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How might we provide clean safe water to poor households who can’t afford to pay for the infrastructure necessary to get the water to them?

Watch the video at CNBC:  “https://www.cnbc.com/video/2014/08/25/ power-rundown-detroits-water-crisis.html.” and discuss Detroit and the burden of paying for water. How might we provide clean safe water to poor households who can’t afford to pay for the infrastructure necessary to get the water to them? How might this affect other health problems?

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Analyze the root causes, effects, and solutions of environmental problems

Assignment Content
Competency
Analyze the root causes, effects, and solutions of environmental problems
Student Success Criteria
View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.
Scenario
You are an environmental lobbyist who has been asked to make a presentation to your state’s legislature. You will gather data about a local or regional environmental issue unique to your area or home state and prepare a PowerPoint Presentation. You may focus on any environmental issue, but the area of focus must be in your local area or home state. The environmental issue may be related to land, water, or air.
Instructions
Choose a Superfund website that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can use this search engine to find a Superfund site in your state.
Each assignment leading up to the final assignment is evaluated and graded independently. Your instructor will provide specific grading criteria for each step of the project prior to its due date.
The Superfund website will have information about contaminated areas, how they became contaminated, and who is responsible for the contamination, as well as clean-up plans for the contamination.
Your PowerPoint Presentation should include:

Your voiceover narration using Screencast-O-Matic for each slide as well as references in APA format
The issue (background information from the website, contamination, clean-up)
The major players and stakeholders involved (the people who created the problem, the people who can fix the problem, and the people who are most impacted by the problem)
Possible controversies (differences in opinion about the issue)
Impact of this environmental issue to the surrounding environment (nearby rivers, streams, farmland, animal habitats, etc.)

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Analyze the root causes, effects, and solutions of environmental problems

Assignment Content
Competency
Analyze the root causes, effects, and solutions of environmental problems
Student Success Criteria
View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.
Scenario
You are an environmental lobbyist who has been asked to make a presentation to your state’s legislature. You will gather data about a local or regional environmental issue unique to your area or home state and prepare a PowerPoint Presentation. You may focus on any environmental issue, but the area of focus must be in your local area or home state. The environmental issue may be related to land, water, or air.
Instructions
Choose a Superfund website that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can use this search engine to find a Superfund site in your state.
Each assignment leading up to the final assignment is evaluated and graded independently. Your instructor will provide specific grading criteria for each step of the project prior to its due date.
The Superfund website will have information about contaminated areas, how they became contaminated, and who is responsible for the contamination, as well as clean-up plans for the contamination.
Your PowerPoint Presentation should include:

Your voiceover narration using Screencast-O-Matic for each slide as well as references in APA format
The issue (background information from the website, contamination, clean-up)
The major players and stakeholders involved (the people who created the problem, the people who can fix the problem, and the people who are most impacted by the problem)
Possible controversies (differences in opinion about the issue)
Impact of this environmental issue to the surrounding environment (nearby rivers, streams, farmland, animal habitats, etc.)

Resources
Please click here for information on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Please click here for information on using voiceover narration in a PowerPoint presentation.
Please click here for information on using speaker notes in a PowerPoint presentation.

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Describe the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and how they interact.

Assignment Content
Competency
Describe the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and how they interact.
Student Success Criteria
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Scenario
Each of us has directly or indirectly been impacted by a natural disaster or severe weather event. For this assignment you will be required to recall a personal, real-world experience about the power of one of the Earth’s four spheres that you have experienced in your lifetime, creating a mixed media PowerPoint presentation that brings this event to life. The goal is to illustrate the interconnectedness of the Earth’s four spheres to human health and safety, to the current state of our climate, and to the mitigation of such disasters in the future as the consequences of climate change continue to worsen.
Instructions
In a well-organized presentation using PowerPoint, you will construct a visual presentation that illustrates the power of a natural disaster/geologic event in history from the standpoint of a personal experience. Consider a time in your life when you have been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by a natural disaster or severe weather event.
Your presentation should include the following elements as well as a robust discussion of each in the slides’ speaker notes section:

Discuss background, history, and location of your chosen event/disaster. (Where did this event occur? How many people were impacted by this event?)
Specify measures taken to mitigate the event/disaster. (What was the response of the community/state/country to this event?)
Discuss how we might mitigate a similar event/disaster in the future. (How can we mitigate disasters to more fully protect human health and safety?)
Be sure to include images/maps/statistical information from your chosen event/disaster.

Resources
Please click here for information on Academic Search Complete.
Please click here for information about using speaker notes in PowerPoint.
Please click here for information on the Science Reference Center.
Please click here for information on how to use the Online Library.
Please click here for information about using speaker notes in PowerPoint.

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If local ozone levels are partly the result of long range transport, but the responsibility for  attainment is left to the local level, how can we protect health?

If local ozone levels are partly the result of long range transport, but the responsibility for  attainment is left to the local level, how can we protect health?

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If you ate more food from secondary consumers, how would this change the percentage of the biomass pyramid necessary to support your survival?

QUESTION 1
Dete-rmine the approximate percentage of food obtained from producers and the approximate percentage of food obtained from consumers. Using the Table feature in your text options below (look like a window), create a 2-column table describing your food list versus feeding behavior (producer, primary consumer, etc.)
QUESTION 2
Deter-mine the approximate percentage of food obtained from producers and the approximate percentage of food obtained from consumers.
QUESTION 3
How much support do you receive from the first trophic level?
QUESTION 4
How much from the second trophic level?
QUESTION 5
In which trophic level do you belong? (consider more than this day)
QUESTION 6
If you ate more producers, how would this change the percentage of the biomass pyramid necessary to support your survival? Why?
QUESTION 7
If you ate more food from secondary consumers, how would this change the percentage of the biomass pyramid necessary to support your survival? Why?

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Why, in your opinion, does the U.S. have the highest number of reported cases and deaths than any other country?

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Note the following statistics by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):
The CDC’s nCoVID-19 Data (as of ~September 28, 2022)*
January 2020:  First case identified in the US
96,052,716 cases in the US.
1,053,173 deaths in the US.
WHO’s nCoVID-19 Data (as of October 7, 2022)*
~617,597,680 cases reported worldwide.
~6,532,705 deaths reported worldwide.
*Based on the above statistics, the U.S., with only ~4% of global population, has ~16% of cases and 16% of deaths!  Why, in your opinion, does the U.S. have the highest number of reported cases and deaths than any other country?

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Why is it that climate change is scientifically proven to destroy the planet at the same time it is a natural occurrence that is part of the natural world?

Why is it that Climate change is scientifically proven to destroy the planet at the same time it is a natural occurrence that is part of the natural world?

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How is human population growth related to natural resource depletion and environmental degradation?

How do highly developed countries, moderately developed countries, and less developed countries differ regarding population growth and per-person incomes?
How is human population growth related to natural resource depletion and environmental degradation?
Each answer must be 50 words per question.

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How do you see the trade-offs between the value of flame retardants in furniture

Value of flame retardants in furniture
For this module’s discussion, please first review the following resources:
http://www.bromhttps://www.bsef.com/what-are-flame-retardants/#furniture (Links to an external site.)
http://www.acsh.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/20060809_flame.pdf (Links to an external site.)
http://www.ceh.org/wp-content/uphttps://www.ceh.org/latest/press-releases/playing-on-poisons-childrens-furniture-found-with-harmful-flame-retardant-chemicals/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/02/13/41/preventing-human-exposure-to-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-flame-retardants-to-protect-public-health (Links to an external site.)
Then, reflect on and respond to the following: Based on these resources (please use references and citations, where appropriate), how do you see the trade-offs between the value of flame retardants in furniture and the risk of health effects of the chemicals used in these processes? What would do? What would you recommend to your family and friends?