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    Hydraulic Fracking Report

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    Yet, out of 30,000 wastewater disposal wells only a small fraction appear to be problematic (Ellsworth 2013). This could be due to the amount of water (volume) injected into the wells at the time or whether the pressure is directly communicated into basement faults (Ellsworth 2013). Injection induced earthquakes are clearly a reason for concern as they present a seismic hazard. Industrial activity has for a long period of time been a known cause for earthquakes, impoundment of reservoirs,…

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    Agriculture and Water Ashman & Puri (2002) state that water is vital, not only for humans as drinking water but also to plants and animals. Water delivers vital nutrients to plants and is the foundation of our ecosystem (Ashman & Puri, 2002). Furthermore, Feehan (2003) also states that water is vital as water present in our soils, streams and rivers and follow the lie of the land. According to Feehan (2003) a typical farm is a water catchment and the activity of the farmer will affect water…

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    luxury of going home to running water and we tend to take that for granted. If the average American knew that less than 50 percent of households in Haiti have access to safe water, they would count that blessing each day. However, water is just a fraction of what the typical human body needs in order to be healthy. We must consume proteins, sugars, grains, and many other things that Haitians cannot afford. Starvation in Haiti is due to slow agriculture, contaminated water, and high unemployment…

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    The idea that the production of certain foods or fibres in Australia needs to be more sustainable is a very simple concept that can be accomplished. This goal can be accomplished by using sustainable practices and raising the importance of the environment whilst producing the food or fibre. Grape production for example is quite a sustainable practice as the farming of grapes themselves don’t have a negative impact on the environment. The grapes however are very sensitive compared to other fruits…

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    his thesis/emphasis? What are the specific examples he uses in order to prove his point regarding the Great Plains region. (How bad the plains are) Webb describes the plains as a treeless land, insufficient rainfall, which leads to the scarcity of water, and a sub-humid climate. As in the Western part of the United States, the plains contains plain animals, different vegetation, and also drastic weather in some cases. Some of the animals native to the West are the Buffalo, (which was a good…

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    Chapter Nine: Unwholesome Waters The Deepwater Horizon spilled over four million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. These oil companies learned they are far from being prepared for accidents such as this. Even though, this killed copious amounts of marine life, boats and other water vessels powered by fossil fuels kill more marine life each year with the chemical they leave in the water. Why not stop using oil? Money would be the deciding factor. Organic pollution ingested by the bottom…

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    Marine Overfishing

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    No Ocean Left Behind The world’s oceans have suffered a lot at the hands of humans. The human race has done nothing but damage the already tenuous oceans to the extent of scarcity among the resources that is provided by the oceans. “Water is a finite source” (DiCaprio 193) and humans are stripping every ounce of it from marine life and its habitats. The marine environment is on the verge of extinction and action needs to happen. The population needs to come together to find a solution towards…

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    Introduction and Background Organisations’ management strategies and practices affecting environmental, ethical, social and global aspects have evolved significantly and the responsibilities of an organisation to society are those that arise in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). CSR can be defined as “the responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behaviour (ACCSR, 2016).…

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    Indium

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    Consequently, the demand comes with a high price averaging $600-800/kg. With rapid technical advances for phones, laptops, television, digital cameras and monitors, the supply becomes limited, in this case it is called a ‘technical scarcity.’ The main reason is because it is a dependent by-product of base-metals (Zinc). In other words, Indium is the middle man; in order to become profitable, it requires access of another source. In addition, the extraction process requires investments…

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    The Marine Iguana

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    Garbage reduction along with toxins deplete the oxygen content of the water consequently making it impractical for many life figure including larger species like dolphins, shark, seals and penguins to survive. Human manipulation is another issue when it involves aquatic conservation. We account for major fishery consumption, ultimately, altering the biodiversity of these areas. In reference to the Marine Iguana, they are adapted to warmer weather; however, climate changes, as a result of human…

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