Full text reports to differing points of view on current social issues.
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Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Macmillan Reference, 2009
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.
Handbooks and Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionary of Ecology4th edition.
Over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines such as biogeography, genetics, soil science, geomorphology, atmospheric science, and oceanography.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry6th edition, Wiley, 2003
Subject areas include inorganic and organic chemicals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology, food chemistry and environmental protection. Chemical substances are described in detail: physical and chemical properties, production, applications, economic data, toxicology and occupational health data is provided for each substance.
Coral Reef Information SystemNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is designed to be a single point of access to NOAA coral reef information and data products, especially those derived from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Global Invasive Species DatabaseInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), SSC- Species Survival Commission of the IUCN -International Union for Conservation of Nature. The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme. The GISD focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and natural ecosystems and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world.
IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesThe International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) facilitates the collection, management and processing of species data for publication on the IUCN Red List.
StatistaThis link opens in a new windowA statistics portal with data from over 18,000 sources -- private, public, and proprietary from North America, Europe, and Asia. Also included are U.S. industry reports, country reports, and colorful infographics.
All statistics can be downloaded as PowerPoint, Excel, and JPEG files, along with the original source with full citations in APA, Chicago, Harvard, and MLA formats.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects information needed to understand the Nation's water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, maps, and recent water projects. Water data by state is also included.
The Adirondack Ecological Center was established in 1971 by the State University of New York College of Environmental Forestry in Syracuse to provide the science that underpins the management of Adirondack Park as one of the world's foremost experiments in conservation and sustainability.
Abstract summaries of the environmental impact statements issued by the federal government. Each record includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates. Coverage: 1985-present.
Note: Environmental Impact Statements: Digests is now part of Environmental Science Index. By default, your search will be limited to Environmental Impact Statements: Digests content only. Deselect the checkbox to expand your search and get more results.
A project of Carnegie Mellon and the PA State Association of Boroughs. Carnegie Mellon University, 2012. Debate on natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) of shale rock formations center on arguments about energy, the economy, and the environment.
There has been considerably less attention paid to the societal and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing, including impacts on tourism, patterns of housing development, crime, social services usage, road quality, and urban planning and population issues. The urgency to understand these concerns brought together researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and officials from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs and the Chrostwaite Institute to create the Research Guide to the Marcellus and Utica Shales. The purpose of this project is to catalog the literature on natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing in order to help policymakers and researchers comprehend the existing research on this topic and identify issues for further study.
“Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs”.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation