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Rain Forest Degradation - The opinions and values about the devastation of our natural rain forests vary between each individual. The amount of thought processes and the amount of work needed is, honestly, unbelievable. But, it is not the decision that the younger generation has to make. It is up to those older, more responsible, and actually in that field of study. However, it does not stop this generation from expressing their opinions about the destruction of the rainforests. Some people wonder if the destruction of these rainforests should be prohibited....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Sustainability at Drexel - When it comes down to it, rethinking how to construct buildings can have huge effects on the environment. According to buildinggreen.com, the four main factors that can have a positive effect on the environment when first constructing a building are design, siting and land use, materials, and equipment. These are things that can be altered to tailor this idea of having greener buildings. From design to completion, many things can be done to make buildings more sustainable. Many of these processes are ignored possibly because of cost or complexity of the project....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The International Whaling Commission - Captain Paul Watson once stated in his guide to environmental conservation, "Environmental activists may be a nuisance and a pain in the ass to the established authorities of the present. However, to the establishment of the future, we will be honored ancestors."(Watson, Earthforce) Today that very same man is on the run, hiding out in international waters, from the very same authorities he mentions. Captain Watson’s words could not be truer when it comes to the issues surrounding international commercial whaling....   [tags: commercial whaling, conservation, whaling industry]
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The Conservation of Coral Reefs - Coral Reefs need to be preserved for many reasons. In this paper I will discuss a few of them. First of all, they houses a collection of diverse organisms, and contribute fisheries which provide food items such as fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Furthermore, coral skeletons are being used as bone substitutes in reconstructive bone surgery and may be able to provide important medicine, including anti-cancer drugs and a compound that blocks ultra-violet rays, they even help reduce global warming by taking carbon dioxide out of the air....   [tags: essays research papers] 440 words
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The Widespread Adoption of Zero and Conservation Tillage Technology in Canada - ... 1.0.1. Overview of Farm Mechanization in Saskatchewan According to Champs, (2002) the drift away from horse power and towards farm mechanization began in 1917 when the Ford Motor Company introduced the Fordson tractor. Most of the initial machinery used in the Prairie region of Canada were manufactured and purchased outside the region from large full line manufacturers (Wetherell and Corbet, 1993). Most of this equipment, especially the tillage machines, was not well-suited for the Prairies’ agronomic conditions....   [tags: agricultural equipment, rural population] 2943 words
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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin - According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]
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Water Recycling Reduces Drinking Water Scarcity - Water Recycling A Regional Administrator named Felicia Marcus once stated, “Water recycling is a critical element for managing our water resources.” Her statement symbolizes modern technological ideals to increase the reuse of water. Also known as water reclamation, water recycling is the process of extracting previously used water and treating it for reuse. Currently, modern technologies have allowed the application of recycled water to enter many different areas. Reclaimed water is cleaned and redistributed for land irrigation, to recharge ground water, for industrial applications (cooling the water for power plants and oil refineries), for toilet water, to irrigate golf courses and to...   [tags: Potable Water Conservation]
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Chestnut Blight and American Chestnut Trees - Chestnut Blight and American Chestnut Trees Since the early 1900's a disease known as Chestnut Blight has infected many American Chestnut trees and causing their removal from forests. A greater look at the history of this fungus as well as the mechanisms of action will allow us to learn on how to preserve the American chestnut. At one point, the American chestnut was virtually eliminated. With the help of government acts and conservation agencies, the American chestnut is slowly growing back in population....   [tags: Ecology Conservation Fungus Essays] 1242 words
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The Endangered Species Act of 1973 - The Endangered Species Act of 1973 The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most powerful tools that environmentally concerned citizens have to preserve biodiversity. Specific categories that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) includes are the listing of "Threatened species", "Endangered species", and the designation of "critical habitat". When these categories are identified, it is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) which assumes the responsibility of enforcement. Development of recovery plans, Biological or Environmental Assessments, and the development of Habitat Conservation Plans are just some of the tasks for USFWS (Smallwood, et al,)....   [tags: Conservation Biology Wildlife Essays]
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Environmental Conservation - There are several problems that affect our world today : crime, war, overpopulation, . And pollution is one of the most serious problems. It is growing every year. More important, pollution, which we are creating, is destroying our sources of resources. Global warming, oil spills, air pollution,. are resulted from our litter such as exhausted from economies, broken ships. And we are suffering them : shortage of food, shortage of water. If we don?t have the suitable way to prevent pollution, the results won?t stop here....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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Green Computing - People are always looking for ways to save money. By using “Green” computer components you can save money and energy. Everyone having a computer powered on days at a time can use up a lot of energy, which will lead to a large energy bill. There is a lot of different ways to adapt your computer to be more energy efficient. Using more energy efficient computer components and changing settings in your operating system will save you big. By purchasing more energy efficient components such as processors, hard drives and computer monitors you can make your computer consume less power thus saving energy....   [tags: Conservation]
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Green Architecture - Green Architecture is a method to reduce the impact on our environment by using natural resources like energy, water, and the materials that are used in the structure recycled materials or the fixtures used in the home with energy saving features, as well as making a healthier environment. With high-efficiency windows and high value insulation in the walls and floors you’re your energy would take less too cool or heat up that area. Written by BOB BOB BOB May 2010 “The history of a green building goes back further than the 70’s in the middle of the industrial revolution that Henri Becquerel first witnessed the transformation of solar energy into electrical energy....   [tags: Conservation] 1461 words
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Project E-Waste - Daily consumers are confronted with advertising campaigns trying to lure their slightly used electronic devices into retirement by being swayed into upgrading to the most recent model. A 2007 study conduct in the United States revealed “500 million used cell phones that are stockpiled in closets and drawers will eventually end up in landfills as electronic waste (E-Waste).” As E-Waste continues to spread across the globe it is growing faster than leaves can grow on trees and it is posing a threat to human health and the environment (E-Cycle).” Consumers recycling cell phones to reuse materials is environmentally and socially beneficial in reducing E-Waste....   [tags: Conservation]
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Salmon Recovery - The salmon fishing industry has exploited the fish for centuries. Records of the White and Barents Seas, Northern Russia, salmon catch from the 17th Century through the 20th Century show increased exploitation and the inevitable decline of biomass (Lajus et al., 2007). In Podporozh’e weir 387 salmon were caught annually at the end of the 17th Century while 1947 fish were caught annually in the beginning of the 20th Century. Similar catch was recorded in Podporozh’e district with 560 fish annually in the 17th Century and 1544 fish annually in the beginning of the 20th Century....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Forest Restoration - Many people do not understand the definition of restoration. Restoration of the forest is returning it to its most natural state. However, the forest is not a single use area; it houses some of the most important recourses on Earth. Furthermore, it generates revenue for more than one industry in the United States economy. There are two types of restoration, active and passive but, the focus of this paper is to describe some of the most common active restoration techniques and how it positively influences the environment and economy There are many ways and techniques of restoration some using heavy machinery and some using no equipment at all....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Hybrid Cars - When gas prices started to rise, along with the concern about the long-term availability of fossil fuels, interest in hybrid cars increased quickly. They have significantly higher fuel efficiency compared to their standard gasoline counterparts, and make more effective use of the energy produced by the engine. In the early 2000’s several celebrities started driving hybrids, which also helped make them fashionable to own in addition to practical. Now most car manufacturers have one or more hybrid options, including cars and SUVs....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Global Warming - “Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming.” (Al Gore). So, what exactly is global warming. Has it happened before. If so, what were the effects. Specifically, how will it affect the human population. Are humans causing it....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Greener Future - In an age where each new day is another countdown toward global warming, recycling may be our last hope. Since the beginning of mankind, we as consumers have always relied on the earth for its natural resources as we do in our non-biodegradable products now. The essential route for our natural resources must be composted back into the earth’s soil as a source of nutrient as it did for us in our bodies. As for the non-biodegradable products, their creation is for our convenience and that reason alone....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Recycling Techniques - Throughout the world, there are many people passionate about recycling and saving the environment. While the need to increase recycling, it caused an eruption to preserve and protect their natural resources. This cause has become one of the single most important movements of this century. The true meaning of recycling is to process the used or unwanted waste products that our society produces and turn them into renewable and reusable products. The process of recycling reduces the overall cost of manufacturing new products from raw materials and it also lowers the use of energy....   [tags: Conservation]
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Quality Deer Management - Quality Deer Management There is no other big-game animal in North America like the white-tailed deer. The whitetails habitat is so widespread that it covers just about all of North America and parts of Central America. The white-tailed deer is the most commonly hunted big game animal ever. Before the settlers arrived, an estimated 30 million whitetails inhabited what is now the United States and Canada. But as settlers pursued them for food and market hunters slaughtered them with snares, traps, and set guns, the deer population underwent a disastrous decline....   [tags: Hunting Wildlife Conservation]
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The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio - The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio In the 19th century the Pacific Gray Whale was nearly hunted to extinction when their products were in high demand. At the turn of the century, there existed only a few thousand of these precious whales. Soon after, the whales were placed onto the endangered species list where they were under the heavy protection of numerous national laws and international treaties. In 1993 the number of Gray Whales climbed to a miraculous 21,000 and by the end of 1994 the Pacific Gray Whale became the first mammal to be removed from the endangered species list....   [tags: Pacific Gray Whale Conservation Essays]
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Effective Listening Strategies - Most all human beings utilize some form of effective listening strategy throughout every conversation they are faced with. On the one hand it is accurate to say that all humans attain knowledge by employing effective listening strategies; however, not everyone gains information from the same strategies. No matter what culture one comes from, in order to attain information from conversations, one must seek and apply fundamentals from a list of effective listening strategies. One of the most common lists of listening strategies happens to be focused towards business listeners....   [tags: Communications]
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The Vulnerability of Islands to Animal Extinction - Presently, the rate of species extinction is occurring several thousand times faster than has been observed over geologic time. (Purvis, E., & Mace, 2000) Though they represent a minority of all species, island species make up 75% of animal extinctions since the 16 000's. Because of traits inherent to islands, including isolation and small geographic range (Purvis, E., & Mace, 2000), islands are more susceptible to extinction than the continents. This results in a disproportionate ratio of island to continental extinctions....   [tags: Zoology, Conservation]
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The David Dunlap Lands Must Be Preserved - In 1935 the lands of Richmond Hill became home to the world’s second largest telescope. Jessie Donald Dunlap funded the David Dunlap observatory, DDO, in the memory of her husband Alexander Dunlap. These 189 acres of land were given as a gift to the University of Toronto. For years it has been a helping hand leading towards solar and lunar discoveries. July 2008, The University sold this to a company called Metrus. The DDO has been apart of the community for 76 years and without a doubt should be protected as a part their heritage and environment to be enjoyed by current and future generations....   [tags: Canada Conservation] 959 words
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Hardships Facing the Gray Wolf Population - An eerie howl fills the air; it bellows over the darkened valley floor. A majestic show of fur and fang dance behind a herd of deer leaping through blanketed snow. Within a second, gunshots echo; and a fallen beauty lays unmoving, painting the snow beneath a deep red. In the past, with little understanding and an abundance of anger, humans in North America have caused much change to the gray wolf’s life. Alterations in habitat, behavior, diet, and human measures for control have created a multitude of hardships for the gray wolf population....   [tags: Animal Conservation] 635 words
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Stop The Destruction of the Rainforest - The Destruction of the Rainforest should be prohibited The destruction of the Rain Forest should be prohibited. Planet Earth is accelerating at an alarming rate; moving towards its own self-destruction. What we learned in high school taught us the importance of converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. Without this conversion process, life as we know it today could possibly cease to exist. The rainforest provides much needed oxygen for the planet. Numerous rainforests exist around the globe....   [tags: Ecology/Conservation] 1538 words
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Endangered Species: What is Killing them? - Wooly mammoth. Atlantic gray whale. Large sloth lemur. Dodo bird. Silver trout. Baiji white dolphin. Saber-toothed tiger. These are just a few of the many extinct species. All extinct species go through a process that leads them to extinction. Endangered species are on the brink of extinction caused by natural causes and humanity. The numbers of these species have increased yearly due to different reasons, and it is because of these reasons they become endangered. Endangered species are plants or animals expected to die off within a few years....   [tags: Zoology, Conservation]
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Drilling Alaska: America Needs to Adopt Conservation Practices! - Drilling Alaska I recently read an article in Scientific American (May 2001) titled “the arctic oil & wildlife refuge.” The article addresses the issue of whether or not science has the ability to clarify the potential economic benefits and the ecological risks of drilling into the nation’s last great coastal wilderness preserve. What I began to wonder after reading the article is, if we humans should continue our scientific and technological petroleum endeavors even though we are causing irreversible harm to our earth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Environment Essays]
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History of the Bison - ... A great place for it to feed and grow helps the bison grow to be one of the largest and strongest mammals in Europe. They moved all over the place and even to Russia. The European bison mostly stayed in the forest areas of Europe. They were mostly in the north-central area of Europe. I think Bison are very tough animal that they actually survived the icy period of earth which is why they were able to go to Russia. Europe does have many forests and plains which made it ideal for bison to be and grow strong....   [tags: conservation of species]
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The Dialogue of Computer-Mediated Speech - ... Line (142) of Bones has Phineas using Spanish during his conversation with his brother. No attention is drawn to it, rather he is just using Spanish for the one utterance. It’s spelt, of course, in Spanish. Phineas and Ferb are both proficient enough in Spanish that it can be treated as a normal part of dialogue. As in normal conversation, reported speech can take different forms in text messaging. Line (2) of Spock has Chuck indirectly reporting the topic of Harry’s speech, for example. Be+like is common enough in text messaging too; line (125) of Bones has Ferb quoting Vanessa through a be+like format....   [tags: Texting, Cell Phones, Technology, Communication]
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Farmland Preservation - Farmland Preservation Farmland Preservation is something that every person in New Jersey should be aware of. Our Garden State is quickly becoming too populated to hold such a title anymore. As more and more farms disappear, we are losing the precious land and culture, which initially made so many people decide to make New Jersey home. Everyone seems to want to move to the country and away from the city, but soon New Jersey may no longer have the attractive countryside landscape it was once so well known for....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Conservation Essays]
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Cognitive Understanding and Humor - ... The subjects answered a set of four questions under four different scenarios to determine if both genders are likely to start a conversation with humor, or if they respond well to the humor given by their partner. They were also asked after each if they would be willing to start or continue a current relationship given those scenarios. Study 2 had 92 female subjects and 51 male subjects who were sent to a fake dating website. They were given four profiles; two of attractive photos and 2 rated as unattractive....   [tags: relationship study] 626 words
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A "Net" Loss - Net Loss Many people believe that shark nets protect swimmers by blocking sharks from entering the swimming area. However, these nets are not designed to act as a barricade, but as fishing net to catch and kill the sharks, among other species. Shark nets should not be used for protecting swimmers from shark attacks. They protect swimmers, not by deterring or blocking sharks from entering the area, but by killing them and reducing the area’s shark population. Therefore, there are fewer attacks on humans, but at a high cost to the already struggling shark population....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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Grice’s Theory of Implicature - Grice’s theory of implicature centers on what he has named the “Cooperative Principle,” and how it relates directly to conversational implications that occur in our daily speech. In the implicature section of his essay “Logic and Conversation,” Grice explains that there are common goals of conversation that we try to achieve within our discussions. For example, some of these common goals are that there is a shared aim of the conversation, each person’s contributions to the conversation should be dependent upon each other, and the conversation continues until it is mutually agreed that it is over....   [tags: Cooperative Principle] 2035 words
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What´s an Emoticon? - ... It almost serves a form of inclusion among the two: they’re in on the joke. Its use in line (10) as an independent utterance combines the both: it is both a response to Chuck’s statement and signifies that she’s in on it too. A more explicit declaration of the utterance’s statement can also be used. Line (19) of Spock has Sarah stating, in parentheses, that her prior statement was “dripping with sarcasm.” She says this to ensure that Chuck understands that she is not complimenting Harry, even in the potentially condescending way her “aw, how nice” in (18) would suggest....   [tags: texting, mediated communication] 1118 words
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Freshwater Mussels - Freshwater Mussels Mussels are a species of marine life that inhabits many of the bodies of water in the United States. They serve as an important aspect of the ecological system of the water in which they occupy. However, the number of mussels have been declining such that many are now considered as endangered species. There are a few reasons for the decline in population, including domination by a single species of mussels called the zebra mussel. Conservation has begun on mussels because of their strong environmental influence....   [tags: Marine Life Mollusks Conservation Essays]
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Wildlife Corridors - Wildlife Corridors With the continuously accelerating rate in the loss of wildlife habitat, there is a concern which greets the upcoming century. The problem with the presently remaining "untouched" wilderness is that large whole pieces of wild habitat end up manipulated to suit the needs of human populations. Often times mismanagement of land, besides the mere intrusion into a delicate habitat, exerts stress upon it’s state of equilibrium; so much so that certain species within an area become at risk for extinction....   [tags: Wildlife Habitats Conservation Biology Essays]
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Studying and Treating the Communicative Dyad - Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects not only the communication of the individual but also the communication of the people who interact with the individual on a regular basis. Language intervention, therefore, should include a component of training and educating the caregivers as well as the person with aphasia (Purdy & Hindenlang, 2005). In recent years, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have begun to take more of a social context approach to aphasia intervention, making it more functional for the client and including the caregivers through training (Turner & Whitworth, 2006)....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Infiltration and Withdrawal in A Doll’s House - ... NORA. [putting on her cloak]. I cannot spend the night in a strange man’s room. (Doll act III) Nora completely removes her emotional bond to Torvald by simply putting on her cloak. The implementation of the cloak acts as a symbol of Nora’s final separation of emotions from Torvald. The cloak also acts as a shield for Nora’s emotions. Her emotional withdrawal causes her desire to leave Torvald and her life behind. When Ibsen unveils Nora’s intentions, clothing appears more frequently in the scenes....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Literary Analysis, Norway]
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Oceanography - If you have ever lived in proximity to coastal areas you may have seen coastline erosion first hand. The beaches you frequent during the summer may seem to be getting smaller and smaller every year. Why does your favorite beach seem to be disappearing. Coastal erosion is to blame. The waves, wind, tides and currents all play a part in the mechanism that is coastal erosion. When water and wind batter the shoreline sediments are carried out to sea and deposited on the sea floor or at other points along the coastline....   [tags: Conservation]
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Plastics - I want to say one word to you. Yes sir. Are you listening . Yes sir, I am. PLASTICS . - The Graduate (1967) 1. Definition of Plastics Plastics can be defined as used materials which are primarily based on two materials, polymers and prepolymers (Elias, 1993). However, the previously mentioned definition suffers from a serious weakness as it does not explain the basic method of how plastics are made. A better definition of plastics is that they are “synthetic materials composed of a series or chain of molecules which, when heat or pressure is applied, can be formed into desired shapes” (Lincoln et al....   [tags: Conservation ] 2461 words
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The Impact of the Oil and Gas Industry on the World - The production of oil is a multi-billion dollar industry that affects the world on many different levels including environmental and economic, and these affects could be considered either positive or negative. Although there are many products of oil that people rely on every day, oil drilling has long been a controversial topic. Oil spills that endanger wild life and create pollution, and wars fought over lands that contain oil have been just a few of the damaging concerns that become heavily debated when the subject of oil is tackled....   [tags: Conservation, Environment, fossil fuels]
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Importance of Communication in the Design Community - Some basic communication skills, can be broken into two categories; verbal and non verbal. Within a professional realm, whether talking/listening to a boss, coworker or client, there are appropriate speaking tones and pitch, informal conversation, formal conversation and formal presentation. When speaking to others, not only the spoken words formulate their evaluation and interpretation of what was just said, but also how the words were pronounced, the rhythm, emphasis, tone and pitch. Before any conversation, presentation, or phone call conversation arrange your thoughts and structure your conversation, this will keep you on the right path and not forget important points....   [tags: Communication]
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All Countries Must Work Together to Conserve Water - Water is vital for almost everything from washing our valuable and pricey car to maintaining the shape of eyes as aqueous and vitreous humors yet water is depleting at a very alarming rate. However, what if we all give it just a lukewarm response. So, our country has to act as soon as possible without delaying it. As the old saying goes, ‘procrastination is the thief of time”. Luckily, some other countries have already begun to practice their own ways to conserve water which is essential for all human beings....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive, Conservation] 562 words
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Hang Up and Drive - The study was meant to see if both older and younger adults driving performance was affected by talking and holding a conversation on a cell phone. It explored to see how older adults are penalized by the real world dual-task activity, which would be them holding a conversation on a cell phone while driving. They said that the younger adults were more likely to miss traffic signals, signs, and other cars, and have a slower response time when they do see the other cars while using and holding a conversation on a cell phone....   [tags: Public Safety]
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Effects of the Lack of Water - The lack of water has many effects on this planet. Even though lack of water intends on becoming a large problem everywhere, it resides mainly in Africa and to narrow this even more, it resides specifically in Sudan. The lack of water, an extremely serious issue, can make an immense impact if we fix it. Nearly 1.1 billion people don’t have access to clean water. If we provide these people with clean water, we can drop infant mortality by 50% (“Water Crisis”). This shows how important it seems for us to fix this monumental problem....   [tags: water, environment, conservation] 463 words
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Techniques Used by Law Enforcement Officers to Catch Criminals - ... There were also many references to dealing with her mother being at home or calling her repeatedly on the telephone. Lastly, the officer actually communicated with predator on the phone to try to convince him that he was indeed talking to a young girl. During the course of the conversation, the officer is very passive, allowing jazzeman04 to lead the direction of their topics. Throughout the dialogue with the predator, the officer remains neutral by simply answering the questions asked. Never once did the officer attempt to bait jazzeman04 into offering a sexual act, asking to see pornographic images, or to come have sex with them....   [tags: investigation protocols, undercover officers] 565 words
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The Future of Space Travel - An Astronomy Conversation: The Future of Space Travel An Astronomy topic that has always been intriguing is space travel. The ability to rocket into space, look down on Earth, and “…explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before” (IMDB) is an adventure that people dream of experiencing. On July 20, 1969, an estimated six million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the Moon (Nixon Library). Presently, people are paying Virgin Galactic $250,000 to reserve a seat on a spaceship that is expected to tour suborbital space in the near future (Virgin Galactic)....   [tags: armstrong, moon, mars, food, fuel]
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Different Types of Interviews - There are many kinds of talk in social life, for instance, everyday conversation, job interview, journalistic interview, official interview by police, medical interview and research interview. This essay will investigate the difference between social research interviews and everyday conversation. In social research interviews, researchers utilize various methodologies which suit each research theme and situation. Thus, this essay will explore research interviews, which are varied widely, in order to elucidate what factors might distinguish academic interview from ordinary conversation....   [tags: social life, job, journalistic, official]
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Grammar of Spoken and Written English - Question (i) 1.0 Introduction: With technology, spoken language has become one of the major interests among linguists. Previously, written discourse was the main concern as it was easy to access any data whereas spoken language needed to go through various levels such as recording and transcribing in order to be able to obtain authentic data. Though it may sound easy, sometimes restrictions such as a low quality voice recorder was used or difficulty in transcribing slang would make it difficult for a linguist to go into detail of the spoken discourse....   [tags: Spoken English Grammar]
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Water Recycling, Desalination, and OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) - There are many technological solutions that could potentially help to alleviate the current water shortage on Oahu. For the purpose of this paper, our group has chosen to discuss what we believe to be the top three most feasible technological solutions. In order of current usability they are; 1. Water recycling 2. Desalination 3. OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) Water Recycling Water recycling here on Oahu is an important part of ensuring a sustainable water supply for future generations....   [tags: Water Conservation] 2044 words
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