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Entitled ‘Environmental Policy: Past, Present, and Future’, the special issue of ES&T recognises closure of a ‘green’ decade in which people became more aware of environmental issues, and society marked the 40th anniversaries of Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Topics range from the mysterious disorder decimating honey bee colonies to ways to choose and manage energy sustainably. Those marked “Feature” are written in a less technical style and suitable for general readers, including students and non-scientists.
In addition to scientific research articles and features, the issue will include articles on policy analysis and critical reviews on environmental science and engineering. It will also review the history and directions of environmental policies.”
"American Chemical Society’s C&EN launches news channel on environmental research – 08 Jul 2010
The American Chemical Society has announced that its weekly newsmagazine Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) has launched its first news channel – the Environmental SCENE. The channel provides a steady stream of news about environmental research, business, and policy, including coverage of climate change, pollution, toxic substances, energy and sustainability.
The Environmental SCENE appears on C&EN’s website as well as on the websites of four ACS journals – Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Energy & Fuels and Chemical Research in Toxicology. One of the news channel’s primary goals is to provide tailored news of interest to readers of those journals, all of which have an environmental bent. But the stories will also be of interest and be accessible to anyone with an interest in environmental research, policy, and business.
The Environmental SCENE is edited by C&EN’s Lila Guterman and Michael Torrice. Drawing on content from the pages of C&EN, the news channel also produces its own original content, significantly expanding C&EN’s coverage of environmental research. The Environmental SCENE is the first of what will be several C&EN news channels. The magazine anticipates developing channels covering news in analytical chemistry and instrumentation, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, the chemical-biology interface and other areas."
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"The Journal of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has a new, sleek looking website for the Fall 2009 issue. The "Past Issues" are still available on the previous environment: Yale website, however, and the issues go all the way back to the spring of 2002. The journal is published twice per year, and exists in both print and online formats. Some of the features of the journal include "Bookshelf" and "Class Notes and Obituaries", available in PDF format in the past issues. The current issue, Fall 2009, has some fascinating articles, i.e. "The Problem with Plastics", which includes a list on the right side of the page of a dozen or so steps you can take to avoid toxic chemicals; "Pond Scum Prized Again as Potential Biofuel"; and "Can China Save the Amur Tiger?", which discusses the promise of "tiger recovery in the same way China committed to panda conservation 30 years ago" due to a "dramatic expansion of [tiger] habitat and population." [KMG]
Source: The Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, March 26, 2010
In honor of World Water Day, the Laureate of the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize was announced: “Dr Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S., has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr Colwell has shown how changes in climate, adverse weather events, shifts in ocean circulation and other ecological processes can create conditions that allow infectious diseases to spread, and through that link she has led the ability to craft preemptive policies to minimise outbreaks.”
"Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, UK, has announced that its open access journal, Environmental Research Letters, now provides authors with the ability to publish raw data files alongside their article, for free.
Yu Song et al. from Peking University, China, are the first authors to take advantage of this newly available option. In their paper, ‘A new emission inventory for nonagricultural open fires in Asia from 2000 to 2009’ the authors combine MODIS burned product (MCD45A1) with other data to produce a comprehensive dataset. The dataset presented in this work is being made available to download for free as supplementary material to the article and is available at http://www.iop.org/EJ/mmedia/1748-9326/5/1/014014/.
Environmental Research Letters seeks to provide a coherent and integrated approach including research articles, perspectives, news and editorials, as well as meeting notices for the environmental science community. The journal now offers all authors the option to publish their raw data as supplementary data material alongside their article, if they wish to."