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16 May 2008

Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

Essay - 40 pages - Ecology & environment

The Nobel-winning IPCC group of climate scientists on Saturday the 17th, 2007 issued their starkest warning yet on global warming. Global warming bore the seeds of "catastrophe" yet there was also hope, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emphasized. Nonetheless "There are real and affordable ways...

29 Apr 2008

Investigative Report on Climate Change: The actions of the Australian Government

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

This report explores the recent issue of climate change. It will outline the key elements that make climate change an important issue politically. It will focus on how the issue of climate change is being addressed by both the Australian Labor and Liberal Parties.Climate Change has recently...

28 Apr 2008

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...

11 Feb 2008

How healthy is the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003?

Essay - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

Facing increasing concerns about protecting the environment, the government has enacted the Healthy Forests Restoration Act in 2003 to help control wildfires. However, there has been some speculation that "thinning" forests is actually a ruse for timber companies to cut down more trees....

18 Dec 2007

Ignorance is a Blight

Essay - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

Ever since modern humans have formed a cohesive society, they have slowly removed themselves from being manipulated by their surroundings, to being in direct control of the surrounding environment. One form of this control is the use of pesticides to keep crops, and various locations free...

07 Dec 2007

The Bat Stops Here - Or does it ? The Continuing Obligation of Agencies under NEPA and ESA

Essay - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are two important environmental statutes passed by Congress to help preserve the earth and its resources for future generations. Under these statutes, governmental agencies are required to determine how...

12 Feb 2007

Cradle to Cradle Design

Thesis - 29 pages - Ecology & environment

In March 2005, the UN released its Millennium Ecosystem Assessment , the first comprehensive scientific audit of the state of the planet. Completed over four years by 2,000 experts, the survey demonstrates that economic activity has destroyed 60% of the Earth's life-supporting...