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Today, the United States pumps more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country in the world. Each of us contributes about 22 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, whereas the world average per capita is about 6 tons.
The good news is that there are many ways you can help reduce pollution and improve the environment. Recycling, using less energy or renewable energy sources, using public transportation, or using a more fuel efficient vehicle are easy steps to take that would significantly reduce the amount of emissions in this country.
There are many career paths within the field of renewable energies, and many do not involve the scientific research itself, but the construction of the infrastructure, business, marketing, etc. to bring renewables into mainstream use.
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What is a marine ecologist?
A Marine Ecologist specializes in the study of ecological interactions and principles in different marine habitats. This includes the study of plants invertebrates and the interactions between organisms.
Ecologists enjoy working outside, and must be prepared to work in varied conditions. Field work is often a large portion of the work. Ecologists often work as researchers for universities, industry, or independent research centers. People who work in research are expected to publish papers and write research proposals. It is very helpful to have good communication skills in order to communicate science to the general public or funding agencies.
How could I become a marine ecologist?
A person interested in marine ecology would attend a university that offers a marine science major and specialize in marine ecology either late in their undergraduate study, or during their graduate studies.
Courses will include many, many biology and chemistry classes, physics, and calculus.
Be prepared for many years of school, most careers in this field require a graduate school degree.
How much money can a marine ecologist expect to earn?
Depending on the research and organization (for or not for profit) an average salary is $46,000.00 per year. The more education and qualifications accrued, the higher the salary.
What is a construction worker?
The construction industry is divided into three major segments:
1) Construction of buildings contractors, or general contractors, build residential, industrial, commercial, and other buildings.
2) Heavy and civil engineering construction contractors build sewers, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, and other projects.
3) Specialty trade contractors perform specialized activities related to construction such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical work.
Workers in this industry need physical stamina because the work frequently requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and working in cramped quarters. They also may be required to lift and carry heavy objects. Exposure to weather is common because much of the work is done outside or in partially enclosed structures. Construction workers often work with potentially dangerous tools and equipment amidst a clutter of building materials; some work on temporary scaffolding or at great heights and in bad weather.
Those who receive degrees in construction science often start as field engineers, schedulers, or cost estimators.How much money can a person in construction expect to earn?