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  • Degradation of the Human Gene Pool

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    "We [the human race]|do not have much time to prove that we are not the product of a lethal mutation" "I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race." The genetic catastrophe consists of four major genetic "epidemics" - those of cancer, vascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, and behavioral disease. There are identified approximately 250 common genetic diseases, and approximately 7,000 "rare" genetic diseases. The list of genetic damage is growing

  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

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    In addition, increase in afforestation and reforestation will be common by replacing high biodiversity non-forest ecosystem (Swan and McNelly, 2011). Conservation of forest in REDD+ area can lead to displacement (leakage) of deforestation and degradation to other non-REDD+ site. For example, in Indonesia, targeting carbon dense peat land forest will increase pressure to convert forest to oil palm plantation on mineral soil affecting existing biodiverse ecosystem (Swan and McNelly, 2011). In addition

  • Arctic Sea-Ice Ecosystem Degradation

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    Background Information Sea ice is one of the largest ecosystems on Earth and is home to a number of diverse organisms, and holds influence on adjacent marine and terrestrial ecosystems (Arrigo 2013; Post et al. 2013). Polar sea ice covers between 3.9-4.3% of the total surface of the Earth throughout the year (Arrigo 2013) and a substantial decline of arctic sea ice has been recorded in recent years (Fig. 1) (Johannessen and Miles 2011; Post et al. 2013; Zhang et al. 2010). Sea ice is home to a variety

  • The Effects of Environmental Degradation on the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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    Environmental Degradation on the Spread of Infectious Diseases Country: Chile Environmental degradation is defined as the changes in the environment that compromise ecosystems, wildlife, and/or basic resources such as water, air, and soil. Major causes of environmental degradation include air pollution, chemical pollution, and changes in natural ecosystems through methods such as urbanization, desertification, and deforestation. At the moment, the largest cause of environmental degradation and climate

  • Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America

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    Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America This past month I made my last visit to the popular teenage/college student retail store Abercrombie and Fitch. Finishing up some back to school shopping, I was on a quest for jeans, and I knew the place to get them. My last two favorite pairs were from Abercrombie and Fitch, and I was planning on buying the same kind once again. Happy and relieved that I would not spend the afternoon ransacking the mall for one pair of jeans, I

  • Degradation of Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

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    The Degradation of Women in On The Road An argument can be made that the women in Jack Kerouac's On The Road are not as characteristically well developed as the men. Through Sal and Dean's interactions with women, the reader sees that there exist two types of females in this novel - the benevolent virgin/mother figure or the whore. Women are constantly referred to in a negative way or blatantly degraded and insulted by numerous characters. However, Kerouac (through the character of Sal) exhibits

  • The Theme Of Degradation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Society has become known for turning people who are not physically attractive into social outcasts. Movies, television shows, and even books portray the popular and well-liked characters as attractive and the smart and unattractive as the socially awkward. This problem has not just appeared out of nowhere, it has been included in novels dating back to the 1800s. In 1818 Mary Shelley, wrote Frankenstein a gothic novel that discusses rejection due to appearance. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein

  • Environmental Degradation in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

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    But, on the other side, the life nurtures with poverty, scarcity of foods, life taking diseases, inferiority, unemployment, exploitation and humiliation, homelessness and environmental degradation in India of darkness. Reflection of Environmental Degradation in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger Environmental degradation is nothing but an outcome of the dynamic interplay of socio-economic, institutional and technological activities. Environmental changes can be governed by many factors including economic

  • Mental Poverty: The degradation of the mental health in America

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    In the United States mental health is avoided by political and societal elites. Mental health should be a priority to combat the cyclical nature of poverty, drug addiction, and mental illness. The underprivileged are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses. Due to the Affordable Care Act, states are in a position to expand Medicaid and thus mental healthcare to those that need it most. Without the support of state legislatures though, many of the poorest Americans are not afforded amenities

  • The Degradation of Human Relationships in Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

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    makes the reader notice an idea that Bradbury is trying to get across. This idea is that human communication is important and can be even considered necessary, even though our technology continues to advance. There are multiple examples of the degradation of human relationships found in Fahrenheit 451. These examples range from simple seashell radios, which are comparable to in-ear headphones, to a television set that spans over an entire wall, and also interacts with you as if it were human. If