Public goods and health
41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health
Interdisciplinary Science Near Space Student Document
Near Space is an introduction to some of the scientific concepts of the global climate system, and to the concept of anthropogenic climate change. In this module we will look at physical, chemical and biological influences on the climate.
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
The English Countryside, Rural Life and Cultural Change, 1900-75
This module will explore a relatively new area of historical research: the twentieth century countryside. Of interest first will be the realities of rural life and work in the first half of the century. The course will then consider the crucial post-war changes in farming, planning and rural living that have had such an impact upon contemporary perceptions of the countryside.
NASA KSNN What do plants need to grow?
By definition, a plant is a living thing that produces its own food through photosynthesis. This process uses carbon dioxide and water. Trapping light from the Sun, plants are able to change sunlight's energy into useable chemical energy. Not only is chemical energy produced, but oxygen is a by-product of photosynthesis. Plants are essential to the balance of life on Earth - and to life, as we know it, on other planets.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
The EU at 27 - taking on a global role
The Minister for Europe will consider how an enlarged EU can address global challenges and how the Reform Treaty will help the EU to perform more strongly both in Europe and internationally.
Internationalising the Curriculum: an annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography comprises a selection of books, journal articles, conference papers and other resources on the subject of the internationalised curriculum. It has been compiled initially from a library of global sources originally brought together as part of the review of literature in the field, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2006 (Caruana, V. and Spurling, N., 2007). This has been up-dated to include more recent work. The central criterion for selection of material
Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Cor
"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis" (video)
A talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s):
Digital Preservation 2012 Speaker: David Weinberger
Digital Preservation 2012 speaker David Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center, Harvard University. Weinberger is the co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto," which cut through the hype and told business what the Web was really about. His next book, "Small Pieces Loosely Joined," put the Internet in its deepest context. His previous book, "Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder," explains how the new rules for organizing ideas and information are trans
SchoolHouse Rock-Energy Blues
In this video, students will learn about the importance of conserving energy. Some of the lyrics include the following:
Sometimes I think I'm runnin' out of energy
Seems like we use an awful lot for
Heatin' and lightin' and drivin'
Readin' and writin' and jivin'
Energy ... You'd think we'd be savin' it up.Energy ... You can get it by dammin' up a river
Energy ... A windmill can make the breeze deliver
But even with millin' and dammi
In part 6, our experts examine new models for monetary and fiscal policy, global financial markets and a world economy characterised by global imbalances.
UK Budget and Global Recovery Plans
In Part 5, our experts examine the British economy in light of the recent Budget, and assess whether a global recovery may be on the horizon.
Organic food from the first day on. Q & A for children - 'Why organic?' - 'How do I recognize organic products?'
National Ag Safety Database (NASD) Waterpower in Austria Veilig surfen In 2007 bracht het Ministerie Van Onderwijs de brochure 'Veilig Online, tips voor veilig ICT-gebruik op school' uit. Deze brochure bevatte ook een aantal technische en pedagogische tools om leerkrachten en ICT-coordinatoren op weg te helpen. Via … 15.389 G-Lab: Global Entrepreneurship Lab (MIT)
Published on the Web by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), NASD is an online database of materials that are devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture. Materials provided include full text
Short film on alternativ energy production in Austria, by Lebensministerium Austria (duration 2 min.).
Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is evolving. Because of global changes in technology, communications, and capital markets, today's innovative startups are building successful companies in countries around the globe, in many instances with investors, vendors, customers, and employees located thousands of miles away. The challenges these leading-edge companies face, particularly in emerging markets, are some of the most sophisticated issues both for businesses and governments alike. These cha
Waterpower in Austria
Veilig surfen In 2007 bracht het Ministerie Van Onderwijs de brochure 'Veilig Online, tips voor veilig ICT-gebruik op school' uit. Deze brochure bevatte ook een aantal technische en pedagogische tools om leerkrachten en ICT-coordinatoren op weg te helpen. Via …
In 2007 bracht het Ministerie Van Onderwijs de brochure 'Veilig Online, tips voor veilig ICT-gebruik op school' uit. Deze brochure bevatte ook een aantal technische en pedagogische tools om leerkrachten en ICT-coordinatoren op weg te helpen. Via …
15.389 G-Lab: Global Entrepreneurship Lab (MIT)