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DiscussionCentral: Public Participation in Environmental Assessment

Posted by Sidney Draggan on August 22nd, 2008

Posted in: Expert Commentary, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Monitoring | Author Posts | No Comments »


The National Research Council s Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making have released—in prepublication, draft form—a report that looks at the conditions under which such participation can get ultimately to the desired outcomes expected from the impact assessment process. The report notes that


Your Air Quality, and Beijing’s

Posted by Sidney Draggan on August 18th, 2008

Posted in: Expert Commentary, Energy, Human Health, Pollution, Emissions, Environmental Education, Environmental Monitoring | Author Posts | No Comments »


Here is a welcome tool that is an easily-accessible indicator of your local air quality. How does your air quality compare with that in Beijing?
Visit this post often as the map updates automatically with the latest air quality forecast information.


Globally, Fifth Warmest July

Posted by Sidney Draggan on August 18th, 2008

Posted in: Climate change, Expert Commentary, Human Health, Global Warming, Environmental Monitoring | Author Posts | No Comments »



According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, the combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2008 tied with 2001 and 2003 as the fifth warmest July since worldwide records began in 1880.


Science: Happening Now

Posted by Sidney Draggan on August 10th, 2008

Posted in: Uncategorized, Expert Commentary, Human Health, Environment and Security, Technology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Conferences | Author Posts | No Comments »

Elevating the importance of public understanding of science, the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) is building the foundations of 2009 as The Year of Science.


Aphids: Indicators of Climate Change

Posted by Sidney Draggan on August 7th, 2008

Posted in: Climate change, Expert Commentary, Agriculture, Environmental Monitoring | Author Posts | No Comments »

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council reports that “.

. . [a]phids are emerging as sentinels of climate change . . . One of the UK’s most damaging aphids–the peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae)–has been found to be flying two weeks earlier for every 1°C rise in mean temperature for January and February combined.


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