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    Ada Hayden Lake Essay

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    Nitrogen and phosphorus are the major limiting nutrient elements in a variety of aquatic ecosystems and are altered by anthropogenic activities; such as row crops, feed lots, and humans (Elser et al. 2007). Larger inputs of nitrogen cause an abundance of phytoplankton and macrophyte production (Ferree and Shannon 2001).The purpose of this study was to examine nitrogen and phosphorus levels at Ada Hayden Lake in the comparative context of their effect on phytoplankton abundance as well as…

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    The article addresses the possible future causes of more endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment, but does not address the possible solutions. Many developing nations resort to the burning of waste as it has few regulations and the need for waste space persuades them to do so. Tanabe states that the open air burning of the waste produces dioxins and related compounds that contaminate the soil. As he further states, “this suggests potential for adverse effects on the health of humans…

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    In the book A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, the characters, Nya and Salva, share multitudes of analogies and distinctions. Salva's story takes place in 1985, during wartime, where boys were being recruited to serve for a side in the war. Nya's story takes place in 2008, after the war, but there are still cultural dilemmas. In both stories, culture, time, and place affect their future, who characters turn out to be and their survival. Culture is the beliefs of a certain group of people.…

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    Case Study: Ecoframe

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    I am an environmental consultant for EcoFrame, a small-scale company in Victoria, British Columbia. EcoFrame was founded in 2010 by a group of PhD graduates in order to tackle restoration issues on Vancouver Island. Our vision at EcoFrame is to educate, engage, reclaim and restore while keeping ecological and social wellbeing in mind. This report, commissioned by the University of Victoria (UVic), outlines plans and suggestions for the long-term management of Mystic Vale on the university’s…

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    [Hook] Pollution can occurs in many forms, all of which have harmful effects on people and the environment. Most commonplace actions we do in our daily life either enhances or creates pollution. Since pollution is the intermixing of toxins into the environment, it is obviously harmful to people as well since we depend on the environment to survive and continue or daily lives. Out of the many different types of pollution, the main types are water, land, and air. These mainly affect both people…

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    coal, natural gas, nuclear energy. Nonrenewable resources are directly related to accelerated climate change and health problems. A recent coal ash spill in the Dan River in North Carolina is an example of what nonrenewable can lead to. Coal makes water toxic, is dangerous to inhale and harms ecosystems. Nonrenewable resources spilling and causing problems is nothing new. In 1986, a power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, had a meltdown and is still extremely radioactive to this day. An off shore oil…

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    Effects Of Ocean Pollution

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    Animals are affected by so many man made problems and because of the problems humans make animals go extinct or are slowly dying. Sea turtles are vulnerable to ocean pollution at all stages of their life from being eggs to swimming in the ocean. Toxic metals may concentrate in the liver and the kidney of sea turtles. Pollutants can cause immediate harm to sea turtles through direct contact or over time it builds up in their tissue and can lead to immunosuppression resulting into disease or…

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    Ocean Pollution Have you ever thought where all of that extra trash goes? Or where do they take the trash to? Well here is where they put it, in the ocean.This action affects Marine life very seriously. And it affects humans to. Whatever the fish eats, your eating too. Ocean pollution is when, us humans, dump billions of trash into the ocean. We dump trash into the ocean without even thinking about it twice. We think that it will dissolve into the ocean. But really, it is being eaten by the…

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    Lake Atitlan Essay

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    Crystal clear water, mountainous green terrain, and around a dozen culture-filled villages is what people generally imagine when thinking of Lake Atitlan. The documentary titled “Atitlan in Bloom” is a collective of stories from various people in the lake community which shows the diversity, hard work, culture, and beliefs of the people there. There are scenes focusing on women who work with old fashioned looms, natural healers, Mayan priests, bus mechanics, and passionate peasants. The first…

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    United States independent. That is a common misconception about fracking. Fracking pollutes the environment, wastes a lot of water, and affects ground water. Hydraulic fracturing is also known as fracking. “Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a technique used to extract petroleum and natural gas from underground rock formations. A high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals are pumped beneath the surface to release the gas trapped there. Some of the material pumped in returns…

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