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INTERNET NEWSBRIEF, January 22, 1999 Internet NewsBrief is a weekly service from the EPA Headquarters Library that provides a sampling of new and/or useful Internet resources for EPA staff and other environmental professionals. The Internet NewsBrief is also available on the Web at: http://www.epa.gov/natlibra/hqirc/inb.htm ** EPA INFORMATION ** Climate Change and Waste http://www.epa.gov/mswclimate/ Rising levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are causing changes in our climate, and some of these changes can be traced to solid waste. The manufacture, distribution, and use of products--as well as management of the resulting waste--all produce greenhouse gas emissions. Waste prevention and recycling are real ways to help mitigate climate change. This site describes the connection between climate change and solid waste, explains how waste reduction can help slow the effects of climate change, and outlines the EPA's efforts to address this important issue. Also, find tools, like WARM software, that can help organizations estimate the greenhouse gas emissions from their solid waste management activities. ** ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION ** The Science & Environmental Policy Project http://www.sepp.org/ The Science & Environmental Policy Project is an independent, non-profit research group founded in 1990 by atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer on the premise that sound, credible science must form the basis for health and environmental decisions that affect millions of people and cost tens of billions of dollars every year. Its mission, then, is to clarify the diverse problems facing the planet and, where necessary, arrive at effective, cost-conscious solutions. This site provides access to the Project's research reports, commentaries and articles on current environmental issues with an emphasis on the global warming debates. ** GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ** U. S. Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) http://www.gcrio.org/ GCRIO supports the U. S. Global Change Research Program ( http://www.usgcrp.gov/ ) by providing access to data and information on global change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change related educational resources. GCRIO also offers service and support for the Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS), a collection of distributed information systems operated by government agencies involved in global change research. This site serves as a clearinghouse for selected key documents and reports that are either generated or sponsored by specific Federal Agencies. One can find a variety of bibliographic databases; links to Federal Agency websites; relevant environmental data, catalog, and library systems; and a special section that deals with environmental education and research funding opportunities. ** INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION ** CSIRO Atmospheric Research http://www.dar.csiro.au/ The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Atmospheric Research division conducts research into weather, climate and atmospheric pollution, concentrating on environmental issues affecting Australia and the world. The research is carried out within four scientific programs: atmospheric pollution, atmospheric processes, climate modeling, and global atmospheric change. This site contains news and research studies on such topics as air pollution, El Nino and La Nina, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, and remote sensing. ** BUSINESS/CORPORATE/NONPROFIT INFORMATION ** Climate Institute http://www.climate.org/ The Climate Institute works to protect the balance between climate and life on earth by facilitating the dialogue among scientists, policy makers, business executives and citizens. Visit this site for conference reports, research articles and bibliographies, past issues of the Institute's Climate Alert and Climate Report periodical publications, and an extensive list of related Internet resources. DISCLAIMER The information provided in Internet NewsBrief was correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of publication. It is important to remember, however, the dynamic nature of the Internet. Resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restrict access the next, and the location of items may change as menus and homepages are reorganized. Permission is granted to make and distribute copies of Internet NewsBrief provided appropriate credit is given to the U. S. EPA Headquarters Library and the disclaimer paragraph is included. TO SUBSCRIBE If you are not currently receiving Internet NewsBrief and would like to subscribe, please send a message to: email@example.com (Add whatever suffix or prefix necessary to send an email message from your email gateway to the Internet); leave the subject line blank, or put a period in the subject area; then type the following in the body of the message: subscribe INTERNETNB-L firstname lastname If you have any questions concerning the information provided in this NewsBrief, please contact the Headquarters Information Resources Center through email at InternetNB@epamail.epa.gov or by phone (202) 260-5922.
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