Essays Tagged: "Coastal Plain"

Nicaragua

use of local earthquakes, rises between the lakes and the Pacific coast. In the east, the Caribbean coastal plain known as the Costa de mosquitoes (Mosquito Coast) extends some 45 mi. inland and is pa ... navigators such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir Richard Hawkins, continually raided and plundered the coastal settlements. In the 18th century the British informally allied themselves with the Miskito-- ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Jeruaslem, Capital of Israel.

the Dead Sea and across the Jordan River to the arid mountains of Jordan; to the west, it faces the coastal plain and the Mediterranean Sea, about 58 kilometers away. The main north-south road bisects ... ters away. The main north-south road bisects the city in its course along the watershed between the coastal plain and the Great Rift Valley of the Jordan River and links Nabulus to the north of Bethle ...

(2 pages) 54 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Growing Question of Oil Exploration in ANWR

Congress decided to hold off on making a decision on how to manage the one and a half million-acre coastal plain due to the area's potentially enormous oil and gas resources and its importance as a w ... stone or the Grand Canyon." The oil companies argue that less than 1 percent of the 12,700 acres of coastal plain will be affected by oil drilling and production. The noise pollution of which Jimmy Ca ...

(6 pages) 88 0 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Class notes (week 11)

he Portuguese, who named them Pescadores (Fisherman) (Fig.11-11).* Most people dwell on the western coastal plain.* Agricultural output has steadily declined over the years as farmland and employment ...

(7 pages) 76 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Early Civilisation of the Chinese People in China

long the great Yellow River in the North China Plain. Each season, the Yellow River would flood the coastal plain, forcing the farmers to built levees to hold back the flood waters. They also built ca ...

(4 pages) 73 0 2.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Comparing and Contrasting Regions of Texas

o 4 geographic regions: Mountains & Basins, the Great Plains, the North Central Plains, and the Coastal Plains. Even in these regions there are enough differences for subdivisions. The Great Plain ... al Plains is also divided into 3 sub-regions: Grand Prairie, Cross Timbers, and Rolling Plains. The Coastal Plains includes the Piney Woods, Post Oak Belt, Blackland Prairie, Gulf Costal Plains, and t ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

ANWR

as it is today. Although it is claimed that there are 16 billion barrels of oil under the refuge's coastal plain, the U.S. Geological Service's estimate of the amount that could be profitably extract ... und that oil in the refuge isn't concentrated in a single reservoir. Rather, it's spread across the coastal plain in more than 30 small deposits, which would require networks of roads and pipelines th ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Opening ANWR

nly 8% of the total land. This is a mere fraction of the wilderness that is located on the northern Coastal Plain. The remaining 17.5 million acres would remain closed for any sort of exploration. As ... be immediately created, thus putting millions back into our hesitant economy. Depending on how the Coastal Plain region is developed, how much oil is able too be extracted, and how long the supply la ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Clown

r once again to improve ourselves.Thursday, October 28, 1976, in a small rustic town on the eastern coastal plain of North Carolina is where I, Angel Le-Nise Blount, was born. In a substandard communi ...

(5 pages) 572 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Drilling For Oil In Alaska

Representatives and the Senate passed legislation, as part of the balanced budget bill, to open the Coastal Plain of the ANWR to oil and gas leasing and development.3. The Northern Slope of Al ... northeastern corner of the state, of which 8 million has been designated wilderness.3. The Coastal Plain of the ANWR comprises 1.5 million acres, and was designated as a study area for possib ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Artic

h the higher prices of gas and heating oil the issue to open for drilling has become pressing. The "Coastal Plain could produce up to 1.5 million barrels per day for at least 25 years" which is "nearl ... n per year in oil imports" as well as creating "between 250,000 and 735,000 jobs development of the Coastal Plain". (Unknown, 2010)It is said that approximately "1.5 million acres, which is 8% of the ...

(8 pages) 21 0 0.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science