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This online book uses five case studies to investigate whether environmental degradation is worse in poor and minority communities, and if these communities suffer more adverse health effects as a result. The book makes recommendations to decisionmakers in the areas of public health, research, and education of health professionals, and outlines health policy considerations. It is available online ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This online book summarizes the results of a workshop that examined the connection between human health and the natural, built, and social environments. The book makes the assertion that a new vision for environmental health is needed because the current infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should. The book is available online for free, may ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This EPA site provides links to resources concerning Superfund laws, regulations, policies, and guidances for hazardous waste sites and soil and groundwater remediation. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This EPA site is an electronic database of documents regarding the management of non-hazardous, hazardous, and medical waste regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Topical, full text, and advanced search functions allow users to find and view thousands of selected publications, memoranda, questions and answers, letters and other outreach materials issued by the Office of Solid Waste ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This site provides a listing of major environmental laws and regulations which may be viewed in full text or as summary versions. Laws include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Endangered Species Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Occupational Safety and Health ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This site provides general information about mixed waste, what it is, and regulations and management considerations regarding its disposal. It also includes links to more detailed information sources. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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Mixed waste contains both radioactive and hazardous waste and is therefore difficult to treat and regulate. This EPA site provides links to general and technical information about mixed wastes. The site includes an overview of the mixed waste program, contacts, laws and regulations, guidance for minimizing the generation of mixed waste, and information about identifying, storing, treating, and disposing ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This EPA clearinghouse provides comprehensive information related to solid waste prevention and disposal. Topics include industrial waste, pollution prevention, treatment and control, waste programs, cleanup, recycling, and EPA partnership programs. Each topic includes links to general information, fact sheets, regulations and publications. The information is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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NEEF strives to use environmental learning to build a stronger economic, societal and ecological future. It advances American environmental literacy by leading the development of new policies, grant-making approaches, and direct programming. Signature projects include EnvironMentors, National Public Lands Day, BreenBiz.com, National Report Card Day and Partners in Resource Education. Major programs ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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Industrial Transformation (IT) presents an innovative way of organizing research, which aims at understanding the societal mechanisms and human driving forces that could facilitate sustainable industry. IT seeks to integrate and stimulate co-operation among scientists by establishing both a research framework and a network, which can be useful for exchanging information and identifying research questions. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report, Modeled dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics, Policy issues
 
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