UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

From C&RL (College & Research Libraries) News, April, 2019, p. 243:

This organization is a partnership between the UN Environmental Programme and the British non-profit, World Conservation Monitoring Centre. https://www.unep-wcmc.org

The purpose of the UNEP-WCMC is to preserve biodiversity, improving its management while trying to minimize the environmental impacts of humans.  The organization collects data and creates tools for its visualization and analysis.  There are 28 projects currently described.  The “Resources & Data” tab leads to publications and data visualizations.  In addition there is a link to the Biodiversity Heritage Library for older resources.



Green Chemistry at the EPA — website updated

“…check out US EPA’s redesigned green chemistry website: www.epa.gov/greenchemistry
Notable highlight: For the first time, you can view a table (or download a spreadsheet) of all nominated technologies.

We hope you find it helpful!

Green Chemistry Program

From an email this day from greenchemistry@epa.gov

National Technical Reports Library: Alternative Energy & the Environment

Vol. 6 (2) of the Newsletter, dated Aug. 15, 2013, lists some key reports about alternative energy, more specifically about solar energy, wind power, hydrokinetic power, biofuels, and geothermal. 

“This issue features a sampling of new and historic information available from NTIS via the NTRL V3.0 and the NTIS website related to the topic of Alternative Energy and the Environment. “ 

Free subscriptions of this monthly newsletter can be had by writing to G. Guthrie at Greg Guthrie [GGuthrie@ntis.gov]

International Polar Year, new website & Report of sea-level rise on West Coast

“A new website highlights the International Polar Year, an intense program of research, analysis, and observations at Earth’s poles that has yielded insights important to the entire planet. Meet the scientists who are exploring these icy landscapes and watch a webinar presentation.

Watch a video outlining some of the conclusions from a new National Research Council report on sea-level rise along the U.S. west coast, specifically north and south of Cape Mendocino, Calif.”

These include a webinar and video.

Source:  What’s New @ the National Academies, July 9, 2012