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Are Major Changes Needed to Avert a Global Environmental Crisis
Are Major Changes Needed to Avert a Global Environmental Crisis? The World Community, The Economy and The Environment ARE MAJOR CHANGES NEEDED TO AVERT A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS? Introduction Everything that is around us, every single living organism on the face of earth, and every other factor such as water, soil, climate, light, and oxygen make up the global environment. Organisms and their environment constantly interact, and both are changed by this interaction. For example, when predato...

Ocean
Ocean If we as human beings do not even make an effort to take better care of the oceans, then life may slowly die out. We may be killing our own species and not even realize it. There are a few solutions we have come up with and put into effect, but without others the effects will not be as successful as they could be. In order for us to realize exactly what we can contribute to this search for a solution we have to; understand the ocean and how it affects our ecosystem, know the background of ...

Violence in Video Games and Its Affects on Teens
Violence in Video Games and Its Affects on Teens Ever since their conception, video games have contained violence; violence being to cause pain or death onto other beings. From early video games to the most advanced, violence plays an important role. Early games like Wonder Boy and Space Invaders contain violence. Space Invaders involves shooting and killing as many alien as possible. Wonder Boy has our hero killing monsters that vanish upon death. The hero is also subjected to violence as enemi...

Water Safety
Water Safety 1. I am concerned about Water Safety because of the many dangers involved with water activities like drowning is the main danger. 2. There are many different water environments which different dangers; Pools: drowning, head and spinal injuries, slippery floor Beaches: large waves. RIPS, rocks, reefs, and dangerous marine creatures Rivers, Lakes Dams: Currents, snags, the depth, shallow water, temperature change, boats Which all these dangers can cause to drown and that is fatal 3. I...

THE FIRST USE OF RADAR
THE FIRST USE OF RADAR Research Methods July 4, 2003 During World War II, battles were won by the side that was first to spot enemy airplanes, ships, or submarines. To give the Allies an edge, British and American scientists developed radar technology to see for hundreds of miles, even at night. The research that went into improving radar helped set the stage for post-war research into the transistor. 1940s radar relied on a semiconductor crystal, or rectifier. Radar worked by sending out a radi...

VOLVO PENTA INBOARD DIESEL
VOLVO PENTA INBOARD DIESEL D12-400 6-cylinder, 4-stroke, direct-injected, turbocharged marine diesel engine With after cooler crankshaft power* 294 kW (400 hp) A New Generation The Volvo Penta D12 Heavy-duty sets a new standard for reliability, performance and low emissions that comply with highest standards. Electronically controlled and fully classed, it offers outstanding operating economy with a long service life, easy maintenance and low fuel consumption. It is a new generation of reliabl...

Survival of the Stingray
Survival of the Stingray Imagine yourself 150,000 years in the future. Another ice age is in full force. Temperatures are much colder, vegetation has ceased to exist, along with several entire animal species. The lion, once the king of the jungle, is no more than an alley cat scavenging for food. The great white shark- reduced to the size of goldfish. A new predator is on the prowl. The stingray, once limited to shallow, sandy beaches, has evolved! With it's new adaptations the power of the stin...

Coral
Coral Reefs Coral reefs are arguably the worlds most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reef...

Cannery Row
Cannery Row The Pearl of Cannery Row A pearl is created when a tiny speck of intruding dust enters and irritates an oyster shell. The reaction of the oyster is to make a beautiful pearl out of the particle of dust. Some pearls are perfect and others are imperfect, but all are a unique and wondrous creation of nature. In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck imitates natures process with Cannery Row as the oyster and Mack as the speck of dust. Steinbeck shows Mack as the irritant which causes Cannery Ro...

The Giant Clam
The Giant Clam The giant clam is known as a reef dwelling mollusk. The domestication factor has become of large importance to the Indo-Pacific peoples. Mainly in the area of their diet. These huge clams are huge targets for fishermen and can be found easily. With the crystal water complection of the reef waters they live in makes them even easier to be spotted by the fishermen an by poachers. The people of this region eat every part of the flesh of the animal. They either dry, cook, or eat them ...

The Life and Death of President John F Kennedy
The Life and Death of President John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. Ted . As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as h...

1 The Chrysanthemums
1. The Chrysanthemums On Henry Allen's ranch east of Salinas Elisa plants yellow chrysanthemums as Henry is selling thirty head of cattle to agents of the Western Meat Company. After he and Scotty go to round up the cattle, a tinker shows up. He asks for work which Elisa says she hasn't. He asks for seeds for a lady on his route. Elisa gives him seedlings with instructions, and then she finds work for him which he does professionally. To celebrate the sale Henry drives her to Salinas for dinner ...

The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Am
The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy naval warriors....

TABLE of CONTENTS
TABLE of CONTENTS Start. Cover Page Contents. Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Search III. Search IV. Search V. Conclusion VI. Conclusion VII. Works Sighted Page INTRODUCTION As I was sitting home one day, I saw a show on high tech submersive marine vessels and wondered what was behind all of the specs that went into a submarine vessel(subs). As I watched, I got more and more interested in subs because there was a lot more to them than I thought. Since then it occurred to me that we havent...

Global Warming
Global Warming What is global warming, and how is it affecting the Earth and it's inhabitants? Global Warming is sometimes referred to as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the absorption of energy radiated from the Earth's surface by carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to become warmer. The greenhouse effect is what is causing the temperature on the Earth to rise, and creating many problems that will begin to occur in the coming decades. For th...

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Physical Hong Kong is a territory that has 236 islands and an area of mainland that borders the southwest coast of China. Hong Kong covers about 386 square miles. It has many contrasts. Such as: high rise buildings, and busy streets. And there are country sides with very few people at all. Hong can has very few lakes or large rivers. But it has a deep natural harbor, that is one of the best in the world. The name Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor. Land is the best natural resource Ho...

One of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into
One of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into an unhappy family, Conroy once said (Starr 3). Pat Conroy received this gift from Don and Peg Conroy on October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia. His writings are reflections of this life he received so long ago. He was born into a traditional Catholic family. His father was a Marine Corps fighter pilot, and his mother was a socially eager house wife (Disc. Auth. 1-2). Pat was the first of seven children and 6 miscarriages. Fami...

The novels Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy and The Great Santini by Pat
The novels Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy and The Great Santini by Pat Conroy are different in terms of order and detail. It is from these events that the reader is able to see how the main character in each novel progresses with his growth, how he sees his life, and how others view his life. In both novels the main character seems to view himself as normal but really he is very unique. In The Great Santini the focus is more on the father and the way that he treats his children when he is back f...

EUROPEAN STUDIES A
EUROPEAN STUDIES A The common market shall extend to agriculture and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural products means the products of the soil, of stock-farming and of fisheries and products of first-stage processing directly related to these products....The operation and development of the common market for agricultural products must be accompanied by the establishment of a common agricultural policy among the Member States (1) From the beginning of the European Union, EU policy...

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if ...

Before the Fall Adam and Eve were perfect They were innocent and ignor
Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were perfect. They were innocent and ignorant, yet perfect, so they were allowed to abide in the presence of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author, Herman Melville, presents a question that stems from this original sin of our first parents: Is it better to be innocent and ignorant, but good and righteous, or is it better to be experienced a...

An 18-Year-Olds Right
An 18-Year-Olds Right Ever since the end of prohibition in 1933 the United States government has placed the issue of MLDA (minimum legal drinking age) sensitively in the hands of the states, letting each decide for itself what the minimum age should be. At that time all agreed that the minimum legal drinking age should be 21, where it remained for all states until 1970. Between 1970, and 1975 a number of states (29 to be exact) played around with the idea of lowering that age to 20, 19, and eve...

1960's
1960's By Jonny Skoo Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and g...

Gale Nichols
Gale Nichols Comp III Per 4 What's in the water? That's the question the characters in this book wondered too. White shark is a story about a monster in the water that makes Jaws look like a goldfish! The year is 1945. There was a German U-boat that was carrying a few of these White Sharks. The submarine began to take on water and eventually sank. The sub sits on the bottom of the ocean still containing these White Sharks in steel boxes and will sit there until someone or something sets th...

Virtual Reality is a book about the virtual reality technology The tec
Virtual Reality is a book about the virtual reality technology. The technology holds great promise and excitement for both science and entertainment. Rheingold, the author, spends most of the book describing his various experiences with virtual reality. he uses his experience as a professional in the computer industry to note important observations and explain the components he comes across working with the different VR teams and he manages to do it with out putting you to sleep. Rheingold give...

The Effect of Galactosidase
The Effect of Galactosidase on Complex Sugars Beano v.s. Lunch For: Mr. Jones Biology OAC By: Cheryl Jones Sarah Sitch Jenn Lark October 16, 1998. Introduction: An enzyme is much like a catalyst in that they both accelerate chemical reactions in cells. Two important factors that influence enzyme activity are temperature and levels of acidity, which can denature the enzyme, breaking the lock and key' formation, causing the enzymes to not fit the substrates anymore (Raven, 1988). We have chosen ...

The Republic of Croatia
The Republic of Croatia Country Report Operations Management Ellen Elkins Friday, August 22, 1997 TABLE OF CONTENTS Country Overview 3 Future Prospects 3 Economic Overview 4 Foreign Investment 5 Currency/Capital Markets 7 Industry 7 The Insurance Regulatory Environment 7 Insurance Market 8 Market Composition 8 Competition 9 Profiles 10 Market Access 11 Distribution 12 Conclusion 12 Country Overview The Republic of Croatia, situated along the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, is an independ...

Situation Analysis
Situation Analysis: Ford Mustang Prepared for: Dr. Alan Wunsch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ford Motors Corporation Prepared by: YOUR NAME President and Owner of TDI Consulting YOUR ADDRESS November 8, 1998 HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY The automotive industry started in 1893 when Charles and Frank Duryea designed and built the first gasoline-engine-propelled motor vehicle. This invention opened the doors to the automotive industry. During the next 30 years, many people tried to ...

President Kennedy was born on May 29 1917 in Brooklin Massachusetts a
President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. Ted. As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as his family called him, and Joe, his older brother...

Geographic Range
Geographic Range Oceanic Islands, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean: The white shark is widely distributed throughout temperate and subtropical regions of the world's oceans. Physical Characteristics Natural History Food Habits A voracious and efficient predator. Its prey includes a wide variey of bony fishes, including salmon, hake, halibut, mackeral, and tunas; other sharks; sea turtles; seabirds; and marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions, sea otters, and porpoises. Traditionally...

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Lets make America great again was Reagans slogan that won him into the presidency. This slogan enticed to the American voters who felt that President Carter did not provide a powerful guidance in foreign affairs. Reagan was against communism and believed that it posed a legitimate threat to free people. After a few days in office, Reagan intermitted United States aid to Nicaragua and declared his support for contra rebels fighting to overthrow the newly established Marxist-led...

Artificial Reefs - The HMCS Yukon
Artificial Reefs - The HMCS Yukon Artificial Reefs have been increasingly popular around the world since Thomas Bergen, a B.C. Native presented the idea that old naval destroyers be salvaged for a low price, cleaned out of all environmental pollution agents such as oil and hydraulic fluids, shored up, painted and taken to sea - To be blown up.... What a crazy idea.. Tossing tonnes of scrap metal to the bottom of the ocean, or was it?? In this study I am going to take a look at one key company a...

Introduction
Introduction Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is a species of marine alga found along the Pacific coast of North America from central California to Baja California. Although it begins life as a microscopic spore at the ocean floor, this species may grow to lengths of 60 m (200 ft) with its upper fronds forming a dense canopy at the surface. Giant kelp prefers depths less than 40 m (120 ft), temperatures less than 20 C (72 F), hard substrate such as rocky bottoms, and bottom light intensities...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NAZI GOLD
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NAZI GOLD? =============================== One Trenton Parker, an ex-Marine colonel with CIA connections and claiming to have inside knowledge as to what actually became of the Nazi gold horde following World War II, was Tom Valentine's guest on his nightly radio show, Radio Free America, on July 29, 1993. Parker is described in the Radio Free America catalog of past programs as follows: July 29, 1993: A veteran CIA operative claiming to be with an especially secretive grou...

The enlisted men who served in Vietnam had different reasons for being
The enlisted men who served in Vietnam had different reasons for being in Vietnam. These men were mostly high school and college age guys. One man entered the Maarines after he graduated.1 He said, They helped me grow up. I grew up in Vietnam.2 One seventeen year old joined the Marine Corps because he that he would end up in court because of some past actions.3 The man at the draft office gave him ten bucks to pay off a woman to sign for him to join.4 He left a note for his mother before he l...

THE BLUE SHARK
THE BLUE SHARK My organisms name is the blue shark. The blue shark is part of the animal kingdom. The scientific name is Prionace glauca. The blue shark is a long thin shark that is very fast in water. A blue upper body and a white lower body identify it. Many sharks have a wedge shaped head, a long body, and a back fin that sometimes sticks out of the water. It also has thin upper teeth, with a slight hook to them. The blue shark can grow to almost four meters long. The blue shark is found in ...

If you read the headlines of major newspapers especially the business
If you read the headlines of major newspapers, especially the business section, you will find that many companies are planning to or already have merge with another company. A company merger is when one company buys another company so they work under one new name. In 1997, $908 billion worth of inter-corporate transactions were made, tallied by Securities Data, making 1997 a record year for mergers. So far the first half of 1998 has already seen $604 billion worth of deals (Dunlam), and sti...

The Galapagos Tortoise lived in a undisturbed area until man corrupted
The Galapagos Tortoise lived in a undisturbed area until man corrupted it. Than Whalers arrived at this island and started the mass slaughtering of these giant tortoises. Charles Darwin used this island when making his discovery of the theory of evolution which latter made him famous . This island is not only home to its gigantic tortoises , but is also home to other animals which can only live on this island. This area consists of twelve islands and contain tortoises and other exotic wildlife ...

Snorkeling with a Parachute
Snorkeling with a Parachute Stephanie Morrison September 24, 1997 Revised October 22, 1997 Schram-Bishop Pace 111, Writing 1 Descriptive/Narrative Snorkeling with a Parachute Snorkeling is usually described as serene and beautiful. Nevertheless, due to my inadequate swimming skills, my experience with snorkeling progressed from a serene and beautiful experience, to being as frightening as jumping out of an airplane without a parachute! But just as a pilot would not let someone jump out of an ai...

St-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux Franc
St.-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux was a small town based on wineries and surrounded by vineyards. Here lived a successful businessman who sold real estate, deeds, and marriage contracts. He had four sons in which one became a businessman, like his father. This sons name was Daniel Cousteau. Daniel was a prominent businessman who liked to invent and play sports. Daniel was married to Elizabeth and she gave him two sons, one Phillipe and one Jacq...

Career Study Project
Career Study Project: Marine Biology Research Marine biology is the study of organisms that live in the sea. It deals with all forms of life in the oceans, from viruses so small they can be viewed only with the most powerful electronic microscopes to whales, the largest living animals. Marine biologists do numerous things in their working day. They describe and classify marine organisms. They try to determine how these organisms develop, how they obtain food, how they reproduce, how they intera...

When bottlenose dolphins give birth others surround it for protection
When bottlenose dolphins give birth, others surround it for protection. Its very dangerous to give birth in the ocean, especially for dolphins. Sharks are drawn to the blood, and theres nothing they like more than a nice baby dolphin. It must be hard for the shark though. With the group of dolphins surrounding the mother, he cant get through to the baby. After the calf is born, the group of dolphins and mother help it up to the surface to get its first breath of air. The calf and mother are...

Ozone
Ozone The ozone plays an important role in the environment. Ozone, the molecule O3, makes a layer in the stratosphere, situated 10 to 15 kilometers from the earth's surface. The dioxide molecule, O2 and Oxygen atom O, collide with each other result in the formation of Ozone, O3. In this reaction, the molecule O3 contains an excess of energy. Once the molecule is formed, it is not stable enough to last long. The energy-rich O3 molecules discards the excess energy by colliding with another atom o...

PERSONAL STATEMENT
PERSONAL STATEMENT I sat back in the chair, my body was there but I was miles away within. It was late August--time for Dad's annual academics lecture. And so it began: Ben, do you want to go to college? Here we go, I said to myself thinking the question ridiculous, for I always knew I would attend college, and had no choice for that matter. So I responded with the usual mindless, of course. Well, maybe you should seriously ask yourself why, Dad fired back. There then fell an extended s...

An Ultimate Learning Environment
An Ultimate Learning Environment Being young adults, we will someday be the future leaders in this world. It will be our responsibility to design an education system that will bridge right and left brain learning in order to realize the full spectrum of human potential [that] loom[s] enticingly before us. (Margaret Hatcher, Whole Brain Learning.) The full potential of the human brain is now within reach. To develop our brain to this potential is the greatest challenge for educators. Our class...

Every year 200000 to 570000 people die from outdoor pollution alone Th
Every year 200,000 to 570,000 people die from outdoor pollution alone. This is about .4 - 1.1 percent of the annual death tolls. Pollution is one of the biggest world problems today. It takes its toll on many, while others just get passed over and arent affected at all. But we dont know who will be passed over and whos life will be taken next. So we must be prepared with knowledge about what we are doing to ourselves. Pollution is a world problem because it affects wildlife all over the glob...

Since the second world war to the present day Hanford has seen some dr
Since the second world war to the present day, Hanford has seen some dramatic changes, as has the community built around it. The cities surrounding Hanford have transformed from being totally and completely dependent on the project to now only being partially so. Many new businesses have appeared, as well as a myriad of current products and services. There are also many new jobs, and the quality of life has increased profoundly. All of this is because of the diversification effort. At the head ...

Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris France on June 7 1848 His
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France on June 7, 1848. His family were middle class people with a liberal outlook on life. His father, Clovis, was a rising journalist, and his own family were gardeners, and had been for generations. His mother's family was more interesting than his father's however. His mother's family were Peruvian aristocrats, and some of the were quite famous. Gauguin's grandmother was Flora Tristan, a feminist and friend of George Sand's (Goode 32). She as wel...

The natural greenhouse effect keeps the earth at a temperature suitabl
The natural greenhouse effect keeps the earth at a temperature suitable to life; some of the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect are increasing at an unpredictable rate because of human activities. Green house gasses occur in different quantities in the atmosphere and have different physical properties the climate change that is occurring now is disturbingly different from the slow steady cycle of the ice ages and marmings that have sculptured the face of the earth for two million years...

RISE AND GROWTH OF NATIONAL STATES
RISE AND GROWTH OF NATIONAL STATES FORMATION AND GROWTH OF PRUSSIA EARLY HISTORY OF PRUSSIA. The German Ducy of Brandenberg in north central Europe on the Baltic Sea was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. This was ruled by the Hohenzollern family, a line of rulers, called Electors. Since the 15th Century they had gradually extended their borders. FREDERICK WILLIAM - 1640-1688-THE GREAT ELECTOR. Frederick made Prussia first among the German states. He centralized the government, and raised enough ...