please I need the report to be exactly like the project template uploaded. kindly use in text app citation and APA referencing at the end. please only use journal articles, books, or official websites. please write about environmental pollution first in general and then you might want to focus on its causes and effects. what causes environmental pollution and what is its effect on the environment and people. kindly check what is written in the project template. there should be an abstract. there are more details in the template. this paper is for 20 points so it is very important.
Unit 8 Project: Parks and Preserves
Pick a park or preserve from the list below that is most interesting to you.
1. El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico)
2. Big Bend National park/BigBend Ranch State Park/Parque National Canon de Santa Elena/Area Natural Protegida Maderas del Carmen (Texas/Mexico)
3. Doñana National Park (Spain)
4. Duaringa State forest (Australia)
5. Phu Pha Yol National Park (Thailand)
6. Balai Taman Nasional Bantimurung Bulusaraung (Indonesia)
7. Hakusan National Park (Japan)
8. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica)
9. Utria National Park (Colombia)
10. Iberá Park (Argentina)
Look at the shape and physical characteristics of the park/preserve. Explore the areas around the highlighted park/preserve in Google maps. Using the Internet, explore the official website for the park/preserve and other websites. Discover what are the main goals of the parks in terms of recreation, resources, and preserving biodiversity or habitat. Analyze what makes this a good or poor park/preserve design and/or what can be done to improve it.
1. What is the primary focus/purpose/goal for this park (eg., particular habitat/animals)?
2. What aspects of good park design/characteristics are seen?
3. What aspects of the park design/characteristics can be improved?
4. What geological features and biological features can be found at this park?
5. Does the park have any listed conservation efforts, restoration plans, or initiatives?
6. What interests you most about this park?
In a Word document that you will upload in the assignments tab, detail what in particular about the park/preserve interests you. The document should have three sections. This is 40% of this assignment, so make sure that it is comprehensive enough to justify. I should be able to base a two-week trip from this document.
Section 1: Provide an estimate of cost for you to visit that park (so you can start long-term planning!); be sure to include things like airfare, food cost per day, hotels, and in-county transportation such as rental car, ferries, trains, bus.
Section 2: Include a simple itinerary of things to do at the park/preserve. For example, you may list trails, visitor centers, geological features (like a waterfall/canyon/hot springs), and/or biological feature (such as a habitat/animal/plant) in the park.
Section 3: Include what things of interest are in the area around the park (other parks, museums, culture attractions, or anything that interests you). Be sure to include images and links in your document. (I want to see what cool places to stay and explore that you found!)
Term Assignment: Writing Your Report
Now that you’ve analyzed a lot of data from your term assignment, it’s time to start writing it up. This write-up will be similar to a lab report. You have .. goals: explain the big-picture overview of the scientific question that this project is trying to answer, explain the data being used to address this question, explain your method in analyzing that data, show your results, and come to a conclusion by telling me what you learned. I’ve broken down the parts of your report below. Make sure you include all of these parts in your report!
The Science (1-2 pages)
Describe the science behind this project. Make sure you address the following:
What is the big question or questions that the scientists are trying to figure out?
Why is it important or interesting to answer these?
What objects are being looked at?
Anything else you think is important to understand this big picture of this project.
The Data (1/2 – 1 page)
Describe the data being analyzed for this project. Make should you address the following:
What telescope, instrument, or spacecraft took the data?
What type of data is it? Describe the nature of the data – is it a set of images? Spectra? Something more complicated? If the observations detect electromagnetic radiation, what type? Visible light? Radio? Infrared? Other?
Why does this project and this data need citizen scientists?
Method (1-2 pages including screenshots)
Describe the process of analyzing a dataset.
Give a step-by-step description of the process of analyzing a dataset.
Provide screenshots of all the analysis steps for one dataset.
Results (1 page of text plus additional for screenshots)
Provide the URL link to the collection that you made (even if you already emailed it to me)
Provide screenshots for a representative group of datasets to show the range of different features or objects that you saw. Include at least five, but as many as needed to give a good sense of the different types of data you looked at.
What unexpected or unusual objects/data did you find? For any especially cool or weird ones, provide a screenshot if you haven’t already.
In a paragraph or two, describe what you learned from the data you analyzed. What did you discover about the things you analyzed that you didn’t know previously?
For your final paper, you will need to select a class topic of your choosing to research. Your topic must have been approved to receive credit.
*THE TOPIC IS GEOTHERMAL ENERGY*
The topic you selected will need to relate to a class topic, provide meaningful insight to what the technology is, how it works, how it benefits the renewable energy sector, how it will impact the non-renewable energy sector, and how it will benefit the country overall. Basically, I want to know what the technology is, how it works, if it really helps, and if it cost effective.
The paper will need to be presented as a formal research paper that uses scholarly sources to support YOUR opinions about the questions. It must have a reference list.
I will not place a page limit/minimum on the paper but would expect the papers to be 4-5 pages not including the reference or cover pages.
Can you please help me with this study guide sheet? All the instructions are written out on the document. For the essay’s short questions, just a paragraph will be sufficient.
Review a scientific article related to regulatory science/affairs. You may pick a paper that that is within your area of expertise. Describe what the relevance of the paper is and how well is addresses the needs of the regulatory process. Your review should be 2-5 pages.
Please watch both youtube links above
watch and respond (based on your overall takeaway) after viewing both videos. In addition to your response as per your takeaway, you are also to respond to one of your classmates
Respond to Classmate below after reading :
What Happens To NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons Of Trash | Big Business | Business Insider
From watching the video I learned that NYC waste is not actually processed in the city itself. Instead it is sent further away from the city to be dealt with. It takes thousands of workers to get rid of waste. There is an estimate of 3.2 million tons of trash per year, making it at least 450-600 tons per day. In order to get this process started, almost 2 thousand sanitation trucks are sent out for collection every morning at 5am. The trucks get dumped at the waste station and eventually load the waste into containers beneath the ground, making transport easier. The responsibility for getting rid of the waste gets pasted over to multiple places before the process is actually complete. There are thousands of people who work together to make this happen. Finally towards the end of the process of getting rid of waste, the trash is burned in big incinerators at 2000 F. After this process is complete, the leftover waste that has now turned into metal pieces and ash are now used to make cars and cover landfills. The outcome is that only 30% of NYC waste turns into energy, the rest is actual waste.
MAKING MONEY: Recycling – Turning Waste into valuable raw materials | WELT Documentary
There is money being made from the waste we leave behind. Recycling is a process that turns materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and transforms them into new products. Materials such as glass, aluminum, paper, plastics, and textiles can be recycled, and doing so consumes significantly less energy than producing these same goods from virgin materials.
Recycling is a process that turns materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and transforms them into new products. Materials such as glass, aluminum, paper, plastics, and textiles can be recycled, and doing so consumes significantly less energy than producing these same goods from virgin materials.In this video, WELT documentary explains how recycling works and looks at its benefits and drawbacks.
Your argumentative essay will be on an environmental topic from the list of options below.
Consider your audience for this paper to be your peers. The essay should be between 3 ½ and
4 pages (850 to 1,000 words) in length, not including the cover page, abstract, or reference
page. It should be double spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font and must include:
• An introduction, a minimum of 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion
• a clearly articulated thesis that states the claim, position, or stance that your essay
will prove in the introduction to your paper
• 4 cited sources
• At least 4 quotes from your sources
• Topic sentences that focus the discussion in the body paragraphs
• Examples, details, and explanations, and other researched evidence in the body
paragraphs that clearly support the claim of your thesis
• Counterarguments and refutations that show you understand the complexity of your
argument and can accurately acknowledge the views of the opposition and refute
• Clear connections between ideas from paragraph to paragraph and within paragraphs
• Proper APA style format in the cover page, in the abstract, in the in-text citations,
and in the Reference page (see the template and instructional video for creating the
• Reference page listing a minimum of four sources
• Standard usage, grammar, and mechanics
Choose an issue in environmental justice that you think is contentious but about which you have strong feelings. It could be something like risk assessment, brownfields redevelopment, the relationship between environmental justice and sustainability, the role of experts or the debate about gentrification and environmental justice. Using class readings and other resources, write a 5-page opinion paper in support of your position. You should source at least 5 other readings in addition to required class readings. Note, these readings do not have to be peer- reviewed scholarly articles. Magazine articles and “grey” literature pieces (by think tanks, advocacy groups, and others) are acceptable.
Another acceptable option for this assignment is to write a book review on a book that is related to environmental justice. Your book review should also be 5-pages double-spaced. In your review, you should:
Describe the book’s major themes and arguments
Critically appraise the book’s methods and conclusions
Discuss how the book’s themes relate to the themes in the course readings and discussions
Your recommendations to other EJ students on what they can/should learn from this book
The gobal socetial issue I selected is CLIMATE CHANGE. Please see attachment for instructions regarding the topic