You will write an APA-style research paper about pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects

pollutants

Pollutants can harm ecosystem function and may also harm human health.

You will write an APA-style research paper about pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects. Include the following:

  • Select 1 example of an environmental pollution from the following list:
    • Acid precipitation (acid rain)
    • Smog
    • Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) pesticide use
    • Eutrophication
  • Answer the following questions about the pollution problem that you chose:
    • Describe the form of pollution chosen and the source of the pollutant(s). Include both natural and human sources, as applicable.
      • Is this from a point-source pollutant or nonpoint-source pollutant? Explain.
    • What are the harmful impacts of the pollution?
      • Describe impacts to both humans and to ecosystem structure and function.
    • What steps are in place to eliminate the pollutant or to mitigate harm from the pollutant?
      • Describe examples of laws or regulations that apply to the pollution and its sources.
      • Describe at least 1 educational program, technology, or other initiative that is used to help control the pollution.
    • Have the programs, best management practices, or regulations been effective in resolving harm from the pollutant?
      • Give examples of progress, or explain with examples what more could be done.
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