Environmental Protection

The BP Gulf Oil Spill and Arctic Ocean Drilling

On April 20, 2010, on the Deepwater Horizon, an oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, connected to a BP oil well exploded, leading to the largest accidental oil spill in the United States history (Beilinson). However ironically, weeks before the oil rig exploded many workers were concerned about safety practices and the punishments that may come with reporting mistakes. Workers said they often saw unsafe behaviors on the rig on a daily bases. Soon after the BP oil well exploded in the Gulf of…


Role of LiPari Landfill in Environment Protection

LiPari Landfill is just one of 115 landfills and hazardous waste sites in New Jersey. LiPari is a fifteen acre municipal and industrial waste landfill first opened in 1958. LiPari Landfill is located in Mantua Township, New Jersey. Mantua is a small town in South Jersey neighboring Pitman Township and Glassboro. The landfill is bordered by the Zee Orchard on the north and the west and a housing development on the northeast. Numerous lakes, streams and marshlands are in close proximity to the…


The Environmental Concerns of the Livestock Industry

The United States leads the way in a global trend toward increased meat consumption. The averageAmerican consumes almost twice his or her own body weight in meat every year. World meat production hassurged nearly fivefold in the last fifty years, from 44 millions tons in 1950, to 211 million tons in 1997. Thisgrowing manufacturing of meat for food is creating new pressures on land and water resources, contributing towater pollution, and intensifying global warming (Worldwatch Institute).The med…


The Roadless Area Final Rule: Conservation or Preservation?

In 1978, the United States Forest Service (USFS) began the management of roadless areas, i.e., all areas greater than 5,000 acres and without constructed roads, in a study called Roadless Area Review and Evaluation II (RARE 11). The purpose of this study was to determine the suitability of these roadless areas for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. On October 13, 1999, twenty-one years later, President Clinton directed the Forest Service to provide long-term protection to…


An Analysis of the Reform in the Spirit of Conservation

Reform in the Spirit of Conservation The creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Civil Works Administration revolutionized the U.S. federal government by redefining its roles in the lives of its citizens. Prior to the Great Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelts resulting New Deal, the federal government had taken no responsibility in the employment or welfare of U.S. citizens. People were employed by privately owned businesses and the poor, if they received any help at all, were aide…


Environmental Challenges in Central California

A key environmental challenge not only in the Central Valley but also in all of California is how to protect and preserve both the regions agricultural resources and its coastal boundaries. California is a unique state; we are basically a bunch of states/separate regions that are all encompassed under one defined boundary. We have a large coastline, industry, agriculture, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, large and small cities, and major interstate trade and transportation systems. Two thi…


The Strong Effects of Animal Release on the Development of Economic and Environmental Protection

Animal release, also known as fang sheng in Chinese, is one minor aspect of conflictsbetween development of economy and environmental protection. But it brings much moreproblems than we thought. Because of the lack of professional guidance andsupervision animal releases have caused a series of environmental accidents includingeconomic loss and species invasions and resulted in a large number of excess death ofrelease animals. In fact, fang sheng is a special culture behavior whose point is tode…


Global Climate Change and the Rising Number of Catastrophes Such as Tsunamies

In the wake of the December 26, 2004, tsunami that hit coastal villages and towns alongside the Indian Ocean, little thought has been given to another problem very near at hand. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has released a report that states due to the warming of the oceans and melting of the polar ice caps, sea levels are expected to rise twenty centimeters by 2100 (7). Many have not given thought to this information and it"s inherent ramifications. With rising sea levels, catas…


Who Is Dr. David Suzuki?

Dr. David Suzuki David T. Suzuki Phd, the Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. David was born in Vancouver in 1936 during World War 2, at the age of six he was put into an interment camp in BC with his family. After the war he went to high school in London, Ontario. He graduated with honours from Amherst College in 1958 and then went to receive his Phd in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961. He is the author of more…


The Insect Repellent OFF Issue

This experiment demonstrates the synthesis of the active ingredient containing an amide. The reagent in which this was conducted is the insect repellent “OFF”, N,N-diethyl-mtoluamide. The reagent will be converted to an amide. The methods used in this experiment will be the preparation of an amide and an extraction. The extraction will take place with the use of a separatory funnel. First, m-toluic acid is combined with thionyl chloride to create the main product of acid chloride. N…


Human Impact on the Permanent Destruction of Earth

Recently, I have stumbled onto information about our environment. It includes studies, statistics locally and globally, and examples of thing I even catch myself doing everyday. The information I found regarding our environmental situation surprises me in ways worse than anyone can imagine. Humanity has no idea how our impact ruins our Earth permanently. The worst of them include the harm that plastic bags can cause, the truth about oxygen-deprived zones, our lack of useable water, and where ou…


Problem of Pollution in Our Environment

Pollution refers to the existence or introduction of a harmful substance to the environment. Pollutants are of different types depending on their origin, effect, property and controllability. Examples include stock pollutants and fund pollutants among others (Blackburn, 2007). Stock pollutants are those that are non biodegradable. They include heavy metals and some plastics. Accumulated stock pollutants are those that increase in size when excess emission occurs. Stock pollutants normally conta…


How Human Community Has Contributed to Earth's Environmental Decline

Intro: Fracking, emissions, industries, modern agriculture, and poorly managed waste are just some of the many devastating ways that the human community has contributed to Earth's environmental decline. In the years spanning the twentieth through twenty-first centuries, global climate change and environmental degradation have steadily worsened due to human activity. Pollution on the ground, in the air, and throughout the oceans has been deteriorating the environment, our home, at an alar…


Environmental Responsibility in Global Capitalism

Global capitalism refers to an economic system and a method of production in which industries, trade, and means of production are mostly owned by private investors and corporations for profits. In a capitalist economy, capital accumulation, stiff compe markets and wage labor are common to the parties to a transaction. Even as capitalism and democracy increase human wealth, leading to an improved lifestyle, nations should regulate their industries and agricultural production so that they become …


Lux Soap Company and Environmental Protection

Introduction And History: In 1925 the first Lux Soap was introduced. It was produced by Lever Brothers which is known as “Unilever” and began as the brand's bargain toilet soap. Lux is an international brand. Lux is a multinational Unilever –made company. Its product line includes shower gels, hair shampoos, bath cleaners, beauty soap, and conditioners .Lux launched as the laundry soap in 1899 by the name of “Sunlight Flakes” In 2009,Lux estimated value …


Usage of Cell and Microorganisms in Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology is a use of micro-organisms, cells, or cell components to make products. Microbes have been used in the commercial production of foods, vaccines, antibiotics, and vitamins for years. In addition, animal cells have been used to produce viral vaccines since the 1950s. Until the 1980s products made by living cells have been made by natural occurring cells; the role of scientist was to find the appropriate cells and develop a method for large scale cultivation of the cells. Now micro-…


Career of Quality Control Chemist

I am interested in pursuing Quality Control Chemist. Quality Control Chemist works in research to obtain information that could be used to develop new adhesive colors for the surfacing industry. Performs a variety of testing on materials and other substances to ensure that the safety and equality standards are met. Also, he/she determines batch adjustments utilizing lab blends, accepted guidelines, and using batch history, prepares documents that report the results of laboratory work to the Su…


Sustainable Development and Environmental protection in India

This paper discusses the concept issues and challenges before sustainable development of India and government policy towards financial inclusion. While achieving the objectives of sustainable development various issues are there in each geographical part of India that are discussed in this paper. Secondly the Challenges faced by the economy, while achieving the object of sustainable livelihood for the citizens. At a macro level, greater financial inclusion can support sustainable and inclusive …


Danger Toxins: Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic polymer produced by chain polymerization from the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC is the third most important polymer for plastics after polyethylene and polypropylene. The PVC plastics are divided into hard and soft PVC. It is used, for example, for pipes, cable sheathing, floor coverings, cosmetics, lotions, perfumes, drinking bottles, children toys, grocery bags, cling wraps e.t.c. It is made softer and more flexible by the addition of phthalates and c…


Antibiotics and Environmental Protection

Since the 1940s, antibiotics have helped people recover from diseases, stop the spread of infectious diseases and prevent further complications. Antibiotics are known to kill or slow down the growth rate of bacteria. Scientists have found out that many legumes contain helpful bacteria in roots called nitrogen fixing bacteria. In plants, the roots have most of the nutrients including bacteria that transforms into a usable form for the plant. Nitrogen fixing bacteria in plants assist in converti…


The effects of embalming fluid, and the alternatives

Abstract Embalming is the process of temporarily preserving a corpse by draining the blood and fluids from the body and replacing them with a fluid/chemical solution. But is it dangerous? Well, it\'s not dangerous for the dead body.But, for the living, it\'s a different story. Modern embalming started during the American civil warIt\'s really this guy, Thomas Holmes,Who gets credit for how prevalent it still is today. To get the bodies of dead soldiers to survive the long train r…


Gender Justice and Environmental Protection

Every day, in every country, gender justices are always triggered as discriminatory. Witnessing situations like violence, abuse and unequal treatment either at work, at home and in such other wider communities. Women form the majority of those battling with gender injustices. They consider themselves in the hub of less power and fewer resources, as compared to men. Inequality emerges through the fact of women's ethnicity, religion, race and age, and other fundamentalism. For over thirty …


Developing of Coastal and Marine Tourism

The ocean and the marine environment have become one of the new frontiers and fastest growing sector of the world’s tourism industry (Hall, 2001: 601).Tourism meets demands tourists have for recreational, educational, and instrumental contrasts not met at home (Dilton & Miller, 1986: 11-12). Hall (2001:601) writes that marine and coastal tourism is a concept that includes a variety of tourism, leisure and recreationally oriented activities which occur in coastal zones and close offsho…


Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)

The biochemical oxygen demand has been carefully discussed in this report and how it may increase the rate of pollution when a sewage leak occurs in a river system. With the aid of Microsoft Excel, a simulation of varying states was conducted resulting in achieving data of the modelling of a river system. In this report, individual element was to be simulated as either a plug flow reactor (PFR) or a continuous flow stirred reactor (CFSR). Both systems are thoroughly studied as they are essentia…


Electric Vehicles and Environmental Protection

The Mission Marco Motor designs are superior and creates only high-performance electric vehicles. These electric vehicles range from highly efficient sport cars to highly efficient trucks. Marco Motor vehicles consolidate style, speed, and advanced technology that make them among the most energy-efficient vehicles on the road. The Core The organizational structure at Marco Motor is centralized. Marco Motor’s centralized system is where all power resides in the center. Every d…


Government Regulation of Environment Protection Issue

Elements of federal bureaucracy In 100-250 words, explain each element, and discuss how it affects or influences the U.S. political system. Civil servants Also known as bureaucrats, civil servants are the nonelected workers who make up the federal bureaucracy. They fill positions across all levels of government, and rely on specialized skills to collectively carry out the various functions of government. Civil servants are hired, and in some cases appointed, to work in the public sector on …


A Perspective on US-China Trade Relations and Regulation

Introduction Trade relations between the US and China has been in the forefront of political discourse for the majority of this century. International trade between the US and its trading partners is governed by regulations to establish tariffs on imported goods to regulate and balance imports and exports and protect consumers (Schaufeld, 2015). Given, the US’ increasing dependence on Chinese produced goods, the imbalance of trade has become a focal topic for the US government. Lax ove…


Data Warehouse, Big Data, and Green Computing

Introduction Technology is ever-evolving with advances being devised every day. Some of the technologies one launches today might be obsolete in a short period, being replaced with better and more advanced technology. Some of the latest technological changes that have been developed and are making a significant impact include data warehousing, Big Data, and Green Computing. This paper will address the major components of a data warehouse architecture, the forms of data transformations need…


An Examination of Native Floridian Vegetation

Conservation is crucial to protecting our environment, and one of the best methods of approaching this issue is through educating oneself on the very vegetation that we aim to conserve. The following is an examination of several species of plant life native to Florida, all of which can be found on campus; in fact, many can be cultivated easily as they grow well in their native habitat. Originally from the southwest grasslands and Gulf Coast, the G. pulchella can grow in various kinds of soil…


A Research on the Environmental Issues on the Use of Plastic, GMOs, and Animal Captivity

After an entire semester investigating numerous environmental issues, three of the six that we studied really stood out as the most intriguing to me: plastic, GMOs, and animal captivity. After an abundance of research these three topics proved to be the most fascinating in addition to directly having an affect on humans of all ages. For these reasons, the aforementioned topics will be the focus of this final reflection. Plastic is an everyday necessity when it comes to our world, being utili…


A Reflection on Man's Comprehension of the Devastating Effect of Mankind on the Environment

Not until the spread of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century, has man possessed the ability to adversely alter, on a global scale, the geologic and climatic cycles that have existed for millennia. Planet earth, which man calls home, is approximately 5 billion years old. The science of paleontology tells us that man is a relative new comer to the planet. Modern man did not arrive on the scene until approximately 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Developments in hunting, agriculture…


A Push for a Paperless World

Paper has been of great significance in our society for year. From office documents to school books, from newspapers to magazines, bills to tickets, all have been based on papers ever since. It has become a part of life that people have to contend with due to its various uses. Almost all schools use paper at least for one use. However, there has been a push for a paperless world that is slowly taking shape. Ancient ticketing and billing technologies that used papers are rapidly being replaced b…


A Proposal for the Restoration of Large Wild Vertebrates from the Pleistocene Era into North America in Re-wilding North America

In the journal article “Re-wilding North America,” twelve conservation scientists and scholars wrote a proposal for restoring large wild vertebrates from the Pleistocene era into North America. The Pleistocene era is defined as first epoch of the Quaternary period. These biologists accepted that the presence of the human species was apparent throughout the planet due to our mostly negative ecological influence. The scientists also agreed that the current definition of “wildnes…


Impact of Environmental Protection on Air Pollution

As the world’s appetite for meat increases, countries across the globe are bulldozing huge swaths of land to make more room for animals as well as crops to feed them. From tropical rain forests in Brazil to ancient pine forests in China, entire ecosystems are being destroyed to fuel humans’ addiction to meat. According to scientists at the Smithsonian Institution, seven football fields’ worth of land is bulldozed every minute to create more room for farmed animals and the crop…


Climate change and the media

   History of climate change and the media: It is important to understand the history of the climate change movement within the media and further how the issue is framed globally to comprehend how inequality is produced within the movement. Climate change disproportionately affects the working class and people of colour, however their struggle if often underreported upon. Twenty of the warmest years have occurred within the last twenty-two years, with temperatures growing steadi…


Pluralism and Environmental Protection

For a very long-time people have associated themselves with certain groups. There have been different organizations that hold certain beliefs, and it has been up to the citizens of the United States to vote in order to choose who is seen as a leader and what group of people are left to make important decisions. Democrats and Republicans are a prime example of those groups. Although the president is technically the leader in America, he belongs to one of those groups and that is how it has been …


Environmental Problems in Pennsylvania

Introduction Pennsylvania is not resistant to the effects of climate change. It has been recorded that Pennsylvania has seen an increase in temperature. There is an increase in precipitation throughout the state. However, what is what is western Pennsylvania doing to stop this? What are its contributions to the cause to minimize greenhouse gas release? This topic was chosen to find out whether western Pennsylvania is understanding the risk of climate change and is trying to slow it down. …


The Potential of Green Infrastructure

Introduction: Globally, there’s a rapidly growing trend towards urbanization and modernization. High-density human settlements in cities along with industrialization, construction of high buildings, vehicular emissions and numerous other human activities tend to create a high-temperature environment in the cities along with air pollution. This phenomenon is called urban heat island (UHI) which can be defined as relatively high temperatures in cities as compared to surrounding rural are…


Volvo Cars and Environmental Protection

Volvo Cars acknowledges the enormous impact that climate change has on nature, on people and, of course, on its own business. A large portion of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions come from transport. About half of these are from road transport. To be environmentally sustainable, the vehicles of the future will have to be very efficient and capable of running on renewable energy. Responding to the challenges of climate change is fundamental for Volvo Cars. The issue is given highest …


A Description of Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring"

Rachel Louise Carson (1907-64), was an American marine biologist, and author of widely read books on ecological themes. Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and educated at the former Pennsylvania College for Women and Johns Hopkins University. Rachel Carson taught Zoology at the University of Maryland from 1931 to 1936. She was an aquatic biologist at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and its successor, the Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1936 to 1952. Rachel Carson wrote 4 books including …


A Description of Aldo Leopold Who is Considered as the Father of Wildlife, Ecology and a True Wisconsin Hero

Aldo Leopold is considered the father of wildlife ecology and a true Wisconsin hero. He was a famous scientist and scholar, great teacher, philosopher, and gifted writer. It is for his book, A Sand County Almanac, that Leopold is best known by millions of people around the world. The Almanac is about lifetime love, observation, and thought. It led to a philosophy that has guided many to discovering what it means to live in harmony with the land and with one another. He was born in Burl…


A Critique of "The Future of Life" a Book by Edward O. Wilson

In Edward O. Wilson's book, The Future of Life, he satirically portrays both sides of the environmental discussion--environmentalists and people-first critics-- and exposes the unproductive nature of their logic by emphasizing their stubborn attitudes toward the other and by mocking their childish nature.  Wilson focuses on each side's adamant stance and refusal to accept their flaws by drawing ironic parallels between their perspectives. Their mindsets create an aura of futile …


The World without Bees

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the media focusing their attention towards bees and the rate at which their numbers are declining. The cause for the decline in bees isn’ t certain, however , a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder seems to be a major factor . Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is “ when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees and …


Environmental Protection and Justice Issue

In the period of solidification, the author mainly tells that in the period of world war ii, human beings hardly had any awareness of environmental protection, and it was only under the promotion of some scholars that environmental protection began to gradually come into the sight of human beings. In martinez alier's article, in modern society, human beings have been avenged by the environment because of their unrestrained demand for environmental resources, so they began to pay attention t…


Environmental Protection: Globalization Issue

INTRODUCTION: Globalization is that the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures.In economic terms,it describes an interdependence of countries round the globe fostered through trade .On the upside, it can raise the quality of living in poor and fewer developed countries by providing job opportunity, modernization, and improved access to goods and services. On the downside, it can destroy job opportunities in additional developed and high-wag…


Environmental Protection Problem in Russia

Russia has always been a power player in Europe. While Russia is not a part of the European Union it has tried to strengthen its ties with the EU. When Putin came into power in Russia it seemed the prospect of joining the EU was becoming less viable. It is hard to believe the EU would support and favor Putin’s politics within Russia, which also creates a barrier of entry into the EU. Russia would have to give up some of its sovereignty and accept decisions that the EU decides to collectiv…


A Comparison of Two Opinions About the Efficacy of the Turtle Excluder Device

The reading and lecture are about Turtle Excluder Device (TED). The writer thinks this invention is a great benefit that reduces the amount of sea turtle deaths. The lecturer of the listening passage disagrees. She thinks that it needs more improvement. She challenges the author's points. To begin with, the writer states that TED has a mechanical barrier in the middle of the net that prevents large animals from getting caught deep inside the net. He also stated that it is invented to hel…


The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was established in 1994 with its main office in Nairobi, Kenya and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The organization is one of the 16 Future Harvest Centres whose research is geared towards food and environmental with the objective of eradicating poverty and improving food security situation while at the same time protecting the natural resource base (Devendra 2009).ILRI is a non-governmental and n…


Guha and Environmental Protection

In the article, Guha is provocative and insightful in the aspect of environmental protection. He mainly tells the story that during the second world war, human beings hardly had any awareness of ecological protection, and it was only under the promotion of some scholars that environmental protection began to come into the sight of human beings gradually. In Martinez Alier’s view in modern society, human beings have been avenged by the environment because of their unrestrained demand for e…


Main Challenges for India before Sustainable

This paper discusses the concept issues and challenges before sustainable development of India and government policy towards financial inclusion. While achieving the objectives of sustainable development various issues are there in each geographical part of India that are discussed in this paper. Secondly the Challenges faced by the economy, while achieving the object of sustainable livelihood for the citizens. At a macro level, greater financial inclusion can support sustainable and inclusive …


Globalization and It`s Impact on Environmental Protection

INTRODUCTION: Globalization is that the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures.In economic terms,it describes an interdependence of countries round the globe fostered through trade .On the upside, it can raise the quality of living in poor and fewer developed countries by providing job opportunity, modernization, and improved access to goods and services. On the downside, it can destroy job opportunities in additional developed and high-wag…


Coliform Bacteria: E-coli and Salmonella

Coliform is a form of bacteria. Pennsylvania State Extension Service provides relevant information related to Coliform (“Coliform Bacteria,” PennState Extension, 2016). Coliform bacteria include several types of bacteria that occur throughout the environment. These bacteria are usually found in soil and surface water. Large numbers of certain kinds of coliform bacteria can also be found in waste from both animals and humans (“Coliform Bacteria,” PennState Extension, 2016…


Economic vs Environmental Protection

We are currently living in a time where our planet as we know it is at stake. We are fighting against a ticking clock in a world where climate change is a reality that is endangering not only our valuable natural resources but global civilizations all over the world. The threat of global warming appears worse than ever and it is evident that this is traceable to human-caused carbon emissions. Our current situation is calling out for a solution that will allow for the prosperity of future genera…