GMO, EPA regulations, Fossil Fuels, Recycled Energy, Solar Power, Toilet "tap water'', Hydroponics,Ocean Acidification,

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Here is your first investigation, and chance to learn about something you are passionate about. Here are the requirements:

- Choose a topic that is related to the environment (GMO, EPA regulations, Fossil Fuels, Recycled Energy, Solar Power, Toilet "tap water'', Hydroponics,Ocean Acidification), randomly pick up 6 topic from these. each topic per one page, and one citation.

- Locate a peer- reviewed journal article discussing your topic from the .

- Write a 1 page, double spaced discussion of the article using at least 1 in text citation of the article.

- Provide a Reference Page that is in APA format.

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EngDuke1993
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS
The paper is divided into the following sections:


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)



Ocean Acidification



Fossil Fuels



Solar Power



Hydroponics



Recycled Energy



References


Running head: ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS
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ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

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ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are organisms that are engineered to possess
new genetic features through gene transfer from other organisms or through intervention in the
genetic structure of the organism by applying biotechnology. The use of GMOs has both
advantages and disadvantages. The main benefits of using GMO-containing products is that GMOs
result in plants that are more tolerant to harsh climatic conditions and maintain high-quality at
lower costs. The use of GMOs requires less use of pesticides which makes it practical to transfer
genes which are resistant to plant diseases and pests. It is also possible to grow plants to be resistant
against drought and other harsh climate conditions. GMO-containing plants can remedy soils and
surface waters which have been contaminated by toxic heavy metals.
On the other hand, gene escape has been cited as a significant risk on GMOs to the
environment. It occurs when pollens of genetically modified plants contaminate other plants of the
same species or to the wild forms of a plant through external factors such as insects or wind. When
genes are transferred to plant species for a particular reason, they contaminate other wild species
due to gene escape and could result in sudden decline of biodiversity in the long run by causing
the species to lose their genetic forms. Another issue is that GMOs can increase the likelihood of
pest undergoing genetic mutation and becoming more resistant against genes created over time.
Some harmful microorganisms develop when biotechnology experiments and field tests are
conducted which could be released in case severe steps are not implemented and consequently
threaten the environmental balance. Genetically modified agricultural products can as well result
in severe risks for human health because of developing antibiotic resistance in the human body
and can also trigger toxic and allergic reactions (Demir, 2014).

ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

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Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification (OA) is a consequence of climate change. OA is the continuous decline
in the pH of the oceans of the Earth, resulting from the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO 2) from the
atmosphere. Seawater is somewhat underlying with a pH of more th...

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