predecessors have been fighting for centuries over the Shatt al-Arab waterway 2. The most recent boundary treaty signed in 1975 was a source of deep humiliation for Iraq --> forced to accept the treaty because the Iranians supported Kurdish revolts that threatened to tear apart Iraq and possibly deprive it of it's greatest oil producing region. In exchange for Iranian support in ending the revolt, Iraq gave up a large part of the vital waterway.
solubility tells what nutrients are available for aquatic life. Metals tend to become more toxic at a lower pH because they are more soluble. With all these sample the Litmus paper had a green colour indication a Neutral pH level of 7. This indicates a good level for Marine life to exist in Prospect Creek. Photo 1 - Litmus paper colour change to green from water samples taken from prospect Creek Aim 1 To Determine if the water at the Creek is Polluted Presence Of Chlorine: Samples Tested Presence
Scott County, IA is currently facing high levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria contamination. This pollution has put the watershed on the impaired waters list for the state of Iowa. The impaired waters list is a comprehensive list of every waterway in a state that has a contamination problem according to EPA regulations (insert source for impaired waters explanation & EPA regulations). Much of the pollution that can be found in the Duck Creek watershed is coming from nonpoint source (NPS) pollution
forests due to paper production. Consumption of wood products has risen 64% since 1961. Globally, pulp for paper, has risen from 40% in 1998, to an expected 60% over the next 50 years. The industry expects that demand to double by 2050. The U.S. consumes 200,000,000 tons of wood products annually, increasing by 4% every year. U.S. paper producers consume 1 billion trees each year (735 pounds of paper for every American). U.S. at 5% of world population consumes 30% of world’s paper. Only 5% of virgin
Environment America Research & Policy Center in 2014, Virginia was listed as one of the top five states with the largest discharge of toxic substances into waterways, documented at over eleven million pounds.3 Furthermore, in a 2014 report conducted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, it was found that the water pollution has spread throughout sixteen-thousand miles of the state’s rivers.4 It is cited that the largest contributors to water pollution are power plants, pulp, paper and paperboard
debt. In addition, the only positive aspect of the war was the slight increase in the national pride amongst Iraqis but none of the important geopolitical issues were addressed. There was no change in the 1975 agreement over the Shatt al-Arab waterway (Bahadori, 2005, p. 3) nor was Iraq the pre-dominant power in the Gulf.
This paper is about fracking and the reason for the disparity between what sciences is telling the public and what the corporations and politicians are doing about gas drilling. In addition, the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of allowing the gas companies to have absolute autonomy on oil drilling will be enumerated. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) will be discussed. Furthermore, I will
Abstract At the beginning of the paper a brief explanation on the importance of clean water is illustrated. Proceeding with descriptions of water pollution and reasoning’s demonstrating why it is presently a common issue in the United States. Understanding how the quality of the environment becomes affected from poor water quality is imperative to know and is proven throughout the paper. The paper slightly touches on the growth of human population and technology advancement, which are two main factors
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The Energy East Pipeline is a project proposed by TransCanada for converting an old natural gas pipeline into one that transports 1.1 million barrels of crude oil a day from Alberta/Saskatchewan to eastern refineries and a marine terminal in New Brunswick. The project’s formal application took place in October 2014, the project will stretch 4,600 kilometers; the exact route of which will be determined when the project gets farther in its design process. (TransCanada, The Project section, para. 1)