The Sierra Club

John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History John Muir was a man of great importance in the history of the United States and in the preservation of it's beauty. His tireless efforts to protect natural wonders such as Yosemite Valley demonstrated his undying love for the outdoors. Muir took a stand against the destructive side of civilization in a dauntless battle to save America's forest lands. The trail of preservation that Muir left behind has given countless numbers of people the opportunity to experience na
Temagami
Temagami
Temagami Table of Contents Introduction 2 The History of the Forest 2 The Forests of Canada 3 Part One: The History of the Logger 5 The Canadian Forestry Industry 5 The Ontario Forestry Industry 7 Part Two: Forest Conservation in Ontario 8 Political Activity 8 Temagami 9 Part Three: The Temagami Debate 11 The Forester 11 The Environmentalist 12 Part Four: The Law of the Land 13 Civil Disobedience 13 Government Legislation / Wildlands League Lawsuit 15 Natural vs. Positive Law 16 Conclusion 17 Su
Is Government Dominated by Business
Is Government Dominated by Business
Is Government Dominated by Business Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest groups as an integral part of the political process, legitimized by the first amendment of the Constitution. In that way, special interest groups are good. The point that
The Government and Environmental Policy
The Government and Environmental Policy
The Government and Environmental Policy The purpose of the United States' public policy law is to implement restrictions in an effort to solve problems, which can be seen with the Clean Water Act. Public policy has also been employed to reform the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Although the United States government is noble in it's efforts to preserve the environment through these acts, the internal structure of public policy often retards these acts' effectiveness. This paper will explore the
Biography Report
Biography Report
Biography Report 1. John Muir by Ginger Wadsworth 2. The book is written about John Muir 3. The story takes place at Yosemite National Park from 1838-1914 4. John Muir was a botanist, geologist, and writer. 5. He had overcome earthquakes, glaciers, and he climbs mountains. 6. John Muir had impressed by overcoming all the dangers like animals. He was an expert on wilderness. He knows survival skills to stay alive. He studies nature and he writes about nature. He made a national park system as we
Baby Boomers are Jealous
Baby Boomers are Jealous
Baby Boomers are Jealous Stephen M. 10/30/96 Professor Shockley Generation X’ers have been described as fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions. (Lauren, p.64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers unconcerned with family v
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf Three little pigs dance in a circle singing Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a blood-thirsty werewolf, a symbol for centuries of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and persecuted.
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970s natural hazards were an important subject of topical stud
In the 1970’s, natural hazards were an important subject of topical study, as the nature of their impact on human populations and what they valued was increasing in frequency at quite a rapid rate (Burton, Kates, White, 1978). During the 75 years after 1900 the population of the earth increased by a staggering 2.25 billion people. People who needed land on which to live and work. As the population rose people were dispersed in more places and in larger numbers than before. The predominant movem
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his you
History farm subsidies a necessary evil Subsidies are payments economi
History farm subsidies a necessary evil Subsidies are payments economi
history farm subsidies: a necessary evil? Subsidies are payments, economic concessions, or privileges given by the government to favor businesses or consumers. In the 1930s, subsidies were designed to favor agriculture. John Steinbeck expressed his dislike of the farm subsidy system of the United States in his book, The Grapes of Wrath. In that book, the government gave money to farms so that they would grow and sell a certain amount of crops. As a result, Steinbeck argued, many people starved u
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The process of f
Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl ENVS 232 Test Essay Urban sprawl has always been a problem in a sense; however not until the automobile was sprawl a serious issue. With the arrival of the automobile, people could live farther a way from work and not have to live in the city. Up until then mostly farmers and ranchers lived outside the city. So the issue became a bigger issue with faster and better cars. Many people were now able to live the American Dream, rural life. A house of their own, out of town enough to be
Why focus on Environmental Protection Almost any policy issue could se
Why focus on Environmental Protection Almost any policy issue could se
Why focus on Environmental Protection? Almost any policy issue could serve to illustrate the significant themes, but environmental protection places them in particularly bold relief. It involves an extremely broad range of scientific information, including most of the physical, biological, and social sciences. The questions of risk and uncertainty that it presents are especially subtle. Furthermore, the environment provides an excellent example of what happens when these problems merge with oth
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against slavery in American history. The operation of helping slaves escape using underground networks began in the 1500s. Which was later helped by the abolitionist activity of the 1800s. The route of the underground rail road was a constructed network of escape routes that originated in the South, their connections run all throughout the North, and eventually ended in Canada. Escape routes were not just restricted to the North, but
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of wh
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of wh
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of which the electorate chooses those men and women who will represent their interests on the local, state and national levels. Of course, this is an oversimplification of the electoral process, which is influenced by a number of different factors having little to do with the voice of the people. Among those influences are the reaction of the mass media to any particular issue or candidate, the ability of that candidate to artic
COURSE ASSIGNMENT - ES 360 - ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
COURSE ASSIGNMENT - ES 360 - ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
COURSE ASSIGNMENT - ES 360 - ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM 1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First! Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country’s conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasireligious zeal to industr
Unequal Representation Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Ma
Unequal Representation Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Ma
Unequal Representation: Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Making Introduction Interest groups play a key mediating and representational role in politics. In the theory of pluralist politics, organized groups represent the interests of varied segments of society in the national policy process. These groups organize to represent the views of their members in the halls of Congress, administrative agencies, and federal courthouses, giving voice to their members' interests in all policy ma
Ansel Easton Adams
Ansel Easton Adams
Ansel Easton Adams Ansel Easton Adams, an American photographer was born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He was the only child of Olive and Charles Adams. In 1907 Grandfather Adams dies and the family lumber business fails. Charles Adams attempts to pay the debts of the business the rest of his life. Ansel Adams was a curious and gifted child. He despised regular education and was taken out of school at age thirteen. For the rest of that school year, his father bought him a se
The Apathy Of Generation X
The Apathy Of Generation X
The Apathy Of Generation X For the past 25 years it has been wondered why the young people of America have shared the same apathetic attitude towards politics as the older generation of Americans. Indeed, the issues concerning young voters are just as important as those concerning older voters. Why the newest voters choose to abstain their right has long been studied. While it has been proven that the vote of young people can make or a break an election, most candidates are reluctant to relate t
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together, there is information that may be surprising to people who have
John Muir
John Muir
John Muir Biography Report by Ginger Wadsworth The story takes place at Yosemite National Park from 1838-1914. John Muir was a botanist, geologist, and writer. He had overcome earthquakes, glaciers, and he climbs mountains. John Muir had impressed by overcoming all the dangers like animals. He was an expert on wilderness. He knows survival skills to stay alive. He studies nature and he writes about nature. He made a national park system as well as the Sierra Club. He knew that the Native America
Has The Information Revolution Benifited Society
Has The Information Revolution Benifited Society
Has The Information Revolution Benifited Society The Revolution There is a revolution taking place all over the world. There is no blood shed in this revolution. It is the revolution of information. The information revolution has been taking place for decades, but only know do we fully realize the impact it has had and will have. The benefits of this revolution have changed how are society works, plays, and lives. These changes have brought many benefits to society and are still bringing benefit
Colorado River
Colorado River
Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good example along m
Whales
Whales
Whales Whale weighs as much as 20 elephants but lives beneath the sea. The blue whale is Earth's largest animal. Larger than the largest of ancient dinosaurs, blue whales can grow to be more than 100 feet (30 meters) long and weigh nearly 150 tons. Not all whales are so large. The much smaller pilot whale grows to about 28 feet (8.5 meters) in length. And dolphins, which belong to the whale family, range only from 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 meters). Although whales spend their lives in the sea, they a
Why The Makah Indians Hunt Whaless
Why The Makah Indians Hunt Whaless
Why The Makah Indians Hunt Whaless Why the Makah Indians hunt whales: “Whales provide us with the food for our bodies, bones for our tools and implements and spirits for our souls.” “We haven’t hunted the whale for 70 years but have hunted them in our hearts and in our minds.” “Whales are a central focus of our culture today as they have been from the beginning of time.” This has been a tradition of the Makah Indians for more than 2000 years. They had to stop in 1926 due to the scarcity of gray
Changes in the Earth's Environment
Changes in the Earth's Environment
Changes in the Earth's Environment The 20th century, especially in the second half, has been one of rapid change in the Earth's environment. The impact of humans on the physical form and functioning of the Earth have reached levels that are global in character, and have done so at an increasingly mounting speed. 20 years ago the environment was seen as posing a threat to the future of humanity as death rates from natural hazards had increased dramatically since the turn of the century. The Earth
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together, there is information that may be surprising to people who have
Ozone
Ozone
Ozone Ozone Ozone (O3) is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, similar to the oxygen we breathe (O2), however oxygen consists of only two oxygen atoms. In the stratosphere, a region high up in the upper atmosphere, light rays are responsible for the breaking down of oxygen (O2), breathable oxygen into its two separate oxygen atoms. Lone oxygen atoms are markedly reactive. When a lone oxygen atom comes into contact with a breathable oxygen molecule (O2) it combines to form ozone (O3). The
Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping Bungee jumping is a sport that has dramatically evolved over the past couple decades. Bungee jumping has evolved into a sport of art and thrill. As a tribal tradition, the ritual was soon incorporated with a bungee cord. Bungee jumping spread rapidly throughout the world, ever-growing in popularity. Detailed designs and engineering have helped to take bungee jumping to all new limits. An array of prices depicts a variety of heights, harnesses, and locations of sites. Bungee jumpi