Hyde 1Ashley HydeJessica FrogleyEnglish 2010Annotated Bibliography1. Arrandale, Tom. “National Parks Under Pressure.” CQ Researcher, 6 Oct. 2006: 817-40. CQ Researcher. Web. 4 Sep. 2011 In his October report in 2006, Tom Arrandale covers the topic of Yellowstone NationalPark having to cut funds for one of the most celebrated biological experiments on wildlife innational parks. Wolf project manager must raise $250,000 a year from private foundations andbusiness to place radio collars on the wolves that live in the national parks. For the past severalpresidential administrations, the park services have not received the funding that would beneeded to do the three things national parks were created to do.1. provide a quality visitor experience2. protect resources for the future3. have a productive relationship with the park interest groups. After reading this report I do not consider it a good resource for my report. Although thetopic is very interesting and concerning to me it in no way plays into the topic in which I will becovering in my report. This report was done over six years ago, hopefully the funding for theresearch is more directly funded.2. Weeks, Jennifer. “Water Shortages.” CQ Researcher, 18 June 2010: 529-52. CQ Researcher. Web 4 Sept 2011 In her report in June of 2010, Jennifer Weeks states “humans cannot create or destroywater, but they can make it unusable.” Also that americans use more than 140 million gallons ofwater per day. Nearly half is consumed by electronic power plants to make steam to drive andcool generators. Irrigation of crops so the second largest use of water. As you can tell energyproductions and agriculture far outweigh all other demands, including public water supply anddirect industrial uses. Weeks also states that water levels have fallen as much as two-thirds inLake Powell, due to sever droughts in the western states.
Hyde 2 This is a very interesting article to have come across. The article covers everything fromlocal to national water issues. This is a recently published article that covers current topic thatare a big issues in our daily lives. The article also cover topics that hit close to home here inUtah not just the United States in a whole. I will be using this information in my research paper.3. Kling, Catherine,. Wilen, James E,. Weinberg, Marca. “Water Marks and Water Quality.” JSTOR, Vol. 75. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, May 1993. Web. 5 Dec 2011 In there publication in American Journal of Agricultural Economic the authors state thateconomist has proposed the introduction to water marks to improve the allocative efficiency ofwater use. Water markets may reduce irrigation-related water quality problems. This potentialbenefit is examined with a nonlinear programming model developed to simulate agriculturaldecision-making in a drainage problem area in Californias San Joaquin Valley. Results indicatethat a 30% drainage goal is achievable through improvements in irrigation practices and changesin cropping patterns induced by a water market. Although water markets will not generallyachieve a least-cost solution, they may be a practical alternative to economically efficient, butinformationally intensive, environmental policies such as Pigouvian taxes. This journal entry was very helpful to me in the research process for the report. Theinformation found was current and clear to the proper region in the Untied States where I can usethe information through ought the report.4. Stout, Linda. “Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together For a Just and Sustainable Future.” Masterfile Premier, Futurist 45.5, 2011. Web. 4 Sep. 2011 In her book published in 2011 titled, “Collective Visioning: How Groups Can WorkTogether For a Just and Sustainable Future.” Linda Stout makes valid implications on visions forour future. And how the power of people working together to achieve a vision and make adramatic difference. She makes points if people focus on what they want in their community tobe rather than its problems that need to solved. It gives the people a new way of approaching
Hyde 3problems, meanwhile learning how to be more sustainable using facebook and other networkingtools. I enjoyed reading this short article out of Linda’s book. It covers many close topics in myreport but I do not consider it strong enough to be reliable source of information. she mentionsthe use of social networking sites as a way of communicating new visions of a sustainable future.I do not have a facebook, we will have to see what else there is.5. Cooper, Mary H. “Population and the Environment.” CQ Researcher. 17 July 1998. Web. 12 Sept 2011 In the 1998 report Mary Cooper covers the topics of population and the environment andthe growth through ought the world. This report covers an essay written by Thomas RobertMathis, which states that humans reproduce raster than the resources we need to stay alive.More recently global population has mushroomed, growing from 1.6 billion to almost 6 billion inthe 21 century alone. This reports also covers William Gadwins successors who say that themore people on earth humans will discover new ways to survive. Although this was a very interesting and debatable report, I will not be using it in myresearch paper. The information is too broad. It cover the earths population and theenvironments. I am looking for information on just the Western United States and thesustainability of water resources.6. Kenny, J.F., Barber, N.L., Hutson, S.S., Linsey, K.S., Lovelace, J.K., and Maupin, M.A., “Estimated use of water in the United States in 2005” U.S. Geological Survey Circular. 1344, 52 p. Web. 8 Dec. 2011 This report estimates water use in the United States indicate that about 410 billion gallonsper day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn in 2005 for all categories summarized in this report. The total isslightly less than the estimate for 2000. About 5 percent less than total withdrawals in the peakyear of 1980. Fresh groundwater withdrawals of 79.6 Bgal/day in 2005 were about 5 percentless than in 2000, and fresh surface-water withdrawals of 270 Bgal/day were about the same asin 2000. Withdrawals for thermoelectric-power generation and irrigation, the two largest uses ofwater, have stabilized or decreased since 1980. Withdrawals for public-supply and domestic useshave increased steadily since estimates began.
Hyde 4 This report was a great deal of help to me. I will be using it in my report due to the factthat is a reliable source of information about water usages in the United States. If gives myaudience a better perspective of where out water goes.7. Garvey, James. “Climate Change and the Casual Inefficacy: Why Go Green When it Makes No Difference?” EBSCOHOST. Web. 12 Oct. 2011 In this article James claims that a single individual making a green choice will make nodifference in our world. Claiming that it is a teeny effect and will not matter a bit. He usses amoral obligation attitude that what is done to this planet is done. We see the effects everyday, inour gardens with our growing seasons and our water levels. It prompt people to take action butthe action needs to be taken by the industrialization of America. I will be using this information in my position paper. It gives a great amount of detail to aposition on why it could not matter if people go green at all. People as individuals can/cannotmake a difference.8. Colleen Dwyer, U.S Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. 2005 March. Web. 8 Dec. 2011 This web site currently reports that in Nevada, Arizona, and California, the use anddistribution of Colorado River water is subject to laws, judicial rulings and decrees, contracts,interstate compacts and operating criteria. The "Law of the River," apportion available waterbetween the western states and can establish certain priorities in use. This is a very good website for information on the water in the western states surroundingColorado. Using the Colorado River Basin as a focus point for water replenishment for thesurrounding cities. I will be using this website for information in my papers.