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I need persuasive paper topic that is loosely related to scuba diving any ideas?

Posted by admin on October 24, 2013 in Environment Protection with No Comments

I’m a high school senior and we have this huge presentation we are preparing to present at the end of the school year and for one part of it we are making a persuasive/research paper that is very loosely related to our presentation. I am getting a nitrox scuba diving certification and i cant come up with a paper topic to write about because I’m at a complete loss of ideas of what to wright now.

The topic has to be persuasive, CANT be about general Environment Protection such as water pollution or destruction of the reefs, the paper topic can be VERY VERY loosely related, please guys you are my only hope.

Write about how Jacques-Yves Cousteau developed SCUBA (Self Contained Under water Breathing Apparatus) to replace hard hat diving equipment. Trace the problems he faced in developing this equipment.

Renewable Energy

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment

Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly.[2] The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.[2]

Wind power is growing at the rate of 30% annually, with a worldwide installed capacity of 282,482 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2012, and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States. At the end of 2012 the photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide was 100,000 MW, and PV power stations are popular in Germany and Italy. Solar thermal power stations operate in the USA and Spain, and the largest of these is the 354 MW SEGS power plant in the Mojave Desert. The world’s largest geothermal power installation is The Geysers in California, with a rated capacity of 750 MW. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country’s automotive fuel. Ethanol fuel is also widely available in the USA.

While many Renewable Energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas, where energy is often crucial in human development.[3] As of 2011, small solar PV systems provide electricity to a few million households, and micro-hydro configured into mini-grids serves many more. Over 44 million households use biogas made in household-scale digesters for lighting and/or cooking, and more than 166 million households rely on a new generation of more-efficient biomass cookstoves.[4] United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that renewable energy has the ability to lift the poorest nations to new levels of prosperity.[5]

Climate change concerns, coupled with high oil prices, peak oil, and increasing government support, are driving increasing renewable energy legislation, incentives and commercialization.[6] New government spending, regulation and policies helped the industry weather the global financial crisis better than many other sectors.[7] According to a 2011 projection by the International Energy Agency, solar power generators may produce most of the world’s electricity within 50 years, dramatically reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases that harm the environment.

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PBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Global Warming with 1 Comment

Jennifer Smithhttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/smithcommajennferPeoplePBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science

Duration : 0:55:28

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EPA Criminal Enforcement: Protecting People and the Environment

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment

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Criminal enforcement is EPA’s strongest sanction and its criminal enforcement office investigates and helps the U.S. Department of Justice prosecute violators who, as a result of their intentional disregard of the law or their criminal negligence, seriously threaten public health and the environment.

The program investigates alleged crimes under all statutes administered by EPA, as well as violations of the general U.S. Criminal Code, such as fraud, conspiracy or lying to law enforcement officials, which are often associated with federal environmental crimes.

Potential criminal violations are investigated by highly trained special agents, working in over 40 field offices across the country, who are fully-authorized federal law enforcement officers, like their counterparts in the FBI or the U.S. Secret Service. They are supported by attorneys who are national experts in environmental criminal law and by expert forensic scientists and technicians who conduct complex and comprehensive analysis of pollution releases needed to link violators to their environmental crimes “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Other related videos:
– EPA Special Agents: Trained to Fight Environmental Crime

– EPA Criminal Case File: Scott Dominguez

– EPA Criminal Case File: Rebecca and Rachel Toone

– EPA Criminal Case File: Brent and Arlene McGregor

For more information about EPA’s criminal enforcement program, go to http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal
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Duration : 0:6:3

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The Future of Clean Energy – Full Version Documentary

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Clean Energy with 1 Comment

This program on clean and Renewable Energy is a full version of the TV broadcast Clean Energy Series. It includes interviews with state government officials, the local utility, an environmental representative, business and an economist. Hosted and produced by Jacob Kamhis.

Duration : 1:5:40

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