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This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Human biology and health (SK220), which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we n
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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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Effective Climate Policy is Not Expensive
Part of the “Environmental and Ecological Economics” seminar series, organised jointly with the Environmental Change Institute.
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Ronald Reagan Delivers Farewell Address
In this audio clip, on January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan, who at nearly 78, was the oldest person ever to hold the nation's highest office, gave his final address to the American people. (1:53)
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Athletics 02 - Throwing, Running, Jumping
Second athletics lesson plan which outlines a warm-up, throwing, running and jumping activities. Children explore various ways of throwing and jumping, they practice sprinting and find out about sports that involve throwing.
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1.2.1 Heating and cooling the Earth: the overall radiation balance

The Sun emits electromagnetic radiation with a range of wavelengths, but its peak emission is in the visible band - the sunlight that allows us to see. The wavelength of radiation has important climatic implications, as we shall see shortly. For now, we are mainly interested in the overall rate at which energy in the form of solar radiation reaches the Earth.

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Fat Chance - Course Trailer
Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 14. Fat Chance -- Joseph D. Harris (Mathematics)
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8 Where do the ideas for an Act of Parliament come from?

Ideas for an Act of Parliament can come from many sources. You have explored the different types of Bills that exist, and been introduced to the idea that laws need to respond to social and political change. The list that follows is not exhaustive, but is intended to provide an illustration of the range of bodies interested in law and changes in the law.

Political party manifestos

Party manifestos and pre-election promises are influenced by what politicians believe the publ
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abc Notes App for iOS
'abcNotes was designed to become your stylish and highly customizable, functional and easy to use assistant in taking notes and managing To Do lists. abcNotes is an awesome note taking application! It takes advantage of unique iOS devices touchscreen preserving realistic look & feel of paper sticky notes. abc Notes - Checklist & Sticky Note Application for iPhone and iPad (share, email and synch your lists, memos, projects and school notebooks)HINT: To make a checklist note: Double
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Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
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News #139 - Going From Failure To Achieving Your Spanish New Year’s Resolution
2014 is here. It’s a new year and a fresh start to the Spanish learning season. Millions have made their resolutions. Many will start Spanish for the first time. Most will give up after one month. But you? You’re mastering Spanish this year. How? With the help of SpanishPod101.com. [...]
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Matisse gratte (audio)

Au sein des gestes composant l’attirail de peintre d’Henri Matisse, il y a – par périodes- « le désir de gratter et de bouleverser la surface du tableau » (Jack Flam). Matisse n’est ni le premier, ni le dernier à gratter ses tableaux, certes : mais quelle place théorique et ...
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1.2.6 Summary of Section 1.2

  1. Many people wish to limit the number of their offspring, and so resort to contraceptive measures.

  2. Chemical contraceptives interrupt the production of gametes, or prevent implantation.

  3. Mechanical or barrier contraceptives prevent egg and sperm from meeting and, in the case of IUDs, prevent implantation.

  4. Surgical methods of contraception involve physical alteration of the reproductive tract so as to prevent eggs and
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Quinney Distinguished Lecture
The title of this lecture is "Law and Economics in the Greenhouse." Heinzerling takes the latest scientific data about climate change and relates it to environmental regulation under the current administration.
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1.77 Water Quality Control (MIT)
The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also discussed are the role of element cycles, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus, as water quality indicators; offshore outfalls and diffusion; salinity intrusion in estuaries; and thermal stratification, eu
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4.1 An explanation

I will now elaborate on my answer from Exercise 1. I'm doing this because my internet search revealed more than I've written in the above answer, and to show that the invention of the telephone and its use by consumers is not as plain and simple as you may think. You were not expect
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11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT)
11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is ofte
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4.2 Problem solving

Involving the whole team in the problem-solving process shows that you value their experience and knowledge in devising a solution. It may also be appropriate to involve other stakeholders and/or the project sponsor. If problems are solved jointly there is usually wider ownership of the solutions and their implications; and, if more resources are agreed to be needed or new procedures are put into place, there is also likely to be more support.

Problem solving can be broken down into a s
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Lesson 04 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 4 of One Minute Romanian you will learn how to say you don't understand something. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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1 Why sustainable energy matters

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century must surely be that of giving everyone on the planet access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies.

Throughout history, the use of energy has been central to the functioning and development of human societies. But during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, humanity learned how to harness the highly-concentrated forms of energy contained within fossil fuels. These provided the power that drove the
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