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The Annual Cycle of Eudyptula Minor, Its Phases and Major Effects - The Annual Cycle of Eudyptula Minor, Its Phases and Major Effects Abstract The Eudyptula minor, the smallest member of the penguin family, is an indigenous species of Australia, located on the southeastern coast. Little penguins follow an annual energetics cycle. The Little penguins go through periods of fasting which occur while incubating and molting. During the rest of the year, E. minor forage for numerous fish types. Foraging behavior relies on the aerobic diving limit as well as the amount of sunlight present....   [tags: Penugins Animals Wildlife Essays Expository]
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Harbor Seals - Harbor Seals Harbor seals are marine mammals that have spotted coats in a variety of shades from silver gray, black to dark brown. They reach 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. Harbor seals are dimorphic, with the male being slightly larger than the female. They are true, or crawling seals, which means they have no external earflaps. True seals also have small flippers, and move on land by flopping along on their bellies. They breathe at the surface and hold their breath while diving....   [tags: Animals Sea Wildlife Descriptive Essays]
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The Downy Woodpecker - The Downy Woodpecker Habitat Downies take home in the United States and southern Canada. They have been recorded at elevations of up to 9,000 feet. The downies are not deep-forested birds, preferring deciduous trees. Open woodlands, river groves, orchards, swamps, farmland, and suburban backyards are all favorite haunts of the downy. Downies will also nest in city parks. About the only place you won't find them is deserts. The most attractive human dwelling sites are woodlands broken up by logged patches in a waterside area....   [tags: Woodpeckers Birds Animals Wildlife Essays] 3719 words
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Galapagos Island Diversity - There are many different kinds of life forms that makeup the Galapagos Islands spread throughout its sixteen main islands and six smaller islands. The Galapagos Islands have many different life forms that make up three different categories which include; birds, marine life, and land dwellers. “In 1987 UNESCO recognized the islands as a world heritage site, and in 1985 a biosphere reserve. This was later extended in December 2001 to include the marine reserve”. (Wikipedia, 2007) Some of the more rare land dwellers include giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and lava lizards....   [tags: Wildlife Diversity Nature Ecology Biosphere] 1435 words
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The Coral Reefs - The Coral Reefs Can we save “Tropical Rain Forests of the Ocean”. Anyone who’s ever scuba dived at a coral reef and seen the perfect handprint of dead coral can appreciate how fragile and delicate this ecosystem is. Coral reefs are not just rock, like some people believe, but are an animal. Corals are a type of animal called a polyp, the simplest of predators that eat meat in the form of drifting zooplankton…all corals have boarders, zillions of microscopic, one-celled plants called zooxanthellae that live inside the polyps and transform sunlight into oxygen, keeping the corals alive....   [tags: Sea Ocean Nature Wildlife Environmental Essays]
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Cloning - Cloning Abstract The question to clone or not to clone is currently center stage of scientific debate. Since the birth of Dolly, the sheep, in 1997 the controversial question of cloning has been paramount throughout the entire globe. The question is no longer whether it can be done, but whether is should be done and to what extent. We have already cloned goats, mice, monkeys, cattle, and pigs (Cloning fact sheet). Scientists are now trying to get approval to clone humans or at least parts of them (Eccleston, CNN)....   [tags: Clone Science Nature Wildlife Conservation Essays]
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Wild Life Trafficking - ... The targeted village people are typically illiterate, thus un-aware of the real price for the hunt or its effect in the ecosystem. Furthermore, some organized groups take over the villages and hold hostages to force the men to work for them. Hunting the animals could get a little dangerous; the hunters tend to hunt at night to escape the eyes of the law. The risk is higher if the creatures are dangerous, huge or even poisonous but the money is not necessarily as high. This trade includes bones, animal parts, scales, skins, meat, pets and collectors trophies (FREELAND,2010)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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oil drilling in alaska wilderness - Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Beyond Poaching: The Positive Aspect of Hunting - ... Paul Shepard quoted Mike Harris who is a member of the Canadian outdoor heritage alliance: “Our heritage of hunting is a good heritage. It is because hunting is about more that just hunting. Hunting is about sharing knowledge, experiences, and memories. It’s about passing on our traditions, but most of all hunting is about learning to understand and to respect and to love the natural world.” -Paul Shepard “Hunting and Human Values” Maybe the least known fact about hunting is that wildlife organizations such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wild Life support hunting along with most of the states in the Pacific Northwest....   [tags: Hunting & Fishing]
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The Case for the Redistribution of Ecotourism Gains in Kenya. - The Case for the Redistribution of Ecotourism Gains in Kenya. Introduction Ecotourism, also known as “responsible tourism”, is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people” . Ecotourism has become the fastest growing sub-sector of the tourist industry: in the Third World, it is growing at a rate of 6% per year . Bordering the Indian Ocean and located in Eastern Africa, Kenya reaps substantial benefits from ecotourism activities....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Subdivisions and American Agriculture - Subdivisions and American Agriculture Across Wyoming and the West, you can see miles and miles of undeveloped land. However, in the next 100 years will that be true. This once-frontier land has had massive growths in population. For retired people, the West and Midwest are becoming more attractive due to the cheap land that is less populated. Subdivisions are moving farther and farther out into the country. From 1990 to 1995, the counties in the Rocky Mountain region increased three times faster than the rest of the United States (Theobald, Miller, and Hobbs 26)....   [tags: Geography USA Essays Papers]
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Alaska Drillings - Alaska Drillings Drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife refuge will not solve our nation’s energy crisis, but it will destroy one of the worlds most unique animal habitats. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would satisfy only six months' worth of the nation's oil needs while oil drilling would "destroy" a wilderness that is home to the 150,000 animals of the Porcupine animal group. Our nations natural refuges should not be turned to destruction when a solution to a problem can be found else where....   [tags: essays papers] 415 words
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Hunting is Important to the Environment - Hunting is Important to the Environment It is early in the morning; the majestic Elk bugles in the distance. The sun is kissing the tops of the peaks with the most beautiful gold, and painting the clouds rose red. The men and women who enjoy the outdoors whether it is hunting or just hiking help make these types of moments possible. Hunting and the ecosystem is tied closely to conservation of land and animals. The articles of “Hunting and the ecosystem” written by the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department (SDGFP), and “Facts and statistics on wildlife conservation” written by Roger Holmes, director of the Fish and Wildlife, touch on how hunting is important in the environment to keep a good balance in the ecosystem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 913 words
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Water and the Environment - Water and the Environment Dear Whoever, I am writing to you as I am disgusted at the state of the rivers in the countryside, I am sure you are unaware of these issues as no action has been taken to try to solve this problem Here are a few cases of the very many rivers which have suffered: Site - River Kennet Problem Low flows caused by Water Company licensed abstractions. Taking water could lead to the river drying up, killing wildlife such as Water Crowfoot and the Desmoulin Whorl Snail....   [tags: Papers] 774 words
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The Effect of Pesticide Runoffs on the Everglades - ... The government should invest in highly effective techniques of farming because the ones employed are not very everglades friendly. The fertilizers put in the soil contain phosphorus which causes algae to bloom thereby chocking off oxygen supply to wildlife, killing off vast quantities. Only the government’s intervention can rescue the Everglades, or we lose them forever. Water pollution is another effect of the pesticide runoffs hindering the existence of wildlife in the Everglades. Pesticides can get into the water via drift during pesticide spraying, by runoff from treated areas, leaching through the soils....   [tags: Environment ]
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Deforestation in Illinois: Problems and Description - ... In Illinois alone wildlife watching generates over a billion dollars for the state. (DNR) In addition, hunters spend over one hundred million tracking down and harvesting game, these numbers add up to pay for states bills. If forests were lost, this number would be significantly reduced. The increase in taxes due to the loss of revenue would come from the pockets of citizens instead of our forests. The loss of forests and timber are known, but the consequences are often disregarded. With every tree that falls, more and more essentials such as homes for wildlife and oxygen for all living creatures are destroyed....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Effects of Legalized Trophy Hunting East Africa - ... While the conservation efforts of the EAPHA were matched by none, the Association was disbanded in 1977 when Kenya outlawed all big game hunting (Herne, 1999). The success of the EAPHA was made obvious by the declining elephant population in the years that followed their disbandment. In the 1970s, 1,900 elephants were poached for their ivory tusks. However, in the 1980s, this number skyrocketed to 8,300 elephants poached for their valuable ivory tusks (Lowery, 1997). Numbers declined in the 1990s under a ban by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wilde Fauna and Flora (CITES)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Counter-Acting the Effects of Global Warming - ... This clean water can be captured and stored in watersheds that in turn, can be used for variety of purposes including agriculture, municipal drinking water, recreational activities and habitat for wildlife. Global forests provide habitat for wildlife, which in turn, contribute to the maintenance of ecological processes. Wildlife is directly utilized by humans for hunting, observation and ecotourism. However wildlife is considered an important ecosystem service because of its indirect contribution to many other ecological processes....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Grizzly Bear Management in British Columbia - Grizzly Bear Management in British Columbia Grizzly bears in British Columbia represent many things to different people. To a large percentage of the population, they represent all that is still wild about our province, a link to the past before humans came and logged much of the forests, put roads over the mountains, and dammed the rivers. This view of grizzly bears as somewhat of a ‘flagship’ species is reflected in the naming by environmental groups of the large wilderness area of the Central Coast as the Great Bear Rainforest....   [tags: Papers] 3672 words
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Tourism and the Environment - Tourism and the Environment Mass Tourism and discriminating tourists, who are only pre-occupied with the "big five" mentality have in the past years contributed to the degradation of the environment and harassment of wildlife. Thanks to the Eco-tourism concept which has been championed by the tourist destinations globally with a view to changing the big "five" mammal mentality and developing other environmentally friendly types of tourism. Eco- tourism is thus an important concept in tourism development....   [tags: Papers] 3905 words
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conifers - While I was in Woodland Cemetery, some organisms that I noticed there were conifer trees. Such as the White Pine (Strobus pinus), Junipers (Juniperus), Doughlasfir (Pseudotsuga taxifolia), Hemlocks (Tsuga), Norway Spruce (Picea), White Cedar (Thuja), and Birch trees (Betula) The white Pine tree can be detected by looking at its pine needles. Its needles only come in a bundle of five. Pine needles are consumed by some species of grouse and by several browsers. The white pine tree is also valuable as cover for wildlife....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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Personal Environmental Ethics - There are some people who believe that the United States' strictly forced endangered species laws seriously hamper our economy. I on the other hand must disagree. The endangered species laws were created for an important reason: to protect our earth's biological diversity. Whenever humanity interferes with the ecosystem for the purpose of economic growth it tears it apart piece by piece. It is for reasons like these we must have such tough laws, as in the Endangered Species Act. The fact of the matter is that a problem still exists today....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson - A Fable for Tomorrow by Carson How does the Author of the following extracts use language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning. The title of the chapter “A Fable for Tomorrow” gives the impression that the novel is a log of events and a tale of what might be in the future if present practises and the use of pesticides were allowed to continue....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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Why I Became an Educator - I have always tutored and assisted others in math and science, but about eight years ago while pursuing my master’s degree in Wildlife Biology, I took a couple of classes that changed my life. These classes (natural resource interpretation and environmental education) opened my eyes to the fact that I wanted to become an educator. I loved my education classes and discussed with my major advisor the fact that I wanted to become involved in education. As an extension specialist, my advisor was very involved in education and community outreach and he could help me to further my pursuit of education as a career....   [tags: teaching] 515 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - The Sad Fate of Our Old Growth Forests - The Sad Fate of Our Old Growth Forests      The Pacific Northwest houses magnificent old-growth forests -- thousands of years old. Poker straight and virtually blemish free, 200 to 250-foot Sequoia, Redwood, and Douglas trees rise from the forest floor and choke the mountainsides with one of the world's most precious natural resources, wood. This substance we call wood caters to all needs of living creatures. While people rely on harvested wood for shelter, furniture, and heat, wildlife depends on both living and dead wood to produce food, shelter, and cover from predators as a means of survival....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Benefits of Hunting - The Benefits of Hunting   I hunt. I have hunted for three years of my life, and I don't see anything wrong with it. Throughout these three years, I have killed two elk.  The reasons I hunt are for the meat, I think it tastes better than store-bought meat and it doesn't have any additives in it, and for the time I get to spend out in the mountains. However, there are some people who are against hunting. The deer and elk population is growing at an alarming rate. According to Outdoor Life, the "Whitetail deer population grew from 29.8 million in 1994 to 32.7 million today." According to Garth Kidd, the solution to this overgrowth problem is hunting....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Why You Should Not Feed Wild Animals - I remember being a little boy crying as I watched a zoo monkey eat my chocolate ice cream bar. Animal natural instincts are designed for their own survival, which means fulfilling their basic needs, including food and water. They will do anything it takes to get food, learning and adapting from each new experience. US Geological Survey wants to make it very clear to prohibit any feeding of wildlife. I wish to quickly cover three points why you should not feed wild animals. One, feeding wildlife disrupts natural cycles, creating dependencies....   [tags: Earth Science] 538 words
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The Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001 - The Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001 There are many bills that are passed though the House of Representatives everyday. There are many government agencies and interests groups that are behind the bills that either support them or are against them. The bill I have chosen is the Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001. At this time and place I believe this bill is one of the most important bills that needs to be passed. Congress has found the nation's domestic oil and gas production is in a substantial decline and our dependence on foreign counties is unreliable....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - Say No To Species Reintroduction - Debating Species Reintroduction Species reintroduction has become a hotly debated topic, especially in the states experiencing actual reintroduction efforts. The reintroduction of the lynx into Colorado appeals to many who would like to return the area to it's pristine, pre-developed state. However, the actual costs, both financial and emotional, make this program impractical and illogical. In 1979, researchers decided to investigate the number of lynx still remaining in Colorado (Lynx release)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Drilling Alaska: America Needs to Adopt Conservation Practices! - Drilling Alaska I recently read an article in Scientific American (May 2001) titled “the arctic oil & wildlife refuge.” The article addresses the issue of whether or not science has the ability to clarify the potential economic benefits and the ecological risks of drilling into the nation’s last great coastal wilderness preserve. What I began to wonder after reading the article is, if we humans should continue our scientific and technological petroleum endeavors even though we are causing irreversible harm to our earth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Environment Essays]
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It's Time to Reform the Endangered Species Act - It's Time to Reform the Endangered Species Act In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act. The Act was passed in response to findings by Congress that growth and development were responsible for the extinction of species of fish, wildlife and plants. This Act was to provide programs to protect species identified as either endangered or threatened. It also mandated Federal agencies and departments to protect endangered and threatened species in their own operations, as well as work with State and local agencies to further promote conservation and protection of identified species....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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America's Endangered Species Act - America's Endangered Species Act Save the Bald Eagles. Save the whales. Save the Mountain Lions. Such were the environmentalists rallying cries that brought about the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Although, the first official endangered species legislation was a 1966 bill that called for saving U.S. wildlife, but lacked the powers to do so. The Endangered Species Act(ESA) of 1973 set forth the basic rules that apply in the U.S. today. Two agencies, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, are responsible for reviewing the status of species in trouble to see if they warrant listing as either threatened or endangered....   [tags: Politics Environment Environmental Essays]
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Great Lakes Directional Drilling - Around the mitten shaped state of Michigan, five gigantic lakes encompass the coast. Providing a spot for vacationers, fisherman, and much wildlife, the Great Lakes are the pride and joy of Michigan. The history of the lakes stretches back thousands of years, where glaciers carved the lakes out of bedrock. These lakes provided a surplus of food and access to easy travel for settlers hundreds of years ago. People around the Great Lakes area appreciate the diversity of wildlife, scenery, and rarity of such landmarks....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Tourism in the Lake District - Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Tourism in the Lake District In the Lake District tourism is very important and has a significant impact on the local economy. But there is concern about the Lake District and how much more development it can take from the tourism industry. The Lake District remained relatively untouched until the 19th century when railways allowed the large urban population of Northwest England to visit the National Park. Tourism and trade rose in the 1940's and it was realised that the park would need some special protection to protect it against the dangers of becoming to built up and loosing its natural attraction and appeal....   [tags: Papers] 2541 words
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The Management of Tourism at Hengistbury Head - The Management of Tourism at Hengistbury Head Introduction ============ Hengistbury Head is a headland situated in Dorset, owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. Hengistbury Head is a popular recreational area managing more than one million visitors a year. The honeypot site is an Ancient Monument, a site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve. It’s popularity has meant a deterioration in the quality of the environment because of damage visitors have caused and disturbance to the wildlife habitats....   [tags: Papers] 1282 words
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For the Benefit of Many - ... Deer hunting is the action that needs to continue and increase in order to maintain a healthy and controlled deer population. An August 2006 report released by the non-profit center for environment and population revealed that each American “occupies 20 percent more developed land—housing, schools, shopping and roads—than 20 years ago” (“Animal Population”). Availability of deer habitat will continue to decrease as human population’s increase and that will create problems for the deer, not hunting....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Gulf Oil Crisis - ... Overall there are no good effects on wildlife from the oil spill. The wildlife is largely affected, but this is because their habitat is affected even more. The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem “spans 600,000 square miles” (Robinson, 2010). An estimate made on April 30th put the oil spread as covering 3,850 square miles (CBS, 2010). The oil made the water slick and gooey (See figure 2). Fig. 2 oily residue comes ashore in the surf in Gulf Shores, Ala. From “AP Images” (Dave Martin, 2010). This oil causes harm to the gulf ecosystem....   [tags: Oil]
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To Drill or Not to Drill: There Is No Question - ... Much of the waste water is the by product of hydraulic fracturing, which pumps at least a million gallons of water per well deep into the earth to break layers of shale and release gas. When this is extracted it contains natural toxins including cadmium and benzene, which both carry cancer risks, as well as chemicals used to enhance the drilling operations. Therefore, DEP officials state that a major issue is the contaminants in the waste water called TDS, Total Dissolved Solids, a mixture of salt and other minerals that lie deep underground that contain so much TDS that it can be five times as salty as sea water....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Water Pollution]
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Light Pollution - ... The circadian rhythm of plants and animals is disrupted which can cause disorientation and lethargy. The process of mating, sleeping, migrating, and foraging for food is disrupted because wildlife determines these processes based on the length of the night (“Light Pollution and Wildlife”) The decline of nocturnal mammals’ ecosystems directly contributes to a decline in reproduction, a decline in population, difficulty foraging for food because of excessive light, exposure to additional predators, and increased death as a result of vision impairment....   [tags: Environment ]
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Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem - ... For our opinion, this happened because Banda Acheh received no protection from the natural ecosystem, against tsunami. So we can conclude that to protect the areas or coastline from fury of tsunami and reduce the number of human death, we must be planted the mangrove trees in several area or along the tropical coastlines. Supporting the fishes and wildlife populations Mangrove ecosystems are playing a role of providing habitats for marine life such as fishes and shellfishes. This is because mangrove habitats usually contains a rich species of fish because the water itself provides ideal niche for the fish as it is less water motion, large amount of food, excellent shelter and protection from predator....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Effect of Global Warming on Animals - Global warming is one of the most serious problems that people all over the world are dealing with. In fact, however, many people may not realize that global warming also affects animals as badly as it does to human. All Americans should help protect animals from global warming because global warming changes animals’ habitats, decreases food supplies of animals, and even shortens animals’ lifespan. One huge impact of global warming is the change in animals’ habitats. When the earth’s temperature is increasing, it creates the change of weather conditions in a certain area, which causes some kinds of animals in this area to live with many difficulties, or sometimes those kinds of animals are forced to move to new region when they cannot handle the difficulties....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 673 words
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The Scaled Quail - ... 2006). Plant and shrub cover is important part of the scaled quail’s habitat. The quail rest, hide, roost and nest in covered areas. The Journal of Wildlife Management states, “Drought and overgrazing by livestock increase the percentage of bare grounds and reduce visual obstruction; these are likely contributors to the reduced scaled quail populations (Pheasant et al. 2006).” Disease, weather, increased predator populations have also decreased the scaled quail population. Chapter 21 states, “Disturbances that are too frequent or too extreme can radically alter an ecosystem, changing it to a different state (Sinclair et al....   [tags: Conservation]
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If you can not decieve, you can not lead - "The morals of the prince", written by Machiavelli in 1513 has unique and informative points of view. In order to uphold, and / or maintain power, deception is required, regardless of whether it is deemed right or wrong. All political parties, enter into office with the belief that they will do whatever is in the best interest of the people. They intend on being fair, honest, and well liked by those they reign above. However, once elected, they discover that compromise is necessary to achieve anything worth while....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - America Needs Responsible Logging - America Needs Responsible Logging        I walk along the narrow logging road, scuffing my feet in the four inch dust. I am delighted to see my dad's big, green skidder, a machine used to drag logs from the woods to the road, up ahead, hopping over stump after stump. I scan the small, freshly-cut patch of aspen trees, lying in the luscious bed of fallen leaves. In his skidder, my dad carefully backs up to the butts of the trees and grabs them up in one skillful sweep of the giant grapple....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Disposable Containers for a Disposable Environment - Disposable Containers for a Disposable Society As society goes through its day-to-day activities, it consumes an enormous amount of liquids. Of course, those liquids are packaged in various types of apparatuses, many of which are disposable. But disposable to whom. "Out of sight-out of mind," maybe. Granted, disposable and throwaway containers are a convenience for the moment, but they are rapidly becoming a devastating eye sore. Disposable bottles and cans invite enormous hazards to the environment....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays] 902 words
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Are Leave No Trace Principles Effective? - Are Leave No Trace Principles Effective. Leave No Trace is philosophy of seven concepts that help minimize human recreational impact on wild lands. As wilderness recreation has become more popular, and the National Wilderness Preservation System has increased its wilderness lands from 9.1 million acres in 54 wildernesses in 1964 to 104 million acres in 628 wildernesses in 19991, the need for guidelines to help reduce degradation of these lands has become increasingly important. In 1979 Jim Bradley wrote about the need for an educational approach for managing recreation impacts instead of regulations that antagonize the public rather than win their support2....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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National Parks or National Problems? - National Parks or National Problems. A bear meanders across the road several hundred yards in front of your slowly moving vehicle. A doe and her fawn leap back into the brush as you approach. The sun shines in such a way that it seems the mountains above you go on forever. This pristine image of our nation's national parks is unfortunately getting harder to find today. The approximately 270 million visitors to the parks annually have begun to take their toll on the wild and preserved areas of our nation....   [tags: Nature Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control - Gun Control “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Does our second amendment really give rights to civilians to carry guns, which are a mechanical device that expels a bullet which can accurately travel colossal distances. As the U.S. sees it today, guns are legal to anyone who fits their criteria. Guns have been used for hundreds of years in the history of our world and nation. However, gun control has been a major debating issue during the past few decades....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 865 words
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The North Cascades - The North Cascades The North Cascades became a national park on October 2, 1968. It is located in the north central area of Washington. Since it’s inception the park’s mission statement has evolved to include concerns of the entire ecosystem. (www.seattleinsider.com) When you go to the North Cascades in Washington, you can visit and do a variety of things. Some major tourist attractions are the beautiful ice sculpted, jagged mountains, which rise above deep-forested valleys-terrain carved by moving ice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jane Goodall - Jane Goodall Jane Goodall is one of the world’s most admired women, acclaimed scientist, and conservationist (www.nationalgeographic.com). The work that she does is called ethology, which is the study of animal behavior. Such a successful woman has numerous admirable qualities. She has contributed greatly to society as well as to the animal kingdom. Her research paved the way for countless primate studies, and has changed the way many people view chimpanzees. Trying to narrow down only three admirable qualities about her is difficult, since she has so many....   [tags: essays papers] 771 words
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