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Deforestation is the biggest challenge that is affecting the Amazon forest. The cutting down of vegetation in the vegetation has facilitated a change in the ecosystem thus reducing the quality of natural life in the forest. The deforestation has led to various consequences in the forest and its environments. Some...

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There is no arguing that Ecuador's Amazon region is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Its rainforests are home to a vast amount of plant and animal species. Many of these plants and animals are unique to this region, and can go extinct, if this area is...

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The Africanized Honey Bee, also known as "killer bees" are also referred to by their scientific name, Apis mellifera. These creatures are a type of bee that was created in laboratories in Brazil through the process of mixing honeybees from Europe with those from Africa (Africanized Honey Bee, 2017.) Scientists...

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For my paper, I chose to research forest ecosystems. Forest ecosystems are classified as temperate and tropical. In tropic locations, forest ecosystems have many types of flora and more vegetation than ecosystems that are located in other areas of the world. These areas are mostly warm and very moist environments....

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The investigation is situated in the Asbestos Mountain granitoid in the eastern Peninsular Ranges batholith (Califonia). In the study, Pseudotachylites are liquefies delivered by frictional warming amid seismic slip. Whereby a contextual investigation was directed in the proto-mylonitic to mylonitic Asbestos Mountain granitoid which recorded that both pliable (mylonites) and...

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Earthquakes are a not uncommon occurrence that is due to movements of different sections of the Earth's crust. The basic theory, plate tectonics, states that there are many plates -- pieces of the planet's crust -- that move about on the liquid magma below. Since they do not all move...

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The circular motion that inherently creates the earth cycles such as prevailing winds, high and low pressures, and effects weather patterns is called the Coriolis effect. It deflects objects, wind, and ocean currents in a straight or linear path in relation to the Earth’s surface. The strength and speed is...

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The Earth’s rotation is what helps to make life hospitable. This is because its revolutions around the sun allow for temperatures to moderate and remain comfortable enough for plants and animals to thrive. These shifts are more extreme on the barren planets that are known for their heat and inability...

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To what extent did humans contribute to the scale of the 2010 Haitian earthquake disaster? The Haitian earthquake disaster in 2010 was the devastating natural disaster in the last decade. The number of deaths experienced was approximately 230,000, injuries were about 300,000, while nearly 1.5 million were homeless, and created...

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Part 1: Ethical Question Should people be allowed to exterminate wild predators, such as wolves, coyotes, and mountain lions? Part 2: Introduction The food chain is one of the first things taught in schools. Children learn the distinction between predators and prey. The core concept of any food chain is...

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Before Julian Steward, anthropology was primarily based on cultural aspects. However, the work of Julian Steward expanded anthropology by introducing ecological aspects. Thus, this created a new research area known as Cultural Ecology. The influence of Julian Steward was felt throughout the 1950s to 60s and helped to diversify and...

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On the Mediterranean basin, Greece has the longest coastline which is the 12th longest in the world. Managing the coastlines is a high national priority for the Greece central government. There have been conflicts in accessing the shorelines which inspired the city of Thessaloniki to create a new Waterfront accessible...

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Ecological footprint refers to the environmental effects caused by individuals and organizations in their daily activities. The effects can be observed by evaluating the overall effects caused by certain activities and can be reduced through sustainable measures at personal and organizational levels. My ecological footprint evaluation showed surprising results on...

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The fight against global warming has become a responsibility for all countries around the world as the effects threaten the future of humanity and the environment. The burning of products produced from fossil fuels is attributed to being a cause of increased global warming. To reduce the impacts of fossil...

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Tectonic plate boundaries are solid plates of lithosphere that cover the earth, and slowly move, causing different types of motion that affect the planet in different ways. Three types of movement are divergent, convergent, and transform. Each move in a different way, have different effects, change the topography of the...

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One of the most devastating and long-lasting natural ocean disasters is a hurricane, typhoon, or cyclone. Although there is no significant difference in the weather pattern that creates these storms, the names are different based on where the storm is located. However, the most devastating ocean disaster is not a...

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Introduction Controlled burns are not a new concept in the United States. Natural patterns of forest fire have occurred for centuries. This was primarily the result of lightning strikes, and Native Americans also used a rotational “burn system” to keep the soil healthy and viable for continued use (Wenger, 2013)....

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Introduction Russia has the largest reserves of timber in the world. The country’s forests belong to the most valuable national assets. However, many forests have been destroyed during the last decades. NASA satellites allow calculating a detailed volume of lost and grown forests in each country over the years. Russia...

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2008 is a special year for China, not only because China handled the Olympic Games, but also because the Wen Chuan earthquake happened. On May 12, the 8 Richter scale earthquake caused 69,227 deaths, 374,643 people were injured, and 17,923 people went missing. The energy of the earthquake equals 252...

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Tornados are one of the most common natural disasters in the United States behind flooding and there are many examples within United States history where tornados were responsible for ruining entire cities. There is a specific place that tornados seem to hit more than anywhere else. “Tornado Alley” in the...

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Coal mine safety earned its way onto the congressional agenda for a number of reasons. For one, it ended up on the agenda primarily because of national exposure brought on by traumatic events. Causes end up on agendas for a number of reasons, but mostly, they end up there because...

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There have been numerous earthquakes throughout history. In 2015, Nepal experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history (Hayes et al., 2015). A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in between the major cities of Pakhara and Kathmandu. The results were devastating. More than 5,000 people were killed, while more than...

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As the population grows, the world is facing increasing demand for sources of food and jobs. Fishing provides an answer to both of these needs. However, there is a high cost for our overzealous fishing of the world’s oceans. The last several years have seen numerous advances in fishing technology...

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The ocean is comprised of many different layers; understanding what those layers are and the physical causes of those layers is the first step in exploring that which takes up the majority of our planet. There are three different factors that work in conjunction to determine the density of the...

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The emphasis on environmental issues for the changes to our oceans has lagged behind the changes humans have made to land. It was not until the nineties that the notion of ocean health has grabbed the attention of the media and ordinary people. Historically, the oceans were one that countries...

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