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    The Peary Expedition as Allegory in Ragtime

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    novel. The novel is filled with great dreams, sweeping visions and grand hopes. The general tone of the era and the American Dream are represented in the exploration of the Arctic. The North Pole represents the seemingly unattainable, and the search for it the great striving for dreams. The hardship and great difficulty of arctic exploration exemplify the romantic ideal of infinite striving. Even the accomplished Houdini is impressed with the grand scale of Father’s trip. This magnificent undertaking

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    Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges

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    Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance. The Arctic Refuge was established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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    Shell In the Arctic

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    A race is underway for the Arctic by a new rush of 21st century pioneers. With icecaps melting, all eyes turn to the Arctic in the hopes of exploiting newfound opportunities. With many existing oil reserves facing depletion, the Arctic is thought to be the final frontier for fossil fuel development. It is estimated approximately 13% of the world's undiscovered oil (90 billion barrels), and 30% of the world's undiscovered natural gas1 lie offshore in the Arctic. Shell, just one of the of the many

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    America Does NOT Need to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Thesis: If the United States is going to choose to conserve energy responsibly, then our government's energies should not be focused on developing oil in the ANWR, but rather on the topics of conservation through higher fuel efficiency standards in vehicles and by developing alternative energy sources. Conservation, fuel efficiency and alternative energy sources are the solutions that will lead us to a long term and sustainable

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    America Must Drill for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a very controversial topic. On one end you have the people who want to drill for oil to help out our economy, and on the other end there are the environmentalists and the Alaskan natives who do not want their land destroyed. Our economy needs help; oil prices keep rising, gas prices have reached an all time high, and America is depending too much on foreign trade. Drilling

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    Opening up the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Many preconceived notions exist in the realm of environmental policy. Decisions are constantly made that effect human health or environmental integrity in order to reap great economic benefits for the many. Often these choices compromise the role of human beings as environmental stewards of the planet. It is my attempt in this paper to outline the development of a very controversial part of the proposed comprehensive energy policy: the

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    of the 1970s, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Since the 1970s, one solution offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Proponents say that drilling in ANWR would make the United States more self-sufficient in the area of energy, while at the same time not doing excessive damage to the environment of the area. Opponents of drilling

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    Throughout the course of time, the question of ‘Who Owns the Arctic?’ has been one of great international dispute. In short, there isn’t a sole country that claims the Arctic and its resources for itself. The United States, Russia, Norway, Canada, and Denmark, or the five Arctic littoral powers, all own land in the Arctic and the resources that come with it. The Arctic has always been an area of contention, specifically during World War II and the Cold War. Global warming has melted away layers of

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    what the situation. The story gives us evidence of this when the author says, “he was very much of the new elite that believed that any challenge…could be dealt with by good machines in the hands of skilled men.” Charles also had no knowledge of the arctic or of the people that lived there because he felt that he did not need this knowledge as long as he had his machines. It was this ignorance that led him to feel so disgusted with the natives that lived there because he did not understand their way

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    new temperatures than those of the southern region. The... ... middle of paper ... ...ice caps of Antarctica and the melting of the ice provides less land for them to live on. Lastly are the seals. These creatures survive on the ice caps in the Arctic region and with the ice melting, the resting grounds for the seals are being removed. And, similar most of the other animals, a seal’s food is water-dwelling creatures and the rising temperature kills a large part of that food’s population. Article/Reference

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    Zootherapy

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    zootherapy that has recently been approved by the FDA. The venom of cone snails is also being studied and used in pain relief for people who suffer from cancer and other painful diseases. Also, there are studies being done on the ability of arctic mammals, such as the arctic ground squirrel, to survive in subzero temperatures during hibernation. Scientists are looking to incorporate this in organ transplants to prolong the life of organs outside the body, and in protecting the brain from ischaemia. The

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    ISP Journal

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    I have recently finished reading the second third of the book titled “The Pole” written by Eric Walters. This book is about a young boy named Danny who is on an adventure of a lifetime. I had finished reading up until Danny and the crew reached Cape Sheridan and started to unload from the ship. The last part that I read was when the Danny and Captain Bartlett were making their way to the camp site and Danny fell through the ice. I was on the edge of my chair as soon as I read that Danny fell through

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    The polar bear is a mammal and is one of the biggest land carnivorous on earth. It has close similarities with the Alaskan grizzly bear. Their feeding habit consists of eating lots of meat. However during the summertime months, when its warmer, polar bears can also eat plant-based substance. Polar bear are carnivorous predators to the core. Polar bears prefer to kill the ringed seal, usually the young pups. Although they also go after after mammals, such as walruses, harp seals, bearded seals and

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    Arctic Fox Research Paper

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    The Arctic Fox is a carnivore that lives away from the coast. They usually eat omnivores. The Arctic Fox relies on smaller animals to survive. They usually hunt for marine life, like fish or sea birds..etc. There are several hundred thousand in its population. They have the scientific name “Vulpes Lagopus”. The Arctic Fox weighs about 3 to 20 pounds and are around 18 to 27 inches long. They are also about 11 inches in height. They are not very big, but they are a good size. The Arctic Fox lives

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    enjoy drinking them out in the Arctic where its booger freezing cold. Well at least that’s how the commercials tend to show it. Or is it that the Polar Bears are drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola because it’s too hot in the Arctic? Who knows? But one thing researchers do know is that the climate has changed, and Earth is getting warmer. The Polar Bear population has decreased drastically because of the increased warmth of the Earth and it is melting the sea ice in the Arctic Circle. Many more factors contribute

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    struggle are the research, the reward, and the result. One question most people would over look in this situation is where would you start? First things first how is Canada going to lay claim to the fact that any oil they find is rightfully ours if the Arctic is so vast and no real boundaries are drawn. Also don’t think for a second that Canada is the only one up north looking for oil. We have to compete with four other countries; Norway, US, Greenland, and Russia. Russia who has jumped out to an early

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    Drilling In The Arctic

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    The exploration, drilling, production, and transportation practices applied in the Arctic are basically similar to those applied in another places, but there are some extraordinary difficulties. The permafrost spreads down in the ground for hundreds of meters, but the surface layer melts during summertime. The frozen soil is hard, and can endure almost any weight, but the ground melts if a surface building changes the thermal regime, and the melted soil is often weak and unable to support constructions

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    Marine Mammal: The Nawhal Monoceros

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    growth protruding from the upper jaw. Narwhals lives along the coasts and rivers throughout the Arctic,characterized by icy ocean temperatures. Narwhals are usually found in groups of 15 to 20, but herds of several thousand have been seen in the Arctic waters since 1871. Regularly found eastwards from the Canadian Arctic to central Russia they have also been distributed throughout the Eurasian Arctic and in an especially high abundance around the oceans west of Cape Farewell on the east coast of

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    The Polar Bear

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    What are their weaknesses? The animals that occupy the artic regions have learned to survive the furry of Mother Nature, but still must compete for survival with the top predator of the artic, the polar bear. Polar bears inhabit the circumpolar arctic regions. They live near their primary food source in the ice packs of the artic. The bears inhabit the circumpolar North, which would consist of Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and other regions in the artic. The temperatures range between -40°F to -50°F

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    Oceans

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    Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water. The ocean contains ninety seven percent of the earth’s water and covers almost three quarters of the planet. There are four different oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic. Tides and currents occur in all three of these oceans. Many different kinds of fish and mammals also make their homes in these oceans. All of these oceans are connected to each other in some way. Humans find oceans to be very interesting, beautiful

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