Introduction

Nature Matters considers environmental responsibility and what may matter from a caring perspective and an accountability perspective. A reading by Andrew Light reflects on four key debates in environmental ethics regarding the way in which nature is valued, and prompts the question on how such debates might inform environmental responsibility.

Section 2 examines the formal processes involved in developing accountability in the context of sustainable development. The persuasiveness of t
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Environmental engineering
The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has concerns about the lack of knowledge amongst school pupils, and their teachers, of the type of work undertaken by an Environmental Engineer. The interactive presentation was developed as part of an awareness raising exercise for aspects of Environmental Engineering. Targeted at KS3 pupils particularly in Year 9 (Y9) the themes of air/ soil/water pollution were chosen because of their links to the KS3 National Curriculum for Scie
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the wave and diffusion partial differential equations can be used to model certain systems;

  • determine appropriate simple boundary and initial conditions for such models;

  • find families of solutions for the wave equation, damped wave equation, diffusion equation and similar homogeneous linear second-order partial differential equations, subject to simple boundary conditions, using the m
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2 Representing symmetries

In Section 2 we develop an algebraic notation for recording symmetries, and demonstrate how to use the notation to calculate composites of symmetries and the inverse of a symmetry.

Click the link below to open Section 2 (9 pages, 504KB).

Section 2


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3.3.2 Citizenship beyond (species) borders

Political philosophers are struggling to fit together conventional ideas of citizenship and issues of global environmental change. Most have simply ignored these momentous challenges: they have failed to fully comprehend the implications of our new understanding of humans' revised place in the world.

However, our advancing awareness of global environmental changes draws us into a very different sense of shared fate from that of the nation state, or even the global citizen. As Chapter 5
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1.9.1 Moving around the rock cycle

One way of illustrating the possible ways of moving material around the rock cycle is to draw a diagram that places the processes into their geological contexts. Since the rock cycle involves processes occurring on the Earth's surface and also within its interior, we use a cross-section through the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle to do this, as shown in Author(s): The Open University

Indigenous Peoples' Legal Water Forum 2009 Session 9
A forum to explore the rights of Indigenous peoples to be involved in the governance of freshwater. Law Professor Lee Godden and Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental law, University of Melbourne, Australia, "Indigenous Property Rights to Water: Environmental Flows, Cultural Values and Tradeable Property Rights in Australia".
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#387: Team positive: Taking the science of wellbeing to a systems level

Research psychologist Associate Professor Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology and wellbeing literacy, once largely focused on the individual, are being taken to a group level to promote healthier, more skillful interactions in organisations and human networks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.


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Ethics in Research

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Tom Sanya and Ian Blair

7.2 Information sources

7.2.1 How do I find the information required to carry out COSHH risk assessments?

The best source of information is the material safety data sheet (MSDS). By law (CHIP3) this should accompany any chemical that is purchased. However, if this is not available, or the chemical is old, then copies can be obtained from the manufacturer's website or information can sometimes be found in the
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How J.D. Power III Transformed the Auto Industry
In 1968, J.D. Power III took the radical step of soliciting customer feedback about cars through consumer surveys. In a recent interview, Power discussed the company's origins with Wharton's John Paul MacDuffie.
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このビデオではHDR Proに統合ダイアログボックスの使い方をご紹介します。HDR Proに統合ダイアログボックスを用いて、3枚のRaw画像からハイダイナミックレンジ、あるいはフォトリアリスティック、シュールレアリスティックな1枚の画像を作り上げます。
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6.3 Where are they now?

At the beginning of this course we asked whether active galaxies really are in a class of their own or whether most galaxies go through an active stage at some point in their lives. We can shed some light on this by looking for evidence that active galaxies evolve.

The first question is where AGNs came from. No-one knows how supermassive black holes formed and the question is intimately tied up with the origins of galaxies which is itself a vigorously debated topic. But it is likely tha
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Mountain Region of the United States
This is a general video about the mountain region of the United States. Students would benefit of having a map to help them understand where this region is located and how the rivers flow from it. (Running Time 2:56)
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Reading Rainbow: The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
LeVar visits a pet store, sees a tarantula and a boa constrictor, and learns characteristics of each.  Kaleena Kift and Laura Hicks read the featured story of a little girl telling her mother about a school field trip to a farm and chaos that resulted when a classmate brought his pet snake to meet the farm animals.  ( 27:07)
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French Lesson - Dans la Salle de Bain (In the Bathroom), Part 1
Learn French by learning vocabulary words for items in the bathroom. As the native French speaker recites the words, the words and the appropriate images are highlighed by a red circle. There is no English spoken. Each French phrase is spoken once. For beginning to intermediate learners. This video features a picture within the picture, so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' to see the smaller image.
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CTPI: Exploring Youth Justice: Progress and Possibilities
Chaired by Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, this is a panel discussion with Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Chris Marshall, Victoria University, Wellington and Dr Shayne Walker, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. One often hears laments about the loss of moral standards and the high rates of criminal offending among youth. In fact, however, rates of youth offendin
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5.2 Cryogenic liquids and ionising radiation safety

5.2.1 Cryogenic liquids

There are a number of hazards associated with cryogenic liquids, the main one being that when accidentally released the liquid expands hugely to form a gas (600 times in the case of nitrogen). The formation of such a large volume of gas can lead to asphyxiation in confined areas.

The other main hazard is cold burns (frostbite).

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Modelaci?n de Actividades [Modeling of Activities]
Despite increasing interest in the functionality and humanization of architecture, scarcely the occupation of buildings are studied and it lacks methods to represent activities in the spaces. By this reason, it proposes a system such integrates simulation of processes and virtual modeling software, to program the behavior of tri-dimensional characters based on the probabilistic evolution of events, testing this approach in the study of emergency services of hospitals. It describes the procedure
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