I just read about the Global Institute of Sustainability in the table of contents alert of BioScience Vol. 60, Issue 7, Jul 2010. Michael M. Crow, the President of Arizona State University wrote this opinion piece
Organizing Teaching and Research to Address the Grand Challenges of Sustainable Development
Its Vision: "The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world."
Dr. Crow writes: "With the establishment of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) in 2004 and the first-of-its-kind School of Sustainability three years later, ASU has positioned itself in the vanguard of interdisciplinary research on environmental, economic, and social sustainability."
From Knowledgespeak Newsletter, Sept. 15, 2009
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."
[The] "project currently makes available over 357 million pages of scientific information covering energy, medicine, agriculture and the environment. It continues to seek new partners to expand the resource and help stimulate revolutionary advances in science."