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What is biodiversity? What are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the globe and how are humans impacting it? Is maintaining biodiversity essential for human sustainability? What can be done to maintain today's current biodiversity levels? What are invasive species and how do they impact biodiversity?


Please write what people need to do to make the world greener through recycling. Please use these reference. http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Focus_Waste_reduction http://www.wwrgroup.com/ http://www.crra.com/grc/index.html


Unit 2 discusses the importance of biodiversity. Humans are impacting biodiversity in many different ways. Answer the following in your posts: What is biodiversity? What are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the globe and how are humans impacting it? Is maintaining biodiversity essential for human sustainabilit

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?

Environmental Education

One of the key methods of dealing with long term environmental problems is education. How can environmental problem-solving be developed in the classroom? What information and skills do students need to learn? What would be some initiatives to keep on learning about environmental topics?

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

Air pollutants

1.Choose one of the seven main types of air pollutants. Discuss its environmental effects (e.g. greenhouse gas), its health effects, and source(s). 2.Research and locate one website that you feel provides an accurate presentation of the research on global warming. Be sure to discuss an approach to deal with this growing pro

Five Environmental Factors for Optimal Performance

Find the top five environmental factors that help organizations achieve optimal function. I think they are Economics, Sociological, Government, Technology and Political they also can include demographics and culture. I just can not find examples for the environmental factors. I just need some kind of hint where and what I have t

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

Environmental law benefits and costs

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

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

Global environmental issues

Using authoritative resources, research either global population increases or how best to share the natural resources in our oceans, and answer the following in a 2 - 3-page position paper. If you were a Federal (US) government secretary (maybe the EPA director?) or a delegate to the United Nations in charge of doing somethi

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?