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Pollution and Environment - Logging on Public Land Must be Restricted - 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: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Pollution and Environment Essay - America Needs Responsible Logging - America Needs Responsible Logging        I walk along the narrow logging road, scuffing my feet in the four inch dust. I am delighted to see my dad's big, green skidder, a machine used to drag logs from the woods to the road, up ahead, hopping over stump after stump. I scan the small, freshly-cut patch of aspen trees, lying in the luscious bed of fallen leaves. In his skidder, my dad carefully backs up to the butts of the trees and grabs them up in one skillful sweep of the giant grapple....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Land Management Agency Discretion - Agency discretion towards land management has been an issue since the Forest Service’s conception. Gifford Pinchot had envisioned local foresters managing lands with ideas and guidelines that have been developed with modern science and conservation in mind. Since then, laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Wilderness Bill and Endangered Species Act have limited the amount of authority and discretion a land management agency has over a particular area. These laws along with the current forest plans under the Land & Resource Management plans under the 1982 Regulations have made it possible for agencies to be subject to public opinion of whether the forest plans are best suited for a particular area and if the agency is successfully implementing these forest objectives....   [tags: essays research papers] 975 words
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The Pastoral Setting of Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Pastoral Setting of As You Like It Central to the pastoral vision of As You Like It is the setting in the Forest of Ardenne, especially the contrast between it and the ducal court. In the former, there is a powerful political presence which creates dangers. Deception lurks behind many actions, brothers have secret agendas against their brothers, and people have to answer to the arbitrary demands of power. In the Forest of Ardenne, however, life is very different. For one thing, there is no urgency to the agenda....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 687 words
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Stop The Deforestation - "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, often regarded as just a mass of trees and exotic species, is to many indigenous people a home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Puritan Society in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Puritan Society in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne In The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society, where one is unable to express his or her innermost thoughts and feelings. Everyone needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions stay bottled up until they become explosive. Puritan society however did not permit this kind of expression. People had to seek alternative means of relieving their personal anguish and distress. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne provides a refuge, in the form of a forest....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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Indigenous People of the Congo - ... Women and children help out by driving the animals into the nets. The women and children will herd the animals to the nets, while the men guard the nets. The Mbuti are struggling to keep their gathering and foraging traditions and economy, but with only partial success. According to Peacock (1984), while their traditional way of life is often describe as centering the hunting and gathering of wild food resources, the Mbuti rely for a large part of their subsistence on cultivated foods acquired in exchange from village-living horticulturalists....   [tags: Anthropology, Mbuti, Culture] 2480 words
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Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry - Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry The idea of forestry in the sense that we know it today is only about four hundred years old. Forestry developed mainly out of the need for a continual supply of wood products. There were a few forest reserves for hunting or preservation in Europe, but the idea of managing a forest for a number of resources is quite new. There are four stages that almost all societies have gone through when trying to develop this idea of forestry. The first stage has to do with the unregulated abuse of forest products to be used as energy, building supplies and also to be cleared to make way for agricultural land....   [tags: Environment Conservation Growth Agriculture Paper]
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Logging in the United States - Logging in the United States Logging in the United States is a very controversial subject. Many people have different opinions on how we should take care of our forests and sometimes the arguments can get heated. Logging needs to be done to protect small western communities from catastrophic wild fires. Logging also gives small communities a way of income. When people think of logging they think of clear cutting which is damaging to the environment, but clear cutting does not happen too much on the national forests....   [tags: Environment, Environmental, Deforestation]
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Is Deforestation out of Control? - Is Deforestation out of Control. Humans are very greedy when it comes to thinking of themselves and only themselves first. This is more so a problem in the United States of America than compared to other countries around the world, but the American way of life and its economy has a huge effect on the rest of the world and how it operates. For some reason, industries struggle to respect the natural resources that are on this planet. The industries use the Earth’s natural resources with reckless abandonment and do not necessarily have a back up plan to put in effect once all of them are depleted....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1434 words
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Deforestation - DEFORESTATION - OUR TROPICAL FORESTS ARE DECLIING Deforestation has different levels of which I am going to try to outline in a simple manner. The deforestation begins on a local level, then to a regional, level and then last the global level. As you will read, the forest is home to people and wildlife, etc. The forest also has many purposes for which we need but “we” as a whole is a big picture. We can use it but we also abuse it. Every living creature needs the forest for oxygen, that is what the trees are for, but if we keep cutting them for logging, cattle-raising for soy, and many other reasons we do what we do, then how will we breathe....   [tags: Environment Global Warming Climate Change]
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Diversity of Species Found in Tropical Rainforests and Temperate Forests - Introduction While looking at tropical rainforests and temperate forests, one will notice a wide diversity of: species, location and values. Tropical rain forests are located along equatorial regions of the globe, while temperate forests tend to shy away from the planets waistline and reside in areas north and south of the equator. Temperature and rainfall has a profound effect on the control of temperate and tropical rainforests. Diversity of species is influenced by the type of forest where the species is located....   [tags: Ecology]
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Sogolonbougou - This is a very interesting story narrated by the responsibilities and decisions of two people. The first, Amadou Diarra is an agent for the Service des Eaux et Forets (Forest Service). His job as an agent was to manage the nation’s forests and enforcing the forest protection laws. While enforcing these laws he could either make a tribe/person pay the fine or take a bribe. The next key person is the chief of Sogolonbougou, Djokolo Coulibaly. He also was in a very tough situation. He had to someway figure out how to manage the land available to the village to produce enough crop to keep the villagers fed....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Mbuti Culture - ... The forest is the central ingredient of the customary life flow of the Mbuti. They sometimes accredit the forest as mother or father declaring it the source of their food, clothing, and materials for shelter, thus providing the basic essential of their needs (Meeks, 2005 a). The men of the Mbuti tribe retrieve plant food just as the women do, but their primary task is to kill wild life to contribute protein for the diet. In hunting and foraging society being a hunter is a way to gain higher social status....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Policy Evaluation of the REDD Mechanism in the Congo - ... The Action Plan stressed that actions to be considered as mitigation strategies should include “policy approaches and positive incentives on issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries; and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. (UNFCCC, 2007, Decision 2/CP.13, paragraph 1(b)iii). This was the impetus that gave birth to the REDD+ mechanism as it is known today....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Logging the Rainforest - Logging the Rainforest A recipe for local and global disaster Industrial logging is the main cause of forest loss throughout the tropics. It is the starting point of a process leading to the forests' final destruction and substitution by agricultural crops, cattle raising or monoculture tree plantations. These are well known facts supported by more than sufficient evidence. Even more importantly, industrial logging destroys the livelihoods of forest and forest-dependent peoples who, deprived of the resources they depend on, become poor....   [tags: science] 541 words
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Scarlet Letter - Scarlet Letter In Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, life evolves around a rigid and harsh Puritan view. In this society people are not free to express themselves as well as they are today. This is very sad because it is a necessity for humans to be able to express their deepest thoughts and desires. Unfortunately the Puritan society did not permit this so people had to find other ways to satisfy their needs. For two of these characters the satisfying of their urges condemn their fate in life. Hester and Dimmesdale, a reverend, have an affair, which costs Hester life, as she knew it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Exploitation of Our Environment - Exploitation of Our Environment The rainforest is being exploited this means that it is not being used properly and is being taken advantage of. The Amazon Rainforest is vanishing at 3 TIMES the rate it was in 1994. 20% of the Amazon Rainforest is already destroyed. *2.47 ACRES per second *150 ACRES per minute * 214,000 ACRES per day * 78 MILLION ACRES per year: * In Brazil- 5.4+ Million Acres per year *80% of the ancient forests have been destroyed *only 20% of the ancient forests remain intact Over 1 million people moved into the forest all these people cleared parts of the forest to grow crops on since the trees grew so well they thought it would do the same for the crops....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - Old Growth Forests - Old Growth Forests How does one rationalize reducing majestic, centuries old, life-giving trees to piles of woodchips, sawdust, timber or waste. Examine where these products end up and you will realize that the plight of Western Australian (WA) old growth forests is more than just a local issue.   The message from conservationists is loud and clear - "Stop logging and save our trees". This is the notion at the heart of what has become a bitter, bureaucratic argument in Australia, centered around the Government's recently signed Regional Forest Agreement (RFA)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 759 words
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Reflection on Class - Reflection on Class My sixth period students begin to enter the classroom and many of them speak to me as they enter. The bell rings and I walk into the classroom closing the door behind me. I immediately begin telling students to sit and begin the warm-up that is written on one of the white boards. As the students settle they begin their warm-up, but many of the same students continue to laugh and play during this period. I call for the warm-ups, which are then collected....   [tags: Papers] 549 words
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The Devastating Effects of Uncontrolled Deforestation in Malaysia - ... According to the Progress report on the study on forest law enforcement and governance in Malaysia in the context of sustainable forest management by International Tropical Timber Council (2004), scientists believe that at 130 million years old, which shows that the rainforests of Taman Negara are the oldest in the world. In the 1980s, rampant logging in the Bornean states of Sabah and Sarawak allowed Malaysia temporarily to outpace Indonesia and become the world's largest exporter of tropical wood....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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the crucible - In the story the crucible by Arthur Miller there is two characters, Mr. Parris and Mr. Putnam who share many similarities and difference. They are unlike and unlike Mr. Putnam just wants to know what happened while Mr. Parris care more about what they think of him then what really happened inside the forest. Both of them believe that Tutuba should confess and some people in the town are suddenly starting to care, and being active into figuring out what had happened inside the forest. Some of the differences they share are that Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Society and Characters in The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne chose the market place and the forest as settings used to symbolically develop his portrait of society and the characters in The Scarlet Letter. In this novel a story unfolds of three people who are torn apart by sin, revenge, and guilt. The market place reveals to the reader a place of restraint and severe Puritan laws. The setting of the forest yields the impressions of wild unrestraint and passion. The market place paints a careful picture of restraint and law that seldom delves into the depths of raw human emotion....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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Geography and Biodiversity of Acre in Brazil - Missing Works Cited Acre Acre is the Westernmost Brazilian state, and neighbor to Amazonas and Rondônia, spanning about 55,000 square miles. Its capital Rio Branco is home to the 288, 907 of the total 438,489 denizens (1996). The whole of Acre is contained within the Amazon Basin and 93% of it is tropical rain forest. Notwithstanding the great extent of deforestation, the biodiversity of Acre and the surrounding Amazon Basin remains extensive; there are the mammoth trees, countless species of palm trees, vines, bushes, ferns; there are copaíba, Brazil-nuts, various fruits such as cupuaçu and graviola; species of insects, fish, the parrots, araras and other birds, so rare that scientists have yet to describe them; there are cicadas, caimans, the rays, the land-and sweet-water turtles, tapirs, the monkeys, and jaguars....   [tags: Geology] 2358 words
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Duality in The Scarlet Letter - Duality in The Scarlet Letter Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright, believed, “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” (Think Exist). Wilde’s quotation conveys the idea of duality residing within every situation, person, and object. Nathaniel Hawthorne explores the idea further in his classic novel The Scarlet Letter. In the novel Hawthorne demonstrates duality within the character Pearl and the forest; he suggests an optimistic perspective of the world....   [tags: Classic American Literature] 671 words
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Salem Village at Sunset - ... Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. “Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose. He had taken a dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest, which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through, and closed immediately behind…in a gloomy hollow of the road, Goodman Brown sat himself down on the stump of a tree and refused to go any farther…Without more words, he threw his companion the maple stick, and was as speedily out of sight as if he had vanished into the deepening gloom....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Physical and Historical Settings in The Scarlet Letter - ... This act is aligned with the historical setting that depicts the rigid Puritan beliefs when Hester commits a sin, adultery, because the entire Puritan society isolates her and turns against her. The physical hardship of the setting is one aspect that influences the people in the novel. The physical hardships of New England are simply illustrated through the prison door rose-bush, “This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it…” (46)....   [tags: Literature] 1013 words
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Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton - The Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton      The pastoral settings in Shakespeare's As You Like It, John Milton's "L'Allegro," and his "Il Penseroso" provide an escape from an urban environment. Although Shakespeare's Duke Senior and his followers physically move into a forest, they still tend to impose their urban system upon the wilderness. In "L'Allegro," Milton presents an idyllic countryside where all adversity has been safely domesticated. In "Il Penseroso," the speaker makes no attempt to change the landscape of Melancholy, but rather embraces it for its solitude and silence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Ambiguity in Young Goodman Brown - "Had Goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest and only dreamed a wild dream of a witch-meeting. (387)" The story "Young Goodman Brown" is portrayed as a straight forward tale of a man on a venture. It is not overly difficult to comprehend or interpret, however it does have several great ambiguities. As Hawthorne's tale has a great deal of symbolism, it is all in retrospect to the ambiguous entities within the tale. The formalistic approach will be used to analyze the ambiguities in the story, mainly focusing upon the use of dark and light contrasts....   [tags: American Literature] 461 words
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Deciduous Forests - Deciduous Forests The definition of a deciduous forest is a biome characterized by the presence of trees that lose their leaves in the fall. I chose to narrow down this subject a little and do my report mainly on the Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous Forest. It is mainly dominate in eastern North America. It is very well known for its leaves which turn brilliant colors like brilliant reds, oranges and golds in autumn. The shortening of days in fall stimulates the plants to withdraw chlorophyll from their leaves, allowing a brief but spectacular showing of other beautiful colors before the leaves are shed completely and plants enter an extended period of dormancy....   [tags: Papers] 449 words
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Ridged Puritan Society in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter: Ridged Puritan Society In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels; otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become volatile. Unfortunately, society did not permit this kind of expression; thus characters had to seek alternate means to relieve their personal needs and desires....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1118 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - Logging on Public Lands, Another Chainsaw Massacre - 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: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Amazon - The Amazon History of Technology Can you image how the Amazon Basin would look if development had never started. The colonization of the Amazon is very similar to what happened in the American West in the 1800s. What took approximately 80 years to accomplish in the United States, has taken far fewer year in the Amazon Basin. The Amazon Basin consists of the widest rivers in the world and they flow through the largest rain forest, traveling through nine nations. The people of the Amazon Basin have been there for as long as 10,000 years....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Salvage Logging - Salvage Logging Proponents: Legislators and the timber industry Opponents: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) Legislators have defined "salvage logging" as the act of logging unhealthy forest stands, considered to have a probability of experiencing extreme insect and disease infestation of catastrophic fire. However, no scientific consensus exists for describing an unhealthy forest, predicting or classifying catastrophic fire event, or classifying the resultant damage of an insect and disease....   [tags: Logging Environmental Forestry Essays]
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The Journey of Young Goodman Brown - In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, Young Goodman Brown, Brown goes on a journey through the forest that drastically changes him. While we never know the real reason why Brown went to the forest, the experience in the forest caused him to become a bitter, sad, and lonely man who couldn't look at life the same after that night. There were many events that occurred in the forest that caused this change in him. Goodman Brown, a young man who was only married for three months, left his home and his wife, Faith, to go into the forest and spend the night on some mission that he will not explain....   [tags: American Literature] 629 words
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Environmental Psychology - Psychology Psychology is the study of how human beings and animals sense, think, learn and know. Psychology is a science based on observations and theories. Modern psychology is the collecting of facts and turning them into psychological theories to explain people's behavior and sometimes to predict and influence their future behavior. Psychology, in the past, has been assumed to have clear sub-fields (headings). Although there are many differences between the different classifications of psychology, they are interrelated and frequently overlap....   [tags: Environmental Psychology Phobias] 1556 words
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Causes of Deforestation - Causes of Deforestation Humans have always cleared the forest for our own interests, but in the past, the process was slow and only limited regions were deforested, generally for subsistence agriculture. However, today, humanity is far more efficient at clearing the forest with our advanced technology and machinery and our almost maniacal drive to earn profits in the near term. Ranching Cattle ranches are created in the rainforest for many fast food companies. Large areas of rainforests are burned away to create grasslands where cattle are brought in to graze....   [tags: Papers] 905 words
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Justification of Hester in The Scarlet Letter - In the Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne commits adultery, a disgraceful sin, and she is severely punished. Yet although her sin was not a good choice, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author, attempts to justify her actions. His writing indicates that he does not accept of her behavior but that it was not completely her fault. Being a Puritan, Hester was forced into one way of life, the only acceptable way in the eyes of her community. This pressure to adhere to numerous strict rules was metaphorically compared to a difficult journey down a narrow, winding road in the forest with little light....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne] 1015 words
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Compairison of "Young Goodman Brown" and "No Country For Old Men" - The story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne depicts a man whose inner desire is to experience the evil forbidden forest, as well as retaining his image as a, “good and honest Christian.” This internal conflict is also portrayed in the movie No Country for Old Men, which was directed and written by the Coen brothers. In the movie the main character, Llewellyn Moss, is confronted with the moral dilemma of either keeping the drug money he found or calling the police. Although he morally makes the wrong decision, he still tries to maintain his values and character....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 888 words
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Maui's Precious Beauty - ... Volunteers will be assigned to a certain coastal area on the island of Maui, and they will gather trash, restore the beauty of the area and to make the place luxuriously beautiful. In addition, the county should lessen further development and buildings along the shoreline because coastal erosion might occur. If coastal erosion is not prevented or limited, Maui will lose its admirable charm; moreover, floods or natural disaster may be a problem (Johnson). As a reaction to such matter, some feels that establishing more businesses and buildings will boost up the island’s economy....   [tags: Tourism]
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Uganda: Sugar Reserves Were Made for Man not Man for the Reserves - ... The forest reserve is currently recovering from numerous encroachers that have been cutting trees and creating settlement son the reserve. If this recovery were disrupted and in fact more trees cut down, the results, according to most ecologists could be catastrophic. Cutting down the forest will increase the number of floods in the area, promote soil erosion, and most importantly reduce the amount of rainfall received in the area. Given that most individuals around the area are subsistence farmers, they heavily rely on rainfall to irrigate their crops, disruption of which will surely leave them hopeless....   [tags: Uganda]
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Free YGB Essay: The Ambiguities in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - Young Goodman Brown:  Ambiguities The Young Goodman Brown  In this story, we as readers are presented with a seemingly easy narrative to interpret. Closer reading, however, reveals two critical ambiguities that may be interpreted at least two different ways. First, why does young goodman Brown go into the forest, and second, is the trip into the forest reality or an illusion?  There are two ways to interpret why goodman Brown went into the forest. First, we can assume he went into the forest as a sort of initiation or kind of religious rite of passage (....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB] 606 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - The Destruction of the Rain Forests (and the Earth) - The Destruction of the Rain Forests (and the Earth) Rain forests are disappearing at a drastic rate. Industry is usually at the root of this destruction of one of natures resources. Land is needed for highways, agriculture, livestock, or to expand a city. Other times the trees themselves are needed by lumber companies of countries that themselves lack to forests necessary to meet their countries demands such as Japan. Environmentalists are deplored by this destruction refuting that bio-diversity is being lost, an ancient way of life is being lost as "people of the forest" are being forced out of their homes, new diseases are being stirred up and that the earth is a living organism and man is behaving like a virus....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 1159 words
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Free Essay - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale's Double-talk in The Scarlet Letter - Dimmesdale's Double-talk in The Scarlet Letter Abstract: Critics of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter' are wrong to attribute to Hester the means of persuading Dimmesdale to elope with her and their child. It is Dimmesdale who uses his rhetorical mastery to talk Hester into talking him into eloping. An analysis of his conversation with Hester in the forest in comparison with his sermons shows that he is using the same discursive strategy he employs to convince his parishioners that he is a sinless man....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1203 words
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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Use of Symbols in The Scarlet Letter       In many stories, symbols included by the author add deeper meaning.  Nathaniel Hawthorne is one author who mastered the skill of using symbols effectively.  The Scarlet Letter is regarded as a "symbolic masterpiece" due to Hawthorne's exceptional use of the scarlet letter, the setting, and Pearl as symbols.   One of the main symbols of the novel is the basis for the title of the novel itself.  Hester Prynne's scarlet letter is attached to her dress, and appears "in fine red cloth surrounded with an elaborate embroidery with fantastic flourishes of gold thread" (Hawthorne 60).  The letter is said to have "the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself" (Hawthorne 61).  The letter seems to be the focal point of Hester's figure, and the townspeople obsess about the blazing red sign of her sin for a long time after Hester's ignominy....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]
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Road Construction in the Amazon - Road Construction in the Amazon When one thinks of the Amazonian rain forest, it is very unlikely that paved roads and highways will come to the imagination. Unfortunately, in the past 35 years road construction has been the main reason for the deforestation in Brazil's Amazon basin. In an effort to expand its frontiers and develop economically the impenetrable areas of the country, Brazil's government has launched a series of projects aimed at improving the infrastructure in the Amazon region....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Stop Logging Before it Destroys the World - Stop Logging Before it Destroys the World The sound of trees falling in the distance, national forests being cut down by humans; these are things that animals living in the forest have to deal with every day in the forest. Logging takes away animals homes and turns beautiful land into torn up trashy land. Logging is bad for the environment and should be banned from national forest. The logging companies claim they care about our forest but all they really care about is the money. The national forest should not be a source of income for our nation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 783 words
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How Young Goodman Brown Became Old Badman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne was a nineteenth-century American writer of the Romantic Movement. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1804, he was one of those rare writers who drew critical acclaim during his lifetime. Hawthorne used Salem as a setting for most of his stories, such as The Scarlet Letter, The Blithedale Romance, and “Young Goodman Brown”. Today, readers still appreciate Hawthorne's work for its storytelling qualities and for the moral and theological questions it raises. Nathaniel Hawthorne's work is typically fraught with symbolism, much of it deriving from his Puritan ancestry; relatives of his were judges in the Salem witchcraft trials....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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