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    American journalist Cynthia Barnett’s article “Water Works,” explores the environmental problems America faces from drought, pollution, overconsumption, grey infrastructure and how green infrastructure could solve our problems. Cynthia sheds light on how polluted water affects our environment when she states, “When rain flows along streets, parking lots, and rooftops rather than percolating into the ground, it soaks up toxic metals, oil and grease, pesticides and herbicides, feces, and every other

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    The Mississippi Question A civilization represents a new and particular type of human society, made possible by the immense productivity of the Agricultural Revolution. Sumer, Egypt, Indus, and Chinese were four river civilizations. What historians have noticed about these four river civilizations is that each one is between the 25 degrees North and 40 degrees North latitude. Historians also noticed that there is another river in this latitude, but it lacked the simple developments that formed an

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    Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey the after-effects of war, both on veterans themselves and their loved ones are shown. The events during war and the effects of war worsen the mental health of those involved in it. The way that war changes people as depicted in The Odyssey by having detrimental effects on their mental health is similar as compared to today’s world, however veterans are more emotionally closed and more recognized to have to deal with trauma caused it than depicted in The Odyssey. War

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    I. Artificial dyes are found in a majority of processed foods in America. Most of these synthetic dyes are made of or based off of petroleum, a crude oil. Since these dyes are mainly petroleum based they can cause serious health risks on people, especially those diagnosed with ADHD, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder. Because of these potential dangers, laws dating back to the 19th century have been passed, banning the addition of dyes and other harmful substances to foods. Through the years

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    lifeline to human society. Within the United States, many communities rely solely on groundwater resources for public usage and agriculture and without it would not survive. Unfortunately, the groundwater resources that have sustained the growth of the modern human population are becoming increasingly scarce. This has caused scientists and Politicians to pay attention to what is causing this water resource to recede at such an accelerated pace and what impact humans are having on this problem. Groundwater

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    just how powerful water is. It showed how water is essential in keeping the world alive. In class we talked about how once we run out of a resource, it is gone forever, and in the video they talked about when we run out of water, it is gone forever. Tony Clarke, co-author of “Blue Gold,” mentioned that once we use up all of the water on the Earth, we cannot just leave and go to a different planet and use of all of its resources. Clarke said that we need to be careful with the water and not pollute

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    Peak Water Research Paper

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    expanding industrialized world has required a numerous amount of natural resources over the years and with these available numbers depleting, we may be forced into finding practical alternatives or even fending for ourselves with whatever sources are left. There has been an increased awareness of peak water during the past decade including the consequences that can come from this situation. Certain factors that could result from peak water are rapid food shortages, a stark economic slowdown, and a numerous

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    Snitow and Kaufman’s study was on the water crisis in the United states and the impacts it is making. People don’t realize this, but the water crisis has become more and more of a problem in the United States. Snitow and Kauffman give a lot of valuable information on topics such as making water private. This privatization of water is allowing for companies and corporations to take control of water rather than it being a public resource, like it is supposed to be. In the text it says, “The conservative

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    Eurasian Watermilfoil Invasive species are becoming a big problem in today’s society. They are not native to the local habitat. A lot of times, invasive species are extraordinarily good at adapting to the environment. However, they can block out and do harm to other native organisms. Due to Minnesota having a tremendous amount of lakes, it opens up doors for new invasive species to come in and take over. A popular specie that has been taking over lakes lately are zebra mussels. Although another

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    Arctic Tundra

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    There are also no trees found in it because of the climate. Unlike the Arctic Tundra the Alpine Tundra does not have permafrost because the soil drains the (map of the alpine tundra) water better. This Tundra climate is classified by the Köppen climate classification (the most used climate classification system throughout the world). It is classified into the group ET which means that it experiences at least one month where the average

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    Water. It comprises sixty-six percent of our bodies and aids almost every cell process with the body. The manifold uses of water ranges from life, recreation, to religious needs. The issue is that billion-dollar companies privatized water and are leeching the world’s most abundant resource and are slowly killing the earth in the process. Blue Gold: World Water Wars gives a glimpse into privatized water companies and the destruction being brought on by them because they believe is a private good

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    The urbanization and technology have negative influences on families. I believed that modern life has been putting a lot pressure on individual’s family. Nowadays, many parents are businessman and businesswoman who usually leave home early and come home late, whom will send their child to day care centre that result in lack of time to take care of their children. Besides that, parents who have a hectic lifestyle may lead to mental and physical degeneration which caused by the long-term depression

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    range covered most of North America. It is one of the larger of the weasel tribe, its recorded weights running over twenty pounds, though I do not have at hand weights of the large Alaskan sub¬species. The otter is agile, fluid in its movements as the water that is its favorite element. Yet on the land it is not as light on its feet as the weasel or marten and seems almost to plow through the snow. This is revealed by its tracks, which sometimes appear in a snowy trough. Characteristic, too, is the long

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    levels of carbon dioxide are warming the Earth’s atmosphere causing rising sea-levels, melting snow and ice, extreme fires and droughts, and intense rainfall and floods. Climate change has and will continue to affect food production, availability of water, and can add to many health risks in humans and animals. In fact, in an article by Justin Gillis titled, “Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries” he focuses on a paper written by former NASA climate scientist, James

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    Australia's Water Rights

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    The Flow of Australia’s Water Rights I Introduction Issues regarding the use and availability of water in Australia have long been contested. Land owners that have a river or natural watercourse on their property are sometimes called a riparian owner. Centuries ago in England under common law, a riparian owner had various rights to how the water that flowed through their land was used. These laws are still functional and landowners can use water that falls on their land for ordinary purposes.

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    In the book, Long Walk to Water, there are many thematic elements. Although there are many themes in Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park definitely made leadership an important one. The way Park expresses leadership through Salva and Uncle Jewiir is quite astonishing. Uncle Jewiir and Salva showed leadership in a multitude of ways throughout the story. For example, Salva lead over 1,000 refugee boys to Kenya and Uncle Jewiir lead an entire group of 100 men and women across the Akobo Desert. Most notably

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    temperature. The shortage of water is a known problem within California. But with the escalating heat, the little water we have left won’t be able to last long. California’s dams are draining ever steadily, and with no snow, on the mountains, it doesn’t look as if the dams will be replenished. Climate change has brought with it higher temperatures in the summer so does that mean we won’t be seeing much rain this winter. The people of California can be ready for their water bill to go up as the shortage

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    Water is fundamental source for our everyday need. It is extremely essential for us, water is used to sustain life, and without it our body would stop naturally functioning. Every adult body contains an average 60% of water according study published by Jeffrey Utz (2014). We rely heavily on water to survive, grow crops, keep livestock or wash our food and it is the domestically needed for all organisms. Since the population is significantly increasing, the demand for water is blooming. People are

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    use moorings and buoys by setting them afloat and anchoring them down. They have a line running from the anchor to the floating device. Along this line, oceanographers put a number of instruments that “allow researchers to measure such properties as water velocity, salinity, and temperature in several places and for long periods of time” (“Tools and Technology”). Advancements in technology have allowed oceanographers to make new discoveries such as Rossby

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    To begin with, I choose this indigenous tribe because I don’t know nothing about Alaska and I have curiosity about the people who lived there and may be the people who still live there. Alaska is very close to the arctic glacier ocean, so its climate is one of the coldest in the world, its temperatures do not exceed 0 degrees Celsius in winter. This is one of the great difficulties that we find today in order to live there, despite this, Alaska has a population of around 20,000 people. Nowadays we

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