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Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

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Environmental Science
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Agroforestry: a land management system that increases both yield and resilience of agriculture
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As the world population increases and urbanization continues, food security has become pivotal in the sustainability agenda. Countries around the globe are looking for long-term solutions to provide sufficient food sources without over-exploiting the ecosystems. Agroforestry is advocated as one possible land management approaches that could form part of the solution in tackling the issues.
While some places use agroforestry to increase the yield of open farmland, there are places that use it as a conservation approach and replace the traditional slash-and-burn agricultural practices to conserve the ecological value of forests. This e-study introduces the concepts of agroforestry in several case studies. Readers could gain a holistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges of implementing agroforestry around the world.

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Environmental Science
Agriculture
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Author:
Anna YAU
Dr. Billy HAU
Dr. Winnie LAW
Jade YUAN
Professor Wai-fung LAM
Ryan LEUNG
Date Added:
01/11/2022
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Epidemiological Principles of Air Pollution (07:33)
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This presentation aims to increase the students’ knowledge about environmental epidemiology, by introducing different study designs used to study health effects of exposure to outdoor air pollution. All study designs are illustrated by examples, starting with the Great Smog (Killer Fog) of London in 1952, one of the landmarks in environmental epidemiology.

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
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University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Solid Fuel in Households (08:17)
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Nearly one third of the world’s population are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution from the household’s use of solid fuel. The fuel is mainly biomass burning under poor combustion conditions
in open fires or primitive stoves and with low ventilation. This costs more than 4 million lives every year and enormous suffering in particular among women and children.

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Sources and Composition of Air Pollution (07:40)
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What is air pollution? What is it in the air that is harmful? This lecture focuses on air pollution, where it occur, and how it spread.

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
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University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - The Global Burden (07:16)
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In this presentation, we will describe the global levels and trends in major air pollutants and related health burden. Air pollution is an important global risk factor for disease. People who live in more polluted areas develop more often chronic and infectious disease and die prematurely as compared to people living in areas with low air pollution.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
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University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Tight Buildings (12:16)
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In large part of the World, people spend more than 90 percent of the time in indoor environments, where air quality is important for health. The environment outside the building, what goes on inside the building and the exchange of air pollutants affects the indoor air. Tight buildings can reduce energy consumption and entry of outdoor air pollutants, but unless ventilation is right indoor air pollutants from combustion processes, dampness, microbes, the dwellers bio effluents,
appliances, care and cleaning products, clothing, furniture, building materials, the underground and many other sources will build up indoors causing important health effects.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - Vulnerable Groups (08:10)
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In this presentation, we will discuss how we can know whether one individual is more susceptible to harmful effect of air pollution than others are. Everyone is exposed, but some groups may be more susceptible to the harmful effect of air pollution than others may.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What Happens in the Lungs? (07:06)
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In this lecture, we will describe the mechanisms by which air pollution causes pulmonary health effects in the human population. The pulmonary health effects include exacerbation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), increased risk of lower
respiratory tracts infections and lung cancer.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What Happens in the Rest of the Body? (07:58)
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In this presentation, we will describe the mechanisms by which air pollution causes health effects in other parts of the body than the lungs. In continuation of this, we will discuss the important mechanisms of extra pulmonary health effect.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Peter Møller
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Air Pollution - a Global Threat to our Health:  - What can we do about Outdoor Air Pollution? (08:16)
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There is a long way before the whole world complies with the WHO guidelines for air quality, but the enormous burden of disease from outdoor air pollution forces us to increase action to come as far as possible. In continuation of this, we will discuss what we can do about air pollution at global, international, national, city and individual levels. Most of the actions to reduce air pollution also mitigates climate change and/or promote health in other ways – so there are many win-win and
win-win-win situations

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
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Air Pollution: A Global Threat to our Health
Author:
Professor Steffen Loft
Date Added:
01/07/2017
Alerte Terre!: An Interactive Lecture  Activity  on  Environmental Topics
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In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will predict the main issues that might be included in short French language videos treating topics such as endangered species, organic farming, the effect of aerosols on the environment, pollution and sustainable development. They will then view short videos on the topics and reflect on how their prior assumptions meshed with reality.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Biology
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

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Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Management
Public Relations
Agriculture
Education
History
Law
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Social Science
Anthropology
Archaeology
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Interactive
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Author:
ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
Date Added:
12/22/2020
App GeoSensor
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O aplicativo GeoSensor é o produto técnico da dissertação de mestrado intitulada: App GeoSensor, Geotecnologias Aplicadas ao Ensino das Ciências Ambientais, apresentada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais – Profciamb, núcleo UFPA. O app foi concebido como uma forma de disseminar conhecimentos em Geotecnologias, de maneira didática e acessível, além de fazer paralelo com conhecimentos de disciplinas curriculares, como matemática, física e química, de modo a servir como incentivo ao Ensino de Ciências Ambientais, despertando o interesse dos alunos, utilizando exemplos de aplicações práticas de conceitos vistos em sala de aula, além de possibilitar aos educadores demonstrar as aplicações do conhecimento obtido em sala na vida de todos.
O aplicativo foi desenvolvido tendo como público-alvo discentes e docentes do ensino médio, com possibilidades de aplicação também a partir do ensino fundamental 2, bem como em níveis técnico e superior.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Educational Technology
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Author:
João Paulo Abreu Almeida
Date Added:
01/17/2022
Audio Slideshow: The World is No Long our Oyster
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Oyster-Acidifying oceans dramatically stunt the growth of already threatened shellfish. This audio slideshow and video features scientists from Bodega Marine Lab and research on shellfish in Tomales Bay, CA.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Author:
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy
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Have you ever asked what “biobased” means or wondered about the key aspects in developing and commercializing biobased products? This course will answer those questions and more; highlighting the opportunities, hurdles, and driving forces of the bioeconomy.

Today’s industries face enormous global challenges when it comes to the fossil-based economy. Fossil resources are no longer a desirable feedstock for many products and governments’ climate goals put various limitations to its usage. Moreover, consumer perception has become an increasingly important factor. With biobased products as an alternative to the fossil-based economy, the bioeconomy can provide viable solutions to these challenges.

The course describes the different types of biomass, the methods of refinery and typical conversion technologies used for biobased products. You’ll also engage in a study of the practical and real-life examples emerging in the market: biopolymers, bioenergy, bioflavours, and biosurfactants.

The course has been developed by a team of experts from seven different institutions and universities in three different countries, all sharing their personal perspectives on the opportunities and challenges faced by the biobased industry. The three top-ranked institutions Delft University of Technology, RWTH Aachen University, and Wageningen University & Research offer additional, more advanced courses to continue your learning journey:

Industrial Biotechnology: a more advanced course that digs deeper into engineering aspects of bio-based products.
MicroMasters Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability: Help drive the transition from fossil sources to renewable energy ones and engineer a biobased future.
Sustainable Development: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Introduction to sustainable development and its relation to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. A. Wahl
Dr. F. Hollmann
Prof.dr. Patricia Osseweijer
Date Added:
08/09/2019
Biogeographic patterns and climate change – a teaching resource for university lecturers – Atlas of Living Australia
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This case study describes a practical exercise developed for students in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University. The exercise is based around simple bioclimatic modelling techniques and designed for first-year university students of biogeography, ecology and climatology. It incorporates aspects of past, present and future climates and their impact on species distributions, particularly in Victoria, but could be easily modified to suit any part of Australia. The practical exercise has three main parts: the first is on animal distributions under current and future climates; the second concerns plant distributions in the past and present; and the third part looks at how rare and endangered species may respond to future climate change in alpine environments.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Simon Connor.
Date Added:
03/11/2019
Biology for Non-Majors II
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Biology for Non-Majors II introduces students to the basics of the scientific process and covers some of biology’s most compelling topics surrounding the history and diversity of life, including discussion on the different kingdoms of life, with focus on plants and animals, as well as an introduction to ecology. Designed for non-life science majors, this course is the first in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
01/04/2022
The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe Undertakes Innovative Action to Reduce the Causes of Climate Change
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The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe—a federally recognized Native American tribe in California—was one of 16 communities selected as a 2015–2016 Climate Action Champion by the Obama Administration for exceptional work in response to climate change.

The Tribe began its strategic climate action planning in 2008 and has become a regional leader in greenhouse gas reductions and community resiliency measures. To date, the Tribe has reduced energy consumption from 2008 levels by 35 percent and has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2018, utilizing a range of approaches—including aggressive energy efficiency upgrades, developing on-site renewable energy (biomass, solar, fuel cells, grid battery storage), and switching to green fuels (electricity and biodiesel).

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
11/03/2016
Breakwaters and Closure Dams
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Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. Functional requirements, determination of boundary conditions, spatial and constructional design and construction aspects of breakwaters and dams consisting of rock, sand and caissons.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. H.J. Verhagen
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Broadleaf Weed ID Characteristics
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A knowledge of broadleaf plant parts will help the student identify plants at various stages of life.  The weed ID resource books often use technical terms to describe how the plant parts look.  It is important the student understands the technical terms in order to properly identify weed species.  Students will also practice using common weed id apps

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Botany
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Lindsey Novak
Date Added:
05/14/2020
Building with Nature & Beyond: Principles for designing nature based engineering solutions
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This book is based upon the edX MOOCs Engineering: Building with Nature and Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature. The Engineering: Building with Nature MOOC, explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure designs, distilling Engineering and Ecological Design Principles. In the Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature course, the missing element of Social Design Principles is developed and taught.

Join us in exploring the interface between hydraulic engineering, nature and society!

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Author:
Jill H. Slinger
Date Added:
12/20/2021
Bærekraftig utvikling
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Begrepet "bærekraftig utvikling" høres fint ut, og det brukes mye av politikere og media. Men hva betyr det egentlig? Bli kjent med opprinnelsen til begrepet og finn ut hva som egentlig menes med bærekraftig utvikling og bærekraft. Finn ut hvordan vi kan jobbe for å få en slik utvikling , og diskuter om det i det hele tatt er mulig å kombinere med økt forbruk. Læringsmål:Når du har jobbet med denne stien skal du kunne:forklare hva som menes med bærekraftig utvikling.gi eksempler på hvordan den enkelte og samfunnet kan jobbe for å oppnå bærekraftig utvikling.forklare hvordan bærekraftig utvikling henger sammen med det vi gjør i hverdagen.argumentere for hva som er viktigst å jobbe med, i Norge og andre deler av verden.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Guttorm Hveem
Date Added:
02/10/2022
CASE REPORT: Implementation of a compost bin in a high situated in the northwestern of Paraná.
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The present report was made in the first person, according to the author's experience.
Providing all the step-by-step on how this project was carried out in partnership with the college, since the meeting with the high school board, until the analysis of the quality standards of the compost generated. The work also has some suggestions to assist other teachers in the process of implanting a composter as an educational product at their educational institution.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Cristhiane Michiko Passos Okawa
Renan Henrique Casarim de Albuquerque
Date Added:
04/29/2021
CURSO DE AGENTES MIRINS DISSEMINADORES DA CIDADANIA AMBIENTAL
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Produto Técnico do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para o Ensino das Ciências Ambientais - Pólo Universidade Federal de Sergipe.

O curso de Agentes Mirins Disseminadores da Cidadania Ambiental é um instrumento para o ensino das ciências ambientais, que versa o envolvimento dos participantes na construção coletiva do processo de ensino-aprendizagem, unindo a teoria-prática acerca dos conhecimentos apreendidos que são pautados nas questões ambientais. O seu desígnio principal é fomentar a sensibilização dos sujeitos para a participação no contexto da sociedade, questionando atitudes, valores, além de propor novas práticas acerca da problemática ambiental.
Trata-se de instrumento educacional para o estimulo a reflexão crítica, bem como, fomentar nos sujeitos a atuação participante e protagonista das problemáticas que englobem ilimitadas realidades. Assim sendo, o público alvo abarca os estudantes e os membros da comunidade ribeirinha, compreendendo que os conteúdos trabalhados podem ser adaptados e desenvolvidos dentro de infinitas realidades de interesse local e global.
Nesse sentido, vislumbramos que os sujeitos ao participarem da construção do vídeo documentário e assistirem ao seu produto final – o vídeo documentário, cuja dedicação em pensar e articular cada etapa, fomente reflexões acerca do que foi trabalhado durante todo processo de construção, sendo assim, capazes de disseminar de forma potente a mensagem de sensibilização das problemáticas socioambientais que precisão ser sanadas no lugar onde vivem. Versará também, provocar impacto visual e emocional nos participantes, pois, na atualidade é comum, os meios de comunicação e as escolas na divulgação e nas análises dos problemas tragam diversas realidades em escalas distantes das vivenciadas no espaço social dos sujeitos, porém assistir a sua realidade fará com que os envolvidos se sintam parte do problema, e posteriormente partir em busca por soluções para sanar as problemáticas encontradas, aproximando aquele que fala daquele que assiste.

Vídeo Documentário construído durante o curso de Agentes Mirins Disseminadores da Cidadania Ambiental por alunos e alunas da Escola Municipal Barquinho Amarelo, localizada no povoado São Braz, Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Sergipe.

Duração: 08min30seg
Roteiro e Filmagem: Alunos e Alunas do 5º ano do ensino fundamental, 2017
Edição e Narração: Laysa da Hora Santos
Apoio Técnico: Thais Moura dos Santos e Jacqueline Bispo Santana
Ilustrações: Emanuella Santos de Carvalho

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Educational Technology
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Dra. Rosana Santos de Oliveira Batista
Laysa da Hora Santos
Date Added:
10/23/2018
Canada's Pacific Groundfish Trawl Fishery: Ecosystem Conflicts
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The case study involves the B.C. groundfish trawl fishery, which came under attack from ENGOs in the mid-2000s for destruction of the aquatic habitat. Specifically, the ENGOs were concerned with he destruction of numerous coral and sponge species. The ENGOs were able to give their complaints economic teeth by threatening the industry’s access to major markets. The resource manager, the federal government, was unable to address the problem effectively at the time. The initiative to deal with the problem was taken by the industry, leading to industry –ENGO negotiations. This would never have been possible, if the industry had been unable to act as a cohesive whole. How this intra-industry cooperation was achieved is not yet fully clear. Be that as it may, the negotiations were successful and led to the world’s first habitat bycatch limitation agreement, which came into place in 2012. The case study examines the negotiations and the degree of success of the agreement. It raises the question of the applicability of the B.C. experience to other fisheries in Canada and the rest of the world.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
University of British Columbia
Provider Set:
Open Case Studies
Date Added:
12/07/2016
Chemicals in the Environment
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This kit is a historical overview of American representations of chemicals from the three sisters to the Love Canal. It compares conflicting constructions about nuclear reactor safety, depleted uranium, Rachel Carson and DDT. Through analyzing diverse historic and contemporary media messages, students understand changing public knowledge, impressions and attitudes about chemicals in the environment.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Ecology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Date Added:
02/22/2013
Chemistry and the Environment: A Chemistry Perspective for discussion of Environmental Issues
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Chemistry and the Environment is designed to accompany a one-semester course in chemistry-based discussions of important environmental issues such as air pollution, the ozone layer, climate change and water quality. Chemical principles are introduced, followed by environmental ‘focus’ sections to base discussions on the scientific principles and societal intricacies of the individual topics. Instructors can also use the focus sections as a resource for presentation slides. Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Latimer Devin R
Date Added:
09/24/2020
Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals
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This course has been designed to help professionals working across multiple disciplines bring a climate change adaptation lens to their current and future projects. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Module
Reading
Author:
Adaptation Learning Network ALN
Date Added:
07/03/2020
Climate Change and Public Policy, with Lars-Erik Liljelund
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes scientist Lars-Erik Liljelund, Director General of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, for a discussion of Swedish policy for addressing climate change and global warming. He reflects on his own career which combines work in public policy and science. He also talks about the distinctive quality of the global warming problem and the obstacles for finding and implementing solutions. 54 min)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
06/20/2010
Climate Engine Lab - Environmental Remote Sensing
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This lab uses the Climate Engine website to introduce students to Geographical Information Software, climate data, cloud processing, and time-series analysis using common environmental remote sensing data products

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Derek Tesser
Date Added:
05/23/2020
Climate Lessons: Environmental, Social, Local
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Anthropogenic climate change is one of the, if not the most, pressing issues of our times. The problems that it causes range across many social and environmental domains from habitat and species loss and displacement to the more human and social concerns and issues of access to water, sea level rise that affects coastal communities, to economic degradation as a result of the aforementioned and other connected issues such as increased frequency of storms, droughts, wildfires, and the like. We also know that the affects of climate change are not distributed evenly across populations- that many will and do feel the negative effects of this slow developing problem earlier and more intensely than others based on where they are located both geographically and within economic and other socio-cultural hierarchies. We also know that recently, there is a marked effort to begin to move away from simply decrying the horrors of climate change to a continued recognition of those horrors as they exist now and into the future alongside attempts to begin to come to terms with the changing climate and to rethink the ways that our social and environmental relations and communities are organized with an eye toward both adapting to these changes and mitigating further damage. There is, however, much work to be done. This book was co-authored by undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute while exploring the influences of Earth systems and human systems on climate change and the communities at most risk in an interdisciplinary project-based first year course. This course attempts to bring together knowledge of the science of ecological and climate systems and their changing status with knowledge of the social and communal structures within which these systems are embedded and through which they have been influenced. The book highlights key interests and insights of current students in their quest to think through these issues and to create a better world.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Author:
Marja Bakermans
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Climate Science Concepts Fit Your Classroom: A Workbook for Teachers
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This Workbook is designed to be used by college faculty and secondary school science teachers. To teach our students and also to share this knowledge with the public and be credible, science teachers at all levels must acquire a good grasp of the science of climate change and must also develop skills for affecting attitudes in and out of the classroom.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Bassam Shakashiri
Jerry Bell
Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Climate Science, Risk & Solutions
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The goal of this site is to summarize the most important lines of evidence for human-caused climate change. It confronts the stickier questions about uncertainty in our projections, engages in a discussion of risk and risk management, and concludes by presenting different options for taking action. This site sticks to the facts and does not get into politics. We hope that the facts prepare you for more effective conversations with your community about values, trade-offs, politics, and actions.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Ecology
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
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Full Course
Lecture
Author:
Dr Kerry Emanuel
Date Added:
05/03/2022
Climate Science Video Workshop
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This learning resource will engage you and your colleagues in learning more about the importance of learning and teaching climate science as part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will hear from multiple stakeholders about the importance and impact of learning about climate science, as well as engage with learning tools and reflection questions to deepen your learning and position you to take action in your setting. We envision this professional learning taking place in an ongoing community of practice. We encourage you to determine and proceed at your own pace that reflects the needs of your team.

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Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Association of Washington School Principals
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
09/03/2019
Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
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Has your attention recently been caught by news of coastal catastrophes such as hurricanes and tsunamis? Do you wonder why so many coastal communities in the world are vulnerable to flooding and other coastal hazards? Have you considered what coastal flood protections cities like Houston and Miami will need in the future to protect their residents? This course will provide a better understanding of these phenomena. We present a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the geologic processes responsible for their formation, and ways that society responds to hazards like sea level rise and catastrophic weather events. You will participate in active learning exercises such as analyzing real-world datasets and applying critical thinking to real-world societal problems while investigating a coastal community.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Biology
Ecology
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Brent Yarnal
Dinah Maygarden
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Coastal Zone Management
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This course will focus upon the geographers bi association of site and situation. The primary goal of the course is to increase the awareness of students through didactic knowledge that is necessary in the planning process. That leads to the course design which in the first part of the semester will focus upon site issues and the last part of the course will focus upon situation issues involving the interactions of the site.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
John Looney
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Communications and Editing 2
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Syllabus and materials for the second half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to preparing professionally written business documents for a variety of purposes using current technology, students will acquire project management skills and experience. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Springfield Technical Community College
Author:
Eileen Cusick
Date Added:
10/17/2019
Comparing Carbon Calculators
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Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various energy factors. By comparing different calculators, learners can analyze which ones are the most accurate and relevant, and which are the most transparent.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mark McCaffrey
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Computation and Visualization in the Earth Sciences
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In EARTH 801, you will develop skills in a programming language designed for visual arts and visualization while exploring Earth science topics. Specifically, you'll learn and practice digital graphics capabilities in order to render Earth science concepts that are otherwise difficult to visualize due to complicated space and time scales. Here, you will interact with large, open, freely-available data sets by collecting, plotting, and analyzing them using a variety of computational methods. You'll be ready to teach secondary school students a range of Next Generation Science Standard skills involving data collecting, manipulation, analysis, and plotting. You'll also read and discuss current research regarding the teaching, learning, and evaluation of visualization skills, as well as multiple external representations of science concepts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Eliza Richardson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Construisez la pyramide du dÃveloppement durable! - An Online Game on Sustainable Development
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This online quiz on sustainable development can be used in French language classes to prepare intermediate-level students for discussions on environmental topics. The resource is excellent for immersion and content-based instruction.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Languages
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Controversies in the Earth Sciences
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Think science has all the answers? Think again. This course will use real, authentic data to explore and investigate modern controversies in Earth Sciences. Use tide gauge records to understand how countries around the world attempt to protect themselves from tsunami events. Process seismic data to predict earthquake recurrence in the New Madrid seismic zone, right here in the breadbasket of the US. Sort through the millions of years of the geologic timeline to shed some light on what actually did, and did not, kill the dinosaurs. Finally, use global atmospheric data to understand how misrepresentation of data can be used to paint a distorted view of past, present, and future climate.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Eliza Richardson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Conversations with History: Environmental Justice, with Oronto Douglas
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In this edition, Nigerian attorney and environmental activist Oronto Douglas, talks about political activism and cultural identity in the context of globalization, the international oil economy, and the domestic politics of Nigeria. (55 min)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/20/2007
Conversations with History: Evolution of a Biologist, with Roy L. Caldwell
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In this edition, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with UC Berkeley Professor Roy L. Caldwell about his work in marine biology and what his research tells us about sight in stomatopods. (51 min)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
08/04/2005
Conversations with History: Science, Government, and the University
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Donald Kennedy, Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University. Professor Kennedy offers his reflections on research and teaching in the biological sciences. He analyzes the challenges he faced as President of Stanford and talks about his present role as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine. He also explores the evolution of relations between government and science. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
02/18/2007
Conversations with History: The Journey of an Environmental Scientist, with Norman Myers
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes scientist Norman Myers who talks about his intellectual journey and his work in the environmental movement. 43 min)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
11/12/2002
Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning
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This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
George Vrtis
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Course documents for Environmental Science 173: Geological Perspectives
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Course outline and reading list; spreadsheet with list of readings by topic with licensing info for each.

Course Description:
Covers environmental topics that are primarily geological in nature. Includes geology basics, soil resources, hydrogeology, nonrenewable mineral and energy resources, perpetual energy resources, and solid waste. The associated laboratories will illustrate these topics and may include fieldwork.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

Express graphically, orally or in writing, basic elements of environmental earth-sciences.
Identify and express geological interactions of humans and the environment.
Utilize field and laboratory methods/technologies to measure and describe environmental factors.
Demonstrate an understanding of geologic time scales and processes.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Taryn Oakley
Date Added:
03/03/2020
Cover Crop Educational Modules
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Active learning modules to help students understand the role of cover crop species selection and design of mixed species cover crop plantings on multiple ecosystem services. Our current goal is to integrate lessons-learned from 8 years of research and extension activities into undergraduate education modules that can be widely distributed. Students completing these modules would be able to describe why cover crops are used, how different species of cover crop affect an array of ecosystem functions, how mixtures can be used to increase the multifunctionality of cover cropping systems, and factors that control mixture growth across sites. If the modules are delivered in the following order then these concepts build sequentially.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Student Guide
Author:
Barbara Bariabar
Catalina Mejia
David Mortenson
Imtiaz Ahmad
Jason Kaye
Joseph Amsili
Mary Barbercheck
Michael Cahill
Richard Smith
Sarah Isbell
Tara Pisani Gareau
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08/28/2020
DOCTRINA LOGISTICA
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El propósito de este manual es determinar procedimientos generales para el oficial y personal militar que ejerce la función logística, con el fin de que se administren los medios o recursos de tal forma que pueda ejecutar un apoyo logístico integral eficiente como oportuno al personal y unidades militares en el teatro de operaciones. 

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Author:
Xavier Fonseca
Date Added:
10/04/2021
Detecting Genetically Modified Food by PCR
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Genetic engineering is responsible for the so-called "second green revolution."  Genes that encode herbicide resistance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, frost tolerance, and other traits have been added to many plants of commercial importance. In 2003, 167 million acres of farmland worldwide were planted in genetically modified (GM) crops equal to one fourth of total land under cultivation.  The most widely planted GM crops are soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and papaya. Two important transgenes have been widely introduced into crop plants.  The Bt gene, from Bacillus thuringiensis, produces a toxin that protects against caterpillars, reducing applications of insecticides and increasing yields. The glyphosate resistance gene protects food plants against the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, which efficiently kills invasive weeds in the field. The major advantages of the "Roundup Ready®" system include better weed control, reduction of crop injury, higher yield, and lower environmental impact than traditional herbicide systems. Most Americans would probably be surprised to learn that more than 60% of fresh vegetables and processed foods sold in supermarkets today are genetically modified by gene transfer.  In 2004, approximately 85% of soy and 45% of corn grown in the U.S. were grown from Roundup Ready® seed.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Provider Set:
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Author:
Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Developing Monitoring Programs for Protected Lands in Alaska
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Coastal habitats and archeological sites in western Alaska are at risk from coastal erosion. Researchers are documenting current assets and vulnerabilities so managers can make informed decisions.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Die Karakorum Anomalie - Ausnahme oder Regel?
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Eine nachgewiesene Auswirkung des fortschreitenden Klimawandels ist die weltweite Gletscherschmelze. Doch es gibt Ausnahmen. Bereits in den 1990ern konnte eine positive Massenbilanz (MB) bei Gletschern des zentralen Karakorums festgestellt werden. Heute ist bekannt, dass die sogenannte „Karakorum Anomalie“ mit stabilen und positiven MB auch in den benachbarten Gebirgen Pamir und Kunlun Shan auftritt. Gibt es also Gletscher, die resistent gegen die Einflüsse der globalen Erwärmung sind? Im Gegenteil. Zwar ist die Forschungsdebatte über die Ursachen und tatsächlichen Entwicklungen der Gletscher nicht abgeschlossen, dennoch ist klar: sie sind (auch) auf den Klimawandel zurückzuführen.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Sophie Eisenbarth
Date Added:
05/23/2022
Digital Project1 - Waste Prevention and reuse
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Digital Project and associated STEAM Lessons about Waste Prevention and reuse jon arambarri, Maria Madarieta, Leire Armentia A sequence of teaching units and activities including  associated STEAM lesson with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about Waste source separation and recycling).This is the first Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education Preview

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
01/12/2019
Digital Project 2 and associated STEAM Lessons about Waste source separation and recycling
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A sequence of teaching units and activities including 3 associated STEAM lessons with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about Waste source separation and recycling).This is the second Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Special Education
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
01/12/2019
Digital Project about Home compost/Food waste
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A sequence of teaching units and activities with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about Home compost/Food waste).This  is the third Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Special Education
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
01/12/2019
Digital Project about Monitoring of waste generation
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 A sequence of teaching units and activities with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about Monitoring of waste generation).This  is the sixth Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education

Subject:
Environmental Science
Elementary Education
Ecology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
02/13/2019
Digital Project about waste Product Life Cycle
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A sequence of teaching units and activities with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about waste Product Life Cycle).This  is the fourth Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Ecology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
02/13/2019
Digital Project about waste tax
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A sequence of teaching units and activities with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about waste tax).This  is the fifth Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Ecology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
02/13/2019
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (2014)
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Environmental protection is a prerequisite for survival on this planet. This Mini Lecture explores questions of sustainability, environment, energy supply and peace. Lecture snippets of Nobel Laureates Willy Brandt, Frank Sherwood Rowland und Paul Crutzen are presented, who address these issues in their research.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Provider Set:
Mini Lectures
Date Added:
04/13/2018
ENVS181 Course Materials by Alexandra Geddes
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This folder has pointers to open resources for Environmental Science 181 at Lane Community College. It is organized by topic, including: Intro to Environmental Science, Ecology, Biomes, Soils and Food Production, Energy Resources, Mineral Resources, Urbanization, Waste, and a separate subfolder for Activities/Labs.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
06/09/2016
Earth Surface Processes in the Critical Zone
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Rapid changes at Earth's surface, largely in response to human activity, have led to the realization that fundamental questions remain to be answered regarding the natural functioning of the Critical Zone, the thin veneer at Earth's surface where the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere interact. EARTH 530 will introduce you to the basics necessary for understanding Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone through an integration of various scientific disciplines. Those who successfully complete EARTH 530 will be able to apply their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Earth surface processes to understanding outstanding fundamental questions in Critical Zone science and how their lives are intimately linked to Critical Zone health.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Tim White
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Earth in the Future
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Our planet is becoming hot. In fact, Earth may be warming faster than ever before. This warming will challenge society throughout the 21st century. How do we cope with rising seas? How will we prepare for more intense hurricanes? How will we adapt to debilitating droughts and heat waves? Scientists are striving to improve predictions of how the environment will change and how it will impact humans. Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century is designed to provide the state of the art of climate science, the impact of warming on humans, as well as ways we can adapt. Every student will understand the challenges and opportunities of living in the 21st century.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
David Bice
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Earth in the Future
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Our planet is becoming hot. In fact, Earth may be warming faster than ever before. This warming will challenge society throughout the 21st century. How do we cope with rising seas? How will we prepare for more intense hurricanes? How will we adapt to debilitating droughts and heat waves? Scientists are striving to improve predictions of how the environment will change and how it will impact humans. Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century is designed to provide the state of the art of climate science, the impact of warming on humans, as well as ways we can adapt. Every student will understand the challenges and opportunities of living in the 21st century.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Hydrology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
David Bice
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
10/07/2019
The Ecosphere and Environmental Issues
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This textbook is designed for introductory environmental studies and science students. The goal is to teach essential ecological concepts by linking them to key environmental issues. The hope is that students can easily understand how firm grounding in these concepts can help them appreciate and hopefully address the biggest environmental threats of our time. After an initial section on the nature of science and an overview of ecology, the textbook is divided into four sections, each addressing a key environmental concern: global climate change, eutrophication, biodiversity loss and food supply and security. After a brief introduction to the environmental concern, the book addresses ecological concepts relevant for understanding the issue. Each section wraps up with a return to the environmental concern and insight into how the ecological concepts learned can be applied to the environmental issue.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
VIVA Open Publishing
Author:
Sarah Sojka
Date Added:
01/04/2022
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines: Reconciling Interests
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Drawing from a case study of the Northern Gateway (Enbridge) pipeline project we consider if it is possible to reconcile or mediate the conflicting objectives and goals of the resource proponent and the First Nations whose lands the pipeline will traverse. We will draw from the existing legal precedents and a consideration of approaches taken to such disputes in similar settings in other settler-colonial societies such as New Zealand and Australia. In considering the efficacy of Canadian legal measures we need to consider the place and role of Indigenous laws and if they are given sufficient weight in disputes such as this.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
University of British Columbia
Provider Set:
Open Case Studies
Date Added:
12/07/2016
Energy 1: Types and Global Resources
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This video defines energy, reviews a model of different types of energy and presents the four known stable global energy resources. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 2: The Global Energy Picture: A Closer Look
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This video takes an in-depth look at the annual energy available on earth against the amount of energy used by humans. It uses a graphic, published by Wes Hermann in the journal Energy, to makes clear the different energy fluxes. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 3: Fossil Fuel Use and its Consequences - The Carbon Cycle
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This video goes through the carbon cycle and describes how using fossil fuels threatens the foundation of the aquatic global food chain. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 4: Fossil Fuels and the Greenhouse Gas Effect
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This video describes in detail the greenhouse effect and how recovery from energy from fossile fuels results in green house gases. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 5: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
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This video distinguishes between renewable and non-renewable energy resources. It examines the question, "How long to do we have before we exhaust non-renewable resources?" It also looks at alternatives to non-renewable energy resources. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy Conservation
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Much of the general population believes that the energy sources we depend on are perpetual. While people believe that energy use is the culprit for environmental damage, they are not aware of the methods and principles by which energy conversion devices operate. This course will provide you with knowledge and information on the main operating principles of devices/appliances in common use and will help you in making energy efficient and economical choices. The objective of the course is to expose you to energy efficiency in day to day life in order to save money and energy and thereby protect the environment. I hope the information in this course will help you become an environmentally-responsible individual of this Global Village.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Sarma Pisupati
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation
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EME 801 provides a broad introduction to global markets for crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas, and electric power. A major goal of the course is to help students understand how market design, market institutions, and regulatory structures affect firm-level decision-making in the energy industries and ultimately, how these decisions affect the functioning of energy markets and the prospects for alternative technologies.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Finance
Environmental Studies
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Seth Blumsack
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Energy Policy
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Energy policy sits at the crossroads of science and policy. And now, energy and climate policy are inextricably linked; the policies we choose have very real consequences for our climate. This intersection of science and policy is chaotic and bustles with activity motivated by various competing (and conflicting) interests and factors. We must understand the motivations driving them and bridge the divides between our reliance on fossil fuels and our need to transition to less carbon-intensive and renewable alternatives. While the science and math behind these problems is often fairly straightforward, the politics and behavioral changes are not. Come stand at this busy intersection with us as we navigate toward progressive climate policy alternatives at all scales of governance!

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Energy and the Environment
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Our world runs on energy - without it, things come to a screeching halt, as the recent hurricanes have shown. Ever stop to wonder what our energy future is? What are our options for energy, and what are the associated economic and climatic implications? In \Energy and the Environment\" we explore these questions, which together represent one of the great challenges of our time - providing energy for high quality of life and economic growth while avoiding dangerous climate change. This course takes an optimistic view of our prospects, and we'll see how shifting to renewable energy can lead to a viable future.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Physics
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Richard Alley
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Energy in a Changing World
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What is energy? It's the hot in heat, the glow in light, the push in wind, the pound in water, the sound of thunder and the crack of lightening. It is the pull that keeps us (and everything else!) from simply flying apart, and the promise of an oak deep in an acorn. It is all the same, and it is all different. Sunshine and waterfalls won't start your car, and wind won't run the dishwasher. But, if we match the form and timing of the energy with your needs, all of these things could be true. Energy in a Changing World is about the full arc of energy transformation, delivery, use, economics and environmental impact, especially climate change.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Vera Cole
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Engaging Stakeholders in Planning for Sea Level Rise
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Sea level rise is changing the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, endangering homes, habitats, and vital infrastructure. Stakeholders from a diverse array of sectors around the Bay are participating in preparations through a regional partnership.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Ensinando Permacultura
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“Ensinando Permacultura” é uma síntese da experiência de ensino do Núcleo de Estudos em Permacultura da UFSC (NEPerma/UFSC) que procura transmitir a “cultura de permanência” de forma plural, com embasamento científico, transpassando diversas temáticas para possibilitar uma melhor compreensão de como planejar espaços geográficos sustentáveis de forma sistêmica. Esta obra busca também ultrapassar os limites da academia, expandir e popularizar o ensino de Permacultura de acordo com os preceitos de seu idealizador, Bill Mollison. Os autores esperam, assim, contribuir para o conhecimento de uma forma de viver mais harmônica com o planeta.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Nanni Arthur
Soraya Nór
Date Added:
03/22/2020
Environmental Applications of GIS
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Increasingly volatile climate and weather; vulnerable drinking water supplies; shrinking wildlife habitats; widespread deforestation due to energy and food production. These are examples of environmental challenges that are of critical importance in our world, both in far away places and close to home, and are particularly well suited to inquiry using geographic information systems. In GEOG 487 you will explore topics like these and learn about data and spatial analysis techniques commonly employed in environmental applications. After taking this course you will be equipped with relevant analytical approaches and tools that you can readily apply to your own environmental contexts.

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Environmental Science
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Rachel Kornak
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Environmental Biotechnology - New Approaches and Prospective Applications
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Taking into consideration the outstanding importance of studying and applying the biological means to remove or mitigate the harmful effects of global pollution on the natural environment, as direct consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of persistent and hazardous contaminants, the present book provides useful information regarding New Approaches and Prospective Applications in Environmental Biotechnology. This volume contains twelve chapters divided in the following three parts: biotechnology for conversion of organic wastes, biodegradation of hazardous contaminants and, finally, biotechnological procedures for environmental protection. Each chapter provides detailed information regarding scientific experiments that were carried out in different parts of the world to test different procedures and methods designed to remove or mitigate the impact of hazardous pollutants on environment. The book is addressed to researchers and students with specialties in biotechnology, bioengineering, ecotoxicology, environmental engineering and all those readers who are interested to improve their knowledge in order to keep the Earth healthy.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
InTechOpen
Date Added:
09/20/2017
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence
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This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Kimberly Smith
Date Added:
08/28/2012
The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands
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In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Oregon State
Author:
Brent S. Steel
Kathleen Dean Moore
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Environmental Science: A Canadian perspective
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Environmental science draws on knowledge and methods from many fields of the sciences and social sciences, including biology, chemistry, economics, ethics, geography, geology, medicine, physics, political science, sociology, and statistics. Many environmental specialists adopt an interdisciplinary approach to integrate these different ways of knowing in order to help understand and prevent environmental damage. This book also adopts an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on a variety of disciplines. At the same time, however, the choice of topics and the interpretations offered reflect my own experience and world view as an ecologist – one who has had a rather specialized career examining the ecological dimensions of environmental problems.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
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Textbook
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eCampusOntario
Author:
Bill Freedman
Date Added:
01/04/2022
Environmental Science Fall 2020 OER Folder
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This folder currently includes Environmental Science: People to Know Lab, Environmental Science: Ethnobotany Lab, and Example: Pacific Northwest Ethnobotany: Native Plants & Their Uses Slides for ESR 171 Fall 2020.

ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives

Covers environmental topics that are primarily biological in nature, including ecosystem functions, biodiversity, human population issues, agricultural practices, and environmental ethics. Laboratory exercises illustrate these topics and may include fieldwork.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Taryn Oakley
Date Added:
01/25/2021
Environmental Science Gallery Walk
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This is a specific lesson plan for an in-class constructivist learning activity. It lives on a website with a wide menu of assessments and pedagogical approaches to teaching students introductory geoscience.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachel Headley
Date Added:
01/04/2022
Environmental Science Gallery Walk
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Gallery walk activity that relies on students' prior knowledge of environmental issues as an introductory activity in a general education, large-lecture format environmental science class.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Rachel Headley
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Environmental Science: an Open Educational Resource
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Environmental Science is a free and open textbook that enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing environmental issues. This text helps students grasp the scientific foundation of environmental topics so they can better understand the world around them and their impact upon it. This text draws largely from open sources, in addition to new content from the editor.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sean Whitcomb
Date Added:
01/04/2022
Environmental Studies and Sustainability - TCC OER Subject Guide: OER starting points
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This guide compiles starting points for OER and freely available resources for interdisciplinary Environment and Sustainability-themed courses and topics. This OER subject guide was created for TCC faculty and staff and reflects TCC credit, continuing education, and corrections course offerings. The purpose of this guide is to help faculty and staff more easily find and review OER in their areas so that they can make decisions about quality, accuracy, relevancy, and potential use.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Jennifer Snoek-Brown
Tacoma Community College Library
Date Added:
01/04/2022
Environmental Toxicology
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This open online textbook on Environmental Toxicology aims at covering the field in its full width, including aspects of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, toxicology and risk assessment. With that, it will contribute to improving the quality, continuity and transparency of the education in environmental toxicology. We also want to make sure that fundamental insights on fate and effects of chemicals gained in the past are combined with recent approaches of effect assessment and molecular analysis of mechanisms causing toxicity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Kees van Gestel
Date Added:
11/18/2021
The Essential Guide to Planet Earth
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This textbook is written for an audience of introductory college students in a non-science degree program. It is intended to provide a detailed comprehensive knowledge of Planet Earth, including basic aspects of physics, chemistry, geology and biology. As a major scientific overview of the entirety of Planet Earth, the intention is to only present key concepts that will enhance, enrich, and engage the readers interest in Earth Sciences. It is intended to make any reader, such as yourself, at least a little more knowledgeable of the amazing place that we all live within. Hosted as a WikiBook.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Biology
Ecology
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Benjamin Burger
Date Added:
07/28/2020