THESIS & FOCUS QUESTIONS
Although some good steps have been taken to address climate change and prevent mass extinction, we are quickly losing biodiversity on our planet, which will not only jeopardize clean air, clean water, and healthy soil for food production, but also could break down the entire ecosystem, hurting earth’s ability to sustain itself. Therefore, we should use innovative methods to reverse the problem while there is still time–including terraforming, de-extinction, and new technology for cleaning up our oceans–and also help and educate third-world countries that are decimating animal populations.
1. What steps have been taken to address climate change and prevent mass extinction?
2. How fast are we losing biodiversity and facing a mass extinction event?
3. How will mass extinction jeopardize clean air, clean water, and healthy soil for food production?
4. How could mass extinction break down the entire ecosystem, hurting earth’s ability to sustain itself?
5. How could we use innovative methods to reverse the problem while there is still time–including terraforming, de-extinction, and new technology for cleaning up our oceans?
6. How can we help and educate third-world countries that are decimating animal populations?
To de-extinct or not to de-extinct?
Terraforming the Earth, Redesigning the World
Sixth Mass Extinction of Wildlife Accelerating- Study
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Requirements: 2 – 4 pages
Natures Presentations should last about 15 min -Present an overview of the chapters you will be discussing.-Include interesting aspects of each chapter, and orally elaborate on the bullet points.-Make sure to include 2 slides about how the book can be tied to/linked to Nature. please be detaIled In these 2 slIdes. Include talks about how If we dont start takIng care of our environment our ancestors wIll no longer have a place to lIve and so on. -End with a conclusion about the book as well as your personal reflections on reading this book.-please be knowledgeable and somewhat detaIled about the book -The more interesting, interactive, and captivating the presentation, the better!!!
Requirements: 15 mInute presentatIon
The writer need to do two pages literature review on the recent studies conducted about plastic and biomass pyrolysis simulation studies using ASPIN of other simulation softwares. Also need to mention the benefits of using simulation for example: techno economic impact, environmental impact or definition of optimum operation conditions using different parameters. Make sure to use table to summarize those studies or graphs for better understanding. Conclude the paper highlighting the software most used and why. Use the correct APA referencing style.
ENMT 405 – Week 5 Assignment An effective pollution prevention program is the key to identifying and reducing environmental impacts from an industrial facility. There are a number of ways to prioritize your wastes. Each facility may develop its own unique approach, as long as the required elements are covered. Using the learning resources provided in Weeks 1-5, your assignment is to design a reduction plan by prioritizing the list of wastes below. There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer, but you must provide written justification for your decisions. Pollutant Process Amount generated per year Costs of Disposal Methylene Chloride Manufacturer: Nexeo Solutions Paint Stripping (SDS found in Assignment folder) 200 gallons $4,500 Chlorodifluoromethane (R-22) Manufacturer: National Refrigerants Refrigerants (SDS found in Assignment folder) 45 lbs (15 lb per cylinder) $8000 Fluorescent light bulbs Facility Maintenance (SDS found in Assignment folder) 8 bulbs per month $0.75 per bulb Used Motor Oil Vehicle maintenance (SDS found in Assignment folder) 20 gallons $ per gallon Paper Administrative 150 lbs $ per pound Aluminum cans Employee breakroom 20 lbs $ per pound Instructions: 1. Research the product using the Safety Data Sheets provided in your assignment folder. Pay particular attention to the form that the chemical is in (. solid, liquid, gas). 2. Research industry best available practices and consider the waste hierarchy for each chemical. 3. Document how your company will prioritize the product disposal. Will you base your priority on disposal costs, health effects, ease of disposal or some other way? Remember, there is no right or wrong answers, but you must provide written justification for your decisions. 4. After considering the significance of each waste on the list, prioritize your approach to reducing the pollution at your facility. You must address each pollutant listed in the table above. Clearly prioritize the disposal by using a numbering system or other way that lets me know in what order your disposal plan will be executed. Again, make sure that your justification is clearly documented. 5. Other things to consider: a. If you make a recommendation for a more environmentally friendly chemical, you must list a specific recommendation. Document why you are choosing that recommendation and provide references. b. If you make a recommendation to change your operation, please keep in mind that it takes time to implement major changes. So, you must account for the current waste operations and highlight why it’s important to make these changes. c. Always consider the pollution prevention efforts that go along with your recommendations. For example, if you recommend to replace gas powered equipment with battery powered, you must account for the future pollution possibilities.
I just need a speech written that I can follow as I record myself presenting it. So I need it broken down into bullet points. My speech will be given to a middle school and needs to be written as if I am presenting to the students. It needs to address all of the following: The local area to research is Houston, Texas.
Identify a local environmental challenge.
Summarize the local environmental challenge. Support your summary with at least 2 sources from the University Library, reputable environmental groups, or government websites.
Explain why this challenge is relevant to the middle school class. Remember that while it is important to be honest with children about the realities of the health of the environment, be sure not to scare them. Focus on why it should be important to them, and that they can take action to help.
Identify any local regulations or policies that have been created in response to this challenge. Remember, the purpose of this presentation is to help the students think about how they can change their behavior, not to teach them about regulations. Only mention the regulations so that students can understand how society has used regulations to change behavior. Do not spend too much time explaining details of the regulations to the students.
Recommend 3 sustainable actions the middle school students can do in response to this challenge to help.
Choose a Natural Hazard that most interests you such as earthquakes, volcano, tsunamis, landslide, tornado, hurricane, etc., and conduct online research to write a research paper. Based on the research paper you selected, you should submit as an attachment at least two pages document following the rubrics listed below.
Introduction paragraph: includes the title of your natural hazard and a summary describing your natural hazard and explaining why you are most interested in this particular hazard (5 pts, at least half page).
Discussion paragraph: discuss the findings in your research with respect to: (A) What is the cause of the hazard and how does it acquire energy? (B) What are the damages caused by it? (C) Can it be predicted? If so, how? If not, why? (15 pts, at least one page)
A paragraph of your reflection: explain how you will apply what you have learned from your research regarding: (A) What should you do if this happens? (B) Where is the safest place to be? (C) What is the plan of action before, during and after the disaster? (5 pts, at least half page)
Figure or Illustration, and at least three references, on separate page and is not counted as part of the at least two pages. (5 pts).
Format of the attached word or pdf document: 12 pt Times New Roman (font), 1.5- line spacing, minimum 3 paragraphs (introduction, discussion, reflection) within the at least two- page document. (pdf. doc and docx is accepted)
Terms to use are
2. Traditional agriculture
3. Aquifer depletion
4. Active solar energy
The Journey to Sustainability
Imagine a future (probably a long time from now) in which human beings have achieved environmental sustainability on a global scale. That means that we as a species have figured out how to maintain a lifestyle that can go on indefinitely. Humans will exist in harmony with their environment, not needing more resources than can naturally be replenished. What would such a world be like? How might we get there from here?
In this final assignment, you will play the part of science-fiction writer, imagining and describing what a sustainable Earth, inhabited by humans, might look like in the distant future. You will need to provide examples throughout to support your descriptions. You should include all the terms that you have researched during Weeks 1 through 4 of this class, underlining each term as you include it. Be sure to expand on your terms and include other concepts that you learned in the course. Provide as detailed a picture as possible of how that future world might function on a day-to-day basis. In your paper, use grammar and spell-checking programs to insure clarity. Proofread carefully prior to submitting your work. Finally, you will submit the document to Waypoint.
Your paper will consist of seven paragraphs using the format below to address the elements with the assumption that environmental sustainability has been achieved:
Describe how the human relationship to nature will be different from what it is at present.
Examine how humans will cope differently with the ways that natural phenomena like hurricanes affect lives.
Describe what Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems will look like in a sustainable future.
Explain what humans have done differently to enable biodiversity and ecosystems to function sustainably.
Examine how agricultural production will be different in a sustainable future.
Differentiate between how humans will manage water resources (fresh water and ocean) in the sustainable future compared to how it is done now.
Examine how humans will meet their energy needs in the future in a way that will enable maintenance of a sustainable, habitable atmosphere and climate.
Indicate the changes that humans have made that are enabling them to maintain a healthy atmosphere and climate for all.
Describe how waste management will be different in a sustainable future.
Indicate the changes have been made to how humans think about and treat what is currently called “waste.”
Summarize some of the major social, economic, political, and ecological choices and tradeoffs that will need to be overcome for this sustainable future to arrive. What are some of the major issues and challenges humans will have to face in order to achieve sustainability on a global scale?
The Journey to Sustainability final paper
Must be seven paragraphs in length (700 to 1400 words) (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style
(Links to an external site.)
Must incorporate all four of your previously selected terms.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a environmental science multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
read chapter 6 and answer the questions below:
1. What is the approximate current human global population? How many people are being added to the population each day?
2. Why has the human population continued to grow despite
environmental limitations? Give one example of an innovation that increased the carrying capacity for humans.
3. Contrast the views of environmental scientists with those
of economists regarding whether population growth is a
problem. Name several reasons why population growth
is viewed as a problem.
4. Explain the IPAT model. How can technology increase
environmental impact? Provide at least one example.
How can technology decrease environmental impact?
Provide at least one example.
5. How do the size, density, distribution, age structure, and
sex ratio of a population help determine the impact of
human populations on the environment?
6. What is the total fertility rate (TFR)? Why is the replacement fertility for humans approximately 2.1? How is
Europe’s TFR affecting its rate of natural increase?
7. Why have fertility rates fallen in many countries?
8. How does the demographic transition model explain the
increase in population growth rates in recent centuries?
How does it explain the recent decrease in population
growth rates in many countries?
9. Why are the empowerment of women and the pursuit of
gender equality viewed as important to controlling population growth? Describe the aim of family-planning programs.
10. Why do poorer societies have higher population growth
rates than wealthier societies? How does poverty affect the
environment? How does affluence affect the environment?
For this assignment, please answer the following questions in the form of a short essay:
Choose a biological hazard or a chemical hazard you would like to focus on either from the reading or one you have found on your own.
Conduct a Risk Assessment using the steps from the reading (Hazard Identification, Probability of Risk*, Consequences of Risk).
Discuss the Risk Management of the hazard by describing the options for reducing or eliminating the risk. Lastly, explain how you would manage Risk Communication – informing the decision-makers and the public about the risks.
*No calculations are necessary, only need to describe either how you would calculate the probability of risk, find a source that already states the probability of risk, or describe what conditions would cause you to get the disease.
Review the grading rubric and be sure to use APA citation style formatting for your references
Uses 3 credible resources for the assignment, including at least 1 scholarly peer-reviewed resource.