Welcome to Dr. Chen’s ENV 102 blog site for UWGB students to discuss and comment on subjects and issues that are related to the course contents of ENV 02. These research questions will appear in the exam as bonus questions. There are many advantages for you both in improving grades and in getting best 360 degree learning experiences by visiting the site, taking the challenges, discussing with your friends or faculty on those research issues and questions.
What is the main concern with regard to hormone blockers, and where do they come from?
Why is it harder to evaluate the toxicity of one chemical by itself compared to that chemical combined with another chemical?
What is MERSA ? What is the cause and the consequence of MERSA?
Discuss the cause and the consequence of the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
In dealing with malaria, some scientists have suggested that the banned insecticide DDT would help people in malaria-prone areas of the world to fight off mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasites, and that the risk of harm from DDT is worth the benefit to be gained in protecting people from malaria. Others argue that this is simply trading in one major biological hazard for a major chemical hazard—the danger of damage to animal and human health from DDT. Which of those arguments do you agree with and why?
Describe the disease about Tuberculosis and why its diagnosis is important. Who are the scientists that tackled TB Diagnosis Challenge and won a success about this challenge? What did they do?
Discuss the various disposal and recycling options that exist when a cell phone is no longer wanted or useable. Be sure to point out the environmental impact(s) associated with each option.
The current U.S. economic system uses a high-consumption, high-waste approach that depends upon ever increasing economic growth. Why is this approach unsustainable in the long run?
Discuss the legislation and consequences of the ‘Superfund’ program.
Would you oppose having a waste incinerator, a hazardous waste landfill, or a deep-injection well for hazardous waste storage located in or near your community? For each of these possibilities, explain your response. If you are against having these waste-disposal facilities in your community, how do you believe the hazardous wastes generated in your community should be managed?