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The United States should drill for oil in the ANWR - Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve - Proposition: The United States should drill for oil in the ANWR. Significance: Right now, The United States of America languishes in an economic decline. Jobs are being lost. Drilling in the ANWR will create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Also, 80% of Alaska’s state revenues are oil. With the North Slope oil fields in decline, Alaskans could lose jobs. Drilling in the ANWR will create jobs for Alaskans. As Jennie Wodkowski, who has lived in Alaska for 34 years said, “Oil’s important. We don’t have anything else going on here.” Rationale: 1. Harms the Environment 2. Costs Billions 3. Nobody willing to Drill 4. Not much Oil 5. Won’t create jobs 6. Not worth the time My opponents 1st/2nd/3rd...   [tags: essays research papers] 916 words
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America MUST Drill for Oil in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - America MUST Drill for Oil in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)      For a drug addict to quit a drug, the best solutions for the addict would be to slowly wean them self off the drug periodically. America can be viewed in a parallel way on its dependency for oil. America needs another source of oil to slowly lessen its overwhelming dependency on foreign oil and to help the process of finding another mass energy source. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge better known as the ANWR is a rich treasure of oil and gas that can help lessen Americas need for foreign resources....   [tags: Alaska oil drilling] 853 words
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Analysis of The Tree Where Man Was Boen by Perter Matthiessen - In The Tree Where Man Was Born, Peter Matthiessen shares his East African explorations and findings from the 1960’s with poetic flavor and grandeur imagery. Matthiessen gives a uniquely diverse account of the wilderness, wildlife, and traditional peoples of various East African regions. Through these accounts and informative stores of what life is like there from socio-ecological perspective as well as personal travel narrative, one understand the depth to his musings. Despite his accounts as a majority of subjectivity and reader-impressionism from a different era, his insight is still creditable and helpful to the changes of life....   [tags: exploration, wilderness, wildlife, tradition] 891 words
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Can Tribal Dwellers and Tigers Co-Exist with one Another? - Forests and the tribal dwellers residing in them are inter- linked and it is not possible to disassociate one from the other. These tribal dwellers are critical stakeholders who have substantial resource rights and privileges over these forests. They are dependent on forests for its basic produce and eke out a livelihood on its products. There is another popular notion hovered around by wildlife enthusiasts, that both tigers and tribal dwellers cannot co- exist with one another. Hence, they have to be rehabilitated and resettled upon declaration of an area as Critical Tiger Habitat (CTH) or Critical Wildlife Habitat (CWH)....   [tags: forests, relocation, wildlife] 1124 words
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Ways to Help Endangered Species - There are many endangered species out in the world and there’s many ways there being affected. But there’s many ways we can help these animals and plants. There’s no reason we cannot fix what we started. If we don’t we will lose our beautiful environment. There is nothing normal about today’s rate of extinction. Booming human population growth over the last two century’s has put and continues to put many life forms in danger. The problem is no one knows how extinction of organisms will affect the other members of its ecosystem but the removal of a single species can set off a chain reaction affecting others....   [tags: Extinction Rate, Environment, Wildlife]
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Can I Pet a Burmese Python - The Burmese python is becoming a very popular pet for people today. So many people going to their local pet store and buying one of these animals as a pet without knowing the possible dangers that come along with owning one of these great snakes. “The Burmese python, one of the largest types of snake in the world, is an increasingly popular household pet.” writes (Herszenhorn 8). Just keeping this animal in a cage often times is not enough. The Burmese python can get as large as “18 feet, 8 inches” according to (The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 1)....   [tags: snake, wildlife, dangerous]
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Support Drilling for Oil in Alaska? - 1. If you were a congressman/congresswoman from Alaska would you support or be against drilling oil in Alaska. Explain why or why not. I actually disagree with drilling. We have to look at the bigger picture and think about the long term goals. Bottom line oil is needed to reduce energy prices and U. S. dependence on foreign oil however at what cost. We have to protect the environment and the animal’s writhing in it. 2.Discuss the benefits as well as adverse effect of drilling oil in Alaska on the environment and people....   [tags: congress, environment, wildlife] 705 words
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Human Life is Affecting The Environment and Animals - Imagine a world without any animals just humans. It's scary isn't it. This could happen on Earth if we don’t change our lifestyles according to scientist and non-profit organizations called save our seas and world wildlife. Earth is rapidly being destroyed by mankind in ways like overfishing, deforestation, and not recycling plastic properly. These things are then leading to a loss in bio-diversity, contamination in water, and ultimately killing our planet. Everyday things that we do like driving a car, flying in a plane, or even taking a train are greatly impacting the Earth too....   [tags: overfishing, seas, wildlife] 1115 words
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How Mother Nature can Lower Depression and Anxiety - There are many things the general public take for granted, many of these things include: the outdoors, animals, plants, and basically Mother Nature. The word Nature is derived from the Latin word Natura, meaning birth, which is exactly what being in the wilderness does to one’s spirit or soul; it gives them a new birth and spunk. A famous American writer, Edward Paul Abbey, known for his advocacy of environmental issues, said “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread”....   [tags: nature, wildlife, wilderness] 588 words
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Swidden Farming and the Logging Industry in Indonesia - ... Yet, the Indonesian logging industry continues to slash and burn down forests for money. An example of a greenhouse gas rich atmosphere is the atmosphere on the planet Venus. Venus is known to have the highest surface temperature of any known planet. It is unlikely that Earth will become like this but, if the rest of the Earth were like Indonesia, the characteristics will eventually become identical. The increase in carbon emissions in the air is thought to strongly correlate to the recent polar vortex in late 2013 and early 2014 in the Midwestern area of the United States of America and its juxtaposition with the excessive hot weather experienced in Australia in the same time period....   [tags: wildlife, agriculture, pollution] 1807 words
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Global Warming: The Effects on Coral Reefs - Global Warming: The Effect on Coral Reefs Global warming is becoming an increasingly problematic issue for countries all over the world. Among many issues being faced, scientists are seeing increased and more dramatic changes in weather patterns and rising water temperatures that are affecting coral reefs. Earth’s coral reef population is rapidly depleting due to climate change, killing millions of marine animals, potentially placing the world’s coasts in extreme danger, and affecting the livelihoods of both wildlife and humans world-wide....   [tags: Wildlife, Humans, Natural Resources]
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The True Meaning of Hunting - 3”Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me. 4And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat… “(Genesis 27:3-4) People claim that hunting is an evil practice and it’s unnecessarily cruel to “defenseless”, “harmless” animals. What they don’t realize is that their opinions are not based off the Word of God but instead what they (as in humans) think is right. God gave us these delicious-tasting animals to enjoy as food respectfully, as opposed to killing them only for the thrill....   [tags: urbanizatio, preditor, wildlife] 1987 words
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Overview of Careers for Zoology - You’re on vacation with eight of your closest teenage girl friends and are staying in a cabin house at the mountains. It’ the middle of the night, you’re sleeping soundly in your bunk, suddenly you hear noise outside of your window. You begin to panic, yet you don’t want to wake anybody up, convincing yourself it’s nothing you fall back asleep. Plenty of minutes later you hear a louder noise and decide to look outside your window, little did you know a six-foot black bear would be staring you down....   [tags: Wildlife Educator, Steve Irwin]
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Why is Hawaii so Popular? - “O beauteous Isles in midway sea, Thou ocean gems of priceless pearls, Where tepid rain and gentle breeze Around thy vales and mountains curl, And noontime sun of brightest gold With brilliant light doth thee enfold.” This is a poem about the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii has geographic features unlike any other state in America. The Hawaiian Islands portray an unique landscape. The island of Maui has many places to go see and visit but its hard to miss the wildlife and trees and all the flowers....   [tags: wildlife, tourism, resources] 733 words
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Grey Wolves in Idaho - In America, many of us have witnessed earth’s most beautiful and natural wonders. Throughout the years many settlers would pick a location based on its natural resources as well as its breath-taking scenery. Most of earth’s inhabitants have visited places such as the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls to revel in its majestic beauty. Sadly, in order to maintain the explosion of human procreation we are forced to cross boundaries with our surrounding environments. This is where issues arise, and we begin to see wildlife intermixing with human life....   [tags: wildlife, habitat, environment, civilization]
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CITES: Saving Endangered Species - Conservation, the protection of natural ecosystems, environment and wildlife, has been a major issue when people talk about the environment. There are many different kinds of conservation movements taking action nowadays, like clean water conservation, ecosystems conservation, or endangered species conservation. All three issues have been important and major issues after people started acknowledging how serious the problems are. The endangered species conservation movement is a worldwide phenomenon that covers an issue that will affect the Earth significantly....   [tags: conservation, wildlife, flora, fauna]
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Winding Up Turbines Anywhere - Should a person be able to put up a wind turbine or turbines on their own property however big they want. It is strongly believed that people should be able to put wind turbines up on their own property. Many people would say that the building of a wind turbine on one’s property should be the concern of only the property owner. A wind turbine is a great way to capture wind energy in a clean way and if someone wants to put a turbine up on their property, they should be able to do so with no trouble from others....   [tags: property, wildlife, community] 582 words
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Foxes: The Introduced Pest - ... As already mentioned there is no natural predictor of the fox in Australia and for this reason they have survived and thrived – often at the cost of natural wildlife. Foxes are carnivores and eat anything small and easy to catch. The red fox has had a major impact on the number of Australian native animals in the wild. Animals such as small to medium sized mammals such as the greater bilby and numbat, ground-nesting birds, and reptiles such as the green turtle. They also prey on lambs, sheep and other livestock in rural and farming areas, costing the farmers and Australian economy, not to mention sweet helpless back yard pets like chickens....   [tags: eradication, wildlife, ecosystem] 833 words
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Roosevelt: State Parks and The Preservation of Wildlife - Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York City. His mother was Martha "Mittie" Buloch, who was a Southern Belle. She was rumored to have been a prototype for the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O' Hara1. His father was Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. who was of Dutch heritage. His family owned a successful plate-glass import business. Roosevelt, Jr. was homeschooled as a child due to illnesses and asthma. This gave him more time to pursue his passion with animal life. He had two other siblings....   [tags: american presidents, white house]
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Past and Present - The Rocky Mountain Arsenal once home to chemical manufacturing facilities in support of the World War II and some parts of the land was used for the Prisoner of War camp. The Arsenal’s location was selected due to its relative distance from the coast. The weather that conducive or suitable to outdoor work, and the appropriate type of soil needed for the project. The location was also close to Stapleton Airfield, a major transportation hub. The land was also used by some private industries to manufacture pesticides....   [tags: weapon manufactur, wildlife refuge, stapleton ]
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The Everglades' Ecosystem - ... This meant the once meandering rivers and streams no longer got to filter the fertilizers from the farmers' crops, and were dumped directly into the Everglades. The fertilizers caused algae to grow, and when the algae withered and sunk to the bottom, it caused the oxygen levels to drop. This killed fish and created less of a food source for the animals that ate fish as their primary food source (13-14). The second point of research is about the landscape of the Everglades and how it affects the ecosystem....   [tags: wildlife, park, marshland] 700 words
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The Poaching Crises - The Poaching Crises Thousands of people are willing to risk their lives to kill an elephant or a rhinoceros each year. To many people, this sounds morally wrong, but to wildlife conservationists this sounds like an atrocity against nature and a crime that people should be convicted for, but hardly ever are. This injustice plagues South Africa and Kenya along with many National Parks and animal refuges in Africa. The rangers in these area are at a constant battle with warlords and gang members and are simply trying to save both their skin and the animal’s tusks....   [tags: Wildlife Conservationists, Crime, Animals]
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Zooloogists and the Wild - People have had to go out into the wild for hours and sometimes day. When they are a zoologist and a wildlife biologist they will have to study the animals in their natural habitat. It has been one of the things that people have liked to do the most and that is watching animals do what they do in a day. It is like going to the zoo ,but they are not having to go out into the wild of their natural habitat to find out more about the animals. They do not read the signs in the zoo they get as close as they can to the animal and they study it....   [tags: Animals, Wildlife Biologists, Natural Habitats]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. Tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the best-known large mammals and the largest living cat. However, their numbers in the wild are decreasing significantly. According to Seidensticker et al. (2010), there are three subspecies becoming extinct since the 1940s. Particularly, Panthera tigris sumatrae or also known as Sumatran tiger is now listed as critically endangered, with around 300 individuals proposed to be living in the wild (Seidensticker et al., 2010)....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
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Aniamls are Dangerous - The idea of a zoo is a noble idea. The objective of the zoo is to be a sanctuary where animals live in safety from dangers such as poachers and diseases. This wildlife refuge prevents animals from going extinct, and new generations of people can learn about these animals and appreciate them. Due to human shortcomings, some zoos are concrete prisons or execution chambers. The video, “Captive Animal Misery in European Zoos”, provided by Born Free Foundation on Youtube.com that is published on 12th January 2012 shows animals in poor living conditions....   [tags: poachers, diseases, wildlife, zoos]
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Alternative to Wasteful Aerial Eradications - Alternative to Wasteful Aerial Eradication Feral ungulates (sheep, mouflon, and cattle) are eradicated by Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) to save the endangered Palila (Hawaiian Honeycreeper) species and its habitat (MKRUG) (US Fish & Wildlife). Ungulate eradications are wasteful as carcasses not available for recovery are left to decompose (Miller, DLNR plans). Additionally, considering high costs of food in Hawaii, there must be alternative options to control ungulate populations that will benefit Hawaii residents in return....   [tags: Hawaii, Palila, habitat, restoration, wildlife]
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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing - When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]
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Children in the Woods and Why I Hunt - In the essay “Children in the Woods”, Barry Lopez discusses how he encourages children to take an interest in wildlife and nature conservation. His methods include taking children on walking tours through forests while prompting them to make observations. Lopez places special emphasis on the abundance of knowledge that can be gained through observation. Lopez emboldens children to use their imaginations while discovering nature instead of relying on the author’s “encyclopedic knowledge” (Lopez 735)....   [tags: wildlife, nature conservation, Barry Lopez]
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Salmon Farming in British Colombia - ... These companies consequently set up operations in BC and started buying up smaller companies.” (Marshall, 8) Scandinavian companies are earning money while British Colombians pay the environmental prices. For these reasons salmon farming must be brought to a stop immediately in order to protect British Colombia’s economy. Salmon farming poses a significant health risk for its consumers. Farmed fish are harmful to human’s health because they live “confined in overcrowded pools filled with antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals, and waste.” (Harrington, 1) Contaminants found in farmed salmon bind with the fat cells of the salmon and in turn bind with the stomach cells of the consumer, releasin...   [tags: harming local wildlife, environmental issues]
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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes - Canadian’s culture initiates from their wildlife and forests. Many different ways of living in Canada’s regions has an impact on the cultural view. The major problem with the wildlife view involving cultural acts is Seal Hunting. Seal Hunting has been continuing for years and harming many of the seas natural inhabitants. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is in the Maritimes, is a popular venue for such activities. An exploration of a day in the life of a seal and hunter is portrayed in the Maritimes, and its effect on the culture in the Maritimes....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial] 1003 words
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Black Forrest, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Overview The heavily wooded but fast growing area of Black Forest, Colorado is a fantastic destination for habitual wildlife, familial, and individual enjoyment. Located just north of Colorado Springs and situated in El Paso County, originally known as “the pineries”, Black Forest is chock-full of rich Native American antiquity and well-made frontier handiwork accompanied by beautiful natural wildlife, county and historic parks for small and large group fun. Black Forrest is one of Colorado’s natural gems, and a place to visit and delight in earth’s natural splendor....   [tags: Native tribes, familial enjoyment, wildlife] 632 words
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Zoological Veterinarian and Zoological Medicine - A unique expertise that some students choose to pursue after veterinary certification is in the field of zoological medicine. Those who pursue this line of work go on after accreditation to “serve in responsible positions as zoo and wildlife veterinarians, teachers, researchers, government officials, and administrators of other relevant programs fostering high quality medical care for non-domestic animals and are actively involved in the discovery of new knowledge in the discipline and the dissemination of this knowledge to the veterinary profession and public” (“ACZM”)....   [tags: zoo, wildlife, treating exotic animals]
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The Amazing Hippopotamus - Hippopotamuses are very fascinating animals to study and observe. With their semiaquatic lifestyle, they appear to be more closely related to whales than other hoofed mammals. Their ability to be versatile in their habitats helps protects them against different dangers that they face. During this research paper I learned many facts about hippopotamuses that I was not previously aware of. The hippopotamus is a part of the Animalia kingdom and from that it branches into being a part of the phylum, Chordata....   [tags: Wildlife]
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Politicians and Poachers - In his book Politicians and Poachers, Charles Gibson analyzes the origins and effects of governmental “institutions” on Zambian wildlife policy. Keeping in mind his definition of what an institution is- it’s origins, what it does, and what it represents- one can apply his analysis to the nature of tourism. When so much of the tourist industry relies on what is seen as “authentic” and how it is determined, it is important to focus on how various institutions shape Western and local thought. Charles Gibson puts forth a definition of “institutions”, on which he bases his argument about Zambian wildlife policy....   [tags: Zambian Wildlife Policy, Government Institutions] 1403 words
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africa: Wildlife, landforms and climate - Witch doctors, psychics, mediums, spiritualists are but just a few of the many names associated with Shamans. Many of us have heard these names echoed since childhood, but do we really know who these people are. In the United States these people are viewed as outcast; there hasn’t been a need for them in a very long time. Science, and modern technology have exiled the Shaman into the fringe of society. They remain a mystery to most, but beckon the open-minded. The Shaman is a spiritual wayfarer, that hasn’t thrived in the United States since the arrival of the white man, and his conquest of nature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fighting for WWF - This is not about the world of wrestling but about the World Wildlife Fund. In a recent add WWF has taken an interesting take on a pareidolia image to entice us to stop and feel. This is when you find an optical illusion in nature. Like a face in a cloud or Jesus in your grilled cheese. WWF is known for its emotion, facts, and creativity when it comes to advertisement. This charity organization pulls in donations from around the world to help with global conservation. They are the activists for our earth and the organisms that inhabit it....   [tags: World Wildlife Fund, Donations, Advertising]
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Animals In Captivity - Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]
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Nature Canada - NWA, MBSs and Marine Wildlife Areas under the important birds Areas program (IBA) which protect the most critical for the world’s birds. In Canada, Canadian Nature Federation and Bird Studies Canada have worked on IBA program. History of NWA-MBS Network: The Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA), passed by the federal Parliament in 1916 authorized the federal government to designate MBSs with a goal of protecting migratory birds against physical disturbance and hunting –the main threats to bird populations at the time....   [tags: Wildlife Areas, Biodiversity, Canada] 961 words
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Energy, Society, and Climate Change - Energy, Society, and Climate Change The topic of my presentation was the proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. This controversial proposal has come into the forefront of U.S. energy policy in the past year with the Bush administration advocating its approval to open the previously undisturbed habitat of the Refuge to oil exploration. In my presentation, I gave a basic overview of U.S. oil usage, a brief history of drilling on the North Slope, the formation of ANWR, the potential pros and cons of drilling in the Refuge, and concluded by citing other means of oil management that would by far offset any temporary gains by ANWR drilling....   [tags: Preservation Wildlife Essays]
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Human Impact On The Environment - The Human Impact On The Environment Contents Page Title 2 ………………………………………………….Contents 3………………………………………………….Loss Of Habitat 5…………………………………………………..Human Activities 7……………………………………………………Solutions Loss of Habitat The amount of land available for animals and plants is reduced by Man’s land use, mainly activities such as quarrying, building, farming and dumping waste. Quarrying is a major threat to plants which grow specifically in rocky areas, such as yellow larkspur and American Hart's-Tongue Fern....   [tags: Loss Of Wildlife Habitat] 850 words
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Serving the Public and the Animals - Serving the Public and the Animals From childhood, most of us have fond memories of going to the zoo. We were entertained by the variety of animals that we were not able to see on a regular basis. Visitors of a zoo get to see exotic, and local animals of that area. Going to a zoo gives children and adults a chance to learn about different animals. Certain zoos also promote the conservation of endangered species. To people of all ages, zoos are just plain fun. This essay will support the operation of zoos based on their entertainment and educational value, and their ability to save some species from extinction....   [tags: Zoology Zoos Wildlife Essays]
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The Endangered Species Act of 1973 - The Endangered Species Act of 1973 The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most powerful tools that environmentally concerned citizens have to preserve biodiversity. Specific categories that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) includes are the listing of "Threatened species", "Endangered species", and the designation of "critical habitat". When these categories are identified, it is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) which assumes the responsibility of enforcement. Development of recovery plans, Biological or Environmental Assessments, and the development of Habitat Conservation Plans are just some of the tasks for USFWS (Smallwood, et al,)....   [tags: Conservation Biology Wildlife Essays]
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The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Miseries Following It - The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Miseries Following It It is well-known throughout the country that oil prices keep rising and rising and in a highly-developed country that is in need of oil for various reasons there are people who are willing to do essentially anything in order to get that considerably needed oil in any way, shape, or form. However, when it comes having something as destructive as a tar sands oil pipeline, the United States should not authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to import tar sands oil from Canada because it can subsequently be threatening to our environment, economy, and especially to our health....   [tags: oil pullute, bp pipeline, wildlife, disaster]
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How Controlled Burns Improve Forestry - Thousands upon thousands of acres are lost in forest fires every year. We always hear about the dramatic losses caused by forest fires and are often concerned by them. There are so many horrible effects from fires and most of them affect so many people. Studies have shown that out of all of the different methods to decrease fire damage, prescribed burns are the most affective. Many people would argue that they are not as affective because they cause so many health problems. Although that is a very important view and may seem valid, those health issues are not as extreme as one might think....   [tags: Nature Environmental Wildlife Essays]
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The Endangered Species Act - The Endangered Species Act Introduction: Long-term survival of a species depends on its ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions (Murphy, 1994). Genetic diversity within a species, which has taken 3.5 billion years to evolve, makes adaptations to these changing environments possible. Unfortunately, the rate of extinction of genetically diverse organisms is rapidly increasing, thus reducing this needed biodiversity, largely due to the human impacts of development and expansion. What was an average of one extinction per year before is now one extinction per hour and extinct species numbers are expected to reach approximately one million by the year 2000 (WWW site, Bio 65)....   [tags: Environmental Conservation Wildlife Essays]
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Save Marine Wildlife - Animals have been on the face of the Earth since the beginning. Different cultures praise them as Gods or consider them sacred. But as the years drag on, people disregard animals and put them to the curb. In America, research labs on college campuses and across the country are performing vivisection. Vivisection is when millions of "animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned, and blinded" (IDA). In Africa, poachers kill elephants only for the ivory from their tusks. Not only does cruelty happen to pets and land animals, but also to marine creatures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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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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Quality Deer Management - Quality Deer Management There is no other big-game animal in North America like the white-tailed deer. The whitetails habitat is so widespread that it covers just about all of North America and parts of Central America. The white-tailed deer is the most commonly hunted big game animal ever. Before the settlers arrived, an estimated 30 million whitetails inhabited what is now the United States and Canada. But as settlers pursued them for food and market hunters slaughtered them with snares, traps, and set guns, the deer population underwent a disastrous decline....   [tags: Hunting Wildlife Conservation]
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Greenhouse Effect - INTRODUCTION Greenhouse effect has been a significant issue since the world start to civilize and industrialize. Greenhouse effect occurs due to human activities and many of countries are still finding the best way to solve the problem of greenhouse in this twenty-first century, even though greenhouse effect is a common incident for decreases. Everyone is focus on greenhouse effect because greenhouse effect will gives great damage and harms to the world and mostly affected are wildlife....   [tags: wildlife, Australia, climate change, warming]
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The Arctic Tundra - The Arctic Tundra The Tundra is located in the northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, as well as a few regions of Antarctica. The Tundra is the second largest vegetation zone in Canada. It can be divided clearly into three different sections: the High Arctic Tundra, the Low Arctic Tundra and the Alpine Tundra. The latter Alpine Tundra occurs in higher altitudes such as mountains whereas the first two are mainly based in plains and lowlands of some kind. The Low Arctic Tundra is the transmission point to the north....   [tags: Antarctica Nature Wildlife Environmental Essays] 1356 words
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