Daily Archives: November 7, 2009

New FDA Web Page Lists Disposal Instructions for Select Medicines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched a Web page for consumers with information on how to dispose of certain drugs, including several high-potency opioids and other selected controlled substances. These medicines have the potential to be harmful, even … Continue reading

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New EIA (Energy Information Administration) Web Portal: Energy Explained

Via Resource Shelf. Energy Explained From e-mail: Energy Explained , a new web portal launched today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), celebrates Energy Awareness Month with the most comprehensive energy education resource available from the U.S. Government. The … Continue reading

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FuelEconomy.gov also available for mobile phones

FuelEconomy.gov provides a mobile version of their site at fueleconomy.gov/m. The mobile site provides: Fuel economy ratings for all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. back to model year 1985 Annual fuel cost estimates Annual petroleum use (barrels … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 fails to excite today's researchers

Read the full story in Research Information. Web 2.0 technologies have fundamentally changed the way that many people share personal information. It might be an exaggeration to say that everyone is constantly twittering, blogging their daily thoughts, or uploading their … Continue reading

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State Green Economy Profiles

Via Docuticker. State Green Economy Profiles Source: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices As governors across the country look at ways they can help build a green economy in their state, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices … Continue reading

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Report Estimates Climate Change Adaptation Costs, Impacts to UtilitiesV

Via Docuticker. Report Estimates Climate Change Adaptation Costs, Impacts to Utilities Source: National Association of Clean Water Agencies The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of the Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) released a report today detailing … Continue reading

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Plastic Bottle Recycling Reaches Record High of Over 2.4 Billion Pounds Annually

Via Docuticker. Plastic Bottle Recycling Reaches Record High of Over 2.4 Billion Pounds Annually Source: American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 75 million pounds in 2008 (up 3.2%), … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology Records Now a Part of NLM's Toxicology Data Network, TOXNET

Via RFF Library Blog. National Library of Medicine http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) has added its first set of nanomaterial records.  Nanotechnology is the study of matter on an atomic and molecular scale– … Continue reading

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Emissions Targets in Cap-and-Trade : Choosing Reduction Goals Compatible with Global Climate Stabilization

Via RFF Library Blog. Brookings Institution / by Bryan K. Mignone http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2009/09_cap_and_trade_emissions_targets_mignone.aspx [From introduction] …a consensus climate stabilization target will ultimately emerge as a result of ongoing political discussions. This target will most likely take the form of a number … Continue reading

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Cost Containment for Cap-and-Trade : Designing Effective Compliance Flexibility Mechanisms

Via RFF Library Blog. Brookings Institution / by Bryan K. Mignone http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2009/09_cap_and_trade_cost_containment_mignone.aspx [From introduction]…Here we imagine that an appropriate US emissions reduction blueprint has already been selected from the space of available alternatives and focus…on the set of design considerations … Continue reading

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