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1,287 wordsLong ago, the Earth had a green belt of rain forests around its middle that covered almost twelve percent of the earth's land surface. (Miller & Berry 3) Today, the rain forest covers two percent of the earth's land surface and it is declining rapidly. The following will be a description of the rain forest, factors in its destruction, and if there are any answers to slow or halt the process. "Today, as we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, we have reached a turning point; we can no ...
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Plants And Animals Rain Forests
1,046 wordsRain forests occur throughout the world where both heavy rains occur and where forests grow. By definition, a rain forest needs to receive more than eight feet of rain annually. Rain forests cover seven percent of the Earths land surface, and two percent of its total surface. Although they cover only a small portion of the Earth, rain forests are home to over fifty percent of the worlds plants and animals. Rain forests are concentrated around the equator, occurring between the Tropics of Cancer ...
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709 wordsPlanet Earth: Fate of The Earth was a powerful, informative, and inspirational documentary. The narrator, Richard Kiley, progressed through many points about our precious earth including her beginnings, her slow deterioration by man as well as other factors, and theories as to her what could be her end. The beginning images of earth, approximately four million years ago, can be described a barren yet fertile land with the prospect for life to flourish. Prehistoric volcanoes exploded with gases a...
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789 wordsLegally defined, marijuana consists of the dried leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis sativa. Cannabis is one of the most ancient and historically important of cultivated plants. Hemp or Cannabis has been cultivated for at least 6000 years (Frank 3). On account of the many advantages that this multipurpose plant offers, I see reason to believe that it should be legalized, to the public, in all forms. The legalization of hemp would reduce the size of our overpopulated jails. As a result, mill...
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1,209 wordsSoutheast Asia is the location of a small country called the Philippines. Formally, Republic of the Philippines, the archipelago consists of roughly 7, 100 islands that are located in the southwest Pacific Ocean just Southeast of China. Natives of the country are called Filipinos. The term formerly originated when lowland Christian Spaniards, called indio's, began referring to themselves as Filipinos (Dolan 76). The ethnic background of a modern day Filipino is as complex as a typical Americans;...
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Rain Forests Developing Nations
1,607 words... ages do not even cover 20 percent of the daily food and travel costs for a single worker. Nike is another company that is getting globalize and is also often the target of anti globalists' demonstrations. According to human rights activists, Nike factory workers in Indonesia are paid $ 1. 25 a day while working eight to fifteen hours a day. Human rights activists argue, "Nike is undermining human dignity for a profit. You may survive on $ 1. 25 a day, but you cannot live and maintain your di...
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Ecology The Study Of Plans Animals And Environment
1,134 wordsEcology is the scientific study of the interrelationships of plants, animals, and the environment. In recent years, the word has sometimes been misused as a synonym for environment. The principles of ecology are useful in many aspects of the related fields of conservation, wildlife management, forestry, agriculture, and pollution control. The word ecology (Greek, oikos, "house, " and logos, "study of") is generally believed to have been coined by Ernst HAECKEL, who used and defined it in 1869. T...
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Coal Mines Carbon Dioxide
792 wordsMethane by Pamela The molecule, methane, is made up of one carbon and four hydrogen atoms making the compound CH 4. It is the second most important greenhouse gas. One molecule of methane is twenty times more efficient at absorbing infrared radiation than a molecule of carbon dioxide (CO 2). The amount of methane is increasing about 1 % a year, faster than any other greenhouse gas. Recently, the concentration is 1. 7 parts per million (ppm), which is nearly twice of what it was a few hundred of ...
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Save The Rain Forests Rain Forests Of The World Forest
530 wordsDeforestation Every minute fifty acres of rain forest are destroyed and some twenty five species become extinct, many befor we are even able to study them. Rare plants and flowers that could provide possible cures for Cancer, Aids and other deadly diseases are lost forever. Thousands of animals and birds are being killed to make way for vast cattle ranches, buildings and supper highways that are destructive to the environment. Millions of acres of forest are being cut down with catastrophic resu...
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Tropical Rain Forest Plants And Animals
1,722 wordsA decade ago the rain forests seldom came up in every day conversation. Today the tropical woodland is the theme and setting for popular movies such as the Medicine Man, and Arachnophobia. In addition there is an International restaurant chain called the Rain Forest Caf, the caf has a rain forest theme, and is located in such countries as the United States, England, and Australia. The Rain Forest Cafe actually donates a percentage of their profits toward rain forest conservation. Rain forests ar...
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Rain Forests Biological Diversity
934 wordsDestruction of the Rainforests TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGETITLE 1 Title Page 2 Table of Contents 3 What is Happening 4 Other Effects 5 The problem of Protecting the Forest 6 What is Being Done for the Forest 7 Bibliography DESTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FORESTS The destruction of the rainforests is happening at a great rate and must be stopped now. A delegate from U. S. Congress, Al Gore, says 1 / The devastation of the rainforest is just unbelievable. Its one of the great tragedies of all history. Last year...
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Rain Forest Forest Destruction
2,578 words" This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colin's 32). The " homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The ...
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Percent Of The World Rain Forests
484 wordsThe discussions these days are why are the rain forests depleting? Well this research will help change the opinions of many people. Some facts about rain forests are, ? Tropical rain forests occupy about 7 percent of the earth? s surface but harbor as much as 50 percent of the world? s plant and animal species. Also about 57 percent of all rain forests remaining are in the tropics in the Western Hemisphere: 30 percent are in Brazil. At the current rate of deforestation, tropical rain forests cou...
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986 wordsPaper # 3 5 / 10 / 00 Globalization Global Dr. Mills Pape 10 / 00 Globalization and Ideal Landscapes Globalization is a broad term that has several meanings to different factions, cultural Groups and nations. For our purposes globalization refers to the loss of time and space through the rapid development of technologies. It also refers to a world in which all nations and peoples are directly or indirectly connected through the international economy and world politics. This rapid trend toward a ...
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Rain Forests Latin America
437 wordsEndangered Species Study: Jaguars I. The jaguars of Central and South America have been being killed for game and protection. This cat used to have homes around the United States to Uruguay, but ever since the fears of extinction the jaguars have moved to the undeveloped rain forests in Latin America. Jaguars are being killed due to many people fearing for their own lives and many are also being killed to protect cattle. Jaguars do stalk and ambush their prey, however, they rarely ever attack ma...
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000 Square Miles Rain Forest
1,266 wordsIn 1980, the estimated amount of rain forests in the world was 40, 000 square miles. This number decreases each year by roughly 1, 000 square miles due to construction and the resources being used for profit. It is too bad, because the rain forest is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is the most diverse, containing the most species of living things, much more than anywhere else, and most have yet to be identified. All rain forests are located on earths green belt, that is, the area r...
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Tropical Rain Forest Rain Forests
349 wordsJungle and rain forest are terms that are often used synonymously but with little precision. The more meaningful and restrictive of these terms is rain forest, which refers to the climax or primary forest in regions with high rainfall (greater than 1. 8 m/ 70 in per year), chiefly but not exclusively found in the tropics. Rain forests are significant for their valuable timber resources, and in the tropics they afford sites for commercial crops such as rubber, tea, coffee, bananas, and sugarcane....
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Centers For Disease Control Ebola Viruses
1,434 wordsThe Hot Zone This non-fiction book was written in 1994. It covers the time period between 1967 and 1963. Its about deadly viruses, particularly strains of the Ebola virus and the Marburg virus, and tells how easily they can be spread and how quickly and violently they can kill. Its a disturbing book because there is no known cure for Ebola. The book started by telling the story of Charles Monet, a worker in a sugar factory that lived in Africa near Mount Elgon. He contracted the Marburg virus an...
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Rain Forests Ozone Layer
597 wordsRAIN FOREST JOURNAL ESSAY Every second, one acre of all the Earth s rain forests is destroyed. Already, half of all the rain forests have been destroyed. This is unacceptable and it must be stopped. We all must help with all our efforts to save the rain forests. If we keep on cutting down the rain forests at this pace, there will be no rain forests left in fifty years! A rain forest is a forest that gets a lot of rain and holds thousands of plants and animals. many which are not yet discovered R...
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442 wordsRain forests are a critical part of everyday life. Even if you dont live near a rain forest, you still can feel the effects of the rain forest. Take a deep breath. The air you are breathing comes from the rain forests, as they are known as the lungs of the world. Rain forest destruction is a hotly debated topic all over the world. The farmers want the land for more crops; the ecologists want to save the rain forests because of endangered species. It is said that more wood is burned just to make ...
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