Freshwater and International Law: Universal and Regional Perspectives
Professor de Chazournes delivers the 2009 Louwes Lecture on the development of International and National Law concerning the use of freshwater, environmental issues and the international laws protecting people's human rights to fresh water.
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"The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression"
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The Myth of King Arthur
In this video the Saxons continue to capture lands of the British aristocracy. During this time a prince emerges from the British. His name is Arthur, and Camelot begins. (3:28)
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10.492-1 Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I: Process Control by Design (MIT)
In the ICE-Topics courses, various chemical engineering problems are presented and analyzed in an industrial context. Emphasis is on the integration of fundamentals with material property estimation, process control, product development, and computer simulation. Integration of societal issues, such as engineering ethics, environmental and safety considerations, and impact of technology on society are addressed in the context of case studies.The broad context for this ICE-Topics module is the com
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4.2.3 Business needs sustainability

The second argument is more profound: long-term profitability, and the existence of business itself, is threatened if companies can't transform themselves. This assumes that although the costs of environmental and social impacts can be ignored for a period, in the context of globalisation of environmental, social and political processes, they will come back to haunt businesses, and ultimately threaten their survival. There are several communications and management tools that have been develop
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1.2.7 Summary

  • What we must do to understand numbers as they are used as evidence in social science is to practise and so become familiar with them, and to understand the conventions which determine how they are used.

  • Sets of numerical data can be presented in many ways, as tables, bar charts, pie charts or line graphs. These are just different ways of trying to represent or make a picture of numbers. Which is used is largely a matter of which best shows
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11.5 Summary of sections 8 to 11

In these sections we have described some of the quantitative relationships between the physical dimensions of simple sounds and their subjective psychological dimensions. The physical dimension of intensity, or pressure amplitude, given in decibels (dB), directly affects loudness. Frequency of pressure changes, in hertz (Hz), mainly determines pitch.

The lowest threshold value and hence the maximal sensitivity for humans is in the region of 3000 Hz.

The quantitative relationship b
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"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" (video)
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Strategic Organizational Design, Spring 2011
Strategic Organizational Design focuses on effective organizational design in both traditional and innovative organizations, with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms that can provide strategic advantage. Topics include when to use functional, divisional, or matrix organizations, how IT creates new organizational possibilities, and examples of innovative organizational possibilities, such as democratic decision-making, crowd-based organizations, internal resource markets, and othe
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Urban Sprawl Modelling: Combining Models to Make Decision
Urban sprawl is frequently associated with the idea of an unsuitable development, leading to increasing economic, social and environmental problems. Moreover, its control is difficult because multiple patterns (concerning numerous traditional urban planning fields) overlap. In order to understand the sprawl process and to manage its consequences, it must be simplified. The construction of a decision making tool appears then interesting. The GIS-based tool presented here is being developed incoll
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Environmental Regulation of Federal Lands and Activities: Uncle Sam as a Regulated Entity
Ray Swenson examines the environmental impacts of federal land use policy.
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1 A local supermarket sells a popular breakfast cereal in a ‘Large Pack’ and ‘New Extra Large Pack’. They are both being sold at ‘knock down’ prices. The large pack contains 450 g of cereal priced at £1.85. The new extra large pac
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Chapel Service - Week 1 - 9 February 2016 - Gary Millar - Luke 1-2
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8.1 Introduction

The average human cell has around two metres of DNA within its nucleus. In the interphase nucleus, in which transcription and replication are going on, this DNA is packaged into nucleosomes that are variably compacted, through association with H1, into larger 30nm fibres. In fact, the average nucleus most likely contains DNA with a continuum of chromatin configurations, ranging from highly open 10 nm fibres, through to 30 nm fibres and fibres that are even more tightly packed together, call
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lessons of Katrina, historian Martin E. Marty, and Bill Moyers on Karl Rove
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton's Melissa Harris-lacewell and author and environmental journalist Mike Tidwell. Also on the program, one of the country's leading historians, Martin E. Marty, who has spent a lifetime unraveling the mysteries of the world's religions, discusses his latest book on the mystery of childhood and what adults can learn from
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English Grammar - Either & Neither
"I don't want to go!" "I can't do this!" How do you agree with these statements? Learn about the different ways that you can agree with these negative sentences using neither or either.  A teacher explains the rules and writes examples on a white board, with emphasis placed on auxiliary verbs for correct usage. ( 9:51)
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  1. BSE is a TSE disease of cattle that was formally recognised in 1986. It developed to epidemic proportions in the UK, reaching a peak in 1992. Although BSE is now fading away in the UK, cases have eventually turned up in many other countries.

  2. Mainly through epidemiological studies, veterinary scientists quickly established (at least to their satisfaction) that BSE was caused by the inclusion in cattle feed of ruminant-derived MBM contaminated w
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1.1.6 Keeping up-to-date

How familiar are you with the following different ways of keeping up to date with information; alerts, mailing lists, newsgroups, blogs, RSS, professional bodies and societies?

  • 5 – Very familiar

  • 4 – Familiar

  • 3 – Fairly familiar

  • 2 – Not very familiar

  • 1 – Not familiar at all


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