Environment Paper Samples

Transport Industry’s Input to Global Warming

Introduction The increasing emission of carbon from various sources has been cited as the main cause of average increased in the global temperatures. The little change in the temperature is perceived to have greater effect on the earth’s climate. According to the available scientific data, the earth’s temperature has increased...

Oceans and Coasts Under Climate Change Impacts

Executive Summary As the average temperatures of the world have been rising, scholars project that climatic conditions will worsen if management strategies are not in place to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The increasing global temperatures owe their existence to pollution, particularly emissions of greenhouse gases. Thermal expansion and...

Wind Energy in the United States

The wind energy can be discussed as one of the most growing and developing energy sectors in the United States. The country ranks the second among the largest producers of the wind energy in the world because the United States has the great potential in developing the wind farm market...

Wind Energy: Current Status and Future

Introduction According to Chu and Majumdar, “energy cannot be stored or destroyed; however, it can be converted from one form to another through certain technological means” (300). Wind energy is one of the cleanest and renewable ways of producing electricity. In the past, human beings used wind energy to sail...

Air Pollution: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Introduction Air pollution is the addition of foreign materials into the air. The foreign matter is usually of chemical and biological origin. In addition, it is not uncommon to find these materials being particulate in nature. The materials are usually considered to be harmful to human beings and the environment....

Global Warming: Causes, Effects, Solutions

Introduction Climate change and global warming are some of the topical issues that are currently dominating in the global sphere. This is because the issue directly affects human beings in many ways. The problem of global warming is mainly cause by industrialization since factories and industries are the major pollutants...

Waste Transformation into Energy

Introduction A rising need for energy caused by rapid depletion of oil reserves led to development of alternative sources of energy (Grover 46). Examples of alternative energy include wind power, nuclear energy, and waste energy. Technology used to generate waste energy resulted from widespread environmental pollution and inappropriate methods of...

The Sustainable Energy Future Possibility

Sustainable sources of energy have received a lot of support from many people because they do not pollute the environment. High levels of toxic emissions and environmental degradation have encouraged many countries to look for alternative sources of energy to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal...

Waste Diversion Programs in Ontario

Abstract The purpose of this report was to evaluate the waste diversion program in Ontario, Canada since the year 1996 to 2010. Waste diversion aims to reduce the volume of wastes for landfills. A review of literature by waste management scholars and professionals showed that managing municipal wastes is a...

Renewable Energies’ Contribution to the Global Energy Budget

Introduction Renewable energy is derived from resources that have the element of replenishing continuously, such as wind, sunlight, rain, and geothermal heat. An estimation of 16% of the global final energy consumption is from renewable energies. Further, it is estimated that 10% of all energy comes from biomass. Hydroelectricity produces...

The Natural Resource Curse

Introduction While having an abundance of natural resources is a desirable thing since it increases the likelihood of a nation becoming wealthy, these resources have been linked to negative outcomes such as poverty and conflict in some resource-rich countries. Some nations with abundant natural resources have failed to achieve the...

Energy Resources: the Future of Fossil Fuels

Introduction Globally, energy consumption has increased tremendously despite the limited sources of energy reserves. Studies have shown that at primary level, energy consumption requirement to sustain life has increased. Initially it was estimated that there is a continual everyday demand of 100 watts of energy for each individual. Nevertheless, inclusion...

Renewable Energy Development: Drivers and Barriers

The modern society is faced with several challenges, but the issue of climate change is of much concern to many policy makers. The emission of greenhouse gases is the biggest challenge that the planet has ever faced due to the potential effects of the carbon compounds, which are known to...

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

Fossil fuel energy consumption in the past decades A 1995 report shows a significant increase in the consumption of fossil fuel between 1990 and 2014 (Kruger 2006). The consumption shows a notable increase in fossil fuel consumption, with coal registering the most significant increase compared with other sources of energy,...

Yellowstone National Park

Introduction When Yellowstone was established as the first American national park, very little was known concerning the future of national parks in the United States. Arguably, the brains behind the national park idea had no clue that what they were doing would have long lasting implications for America and Americans....

The Greenhouse Effect

The term “Greenhouse Effect” refers to an atmospheric phenomenon whereby certain gases in the atmosphere absorb and retain thermal radiation from the earth’s surface. These gases are collectively referred to as greenhouse gases. When the sun’s rays hit the earth’s surface, some of the radiation is reflected and then trapped...

Global Warming Causes

Introduction Global warming is the alarming increase in temperature rates of the earth’s surface. The increase in temperature results from absorption of light and heat from the sun by the various greenhouse gases. The topic of global warming has been and still is an imperative issue in many countries especially...

Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes Research studies indicate that various factors influence the global climate. These factors are categorized into either natural climate changes or anthropogenic climate changes. Both natural and anthropogenic climate changes contribute to global warming (Archer, 2012). Natural climate changes occur naturally without any...

Clean Energy Era

Power is integral to the development of the human civilization. It is by using vast power resources that the significant industrial advances in the world have been made possible. Traditionally, non-renewable energy sources have provided for the vast majority of the global energy needs. However, there has been a current...

Life Cycle Analysis – Environment

Any business organization has goals to achieve which are not limited to its business core value, which is financial stability. Other incidental goals are social, political and environmental responsibilities. The environmental responsibility that a business organization must fulfill is ensuring that its products, as well as the process of raw...

Global Warming Causes and Effects

Global warming refers to alterations in the globe’s surface temperature, which have been indicated by a rising in warmth for the last one hundred years. The climatic changes are linked with a diverse spectrum of climatic changes like snow capacity and rainfall intensity. The increase in temperature is a result...

Oil Refining’s and Gas Processing Effects

Introduction Saudi Arabia has three major large cities. Dhahran City is one of the large cities located in Eastern Province of the country. Administrative duties for Saudi oil are majorly carried out at Dhahran city. It has a population of approximately 99,540 people. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals...

Global Warming Threat

Introduction Global warming refers to the “increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere and oceans” (Maslin, 2007, p. 5). Scientists began to detect significant increases in global temperature from the beginning of the 19th century. The temperature of the earth’s surface increased by, approximately, 0.50 Celsius in the...

San Francisco Garbage Sorting

There are several residents in San Francisco who dump all sorts of waste materials into one dumpsite. In other words, they hardly sort them out according to their characteristics. There are those who argue that they dumping waste in compost pits make them stink. Although the latter may be a...

Sustainable Energy & Environmental Studies

Every sector of the economy requires energy for its daily activities. Manufacturing, transport, security and several other areas are heavily dependent on energy. It should also be noted that the use of energy has a great influence on the development of the world since most technology has been improved courtesy...

Climate Change’s Impacts on the Arab World

In recent times, the Arab World has made considerable economic and social gains. However, the scourge of climate change remains a major threat to the poverty reduction and economic development efforts of the Arab world. The League of Arab States (LAS) recognizes the need to examine the extent and effects...

Carbon Emissions and Law

Abstract Global warming is one of the prime environmental problems today. Research indicates that global warming has not spared any country regardless of the geographical location. As a result, the United Nations has set various measures aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming. Despite the threshold of greenhouse emissions...