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CMU Libraries environmental resources across disciplines with other selected links.

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Marcellus Shale Research Guide


Ecology and History Timeline

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Magill, Frank N., ed.
Great Events From History II: Ecology and the Environment Series, Salem Press, Pasadena CA; Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994
A 5-volume timeline covering environmental events in detail from 1905-1994.
(1st floor Hunt Library)
GE150.G72 1995 5 volumes


CMU Sustainability

Information about sustainability at CMU including events, education, resources and the amazing student activist organization, Sustainable Earth.

CMU Sustainable Earth


Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front

A radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania, produced by WYEP-FM a National Public Radio affiliate.


GRIST environmental news


Featured Databases

OECD iLibrary

Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development providing access to journals articles, working papers, multi-lingual summaries, e-book titles, book chapters, databases and  thousands of tables and graphs. Explore all of its aspects or limit to theme such as OECD ILibrary: Environment.

NEW ! Now expanded to include all IEA: International Energy Agency  databases with extensive historical and current data on:

·        IEA CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Statistics

·        IEA Coal Information Statistics

·        IEA Electricity Information Statistics

·        IEA Energy Prices and Taxes Statistics

·        IEA Energy Technology RD&D Statistics

·        IEA Natural Gas Information Statistics

·        IEA Oil Information Statistics

·        IEA Renewables Information Statistics

·        IEA World Energy Statistics and Balances

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AE eTrack contains global coverage of research and business news, company and industry analysis, forecasts and market intelligence data for alternative energy technologies, including wind, hydro, solar, ocean, geothermal, biofuels, fuel cells.


Featured Environmental Journals


Access any article from 1869 to present in  Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science


Nature Climate Change
A monthly journal publishing original research on the science of climate change,
and its impacts and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.




Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions
Interdisciplinary journal spanning the social and natural sciences

Global Environmental Change: Environmental Hazards


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Environment & Behavior
Examines relationships between human behavior and the natural and built environment



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Global Environmental Politics
Analysis of political issues impacting environmental      
management from the local to global levels.


Featured Open-Access Journal


A peer-reviewed journal on the theory and practice of engineering equity, non-oppressive and non-violent approaches.


Featured Archive

Michell Madoff Papers, University of Pittsburgh Archives

Papers of the Pittsburgh activist and politician related primarily to combatting air pollution in Pittsburgh. Collection Dates: 1970-1977.
Extent: 10.0 linear feet (6 boxes) including reports and booklets, research information and newsletters, energy production research, and related proposed testimony and legislation, project correspondence and more.


Featured Projects

Particle Falls in downtown Pittsburgh by artist Andrea Polli through December 31, 2014..Artist talk and panel discussion on December 14

Particle Falls visualizes real-time air quality data and is installed on the 700 block of Penn Avenue
November 16 to December 31, 2014. The work can be seen from dusk until midnight. 

Schedule of Events
The Office of Public Art will be on-site Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6 – 7 PM to provide interpretation of the artwork. Artwork will be closed on  Wednesday, December 24; and Thursday, December 25. 

Artist talk on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 4 – 6 PM for an artist talk and panel discussion about issues surrounding air quality and public health. The event will be held on the fourth floor of the Trust Arts Education Center, located at 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. Registration information can be found at
"The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work aims to engage communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future."


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Maya Lin to debut Unchopping a Tree at COP 15

Recount your personal memories about beings or habitats that you have experienced as declining or lost to you for the Map of Memory, part of the What is Missing project by artist and architect, Maya Lin.


Let us remember...

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A 15-Minute Documentary on a Most Amazing Person

Nov 11, 2014
In  Forest Man filmmaker William Douglas McMaster profiles Jadav Payeng, an environmental activist who has single-handedly planted more than 1,300 acres of trees on the Indian river island Majuli. Since 1979, Payeng has devoted his life to expanding the forest and protecting the animals that live within it. "There are no monsters in nature except for humans," he says. "Nothing is safe from humans, not even tigers or elephants."

McMaster frames the story through a local journalist named Jitu Kalita, who stumbled across the forest in 2009. Kalita wrote an article about his discovery shortly afterward, which turned Payeng's work into a national sensation. "I couldn't believe my eyes," he recalls. "I had found a dense forest in the middle of a barren wasteland."



Books, e-Books

Etienne Piguet, Frank Laczko, eds, People on the move in a changing climate : the regional impact of environmental change on migration Etienne Piguet, Frank Laczko, editors.  Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2014.
HUNT STACKS-2 JV6033 .P46 2014

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Weybrecht, Giselle,
The sustainable MBA : a business guide to substainability
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2014.

Thomashow, Mitchell, The nine elements of a sustainable campus.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014.

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The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
HUNT STACKS-2 PN98 .E36 C36 2014

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The rediscovery of the wild.
HUNT STACKS-2 GF51 .R44 2013

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Carbon footprint analysis :concepts, methods, implementation, and case studies
by Franchetti, Matthew J.
E&S Library - STACKS TD885.5 .C3 F73 20


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Sanderson, Eric W
Terra nova :the new world after oil, cars, and suburbs.
HUNT STACKS-2 HC110 .E5 S363 2013

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Nollet, Leo M. L., 1948-, De Gelder, Leen,, ebrary, Inc.
Handbook of water analysis
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2014 3rd ed.


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Dahiya, Puhspa
Environmental science : a new approach
E&S Library STACKS GE105 .D34X 2013


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Pollan, Michael.Cooked : a natural history of transformation
HUNT BSMT TX652 .P646 2013

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Tercek, Mark R., and Jonathan S. Adams.
Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.
HUNT STACKS-2 HC79 .E5 T47155 2013







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