Deliverable 2 – Environmental Issue Presentation

SOLVED. Get the solution. 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.)

Discussion board

SOLVED. Get the solution. 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? 

Ethics and the SEC

SOLVED. Get the solution. Primary Discussion Response is due by Thursday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Saturday (11:59:59pm Central).
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200-250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
Summative Discussion Board
Review and reflect on the knowledge that you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write 200-250 words on the following:

What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

Corn

SOLVED. Get the solution. Major challenges, harvesting and importance of corn?
Major insects, disease and weeds – what are the most common insects and how they can be controlled with growing corn?
other challenges for growing corn in the US?
Harvest – when and how is corn harvested in the US?
Yield – what is the yield of corn in the US?
What are the uses of corn? what kind of products can be made from corn?
Economic value- what is the total area, production and the overall economic importance of corn in the US?

Deliverable 2 – Environmental Issue Presentation

SOLVED. Get the solution. 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.

Zoonosis and Vector Borne Diseases

SOLVED. Get the solution. The diseases discussed in this module(Zoonosis and Vector Borne Diseases) have killed hundreds of millions of people over the last several thousand years.  Many of them are facilitated by human behavior such as leaving standing water around homes allowing for mosquitoes to breed or people moving into the edge of forests where they come into contact with infected animals.  What are potential solutions we might use to protect health? What would you tell policy makers and government officials regarding the health implications of these activities?