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Daily Archives: December 3, 2009
Read the full story in the Ithaca Journal. A three-year $883,000 grant from the National Science Foundation is expected to convert Cornell’s e-print arXiv of scientific papers from a simple database to an interaction site where authors, articles, databases and … Continue reading
Read the full story at CNET. Google Earth and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday that Google is developing a tool to map out disturbing scenarios of how California can be affected by climate change. The project comes out of … Continue reading
Read the full post in the Mobile Libraries blog. Twitter, the microblogging Web site that enables users to post unlimited messages of 140 characters or less, became the fastest-growing Internet communication tool earlier this year, according to Nielsen Online. [snip] … Continue reading
Read the full story at Minnesota Public Radio. Minnesota scientists say it appears endocrine-disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals are found in even the most pristine lakes in the state. Researchers say they’re not sure why the chemical compounds are so widespread, … Continue reading
Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Dressing wounds can be a dirty business. Not only do emergency rooms around the world create countless tons of biohazardous waste from used bandages, but persistent wounds can become infected if tainted … Continue reading
Read the full story in the Columbia Daily Tribune. The University of Missouri is opposing federal legislation that would put caps on its greenhouse gas emissions because those limits would cost millions, UM System President Gary Forsee said in a … Continue reading
Read the editorial in Nature. Stolen e-mails have revealed no scientific conspiracy, but do highlight ways in which climate researchers could be better supported in the face of public scrutiny.
The Sustainable Electronics Initiative and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is hosting a symposium entitled Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment, February 23-24, 2010 at the I Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the University of … Continue reading
Yesterday, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Read her statement here.