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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%,...

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...

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....

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

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...

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...

12 Apr 2010

Handling and disposal of low level nuclear waste

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

Low level nuclear waste includes materials which are not radioactive themselves but have become contaminated because of their exposure to neutron radiations. These items find their use in nuclear power plants, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, government and private development facilities,...

05 Apr 2010

Climate change and green house gas emissions: issues and challenges in India

Essay - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

Green house gas (GHG) emission is a matter of grave concern across the world. The adverse impacts happen mainly in the form of climate change and global warming. Immediate steps are required to cut the emissions. India is the fourth largest emitter of GHG in the world in absolute terms. Being a...

05 Apr 2010

Utilization of solar energy: An alternative of conventional energy sources

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The earth continuously gets the shower of radiation of the sun, which is the mother of all forms of energy-conventional or non conventional. The amount of solar radiation reaching the earth is called “insolation” -the short form for “incident solar radiation”. Solar energy is...

05 Apr 2010

Co-gasification of municipal sewage sludge and asphaltene residue from refineries for production of synfuels/power

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

One of the gravest problems being experienced by non-oil producing developing country like India is spiraling prices of petroleum crude which has seriously inhibited growth of power sector thereby considerably decelerating the growth rate. Added to this, the explosion in the population of the...

05 Apr 2010

Mitigation of CO2 emission with CNG vehicles: A case study of Delhi

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

Recently, the CNG utilization in transport vehicles has been one of many measures initiated by the Government of Delhi, to solve growing deterioration of air quality of Delhi due to manifold increase in number of vehicles. In the present study, results of structured questionnaire based survey on...

04 Jun 2009

Non-conventional energy sources

Essay - 37 pages - Ecology & environment

This presentation talks about non conventional energy sources. First of all the presentation gives a clear definition about energy and different forms of energy. It then moves on to the explanation of different forms of non-conventional energy forms explained one by one beginning with solar...

17 May 2009

Global warming

Essay - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

In today's society, environmental issues have an important impact on business and industrial decisions and are becoming part and parcel of economics. We live in scorching summers, the winters seem to be milder from year to year, and the seasons seem to have disappeared. Are these observations...

20 Feb 2009

Conservation issues for tropical reef fish spawning aggregations

Essay - 9 pages - Ecology & environment

Coral reefs are in decline worldwide due to a variety of anthropogenic factors, of which overfishing is the oldest and most egregious (Bellwood et al. 2004, Graham et al. 2006). Tropical reef fish spawning aggregations (FSAs) are preferentially targeted due to their predictable spatial and...

05 Feb 2009

Taking back space: Preventing and reducing the proliferation of space weapons

Essay - 10 pages - Ecology & environment

Weapons proliferation in outer space is not a thing of the future or something of science fiction. It is real and it is happening right now. The advancement of weapons technology continues to grow exponentially as does mankind's exploration of space. Controlling weapons technology in outer space...

19 Jan 2009

The relationship the Finnish have with nature

Essay - 9 pages - Ecology & environment

Talking about Finland without mentioning the nature is like forgetting more than 188.000 sparkling lakes, putting away the dense forest and woodland areas fully covering 76 percent of the nation (27 in France), the lung and the pride of any Finnish. That's impossible! Whereas Finland was a rural...

19 Jan 2009

Tsunamis of Sumatra Island

Essay - 16 pages - Ecology & environment

Tsunami: appearance of a wave (wavefront).Propagation velocity: depth of the sea. The loss of energy is inversely proportional to the size. A tsunami travels quickly but also on long distances without losing consequent energy. With the approach of the coasts Tsunami slows down since its flow of...

19 Jan 2009

Hurricanes: Powerful natural disasters

Essay - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

Current events often deal about natural disasters. Worldwide, many natural catastrophes happen every year: tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, hail, drought, fire, seism, volcano activity. Theirs effects often are dramatic. Lately, we heard about the tsunami in Asia, and also about the...

16 Jan 2009

On-site waste water treatment in Sydingosby

Essay - 16 pages - Ecology & environment

The project site is a farm located in Sydingösby. The Gunnarsson family is living here. Carina and Stefan have two children. Stefan works at the farm while Carina works at SLU. This site has already a system for waste treatment, but it is not satisfying and not sustainable. Actually it does not...

15 Jan 2009

Cellulosic Ethanol: Great potential or wrong mentality?

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

On December 9, 2008, the BBC reported that, “countries will need to make big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions if ‘dangerous' climate change is to be avoided” (Black, Poor Countries Need Carbon Cuts). Unfortunately, the fact that our actions as inhabitants on this earth have...

15 Jan 2009

Global environmental politics: A study of the world heritage convention (1972)

Essay - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has been established in 1972. It recognizes the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two. Thus, that convention concerns both the cultural and natural properties, but I will focus in that essay...

15 Jan 2009

Environmental justice movement

Essay - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

Broadcasted in 2000, Erin Brockovich could be a great illustration of the "environmental justice movement". Indeed, while no one takes her seriously, a young woman begins to investigate a suspicious case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. She discovers that the company is trying...

15 Jan 2009

Anti-Pollution and air/water quality in Canada

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The object of this brief note is an environmental issue. It concerns the anti-pollution policy and the means to improve air and water quality in Canada. Indeed, this problem touches the entire Canadian population. Here, there is no discrimination concerning class, gender or race: everyone is...

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