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Imaginaries of the Pacific realm – Group B 1. What are the some of the things th

Imaginaries of the Pacific realm - Group B 1. What are the some of the things that come to mind when you think of the Pacific realm? List as many as you like. It's okay if some of these are awkward stereotypes--that's the point of imaginaries! You don’t have to talk about all these countries, you can choose the ones you think are necessary from the list. List of Countries from the Pacific realm • American Samoa • Austral Islands…

Write an Op-Ed article describing what you think is a good solution to Californi

Write an Op-Ed article describing what you think is a good solution to California’s diminishing water supply. You can choose from the following options: 1. Desalination plants 2. Wastewater recycling 3. Gray water/purple pipe usage 4. Stricter water usage rules (be specific about how strict – zero outdoor irrigation? Limited hours? Police enforcement/fines? Requirements for appliances?) It’s likely that California’s solution will be a combination of at least some of these. For this assignment, choose one you think will make…

Your adoptive mineral is assigned from a list at the beginning of class, and is

Your adoptive mineral is assigned from a list at the beginning of class, and is the subject of a short term paper. 1. Paper Structure: This is a professional paper and should strongly resemble the papers you are reading in the peer- reviewed literature about your mineral and related minerals. 1) Title Page showing the title of the paper, student name and date submitted. The second page should repeat title and student name, and start of the body of the…

Monsoon You should know the following: • How many phases are there to the South

Monsoon You should know the following: • How many phases are there to the South Asian monsoon and what parts of the realm does each phase affect? • What is the relationship between the monsoon and high population densities? Hint: In other words, what does the monsoon enable that supports such high population densities? Population and population theories • What is the basic idea behind each of the four population theories we discussed (Malthusian, Cornucopian, Carrying Capacity, and Marxian)? Hint:…

Use this study guide as an indication of the concepts that you will be tested on

Use this study guide as an indication of the concepts that you will be tested on in the upcoming quiz and the kinds of questions you will be asked. Water geographies You should know the following: • The differences between (1) Surface water, (2) Groundwater, (3) Desalination, and (4) Reclamation. • Where did ancient civilizations emerge in NASWA? Hint: We discuss three in the lectures. • Where is there currently a dispute over dam construction? Hint: This was mentioned in…

In the lecture on conflict minerals, we learned how demand for electronic device

In the lecture on conflict minerals, we learned how demand for electronic devices and batteries is putting pressure on places in Central Africa with abundant cobalt, tantalum, tungsten, and gold reserves. We looked at processes of commodification, externalization of costs, and the implementation of responsible supply chains. You watched a video that looked in detail at the issue of cobalt mining in southern DRC. In this discussion, reflect on the video and post your comments. Directions Part 1: 1. If…

Journal entry 5: Your connections to Africa In the Introductory lecture for Sub-

Journal entry 5: Your connections to Africa In the Introductory lecture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) we looked at a variety of ways that we are connected to SSA -- mostly through the stuff we use every day. For this journal entry, you will be looking for examples of a connection to SSA in your own life: through your own ancestry, products you use, Internet sites you visit, people you know, music you listen to, books you've read, movies or TV…

Journal entry 5: Your connections to Africa In the Introductory lecture for Sub-

Journal entry 5: Your connections to Africa In the Introductory lecture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) we looked at a variety of ways that we are connected to SSA -- mostly through the stuff we use every day. For this journal entry, you will be looking for examples of a connection to SSA in your own life: through your own ancestry, products you use, Internet sites you visit, people you know, music you listen to, books you've read, movies or TV…