GreenR

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 22nd, 2014

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GreenR (stands for: Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) contains global perspectives on global environmental issues.

 

To reveal all of the global environmental topics covered by GreenR, click the “View all ” button (upper middle, directly following ‘Browse Issues and Topics’).

 

Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers, reports and scholarly journals.

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The first Earth Days: Newsreels

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 22nd, 2014

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The library purchases an NBC newsreel archive containing news past and present.

 

A search for Earth Day returns news footage from the first Earth Day (1970) as well as footage documenting more contemporary accounts.

 

Looking for a little more context?  Try an Earth Day search in the Gale Virtual Reference Library for more on the history of Earth Day from the lens of: pop culture, environmental sustainability, and/or political science & protests.

 

 

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New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2013

Ecosystem Management and Sustainability edited by Robin Kundis Craig, et. al., Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S v5

Volume 5 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on ecosystem management.

Some examples:

  • Best Management Practices
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Ocean Acidification – Management
  • Species Reintroduction
  • Viewshed Protection

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

New Reference Book: Natural Resources and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 5th, 2013

Natural Resources and Sustainability edited by Daniel E. Vasey and Sarah E. Fredericks, Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S

Volume 4 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on natural resources.

Some examples:

  • Aquifers
  • Ecotourism
  • Medicinal plants
  • Root Crops
  • Wise Use Movement

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

New Reference Book: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 17th, 2012

The Law and Politics of Sustainability edited by Klaus Bosselmann, et al.  Berkshire, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S

Volume 3 of a larger, projected, 10 volume set titled Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. This volume, numbered 3 in the set,  focuses on concepts, subjects and people related to environmental law.  Entries fall within one of the following seven categories:

  • Case Studies (Article examples: Chernobyl, Exxon Valdez, Silent Spring)
  • Concepts and Theories (Article examples: Civil Disobedience, Environmental; Eco-Terrorism, Precautionary Principle)
  • Conventions, Conferences, Reports and Protocols (Article examples: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Convention on Wetlands, Law of the Sea)
  • Environmental Law by Nation/Region (Article examples: Environmental Law-Africa, Saharan; Environmental Law-Pacific Island Region; Environmental Law-Southeast Asia)
  • Legal Instruments and Regulatory Law (Article examples: Biotechnology Legislation, Enforcement, Green Taxes)
  • Social Issues (Article examples: Dark Sky Initiatives, Intergenerational Equity, Refugees-Environmental)
  • Water/Maritime Issues (Article examples: Cod Wars (United Kingdom vs. Iceland), Fishing & Whaling Legislation, Ocean Zoning)

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

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