Tropical Environmental Health
Inadequate water supplies and lack of sanitation facilities represent major hazards to the public health in many parts of the world. In spite of the International Water Supply Decade, (1980-1990) there are more people without facilities approaching minimum standards now than existed at the beginning of the program. Without improvements in these areas, there can be no hope that there will be an overall improvement in the health of the nations which constitute the Third World. Yet appropriate tech
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Environmental Health
Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; an
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NLM: Environmental Health and Toxicology for Students and Educators
This website from the National Library of Medicine focuses on toxicology. The site features an interactive guide to potentially toxic substances and environmental health issues in everyday places, several college level tutorials covering the principles of toxicology, a household products database with potential health effects of chemicals for over 5,000 common household products, and more.
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Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004
This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking process. It investigates the methods scientists use to learn about the natural world and the way scientific knowledge accumulates, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of science in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It considers how other political systems use science, in an effort to put the US approach in comparative perspective.
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Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and the environment in both domestic and international contexts, exploring and critically analyzing philosophies, frameworks, and strategies underlying environmental justice movements. Examines case studies of environmental injustices, including: distribution of environmental quality and health, unequal enforcement of regulations, unequal access to resources to respond to environmental problems, and the broade
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International Environmental Negotiation, Fall 2002
This is the fourth subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. Seminar looks at problems of managing common resources, difficulties of achieving transboundary pollution control, and the dilemmas of regional harmonization of environmental protection standards (particularly in Europe). At the core of these problems are issues of how best to structure international negotiations. Focuses especially on problems of representation voting, linkage, and enforcement. The class will explore
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Environmental Engineering Applications of Geographic Information Systems, Fall 2004
This graduate seminar is taught in a lecture and lab exercise format. The subject matter is tailored to introduce Environmental Engineering students to the use and potential of Geographic Information Systems in their discipline. Lectures will cover the general concepts of GIS use and introduce the material in the exercises, and exercises will introduce students to the practical application of GIS.
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Environmental Microbiology, Fall 2004
A general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. Topics include: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; air, water, and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration, bioremediation, and pest control.
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Environmental Engineering MEng Project, Fall 2003
Core requirements for Environmental M.Eng. program. Designed to teach about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts. Case studies provide basis for group project as well as individual thesis. Past case studies have included the MMR Superfund site on Cape Cod; restoration of the Florida Everglades; dredging of Boston Harbor; local watershed trading programs; appropriate wastewater treatment technology for Brazil; poi
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Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits, Spring 2004
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions the subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. Investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as a facilitator of economic development and environmental sustainability. Analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations, the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the public an
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Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003
Covers computational and data analysis techniques for environmental engineering applications. First third of subject introduces MATLAB and numerical modeling. Second third emphasizes probabilistic concepts used in data analysis. Final third provides experience with statistical methods for analyzing field and laboratory data. Numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation are used to illustrate the effects of variability and sampling. Concepts are illustrated with environmental examples and
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Ecosystems and their Environmental Balance: Indicating differences among vertebrates
In this activity exploring difference among vertebrates, the learner will know and be able to interpret and apply scientific, technological and environmental knowledge.
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AP Environmental Science Course Material
One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES
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Environmental Education Teaching Materials
The Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP) produces peer-reviewed teaching resources summarizing topics on conservation biology. Each module contains a synthesis document outlining the main concepts of a subject, a modifiable visual presentation, classroom exercises and solutions, teaching notes, and interdisciplinary case studies. For more information please visit where all NCEP modules are available free of charge.
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Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: Emory Environmental Expert Weighs In
The country is three months into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and still not even close to a resolution. Many are blaming a lax regulation system with government employees being too close to the oil industry. Will the oil spill change this relationship? More important, will BP pay for all the claims mounted against it? Emory University environmental law professor William Buzbee answers these questions and much more.
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Environmental Research Center - East
http://www.nd.edu/~underc/ UNDERC furthers research and education in environmental studies at The University of Notre Dame by focusing activities on unique locations of high environmental quality in the North Central region and northern Rockies of North America.
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Environmental Assessment of High-level Plans and Programs in the EU.
Faculty of Environment Spring 2010 Lecture Series Dr. Ulrike Proebstl from BOKU University of Life Sciences in Vienna provides insight into her research with
 "The Uber-EA: Strategic Environmental Assessment of High-level Plans and Programs in the European Union."
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Hazel Rymer, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics at The Open University
Hazel Rymer, volcanologist, shares her views on why her area of postgraduate study is important to a large sector of the public http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/science/index.htm
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Bing: Intent, Knowledge and Decision Engine
Microsoft released its new "decision engine" in 2009. Take a look at the design decisions and technology directions behind Bing with Harry Shum, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation. The search paradigm is shifting from "search hit-or-miss model" to "Bing dialog model" where the search engine of the future must focus on improving user experience to facilitate task completion.
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry President Neil Murphy
The presidents of six campuses across Central New York held a press conference at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse to commend the proposed Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act, which Gov. David Paterson unveiled Jan 15. From left are Erik Bitterbaum of SUNY Cortland, Neil Murphy of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Deborah F. Stanley of SUNY Oswego, David Smith of Upstate Medical University, Ray Cross of SUNY Morrisville and Debbie Sydow of Onondag
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