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15 Jun 2024

How is Mont-Saint-Michel a textbook case of Operation Grand Site (OGS)?

Case study - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

Alarm bells are ringing to save Mont-Saint-Michel. The site was massively developed for tourism in the 19th and 20th centuries, but the environmental degradation of the site will lead us to rethink its management. A victim of over-visitation, the site needs to be transformed into a sustainable...

14 Jun 2024

Virunga National Park

Case study - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

Virunga National Park is subject to numerous ethnic conflicts. This is due to the presence of numerous groups, the main ones being the Nande, Hutu, Tutsi, Hunde and Bashi (Bodson et al., 2009). The Tutsi genocide in Rwanda in 1994 led to the arrival of refugees, increasing insecurity around the...

14 Jun 2024

The Difficult Beginnings of "Interpretation" in the Face of the Challenges of Raising Awareness About the Preservation of France's Natural Heritage

Case study - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The challenge of raising awareness of our natural heritage arose against a backdrop of growing awareness of environmental problems. In the twentieth century, the focus of nature enhancement turned to remarkable areas. "Interpretation" thus became a means of promoting nature as something to be...

19 Dec 2023

Wind Farm Project in Victoria, Australia

Case study - 30 pages - Ecology & environment

For our project, we were tasked with finding a country and building some form of clean energy system in the country of our choice. Our group decided to go with Australia and to build a wind farm there. We came to this conclusion after searching on Google, "locations with the highest amount of...

26 May 2023

Can France abandon nuclear power in favor of renewables?

Case study - 12 pages - Ecology & environment

From a social, economic and political point of view, the subject of energy transition is more relevant than ever in France. Indeed, the energy transition aimed at reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, fighting against global warming and promoting renewable energies are major challenges for...

25 Apr 2020

Impact of agroforestry and social forestry on wildlife: birds and smaller animals

Case study - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

Most modern systems of raising animals separate animals from their natural environment. In these systems, many of the cycles of nature which are beneficial to both animals and their environment are broken. The use of animals can be a controversial topic. In many situations, especially in the...

15 Mar 2011
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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...

29 Sep 2010
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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
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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 natural biome. The...

29 Sep 2010
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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...

13 Aug 2009
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Did the city of Toronto and the province of Ontario ban the right 'pests'?

Case study - 14 pages - Ecology & environment

Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the issue of cosmetic pesticide use in Canada. For years, chemical pesticides were readily sprayed on gardens and lawns across the country, with very little consideration given to the fact that they might be harmful to the environment. However, with...

13 Aug 2009
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Why people don't recycle

Case study - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

You and your fellow U.S. citizens “produced 4.4 pounds of waste per day during 2000. This is the equivalent of over 1600 pounds of trash per year per person or more than 220 tons of waste being generated each year.”1 Although recycling has been increasingly integrated into many...

25 Sep 2008
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Effects of environmental enrichment on the consumption of a palatable food reward

Case study - 13 pages - Ecology & environment

Environmental enrichment (EE) is the study of organisms reared in complex, varied environments and the subsequent influences on behavior. Studies have shown many mechanisms for how EE elicits changes in behavior, mental and physical processes, and neurophysiology. EE has been shown to work as a...

28 Apr 2008
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Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath of a Government Failure

Case study - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

In the late days of August 2005, forecasters and meteorologists closely watched a storm soon to be named Katrina brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Like many other infamous hurricanes of similar magnitude, the tropical storm began rather quietly and only caused initial high winds and some tangential...