The nature of responsibility

Being responsible refers to our ability to make decisions that serve our own interests and the interests of others. We first need to be responsible for ourselves before we can be responsible for others. In learning to be more responsible it is important that we know our limitations. It does not matter how smart we … Read more

The Bangladesh Cyclone Of 1991

The Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991 Natural disasters are those of which tragedies no one is able to control. They bring great destruction as well as life changing scenarios. An example of a natural disaster would be a cyclone. The best way to describe a cyclone is to compare it with a hurricane, they both are … Read more

Camelford water contamination: ‘poisoning ignored’

Pollution incidents have affected the world in such ways as water pollution and air pollution incidents have killed 100s of people for example the Camelford water pollution incident. The Camelford water pollution incident was a man-made disaster it involved the accidental contamination of the drinking water supply to the town of Camelford, Cornwall, in July … Read more

Benefits of Nature in Well-being

Restoritortion from spending time in nature is no new idea, it has been around arguably as long as urbanization and development. Nature has been the inspiration for art, music and literature. However, considering nature in medical practices has only been studied widely in the last century. Nature’s healing effect and potential for physiological treatment began … Read more

The Colorado River

Colorado River, one of the largest rivers began its life as a tiny stream of water following cracks in the earth from melting of the richness of snow and ice from the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado River has slowly carved its vast course that spans 1,397.25 miles to date over the past 6 million years. … Read more

Human impact on the carbon cycle

Carbon is critical to sustain a huge range of Earth’s functions. It is abundant in the atmosphere (air), biosphere (living and dead organisms), hydrosphere (oceans, rivers, and lakes), and lithosphere (soli and rocks). These act as storage areas or reservoirs of carbon. Processes such as erosion, evaporation, photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition constantly move carbon between … Read more

Causes And Effects Of Water Pollution

Water Pollution Water pollution has become a serious concern for over a century as industrial and agricultural activities continue to dispose of wastes in rivers, lakes and oceans. The increasing levels of water pollution have continued to harm the environment and food supplies. Also, pollution of drinking water has been associated with various waterborne diseases … Read more

Soil and Water Facts

Conservation Tillage – the practice of leaving harvested plant materials on the soil surface to reduce runoff and soil erosion; Crop Nutrient Management – managing all nutrient inputs helps ensure that nutrients are available to meet crop needs while reducing nutrient runoff; Pest Management – using various methods for managing pests while protecting soil, water, … Read more

Eutrophication or Hypertrophication

Eutrophication is also known as hypertrophication is the phenomena where enrichment of excess nutrients in water body such as river and lake results in deterioration of water quality.in recent days, this phenomena become worsen due to activities of human being such as cultural eutrophication. The cultural eutrophication consists of continuous usage of fertiliser which mainly … Read more

Majora Carter: The Environmental Justice Activist.

Majora Carter is one of New York City’s most well-known environmental justice activists. In February 2006, Carter gave an inspiring eighteen minute speech on “Greening the Ghetto” at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey, California. More specifically, this convention calls attention to the prevalent issue of environmental racism and inequality among minority communities. … Read more

Extremophiles features and role

Extremophiles are organisms that live in conditions which humans consider “extreme.” “Extreme” environments include but are not limited to extreme pressure, extreme cold, intense heat, highly acidic environments, and highly saline environments. These conditions were once believed to not have the ability to sustain life. There are three domains of life: Eukarya, Bacteria, and Archaea. … Read more

Deforestation and the Ways to Overcome It

DEFINITION Deforestation is the transformation of woodland areas to non-woodland areas for use such as cultivable land, pastureland, suburban use, logged area, or barren land. Deforestation can also be seen as elimination of forests leading to several variances ecologically and environmentally and results in turn down in biodiversity and habitats. CAUSES: UNAUTHORIZED LOGGING Government laws … Read more

Understanding Corn Production

How often do consumers eat corn? People may think they only eat corn in the form of corn on the cob at picnics, barbecues, summer dinners and Fourth of July parties. However, Americans eat an estimated 700 kg of corn every year. Corn is in many things from a steak at a fancy restaurant to … Read more

Water Balance in the Body

Fluid balance is maintained by insuring that the amount of water consumed via food and drink is equal to the amount of water excreted. One way our body keeps us putting in the effort to maintain water balance is through thirst and salt cravings. The kidneys are the most important factor in excretion of water, … Read more

Vitamin C in plant oils

Vitamin C has many benefits for our health, including prevention of common cold, but it is not yet confirmed, with more evidence needed to support such suggestion. However, research studies stated that vitamin C can reduce the severity of common cold’s symptoms, especially nasal discharge, as it gives more support to the nasal blood vessels, … Read more

How Sun Love Moon

In a world full of heartless people who would have thought there could be one person who will love you for being you. Who is willing to do anything just to see the smile in your face. That’s what sun did for a moon. As I was gazing upon the sky I thought of a … Read more

Flowering plants (angiosperms)

Flowering plants (angiosperms) have ovules and seeds completely enclosed within carpels. The term angiosperms is derived from two Greek words angeion, meaning “vessel”, and sperma, meaning “seed”. The vessel is the carpels that become ovaries that become fruits. There is one phylum of flowering plants (Magnoliophyta) and it is divided into two classes which are … Read more

Essential Oils From Leaves And Bulbs Of Crinum Jagus

Essential oils from leaves and bulbs of Crinum jagus (Th.) D. (Fresh and air dried): Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry analysis, cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activitiesChemical composition and brine shrimp lethality of essential oils from different parts of Crinum jagus (Thompson) Dandy: Comparison between fresh and air-dried of leaves and bulbs. A comparative study of essential … Read more

"The Trees" – How does Larkin memorably portray the thoughts and feelings of the speaker?

In the first stanza, through the portrayal of the growing trees as both cheerful and melancholy, the speaker purposefully reveals the meaninglessness of life. Larkin illustrates the trees as “coming into leaf”. He uses the “leaf” as a symbol of life and conveys a connotation of hope and life. Through this, he establishes an image … Read more

Analysis of the Theme of Escape as Illustrated by Nathaniel Hawthorne in Young Goodman Brown and Washington Irving’s, Rip Van Winkle

The Wilderness in Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle In the both of the two stories, Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle, the main characters are normal and innocent people who wander off into the woods, then fall asleep or enter a trance. Once the characters return from the woods, the world seems … Read more

The Midwestern Landscapes of Willa Cather and Mary Austin

Many authors have been inspired to write by their environments, beautifully rendering their scenery with their words. Willa Cather and Mary Austin are two examples of such authors, who recreate the vast expanses of the Midwest’s grassy fields and rolling hills. Cather and Austin were both Modernist authors, telling their stories with less concern for … Read more

Noise pollution

The noise pollution defined us the unwanted sound which released and impact to the environment it disturb the human, birds and other animal that living in the environment. All of you know what sound is. That time sound come to high, loud and cause for harm the environment also make the pollution by loud noise … Read more

Migratory Workers

The images of the Dust Bowl migrants, made famous in John Steinbeck’s best selling novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), tend to dominate the historical memory of migrant workers during the Great Depression era. However, while thousands of Okies and Arkies did take to the road in search of survival, they joined migrant workers who … Read more

Water as a Reactant

The substances which are present at the starting of a chemical reaction are known as reactants. In the burning of natural gas, for example, methane (CH4) and oxygen (O2) are the reactants in the chemical reaction. Water as a reactant in hydrolysis: The simplest chemical reaction in which a water molecule is a reactant is … Read more

Cultural Relativism in Connection to Everyday Values

Values In Everyday Life American author Mark Twain once stated, “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” While they may not appear to be so at first, morals are very questionable grounds, with different viewpoints. Two view of this are cultural relativism and universalism. In this essay, … Read more

The Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic places to visit in United States. The park became protected after Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant; “which after being passed set aside the land from being developed and guaranteed its preservation” (Wikipedia ‘Yosemite National Park’ 2015. Web. 22 May 2015). Yosemite was formed over 10 … Read more

Health Benefits Of Okra

There are multiple health benefits and splendid nutritional value of okra. Distinct parts of okra plant can be used for multiple purposes. Usually it is used in salads, stews and soup in fresh, dried and fried form. Some peoples used it as a healthy substitute for coffee as it lack caffeine its other application is … Read more

Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System

Abstract Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System is a software and hardware both application designed by considering basic needs that are required in digital agriculture system. This system can automatically irrigates, fertilized, pest control which reduces cost, labor, save energy and environment. It also can be able to communicate with users via wireless communications and also … Read more

The Effectiveness of International Cooperation in Addressing Transnational Environmental Issues

How effective is international cooperation in addressing transnational environmental issues? This essay will investigate how International cooperation work together, how effective the international community’s contingency plans have been at achieving environmental change in transnational issues. Transnational issues refer to threats to environmental issues that affect more than just one nation and their interests, instead its … Read more