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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

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

Environmental SCENE -- news channel from C&EN

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Environmental SCENE

On July 1, Chemical & Engineering News launched its first news channel. Called the Environmental SCENE, the channel provides news articles about environmental research, business, and policy, including coverage of climate change, pollution, toxic substances, energy, and sustainability. Drawing on content from the pages of C&EN, the news channel also contains its own original content, significantly expanding C&EN's coverage of environmental research.

Readers will have free access all of the stories on the Environmental SCENE even if they do not have a subscription to C&EN.

Please contact Michael Torrice or LibraryRelations@acs.org with questions or feedback.

C&EN launches news channel on environmental research (ACS)

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 "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." 

Under "Latest News" is where you'll find the Environmental Scene RSS feed, etc.

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, 7/8/10

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