Over a Million People Displaced The dam's 410-mile-long (660-kilometer-long) reservoir will flood about 244 square miles (632 square kilometers) of land—including well over a thousand towns and villages. Some 1.3 million people (another disputed number) have been or will be relocated. The Three Gorges plan includes compensation for the dispossessed, such as payments and new homes and jobs. But these efforts have been plagued by widespread local corruption and complaints that funds aren't reaching the intended recipients. Dozens of architectural and cultural sites will also disappear under the reservoir.
HUD does this very well. The following list of goals and objectives was taken from HUD’s 5-year plan for the Public Housing Authority and was emphasized in recent legislation. I. Increase the availability of decent, safe, and affordable housing. A.
The Colorado River Austin Norris The Colorado River is a primary water resource for seven states, and Mexico. It provides water for 38 million people and runs for 1,450 miles, traveling from the Rocky Mountains through parts of the southwest before heading south to Mexico where it ends in the Gulf of California. For years people have relied upon the waters of the Colorado River for agriculture and life. Increased population growth and demands in recent years have threatened the river. Unexpected draughts have reduced the volume of annual water flow and stream flow miscalculations resulted in more water being allocated for use than actually flows through the river.
2000 : The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is created by the merger of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the county transportation commission. Water leakage causes millions of dollars in damage to the subway because a costly protective liner was poorly designed. 2006: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach jointly release the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. This historical plan aims to reduce emissions by 50 percent over the next five years. The Port of Los Angeles set itself as an environmental steward and model for ports around the globe.
Blue Cross now serves 85 % of the Fortune 100 companies and around 76 % of Fortune 500 companies. Blue Cross has and still is covering more than 50 % of federal workers while making the Federal Employee Program (FEP) the major private health plan in the world. ("Blue Cross Blue Shield Association", 2014). These statistics are higher than any other insurance company or agency, and it proves Blue Cross has a solid and strong organizational structure to soar so high. Blue Cross offers health insurance to large groups and small group’s employers as well as individual coverage for those that have
Fracking is a procedure that has been around as early as 1947. What started as an experiment to obtain more natural gas ended up being a successful operation and has spread worldwide. Natural gas is our number one domestic energy source that fuels basic necessities that we use every day, including; vehicles, heating, cooking, and general electricity. As of 2012, 2.5 million fracking operations have been performed worldwide. Out of those procedures over one million were produced in the United States.
The Thames Barrier is a structure of regulation of the flow of the river Thames. It was built between 1974 and 1982 in Woolwich Reach. The barrier was officially opened on 8 May 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II. It is the second-largest work of flood protection after that of Maeslantkering in Netherlands. Located at the south of London, the Thames Barrier was realized after a long process of design and construction, it protects London from the danger of flooding tide.
Whale: finback, whale: blue, whale: humpback • Which is your state's longest river and what is its length in miles and kilometers? (If your state doesn't have a river, base your responses on a neighboring state.) Sacramento River - 447 miles (719 km) • When is the fishing season open for Atlantic salmon or other species? Fall is the fishing season for open Atlantic salmon and other species. • Name two species of trees native to your area.
According to “ The Risks of Hydrofracking”(n.d.), the process uses 8 million gallons of water for one single well. Since there are approximately 500.000 gas wells in America, this means that almost 4 billion gallons of water resources are being used in this process. Moreover, only 30% of the water can be recycled for reuse, which means that 2.8 billion gallons of water is gone (Inglesby & Jenks & Nyquist & Pinner, 2012). In addition, using huge amounts of water may cause a shortage near fracking areas. This issue is highly controversial issue in United States.
Our country has been at war for more than ten years. Since the horrific events of September 11th 2001, the U.S. Military and the Department of Defense have employed more than 5 million service members and have sent almost 2 million service members to serve tours of duty in and around southwest Asia. With the vast overwhelming majority of military members only enlisting for four years, the extreme influx of returning veterans reintegrating back into civilian society has exacerbated an already competitively difficult situation. Today’s veterans all face a multitude of problems that are only made worse by the depressing facts of life in present day America. They face an economic depression that limits available employment even for the most qualified applicants.