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Alternative Methods Of Pest Control
1,432 wordsIt was early morning, October 23, 1999 in Taucamarca, Peru. A farmer had prepared the milk powder for the school childrens breakfast. He was unaware of the fact that he had accidentally mixed a small amount of a pesticide into the milk powder. The farmer intended to use the pesticide to kill rats and stray dogs. Meanwhile, the last stragglers arrived at school and a group of children brought in the bag of powder to make up their morning meal. The older children mixed the milk powder, and when it...
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Methyl Bromide Uv Radiation
627 wordsOzone is a form of oxygen that is a human-made pollutant in the troposphere but a naturally produced, essential component in the stratosphere, which encircles our planet some 6 to 28 miles above the surface. The stratosphere contains a layer of ozone that shields the surface from much of the ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun. If ozone was to disappear from the stratosphere Earth would be uninhabitable for most organisms. The primary cause for this substantial ozone loss is a group of com...
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Environmental Protection Agency Ozone Depletion
1,137 wordsThe ozone layer diminishes more each year. As the area of polar ozone depletion (commonly called the ozone hole) gets larger, additional ultraviolet rays are allowed to pass through. These rays cause cancer, cataracts, and lowered immunity to diseases. 1 What causes the depletion of the ozone layer? In 1970, Crutzen first showed that nitrogen oxides produced by decaying nitrous oxide from soil-borne microbes react catalytically with ozone hastening its depletion. His findings started research on...
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Nitrous Oxide Greenhouse Gasses
3,082 wordsThe Global Warming Global Warming The world is getting hotter. 1998 was the hottest in one thousand years, and the nine hottest years on record have all been in the past two decades. Humankind's actions on a global scale have changed not just the landscape of the Earth, but the worlds climate too. Increasingly sophisticated measurements of the worlds climate and weather systems have provided a wealth of evidence that the Earth has been getting steadily warmer. Since the beginning of the industri...
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Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency
2,376 wordsMethyl Bromide Ban Under the recently passed U. S. Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prohibited the U. S. production and importation of methyl bromide starting January 1, 2001. Methyl bromide is an odorless, colorless gas essential to the farming, storage, transportation, trading and processing of more than 100 American crops including fruits, grains, vegetables, cut flowers, wood products and cotton. Methyl bromide plays a key role is ensuring the safety and adequacy ...
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Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act
2,294 wordsThe poisoning of the Earth? s ozone layer is increasingly attracting worldwide concern for the global environment and the health effects of life on the Planet Earth. There is not just one particular cause for the ozone? s depletion; the accumulation of different pollutants into our ozone layer has all added up and equaled a worldwide problem. There is not just one effect from the poisoning of the ozone, but instead multiple ramifications from diseases to death. The damage to the ozone is increas...
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Methyl Bromide Planet
1,057 wordsA biosphere is anywhere organisms live. 1 Thus, any place on our green planet, or microcosms within it, is a biosphere more importantly it is the only one that we know how to live off. A well known fact is that our biosphere is becoming less and less suitable for sustaining our rapidly increasing population. Gross pollution caused by industrialism and technological advances have seriously damaged the part of out planet? s atmosphere made up of O 3, most commonly referred to as Ozone. Anytime we ...
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