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America's Children and the Environment (ACE)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies...
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Are you Dreaming of the Perfect Holiday
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Some thoughts to consider over the holidays as we march through the frenzy of consumerism.
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Basic Facts of Municipal Solid Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This provides a good resource for obtaining a large variety of facts and statistical information on solid waste. Values, trends, statistical data and glossary are accessible.
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Comparative Air Emissions of Wind and Other Fuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Wind energy's most important environmental benefit is its lack of emissions of both air pollutants and greenhouse gases when compared with alternative methods of generating electricity. This fact sheet looks at carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxid...
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Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Research - Web site
Summary: The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. To access information, use the menu to the left or click on the maps...
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Daylit Schools
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Results of several case studies shows the relationship of daylighting to student performance and energy efficiency.
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Death by Particles
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read a brief news article about a resesarch study showing that ambient particulate matter (PM) less than 10 micrometers in size and other air pollutants increase women's relative risk for coronary heart disease. Then they use data from the article to...
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Division of Waste Management (Kentucky)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A directory, education section, fact sheets, forms, news and events as well as links to other environmental resources and programs are offered. Programs include a hazardous waste program, enforcement, field operations, solid waste, superfund and more.
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Energy Information Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Environmental Benefits Calculator
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: With the generous assistance of the U.S. EPA and ICF Consulting, NRC recently expanded the power of the Environmental Benefits Calculator. You can now use the NRC calculator to compute environmental benefits from recycling carpets, personal computers, clay bri...
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Facts about Wind Energy and Noise
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Facts about wind turbines, noise issues, definitions, and comparisions of sound to other sound generators and indicative noise levels dB.
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Facts on Lead
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Background on lead (basic facts), childhood lead poisoning prevention strategies (in outline form)and current facts and figures.
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Fast Facts about Waste Reduction
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Great links and documents as well as facts in 20 different categories.
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IAQ Stats and Facts
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Seven sets of facts and statistics for understanding the need to achieve improved air quality.
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Interesting Facts About Recycling (I Recycle)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Facts, recycling tips and trends provides resources for understanding issues of recycling.
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Introduction to Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1995-2000 Facts and Figures
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: These reports reports provide all of the publications 1995 through 2000 in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of muni...
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2001 Facts and Figures
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This report is the latest publication in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected from 1960 through 2001. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of municipal solid...
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Nationwide Asthma Facts
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: This is a referenced list of asthma facts and statistics for the nation.
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Quantitative Research Regarding Pest Management Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report was generated in response to growing public converns over pest management practices in K-12 Minnesota schools. A survey concluding in 1999 resulted in a "statistically reliable survey" that could provide information on existing practices in the sc...
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Recycling Facts
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Quick numbers on general waste and recycling facts, material recycling rates and facts, and benefits associated with recycling.
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Second Minnesota Report Card on Environmental Literacy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a survey of adult environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. (from August 2004).
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State-Level Data Online
Type: Web site
Summary: Statistical information for all states can be found in this online databook. Links for county level, city level and census data are also provided.
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Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey 2003
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report presents both age-adjusted and unadjusted statistics from the 2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) on selected health measures for children under 18 yesars of age, classified by sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, family structure, parent's ed...
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Waste Statistics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Statistics are provided for Waste, Steel Cans, Yard Waste,HDPE Bottles and Containers, Corrugated Boxes, PET, Newspapers, and Aluminum.
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Wind Energy: An Untapped Resource
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This offers an updated list of the top 20 states for wind energy production as measured by annual energy potential in the billions of kWhs, factoring in environmental and land use exclusions for wind class.
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Wind Power Myths vs. Facts
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: As wind power generates more electricity in the U.S. and moves into new areas of the country, more people are introduced to wind turbines in their communities. Wind power is still a relatively new technology and there are a number of myths, some based on old...
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Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES)
Grade Level: High School
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: YES! is a non-profit organization that connects, inspires and empowers young changemakers to join forces for a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life for all. Founded in 1990 by 16-year-old Ocean Robbins and 19-year-old Ryan Eliason, at a time when Nancy...
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