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Assignment: Landlord-Tenant Law

 Larry Landlord has recently renovated an apartment and has put it on the market to be rented for $800.00 a month. Larry Landlord has been in business for approximately five (5) years and has had both positive and negative experiences with tenants. Larry Landlord is hoping to find a good, long-term tenant for his apartment. Roger Renter saw Larry’s sign for the apartment for rent and thought the location and the apartment would be perfect. Roger met Larry to look at the apartment and Roger fell in love with it. All of the interior fixtures had been replaced and the unit had a nice large closet. Roger noticed that although newly painted, the exterior of the apartment did show a little bit of wear. Because of the condition of the exterior of the building, Roger asked Larry about any roof leaks. Larry stated that he had never had a leak and was not aware of any leaks.

      Roger and Larry entered into a valid contract for the rental of the apartment. (Note: The issue of whether or not a contract exists is NOT part of this question. For purposes of this question assume the contract is valid and there are no issues with the contract.)

      Roger Renter was very happy in his new location; the apartment was quiet, and the neighbors were friendly. Larry Landlord was also very happy because Roger Renter was a model tenant. Roger Renter paid on time and was quiet and respectful to other tenants.

      The part of the country where Roger rented was rainy in the summertime. Roger rented and moved into the apartment in October. In June, a tremendous rainstorm occurred, and Roger’s roof began to leak. The leak was minor at first and Roger merely put a trash can under the leak and had no other issues that month. When handing over his monthly rent check, Roger told Larry about the small leak. Larry thanked Roger for letting him know about the leak and told Roger he would have it fixed.

      The next month the rains came again, and the leak grew larger in Roger’s apartment. Roger was not home at the time of the rain and therefore the leak damaged some of Roger’s furniture. Roger called Larry to let him know that there was a leak and asked when it might be fixed. Roger also stated that he thought Larry had fixed the roof. Larry curtly stated, “When it rains, sometimes it pours. When it pours, sometimes it leaks.” Roger did not like Larry’s tone or response and called back to ask when the roof might be fixed. Larry stated, “When I get to it.” The following day, Roger sent Larry a note about the roof leak and asked Larry to please address the issue.

      The week before the rent was due, another rainstorm occurred, and the leak was even larger. This time the leak damaged Roger’s clothing, furniture, and some precious items he had inherited from family members. Roger called Larry and asked Larry to fix roof immediately. Larry responded in a similar and condescending manner. Roger hung up the phone and threw his baseball bat against the wall, damaging the drywall and knocking out an electrical socket.

Since it was the rainy season, Roger knew it would rain again and therefore simply moved his items away from the leak and did nothing to help mitigate the damage from the leaking roof.

      Larry came into the apartment to investigate the leak and found damage from not only the leak but also from the thrown baseball bat. Roger states that the baseball bat damage was a direct result of Larry’s inability to fix the leak based on his anger from Larry’s curt response.

Suppose you are a mediator. In seven (7) pages discuss the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant in which you:

1. Explore the legal rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord.

2. Decide whether or not the landlord and / or the tenant had a legal duty to mitigate damages.

3. Determine whether or not Larry has legal grounds to evict Roger. Explain why or why not.

4. Describe whether or not Roger has a legal obligation to pay for the damage he caused and determine whether or not Larry would be liable for any direct damage.

5. Support each response with facts presented in the scenario.

6. Use proper legal terminology throughout your responses.

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Response Climate Change

For this assignment we will discuss the percentage of climate scientists that agree that the globe is warming as a result of humans emitting greenhouse gases into the environment.  Videos that will help with this discussion board are located here (5 and 7 minutes each):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvaGAEwxYs&index=2&list=PL-Xgw8LFaM3DqWBscgSyuDj-yg-EbT53xLinks to an external site.

· You may also find excellent arguments to help in your explanation by following this link: http://www.skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-robust.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

For your essay/blog on this discussion board, we would like you to find someone (real or imagined) that believes the globe is not warming based on the idea that scientists themselves cannot agree on what’s happening.  Offer a response that addresses that viewpoint.  Be sure to include: 

1) A list of at least 10 scientific organizations that agree the humans are responsible and that climate change is occurring (make sure to include the IPCC and who they are!).  Are there ANY scientific organizations that disagree? (5 pts).

2) Explain how media coverage presenting two sides to the debate can lead to the idea that there is not consensus (5 pts).  For this point you may find this clip by John Oliver to be quite helpful:

· Climate Change Debate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

3) And explain why we rely on experts in general – whether they be doctors or lawyers or building engineers.  Can everyone really know all the facts?  Why do we need experts? (5 pts).

Keep your writing clear and organized (3 pts) and provide substantive responses to at least two of your classmates (2 pts).

Please be sure to include ALL 3 points!

Journal 2 Ecological Footprint Update and Course Reflections

Throughout this course, you are keeping a journal about your experience in the class.  The purpose of this activity is to enable you to reflect on your learning:  what new things you have discovered, what surprises you have encountered, what topics or ideas you have found particularly challenging and how the course is going for you.  Last week you began the Environmental Footprint Reduction Project.  This week you will begin using this journal as a space for a progress report on your efforts.  Your entries will be evaluated in terms of how well they met the topic and length requirements, and your writing clarity.  Your entries should be a minimum of one typed page each (double spaced Times New Roman 12 point font) 

In the first paragraph or two of your journal entry this week, provide status report on your Ecological Footprint Reduction Project.  Have you intended changes?  What challenges have you encountered?  What have you learned so far from this activity?

In another one or two paragraphs, share your thoughts about the second week of class.  What did you learn?  What experiences stand out for you?  What tasks or content did you find difficult or frustrating?  What activities did you find surprising or exciting?  Looking ahead what are you intrigued or concerned by in the third week of the course?

Sustaining our Agricultural Resources

Soil Erosion

Please read Chapter 3 in the Turk and Bensel’s Contemporary Environment Issues text book (2014)

The purpose of this assignment is twofold:  first, to enable you to explore Soil Erosion.

Download the Week 2 Assignment Template and replace the guiding text with your own words based upon your online research.  Please do not include a cover page.  All references should be cited.

In the template you will

Define the term thoroughly

Clearly relate the term to the week’s theme.  Soil Erosion

Explain how the term affects living tings and the physical world.

Relate the term to the challenge of achieving environmental sustainability.

Justify if the term represents an obstacle to that goal, or perhaps a technique or technology that might promote it.

Suggest two specific actions we can take to promote sustainability in relationship to this term.

Provide detailed examples to support your ideas.

Must be three paragraphs including title, quoted text, or references

Town Hall Meeting Slideshow

Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for your town hall meeting. Presentations should include appropriate graphics and detailed footnotes with a minimum of 200 to 300 words. An oral presentation is NOT required for local campuses. 

Address the following in your assignment:

· Select an ecosystem in your state or area that is in need of habitat management or restoration. 

· Describe the key sustainability management issues related to your ecosystem. Include the function(s) of soil in your selected ecosystem and explain its importance in sustainable ecosystem management. 

· Explain which two ecological principles directly address the management issue(s) you described. 

o Law of Tolerance

o Habitat and Niche

o Competitive Exclusion Principle

o Carrying Capacity

o Density-Dependent Factors in Population Growth

o Biological Succession

Indicate why using your chosen ecological principles will result in sustainable ecosystem management. 

· Explain the relationship between sustainable ecosystems and a sustainable economy.

Slides should be in APA format and reference included 

Movie response AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

MOVIE DISCUSSION BOARD:  “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”  

One  of the pivotal turning points that led to a change in public consensus  on Climate Change was the airing of the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” in  2006.  It provides straightforward explanations for global warming and  the science behind Climate Change.  It also addresses several commonly  held Climate Denier Myths.   If you have seen this movie before, it is still important to watch  because you can focus more in depth on the science concepts that are  discussed.

PART I:  Assignment (16 pts)

Watch the movie at the above link. Make sure to read the questions below before watching the movie. Use separate paragraphs for each question and keep your responses organized. 

1.  Climate Change Science Concepts (5 pts)

The  movie has many important Climate Change science concepts throughout.  List 10 scientific concepts from the movie and provide 1-2 sentences  describing each one. Don’t worry too much about understanding each one,  the goal is to get familiar with the different concepts and start  understanding the overall picture of Climate Change. You will soon be  learning more details about each of these science concepts in class.

2.  Three of the Most Common Climate Denier Myths (2 pts each)

Explain how Al Gore’s refutes each of the common climate denier myths below. 

a)  Myth #1: “Scientists don’t agree”.   In your response, provide a comparison between science articles and  news articles. Watch this short and humorous video to help you respond  to this myth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg.

b) Myth #2: “Doing something would ruin our economy”.   Provide a discussion of the automobile industry example.  Use  historical examples and include a discussion of what can happen if we  don’t make the changes.

c) Myth #3: “Despair is our only possible reaction”.   Discuss what we can do instead of feeling only despair.  List at least  three social or scientific advancements discussed in the movie where  humans have been able to overcome societal norms to create extraordinary  advancements previously thought to be impossible. Keep these things in  mind throughout the class, to let you know that yes, Climate Change can  be solved!

3.  Review of “An Inconvenient Truth” (5 pts)    

How  much did you know about Climate Change before watching the movie? What  were some of the more important things you learned from the movie? What  are you confused most about Climate Change or would like to learn the  most about after watching the movie? (minimum 100 – 200 words) 

NO plagiarism please, TurnItIn is used!

  • Posted: a month ago
  • Due: 18/01/2019
  • Budget: $7

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Students will assemble at least five scholarly academic references related to their specific subsection that will be used to write the paper (refer to the tutorial on Scholarly References and Accessing Library Databases found in the Writing and Research Help tab for help on this assignment). Each student will list his or her references using APA format and provide a brief explanation of each resource indicating how that resource will be used. The focus should be on the student’s specific research assignment. This is an individual assignment.

Subsection to do assignment on is — “Other forms of ocean contamination – This section will discuss the common ocean contamination such as pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, detergents, oil, sewage, plastics, and other solids.”

Thesis Statement : “Environmental ethics is the discipline in philosophy that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its non-human contents (Brennan & Lo, 2002)”.  Ethicists in the field have several goals; to challenge human-centered ways of thinking; to explore eco-feminism and social ecology; to integrate traditional philosophical models with current environmental issues; and to promote an ethical approach to the environment. 

According to the US Energy information Administration, the world energy consumption is projected to grow by 28% from 2015 to 2040 (Today in Energy).  While fossil fuels are projected to still be a large source of energy for the world in 2040, sustainable energy is projected to become a larger portion of energy supply. As our society continues to grow along with the ever increasing needs of energy to support our various forms of technology, ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is an emerging technology with great promise for providing long term sustainable and clean energy for coastal areas.

Here are my tips: 

This assignment should wind up being about four pages long. If yours is not, you are doing something wrong.

Each entry should come from an academic source. Use the library databases, as stated above. I do not want Google searches, unless they lead to someplace reputable and reliable, like government websites (EPA, NOAA, DOE, DENR).

Discussion: A Carbon-Neutral Community Plan for Ashfordton

Imagine that you are a resident of Ashfordton, a community whose characteristics are described below.  You have come together with you neighbors for a special meeting to devise a plan for helping the community become carbon-neutral by 2050, meaning that by the time, no net carbon dioxide emissions will be produced by residents as a whole.

Fortunately, you have all showed up to the meeting with lots of knowledge you gained from your reading in this course.  Now it is time to put your thinking cap to work!  Your plan should consist of the following elements:

Energy conservation measure (e.g., promoting carpooling by adding special lanes to local highways)

Steps to move toward sustainable energy production (e.g., installing solar panels on town government buildings)

             Reducing energy consumption will help, but some actions will have to involve switching to other power sources for buildings and vehicles as well.

Post at least two separate and unique ideas.