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The Benefits of Trees to Environmental Conditions
A large oak tree can transpire 40,000 gallons of water every year. Like
other plants, trees are known to have the ability to absorb carbon dioxide
from the air and produce oxygen. On a sunny day, you may have found the
shade cover provided by a tree as a huge relief from the beaming sun. Trees
offer much more benefits than...
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The Issues of the Limited Water Resources in Middle East and Southern Asia in an Article by Khalid & Khan
Annotated Bibliography Khalid, I, & Khan, M 2016, “Water Scarcity- A Major Human Security Challenge to Pakistan”, South Asian Studies (1026-678X), 31, 2, pp. 143-156. Khalid & Khan’s article (2016) describes the Middle East’s and Southern Asia’s reliance on their limited water resources. The ever-expanding population...
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A Shortage of Water Can Be Foreseen in the Future
Over 96 percent of water on Earth is salt water and most of the
remaining freshwater is locked up in glaciers and snow. Surface water from
streams, lakes, and rivers make up less than 0.01 percent of freshwater.
Despite the overwhelming majority of water on the planet existing in the
form of salt water, we only get half of...
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The Causes and Consequences of Water Privatization
Death by Water Privatization Where do you think all the plastic water bottles you use end up? The fact is, much of the world’s population is undereducated on the problem of water privatization, or the selling of plastic water bottles. There are many causes as well as consequences to this problem. However, there are beginni...
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The Problem of Water Shortage Due to the Growing Population in China, India, and Australia
Zhang, J. (2013). Impacts of Water Shortage. Coastal Saline Soil Rehabilitation and Utilization Based on Forestry Approaches in China, 93-106. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39915-2_11 Zhang’s article (2013) describes the Chinese people’s reliance on the Yellow River. Once regarded as the primary source of water for the people of C...
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An Experiment on the Potential Energy of Wind Turbine and Its Viability in Modern Society
The purpose of the Wind Turbine Lab is to provide an introduction for groups of engineers to become more familiar and educated on properties of wind turbines, power, and efficiency. Through the utilization of pressure sensors and data recording applications, the team calculated power output, pressure difference, wind veloci...
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The Factors Affecting the Decline of Coal Consumption
From 2000 to 2015, coal's percentage of electricity generation in the
United States decreased from 51.7 percent to 33.2 percent. In the same time
period, natural gas's percentage of electricity generation increased from
15.8 percent to 32.7 percent. The advent of slickwater hydraulic fracturing
made extracting natural gas f...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Dangers of Being in the Rainforest
Day in the Rainforest Well we know some people just like to go to the forest and get lost to have that pure excitement in their adventure. I am not adventurous myself but I do think that you should not be getting lost all the time in the forest. The rainforest can be beautiful as it is dark in certain regions of the world....
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The Cause and Effect of Deforestation in Tropical Rainforests
In parts of the world usually located between latitudes 28 degrees north and south of the equator, averaging 17 degrees Celsius year round, and boasting a large amount of biodiversity and frequent precipitation, lay tropical rainforests. At one point, tropical rainforests covered 14 percent of the earth’s surface, but from...
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The Importance of the Forest and Its Preservation
Introduction Meet Inges Juma, a logger in Malawi who earns less than $2 a month cutting down trees and selling them for firewood at roadside stands (Wines 2005). He is involved in theforestry industry, which is illegal in many parts of the world. Mr. Juma knows his work has devastating impacts on the environment and he wis...
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A Study on the Human Impact on the Permanent Destruction of Earth
Recently, I have stumbled onto information about our environment. It includes studies, statistics locally and globally, and examples of thing I even catch myself doing everyday. The information I found regarding our environmental situation surprises me in ways worse than anyone can imagine. Humanity has no idea how our impa...
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The Dangers of the Exploitation of the Oceans and the Need to Save Them
Humans have been exploiting the ocean’s resources for centuries. As Jon Bowermaster states, “[they have] now abused the ocean to the point of almost no return” (xiii). Society needs to understand that “[w]ater equals life; there is no separation” (DiCaprio 194). Every human is responsible for the problems the ocean is facin...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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