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GreenFILE Environmental Database - New!

GreenFILE (greeninfoonline.com), is a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns, focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

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Added 4/2/08
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New Weather Tools & Real-Time Data

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From the Library: Atmospheric Science Subject Guide - Resources and Weather for Boulder/Denver

Added 4/9/08
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NIST Virtual Museum

NIST Virtual Museum (museum.nist.gov) features historically themed virtual exhibits, an online historical photo gallery, and news about the NIST museum physically located in Gaithersburg.

The virtual museum showcases some of the best parts of NIST history

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The museum's featured exhibit highlights Jacob Rabinow's inauguration into the Inventor's Hall of Fame, class of 2005. The exhibit is culled from the objects featured in the Rabinow Room, his numerous patents, and the NIST photo archive.

Added 4/16/08
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New Online Science Reports from National Academies Press

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National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. NAP publishes more than 200 books per year on topics in science, engineering, and health.

Many NAP books, including those below, are freely available to read online. Government employees are also able to order copies of publications free of charge, as long as it's delivered to a government address. If you would like to recommend any of these reports for the library collection, please fill out this form or Request Free Report as Government Employee

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Additonal online books are available on the Library site, including texts, reference and reports.

Added 4/23/08
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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change

Publisher Wiley-Blackwell recently announced an agreement to launch a new online publication, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change. The publication is a collaborative project with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and will begin publishing in 2010.

From the press release: "The Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) are hybrid publications that combine the most powerful features of traditional reference works and review journals in an innovative online format. WIREs Climate Change will complement the global publisher's already existing activities in the area of geographical research and knowledge transfer to policy.

WIREs Climate Change will be developed under the editorship of Professor Mike Hulme, Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia. The online resource will cover a broad range of topics including climate modelling, climate economics, climate change mitigation, and the ecological impacts of climate change."

Source: www.blackwellpublishing.com/press/pressitem.asp?ref=1655

Added 4/29/08
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