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The US Ocean Commission's Proposed Recommendations To Address the Health and Management of Our Oceans - In 2004 The US Ocean Commission proposed several critical recommendations to address the health and management of our oceans. These recommendations range from better organization of current management offices to education of the public on issues pertaining to oceans and coastal areas. The importance of healthy oceans, waterways, and coastal areas cannot be denied. As humans we rely on these areas for food, fuel, materials for various products, and recreation just to name a few. Aside from the human aspect the health of the earth’s oceans is also bound to the air and land....   [tags: Conservation]
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Lake Sturgeon Regulation and Recovery in New York - Lake sturgeon are listed as threatened and are protected in New York State by the Endangered and Threatened Species of Fish and Wildlife; Species of Special Concern; Incidental Take Permits regulation of the New York State Conservation Regulations Chapter 1 Part 182 (Part, n.d.). This regulation affords the state the ability to list native species from New York as threatened or endangered within the state and its waters for multiple reasons. If the species is listed as threatened or endangered by the federal government, through the Department of the Interior, it will be placed on the states list....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Soil Erosion and Conservation - What is Soil Erosion. Erosion can be defined as the removal of soil particles by the motion of wind or water. Soil erosion is considered to be one of the major concerns of agriculture throughout the world today. The misuse of land, mismanagement of farm land, felling of trees, overgrazing, poor soil and water management are all practices that contribute to soil erosion. Erosion can cause a decline in soil fertility, water supply, and crop yields. Thus it affects the productivity of the land and decreases the production of food, feed, fiber, and fuel ("Soil erosion- causes," 1987)....   [tags: Erosion, Soil Particles, Wind, Water]
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Green Appliances: Invest Now and Reap the Benefit in Years to Come - Green construction is growing rapidly because it is an alternative to expensive polluting fossil fuels in view of global climate change. Green aspects include helping the environment and can increase the amount of green (money) in one’s wallet. Today there is an enormous push toward investing in green technology and implementing green appliance usage and devices in older homes, newer homes and even homes under construction. There is also a push in the United States to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels to combat climate change, decrease pollution, the trade imbalance, and dependence of foreign oil....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Personal Action Plan to Help Create a Sustainable Global Environment - When creating a working definition of a sustainable global environment there is a short definition and a long definition. The short of definition of a sustainable global environment is an environment in which all living things can co-exist together while having their essential needs to sustain life met. This definition, while ideal, is probably not realistic due to the fact that humans in many cases are not simply satisfied with living with only the essential needs that sustain life. That leads to the more realistic but complex definition of a sustainable global environment....   [tags: Conservation] 1082 words
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The Benefits of the Green Movement - The Green movement began in the Western World during the 1970’s around the time of the Vietnam War. The green movement is a social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvements to the current health of the environment. The Green movement also promotes the conservation, restoration, and the overall improvement of our environment. Many people disagree with the green movement and its values because they don’t see the immediate benefits from them. However, supporting the green movement by recycling, researching alternative energy sources, and mandating eco-friendly laws will lead to a better, greener, country....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Are Hybrid Cars The Answer To The Fuel Crisis? - Hybrid automobiles are not the answer to the current fuel crisis in the United States. A common misconception with automobiles is that electric motors can somehow use less power to advance a vehicle along a road. This is not the case, as the laws of physics cannot be bent. An automobile needs a specific amount of power to travel along a road at a given speed, it does not matter what source is providing said power. These so called “green” automobiles, which are considered to be hybrids and electric cars, are actually less green than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts....   [tags: Conservation] 1070 words
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Should Land Clearing in Australia Continue? - Land clearing is the process of removing bushland, forest, woodland or grassland, and most commonly occurs in Queensland and New South Wales. Over the last 200 years 70 percent of Australia’s native vegetation was cleared, most occurring in the past 50 years. Approximately 6 million hectares of various ecosystems were removed between 2001 and 2004 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_clearing_in_Australia, 2010). Australia’s land has been utilized over the past century even though it is known as ‘one of the driest and least fertile continents of the world’ (Australian Conservation Foundation, 2000), although land clearing is still an issue due to increased soil salinity and greenhouse gases....   [tags: Conservation]
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Economic Conservation vs. Environmental Conservation - Economic Conservation vs. Environmental Conservation Around the world people are being affected by conservation and endangered species laws and regulations. Some want the biggest house on the most beautiful land and have the money to get it, while others feel that we have developed enough and there has to be more land left to nature. I feel that while endangered species should be protected, their protection should not change the way that local people function, and interact with one another. This has prompted a battle of economic growth versus environmental conservation that can be found both locally such as in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and world wide such as the southern mountainous region o...   [tags: Economics Environment Essays]
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Panther Conservation - The Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) has been on the endangered species list since 1967 with only 130 individuals surviving within a small area in Southern Florida (Sullivan 2004). Prior to conservation efforts, the Florida panther has suffered several population losses due to inbreeding, habitat loss, and vehicular collisions with only an estimated 30 surviving individuals in the 1970s (Maehr 1992). The number one threat to the Florida panther is habitat loss and habitat fragmentation due to urban development in Southern FL within the hardwood hammocks and wetland habitats in which they live in....   [tags: endangered species, ecology]
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The Conservation of Energy - The Conservation of Energy Physics Essay: The Conservation of Energy Since the beginning of time, energy has pervaded our earth. These days we rely on it to advance in our technological developments. We also need energy for a variety of other things such as: to keep our bodies alive and healthy, to run our machines and other technical devices, we also rely on energy to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Energy is the ability to do work. People and other things can run out of energy (e.g....   [tags: Physics Science Conserving Essays] 696 words
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Water Conservation - One of the items people, animals, and our environment cannot live without is water. Water is extremely vital in the everyday life of everyone in the world from everyday life of drinking, washing clothes, animals, grains, cleaning, and so many other uses that eliminating water would eliminate our species as we all depend on the necessity of water. “The water footprint refers to the volumes of water consumption and pollution that are ‘behind’ your daily consumption”. (Network, 2010) If an average American uses approximately 80-100 gallons of water per day then an average American needs to change their ways and contribute to a better water footprint....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Energy Conservation - The topic of energy is one that is seen in the news more and more as each day passes. As most Americans can tell you these days, energy is essential for industrial and technological development in this or any other country. However, some believe that certain traditional methods of producing energy, such as burning fossil fuels, are depleting the earth’s limited supply of natural resources and may also be harmful to the environment. They encourage the use of renewable sources of power, such as wind turbines or hydroelectric plants....   [tags: Energy]
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Wildlife Conservation - They are responsible for cleaning the air most living creatures breath, they give humans and animals material to build homes and buildings with, they help keep the dirt in place, and, among many other uses, they gave humans the material that people use every day, paper. They do all this for humans, and all they need in return is for their young to be planted. If you have not guessed by now, this is describing trees. It is vital for humans to maintain not only the trees population, but also the population of all wildlife....   [tags: Natural Resources]
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Endangered Species Report: Jaguar - Jaguars are part of exclusive group known as the “big cats,” which include the lion, tiger, and panther. The scientific name for this species is Panthera Onca. Panthera is a Greek term originating from the Latin word for panther while Onca is derived from the Latin word for lynx. Most Central and South American countries refer to the Jaguar as “el tigre” or the tiger. This is the only big cat found in the New World (western hemisphere) and the only one in the entire genus. The entire taxonomy classification is as follows: Kingdom- Animalia, Phylum- Chordata, Class- Mammalia, Order- Carnivora, Family- Felidae, Genus- Panthera, Species- Panthera Onca....   [tags: Conservation]
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Save the Endangered Animals - Could you imagine a world without tigers, the giant panda, or the rhinoceros. What a paler place it would be. Astonishing amounts of animals are considered critically endangered and near extinction. If we would like these animals to be around for future generations, we cannot hesitate in our efforts to help them. Rhinoceros - Sadly, the White, Black and Javan rhinoceros are all on the critically endangered list. The Indonesian Javan Rhino is in particularly bad shape with having less than 60 of their kind left in the world....   [tags: Conservation] 973 words
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School Reformation: Saving Energy - What are some solutions that can help the planet reduce pollution. People could stop being so cretinous on what is happening around the world instead of making excuses for every little problem they encounter. They are wasting their time thinking that the earth is going to be clean from one day to another, they are wrong One of the possible solutions for ignorance and the world’s problems would be to get people together and start thinking of better ways to build efficient vehicles, houses, schools, dumps areas, waste management, and maintain forests....   [tags: Conservation]
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Protecting Our Water Resources - In today's society water is like a survival kit in which it is one of the most important resources for the environment and people. Water resources can be used in the working environment, agricultural surroundings and in one's household. Humans also rely on water resources to drink and stay health because it is so pure and full of nutrition. The United States Geological survey (2010) shows the percentage of water resource use throughout the United States in the year 2000 such as, Livestock 1%, Public Supply 13%, Aquaculture 1%, Irrigation (an artificial application of water to the soil 40%, Industrial 5%, Electric Power 48%, Domestic (self-supplied) 1%, thermoelectric power 39% and Mining 1...   [tags: Conservation ] 1451 words
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Land Conservation: For Humanity or for the Sake of the Wilderness - ... Culture and values follows with living with the land and protecting what gave us our modern world. In his essay, “A Sand County Almanac”, he explains how people abuse the land and only starts to realize the value of the environment when it is too late. He suggests that Americans need to be educated in land ethics and understand how to properly take care of the land. “ That land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics,”(Leopold, Sand County Almanac, 2). Brower on the other hand was known for being an aggressor for Earth-centered regulation and ideas....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Ropewalks Conservation Area - ... A series of significant commercial, civic and public buildings lie within these areas, including the Pier Head, with its three principal waterfront buildings - the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and Port of Liverpool Building; the Dock area with its warehouses, dock walls, remnant canal system, docks and other facilities related to port activities; the mercantile area, with its shipping offices, produce exchanges, marine insurance offices, banks, inland warehouses and merchants houses, together with the William Brown Street Cultural Quarter, including St....   [tags: architectural and historical significance] 2437 words
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Plant Conservation and Collections:A Bid Towards the Conservation of Juniperus Communis - Two thirds of plant species in the world are now thought to be at risk from extinction according to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD, 2009). This stark fact among others e.g disappearance or changing of habitats, and climate change is largely the result of humankinds actions on the planet (CBD, 2009). Plants are the main producers on the earth, provideing most, if not all of the worls food, either directly or indirectly, as well as other vital resources such as medicines, fuel, building materials and fibres for clothes....   [tags: juniperus communis, species]
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Collisions on Momentum: The Law of Conservation of Momentum - Contents Page: Introduction: page 3 Design: page 4-6 Collected Data: page 7-8 Discussion: page 9 Conclusion: page 10 Plagiarism Checker and Declaration: page 11 Bibliography: page 12 Appendix: page 13 Rubric: page 14 Introduction: The Grade 12 Physical Science learners at Penryn College were tasked with carrying out an experiment to investigate the effect of collisions on momentum. Different mass pieces (500g; 1kg and 1.5kg) were dropped on a moving trolley and the learners observed the velocity of the trolley before the mass pieces were dropped on the trolley and the velocity after the mass pieces were dropped....   [tags: velocity, experiment, trolley]
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Species Conservation Issues in the Southeast of England - The increasing rate of environmental change is currently a global issue. This could be observed in measurements, such as a temperature fluctuation, rise of water level or could be observed physically such as population fluctuation. Most species vulnerable to such environmental change try to adapt to such changes. The rest die trying to or fly away avoiding them. The theory of Darwinian evolution is simply denoted stating survival of the fittest; making the weak eliminated. While conservationists struggle to conserve the genes that cannot cope with the rapid environmental changes, unexpected domination of species causes a lot of damages to nature....   [tags: Environment ]
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Conservation Biology in Yellowstone National Park - ... This habitat is home to nearly 60 species of mammals including bison, bears, elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lions, and wolves. These mammals and many others, along with the parks flora, create the ecosystem that is enjoyed every year by visitors from all over the world. However, due to many political pressures and misconceptions, the ecosystem has been modified due to human impacts. Starting in 1914, the U.S. Congress appropriated funds to be used for the purposes of destroying wolves on public lands in an effort to protect the current elk populations (Frank, 2008)....   [tags: gray, wolf, park, populations, decline] 2126 words
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Drinking Water Shortage and Water Conservation - Water is everywhere. Not only does water surround the continents but also we are mostly made up of water and also need it to survive. If we don’t have access to water it will significantly affect our health. The economy will be affected by the water and how expensive it will be. This will lead to the environmental effects, with farmers not having enough water to keep their farms going. A variety of authors demonstrate throughout their articles that water is a limited resource and that humans need to start taking action in every aspect of their lives....   [tags: Drinking Water Scarcity]
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Coral Reef Conservation in Different Oceans - ... In Southeast Florida, the coral reefs are damaged by coastal runoff from local developments ion nearby Florida. There is also a lot of pollution from Florida due to tourism because it is a popular destination because of its warm climate. Fishing around these areas eliminates many species around the coral reefs and many fishing methods damage the reefs. However Florida has prohibited the removal of the marine life and the coral to keep people from disrupting the habitat life. In the Florida Keys there are problems with coastal runoff and pollution due to development and tourism....   [tags: destruction, reconstruction, protect, marine]
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The Status, Distribution and Conservation of Indian Heronries - The information on heronries in India pertains mainly to a few regional studies (Mahbal, 1990, Nagulu and Rao, 1983, Naik et al., 1991, Naik and Parasharya, 1987, Parasharya and Naik, 1990, Santharam and Menon, 1991, Sharatchandra 1980, Singh and Sodhi, 1986), several site specific studies (Chaudhuri and Chakrabarti, 1973, Datta and Pal, 1990, 1993; Gee, 1960, Nagulu, 1983, Neelakanatan, 1949, Neginhal, 1983, Paulraj, 1984, Ragunatha, 1993, Ragunatha et al., 1992, Sanjay 1993, Subramanya et al., 1991, Subramanya and Manu, 1996, Urfi 1989c, 1990, 1992, 1993a,b; Vijayan, 1991) and a number of site records (Abdulali, 1962, Ali, 1960, Baker, 1935, Barnes, 1886, 1891, Barooah, 1991, Bates and Low...   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 2819 words
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Drinking Water Shortage and Water Conservation - Human beings and ecological systems depend on water for survival (Kenneth). No human, animal or plant can survive for long without this essential commodity. For us humans, water is the driving engine of most of our economic and recreational activities. For instance, we depend on water for the production of energy in industries, transportation and outdoor recreation. Most of us equally depend on water for the provision of amenity and cultural values. Barlow and Clarke state that one cannot simply whisk away the crisis of fresh water we have in the world today (25)....   [tags: Drinking Water Scarcity]
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Liquid Metal Battery in Energy Conservation - Energy conservation is becoming a global issue as the earth is nearing its carrying capacity. Energy consumption has steadily been increasing around the globe despite the drive for more energy efficient machines and devices. Rapid advancements in alternative energy sources have shed new light to the use of renewable energy sources in replace of fossils. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are able to be converted to electrical energy to power the daily needs of human beings. However, renewable energy sources can only provide so much as they can only be used in certain circumstances....   [tags: Energy consumption, Natural Resources, Earth]
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Conservation of Momentum - Conservation of Momentum Purpose: To show that momentum is conserved in a closed system by illustrating the conservation of momentum in an elastic collision and an inelastic collision. Method: If momentum is conserved in a closed system, the total momentum of the system before collision should equal the total momentum of the system after the collision. Strobe photos will be used in the calculations that will prove that momentum is conserved. 1.) Elastic collision: A strobe photo will be used that shows a large glider smashing into a smaller glider which is initially at rest....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Conservation of Momentum - Conservation of Momentum 1. Trial 1 T1 (s) T2 (s) Vi (m/s) V2 (m/s) 0 0.071 0.351 1 0.111 0.225 2 0.118 0.215 Trial 2 0 0.061 .409 1 0.092 0.272 2 0.101 0.248 Trial 3 0 0.057 0.440 1 0.083 0.300 2 0.088 0.283 Mass of car 1 = 993.0 g Mass of car 2 = 496.7 g 2. trial 1 Car 1 momentum before collision P=mv P=(.993kg)(.351m/s) P= .349 kgm/s Car 2 momentum before collision P=mv P=(.4967kg)(0m/s) P = 0 kgm/s Object’s (or both cars together) momentum after collision P=mv P=(1.48...   [tags: Physics] 356 words
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The Scaled Quail - The scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) is a ground dwelling bird. The scaled quail is also called the blue quail or cotton top. The scaled quail make their habitat in desert grassland and shrub lands. The quail weigh 6 oz and are 9 to 13 inches tall. Scaled quail feed on seeds, leaves and insects. Scaled quail are found in southwestern portion of the United States and Northern Mexico. The quail are swift on prefer to run than fly.the scale quail gets is name by the scale A female quail could hatch ten to fourteen chicks....   [tags: Conservation]
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The Necessary Obligations - Though the simplistic words reduce, recycle, and reuse, are a part of most American citizens’ vocabulary and the tasks themselves may seem even arbitrary to some, the obligation to reduce, recycle, and reuse is detrimental to the stability of our nation and the planet. For the majority that has heard of the waste hierarchy, reduce, recycle, and reuse, and know the basics of what it is, I doubt that many of us give a second thought to the catastrophic effects that are stealthily rendering our plant uninhabitable....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Damn Dirty Protesters - The Colorado River, once a river full of silt and raw energy is now a river full of clear blue and harnessed power. There was only one thought that crossed my mind as I watched this film; was damming worth it. Was damming worth the violent deformation of some of the world’s most renowned natural formations. This quandary affected more than just the beautiful Colorado River. The Columbia River, which runs through the Pacific Northwest and lower parts of Canada, is a stunning river. It once had, according to National Geographic, “as much as 43 million pounds (20 million kilograms) of salmon and steelhead a year.” from just one outflow; juxtaposed to today where there are roughly only “2 milli...   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Green Movement - The Green Movement I Recently, Medical attention was sought for a 23-month-old toddler because of anorexia, weight loss, irritability, profuse sweating, peeling and redness of his fingers and toes, and a miliarial rash. The diagnosis was mercury poisoning, and an investigation of his environment disclosed that he had been exposed to mercury from broken fluorescent light bulbs. (Tunnessen 786) Fluorescent light bulbs pose a serious danger to our health as well as significant risk of contaminating our environment....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Summary of Article on Conservation Agriculture - Conservation Agriculture I visited the FAO site and went to the Agriculture 21 magazine and read an article. The name of the article was conservation agriculture, which is basically another method that farmers would be able to utilize in regards to their farming, needs and cost reduction strategies. The Food and Agricultural Organization has been working with CA to help expand the program more to other regions. The farmers that are using it says that it gives them a means of conserving, improving, and making more efficient use of their natural resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia - Assessment of Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia 1. Introduction Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia has been gathering momentum in the past few years in response to international conservation efforts and increased land degradation and loss (Conservation International 2004). International monetary institutions such as the World Bank and transnational NGOs such as Conservation International have been influential in changing forestry legislation in Cambodia (Reuters 2002). However, the implementation of these laws and practices are not always as successfully carried out or adhered to on a local level (Reuters 2002)....   [tags: Biodiversity Cambodia Essays]
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Positive Effects of Conservation Tillage - Positive Effects of Conservation Tillage For centuries farmers have used plowing as a tool for weed control, and in some cases to promote plant growth. At first man had used animals to pull plows and other equipment, with the invention of the tractor work that would normally be done with animals could be done more easily and quickly. Although plowing has been a common and widely used tool for managing weed control, there are many negative impacts associated with this method. Conservation tillage is a method where some of crop residues, if not all of crop residues, are left on the surface of the soil....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Farms Environment Essays]
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The Development of the American Conservation Movement - The Development of the American Conservation Movement John Muir helped the development of the American conservation movement during the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The creation of the National Park Service, the creation of several major national parks, including Yosemite National Park and the creation of the Sierra Club were all because of John Muir. In the late nineteenth century America was in a stage of expansion and economic development that used as well as threatened much of the natural world....   [tags: John Muir National Park Service Essays]
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Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy - Introduction In any science that requires computation, specifically in Chemistry, gathering measurements of various physical and chemical properties need to be strictly accurate and precise for it is in this most crucial phase that either make or brake the quality and value of science. No matter how good one may perform the experiment, without forethought on how to gather data correctly, the collected information would not be reliable enough to draw out a conclusion on it. The main objective of this experiment is to explain thoroughly the reacting system which can be done through scientific observation because it is through this vital step that the facts needed to elucidate the reacting s...   [tags: Chemistry] 1224 words
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Case Study: The Use of Herpetofauna in Traditional Medicine and Conservation - ... This study will try to address this void by providing an analysis on the trade and use of herpetofauna in traditional medicine and its implications on herpetofaunal conservation using Durban Muthi Market as the case study, Significance of Research This study will seek to improve the public’s knowledge on the trade and role of herpetofauna in traditional medicine as an alternative treatment and to improve the ailing literature on ethnozoology in South Africa. Furthermore, to improve of how trade impacts natural populations and to try and find ways in which conservation management initiatives can work with natural resource harvesters....   [tags: Species, Medicine, Biodiversity] 1008 words
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Conservation In The Progressive Era - The Conservation movement was a driving force at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was a time during which Americans were coming to terms with their wasteful ways, and learning to conserve what they quickly realized to be limited resources. In the article from the Ladies’ Home Journal, the author points out that in times past, Americans took advantage of what they thought of as inexhaustible resources. For example, "if they wanted lumber for their houses, rails for their fences, fuel for their stoves, they would cut down half a forest at a time; and whatever they could not use or sell they would leave to rot on the ground....   [tags: Political Science] 918 words
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Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture - Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried by a volcano in 79 AD. That should be enough to destroy any town, but the city's buildings were in fact protected by this coating of ash, and although it would never be inhabited again, it now bears witness to an incredible period of history. For thousands of years, the city lay virtually undisturbed, and protected from the elements and erosion. Excavations carried out over the last centuries have allowed the city to be once again buzzing with people, and even if this notion may appear romantic, the city is also affected by the elements once again, and that is a major problem....   [tags: Papers] 2769 words
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Water Conservation and the Drought in America - As we all know, water is essential for mankind's survival. However, people seem to believe that our water supply is endless since there is more water than land on this Earth. Water regenerates and is redistributed through evaporation, making it seem endlessly renewable. So why worry. Actually, only one percent of the world's water has the capability of being used by us. About ninety-seven percent is salty seawater, and two percent is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. That only leaves one percent of the precious water that is to be used by not only people, but used by animals, plants, and food....   [tags: Drinking Water Scarcity]
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Gifford Pinchot and Environmental Conservation - Gifford Pinchot Gifford Pinchot was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the causes of the common good. It was at Grey Grey Towers that James Pinchot first encouraged his son to explore the profession of forestry. But such training did not yet exist in the United States, so, after graduating from Yale University in 1889, Gifford went abroad to study at L’Ecole Nationale Forestiere in Nancy, France....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Americas Zoos: Entertainment To Conservation - America's Zoos: Entertainment to Conservation The children run ahead, squealing with delight. Their parents lag behind holding the children's brightly colored balloons and carrying the remnants of the half-eaten cotton candy. The family stops to let the children ride the minitrain and take pictures together under the tree. They walk hand- in-hand toward the exit, stopping first at the gift shop where they each splurge on a treat to remind them of the day's adventure. Although this may sound like a typical scene from the local amusement park, it's actually the city zoo....   [tags: essays research papers] 2259 words
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Conservation Efforts: The Effect of Pesticides or DDT by Rachel Carson - ... Nicholas’, a magazine that published children’s work sent in by them. The magazine would even pay the children a little money, but it was seeing her story in the magazine that excited Rachel (A11). In 1925, she entered the Pennsylvania Collage for Woman, majoring in English. Halfway through, in a mandatory biology class, she decided to change her major to zoology. She completed her master degree in 1932 (B2), and then went to John Hopkins for a masters degree in genetics (C1). In 1935, her father died, and she found more regular work with the Bureau of Fisheries (C3)....   [tags: ecological awareness, marine life] 536 words
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Household Energy Usage and Conservation - Household Energy Usage and Conservation Household energy conservation is a very practical and realistic approach to conserving energy within our society. US households consume a tremendous amount of natural gas as well as electric energy. It has been calculated that the amount of energy consumed within the US increased exponentially from about 1850 to 1975. If energy continued to increase at this rate, we would be experiencing severe energy shortages in our current society. Luckily, steps towards conservation, including various energy regulations, have curbed that growth somewhat, brining the predicted 160 Qbtu/yr for the year 2000 down to around 93.8 Qbtu/yr by the year 1996....   [tags: Environmental Essays]
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