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GOVT 361 Intro to Environmental Policy

Locate sources for your GOVT 361 course assignments

Key Environmental Science Databases

  • EcoLex ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.

Key Environmental Science Articles & Reports

A research project for GOVT 361 is based on this article: Steffen , W., Crutzen, P., & Mcneill, J. (2007). The Anthropocene: Are humans now overwhelming the great forces of natureAmbio36(8), 614–621.

Other articles that reference human activity metrics:


FAOSTAT Food and Agricultural Data

Special report: The facts about overconsumption. (2008). See The two sets of graphs, right, illustrate how human activity has changed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the impacts that our societies have had on the Earth as a whole.