Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy
Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer was delivering the keynote address at the conference 'Democratising Futures' (28 May). Part of the Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series 'Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty'.
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Instructional Guide
This instructional guide explains the structure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) course and expected learning outcomes, suggests some course assignments, and suggests some guidance for course participants when carrying out the assignments.
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Sea Vent Viewer
This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer which allows users to explore hydrothermal vent systems with the touch of a mouse. Dragging the cursor around the screen moves the field of view while clicking on numbered items reveals informational pages about each inhabitant.
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
Interactive simulation, formulae for sine, cosine and tangent
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22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project (MIT)
Group design project involving integration of nuclear physics, particle transport, control, heat transfer, safety, instrumentation, materials, environmental impact, and economic optimization. Provides students with opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in nuclear and non-nuclear subjects and apply this knowledge to practical problems of current interest in nuclear applications design. Past projects have included using a fusion reactor for transmutation of nuclear waste, design and develop
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Workshop 9 - Foundations of Pure Mathematics - Dr Joel Feinstein
The ninth workshop in Dr Joel Feinstein's G11FPM Foundations of Pure Mathematics module covers a worksheet with a variety of questions: Cartesian products and set inclusions; Ssts, characteristic functions and congruence modulo 2; symmetric differences of sets. These videos are also available for download on iTunes U at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/foundations-pure-mathematics/id950755120 Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com.
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21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)
This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of t
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2.6 A gene ‘for’ obesity?

So far we have mostly emphasized the way in which different environmental factors may affect body weight and provide a partial explanation of both individual cases of obesity and the increase in average body weight that has been so clearly documented in both North America and Western Europe during the last two decades. There is also marked individual variability in body weight. For example, any weight between about 58 and 78 kg would be regarded as ‘desirable’ for a person of height 1.77
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17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future (MIT)
The mission for this course is to explain and evaluate past and present United States policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? Would other policies have better served the U.S. and/or the wider world? Were the beliefs that guided U.S. policy true or false? If false, what explains these misperceptions? General theories that bear on the causes and consequences of American policy will be applied to exp
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Texas Tech Continues Research Months After Gulf Oil Spill
Ron Kendall, Director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, discusses the research scientists are doing to better understand how the oil and oil-dispersants mixture affect wildlife.
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Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about why he is optimistic about the future and how trade and specialization explain the evolution of human development over the millennia. Ridley argues that life is getting better for most of the people on earth and that the underlying cause is trade and specialization. He discusses the differences between Smith's and Ricardo's insights into trade and growth and why despite what seems to be strong evidence, peo
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Diverse, Colourful, Well-tried (Arche Austria)

pdfArche Austria is an association conserving old endangered breeds of traditional Austrian farm animal breeds
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Instruction Sheet: Dock Control

pdfThe leaflet lists the causes an problems of dock, offering solutions to the sanitation of land and shows how dock can be regulated sustainably according to current knowledge in organic farming. By Martin Hermle, Alfred Schaller (Bioland Bayern), Hans Thalmann (LWA Bayern),
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Tropical deforestation

thumbnailPublished on the Web by the NASA Earth Observatory, this web feature discusses how and why deforestation occurs and what are the impacts. The article is supported by NASA data, including information about the biosphere, forest
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Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics

thumbnailThe Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics (SLI) is a governmental agency based in Lund, Sweden. It performs economic analyses of agricultural and food policy issues, including the European common agricultural policy (CAP). T
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The Rural Area - Myths and Facts

pdfTo come into a contemporary image of modern rural areas, the author tries to invalidate five common myths constructing the view of the various functions of rural areas. This article is based on contributions from the conference "Rural areas - the future of networking", 25.
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Lamb Flatbread with Armenian Spices: "Lahmajoon"
Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/australian-lamb/recipe2.html If you think Italians are the flatbread masters, you haven't tasted Lahmajoon, an Armenian-style flatbread topped with ground lamb, pinenuts and aromatic spices, including cinnamon and allspice. This dish makes for a great lunch entrée or shared appetizer.
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12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, and chemical problems in conjunction with theoretical models, we learn a series of lessons with wide applicability to understanding the structure and organization of the natural world. Students will also learn how to construct minimal mathematical, physical, and computational mod
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Sustaining enterprise education
This presentation examines the impact of enterprise education on the career aspiration, decisions and intentions of HE students
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Procedures in Emergency Medicine: Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation

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