The Inuit People Of The Arctic - 1,403 words
The Inuit are one of the many self-designations of the Eskimo people. They are considered to be of Asian decent, which is noticeable from their small hands and feet. Another distinguishing feature is the appreciable percentage of the B blood type, which seems to be totally absent from the American Indian, whom they are usually mistaken to be descendants of (Mastny 25). These Inuit are scattered in small communities across Northern Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, and the Chukotka region of Eastern Siberia. The Inuit in these regions total around 150,000 that makes up barely 4 percent of the Arctics total population of 3.8 million (Mastny 25). The origins of the Inuit living in this region ...
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Economic Implications Of Arctic Oil Drilling - 1,883 words
For more than a decade, debate over drilling for oil on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] has continued unabated." This is the opening line of the introduction to the commonly encountered ethical paradox of economic interests versus moral interests. This paradox is steadfastly centered through the debate of oil drilling on the Coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The debate is considered and argued by diverse and infinitely intertwined societal organizations. The foremost of these organizations include the United States Federal Government, the government of the state of Alaska, various environmental groups, and the native populations of the regi ...
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Regional Analysis Of The Arctic - 1,219 words
Introduction. The Arctic is located in the uppermost region of the northern hemisphere. The region consists of of the area around Greenland, USSR, Canada and Alaska (refer to appendices Fig.1). The Arctic is mostly covered by frozen ice all year long. This region also surrounds the Arctic Ocean. So far the Artic is a naive environment, humans have not yet fully explored the region. But as people search for the resource, more and more people will move into to the area to take what they can, this can tip the balance of the environment, resulting in pollution and destruction of this once perfect environment if the proper management steps are not in place ahead of the rush. Physical Geography Th ...
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Regional Analysis Of The Arctic - 1,147 words
... Lamut, and Koryak of Siberia. The art and culture of these peoples is remarkable and is characterized by resourcefulness, adaptability, and innovation. The chief groups are now the Lapps of Europe; the Samoyedes (Nentsy) of W. Russia; the Yakuts, Tungus, Yukaghirs, and Chukchis of E. Russia; and the Eskimo of North America. There is a sizable Caucasian population in Siberia, and the people of Iceland are nearly all Caucasian. In Greenland, there is a mixture of Eskimos and northern Europeans, predominate. The indigenous peoples of the Arctic have their own distinctive cultures, economies and forms of social organizations, but they have a special relationship to the Arctic environment and ...
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Big Oil And Bus Ethics - 1,760 words
It can be argued (convincingly) that human's usage of fossil fuels is responsible for a large part of the world's pollution problems. The area that I will discuss is the interaction that the big oil companies have had with the environment surrounding their businesses in Alaska. I will not tackle the issue of whether it is right or wrong to extract or use fossil fuels. Instead, I will ignore the larger issue and concentrate on specific issues concerning the Arctic Slope activities of oil companies in Alaska. Because the North Slope oil fields are on American soil, the regulation of the industrial activities is far more stringent than other areas in the world. If we compared the North Slope oi ...
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Big Oil And Bus Ethics - 1,630 words
... al erosion, and if they blame oil companies then they don't show it. Regardless of the Natives' opinions, their rights are still being violated. The workers at the Alang ship-wrecking yards were happy for the work they had and the meager wages they were being paid, but a slew of their rights were being violated. A group of people, such as the Arctic slope natives can be in favor of activities and still have their rights (unspoiled environment) violated. The right of habitat for the wildlife in the Arctic has been infringed upon to a degree by the oil companies. The problem with this argument is that the oil companies can offer proof that the wildlife in the area hasn't really suffered by ...
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The Neighbors - 1,505 words
I'm sure going to miss their great friendliness and hospitality. They were always so nice to me, and my mom and dad. They were probably the best neighbors we have ever had. I think Judy was the first friend I met when I moved here from Wisconsin. We were both so young, it's bad of me not going to the funeral. I'll probably regret that I didn't go later on but, I just couldn't handle it right now. "Yea Mom I'm upstairs, do you think that anyone has moved into the Smites house yet?" "Because all the lights are on. Also there is a car that looks like the Smites in the driveway." "You know that is impossible their car was totaled in the accident. The police had to cut the car in half to get the ...
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Frakenstein - 1,278 words
Author: Mary Shelley Country England Title Frankenstein Genre: Fiction/Horror 1. Characters, with a brief description of each. Victor Frankenstein: He is the main character, a paradigm of ambition and curiosity. He does not know when to stop, and therefore loses everything. Elizabeth Lavenza: She is the sweet sister-bride of Victor. With flawless personality, she represents the hope for escape to a good future. Caroline: As Victor's mother, she is as generous as can be. A bit controlling, she desires the marriage of Victor and Elizabeth from day one. Alphonse: Victor's father, a man who is kind and caring towards those in need. His happiness depends on the happiness of his children. If that ...
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Ankensteins Illfate - 1,410 words
In both publications of Frankenstein whether it was the movie or the novel, we see Frankensteins ill fated life. For a man who is extremely intelligent, he just cant shake off his bad fate. The reason I decided to select Frankensteins ill-fated life had a lot to do with the differences between the book and the movie. The plot was entirely different between the two but one thing stuck out and pulled the two dissimilar stories together, was the depressing life of Victor Frankenstein and the beast that he created. Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, classically symbolizes the struggle between man and creature. The creature, created under selfishness, fights for acceptance by society, and his cr ...
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Auroras - 887 words
In certain polar regions of the earth, a rare and fascinating phenomenon occurs in the dark season of winter. This phenomenon is called the Northern Lights, or auroras. In areas where auroras can be seen, the sun shines brightly for six months and then disappears for the next six. The sun follows a straight path across the sky, rising in the north and setting in the south. This is because of the latitude of these regions. Unlike other regions of earth, the polar regions either completely face the sun or don't face it at all. During the first six months of the long, endless nights of dark winter, auroras are frequently seen, almost every night, in fact. During the rest of the year, the summer ...
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Hope This Works - 1,242 words
... lity"(Gardner 117). Then, as the rich descend, the poor will rise to power in order to complete the revolution. "The total ruin of institutions and [heroism] is [in itself] an act of creation"(Gardner 118). To break the circle would cause "evolution," forward progress, that would enhance the natural progress of mankind. But, according to Gardner, this will never happen because the powerful enjoy their present state of grace; and when they helpless rise up, they are immediately repressed in a "cry [of] common good"(Gardner 119). Though not as overt as Grendel, the concept of "revolution" is also displayed in Frankenstein. Frankenstein's society ostracizes its undesirables by chasing them ...
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Peoples Of Alaska And Their Eskimo Culture - 4,810 words
Alaska is still the last frontier in the minds of many Americans. Interest in the "Great Land" has increased sharply since Alaska The Native became a full fledged state in January o f 1959. In spite of this great interest, many Americans know very little of the Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts (Al-ee-oots) who live in the remote regions. At the time Alaska was discovered in 1741 by Vitus Bering, Alaska Natives populated all parts of Alaska including the Bering Strait Region. Although there is still some disagreement among anthropologists concerning the origin of the American Indians and Eskimos, the great majority believe that these people migrated across the Bering Strait from Asia. Apparently t ...
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Peoples Of Alaska And Their Eskimo Culture - 4,664 words
... signifying that the boy had become a man and was ready for marriage. A girl's transition to adolescence came with her first menstruation, at which time she was placed in temporary isolation for up to a month or even longer. With further maturation, marked by the growth of her breasts, she exchanged the clothes of childhood for those of the adult woman. At this time, women were tattooed by making a series of closely drawn parallel lines extending from the center of the lower lip to the chin. In the early 1960s, a few women of sixty-five or more still carried these symbols of early womanhood; but by then the custom marking differences in age and gender had become obsolete. Much of the Inu ...
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Water - 1,109 words
... s discovered that both species (feline and human) were suffering from acute mercury poisoning brought about by contaminated fish (Simon 51). Added research revealed that the consumption of contaminated fish and shrimp were ensuing culprits. Anthony Tucker, a scientist helping with the research explained, AAnyone who eats one normal fish a day contaminated by toxins will most certainly be disabled and more than likely die (Simon 51).@ Likewise, biologist Gregory Karras a member of Citizens For a Better Environment, also recognizes the severe consequences of the toxic food chain, Afish and shellfish that have absorbed toxins can indirectly pass the contaminants to humans. Birds migrating f ...
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Stuff - 449 words
The problem of global warming, an increase in the average temperature on Earth, is getting worse. The Earth has warmed 0.3 to 0.6 degrees Celsius since the late 1800s. Scientists believe that the cause is the greenhouse effect, the process of trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere because of the presence of large amounts of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrogen oxides. Less oxygen is being produced and cleaning the atmosphere allowing more of these gases to do its work on the environment. Automobiles exhausts are just one of the contributors to this problem. The burning of fossil fuels is another major influence to the increase in global temperature as well. The destruc ...
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Prince Edward Island - 1,257 words
Prince Edward Island lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the Strait of Northumberland. It once was connected to the mainland. I chose to do this province because I love lobster and the land is really beautiful. About 11,000 years ago the early people known as the Paleo-Indians lived on what is now Prince Edward Island. They gathered berries in the islands forests and hunted seals and walrus with spears along the coast. They also tracked caribou and arctic foxes. They left the area when The Maritime Archaic Indians moved there about 6,000 years ago. They also hunted and fished. They made tools and animal figures, carved out of stone and bone ...
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Volcanoes - 1,427 words
... locked into the melted minerals. If volcanic rocks erupt on the earth's crust, such as the Andean volcanoes, then magma can interact with carbonate rocks such as chalk as it travels up through the mantle or lower crust, picking up carbon dioxide on the way. In subduction zones, where the ocean floor goes down into the mantle some carbonate rocks do get taken down and melted, recycling their carbon dioxide content, but this is a minor source compared with the mantle. Carbon is quite common deep in the earth, found either as the element itself (graphite or diamond under very high pressures), or as carbon dioxide. None of the common minerals in magmatic rock contains carbon, so when magma ...
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Russia Vs United States - 1,062 words
The United States and Russia have been battling off pernicious factions menacing the stability of their democracies over the years. Russia has come a long way over the past century, enduring a number of different phases that have completely desecrated any power Russia may have had paralleled to the rest of the world. The United States, however, has been evolving into a prosperous world power that has led to new respect from many other nations. Both Russia and the United States have struggled in the past at maintaining a significant amount of cultural commitment to preservation of specific aspects of their respective democracies. Having a relatively new democracy, Russian citizens have differ ...
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Human Origins - 1,011 words
For years, the evolution of human beings has been researched and studied. In today's society, there are many different interpretations on creation and how humans came to be what they are today. Through much scientific evidence and studies, there is now physical proof that human beings may have evolved from ape-like creatures. Even with this, there are still disputes in the paleoanthropological field of whether or not this is true. Still, many choose to believe their religious creation stories where a God created humans. Whether it is Johanson's idea on human evolution or Leakey's or even the Roman Catholic's creation story, all are an individual own interpretation and neither wrong nor right ...
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Titanic - 2,477 words
I have always been intrigued by the Titanic, but my interest boomed with the recent development in how the side of the ship was damaged. I was amazed that instead of causing a gaping wound, as was previously believed, the iceberg that Titanic hit merely caused a series of small rips in the side of the ship. Sonar was used to determine that the side of the ship had six small slits that were no bigger than a single hand (http://www.titanic.cc/sonar.htm). This research amazed me because of the amount of water that passed through the small slits in the hull. I was always interested in ships, but the mystery that surrounded the Titanic sinking caused me to choose it for my senior project. At our ...
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