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Forest Management - Forest management is the maintaining and management of not only the trees in the forest, but the streams, habitat, watersheds, and even the decaying trees or logs on the forest floor. Managing our forests is not only important to the wildlife, but to our future economy and way of life. We need to continue to save the Oregon forests and help the ecosystems within them because human beings are also part of the ecosystem. By using forest management, it can help certain species of wildlife. Some species of birds, such as the pileated woodpecker, which need large snags to build nest cavities(7)....   [tags: essays research papers] 942 words
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Forest Fires - In the year 2000, fire fighters battled raging infernos as some of the worst wildfires in 50 years rampaged across a dozen states. Not only were these fires the worst in half a century, but they may be the worst ever recorded. In a single week in mid August, 86 major wildfires were raging in a dozen states from Arizona and California up to Colorado and Wyoming to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota. Five million acres of land burned, more then double the annual average for the past decade. A controlled fire six miles southwest of Los Alamos that was implemented as a fire prevention measure would not stop....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors - Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors Many of the countries of South America have experienced severe balance of payments deficits. In order to encourage development and solve these problems, the governments have engaged in misguided and largely unsuccessful development projects in the rain forests. Ranchers have cleared the forests to raise cattle. Colonization projects have brought small farmers into regions that were once virgin forest. The farming practices that were developed in temperate regions are not very successful in these areas....   [tags: Environment] 869 words
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The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest - The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest        The Amazon Rain Forest crosses several national boundaries in South America, although the majority of it is located in Brazil. It covers over 3,562,000 acres, making it the largest in the world. But globally, over 138,600 acres of rain forest are lost each year to deforestation, 50,000 of those in Brazil alone (Holdsforth), and the world's rain forests are quickly disappearing. Deforestation in the Amazon occurs primarily for three reasons: clear-cutting, fragmentation, and edge effects....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Lee De Forest - Lee De Forest Lee De Forest was born Aug. 26, 1873, Council Bluffs, Iowa. De Forest was the son of a Congregational minister. His father moved the family to Alabama and there assumed the presidency of the nearly bankrupt Talladega College for Negroes. Excluded by citizens of the white community who resented his father's efforts to educate blacks, Lee and his brother and sister made friends from among the black children of the town and spent a happy although sternly disciplined childhood in this rural community....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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U.S. Companies Impact on the Rain forest - U.S. Companies Impact on the Rain forest Throughout this semester we have learned how the interference of man is having severe and permanent effects on the Earth's resources. One of the resources of the Earth that has traditionally been harmed by the actions of man is the Rain forest. The Rain forest provides the Earth with numerous resources including vital medicines. There remains in the Rain forests of the Earth of yet known species of plants and animals, in addition to the potential life saving drugs....   [tags: Geology Business Global Warming] 1218 words
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Temperate Deciduous Forest - Temperate Deciduous Forest Geographical location- The Temperate Deciduous Forest is 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator. This climate can be found in the north in North America, Europe and Asia. In the south, the climate can be found with South America, Australia, and Africa. Climate facts- the average temperature is 50 degrees (24 degrees celsius) and its high is 86 degrees, this factor depends on the altitude of the forest. The temperate deciduous forest receives an average yearly precipitation of 2 to 5 feet, and the humidity of the forest is 60% to 80%....   [tags: essays research papers] 358 words
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Healthy Forest Initiative: Is it really healthy? - As people of the twenty-first century, we are all too familiar with the frequent occurrence of wildfires in our nation’s forests. Each year millions of acres of woodlands are destroyed in brutal scorches. It has been estimated that 190 million acres of rangelands in the United States are highly susceptible to catastrophic fires (www.doi.gov/initiatives/forest.html.). About a third of these high-risk forests are located in California (www.sfgate.com). These uncontrollable blazes not only consume our beautiful forests but also the wildlife, our homes and often the lives of those who fight the wildfires....   [tags: essays research papers] 1462 words
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Forest Roads and Their Effect on Water Quality - Forest Roads and Their Effect On Water Quality Roads are often necessary to perform certain tasks in the forests. When roads are made, they often pose the problem of erosion, and damage to nearby water sources. The two articles I read on this topic were both from the August 1999 issue of the Journal of Forestry. Both discuss the different techniques and methods for trying to limit the amount of silt that contaminates roads due to disturbance. The first article, “What We Know- and don’t know- about Water Quality at Stream Crossings,” discusses the different methods used to cross streams, and which method causes the most long term, and short term damage to water supplies....   [tags: Free Essays] 431 words
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Theme in Forest Gump and Raging Bull - Theme in Forest Gump and Raging Bull Themes play a major role in many movies. This is the way a director is able to express the main point of the movie in his or her own way. A good example of a movie that does this is Forest Gump. This movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie takes place over a span of thirty years and all focuses around the life of one man. During this period we see the way a boy grows to a man in body, but remains a child in heart and spirit. A major theme in this movie is destiny....   [tags: Film Movie] 462 words
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Forest Application Vs. Agricultural Application - Forest Application Vs. Agricultural Application There is increasing interest in using forest systems for the treatment of wastewater sludge. Forest application offers several advantages over agricultural application. There is usually a long period of time between the application and removal of the crop. This gives an opportunity for organic compounds to decompose. Another advantage is that there is less of a chance that organic or inorganic compounds will enter the food chain after harvest. Trees benefit from sewage sludge through increased growth rates....   [tags: Nature Sludge Essays]
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The Forest as a Place of Truth and Freedom in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" - The forest in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, represents an array of personas. Both rumors and scandal surround the forest, causing a biased view of this secluded location within the Puritan community. Yet, Hawthorne designates the forest as a place of truth, independence, and joy to those with secrets. Boston’s Puritan society of the mid 1600’s feared the near-bye forest. Believing that “the black man that haunts the forest” (71) and that the witches who do the devil’s work there, the townspeople are warned to stay away the sinful place....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, ] 761 words
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Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products - Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products Introduction Across the world people rely on the natural environment around them for many things: food, medicine, crafts, shelter, etc. Although in the Western world we are quickly forgetting the importance of the natural resources that nature provides us with, many people still rely on nature for their basic necessities. Non-timber forest products are gathered all over the world, both to serve the individual, and to sell on a larger market. People from all walks of life gather NTFPs, from those just picking some berries on a hike for a snack to people who rely almost solely on these products for their food, medicine, or livelihood....   [tags: NFTP Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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The Fierce and the Dead: Beliefs and Cultural Evolution of Equitorial Forest Tribes - The Fierce and the Dead A look at the beliefs and cultural evolution of the Equitorial forest tribes of Gabon, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea. The forests of Gabon, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea are standing stones in time. Like the Pyramids at Ghiza or the steps of Machu Pichu. They tell us a story of beginings and ancient ways of life. They provide an archeological and anthropological look at societies and civilizations of bygone eras. The difference of course being, that while the Pryamids have become an ancient backdrop to a modern world surrounded by the bustling sounds of traffic and the ever growing cityscape of contemporary Egypt....   [tags: tribes, culture, changes, region, beliefs] 1786 words
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Deconstructing definitions of Forest and Woodland: a proposal of new conditions and criteria - ... Are woodlands devastated by fire still woodlands. To try to answer all these questions, first it is needed to find what the main components of woodlands are and how these are interconnected. The main differential characteristic respect other ecosystems is the presence of tree stands. The presence of wood, the height and the one-stem structure are the principal attributes assign to this kind of plants. The threshold of these attributes between trees and shrubs are very difficult to define because both are lignophytes, and even some so-called herbs can produce wood, such as Arabidopsis (Chaffey et al....   [tags: ] 1298 words
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The Forest of Good and Evil in Young Goodman Brown”by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... She symbolizes Goodman’s own faith, and it is shown by the Goodman’s description of his wife: “And Faith, as the wife was aptly named, thrust her own pretty head into the street, letting the wind play with the pink ribbons of her cap” (Hawthorne 1). In addition, when he arrives in the forest, the gentleman waiting there for him tells him that he is already late, and Goodman responds: "Faith kept me back awhile"(Hawthorne 1). This shows that Goodman’s wife is not only his wife but also she is referring to her husband own religious belief as well....   [tags: symbolism, faith, darkness]
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How Long Does It Take to Stop a Forest Fore Based on the Density of Trees - ... The average tick was 316.8. The table above shows the results I have gained with a tree density of 75%. It shows that on average 99.3% of the tree density got burnt. The results show that as the tree density decreased from 99% to 75% the percentage of trees burnt decreased. The ticks also decreased. The ticks show it took less time to burn the trees then the tree density of 99%. The reason why the ticks are lower could be because a lower population of the trees was burnt. Density Repeat % Burnt Ticks 60% 1 72.9% 333 2 77.6% 335 3 72.3% 339 4 35.4% 347 5 76.4% 342 Average 66.9% 339.2 The table above shows that the average amount of trees burnt was 66% when I changed the density of...   [tags: experiment, test, results, table] 775 words
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The Migration of Trees into Pocket Refuges and the Future of Those Refuges. - During the last ice age, a large glacier reigned over Canada and the northern United States. Plants and animals found within these regions shifted over time into areas that were free of ice and established themselves until the ice retreated. These areas were known as glacial refugia (Dyke et al. 2003). A refugium is an isolated location inhabited by a segregated population of one or more species. Areas like these can be found in all corners of the earth and can contain very high amounts of biodiversity....   [tags: forest migration, ice ages]
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Community's Reaction to the Fire in Yackandandah Forest in Campion Descents’ Play Embers - ... Campion uses many techniques in The story of the blue duck hotel… and the Kangaroo, to show the great connection between individuals and the community, for instance ‘It sucked the six skylights out of our cabins’ alliteration was used in this Campion is try to show that the power of the fire is very large and and immense destructive power behind it.Repetition was also used (pg45) ‘It was perfectly clear, as clear as it is today’ and ‘everything was on fire.Every tree.The bridge.The road.’ this shows that the could clearly see the fire coming at them, this shows that the community still stuck together even though they could see everything burn around them....   [tags: champion, houses, animals] 744 words
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Annual Report Comparison of Two Comanies in Paper/Forest Products - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The two companies which are being compared in this report are: Acadian Timber and Canfor Pulp Products Inc.  Both these companies are in the industry of Paper and Forest Products  In this report, the following topics are analysed and compared: o Overall Appearance – Canfor Pulp Products has a more colourful appearance which makes it more appealing towards the readers, whereas Acadian Timber has worked around a common colour, which has made the report look rather dull and boring to look at o Aim – Canfor Pulp Products Inc....   [tags: Business Communications, Reporting]
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Observing Chimpanzees at The Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest Exhibit at Dallas Zoo - I observed chimpanzees in the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest exhibit at the Dallas zoo. These African apes, like humans, are hominoids and fall into the larger category of catarrhines. Their scientific classification is Pan troglodytes. There were about ten chimpanzees in that habitat. Most of them were grown adults, except two children. They were robust and had black fur. The average weight of the chimps was listed on a display to be about 115 pounds. Grass made up their environment around which they traveled mostly on all fours, on their feet and their knuckles....   [tags: zoo essay, african apes]
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The Role of Sight, Scent, and Sound by the White-tailed Deer - ... There will be a set for each sense being tested as well as a set for each species of acorn. The sight and smell sets will have 10 camera sites, each with 3 cameras placed 20 meters apart. The hearing set will have 10 camera sites, each with one camera. All of the cameras will be placed ~60 cm above the ground, set to picture mode, and set to a 60 second delay between pictures. The general smell test sites will have one camera baited with 50 crushed acorns, one with a comparable volume of sawdust, and one with no bait as a control....   [tags: foraging, landscape damage, forest] 1570 words
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A Critic of Robert Frost's Poems and How they Retain to Beauty - Each day we walk outside and we see something beautiful. It is called Nature. Outside it holds so much more than we can see. We love the world around us and it is up to us to see it. The world shows us all that it can hold. The problem is we look at the world and see simple things. We see things that have no meaning, but are just objects. However, everything in Nature can have a hidden meaning. “Vivid pictures of landscape, but in them the Yankee point of view through which nature is seen is as vital to the meaning as the things portrayed.” (Lynen) Nature has meaning behind each part of nature....   [tags: nature, darkness, forest, mountains]
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The Difficult and Remote Island of Papua New Guinea - ... But none the less these people take pride in many different styles of cultural. Each group has created its own expressive form of art, dance, weaponry, costumes, singing, music, and much more. It is a culturaly diverse life but a rough life, which leads to a life expectancy of 32 years of age. The lack of modern facilities, clean water, and medications all lead to the short life expectancy. . (The Telegraph, June 2008) When developers enter a community, such as Wannakeepa a villages not even listed on a map, the tribesmen are often forced to choose between their native way of life or selling their lands....   [tags: culture, rain forest, indigenous] 992 words
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The Three Joys and One Misfortune - ... She looked up and noticed that the prophet was taking a brown leather bag from her sleeves. The prophet put the cards inside the bag and handed it to Paresse. “Keep these cards well, Ms. Pereza. Your life will change significantly and quickly.” Paresse expressed her gratitude with elation: “Thank you very much.” “Hopefully your wish comes true.” When Paresse was about to go out, the prophet added: “You’ll face three joys and one misfortune; you always have to pay a price for what you get....   [tags: Paresse Pereza, dark forest] 2111 words
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Human Alterations, Deforestation, and its Adverse Affects - Through the progression of the Vitousek et al. class article describing domination of earth’s ecosystems by humans and subsequent articles describing what fuels deforestation and its adverse affects, much insight has been gained about land transformation. However all articles previously reviewed dealt with how agricultural methods, land transformation, and deforestation have affected solely ecological factors. Very little research has been done detailing which ways deforestation negatively affects humans....   [tags: Earth, Ecosystem, Humans, Forest]
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The Tale of Robin Hood - THESIS STATEMENT Although only slightly factual in historical setting, the legends of Robin Hood have captivated the imaginations of young and old alike through the charming stories concerning the characters of Sherwood Forest. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through critical analysis and research concerning the legends and characters surrounding Robin Hood, this paper will present the theme of social justice for the common man as purported by the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest. INTRODUCTION The tale of Robin Hood has evolved into one of the greatest legends of all time and has fascinated the minds of all who have heard about it....   [tags: Analysis, Sherwood Forest] 2672 words
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The Mysterious Forest in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Mysterious Forest in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter      In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society. In this society, people are not allowed to express their true thoughts and feelings. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions become bottled up until they begin to hurt the person. Unfortunately, the puritans were not allowed this type of expression. Luckily, at least for the four main characters, Hawthorne has created a forest to give them shelter....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne] 1006 words
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What´s a Tropical Rainforest - Tropical Rainforest: A tropical rainforest is a humid, moist biome located near the Earth’s equator, with the world’s largest rainforest being in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Rainforests collect from 60 to 160 inches of rainfall throughout the year, with the constant humidity and moisture within the rainforest creates the perfect biome for tropical condition thriving plants and animals. One of the world’s best environments for biodiversity are the tropical rainforests, they contain 15 million species of plants and animals....   [tags: biodiversity, animals, deciduous forest] 1099 words
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The Forest of Lies - The children play hide and seek in the middle of the woods, full of tress as tell as apartment buildings,colored in the brightest of oranges. All the kids are bundled in jackets and scarfs to keep away the fall chill. “Your it!” Cheerfully screams the children. “But I don't want to be it” Whines Jason in response. But the other children had already run off laughing without a response. “Aww, come on guys!” Jason says to no one in particular. “This isn't fair!” He looks around seeing, no other children is sight....   [tags: short story] 911 words
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Market Failures and the White River National Forest - Market Failures and the White River National Forest The two and one quarter acre White River National Forest is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, approximately two to four hours west of Denver on I-70. The scenic beauty of the area, along with ample developed and undeveloped recreation opportunities in the forest, accounts for the fact that the White River consistently ranks as one of the top Forests nation wide for total recreation use. The Forest provides for an excellent variety of recreation opportunities in all seasons with eleven ski areas, eight designated wildernesses, several national trails, approximately 70 forest service administered developed sites (campgro...   [tags: Economics Environment Research] 5292 words
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Compare and Contrast ?Genesis? and ?Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest?, - Topic # 3 Compare and Contrast “Genesis” and “Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest”, Looking at both myth and short story. Although there are many similarities present, a distinct difference is made between “Genesis” and "Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest" in that “Genesis” is a mythical narrative while "Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest" is an adaptation of a mythic story (Adam and Eve) in the form of a short story. When comparing and contrasting these two stories we see similarities in storyline, themes, symbols, differences in detail, and the extent and significance of the stories themselves....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Biomes of Earth - There are many types of biomes and there is also a good variety of ways to their classification. Rainforest, grassland, marine system, and freshwater system Grassland is mostly covered by grass. Moderately dry climate conditions and season disturbances, such as floods and fire are conductive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. There are a couple of types of grasslands. Plant life is susceptible to fires....   [tags: grassland, wetlands, rain forest] 698 words
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The Effects of Wildfires - Fire at any level can be devastating, yet the effects that wildfires have on every worldwide country really has left its mark on the land. As written by world renowned wild fire spokesperson Smokey the Bear, “Every year, wildfires sweeps through parts of the United States setting wilderness and homes ablaze. On average these raging infernos destroy about four to five million acres of land a year. But in 2012, wildfire burned more than 9.3 million acres, an area about the size of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined” (U.S....   [tags: wildfires, forest fires]
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The Scaffold and Forest in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold and Forest in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, The Scarlet Letter, focuses on the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. In the center of the town is a " . . .weather darkened scaffold. . . (234)" where sinners are made to face the condemning public. The accused experience strange phenomena while on the scaffold - some become braver, some meeker. And whether the public is looking at them or not, they become their true selves on the scaffold....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 765 words
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How Do Fires Start? - “The most tangible of all visible mysteries- fire.” ~ Leigh Hunt Fire is a visible mystery, as poet Leigh Hunt states. We all love staring at a crackling fire on a brisk summer night, watching as its smoke wisps into disappearance. Many are too entranced by a fire to delve deeper into its creation. How does a fire start. What is its chemical process. How does a small flame at the end of a match expand into a catastrophe so quickly. The three vital things for a fire to be created are fuel, oxygen, and heat....   [tags: combustion, oxygen, forest] 523 words
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The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality - The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality Forest management can have either detrimental or positive effects on watershed supply and quality. The type of effect depends on the type of operation(eg. harvesting vs. reforestation), the way it is conducted, and the view point of the land manager(eg. more or less water yield). Timber harvesting activities tend to increase the water yields of a watershed. Evapotranspiration is decreased by the removal of vegetation. This decrease in ET causes the amount of soil water that is moving into the channel system to increase....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]
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The Spotted Owl, the Forest's Products Industry, and the Public Policy - The Spotted Owl, the Forest's Products Industry, and the Public Policy I. Introduction A. The Spotted Owl B. Logging Industry II. Conflicts of Interest A. Economic needs 1.Unemployment B. Preservation Needs 1.Endangered Species Act 2.Special Interest Groups III. Resolutions A. Possible Solutions B. Eventual Outcome 1. Loss of Interest a. Other Species Demand Attention 2. Migration 3. Repopulation Abstract The spotted owl was seen as a symbol of all things environmental during the late 1980's and early 1990's....   [tags: Papers] 1469 words
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Tropical Rain Forest Soils of La Selva - Tropical Rain Forest Soils of La Selva Tropical rain forests across the globe are currently threatened by massive deforestation for logging, grazing, and cultivation (Otzen 1993). Such land-use practices alter temperature regimes (Fernandes and Sanford 1995) as well as ground, soil, and surface water, flora, fauna, and microorganisms (Otzen 1993). These changes may result in a loss of soil organic matter, a decrease in soil fertility (Garcia-Oliva et al. 1994, Tissen et al. 1994), severe soil erosion (Otzen 1993), and changes in soil structure and chemistry (Fernandes and Sanford 1995, Sollins et al....   [tags: Ecology Wildlife Nature Essays]
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The Diversity and Abundance of Understorey Avifauna in Bormeo - One of the four major islands of the great Indo-Malayan Archipelago is a Borneo that located along the Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. According to the Das (2006), Borneo is situated between coordinates 040 S to 070 N and 109 to 1190 E. Approximately 743,380 km2 the third largest tropical island land area in the world was covered by Borneo (Darison and Fook, 2001). The most largest and familiar groups of vertebrate are birds with some 9672 species known worldwide (MacKinnon, 1991). MacKinnon and Phillipps (1993), states that Borneo has 66% of the residents land birds of the region or 358 species....   [tags: habitat, air quality, forest blocks]
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Creative Writing: Lost in the Mountains - ... John stare at the horizon, a beautiful sunset at the ocean near the city. The sun slowly going down the sea. On the soft sand shore, John can see the crawling crabs, he can feel the smooth and gentle sand. John turns and look at the sea, it is so beautiful. The majestically moving curve waves roll swiftly then it crashes with the sand shore. John take a deep breath, the salty clean air refresh his soul and bring him to the magical world. The birds chirp their songs for John to hear. The wind blows at his face and touch his ears, it is very cool and refreshing....   [tags: beach, forest, short cuts, illusions] 715 words
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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]
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My Freedom: A Fictional Narrative - ... I guess the shock on my face softens him, as he lets out a breath that fans out around my face. “Just look at what the so called God squad did to innocent people, maybe then you will understand why I am no longer Noah.” He softly says, handing me something that feels like it weighs tons in my hands. He leaves me in the oppressive room staring at the stack of pictures he gave me. I go back to the little cot and flip through the pictures. To say the least they are appalling. In most of the pictures there are pits filled with dead bodies the ribs poking through their taut skin and hollow cheeks....   [tags: forest, hung, pain, head, rebel] 2056 words
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College: A Plethora of Experiences - The plight of waking up at 5:30 in the morning is a small price to pay for an education. This is what I tell myself when the dreaded alarm goes off and the time comes to prepare for the school day. I may gripe. I may grumble. But deep down, I know that I wouldn't have it any other way. School is a means of self-improvement, an investment in one’s self. That being said, throughout my four years at Wake Forest anything can and will transpire, but on commencement day at Hearn Plaza, there is one thing that will be certain: I will be better than I was when I started....   [tags: my time at Wake Forest University] 590 words
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The South Texas Ecosystems - ... Turtlegrass and Manateegrass are the two types of dominant plants in South Texas Seagrass beds. Manateegrass and Turtlegrass are dominant because of low rainfall that flows to the bay high evaporation as well their tolerance to salt. Some common animal species that live in the Seagrass beds are fish, sea turtles, shellfish, and waterfowl. Their adaptation to live in that ecosystem is that Seagrass beds provide as a direct food source, habitat, and nursery area. The ecological importance of Seagrass beds is that they play vital role as producers as well nursery ground for many species....   [tags: dunes, seagrass beds, mangrove forest] 882 words
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Climate Change In Australia - Climate change has the potential to devastate millions in Australia. Rising temperatures will impact the landscape of Australia by decreasing Australia's forests. Australia is going to have to spend billions of dollars to make sure their safety from climate change. The people in Australia will need to be strong and flexible to make it through this tough time they're going through, and Australia will have to find a way to fix this problem before it's too late. Climate change is something that will affect the entire world and it's not an issue to take lightly....   [tags: rising temperature, forest, coral reef]
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Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey - Conservation of Tillmans Ravine and Stokes State Forest in New Jersey In 1907 the New Jersey Forest and Park Commission purchased 5,432 acres of land in the northwest corner of the state and named it "Stokes State Forest" in honor of Governor Edward Stokes who had 500 acres. Some of the tracts included in the original purchases were acquired for one dollar per acre. subsequent acquisitions have slowly increased the total land area to it's present size of over 17,000 acres. Stokes State Forest is managed as a multi-use forest with the primary functions of protecting the natural resources while serving the public at the same time....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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Free College Essays - The Forest as a Symbol of Freedom in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter - The Forest as a Symbol of Freedom             “Wilt thou let me be at peace, if I once tell thee?” asked Hester. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a stiff Puritan society in which one can not indulge in their deepest thoughts. Puritan society does not let human beings show how they really feel. Therefore Hester had to seek refuge to explore her inner thoughts, such as the forest. In the forest Hester brings out many hidden emotions, Hester shows her love for Dimmsdale, and the forest is a place where the both of them may have an open conversation without the constraints of Puritan society....   [tags: free essay writer] 746 words
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Importance of the Nighttime Forest - A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Importance of the Nighttime Forest      In Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream the dark forest is the center of the world, relegating Athens, center of the civilized Greek world, to the periphery. Day gives way to night, and mortal rulers leave the stage to be replaced by fairies. The special properties of night in a forest make it the perfect setting for the four lovers to set out on a project of self-discovery. Shakespeare implies that in darkness, reliance on senses other than eyesight leads to true seeing....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]
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Logging on Public Land Must be Restricted -   Walking on a small trail through a canopy of white oak and other mixed hardwoods I soon came to an overlook, a small rock overhang from which I could see the gently rolling canvas of green for miles. The Mark Twain National Forest. As I turned my head however, the canvas of green became more like a patchwork quilt. One square mile of forest, another square mile of nothing except stumps and slash, the waste products of a logging clear-cut. The loggers had taken what they needed and left, allowing nature to take over where they left off, to start again from nothing....   [tags: Environment, Forest Preservation]
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Organ Donation and Forest Depletion Depicted in Fitzhugh’s The Organ Grinders - Organ Donation and Forest Depletion Depicted in Fitzhugh’s The Organ Grinders On the back of my drivers license there is a box which will allow me to donate organs if I wish to do so. Upon first receiving my license I didn’t know whether to sign it or where I could find three witnesses to watch me sign. Modern science is allowing people to live longer than ever before, and transplanting failed organs is another method to preserve our frail lives. The problem with human organ transplantation is there is never enough supply to meet the high demand....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Setting and Atmosphere of Sikes and Nancy,The Black Cottage, and The Treasure In The Forest - Comparing the setting and atmosphere of Sikes and Nancy written by CHARLES DICKENS in 1869, The Black Cottage written by WILKIE COLLINS in 1859 and The Treasure In The Forest written by HERBERT GEORGE (HG) Wells in 1895. Three Victorian plays I am going to study the setting and atmosphere of three short stories written in the Victorian era, I will attempt to understand how the Victorian society was based on these texts. Sikes and Nancy written by CHARLES DICKENS in 1869, The Black Cottage written by WILKIE COLLINS in 1859 and The Treasure In The Forest written by HERBERT GEORGE (HG) Wells in 1895....   [tags: English Literature] 2404 words
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The Life Support of the Forestry Regime: Case Studies of Two Transnational NGOs - The Life Support of the Forestry Regime: Case Studies of Two Transnational NGOs Introduction As relatively new actors in international relations, nongovernmental organizations or NGOs are becoming a vital component for successful environmental regimes. NGOs organize transnational advocacy networks that link state actors, businesses, and other organizations. The forestry regime is relatively weak as compared to other environmental regimes because of a lack of international agreements and state policies regarding forest conservation....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays, forest]
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Charles Darwin Would Be an Environmentalist - In an article by Axel Bugge two opinions on what should happen to the Amazon are discussed. One view is that it’s more important to cut down the Amazon due to the growing number of people living in Brazil. The other more vocal side wants to stop any cutting down of the Amazon but at least wants to minimize the amount that is being cut down every year. They don’t want to lose the Amazon that is nicknamed “the lungs of the planet” for all the oxygen that comes from there (Bugge 1). The Brazilian authorities and large percent of Brazilians know that they should limit the amount of Amazon that is being cut down....   [tags: Amazon Rain Forest] 577 words
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The Light In the Forest - It is the fall of 1764, and the relations between white settlers of western Pennsylvania and Indians of the Ohio area are strained. Nevertheless, the ambitious white Colonel Bouquet and his troop of 1,500 men march into Indian country and demand the return of whites who have been kidnapped by the Delaware Indians. True Son, a fifteen-year-old white boy who has been raised by Indians since the age of four, is one of the white prisoners who is going to be returned. True Son loves his Indian way of life and considers himself to be Indian; he has been raised to view whites as enemies and cannot imagine living with them....   [tags: essays research papers] 980 words
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Environmental Issue - Environmental problems are something which belongs to nature or known as “Mother Earth” [13]. Nature was created to help people survive from gathering foods until build a house. This phenomenon happens continuously without thinking how much damage that nature has because human’s fault. Nature gradually becomes worse and animal’s life in danger. People who are aware of the importance of nature react. Those people do several ways to save the environment. Although these efforts can return back the environment, these efforts only can be hold temporarily....   [tags: Air Polution, Forest Destruction] 1171 words
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Taking a Look at Taiga Biome - ... The Gray Wolf is the biggest canine in the Taiga. To adapt the Gray Wolf has very big paws to help them truck through the snow in winter months. The Bald Eagle is an endangered species of the Taiga. The population of the Bald Eagle is decreasing. The Bald Eagle can be spotted as its large body soars across the sky. An adaption that the bald eagle has made is building nests high up in the trees to adapt to different tree settings and help keep their eggs away from any prey. The Snowshoe Rabbit habitat is in the Forests of the Taiga....   [tags: habitat of the needleleaf forest] 847 words
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Environmental Management - The role of the State is still crucial to twenty-first century environmental policy making. The State through its various different organizations is involved in implementing policies related to the direct and active manipulation of the environment (Wilson, 1997). The State devises a set of rules governing the access and withdrawals of the resource stock (Grafton, 2000). For example, forest officials, such as the Forestry Commission in the United Kingdom directly manages and exploits state owned forests....   [tags: Environment, Forest Officials, Policy] 1152 words
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Sports Marketing - Sports marketing is a delicate balance applying technology, posters, banners, and sports figures to ultimately increase the net worth of a specific team or sport. Wake Forest University outlines what sports marketing is, the skills necessary to effectively market sports, in addition they offer sources to supplement their article. As Wake Forest University hinted at technology is surging forth in the world of sports marketing, as generations are becoming more dependent on technology sports marketers are scrambling to incorporate technology into every sport and game possible....   [tags: technology, Wake Forest University, stadium]
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Uña de Gato or Cat' s Claw: Another Valuable Treasure from the Peruvian Rain Forest - Uña de Gato or Cat' s Claw: Another Valuable Treasure from the Peruvian Rain Forest Cat's Claw, also commonly called Uña de Gato, is a breakthrough herbal medicine that is reported to be beneficial to the treatment of cancer, digestion disorders, Crohn's disease, arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, bursitis, rheumatism, genital herpes and herpes zoster, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), along with numerous other bowl and intestinal disorders. It also is noted to have positive effect on immune system problems, including those infected with the HIV virus....   [tags: Botany]
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A New Forest To Conquer - The following is a story that I hope to someday tell my grandchildren. I want it to serve as a means of instilling in them the courage and dexterity that I have somehow found within myself to make it through this wonderful and sometimes very painful journey. Once upon a time, high, high up in a tree, there was a bird’s nest and in that nest there was a special, little egg . The mother bird worried and fussed and fussed and worried over her little egg, saying, “Oh my, this little egg cannot possibly be big enough for my baby bird.” Finally, the mother bird’s wait and worry over the little egg came to an end and her baby hatched....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Wildfire Mitigation - Wildfire Mitigation Thesis: Politicians are proposing sweeping changes in bills, which have caused great controversy, in efforts to correct the problems that the Forest Service has faced in restoration projects. Are these bills necessary or is there a better solution that politicians are overlooking. Introduction: Humans have been changing the Western forests' fire system since the settlement by the Europeans and now we are experiencing the consequences of those changes....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Forest Essays]
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Three Solutions to Deforestation - Three Solutions to Deforestation      If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound. Or rather, if a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, does anybody even care. This saying epitomizes the world's current view on deforestation, most notably in the Brazilian Amazon, which is known as 'The Lungs of the Earth.' Deforestation is defined as the long-term or permanent removal of forest cover, usually accompanied by burning, which is then converted to a non-forested land use....   [tags: environment green global warming forest essays]
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Taiga Biome - The Taiga Biome is a large, naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major part of both Siberia and North America. It is usually found at high elevations at more temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the largest terrestrial biome on earth, covering around 50 million acres of land (NP, UC Santa Barbara). It is known for its subarctic climate that ranges between -51 to -1 °C in the winter and -21 to 7 °C in the summer. The two main season found in the taiga are summer and winter as autumn and spring are usually very short and barely noticeable....   [tags: flora, fauna, forest, climate, logging, mining]
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If A Tree Falls in the Philosophical Forest, Someone Managed to Undermine Descartes Ambitions for Epistemology - To truly think about knowledge brings about some interesting thought. When asked to think about knowledge, most individuals concern themselves solely with what they know such as certain subjects, theories or facts. In the grand scheme of things, this way of thought is seemingly only minute or even superficial. As human beings, we do not always considered how we come to know what we know. We often place are acquisition of knowledge lower in a taxonomy of importance. All too often, individuals take knowledge and its power for granted....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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US Public Lands - U.S. Public Lands are a vital part of our nation and what is stands for, but you rarely hear anything about of these lands or the creation of their units anywhere other than a bleak mention in a high school American history class where they briefly mention their conception or if you seek it out in college. The federal government owns just about 30% of all public lands in the United States, (Bureau of Land Management Lecture), which equates to almost 650 million acres, of land of all different types and terrains....   [tags: US territory, US Forest service, government]
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The Great Barrier Reef in Australia - In eerie silence high above the earth’s surface a breath taken astronaut observes the mystery and ineffable wonder of the largest structure made by living organisms. While too far to see the diverse 1,500 fish species or 400 coral curiosities, the effulgence of this place is unmistakable. As the only living thing able to be seen without aid from the moon, the Great Barrier Reef’s splendor is not only limited to images from the ground; it seizes the interest of stars and men alike. Spanning south from Papua New Guinea to the eastern Queensland coast of Australia, its size is like no other, making a home for more species of animals and plants in a cubic meter than any other place in the worl...   [tags: rain forest, australian attractions, ayer's rock]
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Removal of The Colora River Bank - The function of riparian zone vegetation and river banks in South Africa, are under constant threat of anthropogenic activities such as mining and agricultural practices along riverine areas. The degradation of such vegetation and the collapse or removal of river banks has a profound wide spread and long term effect on the riverine environment (Zainudin et al. 2013). Initiatives such as Working for Water (WfW) has taken up the challenge to actively restore degraded and disturbed riverine environments in order to restore the quality and availability of water in South African catchment areas (Palmer et al....   [tags: south africa, forest act,riparian vegetation]
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Logging on Public Lands is Destroying Our Forests - Logging on Public Lands: A Chainsaw Massacre        As long as humans have lived in forested areas, they have cut down trees for lumber and/or to clear space for agricultural purposes. However, this practice has resulted in the destruction and near extinction of our national forests. Today, fewer than five percent of our country's original forests remain (Thirteen) and the U.S. Forest Service continues to allow more than 136,000 square miles to be logged each year (Byrant). Even more alarming, is the fact that only twenty percent of the current public forest lands are permanently protected by law, leaving nearly eighty percent to be consumed by chainsaws and bulldozers (Heritage...)....   [tags: Trashing our Forests]
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Forrest Gump - Forrest Gump “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump is the portrayal of a man that has been alienated from society, not because he is unintelligent or dimwitted, but rather because he is not restricted by the conventional ideals which are embedded within his culture; thus, Forrest challenges the conformities and principals that most people are accustomed to. The contrast that Robert Zemeckis, director of the film, is attempting to convey through the character of Forrest Gump is how most people are too smart for there own good; and thus, try to escape the realities and actualities of life....   [tags: Movie Film Forrest Gump Essays] 2461 words
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The Significance of Forests - Introduction Forests can shape our landscape; they can provide immeasurable appeal to rural and peri-urban areas, defining the inherent landscape character. Furthermore, the significance of design interpretation can facilitate management objectives and outcomes; particularly in proximity to centers of population. Wherein, the community has an affinity, vested interest, general interest or typically a fear of change. Historic landscape design: The major influence on the forest landscape was the Forestry Act 1919, and creation of the Forestry Commission (FC); there remit was to create a strategic timber reserve demanded by the war effort....   [tags: Landscapes, Rural, Peri-Urban Areas]
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The Importance of Forests - How does one see the world with trees everywhere. How about a world with not one in site. Forests are natural resources that are beneficial to humans and species. They house many species and help the earth remain robust by, (holding soil together), keeping the water cycle in balance, and cleaning the air. Forests have been used since man first stood. As time has gone by, the forests population has been declining because of societies taking them down in order to make space for buildings, farm land, and to produce utilities....   [tags: environmental issues, deforestation]
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The Movie Forrest Gump - The movie Forest Gump was a historical fictional story narrated by the main character, Forest Gump. Forest Gump was born in 1944 in Alabama .He was raised by his mother ,and his father left when he was little .Forest Gump wasn’t your average white boy ,Forest was different psychically and mentally .Forest Gump had to wear leg braces as a little boy because of his back. His mother would always encourage him .even though forest was deemed as an idiot, she was still supportive. Forest Gump was teased in school because of his mental capacity .He befriend a girl in school name jenny ,and she would hold a special place in his heart besides his mother .Forest Gump talks about his life and the his...   [tags: film review and character analysis] 823 words
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The Benefits of Forests to Societies - ... precipitation, temperature). For the species that establish mycorrhizal symbiosis with trees, it may be expected that stand structure, which can be modified through forest management, as well as soil properties, affect mushroom production. It is also well known that weather, together with other environmental factors, also affect mushroom dynamics. In addition, the local site characteristics have been repeatedly mentioned in the literature to have an impact on mushroom yield (Egli, 2011). The presence of large amount of potential variables related to mushroom productivity and their interdependence makes it difficult to give clear recommendation for managing mushroom yields....   [tags: pinus sylvestries, tourism business] 1745 words
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Three Threats to the Sustainability of Forests - When speaking about the sustainability of forests, sustainability itself must first be defined. The concept of sustainability is not easily defined in a single sentence or even in several sentences. As quoted by Steve Nix (n.d.), the British Columbia Forest Service defines sustainability as the integration of 3 elements, the environment, the economy and the social system, into a single system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely. To achieve and maintain this delicate balance, many different factors within those 3 elements are required to work together in unison....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Biological Diversity in Mangrove Forests - ... These fish are mainly sail fin molly, least killifish, and mosquito fish. The level above the smaller fish level of the mangrove food chain is the top level which is the mangrove birds. For example, egrets and ospreys are wading birds that feed on the community of fish that live between the roots of mangrove. However, there are other types of mangrove ecosystem birds, such as tricolored heron, white crowned pigeon, and brown pelican. Background: The ocean support diverse complex ecosystem arranging from the engineering coral reef to the oldest and most resilient forest on the plant, the mangroves (protector of our coast lines)....   [tags: habitat, food chain] 586 words
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Pennsylvania Forests Management Strategies - The management of the Pennsylvania forests should incorporate proper population control mechanisms for the white-tailed deer together with suitable pest control mechanisms in the habitats. Other strategies relating to tree harvesting, nutrients conservation, fire management, and the utilization of wood products need to be changed to effectively conserve Pennsylvania forests and the wildlife in them. The most significant controversy surrounding the present management strategies for Pennsylvania forests and the wildlife in them is in the control of the white-tailed deer population....   [tags: state environmetal policies] 1052 words
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The Path to Extinction for Rain Forests - Rainforests are defined by an excessive amount of rainfall. They are extremely vital organs of the global ecosystem and are responsible for nearly a third of the world’s oxygen provision. With over 30 million different species of plants and animals, they are believed to be the eldest and most complex land based ecosystems on the globe. Rainforests can be thought of as massive sponges, which suck up over half of the world’s rainfall and then release it back into the air in the forms of giant compounds of mist and water vapor....   [tags: deforestation, exploitation, landslides] 2390 words
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Black Forrest, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Overview The heavily wooded but fast growing area of Black Forest, Colorado is a fantastic destination for habitual wildlife, familial, and individual enjoyment. Located just north of Colorado Springs and situated in El Paso County, originally known as “the pineries”, Black Forest is chock-full of rich Native American antiquity and well-made frontier handiwork accompanied by beautiful natural wildlife, county and historic parks for small and large group fun. Black Forrest is one of Colorado’s natural gems, and a place to visit and delight in earth’s natural splendor....   [tags: Native tribes, familial enjoyment, wildlife] 632 words
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Analysis of The character Jenny Curran from the Movie Forrest Gump - The character Jenny Curran from the movie Forrest Gump, had a tough life from the very beginning of the movie throughout to the end. During the movie, most parts were assumed and not actually said. For example, as a child she was physically abused as well as sexually abuse, however, it isn’t said, a scene of her with dirty ripped clothes and older Forrest narrating says “her father was always touching and kissing her and her sister” that implies that her father was sexually abusing her. Jenny’s father was not only abusive but an alcoholic and neglected the care of Jenny....   [tags: forrest gump, jenny curran, run forrest]
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