The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new tool, EnviroAtlas, that will help decision makers understand the implications of policy decisions on ecosystems. EnviroAtlas integrates more than 300 data layers. Access the tool at http://enviroatlas.epa.gov/enviroatlas/.
A new report from the National Academies looks at how organizations are supporting research from converging fields, including life, physical, chemical, mathematical, computational, engineering, and social sciences. The report discusses details of current programs and how organizations measure success, and summarizes lessons learned. Read the report at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18722.