Human Population Growth, Affluent Consumption and Environmental Impact. Do you believe that the more “things” you want and possess in life makes you happier? Have you ever participated in the exercise about being stranded on a deserted island? What would you choose if you were given a list of “things” that you could have but you were only allowed to choose a limited few to survive? This is an exercise in determining what is truly “necessary” for human survival. What remains is what humans “want” to have or would like to have for whatever reason. The following assignment explores consumerism […]
One topic that comes up fairly often in hydrology is the concept of climate variability. Please read the attached paper, especially the section headed as “Applications” on page 559. After reading the paper, you must participate in the discussion by posting in two different ways. 1) Post a set of five vocabulary terms (note the terms as the subject of the post) that need definitions – Define the five terms in your own words and according to your understanding of how they are used. 2) In a separate post from your terms, please describe how you interpret the use of […]
1) The timeline (historical to present day) for the development of the NYC water supply system. 2) What are the sources of water used in the City? – How much of the New York City water supply is draw from the Hudson River? – How much is drawn from watersheds outside of the Metropolitan area? – How much is drawn from groundwater? – Why do you think NYC had to look for water outside of the city? 3) How may natural events such as superstorm Sandy impact NYC water supply? 4) How is water moved from source to the users? […]
Environmental laws, regulations, policies and programs are designed to protect the public from environmental hazards that negatively impact human health. After reviewing the instructions for the Unit 8 Assignment, choose an environmental health issue that is occurring in your community that you plan to address in your advocacy newsletter. After choosing an issue, answer the following questions: What is the issue and why is it a problem? Provide statistics, research by local governmental and/or non-governmental agencies, information from news outlets, etc. to illustrate the problem. What actions, if any, is the community taking to address this issue? Are there laws, […]
Downstream Documentary Gina Catanzarite 1. What are four metals/metalloids being deposited into the river daily? (2 points) 2. How does climate change contribute to the quality of water declining? (1 point) 3. What do we call solid ground surfaces over which water moves quickly, contributing to water pollution and flooding? (2 points) 4. Where does water (ex: river water) eventually end up? (1 point) 5. Name three threats to clean water. (3 points) 6. What is “dead” water? (1 point) 7. What species of fish is considered the canary in the coal mine and are an indicator of poor water […]
What are the elements of animal product food production that most impact the environment? In what ways is the larger society benefitted by the industries, and in what ways does the larger society subsidize the industries? Just a discussion question – no paper format needed- 200 words min
Critique the learning materials (readings or videos) and then pose a question that has arisen in their minds in relation to the content. They are then required to ‘answer’ their own question through further research into the topic. The submission will include the question, how it evolved and a 500 word ‘answer’ that includes reliable, properly cited source. This course is Resource & Environmental Management, I will provide these materials, you can choose the chapters you are interested in to ask questions and answers.
Question 1 Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through e): a. Why is the pesticide aldrin no longer used? b. What types of information are used for hazard identification? c. Summarize the most important points about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). d. Explain the process of registering a pesticide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). e. Describe the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA). Is it administered by the EPA or the FDA? Question 2 Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing […]
Week 7 Journal Given an example of a place that is known for having many earthquakes, volcanoes, or both? What is the plate boundary situation there? Tell us about a noteworthy earthquake or eruption that this area has experienced.
Scenario As in the last module, you are the risk manager for AVPRO. Your organization specializes in staffing engineering and technical professionals in the aviation and aerospace industry. Although you are currently headquartered in Washington, D.C., the company will be relocating to Houston, Texas. Recently, AVPRO’s president, George Jetson, met with the architecture group that will be designing the new facility in Houston. After his meeting, he has a few questions for you to address associated with the fire alarm and detection system planned for the new facility. Instructions Answer the following questions. Be sure to access the resources presented […]