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Permanent Magnets

Please help with below questions regarding rare earth magnets (permanent magnets) Recycling What are the best recycling opportunities for the permanent magnets? Consider technical, logistical and economic feasibility. What are the current and projected levels of recycling? What areas of research and development will

Environmental Questions

1. What is intrinsic and instrumental value? In your opinion, does nature have intrinsic or instrumental value? 2. Do you believe that wildness is an important environmental value? Why, or why not?

Go Green - Go Bagless?

Considering the slogan "Go Green" and keeping in mind the Reusable Grocery Bags sold in markets everywhere; what are the pros and cons that you see in this latest trend? Give examples of the potential environmental impact. Please provide references to support this position.


Please write what people need to do to make the world greener through recycling. Please use these reference.

Fungi and greater plant diversity

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 300 words. Briefly discuss the evidence supporting the relationship between the presence of fungi and greater plant diversity. What symbiotic association is the most likely basis for this relationship?

Environment Management

1.Who should manage the natural resources, the legislature, the public, scientists, or special interest groups and why? 2.What incentives and assistance could the US offer Brazil or African countries to keep their tropical rain forests from further harm? Should they do anything at all? Why or why not? 3.How should we asses

The Environmental Impact of Dental Floss

The Environmental impact of dental floss 1. Is there a difference when determining how materials break down between wax or not wax? 2. What kind of mineral does it put back to the environment? 3. How is the materials used to make dental floss useful to the ecosystem? 4. Which brands make the better packages for dental floss?

Recycling center considerations

3. Assume that you plan to start a recycling center: a. How would you organize an effective recycling program? b. List the items likely to generate money for the program.

Waste Management

What does integrated solid waste management really mean and who is responsible for carrying it out

Emergency Preparedness

The sharing of lessons learned contained in the above articles has the potential to assist others in their emergency planning efforts. Would there be value in setting up a national database to capture lessons learned and make them more readily available to emergency management managers, advisory committees, other disciplines, a

Safe Drinking Water

The world is facing a fresh water crisis. It is estimated that almost 20% of the world's population does not have access to safe drinking water, and half of the world's population lacks adequate water purification systems. On the attached link (copy and paste into browser) you will see the situation in certain parts of the world

Land Use Management is modeled.

Think of a metropolitan area as a circle. a. What happens to the area within the circle as the circle's radius doubles? Triples? What happens if the radius grows to four times its original length? b. Now imagine a circle with a 3-mile radius to be a hypothetical metropolitan area with relatively litt

Colorado River

1) What is meant by the statement, "an inhospitable desert has become a playground, and the Colorado River has become a plumbing system." 2) Describe some of the problems identified by the Colorado River Task Force. 3) What is the California 4.4 plan, and how would it help alleviate these problems? Is it a viable solution

Environmental Issues

1) What are some advantages and disadvantages of instituting environmental laws and regulations versus allowing unfettered exchange of materials and services? 2) Americans treasure their freedom, and some think that environmental laws are impinging on their constitutional freedom. Why do you think this view is correct or inco

Parkland management

Often land is set aside for natural preserves by agencies or government entities. Describe a park in your area and provide the following information in your post: * What is the name of the preserve or park and the managing agency? * What are the types of ecosystems found in the preserve or park? * What are some of the most

Economics and Environmental Laws

How economics plays a role in determining how many and what type of environmental laws are passed. Conduct some research on one environmental law and complete the following: Texas Give a description of your law. Including date the law was passed and any background information that you can find on why this law was passed (wha

Environmental Values

What is the most important principles of ecofeminism, pluralism, environmental pragmatism,and to identify which of these approaches best compliments our values and ethical beliefs regarding environmental issues.

Moral Consideration

What should be required for an item of nature (humans included) to deserve moral consideration?

Handling a Diesel Spill

As the environmental manager of a facility that has just experienced a diesel spill from a UST, what must you do? You are also interested in new or emerging remediation technologies and have been looking for the opportunity to try one. What also might you do?

Environmental Law Review

Give a description of your law. Including date the law was passed and any background information that you can find on why this law was passed (what spurred the law). Do you feel that this particular environmental law outweighs the costs? Has this environmental law improved the environment/situation?

Fire Safety

What steps do I take to create a fire safety / emergency management document? Would appreciate your assistance and /or guidance.