“ http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/legacy/ 3. “ Some 850 million tons of topsoil blew away in 1935 alone. "Unless something is done," a government report predicted, "the western plains will be as arid as the Arabian desert." The government 's response included deploying Civilian Conservation Corps workers to plant shelter belts; encouraging farmers to try new techniques like contour plowing to minimize erosion; establishing conservation districts; and using federal money in the Plains for everything from grasshopper control to outright purchases of failed farms.
Our beautiful 31st state, California, is in a major drought. What is causing the valley to sink more than it ever has in recent years? “Sipping California Dry” authored by Matt Richtel, goes beyond the issues at hand by interviewing the farmers themselves, detailing exactly what is happening in the golden state with pictures that show just how bad it is in California. This drought is a real issue, and the author works very hard to bring to light certain aspects of it that we may not know about in a detailed, informative way. This article touches base on one of numerous ongoing issues in California right now, drought.
Incredible Facts About Prehistoric Sea Turtles and Mexico Sea turtles were alive at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era 225 million years ago and survived the rise and extinction of the dinosaurs. Six of the seven surviving species are threatened by humanity. Threats to the reptiles include high attrition rates for hatchlings, loss of nesting sites, poaching, coastal development, pollution and accidental entanglement in fishing nets. These magnificent but fragile reptiles need air to breathe and places to nest on land, but they 're well-adapted to survive in oceans. The leatherback sea turtle often grows to more than 1,000 pounds, and some turtles live as long as 100 years or more.
People of the everglades is in danger for the hunters may think they are pythons to and shoot them to. How would you feel if you were living in the Florida everglades with the rapid growing carnivore? To conclude, the hunting pets and the danger of the everglades have went to extreme. The hunters have went too far with these animals. These Burmese pythons are changing the ecosystem of the everglades in so many ways.
Due to the extreme differences in seasonal climate of western Madagascar and northeastern Madagascar, the primates in the two areas have evolved differently. The northeastern coast of Madagascar does not experience dry seasons, instead having a wet, tropical climate that supports the rainforest. Therefore, there are not continuous periods of food scarcity that would force a lemur into hibernation. Because of this, the Short-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs native to the coastline evolved in different way, instead evolving with shorter tails to more agile movement in the more dangerous rainforest
Desert bighorn sheep are the parks largest and most magnificent animals. They are always on the move, and very mobile (so they can go form water source to water source.) This is surprising as they have to carry up to 30 pounds of curling horns. Their agility is a critical factor for surviving in death valley. Along with the fact that they have a high ability to travel to water and high mountain slopes.
If I were a plain’s Indian living in the 1900s my reservation would be the Choctaw reservation. I would explain to my grandkids that us as plains Indians we were great wanderers, travelers but we did not like farming. We were greatly known for being great warriors and fighters by using the tactic of gorilla warfare as a sneak attack. One of the many threats that happened to our culture, was the loss of our buffalo. We greatly depended on the buffalo for our food and clothes.
If your family is starving but the laws told you that you cannot go out and get food, what do you do? A similar question was running circles in Tommy Pikok Sr. and John Nusunginya’s head when the law told him he could not provide food for his family. In 1961 the Duck-In began when the Migratory Bird Treaty was signed. This treaty outlawed hunting from March to September when the birds were only available for harvest in Alaska. As a result, the hungry Iñupiaq people in Barrow decided to pay no mind to the law and protested.
Gila trout are endangered in some stretches of water that are managed as designated wilderness. A hands-off policy would be their doom. Because exotic trout species now swim in the same streams, Gila trout can survive the competition and the temptation to interbreed only if they swim in isolated tributaries. In which a water-fall blocks the upstream movement of other fish. Two decades ago, one such tributary was fortified.
One of the biggest ways this issue strikes you on an emotional level is when tragedy strikes when orcas are kept in captivity. The documentary "Blackfish" highlights just one of these tragedies, when a trainer was killed at Sea World in 2010. So the question comes to all of us why if we know that captivity and this environment is negatively affecting the orcas, do we continue to support this practice by going to the shows and marine parks? The legislation that California has passed brings the ethical issues of keeping these beautiful animals in captivity into the discussion now as well. Even though Sea World has stopped all their breeding programs, and will not be acquiring any new orcas, the question is what will become of the orcas that are currently living at these marine parks.
In Mcewen’s article river restoration project offers a sprinkling of hope” he states that “san joaquin... has temperatures more suited for bass and bluegill. So thanks to the choice of fish, the project will result in failure thanks to the salmon when it could have succeeded with bass or bluegill. Due to the poor thought on the matter the government
The professor counters this point by saying that the whales were disappeared because of the human hunters. That made the Ocras change their diets to hunt seals, sea lions, and sea otters, so that supports the predation theory also. Third, the reading states that the pollution hypothesis could also explain the uneven pattern of otter decline. The professor refutes this point by saying that ocras ' populations declined in the places, where the Ocras are easily accessible to the sea otters, while sea otters ' population did not decline in the shallow water or rocky areas, where it 's hard for the Ocra to get
Mako sharks are currently listed as Vulnerable species(Beardsley, 2015). A vulnerable species means if their their birth and deaths rates decrease, they will become endangered. Humans hunt Makos for sports and food(Gray, 2014). For example, they make shark fin soup with Mako sharks. To protect the Mako Shark species, they are protected by U.S. waters(Beardsley, 2015).