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This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Jan 7, 2013 | RFF Staff

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Check out this week’s highlights below:

Opportunities and Obstacles in Large-Scale Biomass Utilization: The Role of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Communities: A Workshop Summary

Based on a one-day public workshop held in Washington, DC, Opportunities and Obstacles in Large-Scale Biomass Utilization: The Role of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Communities: A Workshop Summary explores the current state of biomass utilization for bulk-production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. — via National Research Council

Joint Analysis of Stressors and Ecosystem Services to Enhance Restoration Effectiveness

With increasing pressure placed on natural systems by growing human populations, both scientists and resource managers need a better understanding of the relationships between cumulative stress from human activities and valued ecosystem services. — via Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand

TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C04 has released a prepublication, non-edited draft version of a report titled Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand that synthesizes travel demand models that predict how travelers’ behavior changes in response to changes in traffic congestion and in the price of travel. — via Transportation Research Board

Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Health Effects of Particulate Matter Exposure

EPA is announcing the availability of the final report, Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Health Effects of Particulate Matter Exposure.US EPA, National Center for Environmental Assessment

Valuation of Human Health: An Integrated Model of Willingness to Pay for Mortality and Morbidity Risk Reductions

This paper develops and applies an integrated model of human mortality and morbidity valuation that is consistent with principles of welfare economics.  — via US EPA, National Center for Environmental Assessment

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