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Sound Progressexxon Valdez 5 Pgs - 1,265 words
The Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast guard received a radio message from the ships captain, Joseph Hazelwood: Weve fetched up ah hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and ah evidently leaking some oil. Were going to be here ...
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Exxon Valdez 10 Years Later - 869 words
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: 10 Years Later The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: 10 Years Later Four minutes after midnight on March 24,1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Eleven million gallons of North Slope oil spewed into one of the most bountiful marine ecosystems in the world, killing birds, marine mammals, fish, and devastating the ecosystem. (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Could It Happen Again?, 2000, May 10) Exxon claims the Sound has recovered, but environmental groups claim otherwise. Who is right? This environmental disaster caused more destruction of wildlife then any other in our nation's history. Approximately, half a million birds died including ...
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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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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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Inhalants - 569 words
The use of inhalants is a growing problem among teenagers. Inhaling, also called huffing, can severely damage someone. Teenagers arent the only ones subject to its influence. Adult use is on the rise and younger kids are getting into it. These deadly substances are not something that you have to buy off the street. These are everyday products found in your home. The ease of accessibility is scary since things like paint, markers, and glue are used to get high. Inhalant use refers to breathing in the vapors a substance gives off. The sole purpose is to get high. Surprisingly, these inhalants are legal. Things like markers and even cooking spray can be found in any local grocery store. Its use ...
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Antisocial Behavior - 1,231 words
... be decidedly concluded from this study is that ethnicity is a decided factor in evaluating those who are prepared to undertake group treatment. As indicated, there is no paucity of research in the area regarding anti-social behavior and group conflicts. One study identified 196 homeless and 194 housed, poor families in Los Angeles, CA in order to gain an understanding of events that precipitate anti-social behavior. This anti-social behavior was connected to homelessness in this particular study, in that both homeless and housed poor mothers averaged 23 years old and were accompanied by 2-3 children. 3/4 of both the homeless and housed families had income below the poverty level and both ...
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The Effects Corruption And Assassinations Have On The - 3,070 words
... ut rather from his personal investments in business and real estate. He further claimed that his purpose for depositing the money in a U.S. bank was to protect himself in case of another economic or political crisis in Mexico (Fritsch and Cordoba A18). However, the federal jury in the case did not buy Ruiz's testimony. At the conclusion of the trial, it was determined that the money in Ruiz's Houston bank account "was mostly handsome kickbacks from Mexican drug lords" ("His Money Gone" 26). On the basis of this decision, the U.S. government seized $7.9 million of the $9 million that had been stashed in the Houston account ("His Money Gone" 26). Further evidence of Mario Ruiz Massieu's co ...
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Fossil Fuels - 1,644 words
... d's population, yet consumes 26% of the world's energy. Imagine what life would be like without electricity? At present most electricity is produced using non-renewable resources like coal but this cannot continue forever. The common characteristic of renewable energy resources is that they are never going to run out. Compared with non-renewable resources, renewable energy is difficult to use and more expensive at present. Not only could renewable resources solve future energy needs but they could also help to reduce environmental problems. Oil is an example of a non-renewable resource. It is obtained from oil fields and is transported to oil refinaries where it is turned into various ...
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The Matrix - 4,179 words
... t a step further and examine the message that is being projected rather than the emotions it creates it is possible to find a new method of maintaining reality. As John Jervis writes in Exploring the Modern: "The pleasure is in a vicarious sense of adventure, linked with a satisfaction gained through decoding, 'reading', the signs of the city." He suggests we are to embrace the information we are presented with. To examine and appreciate its role in the reality in which we live; that ultimately pleasure lies in interpretation rather than direct experience, as Huxley put it: "the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence" But how, and to what extent, do 'naked existence' and the infor ...
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Padre Martinez: Broker For Non Violent Conquest-1847 Taos Uprising - 5,319 words
... the Abiquiu area fighting with Indians. The departure of General Kearny from New Mexico proved to be premature and disastrous for the new American government which had been so recently and tenuously established there. NEW POLITICAL ORDER On September 22, Kearny---now promoted to Brigadier General---made some new political appointments. In his first official proclamation after the occupation, he expressed his joy at having taken possession of New Mexico without firing a shot or shedding a drop of blood. Next on the agenda was to establish a new political structure. The promises of General Kearny to protect property and lives of the Nuevo Mexicanos was very appealing, since the Mexican gov ...
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My Alarming Dream - 468 words
My little old copper alarm clock rests on my desk tick tocking away each inevitable second of the day, only to shake, rattle, and ring me to wake every morning. As I lay there in bed, half dead, sometimes wishing maybe that I was, achy and tired stretching and scratching like a jungle cat, I feel the morning crawl into my house. The smell of fresh coffee creeps under my door my sister's radio blares the newest teen sensation and drowns out the morning news light seeps in through cracks in my curtains and the cold of a winter night forces me to burrow back under a warm heap of scratchy old quilts as I tell myself, "five more minutes and I'll get up." I contort myself into a comfortable knotty ...
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Why Software Systems Fail - 2,121 words
... d 27 November 1992, was, like all major failures, blamed on a number of factors. These include inadequate training given to the operators, commercial pressures, no backup procedure, no consideration was given to system overload, poor user interface, not a proper fit between software and hardware and not enough system testing being carried out before hand. Claims were later made in the press that up to 20-30 people might have died as a result of ambulances arriving too late on the scene. According to Flowers, "The major objective of the London Ambulance Service Computer Aided Despatch (LASCAD) project was to automate many of the human-intensive processes of manual despatch systems associa ...
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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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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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The Clean Water Act Of 1977 - 734 words
As swans drift with the current on a secluded lake in upper Canada they think not of the water they are in but of dreams of the past and wants for the future. On the other hand, seals off the coast of Northern California fear for their lives every day of humans exploiting their natural habitat. Many things can endanger water born animals, and most all of these come directly from humans. The pollutants of water come from many sources both close and far away from the water body itself. Wastes of humans are the major cause of pollution in the water, such materials include sewage, chemicals among other notable items. First, the composition water: water is odorless, tasteless and a transparent li ...
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Hispanic Marketing - 1,060 words
... Hispanics and Asians, the American Marketing Association suggested that generic marketing alone does not work. Mainstream advertising does not impact a specific target market but rather generalizes every subgroup to encompass the entire market. Secondly, proper understanding, use and translation of material into Spanish is critically important. Finally, understanding that the Hispanic community, while part of mainstream society, isn't necessarily best reached through mainstream messages. (1987) At its current pace, the Hispanic community will become the dominant minority in the United States within fifteen years and generational segmentation will continue to grow in the coming decades. T ...
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Environmental Crisis - 1,511 words
'We Have An Environmental Crisis Because We Have A People Crisis - A Crisis of Population Growth, of Wasteful Consumption of Resources, and A Crisis of Apathy and Inaction.' An environmental crisis is an emergency concerned with the place in which every human lives - the environment. A people crisis is an emergency with the community that inhabits the world environment. A crisis of population growth is a turning point where the environment can no longer sustain the amounts of people which it contains. A crisis of apathy and inaction is one where the human race cannot be motivated to solve the problems with the environment that they themselves have created. The claim that we have an environme ...
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