Secretary Ed Schafer from the United States Department of Agriculture briefed reporters on May 19th 2008 on the department’s position in the global discussion on the current food versus fuel situation. Sec. Schafer states “we are going to make the case today for food and fuel.” The USDA offers it’s perspective on the marketplace, data and an analysis of current events. The USDA news posting includes a transcript and video of the briefing and a power point presentation.
Visit the USDA Food Feed Fuel entry to see the all the information.
The United States Department of Interior placed the polar bear on the threatened species list Wednesday May 14th 2008.
Read the whole story from the associated press.
National Geographic completed a study measuring and monitoring consumer progress toward environmentally sustainable consumption. Sampling 14 countries with the international polling firm GlobeScan, the survey provides an understanding of international consumer attitudes and the steps taken toward global environmentally sustainable consumption.
Follow this link to see how the selected counties rate.
The Music Library will be open the following hours for Mini-Term:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 5:00
Closed on Saturday and Sundays
Tuesday, May 13: open at 10:00am
Monday, May 26: closed for Memorial Day
Beginning May 7, walk-up reference desk services currently offered in 135 Hodges Library will move to the Commons. All reference desk help — from quick questions to in-depth research assistance — will be available in the Commons North.
Don’t forget to visit our virtual reference desk, AskUsNow!, for reference help via IM or email.