"Environmental Disaster in the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
Josh Ellis has an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies/Public Policy, University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly growing economies,
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Doctoral Career Design I F-E
As a training course of the Academic Leaders Program (ALP) primarily targeted at D1 and D2 students, these lectures will cover career design strategies for future scientists and professionals working either in academia or industry. The prospects of an international career will be discussed based on some particularities of the work and research environments in different countries, and suggestions will be given about practical ways of starting on this career path. アカデミックリーダー
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The Hoare Govett Small Companies Index Report, published by RBS
Mid and small-cap companies had their best share price performance since 1977, according to new research by Professors Dimson and Marsh
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In Thrall to the Federal Reserve

Perhaps no economic pronouncement in history has been anticipated, discussed, predicted, dissected, and reported like the Federal Reserve’s momentous decision today not to raise interest rates.

The outpouring of relief witnessed today by the financial press is nothing short of cathartic. Fear and anxiety, built up over months, is replaced by relief, even euphoria.

This is not to say the hype is unwarranted. On the contrary, the decision to raise interest rates even just 25 b
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3.2.2 Good green governance in five easy steps

It would be a serious error to imagine that ‘government’ has evaporated: it still shapes many aspects of our lives from beginning to end (welfare, taxation, transport and, of course, the recording of births and deaths). Governments are the central negotiators of environmental-change policies at international level, and of their implementation at national and local level. Nevertheless, for many areas of life, governance is undeniably a better description both of new processes that are alre
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2008 K R Narayanan Oration Why Environmentalism Needs Equity
"Why Environmentalism Needs Equity: Learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future". Ms Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science & Environment; Director of the Society for Environmental Communications; and publisher of the fortnightly magazine 'Down to Earth', has been with the Centre from 1982 and has worked hard at analysing and studying the relationship between environment and development, and at creating public consciousness about the need for sus
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China’s Development and Managing its Environmental Responsibilities
In this panel discussion, members will explore the interaction between China's economic development and it'd environmental responsibilities, from a range of social, political, environmental and economic perspectives.
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6.1 Firing-rate hypothesis

Information about stimulus intensity is encoded in two ways: the firing rates of neurons and the number of active neurons.

Intensity is assumed to be encoded by an increase in discharge rate of action potentials within the auditory system. As the stimulus gets more intense, the basilar membrane vibrates at a greater amplitude causing the membrane potential of activated hair cells to be more depolarised and this causes the nerve fibres that synapse onto the hair cells to fire at a greate
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SMU Alumnus Blake Mycoskie starts coffee company
SMU Alumnus Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, announces the start of TOMS Roasting Company, which will give one week of clean water to a person in need for every bag of coffee you buy. For every pair of shoes the company sells, it gives a pair of shoes to needy children. Since the start of the company in 2006, it has donated more than 10 million shoes. With a similar philosophy, TOMS launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011.
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Volkswagen: Requiem for a Dream?
Crisis management is only the first step for Volkswagen. Whether or not the company bounces back depends on its ability to change its culture.
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The Declaration of Independence
This is the second part of "A Powerful Performance." Here, the
Declaration is read by many popular actors, including Mel Gibson,
Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, and others. To hear it
read with such zeal is very inspiring. Think of this document whenever
you think of the role of government.

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The week ahead: Is Israel tired of Bibi?


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Earth Sciences at Cambridge - Trailer
The full film can be accessed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUj4as55658 One of the great strengths of the Natural Sciences Tripos is that it gives undergraduates a chance to try subjects that they might not have encountered before. Earth Sciences is one of these, with many school pupils having only a peripheral experience of the subject from their geography lessons. We decided to make a film showcasing many of the important themes of Earth Sciences, illustrating the scope and breadth of the subje
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News #220 - Give Us Your Feedback, Win 1 Free Japanese Learning Product
Did you know that a lot of your favorite features and lessons were once requests by users just like you? The Innovative Language 101 App, Custom Lists, Season Vocabulary, the Dashboard – these were all user requests. So, your feedback matters. In fact, it’s time for our annual survey, and we’re thanking you with 1 [...]
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2.5 Sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl) and potassium (K)

The element sodium is a soft silvery metal and the element chlorine is a greenish gas that is poisonous to humans and many other animals. Yet when these two elements are combined together in a compound called sodium chloride, the properties are quite different. Sodium chloride in its solid form is composed of white crystals and we call it salt. When salt dissolves in water, the constituent sodium ions, Na +, and chloride ions, Cl , become separated. Both of these ions
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Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-18 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hugh White | Could it all happen again? Professor White will argue that imagining a new regional order to fit the fast-changing realities in Asia will make war less likely. Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and author of The China Choice. Robin Archer is the Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and see
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Hazel Carby on the British slave trade and the question of identity for people of West Indian herita
In her lecture, Belonging to Britain, Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage. Carby is a professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University.
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Cruz confirms presidential bid
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz confirms plans to run for president in the 2016 election. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters
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4.1 First aid

It is not required that students be trained in first aid. It is, however, important that a first aid kit is carried when you are likely to be away from immediate assistance. First aid must be rendered at once, and medical and relief help should be sought if necessary. It is important that appropriate first aid skills for use in the field are understood by those who might need them and that the procedures for enlisting help are known.

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Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. There are over 30 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. The site includes information on LINK member bodies; parliamentary briefings, and information on specific topic areas such as biodiversity, climate change, and marine. The site also comprises information on the organisation and its sist
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