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The Nature Of Zoological Parks

- There has been a long-standing debate surrounding the nature of zoological parks. In recent years, the concern over the health and safety of animals in captivity has grown significantly. This is due, in part, to the rise in attention people have started paying towards the way these animals are treated and held captive within zoological parks. On the news, more cases pop up yearly involving animals that have been abused, neglected, and even killed. Furthermore, animal rights groups have become larger in numbers and more outspoken regarding the problematic existence of zoos....   [tags: Biodiversity, Extinction, Ethics]

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Seeds Of Death By Gary Null And Richard Polonetsky

- Seeds of Death was created by Gary Null and Richard Polonetsky in 2012. The film goes in depth about Genetically Modified Organisms and its effects on the environment. The film mainly talks about Monsanto, which produces majority of the GMOs in the United States. Monsanto is chemical company that produce herbicides, insecticides, and GMOs. In addition, the film also talks about how GMOs are produce and what’s the reason for GMOs. This film dismantles the myths about GMOs and expose it for what it really is....   [tags: Genetically modified food]

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Analyzing Enironmental Problems

- Since the media distorts the facts about the environmental crisis, there are few people who understand the gravity of the situation that the planet is in. Even though Jane Goodall says “[Humans] need to be wise stewards”, there are very few people who actually do this. Society today is only concerned with what will give the most benefit, which is often the thing that is most detrimental to nature. An example of this would be how big companies are polluting of the oceans trying to drill for oil. Throughout this course, we looked at different ways to understand and analyze the ecological crisis, which helps us to be smarter in our everyday lives....   [tags: ecological disasters]

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Drastic Changes Must Be Made!

- There are many issues posing a threat to our everyday lifestyles. Overpopulation poses a serious problem and if not corrected will have negative outcomes on our countries, and our planet. The problems that arise due to overpopulation will prove to be a fatal epidemic which will eventually wipeout the entire human race. Often times this issue is overlooked due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the subject and simply because most of us are not currently experiencing the events first hand. Lack of birth restrictions, religion, and unsafe sex are three causes of overpopulation....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Ecological Consequences of Global Economic Growth

- The Ecological Consequences of Global Economic Growth “There have been five ‘ mass extinctions’ in the history of the earth, when between 65% and 95% of all species were wiped out, due to natural processes of selection and evolution. Some scientists now argue that we are heading for a ‘sixth extinction’, caused by the actions of humans.” (Cock and Hopwood, 1996:17) In the following I’m going to look at the positive and negative effects of the ecological systems of global economic growth and the effects on economic loss, and briefly discuss the concept of ‘risk’, and the consequences of ‘population growth’....   [tags: Papers]

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Effects of Over Population

- The world as we know it is slowly being depleted of its natural resources. Habitats are being destroyed, and wildlife animals are facing extinction, these are just a few of the effects of over population. Over population not only affects nature and the planet but the human way of life. Imagine a world where the water is polluted, the soil produces no crop and the air is so toxic that we can’t breathe; this is where the world is heading. Due to the fast growth of people, humanity itself faces great danger....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]

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Apocalypse 2012

- 65 million years ago a ten kilometer wide asteroid slammed into Mexico, leaving a 175 kilometer wide crater on the earth’s surface. This collision caused the extinction of 70% of all species that inhabited the earth, including the dinosaurs. The earth has existed for approximately 4.5 billion years. Scientists are led to believe that the earth has encountered five mass extinctions, just as the dinosaurs experienced. Modern day scientists and ancient societies believe that the sixth extinction is soon to happen....   [tags: End Times]

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Cloning Endangered Species

- Fierce, magnificent, and free. On June 20, 1782 the bald eagle was unofficially declared as the representative of the United States of America. Instead of protecting the national emblem, “on July 4, 1976, the US Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the bald eagle as a national endangered species” (History of…). The representation of the country’s freedom, strength, and beauty lies heavily on this bird; if it were to become an extinct species, what would that say for the United States. There is a very realistic and near-future solution: cloning....   [tags: extinction, extinct species, technology]

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Research Report On The Park Zoo

- After a 90% drop of Tasmanian Devils, the Australian Government responded quickly by making a nationwide breeding program held in captivity. Keeping animals in captivity or a zoo helps them not be classified as an endangered species. The animals held in zoos can avoid natural disasters and predators. So, keeping animals in zoos protect them from disasters, keep them healthy, and make zoos come together as a better zoo. In a like manner, Australian zoos are breeding disease-free Tasmanian devils as insurance against the facial cancer that killed 80% of the wild population (Australia)....   [tags: Zoo, Giant Panda, Extinction, Zoos]

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Human Activities Affect Chimpanzee 's Population

- Human Activities Affect Chimpanzee’s Population Nowadays, human population growth keep increasing and start to expand their territory to explore nature potential. They cut down trees in the forest to get timber for their needed. They don’t realize that they damaging animals’ habitat. Panda, elephant, and tiger are some of the animals that lose their habitat because of human activities. However, chimpanzee is one of the endangered animals in the world. Chimpanzee, as known as great ape is so difficult to find in the African forests....   [tags: Human, World population, Bonobo, Extinction]

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My Habit Of Biting My Lips

- The behavior that I have chosen to modify is my habit of biting my lips. I have a lot of bad habits but I noticed while thinking about a certain one that biting my lips was the main habit that I have and would like to end. I have a lot of stress in my life and when I am bored or worried I notice that I bite my lips quite often. I choose to modify this behavior because it is a very unhealthy habit and my lips are always dry and peeling because of it. I want to modify this behavior so I don’t have to constantly put on chap stick and worry about my dry, peeling lips....   [tags: Operant conditioning, Reward system, Extinction]

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The Nature Of The Zoo

- The zoo is the place to see some of the most dangerous predators, majestic birds, skittish herbivores, and the sheer beauty of the animal kingdom and some of the deadliest snakes in the world just on the other side of a glass or just observed from a couple yards away. People say that the animals should be freed and sent back to their natural habitats. Others say that these animals should stay there because they are protected from poaching, bring the numbers back from endangered species, getting good nutrients from the foods they eat there....   [tags: Extinction, Species, Elephant, Giant Panda]

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Zoos And Its Natural Habitat

- Most people never receive the opportunity to view a bengal tiger in its natural habitat. Even those people who live near the tiger’s native area rarely see this creature since only 2500 still survive in the wild today. Their numbers, as well as the populations of countless other species, are plumbing because of poaching, deforestation, and other harmful human activity. With the busy world we live in today, nobody bats an eye to this startling truth about the decline of animal populations. The only way for people to experience the beauty and majesty of the bengal tiger, as well as other endangered species, comes through visiting zoos....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Killer whale]

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Poaching and Killing Tigers

- Tigers being poached or killed is decreasing their populations dramatically.This species may not be here for long. Some tigers live in reserves to help their populations increase.Tigers are very active and like bathing. Tigers are a beautiful animals, yet their habitats are becoming isolated; thus, there will be no more tigers. Suprisingly, the biggest member in the cat family is the tiger(“Basic”para.1).The defenders.org states, “They sport long, thick reddish coats with white bellies and white and black tails....   [tags: Cat Family, Population Decrease, Extinction]

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The Role Of Agriculture And Agriculture On Global Warming

- The Role of Livestock Farming in Global Warming Livestock farming plays an integral role in the lives of individuals all over the world. Despite the magnitude of animal agriculture, research on its environment effects has been severely lacking in the past. Recent studies have shown that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock play a much bigger role in global warming than was once thought (Gill, 2009; Miller et. al 2013). The session that I propose will look at the greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock farming and the effects that this has on the ecological environment....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Methane]

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The Origins Of Our Species

- The latest discovery of a fossil skull in Kenya, more than three million years old, once again demonstrates the complex evolution of humankind. The following article examines the evidence and sees how it fits into the ideas of human origin formulated by Frederick Engels more than 100 years ago. "There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." (Charles Darwin, The Origin of the Species, pp....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Delisting the Grey Wolf

- Delisting the Grey Wolf The United States Fish and Wildlife Service are considering removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list once Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have enough wolves to be deemed sufficient to continue to expand the wolf population, requiring only that each of these three states have a management plan in effect to prevent the gray wolf from becoming endangered again. With the current attitude of the governments in these states, the wolf should not lose their federal support under the Endangered Species Act as it would merely serve to cause the wolves to become endangered once again, or at best, held to the absolute minimum population that the states can pass off a...   [tags: Nature Animals Extinction Essays]

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Sustainable Development Today

- Sustainable Development Today Sustainable Development The concept of sustainable development has become a major topic among intellectuals from various fields. Sustainable development has gone through various changes in its definitions and at present does not have a commonly accepted definition. The origination of the concept of sustainable development is debatable. In 1974 at a conference on Science and Technology for Human Development by the World Council of Churches the concept of a “sustainable society” is believed to have been first noted....   [tags: Energy Sustainalbe Development Essays]

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Simple Traditions of a Buddhist

- While studying the World religion textbook one of our chapters assigned was about Buddhism. I found the chapter very intriguing, since I am Christian that has not had much religion experiences outside of Christianity. The Buddhism chapter was very refreshing to read. I was captivated by the culture that I had to know more about it. That is why I decided to write about early Buddhism origins and practices in India. The word Buddhism represents “to awaken”. It emanates from two thousand five hundred years ago when the Buddha touched Nirvana....   [tags: buddhism, christian, religion]

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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

- There has been a debate about what happened to the dinosaurs since they were discovered. There are many thoughts of what happened to the dinosaurs, the two main theories behind the extinction are scientific and religious. Proof for both theories do exist and debates between scientists are still going on to which one really happened. It is a mystery as much for Evolutionists as it is for Creationists about the extinction of the dinosaurs. The fossil record of dinosaurs was poorly know for a long period of time....   [tags: Scientific Evidence, Religious Conviction]

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Amphibians

- Amphibian means “double life” referring to the fact that most adult amphibians live on land while embryos need water to survive. Some amphibians have been around since the Jurassic age; however the numbers of these long alive animals are declining around the world (Amphibia). As of 2010, 32% of the world’s 6600 amphibian species were threatened with extinction (Hayes, Falso, Gallipeau, Stice 2010). There is no single cause of the amphibian decline, but it seems that habitat loss, like deforestation, is the main reason along with human impact in terms of urbanization, forest fragmentation, predation, human exploitation, pathogens and climate change (Hayes, Falso, Gallipeau, Stice 2010)....   [tags: Ecology ]

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The Bible Teaches God 's Words

- The bible teaches God’s words. God’s words are the Decalogue. The sixth commandment is thou shall not kill. Hunting is base on killing and has been the foremost arguable topic within the world. Hunting is defines in some ways. Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines hunting as, “the activity or sport of chasing and killing wild animals.” Google outlined it as, “the activity of hunting wild animals or game, especially for food or sport.” The pros and cons of hunting are going to be the deciding factor of illegalizing hunting....   [tags: Endangered species, Hunting, Thylacine]

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Space Exploration : The Space Program

- The trip to the closest star at one mile an hour, would take around 70,000 years. To get that far, the space program will have to have better technology that we already have (Reed). The Gravity on the moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth. Even though some people think space exploration is a waste of time, money, and resources, more advancements need to be made with space exploration because is creates jobs, a way to find more resources, and man kind needs a planet to fall back on. To begin to talk about the future of the space program, one must first read about the past....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA]

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Siddhartha Gautama, Known As The Buddha

- Maximilian Beringer http://mberinger.weebly.com Siddhartha Gautama- The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha (“the awakened one”), was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal. Siddhartha’s mother died while Siddhartha was still a baby. His father Suddhodana, was the ruler of the Shakya people and Siddhartha grew up living his life as a prince. According to custom, he married at the young age of 16 to a girl named Yasodhara. They had one son. His father had ordered that he live a life of total seclusion and luxury, not having to face sufferings and other tribulations....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Four Noble Truths]

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Pavlov's and Erikson's Theories

- Ivan Pavlov developed a theory called classical conditioning which proposes that learning process occurs through associations between an environmental stimulus and a naturally occurring stimulus. Classical conditioning involves placing a neutral signal before a naturally occurring reflex like associating the food with the bell in Pavlov experiment. In classical conditioning, behavior is learnt by association where a stimulus that was originally neutral can become a trigger for substance use or cravings due to repeated associations between those stimuli and substance use (Pavlov, 1927)....   [tags: Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development]

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An Interesting Perspective On Classroom Management

- I am in a sixth-grade classroom with, Mr. Simpson (pseudonyms used throughout). He is now teaching in his 17th year, where he teaches English, language arts, and social studies to sixth-grade students. It is in all three of his classes that I saw an interesting perspective on classroom management. When students first entered the classroom and began to pick seats I noticed them looking around to see where others sat; It was clear they were looking for friends and saving seats as well....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Reinforcement]

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The American Chestnut Tree

- Uncolonized North America was once inhabited by many organisms that have now become extinct. The extinction of these organisms can be blamed on the over harvesting of valuable resources or the introduction of foreign diseases from importation. One of these extinct organisms was the American chestnut. The American chestnut once inhabited the Eastern portion of North America from Maine to Florida. The great tree was once a dominant species that inhabited the Appalachian Mountains. The tree provided a staple diet to pre-colonized North American inhabitants and the immigrants of Europe....   [tags: monoecious deciduos tree]

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Forgiveness

- Forgiveness Christ Jesus some two thousand years ago came into this world to bring redemption for our sins. He did this through his death and resurrection, or what we refer to as the pascal mystery. We still encounter the saving presence of the Lord in the sacraments and in the Word. In each and every sacrament we come face to face with "the grace of God our Savior" (Titus 2:11). It is this redemption of sins aspect of the sacraments that I will be examine. In the past couple of century we have focused are attention primarily on the Sacrament of Penance as the means to obtain forgiveness of sins after Baptism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Behavior Modification and it Application to a Variety of Behaviors Within in an Educational Setting

- Behavior Modification and it Application to a Variety of Behaviors Within in an Educational Setting Abstract Behavior modification is based on the concepts of observable antecedents, observable behavior, and consequences. A behavior modification program consists of a series of stages to achieve a desired modification of a target behavior. A token economy based behavior modification program that was applied for a full academic year in an entire elementary school, spanning from kindergarten through sixth grade was used as an example to show the application of behavior modification....   [tags: Papers]

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What Are The Three Types Of Motivation ( Intrinsic, Internal, External, And External

- Review 1. Discuss the three types of motivation (intrinsic, internal, external). An intrinsic motivation is characterized as a motivation for the sack of doing it. There is no external reward for completing the specific task in intrinsic motivation. The motivation come from the person 's desire to complete the task because they know the task itself is rewarding enough. An internal motivation differs slightly from intrinsic motivation. Internal motivation is strictly from the desire and willingness of the person to complete the task....   [tags: Motivation, Reinforcement, Education]

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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Rwandan Genocide to the Holocaust

- Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began a mass slaughtering of the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. This mass slaughtering is labeled as genocide, the deliberate obliteration of an ethnic, racial, religious, or political group. The Rwandan genocide lasted 100 days while other countries stood idly by and watched the brutal killings continue. The hatred against the Tutsis began after the RPF invasion in October of 1990. Accusations from editorials and radio broadcasts claimed Tutsis wanted to establish a monarchy with Hutu slaves; other racial libel included all the Tutsis being called cockroaches....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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America Should take the Lead in Stopping Global Warming

- Because of the apparent melting of the polar ice caps, scientists have begun to admonish the industrialized nations that they must take extreme measures to stop global warming. America should take the lead in stopping global warming. There is much controversy among scientists as to whether or not global warming is actually happening. With all the evidence that has been collected, one can conclude that the Earth is showing signs of climate change. The Earth’s average temperature has climbed about one point four degrees Fahrenheit since the year 1880 (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 2007)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Hitler 's Influence On The Twentieth Century

- One of the most prominent names in the history of the world is Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler’s impact on the twentieth century is much more than any other man. Whether this impact is considered good or not, it does not matter. Hitler’s influence on the world, although not a good one, is unquestionable. Many leaders have had inspirations of ruling the world, but few of those leaders have had the strength or power to even attempt world domination. But Hitler was one of those few, his ability to lead a group into a fight for immoral purposes, and total control over Germany led to his dominance....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Nazism, World War II]

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The Theology Of A Catholic Elementary School

- Theology is something that I have been blessed to experience and converse about multiple times in my life. My parents enrolled me into a Catholic elementary school where theology was common for the elder children. The first time I can recall diving into theology is the sixth grade. My priest visited the class and spoke about a complex topic in the Christian religion. He expected the class to respond and talk about the topic using arguments that are biblically based. This became my first exposure to basic, but real, theology....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, God, Life]

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Theravada Buddhism and Escaping Rebirth

- Many of the mainline religions have the ultimate goal of receiving enlightenment. Most of which, enlightenment comes in the form of eternal afterlife in a superior setting with the higher power. Buddhism however, reaches enlightenment or also known as Nirvana by escaping the cycle of rebirth. Buddhism has been around as a religion for quite some time now an in today’s society it may seem too be viewed a bit different but still the main principles it was founded on still stand. Buddhism gets more in detail and specific if it is being observed to that extent, into three branches also known as "vehicles"....   [tags: Religion]

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Animal Experimentation Pros and Cons

- ... The act has minimum housing standards for the animals and requires inspections by veterinarians regularly. You must have a proposal approved by the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) to use animals for research. Good treatment of animals is enforced by the IACUC. Major institution programs are reviewed for proper treatment of animals by the AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International). Also an institution borrowing money from PHS (US Public Health Service) must follow the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals....   [tags: laws, medicine, drugs]

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Crikey Mate- The Crocodile Hunter

- Crikey Mate. “You see me running around wrestling crocs and grabbing venomous snakes,” he told People, “but we’re into conservation. That’s our passion. That’s my whole aim in life” (Amerman 2) world famous host of The Crocodile Hunter, Stephen Robert Irwin once said. Irwin's undeniable passion for animals were not only showed in his words throughout his life but also his conservation movements which led him to a life of wildlife exploration. Physical strength, mental power, and many other characteristics drew the viewers of The Crocodile Hunter to support the famous Australian wildlife fanatic....   [tags: Stephen Robert Owen, Discovery]

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The Mosaic Covenant From Exodus

- The Mosaic Covenant from exodus is a promise made between God and the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai. To begin with, the pattern of the covenant is very similar to other ancient covenants of that time because it is between God and his people. In the textbook, it explains how the Hebrews have struggled with the pharaoh around 1250 B.C.E. Moses, who was a prince that grew up in the household of the pharaoh, ran away. After returning he led the Hebrew slaves at the bottom of Mount Sinai. God spoke to the Hebrews who he freed them and explained the Ten Commandments....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Ten Commandments, Moses]

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Effects of Global Warming

- One of the biggest problems the world faces today is global warming. It refers to an increase in average global temperature that causes change in climate and affects other resources in the world. Global temperatures have significantly increased over the past few decades. According to the Global temperature statistics by NASA, the average temperature has increased from -0.22 Degree Celsius in 1880 to +0.56 Degree Celsius in 2012 (NASA, n.d.). This essay will examine the main effects of global warming by looking at the threats to wildlife and habitat, rise in sea level, and health impacts on humans....   [tags: climate change, environmental issues]

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English Language on Siege

- ... A close analysis of Humphrys work reveals that his audience is wide. Actually his article is creating awareness of the risk texting is imposing on written English. Anybody who speaks and writes English automatically qualifies to be an audience for this article. Though the target audience is to everybody who uses English as a language of communication, Humphrys seems to be addressing those who have not yet been nested in this habit of texting. He is also addressing the policy makers. This is clearly from the way he uses first person in plural form and stresses that texters must be stopped....   [tags: text messaging, ambiguos language]

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Globalization and Canada

- Introduction Globalization is the process by which a business or company becomes international or starts to operate on an international level. Globalization does not benefit the majority of the world’s population, including Canadians, and is slowly growing to increasingly deadly proportions. It benefits the wealthy, which are but a minority in comparison to the rest of the population, and leaves the impoverished ones out of the loop. The unsteady flow of invisible money running in and out of countries has our markets operating like roller coasters....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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Ethnography: Ainu

- Ethnography: Ainu Worldview      The Ainu, Japan’s native aboriginal people, are very much an isolated people, living now only in the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido. They number, as of a 1984 survey, 24,381, continuing a rise from a low point in the mid nineteenth century due to forced labor and disease, and have largely left their old ways and integrated into standard Japanese society, though even the majority of those still reside in Hokkaido. The animistic religion of the Ainu is firmly enmeshed with every other aspect of the culture....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology]

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Adolf Hitler

- Adolf Hitler One of the most prominent names in the history of the world is Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler’s impact on the twentieth century is much more than any other man. Whether this impact is considered good or not, it does not matter. Hitler’s influence on the world, although not a good one, is unquestionable. Many leaders have had inspirations of ruling the world, but few of those leaders have had the strength or power to even attempt world domination. But Hitler was one of those few, his ability to lead a group into a fight for immoral purposes, and total control over Germany led to his dominance....   [tags: Nazi Hitler Biography Biographies Essays]

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Why Some Animals Become Endangered Species

- It is worldwide knowkn that no creature exists in isolation, ecosystems are dilicate arrangements where plants and animals all depends each other for survival. The removal of a single species can disrupt the balance, conceivably set off chain reaction affecting others by breaking the food chain and altering the habitat where they live. Many animals and plants become endangered or extinct each year. Recently, however, the rate of them dying out increased dramatically. It is estimated that 27,000 species become extinct each year, about 3 an hour....   [tags: gazela subgutturosa, global warming]

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A Specie's Vulnerability to Population Decline

- Policy- and decision-makers claim information about the causes of population declines which driving species on the brink of extinction (). However, it is pointed out that the causes of vulnerability remain unclear to explain the variation to the risk of extinction (). According to Reynolds (2003), vulnerability is determinate by both the decline of species population and the reduction of their geographical range. These two forms of vulnerability are affected by both species’ mortality and habitat loss, which are the causes of intrinsic biological traits, extrinsic human induced effects and stochastic factors that likely determine the population trends ()....   [tags: animals, Population Decline, ]

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Examination of the Irreversible Environmental Damage of Anthropogenic Origin

- Globally, civilizations have practices that have caused irreparable damage to our environment. Irreparable damage to the environment in this paper is defined as a loss of environmental wellbeing due to an anthropogenic cause that cannot be reasonably fixed through human or natural process. Anthropogenic desertification, species extinctions, and persistent organic pollutants are three examples that will be explored in this paper as proof of irreparable environmental damage. As opposed to naturally occurring deserts, anthropogenic desertification is a human process caused by land use (e.g....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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Factors Influencing The Current Study

- Discussion Major Findings The current study has three key hypothesis, firstly based upon Leitenberg et al. (1975) research into extinction, which argues that competing behaviors can be utilized to induce and aid extinction. The results from the study showed some interesting results, hypothesis one showed mostly consistent results with Leitenburg’s studies as when a competing behavior such as key 2 in condition two, the rate of extinction for key 1would increase over the sessions. Similar results could be seen in terms of key 3 in comparison to key 2....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Human behavior]

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Humans Causing Decline in Biodiversity

- As far as we can say, intelligent, modern humans have been around for roughly 50,000 years, and in that time have altered the earth beyond recognition (Morrison, 2006). Most evident in recent years, the rapidity of technological advances both during and post the industrial revolution has been astonishing, but has come with a hefty ecological price. There is wide scientific consensus that we are presently witnessing the obsolescence of species on a prodigious scale. We are now having to accept the possibility that humans might just be a contributing influence....   [tags: Environmentalism]

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Earth´s Biodiversity and Species Protection

- Mother Earth and all living things such as plants, fishs, birds and animals are created so man may have dominion over it to sustain life. The earth’s biodiversity is necessary and it serves useful purpose as part of the natural capital that helps to keep us humans alive and supports our economies. We have an ethical role as dominion care takers of Mother Earth and all livings things to be responsible, to protect and care for all life and not to try and contradict the value of one species in favor of the other....   [tags: Environment, Animals]

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The Effects Of Climate Change On Human Life

- Throughout much of human history, human civilizations found food by the killing of animals whether it be mammals, reptiles, or amphibians. Humans have allowed the extinction of many animals by simply hunting them for food or hunting them for trade and commerce. Although humans play a vital role in the animal extinction process, they are not the sole contributor. Climate change affects the weather in terms of temperature or precipitation which in turn causes animal food sources to perish allowing animals to suffer from starvation....   [tags: Animal, Plant, Global warming, Evolution]

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African Americans Have Become The New Dinosaurs Of America

- African Americans have become the new dinosaurs of America. The primary objective in America other than to serve its country is to deplete the African American race. If you exterminate the root of the issue there will no longer be chaos. Without chaos it brings you serenity, peace and happiness. African Americans are becoming an extinct race through “The Great Extinction”. African American extinction begins with the “American Depression”. Black people are not qualified as African American nor are they qualified as Americans....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Endangered Species: Animals and Plants

- Many people have different ideas about what an endangered species is, but the definition of endangered species is a type of animals and plant which is in danger for extinction by different reason . In this modern time, we see a lot of animals disappearing because of humans. This action is made with no or indifferent care about life and existence of biodiversity species and there contribution to the ecosystem of the world. In addition the uncontrolled humans developing is causing serious damage to the habitat in which species can't sustain their life's generating a very prolonged list of endangers species as a result....   [tags: Ecosystems, Habitat]

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A Reproduction Of The Face Of A Neanderthal Man

- The exhibit used for this paper is a reproduction of the face of a Neanderthal man in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The artist, John Gurche, recreated what a Neanderthal man might look based on the differences in skull structures of Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals) and Homo sapiens (modern humans) in order to provide visitors with a more relatable vision of Neanderthals. The exhibit is part of a collection of recreations of extinct hominids meant to provide an image of what ancient hominids may have looked like....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Megafauna]

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Long Term Negative Effects of Deforestation in the Amazon

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Demise of the Permian- Triassic Period

- Demise of the Permian- Triassic Period It is well known that there was a mass extinction killing the dinosaurs. However 185 million years before their demise, almost all life on earth was destroyed.1[1] There has long been theories that meteorites are the cause the of the mass extinctions and professor Asish Basu believes he may have found clues that point to space as the cause of the extinction in the Permian- Triassic period.2[2] The Triassic period is during a time when the earth was divided in a giant land mass: pangea, and water....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Creation: Biblical and Other Theories

- Living Stardust To complete God’s masterpiece, the Biblical account states that God created vegetation and living creatures according to their kinds: birds, fish, livestock, creatures that move on the ground, wild animals, and man. Biblical authors were not seasoned biologists or geneticists and obviously did not possess an understanding of microbial organisms, amino acids, proteins, elements, atoms, molecules, cells, chromosomes, genes, DNA, and RNA. They explained the beginnings of life in terms that made sense to them at the time....   [tags: Physics, Evolution]

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Saving Endangered Species

- Earth is home to innumerable species of animals. Many of these animals are endangered. These species have become endangered naturally or by humans. Humans have caused an enormous impact on the environment for many years which has caused damages to the ecosystem. Although saving these animals is an option, it will take everyone’s effort and determination to make it happen. The book 100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin tells the stories of animals that are endangered due to either human or natural reasons, and what is being done to save the animals from extinction....   [tags: environmental issues and solutions]

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Early Hominids and The Pleistocene and Holocene Eras

- Ever since the Pleistocene era, human societies have expanded rapidly, developing innovative ways to defend their territories and migrate across the land. Consisting of an aggregate of humans living together, these societies became more powerful as time progressed by consuming more meat (megafauna). Supporting this development, the more mammals that humans would eat, the more protein their bodies would absorb. When humans consume high amounts of protein, they develop stronger muscles, which leads to the stimulation of brain activity....   [tags: Human Ecology]

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The Effects of Global Warming

- Global Warming is a condition caused by greenhouse gases and human activities. The increased concentration of greenhouse gases due to activities such as deforestation and fossil fuel burning is causing the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans to warm up. As a result of this, global warming has some serious effects in the shape of extreme weather, species extinctions, and rising sea levels. These effects can contribute to the changes that are taking place all over the world, most of which are dangerous enough to pose a threat to the survival of life on Earth in the future....   [tags: Causes and Effects]

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A Short History Of Progress The Progress Of Our Society

- “Like all creatures, humans have made their way in the world so far by trial and error; unlike other creatures, we have a presence so colossal that error is a luxury we can no longer afford. The world has grown too small to forgive us any mistakes,” (Page.3). Wright 's book analyzes past civic establishments and distinguishes examples of conduct that prompted times of fast improvement and populace development took after by disastrous breakdown that left numerous civic establishments in ruin. Wright uncovers imperative lessons to be gained from those breakdown, showing the risks that advance from the over-misuse of the earth and an absence of premonition can posture if left unchecked....   [tags: Term, Time, Human, A Short History of Progress]

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The Threatening of Australia's Marsupials

- The Threatening of Australia's Marsupials About fifty percent of all mammal species worldwide to have become extinct in the last 200 years have been from Australia, giving Australia the worst record for mammal conservation of any country or continent. Of a total 245 mammalian species, 59 are listed as extinct, threatened, or vulnerable (Short 1994). Most of these extinctions and declines come from two taxonomic groups--the rodents and the marsupials. Because marsupials are so abundant and diverse in Australia, I decided to research the endangerment and conservation efforts regarding marsupial species....   [tags: Endangered Species Animals Nature Essays]

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The Factors That Affect The Level Of Biodiversity

- Biodiversity is the variation among living organisms in different ecosystems, and is the result of 3.5 million years of evolution. Evolutionary diversification, offset by extinction events, is responsible for the continuous increase in biodiversity over the course of Earth 's history, from unicellular organisms to the creation of millions of multicellular organisms. Evolutionary diversification leads to the process of speciation, creating large variation between species in terms of evolutionary age, and over geographical space and time (Santamaria & Mendez., 2012)....   [tags: Evolution, Natural selection, Biodiversity]

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Global Warming And Its Effects On Human Society

- The human population continues to grow at an increasing rate every year, and overpopulation is leading to problematic conditions all around the world including starvation, homelessness, job depletion, species extinction, increased emergence of epidemic, loss of natural resources, elevated crime rate, and an increase in global warming/climate change. As the population around the world continues to grow, the earth is at risk for serious change. The human species is dominant on planet earth and human sophistication is changing the way the earth operates....   [tags: Human, World population, Overpopulation]

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The Endangered Species Act ( Esa )

- A species of plant or animal classified as endangered is a species that faces the risk extinction. Their possible extinction can be attributed to human activity, climate change, critical habitat loss, disruption in predator/prey ratio, and many other factors. The Endangered Species Act (ESA), established in 1973, is a federal mandate that requires the endangered species to be listed and subsequently protected to avoid future extinction of the species - included is the protection of their critical habitat....   [tags: Endangered species, Species, IUCN Red List]

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Where Have All the Dino's Gone?

- The theories of where the dino’s have gone has been a long mystery. Since the finding of the first fossil paleontologists and other scientists have long wondered where the dinosaurs have gone. When did the dinosaurs go extinct. How did they go extinct. All these questions have been asked for years. But there are two different sides of these theories. Scientific theories and religious theories. Both have very good points and very interesting views. What some believe in is there choice but in the end we may never know....   [tags: history of the arth and its inhabitants]

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The Overpopulation Of The World Population

- Overpopulation describes a condition where the number of people uses the resources in a closed environment so that it can no longer maintain that population (Elliot Institute). Around the early 1900 's, the world population had grown to a billion people, and English scholar, Thomas Malthus and partner economists predicted that mankind would outgrow its available resources because a limited amount of land wouldn 't be able to support a population with a limitless potential for growth. Today our population is more than 7 billion....   [tags: World population, Overpopulation]

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Animal Rights And Human Health

- I will argue that it is a better option for humans to not accept the doctrine of Animal Rights, and I will offer three reasons to support this claim. Firstly, Animal Rights can be limiting to the advancement of human health. Secondly, there are alternatives to accepting the Animal Rights. Finally, Animal Rights does not support animal control, which is important for sustaining the ecosystem. The second point will be discussed as an extension of the first point. In support of my first claim, I will offer two reasons....   [tags: Animal rights]

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The Cloning of a Mammoth

- The Pleistocene epoch spanned from 1.8 million years ago to 10,000 years ago [1]. Many genera and even species such as conifers, mosses, flowering plants, insects, mollusks, birds, and mammals from that era still survive today [1]. Others, such as the long-horned bison, saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, and the mammoth did not survive [1]. The woolly mammoth was commonly found during the last ice age [2]. These animals were similar in size to today’s elephants but were adapted for living in the extremely cold conditions typical of an ice age [2]....   [tags: mammoths, ice age, extinct, climate]

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Humans Soon To Be Extinct

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Theories Explaining the Demise of the Dinosaurs

- Theories Explaining the Demise of the Dinosaurs The chapter of life which saw the rise of the dinosaurs is one of the most fascinating periods in our earth’s history. It is often the subject which brings about young children’s first exposure to science. When these children learn about these intriguing prehistoric beasts, one of their primary inquiries concerns the cause of their annihilation. What could have led to the demise of all those creatures, who lived very successfully for millions of years....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Protection Of Endangered Species

- Out of all the species that have ever existed since the beginning of time, 98% of them are extinct (Facts). There are an estimated 5-10 million species that exist currently and only 1.5 million have been identified (Sherry, 2). Scientists classify species into six different groups: plants, animals, insects, algae, fungi, and microorganisms (Today’s Situation). In the tropical rainforest alone, most species are disappearing at the rate of 1% a year (Sherry, 6). If the current trend continues, at least 50% of all currently existing species will be either extinct or endangered by the year 2050 (Today’s Situation)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Child Protective Services: Excessive Punishment Case

- A family is referred to me because the parents have been using excessive punishment with their son and daughter. Whenever their children misbehave at school or at home the father beats them with a belt all over their legs and back and the mother does not beat them with a belt or other objects but she will slap them in the face if they are out of line or she will refuse to let them eat for a whole day if they do not do their chores or if they have a temper tantrum. The parents are wanting to change and find better ways to punish their children when they misbehave because they are at risk for losing their children to Child Protective Services if they do not change their forms of punishment....   [tags: children, behavior, reinforcement]

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Environmental Apathy in Young Adults

- Before I start my speech, I want you guys to do something for me. I want you to picture your favorite place outdoors. It can be anywhere. A place you visit frequently, or even a place that you’ve been once, or even just seen in a picture that left a memory, or an imprint in your mind. I want you to picture the animals, the greenery, the fresh air that fills this place. Imagine how many people, and organisms that this one area has affected, and how many of these organisms depend on this place to survive....   [tags: Environment]

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GMO: Personal Reflective Learning Journal

- Week 4 – Module 4, Chapters 8-9, “Environmental Science” by G.T. Miller and S. Spoolman (2011). Critical Thinking Questions and Concepts: a) Concept 8-1: “What role do humans play in the premature extinction of species?” (p. 153) b) Concept 8-2: “Why should we care about preventing species extinction?” (p. 80) c) “Describe your gut-level reaction to the following statement: “Eventually, all species become extinct. So it does not really matter that the passenger pigeon is extinct, and that the polar bear and world’s remaining tiger species are endangered mostly because of human activities.” Be honest about your reaction, and give arguments to support your position.” (Question 2, p....   [tags: Agriculture]

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Global Warming Is An Important Ecological Issue

- Global warming is an important ecological issue and has many negative effects upon our environment. Global warming, or what other calls it, the Greenhouse effect, is the result of a natural process. This ecological process keeps our planet warm enough to provide life, but because of the increase of temperature, caused by the high accumulation of gasses, our recent way of life and environment could be in danger. Over the years the Earth’s temperature has been increasing as a consequence of industry, fossil fuels, and agricultural processes produced by gas emotions, human and natural actions....   [tags: Global warming, Weather, Climate change, Earth]

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The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation

- The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation Thesis: The forests and wetlands of the world are being destroyed at unacceptable rates. This destruction is causing many adverse effects on the environment, many of which will not be felt by the global population until they are irreversible. Introduction Human life cannot exist in the absence of complicated interactions of millions of species in biological systems. Yet as humans, we live during a period of the greatest loss of plant and animal species since the mega-extinctions of the Jurassic Period 65 million years ago....   [tags: Environment Nature Essays]

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Major Causes of Endangered Species

- Thomas Eisner once said, “Biodiversity is the greatest treasure we have… its dimishment is to be prevented at all cost” (“Quotes From Prominent”). Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth, and the importance of maintaining it is not well known throughout the world. As humans continue to take over the planet they are affecting the surrounding environment. When people drive one species to extinction, it will upset the balance in its own ecosystem. For example, without the prey in a specific ecosystem, the predator would be left with less food to eat....   [tags: habitat loss and poaching]

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Overview of Biodiversity

- BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity is made up of two words that is biological and diversity. Biological word is related to life and diversity is linked with variations or changes. In simple terms, we can say that biodiversity means the variations in life. Biodiversity is defined as whole life that exists on earth planet including animals , plants, fungi and micro-organisms as well as the associations among them including their eco-system (IUCN, 2010). Classification of biodiversity The biodiversity can be of following types (Ontario Biodiversity Council, 2011):- 1.Genetic Biodiversity:- It includes variability occur between the genes among the different species....   [tags: eco-systems, variations, change]

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History of Flora and Lifecycle of Ferns and Conifers

- History of Flora The first flora, the Rhyniophyte Flora, dates back to the Devonian age (416 to 359.2 million years ago), being the first vascular plant (Gradstein, Ogg and Smith, p. 33-56). Simple shoots that rose from creeping axis characterized these plants. The shoots exhibited a dichotomous branching nature as they kept branching into two, sometimes ending into sporangia. These were capsules containing spores which the plants were using for reproduction. In addition, these plants did not have leaves, seeds, flowers or roots....   [tags: Ferns and Conifers]

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Strategies For Dealing With Students With Behavioral Issues

- 1. Based on what you read in the text and viewed in the modules, what do you believe are some effective strategies for dealing with students with behavioral issues. Please be specific to information from the modules and the text. Show me what you have learned. Absolutely. In the Iris Center module titled “Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle” there are very specific examples of effective strategies. These include: Having a well thought-out comprehensive behavior management plan, and well- designed lesson plans, which addresses the various learning styles of the students in the class and gets all the students engaged in the learning a...   [tags: Reinforcement, Psychology, Operant conditioning]

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