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

The September 2011 issue of the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter is now available from Previous issues are archived at

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

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

“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