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Is Fracking Adequately Regulated?

Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has been the topic of much debate over recent years in the UK due to the desire to exploit the UK’s significant onshore resources of shale gas . In this essay ‘government’ refers to the Conservative-led governing body of England. Current government policy is aiming to start shale gas fracking as … Read more

Does temperature affect the life history of Eastern Mosquitofish in FIU’s Hennington Pond?

Does temperature affect the life history of Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in FIU’s Hennington Pond? Abstract The measurement in millimeters of the Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia Holbrooki) were taken at the Florida International University Hennington Pond. Five groups of researchers collected thirty females each. The fish were collected using large nets and were contained in buckets. … Read more

Environmental Justice (draft)

What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice, the effort to address the disproportionate distribution of benefits and burdens, identifies minority and low-income populations as lacking access to social goods and lacking protection from health and safety hazards. In November 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe created the Virginia Environmental Justice Advisory Board (VEJAB). Since this creation, VEJAB … Read more

The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Disaster

1. Introduction This report is going to outline some of the key details surrounding high magnitude earthquake that struck the South West coast line of Portugal in 1755. Details about the earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the fire that they both helped to cause. The report will also touch on the importance of earthquake … Read more

Fairtrade, Sustainability, Consumer Activism, Greenwashing (reflective)

Class #1 January 8, 2019 • Topic – Introduction to Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption. (Source- Instructor’s presentation in class) • Description of the Topics: The class started with very interesting topic on “Fair Trade”. After Professor Miskiman explained some things about Fair trade what I extracted from it was that fair trade is eliminating … Read more

How global climate change expresses itself now and how it will likely develop in the future

Global climate change is very likely the most socially underestimated, all the while most serious threat humankind is facing presently. The first aspects of climate change science were identified by scientists in the early 19th century, when the natural greenhouse effect was firstly put together. That humanly created emissions contributed to this natural effect was … Read more

An Investigation Into Seedling Development in Response to Vermiculite Concentration of Substrate

Exploration Research Question Will increasing the concentration of vermiculite in the substrate increase seedling survival and growth of Phaseolus vulgaris seeds? Background Information I personally chose to investigate this topic because green beans are one of my favorite vegetables to eat, and I have tried to grow them several times with varying degrees of success. … Read more

Plastic pollution

Every day, Americans alone use enough straws to wrap around the world 2.5 times (Straw Hopper, n.d) Every single day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution enter our oceans. (SAS Organisation, n.d) 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million seabirds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually. Studies predict that by 2050 there … Read more

Aboveground-belowground biodiversity interactions/ possibility of managing soil life underneath crops

To date, interactions between crop and soil biodiversity are still not well predictable, but the idea that changing aboveground diversity will change soil biota is increasingly recognized. Specific soil organisms called nematodes have an important function in soil food webs. This research focuses on the effect of diverse grass-clover mixtures on the occurrence of nematodes … Read more

Water quality and demand

1.4 Water demand Domestic demand: This includes the water required in private building for drinking, bathing, gardening, sanitary purpose, etc. As per IS : 200 I/c/d (with fully flushing system) 135 I/c/d (for weaker sections and LIG).   Public demand:   Represents the water demand for public utility purpose like washing of public parks, gardening, … Read more

Greenhouse gases – how their effects shape populations & biodiversity of geographic regions

Introduction Greenhouse gases can be defined as, gases in the atmosphere (such as water vapour, ozone, CO2, NO2 and CH4) that absorb longwave radiation emitted by the earth and contribute to the greenhouse effect. This means greenhouse gases selectively absorb radiation from the Earth’s surface and re-radiate as heat. Therefore, the greater amount of greenhouse … Read more

How humans impact on wildlife (Grizzly bears)

Grizzly bears are majestic symbols of the wild. Grizzlies are massive animals with humped shoulders and an elevated forehead that contributes to a somewhat concave profile. Grizzlies once lived in much of western North America and even roamed the Great Plains. Grizzly bears require large amounts of secure habitat, but today’s reality, grizzly bears must … Read more

Effect of Using Sesbania sesban and Its Mixtures with some Summer Fresh Grasses on Lambs Productive Performance in New Reclaimed Soil

Abstract: The objective of this work was to study cultivation sesbania and its mixtures with sorghum or millet in reclaimed sandy soil, then utilization the green forages in feeding of growing lambs for 16 weeks in two stages (The 1st cut was fed in the 1st stage through the first 8 weeks and 2nd cut … Read more

Critically evaluate extent to which national policies/global governance can address environmental challenges

Using examples and theories, critically evaluate the extent to which national policies and global governance can address environmental challenges. This essay is going to look at air and water pollution in China and the issue of rising sea levels and the impact on small island states (SIDs). The pollution that industries such as oil and … Read more