Environmental Issues II

This Extra Credit project allows you to select one of the following topics that interests you.

         The successful completion of this project will earn 2 course percentage points.

                References are expected to support your positions and answers.


Directions: The following steps represent the parts or sections of your report.

                    Select one “Issue”, listed below, and use it as your title.

                    Clearly state the issue.

                    Identify and discuss the “sides” of the issue.

                    Research until you can select a side. Identify your selection and provide at least one supporting reference.

                    Discuss and support your position and apply its application to the environment.




Ozone depletion


a. Air pollution

b. Light pollution

c. Noise pollution

d. Thermal pollution

Water pollution

a. Acid rain

b. Eutrophication

c. Ocean dumping

d. Oil spills

e. Water crisis

Resource depletion

 Exploitation of natural resources


a. Consumer capitalism

b. Planned obsolescence


a. Blast fishing

b. Bottom trawling

c. Cyanide fishing

d. Ghost nets

e. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

f. Overfishing

g. Shark finning


a. Clear-cutting

b. Deforestation

c. Illegal logging


a. Acid mine drainage

b. Mountaintop removal mining


a. Chlorofluorocarbons

b. DDT

c. Dioxin

d. Heavy metals

e. Herbicides

f. Pesticides

g. Toxics use reduction

h. Toxic waste

Urban sprawl


a. E-waste

b. Waste disposal incidents