Backyard Turtles
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University introduces the wood turtle and box turtle, commonly found in backyards in Pennsylvania, and describes their habitats and what they eat. Each species has identifying characteristics, which are also adaptations that help it survive. At the center the turtles eat a variety of foods and require proper light, water, and shelter. CLosed captioning included. Run time 04:03.
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Apply legislation to the workplace
This learning pack contains information, resources and short activities to introduce you to: the legal environment in Australia, employment contracts, common law, statutory law, industrial awards and agreements, and environmental law.
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Ash in an engine
Scientists recreate what happens when a jet engine flies through a volcanic ash cloud. Read more here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19647
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The Silicon Engine
[Recorded May 1, 2009] The powerful and ubiquitous silicon chips that run the computers, smart phones and even the cars and appliances we use daily all spring from the transistor. That breakthrough invention later became the building blocks of the integrated circuit (IC), which later still blossomed into the semiconductors and microprocessors that have reshaped our modern lives. This video presents an overview of the 60-year history of innovation, invention and development that took us from vacu
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Robinson in Ruins (Trailer) - In cinemas 19 November
The eagerly awaited sequel to Patrick Keiller's London and Robinson in Space is a beautifully photographed cinematic essay on our current environmental and economic predicament, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave. Timely, provocative and studded with surreal humour, Robinson in Ruins reveals hidden histories and surprising visions (from the opium poppy fields of Oxfordshire to what seems to be a talking post box), making us consider the world around us afresh. In cinemas 19 November. Visit http://www
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Authors@Google: Matt Ridley
In this clear-sighted book, Matt Ridley demonstrates that the world is getting better, and at an accelerating rate: food, income and lifespan are up; disease, child mortality and violence are down?all across the globe. Necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing down; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the internet and the mobile phone are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon rea
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Candidates@Google: Kamala Harris
In December 2003, Kamala Harris was elected as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco's history, and as the first African American woman and South Asian American woman in California to hold the office. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in November 2007. As San Francisco DA, Harris - who has been a prosecutor for nearly twenty years - has focused intensively on fighting violent crime. She has increased conviction rates for serious and violent offenses, expanded servic
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Perspectives on the Unfolding Spill: Evidence of the Environmental Impacts of the Event
While the government declared an end to the oil spill at the Macondo well on September 19, 2010, research into the causes and impacts of the Gulf disaster is ongoing. At the kickoff panel of a three-part symposium, three scientists discuss what they are learning about the disposition of the nearly 5 million gallons of oil, as well as gas and c
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Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting
The Grand Rapids Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting was led by, Kathleen Dean Moore, noted Nature Philosopher and Writer from Oregon State University, and Michael P. Nelson, Author and Environmental Ethicist at Michigan State University.
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UK: a nation of digital shop keepers
An independant report commissioned by US search engine Google and carried out by Boston Consulting Group, shows the internet is worth £100 bln to the British economy and an estimated 7.2 percent of GDP.
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Agrobacterium-mediated transformation studies in sorghum using an improved gfp reporter gene
Title: Agrobacterium-mediated transformation studies in sorghum using an improved gfp reporter gene Authors: Jambagi, S.; Bhat, R.S.; Bhat, S.; Kuruvinashetti, M.S. Abstract: Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of M 35-1, a rabi (postrainy season) sorghum cultivar, was envisaged with pKU352NA vector containing SgfpS65T, an improved gfp reporter gene and iAc encoding transposase. Among various explants tried, immature inflorescence gave the highest callus induction (81.9%). pKU352NAcarryin
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3.3 Outputs

The principal outputs of a doctor's surgery are cured patients; the outputs of a nuclear reprocessing plant include reprocessed fuel and nuclear waste. Many transformation processes produce both goods and services. For example, a restaurant provides a service, but also produces goods such as food and drinks.

Transformation processes may result in some undesirable outputs (such as nuclear waste in the example above) as well as the goods and services they are designed to deliver. An impor
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Finding the rhythm of the centre
'Finding the rhythm of the centre' is how Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Coca-Cola, describes bridging the gap between his staff working in the field and those who work in the corporate 'centre' of power. He talks about a 'natural tension' between the two parts and how they can be brought together. "The rhythms are different," he explains.
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5 Geothermal power plants
Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
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Energy : engineering themes : Ingenia Online
This webpage presents full-text articles from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s quarterly magazine Ingenia - this section covers topics within the energy field.
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5.5 Distinctions about systems practice

A tension has existed throughout the history of Western thought around whether to focus on parts or the whole. The practice that springs from this history carries the same tension. This tension has been particularly visible within science and philosophy for a long time and it gives rise to different approaches.

Emphasizing the parts has been called mechanistic, reductionist or atomistic. An emphasis on the whole has been called holistic, organismic or ecological. As Fritjof Capra (1996)
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Lecure 3: Taking Account of Misconceptions; Avoiding Rote Learning

Topics covered: Taking account of misconceptions; avoiding rote learning

Instructor: Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan


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RobLambert
Environmental historian Dr Rob Lambert is to feature in a new BBC Four series Birds Britannia.
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Global Resources and the Built Environment
With staggering statistics, John Fernandez persuades his audience that rapidly expanding urban centers are consuming too much of the world’s resources, setting the stage for global crisis. Yet Fernandez counters his own bleak picture with some bright examples of design that could help humans live within thei
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Get your students to find out alomst anything at Factmonster.com

What will I find on the Fact Monster site?  Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an
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