Bahamas I have decided to do my research paper on the Bahamas. The Bahamas have always amazed me when I watch the commercials on TV. This summer I will be going to Atlantis in the Bahamas and I’m very excited to be able to visit there. I thought that the Bahamas would be perfect for my paper for the fact that when I do go down there I will know a lot more about the physical and human area’s of geography there. The first part of my research was over the population. The population in the Bahamas is
wealth and employment. In The Bahamas, tourism provides foreign exchange which allows the government to pay bills such as import of goods and food, and foreign liability. When there is foreign revenue in The Bahamas, it allows The Bahamian dollar to stay on equivalence with the United States dollar. Tourism provides jobs for thousands of Bahamians both directly and indirectly ( Bahamas advises on Sustainable Tourism, 2011). Just fewer than 50% of all persons in The Bahamas are directly employed in tourism
Geography of the Bahamas The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean 49.7 miles (80 km) southeast of Florida and 49.7 miles (80 km) northeast of Cuba. Some neighboring islands to the Bahamas are Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas encompass 700 islands and 2,000 cays, yet 30 to 40 of them are inhabited (thebahamas.com). The Bahamas are a large scattered group of islands called an archipelago.
them. An estimated 10% of the world's coral reefs are dead, and 60% of the world’s coral reefs are at-risk, due to tourism. There are many ways everyone can make a difference for our planet’s coral reefs. Ways to help are conserving water, reducing pollution (walk, bike, or ride the bus), and using organic or eco-friendly fertilizers. By not littering is another way to protect the reef. Any kind of trash can pollute the water and harm the reef and the fish living there. When diving, don’t touch the reef
that goes on in the Andean jungle is damaging the health of the environment in the region. The main threats to the environment are deforestation caused by clearing the fields for cultivation, soil erosion caused by several factors, and chemical pollution from insecticides and fertilizers. The process of mixing coca and poppy into cocaine and heroine has devastating effects on the environment as well. These environmental issues are difficult to address due to coca being a traditional crop and trade
over one million mammals and sea birds have been victims to man-made water pollution in the United States alone. Within them, some of our most valued animals such as fish, penguins, and whales have become endangered and even extinct due to both direct and indirect causes. The concept of safe water is slowly decreasing and freshwater organisms are the primary targets. Despite the fact that over 80 percent of water pollution is caused by domestic sewage, many people are unaware of their contributions
survive is water. The two articles that I chose to write about are about environmental factors such as pollution. The first journal article is from the New York Times, and is titled environmental factors like pollution cause a quarter of deaths. This article was basically about a quarter of all deaths globally that contribute to preventable environmental factors such as air and water pollution according to a new report by the world health organization the report based on data from 2012 found the
welcoming, offering fair pricing, and serving as good community citizens” (Main Metal Recycling). Our local recycling company, Advanced Disposal, has over 2,900 trucks that service residential and commercial customers in seventeen states and the Bahamas six days a week and on holidays. With all of the companies these days using these technological advantages toward aluminum recycling, the companies that do not use them are at a huge disadvantage.
adopted by most seafaring nations. In U.S. waters and ports, the ships had to comply with U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Public Health regulations, the Maritime Transportation Security Act, International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990, U.S. Maritime Commission, local port authorities, local and federal law enforcement agencies, and all laws pertaining to the hiring of foreign workers. Under he Center for Disease Control all the cruises are inspected for health issues
Hurricanes are notoriously capricious. Andrew was a compact system. A little larger system, or one making landfall just a few nautical miles further to the north, would have been catastrophic for heavily populated, highly commercialized and no less vulnerable areas to the north. That area includes downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Fort Lauderdale. Andrew also left the highly vulnerable New Orleans region relatively unscathed. Andrew moved nearly due westward when over land and crossed