viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2012

Environmental Topics to develop in November, 2012

This is an Environmental Topics’ list to develop during this month of November.

Make a short reach, read the most appealing topic.
Next week, you have to make a short presentation-description upon the topic you will develop, later you will expose and finally we will discuss in class-forum during the coming weeks.

The mean idea is to rehearse a debate instead of the final practical test.

As attachment there are the evaluation rubrics to discuss and apply for the final test.

The Oral Presentation and the Debate Rubric.

List of issues

Soil — Soil conservation • Soil erosion • Soil contamination • Soil salination
Water pollution — Environmental impact of the coal industry • Acid rain • Eutrophication • Marine pollution • Ocean dumping •Oil spills • Thermal pollution • Urban runoff • Water crisis • Marine debris • Microplastics • Ocean acidification • Ship pollution •Wastewater • Fish kill • Algal bloom • Mercury in fish • Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing
Air pollution — Environmental impact of the coal industry • Smog • Tropospheric ozone • Indoor air quality • Volatile organic compound • Atmospheric particulate matter• Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing
Consumerism — Consumer capitalism • Planned obsolescence • Over-consumption
Fishing — Blast fishing • Bottom trawling • Cyanide fishing • Ghost nets • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing •Overfishing • Shark finning • Whaling
Logging — Clearcutting • Deforestation • Illegal logging
Mining — Acid mine drainage • Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing • Mountaintop removal mining • Slurry impoundments

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