Do ranchers have a right to protect their livestock by killing wolves? Are sustainable cities and neighborhoods really possible?
Do ranchers have a right to protect their livestock by killing wolves? Are sustainable cities and neighborhoods really possible?What are some examples of existing sustainable cities, and what are their best practices?) Seriously though, what better way to get the inside scoop than by interviewing the parties directly involved in the issue? Are employees trying to form (or break) local unions?
Should mountaintop removal mining be allowed to continue?
Is mountaintop removal mining an effective coal mining method?
Researching local issues is also another chance for you to practice your interviewing skills.
(After all, you’ll need them when you become the next host of The Tonight Show, right? Has a local politician embezzled money, been charged with corruption, or been involved in a sizzling sex scandal?
Is a small business a cornerstone in your community, and you want to research its impact on the community?
Is a small business struggling due to a new big box store in the area?What steps can you take to make your community sustainable?Should plastic bags (including plastic grocery bags) be banned in all 50 states?Has the college president (or other administrator) been in the local news lately for any number of issues?Are police investigating a cheating or athletic scandal?Should stricter regulations be in place for labeling plastics containing BPA?Should the practice of killing carnivorous animals (such as wolves) to protect farms and livestock be stopped?If you’re writing about the environment or health, you might consider one of the following topics.Due to concerns with contaminants such a BPA, are canned foods safe to eat?To start researching local issues, head straight to local newspapers and online sources.They won’t provide all the details you’ll need to write an in-depth research essay, but they’re a good place to begin your research.