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�Before you can recover a species, you must keep it from tumbling over the final brink to extinction. That's the Act's most important function, at which it has been extremely successful� - Rodger Schlickeisen, President of Defenders of Wildlife The Endangered Species Act is imperative to maintaining the population of species ...
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Abstract: Water is crucial in our daily lives for consumption, industry and agricultural purposes. Many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries, do not have access to clean water. This is due to the lack of importance in providing clean water as well as lack in funds and other reasons. A method that produces clean water from wastewater, seawater or brackish water is desalinati...
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Environment essays / Alternative Power Sources
Mexico is one of the countries that utilize alternative or renewable energies aside from its major power generating plants such as thermal and coal fired power plants. Renewable energy represents the production of electrical energy with the resources being provided by nature on a sustainable basis. Utilization of this renewable energy gives an alternative solution to the prevailing demand for ener...
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1. Introduction Overview The importance and criticality of water for the existence, continuity, safety and comfort of human existence has remained acknowledged since the beginning of human life. Different generations and civilizations have tried in various ways to harness it for diverse purposes, for sustenance, transportation, human safety, irrigation, power generation, and industry. While prev...
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Introduction: The principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” – help to guide international environmental policy and law making. It is built on the appreciation of the common responsibility of countries at different levels of development who contribute to global environmental degradation, and therefore should have differentiated responsibilities to meeting their obligatio...
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The invasion of plant communities by non-native species is a great concern in ecological management. Invasive plant species can decrease biodiversity, change soil composition, increase the intensity or frequency of fire, release plant pathogens, alter food web dynamics, and influence nitrogen deposition in established native communities (Hobbs and Humphries 1995; Young and Powers 1999; Ehrenfeld,...
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Environment essays / Environmental Ethics
Lead remnants originating from many activities like hunting, which are laid in fields as well as woodlands near intense households, amount to huge tones of lead to human surroundings all over the world. This extreme pollution is not repaired by putting to hold its (lead) use for only those who use for hunting, but general usage of the same. These remnants disintegrate at a slow rate. During th...
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Environment essays / Can Egypt Go Green?
On Earth Day many countries will celebrate our planet and how we are trying to preserve it. Across the globe people will join together to show the Earth we care. Countries such as the Philippines, Germany, the U.S. and Canada are holding Earth Day events to raise awareness and get people to do something to help the earth. "As more and more people understand what is at stake they become a ...
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Environment essays / GREEN ENERGY
The phrase Green Energy or renewable energy is used to illustrate the different causes of energy which do not pollute the environment and are eco friendly. This sort of energy is usually considered in the situation of cogeneration, electricity and heating and is becoming more usable by consumers, corporations and businesses which support the development and decrease the impacts of environment whic...
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Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre, Unilever, Colworth Laboratory, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1LQ, UK, and 2 Environmental Safety Laboratory, B. D. Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 099, Maharashtra, India The impact of many human variables on the response to skin irritating substances has been studied to varying degrees, including the impact of age, sex, and atopic sta...
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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION x In the Matter of the Application of Affidavit of Kenneth J. Cartalemi KARTA CORPORATION DEC Permit No. 3-5512-00054-00004 x STATE OF NEW YORK ) ) ss.: COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER ) KENNETH J. CARTALEMI, being duly sworn deposes and says: 1. I am the President of Karta Corporation and am fully familiar with t...
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Deforestation refers to the cutting or over-harvesting of trees for lumber or pulp, or to clear the land for agriculture, ranching, construction, or other human activities. Presently in Kenya deforestation has over occurred in many forests and the forested areas covers only 1.7% of all the total land and this size is continuously decreasing. This has been mainly facilitated by the agricultural ac...
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Pollution is nothing but just an unwanted addition to the environment, which has a harmful effect on our atmosphere. It only composes things unfit or less fit. It has many outward appearance or we can state this impurity is founded in numerous things due to numerous cause. This ever-increasing problem of environment has become one of the most essential points of concern for mutually science and hu...
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Abstract As a result of the advancing global technolo-gies and civilisation, there has been a progressive depletion of high-grade mineral deposits. Consequently, it has become increasingly important to process lower-grade ores. Phosphorous (P) and particular potassium (K) contained in the iron ore concentrates of the Sishen Iron Ore Mine have a detrimental effect on the steel making process,wher...
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Environment essays / Chernobyl
O n April 26, 1986, a hellish white glow bejeweled a small, little-known town in central Ukraine, now notoriously recognized by the international community as Chernobyl. During the early morning hours of the twenty-sixth, operators had been running an ill-conceived experiment on reactor unit number four, during which a spike in the operating level of the core caused a catastrophic explosion. The...
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Environment essays / Nuclear Waste
It promises to be a busy year for Maine Yankee, and for the Community Advisory Panel that is watching closely the decommissioning of the now-closed nuclear power plant. The 14-member panel will hold a day-long workshop Wednesday to discuss the dismantling and cleanup of the facility. At the top of the group s agenda is how Maine Yankee will store its nuclear waste. The spent radioactive fuel is...
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A Discussion on: The Evolving Brownfield Situation Real Estate Development Rick Woodruff October 20, 1996 Preface: Stan Wilson and I (Josh Simon), conducted our research on Brownfields together. Upon discussion we realized that our two papers would be almost identical in content. In order to prevent you from reading two similar papers we decided to collaborate our effo...
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There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it's affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests th...
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COMMUNICATIONS The phrase, "global ecology" is used frequently in contexts of concern for the world's natural resources. Strategies for intervention often make reference to the "biodiversity" for describing what must be preserved in ecological systems. This article argues that global ecological management interventions, such as "sustainable development projects," are actually strategies fo...
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Environment essays / Canadian Water Conservation
The importance of protecting our water resources cannot be overstated. In economic terms, Environment Canada estimates that the measurable contribution of water to the Canadian economy ranges between $7.5 billion and $23 billion per year. In environmental terms, water is the lifeblood of the planet. Without a steady supply of clean, fresh water, all life, including human, would cease to exist. ...
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Environment essays / Acid Rain 10
Acid rain is exactly what it suggests- rain that is acidic. The definition of "acid rain" is rain with a pH of below 5.6. Rain becomes acidic because of gases that dissolve in the rain. Approximately 70% of acid rain is a result of dissolved sulfur dioxide (SO2) which forms Sulfuric Acid. The remaining 30% or so comes from various Nitrogen Oxides (mostly NO2 and NO3 which has collectedly ado...
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Environment essays / Rain Forest
Rain Forest With the increase of rain forest destruction that is taking place, it could take ten years for the rain forests to be destroyed for good. If we don't restrain or take action towards the destruction, there is no telling what will happen to the world. Most scientists have predicted that at the rate we are going there will be no rain forests left by the year 2050. Long ago, ra...
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Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses asa potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth.High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause fornumerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide forthe future survival of man, and li...
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Environment essays / Conservation Priorities
Many threatened habitats and species need our attention. However, while our imagination may see infinite possibilities for their conservation, some thought would immediately suggest the need for biodiversity conservation planning. We cannot save all that need saving, for there are just too many on the endangered list and our resources are finite. Rather than dilute those resources...
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Environment essays / Nitrates In Worlds Water Supply
Nitrates in Worlds Water SupplyNitrates contamination of the world s underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take act...
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Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take action now to ass...
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Environment essays / Deforestation
Deforestation s Impact PSC 391 May 1, 2000 Deforestation is the permanent destruction of indigenous forests and woodlands.(WWF) Currently, forests cover approximately one fifth of the world s land. Forests provide us with many products we use in our everyday lives. They also provide for us in other ways such from helping stop soil erosion to providing us with medical drugs, dyes and fabric...
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Environment essays / Environmental Studies
Since the release of Rachel Carson s Silent Spring in the 1960 s, mankind has expanded its quest to come to grips with the competing virtues of human economic entropy and of maintaining the integrity and diversity of the natural environment. As awareness of environmental degradation has increased, so has the realization of the complexity of interconnected webs of relationships among organisms an...
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Environment essays / Fun
"The free trade argument states that, if each nation produces what it does best and permits trade, over the long run all will enjoy lower prices and higher levels of output, income, and consumption that could be achieved in isolation." The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented in January of 1994, created a situation in North America in which there are no taxes on most products...
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Environment essays / Envioromental Agencies
Value of Environmental Agencies' In current times man has become so consumed with weapons and money that the planet has been neglected. With something so typical and now common as chopping down the rainforest to produce trees for mass abundance of political paper and land to graze more cattle this thoughtless destruction, disturbs all aspects of the environment. This is business ...
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Pollution of lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans has been killing land and water animals for years. Water pollution kills all kinds of animals every year. The EXXON VALDEZ oil spill near anchorage Alaska caused over 3,000 otters to die, 36,000 different kinds of seabirds were killed and over 100 eagles. The Exxon Valdez spilled over 11 million gallons of crude oil in 1989 because of somebody's ca...
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Environment essays / Automobile Emissions
Automobile Emissions, Individual Health and the Environment Pollutants From Automobiles What It is Health Impacts Environmental Impacts Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Nitric Oxide (NO) is the major NOx component and oxidizes into nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the presence of hydrocarbons and sunlight. NO2 reacts with hydrocarbons to form ozone or with water to form nitrate (N...
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Environment essays / The Disposal Of Nuclear Waste
As we enter the new millenium, the disposal of nuclear waste is a very important factor we must consider for the future generations. Nuclear energy is a very important and dominant as a source of heat energy. It is used to produce steam to drive turbines that generate electricity. Every nuclear plant has its own design, but they each generate heat from nuclear reactors and use this heat to pr...
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Environment essays / Labor-Intensive Subsistence
I believe Labor-intensive subsistence agriculture is almost same as traditional agriculture, which produces only enough crops or livestock for a farm family s survival; therefore, they have low yields with intensive labors. This trends cause more lands are destructed and degrade by farming. On the other hand, labor-intensive subsistence agriculture produce less pollutants than industrialized a...
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Environment essays / Handmaid's Tale Paper
Some critics say that The Handmaid’s Tale is a pure Science Fiction with little or no relevance to the actual society. Margaret Atwood wanted to show a way of how far contemporary errors lead to. Actually she took facts from today (the book was written in 1986), and imagine how could become society if people do not do anything to arrange life’s quality . “Moving , vivid and terrif...
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The Social and Political Environment in Tibet Throughout Tibet s history, there has been a long-standing tension between Tibet and China. Before 940 ad. Tibet was known as a fierce country, constantly invading and conquering land. At that point in time, the general belief system was war. A person would rather die in war than of sickness. A golden arrow was worshiped. All of these thin...
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Environment quality research and development-Air Pollution A hundred years ago, a book about air pollution would have attracted very few readers. Those that did read it would have felt that it was just about as important as a book about air traffic control, abortion, or pill. Today when the word pollution is mentioned, almost everyone from the child in kindergarten to the octogenarian ap...
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Environment essays / The Environment
- The Environment The impact of people on their environment can be devastating. This is where the respective role of governments can make decisions that shape environmental policy and responsibilities. These governments can be broken up into four different levels: local, state, federal and international. Air quality and biodiversity are two current issues that can be related to the rol...
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Pueblo citizens are facing a battle. It’s a battle between common citizens and those who are in favor of economic development to decide on whether a cement plant will call Pueblo its new home. It’s a battle to join together in order to educate those individuals in charge about how building a cement plant would cause more harm than create jobs. It’s a battle between the a...
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Environment essays / Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl is a problem that will have severe consequences for all life if left unrestricted. The unrestricted development of the United States and the world is rapidly contributing to the degradation of our ecosystem. Moreover, if over development continues there will be massive human suffering. Air and water quality are in jeopardy and topsoil is being lost at an alarming rate. If s...
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Environment essays / Thoughts On Acid Rain
Acid Rain THOUGHTS ON ACID RAIN Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being d...
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Joel Sharrer November 11, 1999 Research Paper #1 S. Rheingans Sound Progress The Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the ...
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Environment essays / Green Chemistry
The Presidential Green Chemistry Awards-Dr. Mark Holtzapple In 1996, Mark Holtzapple of Texas A&M University received the Academic Award for the Green Chemistry challenge. This award was given to him for the development of a family of technologies that converts waste biomass into animal feed and industrial chemicals and fuels by adding lime to a fermentation process. This waste biomass...
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Environment essays / Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain is rain, snow or fog that is polluted by acid in the atmosphere and damages the environment. Two common air pollutants that acidify rain are sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. When these substances are released into the atmosphere, they can be carried over long distances by prevailing winds and return to earth as acidic rain, snow, fog or dust. When the environment cannot n...
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Environment essays / The Problem Of Acid Rain
Acid rain is precipitation of higher than normal acidity. Manmade increases in the acidity of precipitation are traced mainly to the burning of coal, oil, and gas by heavy industry and electrical utilities. Burning these fuels releases sulfur and nitrogen oxides (Sox and Nox) to the atmosphere where they combine with water vapor to produce sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3) . The ac...
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Environment essays / Wolf Predation
This paper discusses four hypotheses to explain the effects of wolf predation on prey populations of large ungulates. four proposed hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis, the predation regulating hypothesis, the predator pit hypothesis, and the stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literature that discusses how these hypotheses can be used to interpret various ...
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Environment essays / Water Pollution
The earth is facing a lot of environmental problems today, these problems are caused by humans. In the search for the technology, humans begin to improve their lives without giving attention to what this development has caused to the other types of life on the face of the earth. All aspects of life on the earth have been affected, as well as the sources of water. Sea and river pollution is one of ...
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Environment essays / Water Pollution
Water pollution is a global plague that affects the people, animals, and plants. These life forms need water to survive. The causes are contributed greatly by the human population. Recently, laws have been passed to protect the precious drinking waters. Although they are in effect, most are ignored or loop holes have been found by major corporations so the can still "legally" dump harmfu...
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Environment essays / The City Of Tucson
The City of Tucson is currently using far more water than it is replacing. Options and plans to solve this problem in the future are severely limited because of the fact that Tucson, Arizona is desert land. With the population continually growing, and each populant continually using more water, something needs to be done. The only answer that can be immediately put into action is water conser...
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Environment essays / Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built wit...
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Environment essays / Violence On Screen
In the last few years, I have noticed that on screen violence has become as common as a Cheesesteak in Philadelphia. People often argue that the violence seen on screen is influencing our culture, yet each year the amount of viewers' increase. It seems that in order for your film or program to be successful it must contain violence. In my opinion, this constant levitation of violence on screen is ...
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Environment essays / Urban Sprawl
Urban sprawl is not a new phenomenon, and the battle between environmentalists and developers is well-known. But perhaps the issue is not that the land is being utterly stripped of life and replaced by cookie cutter houses or factories, which has been a controversy for decades. Perhaps the fighting has exposed a deeper problem: the American acceptance of a false outside, seen through lawns that mi...
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Environment essays / Superfund Issue
There have been few environmental problems that have posed the same level of concern as that of the hazardous waste issue. Similarly, few environmental laws have caused the level of frustration as that felt towards Superfund, the main legislative tool that was designed to address the public fears in regards to hazardous waste. Superfund is a law that was passed in 1980. It is formally known as the...
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Environment essays / Species Preservation
One issue that has been a controversy is the preservation of endangered species. Ever since the 1960's, scientists have been fighting for laws and acts to protect animals and plants in keeping them in good health and their populations high in numbers. The problem is animals and plants are having trouble surviving in today's world which leads them to be classified as endangered or threatened. Endan...
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Environment essays / Smog And Pollution
Smog is one of the major forms of air pollution. It makes being outside a health threat. Some of the major contributers to smog are automobiles, factories, and other things of this nature. High temperatures stimulate the effects of smog, therefore, the highest levels of smog are on hot summer days. This means that most of the problems associated with smog occur in the summer months. Health effects...
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Environment essays / Silent Spring
Rachel Louise Carson (1907-64), was an American marine biologist, and author of widely read books on ecological themes. Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and educated at the former Pennsylvania College for Women and Johns Hopkins University. Rachel Carson taught Zoology at the University of Maryland from 1931 to 1936. She was an aquatic biologist at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and its ...
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Environment essays / Second Hand Smoking
In the 1950's and 60's scientists gave the people a lot of evidence on the deadly effects of smoking where the tobacco companies on the other hand tried to put the doubt in people’s minds through the campaigns to show that it is not all true. By the time people actually decided to take care of their health and finally saw how life-threatening smoking could be by real life examples, the tobacco c...
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Environment essays / Rhododendron
plant rhododendron belongs to the family Ericaceae which also includes the Heath, and there are about eight-hundred fifty species which grow worldwide (Turner and Szczawinski, 171-2). The Heath family is a large one with so many species, all of the poisonous species fall into two of its subfamilies, one of which is the rhododendron. These cultivated plants occur naturally in temperate regions of ...
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Environment essays / Reforestation
The purpose of this written report is to inform the reader about the concerns and facts involved with reforestation. Reforestation began in Ontario after World War II. What happened was, professional foresters were assigned to an area and became responsible for its well being. Under the Crown Timber Act, long term management was prepared. Then the many steps needed to rebuild a forest began. Inclu...
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Environment essays / Recycling
Recycling is an ancient practice with many modern applications. It refers to the recovery and reuse of materials from spent products. In recent years recycling has become a major part of environmental policy, mainly because of the increased costs of solid- and hazardous-waste disposal, the scarcity of natural resources, and the growing concern over polluted land, water, and air. There are two type...
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Environment essays / Recycling
In the United Sates, where the population is inflated every year. The amount of space for landfills decreases every day. The need for recycling should not be asked, it should just be done out of habit. Everyone in America needs to recycle, to help the lamdfill problem, help the environment, and help produce new products from recycled goods. In America there is about two-hundred and eight tons of r...
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Environment essays / Rainforest Depletion
Long ago, the Earth had a green belt of rain forests around its middle that covered almost twelve percent of the earth's land surface. (Miller & Berry 3) Today, the rain forest covers two percent of the earth's land surface and it is declining rapidly. The following will be a description of the rain forest, factors in its destruction, and if there are any answers to slow or halt the process. &...
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Environment essays / Public Lands System
The government has control of over one-third of the nation's land, and 398 million acres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold a wide diversity of resources, from timber, and grazing lands found on the surface to a mass of oil, natural gas, and minerals laying below the earth. The history of these lands is hardly a dull story, because it is the story of the...
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Environment essays / Population Growth Problem
The growth of the world’s population is a problem that many people see as being addressed at some point in the future. While we live in a country that is reaping the benefits of a superpower, most of the United States is disconnected from the problems of population growth. In this paper, I intend to address three major issues. How long will we be able to support our planets food needs? How can ...
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Environment essays / Pollution Of Air
Is the air that we are breathing killing us? In this speech you will learn all that you need to know about air pollution. First I will give you the causes of air pollution, then I will list the effects of it, and finally I will tell you how we can prevent air pollution. The average person takes about twenty thousand breaths a day, obviously air is essential to life. Well imagine that the air that ...
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Environment essays / Phytoremediation
In recent years it has become clear that some environmental chemicals can cause risks to the developing embryo and fetus. Evaluating the developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals is now a prominent public health concern. The suspected association between TCE and congenital cardiac malformations warrants special attention because TCE is a common drinking water contaminant that is detected i...
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Environment essays / Pesticide
Pesticides are chemicals that make our produce perfect, and our yards free of pests. However, this perfection comes at a price to many different people. Pesticides are poisons with the sole purpose of killing. They are intended to kill weeds, insects and fungus. There are three types of pesticides called herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Every pesticide has an active ingredient, and an ine...
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Environment essays / Pesticides
There are 2.5 billion pounds of pesticides being applied to agricultural products each year in the United States. This is ten times more than was applied forty years ago. It is still unknown as to what type of exact effects these chemicals may have on individuals. Some farmers that have been using pesticides in their fields and developed leukemia are finding that the cause of their disease is from...
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Environment essays / PCB Pollution
The Hudson River is a body of water that stretches for 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains to the Battery in Manhattan, reaching its deepest point of 216 feet in the Highlands near Constitution Island and West Point and reaches its widest point of 3 miles across at Havestraw. This river is one of the most beautiful and scenic of the Tri-State area. Unfortunately, it happens to be New York’s ...
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Environment essays / Ozone Regulations
In 1997 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established new ozone standards. The EPA also placed special restrictions on twenty-two states in the Ohio Valley and Midwest regions to prevent emissions from coal-burning power plants from being carried into the New England States by wind currents. (Tennessee is one of these twenty-two states.) Both of these rulings were recently either struck do...
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Environment essays / Ozone Layer
Some scientists have proclaimed that the human race is slowly depleting the layer of ozone which protects us from ultra violet light. In reality, humans have very little control of the world in which we live. Scientific evidence has shown that there is very little depletion in the ozone layer and the contributions the human race makes towards this depletion is and always will be insignificant comp...
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Environment essays / Ozone Layer Poisoning
The poisoning of the Earth’s ozone layer is increasingly attracting worldwide concern for the global environment and the health effects of life on the Planet Earth. There is not just one particular cause for the ozone’s depletion; the accumulation of different pollutants into our ozone layer has all added up and equaled a worldwide problem. There is not just one effect from the poisoning of th...
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Environment essays / Oil Spills
Oil is a product used by everyone, but sometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an oceangoing tanker, pipelines, or other oil sources. Oil spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight million barrels of oil are spilled each year. Tankers usually carry about five-hundred million barrels of oil. Many oil spills, large in land or ocean coverage, have...
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Environment essays / Ocean Fisheries
Most people are familiar with the problems of the blue whale, efforts to save endangered sea turtles, and the many tragic tales of dolphins dying in tuna nets. Many people do not realize the extreme danger that tuna and many other fish face. There is an alarming decline in fish populations, and this poses a dangerous threat to life in the ocean. If fish decline, so does the sea, into and unstable ...
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Environment essays / Nuclear Waste
The United States alone produces an average volume of commercial low-level radioactive waste of about 500,000 cubic feet each year. That is a lot of waste! This comes from a variety of places. Mainly though, it is produced by nuclear power plants. This waste brings up a problem though. It is difficult to dispose of radioactive materials for two reasons. One, some radioactive materials last for tho...
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Environment essays / Nuclear Waste
Although the government believes that Nevada is an ideal place for nuclear waste storage, it is simply overlooking the obvious implications that would threaten both the environment and the people of the land. Yucca was suggested to be a waste repository along with several other areas some years ago. This facility located at Yucca Mountain would house some of mans most dangerous elements, like plut...
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Environment essays / Nuclear Power
Entering the twenty-first century, six billion people inhabit the earth. A number that is expected to double in a hundred and twenty years, yet only 4% of that world population lives in the Untied States. Even though the Untied States is only 4% of the population of the world, it still uses 25% of the world’s resources. This statistic is most important with the argument of food consumption, with...
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Environment essays / Northern Spotted Owl
mere mention of the creature’s name brings shudders to loggers and some local inhabitants, fear over its existence has incited rallies, garnered the attention of three government agencies, and caused people to tie themselves to trees. On April 2, 1993, President Bill Clinton embarked on a quest to settle a long-standing battle. The environmentalists on one side, and their attempts to protect nat...
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Environment essays / National Park Service
Topic: The National Park Service will continue to play an important role in twenty-first century society. Abstract: Those with a sense of destiny cried not exploitation, but preservation of America’s land. This belief created the first National Park and later the National Park Service to protect it and the lands that were to be added. The National Park Service will continue to protect the land a...
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Environment essays / Marijuana
Marijuana is a drug that has been used for thousands of years. Marijuana was used in ancient China, as far back as 5000 B.C. The Incan’s and Mayan’s used marijuana in religious ceremonies. Marijuana also has roots in this country. The Indians of the plains used marijuana in their peace pipes as a sign of friendship and peace. After prohibition there was a sharp rise in the use of this drug in...
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Environment essays / Landslides
Causing $1-2 billion in damages and more than 25 deaths per year, landslides are a major geologic hazard, caused by earthquakes and floods. Although, landslides are generally not as exciting or costly as earthquakes, major floods, tropical storms, and other natural disasters, they occur in more expanded places and may cause more property damage than any other geologic hazards. A wide variety of gr...
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Environment essays / Insecticides
An insecticide is used to kill insects. There are many kinds of insecticides, but organic insecticides are the most commonly used (World Book, 1999). Organic insecticides are split into three different categories: Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides, organophosphate insecticides, and carbamate insecticides (World Book, 1999). In this paper, I'll explore how toxic each of these insecticides are, h...
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Environment essays / Incident At Bhopal
examine the events contributing to the tragedy at Bhopal, India and their repercussions and to draw conclusions based on these events. Happened at Bhopal? Reading newspaper and magazine articles written immediately following the events at Bhopal, it is apparent that it took some time for authorities to determine the causes of the industrial accident. Speculation seems to have run wild for a time...
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Environment essays / Hurricanes In Florida
According to the National Hurricane Center, a hurricane releases heat energy at a rate of 50 trillion to 200 trillion watts, which is equivalent to the energy from exploding 10 megaton bombs every 20 minutes. With such strength, it is no wonder why these natural disasters have such large destructive impacts on the environment. Furthermore, hurricanes are of extreme importance to Florida, since the...
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Environment essays / Herbicide
Crop management is a vigorous activity that changes as technologies are developed. Now that were in the new millennium, we are finding new and enhanced ways to improve things that effect us in our everyday lives like, industrial pollution, car pollution, waste management, and also the advancement in herbicide-tolerant crops. Much advancement have been taking place to make our crops better and safe...
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Environment essays / Hemp
Throughout American history our country has come to rely on many different natural resources. With technology and the population increasing, the number of fossil fuel reserves and natural forests are going down. What America needs is a renewable source of fuels and fibers that will meet the growing needs of the future, but will not damage our environment. One of the most promising sources of fiber...
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Environment essays / The Greenhouse Effect
The greenhouse effect occurs when gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. ³The glass² lets the sun light in to make heat but when the heat tries to get out the gases absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts and climate changes which could alter our way of living. The main gases...
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Environment essays / Greenhouse Effect
The greenhouse effect is an increase in the atmospheric temperature caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases. These gases act as a heat blanket insulating the Earth's surface absorbing and trapping heat radiation which normally escapes from the earth. They include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, CFC's, and other halocarbons. The earth's atmosphere goes through two proc...
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Environment essays / Global Warming
Greenhouse gases (chlorofluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, etc.)let heat in but stop it from going back out - like a windshield in a parked car. At our current rate of creating these gases by industry, cars and burning fossil fuels, scientists predict a temperature increase of 4 to 9 degrees F by 2050. (9 degrees F separates today's average temperatures from the last ice age.) ...
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Environment essays / Global Warming
(After a lot of reading and hunting around on the net, I found a great deal of information on this topic. I had never really researched on it before so wanted to make sure that calculations agreed from report to report. Most of them did so I will base my answer on these different reports. This subject is extremely interesting, scary and a bit of a shock as to how much we have abused and taken adva...
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Environment essays / Global Warming
Global Warming, aside from pollution is one of scientists biggest concerns. Global Warming is caused by the Greenhouse effect. There are 4 steps in the Greenhouse effect. 1-Sunlight radiates from the sun, through space, to EarthÆs atmosphere. 2- The sunlight enters the atmosphere and hits Earth. Some of it turns into heat energy in the form of infrared light. The heat gets absorbed by surrounding...
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Environment essays / Global Warming
What happens when too much carbon dioxide gets omitted into the Earth’s atmosphere? The condition known as Global Warming occurs. Global Warming is the rising of the Earth’s surface temperature due to chemicals in the atmosphere. Global Warming has many threats on the climate and even the health of the people on this planet. Some of these threats include the altering of crop seasons and even e...
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Environment essays / Global Warming
Like the glass in a greenhouse, certain gases that occur naturally in the atmosphere tend to trap the sun's heat. This natural "greenhouse effect" helps keep the Earth's average temperature at a comfortable 59° Fahrenheit. Without these greenhouse gases, the Earth would be about 0° F, like a deep- frozen snowball. But human activities are causing some greenhouse gases, such as carbon d...
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Environment essays / Global Warming Effects
How the World is changing due to the effects caused by Global Warming The reason for this topic is our increasingly changing climate. Every year our climate continually is changing and becoming warmer. However it's becoming more and more difficult to change our polluting ways. Though this documentary I'd like to get the publics attention about our ever-changing climate. For this topic I would like...
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Environment essays / Gas
As his car warmed up that morning, Alan Wilson stared with amazement at his gas gauge. “I can’t believe it’s on ‘EMPTY’ again,” he ranted. “I just spent twenty bucks last weekend!” Alan sped away from his home toward the gas station before he had to be at work that morning only to find out that the gas prices had been raised again. “Why don’t I just burn my money?” he sai...
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Environment essays / Forests Extinction
Can you picture our earth without forests? Many of us can’t. Forests cover approximately one fifth of the worlds land surface and play an important role in our everyday lives (Dudley 4). Forests provide us with many products and services from helping maintain erosion to providing jobs for our citizens. Humanity depends on the survival of a healthy ecosystem and deforestation is causing many soci...
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Environment essays / Forests Depleting
The discussions these days are why are the rain forests depleting? Well this research will help change the opinions of many people. Some facts about rain forests are, “Tropical rain forests occupy about 7 percent of the earth’s surface but harbor as much as 50 percent of the world’s plant and animal species. Also about 57 percent of all rain forests remaining are in the tropics in the Wester...
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Environment essays / Exxon Valdez
On March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker ExxonValdez struck a reef in Alaska's breath-taking Prince William Sound. Instantaneously, the quiet waters of the sound became a sea of black. "We've fetched up - ah - hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and - ah - evidently leaking some oil," Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the ship, radioed the Coast Guard Marine...
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Environment essays / Experimental Vehicle
There are three types of experimental vehicle (EVs) propulsion technologies on the currently being tested. Batteries are currently the most popular power source for modern EVs but they are by no means the only available technology. A number of alternatives are under development and they, too, are well positioned to rival batteries as an effective EV power source. 1.Fuel cells Some of the most rece...
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Environment essays / Everglades
The Everglades is a unique wetland ecosystem on the margin of the tropics. Its slow flow of water supports grasslands, thick forests, and a diverse group of animal, fish, and bird. The Everglades originated between 8000 to 10,000 years ago at the end of the most recent of the ice age. The melting of the glaciers caused the sea levels to rise and form a low-lying basin into a swamp. The climate of ...

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