Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OZONE DEPLETION

Read the following article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151029185555.htm

Respond to the following question:
What specifically is causing the hole in the ozone layer? Why is it not getting smaller?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BEIJING AIR POLLUTION REACHES EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS LEVELS

Read the following article:
http://news.yahoo.com/beijing-air-pollution-reaches-extremely-hazardous-levels-101208029.html



Post a response to this question--> If you lived in Beijing, what would you do?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.


Friday, November 20, 2015

THE RISING PRESSURE OF GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES

Read http://www.nature.com/news/the-rising-pressure-of-global-water-shortages-1.16622



Post a response to the following questions:
What is the problem? What are some solutions?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

UN CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS

Read or listen to the following:
http://www.npr.org/2015/10/21/450331377/how-u-n-climate-negotiations-are-like-splitting-a-bar-tab

Imagine a bar without the booze. Delegates wrangling in Bonn, Germany, this week have to figure out soon how to cover the world's climate bill.

Respond to the following question:
How should the climate bill be divided up?

Your response should be thoughtful and well-written at be at least 5 sentences.  Your entry should not be the same as your classmates.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PLANTING TREES AT COAL MINES

Read the following article:
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/heres-plan-plant-trees-mine-coal



Answer the following question.  Your response should be thoughtful and well-written.  It should not be the same as one of your classmates.  It should be at least 5 sentences.

Do you think  planting millions of trees on mine sites to offset coal’s carbon pollution and at the same time continue mining is a good or bad idea? Why? Explain your position.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Food Waste

Read the article on food waste:
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/at-the-edge/2015/09/28/food-waste-is-an-environmental-problem

Your response should we thoughtful and well-written.  It should be at least 5 sentences.  Don't forget to include your name!

What can your school do to reduce food waste?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Volkswagen Cheating

What do you think will be the outcome of Volkswagen getting caught? What do you think should be done to them?

Your response should be thoughtful, well-written, and a minimum of 5 sentences.