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Are we doing enough to protect our valuable forests?

Forests- Forests are home to many invaluable ecosystem goods and services as well as a source of wood products for economies around the world. Scientists are evaluating the effectiveness of forest management policies by accounting for the economic, social, and environmental goals of region-specific program
s alongside program costs. Are we doing enough to protect our valuable forests?
Include one of the Sub-Topics: Deforestation, Forest Carbon, Timber and Forest Product Markets, Tree Biotechnology
Sources – 2 websites required

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Explain the purpose of randomization and blinding in research studies.

Random.org is a true random number service that generates randomness via atmospheric noise. Before computers, random numbers were generated manually using random number tables as described in your module resources. Visit random.org or any other available random number generator website to address the following scenario:
Georgia is conducting research on how the drug simazine affects frog survivorship. She has one control and four treatment groups. Each group consists of three aquaria, each containing two frogs, totaling 15 aquaria and 30 frogs. Using random.org (or another online random number generator), create a random number scheme for placing each frog into an aquarium and each aquarium into a group (Control, Treatment #1, Treatment #2, Treatment #3, and Treatment #4).
In your initial post, include the following information:
1. Describe how the frogs will be assigned to the aquaria in the groups, include a screenshot of your sets or groupings, and cite the resource you utilized to create your random number sets. Be sure to fully describe the resource.
2. Explain how different this task would be if you had used the manual method of assigning random numbers using a table as described in the module resources.
3. Explain the purpose of randomization and blinding in research studies.

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Identify at least two stakeholders involved and elaborate on their roles in the certification process.

“The SG Clean campaign was launched in 16 February 2020. An important component of the SG Clean campaign is the SG Clean quality mark, a premise-based sanitation and hygiene indicator. The SG Clean campaign has involved owners of premises to adopt and achieve the SG Clean quality mark certification so as to maintain high standards of environmental public hygiene at their premises.”
Some examples of such premises are retail or food and beverage premises, integrated resorts, schools or childcare facilities and etc. You are tasked to develop a proposal to achieve the SG Clean quality mark certification for any ONE type of such premises.
Your proposal should include the following:
• Provide a general descriiption of your selected premise for certification.
• Identify at least two stakeholders involved and elaborate on their roles in the certification process.
• Discuss at least three factors that influence the certification process.
• A checklist for the selected premise.
• State 6 requirements for SG Clean quality mark certification.

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Based on what you read in the book and any research you have done, do you support the use of nuclear power?

With a full paragraph answer the following
How has the ubiquitous (found everywhere, universal) nature of automobiles changed the US?
Do you feel these changes are, on balance, positive or negative?
What should the future look like regarding automobile use in the US? How can this be accomplished?
The safety and desirability of nuclear power is an ongoing debate in environmental science.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power?
Based on what you read in the book and any research you have done, do you support the use of nuclear power?
Would you live in a town or city that has a nuclear power plant? Why or Why not?
orests are home to a great deal of terrestrial biodiversity. The 1960 Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act promotes forests for both economic use and recreation use. Different users have different views on how forests should be consumed for either economic benefit or for recreation enjoyment of the public. These different views may be in conflict; for example, hunting and fishing activities may conflict with grazing rights advocates.
How can the 1960 Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act either promote biodiversity or impact biodiversity?
Which activities may offer more protections for wildlife and habitat conservation?
Which activities threaten biodiversity?
Did you know that the government can seize private land for public use under the concept of Eminent Domain (U.S. Constitution, 5th Amendment)?
Internet search your state name(state of michigan) and ’eminent domain’ to discover whether your state has exercised Eminent Domain and seized private property. If your state has not used Eminent Domain to seize private property, locate a different example from another state.
Where and why did this use of Eminent Domain occur? What state-planning legislation promoted the seizure (ex. Table 12.1)?
How did this seizure change land use, and what environmental problems were solved or created because of the land seizure?

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Based on the topic identified in your policy memo, you are to identify a potential expert in the field of your subject.

Once you have conducted your expert interview, please write a 1-2 page statement about your findings, based on the results of your interview. I am interested in both the findings from your interview with the expert as well as the process behind securing those answers. In what ways has the process of identifying and interviewing an expert impacted what you assumed to know about decision making and expertise?
Directions: This assignment builds upon your policy memo activity(attached below). Based on the topic identified in your policy memo, you are to identify a potential expert in the field of your subject. Examples of experts may include: a faculty member, researcher, public or private employee, city government official or analyst, etc.

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Which components can be easily factored?

Directions:
Select a sporting event and create a climate impact assessment.
Outline all of the components of the event that have a climate factor.
Which components can be easily factored? Which components are challenging?
Is it possible to create an accurate reports?
Consider using one of the carbon calculators as a method of tracking.
Explain your results.
Guidelines and Submissions
Format is up to you.
Consider text, tables, or charts that will highlight the components of a successful climate assessment.
Climate Calculators have been included in this week’s Supplemental Readings.

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Explain clearly two actions that your current (or previous) company/organization can take to support pillars (i) and (ii) above in the Green Plan.

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a national movement that seeks to advance Singapore’s agenda on sustainable development. The Green Plan sets out sustainability targets to be achieved over the next 10 years, which will be spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Transport.
Watch this video (https://youtu.be/oNFeOl7pW9s) and refer to this website (https://www.greenplan.gov.sg/key-focus-areas/overview) to understand more about the Green Plan.
Write an essay on the importance of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Include the following in your essay:
• Describe the purposes of the Green Plan.
• The Green Plan consists of five pillars including (i) City in Nature and (ii) Sustainable Living. For each of these two pillars (i) and (ii), examine its targets and explain the environmental issues/threats that are tackled by the targets.
• Explain clearly two actions that your current (or previous) company/organization can take to support pillars (i) and (ii) above in the Green Plan. Give reasons for your suggestions.
• The Green Plan is a living plan that will evolve due to technological developments and engagement with different stakeholders. After the Green Plan was introduced in 2021, a series of conversation sessions were held to seek inputs from public members. An online feedback form is also available in the Green Plan’s official website for the public to write in. Suggest one other effective method to increase the awareness of the Green Plan and to gather feedback from the public. Justify your recommendation.
Answer Format
Your answer should be between 750 – 1,000 words with Arial font, 12-point font size, and a 1.5 line spacing. Figures like graphs, tables and illustrations can be included in the essay. Source of information from figures should be cited.