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16 Nov 2020

Idea of progress - How Americans relate to ecology nowadays?

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

We will talk about the notion of the idea of progress and illustrate it with the environmental issue in the USA. Progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. It can be a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. Here, we...

07 Sep 2020

Is sustainable development a contradiction in terms?

Essay - 1 pages - Ecology & environment

Define in 1987 by the Brundtland's rapport, the Sustainable Development is the capacity to respond to the present needs without compromising future generations' needs. The Sustainable Development notion was really established since 1992 with the Rio Earth Summit involving a hundred...

28 Nov 2016

Global warming and climate change

Essay - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

These are terms used to describe increased earth's temperatures. Human activities and natural occurrences are said to be the major contributors to this increase. Increase in greenhouse gases for example carbon dioxide result to the temperatures increase. The U.S. have been a major contributor...

28 Nov 2016

Should the United States consider increasing their use of renewable energy or not?

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

The United States (U.S) use both renewable and non-renewable energy. According to Gielen, Saygin & Wagner (2015), in 2015, United States Energy consumption were:Coal-33%, Natural Gas-33%, Nuclear-20%, Hydropower-6%, Other renewables-7%, Biomass-1.6%, Geothermal-0.4%, Solar-0.6%, Wind-4.7%,...

28 Apr 2016

Hidden Lessons, David Suzuki - Learning beyond the unintentional messages

Book review - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

The environment shapes humanity, yet humanity tries to shape the environment. This habit of manipulation has been passed on from generations to generations. According to "Hidden Lessons" by David Suzuki, parental involvement has led to the ignorance toward the environment. However, ignorance is...

15 Sep 2015

Economic and policy issues from the spill : Gulf war oil spill of 1991

Essay - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

In any oil spill, looking at the economic issues that are raised, the first parameter that is used is the number of gallons of oils that were spilt to measure the loss that was suffered in monetary terms. In the case of the gulf war oil spill of 1991, it caused the loss of millions of gallons of...

29 May 2012

Is the government doing enough to ensure that the environment is safe and healthy?

Essay - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

Governmental action on behalf of environmental problems has been a significant subject of subject of social and political commentators during recent decades. In light of new recent pressing concerns like Global warming and climate change, environmental issues have become a matter of...

15 Mar 2011

The future of nuclear energy: The European Energy Policy

Case study - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

It is hard to forecast with any certitude what the 21st century will hold for nuclear power. Still, the issues that will form its future are slightly clear. The goal of this paper is to study the possible role of nuclear energy in the formation of sustainable development in Europe, on the basis...

03 Feb 2011

The Greenhouse Effect: Definition, Causes, and Consequences

Thesis - 15 pages - Ecology & environment

Environmental hazards such as storms, tropical cyclones, droughts, etc. have been affecting us for generations. In France, the temperature reached its highest point last summer and reports showed that the August of 2003 experienced a high heat wave with the most dramatic consequences: the...

03 Feb 2011

Environmental risks and sustainable development

Essay - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

In 2006, Davis Guggenheim and Al Gore released a movie called “An inconventient Truth: Global Warming”, and this movie basically talks about the risks associated with development. In 2007, they were honored with the Noble Peace award by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on...

03 Feb 2011

The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces the challenge of sustainable development

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The stakes by which the problems raise the concept of sustainable development, such as environmental protection and the fight against poverty, seems to represent an obstacle for further liberalization in trade as a factor in its favor. However, during the second half of the nineteenth century, it...

03 Feb 2011

The American diplomacy around the protocol of Kyoto

Essay - 15 pages - Ecology & environment

During the past forty years, the issue of global warming has gradually been established as the priority of environmental debates to become a major issue in our society for the twenty-first century. The proliferation of conferences, books, and films on this subject reflect the growing interest....

13 Dec 2010

Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman: A book review

Book review - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

Friedman's book Hot, Flat and Crowded motivates change and action for businesses, consumers, and political forces by increasing their awareness of trends, behaviors, and regulations that hazardously impact economic and environmental conditions. The book evokes a sense of urgency to...

13 Dec 2010

How expensive are green jobs?

Thesis - 1 pages - Ecology & environment

There's a lot of talk in the press these days about the cost of green jobs. The new president of the United States, Barack Obama, is pushing for bold investment in renewable energies and technologies that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He is praising the incentives that have been put in...

24 Nov 2010

Recycling in South Africa

Thesis - 16 pages - Ecology & environment

As part of my third year at the business school of Rennes in South Africa, I had the opportunity to do an international internship for a period of 10 weeks. This course's main objective was to test my ability to adapt. Indeed, during this internship, I had to adapt to a different culture, and...

29 Sep 2010

Sustainable development in the electricity sector - the examples of France and Great Britain

Market study - 24 pages - Ecology & environment

It has been put in evidence that 85 percent of the energy consumed by humans comes from fossil fuels. This statement pointed out one of the most important problems currently faced by humans. The generation of energy depends on the use of fossil fuels. The problem which appears is that these fuels...

29 Sep 2010

Environmental issues in the air transport industry

Case study - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The air transport industry uses air craft to transport people, cargo, and mail. Civil aviation includes two major categories; first one is the scheduled air transport, which includes passenger and cargo flights operating on regularly-scheduled routes; and general aviation, including all other...

29 Sep 2010

The Eden Project

Case study - 10 pages - Ecology & environment

The Eden Project is a multiple greenhouse complex in the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest greenhouses. The complex is dominated by two gigantic enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house plant species from across the world. Each enclosure imitates a...

29 Sep 2010

Green marketing - How to integrate environment inside companies?

Dissertation - 81 pages - Ecology & environment

Sustainable development has become an established phenomenon. Society is becoming increasingly environmental conscious, this has even been used as an electoral argument. Environmental protection is due to a movement introduced jointly by the population at large and the NGOs through a governmental...

29 Sep 2010

The fight against climate change: a burning international issue

Essay - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

Climate change is an environmental issue that is now recognized by almost the entire scientific community in the world. It affects the entire planet. The climate is influenced by both natural and human factors. However, it's been proven that human activities are responsible for a wide range of...

29 Sep 2010

Climate change and politics: a real shift or status quo?

Essay - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

We will try to analyze the responses from the political field against climate change and the overall sustainable development. Climate change means significant change in the average weather, which causes a lot of perturbations on the natural system. The French...

29 Sep 2010

Microsoft Green Solutions : Communication Plan (April 2008)

Case study - 11 pages - Ecology & environment

A recent trend in customer relationships puts an important emphasis on corporations' behavior towards environmental issues. Several non-governmental organizations have pointed out companies that had been engaged in activities damaging the environment. Among them was Greenpeace which targeted...

29 Sep 2010

Opposing views about forest harvesting in British Columbia, Canada

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

The forest industry has been a crucial part of British Columbia's economy for a very long time. Up until the 1970s, it was widely claimed that 50% of every dollar spent in BC was generated by the forest industry (from textbook, Farley 1972, 87). Today, this industry still remains the backbone of...

24 Aug 2010

Global air pollution and global climate change

Thesis - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

We know that the Earth's climate has changed many times throughout its existence. There have been both ice ages and long periods of warmth. Many natural factors, such as volcanic eruptions, energy absorbed from the sun, and changes in the Earth's orbit have long had an influence on the Earth's...

16 Aug 2010

Lightning

Thesis - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

Lightning is a natural phenomenon that has always fascinated and frightened humans. Dozens of people are struck by lightning, hundreds of animals are killed and thousands of fires result causing damage totaling to millions of Euros. On an average one airliner is struck by lightning each year. The...

12 Aug 2010

Solar energy as a viable commercial and industrial power source

Thesis - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

In almost all nations of the world, save for a few oil rich regions in the Middle East and Northern portions of North America, energy has to be purchased and imported. This is a system that leaves many countries without self-sufficiency and will likely bankrupt their governments. The needs for...

12 Aug 2010

Consumption and environmental degradation

Thesis - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The world's consensus on the status of the environment is shifting now, more than ever, into one of concern. As the years have passed pass, especially throughout the last decade or two, we have all seen our environment continue to get more depleted. The earth is warming, the...

05 Aug 2010

Water's role in the weather and the sustenance of life

Thesis - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

This brings to mind the question; what then is, water? Water seems like such a simple thing. Water is a fluid substance that makes up more than three fifths of the earth's surface. It is an absolutely necessary element for the sustenance of all life on earth including animal, human and plant....

30 Jul 2010

Climate responsibility

Essay - 1 pages - Ecology & environment

As the issue of climate change has transitioned from probability to certainty, the debate over how responsibility should be spread has heated up. Some have posited that developing countries should be exempt from greenhouse gas limits placed on production, leaving developed countries to bear the...

30 Jul 2010

Climate change

Thesis - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

It is clear, in light of continuing climate change evidence that action must be taken to respond to these developing conditions and to prepare for potential future problems. The most important component of any action plan is maintaining our drive for scientific research into the effects of global...

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