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    Riparian Zone

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    The role of riparian zones cannot be understated in relation to water quality and wildlife habitat. A riparian zone refers to stream bank system, including the stream, soils, flora, and fauna within it. Riparian buffers, specifically, are one of the most significant structures to implement along streams and rivers because of the structure’s many functions and abilities. Riparian buffer zones act as a canopy to shade and cool stream temperatures, as a filter strip to attenuate sediment, pollutant, and nutrient runoff, and as a wildlife habitat, all wrapped into one. Riparian buffers also act as corridors, connecting one forest segment to another, which aids in the movement of migratory wildlife and those with larger home ranges. To explore…

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    Ebola In The Hot Zone

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    The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is a non-fiction novel about the origin of Ebola and its effects on people and the outbreak of Ebola in a monkey house. Preston also goes into details about the symptoms of Ebola and the different strains of Ebola,which are Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, and Ebola Sudan. Preston really informs about the dangers of Ebola and what it can do to the human body and what must be done to prevent the virus from spreading around the world and causing an…

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    If I had the choice to attain an online education while living anywhere in the world I would choose to live in a blue zone www.bluzones.com/about-blue-zones. There are (5) blue zones in the world and they are: The Italian Island of Sardinia; Okinawa ,Japan; Loma Linda, California; Costa Rica's isolated peninsula; Icaria, and isolated Greek island. I choose the blue zone because civilization is supposedly less stressful, people have healthy diets, and have strong family and social ties in the…

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    that is noted for oxygen depletion is called the “dead zone”. A dead zone, also known as a hypoxia zone, is an area with little to no dissolved oxygen in the water. It is believed that these areas are depleted of oxygen because of the pollution in the runoff delivered by the mighty Mississippi River. A fair amount of this pollution comes from fertilizer runoff from Midwestern farms that leach into…

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    Riparian Zone Case Study

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    1. a) Roles of the riparian zone include filtering and buffering water through the various vegetation, acting as flood protection areas, trapping sediment and preventing erosion (though the roots of riparian plants) before they reach the water course, helping maintain local water table levels, shading by the riparian plants and keeping stream temperatures low during the summer for the fish, acting as a corridor for land mammals (e.g. bears, deer, squirrels), and overall maintaining biological…

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    Hearing Rod Sterling’s comments were extremely helpful. After watching my first episode of the Twilight Zone with my Dad a few years ago, I always wondered where the ideas for The Twilight Zone spawned. Thus, when the students asked the question, “Where do ideas come from?” I was delighted to hear Sterling’s answer. His answer was quite profound. Sterling simply answered that ideas come from “one’s experiences.” I thoroughly enjoyed how he showed that story is personal and comes from the…

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    humans have to adapt living habits to live longer. The National Geographic writer Dan Buettner did a Ted Talk on “how to live to be 100+”in this video Mr. Buettner introduces Blue Zones which are parts of the world where older people are living longer. In Burttner’s research the Blue Zone communities have eight common characteristics that help people to live to be 100 or longer. These eight characteristic are a plant- base diet, moving naturally, purpose, Spirituality, tribe with healthy habits,…

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    Hot Zone Book Report

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    The Hot Zone part 1 is about the Ebola Virus, a deadly virus that is highly contagious and kills 90% of people that contract it. There is no cure, and no vaccine for this deadly infectious virus. The only known source of the virus is Kitum Cave, on Mount Elgon in Africa, deep in the tall rain forest. The first known case is of Charles Monnet, a researcher living in Africa, he spreads it by getting on a plane and going to a hospital. There he infects a doctor named Dr. Musoke, who then gets a…

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    Tapo Volcanic Zone Essay

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    Taupo Volcanic Zone The Taupo Volcanic Zone is a highly active volcanic region situated in the central part of the North Island in New Zealand. The Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) stretches from Ohakune in the south of the Bay of Plenty to White Island in the north. It is estimated that the Earth’s crust below the Taupo Volcanic Zone may possibly be as small as 16 kilometers think and currently moves approximately 8mm per year. The TVZ is named after Lake Taupo, the caldera of the formaly largest…

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    In the Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street", the neighbors on Maple Street were out performing their everyday duties when suddenly an unknown flew across the sky above. Based on rumors, the object was supposed to be some type of foreign media from out of space. After the strange object 's appearance, weird things started happening on Maple Street: several homes were without electricity, car engines would no longer start, and several other unusual activities were observed.…

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