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    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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    What the Barometer does is measure the Atmospheric pressure. The battery was also invented by an Italian physicists named Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta. This invention was the first object that could carry a continuous electrical current. Italians have made some of the fastest cars on earth using the latest technology with a little bit of love and passion. For example the Lamborghini series or the Ferrari are two of the most popular and expensive car brands that were born in…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fishing In America Essay

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    How long have people been fishing, not only for fun, but as a source of food? The answer, thousands of years, in “Egyptian artwork from 2000 B.C. shows people fishing” ( Hopkins 6). It is surprising, yet understandable knowing that even ancient people fished. It would of been an easy source of food. The lakes, rivers, streams, etc. were all full of a diverse population of fish, which would of made fish an easy meal to catch and eat. They were the first people to begin fishing so the…

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    Estuaries: Coastal Biome

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    Estuaries are arguably the most important coastal biome in regards to human settlement and use of resources. They provide us with a variety of services, assets, and benefits. Estuaries are partially enclosed bodies of water found along coasts. A body of water can only be classified as an Estuary if its waters are brackish. They occur when freshwater from a river or stream meet and mix with salt water from the ocean, Estuaries and the land surrounding them are places where land transitions to…

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    The formation of Mississippi Deltaic Plain (MDP) requires comprehensive work between the river and multiple coastal scales, such as temperature and space. It is very important to restore the MDP not only because it helps to understand the details that are needed to ensure the sustainability of the delta system, but it also possesses the potential to mitigate future damage from climate change to coastal ecosystem. The contribution of riverine inputs increase accretion and bulk density, benefit…

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    Environmental factors that occur in Los Angeles make the area extremely vulnerable to debris flows. Because the debris flows descend into highly populated areas, the city of Los Angeles has put forth numerous efforts to control debris flows and the impact they have on housing developments. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District (now titled Sedimentation Section of the Hydraulic Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works) is responsible for the safety of the eight…

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