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For this week’s discussion, you will be doing a bit of research to examine the e

For this week’s discussion, you will be doing a bit of research to examine the evidence for and against the modern earth being in the middle of the sixth mass extinction. Remember, a mass extinction event occurs when there is a widespread and relatively rapid loss of species, or higher-level organisms, on the earth. Approximately 98% of all species that have ever existed on the earth are now extinct, so a loss of a handful is not anything new. However,…

Watch this video about (Earthquake Country Los Angeles) https://www.youtube.com/

Watch this video about (Earthquake Country Los Angeles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLLD80Aa9I and ANSWER these questions carefully.  1) What is the general orientation of the Transverse Ranges geomorphic province and how does that orientation differ from other California Geomorphic provinces?  2) When did the Pacific Plate first begin scraping against the edge of North America?  3) What is the total length of the San Andreas fault and where are it’s southerly and northerly end points? What are some of the key faults parallel…

Module 1 Discussion Instructions: The Tallahassee City Commission unanimously ap

Module 1 Discussion Instructions: The Tallahassee City Commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal of powering municipal operations entirely with renewable sources (like wind and solar) by 2035, and community-wide by 2050. (link) https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2019/03/tallahassee-commits-100-percent-clean-renewable-energy Based on what you have learned so far from this class, discuss the following:  What advantages and disadvantages are there to going to 100% renewable energy? Assume Miami were to also go 100% renewable energy and you were in charge of the transition. Give a…

MODULE 6 Discussion Forum In this module the topic is conservation and the socia

MODULE 6 Discussion Forum In this module the topic is conservation and the social sciences. It should be apparent by now that as social scientists, anthropologists are going to examine conservation in terms of explicit and implicit cultural and social issues. Some take this mandate further than others. Kottak (1999) for example has argued that “people must come first”. But does putting people ahead of plants, animals and soil place anthropologists in conflict with conservationists?  In the lecture we examine…

ALUMINIUM · What is it? (A rock, a mineral, etc.) · Where is it found geological

ALUMINIUM · What is it? (A rock, a mineral, etc.) · Where is it found geologically? (Near a volcano, from a petrified swamp, etc.) · Where is it found geographically? (North America, northern Africa, the deep ocean, etc.) · How do we get it? (Mining, fracking, drilling, etc.  Be specific about the techniques that are used!) · What do we use it for? (Generating electricity, making computer chips, jewelry, etc.) · Is it renewable or not? Explain why or why…

For this discussion, you will be investigating water supplies in your area and a

For this discussion, you will be investigating water supplies in your area and any reported contamination issues. Step 1: Play investigative reporter and find out as much as you can about your local water supply. If you live in the United States, you can find information on the following websites: http://water.epa.gov/drink/local/index.cfm http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/ccr/index.cfm If you do not live in the United States, you may be able to find information on your home country by searching for information on drinking water resources…

Select a specific telecommunications law or regulation. Summarize the law/regula

Select a specific telecommunications law or regulation. Summarize the law/regulation and discuss at least one significant thing that came out of this particular law/regulation being passed. Aim for at least several paragraphs for your initial discussion post. Please try to avoid posting about a specific topic, if the topic has already been covered by another student.  Also, don't simply copy and paste or re-state what has been posted in the assigned readings. The discussion should be in your own words…

Prompt 1 Imagine that a specimen has gone through the following transitions alon

Prompt 1 Imagine that a specimen has gone through the following transitions along the timeline given: 5 million years ago: a sandy beach 3 million years ago: a piece of sandstone 1.5 million years ago: a piece of quartzite Today: a piece of granite Describe the processes that would have occurred to create each of the different specimens above. How would they have transitioned from one type to the next? What might become of this sample in the future? What…

Research and share a geography-related current event found in the popular media

Research and share a geography-related current event found in the popular media (print newspapers like the Washington Post, magazines, and/or online websites such as National Geographic or Science Daily).  News stories with geography-related content can include anything related to weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, record snowfalls or temperature, etc), natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, etc), climate-change/global warming, pollution, demographics, border & boundary changes/disputes, mapping, species habitat, water, etc.  The one realm into which I do not want you to stray…

HW5:Topographic Maps Learning Goals:  Explain how elevation is described on a to

HW5:Topographic Maps Learning Goals:  Explain how elevation is described on a topographic map with contour lines Estimate the elevation of any point on a topographic map Identify areas that are steeply sloped or gently sloped on a topographic map Identify the shape of land forms on a topographic map, including whether slopes are concave-up or concave-down Use the Rule of Vs on a topographic map to determine the direction a river is flowing Determine the gradient of a stream or…