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Concepts of Environmentalism


Environmental Studies 301

Concepts of Environmentalism

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Study Guide Questions

Humans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies

Chapter 1

  1. How have the activities and range of individual humans and families changed over the past 200 years?
    • In the past, people lived in one place for their whole life.
    • They ate food from gardens nearby.
    • They wore clothes made from fibers grown in villages near them.
    • By the year 2000, economic development changed peoples activates.
    • People’s material livelihoods are no longer local. Imported from many countries.
  2. How have the impacts of humans on ecosystems changed in the past 200 years.
    • These changes have environmental implications, such as the greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Wiping out plants and animal species.
    • Changing weather patterns.
    • Transforming landscapes.
  3. What is the ultimate question that must be faced at this time if we are concerned about the world 25-50 years from now?
    • Will our environmental system be sustainable in the next 25-50 years from now?
  4. In which year will you be 70 years old? If you have children, in which year or decade will he/she/they be 70 years old?  If you have grandchildren, which decade are they likely to be 70 years old?  Is it possible that you could have great grandchildren and in which decade could that be?
    • I will be 70 in year 2063.
    • My son will be 70 in year 2086.
    • No grandchildren.
  5. What problems do the authors describe as grand problems?
  • Climate, biodiversity, urbanization, sustainable development.
  1. On page 6, the authors state that the issues on the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California help us to “…begin to see the ways in which local events are connect to the global forces of human society.” What is the evidence and what are the details they present for this insight?
    • Three events at different space and time together caused the population of the Channel Island fox to decline. The introduction of the feral pigs, the decline of valuable plants from the use of pesticides, or urbanization was not the fox problem.
    • Human actions had altered the patterns of nature in each of these ecosystems. When the altered patterns overlapped, the number of Channel Island fox declined.
  2. What is “science–based conservation” as stated near the bottom of page10.

 

  1. Describe the images that come to mind when people hear the word “environment” and how is it a political word?

 

  1. Describe the images that come to mind when people hear the word “sustainability.”

 

  1. What is the intended meaning of the term “sustainability?”

 

  1. How is “sustainability” a political word?

 

  1. Why does “sustainability” have a moral claim or element to it?

 

  1. How do the authors of this text intend to change the approach to education about the environment from previous “sustainability courses?”

 

  1. How has our view of the relationship of environment and humans changed since the 1800s?

 

  1. What is the conventional view of the term “human institutions” and what do the authors wish to have us understand the term to mean?

 

  1. What is an integrative approach to environmental problem solving?

Include natural sciences, social sciences, humanities/arts, engineering, education, i.e., a liberal education.

 

  1. Describe the classical environmentalism approach to environmental problem-solving?

 

  1. What is/are the short-coming(s) of the classical environmentalism approach according to the authors?

 

  1. Why has the concept of sustainability as promoted by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 and endorsed again in the 1992 Rio Earth Summit not been effectively implemented to any significant degree?

 

  1. What does income inequality have to do with sustainability?

 

  1. What is your feeling or emotional reaction to the statement at the top of p. 17? “The human race is stuck in a paradox…”

 

  1. What is your feeling or emotional reaction to the statement on page 17? What we do have at present, on the other hand, is a growing understanding…”

 

  1. Describe integrative problem-solving.

 

  1. How do the authors suggest that we think about environmental studies?

 

  1. What is the difference between a “student of environmental studies” and an “activist?”

 

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Assignment help-BLM’s Environmental Assessment,


Assignment help-BLM’s Environmental Assessment,

Consider the recently-designated San Gabriel National Monument (background – links to external site (Links to an external site.)) on the edge of Los Angeles (see both the interactive map (Links to an external site.) & more detailed USFS map (Links to an external site.)). How would you apply the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) framework described in McCool et al (Week 8) to establish areas of the National Monument lands for diverse attitudes, preferences and motivations? Which ROS settings would you apply to various parts of the monument and why? (Answer should be 150-300 words)

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Revisit the video we watched on the first day of class, “Should public lands be a natural setting for extreme sports?” by PBS Newshour. Watch film. (Links to an external site.) Next, review the Bureau of Land Management’s recent Environmental Assessment  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) recommending action to restrict roped activities at Corona and Gemini Arches.(If you have trouble with link, the document is included on Canvas under Files/Final Exam).

Compose a response to the BLM’s Environmental Assessment, drawing heavily from course materials and concepts. Analyze the various dimensions of this recreation management issue according to the criteria below. (Answers should be between 150-300 words).

  • Briefly describe the social conflicts occurring on BLM lands in Utah. Compare and contrast the two primary recreation user groups identified in the film. Characterize each user group’s values and motivations for outdoor recreation. 
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the BLM’s proposed approach and predict how the management actions will affect the different recreation user groups.
  • Make an argument in favor or in opposition of the agencies decision and support your argument with material from the Environmental Analysis as well as from class readings.  

Assignment help-BLM’s Environmental Assessment,

 

Need Help-Risk Perception and risk communication


Need Help-Risk Perception and risk communication

Risk Perception and risk communication

Description

RISK PERCEPTION AND RISK COMMUNICATION IN RELATION TO NOVICE DRIVERS IN NEW ZEALAND • Briefly outline what the risk is that is perceived – the introduction of what is to be discussed (novice drivers in New Zealand). • Using risk perception literature analyse why people might have different perceptions of this particular risk (novice drivers in New Zealand). • Using risk communication literature, identify some risk communication strategies that officials might use to communicate this particular risk (novice drivers in New Zealand) to the community. Explain your rationale in selecting these specific strategies. • Present your assignment at the appropriate academic standard. Learning Outcome requirements to be met in order to pass this assignment: LO2 Critique risk perception in the context of risk management. LO4 Explain communication strategies in the context of risk management. LO5 Present work at the appropriate academic standard. British/New Zealand spelling to be used.

Report on Environmental Performance using Uhaul


Report on Environmental Performance using Uhaul

Purpose:

The report should focus on Critique of the company based on its Environmental performance. In each category, you should evaluate the environmental impacts and whether or not the company is presenting a realistic and accurate portrayal.

Company: uhaul

 Categories:

  • Air impact (co2 emissions)
  • Energy use and conservation
  • Water usage
  • Waste management
  • Health and safety
  • Social impacts to improve the environment

Content guidelines:

  • Provide charts for each category if possible
  • References: use 3 reference including the company website

 

Writing guidelines

  • Use Times New Roman font size 12 for the main body of the text.
  • Single-space the main text in the entire document.

 

Report on Environmental Performance using GM Company


Report on Environmental Performance using GM Company

Environmental Impacts

Purpose:

The report should focus on Critique of the company based on its Environmental performance. In each category, you should evaluate the environmental impacts and whether or not the company is presenting a realistic and accurate portrayal.

Company: GM

Categories:

  • Air impact (co2 emissions)
  • Energy use and conservation
  • Water usage
  • Waste management
  • Health and safety
  • Social impacts to improve the environment

 

 

Content guidelines:

  • Provide charts for each category if possible
  • References: use 3 reference including this sustainability report by GM

http://www.gmsustainability.com/GM_2015_Sustainability_Report.pdf

 

Writing guidelines

  • Use Times New Roman font size 12 for the main body of the text.
  • Single-space the main text in the entire document.

 

Report on Environmental Performance using Mitsubishi electric Co.


Mitsubishi electric Co.

Report on Environmental Performance

Environmental Impacts

Purpose:

The report should focus on Critique of the company based on its Environmental performance. In each category, you should evaluate the environmental impacts and whether or not the company is presenting a realistic and accurate portrayal.

Company: Mitsubishi electric co 

Categories:

  • Air impact (co2 emissions)
  • Energy use and conservation
  • Water usage
  • Waste management
  • Health and safety
  • Social impacts to improve the environment

 

Content guidelines:

  • Provide charts for each category if possible
  • References: use 3 reference including this sustainability report by Mitsubishi electric co

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/company/environment/eco_report/pdf/ecoreport_2015_en.pdf

 

Writing guidelines

  • Use Times New Roman font size 12 for the main body of the text.
  • Single-space the main text in the entire document.

 

Logic & Reasoning Discussion


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We’re going to examine logic and reasoning together by way of a discussion forum. This will allow you to work through concepts together and get feedback from each other. After reading all of the directions and supporting files for discussions.

Answer the question one by one to answer and make logic and reasoning discussion. ( Use number to divide) Base your discussion off of the following prompts. It’s always easier to address each one separately, in its own thread.

1. Explain the problem in logic and reasoning with this statement: There is some clear evidence that people seek medical marijuana for recreational purposes. For example, in Denver they have a total of 279 medical marijuana dispensaries as of 2010, which is four times as many dispensaries than Starbucks.

2. Explain the problem in logic and reasoning with this statement: It appeared that no fewer than 1 out of 25 cannot read or write … just imagine, 1 out of 25 people in a country that sends helpers to developing countries in order to teach their folks reading and writing! 1 out of 25, which means 25% of our citizens.

3. Explain the problem in logic and reasoning with this statement: Of course this mode of government is the best. We have had this government for over 200 years and no one has talked about changing it in all that time. So, it has got to be good.

4. The following sentence comes from a CQ Researcher article titled “Whale Hunting: Should Whale and Dolphin Hunting be Outlawed?,” written by Daniel McGlynn and published on June 29, 2012. Practice thinking about numbers in more ways than one, to expand your critical thinking skills and practice good logic. To do this, paraphrase the sentence, including the numbers. And give feedback to each other:

“Of particular concern to the United States, Iceland harvested 125 endangered fin whales in 2009 and 148 in 2010, a significant increase from the total of seven fin whales it commercially harvested between 1987 and 2007.”

5. Put the following statistical information into a visual representation of the numbers (pie chart, table, graph, etc.). Be creative, but make sure it makes sense! The information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Median Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers by Educational Attainment — Third Quarter 2010 (July, August, September)

“Full-time workers age 25 and over without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $449, compared with $622 for high school graduates (no college), and $1,158 for those holding at least a bachelor’s degree.”

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Environmental studies and Forestry


Environmental studies and Forestry

Primary source:  Wright, R. T., and D. F. Boorse. 2012. Environmental science: toward a sustainable future (4th edition). Benjamin Cummings, Boston, MA. ISBN 978-0- 321-59870-7. Only add one more source.

More instructions: Please do not include the question in the paper. I only need the number to each question for the complete assignment.  APA style for each question, one paragraph per question all answers can go on the same page, please do not double space. In addition, I need in text citations for each question.

 

Per example: 1. The soil management directly influences the quality of the food produced. The lack of such management increases the salinity and much other harm (Kibblewhite, Ritz, & Swift, 2007). 2. Such occurrence is caused by the fact that meat requires much more amount of the resources such as water, energy, and land compared to plants. The roots lie in the consuming the grain by the cattle that is 16 times more than they produce as meat (Robbins, 2010). And so on and so forth.

 

Paper details:

Complete assignment: apa style for each question, one paragraph per question. From my instructor: Complete assignments: You are to respond to Complete questions in your own words. Looking something up on the Internet or other sources only to repeat word-for-word does not demonstrate your understanding of the material and will likely result in zero points. In other words, plagiarize at your own risk. Your primary source of information is course material (text readings, videos, etc.). You are to use outside sources sparingly and only .edu or .gov as secondary sources because the sources are either scholarly or are credible. Avoid sources from .com or .org, and especially Wikipedia (which is not a credible source). When you use approved secondary sources be sure to cite them to give credit where credit is due. Finally, your course material will give you the correct information used to answer questions

 

 

  1. Define biodiversity on a global scale.
  2. Research and then name the Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species of humans.
  3. How are species richness and relative abundance used to determine local biodiversity?
  4. Describe the three factors that scientists use to determine the commonness or rarity of a species.
  5. Name and thoroughly describe the four ways in which humans threaten other species.
  6. Describe habitat fragmentation. What are the effects of fragmentation? What are corridors and why can they be important?
  7. What are the differences between endangered and threatened species?
  8. Name five ways in which humans are dependent on other species.
  9. Describe three things that you can do today in your own life to help preserve biodiversity. Explain why you think that these actions will be beneficial in this regard.
  10. Describe an example of a physical environmental effect on human health.
  11. Describe an example of a chemical environmental effect on human health.
  12. Describe an example of a biological environmental effect on human health.
  13. Describe an example of a cultural environmental effect on human health.
  14. Why do contagious diseases often claim more lives in developing nations than non-contagious disease. Describe three reasons.
  15. What are toxins? How is the toxicity of chemical determined?
  16. What are the pros and cons to using lab animals to determine the toxicity of chemicals?
  17. What are tectonic plates? Use your own words to describe why they move relative to one another.
  18. Use your own words to describe the three types of possible tectonic plate boundaries.
  19. What is the rock cycle? Be thorough.
  20. What is a mineral? Why is it important that items that use minerals be recycled?
  21. What are the differences between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock?
  22. What causes an earthquake?
  23. Describe a geologic hazard other than an earthquake. How have humans intensified this particular hazard, or have they? Explain.
  24. Describe two types of mining.
  25. Name three things that you can do this week in your everyday life to lower the need for mining around the world.
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