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Massive Wave Of The Pacific Northwest

- Massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest Massive Mega-Quakes happen at regular intervals in the Pacific Northwest. There have been mega-quakes in the beginning of time. In Japan, a mega-quake send a 600-foot wave of water. The article I have chosen is the one on how “massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest”. The author notes that massive quakes have a magnitude of up to 9.2. It could last four minutes, according to seismologists. It occurs and then a wall of water follows....   [tags: Earthquake, Earth, Tsunami]

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The Cultural Representation Of The Pacific Northwest

- In the pacific northwest, approximately 120 kilometres east of Vancouver, lies Seabird Island Community: A small hamlet consisting of residences closely knit together. The island is surrounded by the British Columbian mountain range that tower above the rivers. Downstream, community buildings thrive in a horseshoe shape around a grassy square. In the centre, the buildings form a circle enclosing a large open agricultural field which is where the seabird island school is situated, its unique, noticeable form rounding off the north side of the community’s ring....   [tags: Construction, Building, The Band, School]

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The United States And Pacific Northwest

- There are two specific time periods where the Mexican people were active in the regions of the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the United States. What these people did create a huge political formation and statement. They made a great name for themselves by showing that they are hard workers and strive for a better life. These things do not seem to be appreciated in todays time as much as they should, especially back in the day many people did not see Mexicans highly like they should have been seen....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, California]

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The Diversity Of The Pacific Northwest

- The Pacific Northwest is growing. Jobs, culture, and lifestyles are attracting many into the area. There is arguably no better example than Seattle. With thriving tech industries, strong medical community, and influential commercial enterprises, the appeal is obvious. But with these economic boons also come the pitfalls. And for all the access of those capable to afford the big city, come the inaccessibility of living in the outskirts. As such, a new plan is needed to address these populations and it all begins with food....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Poverty, Junk food]

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Transformation of the Pacific Northwest into an Urban Society

- From the mid 1840s into the 1900s, the Pacific Northwest transformed from small towns to an urban society. In the beginning, settlers traveled by foot, water, and horse to the Pacific Northwest; then later by wagons, stagecoaches, steamboats and sailing ships to passenger trains. The Pacific Northwest experienced a rapid rate of growth from 1880s to 1890s. In between 1859 to 1890, the Pacific Northwest established its statehood between Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The growth in resources of travel and the increase of immigrants, transformed the Pacific Northwest from small towns to an urban Society....   [tags: American History]

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Kwakiutl Tribal Mask of the Pacific Northwest

- The Kwakiutl Indian tribe existed before the discovery of North America by the European culture and inhabited the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and British Columbia in Canada. The tribe is rich in tradition and culture and has remained steadfast in their beliefs, history, teachings and artisan skills which have been passed down generation to generation. The artisans in the Kwakiutl tribe mastered the art of creating special ceremonial masks that are not only beautiful and aesthetically interesting to the eye, but also mechanically intriguing in which the masks serve a specific purpose to a theme during different ceremonies that are conducted by tribal specialists during...   [tags: Native American Culture]

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Deforestation of The Pacific Northwest

- Deforestation of the Pacific Northwest One of the most controversial areas associated with the global problem of deforestation is the Pacific Northwest of the US. The problem can be broken down into several issues that all tie in together. These include the near extinction of the Northern Spotted Owl, the "business" aspect of logging versus the environmental aspect, and the role of the government in this problem. In 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed. This enabled the Dept....   [tags: Environmental Endangered Species Essays]

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The Pacific Northwest Lng Project Environmental Assessment Report

- Q1. The Pacific Northwest LNG Project Environmental Assessment Report shows a lot of flaws in public participation. However, the project can only be expected to achieve ‘reasonable’ levels of public participation. This is why the public participation of this project, though flawed when compared to the principles of public participation, was acceptable. True public participation requires public consultation during every stage of the environmental impact assessment (EA), and also needs to use public opinions to shape the project(2)....   [tags: Environmental impact assessment]

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Organizational DNA: The Pacific Northwest Police Department

- Organizational DNA There is change trying to happen, in a rural Pacific Northwest police department (PD) that is nestled in the corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This Department serves a diverse population of 9000 people and encompasses roughly 4 mi.², as well as being surrounded by water on three of those four sides. When evaluating police departments, according to the state and national averages it is undersized for the population it serves. As one would expect it is a department with a long and rich 126-year history JCHS (2014)....   [tags: inside management analysis, ]

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Overview of the Whaling of the Makah People

- The Makah’s Whaling The Makah people indigenous to the Pacific Northwest have a very close and long standing cultural bond to the ocean. This cultural bond is displayed in various forms such as their artwork, history, and lore. One key aspect of their culture has come scrutiny within the past twenty years—whaling. Since 1855, the Makah people have legally held the right to whale in designated waters around their reservation. In the 1920’s, the Makah decided to halt whaling due to a dwindling population of the whales....   [tags: indigenous people, Pacific Northwest]

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Military Service in the Pacific Northwest

- Freedom, a word used by Americans often. One hears "we have freedom of speech, and religion" etc. Soldiers fight to protect "the peoples" freedom. Have you ever noticed what nationality these soldiers are. The American military is the most diverse fighting force then any other fighting force in the past. The Christian Science Monitor article states, "Most important, they will be far more diverse than almost any military force of the past." Today's military is made up of Anglos, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Immigrants....   [tags: American History]

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Musical Soundscape Lead to Grunge

- During the early 1990s, the musical soundscape of Seattle gave an insight into how modern America demolishes its ever-changing trends. Grunge was one of the best well-known punk rock genre music trends that started out in the Northwest. From guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix to the manic riffs first struck by Kurt Cobain, music from Seattle has established to be both ageless and influential from the Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is a very diverse and music loving cultural area. While the main culture comes from Anglo-Americans and Canadians, there are many other ethnicity influences as well, which make the Northwest so diverse....   [tags: pacific northwest, bands, billboard ]

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The Life of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest: Then & Now

- The Life of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest: Then & Now It has been estimated that the population of Native Americans living on or very near reservations in the United States ranges from about 1.1 to 1.3 million, and is distributed across more than 330 Indian nations in America (16). American Indian nations display an incredibly wide variety of social and economic characteristics. Although “American Indian” is identified as a single race category on the US Census, each tribe boasts its own culture and values....   [tags: American History]

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Management of Old-growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest

- Management of Old-growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest When westward expansion brought settlers to the Northwest in the 1800s, they discovered that coniferous trees “forty feet in circumference [that] shot two-hundred feet straight up” flourished in the forests of the Pacific coast (Ervin 55). These early pioneers found the opportunity for economic growth in logging these vast forests of towering trees unlike any they had seen before. Today, the timber industry still remains the backbone of economic support for Washington, Oregon, and northwestern California, but an inevitable conflict has arisen between humans and our environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women 's Lodge : Constructing Gender On The Nineteenth- Century Pacific Northwest Plateau By Mary C. Wright

- The scholarly article The Women’s Lodge: Constructing Gender on the Nineteenth- Century Pacific Northwest Plateau written by Mary C. Wright describes the cultural significance behind the existence of women’s lodges in the nineteenth century Plateau region of North America. Wright begins her essay by providing background information on the lodges. As described in the article, women’s lodges were shelters built by indigenous women in the outskirts of their communities and served as a setting where women would give birth and spend time in during their menstrual period....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Indigenous peoples]

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Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Populations

- Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Populations Introduction On 1 January 1994, the Mayan peoples of Chiapas, Mexico participated in an armed uprising in protest of the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Following a strong trend of harassment, and mistreatment of Mexico’s indigenous populations, the implementation of NAFTA all but abolished the land claims of Mexico’s Indians. The Zapatista uprising, as it has been termed, brought global attention to the indigenous human rights violations in Mexico, and consequently, a strong interest in the plight of the world’s indigenous peoples resulted in the global communit...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Mount Saint Helens

- The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful areas that you will find in the United States. It is filled with some of the most breathtaking mountains that one could only imagine. We may look at them and think that they are just mountains that have grown over geological time, but they are more than that. In reality, a lot of them are volcanoes. The most popular one is Mount St. Helens. Mt. St. Helens is located in southwest Washington, just 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. It is one of the peaks of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest....   [tags: Pacific Northwest, United States, Mountain]

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The Logging Industry vs. The Old Growth Forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Spotted Owl.

- The Logging Industry vs. The Old Growth Forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Spotted Owl. The Pacific Northwest is perhaps most commonly known for its awe-inspiring old growth forests that have been gracing the land for hundreds and hundreds of years. The land in British Colombia, Canada, Washington state, Oregon, and parts of Northern California are the only areas in the world where these forests exist. One of the most unique and amazing inhabitants of this age-old forest is the Northern Spotted Owl....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Canadian Sovereignty over the Northwest Passage

- A complex collection of more than 1800 separate islands forms the Canadian Archipelago and Canada’s Arctic territory. 1 Within recent history the arctic has gained popular attention from governments both domestically and internationally. The rise in global climate temperatures accounts for longer, ice free Arctic summers, higher levels of resource exploration and development, and less challenges to access in the Arctic. Canadian sovereignty over Arctic lands and islands is undisputed with the single exception of Hans Island, a 1.3 square kilometer island claimed by Denmark.2 Currently what is disputed is the Canadian assertion of sovereignty over the Northwest Passage waterway....   [tags: Canada, Northwest Passage]

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Hydroclimate of the Northwest of the United States

- ... Although AR events are linked to many intense precipitation events, these events primarily impact the Pacific Northwest, with areas to the east of the Cascades remaining comparatively dry (Warner et al., 2012). That is not to say that AR events never impact the Inland Northwest; recent work by Rutz et al. (2014) show that while AR frequency decreases significantly east of the Cascades, these events are still associated with 24-h top-decile precipitation in the INW. The contribution to cool season precipitation amounts – both totals and top-decile events – range across the INW, with southeastern Idaho and western Montana seeing the smallest fraction of their cool season precipitation an...   [tags: streamflow, precipitation, rainfall]

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Navigability of The Northwest Passage

- One of the great occurrences of the world that simply alter many views and ideas, the life of thousands, is the navigability of the Northwest Passage. This sea route took hundreds of years for sailors to discover and many were turned away such as, John Cabot when he lost the battle with the perfidious and grueling weather conditions of the seas. Is this route the future of shipping as we know it. Controversies are evident in this discovery, but there are some benefits. The economics, international waters dispute, effects of climate change, and transfer of specific species to North America waters are all factors that contribute to the Northwest Passage....   [tags: john cabbot, sailors, Venice]

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The Northwest Passage: Canada versus The United States

- When it comes to issues that are causing tension between Canada and the United Stated, The Northwest Passage is a big one. The issue concerning the passage’s status has receded and arisen in Canadian- United States relations for decades. Global warming in the Arctic has once again caused the passage way to come to the forefront of bilateral relations. Closely linked to U.S. adherence to the doctrine of freedom of the seas, Canadian nationalism, and to politics in both states, the two nations can no longer afford to hold opposing positions....   [tags: bilateral relations]

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The Pacific Ocean is a Plastic Garbage Dump

- Table of Contents Introduction 1. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch 1.1. Distribution of plastic objects into the Pacific Ocean 1.2. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch characteristic 1.3. The discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 2. Effects on wildlife 2.1. Characteristics of plastics 2.2. Plastic with marine birds and animals 3. Examples of reducing the plastic garbage 3.1. Clean up 3.2. Law toward solving plastic pollution 4. Recommendations 5. Conclusion References 1. Introduction Oceans make up seventy percent of earth's surface, and are the largest place to sustain and accumulate various species....   [tags: Environment, Water Pollution]

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Pacific Warfare: The Battle of Midway

- ... The Japansese plan consisted of two parts, Operation AL and Operation MI. Operation AL was actually hundreds of miles away from Midway. This part of the plan was a strategy that was made to pull in many ships to the Aleution Islands. If this were to happen successfully, many American forces would be in the north and not defending Midway. Operation MI was the attack on Midway. The Japanese would destroy Midway and then would attack any other U.S. forces that came later to help defend Midway (White 5)....   [tags: World War II, ]

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Native American Music

- There is an old ancient Haida saying that is, “A great chief dies poor”. The Northwest coast region takes a great pride in the act of giving. The value of generosity was measured by how many gifts are given. It is used to measure wealth in their region. When a certain host or leader wanted to bring all of the people together they would call for a potlatch. A potlatch traditionally takes months of preparation in preparing gifts for the invited guests, housing, food, as well as theatrical entertainments and the rehearsal of great stories....   [tags: generosity, leader, Northwest, tradition, culture]

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The Climate, Vegetation, And Soils

- 3. Most of the western half of the United States is part of Arid America. Explain fully why this dry environment exists, and what its consequences are for the climate, vegetation, and soils. Also discuss the implications of this situation for the human use of the Earth, and speculate about what kind of economy might have arisen had the country been settled from the Pacific Coast moving inland to the east. In general, the western half of the United States suffers from a very arid climate. The primary reason for this is rain shadow effect created by the Pacific Mountain ranges (de Blij, Mullen 152)....   [tags: United States, Pacific Ocean, Caribbean]

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The Battle Of Midway In The Pacific

- The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Nothing distinguished the dawn of June 2, 1942, from countless other dawns that had fallen over tiny Midway atoll in the North Pacific. Nothing, that is, except the tension, the electric tension of men waiting for an enemy to make his move. On Midway's two main islands, Sand and Eastern, 3,632 United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with a few Army Air Force aircrews, stood at battle stations in and near their fighters, bombers, and seaplanes, waiting for the Japanese attack they had been expecting for weeks....   [tags: War History American Historical Essays]

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Management Of Pacific Douglas-Fir Stands To Maintain Black-Tailed Deer Populations

- Management Of Pacific Douglas-Fir Stands To Maintain Black-Tailed Deer Populations Introduction Within the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, intensive, even-aged silviculture has simplified the structure and species composition of native forest stands. Within the range of the coastal Pacific Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), old-growth forests presently cover only 13 percent of the region; 60 percent of these remnants occur in patches less than 40 hectares in size. In this region, total land area consisting of old-growth forest before extensive logging has been estimated at 60-90 percent (Williams and Marcot 1991)....   [tags: Environment Animals Environmental Essays]

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The Doppelganger Character in Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo

- Double or nothing. Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock believed having a double persona in his movies made them twice as suspenseful. The motif of doubling characters is common in the Hitchcock films Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo; each film uses the doppelganger technique of portraying figures in the film as a double or second self. In literature, the doppelganger character is often presented as a twin, a shadow or mirror image of the central character. The doppelganger figure characteristically appears as an identical closely resembling the protagonist....   [tags: Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo]

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The Great Islands Of The Pacific Ocean

- I came into this course with much less knowledge and appreciation for the region as I do now, but I did put it in my class selection tree because I did have some prior understanding of the great islands of the Pacific Ocean. I had always enjoyed a good Hawai’i action movie or a surf film, but it was not until relatively recent exposure to some pacific related content that my academic interests were peaked. It seemed that this past summer, by coincidence, every show I watched or book I read somehow tied into the Pacific island region....   [tags: Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Pacific Islands]

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is sometimes referred to as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex is a floating patch of garbage that has collected in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, which is located in the middle of two high-pressure areas between Hawaii and California. The majority of the garbage, which is also called marine debris, in the patch is plastic, but items made from other materials such as glass and rubber are also present. Though the garbage patch is too large and goes too deep under the surface of the ocean for scientists to determine exactly how much garbage is in it, they have collected up to 750,000 bits of plastic one square kilometer (...   [tags: Pacific Trash Vortex, environmenal issues]

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia Pacific Region

- Image is everything to a business; businesses without a face cannot survive in the dynamic environment leave alone sustain a loyal customer base. Thus, the essence of introducing the public relations department within an organization to handle matters relating to its image to the society in general, and also to guide on the services the organization may offer to the community. This department is engaged in the implementation of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or a corporate citizenship program that oversees its involvement in developing sustainable all round growth and development of the society in which it operates....   [tags: Asia Pacific Region]

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Trans Pacific Partnership : Trade Agreement

- Is the Trans Pacific Partnership a way to better the people or a passive jab at the prosperous China at the expensive of the people. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand. Together this deal accounts for more than 40% of the world economy (Ghelani). With a gilded exposition the Trans Pacific Partnership glistens with expectations of failure. The TPP in its strategy to incarcerate China will inevitably imprison not only the American people but the rest of the world....   [tags: United States, Pacific Ocean, International trade]

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Joseph Campbell Myth: Pacific Rim Movie Review

- Pacific Rim is a movie that is based on an American science fiction. The film take place in the year 2020, when earth is at war with the kajuis, gigantic monster emerged from an inter dimensional portal on the floor of the pacific ocean. To combat against these monsters, humanity unites to create a Jagger : humanoid mecha. The story follows Raleigh Becket a ex-pilot of the jaeger whom lost his brother to the kajuis while fighting together in a mecha. He retired, but later he was hired by a general leader of the humanoid mecha, Stacker Pentecost....   [tags: pacific rim, kajuis, stacker pentecost]

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Pacific Islands

- The depictions of the people of the Pacific Islands by those of the surrounding world have been shaped greatly by perceptions carried back to native countries by early European explorers. The stereotypes and stigmas that have been attached to the complex and various cultures of the Pacific Islands has lead to a great deal of identity crisis within the islands. The American film, South Pacific (1958), directed by Joshua Logan, clearly exemplifies the simplification of a culture in accordance to the social misconceptions of the blanket culture of the Pacific Islands....   [tags: stereotype, stigma, culture, Palau, South Pacific]

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Case Study of an Environmental Management System of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

- Introduction In recent years, many corporations have noticed the importance of the environmental responsibility apart from gaining the profit. Quazi et al. (2001) list out some points the corporations would tend to adopt Environmental Management System such as the concern on the board management, saving the cost, attaining the international environmental fulfillment, meeting customer expectations, etc. Therefore, they would invest a portion of resources to manage and improve the environmental performance with different methods....   [tags: Cathay Pacific Airways]

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China Is Becoming An Increasing Power Of The Western Pacific

- Question 1 The global issue that is being raised from this article is that China is becoming an increasing power in the western Pacific. With many of the other states in the area being weak in comparison, the United States is attempting to limit the amount of influence that China can administer there. The fear that the U.S. has is that there will be violent actions taken by the Chinese government to enforce its will upon the neighboring states. This can be seen as "Beijing 's provocations have coincided with the dramatic growth of its military muscle." (Krepinevich 1) The protection of these states is a driving factor for why the they are wanting to set up security there....   [tags: United States, Pacific Ocean, South China Sea]

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Rogers And Hammerstein's South Pacific

- Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific Works Cited Not Included      In Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, the main theme is racial prejudices. The two main characters, Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush are faced with these problems as they attempt a relationship. Two other minor characters, Lt. Joe Cable and Liat, are faced with the same dilemma. Both Nellie and Joe Cable have a hard time coping with their own racial prejudices; Joe loves Liat, yet cannot marry her because she is Tonkinese ; Nellie loves Emile, but cannot marry him because of his former Polynesian wife....   [tags: Rogers Hammerstein South Pacific Essays]

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An Analysis of Robert Frost's Once by the Pacific

- An Analysis of Robert Frost's Once by the Pacific Most readers are familiar with the poetry of Robert Frost, but they may not be familiar with his poem "Once by the Pacific." This poem stands out from most of his popular poems, which frequently relate to rural New England life. Many critics have thus commented that his works are too simple. "Once by the Pacific," however, seems to challenge this opinion, as it is one of Frost's more "difficult" poems to interpret. Although this poem also is connected with nature, the theme is more universal in that it could be related to Armageddon, or the end of the world....   [tags: Once by the Pacific Essays]

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An Analysis of Frost's Poem Once by the Pacific

- An Analysis of Frost's Poem Once by the Pacific Although "Once by the Pacific" is not one of Frost's most commercial poems, that does not mean that it is not one of his best. It appears quite obvious to me by one read through of the poem that it has an apocalyptic theme to it. Frost uses the first four lines of the poem to give us a mental image of how powerful the ocean water is: The shattered water made a misty din. Great waves looked over others coming in, And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before....   [tags: Once by the Pacific Essays]

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Literary Analysis of James Albert Michener’s Novel Tales from the South Pacific

- The men stationed in the Pacific Theatre of World War II faced many challenges and hardships. The fighting that occurred with the Japanese far surpassed the level of brutality in the European theatre. Some American military units faced relentless fighting throughout the entire war, while other units waited for the entire war for orders to deploy into combat, and never actually saw any action. Only a few stories surrounding both ends of the spectrum of men in the Pacific Theatre exist, and even a fewer number do the men and women that served during that time justice....   [tags: Tales from the south pacific]

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The Role Governments Had in Developing Technologies in the Asia Pacific Countries

- Over the past two decades, Asia Pacific regions have seen considerable improvements in technology. Despite the 1997 Asian financial crisis that spared no member countries, their rapid economic growth grabbed the entire world attention (Hobday, 1995). The question is: has governments contributed in the emergence of Asian Pacific technologies. Using the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan province of China, Singapore and Malaysia as comparative countries, this essay will focus on the role governments had in developing their technologies....   [tags: East Asian Pacific region policies and politics]

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The Northwest Passage

- The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of explor...   [tags: Maritime History]

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North by Northwest, by Alfred Hitchcock

- Alfred Hitchcock’s film North by Northwest (1959) is famed as a classic man-on-the-run thriller, following protagonist Roger Thornhill as he flees across state lines in a mad dash to save his life and unravel the mystery to his extraordinary predicament. However, mid-way through the film Thornhill’s quandary is further complicated by the introduction of Eve Kendall, a beautiful yet mysterious woman he encounters on a train during his escape from the authorities and people trying to kill him. During the dining room scene on the train, Hitchcock expertly uses the camera to convey the characters thoughts and feelings....   [tags: Cinematography Analysis]

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The Northwest Ordinance Of 1787

- In the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 is a policy that was created by the United States Congress because the country was expanding westward and the constitution didn’t provide guidance on claiming and settling on new Northwest Territories. The United Constitution advocated for the newly found promise land to white settlers but nonconizance of the Northwest Territory (north and west of the Ohio River) expansion, which also had little consideration towards the Indians homelands. It was the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 that references “a clear policy with activities in dealing with Indians and Indian matters that is to reflect high moral standards in accordance in this Indian policy”....   [tags: United States Constitution, U.S. state]

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The Battle of the Pacific

- Introduction April 1, 1945 the United States Military had its sights set on a small island chain known as the Ryukyu Islands. The main island of Okinawa would be the primary target. Sixty miles long and two to eighteen miles wide, this island was only three hundred and forty miles from mainland Japan. This island would put U.S. forces in air bombing range of mainland Japan. The Tenth Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Butler, consisted of two Army divisions and Two Marine divisions....   [tags: Military History ]

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Northwest State College

- Northwest State College Introduction Recruiting is becoming an essential function of Human Resource Management. As labor markets continue to shift, recruiting needs to be incorporated into strategic HR planning since its fundamental purpose is to fill positions that are critical in achieving organizational goals. This paper will focus on what would cause an individual to not consider a position, the approval procedure for applicants, and components of an ideal recruiting system using the supplemental case: Northwest State College....   [tags: Human Resources, Recruiting]

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Racism and the Pacific

- Harada possessed property before acquiring property from Gunnerson, “suggesting this method of purchasing property processed easily.” His neighbors noticed the purchase and attempted to dispose of his Japanese family by offering an exceptional amount of profit. The People of the State of California versus Jukichi Harada favored Harada, indicating his right to own and purchase property “in good faith, with the funds of the children, and not as a circumvention of the Alien Land Law.” Americans in California responded negatively insisting Harada violated the Alien Land Law, which eventually reached the press throughout the state and the eastern regions of the United States....   [tags: American History]

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The Culture Of The Kalahari Desert Of Northwest Botswana

- The !Kung is a small population of people who are hunters and gathers. They travel in small groups that consist of 20-60 people because they are always migrating to different locations. The !Kung live in the Kalahari Desert of northwest Botswana, the Cuando-Cubango Province in southeast Angola and NE Namibia. The Angola!Kung tribe live in the tropical open woodlands. One-third of the Kung. The Tribe continues their traditional nomadic lifestyles. These few people are divided into separate groups who cannot understand each other 's languages....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Kinship, Sibling]

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Community College 's Northwest College

- Houston Community College’s Northwest College hosted their annual Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 28. I have been an editor for The Egalitarian for a year, and I planned to write about this awards ceremony. This will be an easy piece, I’ll attend, take some pictures and write the article about the speeches, maybe list off the categories, and definitely try to inspire some of our readers to focus on their studies. I had to be there anyways. I was nominated for one of the awards but, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win....   [tags: University, Student, Award, The Age]

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The Northwest Ordinance 's Local House Of Representatives

- The Northwest Ordinance’s local “house of representatives” would be duplicated down to the last detail in the Constitution of September 17, 1787, as the elected “Members” of “the House of Representatives.” Practically all a politician had to do was to declare himself a candidate to be a Member of the House of Representatives, claim to be a “Citizen of the United States and to remain an inhabitant of the State that chose him. What candidates for the House of Representatives couldn’t do was actually represent the free inhabitants of the several States which were States of the perpetual Union....   [tags: United States, Articles of Confederation]

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Policy Containment in the Northwest Ordinance and Missouri Compromise

- ... “Most importantly, the Northwest Ordinance accelerated westward expansion of the United States” (http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/ordinance/). Additionally, the Missouri Compromise also contributed to the exclusion of servitude Northwest of Missouri. The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state while Maine entered as a free state. The purpose was to balance the number of slave states and free states and ban slavery within the Northern Planes....   [tags: slavery, government, spread]

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Company Analysis: Northwest Airlines

- Company Analysis: Northwest Airlines Introduction Northwest Airlines is one of the pioneers in the airline transportation industry and is ranked at the fourth largest air carrier in the United States today. The success of the carrier depends on the quality and reliability of the service at a reasonable price. Close competitors force Northwest to innovate their services by increasing efficiency. This essay will try to examine different perspectives in the services needed to successfully complete the company’s objectives....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- International trade policy have been a staple of United States foreign relations for over a century. Free trade agreements have been a continuous goal of the United States. The US has established free trade agreements with twenty different countries across the world. These agreements all have overarching goals that seek to establish regulations of labor and environmental standards, limit barriers to trade, and improve multinational relations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated....   [tags: International trade, Free trade, Goods]

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The Creation And Formation Of The Pacific World

- The creation and formation of the Pacific World can be categorized into two basic ideas: expansionism vs. isolationism. Starting from the fifteenth century, Europe’s expansionist ideals became very present around the known world. Portugal had found its way around Africa in order to reach India, the main hub for Pacific trade, leaving other European empires in the dust. Spain, Portugal’s biggest competitor, was struggling behind without a free route to India as well. Because of this, the decision was made to travel westward instead of around Africa....   [tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Western Europe]

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Northwest Coast Tribal Art

- Northwest Coast Tribal Masks This paper describes the Sea Bear Transformation Mask, created by Don Svanvik in 2000, and how it reflects Northwest Coast Indian art and culture, specific to the Kwakiutl tribe. A transformation mask is a large mask with hinged shutters that, when open, reveal another mask. Audrey and Alan Bleviss gave this mask to the Montclair Art Museum in 2005. The medium consists of red cedar, cedar bark, copper, pigment, and string. In the Montclair Art Museum, the mask is displayed in its open form....   [tags: Native American Indian Art]

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ING in Asia and Pacific Region

- Introduction ING is an insurance and banking products company that provides their services to North / South America, Europe, and the Asia / Pacific region. When Jacques Kemp assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Asia / Pacific region he observed that each country within that region acted as a separate company and there were no consistent measures to compare countries. He sought advice from consulting companies to change their business strategy but still felt that no one seemed to grasp the full scope of their industry specific challenges....   [tags: Business]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- Over the past few decades, free trade has been seen by neo-liberalists as an excellent way to ensure economic growth and development. So for the past few years, the United States and 11 other nations have been negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an economic trade agreement that would promote economic progress and cooperation. Supporters of this trade pact argue that the TPP would foster economic growth, assert American influence over Chinese influence, and help improve environmental and labor laws among participating countries....   [tags: International trade, Free trade]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- In a recent debate Bernie Sanders referred to free trade as stupid. Donald Trump echoed a similar sentiment when he said: “It’s not free trade, it’s stupid trade.” Free trade is an arrangement between countries in which restrictions on imports and exports; like tariffs and quotas; are lifted. This means that participating nations have better access to overseas markets. The U.S. has been making these deals since the Franklin Roosevelt administration. Right now, America has implemented 14 agreements with 20 countries....   [tags: International trade, Free trade]

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The Pacific Entermark Gmbh Company

- INTRODUCTION The Pacific Entermark GmbH Company is based in Stuttgart, Germany and is a family held business that has been in operation for over four decades. It is the leader in the development and production of sports accessories, equipments and apparel related to string and racquet sports such as Tennis, Squash and Badminton. Its operations are significantly based in the Pacific regions of Germany and New Zealand. Its overall objective to become number one in performance has enabled the company to share global stages with renowned professionals in the ATP global tour events as the main partner between 2007 and 2012....   [tags: Marketing, Customer service, Sales, Tennis]

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Hispanics in Northwest Arkansas

- Hispanics in Northwest Arkansas Imagine having to leave your hometown, where you have lived all of your life, in search of another job. You do not want to move, but at the same time you want to provide food and a decent lifestyle for you and your family. News arrives that an abundance of jobs are available in another part of the country. Hoping for the best, you pack your bags and head for employment. Your kids are saddened about the situation, but they understand the need for relocation. During the travel to the new area, you and your family begin to get excited about living in a different place, even though everyone regrets leaving friends and family behind....   [tags: Racism Racial Discrimination Essays]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- The Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) is a free trade agreement currently being negotiated between Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand. The deal would create a free trading zone around the Pacific, bringing together 12 countries that make up 40% of the world’s economy. Potential future members to the deal include Columbia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and Indonesia. One main point discussed in the agreement is comprehensive market access, meaning the TPP will eliminate or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers of trade in order to create new opportunities and benefits for American businesses,...   [tags: International trade, Free trade, Economics]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- During the tough times in the economy in and the upcoming election in America, the Asian economy has been doing slightly better. With Asian countries on the verge of opening their borders to trade, this is a great opportunity for America to get in on the act and reclaim its power on the world economy. Prior to the 2008 economic recession, America was the powerhouse in the economy and most countries looked up to America as the economic driving force. After the economic recession, a shift of power in the economy has happened and some countries in Asia have been able to prosper despite the economy might not be as stable....   [tags: International trade]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement amongst the United States and twelve Pacific Rim countries; its purpose is to liberalize trade amongst the countries participating in the TPP, as a result, aiming to achieve the elimination of trade barriers and begin to develop relations amongst partnering nations. In its essence the TPP is a Preferential (or Regional) Trade Agreement (PTA)—a PTA is “between two or more countries, […] in which each country offers preferential market access to each other” (Oatley 36)....   [tags: International trade, Protectionism, United States]

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World War II in the Pacific

- Notes for Research Project (World War II in the Pacific) • “Japanese expansion in East Asia began in 1931 with the invasion of Manchuria and continued in 1937 with a brutal attack on China. On September 27, 1940 Japan signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy, thus entering the military alliance known as the ‘Axis’” (Holocaust Encyclopedia 1). Also gained “from the Philippines to Burma to the Aleutians to the Solomon’s” (Pacific Theatre 1). • “Seeking to curb Japanese aggression and a withdrawal of Japanese forces from Manchuria and China, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Japan....   [tags: notes for research project]

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The Americas And The Pacific Islands

- The Americas and the Pacific Islands was home to several ancient civilizations such whose remnants are still visible today. The Olmecs of Mexico represented the first major civilization of Mesoamerica. Next, the Caral-Supe of Peru is arguably the oldest civilization in the Americas. Lastly, the Lapita Culture in the Pacific Islands represented a dominant culture among the newly inhabited islands of the Pacific. Each of these civilizations are share similarities, albeit the distance between them....   [tags: Civilization, Agriculture, Polynesia, Mexico]

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The On The Pacific Crest Trail

- Do people look back at the past to hurt themselves or to become a better person. With my very first relationship, we both had a rocky start and bad things happened that we both regret. As time passed by, my significant other chose to learn from the past and wanted to have a better relationship, but I sometimes faltered and looked back at the past that had us going in reverse rather than forward in the relationship. As I learned to accept the past and learn from it, I eventually used the past as a lesson, and I chose to have a stronger and better relationship that is still going on....   [tags: Future, Present, Time, Past]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Or Ttp

- The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TTP is a free trade agreement between 12 countries, The United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. These countries produce about $107.5 trillion or 40% of the world’s total GDP, and make up 26% of the world’s trade, with 793 million consumers. If the agreement is ratified it would create a new single market similar to that of the European Union. China has been excluded from the agreement since China hold trade dominance in East Asia, and it would give the US an excuse to get in involved in trade disputes in the oil-rich South China sea....   [tags: International trade, Free trade, United States]

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Bureaucracy and the Pacific Way

- Bureaucracy and the Pacific Way In Mike Judge’s movie Office Space, the main character Peter is a cog in the bureaucratic wheel. He works a middling job for several different bosses, none of who care about him on any personal or emotional level. The system functions smoothly, allowing the business to operate efficiently and effectively. These corporations, like a government bureaucracy are compartmentalized, impersonal, and utilitarian. Every component of every department works toward the goal of efficiency and development....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Seventh and Other Days]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- Everybody throws away trash with little or no thought about where it’s going. What you might not know is that a lot of trash goes into our ocean. You may think it is not a big deal and that it’s just a little bit of trash in a really big ocean, but it’s not just a little bit of trash. In fact, it’s a whole lot. There is a place between California and Hawaii called the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, but is better known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This area is the largest landfill in the world and is completely in the ocean....   [tags: trash, ocean, rubbish, plastic, glass]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is trash that culminates up in oceans, seas, and other sizable voluminous bodies of dihydrogen monoxide. Its also known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex. It’s located in a high-pressure area between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. This area is in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. For many people, the conception of a “garbage patch” displays images of an island of trash floating on the ocean....   [tags: marine debris, trash, ocean floor]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- While a beautiful sunset on the beach can be astounding, a spectacular scene is not the only benefit oceans provide. Without the oceans, we would not have adequate amounts of oxygen to breathe or enough protein to eat. The Earth's climate would not be inhabitable for human beings and many animals. The oceans supply medicines, food and drinking water which arise from ocean processes. Out of the five oceans, the Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest and deepest ocean. It spreads over an area of 165.2 million square kilometers....   [tags: Environment, Ocean, Plastic Pollution]

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The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- Trade is the most common form of transferring ownership of a product. The concepts are very simple, I give you something (a good or service) and you give me something (a good or service) in return, everyone is happy. However, trade is not limited to two individuals. There are trades that happen outside national borders and we refer to that as international trading. Before a country does international trading, they do research to understand the opportunity costs and marginal costs of their production versus another countries production....   [tags: International trade, Economics, Tariff, Trade]

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Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

- Introduction to Committee The World Trade Organization is a global international organization, which handles the regulations and rules of trade between countries. It was established on January 1, 1995 after being signed by 123 countries on April 15, 1994. It was conceived after 8 years of negotiations from 1986 – 1994, and succeeds the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which served a similar purpose from 1948 – 1995. Topic 1: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The goals of the TPP are, among other things, to promote economic growth, support creation and retention of jobs, enhance innovation, creativeness, and competition, as well as reducing poverty in the countries involved....   [tags: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade]

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The Differences of the North and the South

- 1787- In 1787 the Northwest Ordinance was passed. It helped form new states and governed them. Then the confederate government had almost no control. The United States went into a depression, farmers had their land taken away, shays rebellion came, and slavery became a topic of debate. This led to the constitutional convention. Many plans were proposed, but only compromises were accepted. Two important compromises were the Great Compromise, and the three-fifths compromise. The Great Compromise made a two house legislature, and the three-fifths compromise made slaves count as three-fifths of a free person when counting population....   [tags: Northwest Ordinance]

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Asia Pacific Express ( Ape )

- Asia Pacific Express (APE) is an international logistics company located in Clayton, Melbourne. APE mainly engaged in transporting enterprise documents, personal belongings, commercial samples and bulk commodity from Australia to China. It also provides direct mail, collection transport, subletting warehouse, third party logistics and professional customized services. Since it was established in early 2015, APE has been invariably focusing on ameliorating service quality and continuously satisfying market demands....   [tags: Management, Knowledge management, Customer service]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Today, scientists believe the world's largest garbage dump isn't on land but it is in the Pacific Ocean. It is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, stretching 10 million miles from the coast of California to China floating on either side of Hawaii and swirling beneath the surface. It's estimated to be twice the size of the state of Texas. It consists of 100 million tons of discarded plastic such as water bottles, bags, DVD cases, toothbrushes, toys, shampoo bottles, plastic wrap, Tupperware, credit cards, plastic plates and cups eyeglasses just to name a few items....   [tags: Environment, landfill]

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Japan And The Pacific War

- Japan led a ruthless assault in the Pacific for fifteen years. This small island was able to spread imperialism and terror to neighboring countries through means of force and brutality. Japan even attempted to combat and overcome European and Western countries such as Russia and the United States. Even with an extreme militaristic government, Japan was unable to achieve the glory it was promised and hoped for. The Pacific War analyzes Japan’s part in the war and what the country could have done to prevent such a tragedy....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan]

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Smuggling in the Asia-Pacific Region

- At the present, the phenomenon of people smuggling is a vital issue in the globalization. The impact of smuggling in people is not restricted in one country but it causes a variety of impacts. Most developed countries often suffering from the issue of people smuggling For example, in 2001, around 43,000 illegal migrants from both Pakistanis and Afghans resided in the UK, US economy has suffered from the rising number of illegal migrants from Mexican approximately 11 million during 2006. Moreover, people smuggling not only provide a matter of illegal migrant but also it leads to the link between smuggling and serious crime as dual crimes such as in 2000, international organized crime group w...   [tags: Globalization, Crime, Current Events]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

- Plastic If you look around your house right now, I can almost guarantee that you will see plastic somewhere. It’s used in just about everything nowadays, from your toothbrush, to the clothes on your back. In fact, without plastic life today probably wouldn’t even be possible for most of us. Plastic seems like such a great material; its strong and very durable, but it’s these traits that make plastic so harmful. Plastic to our knowledge does not biodegrade; and since nowadays it’s one of the most common materials used by man this poses a huge problem....   [tags: material, recycling, waste, environment]

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