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Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding - Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding Historical texts have documented the countless technologies, ideas, diseases, plants and animals the European ships delivered around the world during the Age of Exploration. However, these texts fail to include one key cargo item: deforestation. European shipbuilding triggered an epidemic of forest depletion that gradually spread to the lands they encountered. Beginning in the early fourteenth century, wood fueled the increased production of exploratory sea vessels....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical - The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils Clearcut deforestation is done for a variety of different purposes. Frequently, sites owned by lumber companies are clearcut, replanted, fertilized, and maintained to keep a cyclic supply of lumber of uniform species, size, and age. Some lumber companies claim that in their tree harvesting practices can raise mature lumber in forty years (Wood, 1971), while most tree harvesting is on 70-100 year cycles. Deforested land can alternately be used as grazing or farming land....   [tags: Environment Ecology Trees Essays]
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The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation - The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation Thesis: The forests and wetlands of the world are being destroyed at unacceptable rates. This destruction is causing many adverse effects on the environment, many of which will not be felt by the global population until they are irreversible. Introduction Human life cannot exist in the absence of complicated interactions of millions of species in biological systems. Yet as humans, we live during a period of the greatest loss of plant and animal species since the mega-extinctions of the Jurassic Period 65 million years ago....   [tags: Environment Nature Essays]
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The Easter Islander's Rise And Fall - The original inhabitants of Easter Island serve to show us what the ingenuity of the human spirit can accomplish and the follies that can accompany them. The first islanders were the Polynesians that arrived around 400 AD from south-east Asia. It is estimated that their were between twenty and thirty individuals that made the colossal journey. By the innovation of the double canoe it allowed them to travel a great distance to an island where they could establish a brilliant civilization. There civilization was based on being the best one can be which fostered intense competition between the different clans....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Sustainability in Indonesia´s Rainforest - The concept of ‘Just Sustainability’ incorporates not only environmental sustainability but also a need to strive towards social justice and equity. According to Agyeman sustainability is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” (Agyeman et al. 2003 as cited in Agyeman 2005: 43) Both the desire for sustainability and development can be cause for many social justice and human equity issues, but in order to fulfil the idea of ‘Just Sustainability,’ all of these things need to be taken into account....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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The Role of International Law Concerning Deforestation and Desertification - The Role of International Law Concerning Deforestation and Desertification The surface of the earth is, in a sense, its skin-a thin but crucial layer protecting the rest of the planet contained within it. Far more than a simple boundary, it interacts in complex ways with the volatile atmosphere above and the raw earth below. It may seem hard to imagine it as a critical component of the ecological balance, but in fact, the health of the earth’s surface is vital to the health of the global environment as a whole....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]
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Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate - Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate Abstract Rainforests are the predominant natural vegetation throughout the wet tropics. The defining characteristics of a tropical rainforest are temperature and rainfall. Wherever temperature is high enough and rainfall heavy and regular enough, there is rainforest (Bagheera, 1996). Tropical rainforests of all kinds once covered approximately 14 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than eight million square miles (Conservation International, 1998); forming an equatorial green belt around the Earth rich in diverse plant and animal species....   [tags: Rainforests Nature Environmental Essays]
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The Rainforest and Deforestataion - WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT. Rainforests are important to the global ecosystem. Rainforests: ? provide a home to many plants and animals, ? help stabilize the world's climate, ? protect against flood, drought, and erosion, ? are a source for medicines and foods, ? support tribal people, and ? are an interesting place to visit RAINFORESTS HELP STABILIZE CLIMATE Rainforests help stabilize the world's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to contribute to climate change through global warming....   [tags: essays research papers] 1113 words
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Effects in our Environment and a Christian’s Role in Preserving and Restoring it - ... Trees are mainly cut down for paper products, extra room for roads, and for grazing livestock. “By destroying the tropical forests, we risk our own quality of life, gamble with the stability of climate and local weather, threaten the existence of other species, and undermine the valuable services provided by biological diversity.”(Rhett Butler) The bible says, ”You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.”(Numbers 35:33) Fig....   [tags: pollution, global warming, deforestation]
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Impacts of Rainforests on Global Climate Change - ... Every person needs a reason to want to save the rainforests, be it Romantic ideals, guilt, concern, or, as it most often is, monetary gain. Happy Compromise between Conservation and Economics Recent studies indicate that nature and economics can come to happy compromises if businesses and governments offer people the right incentives. However, as with the rest of nature, rainforests are not concerned with the status quo, financial opportunities, or future investments; this ecosystem encompasses the immediacy of survival and reproduction of multitudes of species and the finely tuned balance of natural cycles....   [tags: human activities, habitat, deforestation]
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: animal agriculture, pollution, deforestation]
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The Anasazi Culture of The Southwestern United States - ... Furthermore, the trees that were used as building material came from the Chaska Mountains 75 miles west of the construction site origin (Wilcox, 2009, p. 130). However, midden analysis from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico reveals that the north side of the canyon had changed drastically over the past 11,000 years. Middens dated 10,600 to 9460 years B.P revels that Douglas fir, Rocky Mountain juniper, and limber pine dominated (Betancourt & Van Devender, 1981, p. 656). Holocene samples of four middens from 5550 to 4480 years B....   [tags: archaic indians, deforestation, drought]
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Local Land Changes - ... There are also pressing concern to the erosion and degradation to the soil by which these tea plants are being grown at such large quantities. These concerns will address how producers are able to stay afloat, but also to keep these consumers on board to promote practices and the availability to come of the commodity. How long do these tea producing countries want to rely on degrading their soils for the exports of their primary goods. Tea is used as a cash crops by which means it’s grown in the periphery areas of Africa, Asia, and sold to other countries through exportation....   [tags: developing, developed nations, deforestation]
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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - ... Even worse, cattle pastures take up about 80 percent of the deforested areas in the Amazon, and because of this innumerable amount of cattle, there is excessive runoff which contaminates the 4,100 miles of river, spreading the corruption throughout the entire forest. Another problem is Brazil’s poorly planned infrastructure and expansion into the use of hydropower. Brazil attempts to expand its infrastructure by creating roads that weave a web throughout the entire forest. But, while it seems like a step in the right direction for a developing country since it allows for trade and transportation, this also exposes previously inaccessible areas of forest to illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]
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Global Environmental Issues - The environment plays a significant role in life. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing. As the human population increases, it is understood that the environment will change; scenic roads become busy interstates, livestock pastures transform into shopping centers, peaceful forests are destroyed to make room for waste....   [tags: Negative Impacts, Deforestation, Air Pollution]
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Three Threats to the Sustainability of Forests - When speaking about the sustainability of forests, sustainability itself must first be defined. The concept of sustainability is not easily defined in a single sentence or even in several sentences. As quoted by Steve Nix (n.d.), the British Columbia Forest Service defines sustainability as the integration of 3 elements, the environment, the economy and the social system, into a single system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely. To achieve and maintain this delicate balance, many different factors within those 3 elements are required to work together in unison....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Applied Uses of Remote Sensing In Forestry and Forest Management - Remote Sensing is a technology that can offer data and information across an extremely broad range of topics, making it an invaluable tool to researchers, scientists, and many people across the world today. One such invaluable use of remote sensing is in the application of forestry. In the past, scientists used to collect data on the ground from a relatively small section of a forest, and assume that their data would be an accurate representation of the forest as a whole. Today, studying forests hands-on is mostly done as ground truthing for data originally collected by remote sensing....   [tags: Severe Deforestation, Infected Trees]
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Logging in the United States - Logging in the United States Logging in the United States is a very controversial subject. Many people have different opinions on how we should take care of our forests and sometimes the arguments can get heated. Logging needs to be done to protect small western communities from catastrophic wild fires. Logging also gives small communities a way of income. When people think of logging they think of clear cutting which is damaging to the environment, but clear cutting does not happen too much on the national forests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Tropical Rainforest Destruction - Tropical Rainforest Destruction Introduction “In the minute that it takes you to read this page, a piece of tropical rainforest the size of 10 city blocks will vanish forever” (Lewis, 1990, pg 40). Rainforests around the world are being destroyed at such rates, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The rainforests are “home to over half of all living things [and]…cover less than 7 percent of the land surface of the globe” (Lewis, 1990, pg 14). This paper analyzes tropical rainforest destruction from many different perspectives because there are several contributing factors to the destruction of rainforests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Destroying Our Rainforests - Destroying Our Rainforests Every day an average of two football field sizes of precious rainforest are torn down, killing millions of animals and destroying valuable pharmaceutical plants. A huge amount of these animals and plants have never, and will never be discovered. Experts say, "Close to eighty percent of the terrestrial species of animals and plants are to be found there [in the rainforest],." As people tear down the rainforests they are affecting the ozone layer, and disrupting the process that lets plants fight the deadly amount of pollution the world produces every day....   [tags: Deforestation Essays] 901 words
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The Act to Save America's Forests - The Act to Save America's Forests A new bill in the U.S. Congress, The Act to Save America's Forests will be decided on September 2001 to see if it will go into affect. The law would help reduce clearcutting in many national forests and save the endangered species living in that habitat. At one time America was once covered with one billion acres of towering primeval forests. These forests were teeming with plants and animals, a treasure-trove of evolutionary diversity and biological richness....   [tags: Environment, Law, American Goverment, Deforestatio] 327 words
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Saving the Old Growth Forests - Saving the Old Growth Forests America’s Old Growth Forests are an endangered resource that is quickly disappearing. The ancient forests are being unnecessarily wasted, and are growing smaller and smaller with each passing moment. Because the logging industry and the organizations in control of much of the remaining old growth (approx. 5%) are failing to see its value from an ecological/spiritual perspective, the children of tomorrow may never gaze upon the history of today if we do not take a stand now, and prevent the short-sightedness of others from destroying what ultimately belongs to us all....   [tags: Logging, Deforestation Essays]
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Energy Resources: Conservation of Coal - Coal is a vital resource that we depend upon as human beings. We use coal everyday either for transportation or heating a building. We need to stop taking advantage of it and start finding new ways to produce energy. Coal is a fossil fuel. It can be identified as a black or brown rock that can be ignited and burned for energy. It is chemically made up of sulfur, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen elements. Coal is classified by degrees of hardness, moisture, and heat content. As the sea deposits layers of other materials over the peat through centuries, the peat was tightly compacted and dried....   [tags: fossil fuels, wind energy, deforestation, mining]
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Policy Evaluation of the REDD Mechanism in the Congo - Introduction Deforestation in tropical forests has gained salience in public debate on climate change mitigation policies. Such salience stems from the negative externalities caused by deforestation, such as the release of greenhouse gases emissions, the loss of biomass, forest degradation etc. Recent research on CO2 emissions point out that tropical deforestation represents about 15 to 17 percent of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) . To curb the emission of greenhouse gases emissions from tropical forests, the parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention have initiated a mitigation policy called “REDD+” (Reduction of greenhouse gases emissions from def...   [tags: Ecology ]
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Biomass Energy In Africa - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer talks about the deforestation in Africa, and the different type of experiments William conducted in search of possible alternative energy. Deforestation is a growing problem in Africa due to the household communities’ dependency to use wood for fuel to prepare their daily meals, or use wood to create charcoal and sell in order to buy food for their families and survive. For most households in Africa, the use of wood to make charcoal is their way of life....   [tags: Alternative Energy]
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Sustaining the Human Population - The question posed in this week’s written assignment is whether or not there is hope for planet Earth in the twenty-first century. After studying the planet in this course, I can say that the resilience of the planet is not what is truly in question. The real issue is what the fate of humanity is. The twenty-first century has thus far been marked with a resounding wake-up call to the challenges facing humanity and our environment. In 2005 the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment released findings that nearly two-thirds of the ecosystems that sustain human life are diminishing and being used unsustainably....   [tags: Causes, Change, Earth]
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The Economics of Sugarcane Monoculture the Amapa Rainforest - ... In order to achieve a maximum value added to the area, a sequence of different land uses produces the highest increase. Loggers first must strip the forest of all valuable timber from the forest. Next, smallholders should be granted property rights, and will likely use slash and burn and shifting cultivation to harvest annual crops, or the property can be sold or leased to large rural producers (Mendonca et al., 2013). This land change to monoculture in rainforest zones increases the nominal value of one hectare to $24,000 US, and a spillover effect into the urban sector increases it even further (Andersen, 1997)....   [tags: Amapa Rainforest]
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CSR and The Environment - INDIA AND CHINA The environment is far from protected in countries like India and China. Pollution which is a commonly large factor in both the countries is present in every aspect of nature and the main concern being the change in mentality about urbanization and industrialization in people’s minds. To add to the pollution issue both these countries deal with several environmental problems which cause this unwanted pollution problem in their regions. The 3 main problems faced by India and China are Deforestation, Industrial Air Pollution and Industrial Water Pollution....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Example of the Scientific Method - Example of the Scientific Method Observation: In one of the major regions of deforestation, the province of Rhondonia, Brazil, the rainfall has been severely and or completely stopped. Theory: As the tropical rainforest of Rhondonia, Brazil is leveled for farmland, rainfall is significantly and directly reduced. Rainfall is reduced because there are fewer trees to return water vapor to the air through tree transpiration, or water evaporation through trees. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air compared with the amount of vapor needed to make the air saturated at the air's current temperature....   [tags: Papers] 546 words
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Cattle Ranching in the Brazilian Amazon - Summary This policy memo addresses the development and expansion of the cattle ranching industry in Brazil, which has contributed to the mass deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon in the last 40 years. It exposes the regional and global consequences to deforestation and provides strategies for the Brazilian government to sustainably manage cattle ranching industries while protecting the future of the Amazon. The rainforest ecosystem is an immense reserve of natural recourses that is far more valuable than the beef produced on Brazilian cattle ranches....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice - People are responsible for higher carbon dioxide atmosphere emissions, while the Earth is now into the Little Ice Age, or just behind it. These factors together cause many years discussions of the main sources of climate changes and the temperature increasing as a result of human been or natural changes and its consequences; even if its lead to the global warming, or to the Earth’s cooling. In their articles, “Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice” by Andrew C. Revkin and “Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice” by Philip Stott, both authors discuss these two theories (Revkin 340; Stott 344)....   [tags: Analysis, Andrew C. Revkin] 846 words
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Innovation and Sustainability - Human habits to product goods such as clothing, housing, food has had a serious impact on natural resources and social development. Forestland is being clear trees are being cut for lumber for homes and buildings land is being crop and clear for crops and lives stock (Turk & T.Bensel, 2011). If not monitored and check and barriers are not maintain, continue harvesting of the earth resources to manufacture and product the goods humans seek after will damage landscapes and ecosystems beyond repair....   [tags: Resource Depletion, Human Production]
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The Dynamics of Desertification - Imagine a typical farmer tending his cattle and harvesting his crops, a harmless act. His land is green and fertile, and the beautiful view stretches on forever. Now, conceptualize that healthy land morphing into dehydrated sand...a desert. It is nearly impossible for vegetation and humans, such as this farmer, to survive and thrive on land that receives less than three inches of rainfall each year. Unfortunately, this is not a fiction scenario. Deserts are growing at about twenty thousand square miles every year (Roos)....   [tags: environment, drought]
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Environmental Issues in Africa and The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility - Introduction Africa is the world's second largest and most populated continent after Asia. With 1.0 billion people as of 2009 accounting for about 14.72% of the entire human population. Africa suffers from many environmental problems including deforestation, oil pollution, air pollution, and land and water pollution. This issues is as a result of new technologies leading to an increase in solid mineral mining, oil exploration, an increase in the number of plants and factories, and on the whole increase in the application of manufacturing tools....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Negative Effects of Human Influence in the Amazon Rainforest - The beautiful Amazon rainforest “covers a vast area of more than two and one-half million square kilometers” (The Amazon: Its Developers, Destroyers). It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, not found anywhere else in the world. Scientists believe that there are still many yet to be found. The Amazon is also home to many tribes who have been there for a long period of time. These tribes accommodate medicine men who know the secrets of the rainforest and the healing properties not yet discovered by scientists....   [tags: enviornment, rainforest, developers]
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Killing the Rainforests of Madagascar is Killing Humanity - Deforestation is a major problem for many different places around the world and the island of Madagascar is no exception. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and lies in the Indian Ocean, as a part of Southern Africa, just east of Mozambique (CIA). It is one of the poorest countries in the world and its landmass is only about 224,533 square miles; which is just a little less than twice the size of the state of Arizona (Wild). Poaching of trees, plants, and wildlife have always been a concern on the island but I want to discuss how and why they have recently begun to increase drastically and how Native American beliefs would and could, possibly, help the situation, so that th...   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Habitat Destruction and Extinction of Animals - In an exceedingly vast forest in Mexico, the world’s largest woodpecker is flying around rummaging for food from tree to tree. The bird measures about two inches tall, the males have a red-sided crest and have black feathers, and the feminine is all black, towards the bottom, they both have white plumages towards the tail, and a protracted beck. The fowl is an Imperial Woodpecker, it subsist on fruits, nuts, carpenter ants and beetle larvae. This feathered friend exists peacefully in this forest....   [tags: Ecology]
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Overview: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn - ... Most tribal people make up the population of Leavers. (Quinn, 1995) Near the end of Ishmael and the narrator’s sessions, the narrator misses a few days due to his personal life. When he returns he finds that Ishmael has been sold to a circus. The narrator plans to buy Ishmael from the owner but when he is able to come up with the money, Ishmael has died due to pneumonia. The narrator then fulfills Ishmael’s wish to become the teacher. He then searches for students to share Ishmael’s teachings to help others see the issues with the culture of Takers....   [tags: Mr. Sokolow, USDA, farming practices]
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Trees: A Disappearing Resource - The current state of our global climate is very fragile; we have renewable and nonrenewable resources that are being handled irresponsibly, which has created a host of problems for future generations to contemplate. Lumber has long been an invaluable resource to operate throughout history. Modern housing technology relies on lumber to supply the framework a house is built on. Vast arrays of other products such as furniture are also driven by lumber. Logging trees is harmful when no action to replace what was taken out of them occurs....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Thailand’s Three Major Issues - Introduction Thailand or also known as the Kingdom of Thailand is located at the center of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its surrounding countries are Burma, Laos, and Cambodia. The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok, and the country predominantly follows the Buddhist faith. As of 2011 Thailand was the 21st most populous country in the world, with around 64 million people. Thailand is notorious for its breathtaking scenery and famous tourist spots. However, what you might not know is that Thailand is currently facing a number of issues as a country; these issues can be summed up into three major categories: Environmental issues, Human Rights issues, and the South Thailand Insu...   [tags: Thailand]
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We Must Save the Brazilian Rainforest -     The Brazilian Rainforest is one of the most unique, vast, and diverse regions of the world. To get a general idea of the diversity of the Rainforest, it makes up a total of one-third of the world forests (more than four million square kilometers), it contains half of the total number of named species in the world (eighty-thousand plant species, 1,500 fish species, and one-forth of the 8,600 bird species), and is the world largest holder of genes (Library 138-139). To say the least, the Brazilian Rainforest is one of the most important natural resources we, as humans, know....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Environment and Climate Change in Panama - Environment and Climate Change in Panama Home to vast tropical rainforests, an immense variety of animal and plant species and the seaway that connects the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, Panama relies heavily on all these resources for its economy. However, environmental challenges threaten the sustainability of these assets and therefore create a significant problem for the country. This paper will examine the effect of weather and climate change on Panama coupled with a specific focus on the Panama Canal....   [tags: Weather Panama Environment Essays Papers]
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Effects of Strip Mining on the Appalachian Environment - Coal mining, in particular, strip mining has become the latest casualty of the growing green movement in the United States. What is strip mining. Encyclopædia Britannica Online defines strip mining as the removal of vegetation, soil, and rock above a layer of coal, followed by the removal of the coal itself (“strip”). Most Americans don’t realize the impact this material of biological origin that can be used as a source of energy (“fossil”), or fossil fuel, has on their everyday lives or the nation’s economy....   [tags: Environment ]
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Effects of Strip Mining on Appalachian Environment - Coal mining, in particular, strip mining has become the latest casualty of the growing green movement in the United States. What is coal mining. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines strip mining as the removal of vegetation, soil, and rock above a layer of coal, followed by the removal of the coal (strip). Most Americans don’t realize the impact this fossil fuel has on their everyday lives or the nation’s economy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the mining industry directly employs some fifty thousand Americans with nearly half that number working in the more specific field of strip mining, or mountain top removal mining (Average)....   [tags: Environment ]
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Sustainable development, a new way of urbanization - Introduction Urbanization, which is becoming a buzzword during the last few decades, is enlarging at a booming speed. It is predicted that 93 percents urban growth will occur to the year 2020, in the developing world (Elliot J.A, 1999). Generally speaking, more than half of the people around the world have been moved to cities, which led to a series of “matters” connected with people’s life that changed in a dramatical way. In this period, sustainable development, another buzzword during the past few years, came into people’s view and gradually became the mainstream of society development....   [tags: Electricity Consumption, Desertification]
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The Importance of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry - ... (2002). The role of the New Zealand forest industry injury surveillance system in a strategic Ergonomics, Safety and Health Research Programme. Applied Ergonomics, 33(5), 395-403. doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(02)00037-6 Berthrong, S. T., Jobbagy, E. G., & Jackson, R. B. (2009). A global meta-analysis of soil exchangeable cations, PH, carbon, and nitrogen with afforestation. Ecological Applications, 19(8), 2228–2241. doi:10.1890/08-1730.1 Binkley, D., & Fisher, R. F. (2013). Ecology and management of forest soils....   [tags: Forestry Industry]
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Humans are Responsible for Global Warming - This essay offers a defense to the position that humans are responsible for global warming. What is Carbon Dioxide. Before attempting to answer any questions based on observations about carbon dioxide, taking a moment to identify the carbon dioxide helps to ensure a clear understanding of the element. According to Princeton University (n.d.), “carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide, is a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances”. This naturally occurring element is exists in the Earth’s atmosphere where it circulates between water, plants, soil and animals....   [tags: environment, global warming]
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Development and Management of Tropical Rainforests - The Development and Management of Tropical Rainforests The primary reason for the rapid reduction in the size of the worlds greatest natural resource, the Tropical Rainforest, is mainly due to economic incentives, placed on developing countries be it by the World Bank, TNCs or just private investors. This is well illustrated, in Gunung Palung in Indonesia where illegal logging activity is occurring in the this national park because wealthy local merchants and members of the local police, military, and national park staff have been financing small groups of villagers to log, for them....   [tags: Papers] 1830 words
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Enviromental Factors Affecting Birds - Of the vertebrates, birds of the class Aves are the most noticeable, the most melodious and the most beautiful. Birds with more than nine thousand species far put number other vertebrate groups except fishes” . (Hickman P.C Jr , et.al pg 582). Birds are the only vertebrates that have feathers and forelimbs modified for flight although many species do not use their wing for flight. Birds can be found all over the world including Guyana. There are many factors affecting birds in Guyana. Deforestation is one of the factors affecting birds on Guyana....   [tags: ecology, enviroment]
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Global Warming is Destroying the Maldives - ... Carbon dioxide is introduced into the atmosphere by means of burning fossil fuel to produce electricity, heat buildings, and to run vehicles. Another attribute to the emission of CO2 is deforestation which contributes an additional 17 percent to the atmosphere. According to Jessie Szalay, millions of acres of forest are lost each year because of deforestation. Deforestation is the process of forest being cleared through logging and burning. Forests act as storehouse of carbon however; when forests are destroyed they release large quantities of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere....   [tags: Global Warming Essay]
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We Can Stop Climate Change - Climate change can be solved once we are willing to adopt certain changes to our everyday lives. In our society, the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and the nations decaying infrastructure, are all reasons as to why climate change has become such a subject of great importance. If we are able to change these three parts of our society we can help the environment and slow down the gradual changes of our climates. The burning of fossil fuels has greatly harmed our environment and is a leading cause as to why climate change has become such a threat to our way of living....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Depletion Of Forests - 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 social, economic and ecological problems. One ecological problem is Global warming witch is caused when carbon is released into the air after the burning of forests....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Palm Oil Industry and Its Effects on the Indigenous Pleople of Ecuador - ... According to John Ashley, the managers of these plantations apply very toxic pesticides to these plants which gets into the water kills the fish and contaminates the drinking water for the locals. This water contamination has caused the locals to get sick as they drink and use the water for cooking. “The most dangerous pesticides being applied are Endrin, Aldrin, Dieldrin, and Parathion. … Eating game contaminated by Endrin has been known to cause brain damage and birth defects in human beings” (Ashley 1987)....   [tags: rainforest, waorani, environment, poverty]
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Environmental problems Caused By the Overconsumption of Meat - Many of us never really stop to think about the environmental problems caused by the meat production industry. This might be due to the fact that we have not been educated on this increasing dilemma. In today’s society, food companies are advertising how they are going green. The only downside to this is that they are not diminishing the dependency on meat. The problems that this high production of meat brings to the environment are an increase in air pollution, overgrazing, deforestation and the diminishing of water resources....   [tags: Conservation]
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The Environmental Impact of Skiing and Tourism - It is extremely easy to forget the impact imposed by skiing on the mountain environments. Most people believe the only effect that they have on the environment within mountain regions are the tracks in the snow left by their skis. However, there is strong evidence that skiing has both a social and more noticeably, environmental impacts that influence the natural environment. Some experts of the Alpine region suggest that tourists directly affect over half of the Alps entire surface area. It can therefore be stated that the Alps are now one of the most threatened mountain ecosystems on Earth....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Global Warming: The Destruction of Our Planet - ... Thirty-one percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions were solely from transportation, the secondary cause of carbon dioxide emissions. According to The Union of Concerned Scientists, one gallon of gas emits twenty-four pounds of carbon dioxide, as well as other harmful gases, into the atmosphere. That’s not all, every year the average car spits out 6 tons of carbon dioxide; about 3 times the cars weight (source 4). Methane is the secondary prevailing greenhouse gas that gets emitted into the atmosphere from human activities, accounting for about nine percent of overall greenhouse gas emissions in the United States (source 1)....   [tags: greenhouse gases, fossil fuel]
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Forest Management: The Forest Stewardship Council - ... The purchase also directly benefits the plantation by conserving biodiversity and protecting the rights of the workers and indigenous people. Most consumers want to experience a connection to the origin of the product they purchase and this connection is provided by the fact that the product originated in a responsible environment so the consumer is at ease about the origin of the wood product. (FSC website, 2014, Boehnke, DE, 2014) The concept of socially beneficial forest management is of utmost importance to the FSC and is the process of benefitting any communities residing close to plantations through provision of jobs to community development strategies....   [tags: companies, applicable laws, regulations]
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Global Trends in the Environment - The environment of planet Earth is being harmed and the causes of environmental degradation are mostly man made. Natural resources are being exploited to provide energy, food, and technology for an ever-growing global population. In the process, the globe is warming at an unprecedented rate, water and air are being polluted, and forests are being destroyed; however, awareness and education are encouraging the search for environmental first aid. The climate change occurring now, which affects every continent and ocean, has both human and natural causes....   [tags: Environment ]
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