Environment

Dear every human being ever, Through school, I'm sure many of you have learned about the ecosystem and a good amount at that. Most of you may have even had projects about it! However, you probably haven't tried to fix the problems. Let me get straight to the point. People are destroying the ecosystem at every moment. From poaching black bears to throwing a plastic bag away, the ecosystem is getting constantly destroyed little by little. Animals once so common like bees are becoming few, and with the other things are dying too. Food like fruit or honey is becoming harder to produce, and predators are dying, but prey are blooming. Some animals are harder to find and there are not enough to support other animals, but there are some that are overcrowding the area, which then lowers the...
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The news is so entertaining...to some people. To me, a junior in college, it's irrelevant. At least it use to be. Three days before classes started, I had to schedule one more class to have the minimum credits to start off my semester. Easy. I thought "I'll take an easy genEd get an A, maybe boost my GPA a little bit." Fast forward and here I am week 6 writing this letter. I sat in class today listening to my professor go on and on about climate change and why it's happening. Sitting there doodling in my notebook until he puts on the typical "save the environment" movie we watch almost every class. I shut my notebook, looked up, and began to actually pay attention. This man from the Maldives comes on discussing the history of his country. He begins to talk about the...
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Dear Supreme Court of the United States of America, I am writing this to change the law behind owning wild animals. Although we have laws set in most states behind owning wild animals, the law given is vague, and people have found loopholes through it. We must revise this law so that nobody has the opportunity to own such animals without a license or proper care. I am writing this because I feel like we, as the people of the United States, do not give enough attention to elephant in the room, literally. I take this issue personally. As an individual who owns exotic pets, both tame and domestic, I get backlash for having them. Animals that associate mankind as companions and caretakers are labeled as killers or creatures incapable of caring. There is a hidden hysteria to this...
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Dear Councillors, We are writing in support of the motion being put forward by Cllr Lee Hunt and Cllr Rob Wood on Tuesday 13th February entitled (11c) Notice of Motion – Reducing the use of single-use plastics in Portsmouth. 2018 has seen a major shift in attitudes towards single-use plastics (SUPs) and as the UK’s Premier Waterfront City it is important that the Council develops a robust strategy to tackle the related issues and leads by example. We would also like to ask that the Council includes, as part of the motion, to work towards gaining Surfers Against Sewage’s Plastic Free City/Coastline status, so that the city can be recognised for the work that is being done in this area. To do this, five objectives need to be met: 1. Local Governance - Local Council passes...
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To me, art is everything that cannot be expressed in a straightforward way, being expressed in alternative methods. Alternative methods being poetry, drawings, music, posters, letters, plays, movies, b-boying, dance, etc. The list as to what can be defined as art is honestly a long and ongoing one, especially because everyone has their own mindset and perspectives. That being said, everyone can and probably had a specific and different idea of what art is. And although I know that laws and rules are there for the protection of the people and their rights, the smaller more rebellious side of me, something a little different. It believes that for the purpose of creating a voice for themselves against oppression, one may sometimes be lead to breaking the laws. Not in all aspects, but in...
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Dear Kim Jong Un, I am not sure of how you will accept this letter since I am not your friend to be writing you a casual, friendly letter; and certainly not a rival to be bringing out the mistakes and to instigate anyone. What I am, is a resident from India, with a plea on the global issue, on behalf of every inhabitant of the world. It would be highly inappropriate to say ‘I hope everything is fine’ because it’s not, and the world is going through a turbulent situation. Surely, the clash is primarily between two powerful countries, but its consequences will have to be faced not only by the two concerned countries but by the whole world. Hence, I request you to pause for a minute and think about the ways in which the human race has excelled beyond imaginations and achieved new...
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The mindset of dependence on gasoline to fulfill our daily lives must change someday. The projection was 1980 for Post Peak Oil Era, now it's 2120 for complete exhaustion of crude oil, however abiotic oil theory extends that date to infinity with no cause for alarm in the next century. We will still have coal for another thousand years or more so there's no need for foresight there either. The current ambivalence over gasoline has progressed from the Oil Embargoes of 1942 and 1973 to shopping gasoline stations to save a penny per gallon. The news about British Petroleum misstating their petroleum reserves to improve their stock price in 2014 has been forgotten. The penalties for using gasoline-Global Warming, Petrowars caused by Petrodollars, Economic Instability, etc.-are ignorable,...
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Hi! Ako nga pala si! Ay wag nalang pala, kahit naman sabihin ko ang pangalan ko wala ka din naman sigurong pakialam hindi naman kasi ako sikat, hindi naman ako yung crush mo, or hindi din naman ako ganun kaimportante sa buhay mo. Pero sa puntong binabasa mo to sana maaliw ka kahit paano, sana maintindihan mo kung ano yung gusto kong sabihin, or sana hindi naman malayong mangyari na makarelate ka. Hehe! Dedescribe ko nalang siguro sarili para naman kahit paano may idea ka sakin. Actually alam kong boring akong tao, siguro pinipilit ko lang makisama sa ibang tao sa araw-araw pero alam kong kapag kasama nila ako ehh nabobored sila. Assuming ika nga. Hindi naman ako tahimik na tao pero hindi din ako ganun sobrang kaingay, tama lang siguro depende sa mood pero mas napapansin ko na mas madalas...
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Dear Nikki Haley We are a group of high school students trying to spread awareness of the dangers of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic is found in places that one might think of more typically, such as rat poisons and wood finishing substances, but where is is truly a problem is in developing countries where it enters into rice crops. The arsenic found in day-to-day products makes its way into rivers, groundwater, and the general water supply of countries. It can also contaminate the soil in which crops are grown. In America, there is sufficient funds to provide for filtering methods, which remove chemicals such as arsenic through the process of osmosis. However, not all countries and cities can afford such methods, and so levels of arsenic in water supplies in these places can be much...
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“History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided”. These words of Konrad Adenauer, a founding father of the European Union, are especially pertinent today. For the last four years the European Union has been wrangling over the definition of endocrine disruptors, thereby blocking the application of long-standing European legislation on these chemicals, including the Pesticides (Plant Protection Product) and Biocides regulations, designed to limit their health and environmental impacts. However, as early as 2002 the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition of endocrine disruptors. Here we call on the EU's Environment, Health and Agriculture Ministers and on the Health Commissioner to heed the scientific community not to attempt bending scientific definitions for...
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