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    Will the Long Cable be Sound? The Ecological Impact of the Cross-Sound Cable There has been an unfortunate trend in the way that people of the Western culture treat the environment. Often times there appear to be two sides to this battle being fought by extremist perspectives. On one side stand the environmentalists who in some cases seek to block any move that may harm the environment, and on the other side stand the corporate people who seek to justify both a profitable and a logistical

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    The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America Shetler, in the book Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus, supports the myth that the new world was an unspoiled paradise by stating that " Native people were transparent in the landscape, living as natural elements of the ecosphere. Their world…was a world of barely perceptible human disturbances"(Shetler 1991). Sale contends that the Indians had a benign effect and refering to them as the "Ecological Indian".(Sale

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    Green Architecture

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    Green Architecture Green Architecture began with the first Earth Day in 1970, and has grown in popularity as awareness of the earth’s many ecological problems become more wide spread. Professor Rocky Brittain states "I’ve been teaching this subject for twenty years and have watched interest grow. Now I could say there is some element of sustainability taught in just about every architecture school in the country."(Talarico, 1998) Economic factors have also helped the green movement by causing

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    they previously had been unknown (Crosby, 66). Also, many Europeans made large profits from cultivating native plants such as tobacco, cocoa, paprika, American cotton, and sassafras (Crosby, 66). Despite these successes with native plants, true ecological effects of European expansion on the New World during the age of discovery is not revealed unless focus is placed on the large numbers of non native plants that were introduced by European explorers and settlers. The subsequent introduction of European

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    Negotiation Case Study

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    environmental league negotiators, were only concerned with two of the many issues scheduled to be discussed. These issues were the industry mix and the ecological impact. The team decided to set their opening and target for the industry mix at all clean. The reserve for the issue was set at clean/dirty. The opening and target for the ecological impact issue was set at improve. The reserve was decided to be maintain/repair. The team also noticed that in order to approve a proposal they would have to

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    There is no hesitation when it comes to whether humans impact the global environment. However, it is questioned in whether human’s ecological footprint is either negatively or positively impacting. In clear perspective, humans share from both sides and their ecological footprint is noted towards whether it will benefit or harm the environment around them. Topics such as overpopulation, pollution, biomagnification, and deforestation are all human impacted and can harm the environment, but some include

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    The Ecological Impacts of Feral Swine

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    Like most nonnative, invasive species, feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States has an increasingly negative impact on native plants. If left unchecked, feral swine will become responsible for the permanent destruction of many plant communities as well as endangering native plant populations. Nonnative species can also be called alien, exotic, or nonindigenous. Their presence is due to humans dispersing them to other locations beside their native habitat, or by humans creating environmental

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    Ecological Impact of the Atomic Bomb The human casualty and health impact of the atomic bomb are often discussed and covered in great details. The environmental impact of the atomic bomb on the other hand does not have a lot of attention paid to. Without a doubt, the environmental impact of the atomic bomb is very large and significant. One of the biggest and longest lasting environmental impacts of the detonation of the atomic bomb is the radiation contaminations that are left over. These contaminations

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    are dwindling. According to Ian Moffatt, the concept of the ecological footprint has to do with the way humans impact the Earth. (1) He talks about how Americans are living well beyond their means. The ecological footprint explores the relationship between humans and the biosphere, while also measuring how much land and resources are needed to maintain a sustainable environment based on the how much is consumed by humans. The ecological footprint incorporates energy and materials that we use day

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    To Dam, or Not To Dam

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    dams is very well seen. Reisner talks of the ecological damages that dams create. The debate over dams has been heated in recent years, their harmful effects and overall abundance is the topic for such debates. But are dams as bad as everyone says they are, do dams do more harm than good, or more good than harm? Emphasis should be placed on comparing the ecological effects verses the economical benefits. There are many pros and cons for the ecological side of this debate. One pro is that dams

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