WWF / World Bank Alliance

thumbnailThe WWF/World Bank Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use was formed in 1998 to respond to the continued depletion of the world's forest biodiversity. It aims to work with governments, the p
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UNCTAD Virtual Institute

thumbnailThe UNCTAD Virtual Institute supports the study and teaching of trade, investment and development issues in universities worldwide through the provision of information and resources available online, which can be used in teaching and research. Many of the traini
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World summit on sustainable development

thumbnailThis website presents the UK Government's priorities for its international sustainable development programme, based largely on the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg), Mille
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Potential role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for fisheries management purposes:

pdfA summary of research commissioned by Defra investigating the potential role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in ensuring sustainable exploitation of fisheries. The three projects summarised are: "Marine protected areas for management of temperate North Atlantic fisheries" (
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Center for Forestry. University of California, Berkeley

thumbnailThe Center for Forestry is a department of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley. The website provides information on research projects, past and present and also provides full-text access to the proceedings of the annual Blodgett Forest Resear
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Fodder Beets

pdfFodder beets in organic agriculture, FIBL-Suisse fact sheet
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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
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Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city plans, engineering surveys and political campaign literature, to name a few—testify to the environmental history of urban places. The documents in this packet focus on trade, city boosters, urban design and planning.
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NASA CONNECT Hidden Treasures: Landscape Archaeology
In NASA CONNECT: Landscape Archaeology: Hidden Treasures, students will learn how researchers and scientists use data collected through remote sensing to study hidden features on the Earth's surface and to discover the environmental and archaeological effects left by ancient cultures. Students will see how archaeologists use the math concepts of coordinate geometry and powerful geographic information system (GIS) software to solve current world problems by investigating clues from the past. Grad
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Elevations and forest types along the Blue Ridge Parkway
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that explores the great diversity of forests in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Evidence of rising sea level: Coastal erosion and plant community changes
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that examines the causes and effects of changes in sea level, both short-term (as a result of storms) and long-term (as a result of climate change).
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Forests and fires: The longleaf pine savanna
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" examines the role of fire in maintaining the longleaf pine savanna as well as other rare plant communities found in Camp Lejune, North Carolina.
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Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that examines the sand sharing system of sedimentary coastlines and the impact of hurricanes on those coastlines and on human development.
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Jocassee Gorges: Temperate rain forests of the Blue Ridge
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that explores the geology and botanical diversity of the Jocassee Gorges region of North Carolina's mountains.
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Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the nature and structure of barrier islands with large sand volume, on which built structures are relatively well insulated from hurricane damage.
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Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the geology of North Carolina's monadnocks, mountains that rise individually above the surrounding topography.
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Natural and human impacts on the northern Outer Banks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" examines how coastal process continuously alter the structure of the Outer Banks, and how humans have adapted to and resisted these changes.
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Small sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the nature and structure of barrier islands with small sand volume — only a few small dunes and no sandy ridges between the beach and the salt marsh. Built structures on these islands are highly susceptible to damage from hurricanes. This trip provides high-resolution photographs of two such islands, Masonboro (which has not been developed) and Topsail (which has been developed). Its companion field trip, Large Sa
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Wetlands of the coastal plains
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the various wetlands of North Carolina's coastal plain, including the longleaf pine savanna, sandhill scrub, pocosin, pond pine woodland, coastal plain bottomland forest, tidal freshwater marsh, cypress gum swamp, and salt marsh. In each type of wetland, you'll learn about the various plant communities and their adaptations to their environment. You'll also learn how wetlands are formed and why North Carolina has so
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