Students Abandoning Animals

Suhas Chinthalapuri's picture

The prospect of simply abandoning your pet to the harsh elements probably horrifies most of us (hopefully all), but it happens more often than we think. I would see a stray cat every once in a while but never thought much of it until one cat near where I live started asking for attention and was getting skinnier over time. But it wasn't until there was a lot of news warning students about staying warm in the polar vortex that I wondered how abandoned animals would survive alone.

Food Labeling

Should it be mandatory to include in food labels if the product was genetically modified? With the genetic modification of food becoming more and more common, and even a conventional form of farming, there is a lot of debate around whether or not it should be mandatory to let customers know that their food was indeed modified. This article speaks on the side of customers who believe that they have the right to know what they are eating. The other side of the argument is that there is no need for federally mandated GMO labeling.

The article I am going to...

The article I am going to share with you discusses the air quality here in Michigan. Prior to reading this article I had hoped Michigan would be in the top or middle of the list of Metropolitan areas; I have now learned that this is not the case at all and we constantly have one of the worst air quality levels out of all the areas. A new air quality report was taken for 2018 and has shown that the air quality has immensely decreased since the 2014-2016 reports. This is extremely concerning considering we live here for a large majority of the school year.

Plastic or the Planet

The rapid increase of plastic production over the last century is, without doubt, one of the leading causes of the immense pollution around the world today. The Wall Street Journal released an article that I find extremely valuable and interesting as it discusses various "top household brands" and their recent takes on ameliorating this problem. The reading reveals that between the wealthy nations importing plastic and the wealthy companies producing it, both are either limiting intake or modifying the means of packaging respectively.

Global Emissions and What...

Global Emissions and What Can Be Done? I saw this interesting article which discusses US carbon emissions. It discusses how US emissions have actually been being cut in regards to other countries. It seems to make the argument that the US is becoming less and less responsible for climate change, which seems to go against what many in politics think. What do you make of this data? Do you think the US can still do more? Here's the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/10/24/yes-the-u-s-leads-all-countries-in-reducing-carbon-emissions/#58ceea6f3535

Michigan Water Issues

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

Podcast can be found HERE 

 

2. Persona and POV statement
  1. Persona

    1. Persona name: Jennifer Moore

    2. Age: 36

How Can the US Cut Emissions?

Stefan Santrach (TC)'s picture

This NYT Article creates an interactive graphic looking at the effects of the United States enacting country wide policies from specific parts of the country and rest of the world related to greenhouse gas emissions. This shows almost a 100% reduction in emissions from current trend data projected to 2050. 

Airplane Activity and Global Warming

https://www.foxnews.com/science/thanks-to-global-warming-airplane-turbulence-is-on-the-rise 

Millions of flights each day efficiently transport members of the international community to desired locations for work or social necessities and anything in between. While transportation by airplanes is a crucial practice for such vast majority of the population, it is in the hands of the human population to curb the disregard for the status of the environment.

Students Abandoning Animals

Suhas Chinthalapuri's picture

The prospect of simply abandoning your pet to the harsh elements probably horrifies most of us (hopefully all), but it happens more often than we think. I would see a stray cat every once in a while but never thought much of it until one cat near where I live started asking for attention and was getting skinnier over time. But it wasn't until there was a lot of news warning students about staying warm in the polar vortex that I wondered how abandoned animals would survive alone.

Food Labeling

Should it be mandatory to include in food labels if the product was genetically modified? With the genetic modification of food becoming more and more common, and even a conventional form of farming, there is a lot of debate around whether or not it should be mandatory to let customers know that their food was indeed modified. This article speaks on the side of customers who believe that they have the right to know what they are eating. The other side of the argument is that there is no need for federally mandated GMO labeling.

The article I am going to...

The article I am going to share with you discusses the air quality here in Michigan. Prior to reading this article I had hoped Michigan would be in the top or middle of the list of Metropolitan areas; I have now learned that this is not the case at all and we constantly have one of the worst air quality levels out of all the areas. A new air quality report was taken for 2018 and has shown that the air quality has immensely decreased since the 2014-2016 reports. This is extremely concerning considering we live here for a large majority of the school year.

Plastic or the Planet

The rapid increase of plastic production over the last century is, without doubt, one of the leading causes of the immense pollution around the world today. The Wall Street Journal released an article that I find extremely valuable and interesting as it discusses various "top household brands" and their recent takes on ameliorating this problem. The reading reveals that between the wealthy nations importing plastic and the wealthy companies producing it, both are either limiting intake or modifying the means of packaging respectively.

Global Emissions and What...

Global Emissions and What Can Be Done? I saw this interesting article which discusses US carbon emissions. It discusses how US emissions have actually been being cut in regards to other countries. It seems to make the argument that the US is becoming less and less responsible for climate change, which seems to go against what many in politics think. What do you make of this data? Do you think the US can still do more? Here's the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/10/24/yes-the-u-s-leads-all-countries-in-reducing-carbon-emissions/#58ceea6f3535

How Can the US Cut Emissions?

Stefan Santrach (TC)'s picture

This NYT Article creates an interactive graphic looking at the effects of the United States enacting country wide policies from specific parts of the country and rest of the world related to greenhouse gas emissions. This shows almost a 100% reduction in emissions from current trend data projected to 2050. 

Airplane Activity and Global Warming

https://www.foxnews.com/science/thanks-to-global-warming-airplane-turbulence-is-on-the-rise 

Millions of flights each day efficiently transport members of the international community to desired locations for work or social necessities and anything in between. While transportation by airplanes is a crucial practice for such vast majority of the population, it is in the hands of the human population to curb the disregard for the status of the environment.

Whitmer Sets State-Wide...

Whitmer Sets State-Wide Water Quality Reporting Measures https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/04/whitmer-safe-drinking-water-michigan/2766112002/
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Michigan Water Issues

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

Podcast can be found HERE 

 

2. Persona and POV statement
  1. Persona

    1. Persona name: Jennifer Moore

    2. Age: 36

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