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Impact of Biodiversity Loss

Describe what you think could happen if one of the major components of the earth's biodiversity were somehow eliminated completely. In your response, provide at least 2 examples of occurrences and suggest ways that biodiversity loss can be avoided.

Environmental Health

What do the words environmental health mean? Why is environmental health a global concern and an individual concern?

Plan for uniform pollution control standards

Propose a plan for unifom global control standards and how to enforce them, take a position on whether wealthy nations have an obligation to provide poorer nations with, or help them develop, greener industries and sources of energy.

Environmental Hazards and Human Health

There are various types of water pollution. Water pollution occurs when contaminants enter a water body and the water body becomes impacted; farms, industries, and even homes can be a source of pollution. For this response, discuss eutrophication and the following concepts: -Definition of selected pollution topic -Causes and

transferable discharge permits

What are the advantages and disadvantages of transferable discharge permits? Was the approach taken with the 1990 Clean Air Act transferable discharge permit program appropriate? Why or why not? What alternative approach do you recommend?

The Clean Water Act: Economics Effect on Environmental Laws

Details: As an environmentalist, you are very interested in how economics plays a role in determining how many and what type of environmental laws are passed. There are many environmental laws that are determined by economic conditions. Choose 1 environmental law to research and give a detailed description of the law includ

Environmental Science Reflection

What has been the most interesting aspect of environmental science? Has your new understanding of environmental sustainability changed the way you view the environment? Have you adapted any behavioral changes as a result of taking this course? Any other aspect of environmental science that you would like to share that you though

Swimming Pools and Health Hazards

Summarize health hazards that are associated with lead and mold in a swimming pool setting, and describe what may be done to control these two public health problems. Discuss two methods that are used to treat swimming pool water, (ozonation and chlorination). Then, I have to identify the method or combination of methods th

Contaminated Beach Waters: Risks, Challenges and Swim Safety

Describe some types of illnesses that can be caused by contaminated recreational beach waters. Identify the challenges in monitoring and managing beach waters to protect the public, and particularly surfers, in a timely manner. Describe the different types of warning information that should be made available to the publi

Water Treatment

Compare and contrast the secondary water treatment methods to tertiary water treatment (also known as advanced or final water treatment) methods, in the context of the wastewater treatment process. I have to consider that there are multiple secondary water treatment methods and multiple tertiary water treatment methods.

Science Becoming Science Fiction

Please help answer the following questions. Why do you think scientists probably want to leave what they do open to revision? What are the hard-and-fast rules of science? Are there any? With so few firm rules, how does science avoid becoming fiction? What might make science and its constant revising work even better?


Background: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is all of the garbage, refuse, trash or junk that gets thrown away from our homes or small businesses. All of this MSW is collected and taken away. Have you wondered where it goes? In the 1950's and 60's it went to open dumps. In the 1970's landfills were established but there were problem

Environmental Management Studies

Water pollution occurs when contaminants enter a water body and the water body becomes impacted: farms, industries, and even homes can be a source of pollution. Environmental pollution topic: Eutrophication Discuss the following: Definition of selected pollution topic. Causes and sources of pollution. Impacts due to

Ecology information about a community

My community is Pulaski County, Kentucky: 1. How many acres of land does it take to feed one person each year? (remember that just a URL is not a correct citation.) 2. How much crop land and potential crop land is converted to urban use per year in this country? 3. What is the population of the US now and what the proj

Environmental impact/Externalities of delivered goods and services.

We often take for granted many of the products or services that we access on a daily basis because at first glance they seem inexpensive. Provide an example of such a product that upon further examination has wide-ranging impacts upon environmental health, with the poor bearing the brunt of this impact.

Recommendation about plastic bags

Write a paper about plastic bags. If you were given the opportunity to address the public-at-large, what would be your recommendation regarding the use of plastic bags? In your closing remarks, include a short catchy phase, slogan, poem, or any other creative statement to emphasize your point of view.

Components of Waste Management and recycle advantages.

Describe in detail the three main components of waste management. Which method is preferred and why? What are the benefits and environmental disadvantages of modern-day landfills in the United States? Describe five ways in which we can recycle materials commonly used around the house and the benefits of doing such to both the co

Waste and Green Intelligence

1.What waste disposal methods are available to humans and how might they be more effective? What initiatives or incentives could governments create to better equip citizens for managing their own waste, garbage, and recyclables? 2. Define the main goals and strategies of green intelligence. Do you think market-based appro

Tropical Rain Forests Sumatra

Addressing a tropical rain forest of Sumatra, discuss: 1. What an individual can do to help preserve the diversity of the area. 2. What additional measures to insure the preservation of the property would you propose? 3. What will be lost if intrusion goes unchecked? Appeal to the biological diversity. Use at least

Environmental Issues: Indoor & Outdoor Air Pollution

I need a detailed explanation and assessment of current environmental issues: Indoor Air Pollution and Outdoor Air Pollution. I need to find out the law that has been enacted to protect the public regarding the environmental issue. After finding the law, I need to explain the purpose of the law and what impact does

Ethics and Endangered Species

Do some research on your own about endangered species of animals and plants and think about the biological, ethical and economic aspects of the problem. * What responsibilities do we, as humans, have to other species? * How do the extinctions of other creatures affect humans directly and indirectly? * Should people give up

Ecology, Organisms, and Ecosystems

1. Tell how ecosystem, ecotone, landscape, biome, and biosphere are different from one another. 2. Name and describe the roles of the three main types of organisms that make up the biotic structure of every ecosystem. Give examples of organisms from each category. 3. In terms of energy, why are there unlikely to be

Health Effects That May Result from Exposure to UV Radiation

What are the environmental sources of exposure to UV radiation. Include the role of the ozone layer in your discussion. Describe the measures that you will suggest in your community to reduce the public's exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Describe how you would disseminate this educational information to the public.

Complexities of environmental regulations

Before suggesting public policies and/or laws for environmental concerns in your local area, you research another country that has had environmental problems, too, to see if you can learn anything from its problems and implemented solutions. -Decide and name which country which falls under this category. -Describe some of th

City Water vs. Well Water

With respect to drinking water quality, explain why it might be advantageous to live in the city where you have city drinking water. Conversely, explain why it might be advantageous to live outside of the city where you rely on your own well water.