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Americans and Garbage - Garbage is defined as anything worthless, useless, or discarded. Unfortunately, Americans are professionals at producing trash. In fact, the average American household throws out four and a half pounds of trash each day, and collectively we produce 243 million tons of trash within a year (Smith). The problem of trash production has been around for ages, but it has continued to be ignored by the general population. Producing exceeding amounts of trash does not bother the majority of Americans, or they are unaware of the problem, otherwise the mind-blowing statistics would not exist....   [tags: Trash Production, Laziness, Garbage]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - While a beautiful sunset on the beach can be astounding, a spectacular scene is not the only benefit oceans provide. Without the oceans, we would not have adequate amounts of oxygen to breathe or enough protein to eat. The Earth's climate would not be inhabitable for human beings and many animals. The oceans supply medicines, food and drinking water which arise from ocean processes. Out of the five oceans, the Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest and deepest ocean. It spreads over an area of 165.2 million square kilometers....   [tags: Environment, Ocean, Plastic Pollution]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is trash that culminates up in oceans, seas, and other sizable voluminous bodies of dihydrogen monoxide. Its also known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex. It’s located in a high-pressure area between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. This area is in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. For many people, the conception of a “garbage patch” displays images of an island of trash floating on the ocean....   [tags: marine debris, trash, ocean floor]
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The Problem of Garbage Disposal - The average resident produces seven and a half pounds of garbage every day that is buried down in landfills and litters lands costing a great amount of money. Nowadays, people face no more critical trouble than the need to save the weakening environment, mainly in urban areas, where solid wastes are uselessly dumped. It has been observed that cities have no controlled structure for garbage disposal. Each year, millions of dollars are spent picking up litter and more is thrown away in valuable materials that could be recycled....   [tags: Possible Solutions, Approaches]
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Throwing Garbage on the Street and Neglect - ... Once, I was walking on a street of Shantinagar, and my eyes struck a hoarding board. That hoarding board was advertising a school. And in the bottom of the hoarding board, it read ―250 meters ahead‖. And, while I was coming back the same street, the same hoarding board read ―250 meters ahead‖. The problem here is the same distance sign existing in the both sides of a hoarding board, and the reason -―Negligence‖. Clearly, where should a person head to if he/she‘s searching for the same school and happens to strike the same hoarding board....   [tags: personal reflections] 579 words
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - ... One of the major issues is when fish and mammals consume micro-plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the chemical poisons converged in the garbage embed themselves in the animals' fatty tissues. The chemical toxins in the wildlife amassed in quantities the higher you advance up the food chain. Sea turtles misinterpret floating plastic bags for their foremost sources of prey the jellyfish, causing them to asphyxiate to death. Another source from Kitt Doucette article stated, “In a recent sample of 670 myctophids, a major source of food for larger fish, the crew of Alguita found 1,298 pieces of plastic.” (1) In other words, larger fish’s food sources are contaminated with plastic...   [tags: research project, environmental issues]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Everybody throws away trash with little or no thought about where it’s going. What you might not know is that a lot of trash goes into our ocean. You may think it is not a big deal and that it’s just a little bit of trash in a really big ocean, but it’s not just a little bit of trash. In fact, it’s a whole lot. There is a place between California and Hawaii called the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, but is better known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This area is the largest landfill in the world and is completely in the ocean....   [tags: trash, ocean, rubbish, plastic, glass]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Plastic If you look around your house right now, I can almost guarantee that you will see plastic somewhere. It’s used in just about everything nowadays, from your toothbrush, to the clothes on your back. In fact, without plastic life today probably wouldn’t even be possible for most of us. Plastic seems like such a great material; its strong and very durable, but it’s these traits that make plastic so harmful. Plastic to our knowledge does not biodegrade; and since nowadays it’s one of the most common materials used by man this poses a huge problem....   [tags: material, recycling, waste, environment]
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The Grat Pacific Garbage Patch - ... The microbial degradation of these algae results in oxygen depletion of natural waters. Secondary effects include extensive fish kills, decline in recreational value, and foul taste in drinking water ” (Mitchell, 2). These disturbances to biological communities pose great danger to sustainability of life among numerous organisms. Many aquatic organisms use chemical signals to communicate with each other. These signals are essential for reproduction, aggregation and detection of prey by predators....   [tags: waste production accumulation in the ocean] 1679 words
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Today, scientists believe the world's largest garbage dump isn't on land but it is in the Pacific Ocean. It is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, stretching 10 million miles from the coast of California to China floating on either side of Hawaii and swirling beneath the surface. It's estimated to be twice the size of the state of Texas. It consists of 100 million tons of discarded plastic such as water bottles, bags, DVD cases, toothbrushes, toys, shampoo bottles, plastic wrap, Tupperware, credit cards, plastic plates and cups eyeglasses just to name a few items....   [tags: Environment, landfill]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - ... One barrel of oil is roughly $100 (Huber, pg.4). The further away the country that the oil is imported from, the more expensive each barrel is. Imported oil can be even more than $100 depending on how great of a distance between the United States and the supplying country. Previously, mentioned some of the reasons for why gas prices are so high. The following will explain why domestic drilling will lower gas prices at the pumps and why drilling in the United States is more beneficial than importing oil....   [tags: ocean pollution cleaning] 1158 words
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - ... So far, not much has actually been done to take care of this massive problem, but several organizations have come up with ideas on how this garbage vortex can be cleaned up. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is very dangerous for the ecology of the ocean. When marine animals see debris floating around in the ocean, they often mistake it for a food source and consume it. Obviously, when they consume bigger pieces of plastic it’s a problem because they will choke on it, suffocate, die. This is especially true for turtles, “Sea turtles are prone for mistaking plastic items, particularly bags, for jellyfish, one of their favorite foods,” (CITE dailymail) this can cause suffocation, or it can...   [tags: Pacific Trash Vortex, environmenal issues] 619 words
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Landfills and Garbage Incinerators - It is seven of the clock. Do I hear a truck. I need to get the garbage outside. A weekly regimen for all but no one usually thinks about what happens to our trash. Once it is in a plastic bag most people pretend that it does not exist. They tend to believe that waste disposal is an issue for the government and private contractors. While this is true, these people have to decide how to dispose of everyone’s’ garbage. And they have to ask, what impact will this refuse have on the environment and community after it is out of sight and mind....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Pacific Ocean is a Plastic Garbage Dump - Table of Contents Introduction 1. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch 1.1. Distribution of plastic objects into the Pacific Ocean 1.2. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch characteristic 1.3. The discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 2. Effects on wildlife 2.1. Characteristics of plastics 2.2. Plastic with marine birds and animals 3. Examples of reducing the plastic garbage 3.1. Clean up 3.2. Law toward solving plastic pollution 4. Recommendations 5. Conclusion References 1. Introduction Oceans make up seventy percent of earth's surface, and are the largest place to sustain and accumulate various species....   [tags: Environment, Water Pollution]
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Effectiveness of Garbage Enzyme as Detergent and Fertilizer - Garbage enzymes were produced based on the formulation of three parts of fruit peels, one part of brown sugar and ten parts of water were mixed together (The Star, 2009) and fermented in 5L plastic bottle at room temperature for three months. CHARACTERISTICS OF GARBAGE ENZYME. The progression of fermentation of the fruit discards showed a reduction of pH with times, 3.15 for GE while 3.78 for CGE. Odunfa, (1985) attributed the significant reduction of pH to acid production during fermentation. In our study, the fall of pH could be attributed to the organic acids produced during fermentation by microorganisms....   [tags: organic and sustainable agriculture]
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The Devastating Effects of Garbage In Our Environment - Earth is the only planet of its kind. Its unique environment provides us with air and water that are vital for life. It is important that we better protect our environment to secure life for future generations. My essay first will analyze two essays, Heather Roger's, Gone Tomorrow: Hidden Life of Garbage, and Lars Eighner On Dumpster Diving. Both authors pose interesting arguments warranting solutions to our excessive waste. This essay supports Rogers’s position over Eighners position. I agree with Roger’s solution holding Corporate America and large companies accountable for the excessive waste from mass production....   [tags: waste, recycling, mass production]
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Garbage Can Theory Budget Model - Authors Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen theorized a model of organizational decision making called the Garbage Can Theory developed to explain the way decision-making takes place in organizations that experience high levels of uncertainty, in what is described as organized anarchy. (Ireland, n.d.) As its name suggests, these organizational decisions are a result of random collisions between various elements thrown together with no regimented process or direction. Almost simultaneously within this garbage can model, elements like problems arise within and outside the organization, solutions are being developed with no specific problem in mind, workers are spinning their wh...   [tags: organized anarchy, university systems]
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Removing trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre - Re: Removing trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre Dear , Pollution all around the globe in an increasing problem effecting the entire planet. As human beings continue to consume more and more products, the waste produced by these products also increases. Unwanted bottles and packaging from land as well as buoys and netting from boats is finding its way to the sea. These items float on the surface of the water and drift at the mercy of the ocean’s currents. Gyres, which are circular surface currents, gather the trash from offshore and spin it into a massive rotating vortex of pollution in the middle of the world’s oceans....   [tags: Pollution]
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Garbage - On May 16, 1988, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers, without a warrant, have the right to inspect curbside rubbish for evidence. “Justice Byron R. White’s opinion for the majority said the privacy of garbage bags left outside the home and its immediate surroundings is not protected by the Fourth Amendment because people have no ‘subjective expectation of privacy’ in their garbage ‘that society accepts as objectively reasonable’” (Taylor 559-560). The Supreme Court’s ruling on curbside rubbish is fair because people voluntarily leave their trash at the curb for collection....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Garbage, Recycling, and Waste Management - Garbage, Recycling, and Waste Management There are already ways of getting rid of garbage so people won’t have to see it or smell it. For example there is incineration, in which trash that can’t be recycled is burned. Although this meets the requirements mentioned above it has a downside. The burning itself causes waste and eventually it will have a bad effect on the environment. Recycling is a good process that reuses materials so they won’t be wasted and cause waste. But many products are not recyclable, like plastics....   [tags: essays research papers] 642 words
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The Garbage Problem in America - The Garbage Problem in America I. The Growth of the Waste Stream Today's generation have been taught to be wasteful. We produce enormous quantities of waste, then try to bury it or burn it and forget it. But it cannot be forgotten. It washes up on our beaches, it reappears as air pollution, it creeps into our water supply; it comes back to haunt us. A throw-away society is not a sustainable society. A garbage crisis is at hand. As a nation, we have begun to worry that the growing mounds of wastes will only continue to increase as the means of disposal become further restricted....   [tags: Papers] 1694 words
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The Ocean Garbage Gyre is Impacting Sea Life - The Northern Pacific Ocean, there obtained the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.   The Gyre is created by a high pressure system off the air, it moves in a clockwise spiral and moves very slow. Ocean gyre is a circular ocean current formed by the Earths wind pattern and created by the rotation of the planet.  Then enter an area of the gyre is very calm and stable.  The Circular motion of the gyre tends to draw in debris.   The motion of the gyre prevents garbage and other objects from escaping....   [tags: environmental degradation]
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Applied Analysis of the Garbage Can Theory Budget Model - INTRODUCTION Authors Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen theorized a model of organizational decision making called the Garbage Can (GC) model (Cohen, 1972). This model was developed to explain the way decision-making takes place in organizations that experience high levels of uncertainty, in what is described as organized anarchy (Ireland, n.d.). These organizational decisions are a result of random collisions between various elements thrown together with no regimented process or direction....   [tags: Business Management Theory, Case Study]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: A Plastic Wasteland - ... With a death rate of 2/5, Albatross chicks are just one of the victims whose lives are taken every day by marine pollution. Of the 500,000 albatross chicks born here each year, about 200,000 die, mostly from dehydration or starvation. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that chicks that died from those causes had twice as much plastic in their stomachs as those that died for other reasons. Albatross scour the ocean surface for sustenance, finding all manner of plastic debris, bottle caps, lighters, combs, and minuscule photodegradated (broken down by the sun) pieces of plastic that can be mistaken for food....   [tags: marine life, distorting ecosystems, ] 1145 words
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Garbage Laws - Garbage Laws Garbage Laws, a Narritive Essay The town of Kabawaga, where I live, has some very strict garbage bylaws that were first introduced some ten years ago in an effort to use new recycling guidelines and to save money as authorities at that time stated that the landfills were almost at capacity. And what started out as a conservation measure has now escalated into a stack of “garbage laws” for our community. The town claimed that it was progressing as each year saw a new bylaw regulating garbage come into effect....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 692 words
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Break of Dawn and Khian Sea - The Mobro 4000 was a barge that moved one set of trash from New York to Belize and then back to New York until they found a solution for disposal of the garbage. The Mobro was licensed to Lowell Harrelson, whom was an entrepreneur, and mob boss Salvatore Avellino. The Mobro shipped on March 22,1987, led by a tugboat called the Break of Dawn, carrying approximately 3000 tons of garbage. It moved towards Morehead City in North Carolina to be converted into methane. On April 1, 1987, North Carolina officials investigated the ship, which then was a cause for the Mobro to leave to another place....   [tags: Environment, Garbage]
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Avoiding Wastefulness Rather than Recycling: Personal Opinion Essay - ... Also, with this method, everyone would use up items until wastefulness could no longer be an option. In today’s society, it would not take long. In addition, many people are already doing this to some degree. Now, one may be curious as to how this would solve this conflict. Do not worry, though, I have thought this out intensively and plan to reveal it all so as to bring this issue to a close. With new technology, the disposal of was has become fairly routine. It moves from a trashcan, to a garbage truck, and then onto a landfill where it will be incinerated....   [tags: Garbage, Throwing] 572 words
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The Benefits of Recycling in Jamaica - In 2009 America alone produced enough garbage to circle the earth 24 times. Now that’s a lot of trash. Did you know that 6% of Jamaicans generate one plastic bottle per day; this gives you about 52 million plastic bottles per year. This is according to the recycling study; “Recovery of plastic bottles for recycling: A study of responsible environmental behavior at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. But isn’t there a way to turn that trash into reusable material that would create a clean and sustainable environment....   [tags: environment, garbage]
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Branding and Marketing Strategy for a Proposed Business Called: Spirou Biodegradable Garbage Bags - ... And the company MUST deliver on the brand promise. Third we develop the brand blueprint. The brand blueprint will aid us in communicating our promise and creates our ‘communication building blocks’. It documents the brand messaging, and the key messages we will be communicating about our brand. The brand’s message will be in writing and kept consistent to avoid confusion. We will then design a graphic representation showing the lesser effects of the competitions heavy duty draw-string plastic bag in the home and at landfills versus the results of our biodegradable bags which turn to dust....   [tags: Analysis, Customer, Company] 716 words
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Creating a Robotic Garbage Truck with Lego Mindstorm - Includes Source Code Robotic Garbage Truck Abstract For my final project I decided to build a robot garbage truck that can drive by itself on a ?road. and pick up garbage. This garbage truck would also be able to distinguish from trashcans and anything else that might be in its place. This robot is a one-of-its-kind creation that has to my knowledge never been tried before. So I could replicate a real garbage truck as much as possible, I researched how garbage trucks work and how they have changed in the past 85 years of existence....   [tags: Robotics] 956 words
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How New York City's Sewage and Garbage is Treated - How New York City's Sewage and Garbage is Treated You ever wonder where the stuff you flush down the toilet goes. Or where the water goes after you brush your teeth. Or what's under those manholes that has sewage written on it. What happens when you throw wasted in the garbage. You probably don't but all of the content that is discarded throughout the day gets sent to a sewage plant through the pluming system that is connected to your house. There are sewage plants located throughout New York City....   [tags: Free Essays] 400 words
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The World's Biggest Landfill: The Pacific Ocean - ... And many marine mammals and birds, such as albatrosses, have become strangled by the plastic rings used to hold six-packs of soda together.” Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (n.d.). Retrieved March 8th, 2014, from http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch. Marine debris can also disturb marine food webs in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. As microplastics and other trash collect on the surface of the ocean, they block sunlight from reaching plankton and algae below....   [tags: plastic, vortex, garbage] 1286 words
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Producing And Using of the Plastic: Damaging the Environment - ... Moreover, in this world there isn’t only plastic industry but also another industries which uses the same resources. Even though, the new innovation has been found to reduce the uses of natural resources, still will not change the situation. In addition, the industry of plastic also produce hazardous pollution we called as the green gases which contribute the world wide climate changes. Those are very big impact that we should be pay if we are using and producing plastics. To prevent the big effect of using and producing plastics, the industries should be reduce to use natural resource, they should be use alternative energy such as solar-cell, hydrogen, and other resources that can be r...   [tags: garbage, damage, waste, production] 1457 words
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The Ocean's Future is in Trouble - ... More than 250 dead dolphins washed ashore along the Atlantic Coast during the summer of 1987. Some 50 beluga whales, already on the federal endangered species list, have washed up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the last four years. The whales died of bladder cancer and AIDS-type symptoms. Researchers found high levels of dangerous organic residues in their tissue. A mysterious epidemic killed more than 7,000 seals in the heavily polluted North Sea in 1988. Biologists say industrial poisons there may have weakened the animals' immune systems....   [tags: pollution, garbage, environment] 2095 words
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One Step at a Time on Littering - ... The ocean debris can disrupt the food chain: Plankton is threatened, which results in fish starving. This not only puts sharks and larger marine animals in danger of starving, but it also closes businesses throughout the world. As more fishing industries are shut down, more individuals become unemployed, which results in a weak economy. Finally, and most tragically, wildlife is killed by trash. As stated by West Virginia University, “Every year, millions of birds, fish, and animals die from litter.” Many factors contribute to the demise of these animals....   [tags: consequences, fertilizers, convenient, garbage]
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The Ocean Provides Essentials for Human Life but We Are Killing It - ... Did you know every five seconds 60,000 plastic bags are thrown away. Up to 426,000 cell phones are discarded in the U.S. every single day. One million plastic cups are used on airline flights every 6 hours, that’s four million every day. The pollution eventually builds up in great volume in our vast oceans. Europe’s landfill is 3.45 million kilometers squared. All the trash adds up over time, also the cost of cleaning up the pollution. In 2010 California spent $375.2 million dollars for disposing, preventing ocean pollution, and cleaning up....   [tags: pollution, chemicals, garbage] 529 words
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Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in Indonesia - Raddy defined Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as any garbage or refuse or other discarded material arising from every day items produced by domestic, community, industrial, commercial, agricultural or any type of human operations (2). In 2013, it is estimated that Indonesian population reached 250 million people and it continues to increase at the rate of 1.5 per-cent every year (“The World Factbook”; Munawar and Feliner). Every Indonesian produces approximately 0.76 kilograms per day of MSW. Total MSW produced in 2010 was approximately 65.9 million tonnes....   [tags: garbage, discarted material]
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Municipal Solid Waste a.k.a. Trash - ... L. Martin and R. B. Tedder, 2002). This facility continue to function until 1990 when it was closed by the Solid Waste Authority for recreational Purposes. Dumps sites were outlawed because it was basically just owner of land allowing people to dump their trash in valleys or quarries (W. L. Martin and R. B. Tedder, 2002). Dumping waste in this matter one can imagine how hazardous this becomes, and can understand why something had to be done to fix this method of disposing waste. Keeping this system would allow an increased potential for health dangers, rodent, leachate, sanitary issue, odors etc and will violate many of the standards in place for waste management....   [tags: garbage, landfills, organic] 559 words
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How has the Great Pacific Garbage Patch affected marine life in the surrounding waters? - Recently, it has been said that an eighth continent has formed, but this is no ordinary landmass, instead it is made entirely out of manmade trash. In the Pacific Ocean, between the coast of California and the Hawaiian Islands, lies a so-called “patch” of waste, mainly consisting of plastic (Transoceanic Trash). It is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. The patch extends over a vast area in the North Pacific Ocean, its true size today is still considered undetermined because it estimates vary greatly, no estimates are exact due to the changing wind and ocean currents, as well as the growing volume of debris (Great Pacific Garbage Patch)....   [tags: eighth continent, landmass]
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San Francisco Waste Management - San Francisco, California: A Model City for Waste Management The US is the number one producer of garbage all over the world, consuming 30% of the planet’s resources and producing 30% of all its wastes. The number is surprising considering that the US is home to just 4% of the global population. As the world modernizes and the population grows, producing more waste, waste management programs need to improve. Many are pointing to San Francisco because the city achieved an 80% landfill diversion rate, the highest in the nation....   [tags: garbage, recycling system]
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The Importance of Planning - ... Iteration – Not Elimination of Steps “Agile” merely shifts the planning, designing, developing, testing, and refactoring steps into a process more tolerant of change and ambiguity than that of more rigid methodologies. So how then should teams approach these steps. Can an “agile” project be estimated for time and cost, when the complexity of the project isn’t known. The answer to this latter question is a qualified yes. The qualification comes as a result of needing to understand how to track the ambiguities and unpredictability of planning, with the metrics and analytics of reality, and measuring the degree of uncertainty....   [tags: garbage, harmful, agile implementation] 1082 words
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Analytical View Of Garbage Collection In Solid State Media File Systems - Analytical View of Garbage Collection in Solid State Media File Systems 1.0 Overview Solid State media's such as flash memory are non-volatile computer memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. These are specific types of EEPROM's that are erased and programmed in large blocks. Flash memory is non-volatile, which means that it does not need power to maintain the information stored in the chip. In addition, flash memory offers fast read access times and better kinetic shock resistance than hard disks (Table 1)....   [tags: Data Technology Technical Computer Science] 1886 words
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The Plastisphere Environment - ... Like in any other ecosystem, the food web’s bottom part is often occupied by the organisms that photosynthesize, and the higher order creatures that feed on them. These creatures usually swim freely in the ocean. They need to work hard to stay near the surface to gather light that they will use for photosynthesis. By attaching themselves to a piece of floating plastic, these organisms can stay near the water surface without exerting too much effort. These food-producing bacteria will then be eaten by single-celled animals and other larger predators....   [tags: garbage, microbes, oceans, debris] 1115 words
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The Homeless: Discarded Like Garbage - Homelessness affects millions each year within the United States with poverty-stricken children roaming the streets, prostitutes on every street corner, and Vietnam veterans sick with mental illnesses. With today’s failing economy, homelessness is a common thing to see in massive cities such as Los Angeles where Central City East, more commonly known as Skid Row, contains the largest amount of homeless persons within our country. Inside this area, camping tents are frequently seen on the streets and cardboard boxes litter the sidewalk for use as makeshift beds for those without a roof....   [tags: homelessness, poverty]
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Be the Change for the Environment - ... Every year we as Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year. If you like swimming you should know where dead zones are located. If you like hiking you should know about irregular flash floods. If you know anyone who enjoys nature or living for that matter you should inform them how we as humans are killing the environment and how we can help. The most effective was you can help eliminate pollution is by participating in a non-profit organization such as the one I am in (Phoenix Foundation)....   [tags: dead, zone, garbage, pollution, beach]
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Watch Me Bleed - Prologue I could have felt the blood trickling from my forehead as an unknown figure picked me up off the floor. I would have protested, but I was too weak. No matter how hard I tried my arms and legs refused to move. Suddenly, gravity came into play as I felt the person drop me hard in what I think was a pile of garbage. I am garbage, just like the empty cans of beer and dirty syringes. No matter how many people insisted that I’m an independent, strong woman, I still believe that I’m the scum of the earth....   [tags: life, garbage, trust, high, girlfriend] 1366 words
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The Once Pristine Idyllic Wetland is Now a Garbage Dump - ... Sub-types include mangrove, carr, pocosin, and varzea. Some experts also include wet meadows and aquatic ecosystems as additional wetland types. The Pallikaranai wetland is a freshwater marshland spanning 31 square miles (80 sq km). It is situated adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, about 12.5 miles (20 km) south of the city centre, bounded by Velachery (north), Kovilambakkam (west), Okkiyam Thuraipakkam (east), and Medavakkam (south). It is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city and is among the few and last remaining natural wetlands of South India....   [tags: ecosystem, marsh, species] 547 words
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The Challenges with Waste Diversion from Landfill in Scotland - The adverse degradation of the environment as a result of human activities such as the disposal of waste to the environment in an unsustainable manner. About 70% of waste (controlled waste) is land filled in Scotland .The need to develop more robust waste management techniques to ensure that waste disposal to the environment is carried in such a way that it does not endanger human health and the environment. Land fill contributes substantially to the rising greenhouse gas which cause global warming....   [tags: garbage, environment, waste management] 1795 words
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On Dumpster Diving by Las Eighner - Homelessness is increasing every year and effecting Americans of different age, ethnicity and religion. In Lars Eighner “On Dumpster Diving” he explains what he went through while being homeless. He describes how and what foods someone should be looking for and to always be conscious of what one is eating because there is always a reason why something has been thrown out. He continues to go into detail about other items that can be found in the dumpster like sheets to sleep on and pieces of paper to write on....   [tags: homelessness, food, garbage]
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The Process and Benefits of Recycling - Everyone knows how to recycle; the used items are placed on the curb, sent to donation centers, and picked up to be used, but many do not have knowledge of where their products go after that. Of course recycled materials can be reused, and reduce pollution and the basic facts that everyone is aware of but how exactly do different items benefit our environment. The facts and statistics shown on how things are recycled and how they help our world prove to be more interesting and beneficial then one would think....   [tags: environment, garbage, polution]
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Recycling - Recycling During the early 1970s, as communities across the United States saw their landfills filling up, attention turned to alternative methods of garbage disposal, such as incineration and recycling. While incineration proved to be a thorny issue due to its toxic ash byproduct, recycling was embraced by Americans as an effective way to offset rising garbage production rates. Today, demand for recycled products is beginning to match supply, and the percentage of waste going into landfills and incinerators is decreasing steadily....   [tags: Recycle Garbage Rubbish Papers] 1970 words
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Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate - Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate In the United States, over 245 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) was produced by consumers in 2005. This is approximately 4.5 pounds of trash per person per day.[3] This same year, 79 million tons of waste were recycled, a dramatic increase from 15 million tons in 1980.[3] Of the total MSW in 2003,11.1% (26.7 million tons) was plastic. Although only 3.9% of plastics disposed in 2003 were recycled, PET was recovered at a rate of 25%.[4] There are six classifications of plastics, each assigned a number....   [tags: Recycle Plastic Waste Trash Garbage]
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Solitude of the Garage - Solitude of the Garage I walked outside into the cool April morning. The air around me was a slightly stinging cold; nevertheless, I took a big deep breath of the refreshing mountain air. I walked over to my dads red and white 1979 Ford F150 pickup and started it for him. I brought it around to the front of the house, put the transmission in neutral, and set the parking brake. After hopping out of the cab, I met my dad coming out of the house, and went around the front of the truck. I hopped into the passenger seat while my dad got into the drivers seat....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1223 words
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The Implentation of E-Business for ABMK Garage - ... 1.2.2 Company Maps 1.2.3 Company Organization Chart 1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 1.3.1 Problem Statement In this research, some problem statement has been defined. There are, The workshop management still using manual or file system to save their client data. This problem can cause Data Redundancy means same information is duplicated in several files. It also can effect the Data Inconsistency means different copies of the same data are not matching. That means different versions of same basic data are existing....   [tags: work, faster, disseminate, click] 2190 words
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Garage Fraud - Garage Fraud and How to Prevent It Have you ever wondered why it cost you hundreds of dollars to get a belt changed on your car. The answer is simple: Auto-repair fraud. According to Norris and Engel’s book Auto Repair Fraud, the number one consumer complaint in the country is auto repair fraud. Americans pay more than 29 billion dollars a year to service and repair vehicles. According to a three year U.S. Senate sub-committee investigation into the auto repair industry, one-third of all car repair dollars, ten-billion dollars a year, is wasted on inadequate, inept, or corrupt service....   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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Garage Database - Garage Database Introduction A small garage needs a modern update to its present car data storage system. The system currently consists of a few simple files containing sheets of information about the cars and the customers listed in alphabetical order. However, there has been an increasing amount of cars being sold recently and more customers becoming interested in buying a car. Although this system has worked well for a long time, the garage feels that it cannot cope using this way of ‘old technology’....   [tags: Free Essays] 392 words
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Choosing the Right Garage Door for You: Purchase, Installation, and Repairs - ... Once you consider all of these factors, come up with a number for your budget. Try to stick within this price range once you begin shopping. You can choose from three common garage door materials whether you go the customized route or not. These include steel, aluminum, and wood. Steel doors often come with insulation abilities due to the addition of polyurethane. This ensures that you can walk into the interior of your garage and not experience freezing cold temperatures. You may consider this added feature if you want a warm place during the winter or if you live in a consistently cold climate....   [tags: budget, installation, repairs] 760 words
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Dialogue Essay: The Mirror - ... I stumbled upon an antique hand mirror. Admiring its beautiful designs that sparkled so bright. I wanted it but I knew my mom would never let me have it. “Do you like what you see,” said a strange but yet sweet toned woman. I looked around to see an old woman skinny, fair skinned with fine wrinkles. “Why yes I do,” I said, but my mother would never let me have one. “Why is that sweet Stephanie?” Because I’m not allowed to have mirrors and how did you know my name. My dear girl you just seem like a Stephanie....   [tags: garage sale, rules, school] 1565 words
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Business Analysis of Peak Garage Doors Inc - Business Analysis of Peak Garage Doors Inc INTRODUCTION Peak Garage Door Inc. has set a goal to increase their sales for 2004. Garage door industry is expecting a growth of 2.4% while the management of Peak is looking to increase company’s sales 26.4%....   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 1494 words
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The Ocean's Pollution Problem - The Ocean’s Pollution Problem There is a “dead zone” the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico in which aquatic life cannot survive (Walls – Thumma). There is a garbage patch the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. Dead zones and garbage patches are just some examples of the horrific effects that water pollution has on life of all sorts. Every day, millions of sea critters, as well as humans, are victim to a harder life at the hand of pollution. With all the great that plastic does for humans, it has also proven itself catastrophic for all living organisms on Earth....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Let's Get Dirty - Our Future Is Compost - Let's Get Dirty - Our Future Is Compost Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash after you put it in the garbage can. Most people do not, after all, sanitation workers remove the garbage and it is never seen again. Martin V. Melosi called this "out-of-site, out-of-mind mentality… as long as someone removed wastes from the immediate range of the senses, the problem was solved."1 As a result, garbage disposal is a service that many take for granted. Yet, waste does not just disappear. It must be stored, buried, or burned somewhere....   [tags: ] 7827 words
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Electronic Waste: An Environmental Crisis - With the astounding progress we have made over the last 50 years in technological advances it is no surprise that it is referred to as the information age with all of the things we have been able to achieve. From landing on the moon, from a computer and a cell phone as one all of our landmarks that have been seen as greatness, they are also seen by many as garbage, and a lot of it. In the near future we will be making better, faster, and cooler stuff always advancing but that will leave a lot of today's garbage to be attended to, as well futures garbage....   [tags: (eWaste)]
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Canadian Waste in Michigan - Canadian Waste in Michigan In 1986, a waste treaty between Canada and the U.S. was signed by American lawmakers concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste.  Under the terms of this treaty, the EPA is to receive notification of these shipments, and then would have 30 days to consent or object to the shipment. Since 1986 Canada has shipped its garbage to Michigan to be dumped into landfills and the provisions of this treaty have never been enforced.  But now is the time for them to be enforced and stop the importing of Canada's garbage....   [tags: Argumentative Environment Trash Essays Papers] 1099 words
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Describing Two Works of Art - Abstract In this assignment, I will provide the information on two, specific work of Arts that are unconventional. Therefore, after all the research that I preformed I actually discovered more than two, of course, but I decided to go with the most interesting to me. Justin Gignac created the first work of Art that I choose and the second one I choose was a building. The building is located in Sopot, Poland and it is called The Crooked House. In ending, this paper will have all the information about the work of Arts and the facts that back up the reason for the Artwork being unconventional....   [tags: Art Essay, Art Appreciation]
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Waste Land: All about Vik Muniz - ... Lacan in his comments also explains how different we are and how we differentiate between the reality and how we live. He took the examples of civilizations how they are formed which reminds us the basics where we started. But if we compare the life of the pickers from civilised member of the society than we can easily identify the gap. Pickers faced the brutal reality of life and world as once a picker found dead body of an infant that raise a biggest question about the so called civilized society we are living in....   [tags: documentary review and analysis] 1027 words
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Slums in Kenya - ... In 2008, the Community Cooker Foundation introduced a communal stove that was designed to turn garbage into energy that was clean and safe to use for both the environment and the person. It was designed in hope to turn Nairobi’s biggest slum, Kibera, around and lessen the pollution of goundwater and rivers, pollution of the food chain, the levels of Methane gas emissions, as well as the impact it would have on the environment and one’s health. The cooker itself is low in cost and doesn’t require advanced technology....   [tags: unhygenic waste disposal]
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Littering the The World - ... When food litter is littered from a vehicle, it brings animals to the road, and then they run onto incoming traffic and quickly become road kill, that can hurt your car. These are some environmental effects that litter can do. There is also an economic aspect to the harms of litter. Houses in littered neighborhoods sell for less money, and much of what is thrown away or littered could have been recycled and could have been made into something new. But surprisingly, the most littered item in the world is a cigarette butt....   [tags: gargabe, streets, earth, enironment] 557 words
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Do You Know What's In Your Landfill? - General consensus is that landfills and garbage dumps are horrible ways to dispose of garbage and no one should throw away anything that can be recycled and thus keep the earth clean and keep the garbage dumps smaller, therefor the world would be a better place by doing so. But are landfills really that horrible. Contrary to popular belief, landfills are amazing in many different ways. Witch the general population is unaware of. Landfills produce a resourceful gas that can be converted into electricity....   [tags: comunity grabage disposal and management]
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Half Caste and Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes - Half Caste and Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes Of the two poems from the other cultures booklet, I have decided to compare “Half-caste” by John Agard and “Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In this essay I will discuss the meaning of the two poems and what the poet is trying to get the reader to think and / or realise. The poem describes four people held together for a moment at a red traffic light. There are two scavengers, garbage men 'on their way home' after their round, and two beautiful people, an elegant couple 'on the way to his architect's office'....   [tags: John Agard Lawrence Ferlinghetti Culture Essays] 2072 words
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The Importance of Recycling - The Importance of Recycling Recycling is an important project everyone should be part of. If we do not recycle many landfills where we put garbage will be filled up faster and we will use more of our natural resources to make the products we could have made from recycled material. My entire life people have been standing over my shoulder making sure I am recycling everything possible. In high school we had huge recycling bins all over the entire school. Down every hall there was a regular garbage can, a garbage can for pop cans, and a bin for paper products and glass bottles....   [tags: Environment Ecology Essays Papers] 441 words
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Water Pollution: Plastic in the Ocean - Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include irreversible effects to the oceans ecosystem. People often underestimate the importance of the ocean. They don’t realize how much damage pollution has caused to the ocean and the thousand of creatures that inhabit it. Earth is a huge place, but resources are actually very limited and will not last forever; unless there is a balance. We must protect the resources we have in order for them to last into the next generation....   [tags: environment, biodegration, debri]
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Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the - Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the scorpion and one other poem. Night of the scorpion is a poem about a woman getting stung by a scorpion and the events that follow it. The poem two scavengers… is about the comparison between two garbage men and a couple going to work. Although the two poems sound totally different, they both convey the message about equality in society. In night of the scorpion the people are peasants. They are religious people. The crowd of peasants have a different religious belief than us....   [tags: English Literature] 756 words
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Negative Impact of Humans on the Environment - The Impact of Humans on the Environment The human population on the planet now tallies in at over 6 billion. Many experts believe this population may double in the next half-century, as expressed in A Special Moment in History by Bill McKibben. Humans are undoubtedly the 'rulers' of this earth, but we have not been good rulers. In fact in our years of monumental growth as a species, our relationship to our kingdom, the earth, can best be described as parasitic. A parasite is an organism that is dependent on another for its existence without making a useful or adequate return....   [tags: Environment Pollution Litter Littering] 1668 words
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Trash Talk - Literally let’s talk trash, even in an environmental conscience society no one really wants to talk about how they dispose of their garbage and whether they recycle or not. Regardless, the next time you throw something in the trash bin, stop and consider where well your garbage end up, most likely in an over-crowded landfill. According to estimated statistic taken in 2006 “55% (percent) of our waste will be buried in landfills, 33% (percent) will get recycled, and 12% (percent) will be burned in incinerators” (Human Footprint)....   [tags: Environment ] 1467 words
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Berlusconi's Struggles - According to Silvio Berlusconi, he is the “best political leader in Europe and in the world.” There can be a difference in opinion regarding that statement, but the majority of Italian voters decided Berlusconi should be elected prime minister again in 2008. He is in the midst of his third term as prime minister of Italy; inheriting many challenges from his predecessor. During his time in office, addition problems arose. An analysis of Berlusconi’s government reveals three issues affecting Italy: the garbage pick-up strike in Naples, immigration, and personal scandals....   [tags: International Government ]
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Plastic and the Ocean - ... Supposedly, 80% of garbage comes from land-based sources and 20% throw out from the sea ships. Theoretically, waste from the Western coast of North America moves to the whirlpool centre approximately in five years and in a year or less from the East coast of Asia. By the time plastic has arrived to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it splits into small pieces under influence of the sun and salt-water. Therefore, it is an incorrect representation that the garbage patch is as an island of plastic on which it is almost possible to walk....   [tags: debris, trash, coast, effects] 833 words
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Stopping the Clock: An Argument for the End of Age and Trash Discrimination - Trash and aging go hand in hand. Take for example a pair of shoes. When a person uses a pair of shoes consistently, the soles will begin to wear down and holes begin to form. A person may repair the sole and patch up the holes, but eventually there comes a time when the well-worn shoe is beyond repair and it is time to chuck them in the trash bin. Trash is made up of things that have aged to the point of uselessness; things that have become undesired and worthless. A person can easily tell when an item is no longer of use to them, but controversy ensues when a person attempts to determine when a human being begins to lose their usefulness....   [tags: aging, trash, relationships, elderly]
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The Heart of Understanding, by Thich Nhat Hanh - In The Heart of Understanding, Thich Nhat Hanh’s uses simple but powerful words and real world examples to illustrate the profound Buddhist philosophy from the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, an important representative of Mahayana Buddhist literature. The Mahayana school of Buddhist teachings emphasizes the doctrine of Sunyata- emptiness. The doctrine of emptiness, one of the most important Mahayana innovations, focuses on the relational aspect of existence. Thich Nhat Hanh coins and introduces a new word- interbeing to explain the state of emptiness....   [tags: Interbeing, Emptiness, Understanding] 1111 words
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Analysis of Two Articles on Trash Disposal - First I will summarize an excerpt out of Heather Roger's essay, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage published in 2005. Second I will summarize Lars Eighner essay On Dumpster Diving published in 1995. Our government needs to immediately enforce a set of strict standardized laws that carefully regulate and monitor the disposal of todays and more importantly tomorrow trash. I will argue that this is necessary for large corporations and businesses to deduce their consumption. Finally I will argue that we need to educate the public about the importance and need to restrict our consumption to secure our future....   [tags: Environment Views, Standardized Laws]
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Taking a Look at Saint Patrick's Cathedral - ... In 1853, he was hired to build this cathedral with a budget of only $850,000, not including the altars, furnishings for chapels, organs and other furniture. The stone that Renwick chose to use for the cathedral was white marble. James Renwick designed the cathedral using the Gothic Revival style. On August 15, 1858, the cornerstone for the cathedral was laid down. The building began in 1858, but during the Civil War, the building stopped until the end of the war. Construction begun again in 1865, and was completed thirteen years later in 1878....   [tags: New York City landmarks] 897 words
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