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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 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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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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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 - The Brazos River emerges at the convergence of Double Mountain Fork and Salt Fork near the east boundary of Stonewall County. It runs 840 miles through Texas to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico (The Official Website of the State of Texas, n.d). It is the longest river in Texas, and it has the greatest discharge. There are several watersheds along its course as shown on the map above. I am going to deal with the Bosque River Watershed. The Bosque River Watershed starts in Erath County, and includes sections of Bosque, Hamilton, and Coryell Counties....   [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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environmetal public program - ... The main one that is most foundational, now that I have pondered it, is the matter of trust between stakeholders. It should be intuitive that trust is necessary to work together as a group or team when attempting to deal with issues surrounding a common interest, like a watershed, but all too often our egos get in the way. It goes back to what I have known for quite some time; get to know the people that you want to work with. Building relationships should be the first step. Jumping into the issues and problems without a relationship of trust is likely to fail in any meaningful outcome....   [tags: environment, watershed management]
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Gertrude Bell: The Watershed of Iraqi Archaeology - ... The former will be addressed directly, and the latter near the end of this paper. Working in the field, Bell published many books and articles as a result of her excavations and studies. Her focus was broad: it included Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic architecture, but what was particularly innovative for her time in regards to her architectural technique was that she combined her knowledge from previous explorations with her archaeological study, travelled alone except with Arab companions, and in quite remote and dangerous areas (Asher-Greve, 2004, p.168)....   [tags: biography, Middle East, wartime, Arab]
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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 Water Shortage in India - India is the seventh largest country in the world by geographical area which is located on the South Asia. Moreover, India is the second populous country and second country which gets the most frequent rainfalls. Then why is India experiencing water shortage. Unfortunately, there is an ecological unbalance on the global scale. India is one of the eight countries which are seriously facing a sharp increase in water crisis that threatens humans, while a huge percentage of the world has no access to sanitation and clean water....   [tags: India Water Crisis] 980 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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Strategically Siting Constructed Wetlands to Target Nitrate Removal - Strategically Siting Constructed Wetlands to Target Nitrate Removal: A GIS Method Applied to an Agricultural Watershed in West Central Indiana Intensification of agricultural practices in the Midwest has led to increased nutrient losses in surface runoff and subsurface drainage, impacting downstream water quality and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Nitrate losses are especially significant in heavily tile drained land, characteristic of west central Indiana. Constructed wetlands have been shown to be effective in reducing nitrate loads leaving Midwestern crop land....   [tags: Environment, Agriculture] 1748 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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Trent-Severn Waterway - Since its inception well over a century ago, the reality of a navigable waterway that extends from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay has been a central part of the fabric of Ontario. Constructed between 1833 and 1920, the Trent-Severn Waterway was designated to be of “national importance” in 1929 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and was considered to be an engineering marvel at the time. It was initially built for two specific purposes: to provide a useful watercourse that would enhance the logging industry and to provide a transportation corridor in the southern part of the system....   [tags: Canada] 2305 words
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Chesapeake Bay Prevention - Prevention is necessary to control many problems in the Chesapeake Bay. Prevention can range from something as big as a government issue or as small as a single person helping out. The greatest chance at total protection for water quality is when many people and organizations work together to prevent problems. According to the Chesapeake Bay Program, “Federal, state and non-profit Bay Program partners are working with farmers, developers, homeowners and local governments to reduce pollutants from multiple sources and restore water quality for all to enjoy” (Chesapeake Bay Program)....   [tags: Conservation ]
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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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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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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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Consequences of Role as Service Provider - 3.4. Consequences of Role as Service Provider An affirmative outcome of role as Service Provider can be attributed to the faith and esteem that organisation achieved in the State. The popularity of organisation stimulated farmers to receive its technical advice on feasible sites for DWs. Moreover, GSDA’s recommendation provided financial support for digging wells that increased irrigated area on GW almost to four fold in shortest time. Striking advent of drilling BWs catered the safe drinking water needs of rural people independently....   [tags: Business Management] 1668 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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Copper Mountain - It’s a sunny October afternoon and I’m listening to the breeze gently rustle the tree tops above me. I look down into the creek as I sit here munching on some cashews, and I see trout gliding effortlessly through the crystal-clear water. I revel in how incredibly lush the area is…although it’s been a dry summer the ground is still moist, plants are bright and colorful, and wildlife is abound. After I finish my snack and tuck my trash away into my backpack, I continue my hike up this parcel of land that is may soon become barren with towers of steel and wire draping the landscape....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1105 words
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Flooding Along the Mississippi River: The Impact on the Gulf of Mexico - This spring, record breaking floodwaters along the Mississippi River caused massive damage in nine states, totaling over $25 billion dollars in damage (Watts, 2011). In most areas the floodwaters have receded, however there is concern that even a little rain could cause more flooding due to the already saturated land. As cities and towns are beginning the restoration process, one thing caused by the flooding waters cannot be restored. Pollutants’ such as nitrogen from fertilizer, due to this area being primarily composed of farming land, is making its way toward the Gulf of Mexico....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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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 Charles River: The Waters Fine - 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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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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The Importance of the Great Lakes - ... The Great Lakes basin is in fact the largest freshwater basin on the planet; it is evident to say it is not a subject to take lightly, as it incorporates to 18% percent of the planets freshwater supply. Thus, when comprehending water as an industry there will be several non-governmental organizations (i.e. private sectors) with a global agenda providing the means for acceptable conditions for working, for that many issues must come into light. Such toxic chemicals, invasive species, quality of water, etc, were looked into consideration which led to pressure for new development of domestic and binational water policies in Canada....   [tags: Geography, Water]
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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 - Many people do not understand the definition of restoration. Restoration of the forest is returning it to its most natural state. However, the forest is not a single use area; it houses some of the most important recourses on Earth. Furthermore, it generates revenue for more than one industry in the United States economy. There are two types of restoration, active and passive but, the focus of this paper is to describe some of the most common active restoration techniques and how it positively influences the environment and economy There are many ways and techniques of restoration some using heavy machinery and some using no equipment at all....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Aboriginal Land Rights within Australia - Terra Nullius was once apparent in Australian society, but has now been nullified with the turn of the century. With the political changes in our society, and the apology to Indigenous Australians, society is now witnessing an increase in aboriginals gaining a voice in today’s society. Described by Pat Dodson (2006) as a seminal moment in Australia’s history, Rudd’s apology was expressed in the true spirit of reconciliation opening a new chapter in the history of Australia. Considerable debate has arisen within society as to whether aboriginals have a right to land that is of cultural significance and whether current land owners will be able to keep their land....   [tags: Rights of Indigenous Australian]
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Aboriginal Land Rights in Australia - Terra Nullius was once apparent in Australian society, but has now been nullified with the turn of the century and the changes of societal attitudes. With the political changes in our society, and the apology to Indigenous Australians, society is now witnessing an increase in aboriginals gaining a voice in today’s society. Kevin Rudd’s apology as described by Pat Dodson (2006) as a seminal moment in Australia’s history, expressed the true spirit of reconciliation opening a new chapter in the history of Australia....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Acid Rain - Missing Works Cited The world we live in today has become a nest for pollution, toxic waste and environmental deterioration. In order to improve our planet, acid rain is a main factor to be considered and must be controlled before the damage worsens. In order to understand what acid rain is, we must first understand the term “acidity”....   [tags: Environmental Science, Informative] 2147 words
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Environmental Sustainability Problems for the Chesapeake Bay Region - Hampton Roads, Virginia is known by most heavyweight, enthusiastic tourists as a great vacation attraction for the entire family. The associated water area has a wide channel through which the tributary waters of the James River, Nansemond River, and Elizabeth River pass through extensive natural areas to flow into the Chesapeake Bay and continuing into the Atlantic Ocean with over 26 total miles of associated beaches. The Chesapeake Bay ecosystem sustains the many complex relationships that exist with the organisms and inhabitants among the very large living resources of the Bay watershed region to include over 3,600 total species, with 348 finfish, 173 shellfish and 2,700 varieties plants....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Acid Rain - INTRODUCTION The term acid rain refers to the process of deposition or precipitation of hydrogen ions with a pH value below 5.0, in the atmosphere. These acidic substances are produced by the pollutants on the earth that are airborne. These acidic precipitates will pour down as water droplets along with normal rain water whose pH lie between 5.0 and 5.6 creating hazardous effects on the living organisms of earth. HISTORY The cause of acid rain is mainly due to industrial pollutants. Acid rain was first reported during the Industrial Revolution in England in 1852.A Scottish chemist by name Robert Angus Smith discovered the same....   [tags: Environmental Science]
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Little River Wetland Project (Great Marsh) - ... This large restoration was completed in 2009 and requires continual care to keep the ecosystems of Eagle Marsh from being overtaken by invasive species, such as reed canarygrass (a tall growing, perennial grass found in the northern United States) and phragmites (a long lived, tall reed brought in from Australia) (Reed; Phragmites). Approximately thirty acres of forested wetland were acquired in 2007 and 2008, with another eleven acres being added in 2010, leaving Eagle Marsh at its current size today (Little)....   [tags: environment, preservation, Wabash River]
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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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A Cleaner Future: A Comprehensive Pollution Prevention and Reduction Program - A Cleaner Future: A Comprehensive Pollution Prevention and Reduction Program Introduction Pollution is a major problem globally and it becomes greater as the human population continues to rise exponentially. One of the major problems with increased population is higher waste production, which creates increased air, soil, and water pollution. To resolve this problem waste reduction must be of primary importance in preventing and reducing pollution. Waste management can be an expensive undertaking if not managed correctly so sustainable practices must be addressed....   [tags: Environmentalism, Pollution Control]
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Vancouver and its Environment - ... The Royal Engineers surveyed the land and set up the boundaries seen in the diagram above. The boundaries influenced many future decisions such as the UBC Endowment Lands and Stanley Park visible in the image above as government reserves as well as defined the boundaries of contested areas such as the Native American reserves. This diagram also depicts the rapid change from a single European fort in the 1820s to a very large influx of immigrants setting up along the rivers and inlets by the 1860s....   [tags: economy, nature, transportation, bogs, mountains]
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The Adirondacks - The Adirondacks are a group of mountains surrounded by many lakes and rivers, that cover over 5,000 square miles in the northeastern part of New York. There are a lot of large tourist villages on every lake. Motor boating and other water activities take place on almost every lake in the area. It is a vacation paradise for thousands. But, industrial emissions from Canada and the Ohio river valley always drift to this area and cause acid rain. This silent killer is destroying these beautiful lakes and their surrounding watersheds....   [tags: essays research papers] 1040 words
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Guiding Students To Find Their Passion - When I was a high school student, I was interested in science to a point but did not believe that I was cut out for a career in science. In fact, I did not even consider studying science in college until I participated in the Watershed Watch program at UNH. The two-week environmental science seminar was intense. Guided by experienced scientists, students were empowered to build foundational knowledge of basic information and research techniques, and used that knowledge to conduct their own scientific research....   [tags: Career Goals] 707 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 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. Throughout the last 15 years the Chesapeake Bay has suffered from elevated levels of pollution....   [tags: Environmental Impact Essays]
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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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