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Benefits of Multi-Level Watershed Management - Benefits of Multi-Level Watershed Management Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) have played a significant role in establishing grassroots methods of environmental protection while incorporating citizen involvement. The most prevalent types of NGO’s in the United States are ones that rally public opinion and advocate legislative and/or social change. Among these are the various Public Interest Groups (PIRG’s), the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Greenpeace. Public education and involvement are seminal components to the success of these organizations....   [tags: Watershed Management Essays]
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Watershed Management - Watershed Management Watersheds are the areas of the Earth's surface that drains downhill to surface water bodies large or small, watersheds have discrete boundaries established by mountains, hills and valleys, and include all lakes, rivers, wetlands, streams, and other surrounding landscape. Watersheds often cross national, state and local borders, watersheds transcend as many political, social and economic boundaries as they do ecological boundaries. In recent years, significant progress has been made in achieving cleaner and healthier watersheds that support both aquatic life and many human uses....   [tags: Papers] 975 words
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Watershed Years - Title By definition, watershed years are years of change or revolution. However, under the examination of history one watershed year truly stands out as “the watershed year”. It was 1968; the United States began an operation known as the Tet Offensive, January 31, 1968 that marked the pinnacle of US involvement in Vietnam (as military advisors in 1950, and the deployment of combat units in 1965). This year also marked the assassinations of two high-profile public figures, Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Politics] 861 words
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The Genesee River Watershed - Introduction: The Genesee River Watershed. The Genesee River and its watershed is a major tributary to Lake Ontario. The river originates in the Allegheny Plateau in the town of Ulysses, Potter County, Pennsylvania, about fifteen miles south of the New York State border (GFLRPC, 2004). The river flows north through Allegheny, Livingston, and Monroe Counties and forming a portion of two borders between Livingston County and Wyoming or Monroe Counties. Letchworth State Park runs along the Genesee River encapsulating 14,350 acres of the watershed and contains the “Grand Canyon of the East” a gorge 550 feet deep and six miles long....   [tags: Ecology ] 1989 words
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Human Ecology- Watershed - ... It has been working to coordinate efforts to improve the watershed. Its efforts have been made possible by the Clean Water Act. Its main objective has been to identify all projects dealing with pollution prevention, monitor their progress, track the rules and regulations, identify trends in water quality, assist in the efficient use of resources, and enhance communication between the relevant parties. The Authority also provides a point of contact between the various stakeholders and other parties interested in activities involving the watershed....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Transportation in the Mill Creek Watershed - Transportation plays a large role in the character of the Mill Creek Watershed, affecting the region’s land use, commerce and public health. From an infrastructure standpoint, the watershed contains (NEED NUMBER AND SOURCE) linear miles of roads, (NUMBERS) of railway tracks, as well as sidewalks, bikeways, and greenways. These highways include Interstates I-75, I-71, I-74, and I-275, which all pass through the watershed. Respectively located to the north and south of the Watershed, the Dayton International Airport and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport provide another transportation option....   [tags: Urban Development ] 539 words
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Dy-Yu Creek Watershed Study - A model is a simplified representation of a system at some particular point in time or space intended to promote understanding of the real system [52]. Hydrologic models aid decision making and planning in several different ways. Models provide forecasts of current and alternative impacts on water quality, detail NPS processes, establish critical areas, rank alternative measures and are often the only means of predicting water quality impacts for non-monitored sites [53]. Some of the commonly used watershed-scale hydrologic and non-point source pollution model include: AGNPS, ANSWERS, HSPF, SWMM, STORM, and VAST....   [tags: Ecology] 1023 words
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Critical Water Conditions of the Dy-Yu Creek Watershed Under Storm Patterns - This study applies a storm event-based CFS approach to determine the critical water conditions, including concentration, unit load, and total load, of the Dy-yu creek watershed under the devised storm patterns. In essence, the CFS approach means when combining point and nonpoint sources, there appeared to be a critical scenario in which an initial low flow combined with a devised storm pattern would cause the worst pollutant concentration in the stream. The low flow condition was assumed as Q75, while the devised storm scenarios include three categories, small to medium return periods combining with shorter durations, large return periods combining with longer durations, and extreme storms such as Alishan-Morakot scenario....   [tags: Ecology] 917 words
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To what extent did the Conservatives lose the election rather than the Liberals win the election? “The election of 1906 was a significant watershed - Tom Gatenby To what extent did the Conservatives lose the election rather than the Liberals win the election. “The election of 1906 was a significant watershed in the political history of Britain” Kenneth Owen Fox The election of 1906 was a landside victory for the Liberal Party. This is due to many factors, it could been influenced by the manifesto of the Liberal Party, or perhaps even more strongly the failure of the Conservative Party to unify on such reforms as the Tariff Reform....   [tags: Papers] 1236 words
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The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality - The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality Forest management can have either detrimental or positive effects on watershed supply and quality. The type of effect depends on the type of operation(eg. harvesting vs. reforestation), the way it is conducted, and the view point of the land manager(eg. more or less water yield). Timber harvesting activities tend to increase the water yields of a watershed. Evapotranspiration is decreased by the removal of vegetation. This decrease in ET causes the amount of soil water that is moving into the channel system to increase....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]
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The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study - The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study word count (excluding references) 1492 Introduction The Hubbard Brook Study in New Hampshire takes place in a deciduous northern hardwood forest and is involved in important environmental research to improve the planet's ecosystem. There are inputs (light, precipitation, chemicals) and outputs (water and nutrients) used to discover how a fully integrated ecosystem functions. (Bormann and Likens 1979).There are long-term studies carried out, as short-term observations give false trends of data that is not realised at the time of study....   [tags: Environmental] 1620 words
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Water shoratge in India - ... Harvesting rain water is one of the possible solutions to avoid water crisis. Water harvesting is one of the old methods of storing the priceless rain drop rather than letting it to flow away in India. Experts of this area say that collected rain water can be used right away or directly can be reloaded into the ground. As an example of this, about 366000 liters of water are harvested annually by CSE office building in Tughlaqabad institutional area (Bansil 2004 p.372). According to Bansil (2004): “And even the short spell of rain on May 12, 2002 which was only 8.5 mm....   [tags: Water Scarcity, Rain Water, India] 980 words
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Coca Colas Entry To The Indian Marketplace - Coca Cola Naresh Chandra (Chairman): Former Ambassador of India to the US during the trying times of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, dealing with the Nuclear Tests. Recently, he headed the Government of India committee on Corporate Governance. Other offices held by him include Governor of Gujarat, senior advisor to the Prime Minister. In 1990 he became Cabinet Secretary, the highest post in the Indian Civil Service. Jus. B. N. Kirpal: Former Chief Justice of India and currently the Chairman of the National Forest Commission, an autonomous body, under the Ministry of Environment and Forests....   [tags: International Business] 1085 words
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The Power of Models and Modeling - The Power of Models and Modeling Models have evolved since the turn of the century. There are models for most any item or system that exists. Developments in mathematics have enabled the world of models to explode. Now most everything can be modeled using some sort of mathematics. Agriculture is field that must rely on predictions. The Farmers Almanac is a source of information that allows one to predict upcoming events. The data in the Almanac is used to model events, especially hydrologic events that can occur in the future....   [tags: Science Agriculture Essays]
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To Save the Earth - To Save the Earth I wonder how much the front yard of my childhood home is worth. Of course, it's worth less now than before. Once, a stately tree stood in each corner: a tall lilac, a pine, a cherry tree, and a droopy evergreen. My favorite tree lived in the middle. I never knew what kind it was, but every spring it blossomed in delicate pink, and on warm afternoons, I read under its canopy. The front yard no longer looks like that, however. My father removed the lilac bush because it made the lawn too difficult to mow, and cut many of the branches from the pine and my pink-flowered tree so that friends could park their cars on our lawn rather than getting ticketed for parking on the street....   [tags: Environment Environmental Ecology Essays]
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The Waters Fine - The Waters Fine Former Governor Bill Weld takes a "refreshing" dip in the Charles River Photo Courtesy www.pbs.org According to the local bean town folks some of the many don’ts of Boston living is “Don’t ever wear a Harvard sweatshirt” or “Ask for directions to Cheers.” One of these Boston themed gags such as “Don't swim in the Charles, no matter WHAT Bill Weld tells you” is proving that the locals might be giving out uninformed advice this time around. The Charles River, always known as “having a healthy reputation for its extreme filth,” has a new lease on life ever since former governor Bill Weld took the dive heard round the world fully clothed around the same time the EPA announced a “Clean Charles” ready for swimmers by Earth Day 2005....   [tags: Charles River Essays] 2803 words
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Repairing Floodwater Retarding Structure No 18A - Is It Worth Repairing Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 18A. Introduction The purpose of this project is to establish a cost ratio associated with a flood retarding dam, known as floodwater retarding structure 18A, or dam 18A from hence forth, north of the City of Celina within the northwest portion of Collin County, Texas. Dam 18A, of the Little Elm and Laterals Watershed on an unnamed westerly tributary of Little Elm Creek, is of concern due to its existing and concurrent eroding action taking place producing areas of mass wasting along portions of the earthen dam....   [tags: Business Cost Analysis Dam Repair]
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Chesapeake Bay Prevention - ... These wash stations are there to wash invasive species off of waders so invasive species are not transferred into the Chesapeake Bay. The fly shop’s twice weekly online fishing report (www.backwaterangler.com) regularly reminds Gunpowder anglers to wash, scrub, and rinse their boots and wading shoes (Anonymous 2011). Felt soles on the waders trap invasive species within the felt and when the waders are used again the invasive species are transferred to that water source. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is following actions already taken by New Zealand, Alaska, and Vermont to prohibit the use of felt soles (Anonymous 2011)....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Strategically Siting Constructed Wetlands to Target Nitrate Removal - ... Previously, the target was a 30% reduction of nitrogen to the Gulf. With climate change and other uncertainties, it is possible that reductions of greater than 45% will be required (Donner and Scavia, 2007). The primary driver of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico is nitrogen loading from the Mississippi River (Justic et al., 1993), and the majority of this nitrogen originates from nonpoint sources in what is called here the Upper Mississippi River Basin, which is the combination of the Upper Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee River Basins, including west central Indiana....   [tags: Environment, Agriculture] 1748 words
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Dame in Yosemite State Park - Dame in Yosemite State Park In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a heated debate ensued over the building of a dam in the Hetchy Hetchy Valley in Yosemite State Park. The debate was between the naturalists of the area and the city engineers. I shall explore not only the debate prior to the building of the dam but also its affects on the population since its completion. Being a nature lover myself, I can easily sympathize with the people who wanted to preserve the natural beauty Yosemite, but in light of the facts, I feel that the dam was not only necessary but an overall benefit to the citizens of the surrounding area....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers]
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The Key Conventions of Soap Operas - The Key Conventions of Soap Operas Soap operas have many conventions that make them different to the other types of programs we watch on TV. Soaps can be separated from even their closest types of programs by looking into and studying their conventions. The Bill for instance shares many of the conventions of a soap, but not all of them, which separates it from being a soap. Broadcasting To get a wide range of viewing, almost every single soap is broadcasted before the 9 o'clock watershed....   [tags: Papers] 782 words
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Thermal Pollution - Thermal Pollution Recently we've allowed our planet to begin overheating. With the introduction of CFC's and Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere we've managed to raise the temperature of this vast resource. Even more ignorant is our failure to learn from our mistakes. Now, through thermal pollution (the introducton of waste heat into water), we've began destroying the womb of all life-the earth's vast water network. The Causes: There are three major causes of thermal pollution. the use of water as a cooling agent deforestation of shorelines soil erosion The foremost cause being the use of water as a cooling agent in nuclear power plants and other industrial facilities....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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COLSA Scholarship Application Essay - Five years ago, I never would have thought that I would have the passion for science that I do today. I was never excited about biology in high school, and I was never an outstanding or ambitious student. I never thought I had leadership qualities or outstanding creativity. Science was intimidating, with its vast vocabulary and complex processes. I came to identify more as an artist, perhaps because I found art more accessible and natural to me than identifying things through a microscope. My eventual goal was to become an art teacher, not to teach the finer points of artistic technique or instill an educated appreciation of history's famous art, but to help others discover their own innate creativity....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1956 words
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The West Don Land Precinct Plan - The stream that once gurgled through cool forest and flashed with salmon is a storm sewer today. It is fed by filthy water flushed off the city’s pavements and by the effluent of a sewerage treatment plant. Much of what was once a lovely valley is now a transportation corridor and a repository for road salt, dirty snow and illegally dumped garbage. The river’s lower stretch is strait-jacketed in steel and concrete, while chain link fences discourse stroll along its degraded banks. Long gone is it natural mouth, an expensive delta that once teemed with life....   [tags: Environment] 1971 words
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Trent-Severn Waterway - ... Also waterway residents have been experiencing a deterioration in water quality, fluctuation in water levels, more weed growth and the disappearance of wetlands. This paper will attempt to examine the nature of these concerns, as this historic waterway must grapple with an ever-changing set of demands. A crucial problem with the Trent Severn Waterway lies in its management with respect to both governance and jurisdiction. Originally the waterway was a possession of the Ontario Government but late in the nineteen hundreds, governance was transferred to the Federal Government....   [tags: Canada] 2305 words
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Copper Mountain - ... A beautiful and thriving ecosystem is in danger of being destroyed…it’s already happened at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. So what are some of the impacts to prepare for if the Mt. Ashland expansion goes forward compared to what happened at Copper Mountain. Here are three integral impacts to consider: habitat, watershed and environmental scorecards. Habitat Concerned locals and several environmental groups such as Wild Mount Ashland (WMA), EPA, Phronesis, Ski Area Citizens Coalition (SACC), Rogue Group Sierra Club (RGSC), and many others voice serious concerns about the endangered wildlife and rare plant species that habitat Mt....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1105 words
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Green Mountain National Forest - Green Mountain National Forest The Green Mountain National Forest, established in 1932, is Vermont’s only National Forest. It is managed in the spirit of multiple uses, including recreational activities, logging and watershed protection and management. An ecosystems management approach has recently been adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in maintaining the forest. In 1964 the Congress of the United States passed the Wilderness Act in an attempt to set aside, in the words of the act, "an area where earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man"; the lands designated as wilderness areas were to be "affected primarily by nature." Six areas, totaling 59,598 acres of the Green Mountain Forest were upgraded to Wilderness status following the 1964 Congressional Wilderness Act....   [tags: Essays Papers] 379 words
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My Walk with Nature - My Walk with Nature In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie noticed while living in the Everglades that some of the Indians started leaving the town and heading east. She also noticed that the animals started to scatter as well. Janie asked one of the Indians why they were leaving and he said that there was a hurricane approaching. The park ranger that guided us on the slough slog informed the class that this is a fact. The animals as well as the sawgrass know when hurricanes are approaching....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1301 words
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The Dam Debate - The Dam Debate In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, John Muir, a naturalist, and Marsden Manson, an engineer for the city of San Francisco, engaged in a heated debate over the construction of a dam in Hetchy Hetchy Valley. Muir wanted to preserve nature for the future, so he objected to the dam because he felt it would destroy the beauty of the area. On the other hand, Manson believed building a dam would provide water and electricity to the thousands of people who lived in the city of San Francisco, and this would preserve the well being of the human race for the future....   [tags: Environmental John Muir Ecology Essays]
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Foothill Toll Road's - Foothill Toll Road's All those that are regulars of the I-5 south know how agitating it is to sit through the bumper to bumper traffic, especially on those 90 degree plus summer days. An alternative route is under construction which will help to alleviate some of these traffic woes. The proposed toll road will run parallel to the I-5 and will connect the current portion of the Foothill Tollway to the I-5, just south of San Clemente. As good as this sounds, many sacrifices must be made to accommodate this preferred route....   [tags: Environmental Wildlife Essays]
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Environmental Economics - Environmental Economics Environmental Economic Impact of Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay The Chesapeake Bay is the nation’s largest estuary with six major tributaries, the James, the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Patuxent, the York, and the Rappahannock Rivers, feeding into the bay from various locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia (Chemical Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay – Workshop Discussion 1). These areas depend on the Bay as both an environmental and an economic resource....   [tags: essays papers]
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iceman - preservation - 1. Explain why the iceman was so well preserved. ( source one) It is said that a frozen body will stay preserved over hundreds, even thousand of years. During the first stage of investigations Austrian archaeologist Konrad Spindler researched the layout which had proved that the iceman’s body position and placement of weapons were preserved in the same position from when the Iceman had died, it had also been proved that the body was initially covered in a thin layer of snow which had helped complete the freeze drying process before it turned into ice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lake Mendota Pollution - Lake Mendota Pollution Madison’s Lake Mendota has been home to urban and agricultural runoff called non-point pollution, for many years. The effects from this runoff can be seen and smelled when around the lake, or for that matter, among all the lakes of the Yahara Watershed; including, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa, Lake Kegonsa, and Lake Wingra, respectively. The Winnebego Indian name for Lake Mendota is Wonk-shek-ho-mik-la, meaning, “Where the man lies,” while the Prairie Potawatomi named the lake Manto-ka, meaning, “Snake maker,” referring to the early abundance of rattlesnakes along the lake’s shoreline, in earlier years....   [tags: Papers] 1505 words
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The Dilemma of Censorship - The Dilemma of Censorship The issue of censorship always provides an interesting debate. There are many intelligent and very valid arguments for and against the issue. However I strongly believe that the act of censorship is wrong. I believe that all films, songs and television programs should be released uncut from any government or senior authority intervention. A film or piece of music is a work of art, thus it should be marketed as its creator intended. Because of this the cutting of a film or censoring of a song is the same as the mutilation of a painting or an act of vandalism....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain If it was possible to peer into the future and see the environmental consequences of mankind’s actions, humans’ harmful contributions to the highly acidic rain levels would be apparent. Seeing the possibility of a tragic environment in the future would change the ways we treat our environment today and forever. The environment receives its main punishments from a variety of sources, ranging from car smog to industrial smog and waste. Acid rain, fog, sleet and snow all have severely harmful affects on our environment....   [tags: Environment Ecology Nature Essays Papers] 709 words
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Streams Assessments - ABSTRACT What is the water quality in Covington Creek, Soos Creek, Jenkins Creek, Jenkins Pond Creek, and Jenkins Pond. Does the water quality meet or exceed the Washington State water quality criteria. Several parameters were sampled at each sample site. The sampled parameters at each creek and pond site were temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, discharge, bank stability, and vegetation plots. Tests for the presence of nitrates and phosphates were also conducted. In addition to these tests, samples of benthic macroinvertebrates were collected....   [tags: Ecology]
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Salt Dilution Method - Salt Dilution Method Salt dilution method is used in mountain rivers with rough cross section, big boulders and turbulent flow. An electrical conductivity (EC) meter was used for discharge measurement. Salt dilution method is particularly used for measurement of flow in mountainous stream and any other sites where high degree of turbulence exists to ensure complete mixing of injected solution in the pre-determined length of the channel. Under such condition of flow, the conventional approach to flow gauging such as current meter or calibrated structure are not feasible....   [tags: Research Anlaysis ] 1047 words
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Forest Restoration - ... Once planted, the area is assessed for about three years following the restoration site (Cole). When an area is seeded it is usually mulched with either bark, straw or some other type of mulch blanket however, is not always necessary or effective in the recovery process of the plot. Mulch blankets are generally more effective on higher elevation areas (Cole). The mortality rates of seed of seedlings are affected by multiple factors but the most evident is the climate. Once the seedlings are established they will developed, cotyledons; the mortality rates for seedlings are more often higher than the mortality rates of volunteer plants....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Aboriginal Land Rights within Australia - ... In establishing an Act, the stakeholder’s positions would need to be considered in order to ensure equitable legislation for the majority within society. Stakeholders include: All registered native title bodies corporate in relation to land or waters in the area (Austlii: 1993). Pastoralists involved in relation to current land owners. Government bodies; influence the execution of laws and policies on members of society. Once a decision is passed, it can be used as precedent by other countries, therefore the decisions passed must have due consideration as this has the possibility to affect many....   [tags: Rights of Indigenous Australian]
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Aboriginal Land Rights in Australia - ... In establishing an act, the stakeholder’s positions would need to be considered in order to ensure an equitable legislation for the majority of society. Stakeholders recognised by the law include: All registered native title bodies corporate in relation to land or waters in the area (Austlii: 1993). Pastoralists involved in relation to current land owners. Government bodies; influence the execution of laws and policies on members of society. Once a decision is passed, it can be used as precedent in future cases and therefore the decisions passed must have due consideration....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Flooding Along the Mississippi River: The Impact on the Gulf of Mexico - ... All of these problems are occurring as the water is flowing along the river banks, collecting even more sediment, and pollutants as it travels downstream and deposits into the Gulf of Mexico. When all of this sediment, nitrogen and bacteria flow into the Gulf of Mexico, it causes changes in the water there. The increase in the level of nitrogen causes plankton to grow faster. When the plankton decomposes it takes a large amount of oxygen out of the water. The bacteria break down the decomposed plankton, which releases carbon dioxide, taking increasing levels of oxygen out of the water in the Gulf....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Analyzing the Effects of a Storm - ... Preferential selection was also given to sites that had rain gage data available. Data is collected by the remote stations in 15-minute intervals and uploaded to the USGS website. The data is accessed by visiting the USGS Real-Time Data for Mississippi: Streamflow web page. Data points were taken for periods beginning August 13th and terminating at the end of the day containing the maximum discharge and gage height (crest) measurements. Discussion Flashy versus Sluggish Behavior After analysis of the data from the eleven Pascagoula River Basin stations it became quite evident which channels exhibited characteristics of each behavior model....   [tags: Weather, Environment, Data Analysis] 2648 words
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Acid Rain - ... Once a lake has become acidic, the aquatic microorganisms will suffer, the first ones being crayfish and clam. The backbone to the lake’s food chain is the plankton-minute organisms which are also affected. Fish would suffer from the incapacity to regulate their body chemistry, a reduction in egg deposits, a DNA alteration in young fish and vulnerability to natural diseases. As aquatic life diminishes, water-eating birds will begin to disappear simultaneously. However, species such as lake-bottom plants, mosses and black fly larvae strongly benefit from acid rain (5)....   [tags: Environmental Science, Informative] 2147 words
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Environmental Sustainability Problems for the Chesapeake Bay Region - ... Severe problems that include large reductions in varieties of sea grass, significant reduction in the amounts of finfish and shellfish (especially oysters and crab), extreme seasonal depletions in dissolved oxygen with increases in polluted sedimentation. Nearly catastrophic environmental concerns were raised in the 1970s over the damage to key habitats and the decline in water quality with species in bay waters being so negatively affected it resulted in constraints and regulations to a large number of commercial watermen activities and waterborne recreational activities (Atkins & Anderson, 2009)....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Acid Rain - ... But with the advancement of technology almost everyone use a motor vehicle (some use more than one) and obviously the amount of fossil fuels combusted has increased drastically in number which in turn results both in emission and atmospheric precipitation of oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. EFFECTS Acid rain without any doubt can be understood that is harmful to nature and natural resources. Imagine you are walking on the roads on a fine day and suddenly heavy volume of acid falls on your head....   [tags: Environmental Science]
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Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain, son of an artist, Jose Ruiz, and Maria Picasso. Rather than adopt the common name Ruiz, the young Picasso took the rarer name of his mother. An artistic prodigy, Picasso, at the age of 14, completed the one-month qualifying examination of the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona in one day. From there he went to the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, returning in 1900 to Barcelona. The years of 1901 to 1904 were known as the "blue period" because of the blue tonality of Picasso's paintings....   [tags: Essays Papers] 431 words
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Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River - Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River A Case Study of * River management * People interfering in the hydrosphere * A flood management scheme River Basin / Catchment area The source of the river is the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains to the north. There are many hundreds of tributaries including the Red River, Missouri river and the river Ohio. The mountains form the river's watershed. From Minneapolis the river flows South-East into Iowa where it flows south as far as Davenport....   [tags: Papers] 407 words
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David Livingstone - David Livingstone David Livingstone was one of Africa’s most important explorer. He lived from 1813 to 1873. He was originally a Scottish doctor and missionary. Livingstone was born on March 19, 1813, in Blantyre, Scotland. In 1823 he began to work in a cotton-textile factory. While studying medicine in Glasgow, he also attended classes in theology, and in 1838 he offered his services to the London Missionary Society. After completing hid medical course in 1840, Livingstone was later sent as a medical missionary to South Africa....   [tags: History] 647 words
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BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - The battle of New Orleans was a significant battle in the war of 1812. It was a crushing defeat for the British, increased patriotism, and Andrew Jackson emerged an American hero. The United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, thereby gaining control of the Mississippi River, and its watershed at the golf of Mexico. The U.S. government realized how important this was and its potential of becoming a great trading post. By 1812 this area called New Orleans grew as expected in size and importance....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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is there too much reality tv? - Is there too much reality TV. On the other hand shows like big brother only occur for a certain part of the year, however when big brother is on it is on for a long time therefore it consumes a lot of TV airtime. Even so a lot of the British public enjoy big brother and text in there votes every week. It might also be argued that people only watch reality TV because there is nothing else on TV at these times. On big brother alcohol is the most comely drunk beverage no one drinks water when there’s a bottle of wine to be had this influence young adults with access to alcohol Each year, students spend £3 billion on alcohol that’s a lot more than they spend on soft-drinks, tea, milk, juice, and coffee....   [tags: essays research papers] 522 words
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