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  • Impervious Surfaces In Urban Environment

    As urban sprawl continues, paved streets and uniform rooftops expand relentlessly onward, covering the land with impervious surfaces. “Impervious surfaces are mainly constructed surfaces--rooftops, sidewalks, roads, and parking lots--covered by impenetrable materials such as asphalt, concrete, and stone” (Barnes, Morgan, and Roberge 3). Every new roofed structure, every new sidewalk, and every new road adds a new water blockade. This seal of man made material slowly covering the earth prevents water from infiltrating into the soil and replenishing supplies of ground water. Impervious surfaces also negatively effecting stream flow and overland flow (Strahler 486). We build cities in order to promote human development and economic growth,…

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  • Shakopee High School Expansion Case Study

    This passage uses a lot of numerical data to clearly point out some possible influences that may be caused by the project. (e.g. “Development of the athletic complex will disturb approximately 68.5 acres and create 8.29 acres of new impervious surface.”). There is a bullet point list in this passage, which makes the modifications of the project on existing structures more straightforward and clear to readers. 3. A) I think section 11.a.ii is a fairly effectively written passage. The passage…

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  • Why I Want To Pursue My Bachelor's Degree

    For as long as I can remember, I have had a burning desire to earn my bachelor’s degree, a goal which has been set for countless years. My future goal is to complete my bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in math and English, with the ultimate goal to teach algebra at any level between the seventh and tenth grades. My eighth grade algebra teacher helped me achieve an understanding of algebra that I never knew existed, instilling in me a desire to pass on an understanding of and an excitement…

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  • Counter Euclid's Elements

    Euclid states, “a surface is that which has length and breadth only”(22). The term surface is one that is controversial in science today. Due to theories such as string theory, the idea of infinite dimensions is a possibility in modern science. Euclid does not define surface with the possibility of numerous dimensions therefore his specific belief of a surface can be questioned. Because a reader in the modern era is able to use current science to possibly question Euclid, again the reader can…

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  • Stormwater Management Research Paper

    This is a result of stormwater management policies that focus on only removing stormwater for the protection of human health but pay little attention on ecosystem preservation. Not only is human health important but so are functioning aquatic ecosystems. To maintain both, Roy e al., offers three premises that are believed to be fundamental to achieving sustainable stormwater management. Premise 1: Sustainable urban stormwater management maintains ecological structure and function of receiving…

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  • What Is Bifenthrin Concentration Prediction?

    Applications to impervious surfaces ( walkways, driveways, concrete patios etc), from which pyrethroids most readily run off have been curtailed, and the areas to which pyrethroids can be applied when doing perimeter barrier treatments around structures have been limited (Brant et al., 2013). These regulations took effect in July…

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  • Stormwater Runoff: A Case Study

    water pollution in the Puget Sound. Contaminates like oil, pesticides, soaps, and industrial waste wash in to our local watershed where they negatively impact the local fish population and affect the supporting industry (Narayanan, 2013). Because of the unnatural rate and volume of stormwater flows it can damage wetlands and cause local flooding (Howard, 2007). The Pacific Northwest regularly receives a substantial amount of rain and snow melt. During these periods of heavy precipitation…

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  • Water Mitigation Measures Analysis

    4.0 CHENNAI FLOOD MITIGATION MEASURES The mitigation measures have to address flood avoidance, flood tolerance, and flood resistance in an integrated way. The measures that are implemented and the new measures to be developed are meant to control causative factors like uncontrolled urban sprawl, loss of natural drainage, the inadequacy of the storm water drainage system, lack of maintenance of existing systems, increase in impervious surfaces and lack of coordination between stakeholders…

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  • The Case Of Anti-Phulbari Coal Mining Movement In Bangladesh

    Landless, Land Entitlement and Collective Violent Resistance to the Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) in the Developing Country: The Case of Anti-Phulbari Coal Mining Movement in Bangladesh Abstract: My proposed research project will explore the role of landless people in forming collective violent resistance to the Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) process in the Phulbari Coal Mining project in Bangladesh, and will demonstrate the necessity to identify…

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  • Solutions To Soil Erosion

    the erosion occurs for a relatively brief period. Once the land surface is seeded to grass or covered with other vegetation, the erosion declines. Soil conservationists can help humans with all of the problems. They just choose not to. Nutrient losses are eroded soil that carries away vital plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. Typically, the eroded soil contains about three times more nutrients per unit weight than are left in the remaining soil. To offset the…

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