Posted by LibeRaCe on November 18, 2009
The University of Wales Newport have produced a learning resource exploring the impact of climate change. http://admin.rsc-wales.ac.uk/news/show_story.asp?nid=336 It aims to help educationalists and climate change activists use Google Earth to explore the impact of climate change on a global scale and it should be of use to teachers and students alike.
This e-publication provides a case study that employs Google Earth in examining climate change impacts and sustainable development issues in North Africa. Click the link below to access it.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on November 2, 2009
For research or assigments – some links to get you going on the subject of contaminated land and sustainable land use. You cant make more land for a growing population, so is this one of the better solutions – the ultimate recycling?
CL:AIRE - Contaminated land, applications in real environments. Non-profit organisation (as referenced in Issue 176 IRN)
The Envrionment Agency - Contaminated Land definition and regulations
Defra – Contaminated Land legislation and responsibilities
Welsh Assembly – Contminated Land statutory guidance
CIRIA – Contaminated land information portal
Safegrounds – Learning network for developing good practice
EUGRIS – EU soil and water management
Environmental Protection UK – Contaminated land risks and solutions
CLARRC - Contaminated land research and remediation document library
Camden Council – Historical landuse tool
Example local campaigns – Bedwas Colliery , Wolverhampton gardens, Conwy school relocation.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on September 23, 2009
Berkley university have kindly made available a host of webcasts that cover a number of subject areas that include psychology, biology, computer science and engineering.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on July 13, 2009
This excellent website allows you to access historical maps and statistical information about your local area in the 19th and 20th centuries through postcode and placename searches. You also have access to travel writing from as far back as the 1190′s – the Rough Guides of their day! This inlcudes the Giraldus Cambrensis tour through Wales.
You can zoom into the maps for more detail and the Statistical Atlas tab gives you a great overview of life in the UK through the decades under headings like Langauge & Learning, Employment and Social Structure. There are interactive online tutorials under the Learning Resources tab, such as the history of census taking, which help you to get the most from the site. This is a valuable social research tool that gives access to many previously unpublished resources.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on May 11, 2009
The goal of Encyclopedia Earth is to be the largest reliable information resource on the environment in history. This is an outstanding online encyclopedia that covers just about everything on planet earth, from Acid Rain to the Signs and Symptons of Scabies. The resources are in the form of free searchable articles, conference papers, speeches and e-books, written by scholars, professionals and educators and other experts in their respective fields.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on April 22, 2009
This website gives access to cultural treasures from all over the world, in the form of manuscripts, maps, rare books, film and photographs.
Browse by place, time, topic, item or institution. Includes interactive image-viewing that allows you to focus in and scan round the images viewed.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on December 2, 2008
Worldmapper contains about 600 world maps where the countries of the world are warped, shrunk or stretched in size to display the differences in population, teenage births, religion etc. click on the A-Z map index and choose from a wide range of subjects. 366 of the maps are available as PDF posters for printing.
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