Thursday, July 31, 2008

Environment and Research

This News Alert Service is provided by the European Commission.

DG Environment has decided to establish this service in order to reinforce the links between science and policy. The service provides scientific information in the field of the main themes of the Environmental Action Programme and relevant to DG Environment policy priorities in support of the knowledge based approach.

The target audience are policy makers as well as the wider public.

The Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute "works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts." and their mission includes conservation projects that involve architecture, individual objects, and site examinations. Site contains a "What's New" area on the right-hand side of the homepage which has short videos on Asian orange colorants, information about Middle East heritage databases, and a direct link to the latest edition of the GCI's newsletter, "Conservation". It also has a "Free PDF Publications" area contains access to full-length books, reports, glossaries, and short papers published by the GCI as well as "Videos and Audio" area containing talks."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Green Vehicle Guide

This is a tool designed for those considering purchasing a new vehicle and facilitates comparisons on the greenhouse and air pollution emissions ratings of up to 3 current makes and models.

The rating is calculated using data provided by manufacturers from testing the vehicle against Australian standards.

There is also a link to the Fuel consumption calculator maintained on the Department of the Environment Site

Friday, July 18, 2008

EBSCOhost 2.0

New look arrives on the EBSCOhost databases

EBSCOhost 2.0 is live and has introduced the following new features to the site.
• A new simpler basic searching screen
• The ability to preview an article or image by mouseover
• New result list
• New detail display
• New search history capability
• Enhanced personalization features
• New organization of limiters and expanders
• New search modes including SmartText
• URLs that can be bookmarked


EDIE stand for Environmental Data Interactive Exchange and is
Europe's biggest environmental website. Edie combines an unparalleled directory of products and services from thousands of specialised companies with an online news service reporting on the latest environmental stories as they break.

International Standard. ISO 15270

Plastics : Guidelines for the recovery and recycling of plastic wastes.

This International Standard has been developed to assist all plastics industry stakeholders in the development of
• a sustainable global infrastructure for plastics recovery and recycling;
• a sustainable market for recovered plastics materials and their derived manufactured products.
For the reduction of plastics waste and in support of the objectives of sustainable development, top priority should be given on a product life-cycle basis to
• general reduction of material and energy resource use;
• specific optimization of the use of plastics raw materials.

NOTE: Unfortunately you can’t link directly to this; you need to type in the no. of the standard and click All to view document

Environmental Expert

Environmental Expert connects over 500,000 environmental industry professionals from around the globe to over 15,000 companies that provide the products, services and information they need to do their job successfully.

Environmental Expert is more than just an online marketplace! Unlike other sites, the Environmental Expert portal contains an unmatched wealth of industry-related information and resources, like publications, events, articles, job postings, press releases & news, thus ensuring that professionals use Environmental Expert as a professional tool and keep coming back to stay in touch with what's happening in the industry

Thursday, July 10, 2008

World Legal Information Institute

WorldLII provides a single search facility for databases located on the following Legal Information Institutes: AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); also provides links to over 15,000 law-related web sites in every country in the world. WorldLII's Websearch makes searchable the full text of as many of these sites as WorldLII's web-spider can reach.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Internet Bird Collection

The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) is a non-profit endeavour with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world's avifauna. It is an on-line audiovisual library of footage of the world's birds that is available to the general public free of charge. While the initial aim is to post at least one video per species, the long-term objective is to eventually include several videos showing a variety of biological aspects (e.g. feeding, breeding, etc.) for every species.

6 Productivity Tips for MS Word

Web Worker Daily has put together a list of tips for increasing our productivity using Microsoft Word. The article walks us through how to accomplish 6 productivity tasks such as: 1. Doing Table Calculations Directly in Word.- 2. Compare Two Documents.- 3. Deja Vu. - 4. Save Multiple Documents Simultaneously. - 5. Paste Your Formats.- 6. Building Your Styles Skills.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This site, maintained by the Globe Foundation of Canada, is a weekly guide to the business of the environment on-line, providing up to date information on business opportunities and market intelligence tailored to the needs of the environmental sector.