April 2007 Archives

Earth Action Center of the NRDC

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Having been directed to this Natural Resources Defense Council website from ActforChange.com, I’d like to pass the link along. Here you will find “Guides to greener living”: JOURNALS, COLUMNS & OVERVIEWS, ENERGY-SAVING TIPS, GUIDES TO CONSERVING RESOURCES, GUIDES TO PROTECTING YOUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH, TRAVEL AND RECREATION INFO, as well as a links to a “legislative watch” and “guides to capitol hill” about communicating with Congress and the legislative process.

Environmental Science & Technology links via ACS

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The American Chemical Society through its journal, Environmental Science & Technology Online has collected links with — and without — descriptions for the following topics: Air, Bioaccumulative & Toxic Chemicals, Biotechnology, Career, Climate Change, Energy, Green Chemistry, Groundwater, Land & Forests, Policy, Remediation, Risk Assessment, Sustainable Development, Technology, and Water.

Saving the world's natural wonders from climate change

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The World Wildlife Fund has issued this press release: Saving the world’s natural wonders from climate change “From the Amazon to the Himalayas, ten of the world’s greatest natural wonders face destruction if the climate continues to warm at the current rate, warns WWF.

Released ahead of the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Second Working Group Report, a WWF briefing — Saving the world’s natural wonders from climate change — reports on how the devastating impacts of global warming are damaging some of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

They include the: Amazon; Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs; Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and the US; hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean; Valdivian temperate rainforests in Chile; tigers and people in the Indian Sundarbans; Upper Yangtze River in China; wild salmon in the Bering Sea; melting glaciers in the Himalayas; and East African coastal forests.”

Environmental Health & Toxicology Portal

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The U.S. government, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Specialized Information Services more specifically, has set up an Environmental Health & Toxicology portal to web-based information about Chemicals and Drugs, Diseases and the Environment, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Poisoning, Risk Asessment and Regulations, Toxicology and Pesticide Exposure.

Information geared to researchers and students may be specified…as well as the public or schools.

Worldwatch celebrates Earth Day

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The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it. One can register for free e-mail updates and PDFs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. His lecture, entitled: “Negotiating the Post-Kyoto Climate Change Framework”, will take place in Bowen Hall, (Princeton Materials Science building), on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at 4:30, p.m. For details go to the posting on the PEI website: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/pei/taplin07.htm

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