What are the trade-offs in developing wind energy, and are there options to reduce bird kills?

 
Essay #10) GOLDEN EAGLES – ROADKILL ON THE HIGHWAY TO ALTERNATE ENERGY? WATCH BOTH OF THESE VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE 


THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “FREE ENERGY”?  ARE WE MAKING A CHOICE BETWEE WILDLIFE AND CLIMATE CHANGE? What are the impacts of alternative energy? What are the trade-offs in developing wind energy, and are there options to reduce bird kills?  Is it just too bad for the birds that they like the same conditions conducive to wind turbines!

Explain how climate change impacts vulnerable species or results in the spread of invasive species.

Assignment Details
Reflect back on the lessons from this session. In Unit 1, you looked at ecosystems and considered what would happen if even one key component were impacted by a disturbance. In Unit 2, you compared living conditions, the spread of disease, and the availability of food in developing and developed countries. In Unit 3, you looked at the contribution of burning fossil fuels to greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. Then in Unit 4, you considered the issues surrounding air pollution, among others. All of these topics relate to the disturbances and predicted impacts of global climate change.
For this discussion, you will consider the effect of a changing climate on one of the topics listed below. Use this article as your starting point: Effects of Global Warming.

Recommended: Click on the following links to review materials to enhance your knowledge of ecosystems, disturbance, and recovery:

National Climate Assessment 
The Consequences of Climate Change

Choose ONE aspect of the environment that is impacted by climate change (from the 3 listed below: A, B, or C), and answer the 2 questions associated with the topic you chose: 

Species extinction and habitat loss 

Explain how climate change impacts vulnerable species or results in the spread of invasive species. 
Explain how these changes will affect food webs.

Human health, agriculture, and infrastructure 

Explain how changing weather patterns affect food production, the spread of disease or damage to homes, transportation, or the electric grid. 
Discuss increases in pollution as a result of global warming.

Water, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels

Explain how global warming is affecting ice caps and the impact to further warming. 
Discuss the rise of sea level and saltwater intrusion and how eroding coastlines affect human activities and ecosystems.

Discuss the process of formulating health disparity policy, including the importance of structural social relations and the need for evaluation.

  
After reading Chapter 11 and reviewing the powerpoints, discuss the process of formulating health disparity policy, including the importance of structural social relations and the need for evaluation. Discuss your experience.

What organ systems are affected by chemicals?

  need at least 2 pages
Instructions
In this assignment, you will choose options from each category to design your own case study. Once you have selected one option from each category, you will use that profile to write a case study report. Do not use the same chemical you researched in Unit II. Be creative in developing your character by giving a name, occupation (if applicable), identity, and description of the individual and the situation and circumstances of the case study. The details of the effects of the chemical exposure should be supported by your references. 
Step 1: Identify a specific chemical from ONE of these categories: 
a. fungicide, 
b. rodenticide, 
c. herbicide, or 
d. insecticide. 
Step 2: Choose a profile of the individual affected: 
a. adult or 
b. child. 
Step 3: Research at least two incidents of exposure of the chemical. 
Step 4: Develop a case study of exposure of your chemical to the individual. Discuss the following in your case study: 
1. Identify how the individual was exposed to the chemical. 
2. Identify the exposure pathway of your chosen chemical. 
3. What organ systems were affected by the chemical? 
4. What acute and chronic effects of exposure to the chemical were observed? Would the effects have been different if the individual was younger or older? 
5. How could exposure to the chemical be avoided? 
The case study should include the following components: 
1. Include all of the aspects in Step 4. 
2. Utilize at least three credible references, . 
3. Include a minimum of at least two pages, not including title and reference pages. 
4. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.  
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Discuss what types of food are more likely to contain arsenic?

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In 2013, the FDA set limits for arsenic in apple juice. In 2016, the FDA proposed a limit for arsenic in infant rice cereal. Consider the toxicological effects of arsenic on the body. Discuss what types of food are more likely to contain arsenic? What do you feel are the main concerns regarding digestion of these foods and the effects they could have on the body? Is the FDA sufficiently protecting the food supply in the United States from arsenic concerns? Why, or why not?

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