Research Papers on Environment & Ecology

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • BP and the Gulf of Mexico

    This paper discusses the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that had a devastating impact on several states' coastlines. The paper discusses political issues, leadership, conflicts, and what was learned from the Deepwater Horizon incident. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Water Pollution, Review of Literature

    This paper presents a brief discussion of scholarly literature that pertains to water pollution. Three pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • "Cancer Alley" and Environmental Justice

    This paper describes the case made against Shell Oil Company by the residents of "Cancer Alley," a stretch of the Mississippi with a high incidence of pollution caused by oil refineries as well as a high incidence of cancer. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Case Study of Water and Soil Contamination

    In a paper of three pages, the author identifies the major issues that arise from contamination to water and soil for one town. This author uses case study material to discuss problems that extend from contamination. This author also reflects upon possible methods of resolution. The bibliography lists two sources.

  • THE CWA ACROSS STATE LINES

    Compares and contrasts implementation of the Clean Water Act between the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • Jonathan Harr's A Civil Action

    In 12 pages this essay considers the five families who brought a lawsuit against the chemical companies responsible for poisoning their water supply which introduced carcinogens that resulted in each family losing a child. There are no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Water Source Protection

    In eleven pages this paper examines water sources protection in a consideration of the past and present and how the years of neglect will impact upon the future. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Developing World's Problems with Water Contamination

    This paper discusses the developing world's problems with the disease associated with contaminated water in twelve pages with Africa a primary focus. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Examples Socially Responsible Companies

    This essay discusses two companies that are trying to provide a better world. Honest Tea produces an completely natural, organic, bottled tea and is heavily involved in social responsibility activities. Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. is changing how plants of all sorts can be grown. It is able to produce a natural seed/spore that allows remarkable growth with less water. There are three sources used in this four page paper.

  • Dan Vergano's Article 'Water Shortages Will Leave World in Dire Straits'

    In three pages this paper discusses the article that is featured on the Water Environment Federation's website. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overpopulation, Effect on the Environment

    This researcher paper pertains to the negative effects of overpopulation on the world environment. The topics discussed include air, water and biodiversity. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Kentucky Water Resources, Energy, and Minerals

    In seventeen pages this paper examines Kentucky's natural resources. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Water Resources Mitigation: Man-made Wetlands for Effluent Distribution

    A 4 page overview of the problem of domestic waste. This paper suggests man-made wetlands as mitigation and additional treatment for treated effluent. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • “When Smoke Ran Like Water”

    A 6 page analysis of the book by Devra Davis. This paper outlines some of the major points the author presents and assesses how the information can be utilized by the reader. No additional sources are listed.

  • Mining the Seabed in Non-Territorial Waters and the use of Global Systems

    A proposition is made and a multilateral organization created. The thesis presented goes to the idea that the United States should take a leadership role. The use of global systems is a large part of this paper.This five page paper has no sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Phytoremediation

    10 pages in length. The more contaminated man makes his planet, the more frantically he seeks ways to reverse the damage. Historically, toxic soil has been unearthed and redistributed into landfills; tainted sediment has continued to spill into bodies of water, kill the fish and sicken all who eat it; and polluted groundwater has all too often leeched its way into drinking supplies. In short, no method to liberate heavy-metal contamination has proven effective for eradicating its presence - until the discovery of phytoremediation, the process by which green plants are used to break down and/or absorb toxic substances in air, soil, sediment, sludge and groundwater. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Acid Rain Anthropomorphic Causes, Remedies, and Ecological Effects

    In twenty four pages acid rain is examined in terms of its anthropomorphic causes along with its envrionmental effects with a suggestion involving changes to lifestyles that are energy dependent. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Geological and Biological Considerations of Acid Rain

    This paper consists of seven pages and addresses the causes of acid rain as well as offer some solutions and advocates stricter laws that will correct the failures of the Clean Air Act. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Acid Rain and Human Habitation

    In twelve pages this paper examines the connection between acid rain and human habitation in a consideration of definitions and concepts. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Acid Rain Issues from Managerial and Business Perspectives

    Global acid rain issues, present and future, are examined from managerial and business perspectives in sixteen pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Trout Fishing in the Mid Atlantic and Acid Rain Effects

    In seven pages the ways in which acid rain has impacted the mid atlantic's trout fishing is examined. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Causes and Effects of Acid Rain

    In a research paper consisting of four pages a definition of acid rain along with its detrimental global impact are discussed along with specific geographical areas most profoundly affected. There are eleven sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Ecuador and Texaco

    In three pages this paper examines the damage Texaco has done to the Ecuadoran rain forced in a consideration of the issue's legalities.

  • Amazon Rain Forest Destruction

    In six pages this research paper examines conservation of the Amazon rain forest in terms of its pros and cons and reaches the conclusion that the preservation key may be the biodiversity of the rain forest. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Man Made Problem of the World's Depleting Rain Forests

    In six pages this paper examines the destruction of the ecologically important rain forests of South America, Africa, and Malaysia due to their economic exploitation by man. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sustainable Development of Rain Forests' Natural Resources

    In three pages this research paper considers a speech regarding an African rain forest dam project with the emphasis being on how the area's natural resources can be protected through sustainable development. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forest of Brazil

    In six pages this paper considers the environmental degradation of Brazil's rain forest in a consideration of agricultural and logging impacts. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Destroying the World's Rain Forests

    In five pages this paper examines the growing global problem of rain forest depletion and its far reaching effects. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Venezuela and the Pemon and Yamamao Indigenous Tribes

    In seven pages the Venezuelan rain forest inhabitants the Pemon and Yamamao indigenous tribes are discussed in an examination of their marriage customs and cultural traditions along with recent efforts at civilizing these primitive groups. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Importance of Rain Forests

    In five pages this paper discusses the global significance of rain forest preservation. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ecological and Economic Value of Rain Forests

    In five pages this paper discusses the economic, ecological and human health benefits the global rain forests provide. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Amazon Rain Forest and Deforestation

    The impact of deforestation on the rain forest of the Amazon is discussed in five pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography and a 1 page Roman Numeral outline is also included.

  • Rain Forest Interdisciplinary Unit for Second Grade

    In six pages second grade disciplinary units are examined in terms of their various elements and goals which are then related to the PA Standards followed 5 disciplinary level activities with the focus being rain forests. There is no bibliography included.

  • Consequences of the Amazon's Deforestation

    In four pages this paper discusses the consequences of Amazon rain forest deforestation. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forests of the Pacific Northwest

    In four pages this paper examines the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest in a consideration of threats represented by animal and plant species as well as climate. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forest Thematic Unit Overview

    In nine pages this rain forest thematic overview includes unit goals and focus, resources and materials listing, 3 integrated activities and lessons with topics to discuss along with an extra activity and learning assessment concepts. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forest of Malaysia

    In 5 pages this paper examines what is being done to protect the rain forest of Malaysia from deforestation. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forest Protection

    In six pages this paper discusses rain forests in terms of protection and habitat management. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Amazon Rain Forest Deforestation

    In eight pages this paper discusses the serious problems posed by deforestation of such areas as the Amazon rain forests. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forest Deforestation

    In seven pages this paper examines the direct and indirect global rain forest effects of deforestation. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environmental Alternatives to Prevent Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses alternative sources of fuel to ease the catastrophic effects of the greenhouse effect and resulting global warming. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Climatic Effects of Global Warming

    In five pages global warming is examined in a consideration of various climatic effects with such topics as pollutants and the greenhouse effect discussed along with economic and ecological implications. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Look at Chameleons

    Chameleons are animals that have been used as metaphors for quite some time. This paper takes a look at this species and its evolutionary pattern. The animal is compared to other similar species. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Will Existing and Developing Technologies in Chemistry Protect Air Quality?

    This 5 page paper examines the question: Can the society rely on existing and developing technologies in chemistry to protect air quality globally? Biofiltration is discussed along with preventative techniques of improving air quality. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Safety Conditions at Chernobyl

    In four pages Chernobyl is examined in terms of its safety conditions. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ecology of the Florida Keys and Coral Reefs

    In four pages the Florida Keys are examined in terms of the ecological problems plaguing the coral reefs with human factors discussed along with future considerations. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Florida Keys and Coral Reef Ecosystems

    In five pages the Florida Keys are considered in terms of its various ecosystems and coral reefs with such relevant issues as biomass and food chains among others discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ecosystems of the Coral Reefs

    In ten pages coral reefs as ecosystems are considered. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wetlands, Sugar Industry, and the Coral Reefs of Florida

    In six pages this paper examines the adverse impacts of the sugar industry and wetlands on the coral reefs of Florida. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Underwater Forms of Life and Their Coral Reef Survival Link

    In five pages the significance of coral reefs to sustaining underwater forms of life is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility And Energy Management

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility discussing what it is or why companies may choose to adopt it, frameworks may be used as guidance and essential elements of corporate social responsibility strategies. The second part of the paper looks at the concept of energy management, examining why and how it takes place and uses the example of Hewlett-Packard to demonstrate energy management in practice. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Extinction of Dinosaurs and the Catastrophism Theory

    In eight page this paper discusses the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods' extinction of dinosaurs in an assessment of the catastrophism theory's viability. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The BP Oil Disaster - a Stakeholder Perspective

    The writer answers questions set by the student assessing different aspects of the BP oil the disaster in 2010. Issues discussed include the identification of relevant ethical issues, assessment of various stakeholders, a discussion on why the disaster occurred, who was responsible where blame should be apportioned as well as the disasters influence on the environment and people. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Considerations Regarding the Endangered Species Act

    This paper explores the successes of the Endangered Species Act side by side with various criticisms of it. Case histories of animals once listed are used to argue that the Act should not only stand but be administered appropriately if we are to continue to protect not just the interests of the natural world but the interests of mankind as a whole. There are five sources listed in this six page paper.

  • Endangered Species Protection and Economics

    In five pages saving endangered species and the costs involved are examined from an economic perspective. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • ENERGY RESOURCE PLAN -- HOA

    Presents an example of an energy resource plan, including conservation methods, for a homeowner's association. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Have Aesthetics Become More Important Than Conservation in the Environmental Balancing Act?

    In nine pages the conservation versus development rages on and discusses it within the context of situating a wind turban park in close proximity to a national park and whether or not aethetics should overrule the benefits gained by alternative sources of energy. There are two bibliographic sources cited.

  • Global Warming

    Most people today think that global warming is a very dangerous, and manmade, condition while others think it is very natural. This five page paper examines the various issues of global warming. There are four sources.

  • Global Warming: Real or Imagined?

    A 4 page review of the issue of global warming. This paper contends that our perception of global warming is based more on a misrepresentation of fact and emotion than it is on hard scientific data. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Africa and Mining

    In seven pages this paper examines Africa's mining industry in a fictitious scenario that would involve mining and refinery construction in the region. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Southeast Asia Dam Projects

    In five pages large and quite costly dam projects of Southeast Asia are considered with examples of Aswan High Dam of Egypt and Three Gorges of China included in the discussion. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Functional Intent of Hydroelectric Dams

    In eight pages this paper discusses the environmental effects and functions of dams with a consideration of statistics, construction, habitat, groundwater, wetlands, and a detailed examination of the Hoover Dam. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Global Processes of Agriculture and Genetic Engineering

    In five pages this paper argues that human beings should not be subjected to animal and plant genetic engineering to comprise their food supply. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Resource Management and its Impact on Public Health

    This paper emphasizes the importance of resource management and how it impacts human health. The poor are often harder hit by poor resource management. There are three sources in this three page paper.

  • Overview of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

    In eight pages this paper discusses how hybrid electrical vehicles such as the Insight by Honda and the Prius by Toyota are powered, manufactured, with hybrid advantages and disadvantages also considered. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hydrogen Fuel as a Renewable Energy Source

    In seven pages this paper compares and contrasts fossil fuels and renewable energy sources with the focus being upon hydrogen fuel cells, their benefits, their future applications, and their environmental effects. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Overview of Fuel Cell Technology

    This paper examines the technology, history, and future applications for fuel cells. The author provides information on the various types of fuel cells as well as their applications with an emphasis on hybrid motor vehicles. This twenty-two page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Uses and Abuses of Fossil Fuels

    In nine pages this paper evaluates using fossil fuels in terms of pros, cons, extracting process, abuses, and the future. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Jerry Mander/The Indian Worldview

    A 4 page essay that summarizes and discusses a chapter from Jerry Mander’s 1991 text In the Absence of the Sacred, which is entitled “Indians are different from Americans.” In this chapter, Mander argues that the worldview of the native or aboriginal peoples of the world—that is, the so-called “Indians,” which is basically a misnomer coined by a lost European—is fundamentally different from the worldview of mainstream culture in industrialized Western society. The discussion of this chapter summarizes Mander’s principal points in making this argument. No additional sources cited.

  • Concept of Sustainable Development

    The sustainable development concept is compared with other models of development in a paper consisting of 12 pages.

  • Sustainable Development and Human Welfare

    This 4 page paper discusses sustainable development, what it is, the impacts it has on societal factors, current thinking, and argues that without sustainable development human welfare is in jeopardy. Bibliography lists

  • Sustainable development and The United Arab Eremites

    This 10 page paper looks at the concept and practice of sustainable development in a global context, including what it is, how it takes place and general attitudes and practice. The paper then considers the way that the UAE is adopting sustainable development policies and practices within the global context. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Sustainable Development; The Influence of the United Nations

    This 9 page paper looks at the contribution of the United Nations (UN) towards the development of the idea of ‘sustainable business practices’, evaluates the United Nations political influence and examines the different geographical and political agendas which have contributed towards the concept of sustainable development from this institution. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Bottled Versus Tap Water: Environmental Impact

    3 pages in length. Paying for water was as foreign a concept fifty years ago as traveling by jet-propelled body packs is now in the twenty-first century, however, the quality of today's tap water has declined to the point where bottled water has become a safer and more palatable option that consumers have responded to over the past three decades. Yet the environmental disadvantages of choosing bottled water over tap have been proven quite significant due to the necessary steps required to reach consumers. As Jungbluth (2005) found, it is not so much the content - as in carbonated or plain - that makes a greater environmental impact as it is the manufacturing and delivery aspects. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Climate Change Policy and Carbon Tax

    This paper compares two policy approaches to decreasing carbon emissions -- cap and trade approach and imposing a carbon tax. The writer argues in favor of a carbon tax. Six pages in length, that paper includes a brief abstract and cites eight sources.

  • Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

    This paper pertains to climate change and the ongoing debate over decreasing carbon emissions. The writer discusses both side of this issue and then concludes that reducing carbon emissions is imperative in order to preserve life on earth. Six pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Issues and Challenges in the Carbon Offset Market

    The carbon offset market has been growing at a rapid rate, the writer considers a number of issues concerning the market, including is potential to satisfy the need for carbon offset without intervention, the potential benefit of the market to developing countries, issues in business and the way in which the market the impact on the money markets. 10 sources are cited in this 11 page paper

  • Carbon Emission cause by Materials Used in the Construction Industry

    The carbon footprint of the construction industry is large, and construction material make up a good proportion of this. The writer looks at the issue of carbon foot prints from the materials that are utilized and considers amount of the emissions as well as reduction or mutation strategies. Twenty-two sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Animal Testing Alternatives

    In four pages this research paper considers alternatives to animal testing and the issues surrounding them and offers five persuasive arguments as to why these alternatives should be favored over conventional testing on animals. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • U.S. and the Agricultural and Destructiveness of Fire Ants

    In eleven pages fire ants are examined in terms of their destructiveness and what is currently being done to reduce the dangers they pose to agriculture and the environment. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Conservation v. Preservation in Ecosystem Maintenance

    This paper contrasts and compares conservation and preservation in an overview of natural ecosystems and how they are maintained in five pages.

  • Biodiversity Ecosystems and Humans - Canada

    This essay has two major parts. The first is a review of biodiversity, ecosystems, and human health. The essays discusses the comprehensive ecosystem plan put in place by the Canadian government. The second part focuses on a research study and uses some of the government's strategic outcomes as targets. There are fourteen sources used in this twenty-one page paper

  • The Ecosystems of Brazil

    The writer describes the value of the Brazilian rainforests to the global ecosystem, and argues that the entire global ecosystem is threatened by such things as global warming and deforestation. The paper is five pages long and there are ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The California Recycling Bill of 1989

    5 pages and 5 sources cited. This paper provides an overview of the central points of California Bill 939, which focused on the importance of recycling. In 1989, this bill was enacted that called for mandatory participation in recycling by the year 2000. This paper relates the central points of the bill and discusses its history and regional significance.

  • Toxic Waste in America

    This paper focuses on electronic waste, which produces toxic waste through the chemicals and materials the products include. Statistical data are included that reflect the numbers of tons of waste produced each year. Comments about Asian toxic and e-waste are included. There are seven sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Environmental Risk Management

    Environmental risk management is becoming in recent important within a commercial environment. This 14 page paper looks at a number of into related issues that need to be considered when undertaking environmental risk management. The paper starts by considering the concept of environmental risk management and then looks at environmental impact assessments, environmental audits, life cycle assessments and waste management. Each aspect of environmental management is considered separately as well is being seen as interdependent. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Environmental Consciousness and the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    In eight pages this paper assesses the moral and legal responsibilities of Exxon regarding the oil spill with the philosophy of Immanuel Kant incorporated into the discussion. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Oil Spill During the Week of June 6, 2010

    This research paper refers to news sources published during the week of June 6, 2010 that pertain to the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which resulted in the worst oil spill in US history. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Responses of the International Community to Climate Change Issues

    This 8 page paper looks at some of the international responses to the threat of global warming and climate change. The responses include the use of legislation and voluntary agreements at international, national and local levels as well as the responses of businesses, including large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Aspects of Environmental Accounting

    In thirty pages this paper considers issues that are relevant to 'green' accounting in the UK with direct as well as indirect benefits among the topics of discussion. Twenty eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Code Green - A New Challenge

    Code Green is a huge global project that Thomas Friedman proposed in his book, Hot, Flat, And Crowded. Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How it Can Renew America. New leaders are needed, which leads to a discussion on leadership development and the need to include spirituality in the programs. There are thirteen sources used in this twenty page paper.

  • Building Green

    A 4 page paper discussing 3 "green," LEED-certified buildings and proposing research into the practicalities of building green. Businesses are pressured on all sides to operate more efficiently, and research that illuminates the true costs and cost savings of "green" buildings can be valuable to all businesses. In this vein the proposed research will focus on (1) actual costs of either new construction or retrofitting of existing buildings; (2) changes in operational costs resulting from the green focus; and (3) the potential value that organizations can find in social responsibility as a result of their efforts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Impact of Road Traffic on Air Pollution

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the concerns about the increase in air pollution due to road traffic. The writer examines concerns about the national forests, and explains the progress in implementing measures to lessen the amount of auto traffic and pollution. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Climate Change and Technology

    This 10 page paper looks at the potential for technology to be used to help with the international problem of climate change and global warming. The paper assessing the problem of climate change and outlines some of the potential causes and then looks at a range of ways technology, including biotechnology, can help alleviate some of the issues associated with climate change. The technologies considered include forms of carbon sequestration including ocean iron fertilization and alternatives fuel sources, including ethanol and solar energy. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Climate Change and Human Rights

    This research paper focuses on what a human rights approach to climate change entails, as well as the connections between climate change and poverty, vulnerability and gender. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Impact of Climate Change

    This research paper describes where gaps in the protection for climate change refugees exist and also the most vulnerable countries impacted by climate change. Five pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Managing Climate Change In Developing Countries

    A 3 page paper. Managing climate change means reducing global warming and devising strategies to reduce warming and also adopting strategies to try to minimize the damage climate changes have caused. This paper discusses these issues and reports examples of what these countries can do to manage these changes. The paper also reports commitments developing countries have made to reduce warming. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Importance of Rain Forest/Coral Reef

    A 3 page research paper that takes the form of a closing argument in a case where developers are threatening an old-growth rain forest and a coral reef. The writer speaks for the defense and the preservation of these ecosystems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Debate on Reduction of Fossil Fuels

    In six pages this paper employs a debate format in the consideration of the reduction of fossil fuels from positive and negative perspectives. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • MITIGATION PLAN: DECREASING USE OF FOSSIL FUELS/FOREIGN OIL

    Focuses on methods to wean countries off their dependence of fossil fuels. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 8-page paper.

  • Cleaner Plastics; Lifecycle and Recycling

    Plastics are associated with poor environmental practices consuming fossil fuels in their production and disposal. This 20 page paper considers the way in plastics production and recycling may be undertaken in a cleaner way. The paper focuses on recycling looking at the lifecycle from the recycling perspective including the creation of plastics using plants that result in biodegradable plastics as well as the ways in which plastics may be recycled. The bibliography cites 50 sources.

  • Reducing Green House Gas Emissions in Irish Dairy Farming

    There is little doubt that green house gases need to be reduced. This 15 page paper summarizes an article that assesses the potential of different dairy herd management systems to reduce the direct and indirect green house gas emissions. The reseach also looked at the impact on profit levels. The paper summarises the findings of the reseach and then offers a neutral opinion on the reseach. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Equilibrium and Drinking Water Purification

    A 5 page exploration of the chemical factors that facilitate the use of reverse osmosis to purify drinking water. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Quality of Drinking Water

    In six pages this research paper considers whether or not the water quality of the United States is safe in terms of problem definition, state measures, and suggested quality implementations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Geothermal Energy

    A 3 page review of this energy option. This paper explores geothermal energy from a large scale perspective as well as from the perspective of the individual home owner who elects to use geothermal heat pumps in their home’s heating and cooling system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Geothermal Power

    In ten pages geothermal power is presented in an overview in which there are comparisons and contrasts are made between oil and other energy sources and geothermal power in terms of environmental compatibility and efficiency. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Geothermal Energy Usage on a Wide Scale is Not Practical

    In five pages this paper argues that geothermal energy cannot be relied upon as a primary source of energy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Global Warming

    An 8 page paper which discusses global warming. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Global Warming

    A 6 page paper which examines various articles concerning global warming. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Global Warming Debate

    5 pages in length. The debate over whether global warming is actual truth or mere fallacy is perpetuated by those who stand to lose a great deal of money and power if such desecration is irrefutably proven to exist as a direct result of man's selfish and damaging behavior. Al Gore was successful in illustrating this fact with the evidence found in An Inconvenient Truth, a chronicling of how and why global warming is not only real but also a travesty that occurred by human hand. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Warming: Disproportionate Impact and Foreign Aid

    A 3 page discussion of how to prepare developing countries to deal with the impacts of global warming. This paper contends that those most responsible for the pollution contributing to global warming provide aid to those countries in need. The point is made, however, that foreign aid is only one potential approach. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Presentation Guideline for Global Warming

    A 3 page guide for an oral presentation on global warming. The paper presents as balanced view as possible in only 3 pages, discussing evidence of polar ice cap and glacier loss as well as the fact that Al Gore's Tennessee farm frequently runs afoul of the state environmental commission. The paper discusses the difficulty of measuring true data in the face of naturally occurring phenomena such as El Niño, concluding that the evidence for global warming is compelling enough that certainly we should be acting to counteract it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Urban Solid Waste in the Year 2050

    In six pages this paper examines urban solid waste and the waste management progress that commences within a nearly fifty year period prior to 2050. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The UK Government's Draft of 'A Way With Waste'

    In this paper consisting of six pages a reduction of ion waste is examined with the writer pondering how this policy change will impact upon waste management companies in terms of structure and operations. There are four bibliographic sources listed.

  • TRAVELING ECO-FRIENDLY THROUGH ADELAIDE HILLS

    This 4-page paper, written in "travel article" style, points out eco-friendly attractions and accomodations in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Making Hospitals Eco-Friendly

    A 3 page paper that reports what some hospitals are doing to become 'greener.' The writer reports hospitals building new facilities who are trying to attain the LEED certification. The paper also discusses some of the things existing hospitals can do to reduce waste and energy costs and the benefits of doing so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Symbiotic Benefits of Mass Market Eco-Tourism

    This paper discusses the concept of eco-tourism and explains how mass market eco-tourism can be beneficial for both the tourist and the environment. This eight page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Great Britain's Supermarkets and the Effects of Products That Are Environmentally Friendly

    In seven pages this paper discusses the UK's supermarket industry standards and government regulations in a consideration of how the economy and society are affected by supermarket products that are environmentally friendly. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Renewable Energy - The Pressing Need

    In a paper of seven pages, the writer looks at renewable energy. Political, economic, and environmental arguments are given for developing renewable energy. Paper uses zero sources.

  • How to Decrease Foreign Energy Dependency of the U.S.

    In three pages renewable sources of energy in the U.S. are discussed as possible alternatives to decreasing foreign energy dependency. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Positive Accounting Theory and Environmental Accounting

    In five pages environmental accounting is examined in an assessment of the statement that positive environmental accounting explains financial account disclosure greening. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • ISO 14000 and Environmental Auditing

    In eight pages ISO 14001 requirements are examined in an introduction to the new and comprehensive ISO 14000 series as part of the corporate sphere's Environmental Management Systems process of auditing. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United Kingdom Business and Environmental Issues

    In nineteen pages the business impact of environmental law and controls are examined in a breakdown of five sections that include HAZOP use, the 1990 UK Environmental Protect Act, environmental audits, environmental statute law, and planning decisions. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Environmental Issue of Water Purification

    In three pages this paper discusses the environmental issues and problems associated with the purification of water and various solutions are also considered. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Water Problems in One Southeastern State

    There are numerous environmental health issues in most states, including Florida. This essay identifies some of those problems with reports from the EPA and other sources. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Environmental Pollution and Racism

    The connection between environmental pollution and racism is examined in 5 pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • MCDONALD'S CORP. AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

    Discusses McDonald's and what it's doing about environmental pollution. There are 8 sources listed in the bibliography of this 7-page paper.

  • Environmental Pollution on the Coast

    Pollution is becoming a serious problem in coastal areas across the United States. This paper focuses in particular on Dana Point, California, including the EPA's efforts to prevent and contain pollution. The author suggests national solutions for both recovery and prevention.This paper has six pages and six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Change Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    In five pages petroleum dependence and its impact on the environment are discussed in a consideration of the need for changes in this dependence if environmental sustainability is to be achieved. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sustainability in Indian Business

    This research paper addresses the multiple ways in which India is meeting the challenge of creating environmental sustainability. Fifteen ages in length. eighteen sources are cited.

  • Shell Oil and Environmental Sustainability

    In twenty four pages Shell's approaches to environmental sustainability are examined with model identifications and examples provided. Nineteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethanol and Biomass Conversion

    In five pages this paper discusses the fuel uses of ethanol and how ethanol can be made through the conversion of food crops in a consideration of pros and cons of such a process. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethanol is a Good Alternative Fuel

    This 4 page paper examines the use of ethanol. Pros and cons are examined but this paper is primarily focused on the benefits of ethanol use. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Synthetic Fertilizers: An Alternative

    A 5 page assessment of the environment impact of chemical fertilizers. The author argues that the use of carbon based natural fertilizers is a better alternative and provides options for obtaining those fertilizers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • L.M. Shuman's The Effects of Fertilizer Runoff from Commercial Turf Grass

    In five pages this paper analyzes L.M. Shuman's research on this topic. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • The Ethical Impacts of Overpopulation

    This 5 page essay broaches the ethical impacts of overpopulation. U.S. foreign aid and interventions such as mandatory birth control such as that found in China are explored as to their effectiveness in addressing these problems. The author contends that the U.S. should not concern itself with world problems related to overpopulation. 4 sources are cited.

  • Overpopulation and What it Means

    Though the focus in environmentalist circles has shifted away from overpopulation, it still remains a problem. This paper examines the ramifications of rampant population growth and what a world of 12 billion people in 2050 might look like. This paper has five pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Comparison of 2 Articles on the Nile Delta Overpopulation

    In five pages this essay compares The Economist and National Geographic articles on overpopulation of the Nile Delta region. There are 2 sources listed.

  • The Problems and Solutions for Overpopulation Control

    This research report looks at the problems and solutions when it comes to overpopulation concerns. Various issues are discussed inclusive of but not limited to health, nutrition, and ethical problems. This seven page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Overpopulation

    In eight pages this tutorial informs a student how to effectively address the individual and global impacts resulting from overpopulation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • DONALD SPICER AND CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

    This 3-page paper answers questions about environmentalism and sustainability in response to Spicer's lecture.

  • Sustainability Strategy at Wal-Mart

    This 5 page paper looks at the sustainability strategy at Wal-Mart considering it from a business perspective. The paper argues that in the past sustainability strategy has been half-hearted and that a new approach which demonstrates the way that environmental and business goals can be aligned is essential if the company wants to succeed in influencing its' suppliers and creating business opportunities in the long term. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Sustainability and Business

    This 7 page paper looks at the way in which sustainability is a current issue in management and the way it is developing and emerging in the commercial environment. Different approaches to sustainability and sustainable developed are discussed and examples of companies adopting various strategies are presented. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Health Care Education and Sustainability

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at sustainability in health care education. Policies to improve sustainability are examined. Paper uses two sources.

  • OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO WIND POWER

    This 3-page paper provides a list of obstacles to reliance on wind energy, with solutions included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Problem of Energy Security

    The writer looks at the concept and problems associated with energy security. The influences including but not limited potential disruptions to supplies, affordable pricing, reliance on other states, international relations and potential fuel shortages and a desire for energy independence are all discussed. The writer then looks at some fo the problems with the pursuing of energy self sufficiency strategy and the resistance that may be faced by non in my back yard (NIMBY) syndrome. The problems associated with public acceptance or resistance is explored by looking at the plans for a wind farm in Scotland.

  • Renewable Energy: Wind Power

    This paper focuses on the potential of wind power as a renewable energy source and also discusses associated controversy and debate. Six pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Energy from the Wind

    This paper describes current innovations in wind power technology. Four pages in length, it lists six sources.

  • Wind Power - An Overview

    In a paper of six pages, the writer looks at wind power. Advantages and challenges of adoption are explored in detail. Paper uses four sources.

  • Firefighting and Legal Issues

    This paper addresses various legal issues seen in the firefighting industry. This five page paper has fifteen sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Firefighting Assistance from Computers

    In eight pages this paper examines how computers aid fire departments in a discussion of such topics as firefighting education, fire simulations and prevention, call responses, and fire tracking. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Firefighting and Helicopters

    In ten pages the wilderness and urban uses of helicopters in fighting fires are examined in terms of technology and training requirements necessary. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Commercial Fishing and Acid Rain

    In this paper consisting of five pages two articles on acid rain's effects and the costs to the commercial fishing industry are contrasted along with the changes in soil fertility that are currently threatening the forests of New England and their impact upon the fish population. There are two bibliographic sources cited.

  • Florida Naturalist and Professor Archie Carr

    In three pages Carr's love of Florida and his expressions of those feelings for the state are examined in terms of the late naturalist and the video tribute Archie Carr In Praise of Wild Florida. There are three sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Plants That Have Been Genetically Modified and Food and Environmental Safety

    In seven pages environmental and food safety are considered in an issue overview that pertains to plants that have been genetically modified. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biodiesel Fuels

    A 4 page research paper that examines the issues surrounding the use of biodiesel alternative fuels. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bioremediation Oil Spill Cleanup Applications

    In a paper consisting of six pages using microorganisms to assist in the cleanup of an oil spill is examined in a discussion of bacteria evolution and suitable bioremediation characteristics. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • John J. Zodrow's 1997 Article 'Second Generation, in situ Bioremediation Enzymes, Super Bugs and Geobotany'

    This article published in Environmental Solutions is reviewed in two pages. There are no other sources cited.

  • Article Review on Bioremediation

    In three pages a review on an interview with Dr. Barbarm Methe and Dr. Derek Lovely that was conducted in December 2003 is presented in a clarification of bacteria benefits particularly in terms of Geobacter bacteria in a hazardous waste cleanup. There are no other sources cited.

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Bioremediation

    In an essay consisting of ten pages the process of biomediation that was employed after this Alaskan oil spill is examined along with a discussion of what happens to marine life in this contaminated area afterwards. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Surface Mining Rapes the Landscape

    Once virtually abandoned, surface mining for coal has made a resurgence after the energy crisis. Previously known as strip mining, surface mining's effects on the environment—destruction of landscape, the creation of open pits where nothing will grow—were the cause of some of the first environmental legislation in this country. This paper suggests that a 1997 law designed to make surface mining harder to approve has been largely ineffective.This paper has seven pages and seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • British Columbia and Salmon Farms

    A 7 page research paper that examines salmon aquaculture, focusing on the experience of British Columbia, summarizing the issues and the arguments on both sides of this volatile debate. Looking at these issues shows that benefits of salmon farming outweigh the deficits when the ecological problems that have arisen from fish farming are dealt with adequately. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Agribusiness and Farming Differences

    In three pages this paper examines how rural farming communities have been impacted by agribusiness in a consideration of the differences between large scale agribusiness and farming with Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry referenced.

  • Agricultural Subsidies of the US

    The US agricultural subsidies are examined in this eight page paper on America's agricultural industry. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Paper Bags

    A 4 page paper, with outline, which argues, persuasively, that paper bags are better for the environment than plastic bags. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Problem of Air Pollution

    6 pages and 4 sources. This paper provides an overview of the problem of air pollution. This paper considers both the causes and the long-term impacts of air pollution. This paper also considers the large-scale enviornmental impacts of this type of pollution.

  • Air Quality, Air Pollution and the Impacts on the Climate

    4 pages and 4 sources. This paper provides an overview of the impacts of air pollution and overall air quality in the climate of the Earth. This paper considers the impacts of industrial pollutants, including carbon monoxide and chlorofluorocarbons, as they contribute to the decline of environmental conditions. This paper relates the problem of global warming to the issue of air pollution.

  • Pollution in China

    This 8 page paper examines the problem of water and air pollution in China, assessing the causes and extent of the problem as well as the measures that have been taken to reduce pollution. The paper also considers measures taking in other areas to deal with similar problems. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Air Pollution/Cause and Effect

    A 7 page research paper/essay that examines the cause and effect relationship of industrialization and air pollution. The problems associated with air pollution in the contemporary era are attributed to human actions. In other words, there is a direct cause-and-effect situation at work wherein human societies engage in industrialization and the myriad side effects of this industrialization results in polluting the air and the environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Current Problem of Air Pollution

    5 pages and 4 sources. This paper considers the nature of the problem of air pollution and the variety of types. This paper relates the types to specific causes and also specific types of damage. This paper relates the emerging belief that air pollution in one area can have a substantial impact on the ecosystems in other areas.

  • Pollution and the Tourism Industry

    This 20 page paper examines the link between tourism and pollution focusing on air and water pollution. The paper explores how and why tourisms is causing pollution, this includes looking at how tourism is increasing, the ways in which air travel increases the presence of greenhouse gases and the pollutions caused by cruise ships. Other sources of pollution are also discussed with the paper ending by considering the extent of the pollution. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Cancer and Air Pollution

    The connection between cancer and air pollution is discussed in five pages and includes a consideration of how cancer can be related to such pollutants as nitrogen oxides, ozone, sulfure dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Also examined are efforts to control air pollution. There are eight bibliographic sources cited.

  • Environmental Pollution from China and its Impacts on the U.S.

    3 pages and 4 sources. This paper provides an overview of the problem of pollution in China, specifically air pollution. This paper considers the problem of pollution in one country and its impacts on others. This paper looks at China and North America, relating the spread of pollution and the dissipation of pollutants.

  • The Shortcomings of the Clean Air Act

    This paper emphasizes that, although the Clean Air Act has made a significant difference in air quality, the Act fails to effectively address existing coal burning power plants. There are four sources listed in this four page paper.

  • Problems and Solutions for the Air Pollution Issue

    In sixteen pages air pollution is defined, its various types are explored, and human as well as natural causes are also discussed allong with effects and a research study that argues poor air quality is responsible for mortality and morbidity. The conclusion is that political or economic solutions are necessary to ensure clean air. There are eight bibliographic sources cited.

  • Alabama's Forestry and Farming Industries

    This paper examines the forestry and farming industries in Alabama. The author provides demographic and other statistical information. This seven page paper has seven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of Himalayas Ecotourism

    In five pages Himalayas' ecotourism is examined in a consideration of arguments both pro and con. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Archaeotourism and Ecotourism

    In five pages archaeotourism and ecotourism are defined and describes with a consideration of pros and cons and a positive endorsement at the conclusion. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cars of the Future

    This research paper describes electric cars, giving a little of their history, but concentrating on their future and the role that is emerging for this type of car. Six pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Electric Cars and the Environment, an Annotated Bibliography

    This document is an annotated bibliography in which there are nine sources listed.

  • Building Energy Efficient Homes

    This 10 page paper examines energy efficiency with attention to building materials for green homes. The cost of going green is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty

    In three pages this paper evaluates the observation 'We live in a world where poverty and inequality are increasing and increasing globalization has not benefited the poor countries.' Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Globalization's Human Benefits

    In five pages this paper considers the benefits to humanity of a global community. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bottled Water

    A 3 page reaction paper to “Bottled Water Awash in Ecological Outcry” by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz. No additional sources cited.

  • Global Warming And Methane Hydrate

    A 4 page paper. The writer suggests that the exact location and time when global warming began cannot be determined but it does appear to have begun millennia ago, even prior to the industrial revolution. Recent research from drillings in Greenland suggest a new theory for past ice ages and warming trends. Data are reported when available. Both carbon dioxide and methane hydrate cause this greenhouse effect; this is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Electricity Generation; Coal Fired Power and Hydropower

    The generation of electricity is of vital importance due to the wide scale use and lack of alternatives in most homes. The writer looks at two potential sources of electricity, considers their development and background, looks at the way that electricity is generated and considered the environmental impacts. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Water Resource Problem

    The problem selected is industrial waste water. The writer discusses issues with water and explains the problem of industrial wastewater. Several strategies to create reusable water are discussed. The writer also comments on a sustainability plan. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Assessment of Hazardous Material

    In thirteen pages hazardous material is assessed within the context of the observation 'In an increasingly complex industrial society simplifying hazardous material assessment will encourage non specialists to make assessments beyond their competence and therefore actually increase risk or cause unjustified additional expenditure on controls.' Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Deforestation

    In ten pages deforestation is examined in an overview of humanistic and environmental impacts with the emphasis on forested systems' biodiversity and their humankind value. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Exploration of Deforestation II

    In four pages this essay considers the problem deforestation in terms of its roots and its future impact. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Discussion of Deforestation

    Deforestation is discussed in eight pages in terms of global warming, diversity of species, and soil erosion. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environmental Awareness

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at environmental awareness in the 21st century. Issues such as global warming are cited in explaining increasing awareness. Paper uses one source.

  • Economic Equity and Efficiency of Treatment as They Relate to Acid Rain

    In a paper consisting of ten pages Canada's acid rain problem is examined and efficiency along with equity economic theories are applied to the issue. There are also policy analyses, an historical overview and recommended improvements also offered. There are ten bibliographic sources cited.

  • A Global Perspective on Environmental Problems

    The writer discusses the presence and potential impact on environmental threats on international relations. The paper starts by assessing some of the most serous issues on the environmental agenda. The writer then assesses the way that environmental issues may decrease or increase stability in terms of international relations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Environmental Issues and Role of Accountants

    This five page paper examines issues of whether accountants and auditors should become more proactive in regards to environmental issues and if so what should their role be. Also, the writer outlines the steps toward more proactive environmental involvement. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • The Environmental Performance of Three Different Types of Light Bulb

    The writer compares and contrasts three different types of light bulb to assess and their relevant performance in an environmental context including the energy use, pollution created during manufacture, disposal and the their use, and indirect environmental issues. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this seventeen page paper.

  • Road Construction Environmental Impact

    An 11 page paper. The proposal is to construct a road in a remote area in Latin America. This essay discusses environmental issues related to the project, including an initial simple assessment of ecological, economic and social impacts. The paper discusses both the negative and positive environmental, social and economic consequence of the project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Green Supply Chain Management

    This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, the key factors for implementation and then considers examples of firms that hover elements of a green supply chain in the UAE. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Hybrid Cars and Their Impact

    In five pages this paper examines the socioeconomic, political, and environmental impacts of hybrid automobiles following their 2000 introduction. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cancer and Homes with Unacceptable Radon Gas Levels

    In seven pages this paper discusses how lung cancer rates in the United States can be attributed to the unacceptable radon gas levels found in many homes. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Civil Engineering and Hydrology

    In three pages hydrology is examined in a civil engineering context that includes such elements as precipitation, flooding, and seepage. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Renewable vs Nonrenewable Energy

    The author of this paper emphasizes the importance of making alternative energy choices. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Sources of Alternative Energy

    In a paper of ten pages, the writer looks at alternative energy. Solar power, wind turbines, and geothermal pumps are included. Paper uses three sources.

  • Fossil Fuels and Future Energy Requirements

    This paper considers the time in the near future when fossil fuels will become depleted, necessitating alternative energy sources. This six page paper has six sources in the bibliography.

  • Alternative Energy Sources: What is Best for America?

    In six pages this paper examines five alternative energy sources, their similarities and differences, and considers which of these sources would be best for the U.S. economy. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Environmental Impact of Using Alternative Energy Sources

    In a paper consisting of nine pages the beneficial environmental impact of using energy alternatives is presented. There are twelve bibliographic sources cited.

  • Alternative Energy Sources and Sustainable Development

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses energy source alternatives as they pertain to sustainable development. Seventeen footnotes and ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gas Alternatives No. 2

    In a paper that contains five pages the advantages and disadvantages of two alternative fuel sources hydrogen fuel cells and electricity are discussed. There is a bibliography provided with this paper.

  • Long Island Pine Barrens and Conflicts Between Industry and Environment

    In twenty pages proposed Long Island Pine Barrens' development and the conflicting legal, social, economic, and political issues that are involved are examined in a discussion of differences that exist between developers and environmentalists such as Wilbur Breslin and Richard Amper. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Problems of Water Pollution and Possible Solutions

    In nine pages US problems of water pollution if groundwater, surface water, and streams are examined with solutions such as law changes, technology, education, and cooperative efforts discussed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sewage Inputs and Water Pollution

    In ten pages this paper considers domestic waste causes of water pollution and examines 2 treatment and discharge options. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ecoviews Snakes, Snails, and Environmental Tales by Whit and Anne R. Gibbons

    In four pages the biodiversity of the Earth is considered in this report about the text that encourages protection with an emphasis upon environmental concerns pertaining to the U.S. Southeast. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Saltwater Intrusion Environmental Problem

    In five pages this paper discusses Florida's saltwater intrusion environmental problems. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environment and Automobiles

    In fifteen pages the historical relationship between environmental pollution and automobiles are examined along with alternative fuels, electric cars, statistics and case examples. There are more than fifteen sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Replacement Fuel Options That Are Environmentally Sound

    In six pages this research paper considers alternative fuel sources as a solution to an ever increasing number of environmental problems with thoughtful recommendations provided. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Controlling Pollution

    In four pages this paper discusses water and air pollution and how education can go a long way in assisting developing countries control problems associated with pollution. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Problem of Beach Erosion

    The costs of beach erosion are contemplated along with other difficulties posed by the problem. Why beach erosion comes about is contained in this four page research paper that includes four bibliographic references.

  • Ford Motor Company, Plastics, and the Resin Identification Code

    In five pages this paper discusses plastics recycling and the simplification provided by the Resin Identification Code as they pertain to Ford Motor Company. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Resin Identification, Plastics, and Recycling's Chemical Processes

    In five pages this paper examines differences in recycling plastic by DuPont, Goodyear, and Heinz companies based upon Resin Identification Code and categorization. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sustaining the Environment Through Solar Energy

    In twelve pages solar power is examined in an overview of its uses, development and environmental sustainability with economic issues also discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Solar Energy

    In five pages this paper examines solar energy in an overview that assesses its pros and cons with comparisons made with traditional sources of energy. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wetlands and the Impact of Housing Developments

    In six pages this paper discusses such topics as groundwater overdraft, pesticides, and nutrients in an examination of the effects on wetlands that result from housing developments. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Medicine and the Effects of Rainforest Depletion

    In six pages this paper discusses the protection of plants for medicinal purposes in an examination of the dangers posed by deforestation and legal considerations. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Respecting Nature and Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park and its reflection of public respect for nature are examined in eleven pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Northeast U.S. and the Problem of Solid Waste Management

    In eleven pages this paper examines the problems of landfills in the U.S. Northeast with recycling mentioned as a viable alternative. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ozone Depletion and the Greenhouse Effect

    This six page paper details the Greenhouse effect that has resulted in the depletion of our ozone layer and numerous ecological impacts. Five sources are listed.

  • A Discussion of the Greenhouse Effect and Ozone Depletion

    A 6 page overview of the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. Four sources are cited.

  • Cost of Nuclear Energy

    In sixteen pages this research paper discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy in a consideration of its costs and how nuclear power options can be globally marketed successfully. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Future Answer Found in Nuclear Energy?

    In nine pages this paper discusses nuclear energy in an overview of its environmental benefits when compared with fossil fuel sources and discusses how nuclear waste can be safely disposed of. There are 9 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Safety and Technology as They Relate to Nuclear Power

    In eight pages this paper discusses the safety measures that are in place regarding nuclear energy and considers how technology assists in generating nuclear power. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Erosion and Policy of Soil Conservation

    In five pages this paper examines the Conservation Reserve Program in a consideration of policy and what can be done about soil erosion. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Molded Pulp and Thermal Formed Fiber Beneficial Applications

    In five pages molded pulp is examined in an overview of its beneficial applications. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Land Planning, Transportation, and Wetlands Legislation

    The Clean Air Act, transportation systems, and land planning are examined in this overview of protections and legislation regarding the wetlands in seven pages. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Colorado River Topography

    The topographical features of these regions are evaluated in a paper consisting of five pages.

  • Victoria, British Columbia, Acid Rain and Water Pollution

    This paper examines the water quality and pollution issues of the British Columbia city of Victoria in eighteen pages and considers how problems associated with acid rain can be addressed. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Heat

    In five pages solar energy is examined in an assessment of advantages and disadvantages with various panel system designs discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Toxic Waste Catastrophe of Love Canal, New York

    In six pages this report examines the circumstances that led to this toxic waste catastrophe and considers the human impact as well as the political consequences of this disaster. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Controversy and Politics of Landfills in Chicago

    The community landfills that surround Chicago are the focus of this report that consists of fifteen pages in terms of such issues as the law, politics, society, economics, and the environment. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Water Pollution in Canada and a Conflict Between the Environment and the Economy

    In eleven pages Canada's problems with water pollution are examined in terms of environmental protection, economic development, and the inevitable conflict between the two objectives with a discussion of regulation insufficiency and how economic options such as manmade wetlands and reverse osmosis are available. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Electric versus Alcohol as Alternative Fuel for Automobiles

    In this paper consisting of ten pages these alternative fuel sources for cars are examined with the conclusion that despite their limitations as they presently exist electricity is the preferred energy option to alcohol. There are fifteen bibliographic sources cited and twenty three footnotes provided.

  • Detrimental Aspects of Phosphates

    In five pages this paper discusses the detrimental environmental and human aspects attributed to phosphates. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Review of David Christian's Article, 'Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? The Silk Roads in World History'

    This paper discusses in 5 pages the notion that silk roads represent broad terms in world history not just in terms of civilization but also in ecology. The author describes how these roads had a major impact upon agricultural, hunting, and mining commerce as well as on the environment. There are no additional bibliographic sources.

  • Dallas and Its Plastics' Recycling

    In five pages this paper discusses Dallas, Texas's successful plastics' recycling efforts. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature Overview of Microbial Organism Adhesion

    In five pages this literature overview focuses upon microbe molecular configuration and curvature in terms of the influential factors regarding microbial organism adhesion. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Latin America's Water Problems and Conservation

    In seven pages this paper discusses the importance of water conservation in Latin America. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Study Proposal on Children's Pulmonary Function and the Effects of Second Hand Smoke

    In twenty one pages this paper discusses second hand smoke and its effects in this study proposal and survey focusing upon the pulmonary function of children between the ages of 11 and 15.

  • Oil Industry Recycling

    In thirteen pages this paper examines oil recycling and its industry role with various types of recycling approaches considered. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Difficulties with Research in the Field of Transportation

    10 pages and 7 sources. This paper outlines some of the complications involved in accurately assessing environmental factors that can impact transportation changes. This paper relates the fact that there are a variety of differnet potential problems with creating new transportation systems that must be researched in the creation of a plan including enviornmental impact and manufacturing sector impacts.

  • At Risk Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability, and Disasters by Piers Blaikie

    In five pages this report considers a disaster's aftermath and people's vulnerability as represented in this 1996 theoretical text with recovery and political ecology issues among the topics discussed. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Heat and Depletion of the Ozone

    In seven pages this essay discusses the Earth's ozone layer depletion and considers its environmental repercussions. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ozone Layer Depletion

    In seven pages the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer is considered as are the causes, effects, and implications of this degradation of the environment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Southern California Water Resources and Human Impact Assessment

    In a paper consisting of twelve pages the ways in which humans have impacted the water resources of southern California such as encroachment, sustainable development, and pollution are considered. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Thermal Papers and Their Detrimental Environmental Impact

    In five pages this paper discusses thermal papers in terms of how they are made, used, and methods of disposal and argues that they are environmentally damaging. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Hudson River Valley Watershed and Hazardous Waste Disposal

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the alternatives to the Hudson River pollution problems with the most practical action recommendation being dredging. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Political Issue of Second Hand Tobacco Smoke

    In five pages this paper discusses how second hand smoke is a political issue rather than a health topic. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • France's Natural Resources

    In 6 pages France's natural resource management is examined in a consideration of policies pertaining to the environment, forestry, and water.

  • UK Law and Water Pollution

    In twelve pages this paper discusses the laws of the United Kingdom and the European Union as they involve the environment, with water pollution problems and issues being the primary focus. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Uses and Issues Involving Landfills

    In six pages this paper discusses landfill in a consideration of positive methane gas uses, issues such as leakage, and the environmental effects that result. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Southern California's Organic Farming Pros and Cons

    In six pages this paper assesses the pros and cons of Southern California's organic faming. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Animal and Plant Evolutionary Examples

    In seven pages 6 examples from the animal and plant species are examined in a discussion of evolution and what can be learned from these fascinating plants and animals. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United Kingdom's Water Quality Laws and the EU's Impact

    This paper discusses the impact of the European Union's policies upon the United Kingdom's water quality legislation in twelve pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Madagascar Wrestles with Conservation

    Madagascar is home to some of the most unique life forms on the planet. This paper deals with efforts to preserve its native fauna and what makes those efforts difficult. This paper has ten pages and ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Canis Lupus Species

    In six pages the gray would is the focus of this overview that includes its habitat, ecology, behavior, and ecosystem management issues. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environmental Protection and the Rainforest Café Restaurant

    In five pages this paper considers the environmental preservation instruction served up by the Rainforest Café Restaurant. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Agricultural Needs for Water in California

    This paper examines this the importance of establishing agriculture as a priority in an overview of the impact of water scarcity on California's agricultural regions in five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture

    In ten pages this paper discusses the importance of civilized countries adopting organic farming practices. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Theory and a Solar Energy Overview

    In ten pages this paper examines solar power in an overview that includes theory, costs, and benefits. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rural Areas and Hazardous Waste Spills

    In seven pages this paper examines hazardous waste spills and the concerns for rural areas.

  • Ireland's Wind Farms and Planning Permission Difficulties

    In eight pages this paper discusses wind farms in Ireland and planning commission difficulties as a result of the lack of energy resources' development. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Rainforest and Ecotourism

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  • History of Soil Erosion and Conservation Efforts

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  • Marine Vessel Diesel Engines and Selective Catalytic Reduction

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  • Defending Nuclear Power Facilities

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  • U.S. Hazardous Waste Facilities and Historical, Archaeological, and Cultural Information

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  • Overview of Organic Foods

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  • Feasible Alternative Represented by Nuclear Energy

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  • Cattle Impact of the Columbian Exchange

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  • The Phenomenon of Urban Heat Islands in Brazil

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  • Nanotechnology and Environmental Considerations

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  • Influence on Current Real Estate Market in California

    In five pages the current real estate market in California is examined in terms of such influences as government legislation, costs of construction, and interests rates. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

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  • The Addition of Alternative Fuel Cars to Lotus Rental Cars

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  • Worcester, Massachussets' 2004 Water Quality Report

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  • Starbucks’ Recycled Coffee Cups

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  • Alternative Fuels

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  • Pollution and China

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  • Nuclear Power: An Environmental Necessity

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  • Article Analysis: Noise

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  • Alternative Automobiles

    This 4 page paper examines alternative cars: electric, hydrogen, fuel cell and natural gas powered automobiles. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Effective Ecological Volunteerism

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  • Peoria and Water

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  • Our Undervalued Water Resources

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  • Environmental Analysis for the Aqualim

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  • ARTICLE REVIEW: DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSES OF POSTMETAMORPHIC AMPHIBIANS TO CATTLE GRAZING IN WETLANDS

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  • Lessons Learned From Love Canal

    6 pages in length. Lessons learned from the hazardous waste incident at Love Canal were ones that did not need to be taught; rather, there was no learning curve involved with knowing that building a community on top of a defunct waste site had the potential - if not sooner than most certainly later - to become an environmental disaster of massive proportions. That such a lesson would need be taught to developers is unsettling on its own; to have developers make the conscious decision to place myriad families directly in harms way for the benefit of a buck speaks to a breach of ethics no amount of remuneration could rectify but that a handful of new legislation could attempt to prevent in the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Alternative Fuels

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  • Business Cannot Ignore Pollution: It is a Matter of Life, Death, and Ethics

    In thirteen pages this paper examines the issue of industrial pollution and presents evidence to support the contention that the international business community cannot ignore the effects of pollution and considers environmental and health impacts, philosophical and Christian ethics, and what the government’s role should be in ensuring that business is held accountable for the damage inflicted by the pollution it generates. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Pollution

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  • Sustainable Golf Course Management

    This terrestrial resource sustainability plan addresses golf course management. Environmental complaints about golf courses have nothing to do with their appearance, but everything to do with traditional approaches to management. There are sustainable alternatives to all traditional golf course management activities, including collecting irrigation water in lined water features that are aesthetically pleasing and provide fish and fowl habitat. Ten pages, five sources.

  • Detecting Oil Spills With Remote Sensing

    Detailed discussion about the value and operation of remote sensing for detecting oil spills. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Addressing Water Pollution

    This paper is an outline of some of the ways that our water resources can be negatively impacted. Included are plans for sustainability in regard to effluent discharge from domestic wastewater treatment plants using man-made wetlands. There are four sources included in this nine page paper.

  • IS ORGANIC BETTER: THE ARGUMENT FOR MORE ORGANIC FOODS AND FARMS

    Discusses the benefits of organic farms and food, as well as the growing demand for organics. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • Landscape and the Environment

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  • Organic Farming vs Non-Organic

    This paper discusses the advantages of using natural approaches to farming as opposed to depending on commercial fertilizers and pesticides. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • The Importance of the Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange Theory was postulated by Crosby, arguing that it was one of the most important events shaping modern society. The writer outlines the theory and examines how and why it is increasing acceptable to today's generation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Is There a Population Problem?

    This research paper discusses the positions espoused by classical economists Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo pertaining to population growth and then describes the positions of David Attenborough and Tom Bethell on this issue before offering analysis and conclusions. Six pages in length, eight sources were cited.

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