To celebrate National Education Week, we created a list of recommended books and resources to teach climate change. Check out these top titles from NAP, climate change videos, and information from the Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Water: we need it every day, and use it in countless ways. As the world enters the second decade of the 21st century, the human community finds itself searching for new paradigms for water supply and management in response to expanding populations, sprawling development, climate change, and the limits of existing conventional supplies. The following [...]
Exploration of Antarctica has been in the news recently, as a Russian team successfully drilled to reach Lake Vostok, the largest of the continent’s lakes, buried beneath 3.7 kilometers of ice. The United Kingdom and the United States also have plans to drill into Antarctic bodies of water. Researchers identified more than 145 subglacial lakes [...]
A report released today from the National Research Council reiterates the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts. Read about the America’s Climate Choices series below. America’s Climate Choices, which builds on the four previous America’s Climate Choices panel reports, reaffirms that [...]
Earlier this month the World Meteorological Organization announced that the year 2010 is almost certain to rank among the top three warmest years since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850. WMO’s data show that 2001-2010 is the warmest ten-year period on record. In November WMO reported that concentrations of the main greenhouse gases [...]
The scientists and engineers on your list may not always be the easiest people to shop for during the holidays. It should come as no surprise that we have recommendations. Take five and finish your holiday shopping with our most-recommended books for earth scientists and environmental specialists. Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the [...]
Another Monday brings us another roundup of the new books on the NAP website in the past week. As always, any books that have Free PDFs are labeled as such below. Check out the full article to see all the new books released this week.
The Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS) has debuted a new video this week. Landscapes On The Edge: New Horizons For Research on Earth’s Surface explores how Earth’s surface processes interacted to create the landscapes of today and how changing processes will shape Earth’s surface in coming years. Dr. Dorothy Merritts describes the research [...]
Nine new publications—both pre-publications and final versions—hit the website last week, and as usual, we’re rounding them up here. Stay tuned to Notes From NAP. In the next few weeks, we’ll be writing about some of our most popular publications in addition to these weekly lists of what’s new. Featured Publication Regionalizing Emergency Care: Workshop [...]
A great new video from the Division of Earth And Life Sciences joins our growing stable of videos on the National Academies YouTube channel. The official description: “Following the release of a National Academies report on the future of biological science, three of the study’s authors discuss its key findings. A New Biology for the [...]