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    someone thinks about the Mojave Desert, one can imagine sand and Joshua Trees, but no one thinks about the problems that face this land. To make matters worse, this problem faces all of earth. Climate change is a huge problem that not too many people want to face, or admit. There are also others who strongly oppose of this proposal. But whether or not we believe it, it is in fact true, and our earth is slowly dying from it. This problem is caused by the one and only, humans. Climate change is a real issue to all of earth and the Mojave desert, and this can become to grow into a disruptive, indestructible force if it is not acted on now. Climate change can cause major issues that can destroy the desert terrain, like wildfires and an increase in drought. A statistic by Erika Spanger-Siegfried from the Union of Concerned Scientists states that “ Wildfires in the western United States have been increasing in frequency and duration since the mid-1980s, occurring nearly four…

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    Senator Harlan ‘Raging Bull’ Long’s office was decorated with the usual ostentatious displays of patriotism. American flags, bronze plaques of past victories, and multitudes of framed newspaper clippings adorned the otherwise sterile marble walls. The room’s vulgar displays of political conquests had the subtlety of a bordello, but, paled to in contrast to its occupant. “Dammit Gina, where in the Hell is my call from Tony?” ‘Harley’s’ voice boomed from inside his chamber. “I’m ringing you…

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    Anti-Gay Law Case Study

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    Iconic rock band U2 and Apple have been accused of violating Russian anti-gay laws as a result of the free digital download of their 2014 album Songs of Innocence. The album, which was freely shared across iTunes upon its release, is currently under investigation on the request of Alexander Starovoitov, a member of Russia’s lower level of Parliament. The lawmaker claims that the album’s release breaks Russian law in that it spreads gay propaganda and makes it available to minors. Starovoitov…

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    University of California, Riverside extension. Such as I went to Santa Monica beach it’s one of the famous beaches in the world. There are so pretty and comfortable. Then I went to Yosemite national park with my friends we have seen the snow-capped mountains and heard the bear called. I was thinking it was amazing and crazing. When I was afraid of the bear called my friends laughed to myself. Finally, my mother came to America in…

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    Hypocrisy Of Ecotourism

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    A Modern Call to the Wild: A Look At The Effects and Hypocrisy of Ecotourism Joshua Wright The human soul is anchored in nature. The human race was born of this earth, shaped by it, and so far (despite our best efforts) tied to it. So, to state the obvious, we must protect it. However, it is with in the nature of man to exploit the resources available to us. This exploitation comes at a cost, to both the natural world and human world. The movement to protect our environment is at an all time…

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    extinction of the species. Likewise, as cities throughout the nation began to grow and overpopulate, pollution was an issue and was harming animal and plant life, along with the land itself. Just as Theodore Roosevelt was entering his first term as president in 1901, questions concerning conservation arose. Going forward, several acts and laws were passed in order to preserve and protect the stunning lands and breathtaking sceneries throughout the United States. Therefore, conservation efforts…

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    confirmed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act H.R.1138 that allows for maintenance and management of Sawtooth National Park to ensure that the park is well taken care of. This also helps the park rangers to properly manage the livestock, insects, fires and the overall care of the park. The bill allows for the USDA to properly manage the interior of the park, and keep it from wasting away, which also requires donations and funds for the park to keep its…

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    In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill creating Yellowstone as the first National Park (The National Parks 2009), which is considered an area of land that is being protected from human exploitation and occupation (West & Brechen n.d.). Yellowstone was created for that exact reason, except the idea of enjoyment for the people was more prominent at the time (United States National Parks Service 2015), as congress did not do much to protect it (The National Parks 2009). Thus, the…

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    Yosemite is a national park in California. It was established on October 1, 1890. Muir and Johnson lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The State of California, however, retained control of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Yosemite is one of people’s national treasure because of its beauty and the way it looks. It is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape and has 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls which makes it one of the tallest waterfalls.…

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    visitation of national parks, they also provide a source of jobs. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park alone provided 12,759 jobs in 2014 (Cullinane Thomas, C., C. Huber, and L. Koontz). These jobs helped with keeping the park open to the ten million people that visited the park in 2014. It is important that Congress allocates more funds for the National Park Service because of the jobs that these parks provide. If Congress reduces the funding for national parks, like it has in recent years,…

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