August, 2014

World Ecotourism – A Viable Tool for Economy & Sustainability

World Ecotourism – A Viable Tool for Economy & Sustainability

Ecotourism is a term commonly used by many travel agents and corporations, which promote tourism and try to gather new ideas for executives. However, there seems to be confusion among the general population regarding ecotourism and what to expect from it, if one goes on an eco-tour. The definition of ecotourism also varies from group to group. Many are attracted by the adventure of exploring the unknown, undisturbed natural areas in distant regions or countries; others are concerned about conservation of nature and environmentally sensitive areas.

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FDA Review of Genetically Modified Animals for Human Consumption

FDA Review of Genetically Modified Animals for Human Consumption

Most people associate Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) with plants such as eggplant or corn, but there might be more genetically modified animals introduced into the market for human consumption. The field of genetic engineering has always been a promising and a debated field of science at the same time. Scientists have been modifying the DNA structures of plants to get favorable traits for decades, and they are continuing to alter and find new ways to insert genes for specific traits into the DNA structures of plants and animals, for faster and higher crop yields.

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Factors Affecting Economic Growth & Development of an Industry

Factors Affecting Economic Growth & Development of an Industry

In economics, the economic growth of a country is measured by the increase in its GDP or Gross Domestic Products. There is also a difference between nominal and real economic growth, where the nominal growth includes the inflation, the real economic growth is nominal growth adjusted for inflation rate. When we talk about real economic growth, we usually talk about the long term economic stabilization and growth. Industries face a cycle of growth and contraction in its economy due to several factors. These include the market health, preference of the consumers, and even world events and news, which might seem unrelated. While some industries seem to get ahead of others, the global factors that affect the economy of an industry must be considered seriously when making plans for business growth.

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Shale Gas Extraction – The Process and Concerns

Shale Gas Extraction – The Process and Concerns

Shale gas is natural gas found trapped in Shale formations. Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that has clay and other minerals mixed in it. Shale gas extraction requires breaking of these impervious rocks to release natural gas trapped within these shale formations. Shale gas extraction is becoming increasingly important because it could become an important source of natural gas, which is cleaner than other forms of fossils. It has enabled the United States to become self sufficient in natural gas supply, within just a few years.

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the Environmental Effects

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the Environmental Effects

When a tanker carrying millions of gallons of crude oil accidentally dumps its contents into the sea, you can imagine the effect on the environment. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was one such accident that happened 25 years ago. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdezoil tanker heading for Long Beach, California, from Alaska, struck Prince William Sound‘s Reef. It spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This incident has become one of the greatest environmental disasters of the entire generation caused by human error.

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