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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Disposal For over the last half century, the production and exploit of nuclear technology has spread into many areas of the current modern society and affects each individual in one way or another. Nuclear technology has become relevant in areas of the advancement of energy production, national defense, and also the medicinal field as well. But, along with the use of nuclear technology comes an added burden: nuclear waste. As defined, “Nuclear waste is the type of waste that results from the use and production of nuclear materials....   [tags: Nuclear Waste Disposal Environmental Essays]
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The Problem of Garbage Disposal - The average resident produces seven and a half pounds of garbage every day that is buried down in landfills and litters lands costing a great amount of money. Nowadays, people face no more critical trouble than the need to save the weakening environment, mainly in urban areas, where solid wastes are uselessly dumped. It has been observed that cities have no controlled structure for garbage disposal. Each year, millions of dollars are spent picking up litter and more is thrown away in valuable materials that could be recycled....   [tags: Possible Solutions, Approaches]
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Waste Management and Disposal - ... In my primary article “Study of actinide elements gives new insights into safe nuclear waste containment,” we follow Dr. Neil Jarvis and his team of scientist to Namaqualand, South Africa were the disposal of nuclear waste is being studied in a site called Vaalputs. At Vaalputs, Jarvis and his team are getting a better understanding of what's required for us to safely sustain hazardous material, in addition have found a temporary way to store this waste, by burying it 1 km below the surface of the earth in a safe location....   [tags: environment, hazardous, toxic] 624 words
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Improper Trash Disposal - The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 Chapter 82, Subchapter I, Section 6903 (1976) defines disposal as “discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters.” Practices for the collection of solid waste ranging from the types of trashcan, or reusable waste containers, to training operators collecting solid waste, and maintaining records associated with the waste collection system, required for federal agencies and recommended...   [tags: Waste Management] 934 words
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The Impact of Mining Waste Disposal on the Environment - With an increasing global demand for metals, mining corporations have to scale up their mining operations in order to meet that demand at the expense of the environment. The enormous demand originates from mining’s essential role in society to produce various products designed to benefit the populace. These products range from small handheld devices that aid in everyday life or large machines that supported the foundation of society. However, mining leads to a variety of byproducts that affect the environment, for better or for worse....   [tags: pollution, ecology]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Those who build nuclear power plants without worrying about the waste wager the habitability of the planet ( Spaemann ). For more than fifty years, waste piles from nuclear power plants formed waste mountain that were dangerous to the world. According to the World Nuclear Association, twelve thousand tons of highly radioactive waste are created each year. By the end of 2010, about three hundred thousand tons of highly radioactive waste existed worldwide. In Europe, there are 280 m^3 more waste in interim storage than the year before....   [tags: international policy, environment, radiation]
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Waste Disposal Methods Must be Improved - Have you ever imagined that Earth is no longer available due to pollution. As shown in Wall-E, people recognize that wastes can lead Earth to be unavailable for all lives because of toxic gas from wastes. In each day, tons of wastes are create, and they are disposed with vary disposal methods. Unfortunately, current disposal methods have limitations; landfill and incineration create harmful chemicals that pollute Earth. Even if people live only with necessity of life, wastes are still created and they needed to be disposed....   [tags: Pollution Essays]
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Analysis of Two Articles on Trash Disposal - First I will summarize an excerpt out of Heather Roger's essay, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage published in 2005. Second I will summarize Lars Eighner essay On Dumpster Diving published in 1995. Our government needs to immediately enforce a set of strict standardized laws that carefully regulate and monitor the disposal of todays and more importantly tomorrow trash. I will argue that this is necessary for large corporations and businesses to deduce their consumption. Finally I will argue that we need to educate the public about the importance and need to restrict our consumption to secure our future....   [tags: Environment Views, Standardized Laws]
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Effects of Sewage Disposal - Effects of Sewage Disposal Enjoying the scenic horizon while out at sea, one must remember there is a hidden and imperative responsibility waiting to ruin the precious itinerary for which you have planned. If uncared for, this responsibility can grow, and expand, and build up until it explodes, literally OR figuratively, and cause a health issue from hell. This responsibility that every fisherman, boat enthusiast, and commercial cruise-line knows all too well is none other than…sewage disposal at sea....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Innovative Waste Disposal - As humanity develops new technology, the magnitude and severity of waste increases. When computers were developed, it widely was believed that the need for paper would be eliminated. On the contrary this was widely proven false and we are now utilizing more paper than ever. Canada is not an exception as the typical Canadian generates an average of three pounds of solid waste each day1. This alone shows what a careless species we have become- using and disposing materials without even considering the damage we are causing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal - The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal Nuclear waste disposal is a political problem, not a technical problem.1 — Dr. Edward Teller Highly radioactive waste disposal has become one of the most controversial aspects of nuclear technology. As the amount of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and high-level radioactive waste from defense-related processing plants has continued to mount, the issue has become increasingly contentious and politicized.2 The politicization of this issue is especially evident in the site selection process of a permanent national repository for the disposal of highly radioactive waste....   [tags: Radioactive Waste Environment Papers]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Disposal As the millenium approaches, we are faced with the problems created by our technological advances. Everyday we are forced to see the results, from acid rain to polluted beaches. But there is one problem in particular that will probably out-live our generation and the generation which has created it. If properly contained and monitored, it has little affect on us and our environment. However, once it is free of it's containment, it is a destructive and deadly force. This problem is nuclear waste....   [tags: Radiation Pollution Papers]
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The Basel Convention - Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal - The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal Abstract On March 22, 1989, leaders from 105 nations unanimously adopted the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal. The Basel Convention is the first international convention to control the export of hazardous and other wastes. Since the Convention celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1999, it is an appropriate time for an appraisal of how the Basel Convention has affected international trade of hazardous waste....   [tags: Politics Environment Environmental]
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Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain - Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed plans to deposit 70,000 tons of highly radioactive waste underground Yucca Mountain in Nevada. While many environmental questions and concerns have been raised about the safety of the waste disposal plan for the next 10,000 years, there appears to be no alternative. Waste from nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants are a serious environmental problem that will be present for generations to come....   [tags: Nuclear Energy Essays]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right Or Wrong? - Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right or Wrong. As the United States' nuclear waste buildup becomes larger, the need for a permanent storage facility becomes more urgent. One proposed site is in the Yucca Mountains of Nevada. This makes many Nevadans uneasy, as visions of three-legged babies and phosphorescent people come to mind. This is an unfounded worry, as many reasons prove. In fact, the Yucca Mountains provide an ideal site for a permanent underground nuclear waste facility in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Legislating Medical Waste - On average one hospital discards 80,000 pound's worth of medical waste annually, which can cost up to $15,200, just to dispose it properly. Now one might think that medical waste is anything discarded in a hospital however the true definition of medical waste is quite restricted, and you might be surprised to discover that only 20% of a hospital's waste is actually labeled “medical waste”."The interpretation is any infectious waste materials generated at health care facilities". However Medical waste didn't always have a definition, which resulted in some unpleasant consequences until the year of 1988, a defining point for health care facilities within the U.S....   [tags: hospitals, disposal, panic]
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A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping - A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste or trash in areas other than permitted disposal sites. Forms of illegal dumping and litter include disposing of empty cans in a forest, pouring factory waste down a storm sewer, placing furniture along a back property line, dropping a bag of grass trimmings in an open field, and discarding cigarette butts on the side of the road. The many forms of illegal dumping translate to high costs for the environment and to society to clean up the waste....   [tags: health, safety, disposal of waste, trash]
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The Yucca Mountain Project - The Yucca Mountain Project Kai Erikson argues that radiation and other forms of radioactive waste are a new species of trouble (Erikson, 1994). Nuclear waste disposal is a pressing issue of extreme importance. Nuclear waste is material that either contains a radioactive substance or has been contaminated by radioactive elements and is no longer useful. With all of the dangers surrounding nuclear waste and a half-life of one hundred thousand years this issue must be solved with complete certainty....   [tags: Nuclear Waste Disposal Nevada Essays] 937 words
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Septic Tank and Sewer System Analysis in Nobelton, King City, Ontario, Canada - ... Also this study explained there is sewage content in the creeks which was initiated because of septic tank failures. It has been proven that these failures are cause of sewage content to go in into the streams of the Humber River. 1.3 Purpose and Scope The objective of the proposal is to replace well designed sanitary sewer system instead of the septic tanks to improve the sanitary servicing in Wellington Street. The requirements of the objective subdivide into the durability of the sanitary sewer systems, the installment cost, maintenance, and the comfort of installation and the functionality of the sanitary systems....   [tags: sewage disposal]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste and the Effects on Human Life Statement of the issue: Nuclear waste is a growing concern in the Untied States and throughout the world today. Even right now as I type this paper Congress is debating as to allow nuclear waste to be stored in Yucca Mountain in Nevada. This debate in Congress will help decide the way that the Untied States deals with nuclear waste issues in the future. Nuclear waste is hazardous to human life. It contains many harmful chemicals that could hurt life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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E-waste - Over the past decade there was a prominent development observed in the sphere of high technologies production, so the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up from day to day. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008. US households spend about $1407 per year on hardware.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Accordingly, there is a clear tendency of rapid substitution of electronic appliances observed, as every other day producers offer consumers more efficient and powerful gadgets instead of their predecessors....   [tags: Waste Management, Disposal and Recycling] 1311 words
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Cemeteries: Planning for the Dispoal of the Dead - If there is one thing we know for sure is that no one can avoid death. The sensitivity of this issue has always been heavily influenced by religion, culture and economics, but little input from government. However with the dramatic increase from not only the aging of the baby boomer generation, in the near future there will be a higher demand for cemetery space and planners will have to step in to come up with resolutions and alternatives (Prothero, 2001). Historically in the United States, burial has been the most common way of disposing of the dead....   [tags: Cemeteries, City Planning]
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Cemeteries: Planning for the Dispoal of the Dead - There is an estimated of more than 100,000 known and named cemeteries in the United States. Cemeteries vary significantly in size. The Federally owned Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia is the largest with 300,000 graves over 600 acres. There are large private cemeteries like Rose Hill in Whittier, CA (1,500 acres), Spring Grove in Cincinnati, OH (730 acres), and Green-Wood in Brooklyn, NY (478 acres). Most common in the United States is the smaller private and municipal cemetery ranging in size from five to 100 acres....   [tags: religion, death, cemeteries]
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The Nuclear Energy Controversy: Finding a Place for the Nuclear Waste - Nuclear waste has a reputation for making law makers and the public uneasy, thus it is difficult to find a site for nuclear waste disposal units. However, creating such sites is necessary to allow nuclear energy to the electricity production forefront in America. In the search for a waste disposal location, companies have been turning toward Native American reservations as the final resting places of the radioactive waste. Multiple tribes have quickly denied companies access to their land, but others have taken advantage of the potentially prosperous opportunity....   [tags: pollution, radiation, environmental issues]
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How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors? - How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors. Summary. One of the most pressing environmental issues facing the world today is the issue of waste management and disposal. This problem crosses all international borders and touches the lives of all of the world’s peoples. Waste management encompasses everything from collection and handling to disposal by incineration, landfill and other methods, and recycling. Also included are the serious associated implications for the health of people and the environment....   [tags: Ecology Pollution Environmental Essays]
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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children - A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks] 893 words
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A Solution to E-Waste - Over the past decade there was a profound development achieved in the sphere of high technologies production. Now the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up day by day with a cyclic launch of new electronic appliances with enhanced features. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Consequently, a clear tendency toward rapid substitution of electronic appliances can be observed....   [tags: Recycling Electronics]
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The Outbreak of AIDS in the United States - The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]
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Nuclear Energy: The New Green Energy Alternative? - The nuclear energy debate has persisted for decades. Those who strongly oppose it argue that its benefits, such as carbon-free emissions and low fuel costs, are almost irrelevant when the risk posed by radioactive waste and reactor meltdowns are factored in. The problem revolves around how little waste storage is prioritized in the planning stages of a reactor, including the locations of waste storage, leading to a surplus of radioactive waste at reactor sites. With the progress being made to advance waste disposal methods and increase public participation in countries that need storage for accumulating waste and developing countries considering nuclear energy, nuclear energy could...   [tags: Energy ]
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Ethics and CSR Case Study - Table of Contents 1. Introduction………………………………………….……………2 2. Ethical issue and application of ethical theory…………….....3 3. Courses of action to address the issue……………………..3-4 4. Limitations of the courses of action………………………....4-5 5. Conclusion………………………………………………………..5 6. References………………………………………………………..6 Appendix: Meeting log……………………………………..7 On behalf of UrbanFab Apparel Company, we would like to thank the public and our customers in particular from all around the world, for believing in us and supporting us to becoming who we are today....   [tags: Ethics and CSR Essays]
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No Butts About It - In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there was a move to make people aware of the health hazards associated with smoking cigarettes. Among these health hazards were heart disease, emphysema, and cancer. In order to make cigarettes healthier for smokers and to combat further government intervention into the industry, cigarette manufacturers inserted filters on one end of the cigarette. These filters kept some of the tars and nicotine from being inhaled by the consumer. The filters, then, made the cigarette marginally “safer”....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Garbage Problem in America - The Garbage Problem in America I. The Growth of the Waste Stream Today's generation have been taught to be wasteful. We produce enormous quantities of waste, then try to bury it or burn it and forget it. But it cannot be forgotten. It washes up on our beaches, it reappears as air pollution, it creeps into our water supply; it comes back to haunt us. A throw-away society is not a sustainable society. A garbage crisis is at hand. As a nation, we have begun to worry that the growing mounds of wastes will only continue to increase as the means of disposal become further restricted....   [tags: Papers] 1694 words
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Waste Incineration Issues (the toxic emission, ashes and health problems) - Bottom ash (clinker) is produced from the furnace and is 90% of total ash produced by incinerators. Bottom ash contains significant concentrations of heavy metals, organic-halogens and other chemo-pollutants. Fly ash is the tiny particles which are trapped by controlling equipment. Fly ash is produced less than the bottom ash. It is correct that “the cleaner the air emissions, the more hazardous ash production”. Temporary storages of these ashes usually are open pits or gears without any protection against wind and rain which cause serious health risks for those who work and live near the incinerator’s storage facilities....   [tags: toxic emissions, ashes, health problems]
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The Challenges with Waste Diversion from Landfill in Scotland - The adverse degradation of the environment as a result of human activities such as the disposal of waste to the environment in an unsustainable manner. About 70% of waste (controlled waste) is land filled in Scotland .The need to develop more robust waste management techniques to ensure that waste disposal to the environment is carried in such a way that it does not endanger human health and the environment. Land fill contributes substantially to the rising greenhouse gas which cause global warming....   [tags: garbage, environment, waste management] 1795 words
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Medical Waste in Lake Baltimore - Per our recent conversation, it has recently been discovered that a significant amount of medical waste has washed up on the shores of Lake Baltimore. This is quite disconcerting, as a large amount of the state’s yearly revenues come from businesses adjacent to the lake, including a large tourist sector: if this issue is not resolved quickly, I fear that the industries that rely on the beauty of the lake will suffer greatly. The Hopkins Attorney General has advised me that, through a cooperative federalist model, our state has the ability to self-regulate national EPA statutes....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1864 words
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Needle-Stick Injuries - I was walking in the park two days ago and I felt something while cleaning up after my dog. I found a hypodermic needle. I don't know how old the needle was it could have been under the snow for the whole winter. The needle was definitely out there for at least a couple of days, it was broken and bent. The E.R. doctor prescribed combivir as a human Immunodeficiency Virus prophylactic. The side effects are miserable, I felt like I had the flu. Anonymous www.morningsidebarc.org An estimated nine million people in the United States use more than three billion needles....   [tags: Health ]
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Medical Waste Pollution - Have you ever wondered about why the air is so bad. Big cities across the world are experiencing drastically poor air quality. The reasons for this are plentiful and the overall hazards which accompany it are frightening. The incineration, or burning, of medical waste has been a major contributor to the current debilitated state of air quality. Unfortunately, society has not been sufficiently cultured on the causes and effects of medical waste pollution. I feel it is imperative that the Earth’s inhabitants become aware of this hazardous waste disposal and arm themselves with education....   [tags: Environment, Medical Waste] 1269 words
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Urban Pollution and Waste Management - Urban Pollution and Waste Management Urban pollution and waste management is a major problem in both the first and third worlds. The increases of major air pollutants in the atmosphere are causing damage to our waters and land. The increase of garbage and waste in urban areas, such as cities, are beginning to look like huge landfills, acid rain is causing forests and buildings to deteriorate, and finally ozone, which is caused from primarily transportation, is slowly suffocating the populations it affects....   [tags: Papers] 1454 words
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Waste Water Management in the Philippines - I. INTRODUCTION This report aims to discuss and to enrich the reader’s knowledge on the proper desludging and disposal of waste accumulated from septic tanks. The information gathered here is vital as it provides a culture of awareness to everyone on how wastewater is disposed of. Wastewater comes from everywhere; from our residences to our workplaces, even public places. Filipinos as we are, have been known to be hygienic yet we know little of what happens when our used water is flushed to the drain until it’s carried off to treatment plants....   [tags: essays research papers] 1087 words
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The Different Ways to Manage Hazardous Waste - There are at least 1000 different chemical created each year, out of all existing chemicals, 60,000 alone were created in the United States and this dependency on chemicals by the industrial society creates many problems. According to U.S. Environment Protection Agency [U.S. EPA], 35,000 types of all existing chemicals are considered hazardous to human health and the environment (as cited in Shah, 2000). Hazardous wastes are materials that consist of chemical constituents which can easily harm the environment, exposing human and other living things to diseases or even death if it is incorrectly used or managed (U.S....   [tags: Waste Management ]
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Caged Animal Feeding Operations and the Environment - Environmental scientists and social activists are starting to argue that Caged Animal Feeding Operations ( CAFO’s) are detrimental to the environment in a variety of ways. CAFO’s are the result of 10,000 years of human progress stemming from the transition of a hunter/gatherer society to an agrarian society. The transition from a hunter/gatherer society to an agrarian society contributed to the creation of major cities, resulting in higher populations i.e. Mesopotamia. As time progressed and countries started becoming more populated, specifically the United States, a higher demand for food needed to be met due to the growing populous....   [tags: Caged Animal Feeding Operations]
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The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma - The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma With earthquakes on the rise, we must figure out the cause of them and determine a solution to help limit or even prevent them from occurring. Since early 2009, earthquakes have been sweeping across the state of Oklahoma, causing many people to worry about their own well-being. Many scientists speculate the source of the earthquakes might be a result of Hydraulic Fracturing deep down in Earths’ crust. Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which oil and natural gas companies pump up to millions of gallons of wastewater, sand, and chemicals down drilled holes in order to release pockets of shale within the earth....   [tags: potential damages, tornatoes]
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The Implications of Rapid Urbanization - Urbanization is the process of human migration from rural areas to towns and cities, thus rapid urbanization means that the rate at which the migration from rural to urban takes place is hurried that a country has no time to plan for their existence at the cities. The situation differs from country to country as the number of cities and rural areas in the countries are different. Another possible reason for the difference is the development nature of the countries; some countries are developed, others are developing while others are considered least developed....   [tags: Urbanization]
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Air Pollution in Birmingham, Alabama - Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in the city of Birmingham, as it has been for decades. No one enjoys walking the streets of Birmingham only to taste or smell the smoke and particulates in the air, not to mention the damaging effects to one’s health. Fortunately, improvements have been made; forty years ago, residents of Birmingham could not even see the skyline due to the immense amounts of particulates in the air, but now the skyline is visible on a daily basis. The noticeable improvement indicates the progress that has been made over the years, but there is still plenty of room for much needed improvement....   [tags: Environment]
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Privatization of Solid Waste Management - Privatization of Solid Waste Management Among the major environmental policies that have triggered hot debates among stakeholders and the public in general is that of privatizing solid waste management in various cities in the United States. Private companies have been operating the business of waste collection and management for many years not only in the U.S but also in the U.K and other countries. The debate has been whether by privatizing municipal solid waste (MSW) management, cost reduction and improved service quality can be achieved....   [tags: Waste Management ] 1238 words
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Electronic Waste: An Environmental Crisis - With the astounding progress we have made over the last 50 years in technological advances it is no surprise that it is referred to as the information age with all of the things we have been able to achieve. From landing on the moon, from a computer and a cell phone as one all of our landmarks that have been seen as greatness, they are also seen by many as garbage, and a lot of it. In the near future we will be making better, faster, and cooler stuff always advancing but that will leave a lot of today's garbage to be attended to, as well futures garbage....   [tags: (eWaste)]
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The Consequences of Factory Farms - In addition to health and safety concerns, factory farms are also imposing a threat to the environment. Anders Nordgren claims in his article printed by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, “…since livestock production is an important contributing factor to climate change, we should undertake mitigation measures [… ] However, technological solutions do not seem sufficient in the livestock sector, leaving us with the option of reduced meat production and consumption.” (Nordgren, August 2012.) Harmful gases, such as methane, are being released because of irresponsible disposal of manure....   [tags: animal waste, factory farms, agriculture]
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Global Pollution - Pollution is a growing issue in the world and is the major cause that contributes to many environmental problems. What is usually classified as pollution, what kind of pollution is present in the world, and what the people are doing to deal with this pollution issue in the world. There are several problems with world pollution that are associated with global warming and include waste disposal, water pollution, and air pollution. These things are usually caused by people on the planet who produce waste....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 2101 words
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Landfills and Garbage Incinerators - It is seven of the clock. Do I hear a truck. I need to get the garbage outside. A weekly regimen for all but no one usually thinks about what happens to our trash. Once it is in a plastic bag most people pretend that it does not exist. They tend to believe that waste disposal is an issue for the government and private contractors. While this is true, these people have to decide how to dispose of everyone’s’ garbage. And they have to ask, what impact will this refuse have on the environment and community after it is out of sight and mind....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Love Canal: Environmental Disaster - A beautiful city, Niagara Falls in the state of New York, ruined by careless decisions of the city of Niagara Falls and The Hooker Chemical Company. Families suffered and died from several of diseases cause by toxic waste that was place underground near homes and schools. A mother, Louis Gibbs who lived near the Love Canal said, “ When I brought this American dream home my son was one and very healthy. Then he started to get very ill and experiences some liver problems, asthma, and then epilepsy....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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Let's Get Dirty - Our Future Is Compost - Let's Get Dirty - Our Future Is Compost Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash after you put it in the garbage can. Most people do not, after all, sanitation workers remove the garbage and it is never seen again. Martin V. Melosi called this "out-of-site, out-of-mind mentality… as long as someone removed wastes from the immediate range of the senses, the problem was solved."1 As a result, garbage disposal is a service that many take for granted. Yet, waste does not just disappear. It must be stored, buried, or burned somewhere....   [tags: ] 7827 words
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The Problem with Nuclear Waste - The Problem with Nuclear Waste The United States alone produces an average volume of commercial low-level radioactive waste of about 500,000 cubic feet each year. That is a lot of waste. This comes from a variety of places. Mainly though, it is produced by nuclear power plants. This waste brings up a problem though. It is difficult to dispose of radioactive materials for two reasons. One, some radioactive materials last for thousands of years. Two, most radioactive materials are hazardous and can't be stored with conventional means....   [tags: Papers] 440 words
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