May 2010 Archives
InterAcademy Council Names IPCC Review Committee
Former Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro will chair an InterAcademy Council (IAC) committee that has been asked by the United Nations to conduct an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Roseanne Diab of the Academy of Science of South Africa will serve as vice chair. The IAC is an organization of the world's science academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
From Weekly Highlights at the National Academies
"April 22, 2010 -- Unless man-made carbon dioxide emissions are substantially curbed, or atmospheric carbon dioxide is controlled by some other means, the oceans will continue to become more acidic, says the summary of a congressionally requested study by the National Research Council. The long-term consequences are unknown, but a federal program under development is a positive move toward understanding and responding to the problem."
Source: National Academies.org Weekly Highlights, April 23, 2010
"Overall, this site is useful for background information about the state of US wetlands. Undergraduates and researchers would particularly benefit from this information and from the numerous links to additional resources allowing them to further expand their investigation of this subject."
Information from the Clean Water Act and scientific documents -- about floodplains, watersheds, urban stormwaters, restoration, pollution management
From Choice Reviews online or Choice, April, 2010, Vol 47(8), p.1512.