Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mar 15, 2013 (Vol. 6, No. 33)
“Now here is one big website for things so small! The educational website for the Society for General Microbiology, Microbiology Online is packed full of information about microorganisms. Combining animations and actual images of the microbes, the website offers students the opportunity to explore pages such as introducing microbes, microbes and the human body, microbes and food, and microbes and climate change. For teachers, the site provides information on such topics as microbes and basic principles, preparation of media and cultures, activities, and safety information. There are a number of free downloadable resources available to teachers, as well. Beyond the teacher and student pages, Microbiology Online also includes links to the latest news and podcasts/videos. The site is well organized and contains a lot of material to excite both students and teachers of the subject.”
*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.
"Ecological Society of America offers search facility in database of experts – 05 Apr 2010
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has unveiled its updated resource for policymakers and members of the media. The Rapid Response Team (RRT) database, an ESA resource for several years, has now been made fully searchable. Users can find ecological scientists who specialise in a variety of fields, including climate change, invasive species, urban ecology, conservation and biofuels, or can locate an RRT member by name, affiliation or keyword.
Members of the RRT seek to provide on-call ecological expertise in a variety of ways, such as serving as panelists in briefings for congressional staff; providing expert testimony to Congress; analysing the likely ecological consequences of proposed changes to environmental regulations; and providing scientific feedback for news stories.
ESA claims to be the world’s largest professional organisation of ecologists, representing 10,000 scientists in the US and around the globe. Since its founding in 1915, ESA has sought to promote the responsible application of ecological principles to the solution of environmental problems through its reports, journals, research and expert testimony to Congress. The Society publishes four journals and convenes an annual scientific conference."
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter 4/5/10
Among the updates to Google Earth are the following:
New and updated imagery from Mars
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
3D building facades for 5 cities in CA, and now Philadelphia, Portland, Austin & Chicago
From the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) is Climate Change Tours
Source: The Sightseer Newsletter | December 2009
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The American Meteorological Society "is about to endorse research into geoengineering as part of a three-pronged approach to coping withclimate change, alongside national policies to reduce emissions.
New Scientist has seen the final draft of the American Meteorological Society‘s carefully worded position paper on geoengineering. The AMS is the first major scientific body to officially endorse research into geoengineering."
So begins the article in this week’s New Scientist
Source: New Scientist [firstname.lastname@example.org] 22 July, 2009
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"Wiley-Blackwell launches Journal of Flood Risk Management – 06 May 2008
Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced the launch of the Journal of Flood Risk Management. One of Europe’s leading experts in flooding and wastewater management, David Balmforth, Technical Director of MWH, will serve as Editor-in-Chief.
Published in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the journal seeks to provide an international forum for exploring the interactions between the diverse fields that comprise the management of flood risk worldwide. The first issue will publish in May 2008.
A quarterly publication, the Journal of Flood Risk Management will comprise peer-reviewed original papers, review articles, and editorials covering such areas as hydrology, coastal, storm and surge, climate change, modeling, infrastructure management, flood event management and disaster recovery, flood forecasting/warning, land use management/spatial planning, policy and legislation, uncertainty analysis and risk and health and social aspects of flooding. All articles will be free of charge for the first year of publication."
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 6, 2008