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Non-Timber Forest Products

- Non-timber Forest Products does not increase the rate of deforestation because they are harvested without damaging the trees and timbers. Plus, most of the NTFPs are based on forest environment. That means without forests, it is not really possible to acquire NTFPs. Besides traditional timber forest products, NTFP is another major resources from forests. Technically, NTFPs are defined as “all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use.” These include rattan and other materials for craft making, forest fruits, resins, gums, medicinal plants and honey....   [tags: deforestation, environment, timber, trees]

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American Timber: In-Depth Approach Toward Wood Derivative Markets and Deforestation Legislation

- ... The demand for timber lead to a few of America's first patents for improvements in a sawmill as well as twenty-three patents for nail making machinery. Such exploits in reducing the cost of building supplies led to reducing the cost of building and advancing building techniques. The abundance of timber boosted the colonial growth of America and a closer inspection of the prices of derivative markets may lead to fascinating efficiencies of modern deforestation legislation noting the differences with clear-cutting....   [tags: wood, economic, lumber, timber]

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The Timber Wolf

- The Timber Wolf has a grey but sometimes white cote. It stays with it young for about two years and then abandons the young. They will travel 60% of the winter in a herd. They travel in a pack to keep warm. They also have an alpha wolf like the lion. It it mostly found in the siberian taiga. It is related to the Grey Wolf and Mexican Wolf . The grey fur is the dominant trait for the coat.It is know that the Timber Wolf will look up in the sky and see a raven circling in a cirtain pattern to tell the wolf the there is a live animal an th area....   [tags: mexican wolf, winter]

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The Effects Of Timber On Civil Wars

- Scholars have debated the different variables that can play an important part in affecting civil wars and even the framework for which to define these types of wars (Kalyvas, 2001, 2007; Kaldor, 2012). Since the late 1990s, the literature concerning natural resources and these sorts of conflicts has been abundant. The role that timber, however, plays in intrastate conflict has a lack of substantial research (Ross, 2004). Expanding on the research conducted by Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler in Greed and Grievance in Civil War (Collier & Hoeffler, 2002) this article seeks to more closely explore the effects of timber specifically on civil wars....   [tags: World War II, War, Civil war]

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Timber Industry in Whatcom County

- Whatcom County lies on the edge of a large Mediterranean climate zone that gives Bellingham and the surrounding areas the alluring temperature climate we all enjoy as residents. Warm, mild winters and hot dry summers coupled with high annual precipitation, anywhere from 75 cm near the coast to 580 cm in the mountains, has made the area a prime location for dense forests (Van Pelt, 2007). Prior to Euro- American settlement, all of western Washington was forested with the exception of about 10.3% which included land above the alpine timberline and non- forested prairies or wetlands....   [tags: logging technology]

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Analysis of Defects in Timber Frame Buildings

- Introduction In this document I will be reviewing secondary data that goes over some of the defects that have been observed in timber frame constructed buildings. I will be using data that has been put together both by experts in this field that have carried out their own investigations. I will be comparing the findings of the experts that have a duty of care to only speak facts and findings, to those views of the organisations that try their upmost to keep us safe. My aim is to draw to a conclusion over whether: The opinions of the CFOA and other concerned parties are substantiated Timber frame construction is something that could be our new “traditional construction method” Timber frame c...   [tags: Secondary Data, Modern vs Historic]

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Timber Frame Construction: External Walls

- TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION - EXTERNAL WALLS Cladding Systems CONTENTS • 1.0 – Timber Frame Construction in the UK • 1.1 – Current Position • 2.0 – What is a Cladding System. • 2.1 – Materials and Characteristics (Cladding) o 2.1.1 – Masonry Products: Stone, Brick, Poured Concrete and Concrete Block o 2.1.2 – Synthetic Stucco (EIFS, or Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) o 2.1.3 – Wood Products, Including Shingles and Shakes, Plank Siding, Plywood, OSB, and Hardboard o 2.1.4 – Metal Products, Including Steel and Aluminum o 2.1.5 – Vinyl o 2.1.6 – Asphalt Shingles o 2.1.7 – Slate and Clay Tiles • 3.0 – Ideal Wall Cladding • 4.0 – Diagram of How Cladding Looks on an Externa...   [tags: cladding systems]

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The Complexity of Mountain Timber Harvest Management

- Mountain timber harvest management and scheduling is a complex, involves in handling multi-step process that determines economic as well as ecological services of forests over a relatively long period of time (Bettinger et al. 1997; Troncoso et al., 2011). Meanwhile, strategic and tactical decisions in forest planning have long-term consequences on the future development of forests ecosystem. The temporal and spatial configuration of desired forest activities have become increasing concern in tactical forest scheduling programs in the last yrs especially in mountain forested ecosystem....   [tags: ecology, economic, efficiency]

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Ragged Company By Richard Wagamese Supports Timber

- In society, the wealth of an individual is determined by the house they live in. In Ragged Company, the character Timber combats this idea by providing an alternate view on the idea of home. The dictionary definition of home according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “one’s place of residence” (Home), however, Timber attaches to the connotative definition. This definition conveys that a home is a place or person where one feels safe and comfortable. Coordinated with this definition, the author of Ragged Company goes into detail of the lives of several homeless people and higher middle class man....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Socioeconomic status]

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The Challenges of Non-timber Forest Ecosystem Services Approach

- Forest ecosystems services emerge and replace timber as a focus point of forest management. Eftec (2005) defines forest ecosystems service as benefits from forest to support human life through such natural processes, for example, in regulating air, water, and nutrient cycles, stabilizing microclimate, and preventing droughts and floods. This approach then emphasize on how to maintain all natural processes within the forest to sustain their natural product such as water, fresh air, and fruits, instead of focusing on sustaining the products itself, especially on timber....   [tags: maintaining natural processes within forests]

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Arctic Timber

- 1. Statement of the Problem In 1996, Arctic Timber Engineered Woods Division, a highly mature business unit, faced a market downturn and began losing millions of dollars each month. Before becoming the President of the Engineered Woods Division, Bjorn Gustavsson had already determined that the company could not sustain its commodity business and was not aligned with the new direction devised by Peter Hammarskjöld, the CEO of Arctic Timber. According to Gustavsson, in order to prosper in a more challenging market environment, developing a specialty business was the only viable approach....   [tags: Business Analysis Management]

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Eastern Timber Wolf

- Eastern Timber Wolf For nearly 100 years, the forests of the State of Maine have seen close to none eastern timber wolves. The animals that once roamed the woods are gone and may never return. This is why in 1969 the eastern timber wolf was placed on the endangered species list. With great efforts, maybe someday, the eastern timber wolf may inhabit the woods of Maine again. The eastern timber wolfs scientific name is Canis lupus lycaon. It is a sub-species of the Canis lupis, or Gray Wolf....   [tags: Papers]

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Case Analysis - Terry Timber Inc

- To : Mr. Taylor, President, Terry Timber Inc. From : External Auditor, Terry Timber Inc. Subject : Advice on accounting policies of stated matters of Terry Timber Inc. (TT) Dear Mr. Taylor Enclosed is the report you requested regarding the adequate accounting policies for the stated matters for financial statements of TT. My objective, as an external auditor for TT, is to come up with reasonable and justifiable treatments for the accounting matters that result in meeting the goals of the company and objectives of all users....   [tags: Accounting Auditing Opinion]

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Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products

- Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products Introduction Across the world people rely on the natural environment around them for many things: food, medicine, crafts, shelter, etc. Although in the Western world we are quickly forgetting the importance of the natural resources that nature provides us with, many people still rely on nature for their basic necessities. Non-timber forest products are gathered all over the world, both to serve the individual, and to sell on a larger market. People from all walks of life gather NTFPs, from those just picking some berries on a hike for a snack to people who rely almost solely on these products for their food, medicine, or livelihood....   [tags: NFTP Environment Ecology Essays Papers]

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The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus : Help Stop the Extinction

- Help Stop the Extinction The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus (“Animal Fact Guide”), habitat can currently be found in the tundra, grasslands, forests, and some deserts ("Gray Wolf National Wildlife Federation"). Some areas include northern United States such as Alaska and Montana as well as Canada and some parts of Mexico (“Basic Facts about Gray Wolves”). The wolf mostly resides in these areas in hopes that it can find its prey easily. These animals include; beavers, elk, deer, rabbits, moose and caribou (“Animal Fact Guide”)....   [tags: habitat, animals, timber wolf]

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Adp E Recruitment Implementation Project : Conifex Timber Inc.

- Conifex ADP E-Recruitment Implementation Project Project Summary Conifex Timber Inc. is a small Canadian forestry company that primarily operates in two remote northern communities in British Columbia. Conifex is also strategically growing through recently purchased forestry-manufacturing assets in Arkansas, USA. Conifex is focused on forestry harvesting, sawmill operations, and Bioenergy generation. Conifex administration and sales offices are located in the more urban areas of Prince George and the City of Vancouver....   [tags: Recruitment, Human resource management]

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What Happened at the Battle of Fallen Timbers?

- What Happened at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The Battle of Fallen Timbers started on Wednesday, August 20, 1794. The battle took place on the lower Maumee River Valley which is the present state of Ohio. Major General Anthony Wayne was encamped with a military force of 3,700 men, 2,000 of whom were part of the regular United States Army. The rest were Kentucky mounted militia. Fighting the Americans were some 2,000 hostile Indians. The Indians were allies of the British and the British had just recently built Fort Miamis....   [tags: American America History]

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Annual Report Comparison of Two Comanies in Paper/Forest Products

- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The two companies which are being compared in this report are: Acadian Timber and Canfor Pulp Products Inc.  Both these companies are in the industry of Paper and Forest Products  In this report, the following topics are analysed and compared: o Overall Appearance – Canfor Pulp Products has a more colourful appearance which makes it more appealing towards the readers, whereas Acadian Timber has worked around a common colour, which has made the report look rather dull and boring to look at o Aim – Canfor Pulp Products Inc....   [tags: Business Communications, Reporting]

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Taking a Look at Natural Buildings

- Today, there are many flaws in how building are constructed and what materials are used. There is a trend for buildings to be eye catching and one of a kind. More emphasis is put on what the building looks like and what it will be used for, rather than what it is made of. However, this has led to many environmental problems around the globe. Currently, in the United States, commercial and residential buildings comprise forty percent of the total energy consumption. This means that buildings are the leading source of energy consumption, even over transportation (eia)....   [tags: sustainable solutions, solar panels]

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The Effectiveness of Forestry Legeslation and Its Impact on the Local Economy

- In “The Impact of Forestry-Related Ordinances on Timber Harvesting in St. Tammany Parrish, Louisiana". Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27(1), pg. 67-75, by Henderson et al, the authors try to determine the effects of increasing regulation in the state and local government level on forestry practices on private land. This is particularly concerning because the number of ordinances are doubling every 5 years. The main cause of this increase is the migration of the population from urban areas to rural settings....   [tags: protection, property, logging]

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Hemp Is Our Savior

- ... Even with these encouragements to stop logging in Oregon there is still about 4,531 million board feet cut per year (USDA). If the harvesting of timber were observed under the idea of steady state economics, its cost to benefit ratio would show why trees are not a sustainable resource. Trees reduce the amount of co2 that is in the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen, this is called photosynthesis, however, when they are cut hey are unable to conduct this cycle. Machinery needed to harvest, transport and mill the lumber all use fossil fuels and require a large amount of energy to be operated....   [tags: alternative crops for economic growth]

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I Want to Become a Forester

- Foresters help to sustain private and public forests while managing the distribution of standing timber to different companies. I find this occupation very interesting because they manage important resources and protect important habitats. I became interested in this job when I learned about how huge the role forestry has in logging public and private forests. Without forestry to regulate logging companies forests could be stripped bare, and destroyed. Habitats would be ruined, animals would die, climates would change and without the replanting of trees eventually the timber industry would shut down....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]

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The Economics of Sugarcane Monoculture the Amapa Rainforest

- There is great potential for economic growth in the agricultural and agri-industrial sectors In Amapa due to the massive rainforest covering 81 percent of the state (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013). In total, the entire Amazonian rainforest contributes 8 percent towards Brazilian GDP (Homma, Alves, Franco, Pena & , 2012). “The state has an important forest-based economic sector, extracting both timber and non-timber products (including açai, Brazil nuts, and cipó titica)” (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013)....   [tags: Amapa Rainforest]

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Conflicts Between Traditional And Modern Ways Of Life

- In the Appalachian region, the Hatfields and McCoys did not always see eye to eye. These two families faced many feuds and, in general, did not agree on much. Many different institutional changes and class differences influenced the many feuds between the groups and to a certain degree the feuds were conflicts between traditional and modern ways of life. In many ways, the production by the History Channel in 2012 covering the Hatfields and McCoys obscure the underlying causes of these feuds and perpetuate long-held stereotypes of the actual events....   [tags: Hatfield-McCoy feud, Feud, Devil Anse Hatfield]

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History of the Logging Industry

- Logging Logging in america started out as a means to harvest wood for shipbuilding in the 1600’s for the british royal navy, and is considered one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. At first the major use of lumber was for ship building, but with the spring of the industrial revolution, demand increased. Towards the 20th century the midwest timber supply dwindled, so the pacific northwest came out on top as the center of the logging industry. When it started the men who cut timber were called “timber beasts”, they used hand saws and axes to complete their work....   [tags: Lumber, Paper, Wood]

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An Economy Consists Of Various Inter Dependent Sectors

- I-O model and IMPLAN An economy consists of various inter-dependent sectors. An output of a sector is the sum of demands from all sectors (Abt et al. 2002). Based on interdependencies amongst sectors, input-output model can predict impacts in other sectors of the economy caused by changes in one sector (Leontief 1996). IMPLAN (Impact Analyses for Planning) is an economic simulation model which is based on input-output model. It was originally developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in cooperation with Federal Emergency Management Agency and the University of Minnesota to analyze the forest plan alternatives in national forests (Abt et al....   [tags: Economics, Economy, Non-parametric statistics]

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The Impact of New Materials on Product Deisng in 20th and 21st Centuries

- The Impact of New Materials on Product Deisng in 20th and 21st Centuries As new materials are developed and processed, design technologists and people working with industrial materials must think how these new materials will affect the way in which they design and manufacture products. Design technologists also have to be conscious of how these materials effect the environment and the way in which they are recycled....   [tags: Papers]

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The Canadian Shield

- In the period between 1760 and confederation, settlement in Lower and Upper Canada pushed into the Canadian Shield. In Lower Canada, settlement in the Shield was mostly by the Saguenay River, St. Maurice Valley and the area north of Montreal. In Upper Canada, settlement was attempted in the Ottawa-Huron Tract which was eastward from Lake Huron into the Ottawa Valley. Canadian colonial settlement shared a fluctuating relationship with the Canadian Shield. The Shield was a barrier to settlement until population increases pushed the boundaries....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Human Alterations, Deforestation, and its Adverse Affects

- Through the progression of the Vitousek et al. class article describing domination of earth’s ecosystems by humans and subsequent articles describing what fuels deforestation and its adverse affects, much insight has been gained about land transformation. However all articles previously reviewed dealt with how agricultural methods, land transformation, and deforestation have affected solely ecological factors. Very little research has been done detailing which ways deforestation negatively affects humans....   [tags: Earth, Ecosystem, Humans, Forest]

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Weyerhaeuser: A Company Based Solely on Trees

- Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser is a company that is based solely on trees. Literally every aspect of the company is based around producing, cutting, studying benefits, or has something to do with trees. The local brand here is magnolia is focused exclusively on the process of seeds, planting of seeds, and relocation of saplings. They have orders placed with them and in turn place orders to get what seed they do not already grow and produce. They turn the seed they get or already have and start a baby tree and resale or plant those trees....   [tags: a pioneer in the tree industry]

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Deforestation in Illinois: Problems and Description

- The effects of deforestation around my home and throughout my state are becoming more evident every day. When a deer or other wild game loses its home, they move into cities, urban areas, and parks; thus causing issues with the human population. Most people living in Illinois have hit or nearly killed a deer driving on Southern Illinois roadways. This common occurrence could be kept at bay or maybe even avoided if the deer and wild game had more space to reside. There are many points that coincide with this reality but the main issues are the small subtle ones that affect everyday life and are often overlooked....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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The Devastating Effects of Uncontrolled Deforestation in Malaysia

- According to Wikipedia (2008), deforestation can be defined as the removal of a forest or stand of trees where there is land. According to the data from the United Nations (2006), Malaysia’s rate of deforestation is accelerating faster than that of any other tropical country in the world. There are countless causes and effects of deforestation on nature and its wildlife and it is essential to determine ways to overcome uncontrolled deforestation. Due to the failure of the Malaysian government in providing figures showing the change in extent of primary forests during the period of 1990 to 2000 and 2000 to 2005, the analysis of figures from the food and agriculture organization of the United...   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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A Career in The Field of Veterinary Medicine

- There are many areas in the career field of veterinary medicine that there need to be more reach done. This one in particular has numerous counts of stories and little to none reach that been done in this area of field. This area of field in veterinary medicine is the study and the use of adoptive mother. This is not talking about human mothers but animal mothers. These animals that had loss their own babies or good at raising their own babies may help care of other mother’s babies that are in a real bad situation that need the help such as being abandoned or their mother has die....   [tags: animal shelter, abandoned pups]

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Military Technology's Impact on the Environment

- The evolution of military technology through the more efficient and innovative utilization of natural resources has helped shape the environment in a wide range of areas. Homo sapiens lacking strong jaws, sharp teeth, and cutting claws have employed tools to better conquer the natural environment and vie with each other for scarce resources. These scarce resources such as wood and a myriad of metals have been harnessed to advance military technology. In doing so, military technology’s impact on the environment has steadily increased through time....   [tags: Military Technology]

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The Expansion Of Western Expansion

- “By 1840 almost 7 million Americans had migrated westward in hopes of securing land and being prosperous” (Westward Expansion Facts. Westward Expansion Facts. N.p., n.d Web. 16 Sept. 2016). This movement is called Western Expansion. The movement brought new beginnings and hope to many northerners and southerners. Western expansion not only affected the lives of many Americans, but the Natives living on the land. Throughout the 1860s to 1890s, the movement West altered the lives of Native Americans forever....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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re-introduction of wolves into maine

- Reentering the eastern timber wolf into northern Maine. Before the 20th century the eastern timber wolf lived and thrived in northern and central Maine. A combination of hunting and trapping however killed off most of the indigenous wolves and drove the rest into Canada. The eastern timber wolf stands between 26”- 36” tall, and weighs between 65- 85 pounds for a female and 80- 95 pounds for a male. They stretch from between 5- 6.5 feet from nose to tale. The eastern timber wolf travels in packs of 2-8....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Hardwood and Softwood as a Building Material in Manufacturing Outdoor Furniture

- Comparing Hardwood and Softwood as a Building Material in Manufacturing Outdoor Furniture This research report will take an in depth look at the use of hardwoods, and softwoods in the manufacture of outdoor furniture. This brief target audience is technology studies students, teachers, and will specifically investigate safety aspects, structure types and availability, adhesive properties, environment issues, and durability. The hardwoods considered in this report include Jarrah, Spotted Gum, and Tasmanian Oak....   [tags: Papers]

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Hurwitz's Influence on Pacific Lumber in The Last Stand by David Harris

- Hurwitz's Influence on Pacific Lumber in The Last Stand by David Harris In The Last Stand, David Harris shows that the "old" Pacific Lumber practiced "selective cut" and "sustained yield" forestry as opposed to "clear cutting". Under the "old" management, "selective cut" and "sustained yield" were seen as beneficial and a more practical way to manage lumber and timber. When the "new" management took over the company, the process of "clear cutting" was taken into effect. Now in charge of Pacific Lumber, Charles Hurwitz played a major part in the debate on how Pacific Lumber should operate....   [tags: Papers]

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Logging on Public Land Must be Restricted

-   Walking on a small trail through a canopy of white oak and other mixed hardwoods I soon came to an overlook, a small rock overhang from which I could see the gently rolling canvas of green for miles. The Mark Twain National Forest. As I turned my head however, the canvas of green became more like a patchwork quilt. One square mile of forest, another square mile of nothing except stumps and slash, the waste products of a logging clear-cut. The loggers had taken what they needed and left, allowing nature to take over where they left off, to start again from nothing....   [tags: Environment, Forest Preservation]

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Four Crucial Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Beds for Kids

- Shopping for your kid’s bed is not as easy as ABC. It may seem like a simple task; but, the truth is, there’s more to it than meets the eye. For some parents, they based their choices on their kids’ favourite colours, shapes and themes. But this should not be the case. Beds are not created equal. So choosing one from the other can make a difference to your child’s comfort and safety. A quality bed and mattress plays a crucial role in your child’s health. It allows your kids to get proper rest and sleep....   [tags: comfort, safety]

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What Are the Real Problems and Issues That Are Being Reported?

- What are the real problem or issue that being reported. The year 2011 is “The Year of Forests”. This designated has generated momentum bringing greater attention to the forests worldwide. Forests cover almost a third the the earth’s land surface providing many environment benefits including a major role in the hydrologic cycle, soil conservation, prevention of climate change and preservation of biodiversity (Sheram, 1993). According to (Anon), the forest resources can provide long-term national economic benefit for example at least 145 countries involve in wood supplying....   [tags: forests, hectares, responsibilites, causes]

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THe beginning of Seattle history

- THe beginning of Seattle history The coast of Washington is rich with the history of early America. While much of the United States was still in its infancy, Washington was thriving with industry. Though the industry was large, the towns were just beginning to grow. Though Washington’s coastal towns offered much to its citizens, it was the logging industry that started it all. In this paper, I will discuss the growth of the logging industry, specifically in relation to Seattle, and the resulting extension industries in the development of what is now our nations largest port city....   [tags: essays papers]

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History of Venice: Building the Enchanted City

- Introduction: Venice is located on a lagoon of the Adriatic in north-eastern of Italy, The city is built on 118 island disconnected by canals and linked by bridges. The city has portal trading between Greek and Turkey and one of the best tourist attraction cities in the world (2014 Oxford University Press). In the early fifth century after the fallen of Roman Empire, Italy became vulnerable to attack by the Goths from the West and the Huns from the East. During this era there were several attacks by the invasion from the north across the Alps which drove refugees from surrounding town to migrate to a safer place....   [tags: Italy, Doge's Palace]

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The Nisqualy People of the Henderson Inlet

- Before recorded history, people lived along the shores of Henderson Inlet. These people were the Nisqually. The historical evidence of Nisqually habitation in the area is the presence of a shell midden on lower Chapman Bay by archaeological explorations. The natives lived in small groups, their livelihood was determined by availability of food and the local topography. Because a fresh water stream meant a source of potable water and proximity to salmon runs, these small groups were always located along a steam or near its mouth....   [tags: Native American tribes]

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Fire Protective System and Products

- ... Right from construction of wall, bulkheads, ceilings of concrete to creating systems for timber roof or floors, horizontal or vertical fire barriers, if appropriate products and construction methodologies are used it can provide excellent protection against fire. When thinking of fire protection systems for buildings, only one name comes to mind – LAF Group (www.lafgroup.com/), leading specialist manufacturer and installer of elements of passive fire protection systems for buildings in Australia....   [tags: safety, hazards, code, construction]

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Pine Trees of Pennsylvania

- PINE TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of of evergreen tree species. Some of which include: e_hemlock_cones_full http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/ Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) The Eastern Hemlock is often used for construction timber. The Eastern Hemlock is the offical state tree of Pennsylvania and is often found in cool moist habitats. This evergreen produces cones 3/4" long that are egg-shaped and hanging singly from the tips of twigs. Under each small section of the pine cone are 2 small, winged seeds (Cook Forest, 2013)....   [tags: evergreens, propagation]

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The Leaflet Written by Friends of the Earth

- The Leaflet Written by Friends of the Earth This is a leaflet written by Friends of the Earth where the audience targeted are British, the mahogany furniture lovers. The layout of the leaflet is eye-catching forces the readers to read on. This leaflet was produced in 1992 for the Friends of the Earth. The writer was an Indian from Brazil's Amazonian forests. It was produced to gain support from British public and to gain their help to stop deforesting in Brazil. The writer uses eye-catching big bold letters in the heading along with the word 'YOU' to attract readers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power of One- Personal Narrative

- The Power of One- Personal Narrative The warm winter sunlight glared off of the ice covered snow. The brilliance of the bright blue sky caught my attention for a moment as I took my first breath of the freezing cold morning air. I felt the fresh air surge deep into my chest as my nose dripped slightly. Native prairie grasses and other vegetation began to peek out from the blanket of week old snow that covered the area. I quietly crept along a barb wire fence fashioned long ago from misshaped fence posts and rust covered wire....   [tags: Papers]

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Salvage Logging

- Salvage Logging Proponents: Legislators and the timber industry Opponents: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) Legislators have defined "salvage logging" as the act of logging unhealthy forest stands, considered to have a probability of experiencing extreme insect and disease infestation of catastrophic fire. However, no scientific consensus exists for describing an unhealthy forest, predicting or classifying catastrophic fire event, or classifying the resultant damage of an insect and disease....   [tags: Logging Environmental Forestry Essays]

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Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding

- Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding Historical texts have documented the countless technologies, ideas, diseases, plants and animals the European ships delivered around the world during the Age of Exploration. However, these texts fail to include one key cargo item: deforestation. European shipbuilding triggered an epidemic of forest depletion that gradually spread to the lands they encountered. Beginning in the early fourteenth century, wood fueled the increased production of exploratory sea vessels....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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How Controlled Burns Improve Forestry

- Thousands upon thousands of acres are lost in forest fires every year. We always hear about the dramatic losses caused by forest fires and are often concerned by them. There are so many horrible effects from fires and most of them affect so many people. Studies have shown that out of all of the different methods to decrease fire damage, prescribed burns are the most affective. Many people would argue that they are not as affective because they cause so many health problems. Although that is a very important view and may seem valid, those health issues are not as extreme as one might think....   [tags: Nature Environmental Wildlife Essays]

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European Colonization Of The Americas

- Civilization is created by numerous different elements that come together to develop a human community. This community becomes a highly complex organization such as towns or cities that require sufficient food production. The large minority of the community must be efficient enough to engage in activities such as the creation of infrastructure or works of art, the practice of skilled warfare, and the administration of a government that is capable of running the machinery of state. This paper discusses American civilization and the events that led to England gaining control over the Atlantic and establishing settlements in the North America; and the events that led to the demise of Spanish po...   [tags: United States, North America]

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Muda: Toyota's Production System

- Idea behind the theory Muda is the Japanese term for waste and is a key concept in the Toyota Production System. The definition of waste is basically anything that does not add value. “Value and waste are opposites. "Value" is what the customer is actually willing to pay for the product or service. Economists define value as the ratio of the usefulness of a product or service to its costs. This includes the product's functions and features and it relates to the whole product, service or both. Costs include the price paid and also the cost in time and hassle in obtaining and using the product or service” (Sowards, 2005)....   [tags: Toyota Production System JIT Waste]

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Forestry Investment Paper

- Investment   Investment Introduction Forestry investment can be said to be a very unique investment option as compared to other existing money markets. Timber investment for example is most evident in the long investment period of growth. Southern pine for example would require a length of between 45 to 60 years from the time of seed to harvest (Siegel, 1996).Eastern hard woods may take a longer period of between 60 to 80 years before it produces some quality saw timber products. However, the investment horizon can be shortened to about 25 to 35 years where planted Southern pine has intensive management....   [tags: Finance ]

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William Edward Boeing

- William Edward Boeing was a very intelligent and motivated man. He created the Boeing Company. William Edward Boeing was born on October 01, 1881, in Detroit, Michigan. William Edward Boeing is named after his father. His fathers real name is "Wilheim Boing" but he got his name retranslated to "William Boeing" after he moved to America. William Edward Boeing is the first child of William Boeing and Marie Ortmann. William's father was a vet of the "Austro-Prussian War." His father "immigrated to the states back in 1868 from North Rhine-Westphalia." He was a volunteer to carry letters of introduction to German families in Detroit....   [tags: Biography]

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What's Sustainable Development?

- “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs” (Sassi, 2006). Council house is first purpose built office building in Australia and also known as CH2 and located in Melbourne CBD, which is at 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. CH2 is one of the biggest sustainable building in Australia, which is owned by city of Melbourne and has achieved maximum six Green Star rating, certifies by the Green Building Council of Australia on 22 March 2005 (Green Building Council of Australia, 2014)....   [tags: material science, recycable materials]

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Literary Anlaysis Essay of "How I Learned to Read and Write" by Frederick Douglass

- “How I Learned to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass is the story of one young man’s pursuit for intelligence, proficiency, and literacy. This selection describes the challenges Douglass himself faces as he conquers his aspirations to read and write amidst his enslavement. The literary nonfiction forms that I found to be most prevalent throughout the excerpt were a sense of place, and personal experience. Innumerable times throughout Douglass’s essay he refers to specific locations, establishing the setting in which his story takes place....   [tags: Challenges, Inspirational, Literacy]

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Four Crucial Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Beds for Kids

- ... Opt for a bed that will not collapse or get damaged easily. If possible, when you go shopping, take your youngster with you so that he or she can “test rest” the bed. The beds should be strong enough to withstand stress, especially since kids love rough-and-tumble. To ensure that any type of injury is avoided, select high quality beds with timber bed frames like what we have here at Beds for Life. Affordability Shops offer different prices on beds and bedroom furniture. That’s why you need to get a quote and compare prices before selecting the ideal one....   [tags: bed shopping, mattresses, design]

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New Zealand Is A Farming Nation Known For Its Number 8 Wire

- New Zealand is a farming nation known for its “number 8 wire” mentality, which was brought about by its geographical isolation and ability to improvise. Number 8 wire, commonly used for paddock fencing, was a readily available resource used for all manner of things from fixing farm machinery to keeping dodgy outbuildings together. It was not until the early 1900 's that New Zealand entered the era of Technology, and it has had a huge impact on the countries ' export capabilities, mainly in the agricultural sector, but especially in the dairy; horticulture, wine in particular; and forestry industries....   [tags: Milk, Dairy farming, Dairy product, Wine]

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Deforestation And Its Effects On The Climate, Wildlife, And Human Civilization

- Air, food, and water are the basic needs to sustain human life. And where do they come from. - the environment. The environment, just like our bodies, can take a certain amount of stress or abuse before something breaks or is thrown out of balance. Some of the time, environmental abuse is done by humans intentionally to gain wealth. One of these abuses is called deforestation. Deforestation, the act of intentionally cutting or burning all trees in a specific area, can have catastrophic effects in a localized area and all around the world....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Human, Rainforest]

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Papua New Guinea Lowland Tropical Rainforest, One Landscape, Different Perspectives

- For thousands of years, Papua New Guinea’s affluent terrestrial vegetations have provided the habitat and the patronage elements that were essential for the survival of the Papuan people (Map I) (Worldatlas.com, 2012) (Nicholls, 2004). The diversity of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) terrestrial vegetation are portrayed in beach grasses, located along coastal lines, moving inland towards lowland tropical rainforest (LTF), and ending with mountaintops’ alpine forests (Table I) (Nicholls, 2004). PNG’s lowland tropical rainforest dominates large portions of the country’s landscape, and it is considered to be the richest region in biodiversity, timber, and minerals (Swartzendruber, 1993)....   [tags: Geography ]

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Agathis Macrophylla: The Kauri Reserve on the Island of Erromango

- The Kauri Reserve on the island of Erromango is an area rich in biodiversity and a hotspot for a range of endemic flora and fauna. Among the most charismatic is a species of mega-flora named Agathis macrophylla. This South Pacific tree species is highly valued for its ecologic, economic, and social significance. Therefore it has become the cornerstone of this conservation effort for the government of Vanuatu and the local people of Erromango. The reserve is situated in the southwestern portion of Erromango and has been identified as a critical component of Vanuatu’s terrestrial conservation effort through the Forestry and Protected Area Management (FPAM) project undertaken by Department of F...   [tags: biodiversity, pacific nations, flora, fauna]

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The Best Fall : Fishing Success Regardless Of The Season

- Fall Crappie Fishing The best fall crappie fishing success regardless of the season is had by realizing crappie always concentrate in areas providing the most comfortable living conditions. Concerning the fall crappie fishing season the transition from summer to autumn is jolting for both fish and also fishermen. Crappie find their world literally turned upside down. Anglers that fish these waters find their target more unpredictable than ever. Overcoming this seasonal challenge will require all the ability, knowledge and patience you are able to muster....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Fishing, Angling]

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Improvement in English Castle Strength between 1066 and 1300

- “In medieval Europe the first castles appeared in the 9th century, when the Carolingian empire was collapsing as a result of Viking and Magyar raids ” Castles began to appear all over the British landscape after 1066 and The Norman Conquest led by William the Conqueror. The castle was, and still is a unique and indentifying feature of British heritage. The period between the 11th century and the 14h century saw the functions of castles change dramatically. The earliest castles after 1066 were built by the Normans and were ideal in conquest conditions....   [tags: British History]

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Internal Architecture Trumps the Need for Beautiful External Architecture

- Introduction. Since 1970, there has been a high alert for environmental problems. Some people may think that automobiles are the main cause of the non-recyclable resource. Even building and homes use half of the non-recyclable resource. Sustainability architecture is not the newest concept. The sustainable architecture is rarely ever used, reason behind is the both the architect and the client. It’s the job of architect to involve the client in the idea of the sustainable architecture. Due to the lack of solid resources most architects are unable to create or design a new sustainable architecture for a client....   [tags: sustainability. ball-eastaway house, construction]

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Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

- ... Workers who stay on site create further debts as they cannot earn money while not collecting nuts, but still have to spend it on food and basic goods. They do not have any kind of worker rights and are unable to discuss matters such as minimum wages, hours worked in a day, vacation time, frequency of payment and method of payment. In 1996, it was estimated that there were 773 families in ranches, but by 1999, that number was reduced to 578. This reduction was due to a liberation project by the Catholic Church and some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), which liberated a total of 514 families....   [tags: free choice, employment, brazil, peru]

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Stop the Destruction of the Environment in California

- California, once a land of legendary beauty, is now easier to see as a concrete paved state, overrun with cars and absent of the old growth redwoods that once defined the coasts. As a state that leads the nation in environmental and political reform, California is failing to protect the natural environment from the hazards of clear cutting, diverted waterways, and toxic dumping. Each of the aforementioned issues are examples of how corporations, governments, and residents are trashing California....   [tags: Environmental Essays]

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A Five Year Strategic Plan for Mensa Inc.

- A 5 year strategic plan for Mensa Inc. should be dynamic and focus on ensuring that the present situation where in multiple sectors and businesses are involved. Re investing and formulating a stronger BCG matrix with divestiture from loss making units becomes extremely essential. The BCG matrix is a matrix that is used for the purpose of strategy formulation of a firm, but it is a four cell matrix. It is used to measure the position of a firm in relation to its relative market share as well as its market growth....   [tags: investment, success, finances]

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Alternative Solutions to Housing in South Africa

- The target is to stimulate alternative solutions to housing per se, a challenging pro bono project, to identify affordable, acceptable and innovative solutions to the urgent need to lodge the urban poor, using low cost, sustainable design, construction and operation principles. In this essay, we'll look at some unique, eco-friendly alternative housing ideas that provide low-cost urban housing for under-developed nations with high demography. South Africa’s Award-Winning Solution The first qualifying solution came from MMA Architects, in South Africa; their design for a single-family home leveraged the low cost solution by recycling indigenous mud-and-wattle construction methods....   [tags: single-family home, urban poor]

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Deforestation And Its Effects On The Environment

- Deforestation occurs when forestland is cleared, usually to harvest the timber or space for agriculture operations. Forests cover more than 25 percent of the land on Earth, but millions of hectares of this ecosystem are destroyed every year. Forests produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wide life. Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber and degradation due to climate change. Carbon dioxide levels have risen due to increases fossil fuel consumption and deforestation....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Photosynthesis, Nitrogen]

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Effects Of Logging On Indiana State Forests

- Alternatives to Expanded Logging in Indiana State Forests While commercial logging will have a positive impact on Indiana’s state revenue, it will continue to erase public wilderness and all of the animals that call it home. This deforestation will also negatively affect public recreational activities like hiking and backcountry camping. The Division of Forestry plans to continue their excessive logging through the year of 2019 (Home, 2015). This approval of expanded logging in Indiana’s state forests should be alarming to everyone residing in the state, as it will add to the long list of problems that it has already caused for the state....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Paper, Cannabis]

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Differences between British Colonies in America

- One might think that all of the British colonies in the new world were all the same. This is not the case though. The colonies, although they were all British they had some similarities but mainly they had differences. The Southern, New England and Middle colonies clearly show theses similarities and differences, particularly in terms of land, labor, religion, and native relations. The colonies of the south and the New England had one similarity; there relationship with the natives. Both of the colonies had very bad relations with the natives....   [tags: British colonies, USA, history, colonialism, ]

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Harriet Tubman and the Abolitionist Movement

- When we think of African American history we often forget about the people before the civil rights movement. The people who paved the way for future leaders. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa parks are often who we think of. We forget about individuals that made a significant impact that led us to the present place we are today. Harriet Tubman's contribute to history was that she was the conductor of the Underground Railroad, which helped bring slaves to freedom. Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and was part of the woman's suffrage move....   [tags: Biography]

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Natural Resources Need to Be Used

- Natural resources are raw materials that are taken from the earth, renewable or non renewable, that can be used for economic growth. Natural resources play a key role in energy use and production, even though they are finite. “The increasing scarcity of the resources that are currently being exploited poses a major challenge” (ETUC). Natural resources built the American economy, and we need to use them. Although there are many valid arguments against natural resources, the positive aspects outweigh the negative aspects....   [tags: raw materials, renewable energy]

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Darius 1 : A Persian King

- Darius 1, a Persian King, is mentioned in the text, Art a Brief History, and I want to write about his life and empire, personality, and religion, also; how he helped build Zerubbabel’s Temple. Christian Jews, with the aid of Darius, build Zerubbabel Temple for God, according to the Holy Bible of the King James Version. Although, Darius was not a Christian, he was interested in Christianity. He fully cooperated with Christian Jews to build Zerubbabel’s Temple. Zerubbabel’s Temple is described in the Holy Bible King James Version, there is no detailed descriptions of Zerubbabel’s Temple on record....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great, Zoroastrianism]

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The Deforestation Of The Amazon Rainforest

- During my recent holiday to Brazil, I spent a week living in an eco-lodge within the Amazon rainforest. I learnt about the species of wildlife and people that live within the jungle, and rely on it to survive. Following the holiday I have become fascinated about the destruction of it, and why this has been happening. This essay will discuss the impacts of deforestation, what is causing this increasing issue and the solutions to keep the rainforest alive. The Amazon comprises of 2.1 million square miles, Ferro, S (2015), it houses the world largest carbon sink converting harmful emissions into clean oxygen, Natives have also began to discover new cures for many illnesses from the extensive ra...   [tags: Brazil, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest]

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The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality

- The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality Forest management can have either detrimental or positive effects on watershed supply and quality. The type of effect depends on the type of operation(eg. harvesting vs. reforestation), the way it is conducted, and the view point of the land manager(eg. more or less water yield). Timber harvesting activities tend to increase the water yields of a watershed. Evapotranspiration is decreased by the removal of vegetation. This decrease in ET causes the amount of soil water that is moving into the channel system to increase....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]

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The Concern of Deforestation in Today's Society

- Deforestation is a major concern in today’s society. The destruction of the world’s forest areas are leaving millions of acres uninhabitable. The varied species of animals and insects that use to live and thrive from these forests are rapidly becoming extinct. The destruction of the forest is also having a detrimental effect on the people through displacement thus forcing them to seek new living accommodations. Many of these people are loosing their heritage and cultures leaving them with a sense of hopelessness....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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We Must Save the Rainforests

- Rainforests, should we cut them down or not. Probably one of the biggest questions the world has to overcome. Sure, rainforests supply us with a lot of resources and we could surely not live without cutting some of them down, but should we be cutting them down at the rate we are. To be exact, the statistic estimates 1.5 acres of natural rainforests are being destroyed every second. While this practise supplies us with resources like timber for furniture, it also reduces the amount of oxygen supply....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive, Environment]

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The Northern Spotted Owl Research

- I have chosen to do research on the Northern Spotted Owl for my keystone lab. Many factors can influence the life of this species. The Northern Spotted Owl is said to be located in the Old Growth Forests of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and some small areas in British Columbia, and Canada. The northern spotted owl has inhabited these areas for hundreds of years, yet was only found as a species in the early 1900’s. We are all aware the Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) is a keystone species, but it is also known as an indicator species of Old Growth Forests....   [tags: hypogenous fungi,FWS,extinction,keystone species]

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