Essays on Ecology

Black Peritoneum in Lizards

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Skin, the largest organ in the body, serves as the first line of defense against microorganisms, trauma, and ultraviolet radiation. Pigmentation is a complicated trait and a result of strong selective pressures influenced by various alleles at numerous loci. The varying pigmentation within humans and lizards alike regulate the effects of UV radiation. Accepting the Hypothesis It has long been understood that when an organism is left exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), the organs and tissues can be damaged. Defense…...
Ecology

Black Flies

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Abstract   The black fly is one of the top three studied arthropod vectors and the second major pest that affects human health in the world, which means it has both ecological and medical importance. Due to geographic distribution, blood-feeding activity, and other properties, black flies transmit causative agents easily, causing animal diseases and human diseases, such as mansonellosis and onchocerciasis. This scientific review focuses on the characteristics of the black fly from its ecology, biology, and pathology. It will also briefly…...
Ecology

Problems of Humanity

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Just beneath the surface of current events lie two likely political outcomes. The first is a retribalization of giant paths of humankind by war and bloodshed. The second is being borne in on us by the surge of economic and ecological forces that demand integration and consistency and that captivate the world with new music, fast computers, and fast food; Corporations like MTV, Apple, and McDonald’s, are pressing nations into one commercially similar global network. One McWorld tied together by…...
Ecology
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An Eco-Critical Reading of Niyi Osundare’s The Eye of The Earth from A Marxist Perspective

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This work aims to offer a critical reading of an African ecology poem (eco-poem), using Ecocriticism and Marxist theory. The research uses Niyi Osundare’s eco-poetry collection, The Eye of the Earth, as a focal point. Hence, this work aims to portray how Osundare has used authorial ideology in his collection to advocate the dismantling of oppressive acts against nature and how these poems are reflections of the real societal situations in Nigeria. Ecology, in its simplest form, describes the relationship…...
Ecology

“Seeing like a State” by James C Scott

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Throughout much of history, there have been grand schemes that attempt to improve the human condition. From East to West, ancient day to modern progressions, bold experiments have been initiated since the dawn of time. One question spawns from these endeavors, why do these schemes of grandeur appear to fail? Additionally, what lessons can we learn from these shortcomings? Seeing like a State, written by James C Scott, seeks to answer these questions and explores the dichotomy of local social…...
Ecology

Invasive Alien Species: The Second Biggest Threat To Biodiversity

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INTRODUCTIONInvasive Alien Species (IAS) are the second biggest threat to biodiversity (after habitat destruction) and are a major cost to the economic wellbeing of the planet. They cause enormous and often irreversible harm to biodiversity around the world by displacing native and useful species and changing ecosystems. They are responsible for the extinction or decline of many species and continue to pose a huge threat to many more. They cost economies billions of dollars every year, in lost production, control…...
BiosphereEcologyInvasive Species

Soil And Water Conservation Engineering: Review Soil Erosion Research In Ethiopia

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IntroductionWhat is soil? Buckman and Brady (1969):Soil is a dynamic natural body on the surface of the earth in which plants grow, composed of mineral and organic materials and living forms.What is soil erosion? Christine and Josef (2007) defined soil erosion as the wearing away of the land surface by physical forces such as rainfall, flowing water, wind, ice, temperature change, gravity or other natural or anthropogenic agents that abrade, detach and remove soil or geological material from one point…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Problems With Accessing Water In The World

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INDIA-CHINA WATER DISPUTEBrahmaputra River originates in Tibet which is a part of China, and from there it flows into India. China is building many dams on the river in order to control the flow of water from river, and which it can use for its additional gain, and later on to act as hydro hegemony, controlling the major water resources of south Asia. This act of China can lead to a possible water war. Per capita water supply in China…...
EcologyEnvironmental ProtectionOcean Pollution

Nuclear Power Plant: Saving Earth

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IntroductionEarth is projected to surpass 8 billion people by 2030 and the demand of electricity continues to grow with it (World Population par. 1). California has been granted the construction of a nuclear power plant which is a huge win considering California has the largest state population in the United States with almost 40 million people (US States par. 1). It is set to be constructed in an unpopulated location hundreds of miles away from its nearest town. This new…...
ChernobylEcologyEnergy EfficiencyEnvironmental Issues

The Effects of Post Fire Grazing on Species

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ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to determine the effect of burn status and grazing post-fire on species composition of annual- grass rangeland in northern California. Using single factor, completely randomized design, 1x1 meter plots were established on burned and unburned (control) sites (6 replications per treatments). Plant community composition based on relative species frequency was determined at each study site by sampling years 1,5, and 10. Vegetation was measured by type of percent coverage in the two treatments.…...
EcologyOil Spill

Biohazard Chemicals Affecting Marine Life

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This annotated bibliography explains why biohazard chemicals are affecting marine life using gathered information from scholarly science journals and popular magazines. These sources lay the foundation as to why biohazard chemicals dumped into our oceans are becoming such an issue causing many of our marine life to be affected with minor in some cases to major consequences resulting to death. Many scientists have come up with solutions to try to fix this problem with natural remedies to eliminate such chemicals,…...
EcologyOil Spill

The Aftermath of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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The earth is an incredibly complex and complicated ecosystem in which living organisms interact with each other and their environment. Without earth’s ecosystem, natural processes and services, human existence would not be possible. However, currently, we have constant access to technology which allows us to greater enhance our ideal conditions for living. Further, the discovery of natural resources and fossil fuels have facilitated our quality of living yet has sacrificed the health and well-being of other creatures on the planet.…...
EcologyOil Spill

What Effect Does Oil Have On Birds

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My science fair project what effect does oil have on birds. The purpose of this experiment was to see what will happen if you put oil on different birds molded feathers. So my hypothesis was that the darker types of oil will stain the molded feathers the most. My independent variable is the amount of oil I put on birds. My dependent variable is the amount of oil I’m measuring. This project will help with developing better ecosystems for birds…...
EcologyOil Spill

Oil and Gas Gathering Places Are Very Dangerous

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How does Managing Ethical Risk in the oil and gas industry relate to reducing accidents? High risk is experienced for the most part by the oil and gas industries causing high accidents. The environmental danger is the main risk in these industries. Released toxic gases by drilling oil and gas causing air pollution and water contamination. The emission of toxic gases from drilling of ocean also causes the depletion of ozone layer with the global heat. Oil spills are unsafe…...
EcologyOil Spill

Coal, Natural Gas and Oil Are All Fossil Fuels

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Algae and plants flourished in freshwater waters millions of years ago.The organic material combined with other sediments and was deposited after decaying and falling to the seafloor. The traces of these species evolved over millions of years under high pressure and high temperature into what we now know as fossil fuels. Coal, natural gas and petroleum are all fossil fuels produced undersimilar co-generation. Today petroleum is found in vast underground reservoirs where there were ancient seas. Petroleum reservoirs can be…...
EcologyOil Spill

What Is the Easiest Way to Get Oil from Water

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My project is what's the easiest way to get oil out of water using household items and how does it affect animals? This project was chosen because I thought is was interesting. I also choose this project because I knew that oil pollution is a big problem to animals and also people. Oil spills is a very important topic with marine life, which is why this is important. People need to start to care more about pollution in the ocean…...
EcologyOil Spill

Two Types of Cloning Therapeutic and Reproductive

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Can you imagine another identical of you? Well considering that there is no law against it, scientist has done experiments relating to this issue, it’s called cloning. Reasoning why scientist want to do cloning is because they want to save the endangered species. Some back-ground knowledge to know what cloning is, a clone is producing asexually, meaning it is the exact replica of the parent. Dolly the sheep was the first cloned mammal. And finally, the only endangered animals so…...
EcologyEndangered SpeciesEnvironmental Issues

Stop the Lake Powell Pipeline

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Southern Utah is booming, and there’s no question as to why. With 300 days of sunshine, and a handful of breathtaking State and National Parks no more than a few hours away, it is quickly morphing into a desert oasis for anyone looking to escape big city life. However, it may not be the oasis we know much longer, because Utah simply doesn’t have enough water. Although many Utah lawmakers push the Lake Powell Pipeline as the last hope to…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Technologies for Water Regulation

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Since the dawn of civilization, humans used technology to improve their lives and to strengthen and/or beautify their empires. In sense of practicality, Egyptians, for example, used technology to build aqueducts to help supply their crops and quench the thirst of their citizens. The Greeks used technology in their architectural styles as well, building temples such as the Parthenon and Temple of Hephaestus to honor the gods and exhibit their use of innovation through engineering. With technology, the views on…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Water Crisis in Flint

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The Flint Water Crisis is nothing but an ongoing tragedy and Mona Hanna-Attisha does a fabulous job of describing an inside view to it in her book What the Eyes Don’t See. She begins with the quote “This is the story of the most important and emblematic environmental and public health disaster of this young century. More bluntly, it is the story of a government poisoning its own citizens, and then lying about it…..a story about what happens when the…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Water Is a Necessity for All Life.

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The average person uses 80-100 gallons of water each day (USGS, n.d.). We wash our hands, bathe, drink, flush toilets, and cook with water. We even use it to grow our food and livestock. So how do we know if the water is not contaminated with dangerous toxins? In the 1970’s the United States passed an amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Act that Drastically changed our lakes, ponds, rivers creeks, and our oceans.The Clean Water Act created basic regulations…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Water Management Affects People’s Lives

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INTRODUCTION Water is one of the most important resources for all livings beings in the earth .In a country like India where population is very huge , proper distribution and management of water is uneven . The ever- increasing demand for water resulting from economic development and population of the world requires constant pursuit of activities related to water management , ensuring the rational development and utilization of water resources , but also the development of devices and networks necessary…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Important Water Factors for the Human Body

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The history of water dates back to the beginning of time as a form of many things including dependency, transportation, exploration, cultural ties, and is even a source of power for countries. Dating back to the beginning of time, humans have settled near convenient sources of water because most of the great ancient civilizations depended on a particular source of water to use for transportation. For example, the Egyptians centered their civilization on the Nile, while Chinese civilization was located…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

What Is Water and What Is Its Use

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Water, or Di hydrogen oxide (H2O), is a clear, tasteless liquid that is essential for life and is a necessity for humans to survive. Water makes up the majority of our body weight because our body is 60 percent water. There are so many benefits to drinking water. Without water, we wouldn't be able to flush the waste in our bodies, regulate our body temperature, or have our organs function properly. Water can also improve metabolism and break down foods…...
EcologyWater Conservation

The Detrimental Effects of Environmental Change

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The conservation community is working toward the collective goal of developing practical interdisciplinary approaches to protecting and restoring biological diversity.[footnoteRef:1] Traditional approaches rooted in moral and ethical arguments and utilizing abstract concepts such as intrinsic value have undeniably contributed to slowing the degradation of ecosystems, [footnoteRef:2] however, these approaches have been insufficient given the breadth and magnitude of threats to the ecosystems.[footnoteRef:3] The world was far from achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target,[footnoteRef:4] and the planet currently in its sixth mass…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesWater Conservation

Effects of a Community on a Person’s Identity

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Hey you! Yes You! Do you wanna learn about what part of a community can make up a person's identity. No, well too bad you're going to have to. The answer to this question would be that it’s the energy of the community that can determine a person's identity in a community. For example if a person in the community is happy, then the whole community will probably be happy. You probably don’t believe that this is what makes up…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean Pollution

Need to Stop the Flow of Plastic Waste

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Following the popularization of plastic in the 1960’s, it is now one of the most broadly used materials in the world. Plastic is known to be affordable, durable and efficient, making it present in every household. The frequent use also makes it one of the most discarded materials in the world. The production of plastic, the uses and disposals cause health issues and results in the deterioration of the environment. Society is not aware of the severity of the effects…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Tons of Whiskers Can Be Removed from the Oceans

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Although, that cannot be the answer to this problem, there are tons and tons of plastic trash that need to be removed from the Atlantic ocean, and having this mentality is not proactive anywhere. As citizens of this earth, we must treat the North Atlantic garbage patch like the Greater Pacific garbage patch. Two known organizations have led the initiative are for the Great Pacific garbage patch is The Garbage Patch at UNESCO and The Ocean Cleanup. Maria Cristina Finnuci,…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

World Powers Must Unite to Save the Human Race

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The planet that we currently live on has been around for almost five billion years. In that time it has done a lot for its inhabitants. It’s given us natural resources and given us the ability to multiply and fill the planet. We as a race are constantly helping advance the earth’s natural decay by polluting the air around us. We also have helped in progressing global warming which is taking away other habitats for other species. We as a…...
Climate ChangeEcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean Pollution

The Surfrider Foundation Is Actively Involved in Protecting Nature

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“In 2008, a study found that approximately 35% of the fish studied had ingested plastic, averaging 2.1 pieces per fish.” (OceanUnitelp) Around 34 years ago, a group of surfers grouped together and formed the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to protect the oceans and beaches all over the world. The Surfrider foundation created and posted the following ad to bring awareness to the effects of our pollution especially in the ocean. The message of the ad is…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Can We Save the Puget Sound

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The Puget Sound is a well known and well loved destination for anything from boating to scuba diving. Many people make their homes near or on its waters, while others look to it as the source of their livelihood. Salmon swim in it every year, chased by seals. Oysters grow and harden their shells on its shores. The Puget Sound houses massive amounts of aquatic life, from tiny microplankton all the way up to huge killer whales. With the importance…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Water Is Important Thing That Rules the Whole World

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The purpose of this academic paper is to analyze the effect of the human behaviors on the marine environment and marine animals. This paper's task is to advocate and to create awareness of these activities to the people. In order for them to have attention towards letters, facts, and pieces of knowledge in order to generate an image in the attention of the consumers that will raise the ideas and image so that it would be easier for the readers…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Plastic Is Very Dangerous for Marine Animals

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Jacques Cousteau; a French undersea explorer and researcher once said, 'Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.' Many of the plastics humans use in their daily life most likely will be used and thrown away carelessly. Today pounds of plastic can be found swirling around the ocean, making up about 40 percent of the world's ocean surface. Researchers at Ocean Conservatory say, 'So much plastic is ending up in the…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean Pollution

Banned the Dumping of Toxic Materials into Bodies of Water

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Pollution affects the food we eat. Heavy metals and other harmful chemicals can collect on many marine animals and those same animals, especially seafood, can end up on our dinner tables if not already killed by the contaminants. More than one-third of the United States shellfish-growing waters are affected by coastal pollution. Of all the different types of wastes in the ocean, plastics are the most common type. Being 60-80% of all ocean litter and over 90% of all floating…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Taking Care of Natural Water Bodies Is Very Important

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It is usually a saying that people might never understand, but the truth is that no life could be there on earth without the presence of water. Water occupies the most substantial part of the surface of the earth and plays a vital role in the survival of human beings. Taking care of both natural and artificial reservoirs of water is very crucial. They include dams, lakes, rivers, oceans, and even seas. Regardless of whether the water present somewhere is…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean PollutionWater Pollution

Ocean Tidal Power Generation

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Abstract Non-conventional power sources are freely available from nature and is available in abundant quantity. Given the drawbacks of its counterpart conventional sources of coal and fossil fuels are on verge of extinction and creates pollution, more and more research is done on the non-conventional or renewable sources like solar, wind, tidal, etc. With this project we plan to introduce a new way of harnessing wind power, hydro power and ocean power from a single pole inside an ocean. One…...
Alternative EnergyEcologyEnergy EfficiencyEnvironmental IssuesOcean Pollution

The Ocean and Me

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Introduction The ocean is the source of life for our planet. Many people just take the Ocean for granted, thinking it is a pretty place to take pictures or to dump our wastes. But when we look much deeper we can see that the Ocean does so much for our world in so many ways. Let’s take a look and see just how the ocean affects you and me on an everyday basis that goes beyond what our eyes can…...
EcologyEnvironmental IssuesOcean Pollution

Use of Nuclear Power in Indonesia

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Abstract Utilization of nuclear energy in general is an action or step that is very advanced if it can manage and develop optimally and well. Indonesia through the government has also planned to use nuclear energy as a power plant. However, on the other hand this plan has varied impacts as well. Because, when viewed from the actual quality of Indonesia can realize the use of Nuclear as a source of energy for power generation. Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is…...
ChernobylClimate ChangeEcologyEnvironmental Issues

Effect of Temperature Changes in Russia

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Abstract In the past few decades, the world has experienced several instances of extreme temperature changes. Such periods, especially when the change is a significant rise, are what are referred to as Heat waves. They sometimes are accompanied by high humid conditions especially when the regions affected are characterized by an oceanic climate. Temperature measures have to be gauged in relation to the conditions which are considered normal in order to establish the presence of a heat wave (Robinson, Peter…...
ChernobylClimate ChangeEcologyEnvironmental Issues

How Do Revolutions Affect Society

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As more people sought refinement in society to pursue a better quality of life, different types of law and change impacted many countries to develop into a more suitable governmental system. Different reforms such as the English Glorious Revolution or the collapse of the Soviet Union drastically changed how society worked for people and therefore created different outcomes. While it may not be the 'perfect' for everyone, most of these changes are still held until today. Before these reforms happened…...
ChernobylEcology
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What Effect Does Oil Have On Birds
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