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    Environmental Stewardship refers to “The responsible use and protection of the natural environment through sustainable practices.” With the new triumphs of technology, the world is in a more perilous predicament than ever before: air pollution, species ' extinction, and global warming are just the tips of the iceberg. Many religious and social movements attempt to counteract our irresponsible intrusion into nature, and remind us all that, we should not act as plunderers, but protectors of this…

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    I am Poppy de Plant, the last hope of my country. I am the last one alive of my family and the only botanist left in Columbia. Population has greatly decreased in Columbia, ever since our enemy, Venezuela has release a load of wild lions, jaguars, leopards and tigers into our land. The president, one of the few survivors, has given me a vital assignment. He told me, "You are our last chance. We need a plant that can save the people who have been bitten, by allowing the body to be numbed so we…

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    Palm Oil Benefits

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    production comes from species of palms introduced from West Africa and South America. These are not native to these areas and as such have a dramatic effect on the native flora and fauna. Unfortunately, in the process of growing palm oil, tropical rainforests are being decimated and wildlife that has lived in these forests is being driven out. The practise followed to reduce this impact: There is a scheme for…

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    Over the last two years, I have become interested in topics relating to animals and the environment, specifically, factory farming. I had a friend who graduated and, after moving off to college, made the transition to veganism. Having been highly influenced by my parents and religions opinions on diet, I had always disregarded vegetarianism and veganism for being ridiculous. However, seeing my friend make such an extreme conversion sparked my interest. I began to do research on factory farming.…

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    Jordan Johnson Mrs. Laird Composition 1 24 February 2015 Extraterrestrial Life The Extraterrestrial, beings that are said to be from another world. The galaxy that humanity lives in is said to be endless, with the vastness of space so grand that no man shall ever reach its end. What inhabits this vastness of space, humanity. However, there has been a long mention of life beside humanity. Space has a vast history filled with fact and fiction. The thought of beings beside humanity seems like…

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    endangered species, so the best effort will be to save as many as possible. It is not wise to just focus all the efforts on the pandas alone. There are other areas that we should focus our conservation efforts on like the biodiversity hotspots (i.e. Amazon rainforests). We should protect the habitat so as to preserve as many lifeforms we possibly can, using hard science to make educated decisions on which species required more of our attention and…

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    Lacto Ovovegetarian Essay

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    grow crops to feed them. According to William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, forest destruction in Brazil between 1995 to 2000 was the “equivalent to seven football fields a minute.” This is a shocking statistic as the Amazon Rainforest is one of the planets most important carbon dioxide sinks. The environment is impacted by livestock based food production, in a profound and pervasive way. Researchers from Bard College, the Weizmann Institute of Science and Yale…

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    Yanomami Essay

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    The Yanomami live in the tropical rain forest of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil in the Amazon River region. They are believed to have migrated from Asia across the Bering Straits, which thousands of years ago was a land bridge that connected Asia to North America. They slowly made their way down North America into South America. The Yanomami are probably some of the first immigrants to South America. It is thought they arrived in South America around 12,000 years ago. They are often…

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    Introduction Thank you and good morning Madame speaker, The Federal government should have specific powers under the Australian constitution to legislate for the environment. This is necessary to achieve environmental protection whilst improving the environmental performance. The evolution of environmental laws has corresponded with refining of the collective environmental concerns and values. Previously in the past, the way the law has protected the environment was completely evident. The…

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    The Water Cycle

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    What can be said about the resources of the earth? Is there a finite amount or are they limitless? How has humankind affected the earth over the last 200,000 years? Well, the resources of the earth are renewable in many cases, but they need time to replenish. The problem is that humans have damaged these processes of renewal by damaging the environment, and by consuming too many resources, in too short a time. This has led to irreversible damage in most cases, which not only threatens the…

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