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The Bald Eagle As An Endangered Species - 1,320 words
The bald eagle is the most well known endangered species because it is the nation's symbol. It is suppose to stand for freedom and the American way, but if we allow the bald eagle to become extinct how can we let something that doesn't exist anymore stand for freedom and the American way. Being the symbol of the nation, the bald eagle was put on the endangered species list faster than most species. When the bald eagle reached its low point in the 1960's (400 pairs), it was put on the endangered species list. The many federal acts or programs, the "Endangered Species Act" being the most effective, that were created for the bald eagle show how much the government cares about the symbol of our ...
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Benfranklin - 1,298 words
... pon. But before the Declaration of Independence could even be considered, many events transpired and a few lives were even lost before the colonists realized that immediate action was necessary because war was imminent. The first of these was the series of acts that preceded the first shots being fired. They were the first sign of serious conflict. As the Revolutionary movement began, the intensity multiplied with the passing of several acts. These acts, developed by the British Parliament, were intended to tax the colonists in order to pay for the war being waged with France; they claimed however, that it was to pay for the protection of the colonists through resident soldiers in the co ...
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Frontier Of Prisoner Treatment - 1,583 words
In ancient times prisoners of war were usually treated without mercy. With Greeks, for example, it was common practice to kill the whole adult male population of a conquered state. The ancient Britons also killed their prisoners in a screwed up way. The Ottoman Turks executed 30,000 Christian prisoners during the War of Candia. In Western Europe, however, as chivalry spread in late medieval times and the practice of sparing and ransoming prisoners was started. Over one hundred thousand people died during the Civil War. Not in battle, but in the prison camps. Looking for shreds of clothing and crumbs of food was an everyday experience. Eating spoiled meat and contaminated water was common pla ...
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Exxon Valdez - 1,681 words
On March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker ExxonValdez struck a reef in Alaska's breath-taking Prince William Sound. Instantaneously, the quiet waters of the sound became a sea of black. "We've fetched up - ah - hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and - ah - evidently leaking some oil," Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the ship, radioed the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office back in Valdez. That "some oil" turned out to be a total of 11,000,000 gallons of crude oil leaking from the ruptured hull of the ship. By the time a containment effort was put forth, a weather storm had helped to spread the oil as much as three feet thick across 1,400 miles of beaches. A littl ...
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Life Science And The Law - 1,637 words
One issue that has been a controversy is the preservation of endangered species. Ever since the 1960's, scientists have been fighting for laws and acts to protect animals and plants in keeping them in good health and their populations high in numbers. The problem is animals and plants are having trouble surviving in today's world which leads them to be classified as endangered or threatened. Endangered, meaning animals or plants with little population that the species could soon become extinct and threatened is less severe and basically just means that they are close to becoming endangered. By species becoming endangered, this affects our habitat's biodiversity. Today, however, human beings ...
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Xxon Valdez 10 Years Later - 526 words
When people hear the phrase "oil spill: they think a bunch of black stuff all in the water. Well there is a lot more to it then just that. It is an economical disaster as well as an environmental one. As you read along you will see how devastating this one oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, really was compared to others. Whether you, as the reader believe it or just think it is something that is none of you concern and happened 10 years ago is completely up to you. I think that your mind will change after hearing all the facts. On the day of March 24, 1989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was afloat when it ran aground a reef in Prince William Sound, putting a gash in its hull. This gash bled out 11 mi ...
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Sea Eagles - 314 words
The sea eagle, which is also called an erne, is not closely or at all related to the golden eagles but is somewhat realted to certain kinds of vultures. The sea eagal has unfethered lower legs, and a bright yellow bill. Which is a lot longer and heavier than the gray bill of the golden eagals. Sea eagles live in costal regions and around lakes, and streams, they feed a lot but not all on fish. The bald eagle which is the national bird of the United States, is an member of this group.It strays greatly in North America, from Alaska and to Florida, with most are comming from the northern parts of the range. After there breeding season these northern birds migrate south, as to many southern bird ...
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Wetland Research Paper - 3,053 words
When most people think of wetlands the first thing that will pop into their mind will be visions of swamps and flooded plains. These marshy lands would seem to have no purpose, while in reality they are the most precious form of ecosystem that we have in America. Wetlands contribute to biodiversity, clean water, flood control, and provide a habitat for millions of species of plants and animals. Even with all this wetlands still face mass destruction, much like the rain forests they are just as productive and face similar rates of devastation (Mitchell, J. (1992, October). Our Disappearing Wetlands National Geographic, Pg 15). It really is hard to get someone passionate about a mosquito-infes ...
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Chemical Waste Disposal - 1,751 words
A captain of a ship drunkenly crashes a massive oil tanker along a reef and changes the physical and emotional world forever. Chemical spills are major problems that plague the environment. Strict government regulation is trying to aid with this problem, but governmental leaders face many challenges. Disposal of harmful chemicals is often difficult and costly. Since chemical waste has destroyed the environment, steps are being taken to prevent further pollution. A local Danish based pharmaceutical company named Novo Nordisk released its 1999 environmental report. The company, which strives to keep from contaminating the environment, confessed to two separate accidents for the year. Novo Nord ...
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