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Environmental Justice Campaign: Aim to achieve procedural Justice or Address Distributional Injustice?

| December 18, 2012

Introduction Beginning with Executive order 12898, policymakers in the United States federal and state governments have been mandated to consider elements of environmental justice (EJ) in policy deliberations (President 1994). The executive order arose out of concerns about an apparent and disturbing trend whereby ethnic and low-income minorities were being disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards. […]

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CSR: Spreading the benefits and shortcomings towards economic development

| December 18, 2012

Introduction 1. Background Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not a recent development or trend, it has been around for centuries, but due to recent events such as globalisation spreading both benefits and shortcomings to economic development it has become a hot topic.

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Critical analysis of micro-plastics and the environment

Critical analysis of micro-plastics and the environment

| December 18, 2012

  Introduction Over the decades there has been a growing concern about the escalating amounts of plastic debris found in the marine environment. Plastic debris has been reported worldwide in marine and terrestrial habitats (Thompson et al, 2004). The understanding of micro-plastic spatial, temporal distribution and its abundance in the oceans environment (water, sediment, and […]

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How Skyscrapers affect the environment

| December 15, 2012

Introduction This document examines how the design and construction of Skyscrapers and high-rise buildings effects the environment that these large buildings are situated in, and the environment as a whole, and considers how architects can help meet the energy consumption guidelines that have been set as a benchmark to all Architects to help reduce the […]

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The determination of the stoichiometry of a metal complex by UV-visible spectrophotometry

The determination of the stoichiometry of a metal complex by UV-visible spectrophotometry

| December 14, 2012

  Introduction AIM: to determine the stoichiometry of the complex formed between iron(III) abd 2-hydroxybenzoic acid(salicylic acid) in aqueous solution by visible using job’s method of continuous variation. PRINCIPLE: The principle involved in UV/Visible spectrophotometry is that when a molecule is bombarded with electromagnetic radiations the electrons in the last energy shells get excited by […]

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Key to the food chain: explore how plants are the basis of all life on earth

| December 13, 2012

Introduction Plants are essential for humans and all living organisms. They are the producers in ecosystem which can turn sunlight into usable energy and provide consumers with energy, food and oxygen. Chemical reactions are running on earth all the time. Photosynthesis is probably the most important chemical reaction on earth involving sunlight, the air we […]

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Feasibilty study of a proposed new Thames river crossing

Feasibilty study of a proposed new Thames river crossing

| December 12, 2012

Introduction Thames River is the longest river in England and second longest river in United Kingdom. The significance of the river is that it flows through the London. It starts from Thames head in Gloucestershire with an elevation of 110m and ends at Thames Estuary, Essex with an elevation of 0m. The length of river […]

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Environmental Architecture and how we adapt to live in the surrounding environment

Environmental Architecture and how we adapt to live in the surrounding environment

| December 12, 2012

Chapter 1  INTRODUTION The Environmental Architecture is not new. It has appeared in the ancient civilizations in the aspects of human attempts to adapt and live in the surrounding environment. These aspects of adaptation were varied in different ways such as:  the use of construction materials available in the local environment and the methods used […]

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Critical Analysis of the viability of Renewable Energy

Critical Analysis of the viability of Renewable Energy

| December 11, 2012

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW This Essay would tend to analyse and define Renewable Energy as a whole.It would also list and discuss types/main forms of renewable energy and its commercialization to members of the public. The essay would aim to discuss economic importance of Renewable energy,new  and future use of renewable energy as regards research and […]

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How does biodegradable polymer upset the balance of the environment compared to synthetic polymer?

How does biodegradable polymer upset the balance of the environment compared to synthetic polymer?

| December 11, 2012

Introduction The use of plastic is now being limited due to environmental concern. In many countries and regions, uses of plastics are restricted as they pollute the air with toxic gases like carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The greenhouse effect from these from these toxic gases are increasing pollution and rising global warming. Nevertheless […]

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Is the most important nutritional Ergogenic Aid for athletes water?

| December 11, 2012

Introduction Water is the most plentiful compound in the human body. All biomechanical reactions occur in water, and the water is an active contributor in these reactions. Water is the most important nutrient for the human body. In line with oxygen humans need water to survive. The human body is made up of 2/3 of […]

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Determination of traces of heavy metal using anodic stripping voltammetry

Determination of traces of heavy metal using anodic stripping voltammetry

| December 11, 2012

INTRODUCTION Recent studies have shown a rise in the level of heavy metal in the human body and the everyday environment. These finding have increased the importance of heavy metal analysis which have become a major task in areas such as toxicological, epidemiological and environmental research. Trace metal analysis has a wide range of applications […]

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A scoping report on the Beighton Extreme Sport Park proposal

A scoping report on the Beighton Extreme Sport Park proposal

| December 11, 2012

Introduction 1. Spatial Scope The proposed site for the Beighton extreme sport park is located on the A57 which is the road connecting Sheffield city centre to junction 31 on the M1. Some of the local residential areas that surround the site include: Woodhouse, Hackenthorpe and Crystal Peaks, all of which could make up some […]

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Critical study of Microsporidia and other single-celled, obligate intracellular, eukaryotic parasites

Critical study of Microsporidia and other single-celled, obligate intracellular, eukaryotic parasites

| December 7, 2012

Introduction Microsporidia are single-celled, obligate intracellular, eukaryotic parasites which infect a wide range of invertebrate and vertebrate hosts (Canning & Lom 1986; Lom & Dykova 1992; Desportes-Livage 2000 and Shaw & Kent 1999). Amongst their hosts are a range of animal species such as rodents, rabbits, primates (including humans) but the most common hosts are […]

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Study of government backed initiatives to promote female participation in Physics and Mathematics

Study of government backed initiatives to promote female participation in Physics and Mathematics

| December 7, 2012

Introduction This essay aims to explore the UK based initiatives designed to promote female participation within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) disciplines focusing predominately on Physics. The essay will consider the different teaching techniques and styles that have been researched and implemented in order to appeal specifically to a female audience and their relative […]

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How the uneven distribution of land and oceans across the Earth affects climate and vegetation both at global and regional scales.

How the uneven distribution of land and oceans across the Earth affects climate and vegetation both at global and regional scales.

| December 6, 2012

Introduction This report considers why the uneven distribution of land and oceans across the Earth affects climate and vegetation both at global and regional scales.  It also looks at atmospheric and ocean circulation. Because Earth is always at a tilt, there is an uneven latitudinal input of solar radiation.  This causes the world’s seasons and […]

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Critically discuss the relationship between “virtual” and “physical” environments and behaviours, drawing on relevant social-psychological concepts and commenting on the extent to which results from online studies can be extrapolated to offline settings.

| December 5, 2012

Introduction This essay will attempt to critically discuss the relationship between virtual and physical environments and behaviours, drawing on relevant social-psychological concepts.

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Environmental factors include technology, government, the economy and societal values and behavior.

| December 4, 2012

INTRODUCTION According to Daft (1994), managers sense a need for change when they perceive a performance gap, that is, a disparity between existing and desired levels of performance. It seems a somewhat narrow definition in that it implies that all change is planned and positive and seems to ignore the possibility of unplanned and potentially […]

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“Climate change is a social construct with scepticism and alarmism all boiling around together” McEwan, 2010. To what extent do you agree with Ian McEwan’s assessment?

“Climate change is a social construct with scepticism and alarmism all boiling around together” McEwan, 2010. To what extent do you agree with Ian McEwan’s assessment?

| December 3, 2012

Introduction Climate change is a massively discussed subject in today’s society, leading to dramatic changes in how we live our everyday practices, and even more global attempts to solve the problems associated with it such as renewable forms of energy and the global aim to reduce carbon emissions and green house gases. The statement taken […]

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The National Water Act defines a wetland as land which is transitional between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

The National Water Act defines a wetland as land which is transitional between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

| December 3, 2012

Introduction 1.Definition of a Wetland The National Water Act defines a wetland as land which is transitional between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The water table in a wetland is usually very close to the surface; therefore the land is, at times, covered with shallow water supporting thousands of species, typically adapted to life in saturated […]

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