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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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Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, ...

Low-level Nuclear Waste: A Geographic Analysis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lesson plan students will learn how to analyze the problems surrounding nuclear waste and to make decisions concerning it. They will learn what radioactive waste is; learn the impacts that a ...

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...

A Primer On Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Fact sheet provides an overview of water quality considerations. Each brief section contains definitions and descriptions. The topics include how to measure water quality, why there are ...

State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the homepage of the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It provides access to general information about the DEP, including news and events, programs and ...

Scorecard: Investigate Pollution Topics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Users can search this site for information on environmental pollution in the areas where they live. The materials presented here include a pollution ranking that shows regions and companies with the ...

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 policies, ...

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 space by ...

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 ...

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

US: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article from Race and Class discusses how the US government is planning to establish uranium mining and processing plants on Navajo land in New Mexico, despite a moratorium and ...

Area of influence and zone of contribution to Superfund-Site Wells G and H, Woburn, Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a useful publication for anyone using 'A Civil Action' or the Woburn, Massachusetts superfund site as a case study or for an assignment. The article contains geological descriptions, cross ...

The Science Behind 'A Civil Action' - The Hydrogeology of the Aberjona River, Wetland and Woburn Wells G and H part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a GSA guidebook contribution giving the field trip log and descriptions from a field trip to Woburn, Massachusetts during the 2001 GSA annual meeting. The article contains graphs, maps, data, ...

Remediation of the Wells G and H Superfund Site, Woburn, Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article gives a detailed description of the sources and distributions of TCE and PCE at the Woburn superfund site. It also describes the various types of remediation systems being used to ...

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Progress toward Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization in the North American Gold Mining Industry part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper addresses the two most environmentally problematic areas in the gold mine industry, which are the use of cyanide and acid mine drainage. The authors outline the environmental options ...

A case control study of childhood leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts: the relationship between leukemia incidence and exposure to drinking water part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides a review of previous health studies of the famous groundwater contamination case at Woburn, MA. The text summarizes the number and distribution of childhood leukemia cases ...

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: What is Fair? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article addresses the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Topics include the 1990 RECA, RECA criteria, exposure data, medical conditions and exposure thresholds, smoking, experience with ...

Memories Come To Us In the Rain and the Wind part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains 25 oral histories from Navajo uranium miners and their families. Their hope was to gain compensation for the great loss in death and illness brought about by mining uranium, with ...

The Use of a Mock Environment Summit to Support Learning about Global Climate Change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a course that addresses the human aspects of global change through the development and negotiation of an international environmental agreement. Students play the roles of country ...

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