(“Burns bog,”) The Burn Bog is the largest peat bog on the Western coast of North America, giving home to diverse flora with, “181 vascular plants, 76 moss specie, 25 hepatic species, and 67 lichen species (“Vitt, Hasley & Doubt. 1999) it has numerous zoning law that have been enacted since after the halting of Peat mining which is a rich substance located in burns bog, these laws were put in place to protect the bog and preserve it for future generations. The Burns bog covers about 40 square kilometers, which is about ¼ of Delta. The topics that I will be highlighting in my project are the following: * Why I’ve Chosen this Area of Study; * A Description of the Bog; * Role of the Burns
Should the 1 Should The EPA Be Doing More to Fight Environmental Injustice? SCI: 207 Dependence of Man on the Environment April 22, 2009 Should the 2 Perhaps one of the greatest assets of living in a country as advanced and as great as the United States, is knowing that there are laws and government run organizations that are in place to protect the natural environment that we live in because after all, our very existence as humans depends on the preservation of our natural environment. As American citizens, we know that we have certain rights that have been adopted by our government to insure that we are protected against all sorts of injustices, which can affect our
The International Biodiversity Conference in October represented a collective international effort to safeguard biodiversity on the planet which began in 2002 with an international pledge. These efforts were then reviewed at the conference on Biodiversity, and in the keynote speech, Professor Chris Lee explained the need for urgency of action to prevent further loss of biodiversity. Lee uses a reputable source within his speech specifically stating the United Nations, the use of a reputable source indicates that he has done his research and is therefore credible, also that his opinion is supported by an expert group, thus strengthening his reasoning and opinion in regards to biodiversity.His target audience is first and foremost international delegates and representatives from around the world, although an invitation is extended towards the wider community to join the cause as it is ‘essential to human wellbeing’. The incorporation of the background visual of ‘2010’ with outlines of animals, plants and humans aims to demonstrate to listeners that earth is shared by all species, not just humanity. The ‘Taking Stock’ in the opening slide of Professor Lee’s presentation is indicative of the conference being for the purpose of reflecting on efforts made towards safeguarding biodiversity since 2002.
| Question : | Which of the following statements summarizes the water situation in China that was discussed in your text? | | | Student Answer: | | China has been able to avoid major water shortages due to its construction of the Three Gorges Dam, which provides electricity and agricultural water throughout China. | | | | Due to the water-rich Yangtze River Basin, China has been able to provide clean water to much of the highly populated region, even in the face of growing population. | | | | Due to its large population, China is experiencing water shortages that have significantly decreased numerous wildlife populations. | | | | In the face of a growing population, China has begun to use desalination techniques to provide ample clean water to its people and agricultural soils.
Everglades National Park Outline Protecting the ecosystems necessary for sustaining life is important for the continued existence of Earth’s multiple species of plants and animals. 1) An ecosystem that needs to be protected is the Everglades National Park A) Everglades National Park 1) Located in Florida 2) Home to hundreds of species and wildlife B) The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States (National Park Services United States Department of Interior, 2012). C) Established in 1947 (National Park Services United States Department of Interior, 2012). 2) The goal was to preserve the landscape and prevent degradation of its plants, animals, and land (National Park Services United States Department of Interior, 2012). 3) The biological interrelationship among the life form in the Everglades National Park A) Circle of life 1) Feeds off other life form that help eco system B) Living organism C) Vast subtropical wetlands D) Coastal or marine ecosystems 4) The diversity of plants and animals existing in Florida Everglade.
THE HIGHLANDS ACT The Highlands Act was put into effect in the year 2004 as way to protect the development of the Highlands region in northwest New Jersey. The region covers 859,000 acres and is home to 880,000 residents. The region is very beautiful and is noted for its environmental importance. The purpose of this law is to preserve large volumes of New Jersey’s fresh water sources. The area contains approximately 379 million gallons of drinking water for over 5 million people living in New Jersey.
Role Of The Modern Zoo The modern zoo I visited was ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Their mission is to promote and achieve worldwide conservation for animals and their habitats. ZSL run conservation projects in Britain and in over 50 countries worldwide. They work with local communities to help preserve their surrounding environment and promote stability. For over 180 years the ZSL has played an essential role in providing experts to address challenging science and conservation issues, including public meetings and international workshop.
A River Ran Wild. 1992, 0152163727. The story of a river, from the first people thousands of years ago, how people came to depend on it, used it, abused it, polluted it, and finally cleaned it. Beautifully illustrated, and powerfully presented, his book is a classic in environmental studies Trottier, Maxine. Voyage of Wood Duck.
Background/Description | Advantages | Disadvantages | The River Cole is a tributary of the River Thames in England which flows through Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.The river flows through National Trust land with many mills adjacent the river that have altered it by straightening and pollution.The river had become polluted and has been restored in the past few years by allowing it to flow on its natural course and by redeveloping the river bed. The actions taken include raising the river bed to create natural flood meadows and floodplains and putting in meanders to recreate a natural environment. The restoration works were carried out in 1995 by the River Restoration Project as one of three EU-LIFE demonstration projects. The River Restoration Centre hold a selection of report and documents detailing the restoration of the River Cole. | * Reintroduced Wildlife to the area * New wetlands * Reduced the risk of flooding * Improved fertility of surrounding land * Prevents floods downstream * More pleasant environment * Aesthetically pleasing * Improved water quality * Improved biodiversity.
Since Maathai started the movement in 1977, over 40 million trees have been planted. Over 30,000 women trained in forestry, food processing, bee-keeping, and other trades that help them earn income while preserving their lands and resources. Communities in Kenya (both men and women) have been motivated and organized to both prevent further environmental destruction and restore that which has been damaged. In 2004, Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize - becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize - for her work with the Green Belt Movement. Her book, The Green Belt Movement is published by Lantern Books.