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8 pages. A discussion on why a monetary value cannot be placed on nature's ecosystems. A price would be unable to reflect the true market value and could not benefit the consumer or the public interest in the same way that it benefits nature. This paper discusses the role played by nature's ecosystems ...

This 5 page paper consider the evidence that volcano eruptions have an impact on the global climate and weather patterns. The writer examines the evidence for a cooling effect as well as the hypothesis for long term global warming by depletion of the ozone layer. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Microlensing has been described as the most suitable earthbound tool for detecting planets of low mass in distant galaxies by observing the effect their gravity has on the light of nearby stars. This 5 page paper considers the astronomical tool, how it works, some of the potential problems and the results it has yielded. The ...

A 5 page overview of the costs associated with this volcanic eruption. An overview is provided of the number of lives and types of property lost as well as of the foreign relief effort. The author emphasizes, however, that in effect these costs are only short-term. This paper points out that the ...

A 6 page discussion of the impacts of acid rain. This paper details the chemical impacts to soil and water as well as to the physiological function of biological organisms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

9 pages. The wealth of diverse biological life forms is almost beyond what the human mind can conceive. It is interesting to say the least knowing the diversity between one pinch of soil that can contain more than ten billion bacteria, up through to entire regions, or hotspots, that are rife with not ...


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses what nebulae are and some history on the topic. Furthermore, this paper discusses the four different types of nebulae and gives a thorough description of each kind. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 7 page paper which examines the deaths that have occurred as the result of Mt. Etna and also discusses the towns and villages that have been destroyed by its frequent volcanic eruptions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 7 page report discusses regulating the use of biotechnology in food production. The pros and cons of biotechnology related to agriculture and food production are presented, as well as reasons behind its regulation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This paper defines some mechanical engineering concepts including hydraulics, pressure vessels and heating loads. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Nature of Species:

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper discusses the nature of species. Specifically, this topic is presented in relation to essentialism and anti-essentialism viewpoints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

7 pages. Texas has eleven distinct ecological regions that are described in this paper. Scientific evidence shows that global warming is indeed occurring because of human activities. This paper shows the relationship between the global warming and Texas' ecological regions, and how they would be affected if a 10-degree increase in global warming ...

A 5 page paper discussing the benefits of boiler-based heating systems for various types of heat loads. In years past, the boiler system was considered to be most useful in only large commercial applications, but it quickly is becoming standard in residential and light industrial use as well. The paper discusses some of ...

This 5-page papers examines the El Nino event of 1997-1998, its causes and its impact on the environment.

An 8 page analysis of the components of the tuna sandwich. Breaks the sandwich down into each of its components comparing them ecologically and evolutionary to man. The paper then concentrates on the molecular components of the sandwich, noting the particularly of the passage of elements such as starches and sugars through the ...

This 7 page report discusses the Hubble Telescope and the one question that remains regardless of how any single scientist, researcher, astronomer, or politician feels about the overall Hubble project -- that is the controversy about the size of the Hubble constant, and the size of the universe. The Hubble constant represents the expansion rate ...

5 pages. The Clean Air act requires National Ambient Air Quality Standards to be set for six principal pollutants. This paper explains what the NAAQS does and how it works. Bibliography lists 1 source.


  • 8 page paper

8 pages in length. The writer provides biological background, hypothesis and experiment suggestion as they relate to mealworms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Drilling Fluids

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper considers the different type if drilling fluids, including water-based fluids, oil-based fluids and mist gas air or foam fluids, where they are used, their properties, additives and control. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Martian Splosh Craters

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The universe is full of unique and unusual compositions that help to differentiate one planet from another. Martian splosh craters – also called rampart craters – are one of the most interesting of all, because the way in which they form has had a direct impact upon the shape ...

A 10 page paper which examines the various Ignimbrite Formations in the Western portion of North America. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

6 pages in length. The California desert is not conducive for just any life form, but rather only those who have effectively undergone the necessary physiological adaptations that allow them to withstand extreme heat and cold. Indeed, it can readily be argued that heat is not the only prerequisite for desert environment, inasmuch ...

A 5 page paper which examines some recent articles dealing with researching black holes in the field of astronomy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Measuring Earthquakes

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page report discusses how earthquakes are measured and the different variables that must be considered when they are measured. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nebular Emission

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper which examines nebular emission. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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