Climate Change Conference Copenhagen — keeping track

The Telegraph Media Group Ltd. appears to be blogging or tweeting the issues from Copenhagen.

The public comments, so far, appear to be against reducing the rate of climate change.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6728106/Copenhagen-climate-summit-live.html

For the RSS feed:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/rss

Inspiration for Copenhagen

Here are a couple of websites that were listed by Dana Roth and Fred Stoss on Chemical Information and Science & Technical Librarians listservs:

1. From Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action http://www.350.org/?p=4

2. Announcing two major photography exhibits, "Climate Change In Our World" and "How We Know About Our Changing Climate," which will premier in Washington DC just as the U.S. Senate begins debate on climate and energy legislation and a month before the international UNFCCC meetings in Copenhagen.
In an effort to educate and inspire about climate change and its solutions, Gary Braasch brings twenty 5-foot color photographs of climate change and its solutions today, to the Washington headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences — November 10 through March 15, 2010.
Accompanying this show of images from his book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World is a teaching exhibit for kids and adults about how scientists learn about climate change, in association with Lynne Cherry. This show includes educational ideas for classrooms and Cherry’s films about kids who are reducing their climate impact in school and their communities.

Location: AAAS

For more information:

http://www.earthunderfire.com/pages/exhibit.html

Special Note: The "Young Voices" films also will be shown several times at events in Copenhagen.

NRC Report Examines Hidden Costs of Energy

"October 19, 2009 — A new report from the National Research Council examines "hidden" costs of energy production and use — such as the the health impacts of air pollution — that are not reflected in market prices of coal or oil. The quantifiable damages alone were an estimated $120 billion in the U.S. in 2005, a number that reflects primarily health damages caused by air pollution from electricity generation and motor vehicle transportation."

Source: National Academies Newsletter; WhatsNew@nationalacademies.org

Norman Borlaug, of the Green Revolution, has died

Nobel Winner Norman Borlaug Dies At 95
Norman Borlaug, the U.S. agricultural scientist who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding crops to prevent famine in the developing world, has died at age 95.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17778-norm-borlaug-the-man-who-fed-the-world.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

Article from New Scientist online from 9/18/09. A shorter piece is available here:

The New Scientist, Volume 203, Issue 2726, 16 September 2009, Page 7

doi: 10.1016/S0262-4079(09)62442-8

New Database on Pesticides, Food, and Health Risks

New Database on Pesticides, Food, and Health Risks

From the RTKNet.org Web Site:

A new searchable database shows what pesticides are found on different foods, in what amount, and the health effects associated with exposure to each of the chemicals.

Access the Database

See Also: Where Does the Data Come From (Methodology)?

Source: Pesticide Action Network (via RTKNet.org)

Seconary source: Gary Price’s ResourceShelf Newsletter #420, Shirl Kennedy

Mother Nature News: MNN.com

The Nature Conservancy News, via their newsletter today, introduced the Mother Nature News Network which provides information and resources about technology, transportation, earth matters, food, business, home, lifestyle and family.

"You can read Conservancy news, nature and environmental articles, blogs, videos and how-to guides, along with breaking news stories, such as:

  • MNN TV shows Conservancy videos and gives visual advice on everything from green party planning and green parenting to impassioned musicians and local-food chefs.
  • The Green News Roundup with daily environmental news and coverage from around the web including nature.org.content from each of The Nature Conservancy’s state programs.
  • Plus, read what MNN’s featured bloggers cover about the Conservancy and green living topics from transportation to family to business and food. "

Mother Nature News: MNN.com

The Nature Conservancy News, via their newsletter today, introduced the Mother Nature News Network which provides information and resources about technology, transportation, earth matters, food, business, home, lifestyle and family.

"You can read Conservancy news, nature and environmental articles, blogs, videos and how-to guides, along with breaking news stories, such as:

  • MNN TV shows Conservancy videos and gives visual advice on everything from green party planning and green parenting to impassioned musicians and local-food chefs.
  • The Green News Roundup with daily environmental news and coverage from around the web including nature.org.content from each of The Nature Conservancy’s state programs.
  • Plus, read what MNN’s featured bloggers cover about the Conservancy and green living topics from transportation to family to business and food. "

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE)

Netherland OARE programme registers 1500 institutions in less than three years – 18 May 2009

Research4Life has announced that the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme has registered 1500 institutions since its launch in 2006, an increase of nearly 700 percent. Scientists, researchers and environmental policy-makers in 1,500 not-for-profit institutions in the world’s poorest countries will now gain free or low cost access to the latest environmental science literature from the world’s leading journals, books and databases. Research4Life is the collective name given to HINARI, AGORA and OARE, the three public-private partnership programmes of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.

OARE’s sister programmes, HINARI Access to Research Initiative and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), have also shown significant growth. Established in 2002, registrations for HINARI have grown by 61 percent since 2006 so that researchers at 3,866 not-for-profit institutions in 108 countries now have access to over 6,300 medical and health journals. Registrations for AGORA (established in 2003) have increased by 77 percent since 2006, providing researchers at 1,760 developing world institutions with access to 1,276 food, agriculture, and related social sciences journals.

More than 150 publishers now participate in the programmes, including Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer and many university and society presses. Together with technology partner Microsoft, Research4Life seeks to help achieve the UN’s millennium development goals by providing the developing world with access to critical up-to-date scientific research.

Click here to read the original press release.

Yale Environment 360

Yale Environment 360
Wed, Feb 11 2009 1:49 PM (57 subscribers)

Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering authoritative opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. The site (http://e360.yale.edu) features articles by scientists, journalists, and people on the front lines in the environmental field, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/YaleEnvironment360

Discovered” via the “Sierra Club Insider”: “Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope argues in Yale’s e360 magazine that a well-designed package of market reforms, done correctly, will lead to a future that is both prosperous and beneficial.” (moving towards a green economy)