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Hello,

This will be a compilation of literary works assigned to me by instructors at my college this semester. They will be educational and enjoyable to read. I hope they will bring a joyous atmosphere of entertainment for readers.

Classes will consist of;

Environmental Politics,
Nutritional Health,
History, and
English. As a little game; read the Plot Keywords as if they made up a sentence.


Enjoy.

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9. Week 3

Nutrition

Eating Bugs

I found a recipe with scorpions then for a Bee-LT sandwich. Yuck! Insects are edible and are made on many different plates. There was a recipe called “Cabbage Peas ‘n’ Crickets” (Girl Meets Bug).  Personally I prefer not to eat insects but rather animal meats, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products mixed with grains. Eating insects are an eco-logical alternative to industrial methods. They have lots of protein and vitamins, off of what they’ve eaten. This web link below will show you how much of these things have been mixed with modern gourmet.

Bugs can be used in a variety of foods. They can be mixed with salads, proteins, deserts, and straight up plane. I’m just glad there are other types of nutrition out there.

Find My Article Here: http://edibug.wordpress.com/recipes/

Portion Size, Then Vs. Now

In the short span of a few decades, food portion sizes have grown to almost double of that, which it was in 1992. Today the 66% of obese people in America totals for a 19 point increase since said compared date. The numbers of obesity counts for 30% of our nation.

Today’s obesity is blamed on cheap oversized meals. The portions today have 350 extra calories than twenty years ago.  This means that the average American has put on forty extra pounds.

The calorie increase is affected by money costs. The economy has driven men into an “I want my worth in dollars” type of eating habit choice frenzy. I believe as the cost of things go up, there will only be more issues to obesity.

Studies show that portion sizes should be cut down, but are not. It is not normal for people to eat increases portion sizes in our modern times in comparison to the 1900s. To prevent overeating, learn your portion size.[4]

 

History

 

1.   What was ‘revolutionary’ about the Agricultural (Neolithic) Revolution? How did this mark a decisive turning point in human history?

Taking about 3,500 years to be utilized, the most revolutionary aspect, of the Neolithic (new stone age) era, was the coming of agriculture. Most African/Eurasian hunter gatherers found a new method of providing called farming, which allowed them to settle in one area. Later, the implementations of horticulture would impact agriculture in another revolutionary way.

 

2.  In what ways did the Agricultural Revolution take shape differently in the Middle East (the Fertile Crescent), Africa, and the Americas?

With the end of the last Ice Age, 9,000 B.C.E (11,000 years ago), the Middle East prospered greatly provided with the Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq, Syria, Israel/Palestine and southern Turkey) yielded a domesticated area of diverse plant life; an abundant amount of meats, and grains. These regions, along with others were known for their broad spectrum.

 

Africa saw its own Agricultural Revolution with the domestication of animals (mainly cattle and donkeys), barley, and wheat cereals. After the Ice Age, scientists believe that the Saharan desert was relatively hospitable to life. The African continent had many wide scattered farming.

 

The Americas domesticated plants in South America, Mesoamerica, the Mississippi valley, and possibly the Amazon basin. This region had a scarcity in animals and could only domesticate the llama. Here, people were hunters and fisherman with little farming and agriculture—the only grain was teosinte (ancestral corn, first developed in Mexico 4000-3000 B.C.E).

 

3.  What different kinds of societies emerged out of the Agricultural Revolution?

There were many different societies emerging from the Agricultural Revolution:

Matricentrical Societies were mother oriented, stagnate groups, in which the man would leave to mate with a different matricentric group; and, so on, and so forth.

A tribe was society comprised of many different clans.

Nomadic societies were groups of people with domesticated animals, but without proper soil, leaving it difficult for farming. They were constantly on the move.

Agricultural societies consist of village farmers; an example would be the Catalhuyuk, they were settled people that built houses and were fueled by agriculture.

Chiefdoms were powerful organized societies ruled by a chief who would win people over by gift giving; for example, the Mayans were a chiefdom society.

Stateless societies were those with little authoritative leadership; consisting of smaller, and paleolithic, tribes.

Shell to Start Arctic Drill Preparations, Lawsuit Filed

 

In Washington DC, the Obama Administration, on 30 August 2012, gave Shell (Oil Company) permission to drill the Chukchi Sea. The Chukchi is just northwest, off the coast, of Alaska. With the permission given, in case of an oil spill, an oil spill containment vessel has not yet joined the drill; leaving concerns for environmentalists.

With limited time, because of ice accumulation, Shell proceeded to location. The drill must penetrate through ocean and rock to the depth of 5,400 feet in order to reach the oil before October. Shell will start drilling, even without the cleanup vessel present; the cleanup vessel is under repairs and won’t be finished for a business week, withholding it takes two weeks for the vessel to arrive at location. Environmental politicians do not approve and have taken action in ocean conservation.

A federal lawsuit has been filed to force the release of crucial safety data, on response to an oil spill, by PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility). PEER and other environmentalists seek safety first, in order to avoid a blowout/spill. The ocean is starting to produce ice in that region, which will interrupt and or sabotage drilling.

PEER argues, the data may have told if a spill is possible. A spill could be related to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon event in the Gulf of Mexico, on which said data was acquired. And, to withhold such information is being tried by PEER. The information is vital to the knowing of flaws that maybe involved.

The data has not been released and PEER has not gotten any reply on the matter by Shell. Digging is to commence within a couple of days. With the lawsuit in place, Shell is will continue in the Chukchi Sea.[1]

Too Hot for Love: Breeding Penguins Vanish from Antarctic Island

 

Heather Lynch, and colleagues, at Stony Brook University surveyed Deception Island in December 2011 on chinstrap penguins. The largest group of chinstrap, known as the Baily clan, has shown a fifty percent decrease in numbers within two decades today. Another tally has been taken and confirms one-third of the Vapour clan penguins have disappeared within the last twenty years.

There have been accusations on tourism; nevertheless, the team believes climate change is the main concern of population depletion at this point. The area is getting warmer. There is still hope though. Through rough sea weather, fog, and high winds the team was able to record the chinstrap penguin breeding habits. There are roughly 80,000 breeding pairs of chinstrap penguins.[2]

Greece May Sell Off Islands to Avoid Bankruptcy

 

Greece’s Prime minister, Antonis Samaras, will consider selling the Islands because of bankruptcy (Eurozone bailout agreement demands) in order to gain capitol for the country.

Leasing the Islands may bring in more tourists and help the diminish debt. The plan is to use the 5,873 unused islands for leasing and selling, in order to capitol for fair per-potions.

The prime minister is not demanding money, but some room to breathe. Greece will pay off old debts with the time granted by Europe.

A response will be made clear in October.[3]

 

 

[1] Editor, News. "Environmental News." Global Islands Network. Copyright Environment News Service (ENS) 2012., 30 August 2012. Web. 4 Sep 2012. <http://ens-newswire.com/2012/08/30/shell-to-start-arctic-drill-preparations-lawsuit-filed/>.

 

[2] Bryner, Jeanna. "Too Hot for Love; Breeding Penguins Vanish from Antartic Island." LiveScience.com. LiveScience, 29 August 2012. Web. 4 Sep 2012. <http://www.livescience.com/22794-breeding-chinstrap-penguins-vanish.html>.

[3] Brinded, Lianna. "Greece May Sell Off Islands to Avoid Bankruptcy [VIDEO]." ibtimes.co.uk. International Business Times, 24 August 2012. Web. 4 Sep 2012. <http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/376994/20120824/greece-sell-islands-bailout-antonis-samaras.htm>.

 


[4] Monte, Litz. "divine caroline." divinecaroline.com. N.p., May 2008. Web. 7 Sep 2012. <http://www.divinecaroline.com/22175/49492-portion-size-vs-now>.

 

 

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