February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 7, JULY 1990
GENERAL AND POLICY
E3: Organizing for Environment, Energy and the Economy in the
Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, 19 pp., 1990. Task Force on
Environ. & Energy, Carnegie Comm. on Sci., Technol. & Gov. (10 Waverly
Place, New York NY 10003; 212-998-2150).
The Carnegie Commission seeks ways the U.S. government can better use
contributions of the nation's scientists and engineers. Recent intervals of
confusion within the government in policy formation on several environmental
issues, particularly climatic change, reflect the absence of a top-level
organizational mechanism for addressing policy development. This report
recommends such a mechanism that would link environment, energy and the economy.
An appendix illustrates this three-way linkage using the greenhouse effect as an
Promoting Environmentally Sound Economic Progress: What the North Can
Do, R. Repetto, May 1990. World Resour. Inst. Publications, POB 4852,
Hampden Sta., Baltimore MD 21211; $7.50 + $3 shipping.
Argues that the solutions to major environmental problems lie in broad-based
economic reforms, and calls for cooperation among industrial countries on issues
of trade, technology, ecology and resource management. Suggestions include
national income accounting that includes natural resource depletion, shifting
the tax burden onto energy, dismantling unsound agricultural policies, and
reducing the burden of developing country debt.
Southern Ecosystem Health and Productivity in a Changing Environment:
A Strategic Plan for Research in the Southern United States, 57 pp., Nov.
1989. Request from Air Resour. Res. Consortium, N. Carolina State Univ., Raleigh
NC 27606 (919-737-3311).
This proposed 10-year program was developed by the U.S. Forest Service, in
cooperation with other federal agencies and organizations, to determine the
interactive responses among forest ecosystems, atmospheric pollution, and
changing climate and to use this knowledge to manage and protect the forest
environment and resources. Research projects ranked by priority are identified
under four main headings: effects of the atmosphere on ecosystems, effects of
ecosystem change on the atmosphere, ecosystem monitoring, and modeling of
Climate-Related Impacts Network: Institutional Directory for North
America, 263 pp., June 1989 (issued May 1990). Request from Environ. &
Societal Impacts Group, Nat. Ctr. Atmos. Res., POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307.
This edition increases to 160 the number of groups, centers, institutes and
individuals listed in the 1985 edition. Each entry gives the group's purpose and
major research areas, special facilities, journals in which members usually
publish, and recent publications.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations