The Meadow Lands

December 14, 2018

I found this book to have beautiful wording, but it was much like reading a story I had no interest in. The exploration of the area that is both wilderness but is tainted is humbling. The first part is snake hill, how it rises from the marshy land and appears to be. The way the story both glorifies the area but tells of why people have problems. I really enjoyed reading that it was resilent to change that it would suck down building that attempted to encroach in its musty, buggy, and watery home. Over all the meadow lands are a type of wilderness, that sits just outside the busy city, full of garbage and life, resilent to change.

 

The trouble with wilderness

I enjoy how he criticizes our view of wilderness. The truth is it varies from person to person, but as the modern world evolves so does the wilderness that is available to us. Cronon argues that by conceptualizing wilderness as a place void of humans, a place untouched and out there, we leave ourselves little room to discover a place for ourselves within it, and that the idea of wilderness being seperated from humans as a whole makes our understanding of it that much less

 


GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

December 14, 2018

GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

Project PowerPoint

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YUC91FFip7crSYrd5yClSqV3xPhL-osp/view?usp=sharing

Project Report

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hKZr_Xq2QNyHYEnHgeC8pucEjFQsDL6c/view?usp=sharing

Week 2 – “The Trouble with Wilderness” & “The Meadowlands”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-2/

Week 3 – “Desert Solitaire”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-3-2/

Week 4 – “The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-4/

Week 5 – “Nature” (First Part)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-5/

Week 6 – “Nature” (Part 2)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-6-2/

Week 7 – “Eating Animals”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-7-2/

Week 9 – Good News Current Event

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-9/

Week 10 – Environment and Society” (Part 1)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-10-2/

Week 11 – “Environment and Society” (Part 2)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-11/

Week 12 – “Placing Animals”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-12-4/

Week 13 – “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action”

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/week-13-4/

 


Week 5

December 14, 2018

Nature” (First Part)

Since the beginning, nature had distinctive undertones, the Greeks thought of nature had turned into a question of devotion in its very own right, supplied with an ethical reason and significance free of humankind. In the Middle Ages, individuals just wandered into nature to conceptualize their hypotheses. It’s intriguing how much the significance of nature has changed radically from the beginning of time, particularly with our mechanical/technological advances and changes in needs. Considering nature the outside and the creatures inside the earth then one can understand that the one’s own existence is modest in contrast with the Earth that is likewise a little spot in contrast with the universe.

Environmental News

Two new marine stops that together make up a zone the measure of Hungary have been made in the Patagonian Sea. One is called Yaganes and is found simply off the southern tip of Argentina. The other, Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank II, is in the South Atlantic. Together, they make up 37,000 square miles of marine protected areas (MPAs) overflowing with ocean animals, a significant number of which are delegated compromised species. Bits of these new MPAs have stayed flawless as a matter of course of their remoteness, and the Argentinian government’s choice to secure them guarantees that the marine environments will remain as such. Progressives are trusting this move flags a move toward more grounded protection measures in the nation. Not just in light of the fact that the choice assigns an increasingly ensured area, yet in addition since it accompanies a legitimate structure to uphold the new limitations.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/argentina-creates-new-marine-protected-areas/


Week 9

December 14, 2018

Environmental News

Back in the mid-1990s, following fifteen years of common war, with two militaries treating Gorongosa as a war zone, executing its untamed life for meat to sustain warriors and for ivory to purchase arms, the place was in destruction. It moped for over 10 years until, in 2004, the Gorongosa Restoration Project started, as an organization between the Mozambican government and the U.S.- based Carr Foundation. Noteworthy since only 2014, quantities of impala, kudu, and nyala (gazelle) are unequivocally up as well. In excess of five hundred hippos cool themselves in the waters of Gorongosa’s Lake Urema and its adjacent streams on a given evening. Warthogs are plentiful to the point that you may discover two dozing under your yard at the Gorongosa lodging. Waterbuck are far up, to an excess of 55,000 head, offering declaration on the nature of Gorongosa floodplain living space and heaps of potential nourishment for lions, wild puppies, and panthers. Elephants have bounced back, more than 550 of them now, however, Greg Carr and his associates yearn toward some more.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/12/african-wildlife-is-rebounding-gorongosa-national-park/


Week 13

December 14, 2018

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action”

Stoknes’ gives several primary resistances that shield individuals from recognizing the requirement for change: far off, fate, disharmony, forswearing, etc. Also, it isn’t so much that individuals couldn’t care less about the profoundly dubious issue, it is that individuals can’t see that there are compelling arrangements. The stress of environmental change is frequently pushed crazy to concentrate on concerns nearer to us, for example, family, well-being, and instruction/work. For instance, how we ought to do any other way and how these new methodologies demonstrating powerful, rather, we have to locate an alternate way to deal with discovering methods for drawing in that run with the transformative stream of the human personality. Taking a shot at interpersonal organizations, we ought to abstain from confining environmental change with adverse meanings: a calamity, significant expenses, and numerous penances. We ought to send steady framings by situating environmental change as open doors for more astute development answers for urban areas and organizations, or as a national protection issue and/or general wellbeing concern. We ought not to dispose of the hopelessness and sorrow out of the term environmental change; however, it is to a greater degree an individual misery, an inclination inside us and in our psyches. The progress to vulnerability to managing environmental change by tolerating sadness. Only up to that point, we can completely acknowledge the condition of our atmosphere and move from powerless despondency to gratefulness and re-commitment.

Environmental News

A dead sperm whale that washed aground in eastern Indonesia had expended an alarming gathering of plastic waste, including 115 drinking mugs, 25 plastic sacks, plastic jugs, two flip-flops and a pack containing in excess of 1,000 bits of string. Altogether, the plastic substance of the whale’s stomach weighed 13.2 pound (six kilograms). The spoiling corpse of the 31-foot (9.5-meter) whale was discovered Monday in shallow waters simply off Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park, as indicated by news reports. Indonesia, with a populace of 263 million individuals and 34,000 miles (54,716 kilometers) of coastline, positioned second, behind China, on a rundown of the best 20 most noticeably awful polluters of plastic junk to the world’s sea, as per a recent report that found 192 waterfront nations contribute a joined aggregate of 8.5 million tons of plastic waste to the seas consistently.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/11/dead-sperm-whale-filled-with-plastic-trash-indonesia/


Week 12

December 14, 2018

“Placing Animals”

Placing Animals moved back on a great deal of to Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, whereas Julie Urbanik approaches these themes in an unexpected way. This is most evidently found in the first section of the textbook, where the author invests less energy discussing creatures and additional time presenting and clarifying geographic terms and ideas. There was likewise plenty of irregular certainties that truly stood out, there are more tigers living in imprisonment in the United States than there are living in nature. Urbanik’s examination of the job creatures play in dialect, and how we relate certain attributes and identity qualities to specific creatures, similar to the shrewd fox, the daring lion, and the coward chicken.

Environmental News

Five oil and gas organizations have been given the green light to utilize seismic “airgun” impacts to scan for worthwhile oil and gas stores that could be covered in the ocean bottom from New Jersey to Florida. Vast marine warm-blooded creatures like whales and dolphin utilize sound for imparting, sustaining, and mating, which means the impacts could affect each of the three of those fundamental exercises. To moderate effect to natural life, NOAA says seismic impacts won’t be permitted from November to April in specific areas of the Atlantic where North Atlantic right whales are known to move. Furthermore, pontoons leading seismic activities will be required to have a NOAA spectator on board to screen coincidental take.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/11/noaa-approves-seismic-airgun-blasting-oil-gas-drilling-atlantic-ocean/


Week 11

December 14, 2018

“Environment and Society” (Part 2)

The authors change their concentration to certifiable instances of issues that are presently being confronted and the predicament of people that are running into. With the industrialization of countries, the economy and society of the place wound up attached to carbon dioxide outflows. As worldwide nations endeavor to bring down the measure of carbon dioxide discharges. The shared understandings will profit those nations who partake however those nations that don’t take an interest their outflows still affect everybody. A few nations’ benefits wind up having different nations riding on the advantages of others. Human development has pushed the limits of normal natural surroundings of different species including wolves – the text provides a detailed example of the case of wolves. There are numerous players associated with wolf protection as wolves are a predator that could hurt a human while in the meantime they are viewed as required in the earth. Individuals have likewise balanced the manner in which they see wolves from chasing them nearly to termination to ending up much cherished by a great many people. Progressing even further into the text, the authors discuss uranium, describing the situation for workers in those industries as, “A political economy of uranium mining demonstrates that the people who have borne the greatest burden of harm from uranium extraction are often not the same people who have reaped its benefits.”

Environmental News

Ocean scallops got off the bank of England are fit for ingesting billions of modest plastic particles, which scatter all through the body to the kidney, gill, muscle and different organs; this all happens inside six hours. These discoveries are the most recent in a developing gathering of concentrates that affirm a consistently growing program of natural life eats microplastics and littler particles known as “nanoplastics”. That examination, thusly, has brought up issues – so far unanswered – about potential impacts on the evolved way of life, and to human wellbeing. What’s extraordinary and new is that this venture endeavors to get past reporting utilization and start to comprehend the ramifications for the natural life whose diet presently incorporates customary samplings of plastic.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/sea-scallops-eat-plastic-particles-study/