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30 May 2009

Preparation of biodiesel by Jatropha seeds

Thesis - 23 pages - Ecology & environment

Bio-diesel is an eco-friendly, alternative diesel fuel prepared from domestic renewable resources i.e. vegetable oils (edible or non- edible oil) and animal fats. These natural oils and fats are made up mainly of triglycerides. These triglycerides when rea w striking similarity to petroleum...

18 May 2009

E-waste environmental

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

Electronic Waste, also known as E-Waste, is the components that comprise an electrical or electronic product when it is being discarded. These electronics could be Computers, Televisions, Stereos, Cell Phones, and other electronic products. These components are recycled, resold or reused. E-waste...

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...

30 Apr 2009

The impact of climate change on the Canadian Boreal forest

Thesis - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

This paper will provide a review of scientific literature, and look at solutions to problems, resulting from of impacts of climate change on the boreal forest region of Canada, as projected into the late 21st century. It will look at the problem from a number of intersecting areas: forest...

29 Apr 2009

Environmental toxicology on metallic mercury spill: A case in the versatile estrie and the steps to a successful decontamination

Thesis - 13 pages - Ecology & environment

In October 1996, the directions of public health in the Eastern Townships (Estrie-DSP) and a multipurpose area that have requested the collaboration of the Center for Toxicology of Quebec (CTQ) to the management of mercury spill metal in a class-chemistry laboratory. During our first...

29 Apr 2009

Report on solutions to water-scarcity, irrigation and water-erosion problems in Western India

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

Projects in the Maharashtra State of India, especially among rural dwellers in the Ghats Mountains area, to improve water use and availability were actively pursued by Canadian and Indian researchers in the 1990s. This project was carried out with local people, paying particular attention to the...

28 Apr 2009

History of forecasting the weather

Thesis - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

Weather refers to the state of air on earth at a given place and time, and climate is the pattern of weather that forms and one expects at a particular place at a given time. The weather or climate of a place usually identifies as warm or cold, wet or dry, cloudy or clear, or windy.The weather of...

27 Apr 2009

A study on ways to forecast weather

Thesis - 11 pages - Ecology & environment

Weather refers to the state of atmosphere at a given place and time with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity and air pressure. Climate is the pattern of weather that forms and one expects at a particular place at a given time. The weather or climate of a place...

19 Apr 2009

Role of an engineer in solving global issues

Thesis - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

This report emphasizes the role of an engineer in solving three major global issues, which are excessive demand for global energy production, limited natural resources of the planet and exponentially growing environmental pollution. An engineer's role in solving the global issues addressed is to...

19 Apr 2009

A study on the common cloud types and their influence on the weather

Thesis - 14 pages - Ecology & environment

The heat from the sun's energy results in the water at the surface of the earth, mainly in oceans warming and converting into gaseous water vapor. The presence of such water vapor makes air moist or humid. The air near the ground rises when it becomes warm due to the sun's rays, and when...

16 Apr 2009

A study on how weather affects populations

Thesis - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

The impact of the weather and climate on a place has always been significant in history. In fact, hostile weather has been responsible for wiping out entire species and human civilizations. The last ice age made northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere inhospitable, and the flood mentioned in...

14 Apr 2009

Ontario Landfill gas: Management, regulation & recovery. legal & policy issues

Tutorials/exercises - 17 pages - Ecology & environment

Landfills seem to be a major part of waste disposal life. Love them or hate them, they are a necessity in dealing with ever increasing amounts of waste. Statistics Canada reported that Canadians threw out about 20 per cent more garbage in 2004 compared to 2000, bringing per-capita output to 418...

12 Apr 2009

Static/dynamic ecological modeling systems

Thesis - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

Ecological modeling is utilized as a predictor mechanism, to ultimately analyze and observe the various systems and process which govern an ecosystem. With this information available, scientists can attempt to alter an ecosystem based on the interactions of several variables. These models...

12 Apr 2009

Hemlock forest ecological analysis - Environmental gradients

Thesis - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

The Hemlock Forest Model represents the varying diversities along an environmental gradient. Variations in elevation can potentially yield alterations in various biological processes, which subsequently form complex assemblage interactions. The Hemlock Forest displayed a high level of diversity...

08 Apr 2009

The hunt for alternative sources of energy

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

In the past century, it has been seen that the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy has caused more environmental damage than any other human activity. Electricity generated from fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil has led to high concentrations of harmful gases in the atmosphere....

08 Apr 2009

Analysis of environmental toxins via Gas Chromatography (FID)

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Ecology & environment

Gas chromatography is an efficient process employed for the separation and determination of various analytes. With the use of a flame ionization detector, gas chromatography can be specifically applied to the chromatographic separation of organic compounds. There are very few processes of...

06 Apr 2009

Arctic ice loss: Overview and consequences

Thesis - 7 pages - Ecology & environment

The high latitude arctic regions receive less energy in the form of solar radiation or sunlight compared to other parts of the world. This results in large areas of seawater in this region freezing to form pack ice. Every summer, when the sun's energy falls on the earth in a higher intensity...

24 Mar 2009

Environmental pollution: A growing problem

Thesis - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

Environmental Studies (ES) is an inter-disciplinary area of study incorporating the social and scientific aspects of nature and natural resources. The major aim of Environmental Studies is to project the inter-relationships between living beings-especially human beings- with the surrounding...

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

Presentation - 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...

15 Jan 2009

Spirulin: astonishing seaweed

Essay - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

From a biological point of view, Spirulin is one of the oldest inhabitants of the Earth. This cyanobacterium appeared 3.5 billions years ago. It is thought to have achieved photosynthesis for another billion years, until the first plant apparition. It naturally grows between latitudes 35°N and...

15 Jan 2009

Using the examples of organically grown coffee in Mexico and fair trade bananas St-Vincent, this paper argues that a new global 'Green Revolution' is underway

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

'Globalization is the increasing interdependence, integration and interaction among people and corporations in disparate locations around the world' . This phenomenon can have good effects such as helping developing countries improve their economy or their industry but also their...