Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
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Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
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"Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia"
Alan Kolata is Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly g
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Lesson #041, Monday

un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.

un bambino = a baby

un orologio = a clock

uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.

uno specchio = a mirror

uno psicologo = a psychologist

una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant.

una scrivania = a desk

una fragola = a strawbe
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The Black Swans of Energy Invention - Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
Toss the old notions of environmentalism into the recycling bin. Investor Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures shatters conventional wisdom of energy reduction, and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve environmental problems via cost-effective, innovative, and scalable engineering.
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Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets - Jesse Fink, Steve Blank (Priceline, Serial E
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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Expansion finance for social impact
Philanthropy has too often remained trapped in the ‘small is beautiful’ world of social innovation – while for-profit-investors have striven to avoid any taint of compromising returns for social impact. A growing set of trailblazers is mobilising significant pools of capital to deploy for social impact. In the process they are reinventing the way that philanthropic and for-profit capital is used for social and environmental benefit.
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Exploring Mars on Earth: The Arctic as an analogue for Mars
Prof. Pollard describes the enigmatic nature of Martian landscapes and the overriding geological and environmental forces that drive the evolution of Martian landforms.
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The Future of Biodiversity: Science and Solution
Andrew Gonzalez, Professor in the Department of Biology, discusses how our understanding of extinction can be used to make estimates of future rates of extinction under various scenarios of environmental change.
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Biodiversity Lost and Found: Lessons of the Lake Victoria Basin
McGill Biology professor Lauren Chapman looks at key lessons from Lake Victoria in East Africa, the world's largest tropical lake. Her talk reveals the vulnerability and resilience of native and introduced species in the face of environmental change.
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