In a 2-3 page paper, using APA-style formatting, define and discuss the concept of ecological services. Then, review the “Ecological Services of Rivers” outlined in Mini Lecture: Water Resources and Water Pollution. From the list, identify two services you believe are the most important and cite at least 3 reasons why. Also, choose two services that you think are most likely to decline due to human influence and cite at least 3 examples of the result of decline of those services.
I want you to do two different assignments both assignments should be approximately two double-spaced pages in length. So, total of 4 pages, two different topics, two different files. I provided the three chapters for this week these two assignment should be related to the course topics for this week. I also added a sample for the Environment in the news so you can have an idea how this assignment looks like.
You will complete two Environment in the News log activities per week for each of the four weeks. Each log entry must describe an environmental event that has happened since June 1, 2015, is tied in some way to human effects on the environment, and is related to the course topics covered in the textbook for that week. A good log entry describes the event, explains why the event caught the student’s interest, relates the event to specific course content in the textbook, and is based on a strong reference source. The event can be something that humans did to the environment or something that the environment did to humans (as long as humans had a role in creating the event); it can also be release of new data or studies on topics related to the impact of humans on the environment. Because environmental science is a broad umbrella (see Chapter 1), it includes the social sciences as well as the physical and biological sciences; consequently, log entries can also include social science topics related to human impact on the environment. Sample data sources are provided on the course Moodle site. Log entries should be approximately two double-spaced pages in length.
Web Resources for Environment in the News Posts
Here are some web resources for your Environment in the News:
1. NASA News: http://www.nasa.gov/news/index.html
2. NOAA News: http://www.noaa.gov/newsarchive.html
3. American Geophysical Union News: http://www.agu.org/news/press/
4. National Science Foundation News: http://nsf.gov/news/
5. National Geographic Newswatch: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/
6. Environmental News Network: http://www.enn.com/
7. United Nations Environment Programme: http://www.unep.org/
8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www2.epa.gov/newsroom
9. Grist: http://www.grist.org