Purpose: Show the path of research for your English 1a assignment on Environmental Issues in California.
California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) website can provide information about a variety of environmental issues. Go to the CalEPA website and check out the various departments and programs of the agency. Use the tabs to locate News releases (under Newsroom) to find out what CalEPA has been doing recently.
Which one is the most interesting to you?
Air resources Board
Water resources Board
As you research environmental issues in California, your first step might be to find an aspect which interests you. Ask the following:
What is the consequence of the problem? death, illness, environmental, political?
How can it be solved?
Who would be affected? young, old, racial aspect
When would the effect be seen? now, near future , 50 years?
Why is the problem occurring?
Example: How does pesticide runoff affect children of agricultural workers in California?