Stakeholder Media Are the New Message
Mainstream media no longer set the public agenda alone. Stakeholders have their own media, and their voices are loud.
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1.3 Coal-forming environments today

Coal formation begins with preservation of waterlogged plant remains to produce peat and then slow compression as the peat is buried. About 10 m of peat will compress down to form about 1 m of coal; clearly large amounts of plant debris must be available for preservation. Even so, for a significant thickness of peat to accumulate there must be a balance between the growth of plants and the decay of underlying dead material to form peat (a process known as humification).

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Herhalingsbundel wiskunde eind derde leerjaar
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Herhalingsbundel wiskunde waarmee je de leerstof aan het eind van het derde leerjaar nog eens kan opfrissen.

Volgende leerstof komt aan bod:

  • oefeningen met rekentaal oplossen;
  • getallen noteren als de honderdtallen, tientallen en eenheden gegeven …

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1.2 The origins of coal

If you examine a piece of coal, at first sight it appears black and rather homogenous. However, closer inspection generally shows a series of parallel bands up to a few millimetres thick. Most obvious are shiny bands that break into angular pieces if struck. Between them are layers of dull, relatively hard coal and thin weak layers of charcoal-like carbon. Coal splits easily along these weak layers, which crumble to give coal its characteristic dusty black coating.

Microscopic examinati
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Groundwater
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, as shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do not have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a wo
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Jessica Stern: "Post-Sochi: Where LGBT Rights are Getting the Gold and Getting Prison Terms"
You can find out more at: http://www.iglhrc.org The Atlantic Magazine recently did a story, How Sochi Became the Gay Olympics. Yet, Russian law describes LGBT people as pedophiles. President Museveni of Uganda signed into law a far-reaching bill that sentences "repeat offenders" to life imprisonment and makes it illegal to not report suspected homosexuals to the police. And in the southwestern United States, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that allows businesses to refuse service to anyo
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GS-05: Adding transitions between pages and states
In this movie, learn about the unique interaction-based Timeline in Flash Catalyst and how to create transitions that animate or move between two states of a design.
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This course looks at how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next. First you will look at what happens to the chromosomes of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduction. Then you will examine how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation. These two approaches combine to illustrate how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.

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6.1 Introduction

Measurements of thermoregulation, respiration and metabolic depression in the edible dormouse (Myoxus glis) during the early stages of torpor, hibernation and aestivation, indicate remarkable similarities in the profile of physiological changes for all three adaptive phenomena, suggesting that they are controlled by essentially the same mechanism. The capacity for adaptive hypothermia in animals is clearly determined genetically and is manifested in cells from many different tissues. N
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E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
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The impact of enterprise focussed modules
This presentation outlines the use of a tested research instrument (Bandura's self efficacy theory) and students own perceptions of their enterprise skills and abilities
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3.1 Introduction

In 2000, the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology produced an influential report that highlighted the complex and increasingly problematic relationship between contemporary science and society, particularly in the field of biotechnology (House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 2000). The report argued that many of these concerns were seen by the public to be the result of a perceived lack of transparency in the relationship between science, industry, pu
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Zonneland : Educatief materiaal
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Op deze website ontdek je heel wat extra materiaal zoals: 

  • extra werkbladen,
  • oplossingen,
  • eindtermen,
  • leerplandoelen,
  • muzische activiteiten,
  • audiovisuele filmpjes.

 


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Challenger Disaster
This two-minute video is part of the Engineering Disasters series. The video clearly shows the disaster and what was ignored to create this disaster.In this video from Modern Marvels, we learn about the Challenger disaster. The Challenger spaceship was launched on January 28, 1986. The temperature was only 36 degrees and for safety reasons you aren't supposed to launch until it is 56 degrees. The teacher should have information about those on the shuttle, including the first teacher to fly on a
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There are many environmental reasons why coal is a rather undesirable source of energy. Burning it introduces large amounts of gases into the atmosphere that harm the enviironment in a variety of ways, as well as other, sollid waste products. Coal extraction leads to spoil heaps and mines that scar the landscape, land subsidence that affects roads and buildings, and in some cases water pollution.

With apparently so little going for it, why do we rely so much on coal to meet our energy n
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Volcanoes from Around the World
This video shows photographs of volcanoes from around the world. It is set to music and each photo gives the location of the volcano. It shows both dormant and erupting volcanoes. Music may be a bit distracting to the viewer. (06:07)
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Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities.The term ‘vitamin’ was not coined until early in the 20th century, to describe those chemicals in food without which a pattern of deficiency symptoms (often called a deficiency syndrome) occurs. Minerals, also called mineral elements, are those elements other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen that are found in the body.

This free course, Nutrition: Vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main gr
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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Gender Equality: how can the UN lead? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jane Connors, Professor Aoife O’Donoghue, Rosalyn Park, Navanethem Pillay | The United Nations has developed a strong focus on gender balance and gender sensitivity throughout all of its work. Yet the UN itself has significant problems in relation to gender within its Secretariat, Funds, Programmes and Agencies. Despite the UN Charter arguably setting out legal obligations to ensure gender parity within the UN and initiatives aimed at addressing the lack of gender parity, there hav
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6 Exhumation of the Grampian mountains

The document attached below includes the sixth section of Mountain building in Scotland. In this section, you will find the following subsections:

  • 6.1 Introduction

  • 6.2 Uplift and cooling history of the Grampian mountains

  • 6.3 Magmatism during exhumation

  • 6.4 The record of exhumation in sedimentary basins

  • 6.5 Synthesis: time constraints on the Grampian phase

  • 6.6 How high w
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