If you were in charge of controlling pollution in a certain lake or stream, explain the strategy you would use for dealing with pollution from
a pipe discharging chemicals from a factory;
a parking lot next to a shopping center;
a farm field; and
the lawns around the homes located next to the stream or lake.
Who is John Todd? What is his approach to treat wastewater?
Why does it matter that excessive withdrawal of water from aquatic systems for human uses can reduce river flows, shrink lakes, dry up wetlands, and deplete aquifers? Explain your reasoning.
Who is Paul Polak? What did he do to help poor farmers?
Pick two renewable energy resources. For each of them, what do you think are the two biggest benefits of using them on a large scale, and what do you think are the two biggest drawbacks? Based on this analysis, do you think we should expand the use of the two energy resources you selected or phase them out? Explain.
Who is Amory Lovins? What did he proposed in 1976 about energy policy?
Describe the farmer’s market in your community. Describe your opinion about the farmer market.
Suppose that all of the grains and vegetables that you eat will someday come from one or two varieties of each plant species. In other words, suppose that someday there are only one or two varieties each of rice, wheat, broccoli, potatoes, and all of the other grains and vegetables. Would this matter to you? Would it be important? Why or why not?
Who is David M Pimente? What was his arguments against the use of pesticides in agriculture?