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The Pros and Cons of Fracking - ... . . that's a value of about $36 billion, due to shale gas alone," not even taking into the consideration the profits made from other extracted gases from hydrofracking (Hassett and Mathur). This massive introduction of shale gas to the American economy has caused the price to drop, prompting some industries, such as the electricity production industry to "switch some input from coal to natural gas" (Hassett and Mathur). The large influx of natural gases has provided a crucial economic boost, and it has a significant environmental impact, too....   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking for a Better World - In recent years there has been great concern over the growing demand for energy, and the lack of non-renewable energy resources to meet the demand in the future. In addition, the question of “sustainability”—the ability to balance social, economic, and environmental needs in energy production to meet both current and long-term requirements—has come to the fore. It is clear that America must expand energy production quickly, and that we must develop renewable, sustainable energy sources to meet long-term demand and protect our future....   [tags: hydrofracking, fracking, fraccing]
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The Problems with Fracking - No Fracking Way Imagine a world where fresh and clear water was a luxury. Imagine water so contaminated with chemicals that every plant it comes into contact with dies. As the trees begin to die, oxygen levels drop. As the vegetation dies, wildlife begins to die out. The polluted water which flows through the ground into wells causes instant contamination. As the water flows out of the sink, one can strike a match and light the liquid on fire. Showering in these chemicals is out of the question....   [tags: Environmentalism, Human Health]
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The Dangers of Fracking - With the age of constant industrial and technological growth has come the necessity for not only cost effective and efficient methods for industry, but also the need for obtaining fuel for the machines that make the modern world possible. Oil has become as precious a commodity as gold, if not more so; its attainments constantly driving the world's largest businesses and governments across the world into action. Naturally, a "quick-fix" solution to this problem is constantly sought after by oil companies wishing to provide oil on a massive scale....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing]
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Fuels: Hydraulic Fracking, Yes or No? - ... This reduces the need of bringing in energy from a power plant and so relieves some of the cost (Promise and Peril). The plants create jobs, “Workers on oil rigs in North Dakota can make Seventy-thousand in five months. Supervisors earn three hundred and twenty thousand dollars a year” (Merrill 973-974). Since it allows access to greater amounts of fuel it also creates more power plants and subsequently jobs. Fracking creates more and more jobs as more deposits are discovered and then fracked....   [tags: pollution, coal, environment]
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Fracking and its Effect on the Environment - Oil and natural gas companies have developed a way to drill for natural gas, a process called hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Natural gas is a flammable gas mixture consisting of methane and several other hydrocarbons that occur naturally underground. Natural gas is used as fuel for heating, cooking, and even in some automobiles like the “RideOn” buses. This technique has only recently become economically feasible with the rising prices of fossil fuels, and there is much potential for recovering natural gas through fracking....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing, argumentative]
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The Controversy that Surrounds the Use of Fracking - The controversy that lies behind the use of 'Fracking' 7.2 Billion people heavily rely on oil in todays world. With such weighty demand comes a substantial amount of pressure for oil firms to extract, and supply hydrocarbons. This is a major reason as to why oil firms are reliant on hydraulic fracturing in order to extract fossil fuels miles beneath the ground. This cycle of demand and supply makes this subject vitally important to research and discuss. This investigation will be based on the controversy that surrounds the use of 'Fracking' (Hydraulic Fracturing)....   [tags: fossil fuel, hydraulic fracturing, hydrovarcbons]
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Hydraulic Fracking Should Not Be Allowed - Natural gas within shale rock formations is the new energy resource that is on the rise due to the decline of oil reserves in recent years. Though, the benefits of this recent discovery can be economically advantageous for our country’s future. However, we have ignored water and air as a natural resource. These two resources are taken for granted by people all over the world, possibly due to the high abundance of both. Water and our atmosphere are two resources that are essential for life to thrive, and the production of natural gas through hydraulic fracking endangers these resources....   [tags: Natural Gas, Shale Rock Formations, Energy Source]
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Fracking: The Water Problem - Ever since the process of hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—made its entrance to the oil industry, issues and problems surrounding the process have become a common occurrence. Fracking is the controversial process of horizontal drilling (see fig. 1), where millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals are pumped deep into an oil well to extract natural gas from the earth’s crust (Ehrenberg 20). This practice has even been banned in some places (see fig. 1). The methane that comes out of the earth and the water used—called fracking fluid—has the potential to cause problems with local ground water supplies....   [tags: Toxic Compounds, Oil Industry]
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Cement and Hydraulic Fracking - ... 2, illinoisissues.uis.edu) Another positive to fracking in Illinois is that we have the strongest environmental regulations in the nation; this ensures that the fracking would be done in the safest manner possible. (“Fracking Comes to Illinois Amid A Wave of Money and Controversy”, p. 1, stltoday.com) However, in addition to these positive aspects of hydraulic fracking, we also have negative aspects as well. Traditional oil drilling has been taking place in Southern Illinois for decades....   [tags: natural gases, oil, hydrocarbons]
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Fracking: Extracting Natural Gas - ... Court of Appeals agreed with LEAF and the EPA is required by law to regulate hydraulic fracturing as it now falls under the SDWA. By 2001, EPA acknowledged that fracking may be potentially hazardous to drinking water and begin an impact study on fracking and drinking water. However, that same year, Vice President Dick Cheney and his Energy Task Force request the EPA to deregulate fracking under the SDWA (“Headwaters Magazine” 2). In 2005, The U.S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, with strong support from President George W....   [tags: environment, oil, gas]
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Natural Gas Fracking Risks - Natural gas is said to be one of the most popular forms of energy today. In the past, often left undeveloped and wasted, it was once considered “unusable” and “worthless”, compared to oil. In order to try to break our country’s dependence on foreign oil supplies, we have begun to dip into our own natural gas supply. Natural gas is found underground, and is produced when trapped gas is released above ground. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process that extracts natural gas from the ground....   [tags: Safe Drinking Water Act, Drilling Areas]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking - I became interested in hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking”, after watching the documentary Gasland II. It chronicled the experiences of those who inhabit areas in proximity to active fracking wells in Pennsylvania. Detailing how their lives had been affected by the drilling. Focusing primarily on water contamination and illnesses that potentially could be linked to the chemicals used in the drilling process. By the end, I had questions about the actual process and what chemicals were used....   [tags: natural gas, geothermal energy]
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Fracking: Causing More Harm Than Good - If the question: “what hydraulic fracturing or fracking is?” was asked to the average person, depending on their location their answer could vary. Most likely though most or many people would not know what Fracking truly is but most would say that they have heard at least a little about it from the news. Hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking is a process that occurs after well has been drilled or bored, and the process through use of a perforated casing that injects fracking fluid which travels through the holes and to target zones and soon when the target zones can’t absorb the fluid and pressure is created causing natural gas or oil to flow up to the surface (Hydraulic Fracturing 101...   [tags: ]
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Is America Fracking Crazy? - In a highly advanced society such as the one we find ourselves in today, advancements in technology itself and the processes it involves are constantly being innovated. Presently, one of the major technological concerns is to find alternative ways to harness cheap energy in order to keep our society running. In the past it has been discovered that the previous forms of energy that we used such as oil and coal, were harmful to the environment.  Because of this, the recent development of natural gas extraction from shale rock, by the means of hydraulic fracturing has been discovered....   [tags: Contaminate Water Supplies]
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Wind Power: Giving Back to the Environment - ... Many of the residents of this region lost out on the opportunities from the Oil and Natural gas boom. This is their chance to take advantage of the next big boom, “The Wind Boom”. Residents will be afforded the chance to sell or lease their land for these wind mills. The mostly barren landscape around here is used for farming and ranching. By leasing the land a farmer/rancher will be able to still farm/ranch while reaping the monitory benefits from the lease. This is an opportunity for dual use of land which shows this company and the residents of the region are making most of their opportunities....   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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Current Status of Hydraulic Fracturing - ... This was about the same time the court case LEAF II was being decided. They were investigating the possibility of Fracking coal bed methane (CBM) while contaminating the drinking water in the water table. While this investigation was going on, the Fracking industry was lobbying the United States federal government and attempting to convince them that they should play a lesser part in the regulation of Fracking wells. Also occurring in this timeframe was the signing of an agreement between the EPA and some of the larger energy corporations that would prevent the signing parties from injecting diesel fuel into CBM wells in underground sources of drinking water (USDW)....   [tags: fracking, environment, pollution]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Research Paper - Around the world, countries are dependent on oil and more often than not, foreign oil. The U.S. is at a time where they believe buying foreign oil supports terrorism and hurts our economy. Shale formations deep underground that spread all over the U.S. have been found to contain natural gas. This includes the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation, which can be found all throughout New York State and down the East Coast (Hydro-Fracking pg.1). To get at this abundance of gas underground, hydraulic fracturing was invented, but this new method of gas extraction safe for the environment and for the people around it....   [tags: Fracking Research Paper]
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Peer Review Work Abour Support for Hydraulic Fracturing - ... The solution to this issue lies on the shoulders of regulators. Regulators must ensure that the standards that flow back water is stored, is as safe as possible. They can accomplish this by enforcing redundant safety measures to decrease risk. For example regulators should make it obligatory to use brine pit only if they are concrete lined, and only allow the use of 10mm thick plastic covers. The next issue that fracking poses is its massive consumption of water. As much as "20 million liters of water can be used at a fracking site" (Howarth, 272)....   [tags: terry engelders, fracking, thomas merill]
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Hydraulic Fracturing - The social and economic evolution which unfolded along the course of the industrialization era since the 1800s onwards has constituted the basis for many scientific investigations with regards to social and economic history, and politics as well. The creation and developmental process of national industry has very much been an important and dominant facet of economic upheaval. Despite the numerous benefits, industrialization nonetheless has brought about downsides which affect societies altogether....   [tags: fracking, fraccing]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: The Future of America’s Energy - Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is not a novel concept. The hope of being able to access fossil fuels trapped inside layers of shale deep beneath the Earth’s surface was achieved by the process of fracking, developed in 1903 (energyindepth.com). Over the last century, hydraulic fracturing has become an efficient and environmentally friendly way to access the natural gas needed to meet the United States’ high demands. With the condition of the environment rapidly deteriorating, the process of hydraulic fracturing is being questioned....   [tags: Energy ]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Must be Reformed - The multi-billion dollar gas industry is seeking to expand its production across the nation, in light of new technology making extracting natural gas much easier. A Healthy alternative to the fossil fuels we so frivolously use is now more critical than ever. In 2011, the United States used 18.83 million barrels of raw oil daily, and in 2010 19.18 million barrels of petroleum products and biofuels. In 2010 and 2011, that was nearly 22% of the world’s oil supply. (U.S Department of Energy) Previously inaccessible areas in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, stretching from West Virginia to New York, are being unearthed by a controversial method of extracting natural gas, called h...   [tags: Energy, Gas Industry]
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The Politics of Natural Gas Production - The Politics of Natural Gas Production In 2010, roughly 25 percent of the nation’s energy came from natural gas, a “fossil fuel” which American consumers and businesses heavily depend on for transport, light, and heat (Squire 6). As the U.S. population increases, so do the country’s energy needs. Political debate over how the U.S. can meet those needs has slowly simmered for several decades, escalating exponentially when the energy supply grows short. Disputes over just how clean natural gas is, as opposed to coal, dominate headlines and presidential campaigns alike....   [tags: Natural Gas, Fossil Fuels, Energy]
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Marcellus Shale: Is it Worth the Risk? - ... As well as potentially causing pollution, Marcellus Shale drilling has few regulations that monitor the process or the companies that run the process. There is some confusion when it comes to who’s responsible for monitoring the shale industry. The Environmental Protection Agency rarely checks drinking water near Marcellus Shale wells to see if it is safe (Environmental). As indicated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s article “Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA),” the Safe Drinking Water Act regulates the quality of drinking water for Americans and tries to maintain safe drinking water....   [tags: wastewater, shale drilling, pollution]
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Solving the Water Problems in America - “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vince once said. Water is a huge part of life, and everything that lives requires water to make it through its days on earth. A lot of people think that the world has massive amounts of water available for use; therefore, most roll their eyes when conserving water is mentioned. After all, 71% of the earth’s surface is made up of water. However, the truth is that only 2.5% of that is clean, drinkable water, and two-thirds of that percentage is unavailable because it is stuck in ice caps and glaciers (water)....   [tags: Irrigation Periods, Global Issues]
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Lobbying and Politics - ... Corporations usually use lobbyists in order to benefit themselves, even at the expense of harming others. Tobacco and extraction (oil, coal and gas) companies are the largest beneficiaries from reduced regulations, mostly due to the fact that their products are toxic to consumers and bystanders. Over the years, regulations have been slowed or suppressed totally by lobbying from these industries, increasing these industries’ profits by billions. An example of this phenomenon is hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ (Sager, 2012)....   [tags: legislation system, bribes, policy outcome]
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When Humans Impose on the Environment, Expect Negative Outcomes - Before the use of technology, humans had to solely rely on the environment to fulfill their daily needs. Humans respected, and even feared nature for its destructive capabilities. Before the use of technology, humans were connected with nature at an almost spiritual level. They knew how to use the environment and sustain it at the same time. Before technology, there was a natural balance between nature and humans. Unfortunately, as humans developed by advancing in industry and technology, a lot of the respect and fear once held for nature was lost, which lead to an increase in the occurrences of environmental problems....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma - ... They have been conduction experiments along with gathering information of past earthquakes and comparing them to present earthquakes to find out if in fact they correspond. In 2011 Oklahoma received it largest earthquake on record. This quake measured to be a 5.6 and is believed researchers to be caused by hydraulic fracturing. This earthquake was so large it damaged 14 houses, injuring two people and could be felt in 14 different states. Researches speculate the causation of the quake to be from fracking because of recent oil activity in Prague Oklahoma....   [tags: potential damages, tornatoes]
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The Environmental Crises - A major concern of people from all demographics and religions is the environmental crises are taking place in the US and all over the world today. Many aspects our daily lives in the capitalist society we live in are causing grave destruction to our planet. Issues such as global warming, bottling water, and the search for oil and fossil fuels are some of the most known environmental crises taking place in the US. I believe the US could in fact find safe, profitable solutions to many of these problems as long as it is willing to be proactive and address the serious issues at hand while they can be corrected....   [tags: Environment , Environmental]
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Natural Gas - 1.0 INTRODUCTION While natural gas has been used in China to boil brine since as early as 500 B.C, its modern large scale usage had not started until around mid–20th century. Even though abundant reserves of natural gas were already discovered as oil extraction byproduct at early 18th century, natural gas was simply flared out because there were no mean of safely extracting and distributing it for the purpose of consumption. Not until William Hart made a gas well and successfully distributed them to the surrounding villages that natural gas was found economical and safe....   [tags: Government Profit, Endocrine Disruptors]
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Shale Gas: Changing the Global Energy Market - It is clear today that for at least the next 20 years natural gas will be a key energy vector in Europe. Increased consumption and reduction of European reserves is pushing countries, governments and companies to all find a more efficient and economically viable energy resource. Like any major new energy source, shale gas has the ability to confer massive wealth on some countries — and take it away from others. It has become a global phenomenon. Extensive and successful extraction in the United States has sparked other global regions in exploring the potential held within this possibly new lucrative energy source....   [tags: Natural Gas]
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How Natural is Natural Gas? - ... (Department of Energy, para. 1-6) The extraction process was originally called horizontal drilling also known as directional drilling. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s [EPA] Website; “a directionally drilled well is defined as a well bore that intersects a potentially productive formation and does not intentionally exit the formation for the remaining footage drilled.” (Advanced Resources International, 2000) The current drilling technique used is called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”....   [tags: Bunsen burner, drilling sites, environment]
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Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing - Advanced technology created the possibility to extract a natural gas beneath the earth which has never been possible before. Oil industries are once again booming deploying hydraulic fracturing method to access the natural gas lies beneath the earth, specifically the Marcellus Formation which contains limestone beds that is black shale or black rock due to presence of iron pyrite and siderites. Marcellus shale formation lie under New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and other parts of the US states according to Parks & Recreation Journal (Dolesh 57)....   [tags: Energy ]
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America's Energy Sources - As many would agree, including myself, the current energy source that we Americans use needs to be replaced. The use of fossil fuels of coal and oil are a problem for many reasons, one is their negative impact on the environment when extracted and used. Another is that we rely in it being supplied from other countries, which has created problems on the geopolitical aspect. The successful development of horizontal drilling by the energy industry along with the existing technology of hydraulic fracturing was introduced after Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation experimented to make deep shale gas production a commercial reality in the Barnett Shale in North-Central Texas (U.S....   [tags: Natural Gas, Fossil Fuels, Horizontal Drilling]
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Energy Production - In today’s society, it’s nearly impossible to open a newspaper, fire up a computer, or hold a conversation that isn’t someway related to energy. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution over a century and a half ago, nothing has been more pivotal to mankind’s rise to power as the apex species of planet earth. Had our ancestors not discovered the potential of using million year old plant and animal remains to create combustible power, the world would look very different. There is no denying that energy production is one of, if not, the most important developments in human history....   [tags: Environment, Natural Gas] 1865 words
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Social Responsibility and Sustainability in The Green Path by - ... The number of atmospheric and water issues almost pales in comparison to the number of land issues. Deforestation has wiped out many of the world’s largest forests and jungles in order to harvest the pulp from trees for paper products and also clear land for the construction and expansion of urban areas. Once it begins, urban sprawl occurs almost indefinitely and in all directions. The habitat destruction that results from urban expansion causes a great deal of damage to biodiversity, both regionally and worldwide....   [tags: resources, pollution, industrial revolution]
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Environmental Laws and Educational Awareness Campaings - The world is facing troubling times that seem to get worse as time progresses. One big issue is rapidly growing to a worldwide crisis, pollution. This is a concerning matter to all nations because living organisms depend solely on this planet to help provide vegetation, oxygen, water, and life itself. Humans inhabit this planet yet; some of them seem not care much for their home planet Earth that for centuries has seen past generations of humans develop and evolve. Part of this evolution in humans consists of their open mindedness, which led to a concern/awareness of a group of humans known as “Environmentalists”....   [tags: Air, Water, Plants, Animals, Pollution, Evolution]
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Uncovering the Hidden Oil Vats - Drilling for oil has been a common practice for over the past few decades. It has also been a very controversial practice that divides people who are for the drilling and people that are against it. In the past, there have been several occurrences where oil wells have been polluting the wild life in the designated drilling areas. As a result, there have been strong efforts to consolidate the issue by researching more efficient ways of drilling. Many of the problems associated with drilling can be remedied by improving the overall designs for the rigs and changing the operational precautions....   [tags: Oil Drilling, Controversial Practice]
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Politics of the people - Politics of the People touches on a multitude of topics discussed this term. The article brings to light the issues in South America. Specifically in the Amazon, surrounding big oil companies, the destruction of land and environment, and the destitution of the people of Ecuador and how the people and NGO's have taken action to fight it. In this territory of the Amazon according to Judith Kimerling, “the oil spills and contamination of this region of Ecuador equal or supersedes those of the 1989 Alaskan Exxon Valdez oil spill.”(81)....   [tags: Analysis, South American Politics] 1066 words
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Alternative Fuel for Airplane - One of the most significant current discussions in sustainable aviation is alternative fuel for airplane, which is a serious argument; however, big question is that efforts to produce a more sustainable fuel to power aircraft are technically and ethically feasible. This paper going to investigate and show there is no alternative fuel to power aircraft in this time. The fuel using by airplane is fossil fuel, which is Jet A1 by burning this fuel there are impact on the global warming the researcher investigate what is the problem with fossil fuel (Jet A1)....   [tags: Energy, Sustainable Fuel] 2199 words
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Ecotourism in South Africa - South African ecologists currently face many challenges relating to the conservation of biodiversity and the growing economy. Excessive hunting and land development, as well as unemployment, all remain growing concerns for this struggling country. Jan-Hendrik, a South African who made contact with us, stated, “South Africa has lots of social and economic problems because most people are poor. To get them to middle class requires the economy to grow through mines and the expansion of living areas” (Hendrik)....   [tags: Ecology, Biodiversity, Economy, South Africa]
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Churches of Cherokee - There are many challenges to ministry in today’s world and having a vital and relevant ministry is even harder. Churches across all denominations face drastic declines in both attendees and financial giving. With this as the background, it is imperative that vital ministries seek out opportunities to grow and engage groups and communities that have previously been overlooked, missed or not involved for other reasons including some theological reasons. With this idea and goal in mind, this essay sets out to examine and design a process by which the Churches of Cherokee, Oklahoma can successfully connect with and minster to the new Hispanic community in Cherokee....   [tags: Religion, God, Hispanic Community]
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Navajo Water Rights - The controversy over water rights has been a long battle that the Navajo Nation has endured for decades. This controversy which is complicated by numerous issues has only been increasing in recent years. For example the Navajo Hopi Little Colorado Water Settlement that has been in litigation for 33 years. Of particular note Navajo people and their elected officials are struggling to balance expectations with reality including legally mandated coordination with state and federal governments. As a result there has been notable conflict in resources associated with water management....   [tags: Native Americans, Tribes ]
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Impact of Shale Gas Boom on the Market - Shale gas has exploded in the North American market. Technology advancements and closing the gap in the days required for in between well moves are making it profitable for owner/operators. Other markets are faced with numerous challenges, and for them this is not the case. What are the challenges that European and Asian markets face, and when will they reap the rewards from their shale rich geologies. Less than 5 years ago, North America’s shale boom was readily dismissed and looked upon as a “source for marginal additions” to the supply of oil globally....   [tags: natural gas, North America, Europe, Asia]
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Tweeting Towards Reelection - Humans, being the self-interested creatures that we are, require an incentive in order to produce some sort of action. For the American Congress, Mayhew proposes that reelection into position acts as a sufficient incentive to explain a congressman’s actions and behavior. Mayhew finds this an attractive explanation for many reasons, but one of which specifically being that it “puts the spotlight directly on men rather than on parties and pressure groups.” Congressmen are elected through direct primaries, thus not necessarily requiring party cohesiveness but rather just appealing to one’s constituency, and therefore a congressman’s reelection being more concerned with the individual than the p...   [tags: Politics] 1649 words
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The Effect of Users on the Development of the Telegraph and Telephone - Starr argues that it is the government and political decisions that mainly influence the development of the post office, telegraph, and telephone during the 19th and early 20th centuries. While accurate in some regards, this view is too narrow-sighted in that it forgets the impact that users (individuals and organizations) had on the development of the various technologies. It also overlooks the fact that the users of the systems are able to influence the government, either through voting or through lobbying, and can therefore be responsible for the very decisions that Starr attributes solely to the government....   [tags: Socio-Technical Systems] 1655 words
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Members of Congress Should Have Term Limits - When the United States was founded, the theme behind the new government was to establish an efficient system without doling out too much power to any one person. The Founders intended to prevent a rebirth of tyranny, which they had just escaped by breaking away from England. However, when members of Congress such as Tom Foley, who served as a Representative from 1964 through 1995, and Jack Brooks, who served as a Representative from 1952 through 1994, remain in the legislative system for over forty years, it is evident that tyranny has not necessarily been eradicated from the United States (Vance, 1994, p....   [tags: congressional term limits]
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The Reentry Bar - Photos of rockets charging into space lined the walls of the Reentry bar. George relaxed into the bar stool, drained his drink and put the glass down. Joe realized that George was about to start a story and wondered how many times he had heard this one before. "May I purchase a drink?" A stranger standing next to George asked. George nearly fell off his stool but with the poise of years of bartending Joe asked,"Sure, beer OK?" "Bourbon would be better. Is this sufficient?" He reached into a pocket and dropped a dollar coin on the bar....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 993 words
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The Princess Process - The Princess Process The realistic life that a little girl has in her future is for her not be compared to the fantasy of being a princess. Most little girls dream of being a character from the Disney princesses which they can be identified by. Being either beautiful or heroic or is it the fairytale that catches there attention. In the other hand little girls try to identify everything perfect and pink like cotton candy. Then throughout their growth they start looking for more attractive manners to become women....   [tags: fantasy, Disney Princess, little girls]
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Branches of Government - Branches of Government 222 years ago, the United States government was created, thanks to a little document known as the Constitution. Within the Constitution, three branches of government were created; the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Each of these branches have checks upon each other and keep the country running like a well-oiled machine. Of the three branches, the first one to be outlined in the Constitution is the Legislative branch. This branch serves many purposes regarding the formation of the nation's laws....   [tags: Government] 1462 words
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