Environmental Health Perspectives — online journal

“As the peer-reviewed journal of the United States’ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Health Perspectives serves to disseminate important environmental health information and research findings. Each issue includes book reviews of current publications, research papers, news briefs, and a children’s environmental health section. Visitors to the site can read the current issue, search all of the back issues, and look for materials by topic or theme. On the homepage, visitors can take a look at their recently published pieces in the “Recent In-Press” area and then move on to the latest issue. Finally, the site also provides complete information on submitting scholarly work for peer-review and potential inclusion in a forthcoming issue of the journal.” [KMG]

Source: Scout Report, University of Wisconsin, Aug. 22, 2008

Princeton University has had access to this journal for many years. It is listed in our Online Catalog and in the E-Journals listing.

Teaching Resources from the Environmental Literacy Council

The Environmental Literacy Council: Teaching Resources [pdf]

“Environmental science encompasses a number of fields within the natural sciences, and an interdisciplinary approach to the subject is a must. For educators working in this area, the Environmental Literacy Council’s Teaching Resources site will be a real find. On their site, visitors should click on over to one of the sections on the right-hand side of the page. The sections here include ‘General Resources’, ‘Environmental Science Toolkit’, and ‘Survey & Textbook Reviews’. The ‘Environmental Science Toolkit’ is a good place to start, as it contains data table examples, information on creating citations, a guide to important concepts in environmental science, and an experimental design rubric. Additionally, visitors should not miss the Environmental History Modules which help teachers link up fundamental historical concepts to important environmental issues. These modules include ‘War and the Environment’ and ‘Ordinary Landscapes’, and they are both creative and quite engaging for students and teachers.”

Source: Today’s Scout Report, from the University of Wisconsin

Environmental Health and Toxicology

The Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine has compiled 26 information portals to date on many important issues in environmental health and toxicology.

Links are provided to overviews, review articles, databases, bibliographies, regulations and policies, and other websites. These concerns include environmental health of ethnic groups, chemical and biological warfare, chemicals and pollutants, natural disasters and diseases.

Habitable Planet — Environmental Sciences Website

The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

Phrases like “biodiversity climate” and “ecosystems” are becoming ubiquitous on evening television broadcasts, yet some may still be unfamiliar with these terms and concepts. Fortunately, there is “The Habitable Planet” website, which was designed by Annenberg Media for teachers and adult learners who wish to learn more about current events in environmental science. The content on the site is divided into thirteen areas, which include oceans, water resources, energy challenges, and agriculture. Within each section, visitors can make their way through separate sections within the online textbook, and also view content that includes interactive labs, graphics, video clips, and specialized glossaries. Returning to the site’s homepage, visitors will also note that they can view the content by type, which makes it a bit easier if they are looking for a specific video clip or visual feature.”

Source: The Scout Report — August 1, 2008