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Climate change and global commons Part 1/9

Climate change and global commons Part 1/9 9-10:30am, 24 June, 2009 Everyone relies on global commons. But the poor and a number of indigenous populations rely more heavily on global commons, such as water, forests and fisheries, than other groups. Climate change and asymmetric economic development seriously impact on the availability of these. How can access to such resources be protected in order to safeguard lifeline support? How could a new global climate deal guarantee fair access to global commons? To what extent can global commons also contribute to solutions for tackling climate change? Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN Pavan Sukhdev, Director, Global Markets Division, Deutsche Bank India; Study Leader, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB); Project Leader, Green Economy, UNEP Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director, Global Footprint Network Stephen Wells, President, Desert Research Institute of the Nevada System of Higher Education Moderated by David Shukman, BBC World In kind partnership with the IUCN
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ASEAN – Six Major and Leading Economies

ASEAN six majors refer to the six largest economies in the area with economies many times larger than the remaining four ASEAN countries. 3 of which are included in the Next Eleven (11) list of countries, namely, – Indonesia – Philippines – Vietnam The Next Eleven, identified by Goldman Sachs investment bank as having a high potential of becoming the world’s largest economies in the 21st century along with the BRICs(Brazil, Russia, India & China). The bank chose these states, all with promising outlooks for investment and future growth, on December 12, 2005.

Which field under biology has the best career opportunities?

Question by Eric: Which field under biology has the best career opportunities?
I need to pick a concentration in biology for my major. What are the advantages/disadvantages of the following in terms of future careers?

cell biology?
human biology?
molecular biology?
evolutionary biology?


Best answer:

Answer by Anita
u can try marine biology.

Give your answer to this question below!

NASA and Global Change

Google Tech Talks December 11, 2008 ABSTRACT Abstract: Almost exactly forty years ago, aboard NASA’s Apollo VIII spacecraft, the first humans to leave our world took perhaps the most important and influential photographs of all time: The full Earth (taken from halfway to the moon), and Earthrise (taken from lunar orbit). These two images completely changed the way we look at our planet, at our environment, and at ourselves. That is to say: in 1968, humanity discovered the planet Earth. But what has NASA done lately to help the Earth? At present, NASA has more than a dozen large Earth observing satellites in orbit, returning over a terabyte per day of physical, chemical, and climatological data about our planet. NASA gathers more data about the earth, and funds more research in the Earth Sciences, than the rest of the world combined. Dr. Worden will survey NASA’a activities in Earth science, climate modeling, and environmental technology. He will also discuss the information technology under development (some in partnership with Google) for disseminating and analyzing the massive data generated by these activities. Speaker: Pete Worden Prior positions for Dr. Worden included Director of Development and Transformation, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command; Consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on space related issues; Congressional Fellow with the Office of Senator Sam Brownback as advisor on NASA and space issues; Staff
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Artist: Razia Said Album: Zebu Nation Label: Cumbancha Appalled by the environmental destruction taking place in her native Madagascar as a result of climate change and slash and burn agriculture, singer Razia Said has created an inspired musical call to action. Buoyed by the irresistible rhythms and catchy melodies of traditional Malagasy music, Razia adds an accessible contemporary approach and engaging song craft to create an album with a timely message and timeless beauty. For more information go to www.cumbancha.com


A few nice Green Business Development images I found:

Green Business Development
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Shanghai, China

Photos Courtesy: McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce



Photo: Philip McMaster

Green Business Development
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Shanghai, China

Photos Courtesy: McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce



Photo: Philip McMaster

What Comes Next? Environmental Responsibility and the Patagonia Supply Chain

Patagonia asks the experts: What are the greatest threats now facing the environment? Is sustainability a real and achievable goal? Can business ever move beyond sustainability – leaving the planet better than we found it? How do we need to change business – and our behavior – to start to substantially lighten our footprint? We get some surprising and contradictory answers. Dig deeper at www.patagonia.com
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ECCE Conference – Piet Eichholtz (Maastricht University)

Green Building Finance and Investments: Practice, Policy and Research
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Boston Hardcore Unsafe At Any Speed 1.Gang Green – Selfish 2.The Groinoids – Empty Skull 3.The Proletariat – Voodoo Economics 4.Jerry’s Kids – Machine Gun 5.The FU’s – CETA Suckers 6. The Freeze – Refrigarator Heaven
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Hotel Monaco Portland Creates Hypoallergenic Floor

Hotel Monaco Portland Creates Hypoallergenic Floor

Luxurious, four-star, hypoallergenic accommodations at Hotel Monaco Portland

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 05, 2011

Imagine a hotel taking extra steps to ensure guests with allergies feel welcome, comfortable and entirely sneeze-free. The concept is now a reality at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Portland. The property unveiled today an oasis for the long-suffering traveler. Dedicated to helping guests with allergies and asthma get a good night’s sleep, the hotel has created an entire floor of hypo-allergenic rooms by taking these steps:

    Special HEPA filter vacuums to clean the rooms; the HEPA filters trap fine particles like pollen and dust mites
    Green Seal approved fragrance-free and chemical-free cleaning products
    Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free soaps, lotions and shampoos available by request.
    Synthetic comforters and pillows (no down)
    Wheat-free and gluten-free items in the mini-bars
    Hotel guarantee these rooms will never be occupied by a pet and are smoke-free

“Requests for allergen free rooms have become more frequent,” said Craig Thompson, general manager of the Hotel Monaco Portland. “More and more we see guests who suffer from allergies or other health issues and we really want to accommodate those travelers seeking a cleaner and healthier environment. While the rest of the hotel remains pet-friendly, we can guarantee 25 of our four-star accommodations to be completely pet and allergy-free.”

Guests can book these hypo-allergenic rooms at 1-800 KIMPTON or http://www.monaco-portland.com

The Hotel Monaco Portland has been a pioneer in environmental responsibility, becoming one of the first hotels in Portland to achieve Green Seal Silver Certification in 2010. This means the Monaco meets stringent environmental standards designed to reduce impact on the environment and human health. The Hotel Monaco’s long-time commitment to environmental responsibility was recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as the Best Green Company to work for in 2010.

Embodying Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants EarthCare initiatives, Hotel Monaco Portland incorporates more than 100 eco-friendly practices into daily operations, including in-room recycling bins, low-flow faucets, toilets and showers, and the donation of unused amenity bottles to local charities. New initiatives recently added to Kimpton’s daily environmental practices include converting certain paper products to Fiberstone, a tree-free, water-free, natural paper alternative and converting to printer ink with a 70/80 ratio of bio-renewable content (higher BRC than soy ink).


A member of the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Monaco Portland originally opened in 1996 as the Fifth Avenue Suites and was completely refurbished by award-winning designer Cheryl Rowley, reopening as the Hotel Monaco Portland in 2007. Dedicated to providing a ‘True Portland’ experience, Hotel Monaco Portland is an eco-friendly hotel and has earned the prestigious ‘RecycleWorks’ award from The City of Portland. The hotel has consistently been voted one of the ‘Top 500 Best Hotels in the World’ by Travel + Leisure, and earned the Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List.


San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, Bill Kimpton founded the company in 1981 and today it is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, destination Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates 51 hotels and 52 restaurants in 24 cities. For more information visit http://www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.


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Red Ice Radio – James Follett – Pt 5 – The Church of Global Warming

James Follett, who is behind the film “Church of Global Warming” and the website climatereview.net joins us to discuss his film and the research around it. “Church of Global Warming” is a well made documentary that goes into the science, origins and economics behind global warming, cap & trade and examines the claims from both sides of the climate change/global warming camps. Topics Discussed: Background at Cambridge, Natural Science, Martin Durkin, The Great Global warming Swindle, Carbon Trade, the Al Gore Graph, Temperature Regulates CO2, Michael Mann “Hockey Stick” Graph, Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre, Climate Consensus, IPCC, Follow the Money, Another Y2K Bubble, Political Left, Socialism, Bio Fuel, Stopping Industrialization, Starvation, One World Government, The New Green Economy, Carbon Tax, Cap and Trade, New Technologies, Cold Fusion, One World Government, Church of Global Warming, Religion, Tribalism and more. We continue with a second hour for Red Ice Members to discuss the surface temperature stations around the US, tree rings, the influence of the sun, cosmic rays, cloud formation and weather manipulation. We also talk about CO2 being classified a pollutant by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). What is that all about? We talk more about new technology and the huge about of money going into climate computer simulations. Is this money well spent? We round thing up talking about real environmental problem and the emergence of a one world government and

which is valid generalization in developing nations?

Question by Marie: which is valid generalization in developing nations?
A. In developing nations, the infant mortality rate decreases as the birth rate increases.

B. Industrialized nations have lower birthrates and infant mortality rates than developing nations.

C. Decreasing the infant mortality rate will limit population growth in developing nations.

D. Industrialized nations have higher population densities than developing nations.

E. Developing nations have ten times the mortality of industrial nations.

Best answer:

Answer by Pat

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!