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Impressive Visit to Nebraska Humane Society - ... The stray cattery can house up to 140 cats. Both the dogs awaiting adoption and the stray dogs are kept in individual 14 foot kennel runs, double kennels are provided for situations such as litters. The facility also provides nine private rooms for individuals and the animals to interact and become familiar with each other, before the adoption process (Nebraska Humane Society, 2014). In 2012, the total intake of cats and dogs at the NHS was 17,764 animals; of this 9,537 were successfully adopted out to loving families, 5,222 were euthanized mainly due to untreatable health problems, and over 3000 were lost pets who were successfully returned to their owner/guardians....   [tags: animals, adoption, obedience]
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Cuture Comparison: Indian and Chinese Cultures - There are several different cultures and traditions in the world. While some vary widely, others can be quite similar. The comparison between two cultures can be very eye-opening, letting you see the different lifestyles, behaviors, and customs of each. Both Indian and Chinese life, although having many differences, are surprisingly similar in some areas. At a distance they seem to be stark contrasts , but when upon examining them closer you see that they have many correlative things. Especially their family life, daily life and economy....   [tags: arranged marriage, agriculture]
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The management of deer populations - Introduction The economics of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, management is comprised of multiple facets. Deer herd health and population regulation are central to the economics of most deer management plans. The local white-tailed deer populations directly impact human welfare economics. The management of deer populations heavily affects agriculture, forestry, landscaping, and natural vegetation. Recreational services are another economic source realized from the management of white-tailed deer....   [tags: Population Control] 1646 words
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White Nose Syndrome in Bats - The population of bats in the United States is facing a serious threat of extinction due to the outbreak of a deadly fungus called Deomyces destructans. The fungus is nicknamed White-Nose Syndrome, after the white fungus that typically appears on the infected bats noses and wings. Other signs and symptoms of White Nose Syndrome are white fungus on the ears and tail as well, bats flying during the day in the middle of winter, bats clustered near the entrance to a hibernacle or cave, and general abnormal behavior for a hibernating bat....   [tags: Ancient Greece]
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Premarin: A Prescription for Cruelty - Introduction and Background The drug Premarin, a drug used to relieve symptoms of menopause in women, is made by harvesting the urine of pregnant horses. Premarin Farms, which are called PMU farms for short, are the site where this takes place. The mares are hooked up to rig that collects their urine throughout most of their pregnancy, which leaves them practically immobile. PMU farmers collect several different equine conjugated hormones found in the pregnant mares’ urine to make Premarin, which includes drugs such as Prempro, Premphase, Premelle, and Prempac....   [tags: Premarin Farms, PMU Farms]
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Population Control: Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies - ... Without such effort, the Chinese population would be even further elevated (Riley, China’s Population). Along with the monumental aggregate of unplanned pregnancies in China, poverty and famine overwhelm the country. Nancy Riley proposed, “As cities and industries expand and as soil erosion, deforestation, and desertification become more widespread, China is losing farmland and grassland.” Deforestation not only takes away precious land from wildlife, but also food from humans. Mortality is generally higher in rural areas....   [tags: china, unplanned pregnancies, future]
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The World Needs Population Control - Today there are more than seven billion people living on Earth (Kuo 23). One billion of these people are on the verge of starvation, and even more have absolutely no access to sanitized water (Kuo 23-24). Some say that this is due to overpopulation. Having more people on earth proves the need for more food, water, housing, medication, and other necessities (Kuo 24). Though most people who read this paper will not encounter these problems, they happen all over the world (Cover 444). The world population has almost doubled since 1965 and is currently growing at a rate of more than 80 million people every year (Ehrlich and Ehrlich 557)....   [tags: ecology, growth limits, China]
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Opium and the Industrial Revolution - ... Opium was introduced to the public for it’s medicinal benefits. Great Britain was a region where issues such as overpopulation, air pollution, contaminated drinking water, and deforestation were present. Conditions that opium treated included boredom, anxiety, squalling babies in close quarters, chronic fatigue and pain, diarrheal diseases, insomnia, ubiquitous, and several other deadly afflictions as a result of overpopulation (David T. Courtwtight, 32). Not only was opium helpful but also affordable, a result of Britain’s mass production of the drug to trade with China for tea during the Opium Wars....   [tags: British working class, history]
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Quality of Life on Earth - ... To them, fresh water, forests, fish, minerals and fossil fuels are resources that they own and control. Thus, they are using natural resources at a rate that will drain the planet in near future and making our planet inhospitable to everyone, the poorest people are especially affected by the over-consumption of natural resources because over-consumption causes poverty. Another factor that causes poverty is overpopulation. Overpopulation means the situation of having large numbers of people sharing too few resources and too little space....   [tags: climate, water, fish, forests, land] 615 words
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Speluncean Case: Is Abortion Correct? - ... regrettably, in those couple of cases where the risk falls short, humanity should exact capital penalty not because it has "promised" to do so or because vengeance is essential, but rather—and only—to double-check the threat's credibility to future promise murderers. We have chronicled demonstrations where, regardless of the statute, the punishment is not exacted. In time of war. when there have been critical shortages of military staff, a convicted murderer will not be performed but will be sent into the front lines....   [tags: human, murder, survival, death, life] 1157 words
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Taking a Look at Poaching - ... Their dorsal balances are cut off and their bodies tossed go into the sea. Without blades they can't swim and will pass on. The unlawfully acquired blades are utilized to make shark blade soup, a delicacy in Asia. Tigers are butchered for their striped hide, elephants are executed for their ivory tusks and rhinos their substantial horn. The groups of the creatures are left to decay. This is an occurrence that happens all over the world, but few governments can deal with the problem in an orderly and efficient manner....   [tags: illegal hunting of protected animals] 780 words
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Adoption of Animals - Adoption of Animals Anyone, who visits an animal shelter, as I do, sees an extraordinary number of beautiful, affectionate, and desperate dogs and cats. The majority of animals in any particular shelter are dogs, usually adults, for whom there aren't enough adoptive homes waiting. A few may have come from responsible breeders, whose owners do not realize that the breeder will take them back,many are those who are lost, and/or from owners who simply got tired of them. Some are pet shop puppies from a puppy mill that did not meet the owner's expectations due to health, temperament, or other reasons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Immigration Reform's Domino Effect - The actions made in today’s societies across the country not only affect those situations immediately at hand, but also those for generations to come. This paper will be delving into immigration reform in Arizona, and more specifically the negative effects that the border surge has had on the socio-economic status of the Grand Canyon state. The motivation for choosing this topic comes from the time spent personally living in Arizona for 12 years and seeing it as one of the most dynamic states having to solve problems for a multitude of issues that arouse within it....   [tags: Society, Countries, Arizona, Immigration]
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The China's One-Child Policy - China is one of the most populated countries in the world, it is home to 1.3 billion people, it is no wonder that china is also one of the most polluted countries as well; China faces problems of starvation and pollution as a result of their large population, these problems are driving the quality of life lower and lower for the Chinese, and have been doing so for centuries. China’s large population along with it’s consequences was the main cause in the implement of the famous One-child policy. Before the population was as large as it is today and long before China introduced the one child policy, Mao Zadong, who was a Chinese ruler, encouraged citizens to have big families, his theory was t...   [tags: starvation, pollution, population]
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China's One Child Policy - ... If they are allowed to have a second child they must first wait three to four years their first birth. However, the exception does not apply in some ethnic groups (Rosenberg n.p.) The one child policy applies to every person in China except some of the Government officials (one-child policy n. p). Wealthy people can get away with not having to pay fines when they break the policy because they have the money to pay the fines or they choose to go overseas to have another child (Grant 1). Multiple births also don’t apply to the one child policy....   [tags: population control] 779 words
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Should People Eat Horses? - There are three cases of toxoplasmosis, parasites that can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. The first patient died of a primary infection, while the other two were pregnant at the time, one who was closer to delivery, was able to have her baby, while the other was forced to terminate her pregnancy and still experienced further complications. All three patients were encouraged to eat raw horsemeat to promote good health. If one wishes to eat horse meat safely, it is recommended to heat to an internal temperature of about 150 degrees fahrenheit, combined with deep freezing for three days prior to cooking....   [tags: toxoplasmosis, horse slaughter] 704 words
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Causes of Over Population - Over population has become a huge problem in the world today. There has been a decline in the death rate and a rise in the birth rate. This is because of all the accomplishments the world has made technologically. Nowadays were able to stop a disease before it affects you. Which lowers the possible chance of some sort of illness challenging the population. There are more medications for all sorts of illnesses, which is allowing people to live longer. Each year the world becomes stronger and stronger against diseases....   [tags: lifetime expectancy, advance, technology] 1503 words
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Developed and Developing Countries - ... In the 2000’s, small steps were made for a more democratic government. But the biggest changes were that multinational businesses from the western world were coming into China for cheap labor costs. And now several western nations are in great debt to China, particularly the United States, which is currently 2.5 trillion dollars in debt to China. The Chinese are also rapidly building up their military. Their young people are taught to see investment opportunities and growth potential in every area of the world, including Mongolia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Africa, whereas the majority of Americans think of these places as poverty-stricken, uneducated countries and regions....   [tags: world war II, poverty, growth] 1633 words
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The Illegal Immigration Crisis - Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.” Timothy Murphy Illegal immigration has always been a grave issue that affects everyone in the world. Immigration is people from other countries that enter another country without any papers or visa, illegal citizens. Immigration has always been a huge debate between government and society, they are not welcomed properly and threaten in a good way, in fact they are the ones that have to face real danger and discrimination....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays] 2552 words
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The Different Experience of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States - The Different Experience of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States Some people are inclined to view the Puerto Rican experience as a historical repetition of earlier migrations to the United States. However, the migration experience of Puerto Ricans to the United States is more complex, as well as one of a kind. Similarities do exist between the migration of Puerto Ricans and that of other groups, however, no other ethnic group has shared the tribulations of the Puerto Rican population....   [tags: History Historical Puerto Rico Essays] 1840 words
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It’s Time to Face the Problems Caused by Our Ancestors - It’s Time to Face the Problems Caused by Our Ancestors The past two hundred years have witnessed a massive rise in both industrial and population growth. As a result we as a race have begun overusing and destroying our resources on a level never before seen in the history of humanity. OK. So what. Many would argue that we as a species need to expand; we have the right to control and use our environment to the extent that it will allow us. Humans can, should, and are affecting the world around them on a level never before seen or recorded by society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1228 words
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The History of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States - The History of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States Immigration to the United States has been occurring for centuries now. For years people from all different parts of the globe have dreamed of living in the United States, which is known to many foreigners as the land of opportunity. There are so many ethnic groups that exist in the United States that it has become known as the melting pot of the world. The Puerto Rican's migration to the United States was not an easy process. The Puerto Ricans faced discrimination in many walks of life in the USA....   [tags: Historical Hispanic Immigration Essays] 1543 words
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Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America - Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America          It is steadily becoming harder to breathe these days. Every major city in the world is experiencing the ill effects of air pollution. The level of toxic air pollutants, known as toxics, has been on the rise globally, though not nationally, since the Clean Air Act of 1990, according to Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards [OAQPS], an office within the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. However, though more regions -- i.e., cities, metropolitan areas, rural areas, etc....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution - The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution The genome project was successfully completed in June 2001. As a result, many controversies have arisen regarding the ethics of altering a person's genetic makeup. These arguments will most certainly continue for generations to come. However, the real problem will involve how evolution itself will be dramatically altered if genetic manipulation is allowed. If every human being alters his genes to make offspring free of diseases and variations, then eventually the human population will be void of variation....   [tags: Genetics Darwin Science Essays]
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The Benefits of Immigration in the United States - The Benefits of Immigration in the United States      America is known famously throughout the world with the nickname 'The melting pot.' The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Immigrants give America the chance to know the culture of many countries. They bring in their culture, religion, economic benefits, and ideology to America. I believe that the United States should allow legal immigrants from all over the world because they bring many benefits to it....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
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Should Rich Nations Help Poor Nations? - Should Rich Nations Help Poor Nations.      Imagine living in a community where every minute of everyday you were hungry, underclothed, and at risk for death because you are poor. Now imagine waking up and your biggest problem was which sweater to wear with which jeans. Both are scenarios that occur on a daily basis in our countries, some more extreme than others are. With that in mind a question of whether or not rich nations have an obligation to help those nations if need arises. Professor of philosophy Peter Singer and biologist Garrett Hardin both have very different opinions on this matter and the following paper will focus on their arguments....   [tags: Poverty Help countries Essays] 1908 words
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Abortion: Women Should have a Choice - The issue of abortion is a controversial one; there are arguments on both sides of the debate. In 1973 the national case of Roe v. Wade, sparked political decisions that created a national right to abortion. Further, "Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are not `persons' nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as `born children'" (Baird, Rosenbaum, 2001). However, Roe v. Wade did not end the debate, nor, did it stop both sides for continuing the fight for their individual beliefs....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1317 words
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Reflection and Enemies of Promise - In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies] 1221 words
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Industrialization, Economics, and the Environment - Industrialization, Economics, and the Environment Human technological advancements make it possible to sustain larger and larger population by exploiting more and more natural resources. The three revolutions in human history, agricultural, industrial and green have all been answers to overpopulation. Naturally, industrialization leads to environmental degradation. The concern with Industrialization is that it is not a long term solution to human sustainability, since it operates under the premise of the tech fix, or the idea that humans will be able to invent new technologies to ensure their own survival....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Contraceptives and the Population Problem - Contraceptives and the Population Problem The question of overpopulation's impact on the environment is multi-dimensional and far beyond the scope of a single essay. The issue has to do with considering the environment a normal good while at the same time understanding the impact of industrialization on increased pollution levels. Relationships between industrialization, overpopulation, global pollution, regional pollution, resource depletion, and numerous other environmental and social concerns form a multi-dimensional series of feedback loops, all of which feed back on the original system....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Society Adapting to its Technology - Society Adapting to its Technology In an era where human progress is soaring at a dizzying rate, society must adapt its technology to solve current world issues. In a world where the Internet, cell phones and notebook computers are becoming a necessity for everyday living, we often forget about those who still suffer attempting to meet their basic needs, including clean water, food and health care. It is time for the developed world to use their technology to help those who can not help themselves....   [tags: Papers] 1211 words
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The Disadvantages of Modern Medicine - ... With modern medicine, we are now surviving through illnesses that would have once been considered part of natural selection. These extreme technological advancements have dramatically increased the population of the planet, leading to overpopulation from which many issues stem. These advancements have allowed roughly tens of millions of people to survive despite being extremely ill or destitute. For example, an article in the New York Times suggests that population growth has reached 218,000 more people every day, which adds up to 80 million a year, and those numbers continue to grow off of themselves everyday (Minois, Georges)....   [tags: life expectancy, medications]
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Environmental Apocalypse - Environmental Apocalypse The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth’s trouble are overpopulation, consumerism, and overconsumption. The earth’s population is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population increase rates the population will double within the next century....   [tags: Environment Consumerism Population Essays]
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Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration is a grave issue that affects everyone in the world. Illegal immigration is the process of an alien, or non-citizen, who has entered a country without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa (Free Online Law Dictionary). The flow of illegal immigrants is almost entirely from countries of lower socioeconomic levels to countries of higher socioeconomic levels. Basically, foreigners tend to migrate from undeveloped countries to developed countries. Many from Africa, an undeveloped continent, illegally migrate to Europe, a developed continent, in search of opportunities....   [tags: Immigration History] 2619 words
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China's Population Control - China, being a country that has all eyes on them have become one of the most prominent countries in the world recently. Development within the country has by far surpass the expectations of the people all around the world. Despite all that, China face some of the world’s biggest problems for instance overpopulation. The meaning of overpopulation is the excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration. And with that, the one-child policy was introduced to control the population of People's Republic of China (PRC) or more commonly known as China....   [tags: Ethics ] 1596 words
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Spaying and Neutering - Many people don’t spay or neuter their pets, especially cats. There are a lot of benefits and yet according to The Humane Society of the United States, six to eight million cats enter the shelters each year and while three to four million are adopted out, another three to four million are killed. “An unsprayed female cats, her mate and all of their offspring producing just 2 litters per year (the average is 3-4), with just 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total to 66,088 cats in just 6 years” (Goldstein & O’Keefe 4)....   [tags: Animal Cruelty]
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Environmental Science: Deforestation - Environmental science Deforestation One would be amazed to learn all of the things that our environment provides for our everyday life, one of those things being trees. Trees do so many amazing things for us; they allow us to live on earth by providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, provide housing for many different animal species around the world, providing heat and energy for us. They play such a big part of our daily lives that many people may not even realize it. Some little known benefits that trees provide us are that they actually increase our homes property value, we use them when we go to school, notebooks, when we eat lunch on fieldtrips, paper lunch bags, and so much more....   [tags: trees, energy, earth]
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Mount Royal Park - Mount Royal Park is a significant mark of industrialization, a necessity during industrialization and it couldn’t be built because of it. As a booming industrial metropolis in the 19th century, Montreal faced lots of problems such as pollution, overpopulation, unhealthy living conditions and harsh working environment. Under such circumstances, Mont Royal Park was needed by people, especially working classes as a multifunction public open space by remitting their intensive working stress and reliving them from highly urbanized environment....   [tags: metropolis, industrialization] 1400 words
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The Eugenics Movement - ... Both women selected Gregory Pincus to develop the contraceptive pill. Once the birth control pill was created, Pincus began collaborating with John Rock because the next step was to start human trials ("People & Events: Gregory Pincus"). The first study of the pill was conducted in 1954 (“People & Events: The Pill and the Women's Liberation Movement”). The test was successful, and showed a 100% effectiveness rate. Not a single woman who took part in the trials ovulated while taking the pill....   [tags: criminals, poverty, women, social class] 2040 words
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The people bomb on 20-20 - The film “The people bomb” was a compilation of stories and videos collected from diverse cultures and geographical locations focusing on dramatic increases in human population over short spans of time. This population explosion was having a direct, negative impact on the environment and society of the locations discussed. As a result, involved governments began taking action to alleviate the repercussions of this population expansion and to prevent its continuance. Some of these actions were received harshly by citizens under the acting governments, some were wavered and seen as ineffective for religious reasons and others were successful and becoming more so as time continues....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Quality of Health Care and Services for the Mentally Ill in Prisons - ... However, because there is such as small amount of women in prisons, the health care needs and services can be too high and the quality of those services can be poor (Teplin, Abram & McClelland, 1997). Courts have ordered prisons to offer the same about health care and services to women prisons as they do for men prisons; however, they are still very poor quality. A study was done to look at the health care and services from women prisoners with mentally ill disorders. In the study women who did have a mental illness or disorder found 47.5% were schizophrenic or manic episodes....   [tags: no treatment, no supplies] 611 words
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The Current Extinction Rate Throughout the World: We Must Act Now - Human beings are heavily reliant on nature’s biodiversity. This biodiversity, however, is threatened by accelerating extinction rates which are approaching past mass extinction levels. Human activities are largely responsible for this trend, and, while there has been some success in preserving select species, the scale of the impending extinction will necessitate the conservation of existing ecosystems if biodiversity is to be preserved. Fortunately, the relative geographical concentration of most biodiversity makes such efforts both possible and economically feasible....   [tags: Environment] 694 words
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The Downside of Technology Exposed in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - Brave New World illustrates a utopian societie; however, the utopia Brave New World attempts to create is primarily governed by technological progress. The novel shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a dystopic society. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World illustrates a utopian society; however, the utopia that Brave New World attempts to create is predominantly governed by technological progress. Throughout the novel, Aldous Huxley shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a flawed and dystopic society....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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Save a Life and Adopt from an Animal Shelter - ... Most people do not want to adopt a dog or cat from a shelter because they do not know what they are getting themselves into. Some of the most common misconceptions of why animals end up in shelters was they have been abused or they have done something wrong to end up in an animal shelter. Surprisingly this is far from the truth, most animals are surrendered because of “people reasons” such as divorces, moves, lack of time, and financial reasons are just some of the common reasons pets lost their home....   [tags: forever home, expense, humane society]
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What Effects the Death Penalty Causes to Society? - ... The effects Death Punishment causes to society is not one side answer as humans feelings are important, people have the right to have them, to express them; however, when the life of an individual is the topic, the decisions should be based in impartiality. In my point of view the fact of killing a person who killed someone close to you is a cycle of violence. The last statistics showed that one of seven death penalties were a wrongness decisions. Unfortunately, death is one punishment irretrievable, fortuitous errors are inevitable when the decisions are based on human; as humans we can have erroneous decisions resulting an innocent may be set to death....   [tags: capital punishment, sociological analysis] 567 words
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Examples of Confimation Bias About the Animal World - ... Sherman, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Behavior at Cornell University reported that about every four years, lemming populations in the wild decline greatly and numbers then increase to levels similar to those before the declines. Scientists believe that severe winter weather, diseases, and behavioral changes due to stress may help trigger these extreme die-offs, but some people believe that large groups of lemmings throw themselves from cliffs. However, lemmings do not deliberately kill themselves....   [tags: myth, lemmings, ostrich]
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Should Money Be Spent on Space Exploration? - Most people think that the costly downside to funding space exploration is a reason to avoid spending money on sciences and instead spend it on problems here on earth, but such funding for space exploration actually promotes economical as well as scientific benefits. Space exploration is an important expenditure for the high cost because of the potential for numerous benefits such as the possibility to find useful resources to cultivate, space exploration and satellites produce many thousands of jobs in our economy, and it creates and discovers newer and better technologies through research and development....   [tags: NASA, US budget and spending] 591 words
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Reasons for the Expansion of Deforestation - ... Deforestation is bringing consequences and negative effects to the world. Now that 70-80% of the world species are located in the tropical rainforest, the loss of species will be greatly affected by deforestation. ("Effects of Deforestation," n.d.).By this living creatures are losing their habitats and its leading to the extinction of species. Its been estimated that around 50 to 100 types of animals are lost each day.This brings as a consequence for medical researchers who depend on animals and plants for hunting and medicine....   [tags: agricultural activities, rainforest] 593 words
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The Increased Misinterpretations of Africa - Africa, compared to other continents, is probably the most misrepresented of them all. Little is known about Africa which results to stereotypical descriptions of the continent. Due to the lack of knowledge of Africa, research done by scholars may be illegitimate or seen as offensive to indigenous Africans. These stereotypes are often inaccurate and fallacious representations of Africa. A general stereotype of Africa is that the whole continent is represented or labeled as the dark continent who face poverty, violence and despair....   [tags: africans, continent, tribes] 585 words
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Ehrlichs Population Bomb - Ehrlich's Population Bomb "People are realizing that we cannot forever continue to multiply and subdue the earth without losing our standard of life and the natural beauty that must be part of it. these are the years of decision- the decision of men to stay the flood of man." Ehrlich here explains the one of the most pressing problems facing man in the 20th century. In Population Bomb, Ehrlich explains that pollution, shortages, and an overall deterioation of the standard of living is all due to overpopulation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1379 words
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Thomas Robert Malthus - Malthus Thomas Robert Malthus was a well-known economist as well as a clergyman. He was born on February 13th, 1766, in Surrey, England, and was the sixth of seven children. Malthus attended Cambridge in 1784 and graduated four years later with honors in mathematics. In 1789, Malthus became a deacon in the Church of England and curate of Okewood Chapel in Surrey. In 1798, he anonymously published his renowned work An Essay on the Principle of Population as it affects the Future Improvement of Society, with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr....   [tags: essays papers] 569 words
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Issues Behind Illegal Immigration - Why should illegal immigration be focused on by effort to restructure U.S. borders. Illegal immigration is an American concern. Our borders are dangerously open to aliens and the population continues to grow which can cause overpopulation in the United States. Illegal aliens weaken the national security of America. This can effectively create a cover for terrorists and criminals. Also, illegal immigrants are causing unemployment. Many citizens and illegal aliens are competing for jobs, but because the undocumented immigrants are available for tougher jobs with lower wages, the companies are hiring them causing the citizens to lose their opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Immigration, USA, ] 570 words
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