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Plate Tectonics - 1,408 words
Field Guide to Geology A 6 page book report on "The Field Guide to Geology" by David Lambert. Lambert is known for his clear and unique style of cataloging information so that laymen can readily understand the subject. This book is no exception to that rule. It is a very clear and concise introduction to the world of geology, written in easy to understand language. He covers subjects such as the earth's crust, volcanoes, rocks in general, deformed and altered earth, soil, rivers that shape the land, the oceans, ice and air, and the general combined study of geology. No additional sources cited. RAgeolo.wps Influence of Geology on Human Civilization A 5 page research paper that examines how g ...
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Tuskegee National Forest - 557 words
The 11,000 acres now known as the Tuskegee National Forest was originally a vast cotton field, home to sharecroppers. These sharecroppers planted cotton each year until the soil was no longer fit for yielding crops. This incidence caused the sharecroppers to relocate to Shorter, Alabama. This also allowed those same 11,000 acres to be established as the Tuskegee National Forest. Much of the forest is a lone leaf pine ecosystem that contains plants such as blue stem grass, blueberries, yucca, and L. bicolor, which is a rampantly growing weed that is a popular food source for deer. This weed, however, has proven to be a problem for rangers because it grows so uncontrollably. Forest management ...
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Ethics Essay - 1,874 words
This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The siting of these types of facilities is thought to be driven by either racism or market forces. The reason the siting of these facilities is thought to be racist is based in the fact that a majority of these facilities are located in communities that have a ...
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Keeping Nuclean Energy Out Of Society - 1,869 words
In 1986, the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave this statement. Even if there was this type of accident every year I would consider nuclear power a valid source of energy. The statement came from the man responsible for the safety of nuclear power plants throughout the United States following the Chernobyl accident, which was the worst nuclear accident in the world so far (Hodgson and Marignne 5). Nuclear Energy came into use in 1953. Rather simply, when one of the atoms of fuel in a nuclear reactor absorbs a neutron, the atom sends of two pieces, which will cause two more atoms to split. The split atom also creates fission particles that create ten million times as much heat whe ...
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The Arawaks - 1,573 words
Amerindians of the "Saladoid" culture, originally came from the Venezuelan mainland. They were referred to as "Arawaks", because of the language they spoke. Using Trinidad as a stepping stone they spread up the Caribbean and beyond. Ethnologist have noted common characteristics with the cultures of south eastern USA. For many years this led some to believe that they originated there, archaeological finds have confirmed that their origin is most certainly Amazonic. The Arawaks people inhabited the lands that extend from Florida through the Caribbean to Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina The Arawaks were a very gentle culture, they preferred negotiation and commercial exchange to war. Th ...
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Environment Response - 864 words
All around America, there are many examples of Federalism involving environmental protection and preservation. Often, states will take care of small situations or those that are situated in their state only. However sometimes, issues get too big or too important to be resolved by the state governments alone, so the federal government involves themselves. Because of our current political system, the federal government is dominant over the states rule. Things like Evergladess revitalization, Chesapeake Bay cleanup/ protection, and toxic waste storage in the Yucca Mountains can be handled by the states since the territories are in the states themselves. Be that as it may, the territories are al ...
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The Hopi Indians And Their Religion - 763 words
In the southwestern United States, above northern Arizona, are three mesas. The mesas create the home for the Hopi Indians. The Hopi have a deeply religious, isolated, tribal culture with a unique history. The Hopi stress group cooperation. The tribe is organized around a clan system. In a clan system, all the members consider themselves relatives. The clans form a social glue that has held the Hopi villages together. Clan membership provides a singular Hopi identity. The Hopi have a highly developed belief system which contains many gods and spirits. Ceremonies, rituals, dances, songs, and prayers are celebrated in year-round. The Hopi believed they were led to the arid southwestern region ...
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Anonymous Letter On The Issue Of Nuclear Waste - 666 words
Dear U.S. Citizen, Hello my name is ; I am a student at . I am writing this letter in hope that I will cast some light on a very important decision that will affect you and your family. There is a bill in Congress right now that, if passed, will allow for nuclear waste to be transported through forty-three states, endangering most of the U.S. population, on its way to a general holding facility in Yucca Mountain located in Nevada. The government needed to find a place to store the nations nuclear waste. They chose the Yucca Mountain because it is not too close to human population. This site would be safer then what is being done with the waste now. Currently the waste is kept stuffed in sm ...
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History Of Mayan Culture - 1,480 words
The mysterious culture of ancient Maya once covered a vast geographic area in Central and South America. Their civilization extended to parts of what are now Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, and most of Guatemala and Belize. The Mayans first settled in 1500BC. The Mayans environment consisted of tropical rainforests, which was also one of their main sources of resources, they turned the jungles into great cities. The rainforest would provide them with food, clothing, weapons, tools, and many more useful items. It rained almost everyday, but the temperature was not cold at least in the daytime. The environment played a major role in what the Mayans culture became, they needed rain and heat ...
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - 1,481 words
Nuclear Waste and the Effects on Human Life By Mike Amsler BS 103-08 Statement of the issue: Nuclear waste is a growing concern in the Untied States and throughout the world today. Even right now as I type this paper Congress is debating as to allow nuclear waste to be stored in Yucca Mountain in Nevada. This debate in Congress will help decide the way that the Untied States deals with nuclear waste issues in the future. Nuclear waste is hazardous to human life. It contains many harmful chemicals that could hurt life. Nuclear waste could even disrupt or genetics and cause mutations in human life forms. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified four different cate ...
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