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|Be sure to check out the World Wide Webs biggest
reptile taxonomic database created by Peter Uetz at the European Molecular Biology
Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBL Database, started in 1995, has photos of more
than 1,000 species and gives taxonomic information for nearly all 7900 living species of
reptiles. The Web address is http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/~uetz/LivingReptiles.html
-- Source: Science (1999), 285, 1323.
Get more information on preparing for natural disasters! The EPAs Region III Green Communities Natural Disasters Action Plan is available at http://www.epa.gov/region03/q5_disas.htm This Green Communities Assistance Kit is designed as a comprehensive reference guide for identifying and resolving needs, interests and problems for a range of communities urban, suburban and rural. Find everything from hurricane preparedness training and guidelines to disaster response and recovery programmes. -- Source : Internet Newsbrief, 22 Sept 2000, EPA Headquarters Library
Another interesting site to visit is that of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Centre, University of Colorado, Boulder at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/index.html This site is an international clearinghouse of information on natural hazards and human adjustments to these risks. The Centres prime goal is to increase communication among hazard/disaster researchers and those individuals, organizations and agencies who are actively working to reduce disaster damage and suffering. -- Source : Internet Newsbrief, 22 Sept 2000, EPA Headquarters Library.
Information on flood management can be found on the website of the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM), http://www.floods.org The site offers access to information on the many conferences and workshops the association holds throughout the year. The ASFPM is an organization of professionals involved in flood hazard mitigation, floodplain management, flood preparedness, warning and recovery as well as the US National Flood Insurance Programme. Source : Internet Newsbrief, 22 Sept 2000, EPA Headquarters Library.
|Need to know more about sustainable development and
its importance then log on to http://sdgateway.net/introsd/.
From this site you will learn about the growing concern for the future of our interlocked
ecological and economic systems in a highly populated world that is characterised by major
social disparities. This site contains a timeline of sustainable development history,
background material on the most important aspects of the concept, and suggestions for
further exploration. This on-line resource has been developed by the Sustainable
Development Communications Network, a partnership of sustainable development organizations
from around the world. It reflects the diversity of our experiences and what sustainable
development means to practical terms to people in locations ranging from India to
Argentina to Canada. This site is also available in Spanish at http://sdgateway.net/introsd/es_default.htm.
A new service from the Baltic Environmental Atlas website at http://maps.grida.no/baltic was recently launched. Anyone with a standard web browser can now create environmental maps of the Baltic Sea region. Visitors can choose themes such as land use and population density, and display them along with other features of interest on customized maps. This new service concentrates on factors related to the problem of eutrophication, which threatens biodiversity, reduces fish catches, and damages the recreational potential of coastal areas. For more information please contact Project Manager, Hugo Ahlenius at email@example.com or Project Co-ordinator, Sindre Langaas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Edwards, an environmental journalist working in Jamaica have started a website and would like some comments and advice. See his work at http://ericthorjamaica.tripod.com/ericthor/index.html.
Interested in forestry projects and developments? Then visit the new website of the Overseas Development Institutes - Forest Policy and Environment Group (FPEG) at www.odifpeg.org.uk. The site contains a wealth of information on forestry-related issues, and includes the latest research papers by FPEG Research Fellows, as well as a searchable database of all of FPEGs Rural Development Forestry Network (RDFN) papers, which are published in English, French and Spanish. The website also has an extensive links section with descriptions of many of the Internets most important Forestry websites, and an On-line Noticeboard.
Last updated: 15 November, 2000
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