Amy Cordalis* & Daniel Cordalis** View PDF Version The Colorado River is one of the most important rivers in the world. The river’s 1,400-mile journey from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez takes on waters from seven states and from the reservations of twenty-eight Indian tribes along the way, 244,000 square miles of […]
On May 15, 2013, Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward navigated a small fishing boat named the “Henry David T.” to block the steam ship “Energy Enterprise” from unloading 40,000 tons of coal at the Brayton Point Power Plant on the coastal border of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Later that year, prosecutors charged the pair with disturbing the peace, conspiracy, failure to act to avoid a collision, and negligent operation of a motor vessel in connection with the incident. At trial, the pair’s attorneys intended to present a novel variation of the ancient necessity defense, arguing that the imminent threat of global climate change left them with no choice but to act as they did that morning.
Water is a most precious resource sustaining life for every community on the globe. Water is the key to comfortable and sustainable future for the growing populations in Arizona’s desert cities. One possible solution to this problem is the reuse of water.
According to the more traditional view, ecological restoration is the attempt to return a damaged ecosystem to some historic state. In this article, I will examine United States federal agency policies concerning restoration within national parks, wilderness, and other protected areas. I will also examine actual restoration projects in these areas.