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Identify the exposure pathway of your chosen chemical.

Instructions
In this assignment, you will choose options from each category to design your own case study. Once you have selected one option from each category, you will use that profile to write a case study report. Do not use the same chemical you researched in Unit II. Be creative in developing your character by giving a name, occupation (if applicable), identity, and description of the individual and the situation and circumstances of the case study. The details of the effects of the chemical exposure should be supported by your references.
Step 1: Identify a specific chemical from ONE of these categories:
fungicide,
rodenticide,
herbicide, or
insecticide.
Step 2: Choose a profile of the individual affected:
adult or
child.
Step 3: Research at least two incidents of exposure of the chemical.
Step 4: Develop a case study of exposure of your chemical to the individual. Discuss the following in your case study:
Identify how the individual was exposed to the chemical.
Identify the exposure pathway of your chosen chemical.
What organ systems were affected by the chemical?
What acute and chronic effects of exposure to the chemical were observed? Would the effects have been different if the individual was younger or older?
How could exposure to the chemical be avoided?
The case study should include the following components:
Include all of the aspects in Step 4.
Utilize at least three credible references, one of which may be the textbook, and one of which must come from the CSU Online Library.
Include a minimum of at least two pages, not including title and reference pages.
All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.

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How does this operational area prepare to fight wildland fires?

This is a research paper for a Wildland Firefighting class. Write a 3-5 page research paper in APA format including at least 3 references.
3-5 Pages of content NOT including Title Page, Abstract or Reference Page- APA 7th Edition, please.
Research the following wildland fire operational area:
AVIATION RESOURCES (including helicopters, and air tankers)
Here are some questions tied to your research.
How does this operational area prepare to fight wildland fires?
What procedures take place during incident activation for this operational area?
How does this operational area help support firefighting operations?
What safety measures/mitigations should be considered during firefighting operations?
What considerations should be made while demobilizing this operational area from a wildland fire?
Use proper fire terminology throughout your paper, here is a link to the glossary of fire termsLinks to an external site.(https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/terminology/) for reference. Use APA style of writing, please.

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What are the pathways by which the commodity travels from its origins to the places of its use/consumption?

Hello! For this paper it is on a Commodity Flows Assessment Report and the commodity I have chosen is going to be Gem quality Diamonds from Sierra Leone in Africa.
Here are the instructions for the paper:
For this assignment, you will deepen your understanding of a particular commodity, with a focus on its environmental impacts and issues of environmental justice.

You will investigate your commodity using resourcetrade.earthLinks to an external site. to learn more about where the commodity or species is extracted to get to you. Use ejatlas.orgLinks to an external site., or conduct a web search for news articles or websites related to the environmental and social impact of extracting the commodity.
How the commodity originated. How long has this item existed as a commodity, rather as something people accessed directly (as a “use value”)?
Did it come into existence only recently?
Where was the commodity first developed?
Why was it developed?
Where is the origin of the commodity itself?
Is it only possible because of contributions from various geographies, or is it made from materials from only one origin?
How many different political spaces (that is, national states) are involved in its production?
Is the same commodity made in many different places, and if so, which ones?
What do those places have in common?
What are the pathways by which the commodity travels from its origins to the places of its use/consumption?
What kinds of impacts does it make along these pathways?
What are the conditions of the commodity’s use or consumption? Is it used widely?
Is it a “luxury“ good?
How expensive is it?
Is it widely available, or are there legal conditions that affect its use?
What impacts does the commodity’s production have on the environment where it is produced?
What about where it is consumed? What is the “after life“ of the commodity after it is used or consumed?
How is the commodity disposed of after use?
Where is it disposed of?
Where does it go, and what impact does it have in its “final“ resting place?
Who are the communities impacted by the commodity during all of this process?
Are these communities already part of marginalized groups in society?
Are they marginalized further by their proximity to pollution? What can be known about the impacts on nonhuman communities?
What sort of political organizing has gone on around the issue of this commodity?
What are the proposals of those who have politically organized about it?
Do they want to see changes in production? In consumption?
Are there alternatives to this commodity, in your opinion?
What could be done differently to improve environmental justice outcomes?
If there are no alternatives to this commodity, why not?
What could we do as a society to address the impacts that this commodity has, if not providing alternatives to it in particular?

The final report does not have a set length requirement but requires that you are detailed in your analysis and research. I am expecting about 2-3 pages of written (single-spaced) text total for the whole report, but if the research is deep, I imagine it will be longer. You can also incorporate the writing you did during Tuesday’s class into the final report. If there is information that you were unable to find, you must explain at least where you looked for this information, and how you approached figuring it out.
Your report should include a reference and citation list, which includes websites where you found information, as well as books, articles, movies, and so on. Remember to cite page numbers if you are using quotes!
Your report also may include images to illustrate the commodities pathway from creation to use and disposal.
The outline of contents should follow:
Intro/overview/your own story with the commodity
Origins/history/past/context
Extraction and production
Distribution/transportation
Consumption/Use
Disposal
Conclusions on environmental justice and change
References/citations

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This assignment is a reaction paper on Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse: How Socie

This assignment is a reaction paper on Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”. This book has a ton of resources on it like summaries and in-depth analyses of the meaning of each chapter. I will attach a low-level example the teacher provided along with the rubric and a free PDF of the book. The objective is to answer these 5 questions listed below and follow these requirements. All assignments must be in double-spaced, 12-point font. It should be about 5 pages excluding your reference page. You must also have at least 6 (or more) academic references that you cite in either MLA or APA style. Chose whatever style suits you best. 1. What is the argument of the book? (How might you summarize the book? How might this book relate to other readings in previous weeks?) 2. What evidence is provided to support the argument? (How is the argument constructed? What problem does the paper seek to address?) 3. What are the limits to the argument? 4. What are the strengths of the argument? 5. What is the significance of this book? If you have any questions on the assignment or what I’m hoping for, please reach out.

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FIELD TRIP REFLECTION Reflecting on an experience is critical to learning from t

FIELD TRIP REFLECTION Reflecting on an experience is critical to learning from that experience. For this assignment you will reflect on the things you learned from this field trip and the moments that stand out to you. You will respond to the prompts below completely and include citations for sources if they are necessary. Take pictures of things that represent your responses to each point in the writing prompts and be prepared to include them in your reflection. WRITING PROMPTS 1. What field trip site did you visit? What was the purpose of visiting that particular location (what are you supposed to learn and how does it relate to class)? 2. Describe two things that you learned during your visit o Make sure to connect what you learned back to class. 3. Describe one thing you’d like to learn more about. 4. Reflect on the overall experience and what you will take away from it (what will you remember long after the semester is over).

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What solutions will you be able to recommend to address real-world planning?

This paper is over environmental planning problems in Big Sky Montana. Focusing on the dilapidated sewage waste and natural water resources. Guidelines for Submission: Your research paper should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 10+ pages, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Preliminary maps and visual aids do not count towards the page requirement. This should be submitted by 11:59 Arizona time of the due date. You should follow current APA style guidelines. Specifically the following Critical Elements must be addressed: Paper Format Articulation of Response and Technical Writing: Ensure that throughout your research paper, you employ characteristics and techniques of effective technical writing. For example, your research paper should be written in third person active voice and be concise, focused, and easy to understand. Appearance: Visual aides are developed in a professional manner. Source Documentation: Paper is submitted according to APA format. Introduction Statement of Problem: Identify a practical and existing, real-world environmental planning problem for a study area of your choice. Target Audience: Why is this research significant and who should this report be delivered. Background Historical Information: Provide a summary of historical information of the study area. Community Demographic Information: Provide a summary of demographic data for the study area. Community Environmental Information: Provide a summary of environmental information of the study area. Planning Solutions Planning Strategies: Strategies are identified for addressing the planning problem and rooted in planning literature. Planning Resources: Resources: Three planning resources are identified for the study area. Resource Summary: A summary of strengths and limitations of the resource Relationship to Planning Problem: Identifies specifically how each planning resource could be used by the community for the planning problem identified. Conclusion Potential Solutions: How will this research address the real-world problem you identified? What solutions will you be able to recommend to address real-world planning? Your response should be based on the environmental planning concepts and research methodologies you have identified as appropriate for your research. Potential Impact: Who will your research potentially impact, and what would be the best way to communicate / delivery of this research?

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What solutions will you be able to recommend to address real-world planning?

This paper is over environmental planning problems in Big Sky Montana. Focusing on the dilapidated sewage waste and natural water resources. Guidelines for Submission: Your research paper should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 10+ pages, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Preliminary maps and visual aids do not count towards the page requirement. This should be submitted by 11:59 Arizona time of the due date. You should follow current APA style guidelines. Specifically the following Critical Elements must be addressed: Paper Format Articulation of Response and Technical Writing: Ensure that throughout your research paper, you employ characteristics and techniques of effective technical writing. For example, your research paper should be written in third person active voice and be concise, focused, and easy to understand. Appearance: Visual aides are developed in a professional manner. Source Documentation: Paper is submitted according to APA format. Introduction Statement of Problem: Identify a practical and existing, real-world environmental planning problem for a study area of your choice. Target Audience: Why is this research significant and who should this report be delivered. Background Historical Information: Provide a summary of historical information of the study area. Community Demographic Information: Provide a summary of demographic data for the study area. Community Environmental Information: Provide a summary of environmental information of the study area. Planning Solutions Planning Strategies: Strategies are identified for addressing the planning problem and rooted in planning literature. Planning Resources: Resources: Three planning resources are identified for the study area. Resource Summary: A summary of strengths and limitations of the resource Relationship to Planning Problem: Identifies specifically how each planning resource could be used by the community for the planning problem identified. Conclusion Potential Solutions: How will this research address the real-world problem you identified? What solutions will you be able to recommend to address real-world planning? Your response should be based on the environmental planning concepts and research methodologies you have identified as appropriate for your research. Potential Impact: Who will your research potentially impact, and what would be the best way to communicate / delivery of this research?