EPA Toxics Release 2010 now available

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27 Jan 2012

 

  *NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2012, The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP and TOXNET Now Include 2010 EPA Toxics Release

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf12/brief/jf12_sis_toxmap.html

 

From:  NLM New files for the week of Jan 23, 2012

 

More information is here at Toxmap News: http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2012/01/toxmap-now-includes-tri-2010-data.html

 

UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

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UNESCO: Rio+20

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/rioplus20/

"The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 and the hope is that this gathering will refocus on the original goals of the first Rio convention held in 1992. UNESCO hopes that Rio+20 will "underpin a broader, longer-term process of redressing imbalances, a rethinking of priorities, and the necessary institutional reforms to bring about coherence in economic, environmental and social policies, which benefits all members of society." On this site, visitors can learn about UNESCO's "messages" for those participating in Rio+20, which cover "Education for a Sustainable Future" and "Building Awareness for Green Policies". Moving along, the "Resources" area contains timely research documents like "From Green Economics to Green Societies" and "Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability". Also, visitors shouldn't miss the "Video" area, which includes information about UNESCO's outreach efforts in addressing the digital divide and incorporating media partners into educating the public about sustainable development."

Source: Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, Jan. 20.

Strategic Plan for U.S. Global Change Research Program

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(photo ©image 100/Corbis)

"Plan for U.S. Global Change Research Program Reviewed
The draft 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program is "evolving in the right direction," but several key issues could strengthen these planning efforts, says a new report from the National Research Council."

 

Source: What's New at the National Academies,  Jan. 9, 2012

 

Environmental Studies Journals from Wiley -- OA for 30 days

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For the next 30 days, everyone has free access to the latest month of these 4 Wiley journals:

  1. Business Strategy and the Environment
  2. Sustainable Development
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
  4. Environmental Policy and Governance

Princeton has subscriptions to all of these titles.  They are indexed in various, multiple databases.

Latest Special Issues

from the ERP Environment Journals

From: Wiley Blackwell,  e-news@Wiley.com

Toxic Chemicals used in Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

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*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2011, TOXMAP: Learn About Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd11/nd11_sis_reprint_toxmap.html

 

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 12, 2011

ToxCastDB - bioassays for potential human toxicity

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"ToxCastDB, from the US Environmental Protection Agency.  Internet Resource. Reviewed in 2011dec CHOICE. p. 652
http://actor.epa.gov/actor/faces/ToxCastDB/Home.jsp

 [Visited Sep'11] ToxCastDB provides public access to data gathered by the ToxCast project that screens chemicals for potential human toxicity using more than 500 high-throughput screening bioassays from nine bioassay vendors. ToxCast is part of the EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology. As the Basic Info link states, ToxCast links "biological, metabolic and cellular pathway data to gene and in vitro assay data for the chemicals screened." At the time of this review, 300 chemicals had been screened, with another 700 projected by the end of 2012."

To read the whole review: http://www.cro2.org/default.aspx?page=search_results

Technical Reports (online) Newsletter from the U.S. Government

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The September 2011 issue of the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter is now available from http://www.ntis.gov/pdf/NTRNews4-3.pdf. Previous issues are archived at http://www.ntis.gov/rss/NTRnews.aspx.

This current issue features papers on Energy and the Environment.  If you want any report listed in the NTIS database, it may be available to you full text on the NTRL National Technical Reports Library to which Princeton subscribes.  (Otherwise, you may ask for a librarian's help or request reports through Interlibrary Loan.)

(NTIS = National Technical Information Service)

Wangari Muta Maathai has died, in Nairobi, at 71

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Worldwatch Institute Mourns an Environmental Heroine

"It is with great sadness that Worldwatch Institute says goodbye to Kenya's Wangari Muta Maathai, an environmental activist and women's rights advocate and the founder of Kenya's influential Green Belt movement. Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, for promoting conservation, women's rights, and a transparent government. In 2003, Worldwatch had the honor of interviewing Maathai and being in her presence in Kenya. She was an inspiration to our work and will be dearly missed."

 

Read: Worldwatch Institute Mourns an Environmental Heroine 

 

Source:  Worldwatch Weekly Newsletter Sept. 29, 2011

History of the universe, animated timeline of evolution

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http://www.johnkyrk.com/evolution.html

"This is by far the best interactive display for the evolution of the earth that I have found on the internet. It creates awe and wonder along with holding a real value to linking concepts in so many areas."

From Delicious,  Nejedj71 posted  Sept. 14, 2011

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Report

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News from the National Academies

Date: Aug. 24, 2011

Climate Change and Extreme Hydrology

 

A "grand challenge" to understand the manifestation of change in floods and droughts faces climate and water science researchers, says a new report from the National Research Council based on proceedings from a workshop. A coherent picture of how these phenomena will shift due to changes in climate and land use has yet to emerge, but better understanding could be achieved through greater exchange of research findings among climate scientists, water scientists, and engineers.

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