Categories
Environmental studies

For background, the length should be extended. The main focus is Mitigating huma

For background, the length should be extended. The main focus is Mitigating human-tiger conflict (the retaliatory killing of Bengal tigers following the destruction of human properties) . Therefore. Add parts on: How significant that phenomenon is presently, and future projections if nothing was done, could be and should be clarified. If unknown, my NGO would probably want to find out.
Then, read the comments in blue, and according to the writing, revise the last part of 4) publish Financial Plan.
Additional references may need, and for the revised part, please use blue to distinguish it from the previous publish.

Categories
Environmental studies

For background, the length should be extended. The main focus is Mitigating huma

For background, the length should be extended. The main focus is Mitigating human-tiger conflict (the retaliatory killing of Bengal tigers following the destruction of human properties) . Therefore. Add parts on: How significant that phenomenon is presently, and future projections if nothing was done, could be and should be clarified. If unknown, my NGO would probably want to find out.
Then, read the comments in blue, and according to the writing, revise the last part of 4) Draft Financial Plan.
Additional references may need, and for the revised part, please use blue to distinguish it from the previous draft.

Categories
Environmental studies

General Instructions: Using the current web soil survey for the US County you di

General Instructions:
Using the current web soil survey for the US County you discussed in Weeks 5 & 6, create a 20-25 slide PowerPoint presentation (you must get your Instructor’s permission for any format other than PowerPoint). In this presentation you should summarize the important points of the soil survey (e.g., soil series, associations, orders, and other important classifications dependent on site selection), integrating course vocabulary (e.g. cation exchange capacity, pH, soil polarity, and more) and important course topics (e.g. the five factors of soil formation as they specifically relate to your site, etc.) into your project. You can’t include them all, but make sure you present some of the scientific content of the soil survey. Part of your challenge is figuring out what to present, and what not to present and how to summarize and synthesize information. For example, if you pick an area with lots and lots of complex soil associations you might want to create some sort of summary table with soils down the side and soil traits across the top so you can easily compare and contrast, then do a slide or 2 for the most important or abundant of them to really get into the details of those couple.
Be sure to introduce your area of interest by presenting current demographic, economic, and land use data as well an any information (geological, climatic, landuse, or historical) that might influence the soil composition of the area. At the end you will need at least one slide titled “Future Impacts” where you postulate the future impacts to soils in that area, the agricultural usefulness of area soils, or other ideas that you find compelling, as well as a summary slide highlighting the most important points.
You should include images and maps in such a presentation for visual appeal, but remember to ALWAYS give proper credit where credit is due for the work (be it images or words). Images can be cited in the same way as text using standard APA citation style. Use appropriate citations throughout the presentation for each fact or figure shown. Information sources should be cited on each slide next to the information, just like you’d do in a paper. Then have a “References” slide at the end using the full APA style reference for each, these should be alphabetized. Image sources can be cited on the slide itself or at the end on a separate “Image Sources” slide – where they would be organized by slide number. Follow APA format for the reference citations both within your writing and in your references section at the end of your presentation. If you do not have a copy of the APA style manual, be sure to review guidance in the APUS library writing center or other reputable sources.
In our contents for Week 7 have included a pdf of wonderful PowerPoint presentation done by one of our students (with her permission) but be sure to just use it for inspiration rather than use it as a template. It is excellent, but it isn’t perfect so keep all that in mind when looking at it. In general when doing presentations you want to use bulleted or numbered lists and a good general rule of thumb is 5 bullets/numbers per slide and 5 words on each of those bullets/numbers. This is just an example, but you get my point. Avoid wordy slides and be sure each slide has an appropriate title that links back to the important requirements of the Assignments. I have also included a tips file in the Weekly Contents area.
Important Submission Instructions: Your attachment will automatically be sent to Turnitin.com directly from the Assignment window so you do not need a class ID or PW and you do not have to visit Turnitin.com. It normally takes about 15-20 minutes for Turnitin to return a similarity score to you (unless you wait until Sunday evening when there are 1000s of submissions – then it might take a LOT longer so give yourself plenty of time for resubmission). Your score is important, please see the explanations and requirements below. You have 3 submission opportunities before the due date/time of the Assignment and before grading in order to review your score and make changes such that it will be acceptable. PLEASE give yourself enough time to do this.
Your Turnitin score tells you one thing, the similarity of your work to that of others or yourself from other work. It doesn’t indicate whether that similarity has been cited properly, nor does it indicate whether that similarity is appropriate in some other way (e.g. an APA source citation on your References slide will come up as a similarity). Unproperly cited similarities are plagiarism and can result in academic integrity violations. Please be aware that self-plagiarism is also a type of academic integrity violation. If you don’t understand what items constitute academic integrity violations or what self-plagiarism means then please review the APUS Student Academic Integrity Policy here. Properly cited similarities are fine as long as there aren’t too many of them, more than about 25% of properly cited similarity means that less than 3/4 of the work you are submitting is your own which isn’t enough for your Instructor to assess your understanding of the material. The graphic below shows you how the percentage of similarity correlates to the color coding:

Any score that is blue or green where all of the items in the report have been properly cited is fine. If it is yellow, take a look to be sure you have not relied too heavily on direct quotes, cut-and-paste, or have some issues with citing your sources properly. Yellow Turnitin scores will receive point deductions depending on how low or high your percentages are. Turnitin scores that are orange or red, even if all cited properly, will not be accepted and will automatically receive a zero for the Assignment because that means that less than 1/2 of what you have submitted is your original work for this Assignment. Late submissions will NOT be accepted and submissions via Messages or email will NOT be accepted. Failing to submit your Assignment properly such that it does not get checked by Turnitin will result in at least a 10 point deduction (a letter grade) to your final score. If that happens, your instructor will run it through Turnitin manually and then the color/percentage rules above will apply.
Grading:
25 pts – sufficient length & depth including integrated course concepts (approx 20-25 slides as a guide)
15 pts – Presentation and Area of Interest Introduction (e.g., title slide plus required introductory site information)
10 pts – future impacts slide
20 pts – APA Citations (sufficient number, type, and style – cited both within your presentation and formally at the end)
10 pts – grammar/spelling/typos
10 pts – presentation design, organization, mechanics, etc.
10 pts – Turnitin score (must be coded in green to receive full credit)

Categories
Environmental studies

General Instructions: Using the current web soil survey for the US County you di

General Instructions:
Using the current web soil survey for the US County you discussed in Weeks 5 & 6, create a 20-25 slide PowerPoint presentation (you must get your Instructor’s permission for any format other than PowerPoint). In this presentation you should summarize the important points of the soil survey (e.g., soil series, associations, orders, and other important classifications dependent on site selection), integrating course vocabulary (e.g. cation exchange capacity, pH, soil polarity, and more) and important course topics (e.g. the five factors of soil formation as they specifically relate to your site, etc.) into your project. You can’t include them all, but make sure you present some of the scientific content of the soil survey. Part of your challenge is figuring out what to present, and what not to present and how to summarize and synthesize information. For example, if you pick an area with lots and lots of complex soil associations you might want to create some sort of summary table with soils down the side and soil traits across the top so you can easily compare and contrast, then do a slide or 2 for the most important or abundant of them to really get into the details of those couple.
Be sure to introduce your area of interest by presenting current demographic, economic, and land use data as well an any information (geological, climatic, landuse, or historical) that might influence the soil composition of the area. At the end you will need at least one slide titled “Future Impacts” where you postulate the future impacts to soils in that area, the agricultural usefulness of area soils, or other ideas that you find compelling, as well as a summary slide highlighting the most important points.
You should include images and maps in such a presentation for visual appeal, but remember to ALWAYS give proper credit where credit is due for the work (be it images or words). Images can be cited in the same way as text using standard APA citation style. Use appropriate citations throughout the presentation for each fact or figure shown. Information sources should be cited on each slide next to the information, just like you’d do in a paper. Then have a “References” slide at the end using the full APA style reference for each, these should be alphabetized. Image sources can be cited on the slide itself or at the end on a separate “Image Sources” slide – where they would be organized by slide number. Follow APA format for the reference citations both within your writing and in your references section at the end of your presentation. If you do not have a copy of the APA style manual, be sure to review guidance in the APUS library writing center or other reputable sources.
In our contents for Week 7 have included a pdf of wonderful PowerPoint presentation done by one of our students (with her permission) but be sure to just use it for inspiration rather than use it as a template. It is excellent, but it isn’t perfect so keep all that in mind when looking at it. In general when doing presentations you want to use bulleted or numbered lists and a good general rule of thumb is 5 bullets/numbers per slide and 5 words on each of those bullets/numbers. This is just an example, but you get my point. Avoid wordy slides and be sure each slide has an appropriate title that links back to the important requirements of the Assignments. I have also included a tips file in the Weekly Contents area.
Important Submission Instructions: Your attachment will automatically be sent to Turnitin.com directly from the Assignment window so you do not need a class ID or PW and you do not have to visit Turnitin.com. It normally takes about 15-20 minutes for Turnitin to return a similarity score to you (unless you wait until Sunday evening when there are 1000s of submissions – then it might take a LOT longer so give yourself plenty of time for resubmission). Your score is important, please see the explanations and requirements below. You have 3 submission opportunities before the due date/time of the Assignment and before grading in order to review your score and make changes such that it will be acceptable. PLEASE give yourself enough time to do this.
Your Turnitin score tells you one thing, the similarity of your work to that of others or yourself from other work. It doesn’t indicate whether that similarity has been cited properly, nor does it indicate whether that similarity is appropriate in some other way (e.g. an APA source citation on your References slide will come up as a similarity). Unproperly cited similarities are plagiarism and can result in academic integrity violations. Please be aware that self-plagiarism is also a type of academic integrity violation. If you don’t understand what items constitute academic integrity violations or what self-plagiarism means then please review the APUS Student Academic Integrity Policy here. Properly cited similarities are fine as long as there aren’t too many of them, more than about 25% of properly cited similarity means that less than 3/4 of the work you are submitting is your own which isn’t enough for your Instructor to assess your understanding of the material. The graphic below shows you how the percentage of similarity correlates to the color coding:

Any score that is blue or green where all of the items in the report have been properly cited is fine. If it is yellow, take a look to be sure you have not relied too heavily on direct quotes, cut-and-paste, or have some issues with citing your sources properly. Yellow Turnitin scores will receive point deductions depending on how low or high your percentages are. Turnitin scores that are orange or red, even if all cited properly, will not be accepted and will automatically receive a zero for the Assignment because that means that less than 1/2 of what you have submitted is your original work for this Assignment. Late submissions will NOT be accepted and submissions via Messages or email will NOT be accepted. Failing to submit your Assignment properly such that it does not get checked by Turnitin will result in at least a 10 point deduction (a letter grade) to your final score. If that happens, your instructor will run it through Turnitin manually and then the color/percentage rules above will apply.
Grading:
25 pts – sufficient length & depth including integrated course concepts (approx 20-25 slides as a guide)
15 pts – Presentation and Area of Interest Introduction (e.g., title slide plus required introductory site information)
10 pts – future impacts slide
20 pts – APA Citations (sufficient number, type, and style – cited both within your presentation and formally at the end)
10 pts – grammar/spelling/typos
10 pts – presentation design, organization, mechanics, etc.
10 pts – Turnitin score (must be coded in green to receive full credit)

Categories
Environmental studies

1st – Read Attachment (Article Review – the assignment) – NOV-2022-Signe_Mbaye_F

1st – Read Attachment (Article Review – the assignment) – NOV-2022-Signe_Mbaye_FINAL-1
2nd – Read the Attachment (To understand the lesson direction – Global Issues – Disasters and Disaster Response, Climate Change, Resource-based Conflicts.
Additional Assignment Instruction: Use APA Format w/ Page Numbers, Use Foot Notes, sum up the article in one-two paragraph, then explain how it relates to our texts, discussion topics, or other readings (the 2nd attachment above), and then offer your assessment of the article’s relevance and value for our class.
***Be thorough in your review; each sentence should complement each other***

Categories
Environmental studies

Its an expanded policy brief. It should be 2000 words. I will attach a template

Its an expanded policy brief. It should be 2000 words. I will attach a template to follow. You need to also help me with creating a poster like template for the content to be presented. I will attach the policy brief outline. You will need to follow the example i share in files to flash out the content for my policy brief.

Categories
Environmental studies

We’re doing this as a three group discussion and I’m the President of the United

We’re doing this as a three group discussion and I’m the President of the United States
It is required, that you complete this assignment in groups! Please email one another and post all responses in one thread. One person is to be the Advisor to the President, one person is the President of the United States, and one person will release a Press Release of the President’s decision.
The term global warming was changed to climate change as it was not entirely an accurate term…some areas are believed to be getting warmer while others are expected to get colder. This could create an economic shift as areas like Florida with three growing seasons would have none due to extreme weather/storm surges, while areas typically dark and cold, Alaska, would have three growing seasons! Imagine not being the agricultural center of the United States! Imagine population shifts, tourism shifts, and economic loss due to these issues.
Climate change is not well understood among most people. There are many solid reasons for this misunderstanding First, the models are unpredictable, vary considerably and contain reasonable error. The main reason for these differences stem from the lack of inclusion of clouds in model programs. Understand cloud cover vary depending on where the calculations are taken. Some areas have higher amounts of precipitation that others. As a result, they are typically not included in calculations as they are too difficult to predict with any reason of certainty. This is problematic to scientists because the clouds produce rain that cools the planet–not including them within the calculation would result in unreasonable heat expectations. Second, many of the measuring tools are on top of skyscrapers in the middle of large cities thereby creating heat islands and differences in heat indexes. Third, the earth still has glaciers remaining from the ice age. These glaciers were not present prior to the ice age. As a result, many scientists believe we are coming out of an ice age. Finally, the biggest concern is that the Earth–on a geological time scale– is really not that old and there is no way to predict its cycles…after all the world was hotter and there was more carbon dioxide on the planet during the dinosaur age.
Your instructor’s belief…it doesn’t matter! Lets stop fighting among ourselves and solve the air pollution problem that is known to result in negative effects to the environment and our health. In doing so, we are taking positive steps to the future and thereby dealing with our carbon footprint!
This assignment is three fold:
Using your reading and past experiences/beliefs and within your groups establish a President, President’s Advisor, and a member of the Press. The Advisor to the President’s should provide a neutral and intuitive argument that is both for and against climate change and whether you feel the US should rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. If you are the President, you are required to form a thoughtful response to all advice given by your advisor and form a decision regarding climate change and the Paris Climate Accord. If you are a member of the Press, please report on advice given, the President’s decision, and your thoughts.
Alternatively: You can use current events and build your discussion around the COP26 that is currently happening. Each member of the group will choose a country and represent that country’s needs. Consider the feasibility of the plan and your country’s economic status. Are you able to meet the terms of the agreement? What would you rather see happen? Build your case. Return to your group members and come up a plan and timeline for your plan.
Your discussion should contain at least a paragraph explaining the problem, a paragraph for policies implementing regulations pertaining to decreasing emissions, a paragraph addressing whether it is the US should/should not return to the Paris Climate Agreement, a paragraph re-affirming the President’s position, and a paragraph that is in contrast to the President’s position. Conclude your discussion with a paragraph that states if you are seeking my opinion….
Remember if you are the advisor to the POTUS your opinion is of little consequence, going off on a tangent will not only get you fired but will result in a zero! Simply present the facts of both sides of the issue. Please be precise and use examples from your reading and current events to argue a case for and against remaining in the Paris climate agreement. Please attach any sources you use. If you are the President you must write a letter to your advisor addressing their concerns and give your response to the Advisor and the Press. If you are the Press, your response must be in the form of a Press Release.

Categories
Environmental studies

Its an expanded policy brief. It should be 2000 words. I will attach a template

Its an expanded policy brief. It should be 2000 words. I will attach a template to follow. You need to also help me with creating a poster like template for the content to be presented. I will attach the policy brief outline. You will need to follow the example i share in files to flash out the content for my policy brief.

Categories
Environmental studies

1st – Read Attachment (Article Review – the assignment) – NOV-2022-Signe_Mbaye_F

1st – Read Attachment (Article Review – the assignment) – NOV-2022-Signe_Mbaye_FINAL-1
2nd – Read the Attachment (To understand the lesson direction – Global Issues – Disasters and Disaster Response, Climate Change, Resource-based Conflicts.
Additional Assignment Instruction: Use APA Format w/ Page Numbers, Use Foot Notes, sum up the article in one-two paragraph, then explain how it relates to our texts, discussion topics, or other readings (the 2nd attachment above), and then offer your assessment of the article’s relevance and value for our class.
***Be thorough in your review; each sentence should complement each other***

Categories
Environmental studies

We’re doing this as a three group discussion and I’m the President of the United

We’re doing this as a three group discussion and I’m the President of the United States
It is required, that you complete this assignment in groups! Please email one another and post all responses in one thread. One person is to be the Advisor to the President, one person is the President of the United States, and one person will release a Press Release of the President’s decision.
The term global warming was changed to climate change as it was not entirely an accurate term…some areas are believed to be getting warmer while others are expected to get colder. This could create an economic shift as areas like Florida with three growing seasons would have none due to extreme weather/storm surges, while areas typically dark and cold, Alaska, would have three growing seasons! Imagine not being the agricultural center of the United States! Imagine population shifts, tourism shifts, and economic loss due to these issues.
Climate change is not well understood among most people. There are many solid reasons for this misunderstanding First, the models are unpredictable, vary considerably and contain reasonable error. The main reason for these differences stem from the lack of inclusion of clouds in model programs. Understand cloud cover vary depending on where the calculations are taken. Some areas have higher amounts of precipitation that others. As a result, they are typically not included in calculations as they are too difficult to predict with any reason of certainty. This is problematic to scientists because the clouds produce rain that cools the planet–not including them within the calculation would result in unreasonable heat expectations. Second, many of the measuring tools are on top of skyscrapers in the middle of large cities thereby creating heat islands and differences in heat indexes. Third, the earth still has glaciers remaining from the ice age. These glaciers were not present prior to the ice age. As a result, many scientists believe we are coming out of an ice age. Finally, the biggest concern is that the Earth–on a geological time scale– is really not that old and there is no way to predict its cycles…after all the world was hotter and there was more carbon dioxide on the planet during the dinosaur age.
Your instructor’s belief…it doesn’t matter! Lets stop fighting among ourselves and solve the air pollution problem that is known to result in negative effects to the environment and our health. In doing so, we are taking positive steps to the future and thereby dealing with our carbon footprint!
This assignment is three fold:
Using your reading and past experiences/beliefs and within your groups establish a President, President’s Advisor, and a member of the Press. The Advisor to the President’s should provide a neutral and intuitive argument that is both for and against climate change and whether you feel the US should rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. If you are the President, you are required to form a thoughtful response to all advice given by your advisor and form a decision regarding climate change and the Paris Climate Accord. If you are a member of the Press, please report on advice given, the President’s decision, and your thoughts.
Alternatively: You can use current events and build your discussion around the COP26 that is currently happening. Each member of the group will choose a country and represent that country’s needs. Consider the feasibility of the plan and your country’s economic status. Are you able to meet the terms of the agreement? What would you rather see happen? Build your case. Return to your group members and come up a plan and timeline for your plan.
Your discussion should contain at least a paragraph explaining the problem, a paragraph for policies implementing regulations pertaining to decreasing emissions, a paragraph addressing whether it is the US should/should not return to the Paris Climate Agreement, a paragraph re-affirming the President’s position, and a paragraph that is in contrast to the President’s position. Conclude your discussion with a paragraph that states if you are seeking my opinion….
Remember if you are the advisor to the POTUS your opinion is of little consequence, going off on a tangent will not only get you fired but will result in a zero! Simply present the facts of both sides of the issue. Please be precise and use examples from your reading and current events to argue a case for and against remaining in the Paris climate agreement. Please attach any sources you use. If you are the President you must write a letter to your advisor addressing their concerns and give your response to the Advisor and the Press. If you are the Press, your response must be in the form of a Press Release.