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    Niagara Escarpment

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    The Niagara Escarpment is an escarpment in the United States of America and Canada. This escarpment has been very important to humans, animals and plant life. This escarpment houses over 479 species of wildlife and over 100 varieties of special interest floras that make up almost 40% of Ontario’s rare floras. Here the escarpment has some of Ontario’s best skiing, camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and scenic viewing, generating over $100 million. This escarpment stretches from Queenston, ONT to Tobermory,ONT and covers over 725 km while have a peak of 510 above sea level. It is home to Canada's largest and longest footpath, Bruce Trail with a distance 885 km. The beautiful scenery attracts many people to live in this area, creating…

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    For people who live in the Niagara Escarpment, it is crucial that they sustain their healthy living conditions. With the ongoing digging in the Niagara Escarpment, it is clear that the people in the area are unable to maintain good living conditions, and is why it should not be used to supply minerals. This is because it will pollute the air in the surrounding area, and the area will become excessively loud. To begin, pollution can worsen living conditions. For instance, according to…

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    Egg Hunt Reflection

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    This past semester, I worked with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Niagara over the Easter weekend for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This is a charitable event that raises funds for the organization with the help of the City of Welland as well as the Welland firefighters, both volunteer and paid. Also, with the aid of many, many volunteers, the event almost always runs as planned. I have helped at this event for the past two years with friends. Both years, my friends and I have painted faces…

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    Quaker's Lawrence

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    Just a few lots to the west of the two Jennings’ farm was the Pelham branch of the Quaker’s the oldest such branch in Canada. The Friends, as they call their members settled in the Niagara region in 1786 many from New Jersey in Sussex County, the same county in which Hannah was born. As Quaker’s they disavowed anything to do with violence and hence took no active part in the Revolutionary War. This stance of neutrality had members suffer double taxation and the loss of some civil rights – and…

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    Love Canal Case Study

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    2009). The EPA provided $4 million for corrective work to the Love Canal Disaster site. President Carter spent $10 million purchasing homes during the relocation process. Every house surrounding the old canal was damaged due to toxic waste exposure (University at Buffalo Libraries, n.d.). The Department of Environmental Conservation constructed a tile drain collection system to prevent further rainfall from washing chemicals into the surrounding ground. This system collects the migrating…

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    Case Study: The Love Canal

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    With its beautiful cascading waters, Niagara Falls draws over twelve million visitors a year to stare awestruck at the falls and drink wine from any one of its sixty wineries. In addition to being a tourist attraction, Niagara Falls doubles as an inexpensive source of hydroelectric power for a planned industrial community. However, in the early 1940s the United States government diminished the beauty of this once pristine place. They allowed the Hooker Chemical Company to dump twenty-one tons of…

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    Love Canal Tragedy

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    late 1970s. In this mini case study paper, the background of Love Canal, the main issue caused this tragedy, the actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the outcomes, and the resulting effects on the health of the population exposed at Love Canal and the tragedy will be mainly discussed. In 1978, Love Canal near Niagara Falls in upstate New York was seen as a beautiful river, which wind around the hundreds of houses and schools. The clam was shattered.…

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    In the years 1940-1950, The Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corporation used a canal in Niagara Falls, New York, as a dumping ground. The company disposed of toxic chemicals; including polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin and pesticides. This land was then covered with fill and sold to a developer. A housing development was built on the chemical dump in the 1970s. Residents of the area began to experience various health issues. The government did not begin investigating and relocating families until…

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    Every minute, six million cubic feet of water falls over Niagara Falls! Every year, thirty million people travel to the falls just to get a glimpse of what many consider the “unofficial” eighth wonder of the world. This summer, I was given the opportunity to experience this first hand. My family and I drove up to Niagara Falls, CA because the Canadian view is reportedly even more beautiful. This is how my trip went… There are a number of excursions available to you including a number of things…

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    Welcome to Zion’s National Park! Today we will be going on a ture. While we are on this amazing ride I will tell you everything that I honestly think is pretty cool about Zion then get to doing what you think is interesting. First off it is located in Springdale, Utah. One of the things that most tourists want to come and see is the Virgin River. As it flows through the forests it is so clear that I can see the bottom. Zion is about 147,000 acres long, and in those acres there are beautiful…

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