In the beautiful Almaden Lake, a popular San Jose city park off Almaden Expressway, has fish that have the highest concentrations of mercury contamination in California. Based of new state studies. There are four other lakes in Santa Clara County Anderson, Uvas, Calero and Chesbro reservoirs ,rank with the top 20 lakes with fish have the highest mercury concentrations. Almaden Lake is a 66-acre park off the Almaden Expressway. It originated in the 1940s as a rock quarry on Los Alamitos Creek. These creek, Guadalupe Creek, also drains into the Almaden hills, which was once home to the New Almaden mercury mines.
As scary as it can be, choosing a college is a huge life decision. The next 4 or 5 years of my life are basically determined by which college I choose. Not only will it determine how I live for the next few years, but also how I live for the rest of my life. I am currently trying to choose between attending Bowling Green State University or Tiffin University. As of right now, I am leaning toward picking Bowling Green over Tiffin because it is a better fit for me and my personality.
Home of cowboy boots, roasted peanuts, country fried steak, and fried okra, Texas is one of the most exquisite states for vacationing. Texas is the largest of 50 states. According to www.50states.com, “More land is farmed in Texas than any other state.” This makes Texas the perfect state to vacation in for cowboys, cowgirls and everyone else who loves country living. Nevertheless, Texas is full of different cities. One city that grasps my attention is Dallas, Texas. Dallas Texas is a tourist attraction. It is the perfect getaway for a family who is looking for enjoyment and excitement. Dallas Texas is known for its different activities, restaurants and shopping places.
The Great Lakes had many benefits for Canada, which include: the transportation of goods, home for many aquatic species, and the provision of drinking water. Although, the lakes provided a great abundance to Canada they became over polluted after World War two, leading to a challenge Canada had to face. As a result “The Canadian Government became aware of the pollution in the great great lakes, to reduce the problem the Great Lakes Water Quality and Clean Water Act were created.” (www.Great-lakes.net) The Acts helped reduce the amount of PCBs, raw sewage, and mercury in the lake. The creation of both Acts proves that pollution in the
Cedar Point is a theme park destination for millions of people each year. Cedar Point is known for its famous roller coasters, making it one of the most attended theme parks in the country. The park has reached record numbers of 60,000 visitors a day! Since 1870, Cedar Point has been making an impact on Ohio’s economy and history in many ways(answers.com)(cedarpoint.com)(G. Susan).
The Puget Sound, home to wildlife and some of the business of this region, is dirty. Specifically, it is dirty with the toxins in people’s lives. The Puget Sound may be recovering, but it is still polluted. With people polluting the Puget Sound, people, businesses, and marine life may be harmed.
Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, is a quiet and sparsely populated region known largely for its
Bridgewater, Va. – The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday April 20th, abolitionist, and anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman is to replace the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This is a mark in history because she will not only be the first African-American to appear on United States paper currency, but also the first woman in over a century.
As was stated in the previous paragraph, on boat you could carry 1 ton and you would only have to pay $6. Another great advantage about the Erie canal was that the Erie canal was the faster way. In chart one it showed how the dirt road took 15-45 days to travel the Erie Canal. On the other hand, it only took 9 days to travel the Erie canal by boat. It became easy to start your business because since the Erie canal was so cheap, you could travel far and not have to pay that much. Compared to the revenue from the Erie Canal, the expenses were
Living in the charming Southern town of Clarksville, Tennessee means never needing to sacrifice modern amenities for a peaceful existence. Residents of the Clarksville area enjoy the ability to participate in a variety of relaxing
Why should people be concerned about the Flint Water Crisis? What makes it different from any other crisis? The citizens of Flint have been poisoned by drinking lead-filled water. This occurred because governor Rick Snyder switched Flint’s main water source from Detroit, to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. Due to this change in the water source, many children may not experience major health defects and have problems in the near future. The water change may have also caused an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the county. Legionnaires’ disease has killed about ten people, and has affected seventy-seven more. Many lawsuits have been filed towards the government officials because of this issue. Jurgis and his family are having a tough
Holland America Line (HAL) has grown into a sustainability leader in the global cruise line industry. HAL, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, was founded as a shipping and passenger line in 1871and in 1895 offered its first vacation cruises. Since the early stages HAL has always sought to become a leader in sustainability, in 1989 it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Carnival Corporation. This was a huge play for HAL because, Carnival Corporation was the largest company in the cruise line industry, dominating 52% of the market. Since joining Carnival, HAL has been one recognized as a leader in the cruise industry in its environmental sustainability. HAL has been a recipient of many prestigious awards for their efforts in sustainability.
In my area there has an escalated amount of pollution. The amount of pollution has affected the protected wildlife areas and parks. Polluted rivers are killing the wildlife, and animals are in danger because of the heavy amounts of pollution. A lot of people aren 't properly recycling their waste and that affects the environment, and the wildlife living in it, greatly. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been trying to raise awareness around pollution since 1967. Their goal is to find effective, science-based solutions to the pollution that is destroying the Chesapeake Bay.
Transportation means moving goods or people from one place to another place. With the increase of the population, transportation came in to consideration both in passenger and freight transportation. Transportation in urban cities has to meet
According to iRami (2012) stated that the shipping plays an important role in world trade which is the backbone of the world economy. Recently, without these boats and vessels provide transportation services, many countries will be unable to participate in world trade and will not be as prosperous. From centuries past, the sea has always been important to all country at the world which as an important factor of economic development of every maritime country. The maritime sector contributes significantly to the economic development. Underling this is the fact that 95% of the country international trade is carried in whole or in part by maritime transport. An efficiency of the transport that will improve the liberalization of the economy, the prospects for further growth of the industry remain strong.