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The Gulf Oil Spill: Economics and Policy Issues

A case study by Brian Roach, Jonathan M. Harris and Adrian Williamson, of Tufts University, of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the environmental, economic, and policy issues associated with the spill. Discussion questions are provided. Read More

Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality

Decisions about how and where we build our communities have significant impacts on the natural environment and on human health. Cities, regions, states, and the private sector need information about the environmental effects of their land use and transportation decisions to mitigate growth-related environmental impacts and to improve community quality of life and human health. This report: Discusses the status of and trends in land use, development, and transportation and their environmental implications. Articulates the current understanding of the relationship between the built environment and the quality of air, water, land resources, habitat, and human health. Provides evidence that certain kinds of land use and transportation strategies can reduce the environmental and human health impacts of development. Read More

Environment and Energy Daily

From federal agency appropriations to comprehensive energy legislation, E&E Daily is the place insiders go to track their environment and energy issues in Congress. It covers the progress of legislation as it works its way from hearings and markups, through the House and Senate floors, to the President’s desk. Read More

EPA Envirofacts

Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information. Read More

IESO Standards of Practice

Library Holdings. Standards of practice of the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provides materials from a course on interpreting environmental data to derive meaningful conclusions. The course covers the basic statistical concepts involved in processing data and strategies for processing data using MATLAB software. The site provides recommended readings, lecture notes, MATLAB exercises, assignments, exams, and specific resources for using MATLAB software. Read More

World Bank Group: Data and Statistics

The World Bank’s extensive compilation of statistics on countries. Read More

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Links to news articles, information on a wide variety of environmental topics and for a variety of groups from students to industry, information about businesses in ‘your community’, laws & regulations, EPA programs, and information sources. Read More

Recursos en Espanol (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Spanish Language Edition)

The Environmental Protection Agency provides Spanish language resources on environmental topics, including daily life, professional life, protecting children, emergencies, laws and regulations, and links to other Spanish language resources. Read More

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Homepage for Illinois EPA whose goal is to protect land, water and air through hazardous waste management, environmental cleanup and pollution prevention. Provides news releases and public notices. 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