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1 Aims: To develop Internet research skills and skills in presenting information Content: To understand some environmental issues facing the world Time frame: Thursday and Friday’s lessons Finish for next week’s homework. Due: 19 th January by

2 The waste mountain engulfing Mexico City After the closure of the capital's biggest waste dump, there is little sign of Mexico City solving its rubbish crisis

3 Use this Mexico City articleUse this Mexico City article and also any other website that you may need. No sourcing/referencing necessary this time. A landfill is… The landfill for Mexico City’s rubbish has just been created/closed down. ……… million people live in Mexico City. The landfill site received ………… tonnes of rubbish every day. 70 million tonnes of rubbish has been buried under the ground and this causes pollution of the ………… and the ………………….. nearby. A new dump site has / hasn’t been created. "Consumerism has increased sharply, in tandem with the absence of a culture of non-generation, classification and recycling of waste," he told IPS. Which of these does this quote mean? People buy more these days and recycle little People buy more these days but also recycle more …………… % of waste is recycled in Mexico City. New dump sites haven’t been built because governments haven’t put money into it and governments have also been _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

4 Compost as a means of reducing waste The landfill has ceased to receive (stopped receiving) 3,600 tonnes of garbage a day, while 3,000 tonnes are going to make compost. What is compost? Paste in a picture of compost. Give two reasons why composting kitchen waste is a good thing.

5 Recycling What items are being recycled in Mexico City? What other things can be recycled?

6 LEDCs (poor countries) vs MEDCs (rich countries) BBC bitesize Which, LEDCs or MEDCs, produce more waste/person? Why do these countries produce more waste? Explain what this diagram is trying to show.

7 Choose three of the methods of reducing energy use and explain how they reduce energy usage

8 Manhattan’s Historic Rail Line Goes Green! Find a picture of the green railway line in Manhattan. You are a Manhattan resident. Write a speech bubble to explain why this is good for you and for the environment.

9 Why are pandas an endangered species? Sum up what you find with a set of three pictures/diagrams/graphs and add a phrase to each to explain why it is causing pandas to die out..

10 Choose an environmental issue of your own to investigate: write what it is here. For example: Global warming Desertification Coral reef destruction Ozone depletion Oil spill disasters Nuclear power disasters Smog There are lots of others to choose as well… Paste in a picture to sum it up. For each of these slides you need to reference all of your sources, both pictures and information, at the bottom of the page.

11 Say where it is happening here. Maybe have a map or a diagram.

12 Explain who it is going to affect here

13 Say how people/places will be affected by it here You may add a collage of pictures to show the effects.

14 Explain what has caused it here Use diagrams/pictures to help

15 Solutions What can be done about it? What are the solutions? Is anything being done? How likely is it that these things will be done successfully?


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