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  • The Book Of Yaak By Rick Bass Summary

    place, up here – the loggers and the woodland caribou, the owls and the elk. We are all hanging on up here and I hope we always will be.” Bass sees logging as a vital element in the system of his place but he can also see the forest for the trees. He knows that opening the last cores, or road-less wilderness areas, for the use of big timber companies will leave both the loggers and the wilderness in worse shape. According to Bass the Forest Service is the world’s largest road building company with more than half a million miles of logging roads with another quarter million miles planned. Those logging roads are more than the whole of our federal interstate highway system, all funded by our tax dollars (about $50,000 per mile), and utilized by international timber companies to clear-cut our wilderness. Bass isn’t against logging on a small scale, sustainable level, one where more jobs are created for local loggers and the profits generated help to sustain and preserve the local community. He concludes the book with this statement: “I believe the simplest and yet most inflammatory belief of all: that we can have wilderness and logging both in the Yaak Valley. “It would cease to be the place it is without any more logging; but it will cease to be the place it is, as well, if the wilderness is lost.” Letting the Forest Service build logging roads into the Yaak wilderness however is akin to letting “the fox into the henhouse.” Some information about how the Forest Service…

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  • Deforestation Essay: A World Without Forests Is Unimaginable

    illegal deforestation exceeds the percentage of legal deforestation. For the most part, however, it is left ignored. Not only has this led to a faster decline of the worldwide tree populations, but several other issues have arisen involving the environment around the deforested area and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. Because deforestation is legal in the US and surrounding countries, most arguments concerning this process that arise are quickly shut down. Illegal logging, another word…

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  • Deforestation Reflection Reflection

    is the global phenomenon of clearing forests that make a huge impact on the environment. The impact of the phenomenon is so huge and vastly spread that almost all aspects of our life get affected by deforestation. The responses are really relevant and significant. Their responses also show the presence of depth and breadth of knowledge on this particular issue. The second question involves the discussion on finding proper causes and their effects of deforestation. Mary thinks that there are…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Human Vices

    deforestation; these four main vices are the cause of this problem. The world’s forests are complex ecosystems that are rapidly being depleted. According to the World Wildlife Fund, forests make up thirty-one percent of the planet. The forests are responsible with providing the world’s oxygen supply, carbon removal, and consist of hundreds of endangered plants and animals. Some of the causes of deforestation are clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching, pollution, logging, and fire. Around…

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  • Tribal Communities

    enough; specific communities have been forced to take aggressive measures. The Amazon Basin and its forests are said to be in danger from ventures such as hydroelectric dams, and more specifically, illegal logging. The Ka’apor Indians, an indigenous society in Northern Brazil, have made a stand to try to stop illegal logging in their area. This community is a tribe of an estimated 2,200 people who are fighting for their forest as a militia with aggressive confrontation. As for the illegal…

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  • Identity Theft Essay

    What is identity theft? Under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITADA), identity theft is defined as the knowing transfer, possession, or usage of any name or number that identifies another person, with the intent of committing or aiding or abetting a crime. This kind of crime can generate substantial losses to consumers which include the opportunity costs of time spent disputing fraudulent claims, closing existing accounts, and opening new accounts. Still, these may be only…

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  • Nu-Chah-Nulth: Environmental Analysis

    early 21st century, the continuing discourse of colonialism and modernity have been the driving forces of corporate logging, which has threatened the natural environment in this region of British Columbia. In this manner, protest culture of the 20th and 21st century have come to recognize the spiritual values of egalitarian aspects of the natural environment, which the Nuu-chah-nulth have incorporated as a method of deflecting unregulated logging in the Clayoquot Sound. These traditional values…

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  • Importance Of Orangutans

    (primarily) and natural causes (most of which chiefly arises out of human causes as well). The former includes aspects like deforestation, palm oil plantation and illegal logging; whereas the latter includes aspects like forest fires, which is primarily associated with the rapid spread of oil palm plantations, illegal hunting and trade. Over the last several years, timber companies, having business interests in furniture, paper wood, pulp,…

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  • Christopherson's Article Summary: Forest Thinning And Forest Fires

    Forest Thinning and Forest Fires Forest Thinning exists in most forests in the United States, and many overseas. The act of forest thinning is cutting down trees and removing foliage from forests in order to make them uncluttered. This action is commonly referred to as “logging.” Some people believe that uncluttering forests helps in the prevention of forest fires, along with other benefits such as making the forests appear cleaner. Other people argue that forest thinning is the primary…

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  • Rainforest Destruction Of Forest

    Forest provides most of the resources including woods or trees that can turn into paper. One of the leading causes of rainforest destruction is logging. Paper manufacturing companies that using wood to create furniture and other wood materials are causing a lot of problems to the nature, Also forest provides habitat for some animals. Research has found that the number of species found in logged rainforest is much lower than the number found in untouched or “primary” rainforest animals that…

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