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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource Data tables
Title China Pollution Indicators and Status - Ambient air quality in select Chinese cities for 1981 - 1995
Author World Bank
Affiliation World Bank
Url http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/data/china/status.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "These pollution data tables are being made available by the "Economics of Industrial Pollution Control" research team of DECRG in the World Bank. The data are compiled from the China Environmental Quality Report, produced by the China National Environmental Monitoring Station, dated July, 1991 and the China Environment Yearbooks from China's National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA). . . Each file contains the following fields: cityname, location (north or south), coastal (1 = on the coast), population, and ambient concentration by year (1981-1995). "

Type of Resource Technical Paper
Title The Health Effects of Air Pollution in Delhi, India
Author Maureen L. Cropper, Nathalie B. Simon, Anna Alberini, and P.K. Sharma
Affiliation World Bank (Cooper & Simon), University of Colorado (Alberine), New Delhi Municipal Committee (Sharma)
Url http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/work_paper/1860/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract 1997 paper finds "A positive, significant relationship between particulate pollution and daily nontraumatic deaths, as well as deaths from certain causes (respiratory and cardiovascular problems) and for certain age groups."

Type of Resource 24 Reports
Title National State of the Environment Reports
Author Various National Governments
Affiliation Various National Governments
Url http://www.grida.no/soe/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Reports provide overview of environmental conditions in various countries, each report typically addresses issues of Biodiversity, Water, Air Pollution, Land and Forest Resources, Waste, Management, and other topics. Reports are available from:

Type of Resource Nontechnical Report
Title Electricity Restructuring: The Implications for Air Quality
Author Larry Parker and John Blodgett
Affiliation Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Url http://www.cnie.org/nle/eng-43.html
Peer Review Internal Review Process
Abstract 1999 report prepared as a briefing document for the U.S. Congress. "Electricity generation is a major source of air pollution as well as of greenhouse gases. As a result, changes in the electric utility industry raise concern about environmental consequences. Such changes are currently in the offing, both from new generating and transmission technologies and from shifting policy perspectives with respect to competition and regulation. . . . This paper reviews the changes now underway in the utility industry from the perspective of their environmental implications specifically, the potential for electric utility restructuring to increase emissions of air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act (CAA) and of greenhouse gases that could be affected by the Kyoto agreement to address climate change. "

Type of Resource Report
Title State of the Environment CHINA 1997 -- Acid Rain, Ozone Layer, depletion
Author Jianguo Wang
Affiliation State Environmental Protection Administration, China
Url http://svr1-pek.unep.net/soechina/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Report provides overview of environmental conditions in China, includes:

Type of Resource Report
Title Caricom - Global Environment Facility Project: Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change
Author Island Resources Foundation
Affiliation Island Resources Foundation
Url http://www.irf.org/irgefcli.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This document is taken from a brochure being used by CARICOM (Caribbean) countries to design projects to prepare them to adapt to the effects of climate change, which could include sea level rises, increased storm frequency, and other disruptions to island life

Type of Resource Article
Title Climate Change: The Arctic
Author Climate Change Campaign
Affiliation World Wide Fund for Nature
Url http://www.panda.org/climate/arctic/index.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract An Issue summary of Arctic wildlife and Climate Change from the World Wildlife Fund, a U.S.-based environmental organization. "Arctic ecosystems are characterized by complex interrelationships between species and their physical environment. The life of a particular species is an intricate tapestry of land and ice conditions, seasonal changes, and interdependencies on other plants and animals. As a result, climate-induced changes that affect one part of a species life cycle can have wide-reaching effects on the ecosystem as a whole ."

Type of Resource Bibliography
Title Sustainable Development/Economics-Energy and Global Warming Bibliography
Author Tom Tietenberg
Affiliation Colby College
Url http://www.colby.edu/personal/thtieten/englowarm.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This is a very extensive bibliography on energy and global warming. The references are primarily for journals and books. They cover such topics as: pollution, production trends, the oil industry, energy sources, minerals, recycling, tradeoffs-economics versus environmental objectives, greenhouse gases, subsidizes, regulations, climate change, energy taxes, transportation, deforestation, costs, environmental policy, cost benefit analysis, models and economics. Specific area/countries referred to include: western US, Zimbabwe, Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Europe, Singapore, Algeria, Iran, Pakistan, Japan, Canada, Britain, Egypt, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, China, Sweden, Asian Pacific and India.

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