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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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Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters part of CLEAN Collection

This set of interactive data visualizations show the weather and climate events that have had the greatest economic impact on the US from 1980 to 2016.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

California Burning: A multimedia project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This multimedia resource provides an overview of wildfire risk and response to the risk in California. Text, video, images, and data are used to discuss how drought and overgrowth of forests play a ...

Biomedical Ethics for Engineers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Biomedical Ethics for Engineers provides biomedical engineers with a new set of tools and an understanding that the application of ethical measures will seldom reach consensus even among fellow ...

Expanding boundaries of exploration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

Your Planetary Protection Officer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article about John Rummel, NASA's Planetary Protection Officer. It explains the purpose of planetary protection (to prevent contamination of Earth by alien life forms and of ...

Science Policy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Science policy involves consideration of two fundamental human activities: science and policy. People make decisions of valued outcomes, so thinking about science policy necessarily implicates ...

The Lifestyle Project part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a large website that provides searchable databases, data tables, maps, country profiles and written reports on a variety of environmental issues. Topics include coastal and marine ecosystems, ...

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