Instructions: Week 3 lab: Soil Formation & Landscape Analysis. In this lab, you

Instructions:
Week 3 lab: Soil Formation & Landscape Analysis. In this lab, you will be conducting online research for a soil pit here in Corvallis, as well as the local (to you) site you selected in the Week 1 lab (refer to attached Week 1 lab assignment).
To do this, you will utilize Google Earth, SoilWeb, and the Official Series Descriptions for each soil.
Use the attached lab instructions, worksheet, NRCS Landform Glossary, and the internets to complete the assignment.

All details about the assignment can be found in the Guideline docx. Links neede

All details about the assignment can be found in the Guideline docx.
Links needed:
Building the Gateway:

The Red Nation, Opinion Article, 2015 Parts I and II:

Science, Time, and Mauna a Wākea: The Thirty-Meter Telescope’s Capitalist-Colonialist Violence, Part I

Science, Time, and Mauna a Wākea: The Thirty-Meter Telescope’s Capitalist-Colonialist Violence, Part II


Maunakea: Redirecting the lens onto the culture of mainstream science:
https://medium.com/@akkagawa/maunakea-redirecting-the-lens-onto-the-culture-of-mainstream-science-5d3a5a12376a

The lecture, plus additional materials, are now posted on D2L. Today we covered

The lecture, plus additional materials, are now posted on D2L. Today we covered Urban Heat Islands and small green spaces. This material is very important for providing context to some of the data collection we will be doing over the next couple of weeks. It is therefore imperative that you have a solid understanding of this topic. To this end, you have the following tasks:
1) Look over the lecture slide deck;
2) Watch the video on Urban Heat Islands;
Submit the following four sections to D2L Assignments under “October 14: Engagement points”:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – If you have questions, email me.
3) The 5th slide is CAUSES of Urban Heat Islands. You will write 2 – 3 sentences on each cause based on information here: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/learn-about-heat-islands
4) The 6th slide is Impacts of Urban Heat Islands. You will describe the link between air-conditioning and elevated emissions. Why is this a positive feedback loop? And what can be done about it? Refer to the EPA wepage: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/heat-island-impacts and the video on air conditioners and climate change. Write a paragraph of at least 8 sentences.
5) The 9th slide is COOLING STRATEGIES for Urban Heat Islands. Write 1 – 2 sentences on each of these strategies based on the information here: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/heat-island-cooling-strategies
6) The next part of lecture, slides 13 thru 25 are related to the blog assignment you turned in last night (Blog #5). Review these slides. On slide 26, there is a rubric for ranking Blog #5 (on small green spaces). Take some time to ponder it. For this section, tell me what rank you would give yourself? And, what changes would you make to achieve mastery in this post (#5)? Go ahead and make those changes in your post! (Note 1: You do not have to submit the revised blog post for this assignment, only your ranking and plans for revision). (Note 2: part of the next Blog assignment will be for you to evaluate a peer’s blog (Blog #5) using this same rubric. I will post this to D2L assignments tomorrow).
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/07/24/air-conditioning-major-contributor-to-climate-change.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/24/631560598/watch-why-its-usually-hotter-in-a-city

Hi please check out the pdf documents below. My topic is 32.D Artisanal and Smal

Hi please check out the pdf documents below.
My topic is
32.D Artisanal and Small-Scale
Mining, and Fair Trade
Describe the “Chain of Custody Principle” and compare and contrast
it with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (Lesson 11).
Please notice that the citation is a really important part in this assignment. Please cite any online sources you are using also the lecture materials if you are using them.
Also please include some pictures or charts if possible.

For this 2-page writing assignment, you should prepare an executive summary of t

For this 2-page writing assignment, you should prepare an executive summary of the results of an energy audit. Please see the “how to write an Executive Summary” page for details. But these are just guidelines: I don’t care what font, font size, margins, etc. that you use. That’s not how they do it out in the workplace. Just make it a professional looking document, geared towards the “client” who owns the building you audit. You can even use fake letterhead for your “energy audit firm” if you want to make this more fun!
The assignment can be completed on your home, dorm building, parents house, place of work, or anywhere else. Look critically at how the place is powered and how that power is used. 1) Where are the weak links? A 30 year old AC unit or refrigerator? A drafty building with old single-pane aluminum slider windows? These are just examples, so explore more on your own. 2). Where are the good things (if any)? A new furnace (<3 years old)? New attic insulation? These are just examples, so explore more on your own. 3) What are your recommendations for the "building owner?" List recommended upgrades from cheapest to most expensive, and provide any web links you can find to resources at Southern California Edison, the state of CA, and/or the US government/USDOE that can provide financial assistance or tax breaks for the improvements. Remember, you don't have to use any specific technology (like infrared cameras) or take any special angle on the project. For example, I once had a student who raised Iguanas and exotic snakes. They did their energy audit to estimate what their existing electricity costs were for a year, and compared that to what it would cost for a year of electricity if they upgraded the lights and heat lamps. Another student looked at what the cost savings would be if they upgraded their grandparents house lights to LED's and replaced the old incandescent bulbs. You are limited to one page of text (single spaced), and a second page with any pictures, graphs, table, maps, references, etc that you want to include.

Conduct a discussion on the topic of forest certification. You need to begin a t

Conduct a discussion on the topic of forest certification. You need to begin a thread on a new topic chosen from among the following broader subjects and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Please make sure that your posts are meaningful and have substance.
1. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages to a private forest landowner of each certification scheme, FSC and PEFC?
2. As a consumer, how will what you have learned about forest certification affect your purchases? (Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answer to this question. This is America and, last time I checked, individuals still have the right to make purchase decisions according to their own free will.)
3. How do you think competition between FSC and PEFC-member certification schemes has strengthened and/or weakened the standards and practices of each?
4. Independent certification of environmental responsibility practices in resource extraction and production of materials exists only for wood products. Discuss why similar standards are needed or not needed for other materials such as metals, plastics, and masonry (bricks, concrete, etc.).
5. Discuss whether or not green building programs (LEED, NAHB, Green Globes) should include a method that compares the environmental impacts of using different materials for similar purposes, i.e., wood vs. steel studs and joists in house construction.

This is the calculation operation of oil drilling engineering. There are two big

This is the calculation operation of oil drilling engineering. There are two big questions, and each big question has four small questions. You need to write a detailed calculation process. I uploaded some slides, which contain some definitions and formulas. Please read the question requirements carefully first. If there is anything you don’t understand, please check the formula in the corresponding slide. If you have any other questions, please contact me! Thank you very much!

The lecture, plus additional materials, are now posted on D2L. Today we covered

The lecture, plus additional materials, are now posted on D2L. Today we covered Urban Heat Islands and small green spaces. This material is very important for providing context to some of the data collection we will be doing over the next couple of weeks. It is therefore imperative that you have a solid understanding of this topic. To this end, you have the following tasks:
1) Look over the lecture slide deck;
2) Watch the video on Urban Heat Islands;
Submit the following four sections to D2L Assignments under “October 14: Engagement points”:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – If you have questions, email me.
3) The 5th slide is CAUSES of Urban Heat Islands. You will write 2 – 3 sentences on each cause based on information here: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/learn-about-heat-islands
4) The 6th slide is Impacts of Urban Heat Islands. You will describe the link between air-conditioning and elevated emissions. Why is this a positive feedback loop? And what can be done about it? Refer to the EPA wepage: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/heat-island-impacts and the video on air conditioners and climate change. Write a paragraph of at least 8 sentences.
5) The 9th slide is COOLING STRATEGIES for Urban Heat Islands. Write 1 – 2 sentences on each of these strategies based on the information here: https://www.epa.gov/heatislands/heat-island-cooling-strategies
6) The next part of lecture, slides 13 thru 25 are related to the blog assignment you turned in last night (Blog #5). Review these slides. On slide 26, there is a rubric for ranking Blog #5 (on small green spaces). Take some time to ponder it. For this section, tell me what rank you would give yourself? And, what changes would you make to achieve mastery in this post (#5)? Go ahead and make those changes in your post! (Note 1: You do not have to submit the revised blog post for this assignment, only your ranking and plans for revision). (Note 2: part of the next Blog assignment will be for you to evaluate a peer’s blog (Blog #5) using this same rubric. I will post this to D2L assignments tomorrow).
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/07/24/air-conditioning-major-contributor-to-climate-change.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/24/631560598/watch-why-its-usually-hotter-in-a-city

The week 4 lab assignment is a continuation of the week 3 lab – you’ll be virtua

The week 4 lab assignment is a continuation of the week 3 lab – you’ll be virtually revisiting the Schmidt Farm soil pit here in Corvallis and making observations using the skills you’ve been developing since week 1.
The “Amity Pit Profile Image” file on this page is a closeup of a profile in the virtual soil pit, and is what should be used when completing your profile description.
Use the attached lab instructions, worksheet, as well as your Soil Color Book from your lab kit to complete this lab activity.

A topic review is a critical synthesis of a series of research papers (or any sc

A topic review is a critical synthesis of a series of research papers (or any scholarly literature) on a specific research topic. A topic review generally provides background information, introduces key studies, and discusses existing conflicts among the studies in that research topic. It could also include a critical evaluation of the research methods employed in the field as well as in the laboratory. Therefore, a topic review is not a simple collection of summaries of peer-reviewed research articles on a given topic.
In this assignment, you will write a topic review on “Dating of Speleothems”. The goal of this assignment is to provide a critical synthesis of the current research on dating methods for paleoclimate records from speleothems. Please see the rubric below for more details.
I will be needing only 4 pages in total since I already have a page of introduction ready, thank you!