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INTERNET NEWSBRIEF, January 22, 1999

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:


Climate Change and Waste

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


The Science & Environmental Policy Project

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.


U. S. Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO)

GCRIO supports the U. S. Global Change Research Program ( ) 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


CSIRO Atmospheric Research

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.


Climate Institute

 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.


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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

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