Open Access Science Resources

Matthew Von Hendy has written a post for the Special Libraries Association's Social Science Division blog on open access (AKA free) science resources. Many of these resources provide full-text or links to full-text if available but a few only provide citation information. Note that you can also find excellent science information through your local library, …

HowOpenIsIt?: Open Access Spectrum (OAS)

PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies. …

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind

Download the document. This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American Mind – conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Interview dates: August 31, 2012 – September, 2012. Interviews: 1,061 Adults (18+) Total average …

Putting more energy into sustainability

Read the full story in Sustainable Industries. Educational institutions, state and local governments, businesses, and other organizations worldwide are striving to achieve the triple bottom line of economical, ecological and social responsibility. These values for measuring organizational success can be secured by embracing a commitment to sustainability. As citizens of a global community, it is …

Advanced Energy and Water Recovery Technology from Low Grade Waste Heat

Download the document. The project has developed a nanoporous membrane based water vapor separation technology that can be used for recovering energy and water from low-temperature industrial waste gas streams with high moisture contents. This kind of exhaust stream is widely present in many industrial processes including the forest products and paper industry, food industry, …

Higher education sustainability news roundup

University Expands Sustainability Promotion with Workplace Certificate Program http://sustainability.umich.edu/news/university-expands-sustainability-promotion-workplace-certificate-program The University of Michigan's Office of Campus Sustainability has launched Sustainable Workplace, a certificate program that assist offices in creating greener workplaces across campus through simple adjustments in employee behaviors and equipment settings. Parkland purchases hybrid car and charging station http://www.prospectusnews.com/home/parkland-purchases-hybrid-car-and-charging-station-1.2940456#.UJkx_IaQMoN Parkland College [Champaign, IL] has …