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Earth Sciences Samples

Environmental Regulations and Economic Effects

It is argued that many environmental regulations are too costly. Do the economic effects of environmental public policy outweigh the costs? Some policies have little or no direct monetary costs. These policies remove subsidies to special interests and restrict or deny access to national resources. Many environmental policies involve some very real costs that must be paid by some segment of society. In general, states with the strictest environmental regulations also had the highest rates of job growth and economic performance. Nations with the highest environmental standards also had the most robust economies and rates of job creation. Only 0.1% of job layoffs were attributed to employers...

Organic Foods

How specifically does consuming organic vs non organic foods decrease global warming? Specifically how does consuming organic foods positively affect the local ecosystem. Is it this simple? ? I am assuming that by eating organic foods, you are eliminating the use of chemicals and pesticides. In doing this you reduce contamination of the water table and thus maintaining your ecosystem. Also can you explain how nitrogen is involved in contaminating the water (I am confused by this) Also by eating locally produced organic food you reduce the consumption of fossil fuels associated with food distribution and production. Can you specifically explain how this occurs?

What are the risks, benefits and alternatives of pesticides?

Unit 4 discusses the problems associated with chemicals and their risk to human health. You are part of a team at the United Nations that addresses agricultural issues. A developing country has just had a massive outbreak of insect pests that are destroying their crops. What advice will you give them concerning the use of pesticides? Do you advise them to use them or not to use them? Answer the following in your posts: What are the risks of using pesticides? What are the benefits to using pesticides? Are there any alternatives to using chemical pesticides? Develop a plan of action for this country? What are your final recommendations for this country on pesticide use?