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Environmental Pollution Scenario




Question;You are;an associate-level environmental scientist in a large urban city. The growing;human population within the city increases pressure on the infrastructure and;natural resources, affecting the environment. As cities expand, they cut deeper;into surrounding rural areas, causing environmental problems, such as the loss;of wetlands, loss of biological habitats, and air and water pollution. The high;density of automobiles, factories, and commercial enterprises in urban areas;adds to airborne emissions, including particulate matter, various types of;oxides, and hazardous volatile compounds.;Your selected city is experiencing rapid growth in population. The City Council;is worried that this pattern of population growth, combined with concerns over;climate change, is beginning to create a number of negative environmental;economic, and social consequences. These include deteriorating infrastructure;increasing traffic congestion, declining air and water quality, and the loss of;open space. The City Council has charged you with writing a report that will;recommend measures to address the pollution issues and reduce carbon emissions.;Make decisions on the optimal measures for addressing the pollution management;issue. Choose four of the following measures based on pollution reduction;? Pollution control legislation for point sources;? Random emission testing;? Encouraging alternative transportation, walking, and bicycle use;? Promoting fuel-efficient cars;? Establishing green spaces or urban forestry;? Improving roads;? Encouraging carpooling;Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary briefly describing the background;information and details. Include the following information;? Describe your selected measures.;? From an environmental science and climate change perspective, describe the;potential effectiveness of your selected measures.;? Trade-offs for the various pollution reduction measures, including potential;improvements in human and ecosystem health: For example, bringing in;legislation to install pollution control devices in factories may sound like an;effective choice, but installation of such devices is a huge expense, and there;is likelihood of strong opposition by business groups.;? Explain the following statement: ?Decision-making about environmental issues;necessitates the maintenance of a fine balance between the effectiveness of;measures and the public reaction towards them.?;Include at least two outside references. Format your summary consistent with;APA guidelines.


Paper#58151 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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