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  • Wetland Restoration And Other Water
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    Minnesota Wetland Restoration. ".. and from the swamp came the SWAMP THING! The ugliest, scariest and fowl smelling creature you could ever imagine". This is how many wetlands are perceived: as dank, smell places and breeding grounds for diseases. But that is untrue. Wetlands are a vital and very important part of our environment. In the past 10 years over 10 million acres of wetlands have been destroyed, having a negative impact on lakes and rivers and other aspects of the ecosystem. By restori...
  • Water In Crater Lake
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    Crater Lake Crater Lake is located at southwestern off Highway 62 in Oregon. It is Oregon's only national park. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is the seventh deepest in the world. Crater Lake has an average diameter of 5.3 miles in length and is approximately 1,932 feet deep. Crater Lake is a result of a volcanic explosion that happened about 7,000 years ago. A long time ago, the pacific oceanic plate was gradually moving under the pacific continental plate in the process of pla...
  • Weren't For Jacques Cousteau The World
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    Jacques Yves Cousteau was born on June 11th 1910 in Saint-Andre-de-Dubzac France. His father was a legal advisor and was fascinated with people like Thomas Edison and his inventions like the light bulb. His mother was a housewife with rich parents. They both had large expectations for their newborn son. Jacques grew up in Andre-de-Dubzac and had many friends. He loved machines and the water in his youth, two things which would be very important in his later years. At the age of 11 he built a bat...
  • Our Amazement
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    The Pond It was the middle of springtime and across from my house where the incident took place. There was a lake there in which my brother and I loved to explore from time to time. The humidity and water drops where reminiscent of a fully functional sauna. The onslaught of heat and burning glow of the sun was relentless. Nonetheless, this fact did not bother us one bit, but gave us more incentive to dance with our cool and embracing "long-lost love". The first step of this operation was making ...
  • Serious Campaign Against Water Pollution
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    Water Pollution When you think of problems in the world today, water pollution isn't one that would normally come up. In fact it is one of the worst problems in the world today. Water pollution, by definition, is the contamination of streams, lakes, underground water, bays, or oceans by any substances harmful to living things. All living things contain it, live in it, and most need it to survive, so water pollution is a big problem, if not the biggest. If severe, the pollution can kill off birds...
  • Water Lake Powell
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    Mother Natures "Time Share" Lake Powell is a family resort for many. Every year at least two million people enjoy its splendor. But I would assume they do not know the trouble that lies beneath. Lake Powell was voted in by a small margin in March, 1956. It was part of the Colorado River Storage Project, also known as CRSP. Ever since it's beginning, some of the people who helped build the dam have had regrets for what has been done to the canyon. Lake Powell has spurred controversy since its beg...
  • Escarpment And Niagara Falls
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    There are many great wonders of the worlds, among them is the Niagara Falls located in Ontario. Niagara Falls is the jewel of geological history in the Niagara District. Did you ever wonder; how old is Niagara Falls? How did the Falls begin? What is the Niagara Escarpment? Niagara Falls is a major attraction site for tourists. This 12,000-year-old natural wonder attracts some 12 million tourists a year. Also, you can go behind the falls for a tour. Honeymooning couples have made their way to Nia...
  • Dead Lake
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    Tatyana Gol bin Essay When you are happy, you never think that it can end in a second. Ofcourse, if you always had tried to imagine something bad, you would not have been so happy. After an incident I had had once, I understood that happiness could be just one step away from loosing it. I was seventeen. Summer was in the air, but we could not enjoy it because it was the time of our graduation and we had to study for our final exams. When exams were over, we were relieved and decided that we dese...
  • Type And Population Of Microorganisms
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    The microscopic organisms of local aquatic ecosystems, is important to the health and homeostasis of the natural environment. There are many types of microscopic organisms that dwell in the local lakes, streams, and rivers. Microorganisms's uch as protists "algae" and microscopic invertebrates can be found in great quantities in the lo; cal; water systems. The most commonly found microorganisms are the protozoans. The protozoans are divided in to two groups: the protists (plant like cholorophill...
  • Water At Lake Sam Rayburn
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    Major Toxic Waste Sites in Texas When thinking about the most polluted states in our country, California and New York instantly pop into our mind. What most people don't know, however, is that Texas now ranks number one in most categories of pollution. Whether it be increased emissions from refineries in Beaumont, large pits filled with contamination at Kelley Air Force Base, or polluted water at Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas has more than its fair share of toxic waste. Exxon / Mobil, one of the natio...
  • Phosphates And Other Plant Nutrients
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    Phosphates in Water Pollution Phosphates may be created by substituting some or all of the hydrogen of phosphoric acid by metals. Depending on the number of hydrogen atoms that are replaced, the resulting compound is described as a primary, secondary or tertiary phosphate. Primary and secondary phosphates contain hydrogen and are acid salts. Secondary and tertiary phosphates, with the exception of those of sodium, potassium and ammonium are insoluble in water. Tertiary sodium phosphate is valuab...
  • Florida Everglades A Wetlands Ecosystem The Everglades
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    The Florida Everglades - A Wetlands Ecosystem The Everglades, a vast wetlands ecosystem made up of marshes and swamps, begins at Lake Okeechobee, a large lake in the center of Florida, and ends in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay. It is nearly 50 miles across and 110 miles long (Hinrichsen), and when viewed from the air, appears to be miles and miles of shallow water flowing through thick mats of grass. This perception has earned it the name "River of Grass". Although it does flow like a river...
  • Lake Tahoe Basin
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    Lake Tahoe, an enormous expanse of clear, blue, fresh water surrounded by meadows and dense forests and rimmed by snow-capped peaks, is one of the world's great scenic and ecological wonders. Tahoe's water is world famous for its amazing clarity. Even today, one can see objects 70 feet below the surface, a clarity matched almost nowhere in the world. The Tahoe Basin had a slowly evolving and essentially balanced environment for thousands of years, with surrounding forests, meadows and marshlands...
  • 500 Cubic Miles Of Water
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    The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington As we enter Washington from the east, we immediately run into the gentle rolling hills of the Palouse country. If we continue to travel westward, we suddenly enter a heavily scarred land of barren rock, channels and canyons. Rugged cliffs, basalt rock basins, concave cliffs and even giant ripple marks line the landscape. We have just reached the edges of the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington. The bleak but intensely unique landscape causes us...
  • Cool Waters Around Lake Michigan
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    Natures Undistinguished Elements On a typical fall day, Lake Michigan can speak a language of its own. The lake relates a story of flowing waves, bobbing boats, and soaring birds. As the white-crested, blue waves drift towards the foamy shores, they bring with them a long history. Many of these waves have traveled for miles to arrive here in Milwaukee, and as they reach the rocky shores, the long, rolling journey comes to an abrupt and ferocious end with waves crashing against the sides of jagge...
  • Same Amount Of Water On Earth
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    i am the best in the world Freshwater. There is approximately the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the Earth was formed billions of years ago. Water is recycled continually in the Earth's hydrologic cycle. Water is the common name given to the liquid form (state) of the hydrogen and oxygen compound H 2 O. Pure water is an odorless, tasteless, clear liquid... Water is one of the most essential elements to having good health, it is important for the digestion and absorption of...
  • Lake Park Dance Pavilion
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    The setting sun's dusky streaks pierce through the valley's haze of baseball dust as the Glenn Miller Band finishes tuning and begins the unforgettable strains of "Moonlight Serenade". Suntanned, romantic couples gather around friendly, glass-tinkling tables and begin swaying to the lilting music, eagerly anticipating an exciting evening - more special than they then can realize. Late-arriving couples hurry through the towpath's Chinese lantern mosaic as the last squeals from the swimmer's beach...
  • Lake McConaughy
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    As I slowly wake up to the natural alarm clock of cotton trees softly rustling and the waves urging me to come for a morning swim, I realize life can't get much better than this. I roll out of bed in no hurry, though. The smoky, suffer smell on my clothes reminds me of the late night of storytelling and laughter. I can't decide if I am really hungry enough to eat breakfast or if I want to test the water out by taking the first ride of the day on a jet ski. As I step out of the camper, my eyes ha...
  • Size Of Zebra Mussels
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    ABSTRACT The predation of diving ducks on Dreissena polymorpha was investigated to determine which size of zebra mussels are most commonly preyed upon by waterfowl. The gizzard contents of various species of ducks from Point Pelee Ontario were examined for mussel shell fragments to determine the mussel size consumed. The data was compiled to calculate an average mussel size and the amount of predation on each size by ducks. Waterfowl fed preferentially on zebra mussels of moderate size with a mu...
  • Increase In Non Great Lakes Areas
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    GLOBAL WARMING AND THE GREAT LAKES Something that I am concerned about, with regard to the future existence of the world, is global warming. How will this phenomenon affect our future? An article I found on the "Science Daily" website [May 11, 2003] intrigued me. The Great Lakes exert a significant influence on passing cyclones, causing storms to speed up and grow in strength, say researchers at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Water Survey. "Cyclones that traverse the Great Lak...

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