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An information gateway providing resources pertaining to environmental sustainability. Provides full-text searches for the best reviewed Internet content on the topic; provides news, links to organizations, action alerts and blogs. Read More

Auto Repair Shop Safety

Library Holdings. Publication information for a book about accident prevention for those employed in the auto repair industry. Read More

Quality in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Library Holdings. Textbook for sale through AOAC International. This book introduces the reader to the whole concept of quality assurance. It discusses how all aspects of chemical analysis, from sampling and method selection to the choice of equipment and the taking and reporting of measurements, affect the quality of analytical data. Includes self-assessment questions. Read More

Fact Sheet: Ventilation and Air Quality in Offices

In 1989, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published its “Standard 62-1989: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”. This is a voluntary standard for minimum ventilation rates and indoor air quality that will be acceptable to human occupants. This is an overview of the standard established by ASHRAE for minimizing the effects of the sick building syndrome. The site also offers several links for additional pertinent information on the subject. Read More

Chisholm Lab at MIT: Resources on Phytoplankton

The Chisholm Lab at MIT has done groundbreaking work on the role of phytoplankton in ocean systems, including the discovery of a new species of phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus, found to be an abundant marine photosynthetic bacterium. The resources provided at the Lab’s site include basic and advanced information on phytoplankton, laboratory protocols, a bibliography of additional resources, and links to a variety of sources in oceanography, marine biology, genomics, and other subjects. Read More

A Process-based Analysis of Methane Exchanges Between Alaskan Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Atmosph

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is less abundant than carbon dioxide, but has a much more potent effect. It is also a greenhouse gas that is often present in natural systems. Zhuang et al. used computer modelling to predict trends in the absorption and release of methane in Alaskan soils, taking into account the effects that predicted climate change might have on methane cycling in ecosystems. Read More

Absolute vs. Intensity-Based Emission Caps

As governments begin to consider regulation of greenhouse gases, many are turning to market-based initiatives. Such programs assign emitters a certain share of emissions, and allow them to trade for emissions rights in a market. Emission shares can be distributed strictly as a certain amount of carbon, or they can be assigned as a certain amount of pollutant per unit output or input. This paper compares the two methods of regulation in the specific area of regulating greenhouse gases, and provides a theoretical economic analysis of their effects. Read More

Analytical Chemistry

Library Holdings. Offering a clearly structured overview of analytical chemistry, this book is a modern, up-to-date discussion of the entire field in a single volume. Kellner, R.; Mermet, J.M.; Otto, M.; Widmer, H.M. (Editors) Read More

Methods for Environmental Trace Analysis

Library Holdings. This book covers sample preparation in environmental trace analysis. Available for purchase. Read More

An Introduction to Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

Library Holdings. A thoroughly revised and updated version of the book by Les Ebdon, An Introduction to Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Available to purchase. Read More


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