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Queen of Alpine - Queen of Alpine In everyday life Lindsey Vonn gets to experience thrills, chills, and she uses her remarkable skills to become a greater athlete. Born in Minnesota and raised in Colorado, she has been skiing all of her life. At the age of two she was in a pair of skis and has continued to progress. (Lindsey Vonn, 2 of 4) I intend to describe the exciting life of Olympic athlete, Lindsey Vonn. On October 18, 1984 a future Olympian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began skiing at age two. Her father Alan was her main coach....   [tags: Biography] 684 words
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Alpine Skiing - Alpine skiing derives its name from the mountain range, The Alps in Europe, where the sport developed in the late 1800’s as a means of moving down snow-covered slopes. Skiing spread to other parts of the world and is now done primarily at ski resorts on specially cut trails. The most common lift in North America is the chairlift, which is a series of seats suspended from a motor-driven cable that pulls the seats up the mountain. Various surface lifts which pull skiers up the hill while they remain standing on skis include rope-tows, T-bars, and J-bars....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Arctic and Alpine Soils - Arctic and Alpine Soils Proposal (Ant)arctic (high-latitude) and alpine (mountain) areas are affected by relatively similar climates, as latitude and altitude produce similar meteorologic effects. In these geographic regions where temperature is at such a pronounced extreme, climate would seem to be the leading factor of soil development. It is my goal in this research paper to answer the following question: How do the soils of arctic and alpine areas differ. This idea, taken largely from an abstract by Birkeland (1975), will be explored through the comparison of the soils of these two geographic regions, and an analysis of the soil development factors in those environments....   [tags: Argriculture Research Papers]
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Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments - Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments Adaptive Strategies in Alpine Environments: Beyond Ecological Particularism, is an article that evaluates the similarities and differences of two alpine environments. The author’s main point of the article is to identify the consistencies of social organization and adaptation throughout communities existing in high altitudes. The mountain chains used to investigate these regularities were the Swiss Alps and the Himalayan Mountains. Along with finding the consistencies of the communities with in the mountains, they also wanted to discover whether adaptation was created though the mountain environment or outside influences....   [tags: Environment Sociology Essays] 704 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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Ecosystems at Risk - Ecosystems at Risk The ecosystem at risk that I have chosen to research is the Himalayan Mountain range. Considering the mountain range covers a very large area, the ecosystem type has been narrowed down to the Alpine variety. The 2 500 kilometre long Himalayas stretch across three countries; India, Nepal and China (Tibet). The width of the mountain range varies from 100-400 kilometres, giving a total area of 594 400 square kilometres. [IMAGE] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html?Parent=asia&Rootmap=nepal 2....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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The Fisheries Management of the Lake Annecy Stocked Arctic char - Abstract The fisheries management of the Lake Annecy stocked Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus fingerlings from different origins to improve the its catches.Different origions of stocked fish includes included catching progeny of wild spawning Arctic char from Lake Annecy and rearing the juveniles in the hatchery at Lake Annecy,, juveniles produced in a hatchery on Lake Geneva from eggs from wild fish in Lake Geneva, or using juveniles of a brood stock reared in the INRA research hatchery on Lake Geneva....   [tags: Ecology] 570 words
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The Glaciers of Yosemite National Park - The Glaciers of Yosemite National Park One of nature's most powerful and influential forces is also one of nature's coldest and slowest processes. These great icy rivers are called glaciers and have formed some of the most beautiful scenery on this planet. These enormous frozen bodies of water are often thousands of feet wide and deep and many miles long. They cover millions of acres of land and drastically change the land into beautiful mountains with many amazing features. One of the areas where glaciers have been most influential is in Yosemite National Park in California....   [tags: Geology]
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A Melting Planet - A Melting Planet Although most glaciers and ice sheets reside in areas that man does not inhabit, they are nevertheless important for society and the global environment. Due to anthropogenic activities over the past two centuries, the temperature of the earth is rising at an alarming rate. This rise in temperatures has resulted in an overall loss of ice mass worldwide, including a rapid depletion in mountain glaciers. The effects of glacial melt will have a significant impact on the future of the human race, so it is therefore important to have a firm understanding of glaciers....   [tags: Glaciers Ecology Essays]
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Biomes - Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is created by biological fixation, and phosphorus is created by precipitation. Tundra is separated into two types: arctic tundra and alpine tundra....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado - Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado INTRODUCTION Glaciers are an integral part of the world’s climate. In fact, as Richard Armstrong of the University of Colorado says, “Glaciers are key indicators in monitoring and detecting climate change” (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 2003, p. 1). Not only are they an important part of monitoring current climate, they can hold many keys to the past. Glaciers are in fact, “a source of paleoclimate data…” (Meier and Dyurgerov, 1980, p. 37). This paleoclimate data can give geologists information on the conditions that were present at the time of the glaciers birth, as well as the approximate age....   [tags: Glaciers Nature Essays]
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Adventures at a Jamily Gathering - Adventures at a Jamily Gathering “This is a little ridiculous,” my brother sneers, shivering. It’s three o’clock in the afternoon, 30 degrees and dropping; we’re about 40 people from the entrance gate, and the concert doesn’t start until 7:30 pm. At this point, I’d have to agree with him. This concert is the last to be held this year at the Alpine Valley Amphitheater, and rightfully so—by the time Pearl Jam takes the stage, the temperature’s dropped to 15 degrees, and the band walk out doused heavily with stocking caps and scarves, and Eddie Vedder, the band’s frontman, welcomes the audience to “The Ice Bowl.” The crowd erupts in a roar that is part “Damn straight!” and part, “Yeah, and your asses have been sitting cozy in the tour bus all afternoon!” Wait, maybe that last part was just me… This is my third time seeing Pearl Jam in concert since I discovered the band in 1994, and though I am still dedicated enough to endure the cold in order to ensure a decent spot on the general admission hill, my enthusiasm for the band and its music has waned a bit since my first show....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1020 words
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Border Music by Robert James Waller - Border Music by Robert James Waller 1.) Title: Boarder Music Published: Warner Books Inc. Author: Robert James Waller Where book was acquired: WBHS Library 2.) What type of book: Fiction 3.) Characters: 1986 1.) Jack Carmine- Is a 48-year-old man who lives an independent life style. Everything he does is a spur of the moment thing. He works all the time, and his jobs are as unpredictable as he is. He originally is from Alpine Texas, but he goes north for the summer. All he wants is to live his life the best he can, and do as much as he can....   [tags: essays research papers] 1406 words
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The Arctic Tundra - The Arctic Tundra The Tundra is located in the northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, as well as a few regions of Antarctica. The Tundra is the second largest vegetation zone in Canada. It can be divided clearly into three different sections: the High Arctic Tundra, the Low Arctic Tundra and the Alpine Tundra. The latter Alpine Tundra occurs in higher altitudes such as mountains whereas the first two are mainly based in plains and lowlands of some kind. The Low Arctic Tundra is the transmission point to the north....   [tags: Antarctica Nature Wildlife Environmental Essays] 1356 words
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Types Of Skiing - Types of Skiing Downhill Skiing In Downhill skiing, competitors take a “set course from start to finish.” They take turns racing and each run is timed. The person with the fastest time wins. Downhill racers use ski poles to pick up speed at the start and for balance when they take turns. They try to keep there skis as close as possible to the snow. As he leaves the starting gate he activates an automatic timing mechanism. Downhill racing is the fastest Alpine ski racing sport. Champion skiers reach speeds of over 90 miles per hour on the steep, strait parts of the course....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dresden Elbe Valley Germany - Dresden Elbe Valley, Germany In Dresden Elbe Valley, Germany there is much diversity in the wildlife and landscape. There are many factors which contribute to the variety of life forms in this area including the landscape itself. Since there are forests, mountains and water, multiple types of wildlife may have habitat here. The vast tracts of forest and mountainous terrain, with only scattered habitation, contribute to a surprising variety of wildlife. Game animals abound in most regions several varieties of deer, quail, and pheasant and, in the Alpine regions, the chamois and ibex and their numbers are protected by stringent game laws....   [tags: Geography] 1498 words
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Family Outdoor Activities in Winter Park Resort, Colorado - Getting ready for a summer vacation at the Winter Park Resort. You’re on the right track. We’ll provide some tips and advises too; regarding all the family outdoor activities you can do there. Colorado has breathtaking sceneries which are truly amazing. It can mesmerize your heart. In fact, the sceneries are so surreal that they actually look like paintings. These are maybe the reasons why people are flocking to Colorado for an extraordinary vacation. The mountains are so inviting. It feels like a magnet attracting you to taste its natural beauty....   [tags: Travel, Tourism, Marketing] 1469 words
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Germany's Culture - ... They are an integral part of life in rural areas. Tradition and progress are closely linked in hardly any other economic sector. Almost every tenth gainfully employed person in Germany has work linked directly or indirectly with the agricultural, forest and fisheries sectors; approximately a fifth of them are employed in primary production ("Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection"). One major pinnacle of German culture is its festivals and celebrations. Oktoberfest is the largest festival worldwide lasting 16 days, attracting a multitude of visitors....   [tags: Culture ]
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Greece: A Natural Beauty - ... It was named in honor of the greek goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom and war. It was the birthplace of civilization, where democracy was first created, and most of the wise men of ancient times (10. Athens was the leading city of Ancient Greece. During the Middle Ages, they experienced a decline in their society. They recovered under the Byzantine Empire and was very successful during the Crusades, a series of battles fought by different religious groups over the Holy City of Jerusalem (6). After another sharp decline from the rule of the Ottoman Empire, Athens reformed in the 19th century as capital of the now independent Greece....   [tags: History, Athens ] 1156 words
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tundra - The tundra artic plains completely covering most of the earth’s lands north of the coniferous forest belt. The tundra’s ecosystem is very sensitive. It doesn’t have a good ability to restore itself. Controlled by sedge, heath, willow, moss, and lichen. Plains that are pretty much alike, called alpine tundra, occur above the timberline in the high mountains of the world. Even the Antarctic area has a couple of its own arctic regions itself. The climate of the tundra is characterized by harsh winters....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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Humans' Impact on Grizzly Bears - Nature, it is everywhere, everyone uses it. Quite often, however, people abuse it, such as with humans’ impact on grizzly bears. Grizzly bears are important to the environment because they have many useful purposes for the environment: “they provide an “umbrella” for the environment because they require such large home ranges.” (savethegreatbear.org/CAD/Grizzly.htm) The Grizzly Bear is extremely vulnerable to changes in its habitat and food cycle. This allows humans to detect small changes in the environment, just by watching this amazing species....   [tags: environmentalism, endangered species, extinction, ]
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Rock Gardening Ideas - Introduction: There are plenty of rock gardening ideas whether you want to create a traditional oriental rock garden or just imitate some principles of the oriental rock gardens. Let us here see about the general rock gardening ideas of natural rock gardens and oriental rock gardening ideas. Natural rock gardening ideas: The natural rock gardening ideas are given by the nature. The rocky yards are covered with greenery in order to beautify the area. In the rock gardens the stones, stumps, logs are not removed like the other garden types but are the vital elements of these gardens....   [tags: Gardening] 525 words
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The Olympic Torch - Anticipation filled my body, from the tip of my head to the extreme bottom of my toes. The winter wonderland and holiday atmosphere still filled the quaint and immaculate little city. Glowing, twinkling lights covered every single tree as if it was being invaded by a giant army of fireflies. I, along with the rest of the town, was impatiently waiting for the Olympic torch to arrive. Standing on Main Street with my dad and sister, I could feel the frigid air engulf my petite body as the sun disappeared behind the world, as I knew it....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 1054 words
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Media Advertising - The Army Advertising Campaign Targets You! - The U.S. Army Advertising Campaign Targets You. The United States Army recruitment campaign slogan of "An Army of One," is reminiscent of the legendary Musketeer's code. These men protected the king and lived by the phrase "One for All and All for One." To the Musketeers this represented the power they found in unity as well as in individuality, combined. This relationship, though somewhat subtle, is simply a play on the recent felt need of many to serve and protect their country and freedom....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2013 words
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Austria - Austria Table of Contents Population Culture Tradition Way of Life Vegetation and Animal Life History Religion Arts Language Education Health Government Climate Trade Resources Agriculture Bibliography Austria Austria, a small country in Central Europe famous for its gorgeous mountain scenery. The towering Alps, and the foothills stretch across the western, southern and central parts of the country. Broad green valleys, lovely mirror lakes and thick forest cover a good portion of the land....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1871 words
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Glaciers - Glaciers As many people hear the word glacier they immediately think about the Titanic and how it sank because it ran into a glacier. What many people do not know is the history of glaciers. There are a couple different types of glaciers, for instance the type that the titanic ran into is a Tidewater glacier, which is a glacier that flows in the sea. There are also alpine glaciers which are glaciers that are found in the mountains, and there are Continental glaciers which are associated with the ice ages, and that covers most of the contnents at one time; including Indiana....   [tags: Ice Glaciers Essays] 900 words
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The Rivers Of France - The Rivers of France The Rhône system The Rhône is the great river of the southeast. Rising in the Alps, it passes through Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman) to enter France, which has 324 miles of its total length of 505 miles. At Lyon it receives its major tributary, the Saône. In eastern France the direction of the main rivers is predominantly north-south through the Alpine furrow. The regime of the Rhône is complex. Near Lyon the Rhône and its important Isère and Drôme tributaries, draining from the Alps, have a marked late spring-early summer peak caused by the melting of snow and ice....   [tags: Geography France Rivers Water Essays] 3902 words
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Virtual Company - Virtual Company Introduction: With the growing popularity of snowboarding, more companies are coming up with new, innovative ideas to make a profit. Convenience plays a major factor in profit maximization model. If a snowboarder must overcome too much of a task while putting the board on in order to hit the slopes, the product is sure to be flop. Simmons Extreme Sports has developed a state of the art snowboard binding/boot combination that will revolutionize the sport of snowboarding. Snowboard bindings connect to the snowboard with screws....   [tags: Papers] 1632 words
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The Study and Findings of Climatology in Nepal - The Study and Findings of Climatology in Nepal In many areas in Nepal, the history of climatology only dates back to 1956. Around this time, the Indian Meteorological Department instituted stations in various areas around the country, which were eventually taken over by the Nepalese government in 1966. Having these stations in place has given scientists significant insight into the Nepalese climate. However, some of the Indian equipment remained in the Nepalese stations, and unfortunately many Indian findings vary significantly from the Nepalese records of the same areas....   [tags: Climae Environment Nepal Essays Papers]
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The Long Trail - The Long Trail GRAPH The Long Trail, “Vermont’s footpath in the wilderness”, is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the U.S.. The Long Trail was conceived on the peak of Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont by James P. Taylor (1872-1949) as he waited for a thick fog to lift. On March 11, 1910 twenty-three people met in Burlington and founded the Green Mountain Club, and the Long Trail was on it’s way to becoming real. Work began on the trail in the Mt....   [tags: Essays Papers] 500 words
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BMW - What makes a Sports Car. In the year 2002 there have been many fascinating and impressive works of automotive artistry unleashed upon the world, but few can be held in such high regard as the 2002 BMW M3. The new M3 combines ample acceleration, outstanding handling ability, comfort, luxury, and exquisite styling. Not only does the new M3 posses all of these amazing attributes, but it also holds a relatively small price tag for this amazing package. A great car such as the M3 should be able to go 0-60 mph in less than 6.0 seconds....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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Oslo - Oslo History The founding of Oslo took place in the turbulent period between the Viking Age and Norway's Catholic Middle Ages. Many remnants and ruins can be found from Ancient Oslo in Memorial Park. The city has a fascinating, interesting, and dramatic history. Oslo's population was substantially reduced during the time of the Black Death in 1348, which claimed over fifty percent of the inhabitants. This epidemic also had political consequences for Norway, which was reduced to a province of Denmark....   [tags: History, Informative, Geography] 325 words
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Crucified by Drugs - Crucified by Drugs The Civil War was not the last war fought on American soil. Today we are fighting the greatest battle of all: the war on drugs. Thousands of kids in this country die every year from drug overdoses, drug-related crime, or drug-related diseases. Joe's story is a testimony to the horror of drug use in America. It is a wake-up call for the public which chooses to turn its back on this epidemic that steals our children from us, turns brother against brother and tears families apart....   [tags: narrarive] 663 words
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Legalization Of Cannibalism - Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” This is one of the many arguments behind legalizing cannibalism. If the act of eating other human beings was legalized and regulated it will solve all the problems of modern society. Cannibalism has been around since the Neolithic times. It is not currently practiced, but I think a revival of this age-old practice would benefit everyone. Cannibalism can solve world hunger. It can improve our criminal justice system....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Ural Mountains - The Ural Mountains are a rugged spine across Russia, running 1,300 miles from the fringe of the Arctic in the North, to the bend of the Ural River in the South. Traditionally they form a boundary between Europe and Asia. The north- south course of the Urals is relatively narrow, varying from about 20 to 90 miles in width, but it cuts across the vast latitude landscape regions of the Eurasian landmass, from Arctic waste to semidesert; the Urals also are part of the Ural economic region, a highly developed industrial complex closely tied to the mineral-rich Siberian region, and are the home of people with roots reaching deep into history....   [tags: Informative Essays] 598 words
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La Geographie de la France - La Géographie de la France France is a magnificent country rich in untouched nature and splendorous mountains, rivers, lush forests, and oceans. It is the largest country in Western Europe and is one of the most influential global powers. Within this vast country is some of the world’s best foods and wines; Roquefort-sur-Soulzon yields the world-famous Roquefort cheese and Champagne yields Champagne, the world-renowned sparkling wine. With all of this combined, France is France is the largest country in Western Europe and stretches over 643,427 square kilometers, approximately eighty percent of the size of Texas....   [tags: Geography]
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The Great State of Utah - Utah is the 45th state in the USA. It became a state on January 4, 1896. The abbreviation of the state Utah is UT. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. Salt Lake City is also the largest city in Utah. Utah is the 13th largest state in the USA. Utah’s total population is 2,223,169. Utah is the 34th most populated state in the US. Utah’s major industries are oil, natural gases, mining coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold, steelmaking, farming cattle, sheep, dairy products, and tourism. Utah’s major rivers are Colorado River and the Green River....   [tags: Travel ]
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Places of Interest in Durham - Places of Interest in Durham In the north East of England lays the city of Durham, in old English the word Durham comes from dun and in which the name translates into hill. In Old Norse language Durham means holme or roughly translated to island. It is believed that Durham has traces back to 2,000 Before Christ of some settlement and actual city traces to after death of the year of 995. Below you will learn about some excellent places to picnic and visit in Durham England. 1. Durham Cathedral Around the year of 995 the Lindisfarne monks founded the Durham Cathedral after they had fled their homes when the Danish Vikings came raiding their homelands....   [tags: Tourism] 2472 words
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Beijing: The Western City of the East - From the first time I stepped off the plane in India in 2004, my senses were immediately bombarded with information that constantly reminded me that this was not home. The wailing horns never ceased even at night, trash that the homeless burned to keep warm in the cooler winter months in Delhi left a strong burning clutch-smelling haze over the city, and the stream of brightly colored yet extremely filthy women with her hand out carrying a child or two begging for a portion of my extreme wealth never ceased....   [tags: Travel] 865 words
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Global Warming: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue - ... 85% of Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice cap has disappeared since 1915. Venezuela had six glaciers in 1972; it is now down to two. Montana’s Glacier National Park is now down to 30 glaciers, while in 1910 it had approximately 150 (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.209). Furthermore, studies show that as a consequence of the melting ice and glaciers, sea levels are rising. Between 1961 and 2003 the average rise in global sea level was 1.8 mm per year. 1993 to 2003 showed the fasted rate of sea level rise, with the average being 3.1 mm per year (Alley et al., 2007, p.5)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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The Space Race - ... This moment would have been memorable had an actual satellite been onboard except a dummy. But the spotlight was to move from the United States and to the U.S.S.R in 1957. 1957 was an incredible year for international space endeavors and to the Soviets, as well. In two months the Russians were able to, do what the American’s should have been able to do the previous year, put two satellites into orbit. October 5, 1957 and November 2, 1957, the Russians sent up Sputnik I and II. Adding insult to injury the Russians sent up in Sputnik II with a passanger, a dog named Laika....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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The Future of the Sheep Industry - ... The goat industry didn’t begin its ascent until 1992 however, when Boer goats were introduced in the United States. One of the leading causes in the booming goat industry is the result of the country’s immigration. A multitude of different groups are very fond of the goat meat during religious holidays and special occasions. These ethnic communities are a large part of the increasing interest in meat goat production. The demand for the meat has always been higher than the availability in the United States since the turn of the industry....   [tags: Farming ]
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Switzerland's Economy: The Swiss Phenomenon - ... (Encyclopedia of the Nations, 2011) Switzerland also boasts a hearty tourism industry, led by their alpine skiing and hiking locations, lakeside tourist resorts and spas, cultural events, and international conferences and organizations. In 1998, foreign tourists spent over 11 billion US dollars in Swiss hospitality. (Encyclopedia of the Nations, 2011) The Swiss banking industry has a long history of bank secrecy and has earned a reputation around the world for providing sophisticated and discreet banking services....   [tags: Country Analysis ]
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The History of Global Climate Change - ... Indeed, in order to use glaciers and their changes as indicators of climate change, or as an early warning signal for sea level rise, remote sensing is the only tool to provide glacier change information from all the continents and from a large number of glaciers and ice sheets. On the other hands, because space borne and airborne remote sensing data provide superior cost- effective and area effective data and methods for monitoring the glaciers and their changes, part of this monitoring can be carried out by it....   [tags: Climate Change, Global Glaciers Recession] 1382 words
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Papua New Guinea - ... Overwhelmingly, the main sources of financial benefits generated by PNG’s landscape are drawn from three major activities forestry, mining, and agriculture. Firstly, forestry in forms of timber logging is considered to be one of the biggest and foremost sources of income to PNG’s economy, as it is a chief source of foreign exports. Natural Forest formations occupy 36 million hectares of PNG’s total area, with 15 million hectares suitable for commercial logging, of which, between 6-8 million hectares are logging-anticipated areas under current regulations....   [tags: Geography] 2071 words
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Papua New Guinea Lowland Tropical Rainforest, One Landscape, Different Perspectives - ... Forestry in forms of timber logging is considered to be one of the biggest and foremost sources of income to PNG’s economy, as it is a chief source of foreign exports (The Central Intelligence Agency, 2012). Forest formations occupy 36 million hectares of PNG’s total area, with 15 million hectares suitable for commercial logging, of which, between 6 and 8 million hectares are considered logging-anticipated areas under current regulations (Nicholls, 2004). The total financial value of logging was increased from $11.80 million in 1978 to $695.40 million in 1999, providing 19.80% of the domestic exports value (C....   [tags: Geography ] 2323 words
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The Natural History of Ursus Arctos - ... The problem with 4 separate habitats is that there is no genetic flow between these sites. Brown Bears settle in a variety of habitats, ranging from the mountains to the deserts. Traditionally in North America they settle in open areas like the tundra alpine meadows or coastlines. The primary settlement for the Brown Bear is somewhere that is well covered for shelter during the day. The Brown Bears territory is unfortunately diminishing year by year. They are only found in 2% of their former range and that is due to the increase of industrialization....   [tags: Animals]
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Make Love, Not War - ... Maybe there is place for love even into the dramatic dimension of war, in our deep inner self we are naturally made by love and for love. A world’ symbol of peace is best impersonated by Ghandi. One of his quotes says: “I do not notice either heroism nor sacrifice in destroying lives and properties either for offense nor defense;” which translates the idea of the non-sense of war and violence. Although this answer leads to another inquiry, such as, is passive resistance the solution or do we need to shift paradigms trying to understand why wars are a constant in human history, additionally, if recovering a sense of community versus individualism could open a path to possible solutions....   [tags: Social Studies]
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