The Oil Spill's Other Victims (Science Bulletins)
http://amnh.org/rc10 Beyond oil-coated pelicans, the Gulf spill imperils many lesser-known species such as marsh grasses, seaweed, and deep-sea invertebrates. The latest Bio Bulletin from the Museum's Science Bulletins program highlights these unsung but critical components of Gulf ecosystems and features recent shoreline and surface oil maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). View the story in AMNH's Hall of Biodiversity until July 23, 2010 or online. Science Bul
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Authors@Google: Matt Ridley
In this clear-sighted book, Matt Ridley demonstrates that the world is getting better, and at an accelerating rate: food, income and lifespan are up; disease, child mortality and violence are down?all across the globe. Necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing down; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the internet and the mobile phone are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon rea
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Conservationists@Google: Sea Shepherd Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our
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1.5 Water power

This second phase was achieved by focusing on the water-power potential of the site. Water power had been the catalyst for the original industrial development, and it seemed apt to capitalise on that. It was decided to install a new waterwheel where the original one had been. This provided an important visitor attraction, and also presented the opportunity to use the waterwheel to generate electricity for the site, thus providing significant cost savings. Furthermore, as part of that building
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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

1.4 The economics of maintaining a heritage site

The National Trust operates within a complex web of funding. This comes from annual membership fees and from visitor receipts at individual sites. Each National Trust property is responsible for raising the income necessary to fund its own conservation activities and further development (although a large minority of sites cannot cover their costs). Properties raise this income through visitors charges and from catering, shop sales, etc. Failure to raise sufficient income can lead to job losse
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Exoplanet Properties Activity
An astrobiology activity meant to be done in a 3 hour laboratory session (or possibly over 2-3 class sessions). The students work in groups to analyze the radial velocity curve of the star HD4308 which wobbles with a 15.56 day period. In the end the students determine if the planet which is causing this wobble is likely to support life similar to Earth on its surface. The activity draws on concepts such as Kepler's law, momentum conservation, the habitable zones around stars, spectral class, esc
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer provides the student with a real rock sample to observe and describe, helping the student notice that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals.
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The Second Law and Energy (Panel)
In this valedictory panel to the two-day symposium, 10 speakers offer brief takes on how the Second Law of Thermodynamics might prove useful in seeking answers to our current energy challenge.

Even before the oil embargo of 1973, Thomas Widmer recalls, Joe Keenan and his MIT colleagues wrote of an “entropy c

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Angular Momentum
A rather dizzy Professor Bowley sacrifices his well-being in the name of science. Explains and shows momentum. Some of this video is for higher level students, but there are some experiments that are done that could be interesting to younger students.  Video is of good quality and would be good for high school students. Run time 07:07.
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Metro Life Flight Helicopter Visits Kent State
Metro Life Flight, the first air medical program in the area, had one of its helicopters visit Kent State University on Oct. 22, landing on the University Esplanade. After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State's College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration.
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The Man that Don't Fit / Robert Service
This two-minute reading of this famous poem shows the power of the words of the poem as well as the importance of reading it well. The words are played over the screen and should appeal to a variety of students. Delivered by Boucrate in 2010.
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Why Species are Fuzzy
The ‘species concept’ – the definition of what constitutes a distinct species – has been a headache for biologists for at least 70 years. Recent genetic studies in natural populations have led to a revolution in the understanding of biodiversity and speciation. Species are demonstrably continuous with subspecies and varieties in nature, and intermediates in the speciation process are all around us. I will illustrate my talk with examples such as butterflies, birds and even whales. Lectu
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The Duke Idea: Duke's 21st Century Charge
A "Duke Idea" conversation November 1, 2010, in Houston, Texas, between President Richard H. Brodhead and alumnus Shane Battier. Learn more at http://www.thedukeidea.net
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24. Population and the Environment
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) World population will continue to rise until at least 2050. Environmental impact is the product of the number of people and how much of their income and technology is devoted to either consumption or conservation. So far, the balance is far at the consumption end and, globally, environmental problems are increasing. Environmentalism has not come close to counteracting the footprint of a billion extra people every dozen years. The only massive succ
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Parallel and Multicore Computing
Lectures slides from the 15 lecture Parallel And Multicore Computing module presented to the Computer Science Honours class 4th year. The image used above is CRAY 1 by Rama and is available under a Creative Commons Share Alike license
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How to Protect Bird Species from Extinction
How to Protect Bird Species from Extinction. Part of the series: Birdwatching for Beginners. Learn about bird conservation to protect bird species from extinction in this free bird watching video.  Run time 03:48.
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FPCLW: Session 10
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. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.
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In the Shadow of War
In the Shadow of War features the work of a generation of artists who rose to prominence in post-war Britain. Visual Arts Officer, Neil Walker talks us through the theme of this exhibition and the works included in the show. To watch a video about the sculpture featured in the exhibition visit: http://youtu.be/WWIq7hg4j6A To watch a video about Graham Sutherland’s ‘Crucifixion’ visit: http://youtu.be/NtrC4ZU_XnA Also on show in the Angear Visitor Centre is an exhibition by Nottingha
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FPCLW: Session 12
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 address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.
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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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