Environmental Pollution Outline

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Week Four Content Outline
TOPIC and Objectives
Environmental Pollution

Describe water supply, use, and management.
Identify potential impacts of environmental pollution to human and ecosystem health. Identify causes of pollution and its treatments.
Analyze the causes and potential impacts of global warming.
Content outline
Environmental ppollution
Describe water supply, use, and management.
Review of the hydrologic cycle
Sources of freshwater
Streams and rivers
Lakes
Groundwater
The need for freshwater resources
Types of water use
Off-stream
In-stream
Competing uses and conflicts among water users
Water conservation and sustainable use
Identify potential impacts of environmental pollution to human and ecosystem health. Wetlands – drainage and loss
Channelization
Dam construction
Flood control
Identify causes of pollution and its treatments.
Water pollution
Point and nonpoint sources and examples
Categories of pollutants
Water treatment to reduce pollutant levels
Prevention of water pollution including water legislation
Land pollution
Sources
Industry
Mine sites
Landfills and litter
Agricultural activities, including use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers Toxic spills
Chemicals associated with land pollution
Treatment and prevention of land pollution
Reclamation of contaminated land – the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 Environmental regulations for waste disposal and land fills
Recycling
Air pollution
Atmospheric air pollution
Sources – mobile and stationary
Primary and secondary pollutants: natural and human
Effects on human and ecosystem health
Urban air pollution
Sources and kinds
Movement to other areas
Pollution control and source reduction – use of technology Atmospheric air pollution legislation
Indoor air pollution
Sources
Types of pollutants
Effects on human health
Control
Green buildings
Analyze the causes and potential impacts of global warming....
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