Energy resources: Nuclear energy
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises. OpenLearn Resource - Time: 14hours and Level: Intermediate
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Interdisciplinary Science Molecules by Design Student Document
Organic chemistry is important in many areas of industry and in the field of pharmaceuticals. In this module you will explore some of the key aspects of organic chemistry in the context of the design and delivery of drugs. This brings together issues of fundamental research, industrial scaling up of processes, environmental impact and patent law.
Author(s): Anton Hutter,Paul Cullis,Clive Bagshaw,Mark Lowe,D

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Environmental Geology
There is now a greater interest in the environment than ever before and we face concerns about the environmental impacts of almost every aspect of our daily lives. Water, soil, air and the biological environment can all be changed dramatically by the activities of industrial societies like our own, not least through mechanisms which are controlled by essentially geological processes. Waste disposal, contamination of land by industry, the impacts of mining, water pollution and even air quality (t
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TALAT Lecture 2110.01: Automobile brake rotor - LCA in product design
This lecture imparts knowledge about ?production and casting of SiC-particle reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite - PMMC (SiCAl7SiMg); use of Life Cycle Analysis. It provides insight to how to redesign a product using life cycle thinking and LCA to minimize the ecological side effects; the importance of having a thoroughly knowledge about the product's life and its environmental impact. Some knowledge of the concept of the product information structure - "the chromosomes" and f
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11.481J Analyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a
Author(s): Polenske, Karen R.,Wang, Xiaodong

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)
The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Subject introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the
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Environmental Impact
The Gold Rush, positive for California in so many ways, had a devastating effect on the state's environment. Many of these problems were directly related to gold-mining technology. The process of hydraulic mining, which became popular in the 1850s, caused irreparable environmental destruction. Two images show California's largest hydraulic mine ? Malakoff Diggings, in Nevada County ? in action. (Malakoff Diggings is now a state park and open to visitors.) Dams (such as the English Dam in Nevada
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Seminole Campus Nature Park
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Students at St. Petersburg College and residents of Seminole now have a new venue to explore nature. SPC officials opened the first phase of its Natural Habitat Park and Environmental Center on Aug. 31 with a crowd of about 200 on hand who were not fazed by the morning heat. The park is located immediately north of the school's University Partnership Building and the Seminole Community Library. The first phase includes a pavilion with seating
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Adaptation, Extinction and Global Change
McGill Biology professor Graham Bell describes examples of rapid evolution as well as situations where adaptation hasn't happened. He further explains how organisms are likely to evolve in the coming period of rapid environmental change.
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Derelict site simulation
This Powerpoint driven simulation takes participants through a structured series of common dilemmas faced by managers looking after derelict sites. Risks must be appraised within resource constraints (and the influence of chance). Decisions taken affect subsequent events. Can you steer the site safely through this maze? The resource can be used in the teaching of lawyers about occupiers’ liability, as well as construction and real estate students and also environmental management students. The
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7 Wonders Of Ancient Greece
A 1:46 video that briefly dwells on the "wonders" and could set the stage for an indepth study of these masterpieces. A good starting place for the study of Ancient Greece.
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Earthquake Research
Course - Group - Earthquake Research - Carnegie Mellon University > Civil & Environmental Engineering (Video) > Earthquake Research
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Green business and green values: the CIBAM Global Business Symposium- Part 1
Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. "Sustainable competitiveness" is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government's embrace a different language. Phrases like "business ethics", "environmental protection" and "wealth distribution" are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets aroun
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Approaches in Environmental Ethics For Business and Engineering
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This module has been developed for students in Business Administration and Engineering. Students learn to integrate ethics into environmental problem-solving by studying different approaches […]

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Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can We Save California's Delta?
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can we save California's Delta? Raymond B. Seed, Professor of GeoEngineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina was the single most costly failure of an engineered system in history. It ...
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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