Monthly Archives: November 2015

Crazy football fans

  Even on Thanksgiving day the Cowboys stadium is packed full with fans. Every year my family goes to my grandparents house in Texas for thanksgiving and we all go to the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving day. Throughout the years I have seen many different types of fans. The crazy drunks, the fighters, and the normal people that just wanna watch the game. Some people just don’t know when enough is enough. Football is just a game. Even though it is a big deal to win, it’s not worth getting in fights and causing problems over. Every year we see security guards and drug dogs all over the place. This is to protect the fans from getting hurt or into trouble. I love the fact that I can feel protected walking around AT&T stadium on Thanksgiving day. 

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Erosion 

  Soil erosion is an occurring problem for many places around the world including our own land. Soil erosion can occur due to obsessive rain fall causing the soil to gradually diminish. This can be either a minor or a serious problem. In the picture above it is only a minor problem. The rain fall is causing the soil to slide down the hill creating canals for the water to flow. In some cases, erosion can take place on steep mountains causing mud slides down toward cities. This can be a disaster to homes, and cities possibly taking life’s. 

There isn’t much we can do about Mother Nature but sit back and watch unless we figure out a way to stop the erosion. Some places will be easier to stop it than others. One way is by knowing how to control your runoff. Another is by covering land up when there is heavy rain to prevent it from shifting. 

Power lines 

  Everyone knows how dangerous electricity is but not everyone knows that you can be in danger by not even touching it. One of the big talks in Farmersville, Tx right now is the danger of living near power lines. Farmersville is a remote area in North East Texas where the town has to get all their energy from larger surrounding cities. Once this energy is sent to the near by power lines it is stored and used by the locals. There have been several cases reported of disease such as childhood leukemia increasing in residents within a block of main power lines. This is a danger to residents that live in remote places and their families. We can only hope to figure out exactly what is causing this issue and figure out a solution. For now, people should be causious and know the danger of these power lines when buying houses and land. 

American health

  American foods are by no means healthy. The average rate for obesity in America keeps increasing and it all has to do with the foods Americans eat and the lack of exercise.Convience foods and laziness are causing people to become more overweight. Obesity can lead to heart disease, blood clots, diabetes, and colestoral problems. There is no reason that Americans can not eat healthy. Most just choose not to. I am known to go to fast food restaurants out of convience but some people live off of fast food and this is when it becomes a problem. If Americans would take the time to prepare meals with the nutrients they need we would see less consumption of fast food which would lead to less cases of obesity.  

Clearing land

  This is a picture taken in North East Texas near my grandparents house. One of the current problems around their area is clearing land for new subdivisions. As you can see in the picture, the background of the picture is covered with houses. In the front is freshly cleared land. Even though there are plenty of houses in the area, builders keep clearing land for more houses. Current house owners in the area are not so happy about this. This small town in North East Texas is supposed to be mainly country side but now it is turning into mainly subdivision. Clearing land is harmful to the environment and also to many different habitats. 
Although it brings in money to the community, if this isn’t something the people want I don’t think it should be done. City council should vote on whether or not these things are wanted in the area before making any decisions. 

Pollution

  Is an example of carbon pollution. This is a gas station in Hazen, Arkansas that caught on fire. Carbon pollution is the main distributor to climate disruption causing extreme weather conditions to get worse. It also has a big influence on our health. Asthma is a life threatening condition caused by smog in the air due to air pollution. When this gas station caught on fire, all of these harsh fumes coming from the gas station were released into the air. Anyone can help reduce carbon pollution in every day life. By not traveling as much, not using as much energy, and recycling, you can help your environment be a healthier place to live. 

Faulty equipment 

  This past summer my boyfriend was mowing a friends lawn with this standing lawn mower. It’s just like any other riding lawn mower except you stand behind it and ride. While he was mowing, the foot stand fell off. It made a funny story after it was over but while it was happening it was scary he said. He held onto the handle while the lawn mower spun around in circles chasing him. He eventually let go and the lawn mover and it turned off on its own. If he hadn’t been able to move away from the movers blades in time he could have been hurt very bad. 
Operating equipment like this is always dangerous and scary when something goes wrong. Equipment like this should be properly maintained and checked before leaving the factory to prevent injuries.