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  • Fish And Many Other Forms Of Wildlife
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    Conservation When you think about conservation what do you think about I think about a better, more beautiful world. Without conservation where would the world be today I know where we would be. We would be drinking polluted water and breathing polluted air. That is why it is our job and our government job to help conserve this beautiful land that we live in. Conservation is the protection, improvement, and wise use of natural resource to provide the greatest social and economic value for the pr...
  • Mine Site Rehabilitation
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    Rehabilitation is the process of reclaiming land for economical or conservation purposes. This process usually involves re-vegetation. The main aim in rehabilitation is to either return the land to a self-sustaining ecosystem or prepare the land for human use, i.e. crops, pastures and plantations. Rehabilitation should take place at a rate that is significantly higher than natural succession. Several principles are implemented for successful rehabilitation. Of these principles includes the need ...
  • Loss Of The Wetlands
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    The Atchafalaya is the most original basins because it has a growing system with very stable wetlands. It is also the biggest river swamp in North America but has lost about 3,760 acres between 1932 and 1990. The loss of the wetlands is primarily due to erosion, human activities, and natural conversion. Many human activities, such as oil and gas pipelines, have interrupted the movement of flow and sediment within the wetlands that it is another factor in the loss of acres for the Atchafalaya. Bu...
  • Columbus's Ship
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    Columbus Brief History: Christopher Columbus was an Italian-Spanish navigator who sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by making landfall, instead, in the Caribbean Sea. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. His father was a weaver, and it is believed that Christopher entered this trade as a young man. In the mid-1470's he made his first trading voyage to the island of Kh os in the Aegean Sea. In 1476 he sailed with a convoy bound for England. Legend ...
  • Desire Within Equality And John
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    In the stories, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, and By the Waters of Babylon, by Stephen Vincent Benet, each of the main characters posses a desire deep within themselves to discover things that they do not already know about. Equality and John both live in societies where almost all knowledge of the past has been forgotten. These communities are enveloped in superstition, which causes them to fear the unknown. The desire within Equality and John, however, brings them past these fears and leads them to lea...
  • El Salvador
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    El Salvador El Salvador is located in the South - west coast of Central America Isthmus 1 on the Pacific Ocean. It is the only country in the area lacking a coastline on the Caribbean sea. El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts. El Salvador's climate is tropical; rainy season (May to October); Dry season (November to April). El Salvador's terrain is made up mostly of mountains with narrow coastal belt 2 and central plateau 3. POPULATION: 6,237,662 as of July 2001 (48% below poverty l...
  • Used Dams Since Early Civilization
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    Many people have already dammed a small stream using sticks and mud by the time they become adults. Human shave used dams since early civilization, because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and droughts affected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protect themselves from these effects. 1 The basic principles of dams still apply today as they did before; a dam must prevent water from being passed. Since then, people have been continuing to build and perfect the...
  • Desertification Process Land
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    The world's dry lands, contrary to popular misconceptions of being barren unproductive land, contain some of the most valuable and vital ecosystems on the planet. These dry land environments have surprising diversity and resiliency, supporting over two billion people, approximately thirty-five percent of the global population (UNEP, 2003). In fact, approximately seventy percent of Africans depend directly on dry lands for their daily livelihood (UNEP, 2003). However, these precious and crucial a...
  • Klamath Water Crisis
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    the paper is about the water crisis that is taking place right now in the Klamath Falls are of Oregon. It discusses the many problems that the different groups of interest are dealing with. The main group that I focused on was the view point of the farmers. The Klamath Lake, along with other various rivers, lakes and canals that surround it, are the basis for almost 500 species of wildlife in southern Oregon and parts of northern California. It also serves as the most important factor in a farme...
  • Case Of The Water Symbol
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    Symbols in T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" When the poem was first printed in book form two months after its initial publication in the "Criterion" of October, 1922, the printer needed additional copy to fill a signature; since Eliot had no other poems ready at that time, he submitted the explanatory notes on "The Waste Land" which now fill about five pages in the "Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950. The notes have been the focus of much critical effort and comment, and Eliot has since remarked t...
  • Dryland Salinity In Australia
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    What is the problem Salinity is one of Western Austalia's most critical environmental problems. Western Australia has over 70 per cent of Australia's reported dryland salinity (see table in Dryland Salinity - An Introduction). An estimated 1.8 million hectares of farmland are already (1996) salt-affected to some extent, and this area could double in the next 15 to 25 years, and then double again before reaching equilibrium. Due to Western Australia's landforms and climate, the extent and rate of...
  • Alternatives For The Narmada Damming Project
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    The Narmada Valley Project is the largest single river project in India to date. 'The idea of tapping or damming the Narmada waters was debated way back in 1946 by the concerned provincial governments over issues like the sharing of water between the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. ' However for many years the damming project was put on hold, due to political and legal wrangling that culminated with the Narmada Waters Dispute. In the late 1980's the construction of the dams wa...
  • Land Impacts On Flora
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    ABSTRACT Environmental impact is clearly evident in Australia. By using the concept of an ecosystem, the term environment is defined as being composed of six interconnected areas. Although Aboriginals modified their landscape, particularly through their use of fire, the impacts they made did not substantially damage the environment. In contrast, the white settlers quite deliberately set out to tame, civilize, and exploit the land. The native flora was affected by clearing, grazing, and introduct...
  • Historic Ecosystem Water Flow
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    The decrease in rainfall that the Everglades are projected to suffer would end up causing more problems to the ecosystem than the ones it already has. The Everglades used to be a wetland that occupied twice as much land as the amount of land it occupies now. As people started to expand to this region, they implemented complex water management systems that have affected the region's ecosystem. The spread of the population and the land-use modifications have reduced the amount of water of the wetl...

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