Should developed nations fund reforestation projects in developing nations to
Marketing prospective: add penalty to companies for using non-renewable
Some countries think yes, some say no
Should governments provide farmers with financial incentives to use
technologies such as no till farming and crop rotation?
Soil and Water
What is the Water Table?
• Boundary between unsaturated and saturated zones
• Consequences of overdrawing groundwater?
o Falling water table
Wells that are shallower than other ones will become dry
Cone of depression forms
Only the deeper well is able to capture water
Ogallala aquifer – provides water for numerous states
Discharge rate is greater than recharge rate – non
Diminishes surface water because groundwater interacts
o Land subsidence
Sinkhole – land collapses (roof of cave has collapsed)
Overharvesting groundwater causes ground level lowers
because all the pore space is gone
o Saltwater intrusions
There is a limited amount of freshwater and it is surrounded
by saltwater - Saltwater is drawn into freshwater