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  1. #1 Environmental science sources 
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    Looking for scientifically based web sites that cover environmental subjects or news.
    Feel free you add your own. If we get a big collection I'll take your suggestions to consolidate organize.

    I'll start.
    Climate Science. http://www.climatecentral.org/ Good explanations for converting the science into layman’s language.
    Skeptical Science. http://www.skepticalscience.com/ More a topic by topic debunking of common memes put forth by the fossil fuel industry on varying web sites.
    Real Climate. http://www.realclimate.org/ Blog run by climatologist researches that covers a combination of basic materials, analysis of current papers, and occasional tiptoe into the politics.

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    Environmental News Network. http://www.enn.com/ An online news page covering a wide range of breaking environmental news.

    The Scientific Alliance. http://www.scientific-alliance.org/ A relatively unbiased and pragmatic online magazine that covers wide range of environmental science topics


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    This is an online text book that can be a useful reference.

    The Discovery of Global Warming http://www.aip.org/history/climate/index.htm


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    Here's my list:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/ear...mental_issues/ - news about the environment

    http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/climate - independent body providing info about the environment

    http://www.eurunion.org/eu/Hot-Topic...vironment.html - international news about ENV
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    I'd not use Al Gore's book as being credible or educational.
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    site of the Research Library on which are some rare and interesting books on environment

    ResLib.com: Environmental Geology: Facing the Challenges of Our Changing Earth
    ResLib.com: Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
    ResLib.com: Chemistry in the Marine Environment___

    i sometimes use this library to do my scientific works and too lok for useful books for my friends

    and there was an interesting book about infkuence of radars and high technologies of 21 century
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    Hi,

    I would suggest you the following books:

    The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, ed. Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm
    Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect, by David W. Orr
    Earth Medicine: Ancestors? Ways of Harmony for Many Moons, by Jamie Sams
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    Thank you very much!!! and where we can read them in the Internet libraries?
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    For on-line "textbook" style explication of physics and other issues (statistics, etc) for climate.
    The Science of Doom

    Lots of multi-part series - just like chapters - on topics like thermodynamics, radiative transfer equations, modelling and all sorts of other goodies. Even if you join my skip-most-of-the-equations club, there's a lot of learning here. (Can take a fair bit of reading time. If you're really serious, printing off one or two at a time and expending serious brainpower over several hours with a highlighter pen or similar handy learning aid can pay handsome dividends.)
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    and what is your club?
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    The club? Lots of us I imagine. Interested in science, and knowledgeable in a general way on a variety of topics, but for one reason or another not willing (or able) to do the maths or physics equations unless we're really, really keen. I'm happy to put in the occasional couple of hours working through an interesting scientific paper or other explanation - but not for any serious, consistent effort.

    Most of you guys don't have my excuse. I'm old enough to be your mother, maybe even your grandmother. You're young enough and engaged in education or science so you ought to make the effort. And from my perspective, you'd do well to get right on top of statistics. Helps in every scientific endeavour as well as giving you a good grounding in not being misled by first impressions on anything.
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    The Union of Concerned Scientists

    UCS: Independent Science, Practical Solutions | Union of Concerned Scientists



    The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

    What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 400,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.





    Green Peace

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    Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world.
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    I have been been putting together a resources page for a global warming awareness campaign in Toronto. Feel free to look at the different environmental resources I have collected. I have gathered resources produced by countries around the world. This is to help reduce the number of climate change skeptics as well as to inform many others about why climate change is real, man-made and a threat to the world. What's cooler than cool? the end of global warming!: Resources
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    Walking every street of Toronto to raise awareness of global warming http://www.whatscoolerthancool.org/
    Petitioning world leaders and governments to take more effective action on climate change http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...l-warming.html
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    I hope this qualifies as reliable news,
    Regulations

    As of 2012, fracking is exempt from seven major federal regulations:[8]

    The Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, due to the “Halliburton loophole” pushed through by former Vice-President/former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney, exempting corporations from revealing the chemicals used in fracking fluid;
    the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which exempts fracking from federal regulations pertaining to hazardous waste;
    the Superfund law, which requires that polluters remediate for carcinogens like benzene released into the environment, except if they come from oil or gas;
    the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act;
    the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act;
    the National Environmental Policy Act; and
    the Toxic Release Inventory under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
    Fracking - SourceWatch

    and the focus of the film, Gasland Part II,
    Pennsylvania and fracking - SourceWatch

    and a related article,
    Fracking and air pollution - SourceWatch
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    A little off-topic but GOOD NEWS for once.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.

    Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering
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