What environmental concerns in your local area did you learn about?

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Read:
Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the textbook (Doršner, K. (2020). Essentials of environmental science (2nd edition). Available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. (CC BY-NC 3.0).)
World Health Organization. (2018, March 13). WHO: Breathe life – How air pollution impacts your body. [Video]. YouTube.
For the DISCUSSION POST:
One:
If you live in the USA, then go to the EPA website at this following link (link: https://www.epa.gov/), and at the bottom you will see a box titled “Your Community”… put in your zip code, and learn about land and environmental impacts in your local neighborhood.
Then answer the questions below.
Two:
If you live in a country other than the USA, then research one local environmental or land use (agricultural or otherwise) concern or problem in your local area and country of residence.
Then answer the questions below.
Some links to help you:
https://www.unep.org/regions/africa
https://www.unep.org/regions/asia-and-pacific
https://www.unep.org/regions/europe
https://www.eea.europa.eu/soer
https://www.unep.org/regions/latin-america-and-caribbean
Three:
For all students choosing this DQ, also go to this link (https://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/Questionnaires/country_snapshots.htm), and find your country on the list, then look at the ‘Environmental Snapshot’ file for it.
Questions to Answer:
(1) What environmental concerns in your local area did you learn about?
(2) Did they surprise you? Why or why not?
(3) What do you think can be done to improve this (these) situation(s), hazard(s), problem(s), or concern(s)?
(4) Give two interesting facts that you learned about your country from the Environmental Snapshots page at the UN Statistics Division link.
(5) What other thoughts would you contribute to the topic?
***Note: Be sure to use in-text citation and provide references for your sources, including textbooks.

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