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The Different Causes of Deforestation and Its Effects on the Environment
The Amazon Rainforest is a large, tropical region that extends across eight countries. These countries are Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and overseas French territory of Guiana. According to Alina Bradford, in her online article about deforestation, the rainforest is over 1.4 billi...
The Different Types of Water Pollution and the Solutions to the Problem
Water pollution has been a big problem decades ago. The general types of water pollution are surface water and groundwater pollution which are the greatest threats and causes the most damage to the environment, after air pollution.(Encyclopedia of Pollution) The most dangerous incidents involve spills of chemicals or fuels...
An Analysis of the Purpose of the National Park System of the United States
The National Park System of the U.S. began with the establishment of the Yellowstone region as the first National Park of the world, in 1872. This region was “set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” (Nathaniel) by President Ulysses Grant with the purpose of preserving it....
A Study on the Calculation of My Water Footprint
For the majority of my calculations, I was able to rely on waterfootprint.org as my source. They provided statistics on the water content in the food I consumed and my clothes for the day. First, I calculated the water content for the food I ate: an omelet, a sandwich, and a cheeseburger. The water footprint website gave me...
The Importance of Water in the Big Thirst, a Book by Charles Fishman
Ubiquitous Water: Our relationship with the essential of life “Water is the driving force of all nature”, Leonardo da Vinci definitely had it right. The flow of the world rests upon water, piloting the way of life. In the book The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman, the author explores our complicated connection with water and...
A Study of the Lake Effect Phenomena in the Great Lakes Region
Q: What impact does Lake-effect have on the environment near the Great Lakes? A: The Lake-effect is the process that creates Lake-effect snow, which is most common in the Great Lakes region. The process is relatively simple; cold air moves over large bodies of warm water which causes temperature instability in the area. Mo...
The Significance of Water in Norway
Every country has a different geographical layout. Some countries get lucky with a large amount of natural resources and fertile soil while others may be overflowing almost unbearable living conditions. The same principle applies to a nation’s natural water supply and this effects how water is managed. Norway is graced with...
The Dangers of Overexploitation of Natural Resources
Future city landscape We face a lot of challenges in the world we live in today. Before 2015, 2014 was the warmest year in recorded history; then 2015 succeeded 2014 to become the warmest year on record. Climate anomalies has been around for a while, probably the most famous ones are El Niño and La Niña, which obstruct oce...
The Important Role of Nature in Our Environment
The Radiant Beauty in Our Divine Surroundings Transcendentalist writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, shed light on the importance of nature and the role it plays in our world. Emerson philosophizes most about nature in the spiritual and artful sense, while Thoreau emphasizes on the importance of simplici...
The Causes and Solutions for the Problem of Water Pollution
Water Pollution Water pollution is a huge issue around the world because it affects everyone. No one can live without water, and if that water is contaminated, we can’t survive. Water pollution can be caused by the dumping of toxic chemicals, and even acid rain, which is caused by air pollution. This polluted water can cau...