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Once you have completed the handout, answer the following questions: 1. Define the following terms. [4x1] Sustainable development Renewable resource Resource conservation Global warming/Global climate change 2. Describe the benefits associated with mining.  3. Using a specific case study, evaluate a conservation strategy in a location of your choice.  4. Textbook: Read p. 184-5 Answer [...]
In groups of 2 or 3: Create a short blog post describing the following terms. Sustainable Development Environmental Sustainability. Hint: it is the seventh Millenium Development Goal Environmental Sustainability Index & Environmental Performance Index You may use tables and graphs to explain your answers. Post the links on my blog.
“Deforestation is threatening the future of the forest – with dozens of tree and plant species at risk of extinction. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, which monitors plant and animal species, calculates there are 382 plant species in Brazil at risk.” Source 1. What region had the highest number of critically [...]
1) Read the discussion of types of business 2) Write pros and cons of each business type and draw a diagram showing how they are structured 3) Draw a cartoon, showing the growth of a business from a sole proprietor to partnership to corporation 4. As you watch the clip, how is music and tone of language [...]
Have a look at the UNEP Vital Forest Graphics report, and BBC News’ The Amazon in Graphics for causes of deforestation leading to reduced biodiversity. Also, watch these videos regarding REDD. What is the necessary scale for adress environmental problems? Are global initiatives possible?
Our new unit question will be People vs Profit. As we discuss Corporate Social Responsibility, think of examples of companies who may follow or not the various themes we discuss. As groups, you will be asked to do a short presentation on one of the following company: Microsoft, Nestle and Kimberly-Clark. (Makers of Kleenex and Huggies, [...]
Sonaar Luthra demonstrates his quick and simple test to gauge if water is safe. Engineer Michael Pritchard demonstrates his Lifesaver Bottle, capable of sterilizing dirty water in seconds. He believes that his invention could easily help meet the Millenium Development Goal of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.
Read the following New York Times Article, WATER; Pushing the Limits Of an Irreplaceable Resource, by William K. Stevens. Answer the following questions: 1.According to the article, how were the earth and its geographic features formed? 2.Why is the total amount of available, renewable freshwater difficult to measure? 3.How have technology and urbanization affected water usage? [...]
Today, over 700 million people suffer from water scarcity. By 2025, this number will have more than doubled. As we discuss water as a resource, consider the impact water scarcity has on local people and a country’s potential for development.