The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation. The Animas River is a main tributary that comes from the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado. The river begins in Silverton, Colorado the mining area where the Gold King Mine produced tons of gold and the chemical waste that would contaminate the river and flows through Colorado and New Mexico where it joins the San Juan River. It travels hundreds of miles through the
Louisiana 's marshes are constantly changing, and it 's costing a lot of money to save it. The cost is $14 billion to stop coastal erosion, which is at a rate of losing 2.5 acres of land per hour. New Yorkers should help pay for the cost too, as they are also being affected levees, man-made and natural causes, economically, environmentally, and socially. The main problem with the marshes is coastal erosion, which is affected greatly by levees. Levees direct river water straight into the Gulf of Mexico, where it no longer deposits sediment along the coast (p. 36).
Initial federal permits, and partnership with affected tribes, were treated as a “check the box” exercise. Nowhere was there a careful analysis of how much the Missouri River crossing threatened water quality and tribal treaty rights. Nowhere was there a thoughtful public discussion of whether a new major oil pipeline should be placed in a river providing drinking water to 17 million people. And one had to pore over hundreds of pages of technical data to learn that the original route of the pipeline crossed the river just north of Bismarck, N.D. — a capital city that is nearly 90 percent white — and was moved to Standing Rock only when regulators expressed concern over the risk of a spill to the city’s water
San Pasqual tied in with MCDP-1 MCDP-1 identifies many different common aspects of war and during the Battle of San Pasqual it easy to identify many of them. The below correspondence will identify a brief overview of the battle and will only focus on two tie-ins with MCDP-1. Battle of San Pasqual In the San Pasqual Valley southeast of Escondido, in the darkness of early morning on December 6, 1846, the American Army under Stephen Watts Kearny fought the bloodiest encounter to win California from Mexico. General Kearny and his 120 or so member Army of the West had just arrived from Missouri by way of New Mexico. Dreary, hungry, wet, and cold, they met and were defeated by a smaller force of Californios led by General Andres Pico who was waiting
I think a huge problem in our society is all this talk about the North Dakota Pipeline. In my honest opinion i think it is wrong. There is many people who use the water supply and if something happens with the pipeline it could contaminate the Native Americans water supply. There is many people who count on the water and use it everyday for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. If they go through with the pipeline act it could kill many Native Americans because we need water to survive.
If one doesn’t know, ² The Colorado River expands southwest and supplies water to southwest states like Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and even extends toward Mexico. Which means that states that already face drought could expect to see extreme drought in 2050 if the rate of climate change continues, an emotional though for someone who could be affected by drought. Pearl also quotes Arizona state university Climatologist, David Hondula when he talks about other factors such as "social service programs, homeless shelters, the opioid epidemic, [and] all these other intermediating factors," (Hondula) of the deaths by stating, “If we’re not paying attention to those at the same time we’re keeping an eye on the thermometers, we might really miss some drivers and some threat magnifiers.” (Hondula) This use of pathos can cause the reader to stop and think by playing on some of their underlying fears of climate change. Finally, Pearl uses ethos by using credible sources to strengthen the appeal of the article. Multiple times Pearl uses facts/statistics from many sources, much like Eric Holthaus who stated that, “Phoenix 's summer weather will be on average 3 to five degrees hotter by 2050.” (Holthaus) when talking to mike.
The Rio Grande The fourth longest river in the U.S., the Rio Grande, originates in the Rocky Mountains at the southwestern part of Colorado, twisting like a snake across the Southwest, passing through fertile valleys, amazing canyons, mountains, and desert shelves, and eventually emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. Early occupants of the Rio Grande region were Native American hunters and gatherers dating back to prehistoric times. It was homeland to more than forty indigenous groups, including those from the Pueblo Indian, the Tompiro Indians, and the Coahuiltecans. In 1749, Spanish colonists arrived to establish settlement on behalf of Spain. The Spanish invaded the indigenous people’s homeland transforming its inhabitants by introducing a
history. The name gives reference to the South Western region of the United States that Mexico relinquished to the U.S. The Mexican Cession comes third as the largest land acquisition in U.S. history after the Louisiana and Alaska acquisitions. Before Mexico ceded the territory to the United States, the vast land had been under the ownership of the Mexican government but there had been attempts by revolt groups to acquire it. The Mexican Cession came after the United States and Mexico were engaged in a two-year war between the year 1846-1848 which then resulted in the United States gaining control of the territory (Fieldman 71).
With the increased scale of fracking in Texas, one might wonder if the oil boom is affecting our water supply. The value of water in Texas is deeply cherished considering Texas’s dry climate and long-standing droughts. One may even wonder if Texas is valuing its water as much as it is its oil. As research furthers, we can begin to weigh the positive and negative effects of oil fracking. By providing overwhelming data on oil fracking and it’s effect on our water supply, we will begin to understand the vast impact of oil fracking in Texas.
The Flint water crisis is an ongoing catastrophe that is currently affecting around 98,310 resident’s water supply in Michigan. What makes matters worse is that this particular area is already poverty stricken, with 41% of house hold income averaging around $24,862. (CNN) With that being said they don’t have the money to just up and move because of contaminated water. The people of Flint are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally because of the water crisis, the rising levels of lead found in the water have caused brain damage, hair loss and even cancer. The government has been taking an ample amount of time to resolve this matter, but have yet to come up with a solution to the problem.
Hawaii In 1927 under the same 1905 Convention, the U.S. acquired two bancos from Mexico at the Colorado River border with Arizona. Farmers Banco, covering, a part of the Cocopah Indian Reservation at, was ceded to the U.S. with controversy. Fain Banco at also became U.S. soil. Proposed: Based on aerial surveys in 2008, there are 138 cases where the widest channel of normal flow of the Rio Grande has shifted from previous surveys. Therefore, the International Boundary Line is to be changed under Article III of the 1970 Boundary Treaty.
The Colorado River has been the giver of life for southwestern civilizations in the United States for over a century. Without it, the mighty metropolis of Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, and San Diego would not survive to the extent they do. Seven states and twelve cities depend on it for drinking water and irrigation. The Colorado River Basin states are: California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state is party to the Colorado River Compact entered into in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 24, 1922.
Over the past century or so, twenty-two of the fifty states have lost an average of fifty percent of their wetlands, however, Louisiana’s total loss is over ninety percent of the nation’s total. What is somewhat different about Louisiana’s land loss is that it is natural. The land it was built on is naturally inclined to sink over the years. The real problem with this in the last century, is that land is now being lost far faster than it can be replaced. This loss ranges from 0.1 to 11.1 square miles, depending on the place.
The US/ Mexico border is a prime example of the struggles that this binational environment must deal with everyday. Surrounding residents must manage to endure a harsh living environment, rapid growth, and economic integration. Such conflicts that arise from the border is, hazardous waste, limited water supplies, depletion of the groundwater, air and water pollutions, and the conservation of natural ecosystems. Many of us do not realize the struggles of life along the border, this paper is here to help bring these issues into the spotlight in hopes of finding a solution. The two - thousand-mile-long border is the home to millions of people who share water, air, land, and ecosystems.
The Southwest Water Crisis Although the current drought is exceptional for its high temperatures and affecting the largest supply of water in Southwestern United States, the Colorado River Basin, by decreasing the water levels. With the lack of water source it is also negatively impacting human health, agriculture, energy, and ecosystems. Water resources are crucial for any sort of living organism, but very scarce due the current drought, which holds complications for the future and alterations people have to construct to maintain water sustainability. Due to the climate change and warmer weather during the summers caused low snowpack in Rocky Mountains. When there is low snowpack in the Rocky Mountains it decreases the rivers water source.