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Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons In its attempts to harness the power of the atom, mankind has itself in the possession of weapons with unbelievable, destructive power. Nations now have the ability to destroy entire cities from hundreds of miles away, in only minutes. These weapons are nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons cost the citizens of the United States billions of dollars in taxes each year, the testing and maintenance of these weapons pose serious health risks, and the actual need for these weapons is not a
Who Is Responsible For Cleanup Under CERCLA?
Who Is Responsible For Cleanup Under CERCLA?
Who Is Responsible For Cleanup Under CERCLA? What is CERCLA? The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ( CERCLA ) 1) The purpose of CERCLA is to make owners and operators of hazardous waste dump sites and contaminated areas, as well as their customers, responsible for cleanup costs and property damage. 2) CERCLA is also referred to as THE SUPERFUND. It is authorized to a level of 8.5 billion dollars. The funding for CERCLA comes 87% from taxes on the chemical indu
The EPA: Can It, Will It Save Our Environment?
The EPA: Can It, Will It Save Our Environment?
The EPA: Can It, Will It Save Our Environment? Pollution of our environment is an issue that concerns each and every one of us. The threat of environmental degradation now looms greater than the threat of nuclear war. Patrick Henry said, I know no way of judging the future but by the past. In the past man has trampled on the environment. The word 'ecology' means 'a study of home.' It means discovering what damage man has done, then finding ways to fix it.The Environmental Protection Agency
The Cause And Effects Of Acid Mine Drainage
The Cause And Effects Of Acid Mine Drainage
The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage INTRODUCTION Imagine going fishing on a cool Autumn day, the trees are all different shades of orange, brown and red and the birds are singing their beautiful songs, but their is a serious problem because when you arrive at the river all plant and animal life are gone. This is by no means a recent phenomenon. This is due to the effects of acid rock drainage (ARD). This is a problem that has been occurring since ancient times, but it was not until the 1
Ozone
Ozone
Ozone Ozone (O3) is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, similar to the oxygen we breathe (O2), however oxygen consists of only two oxygen atoms. In the stratosphere, a region high up in the upper atmosphere, light rays are responsible for the breaking down of oxygen (O2), breathable oxygen into its two separate oxygen atoms. Lone oxygen atoms are markedly reactive. When a lone oxygen atom comes into contact with a breathable oxygen molecule (O2) it combines to form ozone (O3). The ozone
Landfills: A Growing Menace
Landfills: A Growing Menace
Landfills: A Growing Menace When asked to think of the largest man made structure, people will invariably come up with an answer like The Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids, or the Taj Majal. In contrast to these striking achievements of mankind is the Durham Road Landfill outside San Francisco, which occupies over seventy million cubic feet. It is a sad monument to the excesses of modern society [Gore 151]. One must think this huge reservoir of garbage must be the largest thing ever produc
AIR POLUTION
AIR POLUTION
AIR POLUTION Problem The first thing people see, in the morning, when they walk outside is the sky or the colored sun. Is this world giving us the privilege of seeing the natural colors of the sun through all the layers of pollution within the air (Dinanike 31)? Not only are beautiful sights such as this hidden behind the pollution this world causes everyday, but an increase in diseases, infections and death occurs. What causes pollution? What can we do to prevent it, and get rid of it? Is it fa
Group1 1
Group1 1
Group1 1 OUR FOOD SYSTEM After a long hard day of work you sit down in your comfortable recliner and open up your favorite snack. But when you reach into grab a piece, you pull out a dead bug. Suddenly many thoughts come into your mind, you wonder how did the bug get there and was it dead or alive. Is it harmful or carry a disease. You ask yourself did the bug come from the United States or another country and where was your snack made? As all these questions come into your head, you wonder who
Sustainable approaches to landfill diversion:  the global sustainabili
Sustainable approaches to landfill diversion: the global sustainabili
Sustainable approaches to landfill diversion: the global sustainability of deconstruction United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory-Champaign, IL, USA Concurrent Technologies Corporation-Largo, FL, USA University of the Pacific-Stockton, CA, USA ABSTRACT: This paper provides analysis that higher diversion rates of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from the U.S. landfill sites are not only good from a sust
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3 Chapter 4Exam 1February 28th, 2017 Describe the Cell Theory and the experiment that showed where cells originate. All organisms are composed of one or more cells, it's the basic structural and functional unit of all living organisms and they come about from cells that already exist. Robert Hooke ( 1600's) used the newly invented microscope, looked at thinly sliced cork from a tree through a microscope. He gave the name cellulae meaning small rooms. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, shoekeeper, us