Ecological disasters presentation | Biology homework help

Prepare a 750 to 1050 word paper and a Microsoft® PowerPoint® summary presentation with a minimum

of 6 slides (not including the title and conclusion pages). Your

presentation should be visually pleasing and contain speaker notes

to round out the information.

Be prepared to present to the class during Workshop 5

Topics

1) Aircraft emissions (associated with jet fuels) – climate change and health effects associated with airline travel

2) Mercury contamination associated with gold extraction/purification

3) The Bhopal disaster

4) Shrinking of the Aral Sea

5) Kuwaiti Oil Fires

6) Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment

7) Personal Care Products (PCPs) in Drinking Water

8) Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater (Central Valley)

9) Bisphenyl A (BPA) in Plastics

10) Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater (Movie ‘Erin Brokovich’)

11) Great Pacific Garbage Patch

12) Electronic Hazardous Waste (focus on the US but can include a discussion of the contamination at Guiyu, China)

13) Pharmaceutical pollution

14) Hazardous Waste/Superfund Site – (www.epa.gov has a listing of all superfund sites)

15) Great oil spills (should include a discussion or comparison of at least two different spills – Exxon Valdez versus BP-Gulf of Mexico)

16) Jilin Chemical Plant Explosion – Jilin City, Jilin Province, China (may be limited information)