Category Archives: Environmental science

Sustainability Video Evaluation


At the end of this quarter you will be reporting on your action. To fulfill this task, you will have to communicate. Business, political parties, NGOs, and other actors do the same thing as they communicate with us.

Businesses, political parties, NGOs, and other actors in environmental discussions definitely use the “communicative paradigm” and master the use of syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, hermeneutic, and semiotic tools in their discourses. Here is one example discussed in class.

Watch and reflect on this video on sustainable practices by the Weyerhaeuser Corp. Consider how communication and presentation matters and evaluate how you should best communicate your environmental paradigms, values, theories, and principles. For example, observe what drives this production, including issues related to syntactics, semantics, pragmatics, hermeneutics, and semiotics (scripting, factual statements, use of imperative verbs, contextualization, soundtrack selections, visual presentation, etc). Send a brief comment responding to the following question (already discussed in class): What, in your opinion, is the message here?



The book is Media of Mass Communication

John Vivian

chapter 2,5,6

This assignment will assist in examining the effects technology has on digital media.

Describe the role technology has played in electronic and digital media in a 525- to 700-word paper.

Discuss the historical and contemporary roles of media in society.

Describe how the electronic technology of photography, recording, and transmission has advanced from initial discovery to the present.

Describe how today’s mass media uses these technological innovations.

Analyze how the development of digital technology has affected the content and distribution of electronic media.

Discuss how the role of mass media has changed with these technological developments.

Cite readings and at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Use Riverpoint Writer or the CWE Title Page Template to get your formatting correct.

Submit your assignment.

Hazardous Materials

 1.Describe some ways that the Emergency Response Guidebook is used when responding to incidents involved the release of hazardous materials.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. 

2.  Describe how the chemical characteristics, production methods, uses, and associated unique hazards of sulfur can affect the safety of an environmental health and safety (EHS) and fire science (FS) professional.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length 

3.  A nursing home is installing their own bulk oxygen system due to their large volume of consumption. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.104(b)(2)(iii) requires owners of bulk oxygen systems to provide noncombustible surfacing in areas where liquid oxygen might leak during operation of the system or during the filling of a storage container. If the nursing home provides an asphalt surface in areas where oxygen could potentially leak, will it be in compliance with the workplace regulation regarding oxygen? Explain your answer.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. 

5.  Although coal is no longer the favored energy source, U.S. coal mines still produced close to a billion short tons of coal. Detail 5 different forms of coal, including activated carbon, and chemical products and health hazards related to each different form. Describe DOT recommended response actions to incidents involving a release of coal and/or carbon.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. 

Unit 4 Assignment


In this unit, you became familiar with sources of municipal solid waste  (MSW), beneficial uses of MSW, and MSW landfills. 

For this assignment, you will write an essay that addresses the  components  listed below.     

Discuss   the sources and beneficial uses of municipal solid   waste.    

Describe   the differences between garbage, rubbish, and trash.    Elaborate   on the four characteristics of optimum routing of MSW   collection   trucks.   

 Explain   the purpose of transfer stations.    Provide   two positive and two negative aspects of incinerators.   

 Describe   the purpose of composting.    

Discuss   four differences between dumps and landfills.   

 Address   the following question: If each person in a city of 20,000   people generates 5   pounds per day of MSW, how many pounds of MSW are   generated in a year in the   city?    

Address the following question: In a   different city, if the landfill   volume required per year is 300,000   m3, and the average fill depth is 15 m,   what is the required   landfill area (m2) per year? 

Your essay should flow smoothly from topic to topic with thoughtful  transitions. It should be at least three pages in length, not counting the  references page; a title page is optional. Support your essay with at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU  Online Library. The articles should be no more than 20 years old. Feel free to  use the  textbook and other sources as references in addition to your two CSU  Online Library sources. Be sure to properly cite and reference all sources, and  use APA format. 

NEED WITHIN 2 HOURS (Environmental Ethics)


review the reports or advertisements(link above) about environmental views, beliefs, values, and practices of environmental groups or corporations in the Puget Sound area

Make sure you apply the theories and categories you learned so far, especially how they use the metaphysical, epistemic or communicative paradigms in combination with anthropocentric, psychocentric/zoocentric, biocentric, ecocentric or hoslistic considerability. Please use these categories to evaluate the environmental engagement of these organizations as expressed in their communication practices (websites, documents, videos, etc).  

-1 paragraphs will be enough, shouldn’t be too long

-please don’t use more than 1 outside source, just the one(link) above. Attached are some of the theories and paradigms for this assignment(see which apply)

Find References

Now that you worked on your project, defined your question, and began to think about a possible answer/action, you will start thinking about the “justification” for your action. To support your choice of a paradigm and a sphere of moral considerability, you now need to find complementary information to guide your project. Please identify at least six references that relate to your chosen Project topic, including:

– Two (2) Books

– Two (2) academic (peer-reviewed) articles

– Two (2) links to the internet or social media sources on environmental issues related to your proposed answer (find examples of actions similar to what you are proposing)

-give title and links please

System Theory


  • Watch the video lecture on Systems Theory. The link is listed below:
  • After watching the lecture, choose an important or well publicized ecological disaster such as the Fukushima, Japan nuclear reactor meltdown following a large earthquake and tsunami, or the the Chernobyl, Ukraine explosion and fire diaster in 1986, or the BP Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Then prepare a commentary showing how your chosen case study could be analyzed using systems theory…use specific terminology from the lecture.
  • There is no word limit.


Find a NEWs article that addresses an example of evolution ( A new article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine tsuch as the New York Times , Fox , The Was Post , Vice etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include  sources like Wikipedia, ehow , dictionarlies , academic journals, or other information websites) 

2. Write a 300 word essay that essays that answers the following questions 

a. What is the modern synthesis of evolutionary theory?

b. What evidence is there to support the theory ?

c. How does the article you chose exemplify the theory of evolution at work in the world today ? 

3.Your essay should 

be a total of 300 words or more 

the 300 word limit Does Not includ the questions , names , titles , and references 

it also does not include meaningless filter statements 

have factual information from the textbook and /or appropriate articles and websites 

be originalwork and will be checked for PLAGIARISM 

you will receive a zero if substantial portions of your work are taken from other sources without proper citation

cite your sources type references accordin to the APA Style Guide 

type your essay in a word document .

Hazards Vulnerability Matrix


Assignment Instruction

Hazards Vulnerability Matrix

Developing a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis document takes significant time and coordination with the local community partners and organizations. The intent of this assignment is to get you on the path to developing an HVA using the fictitious city called Bobsville. The document on Bobsville is intended to provide to you a snapshot of many small towns in America.

To fully complete the HVA process you would need to ensure that you have coordinated with your community, county, and state partners to evaluate the hazards in your community. If you were going to do the entire process from start to finish you would have to complete the following 4 Steps to completing the HVA:

There are 4 Steps to completing an HVA:

1. Identify the Hazards

2. Profile the Hazards

3. Inventory the Assets

4. Estimate the Losses

Since you will be working on your own, and due to the amount of time we have as a class, you will only be completing the first two items: 1) Identify the Hazards; and 2) Profile the Hazards.  There are 4 worksheets (adapted from FEMA course IS559) associated with these 2 steps.

This week you will complete Worksheet 1 Hazard Vulnerability Matrix. I want you to develop one worksheet for each types of hazards (natural, technological, and human). You will use the fictitious town of Bobsville to complete the assignment.

This is the first step you will use to complete the HVA. You will use the HVA and associated documents as a resource document for your next class  EDMG220 when you develop your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Be thorough and ensure that you are as meticulous as you can since missing information will impact the EOP.


  1. Download “Welcome to Bobsville.docx” for information on the location you will evaluate.
  2. Download the EDMG101 HVA Matrix.xlsx.  This contains a cover sheet and 3 blank tabs to fill–Natural, Technological, and Human.
  3. Fill out your name and date on the cover tab.
  4. Fill in each tab with hazards you identified from the location being assessed.  Many columns have drop-down menus with standardized values.  You do not have to fill in every row in every tab, but be thorough.  If you need to copy additional blank rows you can.
  5. Add your first initial and last name to the filename. ie: AJones HVA Matrix.xlsx
  6. Submit here in the classroom.

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