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  The Borders Forest Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The economy of the Scottish Borders is traditionally based on farming, textiles, tourism, fishing and commercial forestry, industries which have faced economic decline across the whole of rural Scotland in recent years.
Biodiversity Conservation: The conservation of juniper (juniperus communis), a relatively scarce element of the native Borders flora.
A review of the biology and status of juniper in the Borders was co-ordinated by the BFT in 1997, and was followed by research into the genetic viability of local juniper populations and the development of a Borders juniper restoration strategy.
www.caledonia.org.uk /socialland/borders.htm   (3831 words)

 P.O.V. - Borders . Border Talk. Dan Stein | PBS
Borders are limits that provide the center of gravity for personal and community action, even in the charitable realm: discriminatory altruism — practiced by all charitable entities — is effective because it promotes the conservation of resources.
Borders form the basis of social cohesion, social action and the maintenance of social justice, for the efficient allocation of natural and material resources, for sustaining societal action — indeed the entire frame of reference for democratic action.
Borders are important in the modern nation state; indeed as Vattel said in his Law of Nations, control over borders is the very definition of sovereignty.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2002/borders/talk/dialogue007_ds_6q.html   (1130 words)

 Some Conceptual Issues in the Study of Borders and Surveillance
Borders which serve one group’s interest (and are functional for it) may of course be challenged by those whose interests are not served and for whom the border is dysfunctional.
Border breakers may also involve physical (e.g., explosives, night vision or decryption technology) or cultural factors (e.g., search warrants, self-disclosure and notice rules), as well as combinations (e.g., the voluntary 11 offering of information on customs declarations forms and electronic and chemical searches of persons and luggage at international borders).
The borders determining issues of ritual pollution such as being in another’s shadow, touching higher status persons and their objects, or looking directly at the ruler might usefully be contrasted with those involving literal pollution or contamination (the isolation of those with contagious diseases or the sanitary zones of a hospital or manufacturing facility).
web.mit.edu /gtmarx/www/borders2.html   (9397 words)

 Wired News: Obstacles, or On the Edge?
Borders and boundaries are endemic in life, and it is clear that the level of complexity achieved by living organisms and societies depends critically on the establishment of borders.
Borders are everywhere and not all borders are physical.
The role of a border is seen to be more subtle: a border is not just a wall, but a filter, providing the context for a diffusion of information, and setting the stage for creativity and innovation at the interface between two people, two cultures, or two countries.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,46304,00.html   (1441 words)

 Natural borders (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
'''Natural Borders''' are country borders which are composed of Natural objects such as rivers, mountain ranges, or deserts.
Having a Natural border is strategically very useful, as invading armies have a hard time crossing such a border.
They are also easily defended Expanding until Natural borders are reached, and maintaining those borders once conquered, have long been major foreign policy and war goals in the past.
natural-borders.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (166 words)

 Establishing Field Borders to Improve Wildlife Habitat
Field borders should be located along woodland edges, fence rows and drainages wherever grazing is not practiced or planned, to create a vegetative transition between other types of cover.
Borders created by cutting back forest edge have the advantage of not reducing the amount of land that is already open.
If natural borders seem undesirable (perhaps from an aesthetic standpoint), nursery grown shrubs provide an option and the results are more reliable.
www.dof.virginia.gov /wildlife/field-borders.shtml   (726 words)

 Bordering Your B&W Prints
One is to produce a "natural" fl border, like those often seen in the days of contact prints; the other requires you to buy a special-effects easel or make a mask for your present easel.
Natural fl borders happen automatically when you print the entire negative image without cropping, allowing the clear film around the image to print as well.
The fl border will be surrounded by a larger white border where the blades of your easel mask off the edges of the print paper.
www.halfhill.com /borders.html   (2986 words)

 Lust-learning: Natural learning challenges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
As the popular activity also depend on the natural conditions, it is very important to let the lust-school be a local authority of the environmental management.
Children can learns about nature in a more exciting and varied way by study living nature, for example by looking down into the water from the a little quay and in the seashore, and for example look for useful seashells in the sand.
Nature is often confused with the human made environment.
home.online.no /~naturliv/e2skole/e22630naturutfordring.htm   (894 words)

 Natural border - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A natural border is a border between states which are composed of natural objects such as rivers, mountain ranges, or deserts.
Expanding until natural borders are reached, and maintaining those borders once conquered, have long been major foreign policy and war goals in the past.
For example, the Roman Republic, and later, the Roman Empire expanded continuously until it reached its natural borders: First the Alps, later the Rhine river, the Danube river, the Sahara desert, and others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_borders   (177 words)

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Border conflicts are unfortunately still common in parts of Africa—witness the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict of 1998—2000.
Borders were decided arbitrarily by colonialists using simple geographic features rather than ecosystems’ structures and human and wildlife movements.
There have been conflicts—e.g., the Kenya-Somalia border, with Somalia demanding all territory where Somali people are resident, and the Malawi-Tanzania border, which is on the edge and not the mid-line of Lake Nyasa and Lake Malawi.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/africa/121/121/chap3.htm   (4272 words)

 Forth & Borders - Natural Heritage
Many of these reservoirs are over a century old and have well established reedbeds and populations of aquatic plants and are often home to a rich diversity of waterbirds such as wintering geese and breeding gulls, ducks, grebes, etc. Farm ponds can also be important habiats for water loving species such as dragonflies and newts.
Farming is the area’s main land use, ranging from the large, mostly arable farms of the east coast lowlands, to dairy and hill sheep farms.
SNH works hard, along with local authorities, voluteers, school children and local residents, to protect and enhance urban natural heritage..Local Biodiversity Action Plans help to protect and encourage the development of ‘natural’ areas in the urban areas as well as enabling people to enjoy and learn from their local environment.
www.snh.gov.uk /scottish/forthborders/natural.asp   (1738 words)

 About Us
Permanent housing is also needed for the chronically underhoused poor, whose situations are often as desperate as those recovering from a war or natural disaster.
Since its founding in December of 1999, Builders Without Borders (BWB) has formed a dynamic team of ecological builders and other volunteers dedicated to manifesting the idea that the solution to homelessness is not merely housing, but a local population trained to provide housing for themselves.
Builders Without Borders will continue to share lessons learned with the network of builders and development organizations that are working to alleviate substandard housing by providing workshops, training programs and educational materials.
builderswithoutborders.org /aboutus.htm   (1000 words)

 ViroFloor - Products - Borders
Where the borders are directly installed over a layer of poly ethylene with 2 mm thickness while using the PVA-D3 glue on the tiles' tongues.
Since our product is composed of natural wood, It could be installed on thin softwood strips of 8 mm thickness with 2 layers of poly ethylene above and under the strips to protect those strips and the borders against humidity.
Where the borders are directly glued to any flat floor using polymer-based glues made specially to glue wooden floors to any flat surface.
www.virofloor.com /borders.html   (245 words)

 Blood borders: How a better Middle East would look (KurdishMedia.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Even those who abhor the topic of altering borders would be well-served to engage in an exercise that attempts to conceive a fairer, if still imperfect, amendment of national boundaries between the Bosporus and the Indus.
Borders have never been static, and many frontiers, from Congo through Kosovo to the Caucasus, are changing even now (as ambassadors and special representatives avert their eyes to study the shine on their wingtips).
If the borders of the greater Middle East cannot be amended to reflect the natural ties of blood and faith, we may take it as an article of faith that a portion of the bloodshed in the region will continue to be our own.
www.kurdmedia.com /articles.asp?id=12770   (1839 words)

 Megan Rowe: Seamus Deane and Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
It is and has always been a sectarian border; it embraces a fertile progeny of internal borders, all of which enhance the unnatural, defensive atmosphere of the State.
Yet wherever there are contested borders, there is always a symmetry between the attempt to insist on their fixity and the attempt to insist on their transience.
Derry is a Border town with internal borders that make themselves manifest even in the slash mark between the names Derry/Londonderry; in the sectarian housing estates; in the old walled architecture of the town and in the competing histories of its development from Columba to the Siege to the Battle of Bogside.
metamedia.stanford.edu:3455 /MeganRowe/52   (717 words)

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The encroachment of human activity into a natural area creates more "edge effects." Edge effects are changes in environmental conditions and animal behavior and well-being that result from being in close proximity to the border between habitat areas.
While borders between two different habitats are often an essential part of the ecology of an area, when habitat becomes so small that it is all edge and no interior, it loses its ability to support those species that require an isolated interior for some portion of their life (e.g.
Natural resource features that are vital to human and wildlife well-being are a community's "green infrastructure." Consideration of these landscape features in open space and habitat conservation plans is essential to comprehensive natural resource planning.
www.des.state.nh.us /factsheets/id/inc/5.html   (2217 words)

 WDNR - Dwight's Point And Pokegama Wetlands State Natural Area
The natural area borders the St. Louis River estuary, which dissects the uplands into a series of narrow, steep-sided ridges, the largest of which is Dwight's Point.
Although the boreal forest was cut over at the turn of the 20th century, it remains today as one of the best examples of its type in the Lake Superior area.
The forest floor is likewise boreal in nature, with yellow blue-bead-lily, three-leaved goldthread, American starflower, shining club-moss, and numerous ferns predominating.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/er/sna/sna300.htm   (424 words)

 Moroccan tile: Moroccan furniture design
The mosaic borders are hand cut and pre-assembled in 4”x 36” strips or 6”x 36” strips depending on the style.
We recommend sealing the borders with natural terracotta to protect against water penetration and dirt and for ease of cleaning.
We recommend sealing the natural terracotta field tile to protect against water penetration and dirt and for ease of cleaning.
www.saharadesigns.com /Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=SD/CTGY/14   (613 words)

 All mankind is one Voluntaryist, The - Find Articles
If we define a natural country as one in which the people have a common language and cultural history, with borders [peacefully] drawn by them and their neighbors, then the world contains more than 10,000 natural countries.
Maybury's definition of a "natural country" comes close to the modern anthropolgist's definition of "ethnic group" found in the 1992 NEW ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA: "a group of people with a common ancestry and language, a shared cultural and historical tradition, and an identifiable territory." [Vol.
Natural borders, such as mountain ranges, seas, deserts, and rivers, define where people live and work; and consequently might fuzzily define the location of an ethnic group.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3894/is_200104/ai_n8938450   (901 words)

 If your country has a bunch of borders that are straight lines, it's likely you live in a failed state. (reddit.com)
Worse, trying to redraw borders along ethnic lines is a famous cause of brutal wars, in part precisely because you can't draw a border that pleases everyone.
Additionally, the texas/mexico border follows the rio grand which flows faily straight, but when you zoom in to the level used in the study the rio grand (which is a natural border) would be rather squiggly.
Check out the convoluted borders between Kirgistan, Uzbekistan and Tadjikistan which were introduced as borders between Soviet republics, putportedly for the reason it was harder for them to gain independence and disentangle from the other two.
reddit.com /info/fdhs/comments   (1283 words)

 Edging naturally gives gardens a great look
Natural materials like willow and bamboo combine beauty with function, making them ideal choices for landscape borders.
Natural elements have been popular overseas for a long time.
To use the borders, all you have to do is push them into the ground.
www.cherokeesentinel.com /news/2005/0706/home/057.html   (384 words)

 Little Si Natural Area
The Little Si Natural Area is 28.2 acres in size and located just east of the City of North Bend on the western boundary of Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA), which is managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Little Si Natural Area borders the Mount Si NRCA on its north and eastern boundaries, the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River on its western boundary and private property on its southern boundary.
Approximately 90% of the natural area is composed of a homogenous second growth conifer stand.
dnr.metrokc.gov /wlr/LANDS/natural/little-si.htm   (371 words)

 Natural United States Borders quiz -- free game
"Natural borders helped create political boundaries when the United States, and the individual states established their boundaries.
The Mississippi River forms a natural border or partial border between many states.
The Connecticut River is a natural border between which of the following two states?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=90177   (163 words)

 New Woodland Strategy - Scottish Borders Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The Scottish Borders is also set to receive a £1 million grant to boost its native woodlands and help take forward the new woodland strategy.
This low level is of concern, especially as this type of woodland is of the highest environmental value and often associated with that icon of the Borders, the river Tweed.
The £1 million grant is spread over two years and Forestry Commission Scotland is urging landowners to get their applications in as soon as possible as successful projects are paid on a first come first served basis.
www.scotborders.gov.uk /news/7698.html   (514 words)

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Proposals are invited for the 24th Annual Conference of The Western Humanities Alliance on the theme of Borders: Cultural, Conceptual, Curricular.
What is the function of conceptual borders and their synonyms, from margins and boundaries to classification and categorization, from partitions and interfaces to gaps and interstices?
Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to, maritime borders, watershed boundaries and depth of property or mineral rights.
www.coh.arizona.edu /wha/call.htm   (490 words)

 Liberty Belles - Open Borders Threaten Gun Rights
And while the term "open borders" sounds friendly and free, the intent appears to be exactly the opposite.
The term "open borders" fails to address what kind of government will control those borders.
The natural "progression" of a unified border is a unified government.
www.libertybelles.org /articles/openborders.htm   (358 words)

 Natures Beauty Backgrounds & Borders
The beauty of Nature can be found on these Backgrounds and Borders.
BORDERS: The borders shown here are not the full border.
To see the full border and to download it, click on the name then right click with your mouse on the full graphic to save it to your computer!
www.melodief.com /backgrounds/backgroundsq/nature.htm   (232 words)

 Main (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
It was an open forum with the topic, "A World Without Borders For The Next Millenium." The speakers talked about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland and Former Yugoslavia.
I, however, declare borders to be a contradiction of nature!
The borders that are more impregnable than the natural borders are the borders that power-hungry politicians and monarchy have drawn on paper and in many cases put up barbed wire fences.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /raqta24/nspch1.htm   (907 words)

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