Oil palm plantations and coral reefs
Coral reefs are among the most beautiful habitats in the world. As well as being rich in biodiversity, they're vital for the local economies that depend on them for fishing, tourism or protection from storms.
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Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Pnina Shor
Pnina Shor (Head of the Department for the Treatment and Conservation of Artifacts, Israel Antiquities Authority) discusses the challenges and process of conserving and preserving the fragile Dead Sea Scrolls for future generations. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
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Re:Thinking BIM in the Design Studio - Beyond Tools? Approaching Ways of Thinking
The application of digital design methods and technologies related to BIM and Integrated Practice Delivery are altering the how and what of architectural design. The way contemporary architecture is conceived and made is being transformed through the digital methods, processes and applications used in BIM. How architectural education and the design studio model evolve to reflect, interpret, translate, or challenge the multiplicitous and simultaneously variable modes of contemporary practice pres
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Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
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Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet
Museum conservators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. Exhibit Curator Emily Williams outlines the plan of attack in "Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet."
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Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank interviews MissionPoint Capital co-founder Jesse Fink. The two discuss the manifold investment opportunities in alternative energies and environmental conservation.
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8. Enernet: Internet Lessons for Solving Energy (May 20, 2009)
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Introduction
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earth's biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity whereby ecosystems accumulate minerals. This unit explains how this process occurs, what its effects on different types of habitat are, and how it might be managed.
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4.3 Reducing the nutrient source
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earth's biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity whereby ecosystems accumulate minerals. This unit explains how this process occurs, what its effects on different types of habitat are, and how it might be managed.
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3.2 Anthropogenic sources of nutrients
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FPCLW: Session 6
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Maori owned parks: should iwi be given title to specific parks? Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law.
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Princeton’s Campus Sustainability Plan includes comprehensive efforts to reduce waste and conserve resources in all areas of University operations, as well as initiatives in research, education, civic engagement, and communications. Computing is becoming a large part of the University’s energy-use footprint and considerable efforts are underway to find sustainable energy and conservation solutions. From high energy super-computers to paper use to videoconferencing, this session will explore
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Week 05 Lecture: Why do people see the environment in different ways
Drawing on the ideas presented earlier in the course, Alastair connects present and historical attitudes towards the environment in answering the question: why do people see the landscape in different ways? This lecture covers a variety of environmental perspectives from the development imperative of the early colonial times, to the contemporary conservation movement, to establish the different ways people see the environment, as well as the motivations behind the various attitudes towards the e
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Alastair discusses two distinct lenses (or "understandacopes") with which we can think about globalisation and development. Drawing upon arguments from outspoken catastrophists or cornucopians relating to poverty, resource allocation, and biodiversity conservation, the uncertainty, and disagreement over the current organisation of global resources will become evident.
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