Angeles Vergara Salvat - MA in Environmental Design
The BASF House is a low carbon house which tests different building materials and design ways. It is part of the University's Creative Energy Homes project on University Park. As a resident of the house, MArch student Angeles tells us how her temporary home is giving her first-hand experience for her career
Approaches in Environmental Ethics For Business and Engineering
This module has been developed for students in Business Administration and Engineering. Students learn to integrate ethics into environmental problem-solving by studying different approaches […]
Summer Break 2010: Environmental Effects On Invertebrate Reproduction
Biology Professor Robert Podolsky was able to bring two of his students, Diego Castro and Gabe Segarra, to the Friday Harbor Laboratories in Washington state as part of the NSF-REU/Blinks Fellowship program. Both students focused on their own project: Gabe researched the bubble snail's chemical defense of its embryos against hermit and purple shore crabs, while Diego focused on the sea slug's ability to adapt the design of its egg masses to different water current strengths.
The Use of Renewable Feedstock as a Contribution to Environmental Protection
Wolfgang Holderich's seminar is entitled "The Use of Renewable Feedstocks as a Contribution for Environmental Protection."
Inside UM's Environmental Toxicology Lab
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The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has concerns about the lack of knowledge amongst school pupils, and their teachers, of the type of work undertaken by an Environmental Engineer. The interactive presentation was developed as part of an awareness raising exercise for aspects of Environmental Engineering. Targeted at KS3 pupils particularly in Year 9 (Y9) the themes of air/ soil/water pollution were chosen because of their links to the KS3 National Curriculum for Science ( e
4 Environmental factors and organisations: review The primary thrust of this unit has been to emphasise the need for all organisations to acknowledge the influence of their environments and, in turn, the impact of organisations on their context. We have argued that the commercial environment is characterised primarily by the growing trend toward globalisation. To a much greater extent than ever before we live in a global village where goods and services will be produced wherever they can be provided at the least cost. Consumers in the West i
The primary thrust of this unit has been to emphasise the need for all organisations to acknowledge the influence of their environments and, in turn, the impact of organisations on their context. We have argued that the commercial environment is characterised primarily by the growing trend toward globalisation. To a much greater extent than ever before we live in a global village where goods and services will be produced wherever they can be provided at the least cost. Consumers in the West i
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
The Module is designed to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as operated internationally to those students who need to understand EIA: this includes formal students being graduate and postgraduate students, plus practitioners/professionals. Within this framework there are opportunities to customise the material to reflect local jurisdictional procedures and issues.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Instructional Guide
This Instructional Guide has been developed to provide instructors using the Environmental Impact Assessment Course Module with an understanding of the design of the Module so that they can customise the its material and assessment to the needs of their learners and location.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a learning resource that explains SEA theory, practice and methodology. The course covers SEA principles; SEA status worldwide; links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and strategic decision-making; and a wide range of SEA tools and techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages in various settings. The course is divided into: Background, Strategic actions, SEA Process, Baseline Assessment, Implementation,
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Instructional Guide
This instructional guide explains the structure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) course and expected learning outcomes, suggests some course assignments, and suggests some guidance for course participants when carrying out the assignments.
The Big Questions: Environmental Health
Jack Liu, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, talks about the environmental impacts of habitat destruction. See how respondents answered at http://spartansagas.msu.edu/questions/12/. Answer the latest big question at http://spartansagas.msu.edu/questions.php.
Environmental Philosophy, Fall 2007
The aim of this course is to enable participants to bring together materials from various disciplines bearing on our current environmental crisis, and from this integrated perspective to evaluate possible ways in which the crisis might be resolved. Disciplines to be consulted include ecology, thermodynamics, economics, value theory, and environmental history, among others. This project will rely on the integrative skills of philosophy to discern how materials from these disparate sources fit tog
NOAA: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
This website is the homepage of NOAA's environmental satellite monitoring service. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, & enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, & quality of life. The site features satellite and in situ data from NOAA's Climactic, Coastal, Geophysical, and Oceanographic Data Centers, satellite imagery and research, as we
The Environmental Working Group
EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce) to consumers.This website is filled with highly useful scientifically based current information on Environmental Health. It includes many printable family health & healthy home guides including SAFER baby products, sunscreens, a plastics guide, a healthy home checklist, and much more. It is an excellent & highly informative resource!
AP Environmental Science
This course is assembled from UC-approved college preparatory courses and is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. The scientific method is used to analyze and understand the inter-relationships between humans and the natural environment. The course shows how ecological realities and the material desires of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. The course covers: Earth's Systems, H
Environmental History Timeline
Students develop critical thinking skills by interviewing a person who has perspective on environmental history. Students explore the concept of a timeline, including historical milestones, and develop a sense of the context of events.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban and Environmental Analysis
GIS, a computer-based tool for storing, mapping, and analyzing spatial information together with non-spatial data, is very helpful when studying urban and environmental topics. This course focuses on introducing students to the use of geographic information systems in the urban/suburban/metropolitan environment. Students will learn to use GIS and how to frame spatial questions for research and teaching as well as gain technical expertise.
In this activity, students create a “web” to identify and demonstrate the interactions among the living and non-living parts of an environment. This information allows students to better understand what an environment is and to also consider how engineers use teamwork to solve problems.
Ecological Footprint Teacher's Manual: Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout Hi
"Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout History" is a workshop developed for history and social studies teachers who want to incorporate the scientific and social aspects of using renewable resources into classroom teaching. Through the Ecological Footprint framework, educators learn how to help students understand cumulative environmental impacts. Redefining Progress developed the Ecological Footprint Teacher's Manual to make this curriculum available for self-paced training