In North Carolina there is huge deforestation problem. We are losing trees at a rapid pace and this must slow down or we will lose many of our natural ecosystems. I propose a solution to this problem, for every tree that is cut down you are legally required to plant a new tree. This would be put into place on a state level and would definitely help with the issue of the destruction of forests in North Carolina.
There is a debate about using prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are fires that help reduce the catastrophic damage that wildfire creates. prescribed fires work most of the time, but they can be faulty at some points. That's why some people don't agree with using prescribed fires. Even though they sometimes don't work, they can be really helpful when they do work.
The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack of regulation, lack of enforcement of the existing regulations, and an increase in technology quickly created a large environmental battle over the whole region. As civilizations impact on the region increased, so did the
In 2015 in the middle of summer there was a conflagration.The conflagration was in a small town of M.T Vernon,Oregon and it burned for days and days.Firefighters tell me that it started because of the conflagration in California it started from the small embers that traveled and landed in a pile of hay,and spread to the dry grass.
Have you ever heard that every year the Amazon Rainforest is losing 78 million acres of land every year? Well it’s sadly true, the reason it’s happening is because of all the jobs in Brazil. That’s what’s hurting it and destroying the Forest, people are trying to do everything to get back the Amazon Rainforest.
On a crisp spring morning on March 25th, 1911, young girls and women gathered together to start their normal work routine. Little did the young women know that their lives would be changed forever. Alex Blanck and Isaac Harris, who were tailors from Europe that immigrated to America, were the proprietors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan, New York City. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was a tragedy that changed the relationship between labor and industry.
Over the past few weeks, many wildfires have been ravaging Northern California, ranging from the city of Santa Rosa to Sonoma. These fires have led to more than 5,700 structures and 213,000 acres being burned, resulting in detrimental effects to the environment. Author Kirk Johnson spreads awareness about the issue of detrimental effects caused by the recently burned homes through his use of logic and reasoning, while also comparing past catastrophic events to the recent California fires.
by Linda Thomas and “Santa Ana” by Joan didion are essays written about the Santa Ana winds of southern California. These malevolent winds start as a cool high pressure front in the Great Basin east of California. As the wind from the high pressure system fall down the back side of the mountains east of southern California. As the winds fall down the west side of the mountains they are warmed by the desert and sun and increase in temperature and speed as they wind through the narrow mountain passes and canyons producing an extremely hot dry wind that torments Southern California and northern Baja Mexico. Both Thomas and Didion have different views on the wind they seem to agree on one thing, that everyone knows when the winds are
The North Valley fire was one of the most destructive wildfires to ever burn the state of California.It started september 12 in Lake County, Califorinia a community 100 miles north of the city of San Francisco. The fire began around 1:00 pm in the afternoon,by 6:00 it already destroyed more than 10,000 acres.Entire towns and thousands of residents along a 35-mile stretch of State Route 29 were forced to evacuate, many running as the fire came down the hill toward their homes.California fire spokesman Dan Berlant said “wind gusts that reached up to 30 miles per hour sent embers raining down on homes and made it hard for firefighters to stop the blaze from advancing” .This wind called the Santa Ana spells trouble to anyone trying to stop the
Over the last several hundred years, many scientists have proven that Climate change, or the other name, “Global Warming” that people think is politically incorrect, is a major problem in our future if we do not act to reverse its effects. One place around the world that has experienced these effects of this world issue is California. California has been in a major drought for several years now, and looks to continue for several years to come if nothing is done to mitigate the effects of climate change. The drought in California caused the increase in wildfire activity and low water levels, which as a result has caused tree mortality across California.
Texas is home for 25 million residents and the population will continue to rise in the future. The Lone Star is a great place to start your careers or to build a family because of the available resources and a wide range of opportunities. However, on the other hand, comparing to other states, the weather in Texas is extreme and unpredictable. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas is one of the three natural disaster states in the nation. Same as other natural disasters, wildfires in Texas can be hazardous because they can burn down resources, destroy wildlife and can put a great cost on property restoration. Fire hazards are at greater risk in regions with a big gap differences between their wet and dry seasons. Rainy season give
The California Wildfires have stretched over 229 square miles and destroyed 1,750 homes and other structures firefighters are going what they can to save every home that has a chance. The drought is what these fires because of everything being so dry and CAlifornia already being temperature hot the fires just start popping up
Drought has hit California hard. There is barely any more water remaining, “the Golden State has depleted its water resources so much that it 'll all be gone in about one year”(Jay Famiglietti). This NASA scientist used satellites to figure out that most of our water sources are completely depleted. A few weeks ago, there was a huge fire called “The Valley Fire which scorched more than 76,000 acres across Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties, killed four civilians, injured four firefighters and destroyed nearly 2,000 buildings”(Kale Williams). The Valley Fire grew so fast, since there was a terrible amount of dry brush and trees, which easily caught the whole area on fire, and that’s also how the fire grew 10,000 acres over a few hours. This mess
The story “Fires in the West” is interesting to say the least. According to the story three states in particular, have had an increased amount of fires than in the “past decade”. For the past six years the fires have exhausted resources to put out these fires. This has caused Fire Chief Vincent Bruno to create a policy along with local officials to put restrictions on the fires that will be fought. The manifest function on this policy was to fight fires only where owners “cut a fifty-yard fire break”.
The Chicago Fire was a very destructive and devastating fire. This fire killed more than 300 people. It left more than 100000 people homeless. The fire burned for two days before it was able to be put out by rain. On the 18 of October in 1871 a fire started in a backyard barn. The reason it took so long to get the fire out was because of the wind, and when it was called in it was called to the wrong address. This fire leveled Chicago. Most of the buildings and houses were made mostly of wood and other highly flammable materials, so when the fire hit it caught everything on fire immediately. This fire would be remembered throughout history. Even though people became discouraged very quickly every one worked together and helped each other keep