Natural Resources and Energy

Natural Resources and Energy

Need to complete the attached and just asnwer the question depending on th word count needed. If site used citation must be set and No APA format needed

 

 

 

Complete the following table:

 

 

  Fossil Fuel Alternative Energy
Identify 3 types of both energy categories and what they are most often used to power. 1.

2.

3.

1.

2.

3.

Benefits to using these energy types
Environmental impacts of using these energy types
Are these energy types renewable? Explain.

 

Using resources answer each of the following questions in 150+words.  Be sure to provide references for the sources you use. APA format not needed

 

  1. Explore water supply and management in your area using the internet. What is the source of your municipality’s drinking water?  Describe any concerns related to the quantity and quality of this water source.  Explain one thing you can do in your everyday activities to conserve water.

 

  1. Visit this Fish and Wildlife Service website (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/) and perform a search of endangered species for your state.  Select one species and explain why it is endangered and what is being done to help it recover.

 

  1. What reason(s) for conserving life on Earth found in “A Closer Look 13.3”, pages 299-301, do you find convincing?  Explain.

 

  1. Perform an internet search using the search term “agricultural sustainability article.”  Read one of the articles you find and summarize it in 1-2 paragraphs.  Based on this article and the readings in the text do you think that current large-scale industrial agricultural practices are sustainable?  Why or why not?  Give an example of a more sustainable agricultural practice.

 

The below question can be answered in 100+ answers and if used cite reference

 

  1. Analyze onefossil fuel and strategize ways to conserve that fuel source.  Analyze one alternative energy source and assess how that fuel can lead toward sustainability.

 

  1. How can your community better manage its water resources?
  2. How would one educate the public?  How would one use education as a tool to overcome the cultural and societal barriers to environmental protection?  Provide examples to illustrate your point.

 

  1. Take a look at the EPA web page below for more info on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.  While you are at it, pay attention to what needs to be done if one of these bulbs breaks.  What are the disposal options for these fluorescent light bulbs?
  2. What is Integrated Pest Management?  What are some possible alternatives that might help minimize the use of pesticides?

 

 

  1. What is the impact of industrialization on the environment?  Consider both positive and negative impacts.  Consider all environmental media: air, water, soil, and sediment.

Racism Oral Presentation

Racism Oral Presentation 5-7 minutes

Use scholarly sources

1. How will you frame your selected topic within your field of study and explain why you chose that topic?

 

2. What is the significance of the issue you have been analyzing?

 

3. Highlight the key points identified in your Literature Review. Write transitions between your main points.

 

4. Explain (briefly) how you narrowed your focus from the global issue reviewed to a more specific topic. Justify your decision.

 

5. What key themes emerged in your Diversity Perspectives paper? Explain how these relate to your selected topic.

 

6. What strategies might result in more equitable treatment and thus may be worthy of further study?

 

7. What are the key ethical theories underpinning your Ethical Perspectives paper?

 

8. What competing perspectives are identified in your work, and what is the significance of those perspectives?

 

9. Summarize the ethical issues, policies, and action strategies that might result in more equitable treatment and are worthy of further study.

 

10. Plan to wrap up your oral presentation with a concise summary of the work you’ve done.

Unemployment and Crime Regression analysis

Unemployment and Crime Regression analysis

Submit the results of your regression analysis for the demand function you are estimating for your term project.  Include:

 

  • The data used to estimate the demand model
  • The results of the analysis, an analysis of the results
  • Description of remaining issue that needs to be addressed before the final paper is submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

Using your inventory of data collected, you will estimate and perform various analyses which will lead you to an evaluation.  At the conclusion of your analysis you will address how this example can inform other real-world decision making in other organizations as well as your own decision-making and management skills.

 

 

 

Statistical Analysis and Tests

 

1.            Evaluate Adj R2.

 

2.            Each variable (independent variables have to be tested by using t-test, so as to see whether each of the variables (exogenous or independent) that you have include in the function has an effect on the dependent variable (left hand side).

 

3.            For t-test, the following steps should be followed:

 

(i) H0β0 = 0

 

(Null hypothesis)

 

HAβ¹ 0

 

(Alternate hypothesis)

 

If t calculated     > t table value (n-k) degrees of freedom

 

 

 

where:

 

n = # of observations

 

= # of parameters, i.e. # of right hand side variables plus the constant

 

then H0 is rejected, i.e. the variable you are testing has an effect on the dependent variable.

 

4.            Do F-test, by following these steps:

 

(i) H0β0 = β1 = β2 = 0

 

(Null hypothesis)

 

HA: At least one β is not equal to zero

 

(Alternate hypothesis)

 

(ii) If F calculated > F table value

 

Then H0 is rejected, i.e. all the right-hand-side variables are important.

 

Analyzing the biological and humanistic approaches to personality

Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Paper

 

 

Write a paper 800-1150 words analyzing the biological and humanistic approaches to personality. In addition to the chapters posted for this week’s reading please use chapter 15 link that is located under your week five tab to also use for this week’s assignment.The word count should not exceed 1200 words or a 10% deduction will be taken. The paper should cover the following areas:

 

  • Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to discuss the extent to which growth needs influence personality formation.
  • Describe biological factors that influence the formation of personality.
  • Examine the relationship of biological factors to Maslow’s theory of personality. Use citations and references to support your assertions.
  • Explain the basic aspects of humanistic theory that are incompatible with biological explanations of personality. Use references to support your assertions.

Grading Rubric

 

Content

13 points possible

Points     available

Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs   to discuss the      extent to which growth needs influence   personality formation.

3

Describe biological factors   that influence the formation of personality.

3

Examine the relationship of   biological factors to Maslow’s theory of personality. Use references to   support your assertions.

3

Explain the basic aspects of humanistic theory that are   incompatible with biological explanations of personality. Use citations and references to   support your assertions.

4

Format

3  points possible

Points     available

Follows   rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation.

Has   a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to   follow.

Introduction and conclusion in   your paper provided.

 

3

Total

16

Include an introduction and conclusion in your presentation.

Format your presentation to be consistent with APA guidelines.

Eight Elements of Thought and Reasoning

Eight Elements of Thought and Reasoning

 

For your assignment this week, first begin by analyzing eight elements of thought and reasoning and re-organize them into four distinct categories by pairing elements together. Next, briefly describe each new category you created and present your reasoning for each category. Include the characteristics of the original eight elements in your descriptions and the reasoning behind your pairings Category:

 

Point of view is …

Assumptions are…

Explanation…

Example:

 

Below is an example of what one category may look like. You are free to pair any elements together if you can define their relationship to one another. Focus on the reasoning behind each pairing. That is what is most important in this exercise!

 

Example Category:

 

Category 1: How do I see it?

 

Point of View: The place from where I see things

 

Assumption: Information that is taken for granted; Preconceived notions

 

Explanation: I paired point of view and assumptions together in the same category because assumptions form your point of view. You cannot form a point of view without having assumptions first.

 

Example: My assumption is that short people are not good at basketball. My younger cousin is 5’ 3’’ and is terrible at the sport. Therefore, my point of view is that no short people can play basketball professionally.

 

Your completed assignment should be written primarily in first person and should be 500-750 words in length. If you use sources in your writing, be sure to identify them. If you use any direct language from a source, be sure to place those words in quotation marks.

 

1.       All reasoning has a PURPOSE:

o    Take time to state your purpose clearly

o    Distinguish your purpose from related purposes

o    Check periodically to be sure you are still on target

o    Choose significant and realistic purposes

2.       All reasoning is an attempt to FIGURE SOMETHING OUT, TO SETTLE SOME QUESTION, TO SOLVE SOME PROBLEM:

o    Take time to clearly and precisely state the question at issue

o    Express the question in several ways to clarify its meaning and scope

o    Break the question into sub questions

o    Identify if the question has one right answer, is a matter of opinion, or requires reasoning from more than one point of view

3.       All reasoning is based on ASSUMPTIONS:

o    Clearly identify your assumptions and determine whether they are justifiable

o    Consider how your assumptions are shaping your point of view

4.       All reasoning is done from some POINT OF VIEW:

o    Identify your point of view

o    Seek other points of view and identify their strengths as well as weaknesses

o    Strive to be fair-minded in evaluating all points of view

5.       All reasoning is based on DATA, INFORMATION and EVIDENCE:

o    Restrict your claims to those supported by the data you have

o    Search for information that opposes your position as well as information that supports it

o    Make sure that all information used is clear, accurate, and relevant to the question at issue

o    Make sure you have gathered sufficient information

6.       All reasoning is expressed through, and shaped by, CONCEPTS andIDEAS:

o    Identify key concepts and explain them clearly

o    Consider alternative concepts or alternative definitions to concepts

o    Make sure you are using concepts with care and precision

7.       All reasoning contains INFERENCES or INTERPRETATIONS by which we draw CONCLUSIONS and give meaning to data:

o    Infer only what the evidence implies

o    Check inferences for their consistency with each other

o    Identify assumptions which lead you to your inferences

8.       All reasoning leads somewhere or has IMPLICATIONS andCONSEQUENCES:

o    Trace the implications and consequences that follow from your reasoning

o    Search for negative as well as positive implications

o    Consider all possible consequences

(Paul, R. and Elder, L. (April 1997). Foundation For Critical Thinking,

Creating a Solid Financial Plan

 

Creating a Solid Financial Plan

Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss the best way to leverage a breakeven analysis when defining a business strategy.
  • Analyze the 12 financial ratios mentioned in the textbook and determine which is the most useful to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.

Discussion Question 2

 

Managing Cash Flow

Please respond to the following:

  • Analyze the steps involved in preparing a cash budget and determine which steps presents the greatest number of obstacles to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.
  • Analyze the steps involved in avoiding a cash crunch and make at least one additional recommendation for doing so. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Discussioin Question 3

 

“Institutions” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Every country in the world is constructed around the same set of institutional frameworks that differ only in how governments manage them. Identify the specific components of an institution. Next, use two (2) examples of institutions —such as a financial system, a judicial system, or the armed forces — to illustrate what developing countries overall have done to weaken or strengthen such institutions.

Life Without Parole for Juvenile Offenders

Life Without Parole for Juvenile Offenders (LWOP): This assignment is not rooted in the textbook. Students are to research two U.S. Supreme Court decisions listed below and respond to listed questions.

Please respond using the number and letter of each question.

Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions address Life Without Parole (LWOP) for juveniles under the age of 18:

1. Research the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Graham v. Florida (2010).

a. What crime was the juvenile convicted of?

b. What was the U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

c. Do you agree or disagree with the court decision? Why or why not?

2. Research the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Miller v. Alabama (2012).

a. What crime was the juvenile convicted of?

b. What was the U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

c. Do you agree or disagree with the court decision? Why or why not?

3. For what crime or crimes would you recommend LWOP if committed by a juvenile under the age of 18?

Job Analysis / Job Description

Assignment 2: Job Analysis / Job Description
Due Week 4 and worth 100 points

 

Go to YouTube, located atand search for an episode of “UnderCover Boss”. Imagine you are the CEO of the company in the selected episode.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
  1. Compare two (2) job positions from the episode and perform a job analysis of each position.
  2. Describe your method of collecting the information for the job analysis (i.e., one-on-one, interview, survey, etc.).
  3. Create a job description from the job analysis.
  4. Justify your belief that the job analysis and job description are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce.
  • Develop effective talent management strategies to recruit and select employees.
  • Design processes to manage employee performance, retention, and separation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics.

Discuss how you apply the principles that guide your communication as a student

Write a 350-word personal code of conduct listing and discuss how you apply the principles that guide your communication as a student or as an employee at a company you work for or for whom you have worked. Demonstrate the characteristics of good writing, and revise as necessary.

Include an explanation on how intellectual property and proprietary information relates to technical writing.

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