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Improving Carbon Management to Mitigate Climate Change Research Proposal

… Improving Carbon Management to Mitigate Climate Change

Introduction of global climate change situation

The aim of this green paper is to improve carbon management, helping the transition towards a low- carbon economy in the UK. Although this green paper represents a tentative government report of a proposal without any commitment to action, it is the first step in changing the law to improve carbon management to mitigate climate change. The growing body of evidence concerning the reality of global climate change demands action today (Lindsay 2005; Lynas 2004). The implications of global climate change, even in the relative near-term, are profound. In this regard, Jenkins emphasizes that, "Many people are intensely interested in predicting the likely consequences of global climate change during the next 50…. [read more]

Workings of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments Term Paper

… Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Forest Fire Management Systems

New Technologies

Urban Fire Department

New Technologies

Descriptive Statistics

Suppression Costs for Federal Agencies. Source: National Interagency Fire

Appendix II Figure 2. The tactical priorities of structural firefighting operations

Appendix III Figure 3. Fire Fighter Average Salaries for 2002 (Full Time)

Discussion and Study of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Fire is a destructive force whether it takes place in a the forest or urban setting. A fire of any size causes costly damage to the environment, personal property and even human life. This paper acts as a discussion and study of fire management systems for both the forest and urban style of fire fighting. By studying fire management systems,…. [read more]

Human Impact on Climate Term Paper

… Human Impact on Climate

In the past decade, both world history and the world landscape have been transformed by various natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis', earthquakes, and unseasonably warm winters. Human activities are increasingly altering the Earth's climate. These effects add to natural influences that have been present over Earth's history, and scientific evidence strongly indicates that natural influences cannot explain the rapid increase in global near-surface temperatures observed during the second half of the 20th century (AGU, 2003). However, not all of these changes can be attributed to "global warming," as there are many other changes in climate that affect natural lands and many species of wild animals. Hand in hand with these land and climate transformations are new advances in technology that…. [read more]

Denver Climate Action Planning Project Carbon Dioxide Research Paper

… Denver Climate Action Planning Project

Carbon dioxide emissions, the most common greenhouse gas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports, increased by 20% from 1990 to 2005. One recent climate action report projects the projected 19% increase in emissions between 2000 and 2020 will contribute to an array of environmental crises not only in the U.S., but also in countries throughout the world. If business-as-usual continues, increases in greenhouse gas emissions could skyrocket in places like Denver, Colorado, the city for the focus in this Capstone.

A current primary goal of the City and County of Denver, noted in the Denver Climate Action plan, purports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Denver. Through city support of alternative transportation, the plan involves either incentivizing and/or searching…. [read more]

Risk Management and Analysis Process and Policy Before Technology Research Proposal

… ¶ … released by the FBI and the Computer Security Institute (CSI), over 70% of all attacks on sensitive data and resources reported by organizations occurred from within the organization itself. Implementing an internal security policy appears to be just as important as an external strategy. The objective of this report is to highlight the necessity of internal processes and policy alongside technology when managing and mitigating risk. The author narrates the problems of security from the unseen forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality. Once organizations truly understand the psychology behind the motivations of software engineers and developers, risk analysis and risk management strategies will become more efficient. The research contained in this report establishes that there is some connection between…. [read more]

Sustainable Management Futures for Toyota Motors Research Paper

… Toyota Motors is a worldwide company that has grown to be one of the most successful in the world. In the United States, the company started as Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. On October 31, 1957. When sales began in 1958, the company sold only 288 vehicles. With the arrival of the Land Cruiser, American sales gained momentum, which culminated in the Toyota Corona as the first popular Toyota in the United States. In 1966, the company's sales had increased to more than 20,000 units. Toyota built its reputation as a supplier of high-quality, reliable vehicles and sales continued to increase. At the end of 1975, Toyota has become the No. 1 import brand in the country, surpassing Volkswagen in this position. During the 1980s, Toyota…. [read more]

Soil, the Threats Term Paper

… ¶ … soil, the threats that the soil faces in today's world, the consequences that are likely to result if care is not taken to preserve it and why it is important that action is taken rapidly to conserve soil and how the measures can be implemented. The following is my speech on the status of soil resources, climate change and the fate of human cultures that I deliver on behalf of The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO)

"Soil is a threatened natural resource today in the world and in the past few decades there has been lack of appreciation of why we need to preserve the soils. It is at the risk from degradation by erosion, salinity, contamination, and other results of…. [read more]

Draft Sustainability Plan Going Green and the New Meadowlands Stadium Research Paper

… Environmental Sustainability: a Global Effort

In this author's opinion, environmental sustainability needs to be a group effort. The problem with past efforts to deal with environmental sustainability is that the efforts have been too compartmentalized. In recent experience, cooperation on the part of business, government and international organizations in cooperation has shown real progress to mitigating the environmental sustainability problems that add so much to global environmental change.

The counterargument to environmental sustainability is that this is not government's responsibility or that whatever is done on private property is the owner's business. The simple counter to this is that the water is rising. Global change is here and in our face and unless we get together and cooperate, we are done.

Environmental sustainability is a…. [read more]

Environmental Pollution Scenario: Review Essay

… There also are safety concerns for many riders, particularly for women who have not been encouraged to be athletic for most of their lives. A recent report yielded the finding that "women accounted for just 24% of all U.S. bike trips and continue to be underrepresented in bicycle advocacy leadership roles" (Baur 2014). The need for safer infrastructure and encouraging more people to bicycle is critical: "many female cyclists are not willing to take to the streets without infrastructure that makes them feel safe. We're talking cycle tracks that offer physical barriers between the cyclist and vehicular traffic or separated bike paths… prioritizing bicycle facilities, from painted bike lanes to cycletracks to neighborhood greenways, that make cycling more comfortable for those who are deterred by…. [read more]

Nuclear Power -- the Future of Electricity Essay

… Nuclear Power -- the Future of Electricity Generation

Nuclear power production was first introduced in the United States and was touted as the future of energy. Nuclear power production has a wide range of benefits that it can offer the nation. Although there are some formidable risks in regard to nuclear power that have been illustrated by many disasters since its inception, modern technology and advanced safety management can now mitigate many of the concerns that plagued previous generations of nuclear power plants. Furthermore, the risks that are being presented by climate change and the exponentially expanding amount of greenhouse gas pollution far exceed the risks that are proposed by the use of nuclear generated power.

The time has come for a reevaluation of nuclear…. [read more]

Decreasing Nuclear Energy Qualitative Analysis Thesis

… Similarly, many would-be nuclear powers have had trouble getting their reactors built such as Bangladesh, Belarus, Jordan, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam among them (Schneider et al., 2013). In the established nuclear power countries, there is a lack of investment in adding new capacity (World Energy Resources, 2013). Where there is new construction, it is to replace aging facilities (Schneider et al., 2013).

Given the decline in the development of nuclear power reactors, the world continues to rely on conventional sources of energy to meet the current global energy needs. This continual reliance has exacerbated the problem of the global climate change (Schneider et al., 2013). Consequently, environmentalists, policymakers, and governments have continued to search for a sustainable source of power…. [read more]

Hemp and Sustainable Agriculture in North America Dissertation

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Global Warming Introduction

… This descriptive Analysis takes a holistic view of the city in terms of inputs, flow through the system, and outputs. Urban metabolism will be used in conjunction with sustainability of those resources and flows as part of the model development for this research the study.

Urban pathology is it method of diagnosing problems within the city structure. It can be used to diagnose economic factors such as a weak market structure are any other systemic problem that the city faces (Furdell & Wolman. 2006). Urban pathology applies root cause analysis to the city as a tool for finding solutions to the problems in improving conditions within the city.

Cities come into existence for many different reasons and with varying degrees of forethought (Ellis). Urban development…. [read more]

Urban Drainage System Book Report

… Urban Drainage System


Human activity is the major cause of the surge in green house gas releases (IPCC 2007). These gases are a contributing factor to the climate change that has different implications in different regions. For instance, hot dry summers and colder wetter winters are more likely than before. In the United Kingdom, there is likely to be a surge in the frequency of rain and higher rainfall intensity. There are likely to be flooding events that have adverse effects on the ecosystem, the economy, and the society (IPCC 2007).

The urban spaces have a history of annihilating the ecosystem that existed before they came to be. Biodiversity is lost, waste increase, the air quality falls, and impermeable surfaces increase…. [read more]

Why Clean Renewable Energy Is Imperative to Our Future Thesis

… Renewable Energy

The United States is facing a seminal moment in terms of energy policy. Since 1970, the percentage of our oil that has been imported has increased from 24% to 70% (Pickens, 2008). While some of this oil comes from close allies such as Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom the majority of it comes from producers with whom we have a more adversarial relationship such as Venezuela and the Middle East. This represents a serious national security issue because we have become dependent on countries that, if not our enemies, are certainly not our friends.

Compounding the problem of foreign oil dependence is the fact that oil is not a renewable resource. Some observers believe we reached peak oil in 2005 (Pickens, 2008).…. [read more]

Geology Office of Governor Rick Scott State Essay

… Geology

Office of Governor Rick Scott

State of Florida

The Capitol

Monroe St.

(850) [HIDDEN] (fax)


The office of the 45 the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott (4/22/2011): Florida Petitions EPA on clean water standards.

Office of Governor Rick Perry

Office of the Governor

Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Dear Governor Rick Perry:

Your struggle against smog and air pollution is noteworthy. In 2004, you created an air pollution early warning system that allows industry officers to take corrective and preemptive action before smog develops. This was a pioneering and innovative program that -- developed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - represented a major technological advance in air quality procedures in Texas. As you stated, this program proved to be aggressive and…. [read more]

Coed Darcy the Urban Village Research Paper

… This is being considered as a sustainability agenda that helps define the company the behavior of their clients. Needless to say, carbon forms the main constituent of the greenhouse gases that are considered responsible for the changes in the climate. 77% of the greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide. Other gases that contain carbon and constitute the greenhouse gases are methane, which constitutes 14%, CFCs/HFCs, which form 1% and nitrous oxide that forms 8% of the greenhouse gases.

Over the years, the greenhouse gases are getting accumulated in the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect is becoming stronger over the time. This is resulting in the Earth getting hotter at an increased rate. If these gases are allowed to accumulate even more, an estimate has been made…. [read more]

Bamboo Industry Research Proposal

… Bamboo Industry

In India, bamboo is considered "the poor man's timber." Over the past 20 years, bamboo has become a significant, sometimes superior substitute for wood. Currently, in some way or another in, the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan reports, approximately 1.5 billion people depend on bamboo products. In light of the significances of the bamboo industry, this thesis relates relevant research regarding the bamboo industry and asserts that a number of bamboo products, particularly those processed and manufactured for use in constructing houses and household items, primarily qualify as being eco-friendly.

From the literature reviewed for this study, the researcher completes a PEST Analysis, as well as a SWOT analysis to investigate factors contributing to the bamboo industry. Ultimately, the researcher finds that…. [read more]

Electricity Restructuring Term Paper

… " (Knittle, 2006) Toward this end the National Electric Light Association (NELA) Subcommittee on Public Regulation and Control is stated to have reached three main conclusions as follows:

That the NELA should favor properly constituted general supervision and regulation of the electric light industry;

That if state commissions be constituted, they should be appointed in that manner which will give them the greatest freedom from local and political influences, to the end that their rulings shall be without bias; and That state commissions be clothed with ample powers to control the granting of franchises, to protect users of service against unreasonable charges or improper discriminations, to enforce a uniform system of accounting, and to provide for publicity. If the state provides for publicity on the…. [read more]

Low Intensity Crises Risk Crisis and Disaster Management Term Paper

… Low-Intensity Crises

The world in which we live has become increasingly industrial, technological, and digital. As such, many hazards present themselves in terms of phenomena such as pollution and its effects. As a result, unforeseen events might occur that result in low-intensity crises. The way in which these are identified, monitored and managed can mean the difference between life and death, and also the difference between tens or thousands of injured persons. In terms of future crisis management, it is also crucial to investigate crises of the past. This will ensure that past mistakes will not be repeated, and that lessons will be implemented for future improvement of crisis management systems. In this regard, two low-intensity crises are investigated: the London smog of 5-8 December,…. [read more]

Christian Biotechnology: Not a Contradiction Term Paper

… So in this area, it is relatively simple to analyze the use and importance of this field of research. Transgenic crops have proven to be vital food source for both economic and humanitarian purposes, while transgenic animals are quickly proving to be just what the meat, milk, and egg industry need to increase profits and production. Christians everywhere should be in support of biotechnology and genetic modification in food production, as this has the potential to erase world hunger and improve corporate profits all at once.

Genetically modified (GM) crops are safe and proven in the field. Scientists are not just tinkering with DNA for fun -- GM crops are being created that are far superior to traditional hybrid strains in hardiness and resistance to…. [read more]

Aer Lingus Assess Supply Base Essay

… O'Leary's forthright comments might lead one to believe that the only green concern he has is the livery of Aer Lingus, against which Ryanair recently launched a hostile takeover bid. But the climate change debate is gathering momentum and the impact of air travel on the planet is increasingly coming under the spotlight. (Gray, 2006)

Purchasing as a Means to Manage Supply Chain Risk?

Procurement processes as an active means to reduce the risk in managing the supply chain is rather a common occurrence. The aviation industry relies on the natural resources that drive the production of aircraft parts and the cost of mining crude oil and the refining process to yield gas creates volatility, which in turn with supply/demand cycles, create constraints that spike…. [read more]

Nike's Strategic and Financial Position Capstone Project

… According to, "By the mid-1980s, Nike had slipped from its position as the industry leader. In part because the company had badly miscalculated on the aerobics boom, giving upstart competitors an almost completely open field to develop the business. Fortunately, the debut of a new signature shoe for an NBA rookie by the name of Michael Jordan in 1985 helped bolster Nike's bottom line." (

The decision to incorporate Michael Jordan with the branding of Nike was a brilliant multi-billion dollar move that worked out to be perhaps the biggest single signing, risk adjusted, in the history of athlete advertising. Nike also made additional moves that facilitated a rebound from a lackluster commencement to the decade.

According to, "In, 1987, Nike readied a…. [read more]

Environmental Issues Faced in 21st Research Paper

… The main technique for controlling stormwater releases is the application of best administration practices (BMPs) that stop or diminish the release of contaminants into a water body (e.g., building of a stormwater holding pond to stop stormwater drainage straight into getting waters). best administration practices appropriate for one airport are not necessarily appropriate for another. Issues that may have some kind of an affect on permit supplies (i.e., suitable best administration practices), include the local climate (dry vs. rainy/wet, cold vs. warm); (Suzanne & Fallacaro, 2011).

the size or type of neighboring water bodies -- contaminants are weak depending on the size of the water body getting the release (a stream or creek vs. A river or ocean);

the water excellence of neighboring water bodies…. [read more]

Land Use and Finance Sustainable Local Development Annotated Bibliography

… Land Use Sustainable Energy

This annotated bibliography will look at current research on the production, distribution and use of renewable energy technologies in the U.S. The work stresses the breadth of such research as well as the breadth and scale of its real implementation and potential implementation. This researcher tried to seek out renewable technologies and issues that demonstrate the potential as well as the variety of research and implementation that is being done in the U.S. In the area of renewable energy as well as discussions of the types of political, social and economic barriers that exists and will likely limit progress for both good and bad reasons. There are also a few articles stressing the need to further research some alternatives before implementation…. [read more]

How Has Clean Development Mechanism Created Power Sustainability in Nigeria Research Paper

… ¶ … clean development mechanism created power sustainability in Nigeria?

In this paper, we discuss how CDM is creating sustainability in Nigeria. Various existing and proposed projects are analyzed in order to gauge the extent of CDM implementation in Nigeria. The drawbacks to the process of implementation studied and recommendations given.

The change in climate has become a major source of concern for the contemporary global society. The major problem emanates from the fact that various human activities are the main contributing factors to the climatic change via the emissions of greenhouse gasses that eventually cause global warming as well as climatic change. The global community has evidently acknowledged the phenomenon of climate change as a major global issue in 1992 (Mwinzi & Massawa, 2009).This…. [read more]

Nuclear Power Term Paper

… However, despite the limitations present in this technology, it is among the best alternative available for producing cost efficient power that is suitable to meet the world's energy needs. Even though the plant in Japan suffered a catastrophic fate after the recent tsunami, the probability of the likelihood of such a disaster has diminished significantly. In fact, the plant in Japan that experienced problems was built in the 1960s and more current designs are substantially more fail safe. Furthermore, nuclear power does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions which are likely to be one of the most important considerations due to the increasing body of literature surrounding the climate change phenomenon. Therefore, nuclear power may be a necessary evil, but it will allow society to…. [read more]

Poisoning Our Planet Term Paper

… Poisoning Our Planet

If it is the air we breathe, the land we use, or the water we drink, we do not pay any heed to the indiscriminate use of the resources of our planet. Nevertheless we are dependent on these resources for innumerable part of our present and future welfare. Similar to as we human beings are dependent on the planet Earth, every part of the ecosystem depends on the other. This feature of co-relatedness is obviously palpable when the situation becomes out of control. (Preserve Planet Earth Program) Lack of awareness of threats to the environment is the reason which lies behind many destructive activities combined with man's greed for wealth and short-term gains. For the bygone 4 billion years, our planet has…. [read more]

Social Media Retailing Applications: Opportunities Dissertation

… For instance, social media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others are wrongly regarded by marketing executives as being mere "chat rooms" for adolescent socializing and nothing more (Keifer 2010). In reality, though, business is booming on social media networks. Indeed, since 2003, the number of social media site users has nearly doubled, and the time spent visiting and navigating these sites has grown by a staggering 883%! (Kunz & Hackworth 2011). According to Kunz and Hackworth (2011, p. 2), "In 2008 alone, the amount of time spent on social networking sites increased 73%. A large percentage (85%) of social media networking users want companies to interact with them using social media applications."

Today, sixty times a minute, every hour, 24 hours a day, social media…. [read more]

Offshore Wind Energy Creating Literature Review

… The Economy

Three essential structural factors of the global energy-economic system - uncertainty, technological shifts, and international action - that affect the climate system via CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, each factor has been subjected to in-depth modeling analysis. The starting point of the analysis is the perception that the CO2 problem is essentially one of high prospective energy demand, and that there are four major routes towards reducing this growth in global energy use: (1) reduce the population growth rate; (2) reduce per capita energy growth; (3) reduce world economic growth; (4) decouple energy from economic conversion via more efficient energy supply technologies and/or structural shifts in the economy. Constrained trajectories of CO2 increases are modeled using a simple carbon cycle model. The change…. [read more]

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