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SCI 207 Dependence of Man on the Environment Discussions Week 1-5
    SCI 207 Week 1 Discussion 1 Biomes and Diversity Extinction is a natural selection process. Should humans strive to preserve a representative sample of all biomes or aquatic zones? Why should humans be concerned with the extinction rate? SCI 207 Week 1 Discussion 2 Trends in the Environment In the 1980s a popular environmental slogan was "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" and now "Go Green," is a popular message. Consider the Reusable Grocery Bags sold in markets everywhere. What are the pros and cons that you see in this latest trend? Give examples of the potential environmental impact. SCI 207 Week 2 Discussion 1 Food and Agriculture In the United States, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of food, and much of this is due to our agricultural technology. However, there are many concerns about our food source, including

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SCI 207 Week 5 Laboratory Polluters in Your Community This lab activity follows up on this week?s discussion
    SCI 207 Week 5 Laboratory Polluters in Your Community This lab activity follows up on this week’s discussion topics and gives you an opportunity to consider polluters in your community. VisitScorecard: The Pollution Information Siteand/orU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Identify the top five polluters and the top five chemicals released in your county. Determine the number of Superfund sites in your area. Based on the information you find on these sites, list five ways that you can take action in your community.

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SCI 207 Week 5 Discussion 2 Green Intelligence Define the main goals and strategies of green intelligence
    SCI 207 Week 5 Discussion 2 Green Intelligence Define the main goals and strategies of green intelligence. Do you think market-based approaches could save the planet? Why or why not?   

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SCI 207 Week 5 Discussion 1 Waste What waste disposal methods are available to humans and how might they be
    SCI 207 Week 5 Discussion 1 Waste What waste disposal methods are available to humans and how might they be more effective? What initiatives or incentives could governments create to better equip citizens for managing their own waste, garbage, and recyclables?   

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SCI 207 Week 4 Assignment Nuclear Power All energy sources have drawbacks. Even the clean hydropower option
    SCI 207 Week 4 Assignment Nuclear Power All energy sources have drawbacks. Even the clean hydropower option has negative ramifications. Weigh those against the possible consequences of developing nuclear power, a controversial alternative to fossil fuels. Discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as well as the 20th century Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in drawing conclusions about risk versus reward of nuclear energy use.    

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SCI 207 Week 4 Laboratory Greenhouse Gases Visit Greenhouse Gases Lab (accessible through the Labs section
    SCI 207 Week 4 Laboratory Greenhouse Gases Visit Greenhouse Gases Lab (accessible through the Labs section of Contemporary Environmental Issues) and complete the virtual lab. In this lab you will use a computer model to explore how human activities are creating a blanket of heat-trapping pollution in Earth’s atmosphere. The model illustrates sources of top heat-trapping pollutants and their general impacts on Earth’s temperature. In order to complete this lab, download the Greenhouse Gases Lab Instructions. Answer the Lab Questions at the end of the document. To answer the Lab Questions, you will reflect upon how destabilizing Earth’s climate not only impacts ecosystems and biodiversity, but also critical elements of human well-being, such as fresh water supplies and agricultural production. Save it as a Word document and submit it.

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SCI 207 Week 4 Discussion 2 Energy Most of us are aware of the energy concerns of today and the future.
    SCI 207 Week 4 Discussion 2 Energy Most of us are aware of the energy concerns of today and the future. There are many pros and cons to the energy sources we currently use. For this forum choose one of the following to discuss: If you had to argue the benefits of nuclear energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position. Cite your sources in APA format. If you had to argue the benefits of wind energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position. Cite your sources in APA format.

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SCI 207 Week 4 Discussion 1 Climate and Air Pollution Climate change is an environmental issue in the news
    SCI 207 Week 4 Discussion 1 Climate and Air Pollution Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily, and air pollution impacts us on a global level. What are the implications of global warming? Do you think the efforts to improve air quality are worth the economic costs?

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SCI 207 Week 3 Discussion 2 Age of Oil In Chapter Six of Contemporary Environmental Issues, the past century
    SCI 207 Week 3 Discussion 2 Age of Oil In Chapter Six of Contemporary Environmental Issues, the past century has been referred to as the Age of Oil. As we reach a possible peak in oil production, what alternatives are forming? Consider the role of OPEC, perhaps, in reorganizing and monitoring oil production. What do you think is the most viable way to address after effects of this possible peak?  

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SCI 207 Week 3 Discussion 1 Water Cycle The global water cycle provides renewable water, but a number of
    SCI 207 Week 3 Discussion 1 Water Cycle The global water cycle provides renewable water, but a number of factors affect how much freshwater is available for human consumption. Describe these factors and circumstances. When do human interventions in water availability pose serious problems to freshwater accessibility?  

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