Adirondack High Peaks

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  • Personal Narrative: My Love Of Adirondacks

    Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the Adirondacks. My family has a house up there, right next to our grandparents, where we spend a number of weeks every summer. For the last five years we have stayed in our house, before that up the hill in the larger one. The houses are right outside of Keene Valley, a town of less than a thousand people, nestled in the heart of the High Peaks, the region so named because it is home to all of the tallest mountains in the park. The mountains are incredibly beautiful, the views from their tops exceedingly spectacular. They are just waiting to be climbed. Indeed, in the last decade hiking in the High Peaks has doubled, leading to issues with some of the more popular, accessible mountains being over-crowded. Many of the people who climb in the park aspire to be 46ers, a term for someone who has climbed the 46 mountains in the Adirondacks that are over 4,000 feet. For a…

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  • How To Describe A Small Town Essay

    A small town called Westford, in New York State, that’s where I resided in for eighteen years of my life. Westford is about two hours of the city. The closest grocery store is thirty minutes away, and the nearest hospital is twenty three miles. Westford is all country in every way. Animals ran wild everywhere. Some of the animals you would see are squirrels, quails, chipmunks, deer, and even bear. They were not afraid of anything, until hunting season. The trees are so tall with many colors,…

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  • Summary: The Adirondack Forest Preservation Act

    legislated that logging would be banned on all state-owned land. In 1892, a bill establishing the Adirondack Forest Preserve as a state park passed the legislature, indicated by a blue line that encompassed the parts of the region where state acquisition of private in-holdings was to be concentrated. A new covenant to protect the Forest Preserve was included in the new Constitution in 1895. The Adirondack Forest Preserve would henceforth be protected as ‘forever wild’. Early in the 20th century,…

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  • Smart Appliance Case Study

    Whirlpool has taken an innovative approach to bring the “smart” home appliances to the forefront. In 2011, the company began its push to start selling smart refrigerators, washers, dryers, and dishwashers with a technology that permits them to connect to a households Wi-Fi network; which is then displayed on the buyers tablet, PC, and smart phone. These appliances will contain functions that are energy saving and cost effective, for example, being able to turn off during peak time and…

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  • Sustainable Development Goals Analysis

    United Nations and the International Energy Agency. The fact that all targets are measured differently makes the overall conclusions drawn from them more complete. Although these measurements include most of the world’s data, it still lacks data on undeclared countries or territories as well as economically-challenged towns. In order to include these in the data collection, UN should find a way to link them to a specific country that has a similar situation. Another example are shantytowns in…

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  • Importance Of Eco Footprint

    All four of these things can measure the distribution of energy and determine if in fact by 2030 there will be “universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services” (7.1) 7.2 Eco footprint and eco system can help measure due to the fact that by monitoring the eco footprint it can be seen what is being wasted and where improvements can be made in order to “share of renewable energy in the global energy mix” (7.2). And the Ecosystem services in turn can be regulated… 7.3 For the…

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  • The Importance Of Fossil Fuels In India

    past ten years, it has seen an amplified growth of energy demand with confronting scarcity of energy resources. India’s economic growth has increased by 8-9% every year and is speculated to grow with the same momentum in the coming years. This stresses the need of exploring avenues for meeting the energy requirement which fuels growth even to further extent. India’s population and economic growth has led India to be the third largest importer of energy. The nation faces challenges with…

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  • The Importance Of Nuclear Energy

    On December 12, 2015, the world came together in Paris and for the first time addressed global warming. It was determined that the world’s goal by 2050 would be to keep global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius. With such high expectations, the US and other countries around the world need to invest in new power producing technologies in order to phase out the fossil fuel industry. While renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are the best long term solutions, their unreliable,…

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  • The Global Oil Crisis In The Modern World

    Over the past couple of decades, a global oil crisis has gradually developed. Oil usage worldwide has increased significantly over the years and the supply of oil is not meeting the fully meeting the high demands. Oil is an essential non renewable natural resource that is used for many daily activities. In order to avoid running out of oil in the near future, it is essential to manipulate and maneuver the available oil in a wise manner. However, even with this in mind, many people in the modern…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Crude Oil Market

    comes to the power of nations. Major players in this industry are those who were lucky enough to have been placed above large oil reserves. As of now many countries, including the United States can produce large amounts of oil, but yet countries like Saudi Arabia and countries belonging to OPEC have big influences as well. These are countries that cannot only produce the same if not more barrels of oil, but they also have huge reserves of oil under their land allowing them to have a say in…

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