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  • Importance Of Tourism In Ghana

    National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and National Reserves. Idyllic natural attractions include palm-lined beaches along Ghana’s 500 km Atlantic Coastline as well as waterfalls, and lakes. Cocoloco Beach in the Volta Estuary is a beautiful beach famous for serving as a breeding ground for endangered sea turtles and a large variety of birds (Ghana Tourism Authority). The beaches at Elmina and Cape Coast offer both white sand and historical sights, while the less developed beaches such as Mimia Beach, Misty Beach, and Alaska Beach offer secluded idyllic surroundings. On the outskirts of the capital, Accra, sun-drenched expanses of white sand are situated on Labadi Pleasure Beach and Kokrobite Beach. Magnificent forests and waterfalls such as Boti Falls, Tagbo Falls, Kintampo Falls, and Wli Waterfalls, the tallest cascade in West Africa at a height of 1600 feet, captivate nature lovers from all over the world (Ghana Tourism Authority). Ghana’s highest peak on Mount Afadjato allures climbers of all ages, while the Kalakpa Game Production Reserve is a special place for environmentalists. Lake Bosumtwi is a lake formed by an ancient meteorite strike in the Ashanti Region offering hiking, swimming, and boating. Sport fishing for tilapia and cruising to the Dodi islands occur in Lake Volta, the world’s largest man-made lake created by the Akosombo Dam, while providing most of Ghana’s hydroelectric power (Touring Ghana). All electrical devices are required to operate on or be…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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  • The Importance Of Environmental Risks In Our Environment

    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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  • How To Prevent Tillamook Flood

    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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  • Lower Onion Creek Flood Analysis

    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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  • Environmental Parameters Vs. Plankton Incidents

    snowpack melt in the summer. During upwelling events nutrient rich ground water would be brought up to the surface layers. If there is a spike in nutrient levels without any rainfall and low water temperature and low dissolved oxygen were observed, it usually implies to upwelling events. Upwelling can be localized and could also bring up the resting cysts of harmful plankton. Upwelling at known hotspots would lead to a bloom event during favorable conditions. A discrete sample was collected from…

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  • Should Dams Be Removed Essay

    Should Dams be Removed? Dams in the United States play very important roles in controlling the waterways and for transportation purposes, but is the destruction of the rivers and surrounding land worth it? Many of these dams do more harm than good to the rivers, and hundreds of dams in the United States are no longer even in use. Not only are they damaging the rivers, but these unused dams are also no longer providing any benefits for rivers or for human use. These unused dams should be…

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  • Fieldtrip Report: Wetlands And Flooding

    to the local river. The Stilly river is a long and winding river, however, when the wetlands were destroyed it became overwhelmed by the excess water. The Stilly wraps around a small island in Stanwood, called Florence island. When the river would start to flood, all of Florence island become flooded, destroying businesses and homes. People of Stanwood started to look for a solution to their problem, which is when they decided to dig the Hat Slough. The Hat Slough was created so that the excess…

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