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Comparing your Hypothesis You have been targeting one lifestyle behavior during

Comparing your Hypothesis You have been targeting one lifestyle behavior during the term to reduce your carbon footprint. This week, you will provide three reliable references to any outside research that relates to the lifestyle change which you outlined in Unit 2. For example, if you are driving a bike to work rather than a car, research how much carbon was released into the air when you drove a car. In the case of the electricity saved by shutting down…

One of the cornerstone concepts in environmental science is global warming and c

One of the cornerstone concepts in environmental science is global warming and climate change. Throughout the term, you learned numerous ways in which human behaviors can modify ecosystems. For your Unit 9 Assignment, you will put together a Final Project report that describes how you attempted to reduce your carbon footprint. Use the progress report logs from Units 3, 5, and 7 and the background research (with references) you conducted in Unit 8 to help you write your summative paper.…

Answer ONLY ONE QUESTION from the following two. 1. Describe the differences bet

Answer ONLY ONE QUESTION from the following two. 1. Describe the differences between a species fundamental and realised niche. Discuss, using examples or case studies that you know, the types of interspecific interactions that result in a species realised niche. 2. Describe the concept of trophic cascades and provide specific examples. Discuss their prevalence in different types of ecosystems, factors that influence their magnitude, and their implications for ecosystem functioning. MAXIMUM WORD COUNT: 1,000 words. If you write more than…

Any topics in the field on Environment, climate change and Human Health. It coul

Any topics in the field on Environment, climate change and Human Health. It could be a specific topic on a specific environmental exposure and certain disease(s), or be a more general topic like a short review telling what are the environmental or climate factors of interest and how they are related with health effects. The basic concepts or knowledge is NOT enough, and more updated information in related field is expected. The updated research in related field can be obtained…

Over the last few decades, indigenous groups have actively sought to assert thei

Over the last few decades, indigenous groups have actively sought to assert their rights to land and resources through formal land ownership. By gaining formal tenure rights, indigenous peoples hope to obtain greater autonomy in environmental governance and natural resource management, as well as leverage vis-à-vis other actors. Write a short ARGUMENTATIVE paper in which you apply concepts, ideas and examples discussed in this course, to make an argument on whether or not (and how/why not) formal land tenure has…

Global climate change affects or will affect every ecosystem at every latitude o

Global climate change affects or will affect every ecosystem at every latitude on Earth, influencing the trajectory of restoration projects at many levels. Some restoration ecologists have argued that climate change will shift ranges so dramatically that it is difficult to know what to plant or introduce today. Others argue that climate change will require widespread and large-scale restoration projects to be implemented. For discussion this week locate a paper published in the scientific literature (e.g. major academic journal) that…

A three to five (3-5) double-spaced page policy report with bibliography on the

A three to five (3-5) double-spaced page policy report with bibliography on the current environmental policies of one country. The country to research for their climate policies should be Costa Rica. Describe what and when they begun their policies, what new policies are being in place, what are they currently doing to invest in climate change etc. any questions please feel free to ask

Using original sources from the period as well as scientific studies, discuss ho

Using original sources from the period as well as scientific studies, discuss how Green House Gasses were understood in the 1970s, and if the scientific community/general public understood Global warming in the 1970s. During the 1970s, more data related to climate change was collected and presented within the scientific world. The idea of global warming was still new to the public. Despite investing in research regarding climate change little was done to address it or make it one of the…

Browse in the WWW, and locate one real example-paradigm of Communication for Dev

Browse in the WWW, and locate one real example-paradigm of Communication for Development, Sustainable Development and Social Change (provide the link), and tell us –from your experience and building on the insights provided in the lectures and through your literature review– why you think it is Communication for Development and Social Change (what's its scope) and present the example to us in details. Address the key elements such as what are the scope and objectives, what are its dynamics-the threats-the…