The Water Cycle Is One Important Aspect Of The Biosphere

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Register to read the introduction… This transportation of water and exchanged energy converts from one state to another driving the climate and weather system. This is the largest chemical flux on the planet It does not look like there is a starting point for this cycle. Water stores in lakes and the ocean, transpires into the air creating condensation, precipitation back onto the planet's surface creating runoff, running into the ground creating ground water, and eventually making its way back to lakes and the ocean. This terrestrial system is continuous supporting life on the planet.

Then, explain how various pollutants enter different phases of the water cycle as a result of business practices. When pollutants enter the water cycle, what are the immediate and long-term effects on the environment? Various pollutants entering the water cycle from business practices are: Industrial Waste- Oil spills, City sewage, Dirt, Gravel, Scrap metal, Trash, Weed grass, Solvents, Gases held in containers, Liquids held in containers, Scrap lumber, Dry cleaning fluids, Embalming fluids, Gases, and waste from manufacturing. Chemicals- Cleaning fluids, Cleaning solvents, Paints, Pharmaceuticals,
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Native American Tribal Cultures are becoming more supportive of sustainable business plans. The renewed focus on self governance and tribal self-determination support a wide range of economic tribal activities over tribal land. Energy development is one of the ways Indian tribes are building infrastructures and capabilities to achieve financial independency. Many Indian tribes have began to experiment with their official positioning to step up their economic advancement. Tribal interests in energy projects are fueled by long-term goals relating to financial security, sustainability, and sovereignty. "The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimates there is the potential for about 535 billion kWh/year of wind energy alone available on Indian lands in the contiguous 48 states. This is equivalent to 14 percent of current U.S. total annual energy generation. NREL estimates that there is also 17,600 billion kWh/year of solar energy potential on Indian lands in the lower 48 states; this amount is equivalent to 4.5 times the total U.S. electric generation in 2004. In addition, Indian Country will continue to play a growing role in transmission infrastructure throughout the nation" (MacCourt,

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