Re: (Fwd) National Library for the Environment - Online (fwd)
Douglas B. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 21:11:56 -0600
>Please come an visit the on-line National Library for the Environment at
>www.cnie.org and please circulate this message to your colleagues,
>students and friends.
>The on-line National Library for the Environment (http://www.cnie.org)
>contains seven free and very useful information resources:
>1. Hundreds of up-to-date objective, nonpartisan issue reports.
>2. Environmental Education Programs and Resources.
>3. Environmental Laws -- local, state, federal and international.
>4. An in-depth resource on Population-Environment Linkages.
>5. A Virtual Library of Ecology and Biodiversity.
>6. Information on environmental conferences and meetings
>7. Environmental Careers and Jobs
>Each is described below.
>The Library is heavily used by students and educators, NGOs,
>journalists, and decisionmakers in the private and public sector all
>over the U.S. and around the world. The Library was recently honored
>with a Computerworld Smithsonian award for innovative use of
>technology. CNIE wishes to thank the following for making the Library
>possible: Compaq Computer Corporation, the David and Lucile Packard
>Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, the Winslow Foundation,
>AT&T and members of the CNIE Associates Programs. Rice University Center
>for Conservation Biology Network is a major collaborator in this effort.
>Pace University Law School and several other organizations provide
>significant on-line resources for the Library.
>1. Over 300 nonpartisan environmental reports produced by the Library
>of Congress' Congressional Research Service exclusively for Members of
>Congress and their staff. Issues addressed include: Agriculture &
>Grazing, Air Issues, Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, Forestry,
>International Issues, Legislation, Marine Issues, Mining, Natural
>Resources, Pesticides, Pollution, Population, Public Lands, Regulatory
>Reform, Stratospheric Ozone, Trade, Taxes & Economics, Transportation,
>Waste Management, Water Quality and Wetlands.
>Reports are reviewed for technical soundness, objectivity and
>nonpartisanship and many are updated monthly. Yet, surprisingly, these
>reports are not available to the American citizens. As the National
>Journal reported, "[i]f anyone other than a Member of Congress asked the
>Congressional Research Service for copies of the reports the agency
>writes, the answer would be an emphatic "no." The Library of Congress
>is not affiliated with the National Library for the Environment and does
>not cooperate in this initiative. However, as products of Congress, CRS
>reports are not copyrighted and thus CNIE has legally made them freely
>available to the public.
>Congressional Research Service Reports:
>"I am an avid user of the CNIE website that lists CRS reports." --
>Pamela Newman-Barnett, environment and energy reporter, Washington, D.C.
>2. Environmental Education Programs and Resources include:
>*** Directory of Higher Education Environmental Programs.
>*** Starfish: sustainability courses, bibliographic references,
>innovative teaching techniques.
>*** Academic Programs in Conservation Biology.
>*** Community college and high school environmental technology
>*** Environmental Impact Assessment Training Courses.
>Environmental Education Programs and Resources are implemented in
>collaboration with Rice University and including resources developed by
>us and others. The Directory of Higher Education Programs includes over
>150 degree-granting, environmental programs -- many of which train K-12
>teachers. The Directory was developed by CNIE and Rice University. The
>resources provided on Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center
>(ATEEC) in Iowa address environmental technology education through
>curriculum development, professional development and the nation's
>community college and high school environmental technology programs.
>Complementing the program-focused resources is Second Nature's Starfish,
>with over 200 syllabi and reading lists for sustainability courses, 1600
>bibliographic references for sustainability and 21 innovative teaching
>Environmental Education Programs and Resources:
>"I teach courses in environmental and natural resource economics. Your
>site is extremely valuable, both to me and to my students. Thank you!"
>-- Mark Evans, Economics Professor and Director, Environmental Resource
>Management Program, CSU Bakersfield
>3. Population and Environment Linkages contain extensive information
>and source documents at all levels of complexity in an innovative and
>simple framework. Areas addressed include: Demographics, Fresh Water
>Resources, Oceans, Land-Use, Coastal Environments, Air, Climate, &
>Atmospheric Change, Food Resources, Biodiversity, Security, Development
>and Economics, and Environmental Health. Abstracts and full
>bibliographic information for each article is given. Introductory
>articles on how human population impacts upon aspects of the environment
>can be found on the population/environment database home page.
>Population and Environment Linkages: http://www.cnie.org/pop/pophome.htm
>4. Environmental Laws and Treaties is maintained by Pace University Law
>School and includes organized links to primary legal sources on:
>International Laws and Treaties, Federal Environmental Laws of the
>United States, State Environmental Laws, and Comparative Environmental
> Environmental Laws and Treaties: http://www.cnie.org/nle/nlelaw.htm
>"I located your website and found it a good source of environmental and
>regulatory information. The reports are well written and cover a wide
>range of topics. .... Thank you for the service." -- Alex Regalado,
>Environmental Management Consultant
>5. The Virtual Library of Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment is
>maintained by Rice University Center for Conservation Biology Network
>and organizes information around the following topics: Global
>Sustainability, History of Life, Endangered Species, Captive Breeding,
>Exotic Introductions, Pollution, Protected Areas, Values of
>Biodiversity, National issues (non-U.S.), State Issues (U.S.), U.S.
>Government and Legislation, International Treaties, Biodiversity and
>Conservation, and Conservation Education
>The Virtual Library of Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment:
>"Thank You. I am a high school Ecology teacher and this site will
>provide me with information for my own education, plus I will be able to
>use the site with my students." -- K. Goode
>6. Meetings and Conferences is a bulletin board for events of interest
>to the environmental science and policy communities.
>Meetings and Conferences: http://www.cnie.org/conferences.htm
>Your web pages are a very useful source of information for links to
>environmental aspects of US policies. For a small UK company the easier
>access to information is invaluable. Thank you"
>-- Rachel Price, U.K.
>7. Careers and Opportunities includes: Environmental Positions,
>Counseling, Corporate Research, Job Market Analysis, Salary
>Determination, Job Databases, E-Mail Headhunters, Resume Preparation,
>Resume Posting, Cover letters, Interviewing, Education, and links to
>other career sites (Mega Lists).
>Careers and Opportunities: http://www.cnie.org/career/megajob.htm
>"I think the on-line information provided has been of tremendous value
>to me and to many others around the US and the world. I congratulate
>your organization on this success." -- Jeffrey Wang
>All of these sites are accessible from the home page of the CNIE:
>Kevin Hutton, Webmaster
>Committee for the National Institute for the Environment
>1725 K Street, NW Suite 212 Phone 202/530-5810
>Washington, D.C. 20006-1401 Fax 202/628-4311
>Gary M. Throop THROOPG@icarus.som.clarkson.edu
>Clarkson University 315-268-3814
>School of Business FAX: 315-268-3810
>Potsdam, NY 13699
Douglas B. Johnson
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