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The Environmental Crises - ... Most laws are vague on the issues of who the world’s water actually belongs to which allows these companies to take fresh water and sell it to people all over the land for high prices. These companies allowed to run free and exploit natural resources causes an array of harmful environmental problems. Companies buying land to take water from the head of rivers and to pump from underground has caused streams to dissipate and nearby wells to run dry, as well as produce toxic waste and byproducts....   [tags: Environment , Environmental]
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The Army and Environmental Compliance - ... Overall, however, the Army expects to reduce the number of permit requirements for monitoring and reporting water quality. “Restoring natural hydrologic cycles results in cleaner water, less erosion and reduced permitting requirements.” (Stand-to, 2011, Environmental Compliance Program). The Army has also turned over water plant operations and partnered with private industry where possible to significantly reduce spending on water plant modernization while still providing safe drinking water to over a million people....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Love Canal: Environmental Disaster - ... He turned the deed over to The Board of Education and confirmed that they were not accountable for any problems that should arise in the future. (Case Study: 6 Love Canal) Later, The Board of Education sold portion of the land to an investor that wanted to build more than hundred homes in the area, which they sold to middle class families, who were unaware of the toxic waste underground. (Gibbs) Shortly, the aftermath would arise to the resident of Niagara Falls. During the mid- 1970’s,the explosion of the toxic waste was triggered by a large amount of rainfall.” (Site) Then the leaching began to enter the backyards and basements of hundred homes and schools, which they built on the bank of the canal....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Environmental Sustainability Issues in the Olympics - The Centennial Olympic Congress of Paris recognized these problems and incorporated environment as a “third pillar” of the Olympic charter, along with sports and culture. The UN Environment Program (UNEP), now a veteran and influential player in this arena, was among the first to get involved with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to work towards environmental sustainability issues in the Olympics. UNEP has also worked with the IOC to develop an “Agenda 21” for the Olympic Movement based on environmental sustainability guidelines created by delegates at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development....   [tags: Environmental Sustainability ] 508 words
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Environmental Injustice throughout Centuries - ... Environmental degradation results from shortsighted, thoughtless policies and the increased demands of a greatly accumulating world population. The end to the Cold War should bring our focus and attention on the threats to the global environment. If no action is taken to preserve our environmental assets, then future generations may, perhaps for the first time, be poorer than past generations. The Legislative Branch should now draw its attention to dealing with the devastation of global commons....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Environmental Science Notes - Environmental Science Notes September 2nd * The environment .A biotic (non living) and biotic (living) factors * Natural resources .Renewable, nonrenewable, solar energy watts * Population growth Major environmental problems * Science . A process for learning about the world . Accumulated knowledge that results from this process * Environmental science .Interdisciplinary areas of study .Determine how humanity affects other organisms and the non living physical environment .Develop solution to environmental problems * Scientific method ....   [tags: Environmental] 649 words
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Arguments for Environmental Conservation - Response 3: Arguments for Environmental Conservation Since the beginning of civilization humanity has adopted a subjugating stance toward nature. Ecological exploitation has become the de facto standard, contributing to the illusion of self-subsistence provided by modern society. This mindset is untenable given humanities reliance on the natural world, as best demonstrated by the critical importance of various parts of the environment to humanities continued existence. This includes the importance of biodiversity to medicinal advancement and climate adaptation, the role of insects in the renewal of the biosphere, and the importance of the environment for humanities psychological health....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 677 words
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Environmental impact of a housing estate - ... Species which are native to the destroyed environment will not be capable of surviving. Also, since the corridors between interconnected ecosystems would be lost, due to fragmentation, the species and the processes between ecosystems will eventually disappear, especially if non-indigenous or invasive species are introduced to the environment as they compete with the native species for their habitats and resources. Moreover, if the housing units are developed in a dispersed manner, they will have a greater impact on the environment, because of increased habitat fragmentation, than if they are a developed in a dense manner (Pejchar, Morgan, Caldwell, Palmer, & Daily, 2006)....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1047 words
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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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The Cinema and Its Environmental Implications - ... As a result of this, the respective outputs are merely related to noise and gas emissions from such machines, as well as the unearthed layer of soil and vegetation. The usage phase of a cinema is very much linked to the general inputs and outputs that are significant to the long term functionality of the building. Moreover, amongst the energy inputs, one finds a large dependence on electricity which is used to power all the facilities that a cinema can offer: the cinematographic equipment such as projectors, the lighting for the entire structure and the snack bars which primarily rely on temperature regulating equipment....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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John Muir and the Environmental Conservation Movement - The conservation movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the environmental movement which came about after 1950 had symbolic and ideological relationships, but were quite different in their social roots and objectives. A clear point is that especially in the beginning, only the elite, wealthy class, had time left to think and enjoy nature and joined the environmental movement organizations. It was born out a movement of amateurs. The organizations of the environmental movement viewed natural resources such as water, land, and air, as recourses that would improve the quality of life (Sandbach, 1980)....   [tags: Environmental] 1255 words
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The Environmental Impact of Water Reservoirs - ... A water reservoir creates a greater surface area by which more water is evaporated and depleted from the running river. This permanent inundation also alters the wetlands and forests surrounding the river banks. The ecosystem is changed dramatically, especially in areas that depend on natural flooding. When rivers are imposed on by a dam they naturally have reduced flooding. Though less flooding may be a positive for some social aspects it means a reduction in wildlife that is affected by the dwindling water source....   [tags: Environmental Impact of Dams]
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Using Decision Analysis for Environmental Decisions - ... It is important that decision analysis be viewed as a learning experience when it comes to the analysis of information. Decision analysis doesn’t take into consideration the stakeholders. The benefit of decision analysis is the ability it has to identify potential problems and benefits of a project and clearly define possible solutions which are easy to communicate. MIRA Multi Criteria Integrated Resource Assessment (MIRA) The MIRA (Multi -Criteria Integrated Resource Assessment) is a new approach being used in environmental decision analysis....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Recycling Center Environmental Impact Statement - ... Alternatives The preferred alternative for the recycling center project is to construct a modern recycling center that utilizes sorting technology to separate recyclable materials. The recycling center would occupy a currently vacant property and would be built approximately half a mile from an existing waterway. Construction would involve creating a new asphalt road from highway 99 to the new recycling facility. By placing the recycling center away from the highway it places the recycling center farther from the waterway alleviating concerns of leeching of hazardous waste and water contamination....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Environmental Equity - Environmental Equity Introduction "...We live in a breakable takeable world, an ever available possible worldÖ" These words, by poet and singer-songwriter Ani Difranco, articulate the relationship between the environment and its inhabitants. Society is constantly manipulating the environment. Our capacity for changing the environment is kept in check by the destructible aspect of nature. The changes we make, those advancements in technology, are limited. While the industrial revolution, per say, is over, industry is ever expanding, moving us into a faster, more efficient lifestyle....   [tags: Enrironment Ecology Environmental Essays]
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Environmental Psychology - Psychology Psychology is the study of how human beings and animals sense, think, learn and know. Psychology is a science based on observations and theories. Modern psychology is the collecting of facts and turning them into psychological theories to explain people's behavior and sometimes to predict and influence their future behavior. Psychology, in the past, has been assumed to have clear sub-fields (headings). Although there are many differences between the different classifications of psychology, they are interrelated and frequently overlap....   [tags: Environmental Psychology Phobias] 1556 words
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Environmental - ... The rewriting of the bill was initiated by a coalition of five different environmental groups, including – David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Eco Justice) and CPAWS-Wildlands League (Endangered Species) the save Ontario species coalition was formed in 2005 and aimed at updating the old legislature (Endangered Species) The coalition outlined some financial and administrative benefits that would be possible if the act was revamped, and specifically indicated the risks of inaction....   [tags: Biodiversity, Ecological Systems] 2303 words
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Environmental CSR Related Issues in South Africa - ... Environmental CSR related issues: Environmental CSR related issues in South Africa are the second greatest key factors influencing the South African economy, as they not only impinge on local and/or national communities, but on the entire South African nation. Currently there are numerous issues that coexist within the South African society, however the most prominent issues include: 1. Soil Erosion: Soil erosion is a major concern in South Africa with soil loss estimated to be between 300 and 400 million tons per year....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Environmental Issues in Africa and The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility - ... Although domestic demand for energy consumption in sub-Saharan Africa is growing rapidly, consumption levels remain well below world averages. Africa is home to one of the world's largest rain forests. The reduction of these rain forests causes air pollution. They protect and stabilize soils, recycle nutrients and regulate the quality and flow of water. 2. Deforestation causes another problem -. Deforestation is one of the most pressing environmental problems in Africa since it has negative implications for the local and global environment....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Examination of the Irreversible Environmental Damage of Anthropogenic Origin - Globally, civilizations have practices that have caused irreparable damage to our environment. Irreparable damage to the environment in this paper is defined as a loss of environmental wellbeing due to an anthropogenic cause that cannot be reasonably fixed through human or natural process. Anthropogenic desertification, species extinctions, and persistent organic pollutants are three examples that will be explored in this paper as proof of irreparable environmental damage. As opposed to naturally occurring deserts, anthropogenic desertification is a human process caused by land use (e.g....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 670 words
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The Impossibility of Reducing Global Warming and Environmental Hypocrisy - ... To do so, populations would require tremendous amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, water, and the right climate, and our climate is already at risk. Romm asserts, “… once you've changed the climate, it becomes very hard to un-collapse, and it may be - it may very well be impossible. I mean, it may be that some of these changes are irreversible (Smith). In reality, no one really knows what will happen. Environmentalists have seemingly forgotten that Earth has a wonderful mechanism of renewal....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Environmental impact of a rock quarry - ... Pieces of rock sent flying through the air pose an obvious danger and can be potentially lethal. Therefore every precaution should be taken to prevent this by careful planning, design and execution. The operation of a quarry entails the transport of the materials produced on site to other clients and construction sites. This is normally done by heavy vehicles which will affect the flow of traffic in the surrounding roads, especially if they have to pass through towns or villages. Besides traffic congestions, there are problems regarding parking and manoeuvring where there is also the possibility of loose material and mud being spilled onto the roads causing inconvenience to drivers and residents....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1229 words
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The Environment and Environmental Hysteria - The Environment and Environmental Hysteria missing Works Cited Fanatics see everything in absolutes. Perspective means nothing to them(425). In this essay I will focus on the events surrounding the regulation of Alar (diaminozide) up to and including 1985, as a case-study of knowledge and decision-making amidst uncertainty (418-19). I pick this time period in particular, because it is when the NRDC and other public interest groups began their campaign in protest against the EPA's decision to not ban Alar....   [tags: Environment Environmental Research] 2156 words
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The University and Environmental Preservation - The University and Environmental Preservation Caring for the environment has traditionally been thought of as a responsibility of environmental organizations such as Greenpeace or the Sierra Club. Universities have never been thought of as the leaders of environmental preservation—until now. Since universities are looked upon with high regard, many people including President Baker of Cal Poly, feel that it is the responsibility of the university to set an example of how the environment is respected and conserved....   [tags: Environment Environmental Preservation] 797 words
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Defining Environmental Philosophy - Defining Environmental Philosophy The Greek word 'philosophy' means literally the (filial) love of wisdom. But 'wisdom' is not a commonly used word in our society so we need to make some effort to locate its meaning. What is indicated by the tradition in which philosophy seeks wisdom rather than merely knowledge or justified belief. While Plato and Aristotle did not agree on the basis of wisdom, they clearly did agree that wisdom is acquired with age and that it transcends mere knowledge about the objects surrounding us in the perceived world....   [tags: Environmental Philosophy Environment] 5032 words
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Investigating the Attitudes and Behaviors of Generation Y Towards Environmental Activism in Australia - ... The 2009 ‘Who Cares about the Environment?’ series reveals that members of Generation Y, defined for the purposes of this report as those persons born in the period 1980 – 1994 (McCrindle 2009), engage in fewer ‘everyday environmental behaviours’ than their generational counterparts (State of NSW & Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water 2010, p.4). The 2007 Maritz Poll showed that this generational cohort is divided almost equally by the influence of the environmental policies of the retailer on their retail preferences (cited in Ferraro 2009)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Consequences of Environmental Regulations - Consequences of Environmental Regulations  Pollution can be defined many ways.  The dictionary defines the act of polluting as:  “to make unhealthily impure.”  But what exactly does the word “unhealthy” imply?  Take, for example, a paper mill.  Trees are cut down to make paper.  In the act of making paper, the mill dumps byproducts into the water of a nearby lake; and spews smoke into the air.  The act of cutting down trees is unhealthy to the animals that use the forest as their habitat.  Dumping various toxins into the lake makes the lake unhealthy for swimming.  Smoke in the air causes local residents to cough.  These are some of the unhealthy effects of making paper.  However, consider what might happen if the government stepped in to regulate or shut down the plant.  Jobs would be lost.  Workers might be unable to put food on their tables....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Environmental Impact of Human Exploration - The Environmental Impact of Human Exploration Throughout history, there has continually been movement - of peoples and cultures, diseases, and technology. The movement of each type has affected the environment in different ways. The effect of the changing patterns of human movement on the environment is leading to further environmental degradation. The history of human movement has been one of a shift from a nomadic lifestyle to a more sedentary one with the agricultural revolution. With the agricultural revolution, people gradually abandoned the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, so they were no longer moving around, following the migration patterns of the animals that humans hunted and the seasonal pattern of plants as they became suitable for consumption (Discovery Channel 01.27.04)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Is the lifestyle of people in Europe and the USA a major cause of China’s environmental problems? - ... One major external driver is outside influences such as the US, by the demanding lower products and goods, manufacturers are forced to reduce any environmental safeguards that they had in place. An example of this is when a textiles mill in southern China was caught dumping 22,000 tons of contaminated water from its dyeing operation each day turning the whole river dark red. Another driver behind behaviour such as this is the ever growing discount clothing chain stores. Prices on fabric and clothing have fallen by 25% since 1995 and the particular article this was taken from was put together back in 2007....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy - Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy The amazing thing about renewable energy resources is that they do not deplete, or it will take a substantially long time to deplete them. These energy resources include energies such as hydroelectric energy, solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy. The major advantage of using these resources is that the environmental impact is extremely low when compared to the use of fossil fuels and other energy processes. One of the most used renewable energy sources is hydroelectric power....   [tags: Energy Resources Environmental Issues Essays]
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Environment Essay: There is NOT Going to be an Environmental Disaster - Many say that at the current rate of development, we're headed for and environmental disaster. Is this correct. Have humans really destroyed, pillaged, and polluted enough to cause a serious, wide scale, disaster. If not, then should we continue forward without changing our way of living. All of these questions hold great pertinence for our current situation. Humans don't exactly hold the best track record for environmental protection and preservation. Throughout time we have exploited nature and its creatures for our own benefit....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution] 2768 words
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Education and Awareness Will Promote Environmental Justice - Education and Awareness Will Promote Environmental Justice The goals of this environmental justice conference are stated simply: firstly, to explore whether racial minorities and the poor are being environmentally victimized, and secondly, to evaluate public policies that promote environmental fairness. Each speaker provided insight and information from their respective area of expertise. Led by keynote speaker Dr. Bunyan Bryant, they drew upon the realms of academic investigation, government and public policy, sociology, healthcare, and philosophy to unite the environmental movement with the quest for social justice....   [tags: Envrionment Environmental Essays] 1501 words
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Pre-Agricultural Human Environmental Impact - Pre-Agricultural Human Environmental Impact In the two million years it is believed that humans have populated the Earth, they have displayed the remarkable ability to adapt to any environment. Archaeological evidence has proven that the earliest humans were able to occupy and control every terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. Human impact on the environment has increased progressively through time from the earliest hominid hunters to modern city-dwellers. A fundamental expression of early humanities ability to control the environment occurred during the birth of agriculture....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use - Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use One of the main issues involved with fossil fuels are the environmental impacts that occur from their use. These problems; such as acid rain, oil spills, climate change, global warming, etc., are not only occurring with fossil fuel usage, but are also increasing due to the increase in the use of fossil fuels. This essay will vaguely explain the area of environmental impacts from fossil fuel use, and will attempt to change, or further increase your understanding of the very serious environmental impacts that occur from fossil fuel use....   [tags: Environmental Issues Energy Essays]
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Environmental Policy - Environmental policy is often regarded as one of the main drivers of environmental innovation (Porter and van der Linde, 1995b). The adverse effects of most environmental problems resulted in environmental innovation being less market-driven and more regulatory motivated. Porter and van der Linde (1995b) advocate that environmental regulation may result in a win-win situation: pollution being reduced and profits increased. This argument is famously termed the Porter Hypothesis and is largely based on evolutionary innovation theory (Nelson and Winter, 1982)....   [tags: Environment] 1026 words
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How committed is Canada, with respect to environmental security in the international community? - ... These resources could include better equipment and improved technology. They would also be able to hire more employees to work on more sites at one time. By doubling the amount of employees hired by the department, double the sites can be investigated at the same time which will make the department extremely efficient. And most importantly it would allow the department to expand in research to find all the sites involved in Canadian Military history, past and present, and make sure they are all free of contamination....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Security] 2372 words
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Environmental Stressors - Environmental Stressors When people are not content with their circumstances, they can adapt by either adjusting to or altering their living environment to make it more pleasant. However, this trait of flexibility meets daily challenges involving external forces, such as crime, war, natural catastrophes, or developments in technology, in addition to internal forces, such as seeking greater material goods. When these forces combine to threaten adaptability in humans, it is commonly known as stress (Veitch & Arkkelin, 1995)....   [tags: Environment ]
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Environmental Transit - ... The creation of these parks solved part of the sanitary problems of the rivers and controlled the flow of their waters.” (Guillen) Travelers that stumble across Curitiba are truly marveled by the parks system, Bill McKibben remarked that the city was able to increase from “two square feet of green area per inhabitant to more than 150 square feet per inhabitant. The official literature always points out, with understandable pride, that this figure is four times the World Health Organization standard of 12 square meters.” (McKibben) Any avid lover of nature is most assuredly bound to desire an affair with this marvelous city....   [tags: Environment ]
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Environmental Management - ... Although the specific ways in which State environmental managed has expressed itself varies globally, a common subject is the pursuit of a centralized control over the environment. Commentators have linked this pursuit to profit-making objectives in a global capitalist system (Wilson, 1997). Environmentalism in the twenty-first century has questioned the capability and legitimacy of traditional forms of State policy making to tackle to complex issues raised by environmental degradation. Instead of it being the task of individual States using traditional policy means, promoting sustainable development and implementing environmental management requires the engagement of all globally (Baker, 2006)....   [tags: Environment, Forest Officials, Policy] 1152 words
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Environmental Economics - Introduction With the rampant deterioration of the environment taking place, panic striking and scandalizing environmental issues like global warming and greenhouse effect making banner headlines in our news papers and bulletins. Entire world is busy in devising energy reforms that can save the planet from plunging deep into the pit of destruction and catastrophe. In order to counter the looming energy crisis that is engulfing the world, research scientists all over the world are busy brainstorming their ageing heads in order to devise reliable energy systems, which can prove effective in resolving environmental disasters....   [tags: Environment, Renewable Energy]
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Environmental Education - ... Everything in nature has its own path to follow and we all have a form of inner directedness. Nature provides us with our path. According to this view, nature has intrinsic value, not just humans (Factor). Attfield describes some main points of biocentrism. In Respect for Nature, Peter Taylor described the fundamental points of biocentrism. First, Taylor equates the status of human beings with that of animals. He argues that humans and animals share the earth, and should live equally and harmoniously....   [tags: Education, environment, teaching]
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Environmental Problems: Improving the Quality of International Agreements - Improving the Quality of International Agreements Human production and development systems have increasingly made use of the earth's resources, gradually leading to what can now be described as environmental crisis. Without immediate and future concern for the ways humans treat the planet and surrounding atmosphere, humans could be the creators of their own destruction. Economic, social, and political systems have all added to the degradation of the environment, such as mineral resource extraction, wars, political boundaries, and policy for actions taken within those boundaries....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Essays]
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Our Attempts to Control the Natural World and the Environmental Crisis - Our Attempts to Control the Natural World and the Environmental Crisis   As reports of ecological degradation increase around the world, human concern about environmental issues is also heightening. Scientists, philosophers and others have all begun the process of determining the causes of the environmental crisis and trying to sort out how to fix these problems. In this essay, I would like to examine two of the most widely expounded philosophies on the cause of environmental degradation in the Western hemisphere....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Buddhism is the Solution to Our Current Environmental Problems - Buddhism is the Solution to Our Current Environmental Problems The destruction of the environment is a major problem in the world today. The exploitation of natural resources, over population, pollution and the spread of human’s impact has negatively affected the quality of the Earth. All life is suffering from the environmental degradation. Air and water quality in cities and surrounding areas is poor. Greenhouse gas emissions are causing a global climate change that is displacing many species out of their natural habitat....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]
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Controlling Environmental Damage Caused by Development and Human Expansion - Controlling Environmental Damage Caused by Development and Human Expansion Progress. Progress is something that can not be stopped. Many attempts have been made to limit the amount of human progress and expansion, though development has been halted. The human spirit and instinctive tendency to create and achieve more than those who have come before has created mass environmental damage and destruction along the way. I propose that stricter laws and regulations be created that will reward those who plan and develop environmentally-conscious communities and penalties be imposed to those who choose to damage the earth we live on....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Environment Essay: Alternative Fuels are the Solution to Environmental Problems - The environment is a hotly debated topic in today's society. Some of the subtopics that are going to be discussed are going to be those related to the way technology is changing, what industries are doing to help prevent further pollution, some of the methods used in paper recycling, and some discussion of renewable energy sources. For the most part, this section of the research paper, unlike the other sections, is going to attempt to discuss some of the ways the public has been dealing with, and are finding new ways to deal with environmental problems that we are presently facing....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essay] 1145 words
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The Environmental Impact of Off-Shore Oil Exploration and Production - The Environmental Impact of Off-Shore Oil Exploration and Production Introduction The extraction of oil onshore has been ongoing for several decades. Offshore oil extraction is a process that began decades after onshore exploration had begun. For many years, scientists and the oil companies were certain that the exploration and production of petroleum from deep-water formations would not incur any sort of environmental damages. Several decades later, scientists learned new information from monitoring programs and research studies that offshore drilling did cause effects on the health of benthic organisms and other marine fauna in the proximity of offshore platform rigs....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Economic and Environmental Benefits of Global Organic Production - Economic and Environmental Benefits of Global Organic Production Although organic production as an entity is controversial, it is gaining momentum across the world in terms of sales. Organic foods have become more popular as people become more concerned about what it is they are consuming. This increased demand for organic products has lead to organic production on a global scale. With an increase in global organic production have come many benefits both economically and environmentally. Organic agriculture's aim is, 'to augment ecological processes that foster plant nutrition yet conserve soil and water resources....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays Papers]
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Combining Environmental Groups in Order to Preserve Wildlife - Combining Environmental Groups in Order to Preserve Wildlife Environmental issues have been a problem all over the world.  Some species are constantly being declared endangered and on the verge of extinction.  A group of concerned people join together to raise funds in order to improve the habitat or produce more of  the endangered species.  These organizations have proved to be successful.  Many have even removed plants and animals from the long list of endangered species.  A problem that persists within the environment groups is the use of funding.  The organizations bring in a great deal of money from contributors, but all of the donations are not going toward the groups certain goal to save the endangered.  Some of the money is spent on paying employees, organization expenses, and most of all on advertising (Belt 2)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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It’s Time to Organize an International Environmental Protection Agency - It’s Time to Organize an International Environmental Protection Agency After more than two centuries of destroying the Earth, we have finally come to the point where doing anymore harm will destroy not only our planet but also ourselves. The year is 2100. With average worldwide temperatures rising by six degrees Fahrenheit (EPA qtd Washington Post 1) numerous environmental problems have resulted. With the temperature rise Arctic and Antarctic ice caps began to melt, the resulting sea level rise wiped out numerous coastal cities....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy. - Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy Whose business is it to create a sustainable agriculture. How will knowledge systems required to support such an agriculture be developed and implemented. These pragmatic questions are addressed by the 14 contributors to this book. If in fact the agricultural community is beyond the stage of understanding and internalizing the need for the concept of an agriculture that can be sustained, then this book offers concrete suggestions for the types of research objectives and social and political decisions that must be followed in order to make sustainable systems a reality....   [tags: Agricultural Ecological Environmental Essays] 1867 words
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The Sources, Environmental Impact, and Control of Water Pollution - Water pollution is one of the most serious environmental challenges. It occurs when water is contaminated by such substances as human and animal wastes, toxic chemicals, metals and oils. Pollution can affect rain, rivers, lakes, oceans and the water beneath the earth, called ground water. Polluted water may look clean or dirty, but it all contains bacteria, viruses, chemicals or other chemicals than can cause illness or even death. Impurities must be removed before such water can be used safely for drinking, cooking or washing....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 846 words
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Child’s Development is Influenced by Environmental and Cultural Influences as well as parenting styles and education - ... An example of this would be India, other countries such as Denmark would have less divisions of prosperity (Legatum Prosperity Index, 2009). As such the physical environment a child is born into can have either a positive or negative influence on their development. Cultural Influences Cultural influences, like environmental factors, can play a significant part in a child’s development. Parenting young children while migrating to another county can be very hard. Parents must deal with caring for children and the children’s experience of migration, as well as their own difficulties and experiences (Raising Children Network, 2011) These experiences may be extremely emotional and may include; dealing with language difficulties and feeling isolated because it’s hard to communicate, experiencing grief and a sense of loss from being separated from family/friends, culture and identity, feeling frustrated at not being able to find employment or a job to utilise their qualifications or skills, finding it difficult to find assistance, support and services within the new community, struggling to cope financially, hopeless or overwhelmed at such an enormous life change, to the point where it becomes too much and they develop a mental illness....   [tags: Sociology, Environmental and Cultural Influences] 2046 words
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Environmental Justice: Some Ecofeminist Worries About A Distributive Model - Environmental Justice: Some Ecofeminist Worries About A Distributive Model ABSTRACT: Environmental philosophers, policy-makers and community activists who discuss environmental justice do so almost exclusively in terms of mainstream Western distributive models of social justice. Whether the issue is treatment of animals, human health or property, wilderness and species preservation, pollution or environmental degradation, the prevailing and largely unchallenged view is that the issues of environmental justice are for the most part distributive issues....   [tags: Environment Essays, Environmental]
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Environmental Issues - The topics of: Energy, agriculture, pollution and climate change, biodiversity, and random miscellaneous environmental incongruities bring up some of the most crucial concerns of today's environmental issues. There is so much going on in today's world revolving around environmental concerns, and the information in newspapers serve as a great informational tool to inform the economy of what is going on around them and possibly what they can do to help. The environmental issues associated with the development and use of oil, gas, nuclear power, electricity, and wind/solar power fall under the category of "Energy." Energy is one of the most important issues there are, as energy is what makes the world work and act productively/efficiently....   [tags: Essays on the Environment] 1194 words
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Environmental Ethics - Missing Works Cited Ethics is the study of what is right and wrong in human conduct. Environmental ethics studies the effects of human’s moral relationships on the environment and everything within it (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2008). The ethical principles that govern those relations determine human duties, obligations, and responsibilities with regard to the Earth’s natural environment and all of the animals and plants that inhabit it (Taylor, 1989). The purpose of this paper is to reveal environmental issues that are threatening the existence of life on Earth, and discus our social obligations to refrain from further damaging our environment, health and life for future generations....   [tags: Environment Global Warming Climate Change] 2340 words
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Global Environmental Issues - In what ways has the distributive approach to achieving environmental justice been problematic in western nations. Environmentalism first arose in the early 20th century with its main focal point aimed at wildlife preservation and wilderness protection. These goals were originally based on the original enthusiasts, who were usually made up of privileged whites who wished to spend their leisure time enjoying the outdoors (Bullard, 1992). However, in achieving environmental justice many minorities and working class people felt secluded and negatively affected....   [tags: Environment]
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Environmental Apocalypse - Environmental Apocalypse The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth’s trouble are overpopulation, consumerism, and overconsumption. The earth’s population is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population increase rates the population will double within the next century....   [tags: Environment Consumerism Population Essays]
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Environmental Awareness - In today's society, people have become very wasteful. Many Americans have never lived or been exposed to an environment where resources were not plentiful, so there is a lack of appreciation for the resources that are easily accessible. The United States of America generates hundreds of million tons of solid waste per year. The commonly known term for solid waste is trash or garbage. Solid waste has become a major problem- it is a potential threat to public health, it scars the environment, and it can be a block to the economic development of an area because of the negative image it presents (Cardinali, 2001)....   [tags: Environment Pollution Wastefulness Resources Globa] 993 words
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Environmental Ethics - Environmental Ethics      It is a strong belief of mine that the responsibility of protecting the environment is much greater on today’s generation than is was for past generations. The reason that I feel the way that I do is because at this point a substantial amount of damage has already been done and in order to prevent any further environmental destruction intervention on our part is necessary. After all, we (humans) are the main cause of the problems; shouldn’t we also be a part of the cure....   [tags: Ecology Environment Nature Essays]
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Environmental Issues Q&A - Question 1 In what ways has distributive approach to achieving environmental justice been problematic in western nations. In the 1980’s, emerging environmental justice movements brought with them the promise of a better environmental future for all; unfortunately there were major flaws in their distribution approach to achieving justice. The notion of environmental distribution was created to equally distribute the environments goods and harms of society and to distribute ones chances of living near a hazardous area, equally....   [tags: Environment]
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Environmental Psychology Article Analysis - Environmental Psychology Article Analysis Environmental psychology is concern with real problems that occurs from the environment that affects the quality of human’s and other living species life. Research applies that the environment and human’s are unite as one and both depends on one another to stabilize the earth. The environment influences the individual’s behavior, mood, emotions, motivation, or psychological processes to either adapt or adjust to environmental changes. One variable in the environment that is responsible for mood changing that affects the individual’s behavior is light....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Effect of Environmental Sustainability - Although it is widely known that the earth experiences cyclical climate change, there has been much evidence that human activities are negatively affecting the environment, and hence, the finite resources of the earth. Many people have become preoccupied with how the activities of developing nations, as well as those of developed nations, continue to pose a threat to our planet and its finite resource base. This in turn affects human wellbeing, as exploitative and polluting activities will in another manner negatively affect humankind globally, but especially the less developed nations....   [tags: Environment]
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Environmental Apathy in Young Adults - Before I start my speech, I want you guys to do something for me. I want you to picture your favorite place outdoors. It can be anywhere. A place you visit frequently, or even a place that you’ve been once, or even just seen in a picture that left a memory, or an imprint in your mind. I want you to picture the animals, the greenery, the fresh air that fills this place. Imagine how many people, and organisms that this one area has affected, and how many of these organisms depend on this place to survive....   [tags: Environment] 1129 words
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The Media and Environmental Awareness - ... The 1960s were a time of political, social, cultural and psychological change. These brought out new movements and changes, which were spread with the help of increased media attention. The television expanded into a medium able to deliver news, shape public opinion and unite people in great moments. This occurred with the help of new technologies. In 1962, with the communications satellite Telstar I in space, followed by other satellites, news reports from around the world could be transmitted directly to a network broadcast center, giving television unprecedented power to communicate major world events real-time....   [tags: media, Environment] 1756 words
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Worst Environmental Problem? Overpopulation - There are many kinds of environment: the physical environment often thought of as nature, psychological environments built out of human interactions, and political environments rife with manipulation and posturing. While there are some obvious effects that large human populations would have on the natural environment, there are also less evident psychological and political ramifications. Thus, overpopulation is today's most pressing environmental issue. Acclaimed hermit Henry David Thoreau once wrote that humans have plenty of space....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation - ... These places are called dead zones. Fishing has also increased do to mass population growth. Over fishing occurs which depletes fish populations within the ocean. “Around the world, as populations grow, deficiencies in available freshwater supplies are starting to take their toll on already fragile economies, particularly those in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)” (Aidan Luce) Middle East and North Africa countries rely on America and European countries for fresh water. With such a increase in world population, America will not be able to keep up with the massive demand for fresh water and crops....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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The Problem of Environmental Pollution in Malaysia - Countries strengths are measure by it politics, economic and social but beside this, environment change is needed in Malaysia for the better of the future development, educate and lead Malaysian to more value with the environment. While government should protecting and preserving the environment. Malaysia biggest problem is the environmental pollution. Although people already know how harmful these things are but they still go on. The three main pollution that happen in Malaysia are air pollution, water pollution and land pollution....   [tags: air pollution, environment, ] 737 words
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Environmental Sociology - ... Other exemplification is the forest destruction (illegal logging) in developing countries to produce raw materials for trading activities to more affluent societies, which lead to land marginalization. In such a case, the rich countries owe to the poor ones so-called “ecological or ‘climate debt’” (Rudel et al., 2011. p.226), suggesting how the modus of extraction has an association with global environmental problems such as climate change. In other study, Bunker (1984) used current and previous time contexts to convince that extraction of natural resource in Amazon Basin, for the name of development or commercial activities, was chronic and massive....   [tags: Sociology of Natural Resources]
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Environmental Dispossession - ... As previously stated, environment dispossession plays a formative role in the increase of diabetes among Aboriginals. Richmond and Ross (2009) assert that prior to colonization a large majority of Aboriginal societies were subsistence cultures, as they garnered the majority of their daily nourishment from their traditional territories. The displacement associated with colonialism along with contamination from local and global development has reduced the accessibility of traditional foods and medicines (2009), which in turn influences the increase of diabetes seen within the Aboriginal population....   [tags: Canada]
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Environmental Issue - ... Some people have banished garbage in river, sea, and another wrong place. As a result of wrong way in banishing and the use of motor vehicles within large quantity causes many environmental problems. There are several environmental problems in Indonesia within solution have being done to overcome. Air pollution is an environmental problem occurs in Indonesia frequently. Air pollution levels have a large existence in big cities in Indonesia like Jakarta, Bandung, and so on. This problem happens because the number of motor vehicle use that is not limited [1]....   [tags: Air Polution, Forest Destruction] 1171 words
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Environmental Intervention - ... Policies or other rules designed to guide behavior at a particular site. (17) In most cases such interventions often take place in hospital and clinics. Some example from health services include modification to rule about record keeping, second opinion or case audit as well as decision to implement in service training or second opinion continues education activities for an entire staff (18) however, this type of intervention may be completely ineffective if they are not proceeded by extensive strategies of how administrative policies and management practice influence existing behavior....   [tags: Informative, Health Interventions] 621 words
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Environmental Art - ... This piece was created to help show people how the earth can relate to art. Heizer’s piece “the city” is still a work in progress and has been a life-long project that is somewhere in the Nevada Desert. The site can not be visited by people yet since Heizer is still working on it. He is using “The complexes are made mostly of earth, and were inspired in part by Native American traditions of mound-building and the ancient cities of Central and South America.” Heizer states in regards to the City as, “I'm building this work for later....   [tags: Art ]
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Environmental Protection - ... The belief level in 2009 represents an eight point drop from a year earlier, when 61% of respondents surveyed by Gallup agreed that global warming effects had already begun (Saad, 2009). This instability in opinion reflects the low public salience of the climate change issue and the sharp disagreement among policy elites about the problem and potential solutions. Regardless of the media’s culpability, currently the media is not a trusted source for information about climate change (Eagan and Mullin, 2009)....   [tags: American Government, The Reagan Administration] 826 words
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Effectiveness of US Biotech Environmental Regulation - ... The USDA has not had such the same criticism of its standards, but rather its laxed testing procedure. It performs at least 1 inspection for each permit for GMO field tests—and other tests are done based on risk analysis of the type of GMO submitted for testing (“Compliance and the Inspection Process”). But there have been very few incidences of non-compliance in the recent past. Since 2008, there has been only two discovered cases of non-compliance by the USDA—one in 2011 which Ventria Bioscience inadvertently released a variety of unapproved GM rice during transportation; it paid the USDA a fine of unknown amount—and another in which Monsanto allowed the unauthorized mixing of a GMO variety of cotton with a non-GM variety....   [tags: Environment ] 2032 words
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Environmental Problems Created by Plastic Bags - ... Moreover, different species of birds and marine mammals become terminally entangled by plastic bags restricting their movement and reproduction (World Wildlife’s Annual Report, 2005). A third point of challenges is the significant relationship between petroleum and plastic bags. The production of plastic bags requires petroleum and often natural gas, both non-renewable resources that increase our dependency on foreign suppliers. According to the Worldwatch Institute (2004), it takes 430,000 gallons of oil to make 100 million plastic bags....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Environmental Impact of the Three Gorges Dam - ... If too much silt accumulates, large cargo barges will be unable to sail through the mountainous passage. Cleanliness of the water is also a major issue. The cities, factories, mines, and waste facilities that are now under 600ft of water were not properly cleaned of toxic materials before the water began rising. Now the river carries unsanitary debris in the same water that people use for bathing and think of as a life-source. The Chinese government in 2008, after years of relentless catastrophes, finally admitted that the construction of the dam has resulted in the destruction of ecosystems and the loss of hundreds of lives....   [tags: Environment, China]
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Global Population Control and Environmental Policies - Global population control and environmental policies are the subject of international controversy. The rate at which human beings are populating the earth and polluting it are some of the most important factors that face the global society today. As of March 2009, the world population is about 6.76 billion. With the high rate of population increase, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2040. With the number of people in the world today and the amount of consumer goods being purchased and used, these factors present a problem to the state of the environment in the near future....   [tags: Environment, Overpopulation, Global Warming] 1628 words
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Overpopulation: The Only True Environmental Problem - ... Overpopulation has also increased industrial development, which goes hand to hand with higher living though, the increase in industry development will take away the amount of freshwater that would be available due to the continuous dumping of industrial waste being dumped into fresh water, also, in having a major increase in industrial development, we end up causing a major decrease in natural wildlife sue to the fact of building over open spots in nature to expand. Increase in industrial development would also cause hi living standards which generally makes people want to consume more resources which then creates even more waste and tends to increases the life expectancy which gives a negative effect on trying to solve the overpopulation problem since it will make people live longer and cause more people to be alive on earth at one time....   [tags: Overpopulation Destroys the Environment]
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