For years, the State of Nevada has found the Yucca Mountain project unacceptable because of the obvious logical and scientific issues that make the site itself unsafe. Additional support for their argument is that other than being far from the nuclear waste, the repository cannot really separate itself and its dangers from the environment and humans. Even though Nevada started with just being upset about the state having the political finger pointed at them to hold the whole nation’s nuclear waste but now their argument is stronger (Adams, 2010). Not only is Yucca Mountains’ size not big enough for the entire countries nuclear waste, but geologic factors could make the waste
Native people have been around the Americas since before the Europeans came. Then the natives land began to shrink. Now in today’s society they have the lowest population amongst groups. Most native people use the land for growing goods like fruits and vegetables to tobacco. With the possibility of nuclear waste site in Yucca Mountains, it could threaten the fertility of their land. Environmental racism is the inequality in the form of racism linked with environmental factors and practices that cause disproportionate distress on minority communities (Knowledge Encyclopedia). The Yucca mountain project is environmental racism to the surrounding natives. To get across my point, the following paragraphs will talk about the history of the project, what the article was about, which tribes it would affect, why it is environmental racism and why the previous paragraphs prove my opinion.
On this day in 1863, Union troops capture Lookout Mountain southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee,as they begin to break the Confederate siege of the city. In the “battle above the clouds,” the Yankees scaled the slopes of the mountain on the periphery of the Chattanooga lines.
The Yuma Tribe resides in what is currently modern day southwestern Arizona, specifically the city of Yuma, and parts of southeastern California. Yuma Indians lived in small settlements called rancherias that were located along the Colorado River. The climate is hot and barren with temperatures reaching over 100℉.
The cultural interview is to invite someone different culture than themselves and to prepare questions to talk about the differences and similarities between the two participants. The person I chose to interview is my boyfriend David. The reason why I chose to interview him because of his status he is an immigrant in this country. I would like to know the consequences of being illegal immigrant and what's the reason behind he came to this country. I told him I was going to interview him but he didn’t know I was going to ask him questions about his status which was for me was a bit frightening because I know many people don’t like talking about their status and now more because of our president. David came to my house on November 1st around 5 o’clock while waiting for him I made a cup of coffee to take to the park. Once he came to my house we walk to my neighborhood park to do the interview. We sat down at a bench and he thought I was going to ask him basic questions tell me about yourself but never knew they were going to be deeply personal questions.
Before I started the interview I explained to each participant what the research question is. I would say something like this, this interview is gathering opinions and feelings on the question of if division I college athletes should be compensated. Student athletes are provided scholarships, and sometimes other incentives for their performance, but they also put an enormous amount of time into the sport. I will ask you a series of questions to gather your opinion on this topic, it should take no longer than 10 minutes. Are you still willing to answer? All of the people were still willing to participate in the interview after I said this to them. I ended up doing four interviews because I wanted to see if there was a difference in opinions between ages and genders. I interviewed two males and two females. The males were the ages of 48 and 23. The females were the ages of 52 and
During the revolutionary war, the valley forge soldiers fought the british for their freedom. The americans during the war had many battles and lots of death from illnesses and much more. Would you have left the war? If i quit, life will be better without any risks.
I started my research on bill two first, because I believed it would be easy to persuade my classmates against passing it due to the factual and moral argument potential of this bill. I began my research trying to appeal to the senators’ emotional sides. I did this by researching the Chernobyl disaster. In 1986 a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl,
When trying to look up the policy behind the superfund act it was all blocked, which I found extremely interesting. I was trying to get a better feeling of what exactly the policy cover from the original document. The article by Ariel Wittenburg looked into more defining what the Superfund was supposed to be doing. The she transited into how it has helped and what it covers. Finally she talks about the failures of the program that stem from policy. The most shocking part of the article had to deal with the difference is reductions; in 1991-1993 only had a 10% reduction compared to the 53% reduction rate in 2001 to 2003. It would be interesting to see how many of these sites should still be on the list when looking at concentrations of toxins in the environment. Also how the talked about the finances of this programs was eye opening. This is a major issue
The first question I asked my interviewees was what tribal sovereignty is. Based on the fact that I didn’t know what tribal sovereignty was until learning about it in class, I kind of figured my interviewees wouldn’t know a lot about it either. Just as I suspected, they either knew nothing on the subject or very little in terms of what tribal sovereignty actually was. Three out of the five people I interviewed had
Rob and I shop at an international store that stocks food not native to North American culture. They stock a lot of Asian foods but have a supply of Latin and South American foods, too. We decided to use the opportunity we had and buy a new vegetable. I picked out the yucca and looked for recipes.
“Living in a yurt brings life closer to the natural world,” says the author of website, Two Girls Farm & Yurts (TGFY). A yurt is a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework (Definition of YURT). The ideas of this organization fully support those of the Romantics and Thoreau in that they are all about getting closer to nature and immersing oneself in the outdoors.
In the modern society, energy is considered one of our most valuable resources. Humanity has managed to tap several sources of energy and utilize it for their daily activities. Almost everything in the society is dependent on energy; otherwise, humanity would cease to exist. The sources of energy vary from firewood, solar energy, geothermal energy and nuclear energy. The sources vary depending on the amount of energy that can be harnessed. Nuclear energy is a controversial subject when it comes to energy matters. Theorists argue that the world’s sources of energy are being depleted at such high rates, that the future will not favor humanity. Richard Watson establishes this ethical argument in his work known as Anti-Anthropocentric Ethics: he argues that any ethics should be based on the survival of humanity (Watson 245). Therefore, an inquiry that should be made in line with energy and ethics should consider the question; is modernization worth killing humanity? Nuclear power sources provide such high energy that can power industries and sustain industrial processes for longer times. The problem with the nuclear power energy is the danger it poses to the society and humanity as a whole (Ingram 37). The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Russia is a good example relative to the effects of nuclear power and the environment. This essay seeks to analyze and evaluate the ethical issues raised by the Chernobyl nuclear plant as source of energy