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The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

Click4Biology World Resources Institute | Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment The National Gardening Association Biology teacher support IA material This teacher support material is designed to support new and experienced teachers in the application of the internal assessment criteria for the group 4 courses. The criteria can be found in the Diploma Programme Biology guide, Chemistry guide and Physics guide (published March 2007). The first part has three sections of general guidance for teachers. The second part shows the application of the criteria in the assessment of practical work.

‎ 13rd December 2013 More unintended consequences Here is another example of the law of unintended consequences (see the post from 10 December). The National Library of Norway has announced that it intends to digitise More... 10th December 2013 The law of unintended consequences The law of unintended consequences is exactly what the title suggests: decisions and actions have consequences which were not intended by the person, or people, More... 6th December 2013 India's Next Generation A friendly Indian journalist wrote to me earlier today, asking me to comment on the fact that it is now a year since Cyrus Mistry took over as head of the Tata Group. 2nd December 2013 ‘We need more non-action!’

zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) - Species Profile The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data. Citation information: U.S. Additional information for authors Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted.

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) The results are in: No amount of "green capitalism" will be able to ensure the profound changes we must urgently make to prevent the collapse of civilization from the catastrophic impacts of global warming. The following is an updated version of an article that originally was published in the Real-World Economics Review. We consider Richard Smith's article foundational to understanding the world we live in. As soaring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions drove global CO2 concentrations past 400 parts per million in May 2013, shell-shocked climate scientists warned that unless we urgently adopt "radical" measures to suppress GHG emissions (50 percent cuts in emissions by 2020, 90 percent by 2050) we're headed for an average temperature rise of 3 degrees or 4 degrees Celsius before the end of the century. All such market-based efforts are doomed to fail, and a sustainable economy is inconceivable without sweeping systemic economic change.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission - Asian Carp Asian Carp Four species of Asian carps, bighead carp, silver carp, black carp, and grass carp, are threats to Great Lakes fisheries. Recent peer-reviewed risk assessments for bighead carp and silver carp, and grass carp indicate that the Great Lakes are at substantial risk from these three species. All four Asian carps grow to large sizes approaching or exceeding 100 lbs and four feet in length. All four Asian carps were imported to North America to assist with pest control in aquaculture facilities, and have since escaped into the wild. Because of the threat these invasive carps hold for the Great Lakes, the commission is actively working with partner agencies to prevent their introduction and establishment. For more information about Asian carps, visit

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