Complete Week 7 and 8 Environmental Science Assignments

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Slide Presentation, Plastic Bags

In a 1-2 page paper, using APA-style formatting, discuss three things you learned from the slide presentation on plastic bags? If you were given the opportunity to address the public-at-large, what would be your recommendation regarding the use of plastic bags? In your closing remarks, include a short catchy phase, slogan, poem, or any other creative statement to emphasize your point of view.

Week 8

Here is where you will submit your final project that you were introduced to in week 6, please review the instructions below and submit the project when you are finished by the due date.

Your final project should be creative and interesting, and should be a minimum of 6 pages in length not to exceed 8 pages and you will use APA style formatting. It should be well-organized and demonstrate an orderly flow of information that clearly addresses the subject chosen.

You should incorporate the following elements in the project:

  1. Problem identification: Clearly indicate the issue you will discuss and the influence this problem has on land, air, water resources, plant life, animal life, and human societies. Discuss the long-term effects this problem will continue to create without a comprehensive solution. The problem can be of local, national, or global scope.
  2. Solutions currently implemented: Discuss how the issue has been addressed historically. Determine the courses of action taken in science, technology, political and economic systems, laws and regulations, community-based initiatives, education, and so forth. Review the successes and limitations of these actions.
  3. Recommendations: Explain the actions that you believe need to be developed and implemented to accomplish change. Discuss your solution from multiple perspectives, such as educational, legislative, scientific, technological, economic, and other points of view.

In addition you should cite at least three other credible sources. Put these on your last page as works cited. You are cautioned to check out internet sources. The web abounds with junk science that is totally unreliable. Be sure to cross check your sources.

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Environmental Science



It is approximated that about 30% of the planet cover is made of vegetation. Trees create a
conducive ecosystem that is essential for the sustainability of life in the planet (Ross et al. 2016).
Slowly the ground cover that includes the trees has continued to reduce over time with some of
the countries around the globe having less than 6% of the vegetation cover. Deforestation is one
of the major global concerns to the environment. It refers to the cutting down of trees without
replenishing them through the planting of new ones. Most of the countries around the world are
under a major threat of desertification that has been triggered the human activities around the
continents. There are major activities around the world that have contributed to deforestation and
have left most of the land bare, with no vegetation cover to protect the soil. The major sources of
deforestation include:
Logging involves the cutting down of trees in massive numbers for the carpentry and
furniture making (Pan& Campbell 2017). Shelter and other products that are derived from trees all
contribute to logging. A large number of trees are cut down without the efforts being put in place
to replace the thousands of trees that have been cut down. The paper industry is among one of the
biggest consumers of trees and billions of trees each year are directed to the manufacture and
processing of the papers.
Farming activities that include livestock and crop farming have necessitated to the cutting
down of trees around the world (Lacombe et al. 2016). People tend to cut down the trees to clear
the land in preparation for crop farming. Livestock keeping requires the building of sheds as well
as fencing that calls for the cutting of the trees to perform the intended purpose. Where agriculture



has been prevailing over time, it is very rare to find a large amount of trees as even the forests are
cleared down to pave the way for the agricultural activities. With the increased and rapidly growing
population, more food is in demand to feed them, and thus this calls for the clearing of more land
for cultivation to achieve the required food security.
Populations around the planet have continued to increase at an alarming rate. With this,
there is the need to provide shelter to the billions of people across the world. Large populations
call for the development of cities and towns and therefore the greatest contributor to urbanization.
The increased po...

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