Environmental Science

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1. In Chapter 19, the course textbook includes information about Alberta’s oil sands and the Keystone XL pipeline (p. 515), finding and estimating fossil fuel deposits (p. 522), and impacts of the BP Gulf spill (p. 536). Select one of those three topics, and locate one peer-reviewed article about the topic. The article should have been published no earlier than 2010.

Write a review of the article that includes the components listed below.

§ Describe land use impacts of the fossil fuel energy source discussed in the article.

§ Describe water quality impacts of the fossil fuel energy source discussed in the article.

§ Summarize the significant points of the article that support the pros and cons of the fossil fuel energy source being discussed.

Your article review should be at least two pages in length, not counting the title or reference pages. You may also use the textbook as a reference in addition to your chosen article. Be sure to properly cite and reference all sources used using APA format.

2. Fossil fuels are currently a large portion of total energy production in the United States. Describe environmental safeguards that are in place for their production. If you were able to enact additional safeguards, what would you implement to make fossil fuel production more environmentally friendly?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

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