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An Examination of the Changes in Flood Defence Spending
This paper explores the changes behind flood defence spending, in relation to the insurer-government policy relationship. Insurance agents play a valuable role in flood risk mitigation. They occupy a part of the policy sphere so as to prevent governments from being hit with huge costs in times of disaster (Huber;2014, Surmi...
The Reasons Why Natural Resources Are Curses to Developing Countries
Abstract This essay sets out to examine whether or not a country having an abundance of natural resources can be said to be more of a blessing or more of a curse. It shall draw on empirical economic research performed by Sachs and Warner which illustrates a link between poor growth and a large natural resource sector in an...
Water Pollution: Why There is Trash in the Ocean?
Trash Infested Oceans Imagine Texas but overflowing with trash and junk, now multiply that by two. That is what’s floating out in the middle of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean right now! This trash goes on to harm marine wildlife and humans. If people don’t act quickly, then the trash that we put there would continue...
The Concept of Urban Forestry in International Development
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ A.A. Milne Introduction Sustainability has become a buzzword in the realm of international development, nonprofit work, and environmental change. From economic programs that retain their value over the y...
An Analysis of the Religious and Moral Perspective on the Environmental Issue of Global Water Crisis
Part2: Religious and Moral Tradition on Global Water Crisis Introduction Environmentalism, religious and moral tradition is the current emerging interdisciplinary subfield in the academic fields of sociology of religion, religious studies, theology, and religious ethics among others about environmentalism and perhaps ecol...
A Study on the Reality, Impacts and Solutions for the World Water Crisis
Part 1: Description and analysis The World Water Crisis Global water crisis refers to a situation where availability of unpolluted and potable water within a region is considered to be less than region's demand. Water scarcity is being influenced by two converging phenomena i.e. depletion of usable freshwater sources and...
The Sad Truth on the Status of Our National Forests and Public Lands
The purpose of this paper is to disprove the myth that our national forests and public lands are protected from mining, logging, and drilling. The reality of the situation is something that most people choose to overlook. This could be because they feel that national forests aren’t important or maybe they just don’t want to...
The Importance of Water in an Individual's Life
Water Water forms an important part of in the life of an individual. It can be considered as a basic need indeed. Besides, it is interesting to know that around two-third of the earth’s surface is covered with water. This essay will discuss the importance of water and how not to misuse and waste water. It is a known fac...
A Discussion on the Issue of Scarcity of Drinkable Water
From the comfort of the society we live in, it’s easy to forget how privileged we really are. Without a second thought we’ll leave the water running in the sink while we brush our teeth, or throw away bottles of water that are still half full. We don’t stop to think about how precious our drinking water is. Even though we l...
A Concept of a Paper on Urban Forestry, Sustainability, and Development
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ A.A. Milne Paper Proposal Urban forestry as a concept is nothing new, but the last several decades have seen a change in its approach. Namely, more and more people are recognizing its potential, as well...