HGCA disease control
|The disease control section of the HGCA (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) website provides "information on current projects relating to fungicide performance in wheat, b|
|This website provided by AMA GmbH gives basic information on organic farming.|
Waterpower in Austria
|Short film on alternativ energy production in Austria, by Lebensministerium Austria (duration 2 min.).|
Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Topics (VASAT)
|The Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Topics (VASAT) aims to mobilize communities within dry tropical regions by sharing knowledge and skills in dry land agriculture. The site is led by the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (I|
Kibbe Lecture - National Medal of Science Laureate Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science. She obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole in Antarctica. The Solomon Glacier in Antarctica was named after her. Solomon is a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group One.
Solomon's lecture, titled "A World of Climate Change: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," addre
Bear in Mind: Energy BioSciences Institute
What the Energy Biosciences Institute means for UC Berkeley
On February 1, global energy firm BP announced that it had selected UC Berkeley, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead an unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment.
In this edition of Bear in Mind, UC Berkeley's ongoing series of webcasts about campus is
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference.
Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth
This site examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction, ecology, and topics related to paleobiology.
NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds
In NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds, learn about hurricanes and how meteorologists, weather officers, and NASA researchers use measurement and data analysis to predict severe weather. NASA engineers and scientists track clouds and monitor pollutants in the air to collect data that will help them better understand Earth's climate. Grades 5-8.
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water.
Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Bloom Clock Project
The Bloom Clock Project is an attempt to create a language for discussing the bloom times of wildflowers and other plants that is neutral in respect to climate, region, and hemisphere. This language will take a few years to develop as it depends on a large pool of data.
Exploring the Environment
This site features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas. In another, they predict weather 48 hours in advance. Topics include coral reefs, climate change, the Everglades, mountain gorillas, rainforests, volcanoes, water quality, and ozone depletion.
Climate Modeling Program
The research-based Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) is funded by NSF ITEST. Curriculum based resources were designed with input from 21 scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Resources include K-12 inquiry-based classroom lessons, a student network for observing arctic weather, digital lectures, and an interactive multimedia learning system (on DVD).
Atmospheric Visualization Projects
This site includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and CO2, climate change (230-year period), clouds and precipitation, coral reef evolution (starting 21,000 years ago), universal fire shape, fire twirl and burst behavior, tornadoes, thunderstorms, typhoons, El Niño events, greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols, polar vortex breakdown, CO2 and temperature, CFCs in the ocean, cloud evolution (7-day period), daily weather in the U.S., and more.
Introduction to Climate - Background Material
Climate is generally defined as average weather over a long period of time. A place or region's climate is determined by both natural and human-induced factors. Students can read an overview of Earth's climate and participate in activities which explain the following concepts: distinctions between weather and climate, variability of daily weather measurements compared to long-term climate data, how significant annual variability affects long-term climate averages, how Earth's climatic changes oc
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