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- A Introduction - 1,026 words
A. Introduction During the last twenty years, industrial livestock farms have been replacing the traditional family size farms that once raised most of the nations swine. The number of livestock animals produced in the United States has grown modestly in the past two decades, but the number of farms raising them has slunk dramatically because large producer now dominate the market. The large increase in industry farming has led to large quantities of manure. B. Problem Definition The over abundance of manure has become a problem that leads to problem with Pollution, heated debates between the industries and societies (people of the community), ways to try and find solutions for the pollution ...
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- Acid Rain - 312 words
Acid Rain Acid Rain Acid rain forms high in the clouds in a gaseous form. Theses gasses stay in the atmosphere until they come in contact with rain that dissolves the gasses. A mild solution of sulfuric and nitric acid is formed. These drops fall to the earth and get into our water table beneath the surface. From there they are collected into streams, rivers, and lakes that eventually will lead to the ocean. Rain isn't the only form acidity falls to the earth. About half of all the acidity falls back through dry deposition as gasses and dry particles. The wind blows the acid particles onto cars, homes, trees, and buildings. The acid discharge is then washed from the surfaces by rain. The run ...
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- California Water - 1,385 words
California Water What do we use all this water for? Of all the water that falls to California, 60% is immediately returned to the atmosphere by evaporation or native plant use. The rest runs off into rivers, lakes, streams and the water table, where it is available for human use. We will explain what happens to all this water, show exactly how much water we do use, and give ways to reduce water use in and around your home. The single largest user of water is industry. Industries use 46% of our annual water supply. One industrial use is manufacturing, in various ways such as cooling of materials, washing of materials, products, tools, and equipment. For example, by the time a Sunday paper get ...
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- Hardness Of Water - 1,127 words
Hardness Of Water Water is the most important molecule that exists on the Earth. Without water living beings would not be able to live. Water is used for an immeasurable number of things. There are many properties of water, which makes this molecule so unique. One which people overlook is hardness. Hardness is defined in the Chemistry: The Central Science by Prentice Hall's as being "water that contains a relatively high concentration of Ca2+, Mg2+, and other divalent cations." Water containing these ions is not a health hazard; however, it is a problem for industries and households. Therefore, the hardness of water is vital to understand in order to prevent the problems it could cause. For ...
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- Hardness Of Water - 1,106 words
... esis that the water from East Halls would have been the hardest due to the size and the length of travel of the water through the large pipes, which are underground. Through testing the water samples by AA and EDTA testing, we concluded that the water from Florida was the hardest. Next came the sample from East Halls, State College, and then the sample from Pittsburgh, PA. The following table is a summary of both tests, the AA and EDTA titration testing. Table 2 Source of Water Concentration of Ca from AA Test Absorbance Value for Ca from AA Test (at 422.7 nm) Concentration of Mg from AA Test Absorbance Value for Mg from AA Test (at 202.5 nm) Concentration of Ca from EDTA Titration Tap i ...
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- Landfills - 614 words
LANDFILLS Solid waste is the term that civil engineers use to refer to what most of us call garbage. Municipal solid waste is most familiar to us. It comes from households, institutions, and small businesess. These solid wastes enter the solid-waste stream, and the flow never ceases. While many normal activities are suspended during weekends and holidays, the flow of garbage is non-stop. Some holidays, such as Christmas, create an enormous wave of solid waste. There are essentially four ways to deal with garbage: 1) recycle it into something that can be used again, 2) dump it, 3) burn it, or 4) reduce the source of material products (such as packaging) in order to eliminate future garbage. T ...
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- Lithosphere - 1,214 words
... aturate. Loam= sand+clay. Porosity- The percentage of space betwen the particles. The larger the particles, the greater the porosity. Permeability- the time necessary for all the water to drain through particles. The larger the particles, the greater the porosity. Retention- is a particles ability to keep water within its! elf. the greater the size of the particle, the less the retention. (due to increased surface area). Runoff- Water that flows on the surface or through the ground into streams and lakes. Excess runoff usually causes floods. It is caused when pore spaces are filled up and there is no other place for the downfall to fall. Spring- where water is forced by gravity off the s ...
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- Nucleosynthesis - 1,314 words
Nucleosynthesis The big bang which created the universe, only created the elements Hydrogen (H) and Helium (He) and possibly a very small amount of Lithium (Li). However, a glance at the periodic table of the elements shows that today (some 15 billion years after the big bang) there are at least 108 known elements. Every atom of every element heavier than Li has been produced since the big bang! The factories which make these elements are stars. Nucleosynthesis or the synthesis of nuclei, is the process by which stars (which start out consisting mostly of H and He) produce all other elements. The key is nuclear fusion, in which small nuclei are joined together to form a larger nucleus. (This ...
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- Physical Geology Notes - 2,645 words
Physical Geology Notes Chapter Seven Weathering: Chemical alteration and mechanical breakdown of rock and sediment. * depth of air/water penetration * as distance of formation from surface rises, so does susceptibility to weathering * physical weathering: The physical breakup of rocks. * chemical weathering: The decomposition of rocks and minerals caused by stability-increasing chemical reactions. -rate of weathering positively linked to presence or absence of high mountains, and thus to plate tectonics Physical Weathering-Mechanical Processes (water, fire, roots) * development of joints- rock moved upward after erosion, causes fractures -columnar joints in igneous rock * crystal growth- sal ...
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- Recycling - 1,710 words
... f rats, flies and other pests (Solid Waste 1) "Another disadvantage is that when it rains or snows the water seeps into the materials and dissolves them into leachate, which is polluted water ... " (Becklake 11). This leachate will seep into the ground and will at some point in time pollute the underground water table that is sometimes the source of our drinking waters. The leachate also pollutes some river and lakes. Some other disadvantage of landfills is the gas that is produced by rotting garbage .This is mainly methane gas and can be dangerous if it seeps into areas that are heavily populated (residential and business buildings). These gases are also very dangerous once the landfill ...
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- Study Of Shore Crab Response To Intertidal Stimuli - 1,193 words
... s of 30 and 40 parts per thousand, 7 of 30 (23%) crabs were found in the waters with salinities of 15 parts per thousand, and 18 of 30 (60%) crabs were found dead in the waters with salinities of five parts per thousand (Table 1). The differences between survival and mortality of Hemigrapsus sanguineus at various salinities was statistically signifigant (Contingency Table Analysis, G=47.840, p*0.05). Hemigrapsus sanguineus showed lower rates of survival in waters with temperatures varying from room temperature (25 degrees Celcius), over a range of salinities (Figure 5). Twelve crabs died in the 35 degree Celcius water, 9 crabs died in the 5 degree Celcius water, while only 4 crabs died i ...
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- Technology And Innovations Impact On The World - 1,565 words
Technology And Innovations Impact On The World In an era where human progress is soaring at a dizzying rate, society must adapt its technology to solve current world issues. In a world where the Internet, cell phones and notebook computers are becoming a necessity for everyday living, we often forget about those who still suffer attempting to meet their basic needs, including clean water, food and health care. It is time for the developed world to use their technology to help those who can not help themselves. By using these technologies there will be advances in medical services, a new economy based on the Internet, emerging information technologies and new methods for the farming and indus ...
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- The Peregrine Falcon - 1,324 words
THE PEREGRINE FALCON Speech topic: The Peregrine Falcon Specific purpose: to inform my audience about the size, appearance, range, hunting and eating habits, and other characteristics. INTRODUCTION ANECDOTE -- One afternoon an American pilot stationed in Germany was in a free dive with his jet, engines on but not propelling him downward faster than gravity would allow. He looked out to his side and saw a small bird in a dive nearby. He was surprised to see a bird this close to the plane, but not nearly as surprised as he was when he noticed that it was going faster than him, literally passing him. It was a Peregrine Falcon. BODY I. Falcons are the most streamlined birds of prey. A. The Pereg ...
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- The Worlds Natural Resources Are Being Consumed At An Alarming Rate As These Resources Diminish, People Will Be Seeking Alter - 1,141 words
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate. As these resources diminish, people will be seeking alternative sources by which to generate electricity for heat and light. The only practical short term solution for the energy-crisis is nuclear power. Nuclear power, however is not as safe as burning coal, gas or oil in a factory it is in fact , much more dangerous, There are dangers associated with a nuclear power plant which far out weigh the benefits to society as a whole and in part to the community living and working around the power plant. About 20 percent of our nation's total electrical consumption per year is supplied by nuclear power from the 100 or so nuclear ...
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- Title: Landfills Fact Is More Ominous Than Fiction It Has Long Been Believed That The Largest Entity Brought Upon The Earth B - 1,528 words
Title: Landfills - Fact is more ominous than fiction It has long been believed that the largest entity brought upon the Earth by humankind is the Pyramid of the Sun, constructed in Mexico around the start of the Christian era. The mammoth structure commands nearly thirty million cubic feet of space. In contrast, however, is the Durham Road Landfill, outside San Francisco, which occupies over seventy million cubic feet of the biosphere. It is a sad monument, indeed, to the excesses of modern society [Gore 151]. One might assume such a monstrous mound of garbage is the largest thing ever produced by human hands. Unhappily, this is not the case. The Fresh Kills Landfill, located on Staten Islan ...
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- Wetland Policy - 1,967 words
Wetland Policy Introduction The issue of wetland conservation and policy has long been an issue of controversy among interest groups and industry. When observing the number of endangered or threatened species that inhabit wetlands it is apparent that there is a pressing need to conserve them, especially when the leading cause of species loss is habitat destruction (Nowlan and Jeffries, 1996). There is currently in place a system of policies and laws which culminate to create a relatively effective means of enforcement, however, through the lack of a single Act which pertains to wetlands there continues to be inadequacies within the system. Though the federal government has released the Feder ...
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