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Unit 8 – Assignment, environmentally sustainability, reflection

Unit 8 - Assignment, environmentally sustainability, reflection 1

On our planet are many environmental problems. We discussed a lot of the most pressing problems of our world in this course. We learned about health problems which are a result of the exponential increasing world population. We learned that the southern hemisphere of our planet – especially Africa has still significant problems with chronic and lethal diseases. But also the developed countries like Europe and America has major issues in water pollution.

Assignment: The water cycle around me

Earth is the only planet in our solar system that provides a suitable environment for life as we know it. Sustaining these conditions requires a constant recycling of materials between the living and nonliving components of eco-systems. Select one of material cycles we studied (water, nitrogen, carbon, sulphur and phosphorus) and identify elements of your […]

Unit 5: Sustaining Energy Resources

What does the term “renewable” mean? Renewable means in this case that the source is endless like a “Perpetuum mobile”. The energy is endless normally. Energy is a product created from other sources. I explain it on an example. If we light a fire the heat is the energy which is before in the wood. […]

Unit 8: Sustaining Human Societies

Hello, please find my answers below for this week’s discussion assignment. 1. I think the most influencing change is Curitiba’s public transport system. It has reduced the heavy traffic resulting in personal transport with cars.  Reducing of the private transport in the city has a positive impact on the pollution of the air. It also […]

Unit 7: Soil, Pest and Water Management

Discussion assignment Your posts should cover the questions below in full, and be at least 300 words long. Then reply to and peer-review at least three other posts by next Wednesday 11:59PM UoPeople Time, and rate the posts and replies. This week we are going to look at the topic of water quality vs. water […]

Unit 4: People and the Environment

 Discussion assignment Your posts should cover the questions below in full, and be at least 300 words long. Then reply to and peer-review at least three other posts by next Wednesday 11:59PM UoPeople Time, and rate the posts and replies. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) assessed the consequences of ecosystem change on human well-being. From […]

Unit 2: Ecology and Sustainability

Discussion assignment Unit 2 1. Which biodiversity hotspot did you choose to write about? (Give the name) I write about the Caucasus hotspot. 2. Where is it located? (Give the world, region, and country) The Caucasus hotspot is located between Europe and Asia. 3. What are two important species (give common and scientific names) that […]