Environmental science

Environmental Resources Worksheet

Write a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content.

Minerals

1. How do minerals affect society?

2. What is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples from each category and discuss their uses.

Mining

1. How are minerals extracted from the Earth and processed?

2. What are the different ways minerals can be mined? Provide a brief description of at least three types of mining.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

For this Assignment, you will take the perspective of a director of a regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office. The national EPA Office of Environmental Information (OEI) has tasked all regional directors to identify an environmental hazard in your community by again visiting the EPA’s EJScreen tool at http://www2.epa.gov/ejscreen and enter a zip code (e.g., your hometown) in the “Launch the Tool” section.

Environmental biology

Post an original response (100-300 words) to the following:

Imagine a debate between an American and a Sudanese person about human population and the scarcity of resourses. What perspectives do you think the American might bring to the debate? What perspectives do you think the Sudanese would bring? What might be their points of common ground? On what might they differ?

Analysis of an Environmental Disaster

Recent environmental disasters have significantly impacted the human population in multiple ways. In this assignment, you will identify a recent environmental disaster and discuss potential correlated health impacts.

Begin this assignment by identifying one recent example of an environmental disaster. For example, the BP oil spill or the earthquakes in Haiti or Japan.


Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online resources, and the Internet, write a research paper including the following:

Environmental Change and Community Health

Regardless of ideology, scientific evidence suggests that the climate is changing and humans may contribute to this change (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC], 2007). Climate changes are predicted to have an enormous impact on the environment and global health, both directly and indirectly.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) maintains a Web site that discusses the impacts of these changes.

Scattering of Sunlight Report Writing Guidelines

Here are some of the main points to think about while you read about scattering of sunlight and to discuss when you write your report:


How does the scattering of sunlight by air molecules differ from the scattering by particulates, water droplets, and ice crystals.  Are we able to see the light scattered by air?  
How does the concentration of particulates in the air affect the color of the sky?  How does scattering of sunlight by particulates affect visibility?  
Is the expression "On a clear day you can see forever" really true?  

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