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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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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 ...

USGS National Landslide Information Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working to reduce long-term losses and casualties from landslide hazards through better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ground ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

United Nations Environment Programme; Resources for Scientists part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on the state of the planet's natural resources and sustainable development. The site highlights scientific assessment and global monitoring efforts that are currently ...

Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides environmental data and summaries that compare 133 countries along 16 environmental policy criteria. Categories include air quality, water resources, environmental health, ...

Agriculture Policy & Farm Bill Briefing Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website summarizes various aspects of the Farm Bill. Background information on rural development, conservation and the environment, and biotechnology are provided, as well as relevant statistics ...

Final Report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Committee part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the final report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Committee published in July 1996. This report makes recommendations about policy issues relating to compensation for uranium ...

Woods Hole Research Center: The Program on Science in Public Affairs part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...