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Crude Operatons - Oil And The Environment
Number of words: 1862 - Number of pages: 7

.... the oceans? According to a study conducted by the World Research Institute, "…between 3 and 6 million tons of oil are discharged into the oceans every year" (Gorman 48). To put this in perspective, that is approximately 4 football stadiums filled to the top with oil. That is just every year…and this has been going on for more than a decade. In total, 45 million tons of oil in the past ten years that have been put into the oceans. There are several ways that oil ends up in the oceans. One method is through drilling accidents and another is through spillage .....


What Are The Major Components Of Biological Membranes And How Do They Contribute To Membrane Function?.
Number of words: 2565 - Number of pages: 10

.... due to its diverse range of functions. There are general functions common to all membranes such as control of permeability, and then there are specialised functions that depend upon the cell type, such as conveyance of an action potential in neurones. However, despite the diversity of function, the structure of membranes is remarkably similar. All membranes are composed of lipid, protein and carbohydrate, but it is the ratio of these components that varies. For example the protein component may be as high as 80% in Erythrocytes, and as low as 18% in mye .....


Lsd
Number of words: 4236 - Number of pages: 16

.... drug. While it has been suggested that recreational use of the drug has dropped, a recent report on CNN claimed that 4.4% of 8th graders have tried it. is considered to be one of, if not the, most potent hallucinogenic drug known. Small doses of (1/2 - 2 ug/kg body weight) result in a number of system wide effects that could be classified into somatic, psychological, cognitive, and perceptual categories. These effects can last between 5 and 14 hours. Table 1: Effects of 1, 2, 3 Somatic Psychological .....


Urban Heat Islands
Number of words: 524 - Number of pages: 2

.... of heat energy is slowed and even stopped by the tall building walls that do not allow infrared radiation to escape as readily as do the relative level surfaces of the surrounding countryside. The slow release of heat tends to keep city temperatures higher than those of the unpaved faster cooling areas. On clear, still nights when the heat island is pronounced, a small thermal low- pressure area forms over the city. Sometimes a light breeze, called a country breeze which blows from the countryside into the city. If there are major industrial areas along the .....


Deinonychus Antirrhopus
Number of words: 661 - Number of pages: 3

.... must have been a formidable offensive weapon. Deinonychus is known from fossil remains found in south central Montana during the 1960’s. It was a carnivorous, bird-like creature with characteristics similar to that of a Velociraptor ( one of the stars from Jurassic Park ). This fearsome beast was quite a ravage hunter. The Deinonychus attacked its larger prey in packs and often were successful in doing so because of their menacing claw. By hunting in groups, members of the Deinonychus pack have brought down dinosaurs much lager than themselves. Proof of thi .....


El-nino
Number of words: 1521 - Number of pages: 6

.... Pacific rise above normal. In normal, non-El Nino conditions, the trade winds blow towards the west across the tropical Pacific. These winds pile up warm water in the west Pacific, so that the sea surface is about 1/2 meter higher at Indonesia than at Ecuador. The sea surface temperature is about 8 degrees C higher in the west, with cool termperatures off South America, dut to an upwelling of cold water from deeper levels. This cold water is nutrient-rich, supporting high levels of primary productivity, diverse marine ecosystems, and major fisheries. Rainfa .....


Desert Biome
Number of words: 839 - Number of pages: 4

.... 100o F (38o C) occur regularly in summer. "Azizia, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Tripoli, in Libya, holds the record with 136.4o F (58o C), while Death Valley, Calif., comes close with 134o F (56.7o C). "(Genius book of world records 2000) Winters are cold in middle-latitude deserts, located far from the equator. "At Luktchin in central Asia the average temperature in July is 90o F (32o C), while the January average is 13o F (-10.6o C)--a range of 77 Fahrenheit degrees (42.6 Celsius degrees)"(Compton's Encyclopedia). The temperature drops sharply in th .....


Healthcare And Coranare Heart Disease
Number of words: 2728 - Number of pages: 10

.... He talked about it freely before he passed away. Over the course of 10 years he had two triple bypass surgeries. He believed he contracted the disease due to poor diet, smoking and a family history of the disease. Throughout the entire time his outlook remained very positive. There were several dramatic changes that the disease caused. He quit smoking after the first heart attack. On the first year after surgery many things went on like they had before the surgery. Family activities didn’t change much. The only noticeable difference was the fact that h .....



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