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Alternative Fuel Information

"Alternative fuels, as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), include ethanol, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, biodiesel, electricity, methanol, and p-series fuels. These fuels are being used worldwide in a variety of vehicle applications. Using these alternative fuels in vehicles can generally reduce harmful pollutants and exhaust emissions. In addition, most of these fuels can be domestically produced and derived from renewable sources."

Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center

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  • Fuel Station Locator - stations that offer compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or propane), 85% ethanol (E85), electric, biodiesel, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Added 7/27/05

EurekAlert! Science News

EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology.

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New World, Old World

Climate, Pollution...

Genetics, Cells, Zoology...

Health Care, Grants...

Energy, Atoms, Superconductors...

Geology, Oceanography...

Science Literacy, K-12, Graduate...


Models, Systems, Chaos...

Cancer, Diet, Drugs...

Patents, Treaties, Laws...

Addiction, Parenting, Mental Health...

Astronomy, Comets, Space Missions...

Electronics, Internet, Nanotechnology...


Science news that's just a click away.
Added 7/20/05

ASLI's Choice - Award For the Best Book of 2005

What is your favorite book of 2005?

Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) is seeking your nominations for the best book of 2005. They are going to present ASLI's Choice Award for the best book of 2005 in the fields of meteorology / climatology / atmospheric sciences in Atlanta, Georgia during the 86th AMS Annual Meeting, 29 January-2 February 2006.

The books will be judged on nine criteria:

  1. uniqueness
  2. comprehensiveness
  3. usefulness
  4. quality
  5. authoritativeness
  6. organization
  7. illustrations/diagrams
  8. competition
  9. references

To qualify, the book has to have a 2005 copyright date and can be in any format and at any reading level: college, research, general audience, children's, reference. Any language is accepted.

Readers are invited to nominate their choice and submit their nomination to the chair of the ASLI Awards Committee listed below, or to complete the form on the ASLI website: You may nominate as many works as you wish, but please complete a separate entry from for each work. November 30, 2005 will be the cut-off date for submissions. The ASLI executive will have the difficult choice of doing the final selection from the titles pre-screened by the Awards Committee.

For more information please see Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), May 2005, p. 698 (available at the Branch Library).

How do I submit my nomination?

Complete the form at:, or email, or send to:

M. Latyszewskyj
Environment Canada Library, Downsview
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M2N 3C7

What is the closing date?

Nov. 30, 2005

How do I know who has won?

Winner will be posted to the ASLI listserv and to the ASLI website after the announcement in January 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Added 7/14/05

Online Catalog Upgrade

The Boulder Labs Library online catalog has a new address: Please update your bookmarks.

The catalog's move to a new server was part of an upgrade that also resulted in some changes to the catalog's look and functionality. New features include:

To access Your Defaults and Bookbag, you will need to login to the system using your ID number. If you don't remember your ID number or you have questions/comments about any of the changes, contact the circulation desk at ext. 3271 or

Added 7/7/05


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