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What are the advantages and disadvantages of coastal development?

Please review the following video on coastal geology and discuss this topic. The current day commercial building of many of the coastal areas around the world will change the natural coastal processes. What are the advantages and disadvantages of coastal development? Research and find the costs in both lives and economics pertaining to coastal development and natural disasters.
myScienceBlast. (2015, November 24). Coastal Battleground [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rG6IjJotWw
Unit 5: Discussion: Tracking the Dead Zones Part II
Visit the website linked below and read about the Gulf of Mexico and the dead zones. What is the purpose of studying such events?
https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/tracking-gulf-dead-zone Links to an external site.

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Summarize what you talked about in report (restate thesis)

Satirical Evaluation of Movie (200 words)
Include the title of movie, director, and when it was released
Briefly explain the concept of movie
Write why you selected the movie for this assignment
State your thesis and give an overview
Geographic Context (300 words)
Explain how the movie addressed the aspects of Geography (choose 2-3 to talk about):
• Physical Geography (tectonics, landforms, climate, soil, vegetation)
• Human-Environmental Interactions (desertification, deforestation, impact of conservation, land rights, wildlife)
• Political Geography (colonialism, post-colonial government systems, Public policy, conflict)
• Cultural Geography (cultural traits, kinship, food, symbolism, inconsistencies with North American culture)
• Population and Health Geography (birth and death rates, age cohorts, disease, mobility)
• Geography of Development (globalization, economic development, financial systems, transportation)
• Social Geography (role of women, race, education, development perspectives, historical influences)
• Agriculture (traditional verses cash crops, policy questions, climate impacts)
• Urbanization (city structures, rural urban migration, housing)
Evaluation (400 words)
Answer the following questions:
• First paragraph (100 words)
o What specific location or region of Africa does your selection consider?
o What time period was considered (current research, historical movie, etc.)?
▪ What have you learned from class that gives you an understanding of the timing or time period?
o What is the one highlight about your selection that you would share with the class, if asked?
• Second and third paragraphs (200 words)
o How did this lecture/movie/event enhance what did you have learned beyond what is covered in the text, discussions and the classroom?
o How did your selection contribute to your understanding of Geography in Africa? This should be several paragraphs.
▪ You can talk about the geographies that you wrote about in Geographic Context section
• Fourth paragraph (100 words)
o What is/was the opinion of others about your selected event/movie/lecture, in the context of Africa? You may ask others in person (and cite them), review literature or articles and general information to answer this part. You need two citations total in this paper.
▪ If you cite a person, you write (F. Last, personal communication, Month Day, Year)
o Was there any part of your experience that you felt was controversial or overly stereotypical?
o Was anything about your experience with your selected lecture/event/movie unresolved? What else would you have liked to have seen or known?
Summary and Conclusion (150 words)
Summarize what you talked about in report (restate thesis)
Write about how this is relevant to you personally
Explain how this helped you understand an aspect of Africa
Try to use satire in this section (if you want to)

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Research paper requirements

RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS
You get to choose the topic for your research paper, and your finished paper needs to be mostly about Geology.
Your topic should be chosen from the topics that we will cover or possibly cover, and it must be approved by the Instructor. (See: Research Paper Idea)
Your research paper has to be a minimum of 3 full pages of text or more and this does not include your title page and your references cited page.
You are required to have at least 3 sources of information, and you cannot have all of your sources coming from web pages.
NO plagiarism.
The margins of your paper need to be one inch on all sides.
You should use Times New Roman font, 12 pt. Font Size and Line Spacing equal to Double with 0 pt. spacing Before and After.
You may use no more than 2 short quotes, but you are not required to have any.
You should not have any personal statements (I, me, etc.) outside of the Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs.
You need to have “in text citations” for all paragraphs outside of the Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs.
There should be no grammar or spelling mistakes.
You will hand in your research paper as a PDF file

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For the igneous lab, (a) use the data and properties provided in the igneousrks worksheet (b) the igneous rks lab classification charts provided, and (c) this picture of the rocks to name rocks

For the Igneous Lab, (a) Use the Data and Properties provided in the IgneousRks worksheet (b) The Igneous Rks Lab Classification Charts provided, and (c) this picture of the rocks to name rocks
https://nku.instructure.com/courses/54831/files/7249484?verifier=RSDX4WfUCcG2aum18u1XYd8d9Erqb0gZP0m9Fwwh&wrap=1
https://nku.instructure.com/courses/54831/files/7249544?verifier=trlH5uUbQI9Iqrz2CiMjQ3XdYqTz9fyoXMt9aqge&wrap=1
https://nku.instructure.com/courses/54831/files/7249562?verifier=JKTgwPqefNJc09oyhZTe7MGOJid9UfN3FdZaH1tg&wrap=1

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The paper must be about sedimentalogy or stratigraphy..

Take a scientific paper that is about stratigraphy and condense it to a short NEWS story, and explain why it is important to society. You can look at National Geographic Articles for examples. The paper must be about sedimentalogy or stratigraphy..

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Write a persuasive letter explaining why officials should change building codes to mimic those of japan.

Write a persuasive letter explaining why officials should change building codes to mimic those of Japan. Japanese philosophy on structural design is safer, less expensive, and better for the community.
The letter should have a typical letter format:
Heading
Salutation
Opening paragraph – Why are you writing?
Body – State both sides with supporting data.
Closing – Clearly restate your position with a major reason. DO NOT INCLUDE A COVER PAGE OR RUNNING HEADER

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Given the political sensitivity of this region and the approximately 1.5 billion people who depend on these mountains for drinking water, what actions do you feel we should take here in the u.s. to help reduce landslides in high mountain asia?

Could climate change lead to more landslides?
After reading the assigned chapters this week, read the Eos article on landslides and our changing climateLinks to an external site. (or download the PDF), then answer and discuss the following questions with your classmates:
What relationships have scientists observed between warmer temperatures and:
Wildfires and debris flows in Colorado and California?
Permafrost and rockfalls in the French Alps and Alaska?
What methods are scientists using to address the data gap in landslide research?
A combination of rainfall and landslide models for High Mountain AsiaLinks to an external site. have predicted that the border between China and Nepal will experience a 30% – 70% increase in landslides by the end of this century. Given the political sensitivity of this region and the approximately 1.5 billion people who depend on these mountains for drinking water, what actions do you feel we should take here in the U.S. to help reduce landslides in High Mountain Asia?
Your initial discussion post is due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday. Then, respond to at least two student’s posts before the end of the learning week (by 11:59 pm on Sunday).
Reminders:
You must first post before you can see other posts in the forum.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and written in your own voice. Be sure to include any outside references used in the creation of your post. Do not copy/paste directly from the source; that is considered academic dishonesty (plagiarism).
Respond to two classmates’ posts before the end of the learning week. The goal of responding to your peers is to have a substantive discussion about the topic shared. Each response should be 100 words or more.
Follow the netiquette guideline for this course and review the Discussion Rubric for the grading scale.

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If you have anyquestions don’t hesitate to contact me.

The essay information is in the pictures I have provided. If you have anyquestions don’t hesitate to contact me. It is due by 11pm tonight. Thank you!

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I am giving everyone double time to accommodate those who may need more time for taking a timed quiz in this setting.

“Instructions
This a Proficiency Quiz on Topographic Maps. It would normally be a 10 minute quiz in a classroom setting. I am giving everyone double time to accommodate those who may need more time for taking a timed quiz in this setting.
The quiz is based on a topographic map of a hypothetical area. The topographic map is comprised of contours (grey lines) and index contours (black lines). Two index contours (4000ft, 2000ft) have been marked for you. Complete the quiz as instructed.
Note: This is an actual online quiz rather than a Digital Submission Answer Sheet.”
This is my Geology class’s quiz and I am asking if you have the answers for it.
I will attach the syllabus, too.

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The average depth of the oceans is 3729 meters (12,234 feet).

Earth is a planet dominated by oceans. Seventy-one percent of Earth’s area consists of oceans and marginal seas. In the Southern Hemisphere, often called the water hemisphere, about 81 percent of the surface is water. The world ocean can be divided into four main ocean basins: the Pacific Ocean (largest and deepest ocean), the Atlantic Ocean (about half the size of the Pacific), the Indian Ocean (slightly smaller than the Atlantic and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere), and the Arctic Ocean (smallest and shallowest ocean). The average depth of the oceans is 3729 meters (12,234 feet).
For Internet Sites- You are responsible for conducting a search on the topics in the chapters from the unit and then reporting on the substantial and scientific sites you find. ( 2 sites for each unit)
-You are free to search for your own sites and report on them as long as they relate to the topics in the unit. The sites need to be scientific and report on scientifically verified information, so not conspiracy theory sites, or someone’s opinion without evidence sites. Sites can be informational or they can be on a particular place that relates to the topics of the unit
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– Examples- if you search NASA you may find a sub-site that reports on the SpaceX rockets (informational) or you may find a NASA site that describes the places that landers have explored on Mars (field trip or place)
-I encourage you to find several sites under one chapter that interests you and decide which one you find the most interesting or informative to write about. After going to the site you will need to make a posting describing the site under the chapter Topic on the discussion board
Requirements of the commentary should include:
* 100-­‐300 words in length
* A three-­‐four sentence summary of the site’s main point or purpose and its main information
* A short discussion on how the site relates to the material in the chapter
* A statement about why the site is important and what you think about the materials in the site
* The COMPLETE WEB ADDRESS of your source