PS12_Sp10 - CEE 320 Environmental Engineering Assignment...

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CEE 320 Assignment #12 Environmental Engineering due: W 28 April 2010 PROBLEMS: 1. Environmental Engineering in the News Read one of the following three articles that are posted on the eCOW2 site in Problem Sets Readings for PS12. Write an essay about the topic. Your essay must include the following: 1) a summary of the issue; (2) relate the issue to something we have learned in class, citing specific learning objectives; (3) describe what kind of data you would want to gather in order to conduct either an emissions inventory or a material balance to determine the best strategy for mitigating the problem, as an environmental engineer; (4) a critique of the author’s ability to accurately convey scientific information to the public. Your essay should be between 300 and 800 words. Articles (choose one): Morgan, R. “Beyond Carbon: Scientists worry about nitrogen’s effects”, The New York Times, 2 September, 2008. Hsu, S. “FEMA knew of toxic gas in trailers”, The Washington Post, 20 July 2007.
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