Offshore Oil

Sustainable Energy or Offshore Oil?: Will More Drilling Result in Lower Prices at the Pump?

In the year 2000 the number of federally leased oil wells increased a great deal but gas prices still continue to rise. Even though the number of drilling permits had increased 361% by 2007 gas prices have continued to spike years after the fact. The U.S. burns 21% more oil than it has, so even if the United States drilled …

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Marketing Environments

Marketing Environments

Planning around the marketing environment can be incredibly crucial to your business. And we aren’t talking about the environment in terms of the outside fresh air environment right behind your window. We mean the everyday world that any one consumer is currently living and interacting with. This marketing mix will mean looking at different factors that affect your consumer and …

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Jobs in Environmental Science

Jobs in Environmental Science and Resource Management

It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact type of degree necessary for working an environmental science job because the fields encompassed are widely varied within educational background and in the difficulty of the duties required. One thing in environmental science work is certain though; if it’s a cause you believe in, it’s sure to be rewarding. Types of Environmental …

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Homeschool

Homeschooling and the Environment: Environmental Impact of Home Education

Homeschooling families have some advantages when it comes to reducing their family’s carbon footprint. Reducing their dependence on paper, coordinating transportation to save money on gas, growing a vegetable garden and using nontoxic homemade cleaning products are just a few ways that homeschoolers can lessen their impact on the environment. Environmental Impact of Homeschooling Reducing a family’s carbon footprint is …

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Healthy Forests: Trees Contribute to Human Well Being

Healthy Forests: Trees Contribute to Human Well Being

There are several key situations that challenge the health of forests in the United States and worldwide, including the rapid loss of forest cover due to development, the introduction of invasive pests, and the growing demand for timber. The health of remaining forests is of utmost concern to scientists and the increasing number of environmentally aware citizens because healthy forests …

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Climate Change

Global Warming Facts: Scientific Figures on Climate Change

Scientists are in the business of working in their labs, researching in the field, sharing information among colleagues, and writing papers. They are used to defending their work against scientific scrutiny and revamping and abandoning theories that do not hold up. They know how to fight for funding and get creative in working with what resources they have. But scientists …

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Oil Extracting

The Greening of Alberta’s Oil Sands: New Oil Extracting Technologies in the Works

Canada’s lackustre participation in the Copenhagen Summit has generated much criticism. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, for example, criticized Prime Minister Harper for treating Copenhagen like a “trip to the dentist.” There is no doubt that Prime Minister Harper could have used the summit as an opportunity to flex some technological muscles. Considering the work that has been done within the …

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Soils in the Environment: Dirt Lesson Plans for Primary Students

Elementary science lesson plans can be difficult to create because of the students’ various background knowledge on the specific topic. Many students will have a general understanding of soils but often it is interchangeable with the word “dirt”. Before students engage in soil activities, it is important for the teacher to assess students prior knowledge. After assessment, the teacher will …

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Green Environment

Green Environment: Eco Friendly Grass Alternatives

Natural green grass lawns are beautiful, but they are difficult to maintain, and many environmentalists believe they effectively do more harm than good for the environment. Excessive water consumption and wastage, gas guzzling lawn mowers with toxic emissions, and an obsession with chemical fertilizers and pesticides to save the lawns are the anti-environmental outcomes of maintaining natural lawns. On a …

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Air Pollution

Carbon Offsets and the Environment: Using Carbon Credits as a Means to Lower Greenhous Gas Emissions

In the battle against global warming, people are becoming more aware of the effect of their lifestyle on greenhouse gas emissions. No matter how committed a person is to lowering their carbon footprint, occasions will occur where a person’s actions will add significant carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, such as when flying. In these situations people should consider Carbon Offsets …

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