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Monday, May 27

  1. page Sophia edited Shape Up or Ship Out Introduction ... benefits from [[#|international shipping]], internation…
    Shape Up or Ship Out
    Introduction
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    benefits from [[#|international shipping]],international shipping, it is
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    Positives for International Shipping (PROS)
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    Pollution
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    two thousand [[#|diesel trucks]].diesel trucks. Ship emissions
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    Euros.
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    Affect Invasive Species have on Native Species
    Another effect that international shipping is responsible for is its long term effect on various native plants and animals. Approximately forty two percent of native plants and animals are either threatened or endangered species due to the direct negative effects from an invasive species. Invasive species will move and invade new places, directly affecting the native species already there. They may prey on them, take their food sources, push them out of their homes, breed with them (hybridization), shade the native plant species that require sunlight to grow, interfere with the growth, reproduction and development of other species, some produce toxins that harm others, invasive microorganisms kill forest trees and prevent the re-growth of them. The single greatest threat to the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands is the problem of the invasive species due to international shipping. Reptiles are declining on a global scale, all due to invasive species. In our own Mill River ecosystem, the cattails that provide nesting grounds for the red-winged blackbird are being replaced by the invasive species, phragmites. Phragmites is not a food source liked by most animals, and it can easily and speedily produce new shoots through the rhizome root system. As our native species are being invaded, this causes less diversity and decreased productivity of our native ecosystems. There is no dollar amount that can be placed to the long lasting negative impact this will cause to our future.
    {http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/files/2011/05/Hybrid_whiptails1.jpg} {http://naturefiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/760px-harmonia_axyridis01.jpg?w=490&h=386} {http://naturefiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/760px-harmonia_axyridis01.jpg?w=490&h=386} Different types
    The Future
    If international shipping continues, I think that the air will be filled with smog from all the pollution released by the vehicles transporting the goods. Also, invasive species will hurt the population of native species, costing large amounts of money to repair damages. To prevent this from happening, we need to educate people in our communities. Starting in the school system, students should be taught about the negative impacts of international shipping. Also, we need to have our local and federal government be supportive of decreasing international shipping. Federal and local government should support and promote the production of local goods, local farming, fishing, etc., by giving breaks in buying equipment, supplies and taxes paid. We also can support removing or destroying invasive plants, insects, and animals. Some of this can be done as school projects. If we do this, we can improve and reverse some of the negative impacts on our native environment.
    Questions I have are: What is the best way to kill off invasive plants safely, without destroying the native plants, too? and How will decreasing international shipping affect the economy of the countries involved?
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    Conclusion
    Even though the idea of bringing over goods, different foods and plants from other countries seems like a good idea, it has too many negative impacts upon the native land. The negative impacts of international shipping, I feel, are not worth the benefits of having worldly items or foods. It has been shown that some of the negative impacts of international shipping include: invasion and costly environmental damages to local areas, an increase in air pollution, and the negative impact it has on our native plants and animals to live, grow and reproduce, not allowing a diverse and productive ecosystem. If we can convince local people and our government to limit the amount of international shipping that occurs by using our own local resources, then we can slowly change and improve our own native land.
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    Works Cited
    Orpin, Emily. "International Shipping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Handmade Spark." Handmade Spark is a marketing service for Etsy sellers, and a creative blog for the indie and handmade community. We connect and promote. You design and inspire. . 29 May 2010. Web. 9 May 2013. <http://www.handmadespark.com/blog/international-shipping-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/>.
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Saturday, May 25

  1. page Sophia edited Shape Up or Ship Out [[#|International shipping]] Introduction International shipping may appe…
    Shape Up or Ship Out
    [[#|International shipping]]Introduction
    International shipping
    may appeal
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    benefits from international shipping,[[#|international shipping]], it is
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    Positives for International Shipping (PROS)
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    -One of the main causes of air pollution
    -Invasive species cause economic and environmental harm, harm to human health, and can invade managed habitats. They are the single greatest threat to the Galapagos ecosystem
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    lot of money[[#|money]] every year
    -Threatened/ endangered species are at risk because of invasive species
    -Invasive species prey on, push them out of their homes, take their food, and breed with (hybridization) native species
    ForAffect of Invasive Species Financially and Environmentally
    For
    many years
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    change the [[#|water quality]],water quality, nutrient supply,
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    Pollution
    International shipping is a key source of air pollution. Trucks are responsible for a quarter of the smog-causing pollution. One container ship releases more pollution than two thousand [[#|diesel trucks]]. Ship emissions contain carcinogenic substances. The tiny airborne substances get into the lungs, go through tissue and enter the bloodstream. They cause inflammation, causing heart and lung failure. Per year, international shipping releases over two million tons of sulfur dioxide, three million tons of nitrogen dioxide, two hundred and fifty thousand tons of particulate matter, with air pollution expected to grow forty to fifty percent by 2020. By 2020, if we do not try to cut air pollution from shipping, it will be the biggest, single source of air pollution. And what is the cost of this? Air pollution from international shipping is responsible for approximately fifty thousand deaths per year in Europe. The dollar cost is more than fifty eight billion Euros.
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    Affect Invasive Species have on Native Species
    Another effect that international shipping is responsible for is its long term effect on various native plants and animals. Approximately forty two percent of native plants and animals are either threatened or endangered species due to the direct negative effects from an invasive species. Invasive species will move and invade new places, directly affecting the native species already there. They may prey on them, take their food sources, push them out of their homes, breed with them (hybridization), shade the native plant species that require sunlight to grow, interfere with the growth, reproduction and development of other species, some produce toxins that harm others, invasive microorganisms kill forest trees and prevent the re-growth of them. The single greatest threat to the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands is the problem of the invasive species due to international shipping. Reptiles are declining on a global scale, all due to invasive species. In our own Mill River ecosystem, the cattails that provide nesting grounds for the red-winged blackbird are being replaced by the invasive species, phragmites. Phragmites is not a food source liked by most animals, and it can easily and speedily produce new shoots through the rhizome root system. As our native species are being invaded, this causes less diversity and decreased productivity of our native ecosystems. There is no dollar amount that can be placed to the long lasting negative impact this will cause to our future.
    {http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/files/2011/05/Hybrid_whiptails1.jpg} {http://naturefiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/760px-harmonia_axyridis01.jpg?w=490&h=386} Different types of Harlequin ladybug, a rapidly spreading invasive pest. ©Entomart
    The Future
    If international shipping continues, I think that the air will be filled with smog from all the pollution released by the vehicles transporting the goods. Also, invasive species will hurt the population of native species, costing large amounts of money to repair damages. To prevent this from happening, we need to educate people in our communities. Starting in the school system, students should be taught about the negative impacts of international shipping. Also, we need to have our local and federal government be supportive of decreasing international shipping. Federal and local government should support and promote the production of local goods, local farming, fishing, etc., by giving breaks in buying equipment, supplies and taxes paid. We also can support removing or destroying invasive plants, insects, and animals. Some of this can be done as school projects. If we do this, we can improve and reverse some of the negative impacts on our native environment.
    Questions I have are: What is the best way to kill off invasive plants safely, without destroying the native plants, too? and How will decreasing international shipping affect the economy of the countries involved?
    Conclusion
    Even though the idea of bringing over goods, different foods and plants from other countries seems like a good idea, it has too many negative impacts upon the native land. The negative impacts of international shipping, I feel, are not worth the benefits of having worldly items or foods. It has been shown that some of the negative impacts of international shipping include: invasion and costly environmental damages to local areas, an increase in air pollution, and the negative impact it has on our native plants and animals to live, grow and reproduce, not allowing a diverse and productive ecosystem. If we can convince local people and our government to limit the amount of international shipping that occurs by using our own local resources, then we can slowly change and improve our own native land.
    Works Cited
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    8:03 pm
  2. page Sophia edited Shape Up or Ship Out International shipping [[#|International shipping]] may appeal ... lastin…
    Shape Up or Ship Out
    International shipping[[#|International shipping]] may appeal
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    lasting effects.
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    Positives for International Shipping (PROS)
    Negatives of International Shipping (CONS)
    -You can ship your possessions overseas
    -Goods delivered safely
    -Ships various business items all over the world
    -Transports letters, goods, information, household goods, and vehicles
    -Can ship pets/ other animals
    -Many specialty goods that people desire can be sent to them
    -Helps business’ succeed
    -One of the main causes of air pollution
    -Invasive species cause economic and environmental harm, harm to human health, and can invade managed habitats. They are the single greatest threat to the Galapagos ecosystem
    -Invasive species cost a lot of money every year due to environmental damages and losses
    -Threatened/ endangered species are at risk because of invasive species
    -Invasive species prey on, push them out of their homes, take their food, and breed with (hybridization) native species

    For many
    ...
    change the water quality,[[#|water quality]], nutrient supply,
    {http://publicgarden.ucdavis.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/putah-creek-invasives.jpg} {http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tpYtWY8motk/T8pH9fEWTyI/AAAAAAAAAKU/re0cHZRvuxY/s1600/5473211.jpg} {http://www.shipwreckexplorers.com/images/invasive/zebra%20mussels.jpg}
    ...
    two thousand diesel trucks.[[#|diesel trucks]]. Ship emissions
    ...

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    Another effect that international shipping is responsible for is its long term effect on various native plants and animals. Approximately forty two percent of native plants and animals are either threatened or endangered species due to the direct negative effects from an invasive species. Invasive species will move and invade new places, directly affecting the native species already there. They may prey on them, take their food sources, push them out of their homes, breed with them (hybridization), shade the native plant species that require sunlight to grow, interfere with the growth, reproduction and development of other species, some produce toxins that harm others, invasive microorganisms kill forest trees and prevent the re-growth of them. The single greatest threat to the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands is the problem of the invasive species due to international shipping. Reptiles are declining on a global scale, all due to invasive species. In our own Mill River ecosystem, the cattails that provide nesting grounds for the red-winged blackbird are being replaced by the invasive species, phragmites. Phragmites is not a food source liked by most animals, and it can easily and speedily produce new shoots through the rhizome root system. As our native species are being invaded, this causes less diversity and decreased productivity of our native ecosystems. There is no dollar amount that can be placed to the long lasting negative impact this will cause to our future.
    ...
    pest. ©Entomart {http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/biology/images/kudzu.gif}
    If international shipping continues, I think that the air will be filled with smog from all the pollution released by the vehicles transporting the goods. Also, invasive species will hurt the population of native species, costing large amounts of money to repair damages. To prevent this from happening, we need to educate people in our communities. Starting in the school system, students should be taught about the negative impacts of international shipping. Also, we need to have our local and federal government be supportive of decreasing international shipping. Federal and local government should support and promote the production of local goods, local farming, fishing, etc., by giving breaks in buying equipment, supplies and taxes paid. We also can support removing or destroying invasive plants, insects, and animals. Some of this can be done as school projects. If we do this, we can improve and reverse some of the negative impacts on our native environment.
    Questions I have are: What is the best way to kill off invasive plants safely, without destroying the native plants, too? and How will decreasing international shipping affect the economy of the countries involved?
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    7:47 pm

Wednesday, May 22

  1. msg Jack Iacono message posted Jack Iacono Dylan Pawlina E-Waste Summary- I learned that E waste is the process by burning electronics. I al…
    Jack Iacono
    Dylan Pawlina
    E-Waste
    Summary- I learned that E waste is the process by burning electronics. I also learned that people are dying and 70% of children have lead in their bodies. Lastly I learned that E-Waste is exported to China and that is not a good thing.
    Arguments- Two arguments are that consumers crave for it but it causes health problems. Lastly is that people using it every day but it pollutes the air.
    Agree or Disagree- I agree with Dylan because E-waste is really bad for the environment.
    8:49 am
  2. msg Matt message posted Matt Copper N Franking Franking can be very harmful to the increment. The pollution caused by it is …
    Matt
    Copper N
    Franking

    Franking can be very harmful to the increment. The pollution caused by it is so great that people can light there water right out of the faucet and it will go up in flames. This is very bad because methane is not safe to drink. I agree with cooper because it can’t go on. Matt
    8:49 am
  3. msg Grace M message posted Grace M Kendall J.-Ocean Population I learned that a lot of the world’s population ends up in the ocean an…
    Grace M
    Kendall J.-Ocean Population
    I learned that a lot of the world’s population ends up in the ocean and this is not good for the flora and fauna population. For example if someone carelessly throws away garbage on the side of the road, when the next rain storm comes it will push that all the way to the ocean and potentially kill ocean organisms. Also when fisherman lose their nets it can catch a bird or fish and the animal will not be able to get loose so it will cause certain death.
    Two things that I can argue against the thesis statement is that the ocean is a place to get trash away from land, otherwise the garbage will build up on land and kill land animals.
    I agree with the author because our careless is really affecting the oceans population.
    8:48 am
  4. msg Shrey Kukreja message posted Shrey Kukreja Jack Seymour Nuclear Energy Nuclear power plants cost eight to eleven billion dollars to start fr…
    Shrey Kukreja
    Jack Seymour
    Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear power plants cost eight to eleven billion dollars to start from scratch. If accidents happen from nuclear power plants, radiation can leak into the environment. The worst nuclear disaster was Chernobyl. Nuclear waste can be radioactive and dangerous for thousands of years once it comes out of the reactor.
    Nuclear power is the most effective way of making electricity. It also avoids ground level ozone formation. The cons to nuclear energy are that it can cost a lot of money. Terrorists can take the waste.
    Yes I do agree with the author that nuclear energy is bad. I think nuclear energy is bad because it costs a lot of money to make. If accidents happen, the radiation can leak into the environment.
    8:46 am
  5. msg Allison Wales message posted Allison Wales I was able to learn many interesting things from Ishani’s paper. Nuclear energy can be very bad. So…
    Allison Wales
    I was able to learn many interesting things from Ishani’s paper. Nuclear energy can be very bad. Some reason that nuclear energy should not be allowed is that it cost too much money. After one nuclear meltdown it cost 13,000,000,000 to start cleaning. Also it should not be allowed because of nuclear waste. There is no were to put the waste because it tacks 10,000 years for the waste to become not toxic. The last reason it should not be allowed is that there is a risk of nuclear meltdowns. Nuclear meltdowns create pollution. Also people were having kids with birth deformities.
    One reason that nuclear energy should be allowed is that it pervades jobs. Also it creates lots of power.
    I agree with Ishani. Nuclear Energy should not be allowed. Even though it provides clean energy there are still many this that. I also don’t like that many people get cancer and birth deformities.
    8:45 am
  6. msg rare earth mining message posted rare earth mining Student name: Roman noodles I learned that rare earth mining is bad for the environment, because …
    rare earth mining
    Student name: Roman noodles
    I learned that rare earth mining is bad for the environment, because it ruins all the earth around it. Lithium is used in cellar devices and cars usually, it is more demanding than ever now. People want more cars and new cell phones. What I didn’t get was that I didn’t see why he wanted to suggest it’s the most demanded not demented also I wouldn’t exactly agree it’s useless to mine, it can be used for good like making faster police cars to catch criminals. I agree with the author because it could ruin thousands of ecosystems.-will
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