Welcome to the Blackwell Library Sustainability
Corporation for Atmospheric Research
In conjunction with Salisbury University’s
sustainability initiatives, including the 2010
Climate Action Plan with its aim to
reduce and offset the university’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050,
SU’s Blackwell Library has put together a Sustainability Resources Guide. The
purpose of the guide is to allow students and researchers to quickly identify
key SU resources for their areas of sustainability research. The guide will be
updated in real time as new holdings are added to our collection.
Sustainability Resources Guide (Printable PDF
As always, Blackwell’s faculty librarians are available and eager to help
with your research needs. Please feel free to visit them in person at the
library or to contact them via any of the following methods:
You can reach a librarian by calling the Research & Instructional
Services Desk at 1-888-543-0148 (ask for Blackwell Library Research Help
Desk) or directly at 410-548-5988.
You can also reach a librarian via email, using
Alternatively, you can always connect with an SU librarian during
these hours via chat.
Carbon Dioxide Information
Analysis Center (CDIAC): CDIAC is the main climate change data and
information center of the U.S. Department of Energy. Among other subjects, the website
covers emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, long-term
climate trends and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea levels.
EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database that offers environmental, social
and economic data in statistical, graphic and analytical form. It is maintained
by the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Climate Change): The EPA's Climate
Change Division maintains the Climate Change website of the EPA. The
website includes information on regulatory initiatives, U.S. climate policy,
greenhouse gas emissions, and health & environmental effects of climate change.
Protection Agency (EPA): Sustainability: The EPA's Sustainability
website is maintained by the Sustainability Program of the EPA's Office of
Research and Development. The site provides access to EPA programs and research
activities related to the four topic areas of Safe and Sustainable
Communities; Sustainable Water; Air, Climate and Energy; and
Materials Management and Safe Chemicals.
Outlook (GEO) Data Portal: The GEO Data Portal of the United Nations
Environment Programme provides national, subregional, regional and global
statistics and geospatial data sets on subjects such as freshwater, population,
emissions and climate.
Nations (UN) Atlas of the Oceans: The UN Atlas of the Oceans provides
information related to the sustainable development of the oceans. It has
information organized under four main headings: About the Oceans, which
includes history, biology, maps and statistics; Uses of the Oceans, which
includes fishing, shipping, mining, tourism, dumping and marine biotechnology;
Issues, including food security, climate change, and human health; and
Geography, which organizes information by geographical area.
United Nations (UN) Division for Sustainable Development: The UN Division
for Sustainable Development provides leadership and guidance within the UN on
all issues pertaining to sustainable development. The Resources tab
offers links to databases, UN publications, and other authoritative information
relevant to sustainable development.