Academic Papers on Environmental Issues & Ecology

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A 3 page paper in which the writer offers a student advice on how to write a personal statement for admission to graduate school for a master's in real estate development. The writer dwells heavily on a vision of wanting to develop green communities. No bibliography.

8 pages in length. The writer discusses marine pollution as it relates to coral reefs, southern California beaches and global waters. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 4 page report discusses the concepts associated with restoration biology and whether or not nature has the ability to heal itself. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page discussion of one of the more notable discoveries in marine biology, the discovery of Ostracoderm fossils in marine substrate. The author uses that example to illustrate the diversity of the marine system and then follow up with a discussion of the life history of the Pacific Halibut. Bibliography lists 7 ...

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography of Gregory Bateson and reviews his book, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 6 page research paper hypothesizes, based upon their biographies and work, the positions of famous economists, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo, pertaining to the question: Do we have a population problem? The opinions of Sir David Attenborough and Tom Bethell, as indicated in Thomas Easton's Taking Sides: Clashing View on Environmental ...

This 6 page paper reviews two primary studies in biology and compares them in terms of experimental design and application. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 6 page paper attempts to address the question of whether capitalism will be viable in the future by creating a comparison between capitalism and socialism and applying social theories to the current economic situation in the United States. In addition, this paper also considers the issue of ethics in business and the way ...

This 5 page paper considers the ethics of environmentalism and the lack of environmentalism concern in business. The paper consider this by looking at an article by in the Academy of Management Review by Ronald E. Purser, Changkil Park and Alfonso Montuori entitled ' Limits to anthropocentrism; toward an ecocentric organization paradigm'. This proposes two ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the detrimental impact hazardous chemicals have upon the environment, as well as addresses current rectifying positions American businesses are taking on the issue. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Ethics in Business

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper considers different ethical perspective in business. This is undertaken by reviewing three articles, one each on ethics in information technology, corporate citizenship and sustainable development. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 6 page paper examines problems with water quality due to waste management issues. How hurricanes have been a part of the problem is duly noted. Possible solutions are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 7 page paper answering 11 questions about tourism management, several of which focus on Australia. All of the questions are generic and are not location-specific aside from the areas used as examples, including Australia's Yarra Valley, the Tennessee mountains and the decimated natural environment of Haiti. Questions address the tourism manager's duties ...

This 3 page paper discusses the differences between farming and large agribusiness. Examples are given which show the detrimental effect that agribusiness has had on rural farming communities. Pre-WWII farming is compared/contrasted to post-WWII farming practices. Loads of quotes from Wendell Berry's book, Another Turn of the Crank.

This 6 page paper considers to what extent big corporations conform to ethics in business. The paper explores this by examining the ethical behaviour of the failed US company Enron and then comparing this with Royal Dutch Shell. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

This is a 3 page paper discussing Canadian business and the natural environment. The core of Canada’s natural and environmental resource industries are considered to be forestry, mining, agriculture, energy and fishing and in addition to promoting international trade and business, many industries which are natural-resource based are also involved in sustainable development which maintains ...

This 4 page paper examines a small farm and a nursery business. Owners are interviewed and research done to discern the differences and similarities between the two types in respect to computer use. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 22 page paper provides an overview of the environmental, economic and social impacts of poor quality waste management operations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 19 page paper looks at different aspects of environmental controls and environment law and the impact they have on business. The paper has five sections; Planning decisions, environmental statute law, environmental audits, the UK Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the use of HAZOP. Each section outlines the issues and discusses the implications on ...

5 pages in length. The combined need and desire to repair an ailing environment – as well as preserve what has yet to be damaged – has spawned myriad agencies and organizations whose sole purpose is to restore a semblance of environmental responsibility to industry operation. The Bay Area Green Business Program is ...

A 10 page paper examining the changing economic and development situation in the Balkan region of Europe and a specific nongovernment organization's (NGO) role in current and future development. The NGO is the Green Balkans, headquartered in Bulgaria but with intense interest in the entire Balkan peninsula. Green Balkans is ideally positioned to ...

Pasture Management

  • 14 page paper

A 14 page discussion of modern pasture management practices. The importance of soil structure is emphasized as are age-old management practices such as fertilization, liming, terracing and more modern developments such as the utilization of pheromones to control pest species. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 27 page paper examines the issue of waste management in the Austrian construction industry. The paper is based on the hypothesis that implementation of waste management strategies will result in improvements in the environment including minimisation of resource use depletion, decreased energy usage and reduced pollution and that businesses in the building industry can ...

A 5 page paper with an emphasis on Wyoming. The essay identifies some of the pests that may attack turfgrass and how they are usually controlled. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

2 page review of a New York times article reporting that a suburban NY State nuclear power plant had repeatedly shown signs of posing a public risk even after having been shut down to refurbish its operating procedures and management.

This 13 page paper answers a set of questions regarding environmental management and regulations in the UK. Questions include assessing the way that GDP is ineffective at measuring human we all being, whether or not globalisation should be encouraged, what is my indicators of sustainable development, the value of ecological footprint analysis and use ...

Environmental Management

  • 13 page paper

This 13 page paper gives a summary of the views put forward in the book of Environmental Management and Business Strategy, Leadership skills for the 21st century by Bruce W. Piasecki, Kevin A. Fletcher and Frank J. Mendelson and the need for a convergence of compliance, the identification of business opportunities and the need ...

This 4 page paper examines alternative cars: electric, hydrogen, fuel cell and natural gas powered automobiles. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Wind Energy

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page research paper that discusses how wind power can meet the world's need for renewable energy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Environmental risk management is becoming in recent important within a commercial environment. This 14 page paper looks at a number of into related issues that need to be considered when undertaking environmental risk management. The paper starts by considering the concept of environmental risk management and then looks at environmental impact assessments, environmental audits, life ...

This 6 page paper answers three questions set by the student. The first part pf the paper looks at what should be included within an effective environmental policy statement. The second part of the paper discusses how the regulatory registry can help a company ensure compliance with legislation and the last part of the paper ...

This 12 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the stages and tasks that need to be undertaken with developing and implementing and environmental management system, including planning and identification; implementation and operation; checking and corrective action and management review and maintenance. The second part of the paper uses ...

This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, ...

This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility discussing what it is or why companies may choose to adopt it, frameworks may be used as guidance and essential elements of corporate social responsibility strategies. The second part of the paper ...

A 6 page overview of greenhouse gas emissions and how they relate to fleet management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Colorado's Resistance to the "Federal Noxious Weed Act" A 5 page overview of the issues surrounding the supremacy of federal law in areas of environmental regulation. Specifically addresses federal rights in regard to the control of noxious weeds, as addressed in the 1975 "Federal Noxious Weed Act", an Act which is resented by ...

A 9 page overview of the status of nuclear energy. Outlines the environmental benefits of nuclear energy as opposed to fossil fuels. Details the differences in contribution of the two power sources to global warming. Outlines the possibilities for safe disposal of nuclear waste. Bibliography lists nine sources.

The Hoover Dam

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the Hoover Dam, including its history, construction and present state. Also included is information on water power in general as well as environmental issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

5 pages in length. With fossil fuels rapidly depleting, the world has had to devise alternative methods by which to fuel various gas-powered machinery. Few options appear to be as workable as electricity and hydrogen fuel cells, yet there exist significant shortcomings to even the best alternative. The writer talks about these two ...

5 pages in length. The debate over whether global warming is actual truth or mere fallacy is perpetuated by those who stand to lose a great deal of money and power if such desecration is irrefutably proven to exist as a direct result of man's selfish and damaging behavior. Al Gore was successful ...

Solar Energy

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. With fossil fuels inching their way out of existence within the next century, there is a great need for alternative and renewable energy sources. Solar energy meets all the criteria, because it is renewable and available to everyone across the globe. The writer discusses the pros and cons ...

This 6 page paper considers Deep Ecology and the principles and ideologies it embraces. The argument is presented that Deep Ecology is not a religion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Oil Pollution Act 1990

  • 12 page paper

This 12 page research paper investigates the OPA 90 and its effects. Discussion includes major points in the Act and its effects on shipbuilding, on the owners and operators of tankers, storage facilities and the number of oil spills that occurred following the Act's passage. Statistics are reported regarding average number and volume of spills ...

Gas Pipeline

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper on how laws, political and legal actions, and resources all come together in the gas and pipeline industries. The writer provides information on Montana, North Dakota and briefly outlines the legal and political ramifications of the Exxon oil spill. A computerized pipeline surveillance and operating system is also ...

An 8 page research paper that explores Exxon's responsibility, both legal and moral, for the oil spill that occurred in 1989. Discussion includes a brief recount of the incident, legal and ethical issues, and concludes by suggesting that Kant was right -- laws must be made to assure businesses conduct themselves in ethical ways, thus ...

This 6 page paper examines the Clean Air Act Amendments passed in 1990 with a particular focus on Title I. Title I is explained in detail. The bulk of the paper focuses on political and economic implications of the act as well as agendas of politicians and stakeholders. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page review of mankind's use of coal. The author traces this use from ancient times to the present, noting that it has been accompanied by both positive and negative impacts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 pages in length. The capacity to harm the environment is solely man's 'talent' inasmuch as the human race has the dubious honor of inflicting damage upon the environment to such a degree that entire species have disappeared from the face of the earth. The extent to which such environmentally criminal activities have ...

A 2 page overview of the article published in the Journal of World History. Notes that this article is far more than just another history article. Emphasizes that instead it is an observation of the ecological destruction which went hand in hand with silk roads, that series of trade routes linking China, Europe ...

Encounter with a Cat

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page essay that, first of all, discusses an encounter between the writer and a cat. This leads into a discussion of the history of the domesticated cat and its relationship to humanity, focusing on ancient Egypt and the Middle Ages. The writer concludes by contemplating the meaning of the cat encounter and how ...

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