FPCLW: Session 2
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. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.
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Biodiversity Counts
This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural History offers middle school students an exciting and creative context for involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem. Lesson plans, Web-based interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. Al
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Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Dr. Sallie Baliunas about forms of energy including springs and magnets.,The Dr. Sallie Baliunas describes a set-up of two toy train cars that connect with magnets and are placed on a section of wooden railroad. She explains and demonstrates how opposite poles attract, and also how like poles repel. She points out that the magnetic force needs to overcome the friction between the plastic wheels and the wooden track.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This document is an introduction to energy. The reading will define energy and discuss topics such as (1) Forms of energy, (2) Kinetic energy (electrical, radiant, thermal, motion, and sound), (3) Potential energy (Chemical, Stored Mechanical, Nuclear, and Gravitational), (4) Conservation of energy, (5) Energy efficiency, and (6) Sources of Energy (renewable and nonrenewable). The document also depicts illustrations of energy transformations and U.S. energy consumption by source. This resource i
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How to Calculate a Biodiversity Index
This brief online article show students how to use a formula called the biodiversity index to describe the amount of species diversity in a given area. The article starts with an explanation of why an environment with a single species of adapted plants is more at risk. Two sample calculations are given along with the formula, illustrating how the formula can be applied to a carrot patch or a forest area.
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Campi Phlegraei, volume 1
Campi Phlegraei: observations on the volcanoes of the two Sicilies, as they have been communicated to the Royal Society of London by Sir William Hamilton. Volume 1 consists of 100 pages with text in English and French in parallel columns, a hand-colored plate and a map that covers two pages.
Author(s): Hamilton, William, Sir, 1730-1803

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Pourquoi la Méditerranée

La Méditerranée peut être considérée de différents points de vues. Les arguments pour une unicité de cet espace sont nombreux mais ils font bien souvent l’objet de contestations.
Malgré cela, la volonté de créer un espace et des projets autour de cette mer illustre bien les enjeux économiques et géopolitiques dont elle fait l’objet.


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Lessons on the Lake
Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Basin is home to 1.5 million people and an estuary ecosystem with enormous biodiversity. Activities in the educator’s guide help students in grades 5-12 gain an understanding and appreciation of the Basin and teaches them the skills to identify environmental concerns, make changes, and solve problems.
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Ballistic Pendulum
This lesson builds upon the previous two (Newton's Second Law and the First Law of Thermodynamics) by explaining that conservation of energy is not perfectly observed, in that energy is lost as it is transferred from kinetic to potential, and vice-versa.
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High School Environmental Center
This is a portal to environmental resources. It organizes sites by topics: air pollution, climate change, global warming; conservation of energy, soil, and water; coral reefs, forests, watersheds, and other ecosystems; drinking water, waste water, ground water; asthma, lead, pesticides, sun protection, and other health issues; waste and recycling; and local data and maps.
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Ethical Dimensions in Paediatric Neurology: A Look into the Future
Les professionnels de la santé et les familles pour qui des enfants qui participent à la recherche en génétique ou qui nécessitent des services génétiques spécialisés, y compris, le dépistage génétique, seront confrontés à des interrogations non seulement médicales, mais sociales, éthiques et juridiques liées à la génétique en neurologie pédiatrique. Les enfants se retrouvent souvent au centre d’innovations dans le cadre de recherches en génétique et leurs besoins uniqu
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Geology of the National Parks
Our four goals for the course are: 1) To help you become better-informed citizens on topics that may affect you in the future such as:  groundwater pollution, biodiversity, volcanic hazards, etc., 2) To demonstrate what is and is not believable about science--those subjects on which scientists are usually correct versus those on which scientists have no special expertise., 3) To give you enough geological background that you will get more out of your next visit to a national park, and 4) To sho
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Science in Focus: Energy
Explore the notion of "conservation of energy" — the idea that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.,Students in an elementary school classroom examine apples that were dried in solar cookers that they made out of aluminum foil and cardboard. They also have tea that was brewed in a jar that sat out in the sun.
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Rare, Endangered, and Vulnerable Plants of the Republic of Georgia
Because of its large number of endemic species and rapid rate of habitat destruction, the Republic of Georgia is a biodiversity hot spot. In collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Institute of Botany and the Botanical Garden of the Georgian Academy of Sciences has compiled this list of 1200 at-risk species, arranged alphabetically by family. Information on habitat and geographic distribution is included for all species, and images are included for some.
Author(s): Asieshvili, L.,Shulkina, T.,Eristavi, M.

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Internet Scout Project
From National Geographic, this WildWorld -- Sights and Sounds website offers visitors an immersion experience in "some of the world's most distinctive ecoregions through audio, video, photos, interviews, conservation tips, and more." The eight ecoregions include the Bering Sea, Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer Forests, Amazon River and Flooded Forest, and Mesoamerican Reef -- just to name a few. Separate ecoregion sites provide a map with links allowing visitors to connect to clear photos
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides an array of materials to assist people with their understanding of soils. Through an online presentation, users can learn ten key points about soil characteristics and their importance. Teachers and students can find many fun activities including soil erosion and particle size demonstrations and soil songs. The website provides a great introduction to soil formation and classification. Those contemplating a career in soil science can discover t
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Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Dr. Sallie Baliunas about forms of energy including springs and magnets.,In this segment, Dr. Sallie Baliunas explains the energy transfers involved in pressing down and releasing a spring. She explains that potential energy gained from compressing the spring is changed into energy of motion, heat, friction, and sound. She explains that if we could measure with great accuracy, we could account for all the energy that appears to be lost. She goes on to state the law of conservat
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Northern Ireland on the brink?
 Is there going to be a deal done in Northern Ireland?

Professor Stefan Wolff lays out the impasse between the politicians over the issue of policing and judicial matters in Northern Ireland.

Professor Wolff is an expert on international conflict and conflict resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.www.nottingha
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Endangered Means There is Still Time
This site from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program demonstrates how loss of habitat and ecosystems can lead to a decline in biodiversity, and how the Endangered Species Act helps prevent extinction.
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Canary in a Coal Mine (MWV16)
Coral reefs are dying a death of a thousand cuts and their disappearance threatens not only the incredibly diverse ecosystem that depends on them, but also human health and welfare. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video marine scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph.D., chair of marine studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Kiho Kim, Ph.D., director of the environmental studies program at American University, explain the important relationship between microbes and corals,
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