PROMPT: What are your thoughts regarding the relationship and/or interactions between humans and our natural environment? Should we be mindful of where we develop our built environment? Why or why not? Provide examples to illustrate your point(s).

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For example, think about human development in hazard-prone locations (coastlines, floodplains, wildfire-prone areas, etc) and impacts on ecosystems (draining wetlands, constructing dams, etc). Below are a few articles for your consideration – what do you think? Again, not grading your opinion, but you must be able to support it appropriately.

Gender-Reveal Party Sparked One of the Massive California Wildfires (Slate) (Links to an external site.)

Chemical Fire Caused by Hurricane Laura Near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Drives Residents Indoors (Weather.com) (Links to an external site.)

Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet (NPR)

As Dorian Looms, Lessons Of Hurricanes Past (NBC – Miami)

Hundreds More Hawaii Homes Destroyed as Lava Surge Fills Coastal Bay (New York Times)

PG&E reaches $13.5-billion settlement with victims of devastating California wildfires (LA Times) (Links to an external site.)

Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale (New York Times)

Hurricane-Flooded Hog Farms Could Bring Superbugs to North Carolina Communities (NRDC) (Links to an external site.)

*** In addition to your own post, you are required to respond to at least three of your peers’ posts. Please respectful in your responses and provide meaningful feedback and comments.

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