As people living on a planet to ourselves, working, producing products, expanding as a society whether it be new houses, buildings, jobs, food places and etc. When we first had all of these new things we didn’t think about the affects they would have on our earth. Considering this, who would have thought that those big buildings that constantly had smoke pouring out of them that also made the fancy cars, new dishwashers, T.V.’s, and microwaves could also be bad for us? It was said that the air was so dirty sometimes that tourists couldn’t see the city below from the Empire State building observation deck. It was then brought to Richard Nixon’s attention something had to be done. He then created the Environmental Protection Agency that would enforce laws that would protect public health and the environments as well. This set of laws then lead to the Clean Air act, a law that was designed to reduce air pollution. At the time cars would use lead gasoline, which contained lead that could be a brain stunt in development. As I said before not everyone was thinking about the effects these new products would bring. As always though, someone was. Being the year 2014 and seeing how far we have come, could you imagine being the person who started Earth Day. The founder Gaylord Nelson, first had the idea after the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbra. They figured if they could get enough of the public’s attention something could be done. And that is exactly what happened. On April 22nd 1970, 20 million people participated in the first ever Earth Day. The movement received what was seemed to be rare and unique support from people of every different background. Rich, poor, farmers, city slickers, labor leaders, even democratic and republicans. The first Earth Day was such a success that when the year 1990 came around environmental leaders were asking for another. The next Earth Day went global. This time they were 200 million people from 141 countries. The earth day of 1990 the main focus was have the importance of recycling made known to anyone and everyone. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Now to this day we are still fighting for a cleaner earth. The average person generates about 4.5 pounds of trash every day, which makes about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. It is also estimated that 75% of solid waste is recyclable while only about 30% is recycled. Although that doesn’t seem like a lot there is still effort for a greener earth. With new recycled products such as paper and water bottles. The idea of using recycled products to make more of the same product is a sustainable and smart way to produce a product and although not every company knows that there are still many improvements from what was.
Earth day 2014 consisted of over a billion people in 190 countries. This year their main…
Essay On The Importance of Physical Fitness
The popular saying "health is wealth" gives a large meaning to our life as health is considered the most valuable and precious for every individual. Good health means not only a state of absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well being of an individual.
A healthy environment facilities good health but it is the unhealthy environment due to over population, excessive…
Section A - Physical Earth
Locations of the Continents
World Physical Features
Physical Earth: Terms
Earth, also known as "the Earth" and "the World", is the third planet from the Sun and the densest planet in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Planet", the "Blue Marble", Terra or "Gaia".
According to evidence from sources such as radiometric dating, Earth was formed around four and a half billion years ago. Within its first billion years, life appeared in its oceans and began to affect its…
Circular Motion Principles for Satellites
A satellite is any object that is orbiting the earth, sun or other massive body. Satellites can be categorized as natural satellites or man-made satellites. The moon, the planets and comets are examples of natural satellites. Accompanying the orbit of natural satellites are a host of satellites launched from earth for purposes of communication, scientific research, weather forecasting, intelligence, etc. Whether a moon, a planet, or some man-made satellite…
environment more. Frédéric Parrenin of the University of Grenoble, in France used new techniques to better narrow down the exact timing of occurrences that finalized the Ice Age.
The science field knows that ice ages are caused by how where the earth is in the orbit and its closeness to the sun. Also, “they believe, carbon dioxide is somehow flushed out of the ocean, causing a big amplification of the initial warming.” For the last 33 years, scientists have been observing changes of ice and glaciers…
Elements of Earth Science
The Big Bang Theory vs. Six-Day Creation
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The Big Bang versus Six Day Creation is a debate that has been going on for many years. Those who have supported each one of these claims believe that their theories…
Arabic Culture 2301
January 17, 2014
Culture and Culture Differences
There is a great debate in social science about what it is that shapes us both as individuals and as members of society. With regard to individuals, this debate is about "nature versus nurture," meaning whether it is our inherited genetic predisposition or what we learn as we grow up that predominantly shapes us and our differences as individuals. Culture can mean a lot of different things when…
Essay 4: Hell on Earth Synthesizing to Respond
In an article titled “Hell on Earth” by Ross Andersen, Andersen talks about different ethical and moral consequences to the use of technology to extend or create a virtual Hell for prisoners and other violent criminals. Andersen conducted an interview with Rebecca Roache, a philosopher at the University of Oxford, in which he asked her specific questions about the use of these technologies. The article allows readers to realize that although these…
asteroids flying around in all directions colliding with other asteroids, planets and celestial bodies. Our planet Earth is caught right in the middle of all this action and is liable to an entire extinction of any life forms on the planet if a large enough asteroid crosses its path (Kaku). A single asteroid can possibly erase thousands of years of history and wipeout life on Earth.
Sixty-Five million years ago, an asteroid nearly six miles wide slammed into what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula…