Environmental Issue

Topics: Environment, Problem solving, Natural environment Pages: 2 (338 words) Published: December 15, 2013

Subject : Environmental Science
Room : Prasat Keo
Time : 2:00 – 3:30
Day : Tues – Thur
Group number : 03
Group member : Khuem Bopha
Lim Huykheng
Chea Dalin
Chan Sokhawatey
Sum Tola
Phin Sreypov


1. Describe why finding solution to environmental problems is so difficult. Do you think it has always been as complicated?

2. Describe what is meant by an ecosystem approach to environmental problem solving. Is this the right approach?

3. List two key environmental issues for each of the following regions: the wilderness, the agricultural middle, the forested West, the dry West, the Great Lakes and industrial Northeast, and the South. How are the issues changing?

4. Define environment and ecosystem and provide examples of these terms from your region.

5. Describe how environmental comflicts are resolved.

6. Select a local environmental issue and write a short essay presenting all sides of the question, Is there a solution to this problem?

1. One of the reasons that finding solutions to environmental problems is so difficult is that since there are so many of them, a lot of things that we do to help one just negatively affects another. For an example where we want to put in a solar energy field in order to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. This requires us to either clear an area of land (affecting the problem with deforestation and habitat loss) or find a large open field (which could have been used for another purpose and negatively affects its ecosystem). There are just so many problems and solutions, but there aren’t enough resources to perform them, or we are hurting another area by solving one problem.

2. An ecosystem approach typically involves understanding the interrelationship between...
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