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EPA Toxics Release 2010 now available

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27 Jan 2012

 

  *NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2012, The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP and TOXNET Now Include 2010 EPA Toxics Release

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf12/brief/jf12_sis_toxmap.html

 

From:  NLM New files for the week of Jan 23, 2012

 

More information is here at Toxmap News: http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2012/01/toxmap-now-includes-tri-2010-data.html

 

Toxic Chemicals used in Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

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*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2011, TOXMAP: Learn About Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd11/nd11_sis_reprint_toxmap.html

 

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 12, 2011

GREENR enhanced by audio and video interviews

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"Gale and TheGreenInterview.com partner to enhance content of GREENR - 17 May 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, and TheGreenInterview.com, a Canadian subscription website offering information on environmental subjects, have announced an agreement to enhance the content of GREENR. GREENR is Gale's electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of sustainable development, the environment, energy and natural resources.

TheGreenInterview.com will be providing Gale with video interviews covering a range of issues connected to our planet, humans on Earth, damage to our ecosystem, alternative development ideas, sustainability and more. Transcripts and audio (MP3) files of the video content and biographies of the interviewees in each video segment will also be available. Additional Green Interview content will be added to GREENR in the future, as it is produced. The agreement also licenses to Gale two blogs from TheGreenInterview.com that discusses current and past environmental topics and developments.

TheGreenInterview.com, hosted by noted author, speaker and educator Silver Donald Cameron, provides an e-newsletter and video series that captures, in interview form, the ideas of the world's most prominent advocates of sustainability and environmental protection. The shows are produced and directed by Chris Beckett, and released in association with Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Launched in April 2010, the goal of TheGreenInterview.com is to amass an unparalleled library of extended video and audio interviews with the world's environmental leaders. The complete list can be found online at http://www.thegreeninterview.com/interviews. TheGreenInterview.com content will be added to GREENR at no additional cost to current customers."

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 17, 2011

NOAA's Lophelia II -- See/read her exploration accounts

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"NOAA Ocean Explorer: Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs [pdf, Flash Player]

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/10lophelia/welcome.html

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been documenting the field mission of its ship, the Lophelia II, since 2001. In the fall of 2010, the Lophelia II went to cruise around the Gulf of Mexico conducting important experiments and analyses looking into the world of the deep-water coral communities there. The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement sponsored the project. On the site, visitors can read their exploration and research logs, take a look at their mission plans, and also view a slide show of images from their work. In the November 3rd log, visitors can read about the final dive of this expedition, which took the scientists over to an area near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The site is rounded out by the "Ask an Explorer" section, which features answers to questions posed by curious visitors to the site. [KMG]

To find this resource and more high-quality online resources in math and science visit Scout's sister site - AMSER, the Applied Math and Science Educational Repository at http://amser.org."

Source:  The Scout  Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, 2/4/11

Alternative Energy eTrack -- New Database at Princeton

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"Statistical reports on alternative power sources including wind, hydro, solar, geothermal, bio, ocean, transportation biofuels, fuel cells along with energy storage, efficiency, and infrastructure; and carbon. Also includes electricity power prices."
 
Source: Dirag Committee & Bobray Bordelon
Taken from our Articles & Databases listings.
September 10, 2010 [posted]

NLM® Resource Update: Crude Oil and Dispersants Added to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®).

In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527 records. Although many dispersants exist, the two selected were most widely used during recent oil clean up efforts in the United States Gulf area and are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of authorized dispersants for use on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule.

The HSDB records include data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate and exposure, and hazard information.

Source: NLM Technical Bulletin 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e4.

ToxRefDB -- new database on toxicity testing from EPA

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"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new database called ToxRefDB, which allows scientists and the public to search and download thousands of toxicity testing results on hundreds of chemicals. ToxRefDB captures 30 years and $2 billion of testing results. It provides detailed chemical toxicity data in an accessible format. It is a part of ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource), an online data warehouse that collects data from about 500 public sources on tens of thousands of environmentally relevant chemicals http://actor.epa.gov/toxrefdb/faces/Home.jsp."

Source:  Anonymous. Online. Medford: Jul/Aug 2010. Vol. 34, Iss. 4; pg. 10, 1 pgs

Document URL:

http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=2079182141&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=17210&RQT=309&VName=PQD

 

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New Toxicology Tutorial Available

 

 

Source:  Special Libraries Association, ERMD Newsletter, Winter 2010.

"ToxLearn, a new NLM resource, is now available. http://toxlearn.nlm.nih.gov

ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to toxicology. It can be used as an ancillary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course, and can provide users of NLM’s toxicology databases with a working knowledge of basic toxicology principles. ToxLearn modules will be made available as they are completed. Module 1 covers "Toxicology and Dose Response."

NRC Report Examines Hidden Costs of Energy

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"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

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