News

2 August 2005

We post some more of our older papers: Science International: A US View of its Institutional Needs, Materialization and Dematerialization: Measures and Trends, Consuming Materials: The American Way, and Cities and Their Vital Systems: Infrastructure, Past, Present, and Future

Posted at 09:44 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#298

2 August 2005

Fortune magazine's 8 August issue publishes "Meet the Supergrid" about Chauncey Starr and the idea we have helped develop about a continental supergrid for joint transport and storage of electricity and hydrogen.

Posted at 09:14 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#297

2 August 2005

Two recent reports from the Census of Marine Life have drawn worldwide attention.

  1. Discoveries of the month-long Hidden Ocean expedition in the Arctic on the US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy, which Jesse had the thrill of joining for its final week, are recounted in a press release and images.
  2. The paper in Science magazine by Boris Worm and Ransom Myers on loss of diversity of top marine predators is also described in a press release.

Posted at 09:10 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#296

13 July 2005

Aware of our long-standing interest in science & diplomacy and belief that science effectively bridges peoples, Harvard physics professor Richard Wilson contacted us in December 2003 about helping U. of Baghdad faculty in science & engineering to visit the USA. We were pleased to help make possible the visit, which finally began 25 June 2005 and earned a front-page story in the Boston Globe 1 July.

Posted at 07:06 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#295

11 June 2005

We posted two of our older papers, Rails and Snails and the Debate over Goals for Science and Graphical Representations of World Population Growth

Posted at 06:57 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#294

9 June 2005

We posted the source code for our Loglet Lab 2.0 application. This will allow interested users to continue development, by adding new fit models and visualizations.

Posted at 12:18 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#293

1 June 2005

The recently completed Census of Marine Life expedition reports lifeless conditions on the seafloor above the tsunami epicenter in a 31 May press release.

More coverage here: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050602/dcth016.html?.v=13

Posted at 08:29 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#292

31 May 2005

An American high school teacher is blogging the Census of Marine Life cruise now underway to explore the seafloor at the Tsunami epicenter:

http://www.armadaproject.org/journals/2005-2006/holt12.htm

Posted at 03:23 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#290

18 May 2005

Adoption of alarming forecasts of nitrogen fertilizer use characterizes many articles and reports, and serves their authors. Nature magazine declined to print our correspondence on its publication of three unconvincing instances of use of high nitrogen forecasts. It is a good bet the growing international nitrogen research industry will feed itself.

Posted at 07:53 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#289

1 April 2005

We post "Foresters and DNA", a version of the forthcoming paper by Ausubel,
Wernick, and Waggoner based on Jesse's Keynote address to the Duke U. Forest
Genomics conference in November 2004.

Posted at 04:27 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#288

19 March 2005

We post Jesse’s “Nuclear and Renewable Heresies”, delivered as a plenary address to the Canadian Nuclear Association 10 March 2005 in Ottawa.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/OttawaCNAAusubelfinal.DOC

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/ottawacnajha.ppt

Posted at 08:21 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#287

19 March 2005

We post a photo of a Eurasian Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo, participating in the 2004 Lindbergh conference on mobility. Jesse felt the owl, who did not use Powerpoint but did demonstrate how to catch a mouse, gave the best presentation of the conference.

Posted at 08:18 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#286

24 February 2005

The big London DNA barcoding jamboree earned extensive press coverage, ranging from BBC and CNN to Science.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4251309.stm

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/02/10/barcodes.species.reut/

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/Marshall2005.pdf

Posted at 07:36 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#285

17 February 2005

Barcoding of Life Conference at London Natural History Museum February 7-9, 2005 was a major scientific and organizational event. Important new discovery of an effective barcode for higher plants announced, and three major barcoding initiatives launched: 1) World Fishes, 2) All Plants of Costa Rica, and 3) World Birds, the latter led by Mark Stoeckle together with researchers at Guelph and Smithsonian Institution. Excellent worldwide press coverage (link to attached pdf of barcode coverage). Our new barcoding brochure was well received at conference and downloaded heavily from our revamped website, http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference/

Posted at 06:42 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#284

26 January 2005

Mark Stoeckle, Paul Waggoner, and Jesse have prepared “Barcoding Life, Illustrated”, a brief brochure on the goals, rationale, and early results of this new technology for species identification and biodiversity science.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/BLIllustrated26jan04print v1-3.pdf

Posted at 04:42 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#283

19 January 2005

Science News featured our work on DNA barcoding of birds as its cover story 4 December with a great cover illustration.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/ScienceNews_4Dec2004.pdf

Posted at 01:36 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#282

19 January 2005

The proceedings of the October 2004 SuperGrid 2 conference on the Continental SuperGrid for distribution of electricity and hydrogen have been posted by Paul Grant along with lots of other good material about the SuperGrid at:

http://www.w2agz.com/SG%20-%20SuperGrid%202%20Proceedings.htm

Posted at 01:31 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#281

7 January 2005

PHE welcomes Donald Jenkins, former manager of advanced propulsion at Rocketdyne, to work with us part-time from his home in Southern California on design issues for zero emission power plants

Posted at 02:36 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#280

7 January 2005

We post the colorfully illustrated 4-page poster-like 2004 Highlights Report of the Census of Marine Life, which Jesse helped author.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/CoMLAnnHigh04Report.pdf

Posted at 02:33 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#279

14 December 2004

Today's New York Times Science Times section has an article A Species in a Second: Promise of DNA 'Bar Codes' with a good history of the DNA Barcode project and a nice graphic as well.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/NYTimes_14Dec2004.pdf
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/NYTimes_14Dec2004_Graphic.pdf

Posted at 10:50 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#278

23 November 2004

The Census of Marine Life issues a press release highlighting its progress during the past year.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/CoMLNov2004.pdf

Posted at 10:12 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#277

11 November 2004

We post the view of the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink from Jesse’s Sloan office the morning after the Presidential election.

Posted at 09:09 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#276

31 October 2004

The Lindbergh Symposium issues a press release about the 13 November 2004 Florida conference in which Jesse will speak about green mobility.

http://www.earthshineinstitute.com/lindbergh_sim_media_release_oct04.doc

Posted at 10:48 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#275

24 October 2004

Jesse gave the opening keynote at the Supergrid2 conference on the continental supergrid for hydrogen and electricity at the U. of Illinois 24-27 October. A report of the meeting will be ready by the end of 2004. Attendees developed identified numerous technical challenges and potential solutions for this potential continental energy exchange, which could become over the decades an eBay for buyers and sellers of protons and electrons from kilowatts to gigawatts.

http://www.conferences.uiuc.edu/supergrid/agenda.html

Posted at 10:46 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#274

19 October 2004

Virtual-U and the Serious Games movement that Jesse has helped build makes the front page of the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40639-2004Oct17.html

A local copy is here: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/WashPost18Oct2004.pdf

Posted at 02:16 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#273

14 October 2004

Jesse's new article on Zero Emission Power Plants (ZEPPs)

http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-10/iss-5/p20.html

is slashdotted!

http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/10/14/1427207.shtml?tid=126&tid=134

Posted at 02:49 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#272

6 October 2004

The article "Globalization, Migration, and Latin American Ecosystems" by T M Aide and H R Grau (Science 305: 1915-1916, 2004, 24 September) draws on our land use work to make the case that high-yield agriculture is contributing to abandonment of marginal lands and reforestation.

Posted at 02:49 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#271

1 October 2004

Jesse's Big Green Energy Machines, based on his June 2004 talk about ZEPPs and the Supergrid at the Millennium Technology Prize symposium in Finland, is the cover story in the October issue of The Industrial Physicist.

http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-10/iss-5/p20.html

(A local PDF copy is here: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/BigGreen.pdf)

Posted at 03:45 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#270

28 September 2004

Our paper "Identification of Birds Through DNA Barcodes" is published in PLoS Biology and is featured by Science and Nature online.

For links, please go here:

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference

Posted at 04:53 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#269

23 September 2004

The Rockefeller University issues a press release about our new paper with Paul Hebert & Co. on DNA barcoding of North American birds.

Posted at 11:13 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#268

23 September 2004

Our endlessly creative and provocative Cornell colleague Thomas Gold passed away on 22 June at age 84. Tommy pioneered thinking about abiogenic methane and the deep hot biosphere. He opened our eyes in the late 1970s to the possibility that the popular beliefs about the origins of "fossil fuels", and their abundance and distribution, might be ripe for scientific revolution. The 14 September New York Times reports a new PNAS article providing strong evidence for Tommy's view. A memorial service is planned for Tommy in Ithaca on 13 October.

Posted at 10:56 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#267

23 September 2004

We are delighted to welcome back Iddo Wernick as a part time Research Investigator this Fall with PHE!

Posted at 01:37 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#266

9 September 2004

An article in the Sunday 28 August 2004 New York Times Week in Review refers to our view that 2-3% annual rates of progress might restore nature. Support for our view is found in our ImPACT Identity studies.

Posted at 07:47 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#265

10 August 2004

After a productive stay, our Research Intern, Tony Barrett departed for Pittsburgh, PA to begin his doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He can still be reached at the Program for the Human Environment at his Rockefeller University email (barrett@mail.rockefeller.edu) and will continue to collaborate with us on projects.

Posted at 12:15 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#264

29 July 2004

Upon submission for publication of our paper on "Industrial Ecology for Leverage to Loose Less Cadmium," we post our simulator of cadmium flows to our ImPACT identity site. The "DynaCad" simulator provides the basis for key conclusions in the paper. We thank Paul Waggoner for his lead role in creating the simulator and Iddo Wernick, Peter Elias, and Tony Barrett for their patience in completing this work, which grew out of our 1997 report Industrial Ecology: Some Directions for Research.

Posted at 02:39 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#263

12 July 2004

Jesse returned today from the Azores where the
international Scientific Steering Committee for the Census of
Marine Life met and welcomed to port the MS Loran and G. O.
Sars, which had completed the first leg of the survey of the
Mid-Atlantic Ridge. For the thrilling daily cruise diary of the
expedition, visit: http://www.mar-eco.no/Shiptoshore/g._o._sars

Posted at 11:55 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#261

30 June 2004

Mark Stoeckle, Paul Waggoner, and Jesse have prepared a 2-page brochure
about ten reasons for DNA barcoding of species.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference/docs/TenReasonsBarcoding.pdf

Posted at 01:32 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#260

30 June 2004

On 22 June Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, received the
first Millennium Technology Prize [www.technologyawards.org] (1 million Euros) in Helsinki. Jesse was one of the speakers at the accompanying symposium. His remarks on Big Green Energy Machines were reported in the main Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat [part 1, [part 2]. We thank Pekka Kauppi for a translation to English. The Suomen Kuvalehti ("Newsweek in Finland") also ran a story that highlights both ZEPPs and the Continental Supergrid [part 1, part 2].

Big Green Energy Machines: Text (pdf), and Slides (powerpoint)

Posted at 12:14 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#259

29 June 2004

Sir John Browne, Chairman and CEO of BP, spoke on the record at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Thursday 24 June about global warming "Beyond Kyoto." Jesse moderated the meeting. Mr. Browne's remarks are notable for accepting a limit or threshold for warming of 2.0 centigrade and for atmospheric concentration of 500-550 parts per million. Mr. Browne's remarks are at http://www.cfr.org/pub7148/john_browne/beyond_kyoto.php

Posted at 10:55 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#258

25 June 2004

The new Arctic project of the Census of Marine Life is in the news today. A selection of articles/interviews can be found at http://www.coml.org/medres/medres1.htm. The story was covered by all the big media outlets -- BBC, CNN International, AP, ABC News--, made it into print in ten nations, and was reported in English, Japanese, French, and Spanish.

Posted at 10:27 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#257

17 June 2004

Jesse's brief speech in Spanish to the first South American workshop for
the Census of Marine Life has appeared in the Chilean journal Gayana. We also offer Jesse's English translation.

Gayana's transcript [Spanish, with English translation]: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/Jesse_H._Ausubel.PDF
Jesse's English translation: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/comlconcepcionjha.pdf

Posted at 11:14 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#256

11 June 2004

We post the text and figures of the talk "The Heart of Energy Evolution" that Jesse presented to the Nuclear Energy Assembly of the Nuclear Energy Institute in New Orleans on 21 May.

Text: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/NEIrevision11june04.pdf
Figures: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/neigraphics11junerevision.ppt

Posted at 03:41 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#255

17 May 2004

We have updated and reorganized our webpages on DNA, Taxonomy, and the Barcode of Life (http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference/) to keep pace with this rapidly progressing field. Among other exciting developments, the Smithsonian Institution will be holding an Open Meeting on the Scientific Aspects of DNA Barcoding on May 25, 2004 at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. (http://barcoding.si.edu).

Posted at 02:27 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#254

15 May 2004

We post a note clarifying how we label figures in LogletLab.

FP_Clarification.pdf

Posted at 02:35 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#253

6 May 2004

We post "Agricultural Technology and its Societal Implications" by our esteemed associate Paul Waggoner.  The paper, which leads off the 25th anniversary issue of Technology in Society, likens society's choices to navigating on a plane of sustainability, and extends application of the "ImPACT identity."

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/AgTech_Waggoner_TIS.pdf

Posted at 01:40 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#252

20 April 2004

We post a 30 March 2004 article in Spanish about Barcoding from the Costa Rican newspaper, La Republica, "Forest without secrets"

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference

Posted at 10:37 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#251

7 April 2004

We post a summary of "Ten Reasons for Barcoding Life" by Mark Stoeckle, Paul Waggoner, and Jesse Ausubel.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference

Posted at 01:40 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#250

5 April 2004

Jesse's essay "Will the Rest of the World Live Like America?" appears in Technology in Society's 25th anniversary issue.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/LiveLikeAmerica.pdf

Posted at 03:31 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#249

5 April 2004

We welcome Tony Barrett as a Research Intern to the Program for the Human Environment. Mr. Barrett is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego having earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Chemical Engineering. During his internship with PHE, he will be assembling and analyzing data from various sources to support ongoing research.

http://www.tony-barrett.com/resume.htm

Posted at 01:04 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#248

5 March 2004

We post Jesse's 2004 version of his talk "Does energy policy matter?" (text only, no figures) presented to the Keystone Energy Board in Colorado on 20 February.

Does energy policy matter? (Word document, 50 KB)

Posted at 08:25 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#247

28 January 2004

A January 11 column in the Los Angeles Times favors the Census of Marine Life over the mission to Mars. So do we!

Read our copy of the column (PDF).

Posted at 10:20 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#246

15 January 2004

Many of the works of our esteemed colleague Cesare Marchetti are now available on their own site: http://cesaremarchetti.org

Posted at 01:24 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#245

9 December 2003

PHE investigator Mark Stoeckle is quoted on DNA barcoding in a vivid if not perfectly accurate article in the San Jose Mercury News.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference/articles.html#000243

Posted at 12:12 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#244

23 November 2003

The New York Times quotes us in an article on stablization of methane emissions.

Posted at 01:30 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#241

20 October 2003

This is a big week for the Census of Marine Life, highlighted by the release on 23 October of its Baseline Report. For the Report, Press Release about it, and other cool sea images and information, visit http://www.coml.org/press2/press.htm.

On 16 October the Norwegian Broadcasting Company aired a film from CoML's June 2003 MIR submersible dives to the mid-Atlantic Ridge, as part of the prime time program 'Schoedinger's Cat'. Click on the appropriate line below "Lyd og Video" at the following site to download and see the short video of the 4,500 meter descent and the animals around:
http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/schrodingers_katt/3167110.html

Posted at 11:09 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#240

17 October 2003

Thanks to everyone who participated in our conference 9-10 October at The Rockefeller University on "The Next 1000 Years." The conference inspired us. We are pondering what to do with the many interesting ideas put forward. More news in a few weeks.

Posted at 02:56 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#239

26 September 2003

With his Sloan hat on, Jesse helped bring the September 11 Digital Archive (http://911digitalarchive.org) into existence. On September 11, 2003 the Library of Congress held a Symposium on "September 11 as History" to reflect on the events and to mark the Library's first major digital acquisition of September 11, 2001, materials with the addition to its collections of the September 11 Digital Archive. For the press release about the accession visit http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2003/03-142.html , while the Symposium program and eventually its webcast are at http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/911symposium/ .

Posted at 04:13 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#238

19 September 2003

The Census of Marine Life, which Jesse has helped develop, is growing fast. The Associated Press has just issued a lively account of some of the nascent field projects: http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/09/11/oceans.census.ap/index.html

Posted at 04:09 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#237

19 September 2003

Our efforts on environmental genomics begin to bear fruit. A "Barcode of Life" project seems likely to proceed based on the just-completed "Banbury II" conference on DNA & taxonomy at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. http://phe.rockefeller.edu/BarcodeConference/. On this site you can Read Mark Stoeckle's September 2003 Bioscience essay on "Taxonomy, DNA, and the Bar Code of Life" and the "Barcode of Life scientific rationale and strategy" by Mark & Jesse prepared for Banbury. Mark also co-authored the DNA Barcoding Protocol for the Census of Marine Life. For the essential science of barcoding, visit Paul Hebert's site: http://www.barcodinglife.com

Posted at 04:06 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#236

12 June 2003

The program Jesse has managed for the Sloan Foundation on the Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable is featured in the 30 May Wall Street Journal:
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/WSJ30May.pdf
Or the original article scanned:
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/WSJ053003.pdf

Posted at 10:44 AM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#228

9 June 2003

On 4 June Jesse addressed a session of the UN Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea in New York City about the Census of Marine Life. We post Jesse's short talk and powepoint slide show:

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/CoMLUN4June03.pdf

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/CoMLUN4June03.ppt (Warning - 8.1MB file!)

Posted at 04:58 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#227

9 June 2003

Jesse presented the 9th annual Alvin M. Weinberg lecture at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 5 June, expanding his April Austin talk on decarbonization. Herewith the expanded Oak Ridge version of "Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years" and its Powerpoint slides.

Decarbonization paper: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/oakridge.pdf
Decarbonization Powerpoint slides: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/oakridgePPT.pdf

Posted at 04:34 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#226

30 May 2003

DNA barcoding is an exciting new approach to taxonomy that will have profound value for studies of environment and evolution. PHE Guest Investigator Mark Stoeckle took the lead in preparing the Census of Marine Life (CoML) DNA Barcoding Protocol http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/DNAbarcode.pdf .
CoML is the first organization to officially promote this new approach, highlighted in Nature magazine 15 May 2003 http://www.nature.com/nsu/030512/030512-7.html .
The Census of Marine Life URL is: http://www.coml.org

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#111

6 May 2003

On 25 April Jesse participated in a symposium on Priorities in the Geosciences:
http://www.geo.utexas.edu/foundation/symposium
at the U. of Texas, Austin and spoke on
"Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years."
URL:http://phe.rockefeller.edu/AustinDecarbonization/

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#112

18 April 2003

In response to requests for the pie charts from our paper Restoring the Forests (Foreign Affairs, 2000), we post here two scanned pdfs showing the past and prospective changes in global land cover. We regret we did not obtain the original electronic graphic files, which are no longer accessible. Thanks to Lesley Coben for assistance.

Historical Land Cover

Projected Land Cover

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#113

15 April 2003

The Continental SuperGrid concept for distribution of hydrogen and electricity that we have aided and abetted is gaining attention. An AP story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2003-04-10-super-grid_x.htm

A Science Daily news item:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/03/030320073732.htm

The final report for the National Energy Supergrid workshop: http://www.energy.ece.uiuc.edu/SuperGridReportFinal.pdf

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#114

24 March 2003

We welcome Mark Stoeckle, MD as a Guest Investigator to the Program for the Human Environment. Dr. Stoeckle is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He will be working on the Census of Marine Life (CoML) and is presently helping to develop a DNA "barcode" for species identification. The goal of this project is to provide a practical method for identification of the estimated 10 million species of life on earth that can be used by CoML investigators, the general scientific community, and the interested public.

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#115

23 March 2003

Research Intern Andrew Johnson moved to Washington, D.C. to join the State Department. He can still be reached through the Program for the Human Environment.

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#116

5 March 2003

In its 21 February edition The Electricity Daily covered Jesse's Capitol Hill talk about climate:
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/CoolerHeads.pdf

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#117

23 February 2003

An article in the New Republic Magazine about hydrogen to fuel vehicles cites our work:

http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030224&s=easterbrook022403

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#118

8 January 2003

From our archive, we post a 1988 paper by Jesse, Arnulf Grübler, and Nebojsa Nakicenovic, titled Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Methane Economy.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/co2-methane/

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#119

5 January 2003

Expanding our online publication archive, PDF versions of the 1991 paper, "A Second Look at the Impacts of Climate Change," as well a 1988 piece by Jesse and Robert Herman titled, "Cities and Infrastructure: Synthesis and Perspectives" are now both available.

A Second Look at the Impacts of Climate Change - http://phe.rockefeller.edu/2ndClimate/

Cities and Infrastructure: Synthesis and Perspectives - http://phe.rockefeller.edu/cities/

Posted at 12:00 PM
URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#120

23 December 2002

The "Continental Supergrid" is a most exciting concept for new infrastructure for large-scale distribution of hydrogen and electricity. Jesse has helped the concept to develop, notably through a 5-7 November workshop in Palo Alto. Papers from the meeting will be available shortly.

And an excellent summary is available in PDF: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/SuperGridSummary.pdf

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10 December 2002

PHE helped convene a November 2002 reunion of participants in the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government (1988-1993). To read comments reflecting on the work of the Commission and a summary of the November meeting, visit CCSTG+10.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/ccstg+10/

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19 November 2002

Adding to our digital archive, we post in PDF form a 1991 paper by Jesse titled "Rat Race Dynamics and Crazy Companies: Diffusion of Technologies and Social Behaviors."

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/ratrace/

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4 November 2002

As a supplement to our paper "A Framework to Sustainability Science: A Renovated IPAT Identity", Paul Waggoner and Jesse have created a file of sixteen PowerPoint slides that offer new and better ways to visualize the ImPACT identity and its forces.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/ImPACT

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2 November 2002

We post the brief remarks in spanish that Jesse gave at the inaugural ceremony of the Census of Marine Life meeting for South America in Concepcion, Chile, 29 October 2002.

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/comlconcepcionsp.pdf

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25 October 2002

Expanding our digital archive, we post a PDF version of Jesse's 1993 paper "The Organizational Ecology of Science Advice in America."

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/orgecosci/

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7 October 2002

As a supplement to our paper "A Framework to Sustainability Science: A Renovated IPAT Identity", Paul Waggoner and Jesse have created a file of ten PowerPoint slides that addresses a question several readers have asked: Do consumers' behavior and producers' efficiency move in consistent patterns?

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/ImPACT/supp1.ppt

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6 October 2002

Continuing to build our digital archive, we post the 1996 paper "Productivity, Electricity, Science: Powering a Green Future".

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/greenfuture/

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4 October 2002

Continuing to build our digital archive, we post the 1995 paper "National Materials Flows and the Environment".

http://phe.rockefeller.edu/NatMats/

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3 September 2002

We post a short general talk Jesse gave in the spring about the Census of Marine Life,"The Census of Marine Life: A Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/Ausubel_CoML24March2002.pdf

Our work about sparing land for nature is mentioned in the 26 August issue of Time Magazine on How to Save the Earth.
http://www.time.com/time/2002/greencentury/engroups.html

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20 August 2002

We post a PDF version of "Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert"
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/sthubert/hubert.pdf

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9 July 2002

The Economist magazine has an article in the current survey on the environment that draws heavily from our research and our friends at IIASA

"Working miracles: Can technology save the planet?"

http://www.economist.com/surveys/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=1200215

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8 July 2002

We notice that the 1992 paper "Industrial Ecology: Reflections on a Colloquium" (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA) has been published online:

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/89/3/879

a local copy is here: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/AusubelPNAS1992.pdf

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8 July 2002

We post an essay on professional master's degrees in sciences by Jesse and education expert Sheila Tobias:
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/AusubelTobias.pdf

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27 June 2002

From time to time colleagues inquiry about the H:C ratio of wood. Click here for the explanation:
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/Wood_HC_Ratio.pdf

We notice that an older (1993) paper has been scanned:
"Flat Organizations for Earth Science."
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/PDF_FILES/FlatOrg.pdf

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26 June 2002

Economics columnist Ronald Bailey runs an on-line essay about ecological overshoot that draws on PHE research:
http://reason.com/rb/rb062602.shtml

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12 June 2002

The paper "A framework for sustainability science: A renovated IPAT identity" is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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10 June 2002

Stimulated by a request from the Economist magazine for an article on sustainability for their 6 July issue, Iddo Wernick updates our classic figure on materials use and dematerialization in the US economy through the year 2000. Here is the powerpoint file: IOU_FIGURE_061002_1.ppt, here is the excel file: IOU_061002.xls.

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16 May 2002

We welcome Andrew Johnson, our new research intern!

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6 May 2002

On 18 April Jesse gave a lunch seminar at the University Club in Washington DC titled "Does Energy Policy Matter?" Click for the edited transcript, including Q & A.
http://www.marshall.org/article.php?id=7

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26 April 2002

Virtual U. gets Slashdotted!

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24 April 2002

Jesse is mentioned in this Washington Post article about the Sloan Foundation's support for David Kirsch in studying Dot Com failures.

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24 April 2002

NASA uses our LogletLab S-Curve analysis software to help improve software reliability: "Hardware and Software Reliability (323-08) Application and Improvement of Software Reliability Models" (see page 30).

(a local copy of the PDF is here: nasaLoglet.pdf).

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19 April 2002

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) celebrated the 90th birthday of EPRI founder Chauncey Starr with a seminar on the prospects for a North American continental supergrid for electricity transmission, keynoted by Chauncey himself. Jesse had the honor and fun of offering a brief tribute.

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20 March 2002

Dionel Lopez joins PHE as an Intern.

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28 February 2002

The second version (more features, fewer bugs) of the university simulator, Virtual U., debuted 1 February at a workshop at the U. of Pennsylvania for about two dozen schools using the simulator in the teaching of management of higher education. Herewith Jesse's opening keynote, "Virtual U.: Origins and New Release".

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10 January 2002

In May 2001 IIASA sponsored a meeting in Helsinki about the Institute for its Nordic members. Jesse spoke about why IIASA has mattered in general and in particular its role in the development of industrial ecology. The IIASA Society has now posted his talk, "Industrial ecology, its origins, progress, and relation to IIASA."

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/IIASA_Society/pdf/Ausubel.pdf

(a local copy is here Ausubel.pdf)

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7 January 2002

We post Jesse's "On Sparing Farmland and Spreading Forest." Prepared as a plenary talk for the September 2001 Denver convention of the Society of American Foresters, it was not delivered because of 9/11 but will be published in the proceedings, soon to appear.

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20 November 2001

We post the 1996 American Scientist magazine article Can Technology Spare the Earth?

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31 October 2001

We newly post Jesse's plenary address to the July 2001 Amsterdam Global Change Open Science Conference, "Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert."

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5 September 2001

The July issue of Fisheries, the magazine of the American Fisheries Society, contains Jesse's update 'The Census of Marine Life: Progress and Prospects.'

We post the paper Nitrogen on the Land: Overcoming the Worries, which appeared this summer in Pollution Prevention Review.

The journal issue on "Scientists, War, and Diplomacy: European Perspectives" that Jesse co-edited has now been published. For Jesse's introduction to the subject, the table of contents, and the foreword co-authored with Alexander Keynan, visit "Scientists, War, Diplomacy, Europe."

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6 August 2001

An article in Investor's Business Daily is published about the PHE.

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25 July 2001

We post the paper How Much Will Feeding More and Wealthier People Encroach on Forests?, which just appeared in the journal Population and Development Review.

We also post the paper DRAMs as Model Organisms for Study of Technological Evolution, which will appear soon in the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

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16 July 2001

NATURAL RESTORATION PROMISED IF HUMANS EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY
BioMedNet News http://www.bmn.com
Fred Pearce
Amsterdam -- Planet Earth is on the verge of a "great restoration" of nature - or it will be, provided humanity takes the right tack in the coming decades, claimed a leading environmental scientist today at a major conference here on global change that saw an outpouring of optimism from technologists about their ability to solve the world's problems. "Since the middle of the 20th century, humans have begun to reverse the pattern they followed for millennia of extending further into nature to meet needs for food and materials," said Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York. "I am convinced that a great reversal is under way," he told delegates at the Global Change Open Science Conference, organized by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. The IGBP comes under the auspices of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

Global farm yields have risen by more than 2% a year for 40 years now, says Ausubel. If farmers continue that progress for another 60 to 70 years, average farm yields will reach those of the US corn farms and Chinese rice farms today. And as world population growth slows, "only half of today's cropland will be needed," he noted. The key will be "environmentally responsible precision agriculture", using technology to apply fertilizers, pesticides, and water only where they are needed. "High yield is the best friend of habitat," said Ausubel. Likewise, he says, forestry will concentrate on much smaller areas of highly productive plantations. By 2050, he calculates, "production forests" could diminish to "just about 12% of all woodlands." The new plantations would mostly be established on abandoned farmland. Far from declining, the world forest cover could increase by 300 million hectares, or 10%. The spare land could go back to nature. In the US alone, "an area twice the size of Spain could be newly spared for nature in the coming century," he noted. "Smart aquaculture in highly productive closed systems" and a few iron-fertilized ocean farms will replace hunting for fish on the high seas. "Adding the right nutrients in the right places might lift fish yields by a factor of hundreds," he said. The result will be a resurgence of marine biodiversity and "the preservation of traditional fishing where communities value it." Ausubel's optimistic vision extends to urban landscapes, where he sees cities surrounded by nature and connected by underground maglev (magnetically levitated) trains. "We already have a Faustian bargain with technology. Having come this far with it, there is no road back," he insisted. Now, he says, we can have a technological future - and nature, too.

The public reaction against the benefits of technology had to be halted, said many delegates.

"We have become so terrified of the downside of technology that we tend to pay little attention to the risks of not doing things," warned William Clark, professor of international science, public policy, and human development at Harvard. "Technology can mess things up - you only have to think of Chernobyl - but we have to find ways of using it positively." Scientists behind the green revolution in farming joined in claiming credit for saving nature from the plough.

More than 400 million hectares of forests and grasslands have been saved through planting high-yield green revolution crops on existing farmland, according to Louis Verchot of the Nairobi-based International Research Centre for Agro-forestry (ICRAF), based in Nairobi. That is, an area almost half the size of the US.

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22 June 2001

We post the paper Death and the Human Environment, which appeared this month in the journal Technology in Society.

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23 April 2001

We post the article The Evolution of Transport, which appeared in this months issue of the magazine, The Industrial Physicist.

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22 February 2001

COML Reuters Story - " SYDNEY - Marine scientists from across Australia are meeting at laboratories this week as part of an ambitious $1 billion international attempt to record all life in the world's oceans, officials said Wednesday."

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26 January 2001

An adaptation of Jesse's keynote address to the fall 2000 Business Roundtable's National Summit on Technology and Climate Change appears in the January-February issue of The Electricity Journal.

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17 December 2000

Our simulation game of the US university, Virtual U, is one of ten finalists for best game of the year 2000 at the upcoming Independent Games Festival! Can we outsmart competitors such as "Shattered Galaxy"? See http://www.gdconf.com/indiegames/.

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27 November 2000

We post the paper The Forester's Lever: Industrial Ecology and Wood Products, which appeared recently in the Journal of Forestry.

We post the talk The Census of Marine Life and the Role of Aquariums, which Jesse presented at the Musee Oceanographique, Monaco, 23 November 2000.

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11 November 2000

We post the paper "Restoring the Forests", by David G. Victor and Jesse H. Ausubel, which recently appeared in the journal Foreign Affairs.

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20 October 2000

The Forester's Lever: Industrial Ecology and Wood Products, Iddo K. Wernick, Paul E. Waggoner, and Jesse H. Ausubel, appeared in the Journal of Forestry 98(10):8-14, 2000 (http://safnet.org/pubs/jof/index.html )

and

Restoring the Forests, David G. Victor and Jesse H. Ausubel, appeared in Foreign Affairs 79(6): 127-144, 2000 ( http://www.foreignaffairs.org/issues/0011/index.html ).

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29 September 2000

A column about us, "Optimistic about our environmental future", is syndicated in many newspapers across the country.

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28 September 2000

On 10 September 2000 our beloved friend and valued colleague William A. Nierenberg, former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, passed away. Herewith a Tribute prepared for the Memorial Service held in Bill's honor at Scripps on 28 September.

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13 August 2000

The Department of Commerce has established a new Panel on Ocean Exploration on which Jesse is serving. The work of the panel is described at http://oceanpanel.nos.noaa.gov.

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12 July 2000

New essay on the Great Reversal of the destruction of nature on-line.

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6 July 2000

The ruckus continues over Jesse's Millennial energy essay, with The Industrial Physicist running several letters about it and Jesse's replies in its April and June issues, and more to come in August.

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27 June 2000

Virtual U released! University management goes high tech. Culminating 5 years of work, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, and Enlight Software announce the release of Virtual U, a new software product that enables a player to preside over a university and provides a compelling new way to understand and work with the challenges of higher education. Virtual U was conceived by William Massy and Jesse. Purchase your copy at the Virtual U web site.

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26 May 2000

The Census of Marine Life officially begins with the announcement of 8 grants involving more than 60 institutions in 15 countries to begin the creation of the Ocean Biogeographical Information System, as reported in Science magazine 288:1575-1576 (2 June 2000).

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18 April 2000

An article about the Sloan-sponsored university simulator Virtual-U appeared in the New York Times on 9 April 2000 - Running Things (Into the Ground)

An article about professional master's programs appeared in The Scientist on 3 April 2000 - Designer Degrees or Academic Alchemy? - Professional master's programs attempt to teach skills for todays world

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7 March 2000

An article in Nature magazine (408:8 (2000)) describes a recent meeting organized by Jean-Jacques Salomon and Alexander Keynan in Paris on the topic of global scientific cooperation in a post Cold War era. Jesse participated in the meeting, and is quoted in the article.

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14 February 2000

Our work on hydrogen is reported in the cover story of the Italian weekly newsmagazine Liberal on 9 December 1999, pp. 9-13, (Vol. 2, no. 48).

The winter 1999/2000 issue of Earth Matters, published by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, contains a synopsis of Jesse Ausubel's speech, titled "Resources are Elastic", presented at the "State of the Planet" Conference. (see the 17 November 1999 entry in this list for information on streaming audio/video of the conference).

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8 February 2000

Jesse's millennial essay "Where is energy going?" appeared in The Industrial Physicist 6(1): 16-19, 2000 (February). The essay had appeared in Italian in the special millennial edition of the Italian financial newspaper, Il Sole/24 Ore, on 17 November 1999. The April 2000 issue of The Industrial Physicist contains several letters responding to the essay.

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25 January 2000

Two new articles about Virtual-U©, the university simulator.

San Francisco Chronicle 14 January 2000

Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Jan 2000

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21 January 2000

We participated in the 2nd conference of the CFR/WB/WWF on the Great Restoration of forests. We presented a paper "How much will feeding more and wealthier people encroach on forests?" All papers are posted on the project website: http://greatrestoration.rockefeller.edu

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3 December 1999

We newly post "Dematerialization," our 1989 paper that popularized the use of that word in environmental studies and helped start a wave of research about it.

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29 November 1999

Coverage of Columbia's 1999 "State of the Planet Conference" in the Boston Globe.

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17 November 1999

Our research is quoted in Time Magazine's Visions of the 21st Century web report.

Check out Jesse's talk at the "State of the Planet" conference held at Columbia University on Nov. 15-16th. (available via RealPlayer G2 streaming media).

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10 November 1999

We post the papers:

Five Worthy Ways To Spend Large Amounts of Money for Research on Environment and Resources
Jesse H. Ausubel
The Bridge 29(3):4-16, Fall 1999.

Dis The Threat Industry
Jesse H. Ausubel
Technological Forecasting and Social Change 62:119-120, 1999.

Toward a Census of Marine Life
Jesse H. Ausubel
Oceanography 12(3):4-5, 1999.

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31 October 1999

Our research is quoted extensively in an article on page A1 of the Sunday New York Times: Global Economy Slowly Cuts Use of High-Carbon Energy.

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19 October 1999

Jesse is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, "Auto Industry Feels Threatened; Is Heat Essentially Unhealthy?"

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5 October 1999

We have newly posted on-line an earlier paper for which we continue to receive reprint requests: "Verification of International Environmental Agreements ."

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3 September 1999

Three papers of ours are published in the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change:

A Primer on Logistic Growth and Substitution: The Mathematics of the Loglet Lab Software
Perrin S. Meyer, Jason W. Yung, and Jesse H. Ausubel
Technological Forecasting and Social Change 61(3):247-271, 1999.

The Loglet Lab Software: A Tutorial
Jason W. Yung, Perrin S. Meyer, and Jesse H. Ausubel
Technological Forecasting and Social Change 61(3):273-295, 1999.

Carrying Capacity: A Model with Logistically Varying Limits
Perrin S. Meyer and Jesse H. Ausubel
Technological Forecasting and Social Change 61(3):209-214, 1999.

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6 August 1999

We post a copy of a recently published talk Jesse gave at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meetings in New York in April 1999, "Because the Brain Does Not Change, Technology Must."

We also newly post the 1995 paper, National Materials Metrics for Industrial Ecology, recently republished in the 1999 boook, Measures of Environmental Performance and Ecosystem Condition.

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23 July 1999

We have newly posted on-line an earlier paper for which we continue to receive reprint requests: "Does Climate Still Matter."

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8 June 1999

We have joined a project called The Great Reversal: The Potentials for Forest Protection to 2050. Purpose: To examine the potential for concentrating production of forest products into a small area of the world's forests, leaving the rest for other purposes such as preservation of biodiversity, carbon sequestration and protection of water catchments.

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22 April 1999

We have posted three new papers:

Reasons to Worry about the Human Environment
Jesse H. Ausubel
Cosmos (Journal of the Cosmos Club of Washington, DC) 8:1-12, 1998.

International Conflicts over Environment: Scientists' Roles and Opportunities
Jesse H. Ausubel
In Mitigating International Discord, A. L. de Cerreno and A. Keynan, eds,
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (866): 253-258, 1998.

Searching for Leverage to Conserve Forests: The Industrial Ecology of Wood Products in the U.S. abstract available
Iddo K. Wernick, Paul E. Waggoner, and Jesse H. Ausubel
Journal of Industrial Ecology 1(3):125-145, 1997.

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22 February 1999

Our paper "Nitrogen Fertilizer: Retrospect and Prospect" is published by the Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.

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11 January 1999

Now in print, "Reasons to Worry about the Human Environment," Jesse H. Ausubel, Cosmos (Journal of the Cosmos Club of Washington, DC) 8:1-12, 1998.

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22 December 1998

We have posted an article by Greg Easterbrook that appeared today in The New Republic magazine, "America the O.K. -Why life in the U.S. has never been better," that quotes Jesse Ausubel on Industrial Ecology.

The New York Academy of Sciences has published Annal 866 (1998), "Scientific Coopertion, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord," A.L. de Cerreno and A. Keynan, eds., containing Jesse's essay "International Conflicts over the Environment: Scientists' Roles and Opportunities" (available from PHE).

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11 December 1998

We have posted online the paper, "Toward Green Mobility: The Evolution of Transport."

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13 November 1998

We have posted an article that appeared today in Science magazine, "Temperate Forests Gain Ground", that discusses the paper "Searching for Leverage to Conserve Forests: The Industrial Ecology of Wood Products," by Wernick, Waggoner, and Ausubel.

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5 November 1998

Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, publishes article by H.L. Wesseling featuring "The Liberation of the Environment: Technological Development and Global Change," (Budapest version).

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1 October 1998

We have posted the paper Resources and Environment in the 21st Century: Seeing Past the Phantoms.

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23 September 1998

We added or revised many technical documents for the CyberCampus project, which is about to go into beta testing.

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18 August 1998

and "Resources and Environment in the 21st Century: Seeing Past the Phantoms" have now been published in hard copy. The abstracts are available on-line. For reprints, please contact us at phe@rockvax.rockefeller.edu.

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11 August 1998

More updates to the Loglet Lab section. Most importantly, a new version of Loglet Lab will be released shortly.

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14 July 1998

We have updated the Loglet Lab sub-site with new versions of the Loglet Lab Tutorial and White paper, and we improved the navigation.

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1 June 1998

We have greatly expanded the on-line information about the CyberCampus project.

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6 May 1998

We posted the online article Chernobyl After Perestroika.

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30 April 1998

We posted the online article The Environment for Future Business and the "CyberCampus" Prospectus.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#201

10 April 1998

We posted the online paper Mitigation and Adaptation for Climate Change: Answers and Questions.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#202

26 March 1998

We posted the online paper Technical Progress and Climatic Change.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#203

19 March 1998

We posted the online paper, Working Less and Living Longer: Long-Term Trends in Working Time and Time Budgets, complete with full tables and figures.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#204

4 February 1998

We posted the full text of the paper: Energy and Environment: The Light Path

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26 January 1998

The New York Times mentions the Sloan Foundation's Limits to Knowledge program and quotes Jesse.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#206

16 January 1998

We have added six new full-text (with figures) online papers:

Human Population Dynamics Revisited with the Logistic Model: How Much Can Be Modeled and Predicted?

Elektron: Electrical Systems in Retrospect and Prospect

Materialization and Dematerialization: Measures and Trends

The Liberation of the Environment

Bi-Logistic Growth

Industrial Ecology: A Coming of Age Story.

We have also added a new Java Applet that demonstrates logistic (S-shaped function) analysis.

We have also made general site updates and enhancements to our list of publications, our CV's, etc.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#207

15 December 1997

Jesse is quoted again by U.S. News and World Report (December 15 issue, pages 40-41).

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#208

1 December 1997

Jesse appeared on CNN in a special entitled "Our Changing Climate: The Great Debate." Jesse is also quoted on the CNN website.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#209

24 November 1997

Jesse is quoted in the Dec 1 issue of U.S. News and World Report in an article by Greg Easterbrook (pages 58-62).

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#210

20 November 1997

Our paper on "Working Less and Living Longer: Long-term Trends in Working Time and Time Budgets" receives a Citation of Excellence from ANBAR, an on-line service that "reviews top journals in the world each month, ascribing quality ratings to their content and providing world class search and full text delivery..."
http://www.anbar.co.uk/anbar/excellence/authors.htm.

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14 November 1997

Our program was recently mentioned, and Jesse quoted, in the November 10, 1997 issue of Business Week (page 106 hardcopy).

If you haven't notice, we added some JavaScript to "light up" the buttons on the sidebar.

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27 August 1997

We posted the complete text and figures of an article that appeared in the journal Population and Development Review: Lightening the Tread of Population on the Land: American Examples .

We posted a picture of our group in Central Park.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#213

24 June 1997

We have posted the full text (including tables and figures) of the report: Industrial Ecology: Some Directions for Research.

We also created a link to the full text of How Much Land Can Ten Billion People Spare for Nature? (posted by John McCarthy).

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#214

13 June 1997

Jesse Ausubel is featured in an article in The Scientist magazine: Suit Puts Focus On Advisory Panel Consensus-Building

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#215

27 May 1997

An article by Jesse is published in the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, in German: Die Befreiung der Umwelt .

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#216

12 May 1997

Two new links to full text reports: International Environmental Research and Assessment: Proposals for Better Organization and Decision Making and Facing Toward Governments: Nongovernmental Organizations and Scientific and Technical Advice.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#217

6 May 1997

The Program for the Human Environment is featured in an article on Dematerialization posted on the IBM home page Quantum Leaps section.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#218

23 April 1997



We've been framed! The site gets a makeover.
Our publications list now includes abstracts for many of our papers. We also added three new online documents on industrial ecology, counting fish and CyberCampus. Expect more publications soon, as well as updated versions of the publications already on this site.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#219

5 February 1997


PHE MOVES! Our web site has changed from www.rockefeller.edu/phe to phe.rockefeller.edu (we are now hosting our own site on a workstation in our lab). Check out our new book Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment.
We have also updated our list of publications, and added travel directions.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#220

22 August 1996

Added section on Daedalus - The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences special issue on "the liberation of the environment."
We also updated our list of publications.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#221

24 May 1996

We have updated our list of publications, added a new introduction, and made small visual improvements.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#222

12 February 1996

Added online reprints Malthus and the Graduate Students and Working Less and Living Longer. Link to the American Scientist web site with the abstract of Can Technology Spare the Earth?

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#223

1 January 1996

We have recently updated our list of publications, our staff home pages, and our online reprints. We have started a list of useful links to sites that we have found helpful to our research.

We plan to update our list of publications about every 4 months, and to add online reprints when they become available. The number of online reprints will also depend on the ease of use of the new publishing programs (i.e. Netscape 2.0 Gold and Microsoft FrontPage) that are due to be available soon.

We are also developing an experimental web server that will run on one of our Unix workstations. We are in the process of developing interactive presentations of our research, probably in the form of JAVA applets. The target date for this site is third quarter 1997.

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#224

1 May 1995

The Program for the Human Environment goes online, with a simple web page hosted by an SGI Indy (www.rockefeller.edu/phe).

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URL: http://phe.rockefeller.edu/whats_new.html#225

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