UMBC Environmental Health in the News News Article Discussion
Environmental Health in the News
In this course, we will cover a wide variety of environmental hazards that impact human health.The topics we will cover are not unique to our class – they are happening every day and impacting our lives.
For this assignment, you will need to find one article published within the last 6 months related to the Air Pollution or Waste Management.
You may use only credible news sources including the following:
- USA Today
- The New York Times
- Any other local news sources (ex. LEX18, WKYT, Lexington Herald Leader, etc.)
- You MAY NOT use articles on entertainment/Gossip websites.
You will read the entire article and write a 150-200 word response including the following:
- Summarize the article – Who, what, when & where
- Reflection (choose 1 or 2)
- How does this relate to environmental health?
- How is this event important to me?
- How is this important to others?
- Does it impact a specific group of people/things? How?
- Does it have a global impact?
- Does the article present a problem? Are there any possible solutions to the problem?