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  • Storm King Mountain Fire: The South Canyon Fire

    The South Canyon Fire The South Canyon fire was a major fire that occurred on July 2, 1994, seven miles from a town in Colorado named Glenwood Springs. The fire was on Storm King Mountain and burned about 2,115 acres of land and took 14 lives with it. Some major causes of the fire were high temperatures, droughts throughout that year, and low humidity. This fire caused many families and friends to lose loved ones and changed the way firefighters today fight fires. The fire on Storm King mountain on July 2, 1994 started from a thunderstorm, but many other factors also played in. During this year, there were droughts, high temperatures, and low humidity; a perfect recipe for a fire. Lightning struck on the mountain and ignited a fire in the forest,…

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  • Case Study: The Suuwassea Dinosaur

    In the Spring of 2015, Jason Schein an assistant curator of natural history at the New Jersey State Museum was asked to go to the site of a dinosaur called Suuwassea. Thus far in life, Jason Schein has helped in the excavation of the last long- The Suuwassea dinosaur is categorized as a long tailed sauropod dinosaur that is found in the Upper Jurassic strata of the Morrison Formation. This dinosaur does not have a rich background but it does fill in some evolutionary gaps. The Suuwassea that…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Wild Mustangs

    The wild mustangs of the west are thriving due to the massive expanse of land. However, their peaceful lifestyle is being threatened by the United States government. More specifically, a branch known as the Bureau of Land Management has decided that the horse population is increasing rapidly and have taken it upon themselves to round up and sale the wild mustangs through a process they call the “Gathering.” This process typically causes injuries and sometimes death. Many of these incidents are…

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  • Cliven Bundy: Article Analysis

    Henry David Thoreau once said, “That government is best which governs least," this statement is true because the more the government is involved, the more complicated life becomes for the people of the United States. In the New York Times article, “A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His side”, author Adam Nagourney wrote about a rancher named Cliven Bundy who has been grazing his cattle on public land in Nevada since 1993, and his family has done the same since 1870. There has…

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  • Freedmen's Bureau Analysis

    slaves. Approximately four million slaves were freed following the Civil War, which caused a huge rupture in the southern states, who relied mainly on a plantation economy. In an attempt to preserve the south and minimize the effects of emancipation on the southern economy, Congress enacted the Freedman’s Bureau; an administration that set out to assist newly freed slaves and impoverished whites in the south. It was under the Freedman’s Bureau that reconstruction succeeded in many ways while…

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  • Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) Policy Analysis

    well; the program specifically address environmental degradation associated with mining in Colorado and New Mexico. The new team was designated the Western Hardrock Watershed Team. In 2009, Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (SAA). The Act expanded national service programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service, by enhancing opportunities for people of all ages to serve with AmeriCorps and increased the number of positions by increasing the funding for…

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  • The Importance Of Civil Rights In Corporate America

    America worldwide is known to be ‘the melting pot’ because it welcomes people from different countries, regardless of race, culture, religion, creed or orientation with open hearts. These immigrants are all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities, be free of oppression and be allowed to practice their religions free of prosecution. The United States of America globally is referred to as the land of opportunities, dreams, religious freedoms and the home of the free. The belief is that any…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Career Search

    that helped sustain the environment. My family was very active in Scouts. I grew up through the ranks of Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Scouts taught me how to not only identify plants and animals, but how to enjoy the wilderness without leaving an impact on it. A passion grew in me to help the environment and love the land I stand on. Rangers of the many parks we visited presented an abundance of education…

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  • The Importance Of International Affairs

    Conference deals with the U.S. Border issues between countries and keeping illegal aliens out and prevents drugs or illegal trade between countries (Sharing Capitol Ideas, 2014). The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus deal with any issues that involves the Great lakes, the states and provinces (Sharing Capitol Ideas, 2014). Those involved is: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and provinces of Ontario and Quebec in Canadian (Sharing Capitol Ideas,…

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  • Case Study: Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Team C feels that Cost-benefit analysis would be appropriate to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) situation. According to our textbook, in the modern society importance of estimating and evaluating costs and compare them with benefits increases. Today public administrators must do more than just to enjoy the benefits of protecting wild horses as a symbol of the independence of the American West – they must also weigh the costs and other repercussions of such action. Then the public…

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