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Environment for Kids: Solar Energy #how #does #solar #power #help #the #environment

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What is solar power?

The primary source of all energy on planet Earth is from the sun. Solar power is power generated directly from sunlight. Solar power can be used for heat energy or converted into electric energy.

When we use solar power, we don’t use any of the Earth’s resources like coal or oil. This makes solar power a renewable energy source. Solar power is also clean power that doesn’t generate a lot of pollution.

Solar Power for Heat

Solar power can be used for heating up homes and other buildings. Sometimes solar power for heating can be passive. This is when there are no mechanical components used to move the heat around. Passive heating helps to keep houses warm in the winter, to heat up swimming pools, and even makes our car warm when we park it outside (which is nice in the winter, but not so much on a hot summer day).

Active heating is when there are mechanical components to help move the heat around. The sun could be used to heat up water or air that is then pumped around a building to provide even heat in all the rooms.

Solar Power for Electricity

When most of us think of solar power, we think of the solar cells that turn rays of sunshine into electricity. Solar cells are also called photovoltaic cells. The word “photovoltaic” comes from the word “photons”, which are particles that make up sunlight, as well as the word “volts”, which is a measurement of electricity.

Today solar cells are commonly used in small handheld devices like calculators and wrist watches. They are becoming more popular for buildings and homes as they become more efficient. One nice thing about solar cells is that they can be placed on the roof of a building or home, not taking up any extra space.


Solar cells on a house used for making electricity

How do solar cells work?

Solar cells convert the energy of photons from the sun into electricity. When the photon hits the top of the cell, electrons will be attracted to the surface of the cell. This causes a voltage to form between the top and the bottom layers of the cell. When an electric circuit is formed across the top and the bottom of the cell, current will flow, powering electrical equipment.

It takes a lot of solar cells to power a building or a home. In this case, a number of solar cells are connected into a large array of cells that can produce more total energy.

History of Solar Power

The photovoltaic cell was invented in 1954 by researchers at Bell Labs. Since then, solar cells have been used on small items such as calculators. They have also been an important power source for spaceships and satellites.

Starting in the 1990s the government has funded research and offered tax incentives to people using clean and renewable power such as solar energy. Scientists have made advances in the efficiency of the solar cell. Today solar cells are around 5 to 15% efficient, meaning a lot of the energy of the sunlight is wasted. They hope to achieve 30% or better in the future. This will make solar energy a much more economical and viable energy alternative.

Are there any drawbacks to solar power?

Solar power has two major drawbacks. One drawback is that the amount of sunshine in a specific place changes due to the time of day, the weather, and the time of the year. The other drawback is that with current technology it takes a lot of expensive photovoltaic cells to produce a decent amount of electricity.

Fun Facts about Solar Power

  • The world’s largest solar thermal plants are located in the state of California.
  • Many large photovoltaic plants are being built around the world. Some of the largest are located in China, Canada, and the United States (Nevada).
  • If only 4% of the world’s deserts were covered in photovoltaic cells, they could supply all of the world’s electricity.
  • Many people think that as solar panels become more efficient and less expensive they will become a standard feature of new homes and buildings.
  • In 1990 a solar powered aircraft flew across the United States using no fuel.
  • Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his research into photovoltaic power.

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IARC – INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER #iarc, #cancer #epidemiology, #cancer #registries, #statistics,

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30/05/2017 Today, governments from around the world adopted a new cancer resolution at the Seventieth World Health Assembly, in Geneva, Switzerland. This resolution complements the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013�2020. It points to many cancer control measures, including health promotion, reducing exposure to cancer risk factors, and improving access to early diagnosis and treatment. Prevention and early detection have a key role to play, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Read more. Read statement

29/05/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is saddened by the passing of Jane Mitchell, a long-time IARC staff member, who died on Wednesday 24 May 2017. Our deepest sympathy is with Jane�s family.
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19/05/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding with the National Cancer Center Japan to further promote collaboration on cancer research and control in the region. The agreement falls within IARC’s Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), to establish an IARC/GICR Collaborating Centre with a specific focus on supporting the development of analytical capacity and descriptive epidemiological research using population-based cancer registry data in East Asia.
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What Is Business Environment? Definition & Factors – Video & Lesson Transcript #professional #business

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What Is Business Environment? – Definition & Factors

Businesses do not operate in a vacuum; they operate in an environment. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the business environment, including what makes it up. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Business Environment Defined

Business environment is the sum total of all external and internal factors that influence a business. You should keep in mind that external factors and internal factors can influence each other and work together to affect a business. For example, a health and safety regulation is an external factor that influences the internal environment of business operations. Additionally, some external factors are beyond your control. These factors are often called external constraints. Let’s take a look at some key environmental factors.

External Factors

Political factors are governmental activities and political conditions that may affect your business. Examples include laws, regulations, tariffs and other trade barriers, war, and social unrest.

Macroeconomic factors are factors that affect the entire economy, not just your business. Examples include things like interest rates, unemployment rates, currency exchange rates, consumer confidence, consumer discretionary income, consumer savings rates, recessions, and depressions.

Microeconomic factors are factors that can affect your business, such as market size, demand, supply, relationships with suppliers and your distribution chain, such as retail stores that sell your products, and the number and strength of your competition.

Social factors are basically sociological factors related to general society and social relations that affect your business. Social factors include social movements, such as environmental movements, as well as changes in fashion and consumer preferences. For example, clothing fashions change with the season, and there is a current trend towards green construction and organic foods.

Technological factors are technological innovations that can either benefit or hurt your business. Some technological innovations can increase your productivity and profit margins, such as computer software and automated production. On the other hand, some technological innovations pose an existential threat to a business, such as Internet streaming challenging the DVD rental business.

Internal Factors

Organizational culture is the framework of values, vision, norms, and customs shared by the members of an organization. Your business culture affects how the employees in your business interact with each other, its customers, and other stakeholders.

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Organizational structure is the manner in which the business is organized to conduct its activities. Organizations can be organized fairly flat, with very few levels of hierarchy, or organized very vertical, with many levels of hierarchy. The manner in which an organization is structured will affect how your business is managed and how much control individual employees have over their work.

Management structure is the manner in which your business is managed. Management may be centralized, where all decision-making is made at the top and filtered down throughout the business, or it may be decentralized, where the decision-making is distributed throughout the organization and decisions are made closer to the relevant work activities or problems.

Lesson Summary

Business environment includes the external and internal factors that influence a business. External factors include political factors, macroeconomic factors, microeconomic factors, social factors, and technological factors. Internal factors are factors from inside the organization that affect a business, such as organizational culture, organizational structure, and management structure.

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Modern Dev Environment Delivered · Koding #integrated #development #environment, #cloud #ide, #dev #environment, #cloud

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy #rti #nwea #aimsweb #rit #scores #remediation #tutoring #research-based

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Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics

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In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find Wrightslaw Summer School 2017, Session 2. Summer School is a four week series of self-study readings, written assignments, and maybe even a quiz or two, that will help you prepare for the next school year. When you complete the series, you’ll get a certificate for a job well done! This week – parents must learn how to design accurate and up-to-date Present Levels. Learn why parent input is so important during this part of developing the IEP. Download the Present Levels Checklist.

Special Education Legal News

Breaking News! – On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court in Endrew v. Douglas County unanimously rejects the de minimis standard (read the Decision ) for one that is markedly more demanding than the ‘merely more than de minimis’ test applied by the 10th Circuit. In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts says a student offered an educational program providing merely more than de minimis progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all.” Click here to see Pete’s discussion and analysis of the SCOTUS decision.

Breaking News! – On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision for child and parents in Fry v. Napoleon. On October 31, 2016 after Oral Argument, Pete met the Fry family. For our discussion about the case, click here.

**New!M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union School District . ** First Court of Appeals decision since the Supreme Court issued the decision in Endrew F. The M.C. v. Antelope Valley will be a Wrightslaw 2017 Case of the Year.

Judge Neil Gorsuch: Nominee for the Supreme Court by Pete Wright. Predicting that Judge Gorsuch would likely be the nominee, Pete looked at his record in special education cases.

OCR Section 504 Guidance The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance (re: discrimination, restraint and seclusion, charter schools) about interpreting and enforcing federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Guidance clarifies the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

You are Invited to visit the Wrightslaw Way Blog. Help us create a unique online community. Recent posts and comments below.

Hot Topics in Special Education Law Advocacy

Guidance on FAPE – IEP Goals Must Be Aligned with Grade Level State Academic Content Standards **
If a child is performing below grade level, the child needs to receive specialized instruction; IEP team needs to develop annual goals to close the gap. (Policy Guidance from OSERS, 11/16/15)

Guidance Publication on Educating Students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia The USDOE issued guidance about the need to address the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia and the legal requirements for ensuring that these students receive a high-quality education. Please make copies and share!

Cool Tool! IEP Pop-Up – IEP Pop-Up: Resolving Disputes teaches strategies to resolve disagreements, steps to take if you disagree, and options you have if unable to resolve your dispute.

* New to Wrightslaw? * In this short video, Pete Wright gives you a tour of Wrightslaw and shows you how to find answers to questions.

Sound Familiar? Charles wrote, All of this is new. I’m overwhelmed. Where do I start? In Game Plan for New Parents. we give you a checklist of what you need to do tomorrow, next week, next year.

Listen and Watch Pete’s video about the case AC v. Shelby County. In April 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision about retaliation against a child with Type 1 diabetes. The case focused on false allegations of child abuse by the school principal.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Signed December 10, 2015 – (391 pages in PDF), click here to download

Law School Exam – Give it a try. Take the Final Exam that Pete and Pam administered to their students at the William Mary School of Law. To see one of their students during oral argument in an LRE case, click here.

2017 Institute of Special Education Law Advocacy (ISEA) July 30 – August 4, 2017. Registration is open.
Find conference details and download the application. Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2017-July 15, 2017. Highlights from ISEA 2016 .View the Slideshow – ISEA 2016 .

Books, Training Downloads, DVDs Websites

For a year and a half, Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted in creating the Law School’s Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O’Connor.

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (ISBN: 978-1-892320-23-0, 200 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Melissa Farrall.

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs – Understanding Your Childs Test Scores (1.5 hrs) and Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training (6.5 hrs).

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages) available in two formats, as an immediate PDF download. Print copy is available from Amazon.

Pete and Pam built several websites to help parents of children with disabilities in their quest for quality special education programs.

Fetaweb.com. the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.

IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw provides current information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations, alternate assessments, transition, and more.

No Child Left Behind at Wrightslaw offers accurate, up-to-date information about the No Child Left Behind Act – research-based instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, and public school choice.

At the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities. you’ll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, and attorneys. You’ll also find government programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support groups.

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Business Strategy and the Environment – Wiley Online Library #business #accounting

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Business environment – это #franchising #your #business

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business environment это:

эк. . упр. условия [внешняя среда\] бизнеса, бизнес-среда, деловая среда (любые внешние по отношению к фирме факторы, прямо или косвенно влияющие на ее деятельность, напр. предложение сырья, спрос на продукцию, налоговое законодательство и т. п.; термин используется часто как синоним macroenvironment, хотя business environment имеет более широкое значение )

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условия бизнеса, деловое окружение: любые факторы, которые прямо или косвенно сказываются на бизнесе.

экономические условия; условия хозяйствования; деловая практика; состояние деловой активности! Условия для предпринимательской деятельности; конъюнктура; состояние рынка

Словарь экономических терминов.

Англо-русский экономический словарь .

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Business environment — An environment can be defined as anything which surrounds a system. Therefore, the business environment is anything which surrounds the business organisation. It affects the decisions, strategies, processes and performance of the business. The … Wikipedia

business environment — /ˌbɪznɪs ɪn vaɪrənmənt/ noun the elements or factors outside a business organisation which directly affect it, such as the supply of raw materials and product demand ● The unreliability of supplies is one of the worst features of our business … Marketing dictionary in english

Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment (Romania) — Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment Coat of arms of Romania First: Formation … Wikipedia

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Business ecology — Business Ecology: Moving beyond Ecology As a Metaphor Current Definitions of Business Ecology The use of the term “business ecology” is not new. Yet, previous conceptualizations of the term have not yielded a meaning that sufficiently represents … Wikipedia

environment — en‧vi‧ron‧ment [ɪnˈvaɪərənmənt ǁ ˈvaɪr ] noun [countable] 1. the environment the air, water, and land in which people, animals, and plants live: • Since these chemicals were banned, pesticide levels in the environment have been declining. 2. the … Financial and business terms

Business continuity — is the activity performed by an organization to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. These activities include many daily chores … Wikipedia

Business process reengineering — (BPR) is a management approach aiming at improvements by means of elevating efficiency and effectiveness of the processes that exist within and across organizations. The key to BPR is for organizations to look at their business processes from a … Wikipedia

Business New Zealand — Business NZ is New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body, headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. The president of the Business NZ council is Stephen Collins and Phil O Reilly is the chief executive. Membership Membership is drawn from four … Wikipedia

Business agility — the ability of a business to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently in response to changes in the business environment. Business agility can be maintained by maintaining and adapting goods and services to meet customer demands, adjusting to the … Wikipedia

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Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Popular Business Strategy and the Environment Articles

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Changing Behaviour: Successful Environmental Programmes in the Workplace
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