provides an annotated index of current issues, legislation, papers and presentations, books, and links that ...

Snowmobile Usage in Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service website describes the regulations on snowmobile usage in Yellowstone and extensive research on the impact of snowmobiles on wildlife areas.

Potential Groundwater Drawdown and Recovery from Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 58-page PDF document from the US Bureau of Land Management assesses the potential impacts of coalbed methane development on water resources in Montana's Powder River Basin. The study ...

Water Classifications and Rights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they ...

Final Statewide Oil and Gas EIS and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Environmental Impact Statement documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and oil and gas development in the state of Montana. The ...

Water Policy and Legislation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Visitors to this site can review Canadian water policy and legislation for both provinces and federal government. Topics include the nature of water, water policy and legislation, water management, ...

Land Use: Past, Present, and Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this laboratory activity students will gain an understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and be able to apply it to a (perhaps hypothetical) community project. In the process, ...

Sustainable Development on Campus: Tools for Campus Decision Makers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These tools will help decision makers at universities to learn more about sustainable development and "green" campuses. There are learning modules, case studies, action plans, environmental ...

Georgia Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This homepage of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) presents information on how GEPD helps provide citizens of Georgia with clean air, clean water, healthy lives and productive land ...

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