Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office
Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office - Sustainability with a Sense of Place James Geringer was Governor of Wyoming from 1994 to January 2003. He modernized economic planning to extensively include technology and changed how natural resource agencies work together on the state, federal and local level. He joined Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in the summer of 2003 as Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies, focused on how senior elected and corporate officials
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
The Berkeley Institute of the Environment announces its first annual Distinguished Lecture, featuring Lester R. Brown. Mr. Brown has been called "one of the planet's most important thinkers" and a "guru of the environmental movement." He is founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute, and author or co-author of 50 books related to the environment.
The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts Global Warming: Deconstructing Massachusetts v. USEPA
Join a panel of distinguished scholars and expert environmental lawyers for a panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in the groundbreaking climate change case, Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . In Massachusetts , a divided Supreme Court held that California, 11 other states and the nation's major environmental organizations have legal standing to bring this case; that USEPA has the authority under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate
Elementary Partial Differential Equations and Applications
This book grew out of a two-quarter sequence of undergraduate courses offered at the University of California (UCSB), for science majors, engineers and mathematicians. These courses along with a two-quarter sequence on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and dynamical systems constitute the applied mathematics courses for the Program in Scientific Computations, a joint program between the mathematics department and the College of Engineering at UCSB.
The Shaky Future of the Salton Sea
A former desert oasis faces environmental challenges, a water crisis and someday the Big One. Why we can't let the sun go down on the Salton Sea.
Wireless Sensor Networks for Ecology
Field biologists and ecologists are starting to open new avenues of inquiry at greater spatial and temporal resolution, allowing them to "observe the unobservable" through the use of wireless sensor networks. Sensor networks facilitate the collection of diverse types of data (from temperature to imagery and sound) at frequent intervals -- even multiple times per second -- over large areas, allowing ecologists and field biologists to engage in intensive and expansive sampling and to unobtrusively
Chemicals, the Environment, and You
provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health. Topics include the science of toxicology, dose-response relationships, individual susceptibility, risk assessment, and environmental hazards. Students are introduced to the ever-changing nature of our understanding of how chemicals influence the health of living organisms.
Environmental Health Science and Technology Education
This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health so that all citizens can lead healthy and productive lives.
NASA KSNN What does an engineer do?
Engineers use math and science to design new artifacts and technologies that may be used to solve practical problems. While Barkley tried to create wings to help him fly, he followed the Engineering Design Process.
Calling All Students: Facts About Toxic Substances and the Environment
This site provides information on toxic substances that may be found in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links for kids, parents, and teachers to other government websites that offer information, teaching aids, and curriculum guides on consumer and environmental health.
Letting students ask the questions -- and answer them
For this high school science teacher, learning science means doing science. A look at an inquiry-based earth and environmental science classroom.
All about life
A primary curriculum based around life and environmental science draws on children's natural curiosity to teach reading, math, and more. For students to be successful in the science curriculum, they must study science through "hands-on" experiences. I use their past experiences as well as present experiences that I help to create to teach the curriculum. Many children today have never climbed a tree, walked in the woods, or waded in a stream, and I think that is sad. When they have the opportun
Late Blight Life Cycle
This model of the lateblight life cycle in potatoes allows students to simulate the effects of environmental variables on the Phytopthora infestans life cycle. Crop scientists frequently use simulations to try to convince themselves and others of the reasonableness of a new control method. They can use simulation results to support their claims.
Pfiesteria Life Cycle
This simulation allows students to manipulate environmental variables in a life cycle model of a normally benign dinoflagellate to produce an outbreak of its toxic form. The dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicidais an intriguing microbe with complex interactions that has been linked to large fish kills in the waters of North Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay. Examine the effect of environmental variables associated with outbreaks such as flooding and fish density with a model of the Pfiesteria life
This course looks at all forms that energy exists. It explains how energy is used in: transport, agriculture, industry, commerce and households. It describes how energy is stored using storage systems such as: battery, flywheels, compressed air, chemical energy systems and pumped storage. This course explains the problem of depletion of energy resources. It describes the environmental damage associated with the use of fossil fuels, acid rains, dangers posed by leaded fuels, oil spills, gas leaks
Speaker: Dr. Jennie Mather - Organizational Leadership and Teamwork
Industrial Engineering. Spring 2007.Dr. Jennie Mather is Founder, President and CSO, Raven Biotechnologies, Inc. Qualitative management principles and techniques used to maximize labor productivity, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance in work settings. Topics covered include job attitudes, ...
Speaker: Dr. Nickhil Jakatdar – Organizational Leadership and Teamwork
Industrial Engineering. Spring 2007.Dr. Nickhil Jakatdar is Founding CTO, Timbre Technologies. Qualitative management principles and techniques used to maximize labor productivity, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance in work settings. Topics covered include job attitudes, person-job ...
Speaker: H. Tony Chin - Organizational Leadership and Teamwork
Industrial Engineering. Spring 2007.H. Tony Chin is Principal Consultant, WinHawk and Adjunct Professor, Yokohama City University. Qualitative management principles and techniques used to maximize labor productivity, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance in work settings. Topics covered ...
Speakers: Eduardo Pretell, Nick Triantos and Mark Cao - Organizational Leadership and Teamwork
Industrial Engineering. Spring 2007.Eduardo Pretell is VP of Marketing, Branders.com; Nick Triantos is former Chief Software Architect, NVIDIA; Mark Cao is Co-Founder, Vice President of China Operations, Quintic Holdings and General Manager, Quintic (Beijing). Qualitative management principles and techniques used to maximize labor productivity, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance in work settings. Topics covered include job attitudes, person-job fit, worker motivation, leadersh
Translating Climate Change Science into Public Policy - US Foreign Policy After 9/11
US Foreign Policy after 9/11 - Spring 2006. Panel with: Lars-Erik Liljelund, Director-General of the Swedish Environmental protection Agency (Naturvardsverket) Arild Moe, Deputy Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway. This course provides an opportunity to study and discuss issues and events having recent international impact and/or interest. The course will present a multidisciplinary perspective on specific subjects with the intent of linking students with the scholars and s