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Collaborative Watershed Management - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the Watershed Management course and to elucidate the things learned and accomplished. This class offers information, both specific and general, for educational and career applications which makes it a valuable offering in the environmental program at State University. Our connectedness to the environment through what is arguably our most vital resource, the watershed, emphasizes the importance of collaborative management. Learnings The National Research Council (NRC) states that “managing water resources at the watershed scale, while difficult, offers the potential of balancing the many, sometimes competing, demands we place on water...   [tags: environment, watershed management]
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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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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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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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Watershed on the Pensacola Bay - Watershed on the Pensacola Bay Statement of the Problem A variety of river streams, bay areas, and lakes that are carrying heavy amounts of different kinds of sediments are effecting and endangering animals and human health due mostly to human behavior. Rivers, lakes and bays are undergoing sedimentation because of land clearing associated with agriculture, silviculture, and recreation, as well as dirt toad erosion. “According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the areas that include the greatest concern for sediments are Bayou Chico, lower Bayou Grande, upper Bayou Texar mid- and upper Escambia Bay, and Pensacola Bay, neat the downtown Pensacola waterfront” (Florida D...   [tags: sedimentation, polluted areas, mercury]
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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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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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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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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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Gertrude Bell: The Watershed of Iraqi Archaeology - Gertrude Bell has been described as “one of the few representatives of His Majesty’s Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection” (Meyer and Brysac, 2008, p.162). Bell gained this reputation in the Arab world through her early travel, archaeological fieldwork, political positions and administrative archaeological position in Iraq. She established intimate and solid connections with Arab leaders and citizens all throughout the Middle East, and this helped her greatly in all facets of her life....   [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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Defining Biodiversity Among Organisms - An ecosystem provides a complex framework of biological species which are in phase of degradation in recent times. Since time immemorial, humans relied on plants, animals and microbes for the survival, but now the very pillar of life sustaining systems is at stake. Biodiversity can be defined as the varieties observed among organisms on the face of the Earth. Biodiversity is irreversibly affected by humans. Still creek is one of the longest streams flowing into the Burnaby lake in British Columbia....   [tags: industrial development,ecosystem, species]
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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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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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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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Nature of Denudation in the Garhwal Lesser Himalaya: A Case Study from Tons River Basin - Abst 5.2 WATER DISCAHRGE The monthly and seasonally hydrographs were analyzed and summarized, and results are tabulate in (Table 1 and Table 2) and presented in (Fig.3 and Fig. 4).The watershed discharge of water of annual hydrograph at the average rate of (373.91 l/s/km2).The minimum water discharge by watershed (11.06 l/s/km2) in the month of December followed by (11.89 l/s/km2) in February and (11.95 l/s/km2) in the month of January. August is the month of peak water discharge at average rate of (83.82 l/s/km2) and the month of July is the second peak discharge at the average rate of (80.21 l/s/km2)....   [tags: erosion, environmental concerns]
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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...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1956 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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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] 3489 words
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Colorado Population of the Stone Fly Claassenia sabulosa (Banks) (Plecoptera: Perlidae) - Introduction In 1842 and 1843 John C. Frémont crossed the Cache la Poudre River near present day city of Fort Collins in early summer and noted a clear river that was running across clean gravel (Jackson and Spence 1970). At that time native greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki (Richardson) occurred throughout the river, even as far East as Greeley depending on the extent of the water year or sequence of years (Fausch and Bestgen 1997). No doubt dynamic diverse benthic macroinvertebrate communities existed throughout the length of the Poudre River, transitioning from typical higher elevation southern Rocky Mountain taxa in the upper canyon reaches (Ward et al....   [tags: Claassenia sabulosa]
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The Importance of Rangelands: Summer Lake Wildlife Area - The Importance of Rangelands: Summer Lake Wildlife Area I. Introduction Are rangelands important. If asked, many people probably wouldn't know the answer since rangelands are so rarely discussed. However, Summer Lake Wildlife Area, a rangeland located in Oregon and managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, preserves the habitat for a huge variety of wildlife and plant species, provides communities with environmental education, and can be utilized for recreational activities. Rangelands may not be well known, but they are extremely important and provide multiple, tangible benefits to the environment, wildlife, and local communities....   [tags: Environmental Management, Ecology]
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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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The Treacherous Murder of Frozen Fritz - ... Among other things, they referred to other claims of ‘first discoveries’. With the official determination of the original finders, a finder’s fee had to be paid. One can easily see that the administration of South Tyrol – despite all attempts of distinction – is subject to influence from further south and is not working in line with the ‘Habsburg efficiency’ in Austria. This is demonstrated by the fact that the legal dispute went on until the year of 2009 when an out-of-court settlement was finally reached with regard to the finder’s fee....   [tags: frozen fritz, iceman, tyrol] 1901 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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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 Ecological Impacts of Feral Swine - Like most nonnative, invasive species, feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States has an increasingly negative impact on native plants. If left unchecked, feral swine will become responsible for the permanent destruction of many plant communities as well as endangering native plant populations. Nonnative species can also be called alien, exotic, or nonindigenous. Their presence is due to humans dispersing them to other locations beside their native habitat, or by humans creating environmental conditions that allow their growth....   [tags: Feral Hogs, Plant Communities]
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Business Law: The Oil Pollution Act - 1. The United States government and Congress have implemented various legislations in order to hopefully reduce oil spills and aid in the clean up, should an oil spill occur. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was signed into legislation in August 1990. The OPA improved the nation's ability to prevent and respond to oil spills by establishing provisions that expand the federal governments's ability, and provide the money and resources necessary, to respond to oil spills. The OPA also created the national Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is available to provide up to one billion dollars per spill incident....   [tags: legislation, oil spills]
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Expert Field Medical Badge Analysis - Nettles’ Watershed Point When attempting to decide which milestone in my life I would consider my watershed point, I explored many highlights and low periods in my life. These ranged from graduating college, to getting married, to the death of my father, or the birth of our first child. I kept thinking that the military has to play a part of my watershed point, and even when I made this determination it was difficult to decide if it was receiving the Expert Field Medical Badge, becoming a NCO, being deployed overseas for the first time, or being selected to attend the Sergeants’ Major Academy....   [tags: military, nco, combat deployment]
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East Bay Water Supply - East Bay Water Supply East Bay Municipal Utility District services large areas of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including the city of Albany (Water Resources Planning Division, 2011). To accommodate a population of 1.3 million customers, EBMUD obtains its water supply from the Comanche and Pardee Reservoirs in the Sierra, as well as over 160 local reservoirs and neighborhood tanks (EBMUD, 2012). Both large reservoirs are in the Mokelumne River Watershed, accounting for approx. 90 percent of the water used on average by EBMUD....   [tags: Water Supply, Water Consumption]
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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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The Effects on theThe Use of Water for the Production of Ethanol - ... Even though droughts ravage the country, ethanol production continues pushing forward, draining local watersheds as they go. My family knows firsthand just how heavy a burden corn production can be on the watershed; my grandfather owns a farm in the Texas Panhandle where he grows cotton. His water wells are competing constantly for the water used for corn, which is mainly grown for ethanol. No matter the conditions—drought or otherwise—the cotton on our family farm must be watered. I’ve been to that farm, and I’ve seen the fields and the corn....   [tags: environmental issues, water-to-ethanol payoff]
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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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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...   [tags: Environment Environmental Ecology Essays]
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The Importance of the Great Lakes - When discussing issues relating to bodies of water, there is always something to be considered and those are issues that deal with water, which are not as simple as it seem. To the point persons, communities, nation states, and international organizations has the implicit means to provide a thoughtful and significant plan that would provide a solution to the intended issue. The right approach in taking those necessary steps are achieving a well thought out plan is the ability to adhere collective decisions and cooperative actions....   [tags: Geography, Water]
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History of Reliable and Clean Water Supply in New York - Throughout history the need for a reliable and clean water supply has plagued large cities from ancient Rome to the modern day metropolis such as New York City. The need for water has always been a challenge facing any city. With the increase rise of population and the migration from rural living to city dwelling; the search for water is ongoing. New York City specifically has had a grand history of water management from early engineering projects and court house battles. The history of New York water has embedded itself in the mindset of the average New Yorker....   [tags: Drought Crisis, Ashokan Reservoir]
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Conflict With Mining Enterprises in Northern Wisonsin: Environment vs. Economy - Imagine having a backyard where one had prime cross country skiing slopes, trickling streams and waterfalls, natural caves to go swimming and spelunking in, wetlands to go wild-ricing, fly fishing for trout, and mountains and valleys to take 5-day canoe portages and hiking adventures throughout, all near one’s own house. With the cool breeze and the abundant snowfall the often accumulates up near the Upper Peninsula, due to the lake effects of Lake Superior, there would never be a dull moment with the weather, either....   [tags: environment, lake superior]
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Outsource in the US, PRC and Other Involved Countries -     Outsourcing is not a strange word for China, the World Factory. China is earning this name by the 30-year experience of OEM, ODM and assembly manufacturing. However, the economic crisis has become a watershed for both the US and the PRC on topic of international labor cooperation. According to the statistics, the foreign capital is retreating from China, and nobody knows where it went. Chinese government started to eliminate labor-intensive industries and expand domestic demand by investing funds....   [tags: import, export, globalization]
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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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Save Maumee Chapter in Font Wayne Kinldy - Kerry Sharpe, the president of the Save Maumee chapter in Fort Wayne kindly, accepted our offer of answering some questions regarding this organization. We wanted to know everything from the purpose of the organization to current projects/future projects they are working on and everything in between. After submitting our interview questions to Kerry, she proceeded to explain that this was a very busy time for her as she has other commitments taking up a lot of her attention including the curling club she is actively involved in (K....   [tags: clean water act, maumee river,kerry sharpe]
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Little River Wetland Project (Great Marsh) - An intricate balance has existed between man and the environment since the evolution of the Homo-sapiens’ species. At times throughout history, human ingenuity and will-power seemed to best nature, such as the transportation of water for miles across land in Roman aqueducts, the circumscribing of the globe by Amerigo Vespucci, or the first flight by the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; but although these feats were great, until the last few hundred years, the beast that is nature remained unconquered and undisturbed....   [tags: environment, preservation, Wabash River]
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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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Asian Carp: The Invaders - In 1831, Asian carp were brought over as a delicacy. Asian carp are originally from Asia (Barbara A. Somervill 13). They were imported by catfish farmers in 1963 for federal research on controlling aquatic vegetation. In 1966, the first Asian carp had escaped into Arkansas waters. By 1970, grass carp we're being stocked in Arkansas waters to help with over vegetation. In 1972, big head carp were brought in the United States by a fish farmer in Arkansas to improve his water quality and fish production....   [tags: catfish farmers, environment]
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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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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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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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Green City Clean Water Program - Introduction “Nationwide, water utilities find themselves under increasing pressure as they confront a new
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