Here is the home page of the Nature Conservancy. One can sign up for their free e-newsletter. Here is the latest issue. There is a blog, with links to many conservation-related blogs. There are podcasts, short articles, photos and volunteer opportunities, etc.
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
For more information:
World Library of Toxicology Launched
September 9, 2009: Toxipedia.org, in partnership with the USA National Library of Medicine (NLM), the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), announces the launch of the World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health, briefly referred to as the World Library of Toxicology (WLT) (http://www.wltox.org).
This free global Web portal provides the scientific community and public with links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health.
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment is the source of the above text.
ERFF adds research database to WorldWideScience Alliance science gateway
"The British Library has announced that the UK has made its first major independent contribution of data to the WorldWideScience Alliance project (www.worldwidescience.org) with the upload of the Environment Research Funders’ Forum (ERFF) Research Database. The database holds information on some 20,000 publicly funded environmental research projects and programmes that have been funded by ERFF’s member organisations since 2005. Although data is being continually added to the ERFF’s collections, anyone using WorldWideScience.org will be able to access information through the federated search function."
Research4Life launches website – 07 Jul 2009
Research4Life has announced the launch of www.research4life.org.. The website will act as the public face of the Research4Life partnership for journalists, partners and institutions considering joining one of the programmes. It will include news about the programmes, information on the partners and participating institutions, testimonials and case studies.
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. One hundred and fifty five publishers now participate in the programmes, including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and Oxford University Press and many university and learned 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.
The website features examples of how the programmes are having a real-world impact on developing countries.
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter 7/7/09
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.
“Citing budget constraints, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced this week it will shut down its Center for Capacity Building, a small group of experts headed by Dr. Michael “Mickey” Glantz, a 35-year veteran of NCAR and a well-known champion of helping human beings adapt to climate change. The Center was dedicated to assisting communities in Asia, Africa, and other areas less fortunate than the US in dealing with the societal impacts of weather and climate. The abrupt announcement was met with vociferous protest within the social science community and amongst colleagues in the climate policy arena. What does this move say about overall support for the role of social sciences in climate research and policy development?”
ClimateScienceWatch, is the newsletter for “Promoting integrity in the use of climate science in government”.
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008.
Read the whole entry.
EPA is enhancing access to library services for the public and Agency staff. EPA will open previously closed libraries in its National Library Network, with walk-in access for the public and EPA staff. Other library locations will expand staffing, operating hours, or services. This notice [from the Federal Register] provides information regarding how members of the public can access the libraries and services beginning September 30, 2008.”
With thanks to Dorothy Alibrando, from the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection, who sent this information to the Special Libraries group, Environment & Resource Management Division.
Article and Video: This Green House (~6 min.) from the New York Times, May 26, 2008
A day with the environmentally conscious students living in the ‘sustainability house’ at Oberlin College.
REN21 – Renewables 2007 Global Status Report
Source: Worldwatch Institute
This is taken directly from docuticker — a service which offers free alerts and collects selected documents from government agencies, think tanks, and NGOs. (The same group produces the ResourceShelf.)
April 13, 2008 at 11:51 am · Filed under Energy, Environment, International
“The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal.
The report is the product of an international team of over 140 researchers and contributors from both developed and developing countries, drawing upon wide-ranging information and expertise across technologies, markets, and countries. Sections include: Global Market Overview, Investment Flows, Industry Trends, Policy Landscape, and Rural (Off-Grid) Renewable Energy. The policy section provides overviews of: policy targets for renewable energy, power generation promotion policies, solar hot water/heating policies, biofuels policies, municipal policies, and green power purchasing and renewable electricity certificates.”
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