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Earth: A Three Act Structure

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Relevance of geological ideas to contemporary environmental issues.' Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Environment | geology | geography | environmental sciences | iain stewart | Environment | geology | geography | environmental sciences | iain stewart | 2011-01-28

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12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT) 12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT)

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Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering. Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering.

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environmental science | environmental science | geoengineering | geoengineering | geology | geology | geochemistry | geochemistry | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | planetary exploration | planetary exploration | coastal land-use policy | coastal land-use policy | international regulations for protecting the open-ocean environment | international regulations for protecting the open-ocean environment | environmental change | environmental change | natural hazards | natural hazards

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Essay Writing in History and Interdisciplinary Studies

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This exemplar examines planning, researching and writing essays and research/practical reports on different aspects of environmental history, some of which will involve the use of data from non-historical disciplines. It reviews and enhances the range of key skills required to engage in truly inter-disciplinary study while preparing, planning, and writing for these different forms of assessment. The exemplar includes the preliminary examination of the assessment requirements and content of these different forms of assessment (essay and research/practical report), consideration of how key arguments might be helpfully represented diagrammatically (spider diagrams) in developing ideas for assessment, and apparatus and references to the different kinds of sources (both historical and scientifi

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history | environmental history | environmental science | essay writing | writing essays | essay | researching | research | practical report | Historical and Philosophical studies | philosophical studies | V000

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Quaternary Ecological Change PowerPoint Presentation

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flora | fauna | phenology | geography | earth science | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Quaternary Ecological Change Reading List

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flora | fauna | phenology | geography | earth science | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Recent Environmental Change PowerPoint Presentation

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global warming | extreme events | precipitation | geography | earth science | environmental science | geology | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Recent Environmental Change Reading List

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extreme events | global warming | precipitation | geography | earth science | environmental science | geology | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Water Resources and Climate Change PowerPoint Presentation

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extreme events | drought | precipitation | geography | earth science | environmental science | geology | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Water Resources and Climate Change Reading List

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extreme events | drought | precipitation | geography | earth science | environmental science | geology | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Water Resources and Climate Change Reading List

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extreme events | drought | precipitation | geography | geology | earth science | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Motivations for Greening Business Session Outline

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Part One of Greening Business: There are many reasons for businesses to improve their environmental and sustainability performances. These include: meeting legislative requirements; pre-empting legislative requirements to gain competitive advantage; product innovation to meet a new market; customer demand; requirements for tenders; cost savings; and protecting/enhancing company image.

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legislation | finance | business | cost | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Motivations for Greening Business Question Bank

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Question Bank for Part One of Greening Business: There are many reasons for businesses to improve their environmental and sustainability performances. These include: meeting legislative requirements; pre-empting legislative requirements to gain competitive advantage; product innovation to meet a new market; customer demand; requirements for tenders; cost savings; and protecting/enhancing company image.

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business | cost | finance | legislation | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Motivations for Greening Business Activities

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Activties for Part One of Greening Business: There are many reasons for businesses to improve their environmental and sustainability performances. These include: meeting legislative requirements; pre-empting legislative requirements to gain competitive advantage; product innovation to meet a new market; customer demand; requirements for tenders; cost savings; and protecting/enhancing company image.

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business | cost | finance | legislation | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Carbon, Climate and Greening Business Session Outline

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Part Two of Greening Business: Much of the current emphasis on the environment and sustainability revolves around climate change and the impact of human activities on rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In order to place the applied business-related content in the context of the environmental problems that we face, tutors may find it useful to provide an introduction to the core Earth System Science concepts of the Earth’s energy balance, the carbon cycle, and systems terminology such as stores, fluxes, residence times and feedback loops.

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climate change | atmosphere | carbon dioxide | business | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Carbon, Climate and Greening Business Question Bank

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Question Bank for Part Two of Greening Business: Much of the current emphasis on the environment and sustainability revolves around climate change and the impact of human activities on rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In order to place the applied business-related content in the context of the environmental problems that we face, tutors may find it useful to provide an introduction to the core Earth System Science concepts of the Earth’s energy balance, the carbon cycle, and systems terminology such as stores, fluxes, residence times and feedback loops.

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business | atmosphere | climate change | energy | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Session Outline

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Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprinting.

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business | production | transport | waste | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Question Bank

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Question Bank for Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprinting.

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business | production | waste | transport | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Activities

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Activities for Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprinting.

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business | production | waste | transport | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Auditing Session Outline

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Part Four of Greening Business: An environmental management system (EMS) is a framework designed to help in the management of an organization’s environmental impacts. There are national and international standards for EMS which can lead to accredited certification, for example ISO 140001. All Environmental Management Systems are based around the cycle of: planning what needs to be done, acting on these plans, checking that plans have been acted upon and are effective, and acting to make further improvements. Environmental auditing is an important tool in an Environmental Management System used to demonstrate improvements in environmental performance, identify environmental improvements and recommend areas of improvement. Environmental auditing is broad in scope and includes social, e

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planning | performance | improvement | business | social | ethical | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | ems | Physical sciences | F000

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Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Auditing Question Bank

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Question Bank for Part Four of Greening Business: An environmental management system (EMS) is a framework designed to help in the management of an organization’s environmental impacts. There are national and international standards for EMS which can lead to accredited certification, for example ISO 140001. All Environmental Management Systems are based around the cycle of: planning what needs to be done, acting on these plans, checking that plans have been acted upon and are effective, and acting to make further improvements. Environmental auditing is an important tool in an Environmental Management System used to demonstrate improvements in environmental performance, identify environmental improvements and recommend areas of improvement. Environmental auditing is broad in scope and

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performance | improvement | planning | social | ethical | environmental science | geography | business | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Auditing Activities

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Activities for Part Four of Greening Business: An environmental management system (EMS) is a framework designed to help in the management of an organization’s environmental impacts. There are national and international standards for EMS which can lead to accredited certification, for example ISO 140001. All Environmental Management Systems are based around the cycle of: planning what needs to be done, acting on these plans, checking that plans have been acted upon and are effective, and acting to make further improvements. Environmental auditing is an important tool in an Environmental Management System used to demonstrate improvements in environmental performance, identify environmental improvements and recommend areas of improvement. Environmental auditing is broad in scope and inc

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business | performance | planning | improvement | social | ethical | geography | environmental science | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Resource efficiency/waste management Question Bank

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Question Bank for Part Six of Greening Business: One organization’s waste is another organization’s resource. Reducing ‘waste’ within an organization reduces costs through waste disposal and ‘lost’ resource, reduces emissions associated with the transport (and decomposition) of waste, and can provide an additional income stream where waste becomes a useful and valuable resource. ‘Waste management’ or ‘resource efficiency’ includes minimising pollution, as well as reducing, reusing and recycling what has traditionally been thought of as waste.

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waste | business | recycle | reduce | reuse | pollution | transport | geography | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Resource efficiency/waste management Activities

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Activities for Part Six of Greening Business: One organization’s waste is another organization’s resource. Reducing ‘waste’ within an organization reduces costs through waste disposal and ‘lost’ resource, reduces emissions associated with the transport (and decomposition) of waste, and can provide an additional income stream where waste becomes a useful and valuable resource. ‘Waste management’ or ‘resource efficiency’ includes minimising pollution, as well as reducing, reusing and recycling what has traditionally been thought of as waste.

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business | waste | reduce | recycle | reuse | transport | pollution | geography | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Transport Session Outline

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Part Seven of Greening Business: Transport often makes up a major part of an organization’s carbon footprint, whether through commuting of employees, business travel, or transport of materials, products or waste. Organizations can reduce this component of their carbon footprint through a wide range of actions including more fuel efficient company cars, increased use of video conferencing, change of source location of materials, reduction in off-site waste transport, and incentives to reduce sole-occupancy vehicle commuting.

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business | fuel | services | material | road | haulage | freight | geography | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Transport Question Sheet

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Question Sheet for Part Seven of Greening Business: Transport often makes up a major part of an organization’s carbon footprint, whether through commuting of employees, business travel, or transport of materials, products or waste. Organizations can reduce this component of their carbon footprint through a wide range of actions including more fuel efficient company cars, increased use of video conferencing, change of source location of materials, reduction in off-site waste transport, and incentives to reduce sole-occupancy vehicle commuting.

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business | freight | fuel | haulage | reduce | geography | environmental science | climate change | geesoer | ukoer | Physical sciences | F000

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