» Emergency Preparedness and Response

EPA: Natural Disasters

EPA general information on natural disasters. Read More

EPA Emergency Response

EPA responds to oil spills, chemical, biological, radiological releases, and large-scale national emergencies. EPA also provides additional response assistance when state and local first responder capabilities have been exhausted or when additional support is requested. Read More

The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States: And Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Is Not Adequately Prepared

The American mental health community, counselors, trauma specialists and first responders are not even close to being prepared to handle scale and intensity of impacts that will arise from the harsher conditions and disasters that global warming will unleash. It is not that we haven’t experienced natural disasters before, but the scientific data show that what lies ahead will be bigger, more frequent, and more extreme than we have ever known. There are even broader implications, many of them beyond our shores. As climate related disasters and burdens spread across the world, the U.S. military will increasingly be called upon to help keep order. Service members will be faced with stressful, even horrifying conditions. They will see people – the young, the old, the innocent – suffer terribly. Back home their families will experience the ripple effects, suffering vicariously and experiencing their own disruptions in finances, relationships and child-rearing. There will be the disorders from the immediate trauma, and in some cases chronic psychological disorders will follow. Read More

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts. Read More

Hazardous Waste Training for Environment, Customs and Border Inspectors

This course provides an outlook of the international and domestic laws and regulations applicable to transboundary movements of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials across North America. Read More

Deepwater Horizon Response: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response

This website served as the focal point for the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, a group of organizations that had involvement with the British Petroleum (BP) explosion and oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The website includes news feeds and information about health concerns, volunteer opportunities, contact information, and ongoing plans for the area. Various maps of the event and other resources are also available, chronicling the problem and the steps taken by the member organizations to deal with the effects. Read More

Protecting Yourself From H1N1 in the Workplace: Safety and Health Awareness for Responders to Swine Flu

NIEHS H1N1 Response Training Tool. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesH1N1 (Swine), Pandemic and Avian Influenza. Read More

Work Zone Safety

Hurricane Response Initiative. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesHurricanes and Floods. Read More

Safety Awareness for Responders to Floods: Protecting Yourself While Helping Others

Can be used directly in HAZMAT training programs. Read More

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science

An 18-page article offering suggestions on why and how to catalyze the civic infrastructure for an extreme health event. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu