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The Storm Of Water Ponds

- Storm Water Ponds Storm waters are widely used in many different areas, even required in some. They are a vital tool that helps keep streams healthy. Storm water ponds are used to capture, control, and filter all kinds of runoff that could be from anything like parking lots to roof tops. The use of storm water ponds is essential to slow the flow of water down, filter out toxins, and improve the health of streams for aquatic life and for consumption purposes. All of that is in efforts to protect local streams....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Hydrology, Stormwater]

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Sydney Tar Ponds

- In 1901, an Boston based invertor group opened up a steel mill on the southeast side of Sydney harbor in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This mill was named DISCO, or Dominion Iron and Steel Company Limited, which was ultimately a subsidiary of DOMCO, or the Dominion Coal Company Limited. DOMCO coal was mined in Dominion, near Glace Bay and was used to make coke. Coke is a hard, grey, porous material, man-made from the coal and is used to fuel the blast furnaces for smelting the iron ore. (Coke (fuel), 2012) DOMCO along with DISCO merged with the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company or SCOTIA to from the British Empire Steel Corporation or BESCO in 1920....   [tags: Environmental Disaster ]

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Pond Ecology : The Study Of Ecology In Ponds

- Pond ecology is the study of the interactions amongst the organisms in a particular body of water along with its surrounding environment. The study of ecology in ponds is critical in understanding the necessities required to produce a healthy body of water for recreational use. Inadequate ecology results in a toxic environment that is not suitable for any aquatic organisms to inhabit.(McCarty, Thomas) There are a variety of physical characteristics that make every pond one of a kind. Some of the characteristics include size, shape, depth, volume, aspect, and location....   [tags: Water, Pond, Body of water, Oxygen]

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The Great Ponds

- The Great Ponds The story begins with Olumba as the elected leader to help find the poachers from Aliokoro. The men of Aliokoro had started to claim some of Chiolu’s Ponds, therefore Olumba and his men had to act quickly. The plan was to capture some or all of the men of Aliokoro involved and the ransoms that they would be obliged to pay would help out the people of Chiolu. The man they had captured was Wago, the leopard killer and the greatest of all. He was a well-known man with an uncanny skill of hunting and as the chapters unfold he also has an uncanny skill of escaping....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Use of Robots to Clean Ponds and Lakes

- Background Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. It is an essential part of life because it not only sustains life but it harbors many forms of it as well. Therefore, it would be in one’s best interest to make sure this source does not become contaminated and make it useless and harmful. There are several different organisms and chemicals that can be produced that will harm other, and bigger, organisms. A major component of the chemicals and organisms that emerge from contaminated waters is nitrogen....   [tags: Water Chemistry]

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Why the Ponds are Important in Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

- Why the Ponds are Important in Crow Lake by Mary Lawson Crow Lake is Canadian author Mary Lawson's first novel,which is narrated by Kate Morrison, the second child in the Morrison family. A serious car accident left seven-year-old Kate, her one and half year old sister, Bo, and her two older brothers, Luke and Matt, orphans. Rather than live with relatives separately, they chose to live together and grow up. Luke and Matt made many sacrifices to support their family and they also got many helps from their community....   [tags: Mary Lawson Crow Lake]

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Investigating the Difference in Abiotic Factors and Species Diversity in Two Ponds

- Investigating the Difference in Abiotic Factors and Species Diversity in Two Ponds Aim- To investigate the distribution of invertebrates in two pond ecosystems. In this investigation I will be studying the distinction in abiotic factors and species diversity in the two ponds. The two ponds that I will be looking at to achieve my results is meadow pond which was man made in 1994 and Woodland pond which is mad made in 1990 and is surrounded by deciduous trees like oak and ash, which loose their leaves during the season of the year when there is in short water supply....   [tags: Papers]

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Case Study : Tannehill Branch At Willowbrook Park

- Tannehill Branch at Willowbrook Park This residential park had been well-maintained and groomed when the water quality department of the city acquired it. As the city began working on a water quality enhancement plan, they continued to maintain the trail, but the rest of the park was left to develop on its own. The vegetation grew quickly and much of the park had soon grown wild. The residents that lived in the area decided that they would allow the vegetation to remain as it had grown, rather than return it to its previous state....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Water quality]

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Escherichia Coli : Coli And Coli

- ABSTRACT: Water samples from local ponds and lakes and snow runoff were collected and tested for coliform as well as Escherichia coli. Humans as well as animals come into contact with these areas, some are used for recreational activities such as swimming and some are a source of drinking water for both animals and humans The main goal of this experiment was to see which lakes, snow run off and ponds tested positive for coliform or Escherichia coli and to come up with some reasoning as to why. It was found that the more remote pond with less contact contained the most Escherichia coli....   [tags: Escherichia coli, Bacteria, Water pollution, Lake]

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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems

- Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]

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Crow Lake

- Crow Lake Essay In Crow Lake, Mary Lawson portrays a family who experience a great tragedy when Mr. and Mrs. Morrison are killed in a car accident. This tragedy changes the lifestyles of the seven years old protagonist Kate Morrison and her siblings Matt, Luke and Bo. The settings are very important in this novel. Though there are limited numbers of settings, the settings used are highly effective. Without effective use of themes in this novel, the reader would not have been able to connect with the characters and be sympathetic....   [tags: Character Analysis, Kate Morrison]

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Japanese Garden Elements

- Japanese garden elements are the main parts for its decoration and beauty. Every style of art has their elements of own. A garden of Japan has numerous elements like water, rocks, islands, bridges, ponds, teahouse, lanterns, borrowed scenery and plants. The combination of these elements makes the garden alive. Following are the important elements of Japanese gardens: • Waterfall, bridges and ponds: The pond is also known as ike, is one of the basic elements of Japanese garden. It is the representation of river, sea or lake, as it is a water body....   [tags: Gardening]

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Research Paper: Solar Energy

- Solar Energy The world consumes larger numbers of energy every year and it is growing. Current limited energy resources used in world are coming from oil, natural coalmine and liquid gas. Growth in world population and commercial revolution require lots of energy sources. In today's energy requirement for industrial boom and awareness to environmental concern, investigation for alternative use of non-renewable and polluting fossil fuels require. The best possible power source is energy from sun....   [tags: Collectors, Benefits, Applications]

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Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

- Duong Thu Huong’s novel, ‘Paradise of the Blind’ creates a reflective, often bittersweet atmosphere through the narrator Hang’s expressive descriptions of the landscapes she remembers through her life. Huong’s protagonist emphasises the emotional effects these landscapes have on her, acknowledging, “many landscapes have left their mark on me.” The contrast Huong provides between the reality of Hang’s impoverished life and the beauty of the scenery that she experiences, emphasise the powerful effect the landscape has on her....   [tags: symbolism, duckweed]

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Mill Operation Findings and Recommendations

- 1. Executive Summary The visit covers the findings and recommendations related to the refurbishment of the first line, the mill operation and identifying the bottle neck that would obstruct the mill from operate at full capacity (60 ton per hour). The findings and recommendations are summarized in the following sub-sections with details described in the ensuing main sections. 1.1 The progress of the refurbishment for the old line, the work of changing the digester liner for four units of digester and the fibre cyclone replacement were seen in progress....   [tags: Site Analysis ]

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Alberta Tar Sands in Canada

- The reason for this report is to increase the reader’s knowledge on the Alberta Tar Sands, which will allow them to create their own opinions on the situation. It is a very pertinent issue in politics and will have a very large effect on the carbon emissions of Canada. Also, I wanted to further my understanding of the Alberta tar sands and learn the side effects of the tar sands. How the tar sands are different from other oil and energy procurement methods and which method is more energy efficient....   [tags: politics, oil, tar sands]

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Human Activities Causes Climate Change

- ... These sub artesian bores have shown that they contain high amounts of salt in the water and contribute to majority of the above ground salinity levels.(5) The concern arises as CSG is using and accessing the same bores that contain these high salinity levels however as previously mentioned CSG extracts vast amounts of water to obtain methane gas. In the Condamine catchment within the Murray darling it was estimated that with the amount of water that CSG extracts from the ground that 588000 tons of salt will be contributed to above ground water levels in a single year as seen in the figure below....   [tags: environment, methane, fossil fuels]

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The Effect Of Water On Water Quality

- Water quality is measured by several factors, such as the concentration of dissolved oxygen, the pH level in the water, the salinity of the water or salt content in the water, the temperature of the water and its turbidity or the ability to see through the waters surface, there are also other contaminants that may affect water quality. Dissolved oxygen (D.O) is an important variable in the water quality of fresh water ponds as it is vital for aquatic life such as fish to survive in the environment....   [tags: Water, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, PH]

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The Effects Of Thermal Pollution On The Marine Life And Local Ecosystems

- Thermal pollution can be simply explained as the addition of surplus heat to water and ejecting it back to the water bodies. So how does it happen. Well, numerous industries take water from natural water resources for their industrial purposes. Maximum of this water is used as coolant as it is used to cool down the machines of any factory or plant. Afterwards, this used water with altered and much high temperature is ejected back to the natural resources including lakes, ponds, seas, etc. This causes sudden increase in temperature of natural water bodies too....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Water resources, Heat]

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Larvicidal Activity of Insect Growth Regulator IGR and Insecticides

- 2. Larvicidal activity of insect growth regulator IGR and insecticides: 2.1. Insect growth regulator IGR: Bakr, et al. (1984) evaluated some IGR's Dimilin (25% WP), Bay Sir 8514 (6.5% EC), Altosid (10% EC) and RO-08-9801 (50% EC) against Culex pipiens. Results revealed that, all the tested compounds inhibit the moulting process of the third and fourth larval instars with different degrees of morphogenetic changes. The developmental events of pupae died by Dimilin are not completely out of larval exoskeletons and larval-pupal intermediate shows 4th instar larval exuvia attached to the thoracic and abdominal region....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]

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The Cheshire Region

- The Cheshire region is a low lying plain between the Pennines and the Welsh uplands the western and northern boundaries extend out to the Irish Sea . The mid-cheshire ridge divides the county into an eastern and western lowland. 10,000 years ago the landsacape was coverd by sheets of ice these ice sheets retreated northward leaving expanses of clay and sand. After the glaciers retreated vegetation became established and was collonised by by mosses and liverworts on the mineral rich surface....   [tags: Ecology]

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Athabasca Oil Sands

- Introduction The Athabasca oil sands are the second largest producer of crude oil in the world, with a surface area of approximately 100 000 square kilometres (Anderson, Giesy & Wiseman, 2010). The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board estimates that the oil sands contains approximately 1.7 trillion barrels of crude bitumen, however only 19% can be ultimately recovered (Raynolds, Severson-Baker & Woynillowicz, 2005; Humphries, 2008). The availability of recoverable bitumen makes Canada’s oil sands deposit larger even than that of Saudi Arabia (Czarnecki, Hamza, Masliyah, Xu & Zhou, 2004).The process of surface and in situ mining of the Athabasca oil sands is causing rapid and significant degrad...   [tags: crude oil, environment, extraction, remediation]

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Rock Gardening Ideas

- Introduction: There are plenty of rock gardening ideas whether you want to create a traditional oriental rock garden or just imitate some principles of the oriental rock gardens. Let us here see about the general rock gardening ideas of natural rock gardens and oriental rock gardening ideas. Natural rock gardening ideas: The natural rock gardening ideas are given by the nature. The rocky yards are covered with greenery in order to beautify the area. In the rock gardens the stones, stumps, logs are not removed like the other garden types but are the vital elements of these gardens....   [tags: Gardening]

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Innovation and Sustainability

- Human habits to product goods such as clothing, housing, food has had a serious impact on natural resources and social development. Forestland is being clear trees are being cut for lumber for homes and buildings land is being crop and clear for crops and lives stock (Turk & T.Bensel, 2011). If not monitored and check and barriers are not maintain, continue harvesting of the earth resources to manufacture and product the goods humans seek after will damage landscapes and ecosystems beyond repair....   [tags: Resource Depletion, Human Production]

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Famous Japanese Gardens

- Japanese garden has a very appealing aesthetic importance due to continuous change in various seasons. These gardens always maintain the stillness of air and peace, even though they are changing externally in every season. Following are some of the famous Japanese gardens all over world: • Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto: It is a famous Zen garden style and one of the most popular dry-landscape designs. It is believed to be the unique masterpiece in the culture of Japanese gardens. This garden is comprised of low walls, rock seats arranged on white gravel bed....   [tags: Gardening]

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The Issues Of Environmental Science Has Taught Me More Than I Could Have Ever Hoped For

- Contemporary Issues in Environmental Science has taught me more than I could have ever hoped for. From ecological footprints to endangered species conservation, this class helps student think critically about our impact on this planet. During my journey, one topic separated itself from others, our energy crisis. This issue affects more than fulfilling electricity demands. Globally, humans need to commit to an energy profile that doesn’t degrade the environment, the health of individuals, or international relations....   [tags: Nuclear power, Uranium, Nuclear fission]

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A Research Study On The Morphology, Metabolism, And Eukarya

- Until a decade ago, domain Archaea was thought to be consisted of most extremophiles that inhibits a variety of extreme environments including high saline concentration environment. The concept was debunk since halophiles, the organisms that live in high saline environment, exist in all three domain of life: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. Microbiologist has been interested in studying on halophiles since it has played a big role in human society since ancient time. In the time before refrigeration, people usually preserved fishes using salts in order to prevent the deterioration of the fish, and they still continue this practice even in today society (Vreeland, 2012)....   [tags: Archaea, Bacteria, Amino acid, Microbiology]

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Forest Biomes: Complex Ecologic Systems in the World

- There are various ways to classify biome, one of the common ways is grouping biomes into five major types: forest, grasslands, desert, aquatic, and tundra. Identifying a location in the world that is hard to live well and explain needs comparisons from multiple facets, for instance, geographic location, climate, and the food source. Forest biomes are the most complex ecologic systems in the world, and they cover 1/3 of the land on earth. There are three major types of forest biomes: tropical forests, temperate forests, and boreal forests....   [tags: savannas, grassland biomes]

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Environmental Response, Compensation And Liability Act Of 1980

- The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program was established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 which was enacted after the discovery of toxic waste dumps in the 1970s. The law allows the EPA to clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites and to compel responsible parties to execute a cleanup effort or have the EPA perform the cleanup and have the responsible parties reimburse the government for doing the work. In 1983, the EPA placed The Tucson International Airport Area (TIAA) on the National Priority List (NPL) because of high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE...   [tags: Water pollution, Water, Superfund]

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Hard Play Space And ' Hard ' Play

- Students associate tarmac into a negative term. This object signifies 'hard play space and 'hard ' play.” Since students constantly play on this, it was not common for them to think that failing and injuring themselves was completely acceptable. “Tarmac was also associated with aggressive games and domination of space by older/bigger children,” because the majority of the games that were played on blacktop were games that involved running, pushing, and knocking into each other. Grass is the total opposite of a blacktop....   [tags: School, High school, Want, Tree climbing]

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Alternative Energy: Are Biofuels the Solution?

- Fossil Fuels are a significant part of contemporary society as they provide energy for transportation through the use of cars, motorbikes, trucks and planes. Modern society is heavily contingent with the fuels and their applications however, this has led to the dilemma of global warming which is expanding into a tenacious issue due to the over consumption of fossil fuels. Global warming is caused by the emissions of chemical compounds that the fossil fuels are composed of; one of which is Carbon dioxide gas....   [tags: reducing greenhouse emissions]

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My Observations On The School Yard

- On Sunday September 20th The class of Geog 2020 went on a field trip to observe bio-physical features of the Ottawa area. Our first stop was to Erskine Johnson Elementary School in Kanata where there is a large visible outcrop of precambrian rock in the school yard. Our next stop was to The March Highlands Conservation Forest, a forested area that features beaver ponds and sand stone beddings. Next we moved on to the Crozier pit, a mining sight near Renfrew that features a large precambrian marble outcrop and deep pit with visible sediment layers on a the outside ridge....   [tags: Sedimentary rock, Metamorphic rock, Limestone]

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What Makes An Aquarium?

- To make an aquarium is an interesting hobby that myself, family, and friends take part of. It is a task that takes diligence and hard work. It has a wide range of varieties that can be done and are both expensive and inexpensive. Not only fish can be kept in aquarium but other species like frogs, crabs, salamanders, newts, and axolotls. It takes research before setting a tank up. It also takes creativity, responsibility, and careful estimation with the water ph levels and acidic levels to make sure your fish clean free lives....   [tags: Fishkeeping, Aquarium, Water, Goldfish]

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Classification of Water Gardens

- There are several types of water garden designs. Water gardens are also called as garden ponds, backyard ponds or aquatic gardens which are the combination of water features with aquatic plants and sometimes ornamental fishes. Water gardens have been designed and constructed since the times of Chinese and Persian gardens. There are various types of water gardens you can try out as your water garden layout. Some of them are as follows: • Container water garden: This garden is very much suitable for the people who have very limited space in their yard....   [tags: Classification Essays]

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Biological Issues Facing Lake Victoria and the Cichlidae Family of Fish

- Biological Issues Facing Lake Victoria and the Cichlidae Family of Fish It is an ecosystem with many names. It has been called "Darwin's dreampond" because it holds a population of the tropical cichlids fish that has shown immense signs of evolution and adaptation over the past 12,000 years. Some may call it, "the ultimate biology project." It, unfortunately, has even been called "the sick giant" as of late, because of the increasing number of pollutants and other factors that threaten its well- being....   [tags: Papers]

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The Champion Lands

- The Champion Lands The former Champion Lands of Vermont consist of 132,000 acres in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has some of Vermont's most extensive areas of relitively remote and wild lands. A substantial portion of the Champion Lands are located in the the Nulhegan Basin, an extensive area of northern lowland forest and wetlands ringed by hills and mountians of moderatr elevation and drained by the Nulhegan River. The Champion Lands of Vermont are part of a larger system known as the Northern Forest....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Water Needs In Singapore

- Water Needs In Singapore Singapore's water resources are limited and we should not take the availability of water for granted. Our demand for water is increasing each year. With increasing affluence, Singaporeans enjoy a good standard of living and now own many modern appliances which demand ever greater use of water. Water consumption is also increased by the setting up of more nuclear families and households. Today, we consume about 300 million gallons of clean water a day....   [tags: Water Use In Singapore]

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The Causes and Effects of Aquaponics: A System Creating Prosperity for a Growing World

- Imagine a world where every country has a surplus of healthy, safe food. Imagine a world where this food comes from an environmental friendly source. Now imagine that all of this food is incredibly affordable for everyone. A world that is growing with more mouths to feed everyday craves the scientific advancements and achievements of agriculture in the near future. In this world, the idea for sustainable and economical agriculture is becoming recognized as the best solution for a hungry population....   [tags: aquaculture with hydroponics]

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Did Fredy Villanueva face Racial Discrimination? : Two Completely Opposite World Views

- Racial discrimination has been part of society for a long time. In 2008, the case of Fredy Villanueva exemplified this issue. The boy was killed after playing dice with some friends in Montreal. In fact, racial discrimination was a huge factor that applied in this case. Therefore, on one side, the police group was approving the gesture of the police officer that killed him with a structural functionalism world view. This worldview stresses that society is a big structure in which everybody has a role to play....   [tags: Police Officers, Social Construction]

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The Difference Of Carbon Dioxide Emission From Elodea Plant After Being Exposed

- The Difference of Carbon Dioxide emission from Elodea plant after being exposed to different temperatures. Elodea also known as Elodea canadensis is a genus of aquatic plants. They are also called waterweeds and is mainly used in aquarium vegetation. It plays a significant role in aquatic vegetation as it produces a significant amount of carbon dioxide under the perfect conditions. Elodea mainly grows in shallow water and can also be sometimes found in deep water. The plant for this experiment is kept in a water tank....   [tags: Water, Carbon dioxide, Temperature]

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The Dams of the Letchworth State Park Area: A Case Study

- The Dams: There are nine dams in and directly leading to New York State’s Letchworth State Park. These dams have been built for a variety of reasons and affect nearly 400 miles of freshwater rivers in the Genesee River Basin of Western New York (Fish, n.d.). The Elitsac Manufacturing Company Dam affects 14.08 miles of Wolf Creek (Fish, n.d.). The original purpose of this dam is not documented within the state’s dam inventory, and it is also no longer in service (Dam, n.d.). Another dam on Wolf Creek is Hopkins Mill Dam, which also is out of service....   [tags: Case Study, solution]

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Nuclear Power: How Does it Work? Does it Have a Future?

- Introduction On March 11, the strongest ever instrumentally recorded earthquake in Japan struck its northern coast. Ground shaking triggered the safety shut-down of 11 nuclear reactors and cut external power supplies to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex. Located on the coast just southeast of the earthquake’s epicentre, the Fukushima plant withstood the ground motion but its back-up power supplies from diesel generators, needed to keep its reactor coolant pumps working, were disabled by the impact of a following 14-metre tsunami wave....   [tags: The Science of Nuclear Power]

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The University Of Oklahoma Sprawls Over 3000 Acres Of Suburban Land

- Green Champion Paper The University of Oklahoma sprawls over 3,000 acres of suburban land. With almost 30,000 students and faculty you can imagine how much concrete pavement is used for all of the sidewalks and parking lots. Quite frankly, there is not even nearly enough parking as it is. They are constantly adding new walkways, sidewalk shortcuts, and re-paving the streets around campus. Consequently the University has decided to keep using the same impervious pavement further expanding our environmental contamination....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Hydrology]

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Effects of Climate Change on the Boreal Forests in Canada

- ... The prime breeding ground for most of the ducks in the continent is the prairie potholes in the boreal. Drought and high temperatures due to the increasing global warming is likely to dry out the boreal forests breeding grounds for ducks as a result of melting of the permafrost in the subsurface. For instance, the total surface area of ponds in Alaska since the 1950s has decreased by about 31%, and the number of ponds has also decreased by about 50% (Randerson, 1130). The climate change in the boreal forest in Canada can also alter the suitability of habitats by changing the distribution of plants and trees due to global warming....   [tags: environmental issues and concerns]

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The Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) Market Business Plan

- Table of Contents 1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………5 2. Outcome of Primary Research i) FMCG Products……………………………………………………………….6 ii) Opinion regarding the ‘Life Filter’…………………………………………….8 3. Marketing Plan i) Product…………………………………………………………………………….9 ii) Price………………………………………………………………………………10 iii) Place……………………………………………………………………………...11 iv) Promotion………………………………………………………………………...12 4. Modifications to ‘The Life Filter’……………………………………………………14 5. Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………15 Introduction This project comprises of two parts, i.e to find out the most frequently used FMCG products by BOP markets and also to formulate a marketing plan for a product innovated by us....   [tags: FMCG Products]

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The Keystone and Energy East Pipelines in Canada

- The oil sands is a valuable resource collected in the province of Alberta, and are found underground in a mixture of sand and water. The oil is mined in a heavy, sticky form, called bitumen, which requires more challenging extraction techniques than “conventional” oil drilling. Bitumen must be separated from the sand and water. Environmentalists see the oil sands as a major threat to our Earth, due to the destruction that the separation process leaves behind. CO2 emissions are also emitted when upgrading the bitumen into the common form of crude oil....   [tags: sand and water, environment]

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Analysis Of Hamlet 's Blackberry By William Powers

- After reading chapter two of Hamlet 's Blackberry, I found many things to be interesting and true. I have never given much thought to how much I depend on my smart phone and how it can trigger certain thoughts and emotions. I think the author, William Powers did a wonderful job describing a simple incident with his mom when he called her because he was late to meet her. Powers went to further detail of the connection he felt and the reaction he received after the call as well as backed up his claim with reasoning and facts....   [tags: Mobile phone, Smartphone]

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The Keystone Xl Pipeline Is An Unnecessary Risk

- The Keystone XL pipeline continues dividing the opinion of the people and being a controversial issue. The precious “black gold”, represents one of the main factors that moves the economy, nationally and globally. This extra-long pipeline will transport oil all the way from Canada to Texas. Some experts and the private oil corporation, who is the one in charge of this project, point to the benefits of this project, for example, will make the USA more independent from foreign oil, will create thousands of jobs and improve the economy....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil sands, Energy in Canada, Bitumen]

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Analysis Of Sherman Alexie 's On An Amtrak

- Poetry expresses a state of mind, point of view, or draws a picture for the audience. Poetry describes situations, a person, a place or a thing. Poetry can interpret, create emotion, have hidden, indifferent, or symbolic meanings. A rhythmic pattern is typical in poetry. Poetry is part of literature and a form of language across cultures. Poetry can be dark and mysterious, or evoke wonderment and love. It can also explain the author’s frustration of a circumstance which cannot be changed, as the Sherman Alexis poem, “On an Amtrak from Boston to New York”....   [tags: United States]

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`` Sacred Space `` By Kim Stanley Robinson

- Whether it is caused by deforestation, increase in the Earth’s temperatures, or a decrease in water supply, the world’s climate is always changing. Humankind’s romanticized views of nature are currently being distorted. Instead of driving up to the mountains to see lush forests and deep lakes, we see vast patches of trees burnt to ashes and dwindling water levels turning lakes into ponds. Through the stories from I’m with the Bears, nature is described post- human environmental destruction. The relationship between nature and humankind is slowly deteriorating until there is no more of nature left to share....   [tags: Human, Short story, Water resources]

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Industrial Pollutants: Heavy Metals and Their Salts

- 1. Introduction Heavy metals and their salts (Cu, Zn, Hg, Pb, Co, Ni,) are widespread industrial pollutants. In the waters they come from natural sources (rocks, the surface layers of soil and groundwater), the wastewater of many industrial enterprises and precipitation, which are polluted with smoke emissions. Heavy metals as trace elements are constantly encountered in natural waters and aquatic bodies. Depending on the geochemical conditions of the wide variations in their level. Heavy metals are quite stable....   [tags: Heavy Metals, Adsorbents]

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Mountain Top Removal Is an American Tragedy

- Mountain Top Removal is an American tragedy, the process in which mining companies remove forests and topsoil then explode the mountain apart level by level to get to coal layer. It is estimated that the explosives are equivalent of the Hiroshima bomb. A lot of the mining waste is discarded into valleys and streams; the water runoff is high in silt, ion, and sulfur compounds, which in turn pollute water downstream. Even with chemical treatments, vegetation has a hard time growing on the infertile and highly acidic soil....   [tags: coal mining processes, environmental destruction]

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Many Mysteries Lie in the Olmec Civilization

- ... These were ridges that were built on swampy terrain which were separated by the channels of water. This was a way to make the plants irrigated. The next great site, San Lorenzo, was built. This place is famous for the large basalt heads called “ Olmec Heads”. Also, there are two rows of man- made ponds which had fountains and drains possibly with sculptures around them. The “main drain” is seemed to be made of thirty tons of basalt. This darin flowed into a basin called a bird which was most likely used for ceremonial purposes....   [tags: rituals, sculptures, culture]

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The, Salt, And The Concentration Of Salt

- Halophiles (from the Greek for “salt-loving”) are extremophile organisms (those that survive in extreme conditions) that thrive in environments with high concentrations of salt. They are found in environments where the concentration of salt is greater than normal, such as the Dead Sea, Great Salt Lake in Utah, Owens Lake in California, and in evaporation ponds worldwide. Halophilic organisms have also been found in hypersaline Antarctic lakes beneath the ice-sheets. Organisms that are capable of surviving saline environments that are higher than they require for optimal growth are generally referred to as halotolerant to distinguish them from true halophilic organisms, which require a hypers...   [tags: Bacteria, Archaea, Halophile, DNA]

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The, Salt, And The Concentration Of Salt

- Halophiles Halophiles (from the Greek for “salt-loving”) are extremophile organisms (those that survive in extreme conditions) that thrive in environments with high concentrations of salt. They are found in environments where the concentration of salt is greater than normal, such as the Dead Sea, Great Salt Lake in Utah, Owens Lake in California, and in evaporation ponds worldwide. Halophilic organisms have also been found in hypersaline Antarctic lakes beneath the ice-sheets. Organisms that are capable of surviving saline environments that are higher than they require for optimal growth are generally referred to as halotolerant to distinguish them from true halophilic organisms, which...   [tags: Bacteria, Archaea, Halophile, DNA]

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The History and Development of Dennisport

- ... Raw materials, ship components and sails were shipped north up the Bass River, while completed ships, usually fishing vessels, flowed south down the river and out onto the waters of Nantucket Sound. Dennis-built ships were considered some of the most seaworthy in the world at the time, an impressive accomplishment from an industry that is completely extinct in town these days. In an odd quirk of history, Dennis was the one of the first towns in America to manufacture salt. By 1803, there were 24 different salt works operating in town, with vats totaling more than 19,500 running feet....   [tags: tourism, fishing, ships]

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The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

- Pre-ESS Analysis- 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake hit the Northern California coastline. The San Andreas fault shook 296 miles of the coast causing major damage throughout San Francisco, destroying about 80% of the city. Fires broke out throughout the city that lasted for several days. This was one of the worst Earthquakes recorded in history, killing 3,000 people.("The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake") Problem Statement: Earthquakes are a natual part of the environment....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Water]

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Contrasting Two Articles on Racism

- One of the leading Jewish theologians and a philosopher in the 20th century, Abraham Joshua Heschel, once said, "Racism is a man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason." When the word -racism- is mentioned, ever wonder what a person thinks. Racism has been with us throughout eternity and has caused a majority of people in the America to be hurt and feel discriminated. The first people to ever experience this violence was the Native Americans, followed by black Africans and later on to other various degrees (Ponds)....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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Carbon Dioxide: A Renewable Resource?

- Picture smog filled cities being pollution free, while producing clean biofuel and oxygen. Highly polluted areas, such as the Los Angeles area, pose a threat to the elderly, children, and people suffering with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (“People at Risk,” 2013). Algae can be used to harness the carbon dioxide, nitrogen, make oxygen and be refined for biofuel. Cyanobacteria is the most common type of microalgae used for biofuel (“Massachusetts company making,” 2011) The biofuel from algae can be cost effective, only costing ten to twenty dollars a barrel to produce....   [tags: environment, clean biofuel, oxygen]

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Benefits and hindrances of Algae

- Algae is "a plant or plantlike organism of any several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms", and it is most commonly seen in areas where it is moist, or damp, and can grow on both land and water. Algae is most commonly seen and found in places such as on rocks or in lakes or ponds. Algae is a type of organism that although, can be very beneficial to the environment, it can also be one that can cause harm to humans as well. Some benefits and hindrances of algae are that it is a form of micro-logical biomass, and it is also not seen to be likely but it can also purify waste waters as well, but to the negatives its toxins that...   [tags: plantlike organism, plant, oxygenate water]

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The Design Of The Bridge

- A bridge is a structure ,built by many different materials, to travel over physical objects. For example, bridges were made over bodies of water, roads or intersections, and valleys. The first welded road bridge was designed by Polish engineer Stefan Bryla in 1927.There is an average of about 607,380 bridges throughout the Unites States. There are many different bridges throughout the world and there is also different causes for bridges. There are also many different designs that all have different purposes and apply to different situations....   [tags: Bridge, Bridges, Box girder bridge]

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Water Quality Of Water Pollution

- Introduction: Water quality testing involves many things, such as pH, nitrates, phosphates, and dissolved oxygen. The levels of these in the water determine the quality of the particular water body. In this lab, we will be determining the quality of the water at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. We hope to find that the quality of water to be at normal levels in all of these areas. Literature Review: Acidity in water can kill fish and even humans, the pH of fresh water ecosystem, can be affected by natural and man-made sources of contamination....   [tags: Water, Oxygen, Water pollution, Petroleum]

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The National Flood Insurance Program

- Questions l . What reasons can you think of to explain why the number of dwellings in flood-prone areas has increased 40% since 1968, when the National Flood Insurance Program was established. Do you favor laws that would prohibit further development in these areas. The National Flood Insurance Program of 1968 provided for communities to institute land-use planning floodproofing of buildings, and warning systems of impending floods. Little action was taken in these directions, however, partly because attention was focused on the inadequate emergency response to Hurricane Andrew and to recovery in its aftermath....   [tags: Mississippi River, River, Dam, St. Louis]

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Reducing Pollutants From Stormwater Runoff

- Reduce Pollutants From Stormwater Runoff “Most cities do not take sufficient measures to prevent run-off. According to the EPA, 40 percent of US rivers and lakes surveyed do not meet water quality standards. Urban run-off is one of the key culprits” (UN Water, 2016, para. 14). Stormwater runoff runs down such things as roads and yards that causes dangerous pollutants to enter and create damages to our water and wildlife. Runoff is the number one cause of water pollution and in order to stop it we must first understand it....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Stormwater]

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Bay Pond Investigation

- Bay Pond Investigation Planning: Aim: To compare the diversity and amount of organisms in two different ponds (Peter’s Pond and Bay Pond). Variables: I will be comparing two ponds with different amount and variety of species in them. During this field trip the independent variable will be the different ponds (i.e. Peter’s pond and Bay Pond) and the dependent variable will be the number of species and organisms in the two ponds. In addition, I will be looking at the pH, temperature, depth and the turbidity of the pond (the abiotic factors) to see whether these aspects have an effect on the presence of the organisms as I predict that there will be a relation...   [tags: Papers]

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Racism in America Today

- “Racism can be defined as beliefs, attitudes, actions or behaviors that are based on phenotypic characteristics or ethnic affiliation”(Patcher, 2010). Racism is a struggle that, to this day, has continued to be a major issue. The color of someone’s skin alters how a person is perceived by society as a whole. Race is a social construct created by humans to categorize the world. (Ponds, 2013) The outlook on racism varies from community to community, family to family, and even person to person....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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L'Oreal's Plenitude Line Promotion

- Originally, L’Oréal creates innovative products that combine quality, effectiveness and safety in every branch of cosmetics: hair-care, coloring, skin-care, make-up and perfume. In France the Group presented sales of 53.4 billion French Franks, over 2,000 different products, with 500 brand names. It operates in over 150 countries. Plenitude line consisted of 14 different daily and treatment moisturizers and cleansers was promoted in the United States of America (the USA) since 1988. 7 years later the sales of 63.4 million USD were achieved showing loss of 12.5 million USD....   [tags: france, beauty, skin care]

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The Controversy Over Land Grazing

- The Controversy Over Land Grazing Years before ranchers and cowboys were thinking about the cattle business, hundreds of thousands of buffalo once roamed the Great Plains eating everything in their path. They were not worried about overgrazing or abusing the land; all they cared about was surviving to the next day. The buffalo did not ruin the ground they went across, and the grass grew back just fine for the buffalo to eat the next year. This proves that if used properly, livestock grazing will not hurt the land, but will mimic the natural pattern of buffalo....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Henry David Thoreau's Statement on the Classics in Walden

- Henry David Thoreau's Statement on the Classics in Walden In the novel Walden, Henry David Thoreau states that the classics are the noblest recorded thoughts of man. He also believed that the written word is the work of art nearest to life itself. Walden fits this description through many elements in the novel including relevance, universality, and beauty. The novel is a collection of essays Thoreau wrote commenting on his experiment of living in the woods for two years. He lived in a hut off the shore of Walden Pond in Massachusetts between 1845 and 1847....   [tags: Papers]

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The Colorful Gathering

- On March 11, 2009, I visited the Carl Schwartz Retrospective gallery located within the Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Complex. While there, I was able to see the life’s work of Carl Schwartz. Schwartz has lived in many different parts of the United States. Throughout his travels, he kept records of the scenes and people that inspired him by turning them into works of art. Thus, the vast majority of the pieces at the exhibit were portraits and landscapes. The Colorful Gathering was the first piece of art that really grabbed my attention while I was browsing around....   [tags: Artwork]

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Coal Seam Gas

- With environmental sustainability a key focus for the future the need for cleaner forms of power generation have resulted in a number of gas exploration projects in Australia (Department of Infrastructure and Planning, 2008). With Australia having potentially vast untapped reserves of coal seam methane beds it must be asked whether there are any negative impacts associated with coal seam methane (CSM) before the energy industry moves into a new technology. Coalification, the geologic process that progressively converts plant material to coal, generates large quantities of natural gas, which are subsequently stored in the coal seams....   [tags: Environment ]

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Japanese Garden Features

- In earlier age, the specific features of Japanese garden have large and different influence during the historical periods. Most of people think that typical Japanese garden did not existed, as all the gardens differ largely from each other. You can say that a particular style of Japanese garden did not exist because the gardens were different from each other. Japanese gardens were open to every one and seldom. The Japanese gardens were build to meet the private needs and sometimes around the temples for a suitable environment for worship....   [tags: Gardening]

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Largest Recorded Spill of Fly Ash Slurry in Tennessee

- Tennessee Fly Ash Slurry Spill Largest Recorded On December 22, 2008 in Roane County, Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant had a dike rupture releasing more the 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into the Emory River. There were no recorded deaths or serious injuries , but the surrounding ecosystem was affected severely. The ash slurry contained heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium, mercury, nickel and many more, all of which were released directly into water the ways....   [tags: dike, toxins, emory river]

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Mineralization and Bio-remediation as a Recycling Process

- Recycling is an important part of maintaining life. Recycling effects every aspect of life, whether it is recycling plastic or recycling compounds. The basic concept of recycling is to convert waste into something useful or reusable. When we begin to look at recycling as a whole, or to determine what process is most important in our community, we must first look at the big picture. Recycling doesn't only effect our individual community, it effects the Earth as a whole. With this in mind, everyone would benefit from recycling....   [tags: Decomposers, Waste]

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The Environmental Effects of Air Pollution

- Air pollution remains as one of the most immense problems that modern society faces as of today. Dating back since the era of the Industrial Revolution, the usage of factories and heavy labor has introduced many unwelcome gases and substances to the atmosphere and many of today’s industries continue to worsen the situation of air pollution. Many people who were introduced to the Industrial Revolution cared less about pollution and as science began to expand, the awareness of air pollution has grown havoc towards today....   [tags: problems, acid, rain, ozone, climate]

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Solutions to the Clean Water Shortage

- ... Another large factor is the amount of energy it requires to create one cubic meter of drinking water. Most of the energy used to power the plants is met through the use of fossil fuels, of which our supply is already rapidly dwindling. Pollution is also a major con because removing pure water from a salty source like the ocean, contributes to a higher concentration of salts.This creates brine. Brine often contains chemicals such as chlorine, anti-scaling and anti-caking agents. These chemicals will likely have a negative effect on the surrounding environments and ecosystem....   [tags: pros and cons ]

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Biodiversity of the Aquatic Biome

- The first reason we chose to work on aquatic biome is because one its the biggest out of all of them because it covers up most of the world. The second reason is because a lot of people like fishes and the pretty sites that happen underwater. Water is the common link among all of the biomes. The aquatic biome can be broken down into two basic regions freshwater and marine. In the aquatic biome there are many things to discover like the aquatic animals and coral reefs. Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration....   [tags: water, freshwater, merine, aquaculture]

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Applications for Spinosad Insecticides

- Spinosad insecticide is an organic compound, produced by some bacteria microbes present in the soil that were first discovered surviving in rotting sugarcane rums (Thomas, 2001). It is made of two complex compounds spinosyn A and D. The compounds are very toxic to a variety of insects and less toxic to humans and some important insects beneficial in the farm such as bees. This insecticide was first discovered by Lacey and Goodfellow, in 1975. Spinosad insecticide has been produced in the laboratories after many experiments to determine the effectiveness of the insecticide....   [tags: crops, insects, hazards]

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Parker Swells

- Parker Swells Bethan, a personnel officer in a big firm, is occupied with the hiring of new staff, including doing the interviews. Parker Swells is one of the applicants. Bethan is not different from many other girls. She is described as good-hearted girl, not unintelligent, but somewhat naive. And this is what Parker is using. Bethan has learned a lot of theory about what should be done when you try to find the best "corporate man or woman" for the firm, she has also taken classes in handwriting analyses etc....   [tags: Papers]

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The Processes of the Change in the Rural Environments in the UK

- The Processes of the Change in the Rural Environments in the UK "Hi-tech farming develops higher yields at lower costs using less land". I would agree with this statement because over the past few years, precision farming has become a proven and affordable way to know your crops. Each year, more and more farmers turn to high-tech tools to collect data, process information in order to increase their yields. These hi-tech tools include Global positioning systems which allow the farmer to keep track of the crops he or she has sprayed and enables them to spray at night....   [tags: Papers]

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