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 ( (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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