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Discussion I "Drill here, drill now" is a bumper stcker and a rallying cry for a politcal movemenT To increase domestc oil producton. BuT considering whaT you've learned abouT U.S. oil use and The amounT of oil producton possible wiTh domestc sources, is This a legitmaTe policy or a politcal volleyball? Consider The sources and amounT of imporTed U.S. oil. WhaT could politcians do To alleviaTe The oil crunch? Are There any viable optons considering The currenT politcal climaTe in The UniTed STaTes? If you could aFecT governmenT policy regarding oil, whaT policies would you advocaTe and why? (350 words), following by These links below. By selectng a posT wri±en by an artcle whose opinion diFers from your own. Propose a counTerargumenT To Their opinion, supportng your opinion wiTh examples from The TexT, previous reading, or online sources (200 words) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/has-peak-oil-already-happened/ http://www.eia.gov/energy_in_brief/article/world_oil_market.cfm http://www.eia.gov/energy_in_brief/article/foreign_oil_dependence.cfm http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4542853/ns/us_news-environment/t/study-anwr-oil- would-have-little-impact/#.WBZlH-ErKi6 Discussion II In the United States, the Clean Air Act sets national ambient air quality standards for six common air pollutants: particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), ground-level ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and lead (Pb). Read about each of these, their common sources, and the Air Quality Index (AQI) at this Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site: Six Common Air Pollutants . Expand your understanding of the health effects of the different types of air pollutants, specifically the issues associated with indoor air pollution, by reading Section IV of the Encyclopedia of Energy. Compare the differences in indoor air pollution and how it differs between industrialized and developing nations.
Select a city or region in any country in the world and research the typical air quality and possible sources of pollutants for that area. Then note what area you selected and describe why it particularly interested you. Describe what the sources of emissions are in this area. How has this changed over time? Then, research the air quality where you currently live. Note the region you are in and summarize your findings, including main sources of emissions for your region. How has this changed over time? In response to an articles, discuss how air quality where you live compares to the cities and regions presented by your classmates. Are you surprised or concerned about any of the information? Finally, determine and discuss what choices an individual can make—globally and locally—to reduce emissions that lead to air pollution. (350 words) https://www.epa.gov/criteria-air-pollutants http://waqi.info/ http://search.credoreference.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/content/entry/estenergy/comple x_systems_and_energy/0?id=9647124#s000369a Indoor Air Quality in Industrial Nations in Contents by Subject Area from Encyclopedia of Energy biopollutants A collective term to describe airborne microorganisms, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, inflammatory agents (endotoxins), and indoor allergens such as house dust mites, which are found commonly within all indoor environments. building-related illness A discrete, identifiable disease or illness that can be traced to a specific pollutant or source within a building (Legionnaires' Disease, for example). environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) The mixture of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker (also called passive smoking). radon (Rn)
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