Plants-in-Motion
This interactive activity adapted from Indiana University features time-lapse videos that reveal the movement and growth of plants in their pursuit of light. Although plants have no choice about where they are rooted, they do respond to environmental cues in ways that enable them to survive. This interactive site includes five videos using time lapsed photography (no audio) with written explanations.  The videos include: seed germination and gravity, light and dark responses, twining vines, pl
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Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
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Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture: An Online Sustainable Agriculture Instructional Resource
Growing interest in sustainable agriculture has generated a wealth of educational materials on the many social, environmental, and agronomic topics related to this expanding field. In creating this online resource, we’ve reviewed hundreds of resources—textbooks, popular books, web sites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more—to identify the highest-quality and most relevant materials on sustainable agriculture available. Whether you’re teaching a 2-hour community gardening workshop
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Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Workbook
This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics ...
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Texas Tech's Fibertect® Selected As Top Innovation by Cotton Incorporated
Fibertect®, a decontamination technology developed by researchers at Texas Tech University, was one of seven new innovations selected by Cotton Incorporated to show the versatility of the fiber. Seshadri Ramkumar and his team at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech leveraged the absorbent capabilities of cotton to create the Fibertect® wipe that can absorb and neutralize gases and liquids that might be used in chemical warfare. This video is courtesy of Cott
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ANUpoll on population - launch at Parliament House, 26 October 2010
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb launches the seventh ANUpoll at Parliament House on 26 October 2010. He is joined at the launch by ANUpoll researchers Professor Ian McAllister, Dr Juliet Pietsch and Aaron Martin. The poll -- Public opinion towards population growth in Australia -- took a wide-ranging snapshot of Australian attitudes towards population policy, environment and infrastructure, immigration and fertility and the ageing population. The results show diverse attitudes towards p
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Italian renaissance

An html page with a definition of Italian Renaissance, with text covering: Origins; Northern Italy in the High Middle Ages; Thirteenth-century prosperity; Fourteenth-century collapse; Development; International relations; Florence under the
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