Part I - Definition of CSR

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1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Most design activities are an attempt to improve the world that we live and sustainability has expanded the alternatives for design contribution for a better world by challenging the very nature of design activity. From being part of the problem design now has been asked to be part of the solution. In this sense the present report explores how design can contribute to the social dimension of sustainability within a corporate setting. It also shows that social...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Technical Issues Associated with Future Large-Scale Cellulosic Biofuels Production: Part 1: The Argument for Biofuels (33:32)

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The first segment of this presentation describes the rationale for using plant biomass as a source of fuels and presents information about how much energy could be obtained in this way. Examples of the kinds of plants that are likely to be used are presented along with comments on some of the issues, such as losses to disease and effects of various cropping systems on soil quality, that need additional research. For further information see:...

BILD1: a message to the president- the bonkuisha hour

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BILD1 Fall 2008, Derrick Shen, Arian Saki, Linus Liu, Kristen Lednovich, Akshay Chaudhari, Dulce Santacruz-rivera, Friday 12pm-12:50pm, TA: Maria Sisneroz.

Rising Tide

It’s not the extra few feet of water that make sea level rise so dangerous. It’s the extra few feet during a storm during El Niño during high tide, say researchers.

Antibiotics: Is a Strong Offense the Best Defense? (Part 3 of 3) MWV23

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In the final episode of this 3 part video series on how to optimize antibiotic use and minimize the emergence of drug resistant pathogens, Dr. Linda Tollefson, Assistant Commissioner for Science at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, goes in depth on the use of antimicrobial drugs in agriculture, their efficacy, and adverse human health consequences. Dr. Stuart Levy, professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, discusses policy, regulatory and...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Seminar - John A. Izbicki

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Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Urban Streams and Ocean Beaches, Santa Barbara, California; Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) concentrations in urban streams and ocean beaches in Santa Barbara, Calif. can exceed water-quality standards for recreational water. During low flow, high FIB concentrations in urban streams were associated with point discharges from storm drains, and concentrations in urban streamflow varied three-fold over the course of a day as a result of small variations in...