I’m working on a environmental science discussion question and need support to help me study.
Cancer Alley is a section of Louisiana along the Baton Rouge river with abnormally high cancer rates. There are a number of industrial plants there, many of which manufacture products with petrochemicals, including fertilizers and pesticides.
For this assignment do the following:
1. First, watch this video about Cancer Alley: What It’s Like to Live Cancer Alley | NowThis (Links to an external site.)
2. Next, Read this news article about Cancer Alley residents and COVID-19: Wake-Up Call (Links to an external site.)
3. Great, now it’s time to get to work. Write a new Initial Post in this discussion board answering the following 6 questions.
- What is one new thing you learned by watching the video?
- How is Cancer Alley an Environmental Justice issue?
- What are some reasons petrochemical plants are located in this area and not in neighboring areas?
- Why are Cancer Alley residents more susceptible to COVID-19?
- What do you think the residents of Cancer Alley could do about the situation?
- Give an example of a place experiencing an environmental justice issue similar to Cancer Alley. For example, what other marginalized community/region do you know about that is disproportionately impacted by pollution. Explain how this example is similar to Cancer Alley.
Assignment one directions are attached
Assignment two directions are below
For this assignment, you will be proposing your Sustainability topic.
Good topics have the following characteristics:
1. They are related to one or more of the 17 UN Sustainability Goals (Links to an external site.)
2. They are related to a topic in this environmental science class
3. They are relevant. This isn’t something that happened 100 years ago.
4. They are specific.
5. They are focused on a specific region.
6. There is enough information out there about this topic, including information about potential solutions
What to hand in right now:
Write a 1 paragraph summary of your topic. Try to convince me that your topic is relevant and interesting. Upload your paragraph here.