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  1. Crisis ambiental, desastre natural y la "sociedad desierto"

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    Reynol Díaz Coutiño

    2010-01-01

    La crisis ambiental y los "desastres naturales" se muestran como un conjunto que está definido por la sensibilidad de los factores de correlación. La crisis ambiental se entiende como los cambios "inesperados" delos procesos de aquellos factores que forman el ambiente local. La transición silenciosa de tales cambios altera, cuando va más allá de ciertos límites, el frágil balance del medio ambiente, hasta que emerge el desastre. En este sentido, el desastre nos es natural, pero sí los fenómen...

  2. O SUPORTE SOCIAL DURANTE A TRANSIÇÃO FAMILIAR NO PÓS-DESASTRE NATURAL

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    Gisele Cristina Manfrini Fernandes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigación cualitativa de base analítica-interpretativa que tuvo como objetivo presentar las percepciones de las familias sobre el soporte social en la transición del postdesastre natural. Fueron entrevistados seis núcleos familiares residentes en una localidad rural del Sur del Brasil, y que fue afectada por un desastre natural en el año 2008. Los datos fueron obtenidos en el 2010, a partir de la observación participativa, entrevista narrativa, genograma y ecomapa. Las narraciones obtenidas fueron analizadas siguiendo las etapas del método de Fritz Schütze. Los resultados revelan la ayuda recibida durante la fase de transición, la falta de ayuda esperada, el soporte emocional de familiares y amigos y los recursos recordados por las familias en sus ecomapas, los cuales tuvieron una importancia fundamental para la fase inicial de recuperación postdesastre. El estudio contribuye para la comprensión del contexto de recuperación de las familias y destaca la pertinencia del soporte social como un medio de enfrentar los cambios.

  3. Retos de colombia frente a la gestión del riesgo de desastre natural

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    Baena López, Carlos Alberto

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo presenta una introducción conceptual a la gestión del riesgo y a su aplicación en Colombia, mostrando la situación actual del país en materia de desastres naturales. Adicionalmente, enuncia diversas propuestas de acción que pueden ser implementadas desde el Congreso de la República y el Gobierno Nacional para proveer al país de una gestión del riesgo efectiva, sobre la hipótesis de que la gestión del riesgo en nues-tro país debe fortalecerse a medio y largo plazo. Por último, se...

  4. Mudanças das rotinas familiares na transição inesperada por desastre natural Cambios sobre las rutinas familiares en la transición inesperada por desastre natural Family routines changes in the unexpected transition due to natural disasters

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    Gisele Cristina Manfrini Fernandes

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Desastres naturais são eventos disruptivos às rotinas e rituais familiares e promovem mudanças significativas na vida e na saúde. O objetivo deste artigo foi discutir as rotinas diárias ao longo das trajetórias na transição familiar pela ocorrência de um desastre natural ocorrido em uma área rural. Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo de múltiplos casos, realizado com seis famílias com crianças. Os dados foram coletados em 2010, com técnicas de observação participante, entrevista narrativa, genograma, ecomapa e o calendário de rotinas familiares. Foi feita a análise das narrativas, e os resultados revelaram a mudança nas rotinas e rituais nas trajetórias entre o pré, o pós-desastre e atualidade. A transição abrupta gerou reações estressantes, afetando a saúde dos membros. São necessários mais estudos sobre a saúde no pós-desastre que contribuam ao conhecimento, ao ensino e à prática do cuidado de enfermagem, especialmente na estratégia de saúde da família.Los desastres naturales son eventos disruptivos a las rutinas y rituales familiares y promueven cambios significativos en la vida y en la salud. El objetivo de este artículo es discutir las rutinas diarias a lo largo de las trayectorias en la transición familiar debido a un desastre natural ocurrido en un área rural. Se trata de un estudio cualitativo de múltiples casos, realizado con seis familias con niños. Los datos fueron obtenidos en 2010, con técnicas de observación participante, entrevista narrativa, genograma, ecomapa y el calendario de rutinas familiares. Se realizó un análisis de las narrativas y los resultados revelaron cambios en las rutinas y rituales, en las trayectorias entre el pre y el post desastre y la actualidad. La transición abrupta generó reacciones estresantes, afectando la salud de los miembros. Se hace necesario más estudios sobre la salud en el post desastre, que contribuyan al conocimiento, enseñanza y práctica del

  5. INVENTARIO DE LOS DESASTRES DE ORIGEN NATURAL EN COLOMBIA, 1970­2006- Limitantes, tendencias y necesidades futuras

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    AGUILAR ANA MARÍA

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Los desastres  de  origen natural tienen un significado  muy grande  en  Colombia,  tanto por la  distribución  de  la  población  como  por  las  características  físicas  del  país.  Se  presentan  los resultados  de  un  inventario  realizado  con  la  ayuda  del  programa  DesInventar  a  partir  de  varias fuentes  que  cubren  de  1970  a  2006.  Las amenazas  sísmicas,  de  tsunamis  y  de  erupciones volcánicas  tienen  una  localización  relativa,  a  diferencia  de  las  demás  amenazas  que  ocurren prácticamente en todo el país. Se contabilizan 23.078 desastres de los cuales 15.637 son de tipo hidrogeológico.  Se  totalizaron  para  este  período  34.698  víctimas  fatales,  de  las  cuales  23.000 fueron  producidos  por  los  lahares  que  destruyeron Armero  en  1985.  157.347  viviendas  fueron destruidas  y más  del doble  afectadas.  Las  pérdidas  totales  en valor  actualizado  se  calculan  en 26  x 1.012  pesos,  una  cifra  muy significativa  para  la economía  del  país.  Existen varios  factores (población, urbanismo,  instituciones,  leyes  que  dificultan un análisis  claro de  tendencias durante el  periodo  estudiado. Es  necesario  realizar  un  esfuerzo a  nivel  regional y  local para  mejorar  los datos  obtenidos  hasta  ahora.

  6. Epidemiologia de Desastres Naturais

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    Eun-Kee PARK

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los sismos, inundaciones, huracanes, tsunamis, etc., son todos fenómenos naturales que han estado presentes a lo largo de millones de años en la conformación dinámica de nuestro planeta. Dichos fenómenos naturales no son en sí mismos un problema, sino se convierten en agentes perturbadores capaces de generar un desastre cuando se presentan en lugares donde se encuentran asentamientos humanos. Por su origen, los desastres pueden ser naturales o antropogénicos, aunque en ambos se presentan daños a las personas, a los bienes materiales y al ambiente. La epidemiología, como disciplina científica dedicada al estudio de los factores que determinan la distribución y frecuencia de los procesos de salud y enfermedad, no puede estar ajena al estudio de los desastres. Estos representan un campo de acción donde pueden aplicarse directamente los métodos epidemiológicos, desde el estudio de los efectos en salud relacionados con la exposición a los diferentes agentes perturbadores, la identificación de grupos vulnerables, el diseño de planes de emergencia, la evaluación de las intervenciones y de las medidas de mitigación implementadas durante y posterior a la ocurrencia de desastres, así como la propuesta de medidas de seguridad que minimicen los futuros impactos en la salud pública. El establecimiento de un extenso Plan Nacional en cada país que atienda los problemas de salud y seguridad derivados de la ocurrencia de desastres naturales, el cual incluya aspectos de salud mental en grupos vulnerables, debe ser una prioridad reflejada en términos prácticos y en apoyos a la investigación en este campo.

  7. Impacto de um desastre natural sobre o habitat e a ocorrência de Lontra longicaudis (Mustelidae, Carnivora na Serra da Prata, Paraná, Brasil

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    Marcos A. Navarro

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Estudos com impacto de desastres naturais sobre a fauna são raros na literatura científica. Considerando Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818, informações publicadas não foram encontradas. O presente estudo buscou determinar se os deslizamentos de terra ocorridos em março de 2011 em parte das montanhas da Serra da Prata (Paraná, Brasil afetaram de alguma forma a ocorrência da Lontra Neotropical no local impactado. Com esse propósito, a área estudada compreendeu um rio afetado (Rio Santa Cruz - RSC da face leste dessa serra que foi comparado com outro não afetado (Rio das Pombas - RP, localizado na mesma face da serra e com características semelhantes às originais do RSC. A área de estudo está situada no Parque Nacional de Saint-Hilaire/Lange (PNSHL. Foram realizadas sete campanhas a partir do limite altitudinal do PNSHL (60 m s.n.m para montante entre agosto de 2012 e julho de 2013. As campanhas consistiram de busca ativa por vestígios (fezes, pegadas, arranhados e tocas de lontras ao longo de 3 km de margens e leito. Registros de outros mamíferos também foram observados. Cada evidência foi anotada em caderneta de campo, fotografada e georreferenciada. As tocas foram monitoradas ao longo das campanhas. Considerando as lontras, foram registrados 102 vestígios (11 arranhados, 11 pegadas e 80 fezes e 17 tocas no rio não afetado (RP; e o rio afetado (RSC apresentou apenas quatro vestígios (três pegadas, uma amostra fecal e uma toca. Registros de outros mamíferos denotaram a presença de oito táxons no RP e 14 táxons no RSC. As diferenças conspícuas entre a quantidade de vestígios da presença das lontras indicam que o desastre natural afetou a população de lontras do RSC e mesmo dois anos após o evento as lontras retornaram apenas discretamente ao rio afetado. Por outro lado, outras espécies de mamíferos como Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1758, reocuparam as margens abundantemente.

  8. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista; María Del Socorro Alatrista Gutierrez

    2007-01-01

    Entre 1982 a 2005 se registraron daños en 1 143 establecimientos de salud en el Perú, generalmente debido a sismos, lluvias e inundaciones. Los daños en los servicios de salud producen la interrupción de la atención de la población y de los programas de salud, así como generan un gran gasto para la rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Por ello, se requiere proteger a los establecimientos de salud y desarrollar una política de hospitales seguros ante desastres que incluya medidas para prevenir o r...

  9. Desastres y trauma psicológico

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    Mauricio Gaborit

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Los desastres, a través de la historia, han provocado pérdidas humanas y han tenido un severo impacto económico, social, médico y psicológico en las sociedades. El comprender mejor cómo y a quienes afecta psicológicamente un desastre socio-natural posibilita la intervención psicosocial de manera oportuna y efectiva. En este artículo se señalan las causas sociales que hicieron que los terremotos de enero y febrero 2001 en El Salvador tuvieran consecuencias tan funestas para personas y comunidades. Se identifican las distintas reacciones que tienen las personas en las distintas fases después del evento traumático, entre las que se destacan la re-experimentación, la evitación, estados disociativos, y algunas reacciones secundarias tales como la depresión, la culpabilidad y la baja autoestima. Se describen, además, aquellos factores que median las relaciones psicol ógicas de las personas al evento traumático: factores biológicos, evolutivos, sociales y de personalidad. Finalmente, se presenta un pequeño modelo que conceptualiza el estrés traumático en desastres tomando en cuenta variables socio-psicológicas

  10. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1982 a 2005 se registraron daños en 1 143 establecimientos de salud en el Perú, generalmente debido a sismos, lluvias e inundaciones. Los daños en los servicios de salud producen la interrupción de la atención de la población y de los programas de salud, así como generan un gran gasto para la rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Por ello, se requiere proteger a los establecimientos de salud y desarrollar una política de hospitales seguros ante desastres que incluya medidas para prevenir o reducción de la vulnerabilidad estructural, no estructural y funcional en los nuevos establecimientos y en los existentes.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:149-154.

  11. Desastres: tecnicismo e sofrimento social

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    Norma Felicidade Lopes da Silva Valencio

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Desde uma perspectiva crítica das ciências sociais, o estudo analisa preliminarmente aspectos do approach tecnicista de defesa civil no Brasil, para tê-lo como referência para a usual indiferença do meio técnico-operacional quanto ao sofrimento social multidimensional dos grupos afetados nos desastres. O quadro analítico se baseia em pesquisa documental, sobretudo em registros institucionais e em revisão de literatura dos autores de referência no debate, bem como nos estudos mais recentes sobre alguns dos casos mais emblemáticos de desastres recentes no país. Conclui-se que a preocupação com o sofrimento social multidimensional dos grupos sociais afetados nos desastres é ausente no escopo institucional.

  12. Salud mental en desastres naturales

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    Bambarén Alatrista, Celso Bambarén

    2014-01-01

    Los desastres se pueden considerar como un problema de salud pública que pueden afectar el comportamiento psicosocial de la población, especialmente de los grupos más vulnerables, como son los niños, adolescentes, mujeres, ancianos y personas con enfermedades físicas y mentales. Las personas desarrollan diferentes tipos de respuestas psicológicas al desastre según su capacidad de superación de la crisis inicial. El personal de salud tiene que identificar y cuidar a las personas que presenten ...

  13. A relação entre o social e o natural nas abordagens de hazards e de desastres The relation between the social and the natural in the approach of hazards and disasters

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    Marcos Antônio Mattedi

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda as teorias dos Hazards e dos Desastres. Nos últimos anos estas duas tradições teóricas têm recebido novos impulsos pela renovação de seus marcos de referência conceitual. Construídas em torno de uma longa tradição de pesquisa empírica, estas teorias explicam os impactos provocados por fenômenos como enchentes, terremotos, tornados e epidemias mediante a integração analítica das dimensões natural e social. Neste sentido, seu estudo pode fornecer subsídios para a interpretação destes problemas no Brasil.The article deals with the theory of hazards and disasters. Over the past years, these two theoretical traditions have received new impulse through the renovation of their conceptual foundations. Constructed around a long tradition of empirical research, these theories explain the impacts brought by phenomena like floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and epidemics through the analytical integration of social and natural dimensions. In this regard, its study may provide grants in order to interpret these problems in Brazil.

  14. The effect of inclement weather on trauma orthopaedic workload.

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    Cashman, J P

    2012-01-31

    BACKGROUND: Climate change models predict increasing frequency of extreme weather. One of the challenges hospitals face is how to make sure they have adequate staffing at various times of the year. AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of this severe inclement weather on hospital admissions, operative workload and cost in the Irish setting. We hypothesised that there is a direct relationship between cold weather and workload in a regional orthopaedic trauma unit. METHODS: Trauma orthopaedic workload in a regional trauma unit was examined over 2 months between December 2009 and January 2010. This corresponded with a period of severe inclement weather. RESULTS: We identified a direct correlation between the drop in temperature and increase in workload, with a corresponding increase in demand on resources. CONCLUSIONS: Significant cost savings could be made if these injuries were prevented. While the information contained in this study is important in the context of resource planning and staffing of hospital trauma units, it also highlights the vulnerability of the Irish population to wintery weather.

  15. “Lar Doce Lar”: apego ao lugar em área de risco diante de desastres naturais = Home Sweet Home: place attachment in risk area facing natural disasters = Holgar, Dulce Holgar: apego al lugar en area de riesgo delante de desastres naturales

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    Alves, Roberta Borghetti

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo dessa pesquisa foi compreender as características do apego à moradia localizada em área de risco. A natureza do trabalho foi qualitativa com abordagem multimétodos, por meio do Walk-around-the-block e entrevista semiestruturada com 18 pessoas residentes em área avaliada pela Defesa Civil como de risco muito alto para inundações e deslizamentos. As falas foram analisadas por meio da Grounded Theory onde estabeleceu-se categorias de análise. Evidenciou-se que o processo funcional e o simbólico do apego ao lugar contribuíram para a manutenção deste fenômeno e para a permanência na casa. Em contrapartida, a ocorrência do desastre natural e os decorrentes sentimentos de insegurança e medo juntamente com as características físicas da moradia influenciaram no apego e no cuidado do ambiente de modo que houve uma ambivalência de sentimentos entre os participantes, repercutindo no anseio entre o partir e o permanecer na casa

  16. A importância da hidrologia na prevenção e mitigação de desastres naturais / The importance of hydrology in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters

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    Leandro Redin Vestena

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo apresentar os principais conceitos associados aos desastres naturais e destacar a importância da ciência hidrológica na prevenção e mitigação dos desastres naturais ocasionadospela dinâmica do movimento da água sobre, na e sob a superfície da Terra. A partir de uma breve revisão bibliográfi ca os fundamentos conceituais sobre desastres naturais são definidos e o número de ocorrências ofi ciais evidenciados quantitativamente por tipo, gênese e distribuição. Osdesastres naturais ocorridos no Brasil são essencialmente de origemhidrometeorológica, sendo assim analisa-se o papel da ciência hidrológicana prevenção e mitigação dos mesmos.

  17. Modelos de vulnerabilidade social a desastres

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    David Alexander

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo discutem‑se as bases teóricas da avaliação da vulnerabilidade social aos desastres e mostra‑se que a vulnerabilidade é a componente mais importante do risco e o elemento principal dos impactos dos desastres. A percepção é um processo‑chave na tomada de decisões em situações de desastre, sendo afectada pela cultura e pelo simbolismo, que são analisados no contexto do risco de desastres. Recorre‑se a um modelo de metamorfose cultural para explicar as mudanças e as discrepâncias nas atitudes em relação aos desastres e aos processos de recuperação. A resposta ao terramoto de L’Aquila (no centro de Itália de 6 de Abril de 2009 é analisada enquanto ilustração dos processos de metamorfose cultural e interpretação simbólica dos desastres. Essa resposta foi influenciada pelas características culturais, tanto as modernas como as herdadas, que podem ser identificadas e analisadas de modo a explicar as reacções públicas ao acontecimento. Propõe‑se um novo modelo em que a cultura e a história se combinam com os perigos físicos para influenciar a vulnerabilidade.

  18. Infectious disease risks from dead bodies following natural disasters Riesgo de transmisión de enfermedades infecciosas por contacto con cadáveres después de desastres naturales

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    Oliver Morgan

    2004-05-01

    , clear information about the risks is needed so that responsible local authorities ensure that the bodies of disaster victims are handled appropriately and with due respect. This paper provides a source of information for those who are in the unfortunate position of managing those bodies.OBJETIVO: Realizar una revisión bibliográfica encaminada a determinar los riesgos de infección que plantean los cadáveres después de un desastre natural, particularmente quiénes corren mayor peligro, qué precauciones se deben tomar y cómo se debe disponer de los cadáveres. MÉTODOS: Para que una enfermedad se transmita, es necesario que haya un agente infeccioso, una exposición a dicho agente y un huésped susceptible. Estos son los elementos que se tuvieron en cuenta para calcular el peligro que plantean los cadáveres como fuentes de infección. Se buscaron trabajos sobre el riesgo de infección al que se exponen los trabajadores que velan por la seguridad del público (personal médico de emergencia, bomberos, la policía y los empleados de casas funerarias, y sobre las pautas observadas para disponer de los cadáveres y prevenir infecciones. También se revisaron unos cuantos trabajos importantes sobre la disposición de los cadáveres y la contaminación de las aguas subterráneas por los cementerios. RESULTADOS: Las víctimas de desastres naturales suelen morir de traumatismos y raras veces tienen infecciones agudas que puedan producir epidemias. Esto significa que los cadáveres plantean un riesgo sumamente pequeño para el público. No obstante, las personas que entran en contacto cercano con los muertos -el personal militar, el personal de rescate, los trabajadores voluntarios y demás- pueden verse expuestas a fuentes de infecciones crónicas, tales como los virus de las hepatitis B y C, VIH, organismos enteropatógenos y Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Algunas medidas de precaución orientadas a proteger a estas personas son el adiestramiento, el uso de bolsones para los

  19. Impacto de los desastres en la salud mental

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    Cernuda Martínez, José Antonio

    2012-01-01

    En situaciones de desastre, tanto la salud física como la mental se ven afectadas de una manera importantísima. Ante una catástrofe (natural o causada por el hombre) los mecanismos psicológicos de los que disponemos las personas para poder enfrentarnos a estas situaciones límite pueden ser insuficientes, por lo que la patología mental aparecerá. Trastorno por estrés postraumático, depresión, trastornos de ansiedad, ideación suicida o intentos de suicidio son algunas de las patologías observad...

  20. Preparation and response to radiation and nuclear emergencies in case of natural disasters; Preparacion y respuesta a emergencias nucleares y radiologicas en caso de desastres naturales

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    Vegueria, Pablo Jerez, E-mail: pablo@orasen.co.cu [Centro Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear (CNSN), La Habana (Cuba); Lafortune, J.F., E-mail: padijeff@gmail.com [VP International Affairs, International Safety Research (Canada)

    2013-07-01

    The impact of natural disasters in cities and communities has grown by different causes in different parts of the world. There are several examples of the impact that have caused extreme natural events in facilities and activities in which ionizing radiation are used. The recent example of the accident at the nuclear power plant of Fukushima Daichi with release of radioactive substances to the environment caused by an earthquake and a tsunami show the need of the increasing improvement in the safety of facilities and activities that use ionizing radiation and radioactive materials in general. Planning and response to events of this nature is another aspect that is important and needs attention. The IAEA documents offer a comprehensive and effective guide to achieve an appropriate degree of readiness to respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies in any situation. However, there are specific challenges for planning and response posed a radiological emergency caused by an extreme natural event or occurring simultaneously with this. The present work deals with essential aspects to take into account by the authorities who coordinate the planning and response to radiological emergencies to deal with extreme natural events.

  1. Ameaças naturais e avaliação subjetiva na construção da vulnerabilidade social diante de desastres naturais no Chile e Brasil Amenazas naturales y evaluación subjetiva en la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social ante desastres naturales en chile y brasil Naturalhazards and subjective assessment in the construction of social vulnerability to cope with natural disasters in chile and brazil

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    Hugo Romero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available PortuguêsSão analisados de pontos de vista objetivo e subjetivo, alguns dos fatores econômicos, políticos, sociais e culturais que participam da construção da vulnerabilidade social com que comunidades do Chile e Brasil têm enfrentado desastres naturais recentes, que incluem inundações, deslizamentos, terremotos e tsunamis. Fatores globais têm gerado restrições econômicas que se manifestam localmente em um aumento da vulnerabilidade social devido à falta de inversões públicas em obras de proteção. Adicionalmente, se observam processos de exclusão e segregação social, traduzidos em uma ocupação humana permanente e sistemática de áreas expostas às ameaças naturais, nas quais se localiza a população de menores recursos. As percepções dos riscos naturais, as formas de organização social e as expectativas e frustrações das comunidades locais constituem valiosas lições que deveriam ser bases do aprendizado social necessário para evitar que estas tragédias continuem repetindo-se em nossos países. Español Se analiza desde los puntos de vista objetivo y subjetivo, algunos de los factores económicos, políticos, sociales y culturales que han participado de la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social con que, comunidades de Chile y Brasil, han enfrentado desastres naturales recientes, que han incluido inundaciones, remociones en masa de sedimentos, terremotos y tsunamis. Factores globales han generado restricciones económicas que se han manifestado localmente en un aumento de la vulnerabilidad social debido a la falta de inversiones públicas en obras de protección. Adicionalmente, se han observado procesos de exclusión y segregación social, traducidos en una ocupación humana permanente y sistemática de áreas expuestas a las amenazas naturales, en las cuáles se ha ubicado a la población de menores recursos. Las percepciones de los riesgos naturales, las formas de organización social y las expectativas y

  2. ¿Progreso social o desastre natural?

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    María Carolina Guzmán

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Este artículo de investigación está dirigido a establecer la conexión entre la idea de progreso que nace con el establecimiento de la sociedad y el problema del cambio climático global. Desde el nacimiento de la civilización en Grecia este concepto ha venido acompañando cada proceso de avance de las distintas épocas de la humanidad; asimismo, el problema del cambio climático global se presenta como un fenómeno contemporáneo que ha generado muchas discusiones desde todas las disciplinas y que nos obliga a reflexionar sobre la idea de progreso y sus consecuencias para la vida sobre el planeta tal y como hoy la conocemos.Palabras claves:Progreso, cambio climático global, filosofía contemporánea.Abstract:This research project aims to establish the connection between the idea of progress that comes with the development of society and the problem of global climate change. Since the birth of civilization in Greece this concept has been following every process of moving the ages of humanity, also the problem of global climate change is presented as a contemporary phenomenon that has generated a lot of discussions from all disciplines and we necessary to reflect on the idea of progress and its consequences for life on the planet as we know it today.Key words:Progress, global climate change, contemporary philosophy.

  3. Lecciones aprendidas en desastres y la gestión del conocimiento en salud y desastres

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    Vivian María Céspedes Mora

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se revisan los últimos trabajos publicados sobre la conciencia que se tiene acerca de la producción y diseminación de las lecciones aprendidas en desastres para la gestión del conocimiento en materia de medicina y desastres. Se destaca la influencia de las lecciones aprendidas como elemento importante en la toma de decisiones ante el manejo de los desastres. Se expone la inquietud que para el Centro Latinoamericano de Medicina de Desastres constituye la necesidad de rescatar e incentivar la producción de las lecciones aprendidas por el personal de la salud en su enfrentamiento a catástrofes y en el desempeño de sus funciones en Cuba y en Latinoamérica.This paper reviewed the last papers published about the awareness of the production and dissemination of lessons learned on disasters for the knowledge management in terms of medicine and disaster. It underlined the effect of the lessons learned as an important element in the decision-taking on disaster management. It showed the concern of the Latin-American Center of Disaster Medicine about the need of rescuing and encouraging the production of the lessons learned by the health personnel in facing up to catastrophes and in performing its work in Cuba and Latin America

  4. Lecciones aprendidas durante desastres naturales: 1970-2007

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    Raquel E. Cohen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los desastres naturales impactan vidas y propiedades, devastando comunidades por largos periodos. En este articulo se presenta, cómo algunos conocimientos basados en experiencias y el avance de la ciencia biológica, psicosocial y de la conducta, siguen ayudándonos a entender el comportamiento del sobreviviente. La capacidad de poder aplicar lineamientos y operaciones de ayuda, obtener datos y prácticas basadas en evidencias, así como estudios empíricos en el ámbito de desastres, es un proceso evolutivo para los profesionales en este campo.

  5. ¿Vivimos en situación de desastre?

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    Elia Figueira Petit

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Con frecuencia nos hemos hecho esta pregunta todos los que habitamos Venezuela y particularmente los que trabajamos en el sector salud, para responder esta interrogante es necesario aclarar algunos puntos . Primero: El término desastre deriva del latín des (negativo, sin fortuna y astre (estrellas, se entiende desastre como: Calamidad que viene de los astros, de los dioses ¡nada más lejos de la realidad!, por lo general, el desastre se refiere a un even to que afecta a un número considerable de personas y sus dimensiones sobrepasan la atención que pueden brindar los servicios públicos y privados del área donde ocurre. Por lo tanto, el acontecimiento interrumpe y modifica la dinámica de una comunidad; supo ne una situación de crisis donde las demandas exceden los recursos disponibles. Así, se puede localizar el desastre en un tiempo y espacio en el que una sociedad afronta peligros severos, con pérdidas humanas y materiales, ruptura de estructuras y funcion es sociales, cambios en el desempeño de roles individuales y surgimiento de demandas poco usuales que exigen respuestas de protección y defensa por parte de las autoridades.

  6. Infectious disease risks from dead bodies following natural disasters Riesgo de transmisión de enfermedades infecciosas por contacto con cadáveres después de desastres naturales

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    Oliver Morgan

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To review existing literature to assess the risks of infection from dead bodies after a natural disaster occurs, including who is most at risk, what precautions should be taken, and how to safely dispose of the bodies. METHODS: Disease transmission requires the presence of an infectious agent, exposure to that agent, and a susceptible host. These elements were considered to characterize the infectious disease risk from dead bodies. Using the PubMed on-line databases of the National...

  7. INVENTARIO DE EMERGENCIAS Y DESASTRES EN EL VALLE DE ABURRÁ. ORIGINADOS POR FENÓMENOS NATURALES Y ANTROPICOS EN EL PERIODO 1880-2007

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    Aristizábal Edier

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, los desastres de origen natural y antrópico han afectado un gran número de personas alrededor del mundo, en especial, las que habitan en aquellos países en vía de desarrollo localizados en el trópico, como Colombia. Por ésta y otras razones, se hace necesario construir detalladas bases de datos de desastres que evalúen los impactos humanos y económicos, de tal manera que se pueda desarrollar políticas para la prevención y evaluación del riesgo. Desde esta perspectiva, el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá ha implementado una base de datos sobre desastres, utilizando el software DesInventar, el cual ha sido desarrollado por LA RED, Red de Estudios Sociales en Prevención de Desastres en América Latina. La metodología de DesInventar consiste en dos módulos. El modulo DesInventar permite la entrada de datos tanto espaciales como temporales, de acuerdo al tipo, causas y fuentes; y el modulo DesConsultar posibilita el acceso y consulta a la base de datos en términos de figuras, gráficos y mapas temáticos. Esta base de datos ha sido construida a partir de estudios anteriores realizados por la Universidad EAFIT, el Sistema Municipal para la Prevención y Atención de Desastre del municipio de Medellín, SIMPAD, y los trabajos de Hormaza (1991 y Saldarriaga (2002. El presente artículo se enfoca en la evaluación de los impactos humanos y económicos generados por los desastres de origen natural y antrópico en el Valle de Aburrá, territorio que ha sido afectado por una gran cantidad de eventos de magnitud media y moderada, principalmente. Durante el período 1880 a 2007 se registraron 6750 eventos, de los cuales las inundaciones corresponden al 42%, los movimientos en masa al 35% y los incendios forestales al 15%. Los desastres originados por la intervención antrópica son pequeños. Sin embargo, han aumentado en las últimas décadas. Las ciudades más pobladas son aquellas que presentan las mayores

  8. La salud mental en situación de desastre. Una aproximación a sus particularidades

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    Roberto Anselmo Ramos Valverde

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, la naturaleza ha demostrado el poder de los fenómenos naturales. El mundo antiguo fue testigo de catastróficos sismos que demolieron valiosos tesoros de la cultura universal. Hoy en día devastadores peligros hidrometeorológicos han venido impactando a países, cuyas poblaciones nunca antes habían visto tan impresionantes fuerzas. La escalada de desastres a nivel mundial sugiere fortalecer las capacidades de la reducción del riesgo de desastres para abatir la sinergia reinante entre los peligros, de conjunto con las dinámicas de la naturaleza y las sociedades. (1 Las consecuencias de los desastres para la salud física de las personas resultan evidentes, por lo que han sido objeto de atención por la Medicina desde su surgimiento como ciencia. Sin embargo, el estudio de sus consecuencias en el plano psicológico es relativamente reciente, lo que ha provocado la permanencia de las manifestaciones psicopatológicas reactivas al desastre en las poblaciones afectadas cual huella indeleble en su psiquismo, descrito en la literatura científica por los primeros semiólogos dedicados al estudio de tales afecciones, como neurosis traumática. (1 La OMS define a un desastre natural como: un acto de la naturaleza, de tal magnitud que da origen a una situación catastrófica en la que súbitamente se alteran los patrones cotidianos de la vida, y la gente se ve hundida en el desamparo y el sufrimiento; como resultado de ello, las víctimas necesitan víveres, ropa, vivienda, asistencia médica y de enfermería, así como otros elementos fundamentales de la vida y protección contra factores y condiciones ambientales desfavorables, los cuales en la mayor parte de los casos, deberán provenir de áreas que estén fuera de la zona de desastre. (1 En tal condición, la relación del individuo con el medio está alterada. Los factores del medio se vuelven muy agresivos, están fuera del control del individuo y su

  9. Emergencias y desastres: desafíos y oportunidades (de la casualidad a la causalidad

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    Nelson Morales-Soto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El Perú es un país donde han ocurrido y seguirán ocurriendo desastres naturales, el último terremoto sucedido en Pisco demuestra que el afrontar los desastres continúa como un gran desafío para nuestro sistema de salud. En este artículo se revisan los avances, desafíos y recomendaciones para aprovechar las oportunidades y mejorar la gestión del riesgo.

  10. La ayuda humanitaria internacional en casos de desastres

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    José Luis Zeballos

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Los desastres naturales y antrópicos generan enormes pérdidas para los damnificados y afectan el desarrollo de los países, la comunidad internacional siempre ha respondido de manera espontánea y solidaria para asistir a los damnificados en las etapas más críticas proporcionando asistencia médica, alimentación y abrigo. En este artículo se revisa en particular la respuesta del sistema de las Naciones Unidas, la participación de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud en el terremoto de Pisco, Perú y las limitaciones y dificultades para una ayuda humanitaria efectiva.

  11. Salud mental en desastres naturales: estrategias interventivas con adultos mayores en sectores rurales de Chile.

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    Osorio-Parraguez, Paulina; Espinoza, Adriana

    2016-06-01

    En el presente artículo se da a conocer una estrategia de intervención llevada a cabo con adultos mayores en la comuna de Paredones, sexta región de Chile, con posterioridad al terremoto y tsunami del 27 de febrero 2010 en Chile, en el contexto de una investigación sobre fortalezas y vulnerabilidades desplegadas por este grupo etario, con posterioridad a un desastre natural. Se presenta una descripción del desarrollo metodológico de la intervención y de los sustentos teóricos y conceptuales en los que se basa. Como resultado de este proceso, se propone una estrategia que trabaje a través de la identificación de las propias experiencias y fortalezas de los sujetos. De tal forma se minimizan los efectos negativos de los determinantes sociales de la salud (como la edad y el lugar de residencia) en contexto de crisis; permitiendo a los adultos mayores fortalecer sus recursos individuales y colectivos, en pro de su bienestar psicosocial. © The Author(s) 2015.

  12. Información general sobre la preparación y la respuesta frente a desastres naturales

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    Esta página brinda información general sobre la manera en que se puede preparar para enfrentar desastres naturales potenciales y las acciones a tomar después de dichos desastres naturales y otras emergencias ambientales.

  13. Geografía y su enfoque de los desastres

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    Campos Sánchez, Nuria

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo desarrolla aspectos generales de la ciencia geográfica, como su relación con otras ciencias, los enfoques y métodos que utiliza y algunos ejemplos de su aplicación. Explica su relación con la temática de los desastres y la reducción del riesgo. Expone algunos de sus campos de acción y su aplicación en el ordenamiento y planificación territorial. Comenta algunas de los instrumentos que utiliza como los mapas y los sistemas de información geográfica The article develops general aspects of the geographic science, as well as its relation with other sciences, focus and methods used and some examples of its implementation. It explains its relation with the topic of disasters and risk reduction. It presents some of the action areas and their implementation in the territory laws and planning. It comments on some of the instruments used, such as maps and the geographical information systems

  14. LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LOS DESASTRES: ALGUNOS ELEMENTOS DESDE LA CULTURA

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    Caballero A. José Humberto

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Se propone una corta reflexión sobre el tema de la percepción social de los desastres y sus implicaciones en el desarrollo y evolución de las políticas públicas en materia de prevención y atención. La percepción es al tiempo consecuencia de condiciones psicológicas particulares y de ideas socialmente aceptadas que se conforman como parte del pensamiento colectivo en función de los desarrollos de la cultura. Se mencionan cuatro momentos en el desarrollo de la percepción social que explican, en conjunto, la forma en que se percibe la influencia de los desastres. En primer lugar se interpreta la fuerza del mito judeocristiano relacionado con la idea de que los desastres son el castigo de la divinidad como respuesta al mal comportamiento. En segundo lugar se mira la idea de que los desastres son el resultado de las fuerzas de la naturaleza, lo que ha llevado a construir la idea de la negación como forma de respuesta; los desastres ocurren pero a mi no me pasan, porque mi entorno local es seguro. En tercer lugar se da una mirada a la falsa percepción de seguridad por la excesiva confianza en la ciencia y en la técnica; se incrementa así la vulnerabilidad al desastre en particular entre las clases más altas de la sociedad que creen tener con que pagar el costo de estos desarrollos. Por último se miran muy rápidamente algunas ideas recientes según las cuales los daños ambiéntales ocasionados por la intervención humana, en especial en lo referente al cambio climático global serían los responsables del incremento en los factores de riesgo.

  15. GESTÃO DO CONHECIMENTO NAS RESPOSTAS A DESASTRES NATURAIS: A EXPERIÊNCIA DA DEFESA CIVIL DO ESTADO DE SANTA CATARINA

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    Daniel Cardoso

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar a importância da gestão do conhecimento nas ações de resposta a desastres naturais, uma vez que tais situações normalmente se caracterizam pela necessidade da adoção de medidas emergenciais, ao passo que o acesso a dados ou informações para a tomada de decisões torna-se difícil ou mais restrito. Utiliza-se como metodologia a pesquisa de campo, exploratória, qualitativa, baseada na análise documental e em entrevista não estruturada com representante da Defesa Civil do Estado de Santa Catarina como técnica de levantamento de dados. Como resultado, tem-se que a gestão do conhecimento é fundamental para garantir o fluxo adequado de conhecimento entre os grupos envolvidos em um desastre natural, de forma a aumentar a eficiência das ações voltadas a apoiar as possíveis vítimas ou minimizar os eventuais impactos naturais. Em suma, verifica-se a relevância de uma adequada preparação e planejamento das autoridades envolvidas em situações de emergência para uma efetiva ação de resposta, e para isso, faz-se necessário prever alternativas e métodos para o acesso a dados e trocas de informações que sejam eficientes para a mitigação dos riscos e controle das consequências geradas pelo desastre.

  16. Premio Sasakawa de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

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    Hidalgo Madrigal, Mauren

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Compilación de información sobre el premio Sasakawa de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, su importancia y los laureados a lo largo de su historia Compilation of information on the Sasakawa Award United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR, its importance and the laureates throughout history

  17. O desastre na perspectiva sociológica e psicológica

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    Eveline Favero

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo revisar e discutir conceitos de desastre na perspectiva de autores da Sociologia e da Psicologia, no sentido de contribuir com as discussões atuais sobre a abrangência do termo. Foi utilizada revisão de literatura incluindo-se os conceitos dos principais teóricos sobre o tema. No âmbito da Sociologia a palavra desastre abrange fenômenos delimitados no tempo e no espaço, capazes de causar danos físicos, perdas, rupturas sociais e mudanças no funcionamento da rotina diária. Características como o contexto social vulnerável em que a demanda exceda a capacidade de resposta são importantes para determinar um desastre. No âmbito da Psicologia, o termo, que faz menção a eventos súbitos e com potencial traumático delimitados no tempo e no espaço, refere-se a fenômenos coletivos que geram alto grau de estresse e provocam consequências/reações psicológicas nos envolvidos. Conclui-se que, embora os conceitos sejam importantes para classificar e delimitar fronteiras, torna-se fundamental compreender o desastre dentro do contexto social, político e econômico onde ele ocorre. Essas variáveis permitem avaliar a dimensão psicossocial das suas consequências, de modo que os desastres situam-se tanto como objeto de interesse científico quanto como problema de relevância social.

  18. Estigma territorial y gentrificación post desastre 2014. El caso de las poblaciones pericentrales norte de Iquique

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    Gricel Maria Labbé Céspedes

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La gentrificación en ciudades intermedias como Iquique, es un fenómeno incipiente. Sin embargo, la velocidad de esta dinámica ha llevado al capital inmobiliario y al gobierno local a mirar espacios históricos, devaluados debido al estigma territorial con el que cargan, así como al deterioro causado en los últimos desastres naturales, para emplazar nuevas ofertas inmobiliarias. Es por esto que el caso de las poblaciones pericentrales norte de Iquique ayuda a profundizar el estudio sobre la gentrificación en un escenario post desastre, donde los sujetos potencialmente desplazados son los habitantes más vulnerables de la ciudad. En dicho escenario, gentrificar el área post desastre representa una oportunidad para el gobierno local de hacer limpieza social, y a su vez permite a los agentes inmobiliarios capitalizar con los desastres.

  19. Vulnerabilidad, pobreza y desastres 'socioculturales' en Centroamérica y El Caribe

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    Salas Serrano, Julián

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses and quantifies the relative level of risk in a geographical area that is vulnerable to natural phenomena and with a high proportion of its population in a situation of residential poverty. We deduce that the hazard in the area, composed of nine Central American and Caribbean countries, is significantly higher than the world average. The first aspect is covered in the sections Population at risk and Natural phenomena, which analyse the "study area". The second aspect is covered by Poverty in the "study area", various analyses of the physical situation in the target area, inhabited by almost 160 million people. Contrasted information is used as a basis for the concepts underpinning the extraordinary presence and seriousness of the socio-natural phenomena in this area. The interrelationship between th degree of vulnerability and poverty leads to the conclusion that these are the primary causes of disaster-related destruction, which in a 33 year period (1972 to 2005 has left an annual average of 20,000 human lives lost, 250,000 directly affected and approximately ten billion dollars in material damage.El trabajo pretende el estudio y cuantificación del riesgo relativo en una geografía física propensa a los fenómenos naturales y con una alta proporción de población en situación de pobreza habitacional, del que se deduce que el riesgo en la zona conformada por nueve países –de Centroamérica y el Caribe- es extraordinariamente superior a la media mundial. Del primer aspecto se ocupan los apartados relativos a delimitar el 'Área de Estudio': fenómenos naturales y población bajo riesgo. El segundo aspecto se aborda estudiando la situación material objetiva en la que se alojan y viven casi 160 millones de habitantes: Pobreza en el 'Área de Estudio'. En base a información contrastada se articulan los fundamentos en los que se sustenta la extraordinaria presencia y gravedad de los fenómenos 'socionaturales' en la

  20. Génesis de las contingencias catastróficas: etiopatogenia del desastre

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    Nelson Morales-Soto

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El Perú ha sido repetidamente afectado por diferentes desastres que han generado extensas pérdidas vitales y materiales que interfieren con el proceso de desarrollo, donde la población pobre es la más vulnerable a estos eventos. La naturaleza puede ser la causa de muchos desastres en forma de terremotos, maremotos, erupciones volcánicas, deslizamientos, aludes, El Niño, desbordes de ríos, sequías, etc. También pueden ser provocados por el hombre en forma accidental (incendios, accidentes químicos, nucleares o de medios de transporte masivo o ser intencionales (terrorismo, guerras, y otras formas de violencia.

  1. 100 anys després, el desastre del Titànic troba nous culpables

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    Marco Soler, Enric

    2012-01-01

    100 anys després de l'enfonsament del Titànic, l'article revisa, des d'un punt de vista astronòmic, la influència de l'alineació lunisolar de gener de 1912 sobre el desastre marítim. 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, the article reviews, from an astronomical point of view, the influence of the lunisolar alignment of January 1912 on the maritime disaster.

  2. El fenómeno de los desastres. Perspectiva transdisciplinar con el enfoque de los Sistemas Complejos The disaster phenomenon. A transdisciplinary perspective from the Complex Systems approach

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    Ania González Mora

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se realiza una breve reseña histórica del estudio de los desastres, como fenómenos objeto de estudio, resaltando lo sucedido en el continente latinoamericano. Se deja ver como la percepción del tema en nuestro continente está permeada por los problemas sociales que están vinculados con la ocurrencia de sucesos, mientras que el tratamiento en países industrializados se inclina hacia el estudio del suceso natural desde las ciencias naturales. En el trabajo se introducen conceptos utilizados en el lenguaje de los Sistemas Complejos, así como se plantea la necesidad de tratar transdisciplinariamente la investigación en el tema de desastres y de su introducción al currículo de las carreras biomédicas, utilizando como base epistemológica el pensamiento complejo.In this paper it’s fulfill a short historical review about the disaster studies theme, emphasizing what happens in Latin-American continent. We show how the theme perception in our countries is conditioned by the social problems, which are in narrow relation with occurring events, while the treatment about disasters in industrialized countries pass through the study of natural phenomenon from basic sciences. In this work we introduced some concepts used in the complex systems language and we talk about the necessity of the transdisciplinary treatment of disasters research and it introduction in curriculum of biomedicine career, using the epistemological foundations of complex thinking.

  3. A atuação do psicólogo diante dos desastres naturais: uma revisão

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    Alves, Roberta Borghetti; Lacerda, Márcia Alves de Camargo; Legal, Eduardo José

    2012-01-01

    Os desastres naturais vêm afetando cada vez mais pessoas em todo o mundo, causando muitas vezes sofrimento psicológico às populações atingidas. Diante disso, questiona-se: como o psicólogo pode atuar em relação aos desastres naturais? Este artigo objetivou analisar a produção científica no campo da psicologia, disponível em bibliotecas virtuais nacionais e internacionais no período de 2000 a 2010, acerca da atuação do psicólogo diante dos desastres naturais. Para tanto, foi realizada uma anál...

  4. Evaluating impacts of different longitudinal driver assistance systems on reducing multi-vehicle rear-end crashes during small-scale inclement weather.

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    Li, Ye; Xing, Lu; Wang, Wei; Wang, Hao; Dong, Changyin; Liu, Shanwen

    2017-10-01

    Multi-vehicle rear-end (MVRE) crashes during small-scale inclement (SSI) weather cause high fatality rates on freeways, which cannot be solved by traditional speed limit strategies. This study aimed to reduce MVRE crash risks during SSI weather using different longitudinal driver assistance systems (LDAS). The impact factors on MVRE crashes during SSI weather were firstly analyzed. Then, four LDAS, including Forward collision warning (FCW), Autonomous emergency braking (AEB), Adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Cooperative ACC (CACC), were modeled based on a unified platform, the Intelligent Driver Model (IDM). Simulation experiments were designed and a large number of simulations were then conducted to evaluate safety effects of different LDAS. Results indicate that the FCW and ACC system have poor performance on reducing MVRE crashes during SSI weather. The slight improvement of sight distance of FCW and the limitation of perception-reaction time of ACC lead the failure of avoiding MVRE crashes in most scenarios. The AEB system has the better effect due to automatic perception and reaction, as well as performing the full brake when encountering SSI weather. The CACC system has the best performance because wireless communication provides a larger sight distance and a shorter time delay at the sub-second level. Sensitivity analyses also indicated that the larger number of vehicles and speed changes after encountering SSI weather have negative impacts on safety performances. Results of this study provide useful information for accident prevention during SSI weather. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Elementos para una reinterpretación de la relación. Riesgos-desastres-damnificados

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    Alejandro Linayo

    2010-10-01

    Dejar de entender a los desastres como fenómenos fortuitos y comenzar a interpretarlos como resultados de procesos complejos de interacción hombre-territorio, promueve un replanteamiento de la manera como los gobiernos tienden a responder ante las victimas de desastres. Se recogen aquí algunos lineamientos propios de dicho enfoque y se muestran algunos dilemas asociados a su adopción en lo que al tratamiento regional que se brinda a los damnificados se refiere.

  6. La salud mental en situación de desastre. Una aproximación a sus particularidades

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    Roberto Anselmo Ramos Valverde

    2015-01-01

    A lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, la naturaleza ha demostrado el poder de los fenómenos naturales. El mundo antiguo fue testigo de catastróficos sismos que demolieron valiosos tesoros de la cultura universal. Hoy en día devastadores peligros hidrometeorológicos han venido impactando a países, cuyas poblaciones nunca antes habían visto tan impresionantes fuerzas. La escalada de desastres a nivel mundial sugiere fortalecer las capacidades de la reducción del riesgo de desastres para ab...

  7. Percepción social y respuesta institucional frente al desastre de Tierradentro, Colombia

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    Laura Astrid Ramírez Elizalde

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available En junio de 1994, un sismo sacudió el suroccidente de Colombia, el cual, sumado a las fuertes lluvias y a las condiciones geofísicas de la zona de Tierradentro, desencadenó una serie de avalanchas, generando un evento complejo que dejó más de mil muertos y una severa destrucción de viviendas y cultivos, cuyos afectados fueron, en su mayoría, indígenas nasa. Este artículo analiza, bajo un enfoque histórico y territorial, cómo se gestó la respuesta institucional frente al desastre de Tierradentro, y cómo esta respuesta se articuló con la percepción social del desastre que tuvo la comunidad afectada y los medios de comunicación. Para responder a esta pregunta se siguió una metodología que vinculó etnografía, cartografía social y revisión de archivo.

  8. Desastre y Memoria Material: La Inundacion 2003 de Santa Fe, Argentina

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    Susann Baez Ullberg

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available On April 29, 2003, a catastrophic flood occurred in the Argentina city of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz. Soon, the disaster became a political issue, as they had made serious accusations against the authorities and decision makers regarding negligence, corruption and lack of disaster preparedness. A local protest movement emerged, claiming both the allocation of responsibilities and financial compensation for the losses suffered by the victims. This article analyses the role of material memory and oblivion on the post disaster scene, more specifically, how different social actors in Santa Fe used places and objects in the contentious making of a disaster memoryscape. The analysis is based on ethnography from transtemporal translocal and field research conducted in Santa Fe between 2004 and 2011, and applies anthropological and sociological theories of memory to analyse these processes. Resumen El 29 de abril de 2003, ocurrió la peor inundación catastrófica en la historia de la ciudad argentina de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz. Al poco tiempo, el desastre se convirtió en una cuestión política, ya que se habían realizado graves acusaciones contra las autoridades y tomadores de decisiones con respecto a la negligencia, la corrupción y la falta de preparación para desastres. Surgió un movimiento de protesta demandando tanto la asignación de responsabilidades, como la compensación económica por las pérdidas sufridas por las víctimas. Este artículo analiza el papel de la memoria material y el olvido en el escenario del posdesastre, y más específicamente cómo los diferentes actores sociales en Santa Fe usaron los lugares y los objetos en una contienda por construir un memo-paisaje del desastre. El análisis se basa en etnografía de trabajo de campo translocal y transtemporal realizado en Santa Fe entre 2004 y 2011, y aplica las teorías antropológicas y sociológicas de la memoria a fines de analizar estos procesos.

  9. La alfabetización informacional desde una perspectiva global: el desastre agudiza nuestras mentes

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    Alex Byrne

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La alfabetización informacional (Alfin resulta crucial para todas las personas, tal y como se ha demostrado dramáticamente tanto en tiempos de desastre como en épocas más normales. Sus múltiples dimensiones han sido tratadas ampliamente en la literatura biblioteconómica y definidas por medio de normas en varios países. La aplicación de estos conceptos en la práctica presenta retos logísticos y de recursos que tenemos que afrontar si queremos contribuir a una sociedad global de la información más justa y más capacitada.

  10. MAPEAMENTO DE PERNAMBUCO FRENTE AOS DESASTRES NATURAIS - UMA ANÁLISE SOCIOECONÔMICA

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    de Lira Borges, Maria Alice; da Silva, Hernande Pereira; Romão Caldas, Karina Francine

    2016-01-01

    É perceptível que os desastres naturais afetam a produção e o nível de riqueza das regiões que sofrem com esses eventos. Nos últimos anos, essas catástrofes assolaram diferentes regiões do mundo. Além de afetar a economia não só no capital físico, mas também no capital humano. Saber quantificar a magnitude desse problema é importante para existir um melhor planejamento de como evitar tais catástrofes e evitar tantas perdas a sociedade. O artigo teve como base a correlação de dados socioeconôm...

  11. Reflexiones sobre la educación de la prevención del riesgo a desastres Costa Rica

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    Jeannette Arauz Muñoz

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta en este artículo una reflexión sobre la importancia de la educación para la prevención de riesgos a desastres en el sistema educativo nacional. Se parte de la lectura y análisis de textos básicos y consulta en Internet sobre esta temática. Además, se hizo la revisión de conceptos relacionados con la educación, riesgos, desastres y, desarrollo sostenible, entre otros. Está dividido en una introducción, donde se exponen las principales razones de por qué es importante la preparación de los educandos y educadores en esta materia; luego se presenta una base conceptual y de último se mencionan algunos logros de la inserción de los riesgos a desastres en el sistema educativo nacional. También se expresan algunas ideas para contribuir a la reflexión final de la necesidad de la formación de una cultura de prevención o de la seguridad en el contexto educativo costarricense.

  12. Los animales y la gestión del riesgo de desastre

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    Morales Yglesias, Eugenia

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Los animales juegan un papel fundamental en la vida de las personas, pues forman parte del sustento económico, emocional y componente esencial de la seguridad alimentaria de millones de familias en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, rara vez se consideran al diseñar los procesos de gestión del riesgo de desastre. Este artículo recopila las experiencias recientes de Protección Animal Mundial en la integración de los animales en la gestión integral del riesgo, desde tres perspectivas: enfoque gubernamental, en el ámbito nacional; enfoque comunitario y un enfoque de concienciación pública. Antes de detallar los ejemplos, se realizará una contextualización del papel de los animales para la humanidad, tanto desde una perspectiva económica como social. Además, se describirá cómo los animales son visualizados en el nuevo marco de acción para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y el concepto de resiliencia. Finalmente, se integra el concepto de bienestar animal, que es un pilar fundamental en cualquier esfuerzo que busque mejorar las condiciones de los animales. En los casos de estudio se presenta el ejemplo de la creación de un fondo específico para la atención de los animales en el caso de los desastres, por parte del gobierno de Costa Rica. Desde un enfoque comunitario se destaca el proyecto realizado por Protección Animal Mundial en Aldama en Chihuahua, México donde se colaboró con los ganaderos locales para ayudarles a enfrentar la sequía. Finalmente, se detallará un proceso de concienciación pública cuyo objetivo fue crear una cultura de preparación entre los costarricenses dueños de mascotas / Animals play a key role in people´s lives, they provide emotional and financial support, and are an essential component of food security for millions of families around the world. However, they are rarely considered in the design of disaster risk management processes. This article compiles the recent experiences of World Animal

  13. Diagnóstico Meteorológico dos Desastres Naturais Ocorridos nos Últimos 20 Anos na Cidade de Duque de Caxias

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    Priscila da Cunha Luz Barcellos

    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho buscou auxiliar o planejamento de ações, medidas preventivas e mitigadoras, a desastres naturais para a Defesa Civil da cidade de Duque de Caxias, e utilizou a Classificação e Codificação Brasileira de Desastres (COBRADE para identificação de 35 desastres naturais ocorridos entre os anos de 1996 a 2015, onde 74% desses eventos ocorreram entre os meses de novembro e fevereiro, sendo 20% ocorridos no ano de 2009. Para diagnosticar os sistemas meteorológicos, foram utilizados o Boletim de Climanálise do Centro de Previsão do Tempo de Estudos Climáticos – CPTEC, onde 57% dos desastres foram associados à Zona de Convergência do Atlântico Sul (ZCAS, 29% a passagem de frentes frias e 14% a áreas de instabilidade local. Objetivando subsidiar a confecção dos protocolos de acionamento de sirenes, foram analisadas a espacialização da precipitação ocorrida em 116 pluviômetros. Os resultados mostram que, para eventos de ZCAS, a faixa de maior frequência de acumulados diários de chuva variou entre 10 e 50 mm nas 24 h antecedentes, e entre 60 e 110 mm no dia do desastre. Para frentes frias, os acumulados variaram entre 40 e 110 mm, e para áreas de instabilidade entre 30 e 95 mm.

  14. Intervención municipal en la gestión del riesgo por desastre

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    Romero Vargas, Lorena

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available El documento describe el papel que tienen las municipalidades, como actores sociales, en la reducción del riesgo por desastre a corto, mediano y largo plazo. Señala que no existe a nivel municipal una política establecida al respecto, no obstante, se puede realizar una intervención correctiva y prospectiva dentro de las potencialidades y limitaciones existentes. Expone acciones que se pueden ejecutar desde el quehacer cotidiano municipal, las cuales pueden llevarse en paralelo a procesos, programas, proyectos o actividades que se realizan The document describes the role of the municipalities as social actors in the risk reduction by disasters at short, medium and long term. It indicates that at the municipal level there is not a policy established in this regard; nevertheless, there could be a corrective and prospective intervention within the existing potentiality and limitations. It presents actions that can be executed from the daily operation of the municipality and that can be developed in parallel processes, programs, projects or activities

  15. Ação e reação: Intervenções urbanas e a atuação das instituições no pós-desastre em Blumenau (Brasil

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    Pedro R Jacobi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Em novembro de 2008, no Vale do Itajaí, na Região Sul do Brasil, ocorreu um desastre associado à precipitação extrema de chuvas, que atingiu 1,5 milhões de pessoas, com 135 mortos e cerca de 80.000 desabrigados e desalojados. Após o evento, algumas intervenções foram propostas no Município de Blumenau, tais como, a urbanização da margem do Rio Itajaí-açu, na área central da cidade. O artigo aborda essa proposta de intervenção, a partir das discussões sobre o planejamento territorial pós-desastre e a atuação das instituições na gestão dos recursos naturais e do espaço urbano. O caso mostra que, apesar da necessária reflexão sobre o padrão da ocupação urbana, os desastres tornamse oportunidades para intervenções com caráter de exceção e emergência, sem o devido planejamento e discussão sobre os impactos nos sistemas sociais e ecológicos. A frágil governança deu origem a um conflito entre a Prefeitura Municipal e instituições e atores organizados em torno da proteção ambiental e dos recursos hídricos, o que levou a impasses na intervenção emergencial.In November 2008, in the Itajai Valley in the South Region of Brazil, a disaster occurred with extreme of precipitation affecting 1.5 million people, with 135 dead and around 80,000 displaced or homeless. Afier the event, interventions were proposed in the City of Blumenau such as the urbanization on the margin of the Itajai-açu river in the central area. The paper addresses this intervention within the context of discussions on post disaster territorial planning and institutional performance in natural resource management and urban space. This case shows that despite the necessary reflection on the pattern of urban occupation, disasters become opportunities for interventions characterized as exceptions and emergency, without an adequate planning and discussion about the impacts of the social and ecological systems. The fragile governance resulted in a

  16. Manual de atención psicológica a Equipos de primera respuesta especializados en Emergencias pre-hospitalarias, rescates y operaciones en desastres

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    2007-01-01

    Los efectos de los desastres sobre la salud física y mental de un equipo de primera respuesta pretenden ser conocidas por medio de este manual, ya que existen secuelas a corto, mediano y largo plazo. Hasta hoy lamentablemente en el Ecuador, no siempre se reconoce los efectos sobre la salud mental en los equipos de primera respuesta, a pesar de haberse demostrado que, en situaciones de desastre y emergencias complejas, se produce un incremento de los signos de sufrimiento psicológico, como la...

  17. Desastres naturales, rogativas públicas y santos protectores en la Nueva Granada (siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Juan Carlos Jurado Jurado

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Como eran enfrentados los desastres naturales en los siglos XVIII y XIX, cuando no existían los mecanismos institucionales que hoy conocemos bajo el moderno concepto de la 'prevención de desastres', con todo su sistema de ayudas tecnológicas, médicas e institucionales? Los desastres se asemejan a las enfermedades, al ser un elemento de desorganización social y un factor de temido desarreglo para la vida cotidiana, por lo que permiten hacer visibles las articulaciones internas de una sociedad y las tensiones que la atraviesan. Son un punto privilegiado para percibir el significado de mecanismos administrativos y prácticas religiosas en torno a fenómenos que vulneran una comunidad, así como la imagen que una sociedad tiene de sí misma. A pesar de que los archivos coloniales y republicanos poseen información dispersa sobre el tema, es posible identificar la manera como se sucedían con recurrencia fuertes temporadas de invierno que obstaculizaban el comercio y la movilización de personas y mercancías. Los documentos históricos también permiten conocer la ocurrencia de tempestades, granizadas, inundaciones, largas temporadas de sequía, vendavales, erupciones volcánicas, terremotos y deslizamientos de tierra y lodo. que podían arrasar cultivos, animales del campo y poblaciones enteras. Al hecho de que sucedieran estos eventos, contribuían las acciones humanas de intervención sobre los paisajes naturales.

  18. LOS DESASTRES NATURALES Y LOS MEDIOS EN COLOMBIA: ¿INFORMACIÓN PARA LA PREVENCIÓN?

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    Hermelin Daniel

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia se ha estudiado poco la relación entre la sociedad y el tratamiento que hacen los medios de comunicación de los desastres naturales. Este es un objeto de estudio que le concierne el campo de investigación denominado comunicación de las ciencias. En este sentido, se necesitan enfoques transdiscplinarios que permitan entender las condiciones de producción de la información, la construcción mediática de los acontecimientos y las percepciones y apropiaciones por parte del público Algunos estudios han mostrado que hay una tendencia en los medios colombianos a detenerse en la descripción detallada de los acontecimientos, y poco en las explicaciones sobre sus causas y consecuencias, desde la perspectiva de los científicos y los expertos. Explicaciones que cuando aparecen son limitadas, o incluso se intercalan con las de carácter sobrenatural. Las aproximaciones sobre la recepción de la información son necesarias, de manera que no se entienda el tratamiento de este tipo de acontecimientos como simples manipulaciones por parte de los medios. Se ha mostrado cómo el público también elige, en la medida en que sus imaginarios son cercanos a los imaginarios “propuestos” por los medios, en relación con los desastres naturales. Pero, si bien son claras las responsabilidades de las autoridades y de la sociedad civil a este respecto, lo anterior no elude sino que invita a la discusión sobre las responsabilidades de los medios de comunicación colombianos en la prevención de los desastres naturales.

  19. Usos e aplicações de novas TIC´S na gestão de desastres naturais

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    Julia Bellia Margoto

    Full Text Available RESUMO Trata-se de um ensaio teórico cujo objetivo é apresentar possibilidades de usos e aplicações de novas Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação (TICs, na gestão de desastres naturais, especialmente a partir da perspectiva das redes sociais e do crowdsourcing. Para isso, enfatizam-se os exemplos de tais aplicações realizadas no contexto do terremoto ocorrido no Haiti em 2010. Imediatamente após o desastre, de elevada magnitude, o uso de ferramentas de crowdsourcing baseadas em novas TICs possibilitou a participação de voluntários localizados em diferentes partes do planeta, além da colaboração da população local em inúmeras atividades de resposta como: a construção de mapas, a localização de demandas de atendimento pelas organizações humanitárias, além de ações voltadas para a reconstrução do país. Apesar de ainda possuírem algumas limitações, estes usos e aplicações são capazes de abrir novos caminhos comunicacionais em situações de desastres naturais, oferecendo uma consciência situacional agregada, aumentando a rede de voluntários envolvida nas ações de resposta e ampliando as possibilidades de assistência às vítimas.

  20. TELEVISIÓN EDUCATIVA Y DESASTRES NATURALES: ESCOLARES CHILENOS Y SUS PROFESORAS VALORAN USO DEL VIDEO EDUCATIVO EN EL AULA

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    Carolina Rodríguez Malebrán

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    Full Text Available El uso del video educativo como recurso didáctico ha permitido complementar el aprendizaje del estudiantado y apoyar el trabajo de los y las docentes. Si bien, en internet existen numerosos sitios especializados con videos educativos que pueden ser utilizados por los profesores y las profesoras en sus clases, la gran mayoría de estos recursos no han sido valorados por su principal público: estudiantes y docentes. El presente artículo describe la valoración que estudiantes de sexto año básico de la escuela pública David León Tapia, de la localidad de Tongoy en Chile, realizaron del video educativo “Benvoy y las hormigas”, que busca apoyar el aprendizaje del alumnado sobre los desastres naturales, sus causas, consecuencias y prevención. Para ello se solicitó a 27 alumnos y alumnas que contestaran una encuesta, luego de haber observado el video educativo dentro de su sala de clases, posteriormente se aplicaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a las docentes del curso. Se les consultó por preferencias de contenidos, tipos de recursos para el aprendizaje y relación con su entorno. Podemos concluir que la mayoría de los y las estudiantes que participaron en la encuesta indicaron que el video “Benvoy y las hormigas” les había ayudado a comprender los desastres naturales, calificándolo positivamente. Sobre los contenidos, los y las escolares mostraron preferencia por los capítulos sobre la prevención y normas de seguridad que se deben tomar ante desastres naturales y, en segundo lugar, las causas y consecuencias de los tsunamis. Las docentes, por su parte, destacaron la trama y la relación de los personajes con la vida cotidiana de los estudiantes.

  1. LOS DESASTRES NATURALES Y LOS MEDIOS EN COLOMBIA: ¿INFORMACIÓN PARA LA PREVENCIÓN?

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    Hermelin Daniel

    2008-01-01

    En Colombia se ha estudiado poco la relación entre la sociedad y el tratamiento que hacen los medios de comunicación de los desastres naturales. Este es un objeto de estudio que le concierne el campo de investigación denominado comunicación de las ciencias. En este sentido, se necesitan enfoques transdiscplinarios que permitan entender las condiciones de producción de la información, la construcción mediática de los acontecimientos y las percepciones y apropiaciones por parte del público ...

  2. Biossegurança e desastres: conceitos, prevenção, saúde pública e manejo de cadáveres Biosecurity and disaster: concepts, prevention, public health and management of corpses

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    Telma Abdalla de Oliveira Cardoso

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute a complexidade dos desastres, realçando situações de risco e a essencialidade do suporte da Biossegurança, uma vez que, em episódios com vítimas fatais, os procedimentos formulados por este campo devem ser adotados no manejo de cadáveres, sobretudo quando da ocorrência de soterramento com busca de corpos. Contextualiza a magnitude dos desastres caracterizados pelas chuvas e suas consequências (deslizamentos, soterramento, enfatizando o fenômeno do aquecimento global e as mudanças climáticas e seus impactos sobre as comunidades, em especial as mais pobres, valorizando a análise do conceito de vulnerabilidade a partir do cenário da urbanização, da degradação do meio ambiente causada pelo manejo inadequado dos recursos naturais, da contaminação ambiental, das políticas públicas ineficientes, sublinhando o baixo investimento em infraestrutura. Sublinha o conceito de desastre como fenômeno imprevisível, súbito e violento, que causa grande número de mortos e destruição. Enfatiza as problemáticas sociais, sanitárias, jurídicas e operacionais quando do registro de um número elevado mortes ocorridas ao mesmo tempo ou em curto espaço de tempo. Traz para a análise a contribuição da Biossegurança como orientadora dos planos de emergência voltados para os desastres, realçando o risco biológico e as medidas necessárias para o manejo de cadáveres.The paper discusses the complexity of disasters, enhancing risk situations and the importance of support from Biosecurity, as in episodes with fatalities, procedures formulated by this field should be adopted in the handling of corpses, particularly when occurring with search of buried bodies. It contextualizes the magnitude of the disaster characterized by rain and its aftermath (landslides, burying, emphasizing the phenomenon of global warming and climate change and its impacts on communities, especially the poorest, valuing the concept analysis of

  3. Vulnerabilidade socioambiental, redução de riscos de desastres e construção da resiliência: lições do terremoto no Haiti e das chuvas fortes na Região Serrana, Brasil Socio-environmental vulnerability, disaster risk-reduction and resilience-building: lessons from the earthquake in Haiti and torrential rains in the mountain range close to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

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    Carlos Machado de Freitas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Dados sobre desastres no mundo apontam para uma maior gravidade nos países com menores níveis de desenvolvimento econômico e social. Neste contexto, políticas de redução de riscos de desastres e construção da resiliência constituem prioridades na agenda do desenvolvimento sustentável, estando entre os temas eleitos para a Rio+20. O objetivo deste artigo é, através de uma contribuição de natureza conceitual e dos exemplos de desastres em países com níveis de desenvolvimento diferentes, o terremoto do Haiti e as chuvas fortes na Região Serrana (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, demonstrar como a vulnerabilidade socioambiental cria condições para os desastres, ao mesmo tempo em que limita as estratégias para prevenção e mitigação. Ao final são apontados alguns dos desafios que a redução de riscos de desastres e a construção da resiliência exigem em contextos de vulnerabilidade socioambiental, o que inclui mudanças nos padrões de desenvolvimento social, econômico e ambiental orientados para a sustentabilidade ecológica e a justiça social como pilares do desenvolvimento sustentável.Data on disasters around the world reveal greater seriousness in countries with lower social and economic development levels. In this context, disaster risk-reduction and resilience-building policies are priorities in the sustainable development agenda, featuring among the topics selected for the Rio+20 Summit. By means of a contribution of a conceptual nature and from examples of disasters in countries with different development levels, namely the Haiti earthquake and the torrential rains in the mountain range close to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the scope of this article is to demonstrate how socio-environmental vulnerability creates conditions for disasters, while at the same time limiting strategies for their prevention and mitigation. Lastly, some of the measures that disaster risk reduction and resilience-building demand in a socio

  4. Compilación y análisis de los desastres naturales reportados en el departamento de Antioquia, exceptuando los municipios del Valle de Aburrá-Colombia, entre 1920-1999 Compilación y análisis de los desastres naturales reportados en el departamento de Antioquia, exceptuando los municipios del Valle de Aburrá-Colombia, entre 1920-1999

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    Camilo Polanco

    2005-04-01

    étera. Las pérdidas económicas fueron aproximadamente de unos 25.000 millones de pesos colombianos (a pesos del año 2000, cifra bastante baja si se compara con la gran cantidad de desastres naturales (1.701 reportados entre 1.920 y 1.999This paper is a compilation and analysis of the available information about natural disasters reported in the department of Antioquia (Colombia, excepting the municipalities of the Aburr´a Valley, from 1894 to 1999, using a software named DesInventar. A total of 1.701 disasters were reported for 115 municipalities. 45% corresponded to landslides, 17% to floods, 15% to flashfloods, 7% to earthquakes and the last 16% to others disasters like hailstorms, storms, tidal waves, forest fire, soil liquefaction, hurricanes, drought, frost, urban fires, mud eruptions, rockfalls and stream erosion. 1.233 people died, 99.100 persons and 1.418 families were affected. Death toll due to landslides was 58%, followed by flashfloods with 25%, 17% by floods, others with 2% and earthquakes with 1%. 13.106 houses were affected and 835 destroyed. Earthquakes were responsible for 48% of houses damages, 31% were destroyed by floods and 12% by landslides. Houses destruction was 37%, 36% y 10% in that order and the last 5% due to flash floods. Natural disasters trend is increasing as well as their human and infrastructure effects; the two main causes are the hydrometeorological phenomenon like rainfall and human activities like poor land management, deforestation, overgrazing, urban expansion without planning. The economic losses were approximately of Col $25.000 millions (prices for year 2000. This cost is very low if it is compared with the total number of natural disasters (1.701 reported between 1920 and 1999.

  5. “Lo del agua al agua”: desarrollo y desastre en la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México

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    Oscar Adán Castillo Oropeza

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En este artículo se discute sobre la idea de desarrollo y desastre, a partir del crecimiento de la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México. Se analiza que la formación sociohistórica de ese proceso de metropolización, implica una disputa por el espacio y el manejo del agua. Asimismo, se establece la relación entre el entubamiento del agua, los hundimientos y las inundaciones, como parte del escenario de riesgo-desastre en este lugar. Así, concluimos que dicho contexto es a consecuencia de la idea de desarrollo que posibilitó el surgimiento de un tipo de ciudad heredada y depredadora del ambiente, la cual actualmente sufre sus consecuencias, como las constantes inundaciones. ABSTRACT This article discusses the idea of development and disaster, from the growth of the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico. It analyzes the socio historical formation of the urbanization process involves a dispute over space and water management. Furthermore, the relationship between the piping of water, subsidence and flooding, as part of disaster-risk scenario here is established. Thus, we conclude that this context is a consequence of the idea of development that enabled the emergence of a type of inherited and environmental predatory city, which is currently suffering its consequences as constant flooding.

  6. Salud mental en la comunidad en situaciones de desastre. Una revisión de los modelos de abordaje en la comunidad

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    Roberto Ariel Abeldaño

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Resumen Se realizó un trabajo de revisión de literatura de tipo narrativo, con el objetivo de explorar los modelos de intervención psicosocial en situaciones de desastre. Se incluyeron documentos rescatados a través de PubMed, SciELO, GoogleScholar, y Medline entre los años 1980-2014 en idioma español, inglés y francés. Además se efectuaron búsquedas en sitios web de organizaciones internacionales y gubernamentales para recopilar información relacionada a documentos que reportaban experiencias y resultados. Se identificaron 4 tipos de intervenciones psicosociales en situaciones de desastre: las basadas en el tiempo, las centradas en un tipo de desastre específico, las intervenciones por esferas o niveles de acción y las centradas en las personas. Los modelos de abordaje analizados contaron con diferencias y similitudes, a partir de la concepción teórica del desastre y de la visión integral del fenómeno. Se resalta la necesidad de generar y apoyar programas donde el empoderamiento y la participación comunitaria sean el eje de las intervenciones psicosociales.

  7. Atuação do psicólogo em situações de desastre: reflexões a partir da práxis

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    Ana Cecília Andrade de Moraes Weintraub

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma série de experiências de trabalho em situações de desastre, notadamente na região serrana do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, no início de 2011, este artigo pretende contribuir com a reflexão a respeito da atuação do psicólogo em um contexto de desastres. Inicia-se por uma breve retomada histórico-institucional da questão no Brasil, para, então, apresentar algumas reflexões conceituais e práticas da saúde mental a esse respeito; e, por fim, discutir princípios e diretrizes de intervenção em situações de desastre, tendo como pano de fundo o cenário fluminense de janeiro de 2011. Pretende-se, com isso, argumentar que a intervenção do psicólogo num contexto de desastres deve ser articulada com outras instâncias, contextualizada e descolada da noção de traumatismo como principal operador da clínica.

  8. Impacto de los desastres en la salud mental del personal sanitario de ayuda de emergencia. Revisión bibliográfica.

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    Lucas Soto, Felipe

    2013-01-01

    Estudio de la literatura científica indexada a través de una revisión bibliográfica, sobre los principales problemas que pueden afectar psicológicamente al personal sanitario en todas las escalas, ante una emergencia o desastre.

  9. Percepción de riesgo de desastre en la Escuela de Geografía de la Universidad de Costa Rica

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    Vargas Navarro, Johnny

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de apoyar la gestión de riesgo de desastres dentro del campus universitario Rodrigo Facio de la Universidad de Costa Rica, y facilitar la definición de acciones de prevención y mitigación ante eventualidades de esa índole, se realizó un estudio preliminar de la percepción del riesgo entre docentes y estudiantes de la Escuela de Geografía. Se aplicó una encuesta que incluyó un total de 60 personas, quienes dieron a conocer el tipo y grado de riesgos a los que ellos se consideran expuestos, lo mismo que el espacio físico en que se desempeñan. Los resultados obtenidos, muestran que los eventos geológicos (regionales y tecnológicos (locales son considerados como los de mayor peligro de afectación To support disasters risk management within the University of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Facio campus, and to facilitate the definition of prevention and mitigation actions in case of events of this nature, a preliminary study about risk perception among professors and students of the Geography Faculty was developed. They applied a survey to 60 people who expressed the type and degree of risks to which they consider they are exposed to and the physical space in which they develop. The results obtained prove that the geological events (regional and technological (local are considered the ones of the highest affectation risk

  10. Preparação da assistência farmacêutica para desastres: um estudo em cinco municípios brasileiros

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    Paula Pimenta-de-Souza

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Uma série de municípios brasileiros foram acometidos por desastres nos últimos anos. Neste sentido, os gestores precisam investir na preparação para mitigar o impacto dos eventos e aliviar o dano causado. A preparação para desastres deve ser realizada em diversos frentes, inclusive no setor saúde, em que se insere a assistência farmacêutica. Objetivou-se descrever e analisar a preparação da assistência farmacêutica para desastres em municípios recentemente acometidos por desastres. Para tal, foi realizado um estudo com desenho transversal em cinco municípios brasileiros, em duas regiões do país. Foram analisadas fontes documentais, matérias jornalísticas e bases de dado de acesso público, além de entrevistas a atores-chave da AF através de um instrumento baseado em um modelo lógico e indicadores. Foram identificadas poucas medidas de preparação da assistência farmacêutica nos municípios estudados. Ainda que o histórico dos municípios esteja ligado a eventos que redundaram em desastres, a gestão municipal da assistência farmacêutica não foi capaz de preparar-se. Espera-se que a apresentação da experiência desses municípios favoreça a preparação da assistência farmacêutica em outros municípios do país.

  11. Prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento de infecciones pediátricas en desastres naturales

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    Flavia Morán

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El objetivo de esta revisión es brindar pautas sobre el diagnóstico, tratamiento y prevención de las enfermedades infecciosas más frecuentes en niños, en situaciones de desastres naturales, como las inundaciones y huaicos ocurridos en el verano del 2017 en Perú. Está dirigido a los médicos y personal de salud del primer nivel de atención. Se discute el manejo de las enfermedades diarreicas, respiratorias, de piel y ojos, enfermedades asociadas a vectores como el dengue, chikungunya y zika, y zoonosis como la leptospirosis. Se enfatiza en los aspectos básicos de la educación sanitaria a la población, sobre todo en las medidas preventivas como el uso de agua segura, lactancia materna, inmunizaciones, lavado de manos y el control de vectores.

  12. Redes sociales como fuentes de información en la gestión del riesgo de desastres

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    Hidalgo Madrigal, Mauren

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La presente nota técnica informa acerca del rol que han tenido las redes sociales en la gestión del riesgo de desastre. Cuáles son las ventajas y desventajas, los usos específicos que les han dado. Y además presentar un directorio con las principales redes sociales nacionales e internacionales de instituciones miembros del Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Costa Rica, defensas civiles, protecciones civiles y otras instituciones afines a nivel internacional This document inform about the role that social networks have on disaster risk management. What are the advantages and disadvantages, specific uses that have given? And finally present a directory with the main national and international networks of institutions first responders, institutions of National Risk Management System of Costa Rica, civil defense, civil protection and other related institutions worldwide

  13. Desastres, ordem social e planejamento em defesa civil: o contexto brasileiro Disasters, social order and civil defense planning: the Brazilian context

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    Norma Valencio

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa sociológica em desastres tem muitas abordagens voltadas para as instituições e relações de poder. Desastres têm implicações sobre a ordem social, bem como a ordem social pode colaborar para a produção do desastre. As rupturas sociais provenientes de situações de desigualdade têm influência na resposta dos eventos de desastre, incluindo fatores políticos e econômicos que aumentam a vulnerabilidade. Este artigo analisa o discurso institucional e as práticas de defesa civil no contexto brasileiro. Antes de tudo, descreve as principais abordagens da sociologia dos desastres: o consenso mínimo, a polaridade e dicotomia, e mostra uma abordagem sobre a relação entre desenvolvimento desigual, vulnerabilidade e planejamento de defesa civil. A situação atual nas cidades brasileiras é de restrição de acesso a terra e isso resulta em aumento dos desastres. Se não ocorrer mudança no planejamento do Estado, com a adoção de novas estratégias explicitamente formuladas para quebrar o ponto de vista ideológico que submete grupos pobres, os desastres continuarão acontecendo. Na atual dimensão estrutural do planejamento, o sistema brasileiro de defesa civil classifica os grupos vulneráveis sem considerar a complexidade social. Desastres não destroem por completo os sistemas sociais existentes, mas são capazes de manter contínuos processos de indiferença social. Assim, este artigo conclui dando ênfase no desenvolvimento de uma agenda participativa no planejamento e no nível decisório em defesa civil.Sociological research on disasters has many approaches targeted at institutions and power relationships. Disasters have implications on the social order, and the social order can collaborate to produce disasters. The social disruption deriving from inequality situations influences the response to disaster events, including political and economic factors that increase vulnerability. This paper analyzes the institutional

  14. Estrategia de comunicación de Creu Roja a Catalunya en situación de emergencia, crisis o desastre

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    Torralba Pouso, Margarita

    2014-01-01

    El propòsit d'aquest treball és el d'establir l'estratègia de comunicació de Creu Roja a Catalunya a l'hora de declarar-se una situació d'emergència, crisis o desastre a qualsevol dels nivells d'actuació de la institució humanitària. El propósito de este trabajo es el de establecer la estrategia de comunicación de Cruz Roja en Cataluña al declararse una situación de emergencia, crisis o desastre en cualquiera de los niveles de actuación de la institución humanitaria. The aim of this pro...

  15. Hoja de ruta en la construcción de una sociedad resiliente y menos vulnerable a los riesgos de desastres

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    Brenes Reyes, Iván

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento constituye el compromiso del Gobierno de Costa Rica, presentado en la Conferencia Global para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, del 14 al 18 de marzo de 2015 en Sendai, Japón Este compromiso forma parte de los "Compromisos Voluntarios de los Gobiernos Locales hacia el Marco Post-2015 para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres. Y es parte de la iniciativa "Hoja de Ruta de Ciudades Latinoamericanas para la Resiliencia" This document is the commitment of the Government of Costa Rica, presented at the Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, from 14 to March 18, 2015 in Sendai, Japan This commitment is part of the "Voluntary Commitment of Local Governments to the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction". And it is part of the "Roadmap to Resilience Latin American Cities" initiative

  16. Os desastres podem até cair dos céus... Mas a culpa não é de Deus

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    Josué Petrônio Quirino de Oliveira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O propósito desta pesquisa é apresentar uma reflexão sobre o descaso em que a politica de enfrentamento aos desastres naturais vem sendo abordada no Brasil nos últimos 100 anos.  Com uma população cada vez mais urbana as cidades passam a ser o centro não só do poder econômico e político, mas também dos mais diversos eventos decorrentes das mudanças climáticas. Uma série de problemas agrava essa urbanização vulnerável e desencadeiam uma crise socioambiental determinada por fatores sociais, políticos, econômicos, tecnológicos, culturais e ecológicos que, de forma integrada, provocam consequências devastadoras. Inundações, deslizamentos, ciclones, incêndios florestais, enxurradas, estiagens, enchentes, secas e terremotos provocam impactos inesperados e pressionam ainda mais este quadro urbano complexo a uma dinâmica preocupante. O desastre não são as principais ameaças, mas a incapacidade de planejamento e enfrentamento na gestão dos desastres demostraram o descaso com a questão foi tratado no país ao longo de décadas.

  17. Método modificado de muestreo por conglomerados para la evaluación rápida de necesidades después de un desastre

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    Malilay J.

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    Full Text Available El método de muestreo por conglomerados puede utilizarse para llevar a cabo la evaluación rápida de las necesidades de salud y de otro tipo en comunidades afectadas por desastres naturales. El método, que se basa en el modelo usado por el Programa Ampliado de Inmunización de la OMS para estimar la cobertura con vacunación, ha sido modificado para que proporcione 1 estimaciones de la población que queda en una zona determinada y 2 estimaciones del número de personas con necesidades específicas en la zona que ha sido afectada por un desastre. Este enfoque difiere del que se ha usado anteriormente a raíz de otros desastres en que las evaluaciones rápidas de las necesidades solo han consistido en estimar la proporción de la población con necesidades específicas. Aquí se propone un diseño de encuesta modificado que se basa en el uso de n x k para calcular la población restante, la gravedad del daño, la proporción y el número de personas con necesidades específicas, el número de domicilios dañados o destruidos y los cambios que sufren estas estimaciones en determinado período como parte de la encuesta.

  18. An integrated program to train local health care providers to meet post-disaster mental health needs Programa integrado para entrenar a proveedores de servicios sanitarios locales a satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental después de un desastre

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    Stan Kutcher

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    Full Text Available This paper describes a post-disaster mental health training program developed by the International Section of the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada and delivered in Grenada after Hurricane Ivan struck the country in September 2004. This train-the-trainer program used an integrated community health model to help local health care providers develop the necessary skills for the identification and evidenced-based treatment of mental disorders occurring after a natural disaster. The approach also provided for ongoing, sustainable mental health care delivered in the community setting, as advocated by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. This approach is in contrast to the largely ineffective and costly vertical whole-population psychosocial counseling activities that have often been used in the Caribbean following natural disasters.En el presente trabajo se describe un programa de entrenamiento para la atención de la salud mental después de desastres, desarrollado por la Sección Internacional del Departamento de Psiquiatría de la Universidad de Dalhousie (Halifax, Canadá y llevado a cabo en la isla de Granada después de que el huracán Iván azotó ese país en septiembre de 2004. Este programa de entrenamiento para entrenadores utilizó un modelo integrado de salud comunitaria para ayudar a los proveedores de los servicios sanitarios locales a desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para identificar los trastornos mentales frecuentes después de un desastre natural y aplicar tratamientos basados en pruebas científicas. Este programa también favorece el enfoque actual de atención sostenible de salud mental en la comunidad, promovido por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. Además, se contrapone a las actividades verticales de consejería psicosocial dirigidas a toda la población, en su mayoría ineficaces y costosas, que se han

  19. Inclement Weather Crater Repair Tool Kit

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    9. Corrugated steel quadcons. ....................................................................................................... 14 Figure 10...Saw cutting around crater upheaval. ERDC/GSL TR-17-26 6 The excavation team is responsible for breaking up the damaged portland cement ...in the table located on Sheet 2 in Appendix A. The corrugated steel quadcons (Item 1) are equipped with double swing doors on both ends of the

  20. Vivir para contarlo, Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres 13 de octubre : nota conceptual

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    Full Text Available Para el año 2016, la UNISDR ha lanzado la campaña "Sendai Siete" con el propósito de promover cada una de las siete metas incluidas en el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, adoptado en Japón, en marzo de 2015. De forma similar a lo que sucedió durante la campaña "Un paso hacia adelante", el éxito de la campaña Sendai Siete dependerá de la participación de una amplia variedad de grupos interesados, a fin de promover una mayor sensibilización sobre el Marco de Sendai y las acciones necesarias para aplicarlo y lograr sus metas. La campaña Sendai Siete representa una oportunidad para que todos los actores, incluidos los gobiernos nacionales y locales, los grupos comunitarios, las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, el sector privado, las organizaciones internacionales y la familia de la ONU, promuevan las mejores prácticas existentes en el ámbito internacional, regional y nacional y en los diversos sectores, con el fin de reducir el riesgo de desastres y las pérdidas que éstos ocasionan. / In 2016, UNISDR launched the "Sendai Seven" campaign to promote each of the seven goals included in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted in Japan in March 2015. Similar to what happened during the "One Step Forward" campaign, the success of the Sendai Seven campaign will depend on the participation of a wide variety of stakeholders, in order to promote greater awareness of the Sendai Framework and the actions needed To apply it and achieve its goals. The Sendai Seven campaign represents an opportunity for all actors, including national and local governments, community groups, civil society organizations, the private sector, international organizations and the UN family, to promote existing best practices At the international, regional and national levels and in the various sectors, in order to reduce the risk of disasters and the losses they cause.

  1. Modelos de intervención psicosocial en situaciones de desastre por fenómeno natural

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    Osorio Yepes, Cristian David; Díaz Facio Lince, Victoria Eugenia

    2012-01-01

    La Universidad de Antioquia convocó al Centro de Estudios de Opinión - CEO - con el apoyo de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, ha construir el espacio del observatorio de la opinión pública que constituirá una herramienta participativa y en constante seguimiento a los cambios de la opinión pública que se están produciendo. Metodológicamente, la idea primaria son los estudios de panel o de seguimiento en el tiempo, de los procesos sociales (electorales, éticos, ...

  2. Acciones gubernamentales frente a los desastres provocados por fenómenos hidrometeorológicos en México

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    Gabriel Angelotti Pasteur

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Las acciones realizadas tras los desastres constituyen una oportunidad para el cambio social, en específico, para construir sociedades resilientes. Sin embargo, cuando en los procesos de reconstrucción se persiguen intereses exógenos (económicos, sociales o políticos y, preferentemente, ajenos a las necesidades de la sociedad afectada, se incrementan las condiciones de riesgo y la vulnerabilidad ante futuras amenazas. En el presente trabajo se analiza lo ocurrido en Yucatán (México cuando, tras el paso del huracán Isidoro (2002, se implementó un programa de reconstrucción con el fin de suplir aquellas viviendas que habían sido dañadas y destruidas por ese fenómeno hidrometeorológico. Mediante el mismo se esperaba dotar a las familias damnificadas de una vivienda digna, resistente, moderna y, de este modo, contribuir a forjar una sociedad más segura. Sin embargo, los resultados alcanzados ponen en duda esta meta del gobierno.

  3. El enfoque de género en la etapa de reconstrucción de un desastre: análisis de programas sociales aplicados con equidad de género en Angangueo, Michoacán

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    Francisco Javier Verduzco Miramón

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El documento plantea como objetivo principal analizar los programas sociales aplicados en la etapa de reconstrucción del desastre ocurrido en Angangueo, Michoacán, tras las inundaciones y deslizamientos de laderas ocurridos en febrero del 2010. La estrategia metodológica empleada fue de corte cualitativa, utilizando técnicas como la documental, entrevistas y observación no participante, con las cuales se logró identificar los programas aplicados por las dependencias que auxiliaron a la población afectada: Empleo Temporal (pet, diconsa sa de cv "atención a desastres", Hábitat, Ahorro y Subsidio para la Vivienda, Tu Casa, Opciones Productivas, además del Fondo Nacional de Apoyos para Empresas en Solidaridad (fonaes y el Fondo de Desastres Naturales (fonden, que financió la mayoría de los programas aplicados.

  4. Percepciones sobre la salud en estudiantes que viven en áreas de riesgo de desastres de origen hidrometeorológico: el caso de Motozintla, Chiapas, México

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    Cándido Roberto Vázquez-Morales

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Motozintla es una ciudad de alto riesgo histórico de desastres de origen hidrometeorológico como lluvias torrenciales y huracanes. Se han registrado grandes pérdidas materiales y de proyectos de vida en la población. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer las percepciones sobre la salud y desastres que son albergadas por estudiantes que viven en este municipio del estado de Chiapas, México. Métodos: Se aplicaron 378 cuestionarios que contenían preguntas cerradas y abiertas a estudiantes del Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial y de Servicios No. 243 y de la Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas. Las preguntas se centraron en la salud y su relación con los desastres. Resultados: muestran que el 45.5% del estudiantado consultado percibió la salud en una manera integral, como un estado de bienestar en los aspectos físico, psicológico o social; el 26.7% la percibió como la ausencia de enfermedad, dolor o molestias. El 26.2% mencionó diversos aspectos del bienestar individual relacionado con la alimentación, el sentirse bien o mal y otras satisfacciones de la vida. Con relación al contexto de los desastres, el 36.8% percibió el desastre como la presencia de los fenómenos naturales; un 29.4%, como un suceso que provoca destrucción y muerte. El 17.2% restante mencionó el desastre como algún problema físico o social, como algo imprevisto o como un peligro. Conclusión: La mayoría de los estudiantes percibió la salud como el bienestar físico, psicológico y social. Los desastres los encuentran relacionados con los fenómenos naturales y, en general, subestiman el riesgo; la salud no es dependiente ni relacionada con los desastres.

  5. Televisión educativa y desastres naturales: estudiantes chilenos y sus profesoras valoran uso del video educativo en el aula

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    Rodríguez Malebrán, Carolina

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available El uso del video educativo como recurso didáctico ha permitido complementar el aprendizaje del estudiantado y apoyar el trabajo de los y las docentes. Si bien, en internet existen numerosos sitios especializados con videos educativos que pueden ser utilizados por los profesores y las profesoras en sus clases, la gran mayoría de estos recursos no han sido valorados por su principal público: estudiantes y docentes. El presente artículo describe la valoración que estudiantes de sexto año básico de la escuela pública David León Tapia, de la localidad de Tongoy en Chile, realizaron del video educativo “Benvoy y las hormigas”, que busca apoyar el aprendizaje del alumnado sobre los desastres naturales, sus causas, consecuencias y prevención. Para ello se solicitó a 27 alumnos y alumnas que contestaran una encuesta, luego de haber observado el video educativo dentro de su sala de clases, posteriormente se aplicaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a las docentes del curso. Se les consultó por preferencias de contenidos, tipos de recursos para el aprendizaje y relación con su entorno. Podemos concluir que la mayoría de los y las estudiantes que participaron en la encuesta indicaron que el video “Benvoy y las hormigas” les había ayudado a comprender los desastres naturales, calificándolo positivamente. Sobre los contenidos, los y las escolares mostraron preferencia por los capítulos sobre la prevención y normas de seguridad que se deben tomar ante desastres naturales y, en segundo lugar, las causas y consecuencias de los tsunamis. Las docentes, por su parte, destacaron la trama y la relación de los personajes con la vida cotidiana de los estudiantes.

  6. Avance en la prevención de desastres naturales en la cuenca del río Paute, Ecuador

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    Full Text Available PREMIERS RESULTATS SUR LA PREVENTION DES DESASTRES NATURELS DANS LE BASSIN DU RIO PAUTE, ÉQUATEUR. L’énorme glissement de terrain de La Josefina, qui a barré la riviè re Paute en mars 1993 et ses conséquences funestes, ont mis en évidence l’importance qui doit ê tre prê tée aux catastrophes naturelles et au manque d’études de prévention. En se basant sur cette expérience, le Corps suisse de secours et diverses institutions équatoriennes ont lancé un projet pilote et pluridisciplinaire, pour la période 1994-1997. Celui ci a pour but l’étude et le suivi des phénomè nes naturels qui pourraient affecter le bassin de la riviè re Paute sur une surface de 3.700 km2. Dans cet espace vivent 700.000 personnes, entre la population rurale et celle de Cuenca, troisiè me ville du pays. Les résultats de la premiè re année d’activités sont présentés, sur 2 de ses 6 champs d’action. Géologiquement, on a pu identifier les zones de terrains instables en élaborant des cartes géologiques, des phénomè nes et de dangers à une échelle de 1:25.000 sur une surface de 380 km2, les glissements de terrain ont été classés en actifs, potentiels et anciens avec des volumes entre 1x105 y 1x109 m3 . Les instabilités sont surtout liées á la présence des roches sédimentaires et métamorphiques incompétentes ou des colluvions et éluvions peu compacts, ces phénomè nes s’aggravent dans la saison des pluies. Seize zones les plus actives ont été délimitées et étudiées au 1:10.000 avec des cartes de vecteurs de vitesse. Le glissement de Paccha est un cas particulier avec des mouvements pouvant aller jusqu’à 8.400 cm/an. Des réseaux de mesure géodésique ont été installés afin de suivre et d’étudier l’activité des principaux glissements. Dans le domaine de l’hydrométéorologie un réseau unifié de mesure et d’alerte de crues et d’inondations sera implanté. Parallè lement des

  7. Microzonificación para la prevención y mitigación de desastres: Aplicación al pueblo de Zana

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    Obando Díaz, Jeanette Amparo; Obando Díaz, Jeanette Amparo; Obando Díaz, Jeanette Amparo

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    Tomando como marco el Decenio Internacional para la Reducción de los Desastres Naturales, designado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas al periodo 1990-2000, se ha preparado este informe, el cual ha sido planificado con tres objetivos principales. Crea conciencia en los sectores de gobierno a nivel nacional, regional y local sobre la importancia de elaborar planes de desarrollo en los que se incluyan actividades de prevención, usando la microzonificación como herramienta clave: ...

  8. Amenazas naturales y evaluación subjetiva en la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social ante desastres naturales en Chile y Brasil

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    Hugo Romero; Magaly Mendonça

    2012-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2012v9n1p127   Se analiza desde los puntos de vista objetivo y subjetivo,  algunos de los factores económicos, políticos, sociales y culturales que han participado de la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social con que, comunidades de Chile y Brasil, han enfrentado desastres naturales recientes, que han incluido inundaciones, remociones en masa de sedimentos, terremotos y tsunamis. Factores globales han generado restricciones económicas que se han m...

  9. INFLUENCIA DE LA EDUCACIÓN Y LA CULTURA EN LA VULNERABILIDAD FRENTE A LOS DESASTRES, DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA PSICOLÓGICA

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    Giraldo García, Angela María

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    Desde la línea de investigación en Psicología Clínica y Procesos de salud, que se adelanta desde el Programa de Psicología de la Universidad de Manizales, esta investigación tiene en cuenta la educación y la cultura como aspectos propicios para abordar el tema de vulnerabilidad; se reconoce además su complejidad y la necesidad de encontrar estrategias que permitan, por medio de estos escenarios, disminuir la vulnerabilidad frente al riesgo de desastre. Se pretende plasmar una perspectiva basa...

  10. Preparación de los adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos para hacer frente a los desastres naturales: encuesta a escala nacional

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    Tala M. Al-rousan

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Nos propusimos determinar el grado de preparación frente a los desastres naturales de los adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos y evaluar los factores que pueden afectar negativamente la salud y la seguridad durante este tipo de incidentes. MÉTODOS: Obtuvimos una muestra de adultos de 50 años en adelante (n = 1 304 de la encuesta del 2010 del Estudio de la Salud y la Jubilación (HRS por su sigla en inglés. La encuesta recogió datos sobre las características demográficas generales, el estado de discapacidad o las limitaciones funcionales, y también sobre factores y comportamientos relacionados con la preparación frente a los desastres. Calculamos una puntuación global de preparación mediante indicadores individuales a fin de evaluar el grado de preparación general. RESULTADOS: La media de la edad de los participantes (n = 1 304 fue de 70 años (desviación estándar [DE] = 9,3. Solo 34,3% informaron que habían participado en un programa formativo o que habían leído materiales sobre la preparación para los desastres. Casi 15% indicaron que usaban dispositivos médicos eléctricos que podían correr riesgo de no funcionar si se interrumpiera el suministro eléctrico. La puntuación de preparación indicó que la edad más avanzada, la discapacidad física y el menor nivel de escolaridad y de ingresos se asociaban independiente y significativamente a un grado de preparación general inferior. CONCLUSIONES: A pesar de la mayor vulnerabilidad ante los desastres y del número cada vez mayor de adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos, muchos de los problemas sustanciales que encontramos son remediables y requieren atención en los sectores de la sociedad dedicados a la atención clínica, a la salud pública y al manejo de situaciones de emergencia.

  11. Preparación de los adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos para hacer frente a los desastres naturales: encuesta a escala nacional*

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    Al-rousan, Tala M.; Rubenstein, Linda M.; Wallace, Robert B.

    2015-01-01

    Objetivos. Nos propusimos determinar el grado de preparación frente a los desastres naturales de los adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos y evaluar los factores que pueden afectar negativamente la salud y la seguridad durante este tipo de incidentes. Métodos. Obtuvimos una muestra de adultos de 50 años en adelante (n = 1 304) de la encuesta del 2010 del Estudio de la Salud y la Jubilación (HRS por su sigla en inglés). La encuesta recogió datos sobre las características demográficas generales, el estado de discapacidad o las limitaciones funcionales, y también sobre factores y comportamientos relacionados con la preparación frente a los desastres. Calculamos una puntuación global de preparación mediante indicadores individuales a fin de evaluar el grado de preparación general. Resultados. La media de la edad de los participantes (n = 1 304) fue de 70 años (desviación estándar [DE] = 9,3). Solo 34,3% informaron que habían participado en un programa formativo o que habían leído materiales sobre la preparación para los desastres. Casi 15% indicaron que usaban dispositivos médicos eléctricos que podían correr riesgo de no funcionar si se interrumpiera el suministro eléctrico. La puntuación de preparación indicó que la edad más avanzada, la discapacidad física y el menor nivel de escolaridad y de ingresos se asociaban independiente y significativamente a un grado de preparación general inferior. Conclusiones. A pesar de la mayor vulnerabilidad ante los desastres y del número cada vez mayor de adultos mayores en los Estados Unidos, muchos de los problemas sustanciales que encontramos son remediables y requieren atención en los sectores de la sociedad dedicados a la atención clínica, a la salud pública y al manejo de situaciones de emergencia.

  12. Salud mental en la comunidad en situaciones de desastre. Una revisión de los modelos de abordaje en la comunidad

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    Abeldaño, Roberto Ariel; Fernández, Ruth

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    Resumen Resumen Se realizó un trabajo de revisión de literatura de tipo narrativo, con el objetivo de explorar los modelos de intervención psicosocial en situaciones de desastre. Se incluyeron documentos rescatados a través de PubMed, SciELO, GoogleScholar, y Medline entre los años 1980-2014 en idioma español, inglés y francés. Además se efectuaron búsquedas en sitios web de organizaciones internacionales y gubernamentales para recopilar información relacionada a documentos que reportaban exp...

  13. La guerra como desastre. Sus consecuencias psicológicas War as a disaster. Its psychological consequences

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    Full Text Available En más de 100 conflictos bélicos que se han producido en los últimos diez años, más del 80 por ciento de las víctimas son civiles. Se ha producido un desarrollo acelerado en las investigaciones concernientes a las consecuencias psico-sociales de la guerra en la población civil, la cual es el blanco principal de las víctimas en la guerra contemporánea. Este trabajo constituye una revisión bibliográfica sobre la guerra como desastre, acerca de los conceptos “modernos” de “guerra total”, desastre y las consecuencias psicológicas de la guerra en la población civil, la utilización de los niños como soldados lo cual acarrea desórdenes mentales marcados y se aborda el problema de la violencia sexual como arma de guerra. Las mujeres, las jóvenes, e incluso niñas, son a menudo sometidas, violadas, secuestradas y forzadas a la esclavitud sexual o cualquier tipo de abuso sexual; son vejadas, humilladas y dañadas en lo más profundo de sus sentimientos psicológicos, y valores morales, lo que también trasciende al grupo social, comunidad, clase social o etnia a la que pertenecen. El deterioro o la destrucción de la infraestructura económica, social y política de las naciones en conflicto impide la atención de las necesidades básicas de la población. El trastorno por estrés postraumático es la entidad nosológica más frecuente en las víctimas de la guerra, pero existen otros trastornos mentales que hay que tener en cuentaIn over 100 war conflicts that have occurred in the last 10 years, m ore than 80 percent of the victims were civilians. The scope of recent studies has been increasingly focused on psychological and social effects among civilians who are the target and main victims of contemporary wars. This article is an explanation of why war is considered a disaster, a revision of modern terms for war, disaster and the psychological effects of war on civilians, the training of children as soldiers, and the resulting

  14. Concientización y patriarcado en “Desastres íntimos” de Cristina Peri Rossi

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    Mingyo Suh

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    Full Text Available Cristina Peri Rossi, escritora reconocida por su carácter subversivo, continuamente ha cuestionado el orden patriarcal. “Desastres íntimos” muestra un proceso en el que la protagonista se concientiza de la injusticia de la realidad y reacciona contra el sistema vigente. Aunque algunos críticos han destacado las características antipatriarcales del cuento, no se ha formulado ninguna interpretación con respecto al funcionamiento del patriarcado y el proceso de la toma de conciencia de la protagonista. En este artículo, pretendo analizar dichas dimensiones, en relación con la postura declarada por la autora y a la luz de la reflexión teórica de Bryson (1999. La caracterización de la protagonista subraya la doble condición de madre soltera y trabajadora por su voluntad, en donde la ausencia de la figura masculina en su vida convierte en indirecta e inadvertida la influencia del patriarcado. La toma de conciencia de la protagonista se podría comprender con el símbolo del ‘atasco’, que el narrador utiliza en diversos niveles para destacar el concepto del fallo inherente al sistema. La estrategia discursiva de la autora se refleja en el cambio de actitud de la protagonista, que decide seguir la estrategia de la contratación equitativa, en donde cada beneficiario pagaría lo que le correspondiera, tanto en la vida personal como en el nivel social. Se resalta, finalmente, la importancia de la acción comunal como un requisito para cambiar el sistema patriarcal arraigado en la realidad social.

  15. Producción de riesgos de desastre en áreas inundables. Las transformaciones recientes en la urbanización del Municipio de Tigre (Argentina

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    Diego Ríos

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    Full Text Available En el trabajo se analizan las relaciones entre urbanización de áreas inundables, técnicas constructivas de mitigación y producción de espacio de riesgos de desastre. Ello se efectúa a través de un caso de estudio: las transformaciones recientes en la urbanización de los bañados del municipio de Tigre protagonizadas por la expansión de urbanizaciones cerradas en un contexto de profundo desarrollo desigual. Los grandes rellenos fueron las técnicas constructivas implementadas para la incorporación urbana de esas tierras inundables produciendo una transformación inaudita del paisaje de los bañados. En este caso, las necesidades de reproducción del capital inmobiliario-financiero (viabilizadas por el accionar del Estado han producido no sólo nuevas formas de espacio urbano y de urbanización en los bañados de Tigre, sino también un espacio de riesgo de desastre desigual, cuyas consecuencias han sido escasamente consideradas.

  16. Nota técnica No. 3: Primer simposio costarricense sobre fuentes y recursos de información en gestión de riesgos y desastres

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    Vallejos Vásquez, Sheily

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    Full Text Available Expone la experiencia del Centro de Documentación e Información de la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias en la realización del I Simposio Costarricenses sobre Fuentes y Recursos de Información en Gestión de Riesgos y Desastres, dirigido a los miembros de la Red de Documentación e Información que conforman la Biblioteca Virtual de Desarrollo Sostenible y Desastres (BVSD. Además hace referencia a los temas desarrollados en el simposio It exposes the experience of the Documentation and Information Center of the National Commission of Risk Prevention and Emergency Response in organizing the I Costa Rican Symposium about Information Sources and Resources in Risk Management and Disasters, addressed to the members of the Documentation and Information Network of the Sustainable Development and Disasters Virtual Library (BVSD - acronym in Spanish. It also refers to the topics developed during the Symposium

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    Elías Gómez Macías

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    Full Text Available Partiendo de óxido de magnesio comercial se preparó una suspensión acuosa, la cual se secó y calcinó para conferirle estabilidad térmica. El material, tanto fresco como usado, se caracterizó mediante DRX, área superficial BET y SEM-EPMA. El catalizador mostró una matriz de MgO tipo periclasa con CaO en la superficie. Las pruebas de actividad catalítica se efectuaron en lecho fijo empacado con partículas obtenidas mediante prensado, trituración y clasificación del material. El flujo de reactivos consistió en mezclas gas natural-aire por debajo del límite inferior de inflamabilidad. Para diferentes flujos y temperaturas de entrada de la mezcla reactiva, se midieron las concentraciones de CH4, CO2 y CO en los gases de combustión con un analizador de gases tipo infrarrojo no dispersivo (NDIR. Para alcanzar conversión total de metano se requirió aumentar la temperatura de entrada al lecho a medida que se incrementó el flujo de gases reaccionantes. Los resultados obtenidos permiten desarrollar un sistema de combustión catalítica de bajo costo con un material térmicamente estable, que promueva la alta eficiencia en la combustión de gas natural y elimine los problemas de estabilidad, seguridad y de impacto ambiental negativo inherentes a los procesos de combustión térmica convencional.

  18. La Contribución de la Antropología al Estudio de Crisis y Desastres en América Latina

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    Susann Baez Ullberg

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    Full Text Available This special issue focuses on the phenomena of disasters and crises, and how such extraordinary and disruptive events can be understood from the perspective of social anthropology. Critical events are not unique to Latin America, yet the impact of hydro-meteorological and geological disasters have dramatically increased in the region in the last century (IDB 2010, UNISDR and Corporation OSSO 2013 and many countries have historical and recent experience of profound social, political and economic crises. They are complex challenges for societies to manage, mitigate and reduce, which is why social science has a major contribution to make in understanding both the causes and the effects, and forward sustainable solutions. This special issue presents four articles based on empirical cases from Latin America, with an emphasis on Argentina and Brazil, which demonstrate the anthropological contribution to the understanding of critical events. The authors make no claim to provide a complete view of the anthropology of disasters and crises in Latin America, but rather to account for a growing research field in the region, which is already making important contributions to multidisciplinary studies of critical events, and to the policy development of disaster risk reduction and crisis management. Abstracto  El tema del presente número especial el de los eventos críticos, extraordinarios y disruptivos; de los sucesos y situaciones que interrumpen un determinado orden social, ya sean de índole ambiental, tecnológico, financiero, político o social, y que tienen un impacto grande en la sociedad involucrada. Nos proponemos aquí introducir al lector cómo se puede abordar este objeto de estudio desde la antropología social. El problema de los desastres y de las crisis no es de ahora, ni es exclusivo de América Latina. No obstante, en la región han aumentado dramáticamente los impactos de los desastres de origen hidrometeorológico y geológico en el

  19. Papel de la Universidad para elevar la preparación de la población ante la ocurrencia de desastres

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    Yarileisy Medina-De la Paz

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    Full Text Available La universidad cubana juega un papel determinante en la formación y educación de una cultura ambiental en la reducción de riesgos ante el cambio climático. En función de elevar la capacidad de respuesta de la población ante la ocurrencia de un desastre hidrometeorológico, la sede universitaria de Yateras, a través de su labor de extensión, desarrolla un trabajo que se sustenta en el diseño de un conjunto de actividades organizadas en talleres, conferencias, videos debates, las que se explican en el presente trabajo.

  20. El gasto público por la "Acción en Marruecos" tras el Desastre de Annual (1921-1922

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    María Araceli Casasola Balsells

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo contribuye a la línea de investigación sobre historia de la contabilidad pública en un contexto de Guerra al estudiar las consecuencias contables y financieras, que tuvo el gasto enla “Acciónen Marruecos” tras el Desastre de Annual, en el Presupuesto General del Estado. El trabajo analiza, primero, el destino y forma de concesión de los créditos adicionales otorgados por el Gobierno para dotar de los medios materiales y humanos necesarios en la reconquista de las posiciones perdidas en Annual. Y segundo, se estudian las críticas vertidas por el Tribunal de Cuentas al proceso presupuestario y rendición de cuentas públicas. Para ello, se han utilizado como fuentes primarias los textos legales publicados en la Gaceta de Madrid.

  1. ¿Como se construye el viaje-producto?: el turismo como herramienta de recuperación post desastre de Fukuyima, Japón.

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    Maximiliano Korstanje

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available No es extraño observar como en momentos de emergencia y/o desastres naturales, surgen diversos mecanismos que ayudan a los grupos a comprender lo que está sucediendo y a no desintegrarse. El nacionalismo y el apego-consumocultura son dos mecanismos sociales cuya función radica en comprender los eventos del mundo sensible. La tragedia presupone una exterminación radical pero a la vez una fortaleza individual y grupal para sobreponerse a la misma. Es en ese contexto, el orgullo por lo nacional se exacerba luego de un evento de tales proporciones como un terremoto o tsunami. En este sentido, analizamos la cobertura de algunos medios y la reacción de la comunidad japonesa en Buenos Aires frente al terremoto y posterior peligro nuclear de Fukuyima. Los elementos que se desprenden de nuestro trabajo son válidos para ser aplicados en otros contextos.

  2. Mal-estar na civilização e desastre totalitário Malaise in civilization and totalitarian disaster

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    François Villa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O autor interroga a relação entre o desastre totalitário e a psicanálise. Será que a psicanálise, os psicanalistas, tem algo pertinente a dizer acerca da barbárie? Esta não é uma dimensão que estaria fora do nosso campo? Será que podemos afirmar que o desastre que sobreveio na cultura não teria tido senão pouca ou nenhuma consequência sobre nossa "teoria", nossas "práticas", nossa "arte"? Não é incrível que demos seguimento à tarefa psicanalítica como se a onda da irrupção do terror e da barbárie na cultura não tivesse abalado as quatro paredes de nossos consultórios? Estas são perguntas que este artigo enfrenta e que levam o autor a se voltar sobre a questão dos estados limites a partir de sua reflexão acerca dos efeitos psíquicos duradouros do totalitarismo.Malaise in civilization and totalitarian disaster. The author cross-examines the relationship between psychoanalysis and totalitarian disaster. Does psychoanalysis, psychoanalysts, have something relevant to say about the barbarism? Isn't this a dimension which is beyond our field? Can we say that the disaster that befell the culture would not have had but little or no consequence on our "theory", our "practice" our "art"? Isn't it amazing that we follow the psychoanalytic task as if the wave of eruption of terror and barbarism in culture had not shaken the four walls of our offices? These are questions which this article is facing, and leading the author to get back on the issue of borderline states since his reflection on the lasting psychological effects of totalitarianism.

  3. Base de dados de desastres naturais no município de Poços de Caldas/MG: ferramenta para o planejamento e a gestão territorial

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    Diego de Souza Sardinha

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available O município de Poços de Caldas, no Estado de Minas Gerais, localiza-se em uma região com elevados índices pluviométricos e apresenta um contexto geológico e geomorfológico muito diversificado, com relevos e declividades contrastantes, além de desníveis marcantes, propensos a desastres naturais. O levantamento histórico e o cadastro das ocorrências de desastres naturais registradas no município foram realizados a fim de disponibilizar uma ferramenta de suporte às ações de planejamento e de gestão territorial. Foram cadastradas 25 ocorrências relacionadas a desastres naturais entre 2000 e 2013. Os meses de janeiro e de novembro registraram as maiores ocorrências, com 46 e 27% dos casos, respectivamente, dos quais a queda de barreiras representou 27%, seguida pelas inundações, alagamentos e escorregamentos/deslizamentos, com 15% cada. O total pluviométrico, registrado no dia do evento em que ocorreram desastres naturais, foi mais significativo na classe de 0,00 a 50,00 mm (85,6% e, para o total acumulado em cinco dias, foi na classede 50,01 a 100,00 (38,9%. O levantamento dos desastres naturais e a sua correlação com os registros de chuvas, associados à previsão meteorológica, subsidiam a previsão temporal e espacial da ocorrência desses eventos, com vistas a antecipar ações de defesa civil e, consequentemente, reduzir os riscos de vítimas fatais e das perdas econômicas associadas. Portanto, essas ações devem pautar-se em uma política pública voltada à proteção e à defesa civil, orientando o gerenciamento de riscos e de desastres naturais no município de Poços de Caldas.

  4. Escribir después del desastre: Violencia y testimonio en dos novelas de Álvaro Bisama

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    Natalia Alejandra Anabalon

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    Full Text Available La escritura del escritor y académico chileno Álvaro Bisama Mayné empieza después del desastre, puede ser un huracán que está por venir, un incendio gigantesco en algún cerro de Valparaíso o lo que queda fuera de una fotografía.   El autor ha incursionado desde crítica literaria, el ensayo, la novela y la crónica buscando evidenciar la cultura moderna como desecho, el vacío de las personas, las relaciones humanas, la degradación y la violencia. En el siguiente ensayo me propongo analizar las distintas manifestaciones de la violencia y el testimonio, para ello se escogí las novelas Estrellas Muertas (2010 y Ruido (2012 siendo la primera un espejo de los hijos de la transición política de Chile post dictadura. Mientras que en  Ruido el autor vuelve al Chile convulsionado en el horror político y social de la Dictadura Militar de Augusto Pinochet cuando entre los años de 1983 y 1988 un joven huérfano dijo comunicarse con la Virgen María, posteriormente se lo conocería a él como Karol Romanov. Aquí deseo postular que son las mujeres quienes pueden contar la historia, quienes vuelven de lugares insospechados mientras que los hombres pasan deambulando en el relato, ambas novelas entregan una particular, para ello se harán dialogar las posturas de dos investigadoras argentinas, la primera es Pilar Calveiro (“Poder y Desaparición. Los campos de concentración en Argentina”. 1998 quien permite entender esta novela como un ejercicio de memoria estableciendo que tanto mujeres como hombres tienen distintas maneras de testimoniar sosteniendo que el hombre es más preciso para dar datos como nombres y lugares y pese a lo cruento de la experiencia logra ser objetivo; por el contrario, la mujer que da información entra en vivencia iniciado el acto del recuerdo. A continuación seguirá el planteamiento de Nora Strejilevich, (“El arte de no olvidar: literatura testimonial en Chile, Argentina y Uruguay, entre los 80 y los 90

  5. Emociones y desastres

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    Full Text Available The subject of this article are social emotions in the context of disaster. In focus stands the health emergency caused by the outbreak of influen-za in Mexico, in 2009, which is studied by means of a survey. Fear, anger and indifference were among the most commonly expressed feelings. They arose out of the emotional impact and the social context in which the epidemic occurred.

  6. Educación superior en América Latina y el Caribe para la Gestión y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres: ¿Estamos preparando a nuestra población?

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    Alejandro Lara San Martín

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    Full Text Available Comprendiendo que la educación es el pilar fundamental y transversal para el desarrollo de los pueblos, esta investigación pretende identificar la presencia del tópico sobre reducción del riesgo de desastres, en la educación superior de América Latina y el Caribe. Para ello se ha diseñado una metodología mixta, la cual, a través del análisis documental y la aplicación de entrevistas telefónicas, ha permitido elaborar un mapeo y analizar las distintas ofertas académicas, existentes sobre este tema. Los resultados indican la escasa presencia de la reducción del riesgo de desastre en la educación superior, junto con las brechas existentes entre países, referidas a este mismo tema.

  7. Abastecimiento de sangre durante desastres: la experiencia de Chile en 2010 Blood supply during disasters: the experience of Chile in 2010

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    Marcela Vásquez

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    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión de la gestión del abastecimiento y suministro de sangre durante desastres a partir de las experiencias de diversos eventos ocurridos principalmente en la primera década de este siglo, y en particular el terremoto grado 8,8 en la escala de Richter que afectó la zona centro sur de Chile el 27 de febrero de 2010. El objetivo fue proporcionar información que pueda ser útil para mejorar las estrategias y planes de respuesta durante potenciales desastres futuros. La información descriptiva sobre los procedimientos de respuesta se obtuvo mediante entre-vistas, reportes internos y la base de datos del sistema informático del Centro Productivo Regional de Sangre del Maule. Los resultados permiten concluir que para responder de manera eficiente y efectiva a las necesidades de sangre inmediatamente después de un desastre es de importancia clave tener un sistema centralizado de gestión que facilite el abastecimiento y el suministro de sangre y con-tar con personal voluntario competente en salud que esté dispuesto a acudir con celeridad durante estos eventos. Asimismo, se ha observado que durante dichas emergencias se produce un cambio en el perfil de quienes donan sangre. En Chile, por ejemplo, durante las dos semanas siguientes al terremoto la razón hombre/mujer en los donantes se invirtió, con 61,1% de participación por parte de las mujeres, quienes en la semana previa al evento representaban a solo 37%.A review of the management of blood supply and its administration during disasters was conducted based on the experience of several events that occurred primarily from 2000-2010, particularly the earthquake that measured 8.8 on the Richter scale that struck central and southern Chile on 27 February 2010. The objective was to provide information that could be useful in improving response plans and strategies during potential future disasters. The descriptive information on response procedures was obtained from

  8. Desastres relacionados à seca e saúde coletiva – uma revisão da literatura científica

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    Tais Ariza Alpino

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo No Brasil, a história das secas é marcada por seguidas tragédias sociais e sanitárias, com estimativas de 3 milhões de óbitos entre o início do século XIX e o final do século XX e o registro de quase 32 mil eventos e mais de 96 milhões de afetados entre 1991 e 2010. Apesar de no Brasil a seca ser um desastre histórico, não encontramos, desde a expedição científica de Arthur Neiva e Belisário Penna em 1912 nas zonas flageladas pela seca, muitas pesquisas sobre a relação seca e saúde no Brasil. O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar uma revisão dos artigos científicos sobre a relação seca e saúde coletiva. Foram utilizadas as bases de dados PubMed, Portal Preparação e Respostas a Desastres da BVS e Portal de Periódicos da Capes, utilizando-se os descritoresdrought and health no título e resumo, selecionando-se somente artigos em inglês e espanhol com relação direta com os temas em saúde. Dentre os efeitos sobre a saúde encontrados, destacam-se os relacionados à desnutrição e deficiências nutricionais, saúde mental, qualidade das águas e do ar, além do comprometimento da qualidade e do acesso aos serviços de saúde. Considerando-se as tendências de episódios de seca mais intensos e frequentes e de escassez de água até 2030, torna-se urgente ampliar as pesquisas sobre o tema e revisões da literatura.

  9. La gestión del riesgo de desastres en el cantón de Cañas, Guanacaste

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    Cabezas Ramos, Erika Patricia

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se expone la experiencia de la Municipalidad de Cañas en la gestión del riesgo, basado en las acciones realizadas a través del Proyecto BOSAI, de la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias en conjunto con la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Japón. Este proyecto busca que la comunidad adquiera una cultura de prevención de desastres, por medio del trabajo conjunto con la municipalidad. Ofrece un acercamiento a la filosofía BOSAI y la metodología utilizada "DIGA" (Desarrollando ideas generando aprendizajes. Presentan los logros alcanzados a nivel municipal, entre ellos uno de los más importantes la realización del foro "Experiencias centroamericanas del proyecto BOSAI: construcción de un modelo sustentable de la gestión BOSAI municipal para la prevención de desastres". Presenta el caso de la comunidad Hotel como ejemplo de buenas prácticas y lecciones aprendidas. Concluye con una reflexión sobre las principales enseñanzas de la filosofía BOSAI This presents the experience of the Cañas Municipality in risk management, based on the actions developed through the Project BOSAI, of the National Commission of Risk Prevention and Emergency Response together with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency. The objective of this project is that the Community acquires a disaster prevention culture through teamwork with the Municipality. It offers a rapprochement between the BOSAI philosophy and the "DIGA" (Desarrollando ideas generando aprendizajes - Developing Ideas Generating Learning methodology used. It presents municipal achievements, one of the most important: organizing the forum "Central American Experiences of the Project BOSAI: construction of a sustainable model for the municipal BOSAI management to prevent disasters." It presents the case of the community Hotel as an example of good practices and lessons learned. It concludes with a reflection about the main teachings of the BOSAI

  10. Plan Nacional de Gestión de Riesgo de Costa Rica en el marco de la Agenda Global de Cambio para reducir los riesgos a desastres

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    Markus, Patrick C.G.F

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analiza el Plan Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo 2016-2020 de Costa Rica. En primera instancia se revisaron los objetivos, principales enfoques y algunas interrelaciones de los marcos internacionales que conforman la Agenda Global respecto al cambio climático (el Acuerdo de París, el desarrollo sostenible (la Agenda 2030 y la reducción del riesgo de desastres (el Marco Sendai. Se ubicará al lector en el contexto costarricense referente a esta Agenda Global Transformativa y la Política Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo 2016-2030. También, examina brevemente las relaciones entre esta Agenda y las prácticas de Gestión del Riesgo y los conceptos del riesgo de desastres en que se basa. Además, tiene como objetivo contestar las preguntas: ¿Cuál es el carácter de la transformación que la Agenda intenta inducir?, ¿Cuáles procesos requieren ser transformados? y ¿Quiénes tendrán que realizar estas transformaciones? Se concluye que la visión expresada en la agenda se ve bien reflejada en la Política Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo y en su primer plan quinquenio. A la vez se ofrecen recomendaciones con base en un análisis del cambio organizacional que se requiere para su implementación This paper analyzes the Costa Rican National Risk Management Plan for 2016-2020. It starts with a review of the objectives, main approaches and relationships between the international framework agreements that form the Global Agenda with respect to climate change (the Paris Agreement, sustainable development (the 2030 Agenda and disaster risk reduction (the Sendai Framework. The reader is oriented on the Costa Rican context regarding this Global Transformative Agenda and the National Policy for Disaster Risk Management 2016-2030. The paper briefly analyzes the relations between this Agenda and risk management practices and conceptions of disaster risks on which it is based, and aims to answer the questions what is the character

  11. Entendiendo los orígenes del crimen estatal-corporativo. Un análisis de los desastres del Prestige y Morecambe Bay

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    Ignasi Bernat Molina

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El vertido de petróleo del Prestige y sus trágicas consecuencias son analizadas en este artículo en el contexto de una estructura general de producción de petróleo, transporte y patrón de impunidad que protege a los actores estatal y corporativo clave. El artículo desafía la asunción general de que el estado y la corporación existen como instituciones independientes y autónomas, y por tanto, el error que supone entender los estados y las corporaciones como representantes de los intereses opuestos entre lo público y lo privado. De este modo, ofrece una corrección a la asunción preponderante de que los crímenes corporativos emergen de los ‘momentos de ruptura’ o de la ruptura de las capacidades de los estados para regular el poder corporativo. De hecho, argumenta que la formación de las condiciones del desastre son el resultado de un amplio régimen de permisividad para un sistema de acumulación de capital, donde los estados garantizan la reproducción del poder del capital en su forma corporativa.  

  12. Amenazas naturales y evaluación subjetiva en la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social ante desastres naturales en Chile y Brasil

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    Hugo Romero

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2012v9n1p127   Se analiza desde los puntos de vista objetivo y subjetivo,  algunos de los factores económicos, políticos, sociales y culturales que han participado de la construcción de la vulnerabilidad social con que, comunidades de Chile y Brasil, han enfrentado desastres naturales recientes, que han incluido inundaciones, remociones en masa de sedimentos, terremotos y tsunamis. Factores globales han generado restricciones económicas que se han manifestado localmente en un aumento de la vulnerabilidad social debido a la falta de inversiones públicas  en obras de protección. Adicionalmente, se han observado procesos de exclusión y segregación social, traducidos en una ocupación humana permanente y sistemática de áreas expuestas a las amenazas naturales, en las cuáles se ha ubicado a la población de menores recursos. Las percepciones de los riesgos naturales, las formas de organización social y las expectativas y frustraciones de las comunidades locales constituyen valiosas lecciones que deberían ser las bases del aprendizaje social necesario para evitar que estas tragedias continúen repitiéndose en nuestros países.

  13. Fenómeno el niño y desastres naturales: intervenciones en salud pública para la preparación y respuesta

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    Gisely Hijar

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El presente artículo realiza una revisión de las intervenciones en salud pública para la preparación y respuesta ante desastres naturales en el contexto del fenómeno El Niño (FEN a partir de revisiones sistemáticas y una revisión de revisiones con énfasis en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, transmitidas por el agua, malnutrición, estrés térmico, sequías, enfermedades asociadas a inundaciones, problemas de salud mental, vulnerabilidad de la infraestructura física de los servicios de salud, así como de las políticas a largo plazo orientadas a proteger a la población en estos casos. Se identificaron intervenciones ambientales, como el control de vectores, quimioprofilaxis, vacunación y tratamiento intradomiciliario de agua. Si bien estos hallazgos se basan principalmente en revisiones sistemáticas, es necesario evaluar el beneficio de estas intervenciones en la población, de acuerdo con la realidad de cada región.

  14. Cadeia de suprimentos humanitária: uma análise dos processos de atuação em desastres naturais

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    Sérgio Ricardo Argollo da Costa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo apresenta uma análise dos processos logísticos adotados em resposta a seis desastres naturais ocorridos entre 2000 e 2011: Moçambique (2000; Oceano Índico (2004; Paquistão (2005; Haiti (2010; Japão (2011, Brasil (2011. A seleção dos eventos estudados baseou-se na dimensão do seu impacto com relação ao número de fatalidades e ao número de pessoas atingidas. Através de uma análise realizada por meio de dados secundários, foram identificadas as melhores práticas, os problemas ocorridos e principais desafios destas operações humanitárias, de forma a identificar condições comuns aos cenários. Como resultado da análise, são propostas sugestões para aumentar a eficácia e o sucesso do processo logístico em outras operações de resposta humanitária. Este estudo contribui para a identificação de procedimentos que podem servir como base para o desenvolvimento de modelos para respostas mais eficazes em eventos similares.

  15. Dispelling disaster myths about dead bodies and disease: the role of scientific evidence and the media Se despejan los mitos sobre la relación de los cadáveres con las enfermedades en situaciones de desastre: el papel de las pruebas científicas y de los medios de comunicación

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    Oliver Morgan

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available For decades, after nearly every natural disaster, fear of disease has encouraged communities, local authorities, and governments to rapidly dispose of the bodies of the victims without first identifying them. In May 2004 this journal published the first-ever review article to comprehensively assess the scientific evidence on the infectious disease risks of dead bodies following natural disasters, along with an editorial commenting on the persistence of myths concerning the dangers allegedly posed by dead bodies. This paper assesses the impact that the review article and the editorial have had on the way that health risks from dead bodies have been reported by the media over the following year, especially focusing on the South Asian tsunami disaster of December 2004. While some media outlets have reported erroneous information, hundreds of other news stories have accurately reported that dead bodies pose no public health risk, and have explained the priority for properly identifying the deceased. Nevertheless, publication of scientific evidence alone is insufficient to bring about public health action. International agencies need to continue their work on producing standards, guidelines, and practical guidance on managing dead bodies. There needs to be a community-centered approach to informing communities about the management of the dead following disasters and the rights of individuals to be treated respectfully after death. Nongovernmental organizations should be encouraged to provide expertise and technical support in identifying and burying large numbers of dead. There also needs to be ongoing assessment of the technical processes involved in the recovery, identification, and disposal of dead bodies, as well as the effectiveness of disaster preparedness plans and communication with the affected population.A lo largo de varios decenios se ha visto que, a raíz de casi todos los desastres naturales, el temor a la propagación de enfermedades

  16. A construção de uma agenda para as questões de gênero, desastres socioambientais e desenvolvimento The construction of an agenda concerning gender, socio-environmental disasters, and development

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    Rosana de Carvalho Martinelli Freitas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo¹ tem como objetivo discutir questões relacionadas a desenvolvimento, desastres socioambientais e gênero, as quais, por estarem inscritas no debate contemporâneo brasileiro, constituem elementos que devem pautar pesquisas e estratégias de ação. Apresenta a relação entre gênero, classe, raça/etnia e desastres socioambientais, examinando conceito-schave sobre desenvolvimento, meio ambiente e igualdade no contexto das políticas econômicas recentes. Reflete sobre a situação das mulheres inseridas em uma situação de subalternidade na sociedade capitalista, que sofrem as consequências dos desastres socioambientais. Conclui com sugestões para a inclusão nesses processos do enfoque de gênero na elaboração de agendas de pesquisas e de açãoThe purpose of this essay is to discuss issues related to development, socio-environmental disasters, and gender, which, for being important elements of the public debate in Brazil today, should be addressed in research and public policy strategies. The relationship between gender, class, race/ethnicity and socio-environmental disasters is presented, and key concepts about development, the environment, and equality are examined in the context of recent economic policies. The essay reflects on the condition of women found in a subaltern condition in capitalist society who suffer the consequences of socio-environmental disasters. It concludes with suggestions for including a focus on gender in the preparation of research and action strategies

  17. Borrador del informe final para el estudio de plan maestro sobre el proyecto de prevención de desastres en la cuenca del río Rímac

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    Comprende el desarrollo de un plan maestro con medidas de prevención de desastres en el área de la cuenca del río Rímac, zona que sufre daños considerables causados por la inundación de la crecida y el flujo de escombros. Dicho estudio fue elaborado por la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón en cooperación con el Instituto de Defensa Civil del Perú.

  18. Una aproximación integral desde la metodología del descubrimiento del conocimiento al problema de la predicción de supervivencia en el desastre del Titanic

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el Desastre del Titanic, utilizando la metodología del Descubrimiento del Conocimiento (KDD). La tesis propone diferentes variantes de cómo aplicar técnicas de Minería de Datos y herramientas del Aprendizaje Automático para predecir de forma eficiente la sobrevivencia de los pasajeros. Con este fin se han adaptado diferentes algoritmos de pre-procesamiento de datos, selección de variables y clasificación, a las características particulares del problema ...

  19. La necesidad de establecer una condición jurídica para quienes deben migrar por causa de los desastres naturales : una realidad que atender desde la perspectiva de los derechos humanos

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    2014-01-01

    El incremento desmedido en el número de desastres naturales, sumado a la frecuencia con que estos ocurren a lo largo del mundo entero, ha evidenciado una de las mayores preocupaciones de los Estados: el desplazamiento forzado de la población por esta causa y la delicada situación de derechos humanos que esto implica, por lo cual los Organismos Internacionales han instado en reiteradas oportunidades a los Estados para actuar conjunta y prontamente para evitar que esta siga siendo una de las ca...

  20. Hospital seguro frente aos desastres: uma reflexão sobre biossegurança e arquitetura Hospitals safe from disasters: a reflection on architecture and biosafety

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    Lucia Cristina de Paiva Saba

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Um dos maiores desafios da sociedade atual é o enfrentamento das adversidades causadas pelos desastres. Os estabelecimentos de saúde, principalmente os hospitais, são considerados essenciais nessas situações. Este trabalho discute os princípios da arquitetura do hospital seguro frente aos desastres, como propõem a Organização Mundial da Saúde e a Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde. Projetar um hospital seguro exige ações multidisciplinares, com envolvimento de administradores, arquitetos, engenheiros, médicos e enfermeiros. O planejamento de cada hospital pressupõe uma análise de riscos e aspectos de segurança específicos. Também é importante agregar a biossegurança ao conceito de hospital seguro. O equilíbrio entre aspectos arquitetônicos e biossegurança permite a compreensão dos riscos associados ao trabalho, facilitando o dimensionamento de espaços para suportar as ações de resposta frente às emergências. Em suma, a programação de um hospital seguro requer uma síntese de conhecimentos que relacionam diversos saberes, entre eles os da biossegurança e da arquitetura hospitalar. Esses princípios devem embasar as indagações sobre o hospital seguro e o planejamento de projetos arquitetônicos com foco na manutenção das instalações em capacidade máxima mesmo diante de situações adversas.One of the biggest challenges in today’s society is facing adversity caused by disasters. Health facilities, especially hospitals, are considered essential in these situations. This article discusses the principles of architectural design of hospitals safe from disasters, as proposed by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. Designing a safe hospital requires multidisciplinary efforts, involving administrators, architects, engineers, physicians, and nurses. The planning of each hospital demands the analysis of specific risks and safety concerns. The concept of biosafety should also be

  1. España y los sefardíes. El desastre del 98 en El Avenir [continuación

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    Asenjo, Rosa

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The typical image of Spain created after 1492 would be kept by the modernising Ottoman Sephardic Jews on the eve of the 20th century, as shown by new literary genres such as journalism. Indeed, in newspapers dealing with historical and cultural aspects of contemporary Spain, the Sephardim seem unable to tranform the old stereotypes, fearing the consequences this change could have in the perception of their own identity. A series of articles about the «disaster of '98» published in the Salonican newspaper El Avenir, are an example of this situation.La visión tópica que se había ido creando sobre España después de 1492 se mantendrá entre los judíos sefardíes otomanos de finales del siglo XIX, a pesar de la llegada de la modernidad. Los sefardíes finiseculares parecen incapaces de cambiar esta imagen tópica porque su desaparición tendría repercusiones en la percepción de su propia identidad. El periodismo, uno de los nuevos géneros literarios adoptados por los sefardíes, refleja esos tópicos en las noticias de contenido histórico-cultural que se refieren a la España del momento. Un ejemplo de esta situación lo presentan las noticias publicadas con motivo del «desastre del 98» en el periódico salonicense El Avenir.

  2. PREPARACIÓN DEL PERSONAL SANITARIO EN UN ÁREA DE SALUD DE ASTURIAS ALTAMENTE INDUSTRIALIZADA PARA RESPONDER ANTE UN DESASTRE INDUSTRIAL

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    Rafael Castro Delgado

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Para responder a los accidentes industriales, de cara a minimizar sus consecuencias, es necesaria una correcta preparación del personal sanitario que trabaja en zonas de riesgo. El objetivo de este estudio es establecer el grado de percepción subjetiva que tienen los profesionales sanitarios sobre su preparación para actuar en un accidente industrial con múltiples víctimas, así como su conocimiento sobre los riesgos industriales propios de la zona. Métodos: Se diseñó un cuestionario para medir cinco dimensiones relacionadas con la respuesta ante accidentes industriales (conocimiento técnicos, conocimientos del Área, habilidades prácticas, actitudes y formación. La muestra estaba formada por todos los médicos y personal de enfermería de Atención Primaria del Área y del Servicio de Urgencias del hospital de referencia. Resultados: La tasa de respuesta fue del 61,2%. Los resultados en las cuestiones de cada dimensión, con un valor máximo de 4, fueron: Conocimientos técnicos (µ=1,3; d=0,81; Conocimientos del Área (µ=0,75; d=0,96; Habilidades prácticas (µ=0,9; d=0,8; Actitudes (µ=3,25; d=0,73; y Formación (µ=0,75; d=0,88. Obtienen mejores puntuaciones los trabajadores del servicio de urgencias hospitalario y aquellos con contratos indefinidos o temporales, por encima de los trabajadores con contrato fijo. Conclusiones: Existe un déficit de información y de formación entre los profesionales sanitarios que contrasta con el interés mostrado por subsanar estas carencias. Es necesario establecer un programa de información y formación básica para responder ante desastres industriales en nuestra Área de Salud.

  3. Preparación del personal sanitario en un área de salud de Asturias altamente industrializada para responder ante un desastre industrial

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    Castro Delgado Rafael

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Para responder a los accidentes industriales, de cara a minimizar sus consecuencias, es necesaria una correcta preparación del personal sanitario que trabaja en zonas de riesgo. El objetivo de este estudio es establecer el grado de percepción subjetiva que tienen los profesionales sanitarios sobre su preparación para actuar en un accidente industrial con múltiples víctimas, así como su conocimiento sobre los riesgos industriales propios de la zona. Métodos: Se diseñó un cuestionario para medir cinco dimensiones relacionadas con la respuesta ante accidentes industriales (conocimiento técnicos, conocimientos del Área, habilidades prácticas, actitudes y formación. La muestra estaba formada por todos los médicos y personal de enfermería de Atención Primaria del Área y del Servicio de Urgencias del hospital de referencia. Resultados: La tasa de respuesta fue del 61,2%. Los resultados en las cuestiones de cada dimensión, con un valor máximo de 4, fueron: Conocimientos técnicos (µ=1,3; delta=0,81; Conocimientos del Área (µ=0,75; d=0,96; Habilidades prácticas (µ=0,9; delta=0,8; Actitudes (µ=3,25; delta=0,73; y Formación (µ=0,75; d=0,88. Obtienen mejores puntuaciones los trabajadores del servicio de urgencias hospitalario y aquellos con contratos indefinidos o temporales, por encima de los trabajadores con contrato fijo. Conclusiones: Existe un déficit de información y de formación entre los profesionales sanitarios que contrasta con el interés mostrado por subsanar estas carencias. Es necesario establecer un programa de información y formación básica para responder ante desastres industriales en nuestra Área de Salud.

  4. Evaluación y modelización hidrológica para el diagnóstico de “desastres naturales”

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    Pla Sentís Ildefonso

    2012-05-01

    errores en la evaluación de procesos de degradación de suelos y de sus efectos sobre desastres naturales. Deberían preferirse métodos de campo simples y directos, adaptables a diferentes tipos de suelos y climas, y a los tamaños de muestras y variabilidad espacial de las propiedades hidráulicas a evaluar a nivel de campo. Se propone un sistema de modelización basado en procesos hidrológicos, debidamente evaluados con metodologías adecuadas para cada combinación de suelos, topografía, clima y sistema de manejo, la cual ha probado ya su utilidad en la evaluación de las causas y efectos de degradación de suelos y aguas bajo muy diferentes condiciones.

  5. EL CONTRATO SOCIAL DEL MÉDICO ANTE EL DESASTRE DE LA SALUD Pronunciamiento de la Academia Nacional de Medicina 9 de mayo de 2011

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    Con el advenimiento de la atención “gerenciada” de la salud (managed care que implantó en Colombia la Ley 100 de diciembre 23 de 1993 se ha pretendido modificar el contrato social del médico, sustituir el imperativo hipocrático de considerar ante todo el bien del paciente por una pretendida “justicia distributiva” que ha llevado a Colombia al actual desastre en el sistema de atención de la salud. Economistas de la llamada escuela neoliberal que preconizan la privatización con ánimo de lucro y la mano invisible del mercado como los factores supremos de desarrollo y regulación y propenden por el debilitamiento del Estado y de las instituciones de carácter público, han manejado directa o indirectamente el sistema de salud. Esto tal vez ilustra lo inexplicable: a los 17 años de la creación del Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud (SGSSS todavía no existe un sistema de información con registro único, y la Superintendencia Nacional de Salud es extremadamente débil y continúa adscrita al Ministerio de la Protección Social, dando amplio campo de acción a las aseguradoras, que más bien son intermediarios financieros. Se debe tener en cuenta que un sistema de salud es, en esencia, un sistema de información, y que al crear el mercado de la salud se requerían mecanismos de vigilancia y control muy fuertes. Ni sistema de información, ni adecuada vigilancia, ni estricto control ha tenido el actual sistema de salud colombiano. Sin embargo, la Academia Nacional de Medicina, por ley órgano consultor del Gobierno, ha advertido repetidamente tales fallas desde hace años.

    El modelo de la atención “gerenciada” de la salud significa un cambio profundo en uno de los pilares de la estructura de la sociedad, el de la atención de la salud, y altera en forma dramática tanto el ejercicio de la medicina como la esencia misma de la profesión, con detrimento de la calidad de la atención. En efecto, el modelo

  6. ATRIBUTOS QUÍMICOS E FÍSICOS DE SOLO CULTIVADO COM OLERÁCEAS EM MICROBACIA HIDROGRÁFICA, APÓS DESASTRE AMBIENTAL

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    Celeste Queiroz Rossi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A matéria orgânica do solo é uma importante fonte primária de nutrientes às plantas e influencia a infiltração, retenção de água, suscetibilidade à erosão e agregação do solo. No entanto, esse processo está condicionado à qualidade e quantidade da matéria orgânica aportada. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do desastre ambiental causado pela chuva em áreas de produção de oleráceas na região Serrana do Rio de Janeiro. Foram selecionadas as seguintes áreas: A1: sem impacto (testemunha; A2: soterramento total e cultivo de aveia + ervilhaca; A3: transbordamento do rio e cultivo de milheto + girassol; A4: transbordamento do rio e grande deposição de areia com cultivo de aveia-preta; A5: transbordamento do rio com grande deposição de areia e sem cultivo; e A6: transbordamento do rio em pequena escala e sem cultivo. As propriedades edáficas analisadas foram: textura; densidade do solo (Ds; densidade de partículas (Dp; diâmetro médio ponderado (DMP e diâmetro médio geométrico (DMG de agregados estáveis em água; pH(H2O, Al3+, Ca2++Mg2+, Na+, H+Al, K, P e carbono orgânico total (COT; e frações granulométricas e químicas da matéria orgânica. Os maiores valores de DMP e DMG foram observados nas áreas A3 e A6, que seguem a mesma tendência dos maiores teores de argila. Os teores de COT e suas frações químicas e físicas apresentaram diferenças em relação à testemunha com os menores valores verificados nas áreas que foram submetidas ao impacto pelo transbordamento do rio e grande deposição de areia. As áreas que foram impactadas pelo soterramento com predomínio da fração argila apresentaram valores semelhantes ou superiores aos da testemunha. As variáveis foram selecionadas e avaliadas por meio da análise de componentes principais, que evidenciou distinção entre as áreas estudadas, com separação entre elas associada à textura do solo e densidade de partículas.

  7. Respuestas psicológicas ante un desastre natural: estrés y crecimiento postraumático (Psychological responses to a natural disaster: stress and post-traumatic growth

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    Felipe E. García Martínez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El propósito de este estudio fue identificar procesos psicológicos relacionados con la sintomatología del estrés postraumático (SPT y el crecimiento postraumático (CPT. A través de un análisis de sendero se evaluó un modelo que relacionó SPT y CPT con severidad subjetiva, impacto en las creencias básicas, compartir social y rumiación relacionada a un evento. Participaron 291 estudiantes que estuvieron expuestos al terremoto y tsunami de Chile del 2010. El modelo final demuestra que SPT y CPT se producen por vías distintas, aun cuando en algunas fases del proceso participan las mismas variables psicológicas, como la severidad subjetiva y el compartir social. La rumiación intrusiva aparece como un factor mediador del desarrollo de la SPT y la rumiación deliberada del CPT. ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to identify psychological processes related with posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS and posttraumatic growth (PTG. Through a path analysis it was evaluated a model that related the PTS and PTG with subjective severity of trauma, impact on the basic beliefs, social sharing and rumination related to an event. Were selected 291 college students who were exposed to the earthquake and tsunami in Chile, 2010. The final model obtained shows that the PTS and PTG are produced by different routes, even when in some phases the same psychological variables are involved such as the subjective severity and social sharing. The intrusive rumination appears as a mediator of the PTS and the deliberate rumination of the PTG.

  8. Gestión para la seguridad frente a desastres en áreas urbanas históricas: un modelo de planificación estratégica, sistémica y prospectiva

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    Susana Palma

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo sintetiza los resultados de la tesis doctoral en Arquitectura de la Universidad de San Carlos, misma que evidenció la necesidad de contar con un instrumento de planificación para procurar la seguridad urbana frente a desastres en las áreas urbanas históricas (AUH del país, además de poner a disposición de los planificadores del nivel municipal de una herramienta de planificación participativa. La metodología de planificación que aquí se presenta, se sustenta en los enfoques estratégico, sistémico y prospectivo que resultan útiles para hacer aportaciones positivas a la seguridad urbana. Por lo que se presenta una breve descripción sobre tales enfoques, incluyendo el de riesgo y patrimonio histórico, hasta exponer el esquema del proceso de planificación.

  9. La escuela en tiempos de crisis:Puntos de fuga para re-instaurar la esperanza en contextos post-desastre The school in times of crisis:Projecting points to restore hope in post disaster contexts

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    Bibiana Vélez Medina

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La modernidad contingente es el resultado de la modernidad ilustrada e industrializada, de allí que la contingencia devenga en riesgo y se instale como condición de posibilidad contemporánea. El riesgo aparece entonces como un costructo social e historico que permea todos los ambitos de la cultura occidental, entre ellos el de la educación, el cual debe ser deconstruido desde la emergencia de la incertidumbre que produce la catastrofe del ideal moderno. En este orden de ideas, el presente texto indaga sobre las nuevas condiciones de oportudinad de la escuela en el contexto post-desastre y los riesgos del futuro devenir educativo.Abstract Contingent modernity can be described as the result of enlightened and industrialized modernity and hence bears the risk of being transformed into a condition of contemporary possibility. In this manner, risk appears as a social and historical construct permeating all fields of western culture, among them the field of education, which must be deconstructed from the emergency of uncertainty, which produces the catastrophe of the modern ideal. From this vein of ideas, the following text examines new conditions of opportunity for the school in a post-disaster context and the risks of future educational transformation.

  10. Organização dos serviços urbanos de saúde frente à mudança do clima e ao risco de desastres na América Latina

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    Carlos Alexandre Rodrigues Pereira

    Full Text Available Países da América Latina que sofreram com eventos extremos e desastres nas últimas décadas têm buscado alternativas para melhorar a organização e a capacidade de resposta dos serviços de saúde, evitando o impacto que a população sofreria no caso de tais serviços serem afetados. Neste artigo são relatadas experiências de países da América Latina no que se refere à preparação e adaptação às mudanças do clima no setor saúde, que poderiam ser replicadas em outros locais. Espera-se, por meio desta revisão crítica da literatura, que se possa motivar o setor saúde a se reorganizar para que se torne menos vulnerável aos efeitos das mudanças do clima.

  11. Geomorfología aplicada y desastres: Rol preventivo y Ordenamiento Territorial. / Applied Geomorphology and disasters: prevention and Land Management Role.

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    Ferrando A., Francisco J.

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo sostenible de un país altamente expuesto a catástrofes de origen natural dependerá en gran medida, de la manera en que se ordene el territorio, considerando su base geográfica. En este contexto, la geomorfología debe ir más allá del academicismo y aportar al ordenamiento territorial./"Applied Geomorphology and Disasters: Preventive Roles and Territorial Planning". The sustainable development of a country which is prone to suffer natural catastrophes will depend greatly on the manner in which its territory is planned, taking into consideration its geography. Thus, geomorphology must go beyond the academic practice and contribute to Landscape and Territorial Planning.

  12. Los riesgos geográficos y su impacto en la sociedad: amenazas y desastres. / Geographical risks and their impact on society: threats and disasters.

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    Ferrando A., Francisco J.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Los riesgos son un constructo social en la medida que es el hombre el que se instala o construye en lugares inadecuados y con formas inadecuadas, respecto de la dinámica de la naturaleza, de las amenazas más frecuentes./Risks are a social construction in the sense that man settles and or builds on inadequate places and in an inadequate ways, concerning the dynamics of nature and the more frequent hazards.

  13. Análise da percepção de risco e vulnerabilidade a partir dos alunos do ensino médio na vivência de Nova Friburgo RJ após desastre natural de 2011

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    Denise Gonzalez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A precipitação intensa num intervalo de poucas horas, causou uma série de deslizamentos de encostas e enchentes e/ou inundações de rios na Região Serrana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, especialmente no município de Nova Friburgo no mês de janeiro de 2011. Baseada na vivência dos alunos do 1º ano do Ensino Médio de dois colégios da rede estadual de ensino, esta pesquisa se utilizou do fato desta região ter sofrido este evento extremo. Observou-se a percepção de risco dos alunos através do que viveram e com os conteúdos da geografia Com o aplicativo Google Earth,foi elaborado o mapa de área de risco pelos mesmos, havendo uma comparação entre os resultados encontrados nas duas escolas, além de confrontá-los com dados da prefeitura sobre o assunto. Além disso, houve a análise da vulnerabilidade da população a partir de mapas temáticos com base no censo do IBGE(2010.

  14. Evaluación de riesgos y gestión en desastres. 10 preguntas para la década actual

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    P. Alberto Maturana, Dr.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad humana está siendo tensionada por crecientes eventos destructivos o alteradores de su calidad de vida, ya sea por causas de origen natural o creadas por la acción humana. Frente a estos retos, distintas iniciativas han pretendido en las Décadas 1990-1999 y 2000-2010, corregirlas con éxito. Desafortunadamente, la mayoría de ellas, originadas en el mundo de la Ciencia y Tecnología, no parecen generar igual compromiso y entusiasmo en los niveles políticos y de toma de decisión, expresándose en Políticas Públicas, Leyes, Reglamentos y Presupuestos para una Gestión Integral del Riesgo mucho más Preventiva y permanente en la Agenda Pública. El autor ha seleccionado 10 frecuentes preguntas de su quehacer académico y que nos ayudan a entender mejor este complejo proceso. La Globalización de algunos de estos eventos, como es el caso del Cambio Climático Global, hacen necesario políticas integradoras y un despertar de la comunidad organizada.

  15. El Desastre del 96: Una forma educativa de explicar las reacciones fisiológicas producidas como consecuencia de la exposición a la baja presión de oxígeno a gran altitud usando la película Everest (2015

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    Germán DOMÍNGUEZ VÍAS

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available El Desastre del 96 del Monte Everest se refiere a los eventos ocurrido del 10 al 11 de mayo de 1996, cuando ocho personas atrapadas en un temporal perdieron la vida, algunos durante el ascenso y, aquellos que ya habían hecho cumbre, mientras descendían. La película Everest (2015 refleja fielmente los síntomas previos ocurridos durante la ascensión, razón importante para comprender los efectos de la altura y de las bajas presiones de gases sobre el cuerpo humano. En este trabajo se aborda ambos problemas, Everest puede ayudar al alumnado a entender y reflexionar sobre los desafíos para la homeostasis corporal que tienen lugar a grandes alturas.

  16. Los desastres naturales: el rol del pediatra

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    Arturo Loredo Abdalá

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Es factible que los médicos pediatras puedan intervenir orientando a los papás de sus pacientes o a cualquier persona sobre alguna de las diversas estrategias que se requieren para alcanzar los acuerdos y la reconstrucción de los daños causados por los sismos, terremotos, huracanes e inundaciones como los que en meses previos afectaron a Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla y la Ciudad de México?

  17. The effect of inclement weather on ankle fracture management in an Irish trauma unit.

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    O'Neill, B J

    2013-09-01

    Ireland is unfamiliar with extreme weather conditions. Such conditions occurred in winter 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, with much of the country being affected by snow and ice. We reviewed the effect that these conditions had on the treatment of ankle fractures in our trauma unit.

  18. Emprego de modelo de susceptibilidade a escorregamentos rasos para gestão de riscos de desastres no município de Vitória-ES / Employment of shallow landslides model for disaster hazard management in the city of Vitória-ES

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    Renato Fontes Guimarães

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil está entre os 10 países mais atingidos por desastres naturais no mundo e os deslizamentos constituem-se num dos principais riscos geológicos do País, muitas vezes condicionado pela ocupação das encostas que provocam alterações ampliando a possibilidade dessas ocorrências. Nesse contexto, apresenta-se como essencial a busca por ferramentas e instrumentos que permitam conhecer os riscos potenciais de determinadas áreas e com isso adotar medidas antecipatórias ou preventivas. Uma dessas ferramentas são os modelos de predição de áreas susceptíveis à escorregamentos. Desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho é aplicar um modelo matemático de predição de escorregamentos para a gestão de riscos como subsídios às políticas públicas locais no Município de Vitória/ES. Para isso, foi definida como área de estudo a parte do município denominada Ilha de Vitória. As cartas topográficas na escala 1:5.000 foram editadas e utilizadas para a geração do modelo digital de terreno (MDT e dos atributos morfométricos (área de contribuição e declividade. Como parâmetros de solo foram testados oito conjuntos de dados provenientes de áreas semelhantes. Em seguida foi aplicado o modelo Shalstab, que combina o modelo hidrológico com o modelo de estabilidade da encosta e possibilita a definição de áreas susceptíveis a escorregamentos. Os oito modelos foram integrados em uma única imagem a partir do maior valor de instabilidade entre todas as simulações. A partir desse mapa de susceptibilidade de escorregamento foi possível definir as áreas de atenção, prioritárias para o desenvolvimento e a definição de ações de gestão do risco de desastres na região.

  19. Retos y aprendizajes en la prevención de desastres en el ámbito comunitario: la experiencia del trabajo comunal universitario gestión para la reducción del riesgo en comunidades amenazadas del país

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    Escalante Meza, Jimena

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se pretende reflexionar sobre la experiencia del proyecto Trabajo comunal universitario (TCU: gestión para la reducción del riesgo en comunidades amenazadas del país, de la Escuela de Psicología de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Dicho proyecto nace en el año 2007 con el objetivo de abordar la prevención de desastres en comunidades del país, a partir de las necesidades que se evidencian con el trabajo de la Brigada de Atención Psicosocial en Emergencias y desastres, también de la Escuela de Psicología de la UCR. Se busca visibilizar el trabajo del proyecto en las comunidades en que se ha intervenido, como los son: San Antonio de Belén, zonas aledañas al volcán Turrialba, Salitral de Santa Ana y comunidades costeras de Guanacaste de los cantones de Santa Cruz y Nicoya. A partir de estas experiencias se plantean aprendizajes teóricos y metodológicos en el gran reto que ha significado el trabajo interdisciplinario entre estudiantes de diversas carreras y el intercambio entre actores sociales locales; para pensar la posibilidad de organización local para la prevención y mitigación de sus propios riesgos psicosociales This article intends to reflect on the experience acquired in the University Communal Project (TCU in Spanish Management for risk reduction in communities threatened across the country, from the School of Psychology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR. This project was born in 2007 with the aim of addressing disaster prevention in communities across the country, from the needs become evident in the work of the Psychosocial Care in Emergency and Disaster Brigade, also part of the School of Psychology at the UCR. The work done in the communities intervened is presented. These communities are San Antonio de Belen, areas near the Turrialba Volcano, Salitral de Santa Ana and coastal communities of Guanacaste (Santa Cruz and Nicoya. From these experiences, theoretical and methodological learnings presented

  20. Temas vinculados con situaciones de desastre o su mitigación publicados por el Instituto de Hematología e Inmunología Topics linked with disaster situations or their mitigation published by the Institute of Hematology and Immunology

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    René A Rivero Jiménez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se brinda una breve información acerca de los temas que sirvieron de guía para la compilación de la bibliografía de trabajos en hematología, inmunología, medicina transfusional y medicina regenerativa, vinculada con temas de interés en situaciones de desastre y su evolución a través del tiempo. Se presenta un inventario bibliográfico de 109 artículos, que registra trabajos de autores de todo el país, pero en su mayoría investigadores del Instituto de Hematología e Inmunología, publicados desde 1985 hasta 2006 en la Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Medicina Transfusional, y en otras revistas científicas, e incluye los asuntos abordados por ellos en ese período. Esta compilación permite demostrar los aportes que durante más de 20 años de trabajo investigativo han realizado un grupo de hematólogos, hemoterapeutas, inmunólogos y otros especialistas y técnicos, en los temas vinculados con los desastresA brief information on the topics that served as a guide for collecting the bibliography of papers on hematology, immunology, transfusional medicine and regenerative medicine linked with the topics of interest in situations of disaster and their evolution with the course of time is given. A bibliographic inventory of 109 articles that registered authors from all over the country is presented. Most of them were written by researchers of the Institute of Hematology and Immunology and were published between 1985 and 2006 in the Revista Cubana de Hematologia, Immunologia y Medicina Transfusional and in other scientific journals. The topics dealt with by the authors in that period were also included. This compilation allows to show the contributions that a group of hematologists, hemotherapists, immunologists and other specialists and technicians have made to the topics related to disasters for more than 20 years of research.

  1. Natural gas

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    Fraser, J W

    1967-08-01

    This report on the natural gas industry of Canada includes: composition and uses of natural gas, production statistics, exploration and development, reserve estimates, natural gas processing, transportation, and marketing. For the Canadian natural gas industry, 1966 was a year of moderate expansion in all phases, with a strong demand continuing for sulfur and liquid hydrocarbons produced as by-products of gas processing. Value of natural gas production increased to $199 million and ranked sixth in terms of value of mineral ouput in Canada. Currently, natural gas provides over 70% of Canada's energy requirements. Proved remaining marketable reserves are estimated to be in excess of a 29-yr supply.

  2. Natural Gas

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    Bakar, Wan Azelee Wan Abu; Ali, Rusmidah

    2010-01-01

    Natural gas fuel is a green fuel and becoming very demanding because it is environmental safe and clean. Furthermore, this fuel emits lower levels of potentially harmful by-products into the atmosphere. Most of the explored crude natural gas is of sour gas and yet, very viable and cost effective technology is still need to be developed. Above all, methanation technology is considered a future potential treatment method for converting the sour natural gas to sweet natural gas.

  3. PLURALIZING NATURE

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    Clemmensen, Thomas Juel

    2014-01-01

    Denmark is widely recognised for its democratic approach to planning and the idea of planning for the common good. This interest in the common good and common values seems also to be reflected in the way which nature restoration is planned and managed – one common nature directed by the public...... authorities. But nature restoration is far from being a neural undertaking. Just like any other type of heritage production it can be the source of dissonance – ‘our’ nature is not necessary ‘their’ nature. Often this dissonance is managed in ways, which are not particular sensitive to site......-specificity. As exemplified by the Skjern River Restoration Project (1999-2003), one interpretation of the landscape sometimes suppresses other valid interpretations neglecting its diverse history. However, evidence from Switzerland suggests that planning for the common good, in the case of nature restoration, does...

  4. Natural Philosophy

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    Blair, Ann M.

    2006-01-01

    Natural philosophy” is often used by European historians as an umbrella term to designate the study of nature before it can easily be identified with what we call “science” today, to avoid the modern and potentially anachronistic connotations of that term. But “natural philosophy” (and its equivalents in different languages) was also an actor's category, a term commonly used throughout the early modern period and typically defined quite broadly as the study of natural bodies. As the central ...

  5. Dissonant Nature

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    Clemmensen, Thomas Juel

    2013-01-01

    Nature restoration is far from being a neural undertaking. Just like any other type of heritage production it can be the source of dissonance – ‘our’ nature is not necessary ‘their’ nature. Often this dissonance is managed in ways, which are not particular sensitive to site-specificity. As exempl...... and allows for multiple interpretations to coexist. Evidence can be found in the Re-naturalization of River Aire (2002-2015), a restoration project, which reveals approaches that could be labelled landscape architecture specific....

  6. Temporal naturalism

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    Smolin, Lee

    2015-11-01

    Two people may claim both to be naturalists, but have divergent conceptions of basic elements of the natural world which lead them to mean different things when they talk about laws of nature, or states, or the role of mathematics in physics. These disagreements do not much affect the ordinary practice of science which is about small subsystems of the universe, described or explained against a background, idealized to be fixed. But these issues become crucial when we consider including the whole universe within our system, for then there is no fixed background to reference observables to. I argue here that the key issue responsible for divergent versions of naturalism and divergent approaches to cosmology is the conception of time. One version, which I call temporal naturalism, holds that time, in the sense of the succession of present moments, is real, and that laws of nature evolve in that time. This is contrasted with timeless naturalism, which holds that laws are immutable and the present moment and its passage are illusions. I argue that temporal naturalism is empirically more adequate than the alternatives, because it offers testable explanations for puzzles its rivals cannot address, and is likely a better basis for solving major puzzles that presently face cosmology and physics. This essay also addresses the problem of qualia and experience within naturalism and argues that only temporal naturalism can make a place for qualia as intrinsic qualities of matter.

  7. Matematica Natural.

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    Lozano, Patricia; Medearis, Linda

    Matematica Natural (Natural Mathematics) is a mathematics curriculum for young children based on the assumption that they learn mathematics through concrete, real life, relevant experiences and that educational differences rather than cultural differences influence math achievement. The curriculum uses hands-on materials and activities to teach…

  8. Natural radiation

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    Feliciano, Vanusa Maria Delage

    2016-01-01

    Cosmic radiation, as well as cosmogenic radiation, terrestrial radiation, radon and thorium are introduced in this chapter 3. The distribution of natural radiation sources is treated, where the percentage distribution of the contribution relative to exposure to radiation from natural and artificial sources is also included

  9. Framing nature

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    Jansen, Peter

    2017-01-01

    This PhD thesis is about communication concerning nature in the Netherlands. The purpose of this exploratory study is to take both a theoretical and an empirical look at whether (implicit) religious elements play a role in this communication about nature in the Netherlands.

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  10. Natur formet

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    Søberg, Martin

    2011-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Malene Hauxner, "Fra naturlig natur til SUPERNATUR – Europæisk landskabsarkitektur 1967-2007 set fra Danmark", Risskov: Ikaros Press, 2011.......Anmeldelse af Malene Hauxner, "Fra naturlig natur til SUPERNATUR – Europæisk landskabsarkitektur 1967-2007 set fra Danmark", Risskov: Ikaros Press, 2011....

  11. Natural radiation; A radiacao natural

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    Feliciano, Vanusa Maria Delage

    2016-07-01

    Cosmic radiation, as well as cosmogenic radiation, terrestrial radiation, radon and thorium are introduced in this chapter 3. The distribution of natural radiation sources is treated, where the percentage distribution of the contribution relative to exposure to radiation from natural and artificial sources is also included.

  12. Natural Communities

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — This dataset shows the locations of known tracts of high quality natural communities in Kansas, generalized to the PLSS section. It is not a compehensive dataset of...

  13. Sciences & Nature

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    AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE (AJOL) · Journals · Advanced Search · USING AJOL ... Sciences & Nature, the Scientific Journal edited by the University of ... Subjects covered include agronomy, sciences of the earth, environment, biological, ...

  14. Pluralising Nature

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    Clemmensen, Thomas Juel

    2017-01-01

    suppress other valid perceptions, in conflict with the need for different groups of people to be able to identify with the same territory. However, planning for the common good, in the case of nature restoration, does not necessarily mean planning for one common nature. Understanding and working......Denmark is recognised for its democratic approach to planning, and for the idea of planning for the common good. This interest in the common good and in common values also seems to be reflected in the way that the restoration of nature is planned and managed, suggesting that there is one common...... “nature” that everyone can agree on. But nature restoration is far from being an unproblematic undertaking. As with any other type of heritage production, it can be the source of dissonance. As exemplified by the Skjern River Restoration Project, one perception of a landscape and its value as “nature” can...

  15. Writing Nature

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    Kristin Asdal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies is interested in how nature, in different versions and forms, is invited into our studies, analyses, and stories. How is it that we “write nature”? How is it that we provide space for, and actually describe the actors, agents, or surroundings, in our stories and analyses? The articles in the issue each deal with different understandings of both the practices of writing and the introduction of various natures into these. In this introduction to the issue the editors engage with actor-network theory as a material semiotic resource for writing nature. We propose to foreground actor-network theory as a writing tool, at the expense of actor-network theory as a distinct vocabulary. In doing this and pointing out the semiotic origins to material-semiotics we also want to problematize a clear-cut material approach to writing nature.

  16. Natural aphrodisiacs.

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    Shamloul, Rany

    2010-01-01

    The search for a remedy or a prescription that can enhance sexual function and/or treat male erectile dysfunction has been an obsession throughout known history. Whether it was an Eastern civilization or a Western one, religious or atheist, man's aspiration for a better or best "manhood" has been a history-time goal. This review will discuss the current research done on the most popular natural aphrodisiacs and examine the weight of evidence to support or discourage the use of any of these substances to enhance sexual desire and/or function. Review of the current evidence on the use of natural substances as aphrodisiacs. Efficacy of natural aphrodisiacs in enhancing sexual function in men and women. There is little evidence from literature to recommend the usage of natural aphrodisiacs for the enhancement of sexual desire and/or performance. Data on yohimbine's efficacy does not support the wide use of the drug, which has only mild effects in the treatment of psychogenic ED. Although there's a positive trend towards recommending ginseng as an effective aphrodisiac, however, more in depth studies involving large number of subjects and its mechanism of action are needed before definite conclusions could be reached. Data on the use of natural aphrodisiacs in women is limited. The current body of objective evidence does not support the use of any natural aphrodisiac as an effective treatment for male or female sexual dysfunctions. Potent men and men with ED will continue the search for natural aphrodisiacs despite the current disappointing data on their effectiveness. Care should be taken regarding the fraud addition of sildenafil analogues to natural aphrodisiacs.

  17. Emancipating Nature

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    Munk, Anders Kristian

    2012-01-01

    The issue of riverine flooding in the UK is closely tied up with computer simulations. Arguably, these modelling practices are ripe with the anticipation of nature. They aspire to pre-empt it, hence expect it to be ‘out there’, and ultimately work through formalized distillations of it – hydrodyn......The issue of riverine flooding in the UK is closely tied up with computer simulations. Arguably, these modelling practices are ripe with the anticipation of nature. They aspire to pre-empt it, hence expect it to be ‘out there’, and ultimately work through formalized distillations...... of it – hydrodynamic equations – which have their own anticipations and place their own demands on their modellers. Through the experience of a flood modelling apprenticeship I argue that the taking-place of such anticipations paradoxically relies on the birth of a hybrid, the model-modeller, and thus on a nature...

  18. Natural aerodynamics

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    Scorer, R S

    1958-01-01

    Natural Aerodynamics focuses on the mathematics of any problem in air motion.This book discusses the general form of the law of fluid motion, relationship between pressure and wind, production of vortex filaments, and conduction of vorticity by viscosity. The flow at moderate Reynolds numbers, turbulence in a stably stratified fluid, natural exploitation of atmospheric thermals, and plumes in turbulent crosswinds are also elaborated. This text likewise considers the waves produced by thermals, transformation of thin layer clouds, method of small perturbations, and dangers of extra-polation.Thi

  19. Provincialising Nature

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    Provincialising Nature: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of the Environment in Latin America offers a timely analysis of some of the crucial challenges, contradictions and promises within current environmental discourses and practices in the region. This book shows both challenging...... scenarios and original perspectives that have emerged in Latin America in relation to the globally urgent issues of climate change and the environmental crisis. Two interconnected analytical frameworks guide the discussions in the book: the relationship between nature, knowledge and identity and their role...

  20. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 1; Issue 3. Nature Watch Diversity of Bats. G Marimuthu. Feature Article Volume 1 Issue 3 March 1996 pp 103-110. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/001/03/0103-0110. Author Affiliations.

  1. Nature's Palette

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    McBride, Brooke B.; Brewer, Carol A.

    2010-01-01

    Flower petals, acorn hats, exoskeletons of beetles, and lichens are just a few of the objects students may find in a surprising array of vivid colors. These tiny examples from nature's palette can be discovered in a school yard, a park, or even along the edges of a paved sidewalk...it simply takes careful observation! This article describes a…

  2. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 9; Issue 9. Nature Watch - Coral Reefs and their Fauna: An Underwater Fantasyland. Anuradha Bhat. Feature Article Volume 9 Issue 9 September 2004 pp 62-73. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  3. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 20; Issue 3. Nature Watch: Symbiosis in Coastal Marine Communities. Neelam Pereira. Feature Article Volume 20 Issue 3 March 2015 pp 245-253. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  4. Nature Watch

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    ... Lecture Workshops · Refresher Courses · Symposia · Live Streaming. Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 3; Issue 5. Nature Watch - Thinking Like a Tahr: When Males and Females go their Separate Ways. M D Madhusudan. Feature Article Volume 3 Issue 5 May 1998 pp 43-47 ...

  5. Natural Propositions

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    Stjernfelt, Frederik

    Preface -- Introduction -- The generality of signs -- Dicisigns -- Some consequences of the dicisign doctrine -- Dicisigns and cognition -- Natural propositions--the evolution of semiotic self-control -- Dicisigns beyond language -- Operational and optimal iconicity in Peirce's diagrammatology...... -- Cows, red cows, and red herrings -- Corollarial and theorematic experiments with diagrams -- Strategies of research: Peirce's enlightenment maxims -- Perspective -- References -- Index....

  6. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 6; Issue 7. Nature Watch - Singapore's Jurong BirdPark: A Study Model. Abraham Verghese. Feature Article Volume 6 Issue 7 July 2001 pp 74-88. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  7. Kritikkens natur

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    Schatz-Jakobsen, Claus

    1999-01-01

    Artiklen introducerer det nye forskningsfelt inden for samtænkning af litteratur, kultur og natur, den såkaldt økologiske kritik, og kaster et kritisk blik på  dens brug af romantisk litteratur som proto-økologisk kanon....

  8. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 4; Issue 7. Nature Watch - The Odyssey of the Olive Ridley. Kartik Shanker. Feature Article Volume 4 Issue 7 July 1999 pp 68-78. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/004/07/0068-0078 ...

  9. Nature Watch

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 1; Issue 8. Nature Watch - Secrets of the Shieldtails. Kartik Shanker. Feature Article Volume 1 Issue 8 August 1996 pp 64-70. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/001/08/0064-0070 ...

  10. Nature Watch

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    2016-08-26

    Aug 26, 2016 ... ... 20; Issue 1. Nature Watch: A Tale of Two Turtles. V Deepak. Feature Article Volume 20 Issue 1 January 2015 pp 47-54. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/020/01/0047-0054. Keywords. Ecology; endemic; India; turtles; tortoises; Western Ghats.

  11. Provincialising Nature

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    Provincialising Nature: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of the Environment in Latin America offers a timely analysis of some of the crucial challenges, contradictions and promises within current environmental discourses and practices in the region. This book shows both challenging...... scenarios and original perspectives that have emerged in Latin America in relation to the globally urgent issues of climate change and the environmental crisis. Two interconnected analytical frameworks guide the discussions in the book: the relationship between nature, knowledge and identity and their role...... in understanding recent and current practices of climate change and environmental policy. The different chapters in this volume contribute to this debate by offering multidisciplinary perspectives on particular aspects of these two frameworks and through a multidirectional outlook that links the local, national...

  12. Unbounded Naturalism

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    Andrew Taggart

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available nbsp;font face="Times, serif"font size="3"In the Anglo-American reception of John McDowellrsquo;s /font/fontfont face="Times, serif"font size="3"emMind and World/em/font/fontfont face="Times, serif"font size="3", there has been little attention paid to the developmental aspect of his lsquo;partially re-enchantedrsquo; naturalism. In lsquo;Naturalism Unboundedrsquo;, I argue that McDowellrsquo;s story of our normal upbringing (/font/fontfont face="Times, serif"font size="3"emBildung/em/font/fontfont face="Times, serif"font size="3" presents problems for his claim that we have a lsquo;standing obligationrsquo; to reflect on our perceptual experiences. I follow this critique up with a Hegelian-inspired attempt to retain and revise the vital points he makes about experience./font/font

  13. Natural games

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    Anttila, Jani; Annila, Arto

    2011-01-01

    A course of a game is formulated as a physical process that will consume free energy in the least time. Accordingly, the rate of entropy increase is the payoff function that will subsume all forms of free energy that motivate diverse decisions. Also other concepts of game theory are related to their profound physical counterparts. When the physical portrayal of behavior is mathematically analyzed, the course of a game is found to be inherently unpredictable because each move affects motives in the future. Despite the non-holonomic character of the natural process, the objective of consuming free energy in the least time will direct an extensive-form game toward a Lyapunov-stable point that satisfies the minimax theorem. -- Highlights: → Behavior in the context of game theory is described as a natural process. → The rate of entropy increase, derived from statistical physics of open systems, is identified as the payoff function. → Entropy as the payoff function also clarifies motives of collaboration and subjective nature of decision making. → Evolutionary equation of motion that accounts for the course of a game is inherently unpredictable.

  14. Gestión del riesgo natural y el caso de Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2008-01-01

    Necesidad de reducir los efectos de los desastres por la vía de la vulnerabilidad en Latinoamérica y El Caribe, y particularmente en Colombia. El SINPAD y las amenazas naturales en Colombia. La gestión ambiental, los riesgos específico y de cúmulo, y relaciones con CTS.

  15. Natural games

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    Anttila, Jani; Annila, Arto

    2011-10-01

    A course of a game is formulated as a physical process that will consume free energy in the least time. Accordingly, the rate of entropy increase is the payoff function that will subsume all forms of free energy that motivate diverse decisions. Also other concepts of game theory are related to their profound physical counterparts. When the physical portrayal of behavior is mathematically analyzed, the course of a game is found to be inherently unpredictable because each move affects motives in the future. Despite the non-holonomic character of the natural process, the objective of consuming free energy in the least time will direct an extensive-form game toward a Lyapunov-stable point that satisfies the minimax theorem.

  16. Natural uranium

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    Ammerich, Marc; Frot, Patricia; Gambini, Denis-Jean; Gauron, Christine; Moureaux, Patrick; Herbelet, Gilbert; Lahaye, Thierry; Pihet, Pascal; Rannou, Alain

    2014-08-01

    This sheet belongs to a collection which relates to the use of radionuclides essentially in unsealed sources. Its goal is to gather on a single document the most relevant information as well as the best prevention practices to be implemented. These sheets are made for the persons in charge of radiation protection: users, radioprotection-skill persons, labor physicians. Each sheet treats of: 1 - the radio-physical and biological properties; 2 - the main uses; 3 - the dosimetric parameters; 4 - the measurement; 5 - the protection means; 6 - the areas delimitation and monitoring; 7 - the personnel classification, training and monitoring; 8 - the effluents and wastes; 9 - the authorization and declaration administrative procedures; 10 - the transport; and 11 - the right conduct to adopt in case of incident or accident. This sheet deals specifically with natural uranium

  17. Next nature : nature changes along with us

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    Mensvoort, van K.M.; Grievink, H.J.

    2011-01-01

    We debate saving nature, we dream about escaping to nature, but rarely do we ask "What is nature?". The Next Nature book radically shifts your notion of nature. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places. With our urge to design our

  18. Natural isotopes

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    Vogel, J.C.

    1986-01-01

    14 C dates between 600 and 900 AD were obtained for early Iron Age sites in Natal, and from 1300 to 1450 AD for rock engraving sites in Bushmanland. Palaeoenvironmental data derived from the dating of samples related to sedimentary and geomorphic features in the central and northern Namib Desert enabled the production of a tentative graph for the changes in humidity in the region over the past 40000 years. These results suggest that relatively humid conditions came to an end in the Namib at ±25000 BP (before present). The increased precision of the SIRA mass spectrometer enabled the remeasurement of 13 C and 18 O in the Cango stalagmite. This data confirmed that the environmental temperatures in the Southern Cape remained constant to within ±1 o C during the past 5500 years. Techniques and applications for environmental isotopes in hydrology were developed to determine the origin and movement of ground water. Isotopic fractionation effects in light elements in nature were investigated. The 15 N/ 14 N ratio in bones of animals and humans increases in proportion to the aridity of the environment. This suggests that 15 N in bone from dated archaeological sites could be used to detect changes in past climatic conditions as naturally formed nitrate minerals are higly soluble and are only preserved in special, very dry environments. The sources and sinks of CO 2 on the South African subcontinent were also determined. The 13 C/ 12 C ratios of air CO 2 obtained suggest that the vegetation provides the major proportion of respired CO 2 . 9 refs., 1 fig

  19. Nature and nature values in organic agriculture

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    Hansen, Lene; Noe, Egon; Højring, Katrine

    2006-01-01

    The relationship between agriculture and nature is a centra issue in the current agricultural debate. Organic farming has ambitions and a special potential in relation to nature. Consideration for nature is part of the guiding principals of organic farming and many organic farmers are committed...... to protecting natural qualities. However, the issue of nature, landscape, and land use is not straightforward. Nature is an ambiguous concept that involves multiple interests and actors reaching far beyond farmers. The Danish research project ......

  20. Desastre ecológico y ambiental en Huancavelica

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    Pinto Herrera, Honorio

    2014-01-01

    El trabajo trata de confirmar, una vez más, que la actividad minera en el Perú afecta los sistemas ecológicos y el medio ambiente. Esto es posible debido al poder de las empresas y a la debilidad y complicidad del Estado. En este sentido, uno de los objetivos de esta investigación es contribuir al conocimiento de un problema nacional, que es la contaminación ambiental a partir de un caso concreto: el derrame de relaves en la mina Caudalosa Chica. Los temas centrales desarrollados abarcan l...

  1. No ciudadanos atrapados en situaciones de conflicto, violencia y desastres

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    Koser, Khalid

    2014-01-01

    Cuando los no ciudadanos quedan atrapados en crisis humanitarias, pueden ser tan vulnerables a los desplazamientos y sufrir sus consecuencias tan agudamente como los ciudadanos. Sin embargo, faltan marcos y capacidades para su asistencia y protección.

  2. Visione spagnole delle filippine prima e dopo il 'desastre'

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    Barbara Minesso

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En tres siglos de colonización, las relaciones culturales entre España y Filipinas fueron escasas. Varios factores contribuyeron a popularizar lo filipino en la Península a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. A esta época pertenecen los textos de Cañamaque y de Entrala, en abierta polémica el uno con el otro, que expresan posturas diferentes acerca del fenómeno colonial, así como percepciones opuestas con respecto a los filipinos y a la sociedad española de Manila. Después de 1898, los vínculos afectivos entre la ex madre patria y la antigua colonia no cesaron, como demuestra Julio Palacios, que vierte en su libro —también objeto de análisis— el orgullo de constatar la presencia de una importante y positiva herencia española en el archipiélago.

  3. Nature and nature values in organic agriculture

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    Hansen, Lene; Noe, Egon; Højring, Katrine

    2006-01-01

    The relationship between agriculture and nature is a centra issue in the current agricultural debate. Organic farming has ambitions and a special potential in relation to nature. Consideration for nature is part of the guiding principals of organic farming and many organic farmers are committed...

  4. Three Sorts of Naturalism

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    Fink, Hans

    2006-01-01

    In "Two sorts of Naturalism" John McDowell is sketching his own sort of naturalism in ethics as an alternative to "bald naturalism". In this paper I distinguish materialist, idealist and absolute conceptions of nature and of naturalism in order to provide a framework for a clearer understanding...

  5. Natural gas trends

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    Anderson, A.

    1991-01-01

    This book provides data on many facets of the natural gas industry. Topics include: Canadian, Mexican; US natural gas reserves and production; Mexican and US natural gas consumption; market conditions for natural gas in the US; and Canadian natural gas exports

  6. A Natural Language Architecture

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    Sodiya, Adesina Simon

    2007-01-01

    Natural languages are the latest generation of programming languages, which require processing real human natural expressions. Over the years, several groups or researchers have trying to develop widely accepted natural language languages based on artificial intelligence (AI). But no true natural language has been developed. The goal of this work is to design a natural language preprocessing architecture that identifies and accepts programming instructions or sentences in their natural forms ...

  7. Virginia Natural Heritage Program

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    Heritage About Natural Heritage Overview, Mission Natural Heritage Inventory Community Ecology Program ) | Strategic Plan (PDF) | Executive Progress Report (PDF) | Code of Ethics (PDF) Your browser does not support

  8. Natural Colorants: Food Colorants from Natural Sources.

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    Sigurdson, Gregory T; Tang, Peipei; Giusti, M Mónica

    2017-02-28

    The color of food is often associated with the flavor, safety, and nutritional value of the product. Synthetic food colorants have been used because of their high stability and low cost. However, consumer perception and demand have driven the replacement of synthetic colorants with naturally derived alternatives. Natural pigment applications can be limited by lower stability, weaker tinctorial strength, interactions with food ingredients, and inability to match desired hues. Therefore, no single naturally derived colorant can serve as a universal alternative for a specified synthetic colorant in all applications. This review summarizes major environmental and biological sources for natural colorants as well as nature-identical counterparts. Chemical characteristics of prevalent pigments, including anthocyanins, carotenoids, betalains, and chlorophylls, are described. The possible applications and hues (warm, cool, and achromatic) of currently used natural pigments, such as anthocyanins as red and blue colorants, and possible future alternatives, such as purple violacein and red pyranoanthocyanins, are also discussed.

  9. Regularities, Natural Patterns and Laws of Nature

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    Stathis Psillos

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available  The goal of this paper is to sketch an empiricist metaphysics of laws of nature. The key idea is that there are regularities without regularity-enforcers. Differently put, there are natural laws without law-makers of a distinct metaphysical kind. This sketch will rely on the concept of a natural pattern and more significantly on the existence of a network of natural patterns in nature. The relation between a regularity and a pattern will be analysed in terms of mereology.  Here is the road map. In section 2, I will briefly discuss the relation between empiricism and metaphysics, aiming to show that an empiricist metaphysics is possible. In section 3, I will offer arguments against stronger metaphysical views of laws. Then, in section 4 I will motivate nomic objectivism. In section 5, I will address the question ‘what is a regularity?’ and will develop a novel answer to it, based on the notion of a natural pattern. In section 6, I will raise the question: ‘what is a law of nature?’, the answer to which will be: a law of nature is a regularity that is characterised by the unity of a natural pattern.

  10. Natural and near natural tropical forest values

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    Daniel H. Henning

    2011-01-01

    This paper identifies and describes some of the values associated with tropical rain forests in their natural and near-natural conditions. Tropical rain forests are moist forests in the humid tropics where temperature and rainfall are high and the dry season is short. These closed (non-logged) and broad-leaved forests are a global resource. Located almost entirely in...

  11. Natural gas in India

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    Lefevre, Thierry; Todoc, Jessie L.

    1999-11-01

    Contains Executive Summary and Chapters on: Country background; Overview of the energy sector; Natural gas supply; Natural gas infrastructure; Natural gas infrastructure; Natural gas demand; Outlook-government policy reform and industry development, and Appendices on Global and regional energy and gas trends; Overview of India's investment policy, incentives and regulation; The ENRON Dabhol power project. (Author)

  12. Three Sorts of Naturalism

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    Fink, Hans

    2006-01-01

    In "Two sorts of Naturalism" John McDowell is sketching his own sort of naturalism in ethics as an alternative to "bald naturalism". In this paper I distinguish materialist, idealist and absolute conceptions of nature and of naturalism in order to provide a framework for a clearer understanding of what McDowell's own naturalism amounts to. I argue that nothing short of an absolute naturalism will do for a number of McDowell's own purposes, but that it is far from obvious that this is his posi...

  13. Natural gas monthly

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    NONE

    1998-01-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the Natural Gas Monthly features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information.

  14. The Nature of Natural Hazards Communication (Invited)

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    Kontar, Y. Y.

    2013-12-01

    Some of the many issues of interest to natural hazards professionals include the analysis of proactive approaches to the governance of risk from natural hazards and approaches to broaden the scope of public policies related to the management of risks from natural hazards, as well as including emergency and environmental management, community development and spatial planning related to natural hazards. During the talk we will present results of scientific review, analysis and synthesis, which emphasize same new trends in communication of the natural hazards theories and practices within an up-to-the-minute context of new environmental and climate change issues, new technologies, and a new focus on resiliency. The presentation is divided into five sections that focus on natural hazards communication in terms of education, risk management, public discourse, engaging the public, theoretical perspectives, and new media. It includes results of case studies and best practices. It delves into natural hazards communication theories, including diffusion, argumentation, and constructivism, to name a few. The presentation will provide information about: (1) A manual of natural hazards communication for scientists, policymakers, and media; (2) An up-to-the-minute context of environmental hazards, new technologies & political landscape; (3) A work by natural hazards scientists for geoscientists working with social scientists and communication principles; (4) A work underpinned by key natural hazards communication theories and interspersed with pragmatic solutions; (5) A work that crosses traditional natural hazards boundaries: international, interdisciplinary, theoretical/applied. We will further explore how spatial planning can contribute to risk governance by influencing the occupation of natural hazard-prone areas, and review the central role of emergency management in risk policy. The goal of this presentation is to contribute to the augmentation of the conceptual framework

  15. Breast reconstruction - natural tissue

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    ... flap; TRAM; Latissimus muscle flap with a breast implant; DIEP flap; DIEAP flap; Gluteal free flap; Transverse upper gracilis flap; TUG; Mastectomy - breast reconstruction with natural tissue; Breast cancer - breast reconstruction with natural tissue

  16. Natural short sleeper

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    Sleep - natural short sleeper ... 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Short sleepers sleep less than 75% of what is normal for their age. Natural short sleepers are different from people who chronically do ...

  17. Vermont Natural Resources Atlas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The purpose of the�Natural Resources Atlas�is to provide geographic information about environmental features and sites that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources...

  18. Natural Weathering Exposure Station

    Data.gov (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Corps of Engineers' Treat Island Natural Weathering Exposure Station is a long-term natural weathering facility used to study concrete durability. Located on the...

  19. Natural gas annual 1995

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    1996-11-01

    The Natural Gas Annual provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. The 1995 data are presented in a sequence that follows natural gas (including supplemental supplies) from its production to its end use. This is followed by tables summarizing natural gas supply and disposition from 1991 to 1995 for each Census Division and each State. Annual historical data are shown at the national level

  20. Natural gas annual 1993

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    1994-01-01

    The Natural Gas Annual provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. The 1993 data are presented in a sequence that follows natural gas (including supplemental supplies) from its production to its end use. Tables summarizing natural gas supply and disposition from 1989 to 1993 are given for each Census Division and each State. Annual historical data are shown at the national level

  1. Natural gas annual 1991

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    1992-01-01

    The Natural Gas Annual provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. The 1991 data are presented in a sequence that follows natural gas (including supplemental supplies) from its production to its end use. Tables summarizing natural gas supply and disposition form 1987 to 1991 are given for each Census Division and each State. Annual historical data are shown at the national level

  2. Natural gas for vehicles

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Prieur, A.

    2006-01-01

    Following a decade-long upsurge in the use of natural gas in the energy sector (heating and especially electricity), new outlets for natural gas are being developed in the transport sector. For countries endowed with substantial local resources, development in this sector can help reduce oil dependence. In addition, natural gas is often used to reduce pollution, particularly in cities

  3. Natural gas annual 1991

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    1993-01-01

    The Natural Gas Annual 1991 provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers Federal and State agencies, and education institutions. This report, the Natural Gas Annual 1991 Supplement: Company Profiles, presents a detailed profile of selected companies

  4. Naturalisms and religion

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Drees, Willem

    1997-01-01

    Such terms as materialism, naturalism, and near synonyms evoke strong negative reactions among many believers. However, the notion of naturalism has various meanings; implications for religion differ for the several varieties of naturalism. In this paper I analyze epistemological and ontological

  5. NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION

    OpenAIRE

    Stanis³aw Brzeziñski

    2007-01-01

    In the paper, Author presents chosen aspects of natural gas transportation within global market. Natural gas transportation is a technicaly complicated and economicly expensive process; in infrastructure construction and activities costs. The paper also considers last and proposed initiatives in natural gas transportation.

  6. Natural gas marketing II

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Anon.

    1988-01-01

    This book covers all aspects of gas marketing, from the basic regulatory structure to the latest developments in negotiating agreements and locating markets. Topics include: Federal regulation of the gas industry; Fundamentals of gas marketing contracts; FERC actions encouraging competitive markets; Marketing conditions from the pipelines' perspective; State non-utility regulation of natural gas production, transportation, and marketing; Natural gas wellhead agreements and tariffs; Natural gas processing agreements; Effective management of producer's natural gas contracts; Producer-pipeline litigation; Natural gas purchasing from the perspective of industrial gas users; Gas marketing by co-owners: problems of disproportionate sales, gas balancing, and accounting to royalty owners; Alternatives and new directions in marketing

  7. Nature in Preschool

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    Husted, Mia; Frøkjær, Thorleif

    Nature and nature phenomena’ has formed a specific curriculum theme in Danish preschool since early childhood curriculum was prescribed by law in 2004. However, recent evaluations show that the implementation of an early childhood curriculum has not produced an increased pedagogical focus...... on ‘nature and nature phenomena’ in preschools (EVA 2012). This finding, along with an increased political interest in goals and measurable outcome of early childhood curriculum (Broström 2012), will be the starting point in our ambition to carry out a more thorough qualitative investigation into links...... between preschool teachers’ understanding and interest in teaching nature and the rather poor evaluation....

  8. Learning from nature: Nature-inspired algorithms

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    Albeanu, Grigore; Madsen, Henrik; Popentiu-Vladicescu, Florin

    2016-01-01

    .), genetic and evolutionary strategies, artificial immune systems etc. Well-known examples of applications include: aircraft wing design, wind turbine design, bionic car, bullet train, optimal decisions related to traffic, appropriate strategies to survive under a well-adapted immune system etc. Based......During last decade, the nature has inspired researchers to develop new algorithms. The largest collection of nature-inspired algorithms is biology-inspired: swarm intelligence (particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, cuckoo search, bees' algorithm, bat algorithm, firefly algorithm etc...... on collective social behaviour of organisms, researchers have developed optimization strategies taking into account not only the individuals, but also groups and environment. However, learning from nature, new classes of approaches can be identified, tested and compared against already available algorithms...

  9. Novel natural food antimicrobials.

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    Juneja, Vijay K; Dwivedi, Hari P; Yan, Xianghe

    2012-01-01

    Naturally occurring antimicrobial compounds could be applied as food preservatives to protect food quality and extend the shelf life of foods and beverages. These compounds are naturally produced and isolated from various sources, including plants, animals and microorganisms, in which they constitute part of host defense systems. Many naturally occurring compounds, such as nisin, plant essential oils, and natamycin, have been widely studied and are reported to be effective in their potential role as antimicrobial agents against spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. Although some of these natural antimicrobials are commercially available and applied in food processing, their efficacy, consumer acceptance and regulation are not well defined. This manuscript reviews natural antimicrobial compounds with reference to their applications in food when applied individually or in combination with other hurdles. It also reviews the mechanism of action of selected natural antimicrobials, factors affecting their antimicrobial activities, and future prospects for use of natural antimicrobials in the food industry.

  10. On nature and bioethics.

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    Peterson, Paul Silas

    2010-01-01

    The account of nature and humanity's relationship to nature are of central importance for bioethics. The Scientific Revolution was a critical development in the history of this question and many contemporary accounts of nature find their beginnings here. While the innovative approach to nature going out of the seventeenth century was reliant upon accounts of nature from the early modern period, the Middle Ages, late-antiquity and antiquity, it also parted ways with some of the understandings of nature from these epochs. Here I analyze this development and suggests that some of the insights from older understandings of nature may be helpful for bioethics today, even if there can be no simple return to them.

  11. A Natural Love of Natural Products

    OpenAIRE

    Kingston, David G. I.

    2008-01-01

    Recent research on the chemistry of natural products from the author?s group that led to the receipt of the ACS Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products is reviewed. REDOR NMR and synthetic studies established the T-taxol conformation as the bioactive tubulin-binding conformation, and these results were confirmed by the synthesis of compounds which clearly owed their activity or lack of activity to whether or not they could adopt the T-taxol conformation. Similar studies wit...

  12. Natural Information Processing Systems

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    John Sweller; Susan Sweller

    2006-01-01

    Natural information processing systems such as biological evolution and human cognition organize information used to govern the activities of natural entities. When dealing with biologically secondary information, these systems can be specified by five common principles that we propose underlie natural information processing systems. The principles equate: (1) human long-term memory with a genome; (2) learning from other humans with biological reproduction; (3) problem solving through random ...

  13. Natural gas annual 1997

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    1998-10-01

    The Natural Gas Annual provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. The 1997 data are presented in a sequence that follows natural gas (including supplemental supplies) from its production to its end use. This is followed by tables summarizing natural gas supply and disposition from 1993 to 1997 for each Census Division and each State. Annual historical data are shown at the national level. 27 figs., 109 tabs

  14. Natural Ventilation in Atria

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    Svidt, Kjeld; Heiselberg, Per; Hendriksen, Ole Juhl

    This case study comprises a monitoring programme as well as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of a natural ventilated atrium. The purpose has been to analyse the performance of a typical natural ventilation system in Denmark under both summer and winter conditions.......This case study comprises a monitoring programme as well as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of a natural ventilated atrium. The purpose has been to analyse the performance of a typical natural ventilation system in Denmark under both summer and winter conditions....

  15. Nature-based integration

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    Pitkänen, Kati; Oratuomi, Joose; Hellgren, Daniela

    Increased attention to, and careful planning of the integration of migrants into Nordic societies is ever more important. Nature based integration is a new solution to respond to this need. This report presents the results of a Nordic survey and workshop and illustrates current practices of nature...... based integration by case study descriptions from Denmark, Sweden Norway and Finland. Across Nordic countries several practical projects and initiatives have been launched to promote the benefits of nature in integration and there is also growing academic interest in the topic. Nordic countries have...... the potential of becoming real forerunners in nature based integration even at the global scale....

  16. Natural gas annual 1997

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    1998-10-01

    The Natural Gas Annual provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. The 1997 data are presented in a sequence that follows natural gas (including supplemental supplies) from its production to its end use. This is followed by tables summarizing natural gas supply and disposition from 1993 to 1997 for each Census Division and each State. Annual historical data are shown at the national level. 27 figs., 109 tabs.

  17. Natural gas outlook

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    Molyneaux, M.P.

    1998-01-01

    An overview of natural gas markets in Canada and in the United States was provided. The major factors that determine the direction of natural gas prices were depicted graphically. Price volatility has decreased in recent months. As expected, April through November total energy consumption reached historically high levels. Demand for natural gas during the summer of 1997 was not as strong as anticipated. Nuclear energy appears to be on the slippery slope, with natural gas-driven electricity projects to fill the void. Hydroelectricity had a strong showing in 1997. Prospects are less bright for 1998 due to above average temperatures. Canadian natural gas export capacity has increased 5.5 times between 1986 and estimated 1999 levels. Despite this, in 1997, deliveries to the United States were marginally behind expectations. Natural gas consumption, comparative fuel prices, natural gas drilling activity, natural gas storage capacity, actual storage by region, and average weekly spot natural gas prices, for both the U. S. and Canada, were also provided. With regard to Canada, it was suggested that Canadian producers are well positioned for a significant increase in their price realization mostly because of the increase in Canada's export capacity in 1997 (+175 Mmcf/d), 1998 (1,060 Mmcf/d) and potentially in 1999 or 2000, via the Alliance Pipeline project. Nevertheless, with current production projections it appears next to impossible to fill the 10.9 Bcf/d of export capacity that will be potentially in place by the end of 1999. tabs., figs

  18. Nephrotoxicity of Natural Products.

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    Nauffal, Mary; Gabardi, Steven

    2016-01-01

    The manufacture and sale of natural products constitute a multi-billion dollar industry. Nearly a third of the American population admit to using some form of complementary or alternative medicine, with many using them in addition to prescription medications. Most patients fail to inform their healthcare providers of their natural product use and physicians rarely inquire. Annually, thousands of natural product-induced adverse events are reported to Poison Control Centers nationwide. Natural product manufacturers are not responsible for proving safety and efficacy, as the FDA does not regulate them. However, concerns exist surrounding the safety of natural products. This review provides details on natural products that have been associated with renal dysfunction. We have focused on products that have been associated with direct renal injury, immune-mediated nephrotoxicity, nephrolithiasis, rhabdomyolysis with acute renal injury, hepatorenal syndrome, and common adulterants or contaminants that are associated with renal dysfunction. The potential for natural products to cause renal dysfunction is justifiable. It is imperative that natural product use be monitored closely in all patients. Healthcare practitioners must play an active role in identifying patients using natural products and provide appropriate patient education. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  19. Nature as Dissonant Heritage

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    Clemmensen, Thomas Juel

    2014-01-01

    accepts that nature it not existing outside culture as something that be restored to its original state, but a contemporary product created and managed with certain objectives in mind, nature restoration like heritage production are prone to same kind of dissonance – our nature is not necessary...... their nature. According to Ashworth cultural dissonance can be managed in a number of different way depending on which type of plural society is preferred. Many of these management strategies consciously or unconsciously involve some form of denial, neglect, destruction, reinterpretation or marginalizing...

  20. Oklo natural reactor

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    Fujii, Isao

    1985-01-01

    In 1954, Professor Kazuo, Kuroda of Arkansas University in USA published the possibility that spontaneously generated natural nuclear reactors existed in prehistoric age. In 1972, 18 years after that, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique published that in the Oklo uranium deposit in Gabon, Africa, a natural nuclear reactor was found. This fact was immediately informed to the whole world, but in Japan, its details have not necessarily been well known. The chance of investigating into this fact and visiting the Oklo deposit by the favor of COMUF, the owner of the Oklo deposit, was given, therefore, the state of the natural reactors, which has been known so far, is reported. At present, 12 natural reactors have been found in the vicinity of the Oklo deposit. The natural reactors were generated spontaneously in uranium deposits about 1.7 billion years ago when the isotopic abundance of U-235 was 3 %, and the chain reaction started naturally. When the concentration of U-235 lowered, the reaction stopped naturally. The abnormality in the U-235 abundance in natural uranium was found, and the cause was pursued. The evidence of the existence of natural reactors was shown. (Kako, I.)

  1. A mathematical nature walk

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    Adam, John A

    2009-01-01

    How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural world around us, A Mathematical Nature Walk will delight anyone who loves nature or math or both. John Adam presents ninety-six questions about many common natural phenomena--and a few uncommon ones--and then shows how to answer them using mostly b

  2. Nature as Measure

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    Peters, Terri

    2011-01-01

    The potential for biomimicry lies far beyond the direct imitation of natural forms. Guest-editor Terri Peters describes how Janine Benyus, the biologist and innovation consultant, is using biomimicry to create performance metrics from natural technologies and processes for assessing aspects...

  3. Modeling Natural Selection

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    Bogiages, Christopher A.; Lotter, Christine

    2011-01-01

    In their research, scientists generate, test, and modify scientific models. These models can be shared with others and demonstrate a scientist's understanding of how the natural world works. Similarly, students can generate and modify models to gain a better understanding of the content, process, and nature of science (Kenyon, Schwarz, and Hug…

  4. Greenland and Natural Resources

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    Lyck, Lise

    Greenland policy can delay and maybe change the future of the forecasted development of the use of natural resources. This book is relevant for anyone interested in Greenland in general and the development of Greenland both politically and economically and in relation natural resources....

  5. Natural - synthetic - artificial!

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    Nielsen, Peter E

    2010-01-01

    The terms "natural," "synthetic" and "artificial" are discussed in relation to synthetic and artificial chromosomes and genomes, synthetic and artificial cells and artificial life.......The terms "natural," "synthetic" and "artificial" are discussed in relation to synthetic and artificial chromosomes and genomes, synthetic and artificial cells and artificial life....

  6. European natural gas

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    Thackeray, Fred

    1999-11-01

    Contains Executive Summary and Chapters on: Main issues; Natural gas consumption and supply: statistics and key features of individual countries; Sectoral natural gas consumption; Indigenous production; Imports; Prices and taxes; The spot market: The interconnector; Forecasts of production and consumption and contracted imports; Progress of markets liberalisation; Effects of environmentalist developments; Transmission networks and storage; Some principal players. (Author)

  7. Nature Foil Reliefs

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    Lane, Shaw J.

    2012-01-01

    Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artists across the centuries. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and Andy Goldsworthy all drew inspiration for their work from nature. Seeds come from the dried pods, which when planted and cared for, bear fruit. In this article, the author describes how her…

  8. Plutonium in nature

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    Madic, C.

    1994-01-01

    Plutonium in nature comes from natural sources and anthropogenic ones. Plutonium at the earth surface comes principally from anthropogenic sources. It is easily detectable in environment. The plutonium behaviour in environment is complex. It seems necessary for the future to reduce releases in environment, to improve predictive models of plutonium behaviour in geosphere, to precise biological impact of anthropogenic plutonium releases

  9. Exposure to natural radiation

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    Green, B.M.R.

    1985-01-01

    A brief report is given of a seminar on the exposure to enhanced natural radiation and its regulatory implications held in 1985 at Maastricht, the Netherlands. The themes of the working sessions included sources of enhanced natural radiation, parameters influencing human exposure, measurement and survey programmes, technical countermeasures, risk and assessment studies, philosophies of dose limitations and national and international policies. (U.K.)

  10. Nature and landscape protection

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    Klinda, J.; Lieskovska, Z.

    1998-01-01

    In accordance with National Council of the Slovak Republic Act N. 287/1994 Coll. on Nature and Landscape Protection, the system of complex nature landscape protection has been designed based on five levels of protection. Categories of protected areas as well as cultural monuments in the Slovak Republic are reviewed.Slovak contribution to the world heritage is included

  11. Growing natural gas usage

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    Saarni, T.

    1996-01-01

    Finnish natural gas usage topped the 3.3 billion cubic metre mark last year, up 3.6 % on the 1994 figure. Growth has increased now for 12 years in a row. Thanks to offtake by large individual users, the pipeline network has been expanded from South-East Finland to the Greater Helsinki area and central southern Finland. Natural gas plays a much larger role in this region than the 10 % accounted for by natural gas nationally would indicate. The growth in the share of Finland's energy use accounted for by natural gas has served to broaden the country's energy supply base. Natural gas has replaced coal and oil, which has considerably reduced the level of emissions resulting form energy generation

  12. Unnaturalised racial naturalism.

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    Hochman, Adam

    2014-06-01

    Quayshawn Spencer (2014) misunderstands my treatment of racial naturalism. I argued that racial naturalism must entail a strong claim, such as "races are subspecies", if it is to be a substantive position that contrasts with anti-realism about biological race. My recognition that not all race naturalists make such a strong claim is evident throughout the article Spencer reviews (Hochman, 2013a). Spencer seems to agree with me that there are no human subspecies, and he endorses a weaker form of racial naturalism. However, he supports his preferred version of 'racial naturalism' with arguments that are not well described as 'naturalistic'. I argue that Spencer offers us an unnaturalised racial naturalism. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. "Diseases and natural kinds".

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    Sulmasy, Daniel P

    2005-01-01

    David Thomasma called for the development of a medical ethics based squarely on the philosophy of medicine. He recognized, however, that widespread anti-essentialism presented a significant barrier to such an approach. The aim of this article is to introduce a theory that challenges these anti-essentialist objections. The notion of natural kinds presents a modest form of essentialism that can serve as the basis for a foundationalist philosophy of medicine. The notion of a natural kind is neither static nor reductionistic. Disease can be understood as making necessary reference to living natural kinds without invoking the claim that diseases themselves are natural kinds. The idea that natural kinds have a natural disposition to flourish as the kinds of things that they are provides a telos to which to tether the notion of disease - an objective telos that is broader than mere survival and narrower than subjective choice. It is argued that while nosology is descriptive and may have therapeutic implications, disease classification is fundamentally explanatory. Sickness and illness, while referring to the same state of affairs, can be distinguished from disease phenomenologically. Scientific and diagnostic fallibility in making judgments about diseases do not diminish the objectivity of this notion of disease. Diseases are things, not kinds. Injury is a concept parallel to disease that also makes necessary reference to living natural kinds. These ideas provide a new possibility for the development of a philosophy of medicine with implications for medical ethics.

  14. Almacenamiento de gas natural

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    Tomás Correa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The largest reserves of natural gas worldwide are found in regions far of main cities, being necessary different alternatives to transport the fluid to the consumption cities, such as pipelines, CNG or ships, LNG, depending on distances between producing regions and demanding regions and the producing volumes. Consumption regions have three different markets to naturalgas; residential and commercial, industrial and power generation sector. The residential and commercial is highly seasonal and power generation sector is quite variable depending on increases of temperature during summer time. There are also external issuesthat affect the normal gas flow such as fails on the national system or unexpected interruptions on it, what imply that companies which distribute natural gas should design plans that allow supplying the requirements above mentioned. One plan is using underground natural gas storage with capacities and deliverability rates enough to supply demands. In Colombia there are no laws in this sense but it could be an exploration to discuss different ways to store gas either way as underground natural gas storage or above superficies. Existing basically three different types of underground natural gas storage; depleted reservoirs, salt caverns and aquifers. All ofthem are adequate according to geological characteristics and the needs of the distributors companies of natural gas. This paper is anexploration of technical and economical characteristics of different kind of storages used to store natural gas worldwide.

  15. Natural gas in Mexico

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    Ramirez, M.

    1999-01-01

    A series of overhead viewgraphs accompanied this presentation which focused on various aspects of the natural gas industry in Mexico. Some of the viewgraphs depicted statistics from 1998 regarding natural gas throughput from various companies in North America, natural gas reserves around the world, and natural gas reserves in Mexico. Other viewgraphs depicted associated and non-associated natural gas production from 1988 to 1998 in million cubic feet per day. The Burgos Basin and the Cantarell Basin gas production from 1997 to 2004 was also depicted. Other viewgraphs were entitled: (1) gas processing infrastructure for 1999, (2) cryogenic plant at Cd. PEMEX, (3) average annual growth of dry natural gas production for 1997-2004 is estimated at 5.2 per cent, (4) gas flows for December 1998, (5) PGPB- interconnect points, (6) U.S. Mexico gas trade for 1994-1998, (7) PGPB's interconnect projects with U.S., and (8) natural gas storage areas. Technological innovations in the industry include more efficient gas turbines which allow for cogeneration, heat recovery steam generators which reduce pollutant emissions by 21 per cent, cold boxes which increase heat transfer efficiency, and lateral reboilers which reduce energy consumption and total costs. A pie chart depicting natural gas demand by sector shows that natural gas for power generation will increase from 16 per cent in 1997 to 31 per cent in 2004. The opportunities for cogeneration projects were also reviewed. The Comision Federal de Electricidad and independent power producers represent the largest opportunity. The 1997-2001 investment program proposes an 85 per cent sulphur dioxide emission reduction compared to 1997 levels. This presentation also noted that during the 1998-2001 period, total ethane production will grow by 58 tbd. 31 figs

  16. Closer to Nature?

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    Borkfelt, Sune; Kondrup, Sara; Röcklinsberg, Helena

    2015-01-01

    discourses in order to sell one image of animal welfare in intensive animal production while the actual production at the same time presupposes a quite different paradigm of animal welfare. Specifically, product advertising utilizes representations tied to concepts of naturalness in depictions of both animal...... lives and product processes as “natural”. Product marketing suggests a coherence between nature, production process (farm, animal), and end product, thereby creating associations that the lives of production animals are lived in nature and that their products bring a wholesome and sustainable...

  17. Natural radiation environment

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    Vohra, K.G.; Mishra, U.C.; Pillai, K.C.; Sadasivan, S.

    1982-01-01

    The volume presented contains papers presented at the Second Special Symposium on Natural Radiation Environment held at Bombay, India, during January 1981. The papers deal with such topics as : 1)high natural radiation background areas; 2)environmental natural radioactivity; 3)measurement techniques; 4)technologically enhanced radioactivity; 5)indoor radiation environment; 6)radon and daughters in ambient air, and 7)applications in Geosciences. Each of the 87 papers presented has been abstracted and indexed for the U.S. Department of Energy Technical Information Center's Energy Data Base

  18. EEC's: natural uramium supplies

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    Anon.

    1981-01-01

    The demand for nuclear fuel to supply the nuclear plants within the ECC (31,200 MW at the end of last year) totalled nearly 9,600 tons of natural uranium and 4,900 of separation work units (SWU). Once reactors currently under construction come into service, the demand for natural uranium will reach 13,200 tons by 1985 and that for SWUs to 8,600. If one takes the years 1981 to 1985, total natural uranium needs during this period will be 56,300 tons and those for SWUs 35.100 [fr

  19. Living in cities, naturally.

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    Hartig, Terry; Kahn, Peter H

    2016-05-20

    Natural features, settings, and processes in urban areas can help to reduce stress associated with urban life. In this and other ways, public health benefits from, street trees, green roofs, community gardens, parks and open spaces, and extensive connective pathways for walking and biking. Such urban design provisions can also yield ecological benefits, not only directly but also through the role they play in shaping attitudes toward the environment and environmental protection. Knowledge of the psychological benefits of nature experience supports efforts to better integrate nature into the architecture, infrastructure, and public spaces of urban areas. Copyright © 2016, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  20. The unnatural racial naturalism.

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    Spencer, Quayshawn

    2014-06-01

    In the recent article, "Against the New Racial Naturalism", Adam Hochman (2013, p. 332) argues that new racial naturalists have been too hasty in their racial interpretation of genetic clustering results of human populations. While Hochman makes a number of good points, the purpose of this paper is to show that Hochman's attack on new racial naturalists is misguided due to his definition of 'racial naturalism'. Thus, I will show that Hochman's critique is merely a consequence of an unnatural interpretation of racial naturalism. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Diagrams of natural deductions

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    Popov, S V

    1982-01-01

    The concept of natural deductions was investigated by the author in his analysis of the complexity of deductions in propositional computations (1975). Here some natural deduction systems are considered, and an analytical procedure proposed which results in a deduction diagram for each system. Each diagram takes the form of an orientated, charge graph, features of which can be used to establish the equivalence of classes of deductions. For each of the natural deduction systems considered, a system of equivalent transformation schemes is derived, which is complete with respect to the given definition of equivalence. 2 references.

  2. Web life: Ask Nature

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    2012-11-01

    Ask Nature is a site devoted to biomimicry, an interdisciplinary field in which practitioners study how animals and plants solve problems, and then use those solutions to develop better human technologies.

  3. Natural Gas Acquisition Program

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    General Services Administration — The "NGAP" system is a web based application which serves NGAP GSA users for tracking information details for various natural gas supply chain elements like Agency,...

  4. Sciences & Nature: Submissions

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    Sciences & nature publish original works in French or in English that have not been ... This page should provide a summary (200 words maximum) in French and English .... one copy of the journal where his article is published, and 10 offprints.

  5. Natural Hazards Image Database

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Photographs and other visual media provide valuable pre- and post-event data for natural hazards. Research, mitigation, and forecasting rely on visual data for...

  6. The Nature of Grammar

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    王楠

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the nature of grammar as "universalness". The universal grammar indicates that all the languages in the world have identical grammar. This is discussed from three aspects, which gives insight into grammar acquisition.

  7. Art, Technology and Nature

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    Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam and Jacob Wamberg trace the Kantian heritage of radically separating art and technology, and inserting both at a distance to nature, suggesting this was a transient chapter in history. Thus, they argue, the present renegotiation between art, technology and nature is reminiscent......Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times....... Transdisciplinary in approach, this volume’s 14 essays explore art, technology and nature’s shifting constellations that are discernible at the micro level and as part of a larger chronological pattern. Included are subjects ranging from Renaissance wooden dolls, science in the Italian art academies, and artisanal...

  8. Historic Natural Vegetation

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    California Natural Resource Agency — In 2001, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) contracted with the California State University, Chico Research Foundation...

  9. Vermont Designated Natural Areas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Under Natural Areas Law (10 Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 83 � 2607) the FPR commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may designate and set aside areas...

  10. Radon - natural health threat

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    Wrixon, Anthony

    1985-01-01

    Natural sources of radiation attract little attention, yet a survey has found radon gas in buildings at levels which put the occupants at some risk. The author wants safety standards set without undue delay. (author)

  11. Natural gas pricing

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    Freedenthal, C.

    1993-01-01

    Natural gas pricing is the heart and soul of the gas business. Price specifically affects every phase of the industry. Too low a price will result in short supplies as seen in the mid-1970s when natural gas was scarce and in tight supply. To fully understand the pricing of this energy commodity, it is important to understand the total energy picture. In addition, the effect and impact of world and US economies, and economics in general are crucial to understanding natural gas pricing. The purpose of this presentation will be to show the parameters going into US natural gas pricing including the influence of the many outside industry factors like crude oil and coal pricing, market drivers pushing the gas industry, supply/demand parameters, risk management for buyers and sellers, and other elements involved in pricing analysis

  12. Natural Gas STAR Program

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    EPA’s Voluntary Methane Programs encourage oil and natural gas companies to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

  13. Natural gas for vehicles

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    Chauveron, S. de

    1996-01-01

    This article presents compressed natural gas for vehicles (CNG), which can provide considerable advantages both as an alternative fuel and as a clean fuel. These assets are not only economic but also technical. The first part deals with what is at stake in developing natural gas as a motor fuel. The first countries to use CNG were those with natural gas resources in their subsoil. Today, with a large number of countries having to cope with growing concern about increasing urban pollution, natural gas is also seen as a clean fuel that can help cut vehicle pollutant emissions dramatically. In the second part a brief technical descriptions is given of CNG stations and vehicles, with the aim of acquainting the reader with some of CNG's specific technical features as compared to gasoline and diesel oil. Here CNG technologies are seen to be very close to the more conventional ones. (author)

  14. Natural polymers: an overview

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    John, MJ

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The scarcity of natural polymers during the world war years led to the development of synthetic polymers like nylon, acrylic, neoprene, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) and polyethylene. The increasing popularity of synthetic polymers is partly due...

  15. Solitonic natural orbitals

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    Cioslowski, Jerzy

    2018-04-01

    The dependence of the natural amplitudes of the harmonium atom in its ground state on the confinement strength ω is thoroughly investigated. A combination of rigorous analysis and extensive, highly accurate numerical calculations reveals the presence of only one positive-valued natural amplitude ("the normal sign pattern") for all ω ≥1/2 . More importantly, it is shown that unusual, weakly occupied natural orbitals (NOs) corresponding to additional positive-valued natural amplitudes emerge upon sufficient weakening of the confinement. These solitonic NOs, whose shapes remain almost invariant as their radial positions drift toward infinity upon the critical values of ω being approached from below, exhibit strong radial localization. Their asymptotic properties are extracted from the numerical data and their relevance to calculations on fully Coulombic systems is discussed.

  16. Biomimetics: nature based innovation

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

    2012-01-01

    "Based on the concept that nature offers numerous sources of inspiration for inventions related to mechanisms, materials, processes, and algorithms, this book covers the topic of biomimetics and the inspired innovation...

  17. Natural gas benefits

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    1999-01-01

    The General Auditor in the Netherlands studied the natural gas policy in the Netherlands, as has been executed in the past decades, in the period 1997-1999. The purpose of the study is to inform the Dutch parliament on the planning and the backgrounds of the natural gas policy and on the policy risks with respect to the benefits for the Dutch State, taking into account the developments in the policy environment. The final conclusion is that the proposed liberalization of the national natural gas market will result in a considerable deprivation of income for the State in case the benefit policy is not adjusted. This report includes a reaction of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and an afterword of the General Auditor. In the appendix an outline is given of the natural gas policy

  18. Natural Gas Market Hubs

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    Department of Homeland Security — A hub is a physical transfer point for natural gas where several pipelines are connected. A market center is a hub where the operator offers services that facilitate...

  19. Managing soil natural capital

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    Cong, Ronggang; Termansen, Mette; Brady, Mark

    2017-01-01

    Farmers are exposed to substantial weather and market related risks. Rational farmers seek to avoid large losses. Future climate change and energy price fluctuations therefore make adaptating to increased risks particularly important for them. Managing soil natural capital—the capacity of the soil...... to generate ecosystem services of benefit to farmers—has been proven to generate the double dividend: increasing farm profit and reducing associated risk. In this paper we explore whether managing soil natural capital has a third dividend: reducing the downside risk (increasing the positive skewness of profit......). This we refer to as the prudence effect which can be viewed as an adaptation strategy for dealing with future uncertainties through more prudent management of soil natural capital. We do this by developing a dynamic stochastic portfolio model to optimize the stock of soil natural capital—as indicated...

  20. Lesson "Balance in Nature

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    Chapanova, V.

    2012-04-01

    Lesson "Balance in Nature" This simulation game-lesson (Balance in Nature) gives an opportunity for the students to show creativity, work independently, and to create models and ideas. It creates future-oriented thought connected to their experience, allowing them to propose solutions for global problems and personal responsibility for their activities. The class is divided in two teams. Each team chooses questions. 1. Question: Pollution in the environment. 2. Question: Care for nature and climate. The teams work on the chosen tasks. They make drafts, notes and formulate their solutions on small pieces of paper, explaining the impact on nature and society. They express their points of view using many different opinions. This generates alternative thoughts and results in creative solutions. With the new knowledge and positive behaviour defined, everybody realizes that they can do something positive towards nature and climate problems and the importance of individuals for solving global problems is evident. Our main goal is to recover the ecological balance, and everybody explains his or her own well-grounded opinions. In this work process the students obtain knowledge, skills and more responsible behaviour. This process, based on his or her own experience, dialogue and teamwork, helps the participant's self-development. Making the model "human↔ nature" expresses how human activities impact the natural Earth and how these impacts in turn affect society. Taking personal responsibility, we can reduce global warming and help the Earth. By helping nature we help ourselves. Teacher: Veselina Boycheva-Chapanova " Saint Patriarch Evtimii" Scholl Str. "Ivan Vazov"-19 Plovdiv Bulgaria

  1. More natural gas

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    Leprince, P.; Valais, M.

    1993-01-01

    This paper reports that large resources and growing markets are the salient prospects of natural gas for the coming decades. The greater impact of natural gas on the worldwide energy market can become a reality if several scientific disciplines can be mobilized in order to succeed in cutting production costs. Modeling, mechanics of complex fluids, and physical chemistry of interfaces are basic disciplines for understanding and mastering the gas processing technologies

  2. Natural rubber: leather composites

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    Ravichandran,K.; Natchimuthu,N.

    2005-01-01

    Leather is a fibrous protein consisting of collagen in a three dimensionally crosslinked network. Chrome tanning of leather improves the appearance of leather but at the same time emits both solid and liquid chrome leather wastes. Scrap rubber recycling using untreated and neutralized leather fibrous particles in natural rubber has been studied. Vulcanization, mechanical, morphological and swelling properties of the natural rubber - scrap rubber composites containing neutralized leather have ...

  3. Natural Hazards, Second Edition

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    Rouhban, Badaoui

    Natural disaster loss is on the rise, and the vulnerability of the human and physical environment to the violent forces of nature is increasing. In many parts of the world, disasters caused by natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, drought, wildfires, intense windstorms, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions have caused the loss of human lives, injury, homelessness, and the destruction of economic and social infrastructure. Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the occurrence, severity, and intensity of disasters, culminating with the devastating tsunami of 26 December 2004 in South East Asia.Natural hazards are often unexpected or uncontrollable natural events of varying magnitude. Understanding their mechanisms and assessing their distribution in time and space are necessary for refining risk mitigation measures. This second edition of Natural Hazards, (following a first edition published in 1991 by Cambridge University Press), written by Edward Bryant, associate dean of science at Wollongong University, Australia, grapples with this crucial issue, aspects of hazard prediction, and other issues. The book presents a comprehensive analysis of different categories of hazards of climatic and geological origin.

  4. Natural Resource Management Plan

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    Green, T. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Schwager, K. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-10-01

    This comprehensive Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) for Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) was built on the successful foundation of the Wildlife Management Plan for BNL, which it replaces. This update to the 2003 plan continues to build on successes and efforts to better understand the ecosystems and natural resources found on the BNL site. The plan establishes the basis for managing the varied natural resources located on the 5,265-acre BNL site, setting goals and actions to achieve those goals. The planning of this document is based on the knowledge and expertise gained over the past 15 years by the Natural Resources management staff at BNL in concert with local natural resource agencies including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Island Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, The Nature Conservancy, and others. The development of this plan works toward sound ecological management that not only benefits BNL’s ecosystems but also benefits the greater Pine Barrens habitats in which BNL is situated. This plan applies equally to the Upton Ecological and Research Reserve (Upton Reserve). Any difference in management between the larger BNL area and the Upton Reserve are noted in the text.

  5. The system of nature

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    D'Holbac, Baron

    1999-01-01

    "The source of Man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature."D'Holbach believed that the misery he saw in mankind around him was caused by religion and its superstitious beliefs - that there was a God who controlled destiny and would reward or punish individuals. The System of Nature was written to replace these delusions with a schema of understanding based solely on the physical workings of nature. "Let Man study this nature, let him learn her laws, contemplate her energies." For d'Holbach the soul is only the physical body, understood from a certain point of view, which dies when the body dies. All the events and the nature of the world can be understood in terms of the motion and properties of matter; even the tiniest causes contribute to huge events - a simple change in the diet of an Emperor (or some other such insignificant cause), he suggests might have been capable of "saving kingdoms." For him, nature's laws are fixed and necessary, and if Man wants to find happiness it is best to accept this - if g...

  6. Natural gas prices

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    Johnson, W.A.

    1990-01-01

    Since the 1970s, many electric utilities and industrial boiler fuel users have invested in dual fuel use capability which has allowed them to choose between natural gas, residual fuel oil, and in some instances, coal as boiler fuels. The immediate reason for this investment was the need for security of supply. Wellhead regulation of natural gas prices had resulted in shortages during the 1970s. Because many industrial users were given lowest priority in pipeline curtailments, these shortages affected most severely boiler fuel consumption of natural gas. In addition, foreign supply disruptions during the 1970s called into question the ready availability of oil. Many boiler fuel users of oil responded by increasing their ability to diversify to other sources of energy. Even though widespread investment in dual fuel use capability by boiler fuel users was initially motivated by a need for security of supply, perhaps the most important consequence of this investment was greater substitutability between natural gas and resid and a more competitive boiler fuel market. By the early 1980s, most boiler fuel users were able to switch from one fuel to another and often did for savings measured in pennies per MMBtu. Boiler fuel consumption became the marginal use of both natural gas and resid, with coal a looming threat on the horizon to both fuels

  7. Natural Dietary Phytosterols.

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    Racette, Susan B; Lin, Xiaobo; Ma, Lina; Ostlund, Richard E

    2015-01-01

    Most clinical phytosterol studies are performed by adding purified supplements to smaller phytosterol amounts present in the natural diet. However, natural dietary phytosterols themselves may also have important effects on cholesterol metabolism. Epidemiological work using food frequency questionnaires to estimate dietary intake suggest that extremes of normal consumption may be associated with 3-14% changes in LDL cholesterol. Standardized food databases do not have enough phytosterol values to allow calculation of phytosterol intake for individuals outside of specialized studies. Natural diets contain phytosterol amounts ranging from less than 60 mg/2000 kcal to over 500 mg/2000 kcal. Physiological studies in which whole body cholesterol metabolism is investigated show large effects of natural dietary phytosterols on cholesterol absorption efficiency, cholesterol biosynthesis and cholesterol excretion which exceed the magnitude of changes in LDL cholesterol. The dual effects of natural phytosterols on both LDL-C and whole body cholesterol metabolism need to be considered in relating them to potential protection from coronary heart disease risk.

  8. Symmetries in nature

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    Mainzer, K.

    1988-01-01

    Symmetry, disymmetry, chirality etc. are well-known topics in chemistry. But they cannot only be found on the molecular level of matter. Atoms and elementary particles in physics are also characterized by particular symmetry groups. Even living organisms and populations on the macroscopic level have functional properties of symmetry. The whole physical, chemical, and biological evolution seems to be regulated by the emergence of new symmetries and the breaking down of old ones. One is reminded of Heisenberg's famous statement: 'Die letzte Wurzel der Erscheinungen ist also nicht die Materie, sondern das mathematische Gesetz, die Symmetrie, die mathematische Form' (Wandlungen in den Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaften, 1959). Historically the belief in symmetry and simplicity of nature has a long philosophical tradition from the Pythagoreans, Plato and Greek astronomers to Kepler and modern scientists. Today, 'symmetries in nature' is a common topic of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. A lot of Nobel prizes were given in honour of inquiries concerning symmetries in nature. The fascination of symmetries is not only motivated by science, but by art and religion too. Therefore 'symmetris in nature' is an interdisciplinary topic which may help to overcome C.P. Snow's 'Two Cultures' of natural sciences and humanities. (author) 17 refs., 21 figs

  9. Symmetries in nature

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    Mainzer, K

    1988-05-01

    Symmetry, disymmetry, chirality etc. are well-known topics in chemistry. But they cannot only be found on the molecular level of matter. Atoms and elementary particles in physics are also characterized by particular symmetry groups. Even living organisms and populations on the macroscopic level have functional properties of symmetry. The whole physical, chemical, and biological evolution seems to be regulated by the emergence of new symmetries and the breaking down of old ones. One is reminded of Heisenberg's famous statement: 'Die letzte Wurzel der Erscheinungen ist also nicht die Materie, sondern das mathematische Gesetz, die Symmetrie, die mathematische Form' (Wandlungen in den Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaften, 1959). Historically the belief in symmetry and simplicity of nature has a long philosophical tradition from the Pythagoreans, Plato and Greek astronomers to Kepler and modern scientists. Today, 'symmetries in nature' is a common topic of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. A lot of Nobel prizes were given in honour of inquiries concerning symmetries in nature. The fascination of symmetries is not only motivated by science, but by art and religion too. Therefore 'symmetris in nature' is an interdisciplinary topic which may help to overcome C.P. Snow's 'Two Cultures' of natural sciences and humanities. (author) 17 refs., 21 figs.

  10. Natural gas purchasing

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    Freedenthal, C.

    1993-01-01

    In recent years, natural gas has gained new momentum because of changes in marketing and regulations. The gas industry has always received an inordinate amount of regulatory control starting at the well head where the gas is produced to the consuming burner tip. Regulations have drastically impacted the availability of gas. Changes in the marketing and regulations have made the natural gas market sensitive at the point of production, the well head. Now, with plentiful supply and ease of transportation to bring the gas from the producing fields to the consumer, natural gas markets are taking advantage of the changed conditions. At the same time, new markets are developing to take advantage of the changes. This section shows consumers, especially the energy planners for large buyers of fuel, the advantages, sources and new methods of securing natural gas supplies. Background on how natural gas is produced and marketed are given. This section lists marketing sources, regulatory agencies and information groups available to help buyers and consumers of this important fuel for US industries and residences. 7 figs., 8 tabs

  11. Naturalness and Animal Welfare.

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    Yeates, James

    2018-04-05

    Naturalness is considered important for animals, and is one criterion for assessing how we care for them. However, it is a vague and ambiguous term, which needs definition and assessments suitable for scientific and ethical questions. This paper makes a start on that aim. This paper differentiates the term from other related concepts, such as species-typical behaviour and wellbeing. It identifies contingent ways in which naturalness might be used, as: (i) prompts for further welfare assessment; (ii) a plausible hypothesis for what safeguards wellbeing; (iii) a threshold for what is acceptable; (iv) constraints on what improvements are unacceptable; and (v) demarcating what is not morally wrong, because of a lack of human agency. It then suggests an approach to evaluating animals' behaviour that is quantitative, is based on reality, and which assesses naturalness by degrees. It proposes classing unaffected wild populations as natural by definition. Where animals might have been affected by humans, they should be compared to the closest population(s) of unaffected animals. This approach could allow us both to assess naturalness scientifically, and to make practical decisions about the behaviour of domestic animals.

  12. Natural gas deregulation

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    Ronchi, M.

    1993-01-01

    With the aim of establishing realistic options for deregulation in the natural gas industry, this paper first considers the structural evolution of this industry and evidences how it differs from the petroleum industry with which it exhibits some essential characteristics in common. This comparison is made in order to stress that, contrary to popular belief, that which is without doubt good for the petroleum industry is not necessarily so also for the natural gas industry. The paper concludes with separate analyses of the natural gas markets in the principal industrialized countries. Arguments are provided to show that the 'soft' deregulation option for the natural gas industry is not feasible, and that 'total' deregulation instead, backed by the passing of a suitable package of anti-trust laws 'unbundling' the industry's four major activities, i.e., production, storage, primary and secondary distribution, is the preferable option. The old concept of guaranteed supplies for minor users of natural gas should give way to the laws of supply and demand governing inter-fuel competition ensured through the strict supervision of vigilance committees

  13. Okulo natural reactors

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    Yamakawa, Minoru

    1993-01-01

    French CEA has reported in 1972 that natural nuclear reactors existed in Okulo uranium deposit in Gabon in Africa, that caused nuclear fission chain reaction (Okulo phenomena) spontaneously two billion years ago. The fission products and transuranic elements produced by the natural reactors have been preserved in strata without movement while subjected to geological phenomena for such very long years. 16 zones of the natural reactors have been discovered so far. The geological features of the Okulo uranium deposit are explained. The total amount of 235 U lost by the chain reaction was estimated to be about 6t, and the fission products were about 6t. The Okulo phenomena offered the valuable results of the synthetic formation disposal test that the nature has carried out for such long years. The significance of the study on natural analog is discussed. Organic substances and the mechanism of holding and movement of uranium and fission nuclides, the stability of uraninite and the age measurement of the deposit by Nd-Sm process are reported as the main results. (K.I.)

  14. Hauntings of Human Nature

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    Clasen, Mathias

    2017-01-01

    The central conflicts of Stephen King’s horror novel The Shining are rooted in human nature and reflect evolutionarily recurrent adaptive problems—the problem of balancing conflicting evolved motives, such as motives for selfish status striving versus motives for affiliative nurturing behavior......, and the problem of surviving the hostile forces of nature. Moreover, the supernatural elements of the novel resonate with evolved intuitions about non-material, moral forces at work in the world. That is why the novel continues to engage readers worldwide. Most critics, however, have overlooked or distorted...... the psychological underpinnings of the novel and the crucial function of the supernatural elements in the meaning structure of the novel. Hence we need an evolutionary psychological perspective which builds on recent findings in the sciences of human nature to account for the novel’s meaning, effects, and continued...

  15. Nature/culture/seawater.

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    Helmreich, Stefan

    2011-01-01

    Seawater has occupied an ambiguous place in anthropological categories of "nature" and "culture." Seawater as nature appears as potentiality of form and uncontainable flux; it moves faster than culture - with culture frequently figured through land-based metaphors - even as culture seeks to channel water's (nature's) flow. Seawater as culture manifests as a medium of pleasure, sustenance, travel, disaster. I argue that, although seawater's qualities in early anthropology were portrayed impressionistically, today technical, scientific descriptions of water's form prevail. For example, processes of globalization - which may also be called "oceanization" - are often described as "currents," "flows," and "circulations." Examining sea-set ethnography, maritime anthropologies, and contemporary social theory, I propose that seawater has operated as a “theory machine” for generating insights about human cultural organization. I develop this argument with ethnography from the Sargasso Sea and in the Sea Islands. I conclude with a critique of appeals to water's form in social theory.

  16. nature in the city

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    Elena Grigoryeva

    2016-08-01

    The object of the issue is a wonderful museum on the Kulikovo Field designed by Sergey Gnedovsky. The unusual architecture of the new museum makes it akin to the earth’s tectonic fault caused by an intolerable tension in expectation of the battle (pp. 113-123. Oleg Yavein and Ilya Lezhava bring us back to the classic of the 20th century Mies van der Rohe and his unique dialogue with nature (pp. 162-175. Relationship between architecture and nature is a rich and limitless theme, like both of these substances. That is why the new Project Baikal issue contains, as usual, more questions than answers. Such is the nature of our journal.

  17. Natural Gas Regulation

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    1995-01-01

    The regulation of Natural Gas. Natural gas Regulation clarifies and consolidates the legal and institutional framework for development of the industry through six principal elements: 1) Establishment of a vision of the industry. 2) Development of regulatory objectives. 3) Determination of relationships among industry participants. 4) Clear specification of the role of PEMEX in the industry. 5) Definition of the functions of the Regulatory authority. 6) Creation of a transition regime. In parallel with the development of the substantive legal framework, the law of the Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) was also enacted by Congress in October 1995 to strength the institutional framework and implement the legal changes. This law defines the CRE as an agency of the Energy Ministry with technical, operational, and budgetary autonomy, and responsibility for implementing natural gas industry regulation. (Author)

  18. Natural resource damage assessment

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    Seddelmeyer, J.

    1991-01-01

    The assessment and collection of natural resource damages from petroleum and chemical companies unfortunate enough to have injured publicly owned natural resources is perhaps the most rapidly expanding area of environmental liability. The idea of recovering for injury to publicly owned natural resources is an extension of traditional common law tort concepts under which a person who negligently injures another or his property is called upon to compensate the injured party. Normally, once liability has been established, it is a fairly straightforward matter to calculate the various elements of loss, such as the cost to repair or replace damaged property, or medical expenses, and lost income. More difficult questions, such as the amount to be awarded for pain and suffering or emotional distress, are left to the jury, although courts limit the circumstances in which the jury is permitted to award such damages

  19. Livelihoods and natural resources

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    Cotta, Jamie Nicole

    generation and shock coping. In addition, a multi-method approach (utilizing income, transect inventory and free-list data) demonstrates the significant economic importance of agroforestry environments, particularly managed fallows, when compared with natural forests. Interventions aimed at sustaining...... by both high vulnerability (e.g., residents with flood-vulnerable cultivation) and limited availability/diversity of environmentally-sourced coping products. Finally, future research and development initiatives should take into account not just natural forests or agricultural systems, but also......This dissertation research contributes to the emerging body of knowledge on the economic contributions of natural resources to rural livelihoods, including their role in household shock coping, in the humid tropics. Data from one of the first comprehensive household income quantifications...

  20. Natural photonic crystals

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    Vigneron, Jean Pol, E-mail: jean-pol.vigneron@fundp.ac.be [Research Center in Physics of Matter and Radiation (PMR), University of Namur (FUNDP), rue de Bruxelles, 61, B-5000 Namur (Belgium); Simonis, Priscilla [Research Center in Physics of Matter and Radiation (PMR), University of Namur (FUNDP), rue de Bruxelles, 61, B-5000 Namur (Belgium)

    2012-10-15

    Photonic structures appeared in nature several hundred millions years ago. In the living world, color is used for communication and this important function strongly impacts the individual chances of survival as well as the chances to reproduce. This has a statistical influence on species populations. Therefore, because they are involved in evolution, natural color-generating structures are - from some point of view - highly optimized. In this short review, a survey is presented of the development of natural photonic crystal-type structures occurring in insects, spiders, birds, fishes and other marine animals, in plants and more, from the standpoint of light-waves propagation. One-, two-, and three-dimensional structures will be reviewed with selected examples.

  1. Antiplasmodial Natural Products

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    Cláudio R. Nogueira

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Malaria is a human infectious disease that is caused by four species of Plasmodium. It is responsible for more than 1 million deaths per year. Natural products contain a great variety of chemical structures and have been screened for antiplasmodial activity as potential sources of new antimalarial drugs. This review highlights studies on natural products with antimalarial and antiplasmodial activity reported in the literature from January 2009 to November 2010. A total of 360 antiplasmodial natural products comprised of terpenes, including iridoids, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, terpenoid benzoquinones, steroids, quassinoids, limonoids, curcubitacins, and lanostanes; flavonoids; alkaloids; peptides; phenylalkanoids; xanthones; naphthopyrones; polyketides, including halenaquinones, peroxides, polyacetylenes, and resorcylic acids; depsidones; benzophenones; macrolides; and miscellaneous compounds, including halogenated compounds and chromenes are listed in this review.

  2. Natural rubber: leather composites

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    K. Ravichandran

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Leather is a fibrous protein consisting of collagen in a three dimensionally crosslinked network. Chrome tanning of leather improves the appearance of leather but at the same time emits both solid and liquid chrome leather wastes. Scrap rubber recycling using untreated and neutralized leather fibrous particles in natural rubber has been studied. Vulcanization, mechanical, morphological and swelling properties of the natural rubber - scrap rubber composites containing neutralized leather have been discussed. Use of chrome leather particles has been found to improve the consumption of scrap rubber powder in natural rubber formulations. Polymer composites based on leather wastes as fillers are reported to be useful for many applications such as in construction materials, automobile interior moldings, heat and sound insulating boards, shoe soles, flooring materials and moldings with good anti-static properties, air permeability and good appearances.

  3. Canadian natural gas

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    Lucas, D.A.

    1991-01-01

    Canada's natural gas industry enjoys a quiet confidence as it looks ahead to the 1990s. In this paper, the author explains why, despite some critical uncertainties, the optimism endures. Reviewing the current conditions of supply, production, consumption, pipelines, and pipeline expansion plans, the author contends that the New World of the 1990s will belong to natural gas. The author's assessment of natural gas markets proceeds far beyond the borders of Canada. The author examines the determinants of gas prices throughout North America and he identifies the one force that promises to seize almost complete control of gas prices throughout the continent. While the analysis points out the attributes of this new pricing regime, it also names the obstacles that could prevent this emerging mechanism from assuming its anticipated position

  4. Natural photonic crystals

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    Vigneron, Jean Pol; Simonis, Priscilla

    2012-01-01

    Photonic structures appeared in nature several hundred millions years ago. In the living world, color is used for communication and this important function strongly impacts the individual chances of survival as well as the chances to reproduce. This has a statistical influence on species populations. Therefore, because they are involved in evolution, natural color-generating structures are - from some point of view - highly optimized. In this short review, a survey is presented of the development of natural photonic crystal-type structures occurring in insects, spiders, birds, fishes and other marine animals, in plants and more, from the standpoint of light-waves propagation. One-, two-, and three-dimensional structures will be reviewed with selected examples.

  5. Natural gas's hottest spot

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    Peterson, T.

    1993-01-01

    This paper reviews the growing power and economic strength of Enron Corp., a natural gas distributor and exploration company. The paper reviews the policy of the company to exploit deregulation at home and privatization of all sorts of energy companies abroad. Enron is actively building its own power plants in the US and has successfully boosted their profits by 20 percent in what was considered a flat natural gas market. The paper goes on to discuss the company's view of the new energy tax and how it should benefit natural gas companies as a whole. Finally the paper reviews the contracting procedures of the company to secure long-term fixed price contracts in a volatile market which precludes most companies from taking the risk

  6. Anthropologie de la nature

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    Descola, Philippe

    2010-01-01

    En apparence, l’anthropologie de la nature est une sorte d’oxymore puisque, depuis plusieurs siècles en Occident, la nature se caractérise par l’absence de l’homme, et l’homme par ce qu’il a su surmonter de naturel en lui. Mais la nature n’existe pas comme une sphère de réalités autonomes pour tous les peuples. En postulant une distribution universelle des humains et des non-humains dans deux domaines ontologiques séparés, nous sommes bien mal armés pour analyser tous ces systèmes d’objectiva...

  7. The natural radiation background

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    Duggleby, J.C.

    1982-01-01

    The components of the natural background radiation and their variations are described. Cosmic radiation is a major contributor to the external dose to the human body whilst naturally-occurring radionuclides of primordial and cosmogenic origin contribute to both the external and internal doses, with the primordial radionuclides being the major contributor in both cases. Man has continually modified the radiation dose to which he has been subjected. The two traditional methods of measuring background radiation, ionisation chamber measurements and scintillation counting, are looked at and the prospect of using thermoluminescent dosimetry is considered

  8. Natural User Interfaces

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    Câmara , António

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Engenharia Informática apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra This project’s main subject are Natural User Interfaces. These interfaces’ main purpose is to allow the user to interact with computer systems in a more direct and natural way. The popularization of touch and gesture devices in the last few years has allowed for them to become increasingly common and today we are experiencing a transition of interface p...

  9. Atmospheric natural radioactivity outdoors

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    Renoux, A.

    1985-01-01

    Following a short account of natural atmospheric radioactivity, radon concentrations are given as well as their variations with time obtained by means of a original apparatus developped in Brest. The radioactive equilibrium of radon and its daughters is then considered, many experiments demonstrating that equilibrium is seldom reached even for 218 Po (RaA). Finally, some characteristics of natural radioactive aerosols are studied: charge, particle size distribution (demonstrating they are fine aerosols since only 30 per cent are made of particles with radii exceeding 0,1 μm) [fr

  10. Natural atmospheric radioactivity

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    Renoux, A.

    1986-01-01

    After having summed up the different old or new units, used in radioactivity and radioprotection, the origins of atmospheric radioactivity are reported. Next the authors deal with the air content in radon, thoron and their radioactive descendants, insisting on the variations of the radon air content and on the radioactive balance between radon and its descendants. Then a few notions concerning the natural radioactive aerosol are developed: electric charge state, granulometric distribution. The possible effects of natural atmospheric radioactivity on man are studied with a distinction between inner irradiation and outer irradiation, an average assessment is shown. Finally the important problem of radon in inhabitations is approached [fr

  11. Monitoring natural phytoplankton communities

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    Haraguchi, L.; Jakobsen, H. H.; Lundholm, Nina

    2017-01-01

    -consuming and/or expensive, limiting sampling frequency. The use of faster methods, such as flow cytometry, has become more frequent in phytoplankton studies, although comparisons between this technique and traditional ones are still scarce. This study aimed to assess if natural phytoplankton communities...... carbon biomass with PFCM, applying the same conversion factors as for microscopy. Biomasses obtained with PFCM, estimated from live cells, were higher than microscopy for natural samples. We conclude that PFCM results are comparable to classical techniques, yet the data from PFCM had poor taxonomic...

  12. Training and natural immunity

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    Pedersen, Bente Klarlund; Helge, Jørn Wulff; Richter, Erik

    2000-01-01

    these subjects were used to eliminate day-to-day variation in the immunological tests. Independently of diet, training increased the percentage of CD3-CD16+ CD56+ natural killer (NK) cells from [mean (SEM)] 14 (1) % to 20 (3) % (P = 0.05), whereas the NK-cell activity, either unstimulated or stimulated...... influence natural immunity, and suggest that ingestion of a fat-rich diet during training is detrimental to the immune system compared to the effect of a carbohydrate-rich diet....

  13. Natural Heavy Supersymmetry

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    Batell, Brian; McCullough, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    We study how, as a result of the scanning of supersymmetry breaking during the cosmological evolution, a relaxation mechanism can naturally determine a hierarchy between the weak scale and the masses of supersymmetric particles. Supersymmetry breaking is determined by QCD instanton effects, in an extremely minimal setup in which a single field drives the relaxation and breaks supersymmetry. Since gauginos are lighter than the other supersymmetric particles by a one-loop factor, the theory is a realisation of Split Supersymmetry free from the naturalness problem.

  14. The natural gas market

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    Lagrasta, F.; Kaminski, V.; Prevatt, R.

    1999-01-01

    This chapter presents a brief history of the natural gas market highlighting the changes in the gas market and examining risk management in practice detailing the types of price risks, and the use of hedging using forwards and swaps. Options to manage risk are identified, and the role of risk management in financing, the role of the intermediary, and the market outlook are discussed. Panels describing the market structure, storage and natural gas risk management, the art of risk management, the winter 1995-96 basis blowout, spark spreads, the UK gas market and Europe, and weather derivatives are presented

  15. Natural Selection and Morality

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    Alejandro Rosas

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:En este ensayo abordo los intentos, relativamente recientes, de dar una explicación de la moralidad como adaptación por selección natural. Mi exposición tiene una introducción y cuatro partes: en la primera explico en qué consiste la paradoja del altruismo biológico. En la segunda expongo la solución que apela a la selección de grupos, recientemente resurgida; la solución que presuntamente aplicó Charles Darwin cuando formuló sus reflexiones biológicas sobre la moralidad humana. En la tercera expongo la solución sociobiológica, que opta por negar que la selección natural pueda explicar directamente la moralidad humana. La moralidad se presenta más bien como opuesta a la naturaleza diseñada por selección natural. En la cuarta parte desarrollo brevemente una explicación de la moralidad como adaptación que beneficia a los individuos. No opone la moralidad a la naturaleza, ni apela a la selección de grupos. Se sirve de un mecanismo de selección que opera a través de preferencias en la interacción social.Abstract:In this essay, I address recent attempts to account for morality as an adaptation due to natural selection. After a brief introduction, my exposition has four sections. I first explain the paradox of biological altruism. Second, I explain the solution to the paradox in terms of group selection. This solution was presumably applied by Darwin himself as he discussed human morality, and it has experienced a recent revival, though it remains suspicious to most biologists. In the third section I offer a socio-biological solution that opts for denying that morality can be explained by any form of natural selection. Morality is opposed to human nature as designed by natural selection. In the fourth, I argue for an explanation in terms of individual selection. It does not oppose morality to nature, and does not need the workings of group selection; rather, it operates through the agents’ psychological preferences

  16. MENOPAUSE AND NATURAL HEALING

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    Lucija Vrabič Dežman

    2008-12-01

    The studies could not decisively confirm the effectiveness of various phytoestrogens inamelioration of climacteric symptoms. Most studies have proven the effectiveness of thenatural medication made of Cimicifuga racemosa and its safe short-term use. Gynecologists should be familiar with the basics of phytotherapy and the results of clinical studiesin this field in order to confidently advise women to use the natural medications in caseswhere despite the climacteric symptoms they cannot or will not use HRT, consequentlygreatly reducing the quality of their lives. In cases where climacteric symptoms are mild tomoderate, some menopausal societies around the globe suggest trying natural medicationfirst, and only later implementing HRT

  17. Battles Fought in Nature

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    Poulsen, Dorthe Varning; Stigsdottir, Ulrika S.

    2015-01-01

    Using horticultural activities and nature experiences to aid the recovery of returning soldiers has a long history. An increasing number of practical experiences and a few research studies confirm the fact that it may well be beneficial. A review by Varning Poulsen et al. (Under review) describes......, based on evidence and practical experience, to develop a transparent nature-based treatment program for war veterans suffering from PTSD. The treatment took place at the University of Copenhagen’s forest therapy garden. A qualitative research study documented and investigated the project. The lessons...

  18. Natural language modeling

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    Sharp, J.K. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1997-11-01

    This seminar describes a process and methodology that uses structured natural language to enable the construction of precise information requirements directly from users, experts, and managers. The main focus of this natural language approach is to create the precise information requirements and to do it in such a way that the business and technical experts are fully accountable for the results. These requirements can then be implemented using appropriate tools and technology. This requirement set is also a universal learning tool because it has all of the knowledge that is needed to understand a particular process (e.g., expense vouchers, project management, budget reviews, tax, laws, machine function).

  19. Nature of Human Rights

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    Carlos López Dawson

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In the formation of a new Constitution the constituents will require to know or reach an agreement on the nature of human rights; then, to determine how the State will enforce the respect to those rights. To do so, it is necessary to resort to the history and evolution of these rights, and the present work aims to contribute to an efficient productive debate about the nature of human rights, so that citizens can decide on the understanding that this is a thoughtful democratic and humanistic founded decision. The analysis is in the actual technical-ideological republican system which correspond to the current state of international law

  20. Natural gas for vehicles

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    Tissot-Favre, V.; Sudour, D.; Binutti, M.; Zanetta, P.; Rieussec, J.L.

    2005-01-01

    As a true alternative to oil products, and environment friendly fuel, Natural Gas for Vehicles complies with requirements for sustainable development. In addition, it is part of the European Union policy which underlines the importance of energy diversification through alternative fuels. This workshop will look into the current offer to the public transport segment, waste collection vehicles, and commercial vehicle fleets. Actions taken to spread the use of natural gas to all types of cars will also be covered. This article gathers 5 presentations about this topic given at the gas conference

  1. Enhance Nature Exploration with Technology

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    Holloway, Patricia; Mahan, Carol

    2012-01-01

    Kids and nature seem like a natural combination, but what was natural a generation ago is different today. Children are spending less time outdoors but continue to need nature for their physical, emotional, and mental development. This fact has led author Richard Louv to suggest that today's children are suffering from "nature-deficit disorder"…

  2. Patterns in natural systems

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    Sewalt, L.

    2016-01-01

    In the thesis, `Patterns in natural systems’ the formation and evolution of patterns as solutions of several partial differential systems are studied. These mathematical systems model three different biological and ecological processes. First, the way that plankton concentrates in the water column,

  3. Natural history of COPD

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    Vestbo, Jørgen; Lange, Peter

    2016-01-01

    The natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually described with a focus on change in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ) over time as this allows for exploration of risk factors for an accelerated decline-and thus of developing COPD. From epidemiological studies we...

  4. THE NATURE OF COMPREHENSION.

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    CLELAND, DONALD L.

    THE NATURE OF COMPREHENSION IS DEFINED AND CLARIFIED. THE LITERATURE IS SURVEYED TO SHOW THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTS IS IMPORTANT IN INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITIES. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT CONCEPTS ARE BUILT FROM PERCEPTS, IMAGES, SENSATION, AND MEMORIES, AND THAT THE STEPS WHICH ARE EMPLOYED AS CONCEPTS ARE BUILT AND REFINED AND INCLUDE PERCEIVING,…

  5. Cultivating human nature

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    Derksen, Maarten

    2007-01-01

    Evolutionary psychology claims to offer a unified perspective on human nature and culture, which can serve to further the integration of psychology and the social sciences. I describe four approaches to evolutionary psychology, and note increasing attention to the agency of the individual in

  6. Reinventing Natural Selection

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    Geraedts, Caspar L.; Boersma, Kerst Th.

    2006-01-01

    Although many research studies report students' Lamarckian misconceptions, only a few studies present learning and teaching strategies that focus on the successful development of the concept of natural selection. The learning and teaching strategy for upper secondary students (aged 15-16) presented in this study conducted in The Netherlands is…

  7. Surfaces with Natural Ridges

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    Brander, David; Markvorsen, Steen

    2015-01-01

    We discuss surfaces with singularities, both in mathematics and in the real world. For many types of mathematical surface, singularities are natural and can be regarded as part of the surface. The most emblematic example is that of surfaces of constant negative Gauss curvature, all of which...

  8. Natural attenuation of herbicides

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    Tuxen, Nina; Højberg, Anker Lajer; Broholm, Mette Martina

    2002-01-01

    A field injection experiment in a sandy, aerobic aquifer showed that two phenoxy acids MCPP (mecoprop) and dichlorprop were degraded within I in downgradient of the injection wells after an apparent lag period. The plume development and microbial measurements indicated that microbial growth gover....... The observations may be important for application of natural attenuation as a remedy in field scale systems....

  9. Wasserpflanzen in der Natur

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    Pedersen, Ole; Christensen, Claus

    2011-01-01

    Unsere Aquarienpflanzen kommen in der Natur vor oder sind Zuchtformen natürlicher Arten. Dennoch konnten erst sehr wenige Aquarianer diese Pflanzen in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung beobachten. Oft stellten sie fest, dass die Pflanzen meist ganz anders aussehen als im Aquarium. Neben einem ständigen...

  10. Patagonia: nature and territories

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    Alejandro Fabián Schweitzer

    2014-12-01

    This paper analyzes the place occupied by Patagonia in today’s fin de siècle scenario of commodities, hegemony crisis and multi-polar world emergence concurring with the convergence of consumerist guidelines, all of which would apparently lead to an in-depth socio-ecological crisis as well as to an accelerated dispute over nature and territory sense.

  11. Nature teaching structures

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    Wester, Ture

    2002-01-01

    -living nature a number of striking statical and kinematical peculiarities have been observed. The paper will try to isolate and describe some of these observations and their relation to our engineered structures based on human thinking. The paper will deal with basic aspects as geometry, topology, redundancy...

  12. Demystifying Nature of Science

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    Lederman, Judith; Bartels, Selina; Lederman, Norman; Gnanakkan, Dionysius

    2014-01-01

    With the emergence of the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"; NGSS Lead States 2013), it is apparent that teaching and learning about nature of science (NOS) continues to be an important goal of science education for all K-12 students. With this emphasis on NOS, early childhood teachers are asking how to design…

  13. Radioactivity: A Natural Phenomenon.

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    Ronneau, C.

    1990-01-01

    Discussed is misinformation people have on the subject of radiation. The importance of comparing artificial source levels of radiation to natural levels is emphasized. Measurements of radioactivity, its consequences, and comparisons between the risks induced by radiation in the environment and from artificial sources are included. (KR)

  14. Natural gas industry regulations

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    Clo, A.

    1999-01-01

    In the reception of the EU Directive on the internal gas market, it is quite necessary to avoid the mistakes already made in the case of electricity. A possible cause is there suggested which may help rearrange the natural gas industry and market in Italy. It's four points are: general interests, national peculiarities, public policies, regulatory framework [it

  15. How Is Nature Asymmetric?

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 7; Issue 6. How Is Nature Asymmetric? - Discrete Symmetries in Particle Physics and their Violation ... Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Aligarh Muslim University. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India.

  16. Natural radiation environment III

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    Gesell, T.F.; Lowder, W.M.

    1980-01-01

    Separate abstracts were prepared for the 52 research papers presented at this symposium in April 1978. The major topics in this volume deal with penetrating radiation measurements, radiation surveys and population exposure, radioactivity in the indoor environment, and technologically enhanced natural radioactivity

  17. Natural radiation environment III

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    Gesell, T.F.; Lowder, W.M.

    1980-01-01

    Separate abstracts were prepared for the 57 research papers presented at this symposium in April 1978 at Houston, Texas. This symposium provided a common forum for scientists in several disciplines that deal with natural radiation because there is an increasing interest in the environment as it pertains to human health and the competition for scarce energy and material resources

  18. SUIKERBOSRAND NATURE RESERVE

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    reserve, the total length being 66 km with six overnight huts. There are also the BokmakiePie. Nature Troil. and the Cheetah Interpretive Troil. which can be used by day visitors. The former has two loops, one of 10 km and another of 17 km. The. Cheetah Troil. is much shorter and various points of interest are interpreted en ...

  19. Rehabilitating Afghanistan's natural resources

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    George Hernandez

    2011-01-01

    The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in late 1979. During the next 23 years, the war between the Mujahideen Resistance and the Soviet forces, the ensuing civil war, and eventual take over by the Taliban caused enormous harm to the natural resources of Afghanistan. In 2003, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) was asked by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to provide...

  20. Sciences & Nature: Site Map

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    Journal Home · Journals · Sciences & Nature · About · Log In · Register · Advanced Search · By Author · By Title. Issues. Current Issue · Archives · Open Journal Systems · Help. ISSN: 1812-0741. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  1. Nature remedies human damage

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    Heikkonen, H.

    1994-01-01

    Ecolution Ltd puts its emphasis on technologies which use nature's own methods. This technology is best suited to the bioremediation of old industrial sites, saw mills or oil- contaminated areas. The results of biopurification are consistently good and, in comparison with burning, the costs are low

  2. Shooting mechanisms in nature

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    Sakes, Aimée; Wiel, van der Marleen; Henselmans, Paul W.J.; Leeuwen, van Johan L.; Dodou, Dimitra; Breedveld, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Background In nature, shooting mechanisms are used for a variety of purposes, including prey capture, defense, and reproduction. This review offers insight into the working principles of shooting mechanisms in fungi, plants, and animals in the light of the specific functional demands that these

  3. Venezuela natural gas outlook

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    Silva, P.

    1991-01-01

    This paper reports on the natural gas outlook for Venezuela. First of all, it is very important to remember that in the last few years we have had frequent and unforeseen changes in the energy, ecological, geopolitical and economical fields which explain why all the projections of demand and prices for hydrocarbons and their products have failed to predict what later would happen in the market. Natural gas, with its recognized advantages over other traditional competitors such as oil, coal and nuclear energy, is identified as the component that is acquiring more weight in the energy equation, with a strengthening projection, not only as a resource that covers demand but as a key element in the international energy business. In fact, natural gas satisfies 21% of overall worldwide energy consumption, with an annual increase of 2.7% over the last few years, which is higher than the global energy growth of other fossil fuels. This tendency, which dates from the beginning of the 1980's, will continue with a possibility of increasing over the coming years. Under a foreseeable scenario, it is estimated that worldwide use of natural gas will increase 40% over the next 10 years and 75% on a longer term. Specifically for liquid methane (LNG), use should increase 60% during this last decade. The LPG increase should be moderate due to the limited demand until 1995 and to the stable trends that will continue its use until the end of this century

  4. Knowledge and Natural Resources

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    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø; Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo

    2016-01-01

    Arctic economies are generally natural resource based economies, whether they are indigenous economies largely dependent on living on the land or industrialized economies depending on marine resources, mineral resources or fossil or renewable energy resources. However, the central role of knowledge...

  5. Natural gas annual 1992

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    1993-01-01

    This document provides information on the supply and disposition of natural gas to a wide audience including industry, consumers, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions. This report, Volume 2, presents historical data for the Nation from 1930 to 1992, and by State from 1967 to 1992. The Supplement of this report presents profiles of selected companies

  6. Nature in the City.

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    Melber, Leah W.

    2000-01-01

    Presents three science activities targeted to help urban students learn about nature: (1) observing coloration patterns of pigeons; (2) measuring local rainfall and comparing it to other areas; and (3) conducting a biodiversity study by observing a patch of lawn. (YDS)

  7. A new nature

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    Abraham, Anders

    ”A New Nature - 9 ARCHITECTURAL CONDITIONS BETWEEN LIQUID AND SOLID” opbygger en tankegang om arkitektur som tilstande i modsætning til arkitektur som form og type.  Ved at se på verden som tilstande og organiseringer mellem ”flydende” og ”fast”, homogent og heterogent m.v., er det muligt...

  8. Nature Identical Prosody

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    Juel Henrichsen, Peter

    2012-01-01

    ; such as low naturalness (DiSyn) and dependence on huge amounts of background data (UnitSyn). We present a hybrid model based on high-level speech data. As preliminary tests show, prosodic models combining DiSyn style at the phone level with UnitSyn style at the supra-segmental levels may approach Unit...

  9. Nature as Inspiration

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    Tank, Kristina; Moore, Tamara; Strnat, Meg

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the final lesson within a seven-day STEM and literacy unit that is part of the Picture STEM curriculum (pictureSTEM. org) and uses engineering to integrate science and mathematics learning in a meaningful way (Tank and Moore 2013). For this engineering challenge, students used nature as a source of inspiration for designs to…

  10. Nature, Education and Things

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    Rømer, Thomas Aastrup

    2013-01-01

    In this essay it is argued that the educational philosophy of John Dewey gains in depth and importance by being related to his philosophy of nature, his metaphysics. The result is that any experiental process is situated inside an event, an existence, a thing, and I try to interpret this "thing" as schools or major cultural events such…

  11. Logic and Natural selection

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    Peregrin, Jaroslav

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 4, č. 2 (2010), s. 207-223 ISSN 1661-8297 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP401/10/1279 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z9009908 Keywords : logic * natural selection * modus potens * inferentialism Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  12. New force in nature?

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    Fischbach, E.; Sudarsky, D.; Szafer, A.; Talmadge, C.; Aronson, S.H.

    1986-01-01

    We review recent experimental and theoretical work dealing with the proposed fifth force. Further analysis of the original Eoetvoes experiments has uncovered no challenges to our original assertion that these data evidence a correlation characteristic of the presence of a new coupling to baryon number or hypercharge. Various models suggest that the proposed fifth force could be accomodated naturally into the existing theoretical framework

  13. Natural hazards science strategy

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    Holmes, Robert R.; Jones, Lucile M.; Eidenshink, Jeffery C.; Godt, Jonathan W.; Kirby, Stephen H.; Love, Jeffrey J.; Neal, Christina A.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Plunkett, Michael L.; Weaver, Craig S.; Wein, Anne; Perry, Suzanne C.

    2012-01-01

    The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in natural hazards is to develop and apply hazard science to help protect the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation. The costs and consequences of natural hazards can be enormous, and each year more people and infrastructure are at risk. USGS scientific research—founded on detailed observations and improved understanding of the responsible physical processes—can help to understand and reduce natural hazard risks and to make and effectively communicate reliable statements about hazard characteristics, such as frequency, magnitude, extent, onset, consequences, and where possible, the time of future events.To accomplish its broad hazard mission, the USGS maintains an expert workforce of scientists and technicians in the earth sciences, hydrology, biology, geography, social and behavioral sciences, and other fields, and engages cooperatively with numerous agencies, research institutions, and organizations in the public and private sectors, across the Nation and around the world. The scientific expertise required to accomplish the USGS mission in natural hazards includes a wide range of disciplines that this report refers to, in aggregate, as hazard science.In October 2010, the Natural Hazards Science Strategy Planning Team (H–SSPT) was charged with developing a long-term (10-year) Science Strategy for the USGS mission in natural hazards. This report fulfills that charge, with a document hereinafter referred to as the Strategy, to provide scientific observations, analyses, and research that are critical for the Nation to become more resilient to natural hazards. Science provides the information that decisionmakers need to determine whether risk management activities are worthwhile. Moreover, as the agency with the perspective of geologic time, the USGS is uniquely positioned to extend the collective experience of society to prepare for events outside current memory. The USGS has critical statutory

  14. Natural products as photoprotection.

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    Saewan, Nisakorn; Jimtaisong, Ampa

    2015-03-01

    The rise in solar ultraviolet radiation on the earth's surface has led to a depletion of stratospheric ozone over recent decades, thus accelerating the need to protect human skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation such as erythema, edema, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and skin cancer. There are many different ways to protect skin against UV radiation's harmful effects. The most popular way to reduce the amount of UV radiation penetrating the skin is topical application of sunscreen products that contain UV absorbing or reflecting active molecules. Based on their protection mechanism, the active molecules in sunscreens are broadly divided into inorganic and organic agents. Inorganic sunscreens reflect and scatter UV and visible radiation, while organic sunscreens absorb UV radiation and then re-emit energy as heat or light. These synthetic molecules have limited concentration according to regulation concern. Several natural compounds with UV absorption property have been used to substitute for or to reduce the quantity of synthetic sunscreen agents. In addition to UV absorption property, most natural compounds were found to act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory agents, which provide further protection against the damaging effects of UV radiation exposure. Compounds derived from natural sources have gained considerable attention for use in sunscreen products and have bolstered the market trend toward natural cosmetics. This adds to the importance of there being a wide selection of active molecules in sunscreen formulations. This paper summarizes a number of natural products derived from propolis, plants, algae, and lichens that have shown potential photoprotection properties against UV radiation exposure-induced skin damage. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. Immigration, social cohesion, and naturalization

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    Lægaard, Sune

    2010-01-01

    social trust do not connect with issues of naturalization at all. Other conceptions of social cohesion are either politically controversial, problematic as part of the justification of stricter naturalization requirements, or in fact justify less demanding naturalization requirements....

  16. Design, science and naturalism

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    Deming, David

    2008-09-01

    The Design Argument is the proposition that the presence of order in the universe is evidence for the existence of God. The Argument dates at least to the presocratic Greek philosophers, and is largely based on analogical reasoning. Following the appearance of Aquinas' Summa Theologica in the 13th century, the Christian Church in Europe embraced a Natural Theology based on observation and reason that allowed it to dominate the entire world of knowledge. Science in turn advanced itself by demonstrating that it could be of service to theology, the recognized queen of the sciences. During the heyday of British Natural Theology in the 17th and 18th centuries, the watchmaker, shipbuilder, and architect analogies were invoked reflexively by philosophers, theologians, and scientists. The Design Argument was not systematically and analytically criticized until David Hume wrote Dialogues on Natural Religion in the 1750s. After Darwin published Origin of Species in 1859, Design withered on the vine. But in recent years, the Argument has been resurrected under the appellation "intelligent design," and been the subject of political and legal controversy in the United States. Design advocates have argued that intelligent design can be formulated as a scientific hypothesis, that new scientific discoveries validate a design inference, and that naturalism must be removed as a methodological requirement in science. If science is defined by a model of concentric epistemological zonation, design cannot be construed as a scientific hypothesis because it is inconsistent with the core aspects of scientific methodology: naturalism, uniformity, induction, and efficient causation. An analytical examination of claims by design advocates finds no evidence of any type to support either scientific or philosophical claims that design can be unambiguously inferred from nature. The apparent irreducible complexity of biological mechanisms may be explained by exaptation or scaffolding. The argument

  17. Natural light illumination system.

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    Whang, Allen Jong-Woei; Chen, Yi-Yung; Yang, Shu-Hua; Pan, Po-Hsuan; Chou, Kao-Hsu; Lee, Yu-Chi; Lee, Zong-Yi; Chen, Chi-An; Chen, Cheng-Nan

    2010-12-10

    In recent years, green energy has undergone a lot of development and has been the subject of many applications. Many research studies have focused on illumination with sunlight as a means of saving energy and creating healthy lighting. Natural light illumination systems have collecting, transmitting, and lighting elements. Today, most daylight collectors use dynamic concentrators; these include Sun tracking systems. However, this design is too expensive to be cost effective. To create a low-cost collector that can be easily installed on a large building, we have designed a static concentrator, which is prismatic and cascadable, to collect sunlight for indoor illumination. The transmission component uses a large number of optical fibers. Because optical fibers are expensive, this means that most of the cost for the system will be related to transmission. In this paper, we also use a prismatic structure to design an optical coupler for coupling n to 1. With the n-to-1 coupler, the number of optical fibers necessary can be greatly reduced. Although this new natural light illumination system can effectively guide collected sunlight and send it to the basement or to other indoor places for healthy lighting, previously there has been no way to manage the collected sunlight when lighting was not desired. To solve this problem, we have designed an optical switch and a beam splitter to control and separate the transmitted light. When replacing traditional sources, the lighting should have similar characteristics, such as intensity distribution and geometric parameters, to those of traditional artificial sources. We have designed, simulated, and optimized an illumination lightpipe with a dot pattern to redistribute the collected sunlight from the natural light illumination system such that it equals the qualities of a traditional lighting system. We also provide an active lighting module that provides lighting from the natural light illumination system or LED auxiliary

  18. Querying Natural Logic Knowledge Bases

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    Andreasen, Troels; Bulskov, Henrik; Jensen, Per Anker

    2017-01-01

    This paper describes the principles of a system applying natural logic as a knowledge base language. Natural logics are regimented fragments of natural language employing high level inference rules. We advocate the use of natural logic for knowledge bases dealing with querying of classes...... in ontologies and class-relationships such as are common in life-science descriptions. The paper adopts a version of natural logic with recursive restrictive clauses such as relative clauses and adnominal prepositional phrases. It includes passive as well as active voice sentences. We outline a prototype...... for partial translation of natural language into natural logic, featuring further querying and conceptual path finding in natural logic knowledge bases....

  19. Hybrid Natural Inflation

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    Ross, Graham G.; Germán, Gabriel; Vázquez, J. Alberto

    2016-05-01

    We construct two simple effective field theory versions of Hybrid Natural Inflation (HNI) that illustrate the range of its phenomenological implications. The resulting inflationary sector potential, V = Δ4(1 + acos( ϕ/f)), arises naturally, with the inflaton field a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson. The end of inflation is triggered by a waterfall field and the conditions for this to happen are determined. Also of interest is the fact that the slow-roll parameter ɛ (and hence the tensor r) is a non-monotonic function of the field with a maximum where observables take universal values that determines the maximum possible tensor to scalar ratio r. In one of the models the inflationary scale can be as low as the electroweak scale. We explore in detail the associated HNI phenomenology, taking account of the constraints from Black Hole production, and perform a detailed fit to the Planck 2015 temperature and polarisation data.

  20. Hybrid Natural Inflation

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    Ross, Graham G.; Germán, Gabriel; Vázquez, J. Alberto

    2016-01-01

    We construct two simple effective field theory versions of Hybrid Natural Inflation (HNI) that illustrate the range of its phenomenological implications. The resulting inflationary sector potential, V=Δ"4(1+acos (ϕ/f)), arises naturally, with the inflaton field a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson. The end of inflation is triggered by a waterfall field and the conditions for this to happen are determined. Also of interest is the fact that the slow-roll parameter ϵ (and hence the tensor r) is a non-monotonic function of the field with a maximum where observables take universal values that determines the maximum possible tensor to scalar ratio r. In one of the models the inflationary scale can be as low as the electroweak scale. We explore in detail the associated HNI phenomenology, taking account of the constraints from Black Hole production, and perform a detailed fit to the Planck 2015 temperature and polarisation data.

  1. Natural analogue working group

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    Come, B.; Chapman, N.

    1986-01-01

    A Natural Analogue Working Group was established by the Commission of the European Communities in 1985. The purpose of this group is to bring together modellers with earth scientists and others, so that maximum benefit can be obtained from natural analogue studies with a view to safe geological disposal of radioactive waste. The first meeting of this group was held in Brussels from November 5 to 7, 1985. The discussions mainly concerned the identification of the modellers' needs and of the earth scientists' capacity to provide for them. Following the debates, a written statement was produced by the Group; this document forms the core of the present Report. Notes and outlines of many of the presentations made are grouped in four appendixes. The valuable contribution of all those involved in the meeting is gratefully acknowledged

  2. Natural Blue Food Colour

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    Roda-Serrat, Maria Cinta

    In recent years, there has been a growing tendency to avoid the use of artificial colorants and additives in food products, especially after some studies linked their consumption with behavioural changes in children. However, the incorporation of colorants from natural origin remains a challenge...... for food technologists, as these are typically less vivid and less stable than their synthetic alternatives. Regarding blue colorants, phycocyanins from cyanobacteria are currently in the spotlight as promising new natural blue colorants. Phycocyanins are proteins which blue colour results from...... the presence of the chromophore phycocyanobilin (PCB), a covalently attached linear tetrapyrrole. The applications of phycocyanins as food colorants are however limited, as they show poor stability in certain conditions of pH, light and temperature. Cleavage of PCB from the protein followed by careful product...

  3. Epidemics after Natural Disasters

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    Gayer, Michelle; Connolly, Maire A.

    2007-01-01

    The relationship between natural disasters and communicable diseases is frequently misconstrued. The risk for outbreaks is often presumed to be very high in the chaos that follows natural disasters, a fear likely derived from a perceived association between dead bodies and epidemics. However, the risk factors for outbreaks after disasters are associated primarily with population displacement. The availability of safe water and sanitation facilities, the degree of crowding, the underlying health status of the population, and the availability of healthcare services all interact within the context of the local disease ecology to influence the risk for communicable diseases and death in the affected population. We outline the risk factors for outbreaks after a disaster, review the communicable diseases likely to be important, and establish priorities to address communicable diseases in disaster settings. PMID:17370508

  4. Challenging Exclusionary Naturalism

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    Nathan Robert Cockram

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to reconstruct Hilary Kornblith’s (2002 argument for excluding conceptual analysis from epistemological inquiry, and then provide three objections to it. More specifically, Kornblith argues that epistemological properties such as ‘knowledge’ reduce to natural kinds (with a constitutive essence which can only be discovered and investigated using the a posteriori methods of the natural sciences. Thus, he continues, conceptual analysis can’t properly illuminate the target domain. The three objections to Kornblith’s argument which I present are as follows: (i Multiple Realizeability, (ii Psychological Explanation, (iii Starting Points. On strength of these objections, I conclude that Kornblith’s brand of a posteriori epistemology both eliminates our ability to make epistemic evaluations in general, and also implies a strong form of scepticism.

  5. Oil and natural gas

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    Riddell, C.H.

    1993-01-01

    The natural gas industry and market prospects in Canada are reviewed from a producer's point of view. In the first eight months of 1993, $2.3 billion in new equity was raised for natural gas exploration and production, compared to $900 million in 1991 and $1.2 billion in 1992. The number of wells drilled in the western Canada basin is expected to reach 8,000-9,000 in 1993, up from 5,600 in 1992, and Canadian producers' share of the North American natural gas market will probably reach 20% in 1993, up from 13% in 1986. Potential and proved gas supply in North America is ca 750 trillion ft 3 , of which ca 30% is in Canada. Factors affecting gas producers in Canada are the deregulated nature of the market, low costs for finding gas (finding costs in the western Canada basin are the lowest of any basin in North America), and the coming into balance of gas supply and demand. The former gas surplus has been reduced by expanding markets and by low prices which reduced the incentive to find new reserves. This surplus is largely gone, and prices have started rising although they are still lower than the pre-deregulation prices. Progress is continuing toward an integrated North American gas market in which a number of market hubs allow easy gas trading between producers and consumers. Commodity exchanges for hedging gas prices are beginning operation and electronic trading of gas contracts and pipeline capacity will also become a reality. 4 figs

  6. Natural SUSY endures

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    Papucci, Michele; Ruderman, Joshua T. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (United States). Theoretical Physics Group; California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Weiler, Andreas [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland). Theoretical Physics Div.

    2011-10-31

    The first 1 fb{sup -1} of LHC searches have set impressive limits on new colored particles decaying to missing energy. We address the implication of these searches for naturalness in supersymmetry (SUSY). General bottom-up considerations of natural electroweak symmetry breaking show that higgsinos, stops, and the gluino should not be too far above the weak scale. The rest of the spectrum, including the squarks of the first two generations, can be heavier and beyond the current LHC reach. We have used collider simulations to determine the limits that all of the 1 fb{sup -1} searches pose on higgsinos, stops, and the gluino. We find that stops and the left-handed sbottom are starting to be constrained and must be heavier than about 200-300 GeV when decaying to higgsinos. The gluino must be heavier than about 600-800 GeV when it decays to stops and sbottoms. While these findings point toward scenarios with a lighter third generation split from the other squarks, we do find that moderately-tuned regions remain, where the gluino is just above 1 TeV and all the squarks are degenerate and light. Among all the searches, jets plus missing energy and same-sign dileptons often provide the most powerful probes of natural SUSY. Overall, our results indicate that natural SUSY has survived the first 1 fb{sup -1} of data. The LHC is now on the brink of exploring the most interesting region of SUSY parameter space. (orig.)

  7. Harnessing natural ventilation benefits.

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    O'Leary, John

    2013-04-01

    Making sure that a healthcare establishment has a good supply of clean fresh air is an important factor in keeping patients, staff, and visitors, free from the negative effects of CO2 and other contaminants. John O'Leary of Trend Controls, a major international supplier of building energy management solutions (BEMS), examines the growing use of natural ventilation, and the health, energy-saving, and financial benefits, that it offers.

  8. Symbolic Natural Language Processing

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    Laporte , Eric

    2005-01-01

    The connection between language processing and combinatorics on words is natural. Historically, linguists actually played a part in the beginning of the construction of theoretical combinatorics on words. Some of the terms in current use originate from linguistics: word, prefix, suffix, grammar, syntactic monoid... However, interpenetration between the formal world of computer theory and the intuitive world of linguistics is still a love story with ups and downs. We will encounter in this cha...

  9. Nature's Greatest Puzzles

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    Quigg, Chris

    2005-01-01

    It is a pleasure to be part of the SLAC Summer Institute again, not simply because it is one of the great traditions in our field, but because this is a moment of great promise for particle physics. I look forward to exploring many opportunities with you over the course of our two weeks together. My first task in talking about Nature's Greatest Puzzles, the title of this year's Summer Institute, is to deconstruct the premise a little bit

  10. Natural matrix standards

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    Bowen, V.T.

    1976-01-01

    Environmental radiochemistry needs, for use in analytical intercomparision and as standard reference materials, very large homogeneous samples of a variety of matrices, each naturally contaminated by a variety of longer-lived radionuclides, at several different ranges of concentrations. The reasons for this need are discussed, and the minimum assortment of matrices of radionuclides, and of concentrations is established. Sources of suitable materials are suggested, and the international approach to meeting this need is emphasized

  11. Extremes in nature

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    Salvadori, Gianfausto; Kottegoda, Nathabandu T

    2007-01-01

    This book is about the theoretical and practical aspects of the statistics of Extreme Events in Nature. Most importantly, this is the first text in which Copulas are introduced and used in Geophysics. Several topics are fully original, and show how standard models and calculations can be improved by exploiting the opportunities offered by Copulas. In addition, new quantities useful for design and risk assessment are introduced.

  12. Intoxication with natural sources

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    Toropilova, D.; Toropila, M.; Tomko, M.; Takac, L.; Fric, M.

    2015-01-01

    The authors of this article deal with intoxication of the organism with natural resources. As objects of our interest we chose some interchangeable types of fungi which cause severe intoxication of gastrointestinal tract: Scleroderma citrinum, Boletus luridus var. rubriceps (Maire) Dermek, Boletus satanas, Agaricus xanthodermus and poisonous plants affect mainly digestive tract such as Sambucus nigra L. (elderberry). Sambucus ebulus L. (European dwarf elder), Viburnum lantana L. (wayfaring tree), Viburnum opulus (guelder-rose), Rhamnus cathartica (purging buckthorn).

  13. Natural radiation exposure indoors

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    Brown, L.; Cliff, K.D.; Wrixon, A.D.

    1981-01-01

    A brief review is presented of the state of knowledge of indoor natural radiation exposure in the U.K. and the current survey work the N.R.P.B. is carrying out in this field. Discussion is limited in this instance to the improvement in estimation of population exposure and the identification of areas and circumstances in which high exposure occur, rather than the study of properties of a building and methods of building affecting exposure to radiation. (U.K.)

  14. The nature of leadership

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    2012-01-01

    With contributions from leading authors in the most important areas of current research, this book provides insight into the streams that are driving leadership theory and practice today. The Nature of Leadership, Second Edition provides students with an updated and complete yet concise handbook that solidifies and integrates the vast and disparate leadership literature.Key Features of the Second Edition· Provides contributions from twenty-three subject-matter experts-ranging from the eminent...

  15. Microflyers: inspiration from nature

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    Sirohi, Jayant

    2013-04-01

    Over the past decade, there has been considerable interest in miniaturizing aircraft to create a class of extremely small, robotic vehicles with a gross mass on the order of tens of grams and a dimension on the order of tens of centimeters. These are collectively refered to as micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) or microflyers. Because the size of microflyers is on the same order as that of small birds and large insects, engineers are turning to nature for inspiration. Bioinspired concepts make use of structural or aerodynamic mechanisms that are observed in insects and birds, such as elastic energy storage and unsteady aerodynamics. Biomimetic concepts attempt to replicate the form and function of natural flyers, such as flapping-wing propulsion and external appearance. This paper reviews recent developments in the area of man-made microflyers. The design space for microflyers will be described, along with fundamental physical limits to miniaturization. Key aerodynamic phenomena at the scale of microflyers will be highlighted. Because the focus is on bioinspiration and biomimetics, scaled-down versions of conventional aircraft, such as fixed wing micro air vehicles and microhelicopters will not be addressed. A few representative bioinspired and biomimetic microflyer concepts developed by researchers will be described in detail. Finally, some of the sensing mechanisms used by natural flyers that are being implemented in man-made microflyers will be discussed.

  16. Petroleum and natural gas

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    1965-02-01

    Substantial increases in demand for Canadian petroleum and natural gas in both domestic and export markets resulted in another good year throughout the main sectors of the industry. In February, production averaged 850,000 bpd, or about 8% more than 1963 output of crude oil and natural gas liquids. Construction began on the first full scale plant for the extraction of oil from the Athabasca bituminous sands. In 1964, exploratory and development drilling in western Canada increased 10% from the previous year. A total of 15.5 million ft was drilled, the largest since the record drilling year of 1956. The main oil field development areas in Alberta were the House Mountain, Deer Mountain and Goose River Fields, and the Bantry-Taber heavy oil region in southeastern Alberta. Oil reserves were increased substantially by waterflood pressure maintenance projects in many of the older oil fields. The largest oil accumulation discovered in 1964 was the Syvia-Honda Field in the Devonian Gilwood sandstone in N.-central Alberta. Two graphs illustrate the crude petroleum in Canada in millions of barrels from 1940 to 1964, and natural gas in Canada in billions of cu ft from 1950 to 1964. The outlook for the industry in 1965 is good.

  17. NATURAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT

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    D.F. Fenster

    2000-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to summarize the scientific work that was performed to evaluate and assess the occurrence and economic potential of natural resources within the geologic setting of the Yucca Mountain area. The extent of the regional areas of investigation for each commodity differs and those areas are described in more detail in the major subsections of this report. Natural resource assessments have focused on an area defined as the ''conceptual controlled area'' because of the requirements contained in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulation, 10 CFR Part 60, to define long-term boundaries for potential radionuclide releases. New requirements (proposed 10 CFR Part 63 [Dyer 1999]) have obviated the need for defining such an area. However, for the purposes of this report, the area being discussed, in most cases, is the previously defined ''conceptual controlled area'', now renamed the ''natural resources site study area'' for this report (shown on Figure 1). Resource potential can be difficult to assess because it is dependent upon many factors, including economics (demand, supply, cost), the potential discovery of new uses for resources, or the potential discovery of synthetics to replace natural resource use. The evaluations summarized are based on present-day use and economic potential of the resources. The objective of this report is to summarize the existing reports and information for the Yucca Mountain area on: (1) Metallic mineral and mined energy resources (such as gold, silver, etc., including uranium); (2) Industrial rocks and minerals (such as sand, gravel, building stone, etc.); (3) Hydrocarbons (including oil, natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, and coal); and (4) Geothermal resources. Groundwater is present at the Yucca Mountain site at depths ranging from 500 to 750 m (about 1,600 to 2,500 ft) below the ground surface. Groundwater resources are not discussed in this report, but are planned to be included in the hydrology

  18. NATURAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT

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    D.F. Fenster

    2000-12-11

    The purpose of this report is to summarize the scientific work that was performed to evaluate and assess the occurrence and economic potential of natural resources within the geologic setting of the Yucca Mountain area. The extent of the regional areas of investigation for each commodity differs and those areas are described in more detail in the major subsections of this report. Natural resource assessments have focused on an area defined as the ''conceptual controlled area'' because of the requirements contained in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulation, 10 CFR Part 60, to define long-term boundaries for potential radionuclide releases. New requirements (proposed 10 CFR Part 63 [Dyer 1999]) have obviated the need for defining such an area. However, for the purposes of this report, the area being discussed, in most cases, is the previously defined ''conceptual controlled area'', now renamed the ''natural resources site study area'' for this report (shown on Figure 1). Resource potential can be difficult to assess because it is dependent upon many factors, including economics (demand, supply, cost), the potential discovery of new uses for resources, or the potential discovery of synthetics to replace natural resource use. The evaluations summarized are based on present-day use and economic potential of the resources. The objective of this report is to summarize the existing reports and information for the Yucca Mountain area on: (1) Metallic mineral and mined energy resources (such as gold, silver, etc., including uranium); (2) Industrial rocks and minerals (such as sand, gravel, building stone, etc.); (3) Hydrocarbons (including oil, natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, and coal); and (4) Geothermal resources. Groundwater is present at the Yucca Mountain site at depths ranging from 500 to 750 m (about 1,600 to 2,500 ft) below the ground surface. Groundwater resources are not discussed in this

  19. Defining Nature-Based Preschools

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    Larimore, Rachel

    2016-01-01

    Nature-based early childhood education. Nature-based preschool. Nature preschool. Forest kindergarten. Nature kindergarten. Waldkindergarten. Forest school. These are a few of the program terms currently being discussed among early childhood environmental education professionals in the United States. Why is there so much discussion about the names…

  20. Nature, Nurture and Epigenetics

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    Crews, David; Gillette, Ross; Miller-Crews, Isaac; Gore, Andrea C.; Skinner, Michael K.

    2015-01-01

    Real life by definition combines heritability (e.g., the legacy of exposures) and experience (e.g. stress during sensitive or ‘critical’ periods), but how to study or even model this interaction has proven difficult. The hoary concept of evaluating traits according to nature vs. nurture continues to persist despite repeated demonstrations that it retards, rather than advances, our understanding of biological processes. Behavioral genetics has proven the obvious, that genes influences behavior and, vice versa, that behavior influences genes. The concept of Genes X Environment (G X E) and its modern variants was viewed as an improvement on nature-nurture but has proven that, except in rare instances, it is not possible to fractionate phenotypes into these constituent elements. The entanglement inherent in terms such as nature-nurture or GXE is a Gordian knot that cannot be dissected or even split. Given that the world today is not what it was less than a century ago, yet the arbitrator (differential survival and reproduction) has stayed constant, de novo principles and practices are needed to better predict what the future holds. Put simply, the transformation that is now occurring within and between individuals as a product of global endocrine disruption is quite independent of what has been regarded as evolution by selection. This new perspective should focus on how epigenetic modifications might revise approaches to understand how the phenotype and, in particular its components, is shaped. In this review we summarize the literature in this developing area, focusing on our research on the fungicide vinclozolin. PMID:25102229

  1. Nature, nurture and epigenetics.

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    Crews, David; Gillette, Ross; Miller-Crews, Isaac; Gore, Andrea C; Skinner, Michael K

    2014-12-01

    Real life by definition combines heritability (e.g., the legacy of exposures) and experience (e.g. stress during sensitive or 'critical' periods), but how to study or even model this interaction has proven difficult. The hoary concept of evaluating traits according to nature versus nurture continues to persist despite repeated demonstrations that it retards, rather than advances, our understanding of biological processes. Behavioral genetics has proven the obvious, that genes influence behavior and, vice versa, that behavior influences genes. The concept of Genes X Environment (G X E) and its modern variants was viewed as an improvement on nature-nurture but has proven that, except in rare instances, it is not possible to fractionate phenotypes into these constituent elements. The entanglement inherent in terms such as nature-nurture or G X E is a Gordian knot that cannot be dissected or even split. Given that the world today is not what it was less than a century ago, yet the arbitrator (differential survival and reproduction) has stayed constant, de novo principles and practices are needed to better predict what the future holds. Put simply, the transformation that is now occurring within and between individuals as a product of global endocrine disruption is quite independent of what has been regarded as evolution by selection. This new perspective should focus on how epigenetic modifications might revise approaches to understand how the phenotype and, in particular its components, is shaped. In this review we summarize the literature in this developing area, focusing on our research on the fungicide vinclozolin. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Why Nature Chose Selenium.

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    Reich, Hans J; Hondal, Robert J

    2016-04-15

    The authors were asked by the Editors of ACS Chemical Biology to write an article titled "Why Nature Chose Selenium" for the occasion of the upcoming bicentennial of the discovery of selenium by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1817 and styled after the famous work of Frank Westheimer on the biological chemistry of phosphate [Westheimer, F. H. (1987) Why Nature Chose Phosphates, Science 235, 1173-1178]. This work gives a history of the important discoveries of the biological processes that selenium participates in, and a point-by-point comparison of the chemistry of selenium with the atom it replaces in biology, sulfur. This analysis shows that redox chemistry is the largest chemical difference between the two chalcogens. This difference is very large for both one-electron and two-electron redox reactions. Much of this difference is due to the inability of selenium to form π bonds of all types. The outer valence electrons of selenium are also more loosely held than those of sulfur. As a result, selenium is a better nucleophile and will react with reactive oxygen species faster than sulfur, but the resulting lack of π-bond character in the Se-O bond means that the Se-oxide can be much more readily reduced in comparison to S-oxides. The combination of these properties means that replacement of sulfur with selenium in nature results in a selenium-containing biomolecule that resists permanent oxidation. Multiple examples of this gain of function behavior from the literature are discussed.

  3. NATURAL ANALOGUE SYNTHESIS REPORT

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    Simmons, A.M.

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to present analogue studies and literature reviews designed to provide qualitative and quantitative information to test and provide added confidence in process models abstracted for performance assessment (PA) and model predictions pertinent to PA. This report provides updates to studies presented in the Yucca Mountain Site Description (CRWMS M and O 2000 [151945], Section 13) and new examples gleaned from the literature along with results of quantitative studies conducted specifically for the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP). The intent of the natural analogue studies was to collect corroborative evidence from analogues to demonstrate additional understanding of processes expected to occur during postclosure at a potential Yucca Mountain repository. The report focuses on key processes by providing observations and analyses of natural and anthropogenic (human-induced) systems to improve understanding and confidence in the operation of these processes under conditions similar to those that could occur in a nuclear waste repository. The process models include those that represent both engineered and natural barrier processes. A second purpose of this report is to document the various applications of natural analogues to geologic repository programs, focusing primarily on the way analogues have been used by the YMP. This report is limited to providing support for PA in a confirmatory manner and to providing corroborative inputs for process modeling activities. Section 1.7 discusses additional limitations of this report. Key topics for this report are analogues to emplacement-drift degradation, waste-form degradation, waste-package degradation, degradation of other materials proposed for the engineered barrier, seepage into drifts, radionuclide flow and transport in the unsaturated zone (UZ), analogues to coupled thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical processes, saturated-zone (SZ) transport, impact of radionuclide release on the biosphere

  4. Liquid Natural Gas

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    Anon.

    1992-01-01

    After a brief introduction on the origins of the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) industry the production and transportation of LNG are discussed. Special attention is paid to the importance of the safety aspect during every activity or handling of LNG. Next the most important trade flows for LNG are dealt with. Two zones can be distinguished: the western part of the Pacific and the Atlantic basin. Subsequently the main aspects of a LNG-project are mentioned, as well as the success factors. Finally the prospects for the LNG-industry are reviewed. 11 figs

  5. Natural Analogue Synthesis Report

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    A. M. Simmons

    2002-05-01

    The purpose of this report is to present analogue studies and literature reviews designed to provide qualitative and quantitative information to test and provide added confidence in process models abstracted for performance assessment (PA) and model predictions pertinent to PA. This report provides updates to studies presented in the ''Yucca Mountain Site Description'' (CRWMS M and O 2000 [151945], Section 13) and new examples gleaned from the literature, along with results of quantitative studies conducted specifically for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). The intent of the natural analogue studies was to collect corroborative evidence from analogues to demonstrate additional understanding of processes expected to occur during postclosure at a potential Yucca Mountain repository. The report focuses on key processes by providing observations and analyses of natural and anthropogenic (human-induced) systems to improve understanding and confidence in the operation of these processes under conditions similar to those that could occur in a nuclear waste repository. The process models include those that represent both engineered and natural barrier processes. A second purpose of this report is to document the various applications of natural analogues to geologic repository programs, focusing primarily on the way analogues have been used by the YMP. This report is limited to providing support for PA in a confirmatory manner and to providing corroborative inputs for process modeling activities. Section 1.7 discusses additional limitations of this report. Key topics for this report are analogues to emplacement drift degradation, waste form degradation, waste package degradation, degradation of other materials proposed for the engineered barrier, seepage into drifts, radionuclide flow and transport in the unsaturated zone (UZ), analogues to coupled thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical processes, saturated zone (SZ) transport

  6. The nature of mathematics

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    Jourdain, Philip E B

    2007-01-01

    Anyone with an interest in mathematics will welcome the republication of this little volume by a remarkable mathematician who was also a logician, a philosopher, and an occasional writer of fiction and poetry. Originally published in 1913, and later included in the acclaimed anthology The World of Mathematics, Jourdain's survey shows how and why the methods of mathematics were developed, traces the development of mathematical science from the earliest to modern times, and chronicles the application of mathematics to natural science.Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, the author p

  7. Thermoluminescence from natural calcites

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    Calderon, T.; Jaque, F.; Coy-yll, R.

    1984-01-01

    Thermoluminescence (TL) as well as absorption and EPR spectra of x-irradiated natural calcites have been obtained. Irradiation produces UV absorption bands and a decrease of the Mn 2+ EPR spectrum. A correlation of each TL peak with the bleaching steps of UV absorption bands and the recovering in intensity of the Mn 2+ EPR spectrum has been found. These experimental results support a new model for the radiation damage and thermoluminescence process in calcites. The main point in this model is that holes become trapped at impurities, and the electrons are trapped at dislocations in the form of CO 3 3- . (author)

  8. Eksistens og natur

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    Pahuus, Mogens

    Eksistens og Natur er et centralt stykke livsfilosofi skrevet af en af dansk filosofis grand old men. Professor emeritus fra Aalborg Universitet Mogens Pahuus præsenterer her den grundidé om mennesket, at ethvert individ er formet i en dobbelthed mellem det givne i os - naturen - og det, at vi fo...... forholder os til det givne - eksistensen. Mogens Pahuus sammenfatter i denne bog sin livsfilosofiske tænkning, og han tør give sig i kast med en stor og systematisk fremstilling af menneskets væsen. Bogen er et modent værk med overskud og overblik....

  9. Western Australian natural gas

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    Harman, Frank

    1994-01-01

    Western Australia has 80% of Australia's natural gas resources. These are currently exploited to supply the Western Australian market and LNG to Japan. Growth in the market is dependent on limited prospects for power generation and mineral resource processing. Future exploitation of gas resources will require new export LNG markets and/or the installations of a transcontinental pipeline to eastern Australia. The transcontinental option should only be considered after other options for energy supply in eastern Australia are eliminated. Competition to meet market growth in North-east Asia will be considerable and Australia lacks the policies to underpin future LNG capacity. (author)

  10. Natural radio-exposure

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    Anon.

    1990-01-01

    Although the amounts are small, man is exposed on a daily basis to alpha, beta, and gamma radiation emitted by radioactive elements present in the earth's crust. The natural radioactive elements are measurable, either by physicochemical means or by radiometric methods and can be the cause of external or internal exposure in man. Also of importance is cosmic radiation. Of galactic or solar origin, primary cosmic rays cause external radiation exposure. The majority of these particles disintegrate rapidly. They reach the ground at a mean rate of the order of one particle per square centimeter per minute

  11. Natural gas technology

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    Todaro, J.M.; Herbert, J.H.

    1997-01-01

    This presentation is devoted to a discussion regarding current and planned US fossil energy research and development for fiscal years 1996, 1997 and 1998. The principal focus of research in the immediate future will be: clean coal fuels, natural gas and oil exploration and production, especially reservoir life extension, advanced drilling completion and stimulation systems, advanced diagnostics and imaging systems, environmental compliance in technology development, regulatory streamlining and risk assessment. Program goals to 2010 were summarized as: increasing domestic oil and gas recovery; increasing recoverable reserves; decreasing cumulative industry environmental compliance costs; increasing revenues to the federal government; saving jobs in the U.S

  12. Natural gas; Erdgas

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    Graf, Frank [DVGW-Forschungsstelle am KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany); Groeschl, Frank; Wetzel, Uwe [DVGW, Bonn (Germany); Heikrodt, Klaus [Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Lemgo (Germany); Krause, Hartmut [DBI Gastechnologisches Institut, An-Institut der TU Bergakademie, Freiberg (Germany); Beestermoeller, Christina; Witschen, Bernhard [Team Consult G.P.E. GmbH, Berlin (Germany); Albus, Rolf; Burmeister, Frank [Gas- und Waerme-Institut Essen e.V., Essen (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    The reform of the EEG in Germany, a positive global development in natural gas, the decline in oil prices, questions about the security of supply in Europe, and not least the effect of the decision by E.on at the end of 2014 have moved the gas industry. Gas has the lowest CO{sub 2} emissions of fossil fuels. Flexibility, storability, useful for networks and the diversity in the application make it an ideal partner for renewable energy. However, these complementary properties are valued at wind and photovoltaics internationally and nationally different. The situation in the gas power plants remains tense. LNG - liquefied natural gas - is on the rise. [German] Die Reform des EEG in Deutschland, eine positive Entwicklung beim Gas weltweit, der Verfall der Oelpreises, Fragen zur Versorgungssicherheit in Europa und nicht zuletzt die Auswirkung der Entscheidung von E.on Ende 2014 haben die Gaswirtschaft bewegt. Gas weist die geringsten CO{sub 2}-Emissioen der fossilen Energietraeger auf. Flexibilitaet, Speicherbarkeit, Netzdienlichkeit sowie die Vielfalt in der Anwendung machen es zum idealen Partner der erneuerbaren Energien. Allerdings werden diese komplementaeren Eigenschaften zu Wind und Photovoltaik international und national unterschiedlich bewertet. Die Lage bei den Gaskraftwerken bleibt weiter angespannt. LNG - verfluessigtes Erdgas - ist auf dem Vormarsch.

  13. CERN in "Nature"

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    2013-01-01

    CERN is nestled within a verdant natural environment which, thanks to a conservation-oriented policy, is characterized by a remarkable biodiversity. The continued protection of that diversity calls for thoughtful, carefully planned measures.   CERN’s site is an extensive one: its 650 hectares include 210 hectares of buildings, roadways and parking lots, 100 hectares of fenced-off green area, and 340 hectares of non-fenced land, a patchwork of fields, woods and pasture. This land teems with a great variety of plants and animals, including some rare and unexpected species. In 2009 CERN received a certificate from the Swiss foundation Nature & économie for the Meyrin site, and the award was renewed in 2012 for three more years. “The green spaces inside the fenced area are tended by six ISS gardeners, whose duties also include keeping the sidewalks and footpaths clear of snow in winter. The Meyrin site also includes orchid sanctuaries, meadows and sheep pasture...

  14. Natural Circulation with Boiling

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    Mathisen, R P

    1967-09-15

    A number of parameters with dominant influence on the power level at hydrodynamic instability in natural circulation, two-phase flow, have been studied experimentally. The geometrical dependent quantities were: the system driving head, the boiling channel and riser dimensions, the single-phase as well as the two phase flow restrictions. The parameters influencing the liquid properties were the system pressure and the test section inlet subcooling. The threshold of instability was determined by plotting the noise characteristics in the mass flow records against power. The flow responses to artificially obtained power disturbances at instability conditions were also measured in order to study the nature of hydrodynamic instability. The results presented give a review over relatively wide ranges of the main parameters, mainly concerning the coolant performance in both single and parallel boiling channel flow. With regard to the power limits the experimental results verified that the single boiling channel performance was intimately related to that of the parallel channels. In the latter case the additional inter-channel factors with attenuating effects were studied. Some optimum values of the parameters were observed.

  15. Natural and artificial photoprotection

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    Cripps, D.J.

    1981-01-01

    A solar simulator is described with collimated filtered radiation incorporating an optical integrator to more evenly diffuse the xenon 2.5 KW light source. Populations can be catogorized into skin types I-VI and the minimal erythema dose (MED) in each skin type measured in Joules/cm2 was compared to give a relative suntan photoprotection factor or SPF compared with type I (1.0) so that type II had an SPF of 1.67, type III SPF of 2.5, type IV V had an SPF of nearly 4, whereas the darker Negroid skin (type VI) had an SPF of 9.68, or nearly 10 times that of type I. In addition, various studies were performed to determine the natural protection factor after natural sunlight (3 1/2 mo of summer sun). In 21 subjects the mean SPF was 2.33 when compared to the MED on unexposed skin on the buttocks. Five subjects who had received a mean total dose of 3.49 J/cm2 of UVB within a 4-week period had a mean SPF of 8.01 and 5 subjects who had received a mean total dose of 20 J/cm2 of UVA with PUVA therapy within 2 weeks had a mean SPF of 2.7. These studies were compared with the photoprotection ability of topical chemical protective agents with a range of 4-15

  16. En-gauging naturalness

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    Bharucha, Aoife [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). II. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Physik-Dept. T31; Goudelis, Andreas [Savoie Univ., CNRS, Annecy-le-Vieux (France). LAPTh; McGarrie, Moritz [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-10-15

    The discovery of a 125.5 GeV Higgs with standard model-like couplings and naturalness considerations motivate gauge extensions of the MSSM. We analyse two variants of such an extension and carry out a phenomenological study of regions of the parameter space statisfying current direct and indirect constraints, employing state-of-the-art two-loop RGE evolution and GMSB boundary conditions. We find that due to the appearance of non-decoupled D-terms it is possible to obtain a 125.5 GeV Higgs with stops below 2 TeV, while the uncolored sparticles could still lie within reach of the LHC. We compare the contributions of the stop sector and the non-decoupled D-terms to the Higgs mass, and study their effect on the Higgs couplings. We further investigate the nature of the next-to lightest supersymmetric particle, in light of the GMSB motivated searches currently being pursued by ATLAS and CMS.

  17. En-gauging naturalness

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    Bharucha, Aoife; Goudelis, Andreas; McGarrie, Moritz

    2014-01-01

    The discovery of a 125.5 GeV Higgs with standard model-like couplings and naturalness considerations motivate gauge extensions of the MSSM. We analyse two variants of such an extension and carry out a phenomenological study of regions of the parameter space satisfying current direct and indirect constraints, employing state-of-the-art two-loop RGE evolution and GMSB boundary conditions. We find that due to the appearance of non-decoupled D-terms it is possible to obtain a 125.5 GeV Higgs with stops below 2 TeV, while the uncoloured sparticles could still lie within reach of the LHC. We compare the contributions of the stop sector and the non-decoupled D-terms to the Higgs mass, and study their effect on the Higgs couplings. We further investigate the nature of the next-to lightest supersymmetric particle, in light of the GMSB motivated searches currently being pursued by ATLAS and CMS. (orig.)

  18. Natural antioxidants in chemoprevention

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    Dragsted, L.O. [Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Soeberg (Denmark). Inst. of Toxicology

    1998-12-31

    It is well documented that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of most common cancers, and that some food items from this class may be protective against heart disease. Several explanations have been offered, one of which relates to the natural presence of potent antioxidants in plant products. Destructive oxidation of lipids, proteins, DNA, and other important biomolecules, often involving radical chain reactions, affect vital cellular structures and their normal functions. Such processes are involved in the development of cancer as well as heart disease, and it seems logical to assume that antioxidants might be preventive. Large human trials with natural antioxidants have not provided a uniform support, however, for the hypothesis that antioxidation per se may prevent cancer or coronary heart disease (CHD). One reason is that other effects, unrelated to antioxidation, may compromise their preventive effects. Another reason may be that many potent antioxidants can also act as pro-oxidants under certain conditions. The interpretation of animal trials is likewise often compromised by the fact that most antioxidants have other physiological effects which might very well explain their protective action or lead to toxic side-effects. (orig.)

  19. One for all? : connectedness to nature, inclusion of nature, environmental identity, and implicit association with nature

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    Brügger, A; Kaiser, F.G.; Roczen, N.

    2011-01-01

    Pleasurable experiences in nature are suspected to promote a personal connection with nature, and subsequently, nature conservation in individuals. Using an Internet-based survey employing a convenience sample of the general population (N = 1,309), we developed a connection-with-nature instrument

  20. Constructing nature behind the glass

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    Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available By way of introducing this special issue of Museum and Society, ‘Constructing nature behind glass’, this paper first surveys the literature devoted to analyses of natural history objects and collections. Such work is to be found in interesting places – not only in museum studies, history of science, and professional museum literature, but also in visual studies, anthropology and cultural geography. After exploiting this writing for different perspectives on the cultural and practical construction of museum nature, this paper moves on to consider one popular topic, taxidermy. The ambiguous nature of taxidermic mounts, or ‘remnant models’, leads to a discussion of the relative status of specimen and artefact. I identify four configurations of their relationship: museum nature as opposed to material culture; museum nature as material culture; museum nature and material culture sharing parallel processes; and finally, museum nature and material culture entangled. All offer perspectives on the construction of nature and culture behind glass.

  1. Nature's loss, Immunologists gain?

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    Aluvihare

    2000-01-01

    Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology Nature Publishing Group (2000). ISSN 1471-0072. Monthly First there was Annual Reviews, then came the monthly Elsevier Trends Journals, both of which try to identify hot topics in their chosen fields. The Current Opinion journals followed several years later, and Current Opinion in Cell Biology is presently one of the highest 'impact factor' review journals, with a distinguished board of editors and advisors and a systematic approach to regular coverage of the major fields of cell biology. Important topics are visited once a year, whether or not something specially exciting happened in the last 12 months. Add to this list Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, the FASEB journal and the countless minireviews in 'real' journals, and you begin to wonder how anyone finds any time for doing experiments, or indeed reading the primary literature. So, into this already crowded field arrive three important newcomers: Nature Reviews in Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, and Neurosciences, of which the first two will probably interest readers of Journal of Cell Science the most. Backed by the name and money of Nature and edited by experienced Nature staff, it is hard to see how these publications can possibly do other than succeed with writers and readers alike. What's inside the first issue? The cover of Nature Reviews in Molecular Cell Biology presents a 3-colour montage of a blue cell nucleus surrounded by splotches of green GPI-anchored GFP overlaid by orange actin stress fibres that seem to come from somewhere else. This image trails a comprehensive review from Kai Simons and Derek Toomre about Lipid Rafts. There are another five major review articles: calcium puffs and sparks, rings around DNA, HIV inhibitors, kinesin and the circadian clock provide a rich and varied mix of topics from authors who know what they're talking about. Surrounding this core is an entertaining mixture of 'highlights' at the front: news and views about

  2. Natural gas : nirvana

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    Stonehouse, D.

    2001-01-01

    Despite completing 8,900 gas wells in year 2000, the deliverability of natural gas out of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) was stagnant which has left many analysts wondering whether the basin has reached its limit. It also leaves many wondering if gas producers will be able to meet the strong demand for natural gas in the future. Nearly all new electrical generation being built in the U.S. is gas-based due to strict new environmental standards limiting the growth in hydro and coal-powered generation. Any future coal plants will use gasification technology and combined cycle turbines. Combined cycle turbines developed by Boeing and Lockheed are more efficient than combustion turbines, making gas more competitive with fuel alternatives. The lack of growth in natural gas supply has left storage levels near record lows. Demand is expected to increase in 2001 by 3.2 per cent to 23 trillion cubic feet in the U.S. Longer term, major new reserves must be brought on stream to meet this demand. It was noted that the easy discoveries within the WCSB have been made. The new plays are smaller, more technically complex and expensive which suggests that more investment is needed in training geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers to find new reserves. The Canadian Energy Research Institute agrees that there is enough gas in Alberta and British Columbia to meet current demands but efforts must shift towards drilling in the foothills front and northwest regions of Alberta to increase deliverability. Brief notes on several gas finds by various oil and gas companies in the area were presented. The article also discussed the huge untapped potential of northern reserves. Analysts have noted 44 Tcf of proven reserve, with a potential of 165 Tcf. In addition, new pipelines from the Alaskan North Slope and the Mackenzie Delta could transport nearly 2 Tcf annually to market. Wells drilled by Chevron and Paramount at Fort Liard in 1999 initially flowed at rates up to

  3. natural or artificial diets

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    A. O. Meyer-Willerer

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se probaron alimentos artificiales y naturales con larva de camarón (Litopenaeus vannamei cultivados en diferentes recipientes. Estos fueron ocho frascos cónicos con 15L, ocho acuarios con 50L y como grupo control, seis tanques de fibra de vidrio con 1500L; todos con agua marina fresca y filtrada. La densidad inicial en todos los recipientes fue de 70 nauplios/L. Aquellos en frascos y acuarios recibieron ya sea dieta natural o artificial. El grupo control fue cultivado con dieta natural en los tanques grandes que utilizan los laboratorios para la producción masiva de postlarvas. El principal producto de excreción de larva de camarón es el ión amonio, que es tóxico cuando está presente en concentraciones elevadas. Se determinó diariamente con el método colorimétrico del indofenol. Los resultados muestran diferencias en la concentración del ión amonio y en la sobrevivencia de larvas entre las diferentes dietas y también entre los diferentes recipientes. En aquellos con volúmenes pequeños comparados con los grandes, se presentó mayor concentración de amonio (500 a 750µg/L, en aquellos con dietas naturales, debido a que este ión sirve de fertilizante a las algas adicionadas, necesitando efectuar recambios diarios de agua posteriores al noveno día de cultivo para mantener este ión a una concentración subletal. Se obtuvo una baja cosecha de postlarvas (menor a 15% con el alimento artificial larvario, debido a la presencia de protozoarios, alimentándose con el producto comercial precipitado en el fondo de los frascos o acuarios. Los acuarios con larvas alimentadas con dieta natural también mostraron concentraciones subletales de amonio al noveno día; sin embargo, la sobrevivencia fue cuatro veces mayor que con dietas artificiales. Los tanques control con dietas naturales presentaron tasas de sobrevivencia (70 ± 5% similares a la reportada por otros laboratorios.

  4. Natural gas monthly, April 1999

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    1999-05-06

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. There are two feature articles in this issue: Natural gas 1998: Issues and trends, Executive summary; and Special report: Natural gas 1998: A preliminary summary. 6 figs., 28 tabs.

  5. Is disease a natural kind?

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    D'Amico, R

    1995-10-01

    In The Nature of Disease, Lawrie Reznek argues that disease is not a natural kind term. I raise objections to Reznek's two central arguments for establishing that disease is not a natural kind. In criticizing his a priori, conceptual argument against naturalism, I argue that his conclusion rests on a weaker argument that appeals to the empirical diversity in the symptoms and manifestations of disease. I also raise questions about the account of natural kinds which Reznek utilizes and his point that conventions for classification are excluded by there being natural kinds.

  6. Liquefied Natural Gas Transfer

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    1980-01-01

    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company's tanks and associated piping are parts of system for transferring liquefied natural gas from ship to shore and storing it. LNG is a "cryogenic" fluid meaning that it must be contained and transferred at very low temperatures, about 260 degrees below Fahrenheit. Before the LNG can be pumped from the ship to the storage tanks, the two foot diameter transfer pipes must be cooled in order to avoid difficulties associated with sharp differences of temperature between the supercold fluid and relatively warm pipes. Cooldown is accomplished by sending small steady flow of the cryogenic substance through the pipeline; the rate of flow must be precisely controlled or the transfer line will be subjected to undesirable thermal stress.

  7. Natural gas powered bus

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    Ambuehl, D.; Fernandez, J.

    2003-01-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy presents the results of a project carried out by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich to evaluate the performance of a natural-gas-powered bus in comparison with two diesel buses. The report provides details on the vehicles, their routes and the results of interviews made with both passengers and drivers. Details of measurements made on fuel consumption and pollutant emissions are presented in tabular and graphical form, as are those made on noise emissions inside and outside the vehicles. The conclusions of the project are presented including economic aspects of using gas as a motor fuel. Also, the views of passengers, who were more concerned with comfort aspects, and drivers, who were more interested in technical aspects, are quoted

  8. Gas hydrate in nature

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    Ruppel, Carolyn D.

    2018-01-17

    Gas hydrate is a naturally occurring, ice-like substance that forms when water and gas combine under high pressure and at moderate temperatures. Methane is the most common gas present in gas hydrate, although other gases may also be included in hydrate structures, particularly in areas close to conventional oil and gas reservoirs. Gas hydrate is widespread in ocean-bottom sediments at water depths greater than 300–500 meters (m; 984–1,640 feet [ft]) and is also present in areas with permanently frozen ground (permafrost). Several countries are evaluating gas hydrate as a possible energy resource in deepwater or permafrost settings. Gas hydrate is also under investigation to determine how environmental change may affect these deposits.

  9. OPEC and natural gas

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    Samsam Bakhtiari, A.M.; Shahbudaghlou, F.

    1998-01-01

    This paper reviews the involvement of OPEC Member Countries in the natural gas industry in the past, present and future. It notes a tenfold increase in marketed production and a fourfold rise in re-injection since 1970. Collectively, Members now hold 41 per cent of the world's proven gas reserves and account for 20 per cent of exports. Individually, four of these countries hold position 2-5 in the world gas reserve rankings. Within OPEC, however, there remains an emphasis of oil over gas, not least because of oil's favourable position with regard to revenue-generation and profitability. As global demand continues on its upward growth curve in a more environmentally aware world, OPEC's gas horizons will widen. OPEC's strong reserve base will give its Members an undeniable role to play on the future global gas stage. However, these countries will give priority to domestic usage, particularly re-injection schemes

  10. Predicting natural catastrophes tsunamis

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    2005-01-01

    1. Tsunamis - Introduction - Definition of phenomenon - basic properties of the waves Propagation and dispersion Interaction with coasts - Geological and societal effects Origin of tsunamis - natural sources Scientific activities in connection with tsunamis. Ideas about simulations 2. Tsunami generation - The earthquake source - conventional theory The earthquake source - normal mode theory The landslide source Near-field observation - The Plafker index Far-field observation - Directivity 3. Tsunami warning - General ideas - History of efforts Mantle magnitudes and TREMOR algorithms The challenge of "tsunami earthquakes" Energy-moment ratios and slow earthquakes Implementation and the components of warning centers 4. Tsunami surveys - Principles and methodologies Fifteen years of field surveys and related milestones. Reconstructing historical tsunamis: eyewitnesses and geological evidence 5. Lessons from the 2004 Indonesian tsunami - Lessons in seismology Lessons in Geology The new technologies Lessons in civ...

  11. Nordic urban nature recreation

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    Cole, Scott; Lindhjem, Henrik; Zandersen, Marianne

    the associated nonmarket welfare benefits. The study stresses the need to collect user data to better understand visitation patterns, which can be combined with valuation methods to provide evidence of economic benefits associated with e.g., hiking, cycling, skiing, paddling and other recreation activities. Once......The Nordic countries continue to experience growth of urban areas, which provides benefits like economic growth, but also imposes economic costs in terms of reduced ecosystem services. This report focuses on urban nature recreation and highlights economic methods and data that can help capture...... these benefits are visible, decision-makers will have a better basis to balance economic growth with the environmental costs it imposes on urban ecosystem services....

  12. Natural Radioactivity in Bananas

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    Zagatto, V. A. B.; Medina, N. H.; Okuno, E.; Umisedo, N. K.

    2008-08-01

    The content of 40K natural radionuclide in bananas (Musa sapientum) from the Vale do Ribeira region, São Paulo, Brazil, has been measured. We have collected several samples of bananas prata and nanica, its peels, leaves, and also different soils where the banana tree was planted, such as soil with a standard amount of fertilizer, the fertilizer itself and also soil without fertilizer for comparison. We have used the gamma-ray spectroscopy technique with a NaI(T1) crystal inside a 12 cm thick lead shield to detect the gamma-radiation. The results indicate that only part of the available potassium is absorbed by the plant, which is mainly concentrated in the banana peel.

  13. Art and human nature

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    Mirta Toledo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a visual artist’s point of view about art. This view confronts the Eurocentric traditional cannon with some ignored, but valuable traditions, thus proposing a contra-canon. These ideas are examined on the light of a variety of sources, including prehistoric, pre-Columbian, and 20th century art expressions, in a variety of media, from sculpture to literature. Recent art expressions are characterized by their incorporation of minority values and perspectives that challenge “universal” views. Using samples of works from Latino and African American artists, the author shows that, even today, art is a means to know the world and its people, to exhibit personal life, to create personal symbolism, and to show one’s identity or the search for it. Like the human nature it represents, art has multiple faces.

  14. Natural Radioactivity in Bananas

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    Zagatto, V. A. B.; Medina, N. H.; Okuno, E.; Umisedo, N. K.

    2008-01-01

    The content of 40 K natural radionuclide in bananas (Musa sapientum) from the Vale do Ribeira region, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been measured. We have collected several samples of bananas prata and nanica, its peels, leaves, and also different soils where the banana tree was planted, such as soil with a standard amount of fertilizer, the fertilizer itself and also soil without fertilizer for comparison. We have used the gamma-ray spectroscopy technique with a NaI(T1) crystal inside a 12 cm thick lead shield to detect the gamma-radiation. The results indicate that only part of the available potassium is absorbed by the plant, which is mainly concentrated in the banana peel

  15. Virtual-World Naturalism

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    Daniel Reynolds

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Sometimes a player will stray from the path described by a game, moving into new spaces, developing new possible modes of interaction, and often discovering the rougher edges of the game world, where physics models break down, textures become incongruous, and the pieces don’t quite fit together. Gameplay that seeks out these spaces and these phenomena, that searches for such clues to the underlying construction of the virtual environment, is a kind of virtual-world naturalism, at once a return to an investigative urge that has been subsumed to the exhaustive mapping and description of the real world and a form of resistance to the very idea of pre-defined paths of action, of externally imposed limits, in virtual worlds as well as in our own.

  16. Natural flexible dermal armor.

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    Yang, Wen; Chen, Irene H; Gludovatz, Bernd; Zimmermann, Elizabeth A; Ritchie, Robert O; Meyers, Marc A

    2013-01-04

    Fish, reptiles, and mammals can possess flexible dermal armor for protection. Here we seek to find the means by which Nature derives its protection by examining the scales from several fish (Atractosteus spatula, Arapaima gigas, Polypterus senegalus, Morone saxatilis, Cyprinius carpio), and osteoderms from armadillos, alligators, and leatherback turtles. Dermal armor has clearly been developed by convergent evolution in these different species. In general, it has a hierarchical structure with collagen fibers joining more rigid units (scales or osteoderms), thereby increasing flexibility without significantly sacrificing strength, in contrast to rigid monolithic mineral composites. These dermal structures are also multifunctional, with hydrodynamic drag (in fish), coloration for camouflage or intraspecies recognition, temperature and fluid regulation being other important functions. The understanding of such flexible dermal armor is important as it may provide a basis for new synthetic, yet bioinspired, armor materials. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Natural convection type reactor

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    Nakayama, Takafumi; Horiuchi, Tetsuo; Moriya, Kimiaki; Matsumoto, Masayoshi; Akita, Minoru.

    1988-01-01

    Purpose: To improve the reliability by decreasing the number of dynamic equipments and safely shutdown the reactor core upon occurrence of accidents. Constitution: A pressure relief valve and a pressurizing tank or gravitational water falling tank disposed to the main steam pipe of a reactor are installed in combination. Upon loss-of-coolant accident, the pressure relief valve is opened to reduce the pressure in the reactor pressure vessel to the operation pressure for each of the tanks, thereby enabling to inject water in the pressurizing tank at first and, thereafter, water in the gravitational water falling tank successively to the inside of the pressure vessel. By utilizing the natural force in this way, the reliability can be improved as compared with the case of pumped water injection. Further, by injecting an aqueous boric acid to a portion of a plurality of tanks, if the control rod insertion becomes impossible, aqueous boric acid can be injected. (Takahashi, M.)

  18. Natural climate solutions

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    Griscom, Bronson W.; Adams, Justin; Ellis, Peter W.; Houghton, Richard A.; Lomax, Guy; Miteva, Daniela A.; Schlesinger, William H.; Shoch, David; Siikamäki, Juha V.; Smith, Pete; Woodbury, Peter; Zganjar, Chris; Blackman, Allen; Campari, João; Conant, Richard T.; Delgado, Christopher; Elias, Patricia; Gopalakrishna, Trisha; Hamsik, Marisa R.; Herrero, Mario; Kiesecker, Joseph; Landis, Emily; Laestadius, Lars; Leavitt, Sara M.; Minnemeyer, Susan; Polasky, Stephen; Potapov, Peter; Putz, Francis E.; Sanderman, Jonathan; Silvius, Marcel; Wollenberg, Eva; Fargione, Joseph

    2017-10-01

    Better stewardship of land is needed to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement goal of holding warming to below 2 °C; however, confusion persists about the specific set of land stewardship options available and their mitigation potential. To address this, we identify and quantify “natural climate solutions” (NCS): 20 conservation, restoration, and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global forests, wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural lands. We find that the maximum potential of NCS—when constrained by food security, fiber security, and biodiversity conservation—is 23.8 petagrams of CO2 equivalent (PgCO2e) y‑1 (95% CI 20.3–37.4). This is ≥30% higher than prior estimates, which did not include the full range of options and safeguards considered here. About half of this maximum (11.3 PgCO2e y‑1) represents cost-effective climate mitigation, assuming the social cost of CO2 pollution is ≥100 USD MgCO2e‑1 by 2030. Natural climate solutions can provide 37% of cost-effective CO2 mitigation needed through 2030 for a >66% chance of holding warming to below 2 °C. One-third of this cost-effective NCS mitigation can be delivered at or below 10 USD MgCO2‑1. Most NCS actions—if effectively implemented—also offer water filtration, flood buffering, soil health, biodiversity habitat, and enhanced climate resilience. Work remains to better constrain uncertainty of NCS mitigation estimates. Nevertheless, existing knowledge reported here provides a robust basis for immediate global action to improve ecosystem stewardship as a major solution to climate change.

  19. A Natural Logic for Natural-Language Knowledge Bases

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    Andreasen, Troels; Styltsvig, Henrik Bulskov; Jensen, Per Anker

    2017-01-01

    We describe a natural logic for computational reasoning with a regimented fragment of natural language. The natural logic comes with intuitive inference rules enabling deductions and with an internal graph representation facilitating conceptual path finding between pairs of terms as an approach t...

  20. A Natural Logic for Natural-language Knowledge Bases

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    Andreasen, Troels; Bulskov, Henrik; Jensen, Per Anker

    2017-01-01

    We describe a natural logic for computational reasoning with a regimented fragment of natural language. The natural logic comes with intuitive inference rules enabling deductions and with an internal graph representation facilitating conceptual path finding between pairs of terms as an approach t...

  1. Which naturalism for bioethics? A defense of moderate (pragmatic) naturalism.

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    Racine, Eric

    2008-02-01

    There is a growing interest in various forms of naturalism in bioethics, but there is a clear need for further clarification. In an effort to address this situation, I present three epistemological stances: anti-naturalism, strong naturalism, and moderate pragmatic naturalism. I argue that the dominant paradigm within philosophical ethics has been a form of anti-naturalism mainly supported by a strong 'is' and 'ought' distinction. This fundamental epistemological commitment has contributed to the estrangement of academic philosophical ethics from major social problems and explains partially why, in the early 1980s, 'medicine saved the life of ethics'. Rejection of anti-naturalism, however, is often associated with strong forms of naturalism that commit the naturalistic fallacy and threaten to reduce the normative dimensions of ethics to biological imperatives. This move is rightly dismissed as a pitfall since ethics is, in part, a struggle against the course of nature. Rejection of naturalism has drawbacks, however, such as deterring bioethicists from acknowledging the implicit naturalistic epistemological commitments of bioethics. I argue that a moderate pragmatic form of naturalism represents an epistemological position that best embraces the tension of anti-naturalism and strong naturalism: bioethics is neither disconnected from empirical knowledge nor subjugated to it. The discussion is based upon historical writings in philosophy and bioethics.

  2. Natural gas monthly, October 1998

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    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. 6 figs., 27 tabs.

  3. Natural gas monthly, May 1999

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    1999-05-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. 6 figs., 27 tabs.

  4. Natural gas monthly, June 1998

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    1998-06-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. 6 figs., 27 tabs.

  5. Natural gas monthly, August 1994

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    1994-08-24

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information.

  6. Natural gas monthly, November 1993

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    1993-01-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground state data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information

  7. Legal nature of affatomia

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    Stanković Miloš

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In Salian and Ripuarian Code affatomia represented a bilateral legal transaction that was aimed at changing of the scoped of heirs determined by the customs, at least insofar being applied in the absence of biological descendants only. However, almost all further similarities in the field cease at this point. The form for using affatomia with Ripuarian Franks was much simpler than the one with the Salian Franks. Unlike the Salian Franks, affatomia could by all odds be used by Ripuarian Franks spouses in determining each other for a heir. Legal nature of the Salian Franks affatomia is most similar to the mancipatio familiae type of will in the Roman law (which does not mean it emerged from this law, while its form in the Ripuarian Code is much closer to testamentary adoption. As with Ripuarian Franks, affatomia seems to have definitely produced legal effects only after the death of the disposant, while its legal effects with the Salian Code performed inter vivos. Contemporary authors are trying to designate the legal nature of legal affairs from the early development of human and legal civilization through modern institutes that represent the completion of their evolutionary path. Taking the inheritance contract of the German or Swiss law, or the future assets donation of the French law, for example, and then comparing them to affatomia and thinx is an anachronism. This is evident by the fact that the legal nature of these ancient Germanic institutes can not be viewed unilaterally, but always through a combination of those institutes which we know today as adoption, gift or mixed donation with retention of different modalities for the transferor or the testator (usually usufruct. In this sense, if we are looking for a inheritance agreement in the Middle Ages, the contract in which a person determines other person for his/her universal or singular successor in the modern sense, we will certainly not find one. However, if within this institute we

  8. Mother natural: Motivations and associations for consuming natural foods.

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    Moscato, Emily M; Machin, Jane E

    2018-02-01

    Natural is perceived as innately positive and is a widely sought-after attribute in food products. The natural food industry continues to grow in response to rising consumer demand. This qualitative study explored mothers' motivations for purchasing and consuming natural food products for themselves and their families. Mothers are an important population because of their disproportionate influence on household food consumption. We employed participant photography and a series of three weekly focus groups to derive a rich understanding of the activities surrounding and motivations behind seeking natural in everyday buying decisions. Five major themes were identified. First, natural nurtures well-being: physical, psychological, social, and emotional health. Second, natural behaves "supernaturally," allowing positive attributes to be transmitted from the source to the recipient. Third, natural is associated with authenticity, providing a sense of trust, transparency, and control. Fourth, consuming natural reinforces the socially constructed idea of a good mother. Lastly, the preference for natural does not always translate into purchase; mothers face compromises because of conflicting priorities and resources. Understanding mothers' multiple motivations provides deeper insight into the attraction for natural products. The findings have application in positioning interventions for more nutritional eating and revising regulations on the food label natural. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. US crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves

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    1992-01-01

    This report presents estimates of proved reserves of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids as of December 31, 1991, as well as production volumes for the United States, and selected States and State subdivisions for the year 1991. Estimates are presented for the following four categories of natural gas: total gas (wet after lease separation), its two major components (nonassociated and associated-dissolved gas), and total dry gas (wet gas adjusted for the removal of liquids at natural gas processing plants). In addition, two components of natural gas liquids, lease condensate and natural gas plant liquids, have their reserves and production data presented. Also included is information on indicated additional crude oil reserves and crude oil, natural gas, and lease condensate reserves in nonproducing reservoirs. A discussion of notable oil and gas exploration and development activities during 1991 is also presented

  10. Naturalness as an educational value

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    Frølund, Sune

    2016-01-01

    Existentialism and postmodernism have both abandoned the idea of a human nature. Also, the idea of naturalness as a value for education has been targeted as a blind for conservative ideology. There are, however, good reasons to re-establish a sound concept of human naturalness. First of all...

  11. Natural radioactivity in the environment

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    Petr, I [Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke, Prague (Czechoslovakia). Fakulta Jaderna a Fysikalne Inzenyrska

    1980-01-01

    The effects were analyzed of natural radionuclides and cosmic radiation on radiation burden in man. The contents are shown of natural radionuclides in the earth crust, water, atmosphere, food chain and human organism. Using the data, the annual doses from natural sources to the gonads (1025 ..mu..Sv/yr) and to the bone marrow (986 ..mu..Sv) are estimated.

  12. Natural gas for vehicles (NGV)

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    Prieur, A.

    2006-01-01

    Following a decade-long upsurge in the use of natural gas in the energy sector (heating and especially electricity), new outlets for natural gas are being developed in the transport sector. For countries endowed with substantial local resources, development in this sector can help reduce oil dependence. In addition, natural gas is often used to reduce pollution, particularly in cities. (author)

  13. Natural family planning.

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    Brown, J B; Blackwell, L F; Billings, J J; Conway, B; Cox, R I; Garrett, G; Holmes, J; Smith, M A

    1987-10-01

    It is now well accepted that a woman can conceive from an act of intercourse for a maximum of only about 7 days of her menstrual cycle. The reliability of natural family planning depends on identifying this window of fertility without ambiguity. Several symptomatic markers, cervical mucus and basal body temperature, have been used extensively and with considerable success in most women but failures occur. Ovarian and pituitary hormone production show characteristic patterns during the cycle. Urinary estrogen and pregnanediol measurements yield reliable information concerning the beginning, peak, and end of the fertile period, provided that the assays are accurate and performed on timed specimens of urine. We have developed such enzyme immunoassays for urinary estrogen and pregnanediol glucuronides that can be performed at home. In the early versions of the assays, enzyme reaction rates were measured by eye, but more recently, a simple photoelectronic rate meter has been used. The final problem to be solved is not technologic but whether women are sufficiently motivated to expend the same time and effort each day for 10 days a month, with less cost, on fertility awareness as they spend on making a cup of tea.

  14. A natural ice boom

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    Hopper, H.R. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    1998-10-01

    Planning for ice jams and ice movements are critical on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba in designing cofferdams. Experience on the St. Lawrence River demonstrated the possibility of exercising some control over ice action by judicious placement of log booms or ice control structures. The success of experiments with man-made controls led to field tests in which an ice sheet of sufficient magnitude and competence was introduced into the open water stream of the Nelson River. The ice sheet was subsequently jammed in a narrow channel, thereby creating a natural ice bridge or boom upstream of a proposed hydro development. Under favourable conditions, this boom would initiate the progression of the ice cover from its location upstream, cutting off the downstream reach from the ice producing potential of the upstream reach. Although ice would still be generated downstream, the length of the reach between the ice boom and the development site would be short enough that ice jamming at the development site would never occur. Although problems in blasting prevented the introduction of a competent ice sheet into the main stream of the river at the location chosen, sufficient confidence in the theory was gained to warrant further consideration. 4 refs., 1 tab., 10 figs.

  15. Management of natural resources

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    Danielo, Olivier; Loubens, Audrey

    2016-08-01

    As a sustainable exploitation of fossil natural resources has become an ecological opportunity, this publication proposes a set of articles focused on the cases of gas, oils (conventional or not) and coal. A first article outlines the unavoidable environmental issue associated with the exploitation of fossil energies. The second one comments the meaning of fossil fuel availability, and more particularly the distinction between resources and reserves, and the transformation of resources into reserves for saving purposes. This last issue of transformation of resources into reserves is addressed by next articles which respectively focus on conventional gases and oils, on non conventional gases and oils, and on coal. Two articles then comment perspectives by 2040 by discussing the high tension between fossil resources and geopolitical situation, and by discussing whether a world energy transition is possible. The three last articles notice that the abundance of fossil energies is hiding the potential of renewable energies, discuss whether chemical industry could do without oil, and comment the fact that Russia strengthens its claims on Arctic territories

  16. NATURAL POLYACETYLENE COMPOUNDS

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    A. M. Nasukhova

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In article the review of the initial stage of researches of natural polyacetylene compounds is resulted. The high reactionary ability leading to fast oxidation and degradation of these compounds, especially at influence of Uf-light, oxygen of air, pH and other factors, has caused the serious difficulties connected with an establishment of structure and studying of their physical and chemical properties. Therefore the greatest quantity of works of this stage is connected with studying of essential oils of plants from families Apiaceae, Araliaceae, Asteraceae, Campanulaceae, Olacaceae, Pittosporaceae and Santalaceae where have been found out, basically, diacetylene compounds. About development of physical and chemical methods of the analysis of possibility of similar researches have considerably extended. More than 2000 polyacetylenes are known today, from them more than 1100 are found out in plants fam. Asteraceae. Revolution in the field of molecular biology has allowed to study processes of biosynthesis of these compounds intensively.

  17. Oil and natural gas

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    Hamm, Keith

    1992-01-01

    The two major political events of 1991 produced a much less dramatic reaction in the global oil industry than might have been expected. The economic dislocation in the former USSR caused oil production to fall sharply but this was largely offset by a concurrent fall in demand. Within twelve months of the invasion of Kuwait, crude oil prices had returned to their pre-invasion level; there was no shortage of supply due to the ability of some producers to boost their output rapidly. Details are given of world oil production and developments in oil demand. Demand stagnated in 1991 due to mainly to the economic chaos in the former USSR and a slowdown in sales in the USA; this has produced problems for the future of the refining industry. By contrast, the outlook for the natural gas industry is much more buoyant. Most clean air or carbon emissions legislation is designed to promote the use of gas rather than other hydrocarbons. World gas production rose by 1.5% in 1991; details by production on a country by country basis are given. (UK)

  18. Repowering with natural gas

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    Wilkinson, P.L.

    1992-01-01

    This chapter examines the concept of combined-cycle repowering with natural gas as one possible solution to the impending dilemma facing electric utilities - tight capacity margins in the 1990s and the inordinate expense of traditional powerplants. Combined-cycle repowering refers to the production of electricity through the integration of new and used equipment at an existing site, with the final equipment configuration resembling a new gas-fired combined-cycle unit (i.e., gas turbine, waste heat recovery unit and steam turbine/generator). Through the utilization of improved waste heat recovery and gas-fired equipment, repowering provides both additional capacity and increased generating efficiency. Three modes of repowering are considered: (1) peak turbine repowering refers to the addition of a steam turbine and heat recovery unit to an existing gas turbine, with the efficiency improvement allowing the unit to convert from peaking to baseload operation; (2) heat recovery repowering is the replacement of an old coal boiler with a gas turbine and heat recovery unit, leaving the existing steam turbine in place; and (3) boiler repowering, in which the exhaust from a new gas turbine is fed into an existing coal boiler, replacing existing forced-draft fans and air heaters. These three options are compared with the option of adding new coal-fired boilers on the basis of economics, energy efficiency and environmental impacts

  19. Naturalness and supersymmetry

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    Agashe, K.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA

    1998-05-01

    In this thesis, the author argues that the supersymmetric Standard Model, while avoiding the fine tuning in electroweak symmetry breaking, requires unnaturalness/fine tuning in some (other) sector of the theory. For example, Baryon and Lepton number violating operators are allowed which lead to proton decay and flavor changing neutral currents. He studies some of the constraints from the latter in this thesis. He has to impose an R-parity for the theory to be both natural and viable. In the absence of flavor symmetries, the supersymmetry breaking masses for the squarks and sleptons lead to too large flavor changing neutral currents. He shows that two of the solutions to this problem, gauge mediation of supersymmetry breaking and making the scalars of the first two generations heavier than a few TeV, reintroduce fine tuning in electroweak symmetry breaking. He also constructs a model of low energy gauge mediation with a non-minimal messenger sector which improves the fine tuning and also generates required Higgs mass terms. He shows that this model can be derived from a Grand Unified Theory despite the non-minimal spectrum

  20. Turkey and natural gas

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    Yardim, G.

    1992-01-01

    Turkey is a developing country with a population of 56 millions and approximately $ 2604 per capita income. Geographically she is located among the energy rich countries whereas almost half of her energy requirement is met by imports. Turkey is relatively well endowed with hydro-power and lignite resources, some limited amount of oil, gas and coal resources exist and there is significant geothermal potential in the country. Environmental issues are increasingly important consideration in energy policy decisions in the world. Energy production, transportation and use are contributing to environmental degradation to a certain extent. Protection of the environment and public health from pollution arising from energy production and consumption activities is one of the principles of Turkish national energy policy. In conjunction with this policy the 'Environment Law' was promulgated in 1983 and 'The Regulation on Protection of the Air Quality' in order to control all kinds of emissions in the form of soot, smoke, fines and particulate and to prevent the adverse impacts of the air pollution, was issued in October 1986. Policy of diversification of energy sources and the environmental issues which were explained above brought the natural gas usage into the energy scene in Turkey. 6 figs., 4 tabs

  1. Periurbanisation and natural hazards

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    Delphine Loison

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available In mountainous areas in recent decades urbanisation has expanded to areas where low ground adjoins mountainsides that are unstable in a number of respects. Periurbanisation in mountain basins with unstable sides poses specific problems that local players have to address. The Lavanchon basin (southeast of Grenoble, which is subject to very rapid urban growth combined with particularly dynamic mountainsides, is representative of the way activity is being brought into closer contact with potential hazards. A diachronic study of changes in land use between 1956 and 2001 shows how valley infrastructures at the bottom of mountainsides have become increasingly dense. In this context, a survey was carried out among a number of residents in the Lavanchon basin in an attempt to evaluate the degree of awareness that the population has of the natural hazards to which it is exposed. The results show that slightly more than half of the population surveyed was aware of the problem of natural hazards being present in the area, with most inhabitants being more concerned about industrial and pollution hazards. New residents were unaware of or were unwilling to accept the reality of hazards. The low incidence of significant natural events, the effectiveness of the protective structures built, the absence of information provided by the public authorities and the division of the basin between several management bodies appear to have engendered a feeling of safety from natural phenomena. The geographical distribution of appreciation of the hazard clearly shows a distinction between those inhabitants living on the low ground and those at the bottom of the mountainsides, and this corresponds fairly closely with the historical and current location of the main potentially hazardous events that have occurred.Dans les territoires de montagne, les dernières décennies ont vu l’expansion de l’urbanisation vers les zones de contact entre la plaine et les versants, lieux

  2. Nature's Autonomous Oscillators

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    Mayr, H. G.; Yee, J.-H.; Mayr, M.; Schnetzler, R.

    2012-01-01

    Nonlinearity is required to produce autonomous oscillations without external time dependent source, and an example is the pendulum clock. The escapement mechanism of the clock imparts an impulse for each swing direction, which keeps the pendulum oscillating at the resonance frequency. Among nature's observed autonomous oscillators, examples are the quasi-biennial oscillation and bimonthly oscillation of the Earth atmosphere, and the 22-year solar oscillation. The oscillations have been simulated in numerical models without external time dependent source, and in Section 2 we summarize the results. Specifically, we shall discuss the nonlinearities that are involved in generating the oscillations, and the processes that produce the periodicities. In biology, insects have flight muscles, which function autonomously with wing frequencies that far exceed the animals' neural capacity; Stretch-activation of muscle contraction is the mechanism that produces the high frequency oscillation of insect flight, discussed in Section 3. The same mechanism is also invoked to explain the functioning of the cardiac muscle. In Section 4, we present a tutorial review of the cardio-vascular system, heart anatomy, and muscle cell physiology, leading up to Starling's Law of the Heart, which supports our notion that the human heart is also a nonlinear oscillator. In Section 5, we offer a broad perspective of the tenuous links between the fluid dynamical oscillators and the human heart physiology.

  3. SUSY naturalness without prejudice

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    Ghilencea, D. M.

    2014-05-01

    Unlike the Standard Model (SM), supersymmetric models stabilize the electroweak (EW) scale v at the quantum level and predict that v is a function of the TeV-valued SUSY parameters (γα) of the UV Lagrangian. We show that the (inverse of the) covariance matrix of the model in the basis of these parameters and the usual deviation δχ2 (from χmin2 of a model) automatically encode information about the "traditional" EW fine-tuning measuring this stability, provided that the EW scale v ˜mZ is indeed regarded as a function v =v(γ). It is known that large EW fine-tuning may signal an incomplete theory of soft terms and can be reduced when relations among γα exist (due to GUT symmetries, etc.). The global correlation coefficient of this matrix can help one investigate if such relations are present. An upper bound on the usual EW fine-tuning measure ("in quadrature") emerges from the analysis of the δχ2 and the s-standard deviation confidence interval by using v =v(γ) and the theoretical approximation (loop order) considered for the calculation of the observables. This upper bound avoids subjective criteria for the "acceptable" level of EW fine-tuning for which the model is still "natural."

  4. Forces of nature

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    2016-01-01

    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet. This groundbreaking book, which accompanies the new BBC1 TV series, provides the deepest answers to the simplest questions. 'Why is the sky blue?' 'Why is the Earth round?' 'Why is every snowflake unique?' To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox will reveal some of the most extraordinary phenomena and events on Earth and in the Universe and beyond. From the immensity of Earth's globe to all the world's myriad snowflakes, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. From the realm of auroras to the heart of our planet, the ingredients that make everything on Earth connect each one of us in an eternal cycle of life. Brian will reveal why Earth is the most colourful world we know, exploring the white light of the sun as it travels through the darkness of space until it hits Earth's atmosphere where it begins a new journey, splitting into a rainbow of colours. From the great plains of th...

  5. Natural zeolite bitumen cracking

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    Kuznicki, S.M.; McCaffrey, W.C.; Bian, J.; Wangen, E.; Koenig, A. [Alberta Univ., Edmonton, AB (Canada). Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering

    2006-07-01

    A study was conducted to demonstrate how low cost heavy oil upgrading in the field could reduce the need for diluents while lowering the cost for pipelining. Low cost field upgrading could also contribute to lowering contaminant levels. The performance of visbreaking processes could be improved by using disposable cracking agents. In turn, the economics of field upgrading of in-situ derived bitumen would be improved. However, in order to be viable, such agents would have to be far less expensive than current commercial cracking catalysts. A platy natural zeolite was selected for modification and testing due to its unique chemical and morphological properties. A catalyst-bearing oil sand was then heat-treated for 1 hour at 400 degrees C in a sealed microreactor. Under these mild cracking conditions, the catalyst-bearing oil sand produced extractable products of much lower viscosity. The products also contained considerably more gas oil and middle distillates than raw oil sand processed under the same conditions as thermal cracking alone. According to model cracking studies using hexadecane, these modified mineral zeolites may be more active cracking agents than undiluted premium commercial FCC catalyst. These materials hold promise for partial upgrading schemes to reduce solvent requirements in the field. tabs., figs.

  6. Lorentz violation naturalness revisited

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    Belenchia, Alessio; Gambassi, Andrea; Liberati, Stefano [SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies, via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Trieste, via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste (Italy)

    2016-06-08

    We revisit here the naturalness problem of Lorentz invariance violations on a simple toy model of a scalar field coupled to a fermion field via a Yukawa interaction. We first review some well-known results concerning the low-energy percolation of Lorentz violation from high energies, presenting some details of the analysis not explicitly discussed in the literature and discussing some previously unnoticed subtleties. We then show how a separation between the scale of validity of the effective field theory and that one of Lorentz invariance violations can hinder this low-energy percolation. While such protection mechanism was previously considered in the literature, we provide here a simple illustration of how it works and of its general features. Finally, we consider a case in which dissipation is present, showing that the dissipative behaviour does not percolate generically to lower mass dimension operators albeit dispersion does. Moreover, we show that a scale separation can protect from unsuppressed low-energy percolation also in this case.

  7. Natural gas marketing and transportation

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    Anon.

    1991-01-01

    This book covers: Overview of the natural gas industry; Federal regulation of marketing and transportation; State regulation of transportation; Fundamentals of gas marketing contracts; Gas marketing options and strategies; End user agreements; Transportation on interstate pipelines; Administration of natural gas contracts; Structuring transactions with the nonconventional source fuels credit; Take-or-pay wars- a cautionary analysis for the future; Antitrust pitfalls in the natural gas industry; Producer imbalances; Natural gas futures for the complete novice; State non-utility regulation of production, transportation and marketing; Natural gas processing agreements and Disproportionate sales, gas balancing, and accounting to royalty owners

  8. Who's afraid of natural gas?

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    Patterson, W.

    1999-01-01

    Changes in our electricity systems provoked by natural gas power generation technology are paving the way for large-scale renewables use in the future. Natural gas and gas turbines are now such a cheap and easy option for electricity generation that they appear to cast a pall over renewables. The market share of gas-fired generation continues expanding inexorably. Its cost continues to fall, setting renewables an ever more demanding competitive target. Nevertheless, paradoxical though this may sound, natural gas is actually the natural ally of renewables. Despite the fierce competitive challenge it represents, natural gas may even be the most important single factor shaping a bright future for renewables. (author)

  9. Natural gas monthly, August 1995

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    1995-08-24

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. This month`s feature article is on US Natural Gas Imports and Exports 1994.

  10. Natural gas monthly, August 1993

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    1993-08-25

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) is prepared in the Data Operations Branch of the Reserves and Natural Gas Division, Office of Oil and Gas, Energy Information Administration (EIA), US Department of Energy (DOE). The NGM highhghts activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information.

  11. Natural gas vehicles in Italy

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    Mariani, F.

    1991-01-01

    The technology of compressed natural gas (CNG) for road vehicles originated 50 years ago in Italy, always able to adapt itself to changes in energy supply and demand situations and national assets. Now, due to the public's growing concern for air pollution abatement and recent national energy policies calling for energy diversification, the commercialization of natural gas road vehicles is receiving new momentum. However, proper fuel taxation and an increased number of natural gas distribution stations are required to support this growing market potential. Operators of urban bus fleets stand to gain substantially from conversion to natural gas automotive fuels due to natural gas being a relatively cheap, clean alternative

  12. Natural gas monthly, May 1997

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    1997-05-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. The feature article this month is ``Restructuring energy industries: Lessons from natural gas.`` 6 figs., 26 tabs.

  13. Natural gas monthly, June 1994

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    1994-06-01

    The Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. From time to time, the NGM features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information. The feature article this month is the executive summary from Natural Gas 1994: Issues and Trends. 6 figs., 31 tabs.

  14. Natural radioactivity in water supplies

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    Horner, J.K.

    1985-01-01

    This book outlines the scientific aspects of the control of natural radioactivity in water supplies, as well as the labyrinthine uncertainties in water quality regulation concerning natural radiocontamination of water. The author provides an introduction to the theory of natural radioactivity; addresses risk assessment, sources of natural radiocontamination of water, radiobiology of natural radioactivity in water, and federal water law concerning natural radiocontamination. It presents an account of how one city dealt with the perplexes that mark the rapidly evolving area of water quality regulation. The contents include: radioactivity and risk; an introduction to the atomic theory; an introduction to natural radioactivity; risk assessment; uranium and radium contamination of water; radiobiology of uranium and radium in water. Determination of risk from exposure to uranium and radium in water; the legal milieu; one city's experience; and summary: the determinants of evolving regulation

  15. Quantification of natural phenomena

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    Botero Alvarez, Javier

    1997-01-01

    The science is like a great spider's web in which unexpected connections appear and therefore it is frequently difficult to already know the consequences of new theories on those existent. The physics is a clear example of this. The Newton mechanics laws describe the physical phenomena observable accurately by means of our organs of the senses or by means of observation teams not very sophisticated. After their formulation at the beginning of the XVIII Century, these laws were recognized in the scientific world as a mathematical model of the nature. Together with the electrodynamics law, developed in the XIX century, and the thermodynamic one constitutes what we call the classic physics. The state of maturity of the classic physics at the end of last century it was such that some scientists believed that the physics was arriving to its end obtaining a complete description of the physical phenomena. The spider's web of the knowledge was supposed finished, or at least very near its termination. It ended up saying, in arrogant form, that if the initial conditions of the universe were known, we could determine the state of the same one in any future moment. Two phenomena related with the light would prove in firm form that mistaken that they were, creating unexpected connections in the great spider's web of the knowledge and knocking down part of her. The thermal radiation of the bodies and the fact that the light spreads to constant speed in the hole, without having an absolute system of reference with regard to which this speed is measured, they constituted the decisive factors in the construction of a new physics. The development of sophisticated of measure teams gave access to more precise information and it opened the microscopic world to the observation and confirmation of existent theories

  16. Agrobacterium: nature's genetic engineer.

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    Nester, Eugene W

    2014-01-01

    Agrobacterium was identified as the agent causing the plant tumor, crown gall over 100 years ago. Since then, studies have resulted in many surprising observations. Armin Braun demonstrated that Agrobacterium infected cells had unusual nutritional properties, and that the bacterium was necessary to start the infection but not for continued tumor development. He developed the concept of a tumor inducing principle (TIP), the factor that actually caused the disease. Thirty years later the TIP was shown to be a piece of a tumor inducing (Ti) plasmid excised by an endonuclease. In the next 20 years, most of the key features of the disease were described. The single-strand DNA (T-DNA) with the endonuclease attached is transferred through a type IV secretion system into the host cell where it is likely coated and protected from nucleases by a bacterial secreted protein to form the T-complex. A nuclear localization signal in the endonuclease guides the transferred strand (T-strand), into the nucleus where it is integrated randomly into the host chromosome. Other secreted proteins likely aid in uncoating the T-complex. The T-DNA encodes enzymes of auxin, cytokinin, and opine synthesis, the latter a food source for Agrobacterium. The genes associated with T-strand formation and transfer (vir) map to the Ti plasmid and are only expressed when the bacteria are in close association with a plant. Plant signals are recognized by a two-component regulatory system which activates vir genes. Chromosomal genes with pleiotropic functions also play important roles in plant transformation. The data now explain Braun's old observations and also explain why Agrobacterium is nature's genetic engineer. Any DNA inserted between the border sequences which define the T-DNA will be transferred and integrated into host cells. Thus, Agrobacterium has become the major vector in plant genetic engineering.

  17. Can Realism Be Naturalized?

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    Christopher Norris

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Hilary Putnam has famously undergone some radical changes of mind with regard to the issue of scientific realism and its wider epistemological bearings. In this paper I defend the arguments put forward by early Putnam in his essays on the causal theory of reference as applied to natural-kind terms, despite his own later view that those arguments amounted to a form of 'metaphysical' realism which could not be sustained against various lines of sceptical attack. I discuss some of the reasons for Putnam's retreat, first to the theory of 'internal (or framework-relative realism proposed in his middle-period writings, and then to a commonsense pragmatist stance which claims to resituate this whole discussion on ground that has not been trodden into ruts by the contending philosophical schools. In particular I examine his protracted engagement with various forms of anti-realist doctrine (Michael Dummet’s most prominent among them, with Wittgenstein's thinking about language-games or meaning-as-use, and with a range of skeptical - relativist positions adopted in the wake of Quine’s influential attack on the two last 'dogmas' of logical empiricism. My paper seeks to show that Putnam has been over-impressed by some of the arguments — from these and other sources — which he takes to constitute a knock-down case against the kind of externalist and causal-realist approach developed in his early essays. It concludes by re-stating that position in summary form and relating it to other, more recent defences of causal realism in epistemology and philosophy of science.

  18. Socioconomic nature of terrorism

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    Valeriy Petrovich Chichkanov

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In the article, the theoretical and methodological foundations of investigation of the  socioeconomic nature of terrorism are considered. Hypothesis of research is the existence of methodological criteria of territory classification on the basis of external and internal terrorism. On the basis of the analysis of theoretical works of national and foreign authors, normative documents of state and international level the genesis of approaches to the understanding of the essence of modern terrorism, its contents, the subject-object relations and manifestation forms is received. As the result, according to the authors’ definition “terrorism” is understood as an ideology connected with deliberate violence or threats against the civilian population or property to influence on the government or the interstate organizations. In the work, the factors of development and spreading of terrorism in the Russian Federation’s regions are allocated and quantitatively proved. Weight parameters of the specified factors are determined. The methodological differentiation of the specified factors on factors of terrorism external (attacks from the outside and an internal form (distribution and realization of radical ideas within the region in the territory is the distinctive feature of the conducted research. During the research, the cluster analysis of a region is carried out to distribute of Russia’s regions according to the typological characteristic of the region of internal and external terrorism. The obtained data are verified in accordance with empirical data, the hypothesis of the existence of methodological criteria of the region classification on the basis of external and internal terrorism is proved.

  19. Natural history and temporalization: reflections on Buffon's Natural history

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    Galfione, María Verónica

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a rereading of Buffon´s Natural History in the light of the concepts of temporal reversibility and irreversibility. The goal is to determine to what extent Buffon introduces a transformationist concept of natural forms in this work. To that effect, the main points of classical natural history and the doctrine of preformed germs are analyzed. Subsequently, Buffon´s use of the temporal variable is considered. This examination shows that despite his rejection of the theory ...

  20. Naturalism and un-naturalism among the Cartesian physicians

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    Manning, Gideon

    2008-01-01

    Highlighting early modern medicine's program of explanation and intervention, I claim that there are two distinctive features of the physician's naturalism. These are, first, an explicit recognition that each patient had her own individual and highly particularized nature and, second, a self-conscious use of normative descriptions when characterizing a patient's nature as healthy (ordered) or unhealthy (disordered). I go on to maintain that in spite of the well documented Cartesian rejection ...

  1. Nature's palette: the search for natural blue colorants.

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    Newsome, Andrew G; Culver, Catherine A; van Breemen, Richard B

    2014-07-16

    The food and beverage industry is seeking to broaden the palette of naturally derived colorants. Although considerable effort has been devoted to the search for new blue colorants in fruits and vegetables, less attention has been directed toward blue compounds from other sources such as bacteria and fungi. The current work reviews known organic blue compounds from natural plant, animal, fungal, and microbial sources. The scarcity of blue-colored metabolites in the natural world relative to metabolites of other colors is discussed, and structural trends common among natural blue compounds are identified. These compounds are grouped into seven structural classes and evaluated for their potential as new color additives.

  2. Natural gas and Brazilian energetic matrix; Gas natural no Brasil

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    Moraes, Ricardo Luchese de [White Martins S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1997-07-01

    Recent projection of the market in global scale shows a tendency in natural gas using replacing mostly the fuel oil. Its market share well increase from 21.1% in 1994 to 24.0% in 2010. The annual energetic use will reach 29.23 x 10{sup 9} Gcal in 2010 (8990 million Nm{sup 3} natural gas/day) versus 18.90 x 10{sup 9} Gcal in 1994 (5810 million Nm{sup 3} natural gas/day). For Brazil, its consumption will increase from 8.7 million Nm{sup 3} natural gas/day in 1994 to 35.9 million Nm{sup 3} natural gas/day in 2010. Projects like Brazil-Bolivia natural gas pipeline, will supply 18 million Nm{sup 3} natural gas/day, which expected to start-up before the year 2000. This projects will supply the Brazilian southern regions, that do not consume natural gas at the current moment. Although there are many different kind of natural gas consumption in the industry this paper presents the technical and economical estimate of the injection in the blast furnace operating with coke or charcoal. The process simulation is done assisted by math modeling developed by White Martins/Praxair Inc. (author)

  3. The naturalism of the sciences.

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    Dawes, Gregory W; Smith, Tiddy

    2018-02-01

    The sciences are characterized by what is sometimes called a "methodological naturalism," which disregards talk of divine agency. In response to those who argue that this reflects a dogmatic materialism, a number of philosophers have offered a pragmatic defense. The naturalism of the sciences, they argue, is provisional and defeasible: it is justified by the fact that unsuccessful theistic explanations have been superseded by successful natural ones. But this defense is inconsistent with the history of the sciences. The sciences have always exhibited what we call a domain naturalism. They have never invoked divine agency, but have always focused on the causal structure of the natural world. It is not the case, therefore, that the sciences once employed theistic explanations and then abandoned them. The naturalism of the sciences is as old as science itself. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Natural gas monthly, February 1994

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    1994-02-25

    The NGM highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. The NGM also features articles designed to assist readers in using and interpreting natural gas information.

  5. CEC natural analogue working group

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    Come, B.; Chapman, N.A.

    1986-01-01

    The second meeting of the CEC Natural Analogue Working Group took place on June 17-19, 1986, hosted by the Swiss NAGRA in Interlaken (CH). A review of recent progress in natural analogue programmes was carried out, and complemented by detailed discussions about geomicrobiology, archaeological analogues, natural colloids, and use of analogues to increase confidence in safety assessments for radioactive waste disposal. A statement drafted by the Group, and the presentations made, are put together in this report

  6. Essentials of natural gas microturbines

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    Boicea, Valentin A

    2013-01-01

    Addressing a field which, until now, has not been sufficiently investigated, Essentials of Natural Gas Microturbines thoroughly examines several natural gas microturbine technologies suitable not only for distributed generation but also for the automotive industry. An invaluable resource for power systems, electrical, and computer science engineers as well as operations researchers, microturbine operators, policy makers, and other industry professionals, the book: Explains the importance of natural gas microturbines and their use in distributed energy resource (DER) systemsDiscusses the histor

  7. Plutonium in nature; Le plutonium dans la nature

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    Madic, C.

    1994-12-31

    Plutonium in nature comes from natural sources and anthropogenic ones. Plutonium at the earth surface comes principally from anthropogenic sources. It is easily detectable in environment. The plutonium behaviour in environment is complex. It seems necessary for the future to reduce releases in environment, to improve predictive models of plutonium behaviour in geosphere, to precise biological impact of anthropogenic plutonium releases.

  8. Super Natural II--a database of natural products.

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    Banerjee, Priyanka; Erehman, Jevgeni; Gohlke, Björn-Oliver; Wilhelm, Thomas; Preissner, Robert; Dunkel, Mathias

    2015-01-01

    Natural products play a significant role in drug discovery and development. Many topological pharmacophore patterns are common between natural products and commercial drugs. A better understanding of the specific physicochemical and structural features of natural products is important for corresponding drug development. Several encyclopedias of natural compounds have been composed, but the information remains scattered or not freely available. The first version of the Supernatural database containing ∼ 50,000 compounds was published in 2006 to face these challenges. Here we present a new, updated and expanded version of natural product database, Super Natural II (http://bioinformatics.charite.de/supernatural), comprising ∼ 326,000 molecules. It provides all corresponding 2D structures, the most important structural and physicochemical properties, the predicted toxicity class for ∼ 170,000 compounds and the vendor information for the vast majority of compounds. The new version allows a template-based search for similar compounds as well as a search for compound names, vendors, specific physical properties or any substructures. Super Natural II also provides information about the pathways associated with synthesis and degradation of the natural products, as well as their mechanism of action with respect to structurally similar drugs and their target proteins. © The Author(s) 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

  9. Connection to Nature: Children's Affective Attitude toward Nature

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    Cheng, Judith Chen-Hsuan; Monroe, Martha C.

    2012-01-01

    A connection to nature index was developed and tested to measure children's affective attitude toward the natural environment. The index was employed through a survey that investigates students' attitude toward Lagoon Quest, a mandatory environmental education program for all fourth-grade, public school students in Brevard County, Florida. Factor…

  10. Imagining Nature during Music Listening

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    Bonde, Lars Ole; Beck, Bolette Daniels

    2018-01-01

    Nature, its delights and horrors, its creatures, its challenges and affordances play an underrated role in receptive music therapy, especially Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). In general, people from Western cultures are challenged in their mostly recreational relationship with nature, while ancient...... and traditional cultures worship nature as a place of holiness and wholeness. In GIM, a client or a group listens to music in a relaxed state and multi-modal imagery is evoked and supported by the music. The imagery is shared with the guide/therapist. This chapter will focus on ‘nature imagery’ in GIM through...... a primarily qualitative, exploratory study....

  11. Finland's leading natural gas company

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    Anon.

    2000-01-01

    The ownership structure of Finland's leading natural gas company, Gasum, changed fundamentally in 1999, and the company is now no longer a subsidiary of Fortum Corporation. 'Our new strong and broad ownership base will enable us to develop the natural gas business and pipeline network in Finland in response to the requirements of our Finnish customers', says Antero Jaennes, Gasum's Chairman and CEO, who stresses that Gasum is committed to remaining the leading developer of the Finnish natural gas market and the number-one gas supplier. Natural gas usage in Finland in 1999 totalled 3.9 billion m 3 (38.7 TWh), unchanged from 1998. Natural gas accounted for 11% of Finland's total primary energy need, as it did in 1998. The proportion of natural gas used in district heating rose by 2% to 36%, and moved down 2% in power generation to 10%. Industry's use of natural gas fell 1% to 17%. 75% of natural gas was used in combined heat and power (CHP) generation in industry and district heating. In 2000, Gasum expects to sell 4 billion m 3 of natural gas (40 TWh)

  12. Exploiting natural variation in Arabidopsis

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    Molenaar, J.A.; Keurentjes, J.J.B.; Sanchez-Serrano, J.J.; Salinas, J.

    2014-01-01

    Natural variation for many traits is present within the species Arabidopsis thaliana. This chapter describes the use of natural variation to elucidate genes underlying the regulation of quantitative traits. It deals with the development and use of mapping populations, the detection and handling of

  13. North American Natural Gas Vision

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    2005-01-01

    hand sales of natural gas and LPG. 17 Decreto Legal, Diario Oficial , Noviembre 25, 1993. 37 Review Section 38 Figure 2. Mexican Natural Gas...California 500 Mexicali Baja California 29 Naco - Hermosillo Sonora 130 Nacozari de Garcia Sonora 85 Agua Prieta Sonora 173

  14. Czech Children's Drawing of Nature

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    Yilmaz, Zuhal; Kubiatko, Milan; Topal, Hatice

    2012-01-01

    Do world children draw nature pictures in a certain way? Range of mountains in the background, a sun, couple clouds, a river rising from mountains. Is this type of drawing universal in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper? The sample size from Czech Republic included 33 participants from two kindergartens. They were 5 and 6…

  15. Natural gas monthly, July 1990

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    1990-10-03

    This report highlights activities, events, and analyses of interest to public and private sector organizations associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also reported. A glossary is included. 7 figs., 33 tabs.

  16. Commentary: Biochemistry Re-Natured

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    White, Harold B.

    2010-01-01

    In his last commentary on "Biochemistry Denatured," this author dealt with his perception that college students today have spent too little of their childhood years playing outside in nature and as a consequence have not learned basic things about the world from personal experience. This "nature-deficit disorder" removes many opportunities for…

  17. Teaching about Natural Background Radiation

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    Al-Azmi, Darwish; Karunakara, N.; Mustapha, Amidu O.

    2013-01-01

    Ambient gamma dose rates in air were measured at different locations (indoors and outdoors) to demonstrate the ubiquitous nature of natural background radiation in the environment and to show that levels vary from one location to another, depending on the underlying geology. The effect of a lead shield on a gamma radiation field was also…

  18. NATURE-RURAL SETTLEMENT INTERACTIONS

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    Zehra Eminağaoğlu

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Conservation and management of natural environments are generally brought up upon adverse developments against nature in the humannature interactions. Although individual actions are often considered to be more immediate innatıre-related issuesi ecologic problems tend to spread in time and lead to reginol or even global problems. For this reason, it stands imperative that economic, ecologic and aesthetic values of the environment we live in be protected and used sustainably. Being the scene of nature and the environment landscape signifies the whole with living and nonliving entities where we live in. Dameged and destroyed landscape scenes particularly in urban areas necessitaites the reconsideration of human-nature relations and nature-frendly life style. This study investigates the rural settlements that show harmony with nature and reflects qualities of natural environments on the dwellings. Particularly, with the examples of drawing and pictures it examines the associatiation of rural settlements with nature as well as the use of the green as an occasional or spacial element.

  19. Crack Velocities in Natural Rubber.

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    1982-05-01

    vulcanized natural rubber (3). The surprisingly low value for natural rubber was attributed to highly anisotropic elastic behavior at high strains...Dr. R.L. Rabie Hercules Incorporated WX-2, MS-952 Alleghany Ballistic Lab Los Alamos National Lab. P.O. Box 210 P.O. Box 1663 Washington, D.C. 21502

  20. Natural sources of ionizing radiations

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    Marej, A.N.

    1984-01-01

    Natural sources of ionizing radiations are described in detail. The sources are subdivided into sources of extraterrestrial origin (cosmic radiation) and sources of terrestrial origin. Data on the concentration of different nuclides in rocks, various soils, ground waters, atmospheric air, tissues of plants and animals, various food stuffs are presented. The content of natural radionuclides in environmental objects, related to human activities, is discussed

  1. Multiscale scenarios for nature futures

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    Rosa, Isabel M.D.; Pereira, Henrique Miguel; Ferrier, Simon; Alkemade, J.R.M.; Acosta, Lilibeth A.; Resit Akcakaya, H.; Belder, den E.; Fazel, Asghar M.; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Harfoot, Mike; Harhash, Khaled A.; Harrison, Paula A.; Hauck, Jennifer; Hendriks, Rob J.J.; Hernández, Gladys; Jetz, Walter; Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S.I.S.E.; Kim, Hyejin; King, Nicholas; Kok, Marcel; Kolomytsev, Grygoriy O.; Lazarova, Tanya; Leadley, Paul; Lundquist, Carolyn J.; García Márquez, Jaime; Meyer, Carsten; Navarro, Laetitia M.; Nesshöver, Carsten; Ngo, Hien T.; Ninan, Karachepone N.; Palomo, Maria G.; Pereira, Laura; Peterson, G.D.; Pichs, Ramon; Popp, Alexander; Purvis, Andy; Ravera, Federica; Rondinini, Carlo; Sathyapalan, Jyothis; Schipper, Aafke; Seppelt, Ralf; Settele, Josef; Sitas, Nadia; Vuuren, van D.

    2017-01-01

    Targets for human development are increasingly connected with targets for nature, however, existing scenarios do not explicitly address this relationship. Here, we outline a strategy to generate scenarios centred on our relationship
    with nature to inform decision-making at multiple scales.

  2. Multiscale scenarios for nature futures

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    Rosa, Isabel M.D.; Pereira, Henrique M.; Ferrier, Simon; Alkemade, Rob; Acosta, Lilibeth A.; Akcakaya, H. Resit; Den Belder, Eefje; Fazel, Asghar M.; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Harfoot, Mike; Harhash, Khaled A.; Harrison, Paula A.; Hauck, Jennifer; Hendriks, Rob J.J.; Hernández, Gladys; Jetz, Walter; Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Sylvia I.; Kim, Hyejin; King, Nicholas; Kok, Marcel T.J.; Kolomytsev, Grygoriy O.; Lazarova, Tanya; Leadley, Paul; Lundquist, Carolyn J.; García Márquez, Jaime; Meyer, Carsten; Navarro, Laetitia M.; Nesshöver, Carsten; Ngo, Hien T.; Ninan, Karachepone N.; Palomo, Maria G.; Pereira, Laura M.; Peterson, Garry D.; Pichs, Ramon; Popp, Alexander; Purvis, Andy; Ravera, Federica; Rondinini, Carlo; Sathyapalan, Jyothis; Schipper, Aafke M.; Seppelt, Ralf; Settele, Josef; Sitas, Nadia; Van Vuuren, Detlef|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/11522016X

    2017-01-01

    Targets for human development are increasingly connected with targets for nature, however, existing scenarios do not explicitly address this relationship. Here, we outline a strategy to generate scenarios centred on our relationship with nature to inform decision-making at multiple scales.

  3. Alternative sources of natural rubber

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    Mooibroek, H.; Cornish, K.

    2000-01-01

    Rubber (cis-1,4-polyisoprene) is one of the most important polymers naturally produced by plants because it is a strategic raw material used in more than 40,000 products, including more than 400 medical devices. The sole commercial source, at present, is natural rubber harvested from the Brazilian

  4. Natural Gas Energy Educational Kit.

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    American Gas Association, Arlington, VA. Educational Services.

    Prepared by energy experts and educators to introduce middle school and high school students to natural gas and its role in our society, this kit is designed to be incorporated into existing science and social studies curricula. The materials and activities focus on the origin, discovery, production, delivery, and use of natural gas. The role of…

  5. The Oscillator Principle of Nature

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    Lindberg, Erik

    2012-01-01

    Oscillators are found on all levels in Nature. The general oscillator concept is defined and investigated. Oscillators may synchronize into fractal patterns. Apparently oscillators are the basic principle in Nature. The concepts of zero and infinite are discussed. Electronic manmade oscillators...

  6. Natural disasters and human mobility

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    Mbaye, L.; Zimmermann, K.

    2016-01-01

    This paper reviews the effect of natural disasters on human mobility or migration. Although there is an increase of natural disasters and migration recently and more patterns to observe, the relationship remains complex. While some authors find that disasters increase migration, others show that

  7. Fascinating Organic Molecules from Nature

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 18; Issue 5. Fascinating Organic Molecules from Nature - Using a Natural ... Road Banashankari 2nd Stage Bangalore 560 070, India. Department of Chemistry Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Brindavan Campus Bangalore 560 067, India.

  8. Natural selection promotes antigenic evolvability

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    Graves, C.J.; Ros, V.I.D.; Stevenson, B.; Sniegowski, P.D.; Brisson, D.

    2013-01-01

    The hypothesis that evolvability - the capacity to evolve by natural selection - is itself the object of natural selection is highly intriguing but remains controversial due in large part to a paucity of direct experimental evidence. The antigenic variation mechanisms of microbial pathogens provide

  9. A natural human hand model

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    Van Nierop, O.A.; Van der Helm, A.; Overbeeke, K.J.; Djajadiningrat, T.J.P.

    2007-01-01

    We present a skeletal linked model of the human hand that has natural motion. We show how this can be achieved by introducing a new biology-based joint axis that simulates natural joint motion and a set of constraints that reduce an estimated 150 possible motions to twelve. The model is based on

  10. Natural radioactivity of the diet

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    Jeanmaire, L [CEA, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses, Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire, Departement de Protection Sanitaire, 92 (France)

    1985-01-01

    The so-called ''natural'' radionuclides are present in food in different proportions according to the nature and origin of the food products. After a summary of the principles allowing to understand environmental transfers, a study is made of the respective radionuclides to be found in food.

  11. Natur und Moderne um 1900

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    , nordeuropäischen Vergleich widmen sich die Beiträge den medialen Repräsentationen von Natur (in Literatur, Philosophie, Film, Foto) ebenso wie der Kolonisierung des Raumes (in Tourismus, Reisen, Sport, Natur- und Heimatschutz). Der Band bietet damit auch Impulse für die neuen theoretisch-methodischen Ansätze der...

  12. Orlice Nature Park - environmental themes

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    Hanus, L.

    2002-01-01

    The aim of this abstract is to outline the main characteristics of Orlice Nature Park and of the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and to evaluate public interest in the nature park and in nature protection in general. Orlice Nature Park was instituted in 1996. The function of the park is to protect the character of the area of landscape around the River Orlice. Orlice Natural Park covers an area of 115 sq. km. The main environmental risks to the park are: intensive agriculture, forest mono-culture, industry, transport, channel improvement, the building of holiday cottages, sport, and recreation. Among the conflicts of interest in the park are: nature protection, water management, building constrictions, business, fishery, water sports and recreation. During the process of Environmental Impact Assessment in Hradec Kralove, the public voiced its opinion against the building of a supermarket within the grounds of of the nature park. In this case the public showed its interest in the value of nature and landscape, the value of human health and the value of plant species. In general, the public and the local media show an interest in the park only in exceptional circumstances. (author)

  13. The Case for Natural History

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    King, Heather; Achiam, Marianne

    2017-01-01

    on the educational value afforded by understanding the epistemological bases of natural history and its particular forms of reasoning. We also briefly discuss the ways in which an education in natural history provides the foundation for environmental and social justice efforts that directly affect the lives of young...

  14. Egyptian Journal of Natural History

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    The Egyptian Journal of Natural History publishes taxonomic and faunistic studies, or field-based research involving the natural history of the Egyptian fauna and flora. Both short and long papers are welcomed. We particularly encourage studies on Sinai.View the Instructions for authors All papers are reviewed by at least ...

  15. Natural gas monthly, December 1996

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    1996-12-01

    This document highlights activities, events, and analysis of interest to the public and private sector associated with the natural gas industry. Volume and price data are presented each month for natural gas production, distribution, consumption, and interstate pipeline activities. Producer-related activities and underground storage data are also included.

  16. The Problem of Naturalizing Semantics.

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    Sullivan, Arthur

    2000-01-01

    Investigates conceptual barriers prevalent in the works of both proponents and opponents of semantic naturalism. Searches for a tenable definition of naturalism according to which one can be a realist, a non-reductionist, and a naturalist about semantic content. (Author/VWL)

  17. Innovations for Natural Resource Management

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    First page Back Continue Last page Graphics. Improving input use efficiency and sustainable management of natural resource endowments - a continuous challenge. Improving input use efficiency and sustainable management of natural resource endowments - a continuous challenge. Innovations have focused on ...

  18. Measurement of natural background neutron

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    Li Jain, Ping; Tang Jin Hua; Tang, E S; Xie Yan Fong

    1982-01-01

    A high sensitive neutron monitor is described. It has an approximate counting rate of 20 cpm for natural background neutrons. The pulse amplitude resolution, sensitivity and direction dependence of the monitor were determined. This monitor has been used for natural background measurement in Beijing area. The yearly average dose is given and compared with the results of KEK and CERN.

  19. Bring money and natural gas

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    Van Gelder, J.W.

    1993-01-01

    The budding natural gas markets in East Europe attract a great deal of interest from natural gas industries in the Western countries. Dutch companies, institutions and the government, too, are active in this market. So far the results have not been spectacular. An analysis is made of the present situation and the Dutch approach

  20. Combinatorial synthesis of natural products

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    Nielsen, John

    2002-01-01

    Combinatorial syntheses allow production of compound libraries in an expeditious and organized manner immediately applicable for high-throughput screening. Natural products possess a pedigree to justify quality and appreciation in drug discovery and development. Currently, we are seeing a rapid...... increase in application of natural products in combinatorial chemistry and vice versa. The therapeutic areas of infectious disease and oncology still dominate but many new areas are emerging. Several complex natural products have now been synthesised by solid-phase methods and have created the foundation...... for preparation of combinatorial libraries. In other examples, natural products or intermediates have served as building blocks or scaffolds in the synthesis of complex natural products, bioactive analogues or designed hybrid molecules. Finally, structural motifs from the biologically active parent molecule have...

  1. Natural Disasters and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

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    Bernhard, Jon N.; Chan, Edward D.

    2015-01-01

    Infectious diseases acquired by survivors of large-scale natural disasters complicate the recovery process. During events such as tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornados and well into the recovery period, victims often are exposed to water-soil mixtures that have relocated with indigenous microbes. Because nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in water and soil, there is potential for increased exposure to these organisms during natural disasters. In this hypothesis-driven commentary, we discuss the rise in NTM lung disease and natural disasters and examine the geographic overlap of NTM infections and disaster frequencies in the United States. Moreover, we show an increased number of positive NTM cultures from Louisiana residents in the years following three of the relatively recent epic hurricanes and posit that such natural disasters may help to drive the increased number of NTM infections. Finally, we advocate for increased environmental studies and surveillance of NTM infections before and after natural disasters. PMID:25644904

  2. Radiation stability of animate nature

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    Romanov, G.N.; Spirin, D.A.

    1990-01-01

    The main principles of radiation safety for animate nature including provisions for biological species protection and main requirement for animate nature radiation protection, which is the guarantee of any ecosystem integrity, are discussed. Ecosystem should be taken as the objective unit for animate nature radiation protection. The maximum dose of biot irradiation may amount to 0.5 Gy/year, which is 20-fold lower than the main dose limit for animate nature and 40-fold lower than ecological dose limits for conifers as the weakest radiostable member in ecosystem, at environment radioactive contamination determined by radiation safety standards. The radiation protection of animate nature is guaranteed at such levels of environment radioactive contamination

  3. Mathematics in Nature Modeling Patterns in the Natural World

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    Adam, John A

    2011-01-01

    From rainbows, river meanders, and shadows to spider webs, honeycombs, and the markings on animal coats, the visible world is full of patterns that can be described mathematically. Examining such readily observable phenomena, this book introduces readers to the beauty of nature as revealed by mathematics and the beauty of mathematics as revealed in nature.Generously illustrated, written in an informal style, and replete with examples from everyday life, Mathematics in Nature is an excellent and undaunting introduction to the ideas and methods of mathematical modeling. It illustrates how mathem

  4. The Science of Middle Nature

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    Pataki, D. E.; Pincetl, S.

    2012-12-01

    In the field of biogeochemistry, urbanization is often considered as an "alteration" or "disturbance" to the earth's surface and its natural processes. This view is an outcome of the view of nature inherent in earth system science and ecology, in which nature is defined as separate from humans and society. However, other disciplines are based in alternative views of nature in which humans are more integral components of the landscape. Urban planning, landscape architecture, agriculture, and horticulture, for example, more fully integrate the role of landscape design and management in the functioning of human-dominated ecosystems. We suggest that the field of urban biogeochemistry has been somewhat limited by the predominant, disturbance-based view of the role of nature in cities, and that more deeply evaluating and broadening the concept of nature inherent in studies of urban processes can enhance our understanding of the role of urbanization in the earth system. A particularly useful concept is the "middle nature" proposed by Cosgrove (1993), which serves a purpose of "actively transforming nature into culture." It is this view of urban landscapes as middle nature, or transformation of urban space into human-dominated nature with a purpose, that is lacking from the current scientific discourse about the role of biogeochemistry in urban ecosystem services. A scientific evaluation of middle nature implies studying the performance of urban designs to meet intended cultural and environmental goals, including beauty, social equity, governance, and social capital as well as environmental quality. We describe our work in evaluating the transformed urban landscapes of Los Angeles from multiple perspectives that focus on urban livability, equity, and beauty as well as the physical impacts of plants and soils on the environment. The outcomes of this process do not necessary meet the traditional demands of biophysical ecology such as utilizing native species, maximizing

  5. Natural gas pipeline technology overview.

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    Folga, S. M.; Decision and Information Sciences

    2007-11-01

    The United States relies on natural gas for one-quarter of its energy needs. In 2001 alone, the nation consumed 21.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. A large portion of natural gas pipeline capacity within the United States is directed from major production areas in Texas and Louisiana, Wyoming, and other states to markets in the western, eastern, and midwestern regions of the country. In the past 10 years, increasing levels of gas from Canada have also been brought into these markets (EIA 2007). The United States has several major natural gas production basins and an extensive natural gas pipeline network, with almost 95% of U.S. natural gas imports coming from Canada. At present, the gas pipeline infrastructure is more developed between Canada and the United States than between Mexico and the United States. Gas flows from Canada to the United States through several major pipelines feeding U.S. markets in the Midwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and California. Some key examples are the Alliance Pipeline, the Northern Border Pipeline, the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, the TransCanada Pipeline System, and Westcoast Energy pipelines. Major connections join Texas and northeastern Mexico, with additional connections to Arizona and between California and Baja California, Mexico (INGAA 2007). Of the natural gas consumed in the United States, 85% is produced domestically. Figure 1.1-1 shows the complex North American natural gas network. The pipeline transmission system--the 'interstate highway' for natural gas--consists of 180,000 miles of high-strength steel pipe varying in diameter, normally between 30 and 36 inches in diameter. The primary function of the transmission pipeline company is to move huge amounts of natural gas thousands of miles from producing regions to local natural gas utility delivery points. These delivery points, called 'city gate stations', are usually owned by distribution companies, although some are owned by

  6. Natural Nanoparticles: A Particular Matter Inspired by Nature

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    Sharoon Griffin

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available During the last couple of decades, the rapidly advancing field of nanotechnology has produced a wide palette of nanomaterials, most of which are considered as “synthetic” and, among the wider public, are often met with a certain suspicion. Despite the technological sophistication behind many of these materials, “nano” does not always equate with “artificial”. Indeed, nature itself is an excellent nanotechnologist. It provides us with a range of fine particles, from inorganic ash, soot, sulfur and mineral particles found in the air or in wells, to sulfur and selenium nanoparticles produced by many bacteria and yeasts. These nanomaterials are entirely natural, and, not surprisingly, there is a growing interest in the development of natural nanoproducts, for instance in the emerging fields of phyto- and phyco-nanotechnology. This review will highlight some of the most recent—and sometimes unexpected—advances in this exciting and diverse field of research and development. Naturally occurring nanomaterials, artificially produced nanomaterials of natural products as well as naturally occurring or produced nanomaterials of natural products all show their own, particular chemical and physical properties, biological activities and promise for applications, especially in the fields of medicine, nutrition, cosmetics and agriculture. In the future, such natural nanoparticles will not only stimulate research and add a greener outlook to a traditionally high-tech field, they will also provide solutions—pardon—suspensions for a range of problems. Here, we may anticipate specific biogenic factories, valuable new materials based on waste, the effective removal of contaminants as part of nano-bioremediation, and the conversion of poorly soluble substances and materials to biologically available forms for practical uses.

  7. New methods for assessing the fascinating nature of nature experiences.

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    Joye, Yannick; Pals, Roos; Steg, Linda; Evans, Ben Lewis

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, numerous environmental psychology studies have demonstrated that contact with nature as opposed to urban settings can improve an individual's mood, can lead to increased levels of vitality, and can offer an opportunity to recover from stress. According to Attention Restoration Theory (ART) the restorative potential of natural environments is situated in the fact that nature can replenish depleted attentional resources. This replenishment takes place, in part, because nature is deemed to be a source of fascination, with fascination being described as having an "attentional", an "affective" and an "effort" dimension. However, the claim that fascination with nature involves these three dimensions is to a large extent based on intuition or derived from introspection-based measurement methods, such as self-reports. In three studies, we aimed to more objectively assess whether these three dimensions indeed applied to experiences related to natural environments, before any (attentional) depletion has taken place. The instruments that were used were: (a) the affect misattribution procedure (Study 1), (b) the dot probe paradigm (Study 2) and (c) a cognitively effortful task (Study 3). These instrument were respectively aimed at verifying the affective, attentional and effort dimension of fascination. Overall, the results provide objective evidence for the claims made within the ART framework, that natural as opposed to urban settings are affectively positive (cfr., affective dimension) and that people have an attentional bias to natural (rather than urban) environments (cfr., attentional dimension). The results regarding the effort dimension are less straightforward, and suggest that this dimension only becomes important in sufficiently difficult cognitive tasks.

  8. New Methods for Assessing the Fascinating Nature of Nature Experiences

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    Joye, Yannick; Pals, Roos; Steg, Linda; Evans, Ben Lewis

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, numerous environmental psychology studies have demonstrated that contact with nature as opposed to urban settings can improve an individual’s mood, can lead to increased levels of vitality, and can offer an opportunity to recover from stress. According to Attention Restoration Theory (ART) the restorative potential of natural environments is situated in the fact that nature can replenish depleted attentional resources. This replenishment takes place, in part, because nature is deemed to be a source of fascination, with fascination being described as having an “attentional”, an “affective” and an “effort” dimension. However, the claim that fascination with nature involves these three dimensions is to a large extent based on intuition or derived from introspection-based measurement methods, such as self-reports. In three studies, we aimed to more objectively assess whether these three dimensions indeed applied to experiences related to natural environments, before any (attentional) depletion has taken place. The instruments that were used were: (a) the affect misattribution procedure (Study 1), (b) the dot probe paradigm (Study 2) and (c) a cognitively effortful task (Study 3). These instrument were respectively aimed at verifying the affective, attentional and effort dimension of fascination. Overall, the results provide objective evidence for the claims made within the ART framework, that natural as opposed to urban settings are affectively positive (cfr., affective dimension) and that people have an attentional bias to natural (rather than urban) environments (cfr., attentional dimension). The results regarding the effort dimension are less straightforward, and suggest that this dimension only becomes important in sufficiently difficult cognitive tasks. PMID:23922645

  9. Adsorptive storage of natural gas

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    Yan, Song; Lang, Liu; Licheng, Ling

    2001-01-01

    The Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) storage technology is reviewed. The present status, theoretical limits and operational problems are discussed. Natural gas (NG) has a considerable advantage over conventional fuels both from an environmental point of view and for its natural abundance. However, as well known, it has a two fold disadvantage compared with liquid fuels: it is relatively expensive to transport from the remote areas, and its energy density (heat of combustion/volume) is low. All these will restrict its use. Compressed natural gas (CNG) may be a solution, but high pressures are needed (up to 25 MPa) for use in natural-gas fueled vehicles, and the large cost of the cylinders for storage and the high-pressure facilities necessary limit the practical use of CNG. Alternatively, adsorbed natural gas (ANG) at 3 - 4 MPa offers a very high potential for exploitation in both transport and large-scale applications. At present, research about this technology mainly focuses on: to make adsorbents with high methane adsorption capacity; to make clear the effects of heat of adsorption and the effect of impurities in natural gas on adsorption and desorption capacity. This paper provides an overview of current technology and examines the relations between fundamentals of adsorption and ANG storage. (authors)

  10. Natural killer cells in psoriasis.

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    Tobin, A M

    2012-02-01

    Psoriasis is one of the most common immune-mediated disorders. There is evidence that it is mediated by Th1 and, more recently, Th17 cells. The cytokine pattern, particularly the dominance of TNF-alpha, implicates the innate immune system in psoriasis pathogenesis. Of the many components of the innate immune system known to be involved in psoriatic lesions, natural killer and natural killer T cells appear to have a unique role. We review the evidence supporting a role for natural killer cells in psoriasis.

  11. Natural Fiber Composites: A Review

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    Westman, Matthew P.; Fifield, Leonard S.; Simmons, Kevin L.; Laddha, Sachin; Kafentzis, Tyler A.

    2010-03-07

    The need for renewable fiber reinforced composites has never been as prevalent as it currently is. Natural fibers offer both cost savings and a reduction in density when compared to glass fibers. Though the strength of natural fibers is not as great as glass, the specific properties are comparable. Currently natural fiber composites have two issues that need to be addressed: resin compatibility and water absorption. The following preliminary research has investigated the use of Kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus, as a possible glass replacement in fiber reinforced composites.

  12. Becquerel and natural origin radioactivity

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    2011-01-01

    After a brief presentation of the Becquerel as radioactivity measurement unit, this document briefly explains the origin of natural radioactivity (Earth formation and cosmic rays), gives and comments the evolution of radioactivity of some radionuclides (U 238 and descendants, Th 232 and descendants, K 40 ) between 4.5 billions yeas ago and nowadays. It also gives assessments of natural radioactivity due to radon in the atmosphere and in the soil, of natural radioactivity in building materials, coals, ashes, seawater and food. Some remarkable figures are then given

  13. Natural Law and Mechanical Engineering

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    P. C. Haarhoff

    1984-03-01

    Full Text Available The first technological revolution, in the fourth millennium BC, was followed by immense social progress. The second revolution, which is now taking place, could lead to an even greater development in the human sciences, by setting men free from their daily struggle for existence while simultaneously exacting high social standards. Natural law - the “marriage between the ways of heaven and the ways of earth” of the Chinese - represents a route to such progress. In natural science and technology, natural law demands that conclusions be based on observation rather than speculation. The social sciences would do well to follow this example.

  14. Desastres, desplazamiento interno y migración laboral en la Sierra de Chiapas

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    Germán MARTÍNEZ-VELASCO

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    Full Text Available Derivado de un escenario global de cambio climático, el huracán Stan (2005 impactó severa - mente a la región Sierra en el estado de Chiapas y devino en el mayor desplazamiento interno de personas de la entidad. Una parte de la población de la región sufrió una repentina pérdida de sus bienes y fue reubicada en lugares circunvecinos en medio de acciones improvisadas por parte de organismos públicos, sin atender los protocolos internacionales en la materia. Para analizar el proceso de reubicación y sus consecuencias, se llevó a cabo un estudio de desplazados en dos co - munidades denominadas “fraccionamientos”. En los nuevos lugares de asentamiento, los medios de vida existentes fueron más precarios que los de los anteriores lugares de residencia, motivo por el cual los desplazados no han podido acceder a satisfactores de bienestar general ni man - tener el acostumbrado patrón de migración internacional que antes del desplazamiento tenían. En cambio, las actuales condiciones han propiciado una migración tipo commuter , situación que desde décadas atrás, esa misma población había superado.

  15. Desastres, desplazamiento interno y migración laboral en la Sierra de Chiapas

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    Martínez Velasco, Germán; López Ochoa, María Sonia; Álvarez Gordillo, Guadalupe; Schmook, Birgit

    2016-01-01

    Resumen Derivado de un escenario global de cambio climático, el huracán Stan (2005) impactó severamente a la región Sierra en el estado de Chiapas y devino en el mayor desplazamiento interno de personas de la entidad. Una parte de la población de la región sufrió una repentina pérdida de sus bienes y fue reubicada en lugares circunvecinos en medio de acciones improvisadas por parte de organismos públicos, sin atender los protocolos internacionales en la materia. Para analizar el proceso de re...

  16. Desastres, desplazamiento interno y migración laboral en la Sierra de Chiapas

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    Germán MARTÍNEZ-VELASCO; María Sonia LOPEZ-OCHOA; Guadalupe ÁLVAREZ-GORDILLO; Birgit SCHMOOK

    2016-01-01

    Derivado de un escenario global de cambio climático, el huracán Stan (2005) impactó severa - mente a la región Sierra en el estado de Chiapas y devino en el mayor desplazamiento interno de personas de la entidad. Una parte de la población de la región sufrió una repentina pérdida de sus bienes y fue reubicada en lugares circunvecinos en medio de acciones improvisadas por parte de organismos públicos, sin atender los protocolos internacionales en la materia. Para analizar el proceso de reu...

  17. Apoyo psico-social inmediato a los supervivientes de un desastre

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    Berliner, Peter; Navarro Gongora, José; Espaillet, Vanessa

    2012-01-01

    Artiklen beskriver psykosocial hjælp til overlevere fra et stort jordskælv i Haiti i 2010. De overlevendes reaktioner og behov for hjælp beskrives gennem konkrete eksempler og en samlende diskussion....

  18. Retos para el desarrollo de estrategias de apoyo ante desastres en México

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    Arroyo-López, M.P.E. (María del Pilar Ester); Gaytán-Iniestra, Juan; Mejia Argueta, Christopher; Téllez Vázquez, S.; Cedillo Campos, M.G.; Jiménez García, J.A.

    2016-01-01

    The content of this chapter analyzes a literature review related to humanitarian logistics considering applied operations research in order to respond research questions as: How to provide reliable and updated data for improving the relief activities? How to coordinate better the different

  19. Perspectiva territorial de la gestión de riesgos de desastres en Colombia

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    Martha Teresa Martínez Rubiano

    2011-09-01

    Colombia, y la perspectiva territorial de la gestión de riesgos. Para terminar, se realiza un análisis de las aplicaciones de todas estas medidas en la situación de gestión de riesgos en Colombia.

  20. Respect for life and nature

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    Querubina Bringel Olinda

    2011-03-01

    sofrimento nos hospitais, orientam-se aspessoas sobre os fatores de risco das doenças crônicas. Tudo pensando no homem.Luta-se na rede de saúde para que as pessoas não morram cedo, para que vivammais e com dias mais bem vividos, dando-lhes qualidade positiva de vida.Não dá para fechar os olhos que o século XXI teve a sua primeira décadamarcada por tragédias ambientais em todo o mundo. Basta fazer uma retrospectivana mente em busca dos fatos ocorridos na Europa, África, América onde, nesteúltimo continente, citamos, por dever, o nosso Brasil. A natureza já mostrou que temimenso poder destruidor: furacões, inundações, desmoronamentos, deslizamentos,chuvas em excesso, morte e desabrigados, que deixa um lastro de sofrimento e deprejuízos todas as vezes em que catástrofes ambientais acontecem. A OrganizaçãoMundial de Saúde vem, oficialmente, se preocupando com o tema desde 2007,quando foi criada a Plataforma Global para Redução do Risco de Desastres, queobjetiva melhorar a situação de saúde de milhões de pessoas em situações de risco,integrando recuperação de áreas atingidas e reconstrução da saúde(2. O próximoencontro ou fórum dessa Plataforma Global está agendado para maio deste ano, eesperam-se ações ativas pautadas em iniciativas locais.Quantas vidas poderiam ser salvas se as medidasfossem preventivas? Quantas crianças ficaram órfãs naúltima catástrofe ambiental, no Brasil? Quantos prejuízosao patrimônio público e ao particular, que custam osacrifício de uma vida inteira de trabalho e de renúncia aolazer, poderiam ter sido evitados? Por que o homem sempreprocurou dominar a natureza? Por que acreditar que anatureza tem dono? Por que o homem não age com ética aolidar com o ambiente? São questões que merecem tomadade decisões... Pessoas sofrem com estes acidentes, famíliasinteiras são evacuadas de suas casas e ficam amontoadas emabrigos públicos. Doenças são disseminadas nos aguaceirosonde o lixo contaminado, o esgoto e