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?
Explain how and why there are large areas off of the Louisiana coast that support no marine life?
One of the natural services provided free by the Earth is the purification of water. Exactly how does this work? Be sure to explain the role of the energy source and other force that drives this process.
Discuss the Discharge Trading Policy for controlling water pollution.
Discuss the legislation and the impact of the U.S. Clean Water Act.
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?
Why do NASA climate researchers predict that 45% of the world’s land area could experience extreme drought conditions by 2059, and why should we be concerned?
Explain how clear-cutting large areas of tropical rain forest can change the climate and water cycle.