TALAT Lecture 1102: Environmental Factors
This lecture reviews the environmental factors affecting the aluminium industry and the remedial practices followed; it describes the concept of a product life cycle and the importance of recycling; it also describes the secondary aluminium industry, its history, processes, products and structure; it outlines the methodology used to calculate recycling rates and summarizes the scope and size of the European aluminium industry.
Sustainability versus Heritage: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. It examines the case of a conflict between environmental issues (using sustainable timber) and protecting heritage (replacing like with like in a listed building). It raises issues such as heritage; sustainability; environment and culpable ignorance. The teaching format is a two hour session with small group discussions.
4.440 Basic Structural Design (MIT)
This course provides students with a basic knowledge of structural analysis and design for buildings, bridges and other structures. The course emphasizes the historical development of structural form and the evolution of structural design knowledge, from Gothic cathedrals to long span suspension bridges. Students will investigate the behavior of structural systems and elements through design exercises, case studies, and load testing of models. Students will design structures using timber, masonr
How to Improve Your Grammar
Don’t be intimidated by the complexity of English grammar; take it one step at a time and you’ll be fine.
USGS Materials Maps
Visitors can learn about the relatively new field of imaging spectroscopy, which allows specific absorption features, caused by chemical bonds in materials, to be mapped spatially. Topics include an introduction to the procedure, environmental applications, vegetation and biota mapping, lithologic, and mineral mapping. A set of links provides access to reports, accompanied by spectroscopic images, on the use of this new tool in chosen locations.
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.
Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture: An Online Sustainable Agriculture Instructional Resource
Growing interest in sustainable agriculture has generated a wealth of educational materials on the many social, environmental, and agronomic topics related to this expanding field. In creating this online resource, we’ve reviewed hundreds of resources—textbooks, popular books, web sites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more—to identify the highest-quality and most relevant materials on sustainable agriculture available. Whether you’re teaching a 2-hour community gardening workshop
Aerospace and aviation programs
A summary of Aerospace aviation programs at RMIT University, as well as information about facilities, research, flight training, and student profiles.
Leonardo Da Vinci -The Man Who Knew Everything
Note: There may be artistic nudity. Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. He also designed terrifying w
Electricity From Manure
Methane digesters are being installed on several farms to address environmental and energy issues. We visit a western Ohio farmer who's converting his manure into electricity to be sold to a nearby power company.
The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
In this video adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, learn about the conservation efforts that are helping to bring a species of sea turtle back from the brink of extinction. Although human-caused environmental degradation has been rampant in recent centuries, the scientists and volunteers featured in this video show that conservation efforts can and do succeed. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:23.
This video from Wild Nevada introduces the peregrine falcon, the so-called king of birds and bird of kings. Described by ornithologist Elise Schmitt as one of the fastest animals on Earth and a fierce hunter of other flying birds, the peregrine falcon has been designated an endangered species because of dwindling numbers related to environmental exposure to the pesticide DDT, which drastically reduces the survival rate of its young. The video also describes the peregrine's hunting habits and pre
Sustainable consumption: What incentives?
While most of the topics at this years European Business Summit in Brussels focused on climate change, one roundtable discussion on sustainable consumption had a strong consumer and, therefore, business angle.
"Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq"
A talk by Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author. As the occupation of Iraq unravels, the demand for independent reporting is growing. Since 2003, unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail has filed indispensable reports from Iraq that have made him this generation's chronicler of the unfolding disaster t
Recycling : Environmental Effects of Plastic Bags
After being taken to a storage location, recycled glass is taken to a glass re-manufacturing facility, where it is crushed and sorted by color. Discover how recycled glass is melted and remade with help from a solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator in this video on glass recycling.
Lynn Bestul is the solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator for the New Hanover Department of Environmental Management in Wilmington, N.C.
Thomas G. Andrews, KILLING FOR COAL: America's Deadliest Labor War
"'Killing for Coal' is a stunning achievement. Beautifully written and masterfully researched, it stands as the definitive history of the dramatic events at Ludlow and breaks new ground in our understanding of industrialization and the environment. If I were to pick one word to describe this book, I would say, 'powerful.'" -Kathryn Morse, author of "The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush" For more on the award-winning Killing for Coal, visit http://www.hup.harva
Negotiating to win
From the most mundane transaction to strategic high-level boardroom dealings, knowing how to negotiate is integral to success and survival. Yet few have mastered the art of successful negotiation or ‘value negotiation’ as INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences, Horacio Falcao, calls it.
CSR in the Gulf region
By now, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not only a familiar concept in many parts of the world, it has also become de rigeur in companies who appreciate the fact that CSR can make good business sense.
"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
"Environmental Disaster in the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
Josh Ellis has an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies/Public Policy, 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 growing economies,