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Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective
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This textbook is intended to provide the core elements of a curriculum for teaching environmental science at the introductory level in Canadian colleges and universities. This book is suitable for students beginning a program in environmental science, environmental studies, or sustainability. It is also appropriate for arts students who require a science elective, and for science students who require a non-major elective. This book was written from the ground-up to provide Canadian information and examples. This national context is integrated throughout the text, along with North American and global data that provide a broader perspective.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Earth Science
Material Type:
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Author:
Bill Freedman
Date Added:
05/13/2020
Environmental Sustainability in Practice
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Welcome to Environmental Sustainability in Practice! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about what is happening in the field of environmental sustainability. We have chosen to introduce you to five areas in which society is working towards environmental sustainability:

Introduction: What is Environmental Sustainability?
Sustainability Education
Environmental Planning and Management
Sustainable Agriculture
Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Communications

Subject:
Environmental Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amanda Smits
Brodie Hague
Christine Janzen
Darren Platakis
Dr. Chris Fullerton
Dr. Douglas D. Karrow
Dr. Gary Pickering
Dr. Julia Baird
Dr. Kevin Turner
Dr. Liette Vasseur
Dr. Marilyne Jollineau
Dr. Romila Verma
Dr. Ryan Plummer
Dr. Todd Green
Dr. Wendee Kubik
Dr. Xavier Fazio
Samantha Morris
Date Added:
10/08/2020
GEOG 432: Energy Policy
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Description: Government, corporate, and public perspectives on the analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives with particular emphasis on climate change implications.

By the end of our semester, you will have cultivated an in-depth understanding of the policy mechanisms employed to address energy challenges at a variety of geographic scales and you will have developed a polished research project on a topic of your choosing.

Course goals: Identify energy policy knowledge gaps and needs at various governmental and entity levels; Examine existing or proposed energy policy critically; expose errors, find unintended consequences of implementation, offer suggestions for improvement; Identify the drivers of energy policy from political, environmental, and economic perspectives; and explain how these drivers can exist either in conflict or complement of each other; Articulate the goals and outcomes of energy policy to diverse audiences, translating often-cumbersome legislative language into a more accessible format for stakeholders and the public.

Lesson 1: The Climate Connection - Linking Climate Policy to Energy Policy
Lesson 2: What is policy and what kinds of policy are there?
Lesson 3: Energy Policy - Past, Present, and Future
Lesson 4: International Climate Action - Where do we go from here (and where is here)?
Lesson 5: Local Scale Emissions and Mitigation
Lesson 6: Citizens and Climate
Lesson 7: Drivers of Policy Development
Lesson 8: Assumptions in Policy Formulation

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Earth Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Introduction to Climate Science
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This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

Table of Contents
1. Weather
2. Observations
3. Paleoclimate
4. Theory
5. Carbon
6. Processes
7. Models
8. Impacts
9. Economics
10. Ethics
11. Solutions

Subject:
Environmental Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Andreas Schmittner
Date Added:
07/06/2020
A Natural History of the Anthropocene
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A Natural History of the Anthropocene highlights the major drivers of change in the Earth's most recent geological time period and provides a structure for further adaptations.

Table of Contents
I. Drivers of Change
1. The Human Age
2. Genesis
3. Anthrome Planet
4. Parts per Million 451
5. Metamorphosis
6. Brave New World
II. Human Dominated Ecosystems
7. Agroecosystems
8. Metropolis
9. Super ecosystems last all summer long
III. Future Relationships
10. Germinal

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Earth Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
John Lambrinos
Date Added:
10/08/2020
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Review for "An Introduction to Geology"
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  This is a review of "An Introduction to Geology", a free textbook for college-level introductory geology courses, by Dr. Achim Herrmann (Department of Geology and Geophysics, LSU).The textbook is here: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/an-introduction-to-geology-free-textbook-for-college-level-introductory-geology-courses 

Subject:
Earth Science
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Achim Herrmann
Date Added:
08/07/2020
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Review of "Starting Out With Earth History" assignment
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This is a review of an assignment that can be used in a variety of introductory geology classes to introduce students to the geologcial time scale. This review is by Dr. Achim Herrmann (Department of Geology and Geophysics, LSU).The resource is here: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/starting-out-with-earth-history

Subject:
Earth Science
Geology
Material Type:
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Homework/Assignment
Author:
Achim Herrmann
Date Added:
08/06/2020