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  • Earth Day 2014: Theme is Green Cities
    Earth Day will be celebrated April 22, 2014 and this year's theme is Green Cities.
  • JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments
    This dynamic new concept of a journal incorporates videos, films, sound, powerpoints, text & images to demonstrate the experimental sciences. Indexed in PubMed & other sources. Covers Bioengineering, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Neurosciences, Immunology & Infection, Clinical & Translational Medicine, Behavior and Environment. Increasingly interdisciplinary.
  • AAAS News
    Latest announcements and public releases from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) News
    Announcements from the National Science Foundation.
  • New Coral Reef Crustacean Described and Named After Late Reggae Performer Bob Marley
    Study of new parasitic coral reef species advances understanding of factors influencing disease transmission in oceans
  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Turns 50!
    Fifty years ago, the book "Silent Spring" launched the environmental movement and changed the way we think about man-made chemicals.
  • Reuters Science News
    Global news summaries about latest science events, policies and findings from news wires and media outlets.
  • SAE Digital Library now active
    Finally, fulltext access to the technical papers from SAE since 1998 are available. For pre-1998 papers. selected technical papers are included in the SAE Transactions, for which some volumes are available at the UCI Library at Science Library Call Number TL 1 S6.
  • ScienceWatch
    Tracks trends and performance in global scientific research since 1989 and includes interview, competitive intelligence, data and rankings, special topics.
 

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Introduction

Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary approach to studying different aspects of the physical and natural environment using scientific, social, economic, moral, and other approaches.  The results are information output that is classified in nearly every subject area.  Today, the contemporary policy implications of environmental topics are increasingly complex as they resonate in many threatening ways.  They also contribute to many new, innovative and emerging disciplines that remind us what creativity and technology can allow.  The "greening" of many topics suggests the increased attention paid to environmental issues today.

For additional resources that share an orientation to Environmental and Occupational Health, you may want to visit that Subject Guide.

 

Evaluating Information

When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - consider domain - .edu, .com, .gov, .org, etc.

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources - or Evaluation Techniques for Internet Resources

  1. Authority control - authorship - who, affiliation, where
  2. Currency - note the date, the update, does it reflect the right period of time
  3. Evaluate the source - establish criteria that is meaningful to covering the topic
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Earth Day - 40th Birthday!

Lots of activities worldwide - see this compilation of the celebration!

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