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Friday, January 14

  1. page Temperate Deciduous Forest Conservation edited ... But there are good things, for people are trying to fix this huge problem. The best solution f…
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    But there are good things, for people are trying to fix this huge problem. The best solution for Industrial Power Plants is to attach devices known as scrubbers in the smoke chimneys of these plants. These scrubbers reduce the amount of sulfur produced in the smoke by 90 - 95%, which produces less acid rain. Being the biggest problem in formation of acid rain, Industrial Power Plants have been told that they must clean there emission equipment, chimneys, and pipes regularly. Vehicles and cars are being fitted with catalytic converters into their exhaust pipes of vehicles, which also reduces the amount of sulfur dioxide released from the vehicles exhaust pipes. People are also considering less use of vehicles, which I think is not the best way but anything to help our environment, should be considered.
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Thursday, January 13

  1. page Tropical Rain Forest Conservation edited ... _b.Humans also help the tropical rainforest and although we may not be keeping up with those t…
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    _b.Humans also help the tropical rainforest and although we may not be keeping up with those that are destroying it we definitely try to slow it down. One of the ways we help is by setting up preserves that are defended and are "preserved" from the destruction of the rest of the rainforest. Humans also re-plant many trees in the tropical rainforest for more of the rainforest habitat. Thinking about it people are forced to clean up what other people have done and even though we jus want to save this world others only care about profit. Tourism helps governments pay for these preserves and upkeep a constant watch on the park of the tropical rainforest. As people we help the tropical rainforest by helping it grow back from other's destruction. Cleaning up oil as best we can and re-planting trees is a good start but to save the tropical rainforest we have to do more. Back at home many people buy products that were made by a company who helps the rainforest. Poeple also buy exotic animals that were captive bred instead of buying smuggled animals who were captured and brought to the U.S. for an expensive price. Together with a strong effort people are starting to help the rainforest.
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    is deforestation. Deforestation's main causes are logging or clearing of rainforest by burning vegetation for cattle grazing or agriculture. Deforestation is
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    by deforestation. Deforestation main causes are by logging and clearing of rainforest by burning vegetation for cattle grazing or agriculture. A solution
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    and plantations. Another solutionOther solutions to save
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    Rain Forest isare to rehabilitate
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    degraded forest andas well as establish protective areas.areas to save sections of Rain Forest.
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    decline in tropical Amphibian populations. One cause for the declineTropical Rain Forest's amphibian population. It is being caused by a fungal disease and the climate change. The fungal disease called Chytrid fungus. Itfungus has quickly spread toand is endangering Amphibians on
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    changed too quiclyquickly for them to adapt.adapt they die out. The solutioins to this are obvious. Itobvious solution is to pollute less toless. Reducing co2 ommisions will slow the effectprocess of global warmingwarming. Climate change and the fungal disease are a one-two punch that Amphibians may not be able to recover from.
    

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  2. page Ocean Shore Conservation edited Negative: Ocean Shore Conservation  Humans Negative: The Ocean Shore is a biome that is beaut…
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    The Ocean Shore is a biome that is beautiful, as are many others, but humans tend to take that for granted. One of the human effects on the Ocean Shore is coastline pollution. When I say coastline pollution, I mean left behind trash, and food from humans. People could go to the beach and have a picnic, and leave all of their trash behind trash and food from humans. Think of the many people in the picnic party, and what if each of them left one piece of trash behind. Then think of the many picnic parties going on at all of the beaches in the world, and what if each person left one piece of trash on the shores then? Unfortunately, this problem is true, but to a smaller degree. Not every person at every picnic party is leaving things behind, but many are, and it is harming the animals and water of the beautiful Ocean Shore, so make sure next time you go to the beach, please clean up your trash!
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    Fortunately, humans do realize the serious problems they are causing the Ocean Shore. They clean! Not only do they clean their own trash, but many people pick up things that you've probably seen on the beach that shouldn't be there: water bottles, plastic, styrofoam, glass, food waste, wrappers, cigarette butts, paper, pop cans, and tons more! By picking it up, humans help the animals from digesting dangerous objects and the waters from getting the items in it. And when there is toxic runoff, humans realize this and, in some situations, try to redirect the waste to a special area, or, if its too late, they try to clean it up. Ususally it is too late, making it harder for it to clean up, but people try their best to have it clean because we need clean waters!
    {people_picking_up.jpg} Luckily, some people do pick up their trash, and other's trash too.Problem and Possible Solution:
    A problem that the ocean shore has is called noise pollution. IT is caused by boats creating lud motor noises that can interfere with whales trying to call. Also, testing of loud noises (usually by the military)has been proved to cause fatal internal hemmerhaging in dolphins. We could possibly solve this by creating quieter boats to save the whales. And we could test noises elsewhere.
    {motor_boat.jpg} Wow! Motor boats can be a blast, but are major noise polluters.
    
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  3. page Tropical Rain Forest Conservation edited ... 2. _a. One big problem in the Tropical Rain Forest currently is deforestation. Deforestation …
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    _a. One big problem in the Tropical Rain Forest currently is deforestation. Deforestation is extremely damaging to the Tropical Rain Forest. It affects the biodiversity of not only plants but animals also. Many species have become endangered because their habitat has been destroyed by deforestation. Deforestation main causes are by logging and clearing of rainforest by burning vegetation for cattle grazing or agriculture. A solution to save the tropical Rain Forest from deforestation is to decrease the need of Tropical Rain Forest to be cleared by increasing the productivity of farms, pastures, and plantations. Another solution to save the Tropical Rain Forest is to rehabilitate and restore degraded forest and establish protective areas.
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    the fungus.
    Another reason for the decline of Tropical Rainforest Amphibians is the climate change. Many tropical amphibians are very sensitive to temperature and cannot live in climates much warmer or cooler than what is normal. The specific temperatures and enviroments that amphibians live in are being changed too quicly for them to adapt. The solutioins to this are obvious. It is to pollute less to slow the effect of global warming

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  5. page Ocean Shore Conservation edited ... Fortunately, humans do realize the serious problems they are causing the Ocean Shore. They cle…
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    Fortunately, humans do realize the serious problems they are causing the Ocean Shore. They clean! Not only do they clean their own trash, but many people pick up things that you've probably seen on the beach that shouldn't be there: water bottles, plastic, styrofoam, glass, food waste, wrappers, cigarette butts, paper, pop cans, and tons more! By picking it up, humans help the animals from digesting dangerous objects and the waters from getting the items in it. And when there is toxic runoff, humans realize this and, in some situations, try to redirect the waste to a special area, or, if its too late, they try to clean it up. Ususally it is too late, making it harder for it to clean up, but people try their best to have it clean because we need clean waters!
    {people_picking_up.jpg} Luckily, some people do pick up their trash, and other's trash too.Problem and Possible Solution:
    A big problem that is effecting the waterocean shore has is water pollutioncalled noise pollution. IT is caused by boats creating lud motor noises that comes from agricultural runoff. Humans should be concerned about this because, not only does it affect marine life, but it also can poison humans. When a bad chemical got into the ocean, shellfish would eat it, not knowing it was bad for them. People in Japan got poisoned when they killed the shellfish, and ate it for a meal, not knowing what nasty chemicals the shellfish ate. Think of it this way. Humans are pretty much consuming the nasty chemicals, but not directly. Not only do shellfish eat the bad chemicals, but so do other animals, such as pelicans. A certain chemical that pelicans ate, actually turned their eggs, that they layed, soft. They had a soft shell, which made it very easy for another animal to break or puncture the egg, before the baby pelican was developed. A possible cure to agricultural runoff, is for farmersinterfere with whales trying to take better care better carecall. Also, testing of their chemicals. Make sure they do their best to know exactly what is going to happen afterloud noises (usually by the chemical is appliedmilitary)has been proved to their crops. If that is not able to be done, thencause fatal internal hemmerhaging in the future, better pesticides and such should be made. They should be made in a way, that if it did happendolphins. We could possibly solve this by creating quieter boats to get insave the water, it wouldn't harm anything that ate it.whales. And we could test noises elsewhere.
    
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    http://books.google.com/books?id=u2-pLT37VZcC&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=grassland+poaching+conservation+problems&source=bl&ots=9yP_5-tiUI&sig=SiXhwrsSwPMvEEMn-PPVDnxylGA&hl=en&ei=hVQvTZinOcaugQf_3vBZ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=grassland%20poaching%20conservation%20problems&f=false
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  7. page Grassland Conservation edited ... One of the problems of the grassland, is the grazing of mass numbers of animals, such as horse…
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    One of the problems of the grassland, is the grazing of mass numbers of animals, such as horses, cows, and sheep.
    When These animals are grazed, they destoy species of plants, sometimes even endangered ones. Changing grassland practices, such as breeding less animals, or not depleting so many plants in one area, might be the solution to this issue.
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    healthier location. To save the rhino population, immediate intensive actions are needed. Also, the government will need to help fund anti-poaching.
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  8. page Temperate Rain Forest Conservation edited ... Another major affect on the temperate rainforest enviornment is air pollution. Air pollution c…
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    Another major affect on the temperate rainforest enviornment is air pollution. Air pollution can be caused by car exaust, factory emmisions, and even naturally, forest fires. The gases contained in the pollution are usually Co2, Methane or other harmful gases. The sources of air pollution are almost always from burning fuel, such as gasoline or a cigarette, etc. Although some of the air pollution is brought on by nature itself, such as animals digestion which gives of Methane or forest fires that give off Co2. One of the affects of air pollution would be acid rain. Acid rain is a mixture of rain and acid, mainly Co2 or methans, etc. Acid rain comes down in the form of raindrops; but is really like drops of acid. They can easily destroy half of a tree within one shower. They disintegrate the waxy-coating of the leaves, which leaves them vulnerable to the acid, and they slowly are single-handedly taken down. Another affect to air pollution is human death. When people breath in those harmful gases they can develop cardiopulmanary disease. Developing pneumonia has also been linked to breathing in car exhaust.
    {800px-Acid_rain_woods1.jpg} This is one of the affects of acid rain.
    Solution: AirNo Pollution
    Air pollution is a terrible thing, and just imagine if we continue to live like that. If some of these solutions were enforced that could help our environment. Cutting down on harmful emisions is a start. Today's factories give of harmful chemicals and put them right into our atmosphere, nuclear power, however, does not. Nuclear power is very similar to regular power in performance; although they use a different method on creating power. They split the atom Uranium and that gives of enough power for a large quantity of houses. Here's another difference, nuclear power produces steam, not Co2, like other companies. That would be a good start to cutting down on Co2. Another way to cut down on Co2 would be to use rechargeable cars. There are a lot of cars in the world, almost all of them running on gasoline, when burned gives off Co2. If we could all switch to recharble cars, using a battery, we would have much less Co2 being released. Just imagine of how much less air pollution we would have if those two ideas were enforced.
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    {800px-Acid_rain_woods1.jpg} This is one of the affects of acid rain.
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    like that. If some of these solutions were enforced that could help our environment. Cutting down on harmful emisions is a start. Today's factories give of harmful chemicals and put them right into our atmosphere, nuclear power, however, does not. Nuclear power is very similar to regular power in performance; although they use a different method on creating power. They split the atom Uranium and that gives of enough power for a large quantity of houses. Here's another difference, nuclear power produces steam, not Co2, like other companies. That would be a good start to cutting down on Co2. Another way to cut down on Co2 would be to use rechargeable cars. There are a lot of cars in the world, almost all of them running on gasoline, when burned gives off Co2. If we could all switch to recharble cars, using a battery, we would have much less Co2 being released. Just imagine of how much less air pollution we would have if those two ideas were enforced.
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