The 50th anniversary of Starfish Prime: Designated Starfish Primeit was part of a dangerous series of high-altitude nuclear bomb tests at the height of the Cold War. Its immediate effects were felt for thousands of kilometers, but it would also have a far-reaching aftermath that still touches us today.
Here population nearly doubled in 10 years, and home prices tripled and urban planning circles hailed the boom as the new America at the far exurban fringe. But others saw it as the residential embodiment of the Edward Abbey line that "growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Owners of 1 in 10 mortgages owe more than their houses are worth, and many just walk away.
Without vested owners, vandalism runs rampant and the place becomes a slum. Through immigration and high birth rates, the United States is expected to add another million people by Developers plowed up walnut groves and vineyards to pay for services demanded by new school parents and park users.
A lesson can be learned from cities like San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and San Diego, which have stable and recovering home markets, have fairly strict development codes, trying to hem in their excess sprawl.
Instead, the free-for-all cities like Las Vegas, the Phoenix metro area, South Florida, this valley - are the most troubled, the suburban slums. Build it and they will come, say the developers, confident that growth is always the answer. They have no idea about carrying capacity.
And most people still do not realize that economic hard times are related to carrying capacity. With so many of us burning fossil fuels, gobbling up renewable resources, and generating toxic trash, our life support ecosystems are threatened.
In the central North Pacific Ocean gyre, swirling plastic fragments now outweigh plankton 46 to one.
CO2 in the atmosphere is higher today than anytime in the pastyears. Nearly one in four mammals is threatened with extinction, and worse - one in three amphibians and a quarter of all conifers. In many parts of the world, including the High Plains of North America, human water use exceeds annual average water replenishment; by 1.
Unsustainable farming practices cause the destruction and abandonment of almost 30 million acres of arable land each year. The number of humans is still increasing by 1. Even though China is only growing by 0. Many argue that a decrease in human numbers would lead to a fiscal catastrophe, seeing that, in the last years, unprecedented economic growth has been accompanied by an equally unprecedented increase in world population.
During the s and s, up to half of world economic growth was likely due to population growth; Georgetown University environmental historian John McNeill explains: More hands, more work, more things produced. Slow population growth, and economic growth will likely slow as well unless advances in productivity and spending increase at rates high enough to make up the difference.I.
DESCRIPTION. Presently owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, the former Central Pacific Transcontinental Railroad is a standard-gauge (four feet, eight and one-half inches between railheads) railroad extending between Sacramento, California and Ogden, Utah.
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March 17, Bill Ryerson The New York Times is publishing a series of articles on the impact immigrants are having on American institutions, with the first article focusing on educating new immigrants.
In , the Pacific War between the Empire of Japan and the Allies entered its fourth year. Most Japanese military units fought fiercely, ensuring that the Allied victory would come at an enormous cost.
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