Hetch Hetchy Valley

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  • Hetchy Valley Controversy: Environmental Issues

    It took a while for that idea to catch on in the US at first. Beginning in the mid 1800s there was a movement toward conservation. This was usually spearheaded by the wealthy who saw the common people spreading over the landscape, destroying things as they went along Hetch Hetcy Valley Controversy John Muir became very concerned with preserving many of the natural beauty spots out west. He wrote and became involved in controversies about these places. One notable one was a dam he opposed because it would flood an incredibly beautiful valley called Hetch Hetchy Valley. He argued that the water was not needed, but after the Earthquake and ensuing fire in San Francisco in 1906, he lost the cause due to political and public outcry for better equipped fire fighting facilities. Whenever public health is involved, in an environmental situation or anything else, the public health issue wins. Many texts will tell you that Rachael Carson was the founder of the environmental movement in the US. On the contrary, there was conservation and environmental movement for over a hundred years before she published her famous book, "Silent Spring." Later in the course…

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  • How Did John Muir Contribute To The Environment

    On the trip Muir discussed environmental issues and the devastation of the wilderness. Upon returning, he successfully convinced Roosevelt and the California governor to make the valley part of Yosemite National Park. Many of his articles were so inspiring that readers began to speak for conservation in politics. Also, John Muir was actively involved in the fight personally. One example of this is when he started a campaign against the damming of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Many of Muir’s efforts…

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  • Gilded Age Research Paper

    for sheep and cattle grazing were put into effect. He also allowed continued logging, as well as, the continuation of the mining of coal, iron, and other minerals. For the most part, Pinchot and Muir had similar interests in mind and, together, they were able to secure a great amount of land and protect it from over-utilization. Although they were able to agree on many things, the constant struggle between the interests of preservationists and the interests of conservationists could not…

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  • Pinecrest Lake

    Let us discuss our destination. Double-Bubble Rock sits on the east side of Bell Creek Valley. Except for a picturesque mountain near Bear Lake, there is nothing of comparable height for many miles to the south. And, as it happens, this side of Bell Creek Valley is generally higher than the west side, where Burst Rock is found. In other words, from Burst Rock the view extends for about a mile, to the local ridge — to Powell Pike, the Bubbles, and the remainder of Bell Creek Valley’s eastern rim…

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  • The Role Of Global Warming Trends In Yuba City

    which is important when discussing climate changes. Climate is characterized by long-term weather patterns (Bloom, 2010). The disadvantage of using the long-term running averages is that they do not show the year-to-year variations which may be important when discussing other aspects of weather patterns. Comparing Yuba City to that of Mariposa, CA, which is approximately 180 miles away, there are significant differences in the climate trends. The winters of Mariposa seem to be remaining fairly…

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  • Power In William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey

    William Wordsworth’s Concept of Power The term “power” is multifaceted; it lends itself to myriad interpretations and cannot be defined easily. There is no unanimous concept of power, as what is seen as “powerful” differs from person to person. The use of the term “power” is prominent in many of William Wordsworth’s poems. “Tintern Abbey,” “The Prelude,” and “Michael” all feature the term. From the prominence of the term in Wordsworth’s poetry, it is evident that Wordsworth thought highly of…

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  • Hatshepsut: Most Successful Female Pharaohs In Ancient Egypt

    Hatshepsut With a ruling period of over 3000 years, Egypt has seen roughly 170 pharaohs, yet there are few outside of egyptologists that can name more than two or three off the top of their head. Not many remember these kings of the east, and it is even more difficult to when their mark on their own history was erased by their successors. Hatshepsut was one of the few, and by far one of the most successful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. She was the first of them to seize total control of…

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  • Divine Thirteen: The Sacred Aztec Number

    Divine Thirteen: The Sacred Aztec Number Throughout the world, the number thirteen is fraught with varying degrees of superstition. In most cultures today, the number is seen as an ill omen meant to be avoided. Rarely will the number ever be considered lucky or have a positive connotation. In the time of the Aztec Empire in the Valley of Mexico (1318 C.E. – 1524 C.E), however, thirteen was a sacred number that reflected the beliefs of the Aztec people; not only was it symbolic for the empire’s…

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  • Ramesses Vi's Tomb Analysis

    There are currently 62 numbered tombs that have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Not all occupants have been identified and not all have been excavated. Epigraphy, whether done as an exact copy or done photographically, has been attempted in only 25 of these tombs (see chart 1). Of these 25, 8 do not have any epigraphic publications associated with them. Moreover, almost all KV tombs have been mentioned in a larger publication dealing with of the Valley of the Kings, namely Elizabeth…

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  • Canal District Case Study

    The Canal district in Worcester, Massachusetts is most accurately described as emerging. Despite its name, Worcester covered the Blackstone Canal in the late eighteen hundreds according to the Preservation Worcester website (Preservation Worcester). The lacking presence of the physical canal provides a decent metaphor for the status of the neighborhood, an area of the city that is lacking in terms of what it wishes it could be. Lynch argues that legibility of a city is vital to their…

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