Of The Rainforest

Overpopulation
Overpopulation
Overpopulation By: Eric Krause Do you feel that all humans have the right to enjoy natural beauty? The right to decent, uncrowded shelter? The right to eat healthy food and drink pure water? To breathe clean air and avoid pesticide poisoning? Most people would say every human has a right to all of these things, but in some areas of the world these rights are not being met. Most species have a sideways S shaped graph reflecting growth rate, meaning the species will go up in total population but
Forest Policy in MalaysiaMalaysia is among the countries in Southeast
Forest Policy in MalaysiaMalaysia is among the countries in Southeast
Forest Policy in Malaysia Malaysia is among the countries in Southeast Asia which has experienced remarkable economic growth and industrialization in the past decade. It is unique in that its success is not a result of adopting any one model for development. Rather, Malaysia’s government identified its goals and sought to create a country-specific model of development suited to their needs for growth. An example of this is the Malaysian government’s increase in exports of manufactured goods rath
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution Some people think that air pollution is not harming the earth or the people, but it is doing worse, by killing the earth and getting people sick. Air pollutants, according to Gay, are known to cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and other serious illnesses (12). Air pollution not only threatens the health and life of humans but also causes damage to the environment (Gay 13). First, air pollution causes a great deal of health problems. Wanting clean air is a g
Preserving Our Earth
Preserving Our Earth
Preserving Our Earth America's endangered areas are deplinishing daily. Natural disasters are a major factor in their disappearance, but the most prominent factor is mankind. Even though procedures are conducted daily to preserve our home, these areas slowly crumble within our grasps. Protection of these areas is essential, as our whole race depends upon resources derived from these lands. From the lush greenery to the sparkling blue waters, all is majestic in its fullest. This is why I believe
Temagami
Temagami
Temagami Table of Contents Introduction 2 The History of the Forest 2 The Forests of Canada 3 Part One: The History of the Logger 5 The Canadian Forestry Industry 5 The Ontario Forestry Industry 7 Part Two: Forest Conservation in Ontario 8 Political Activity 8 Temagami 9 Part Three: The Temagami Debate 11 The Forester 11 The Environmentalist 12 Part Four: The Law of the Land 13 Civil Disobedience 13 Government Legislation / Wildlands League Lawsuit 15 Natural vs. Positive Law 16 Conclusion 17 Su
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure Introduction - problems and benefits of World Government The idea of world government has not received a good press for many years. It tends to make most of us think of Stalinist dictators and fascist domination of the globe. I wish to argue, though, that there is a viable form of democratic world government which could bring many benefits. A democratic world government that really worked would lead to a major increase in the freedom enjoyed by
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear, or Tremarctos Ornatus, is an endangered species. This rare bear can only be found in a few elusive spots in the world. Many endangered species all over the world don’t deserve the respect and care that they need. That is why many endangered species often become extinct or remain on the endangered species list for the remainder of their survival on Earth. Today, as more species become endangered, more people become involved in their care. Many things are b
RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION “This we know- the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” –Chief Sealth of the Duwamish Tribe. (Nations,108). Rainforests are some of the most valuable resources we have, yet they are being destroyed in massive proportions. Many medicines, foods, natural insecticides and oil prod
Distruction
Distruction
Distruction Home Submit and Request Essays Link Help Contact Us THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we have to pay. - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and W
The problem of global warming an increase in the average temperature o
The problem of global warming an increase in the average temperature o
The problem of global warming, an increase in the average temperature on Earth, is getting worse. The Earth has warmed 0.3 to 0.6 degrees Celsius since the late 1800s. Scientists believe that the cause is the greenhouse effect, the process of trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere because of the presence of large amounts of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrogen oxides. Less oxygen is being produced and cleaning the atmosphere allowing more of these gases to do its work on
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970’s, natural hazards were an important subject of topical study, as the nature of their impact on human populations and what they valued was increasing in frequency at quite a rapid rate (Burton, Kates, White, 1978). During the 75 years after 1900 the population of the earth increased by a staggering 2.25 billion people. People who needed land on which to live and work. As the population rose people were dispersed in more places and in larger numbers than before. The predominant movem
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain forms when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce rain, snow, or another kind of precipitation. This kind of pollution may also be suspended in fog or deposited in a dry form. Acid rain is most common in North America and Europe. Acid rain has also been detected in other areas of the world such as tropical rain forests of Africa. Canada has placed limitations on the sulfur emissions. The United States has not, so the emissions may stil
Eco Canada
Eco Canada
Eco Canada Eco Canada is planning one of their superior trips again for this up coming summer. Eco Canada’s wonderful trip will be a ten-day sensation for those lucky people that will attend. The trip will take those people through three Ecozone's as they go from city to city. The crew will start in St. John’s Newfoundland where the group will stay in an amazing five star hotel for three day as they explore the luxurious land that has been know to be the farthest eastern point of Canada and the
Overpopulation
Overpopulation
Overpopulation Do you feel that all humans have the right to enjoy natural beauty? The right to decent, uncrowded shelter? The right to eat healthy food and drink pure water? To breathe clean air and avoid pesticide poisoning? Most people would say every human has a right to all of these things, but in some areas of the world these rights are not being met. Most species have a sideways S shaped graph reflecting growth rate, meaning the species will go up in total population but will eventually s
Problems of Our Planet
Problems of Our Planet
Problems of Our Planet The rainforests are dying, unusual plant and animal species are becoming extinct, rivers and seas are being polluted, crops are falling to grow, people are dying of hunger and the air is being polluted. It is time we woke up to these problems and started repairing the harm. One of the main problems is the ruin of the rainforests in South America. They are home of half the world’s species and to millions of people. Moreover, the rainforests fresh the air by absorbing carbon
Human Evolution
Human Evolution
Human Evolution English 101/Tr 12/4/01 Would you get upset if someone were to describe you as an ape? Perhaps it has more truth in that statement than originally meets the eye. In today’s society there are many different races and origins of human beings. There are dark skinned, light skinned, tall, short, and various other combinations of human characteristics today. One might think to ask where all of these different aspects of human beings came from. Well throughout the ages this question has
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World The World Q1. A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment. Q2. A biome is major local or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized mainly by the main forms of plant life and the existing climate. Q3. The relationship that an ecosystem has with the equator is that the closer to the ecosystem is to the equator the hotter the climate and the more rainfall that that ecosystem will get so generally
Are Major Changes Needed to Avert a Global Environmental Crisis
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
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that th
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that th
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earth’s ecosystems. How much more the earth can take remains a very heated issue. Here a look at the facts sheds some very dark light. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people, while today there are 5.8 billion. There may well be 10 billion people on earth
Coral
Coral
Coral Reefs Coral reefs are arguably the world’s 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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS FACTS ABOUT LEMURS……………………3 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF LEMURS………3-5 HISTORY AND THE LEMUR……………………5 THE ENDANGERED LEMUR……………………6 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………7 A lemur is a small, monkeylike animal that lives primarily in Madagascar. Their sizes range from about as big as a mouse to as large as a cat. They have a roundish head with a pointed muzzle and large eyes. Their fur is wooly and their legs are longer than their arms. They are nocturnal animals, feasting on mostly plants, small a
History
History
History The first people to live in Australia were called Aborigines. They migrated there about 40,000 years ago. The continent remained relatively unknown by outsiders until the 17th century. The first Europeans to settle were British convicts in 1788. They arrived at Botany Bay in southeastern Australia. Australia grew as a group of British colonies during the 19th century, and in 1901 the colonies federated to form a unified independent nation. National Government The federal parliament cons
We know there will be problems in environmental terms many serious pr
We know there will be problems in environmental terms many serious pr
We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we have to pay. - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never-ending battle. It is predicted
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
What’s so special about an orangutan? Their eyes hold a story that is mysterious and yet intuitively we relate to them. Just one look into those eyes and you are hooked. The orangutan’s anatomy, geographic range and habitat type, food habits, behaviors, and locomotor patterns make the species unique while sharing some features with other primates. However, currently Indonesia is facing a threat to its orangutan population. Loss of habitat, illegal hunting, and the notorious pet trade all pose a
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth It was an international proje
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth It was an international proje
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth. It was an international project which combined different countries and cultures from all over the world. Biosphere 2 is located in Arizona because of its climate. The site had more than two thousand acres. The reasons for building Biosphere 2, the facilities, biomes, and the problems faced inside will be discussed in this report. Some of the reasons for building Biosphere 2 were overcrowding on Earth and troubles, on Earth, in the future. Population of
The Vanishing Rainforest
The Vanishing Rainforest
The Vanishing Rainforest In 1500, there were about 7 million indigenous people living in tropical rainforests. Today, there are less than 200,000. The reason for this is because their natural home, the rainforest is being destroyed for the poorer countries that have these forests in their boundaries to make money from the products to pay off debts owed to other countries, including the United States. The Forests are cut and burned to make room for animals grazing pastures, farming area, timber,
The Inca
The Inca
The Inca As you gaze at the society you live in today, you are accustomed to your culture; your religion, language, government, food, and basically your way of life. What is amazing is that there are thousands of other cultures, all being different in one way or another. It could be said that the most mysterious and interesting of cultures are tose of the ancient world. One of those cultures that we know a good deal about is the Incans. Their span was rather short, yet they accomplished so much
In The Hot Zone here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a lone
In The Hot Zone here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a lone
In The Hot Zone, here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a loner. He lived in a wooden bungalow on the lands of a Sugar Factory in Western Kenya. He came into Kenya around 1979, when HIV made a final breakout from the rainforests of central Africa and began its long burn through the human race. He carried a sick bird into his house and the bird died of a Biohazard Level 4 virus. One cold morning, Monet and his friend drove up the mountainside and parked below a cave. They hiked up the v
Coast Salish People
Coast Salish People
Coast Salish People Before the arrival of Europeans in the 1800's, B.C.'s coastal Natives had no cars or electricity or any of our everyday things that alienate us from our natural environment. Pacific coast Aboriginals thrived here for hundreds of years by creating a way of life which was in harmony with the unique Northwest coast habitat. On the B.C. coast, there were 6 main peoples or groups. These groups were not tribes, as these people identified only with their village as well as perhaps
KENYA
KENYA
KENYA Kenya is on the East Coast of Africa. The equator also runs through the middle of Kenya. Kenya’s coastal area is a hot and humid tropical region. It has beautiful sandy beaches, lagoons, and swamps. It also has patches of rainforest that line the coast. Inland, vast plains stretch over about three fourths of Kenya. Its extremely dry climate and generally poor soil only support scattered plant life. But a highland in the southwest receives enough rainfall and has fertile soil to support ex
The Proboscis Monkey
The Proboscis Monkey
˙ The Proboscis Monkey Due to the way the world is today many plants and animals are now in human terms homeless. People and industry have literally taken over the property of things that do not belong to them. For example, if you were having a cookout at home and someone came over and told you that they were going to take your backyard and you could just go inside. Then they took your house and said that you could just live in the garage. Well, I won’t continue but you can figure out the rest
Deforestation
Deforestation
Deforestation Deforestation is a major international problem, which plagues countries all over the world. This conflict has major negative consequences on earth and its climate, atmosphere, and threatens people's cultures and physical survival. 40% of the world's land area is forests. 15% of the world's forests have been cleared out. During the 20th century, the rate of forests being cleared is accelerating greatly and this problem will not go away. The effects are too great and actions must be
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam This is a report on Brunei. Brunei's full name is Nation of Brunei. In Malay it's called Negara Brunei Darusslam. The sultan in Brunei has over 33 billion dollars, but the country itself is very small. It is the richest country in the world. The sultan has over 200 cars and over 800 rooms in his palace. The yellow color on the flag repersents the royal family. This report is filled with many more interesting facts about Brunei and has many different topics such as Geography, Hi
Reasons For Being Vegetarian
Reasons For Being Vegetarian
Reasons For Being Vegetarian Reasons for Being Vegetarian Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends. George Bernard Shaw Vegetarianism used to be an unusual lifestyle choice. Today it is becoming more common and accepted by mainstream society. While there are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet, the most important are health reasons, environmental and economic reasons, and, above all, ethical reasons. Health reasons alone are sufficient grounds for becoming a vegetarian. Research
Vegetarian Health Ethics And Environmetnal Effects
Vegetarian Health Ethics And Environmetnal Effects
Vegetarian (Health, Ethics And Environmetnal Effects) Must We Kill To Live? Today you've arrived here with questions. After you read this maybe you'll have the answers? If not go to Http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/andes/4004 Whether you're already a vegetarian or if you're only curious about vegetarians I hope you find this informative and maybe influential. Ihope to open your minds enough that you'll agree that we don't have to kill to live . I hope to expose you to a lifestyle that doesn't
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During the exploration of t
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola March 1, 1996 Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a highfever, and you start vomiting. Chances are that you may havecontracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe Ebola River in Zaire. Since its discovery, there have beenfour outbreaks of this disease. There are three known strains, ofvariations of ebola. There is no known cure for this disease(2).Ebola has become
The Tiger
The Tiger
The Tiger The Tiger is often described as a particularly dangerous, sly, and invincible predator. The Tiger is the largest of the cat family. They have powerful bodies, large paws, and very sharp claws. The head of the Tiger is rounded and has a convex profile. The ears are black with white in the middle. The Tiger's eyes are a yellowish-orange color, but at night they almost look green. Coloration of the Tiger is reddish yellow or rust- brown on the upper side, and a whitish under side. There i
Science Rainforests And Earth
Science Rainforests And Earth
Science; Rainforests And Earth The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Ano
Vegetarian Health Ethics And Environmetnal Effects
Vegetarian Health Ethics And Environmetnal Effects
Vegetarian (Health, Ethics And Environmetnal Effects) Must We Kill To Live? Today you've arrived here with questions. After you read this maybe you'll have the answers? If not go to Http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/andes/4004 Whether you're already a vegetarian or if you're only curious about vegetarians I hope you find this informative and maybe influential. Ihope to open your minds enough that you'll agree that we don't have to kill to live . I hope to expose you to a lifestyle that doesn't
What Is Biodiversity
What Is Biodiversity
What Is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the measure of variety of the Earth's animal, plant and microbial species; of genetic differences within species and of the ecosystems that support those species. The term first came to public attention in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit at which a convention for the preservation for the maintenance of biodiversity was signed by over 100 world leaders [excluding the USA as they feared it would undermine the patents and licences of US biotechnology companies] Th
Changes in the Earth's Environment
Changes in the Earth's Environment
Changes in the Earth's Environment The 20th century, especially in the second half, has been one of rapid change in the Earth's environment. The impact of humans on the physical form and functioning of the Earth have reached levels that are global in character, and have done so at an increasingly mounting speed. 20 years ago the environment was seen as posing a threat to the future of humanity as death rates from natural hazards had increased dramatically since the turn of the century. The Earth
The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6 percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrify
Medicine
Medicine
Medicine Malaria at Decline of Rome Signaled in Child Cemetery This article was interesting in the sense it gave us another reason to believe that 1) malaria was a epidemic disease in the past, 2) why Attila the Hun did not continue his invasion of Italy and 3) the decline of the Great Roman Empire. To me, it was a horrifying and poignant experience to dig up a grave of infants (49 so far and the excavations are still continuing). Dr. Jose Ribeiro, an entomologist at Arizona concluded from the b
A Journey to Pipbob, Astrobob
A Journey to Pipbob, Astrobob
A Journey to Pipbob A Journey to Pipbob, Astrobob: Gulliver's next journey takes him to the moon of Pipbob, Astrobob. He is on vacation to tour the famous moon and to experience the rumored splendor of the rainforests and beautiful countrysides. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Miscellaneous [Paper Title]: A Journey to Pipbob, Astrobob [Text]: Gulliver's next journey takes him to the moon of Pipbob, Astrobob. He is on vacation to tour the f
Life Outside Our Biosphere
Life Outside Our Biosphere
Life Outside Our Biosphere Life Outside Our Biosphere The fragile balance of the Earth's ecosystem is constantly being disrupted. Overpopulation is placing heavy strain on the world's resources. We are burning all our fossil fuels to create the energy we need, and clearing our rainforests to make enough farmland to feed everyone. The ozone layer is slowly eroding, exposing us to harmful UV light. The room we have on this planet is just enough to provide for our population now! As the population
The Environmental Impact Of Eating Beef And Dairy Products
The Environmental Impact Of Eating Beef And Dairy Products
The Environmental Impact Of Eating Beef And Dairy Products The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy Products There are currently 1.28 billion cattle populating the earth. They occupy nearly 24 percent of the landmass of the planet. Their combined weight exceeds that of the earth's entire human population. Raising cows for beef has been linked to several environmental problems, and eating beef can worsen your health. The Dairy Industry puts not only your health in danger from consuming t
Envioromental agencies
Envioromental agencies
envioromental agencies Value of Environmental Agencies' In current times man has become so consumed with weapons and money that the planet has been neglected. With something so typical and now common as chopping down the rainforest to produce trees for mass abundance of political paper and land to graze more cattle this thoughtless destruction, disturbs all aspects of the environment. This is business as usual. The lands being destroyed are the most unique and diverse lands in the world. Chris P
Ryan Kilmartin
Ryan Kilmartin
Ryan Kilmartin Block 7 Rainforests Rainforests are very dense, warm, and wet forests. They are a home for millions of plants and animals. But these rainforests are being destroyed at a high rate. These rainforests hold the cure for incurable diseases. The world would suffer from the loss of these rainforests if they become extinct. There will be no second chance to find these cure if rainforests become extinct. But, people are starting to care about saving our rainforests. Slowly we are forming
Effects of Dam Building
Effects of Dam Building
Effects of Dam Building Grade 10 Geography Units 12, 13, 14 Essay - Effects of Dam Building By:Brenden Kilmartin Many people have already dammed a small stream using sticks and mud by the time they become adults. Humans have used dams since early civilization, because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and droughts affected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protect themselves from these effects.1 The basic principles of dams still apply today as they did befo