Something that interests me is the enviroment. In my Business and Society (BADM 460) class we learnt a lot about what has gone on in the environment around the world. Some issues that are of interest are:
BP Oil Spill
Genetically Modified Organisms (Monsanto)
Chinese Animal Fur Trade
Northern Gateway Pipeline (Enbridge)
All of these issues were very interesting and have started a lot of heavy thinking in the world. The Northern Gateway Pipeline was the topic that I chose to do my research paper on. There was a lot that I learnt about this project. Enbridge proposed to build a twin pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia that will be 1170km in length. They are proposing to build a Marine Terminal on the shore of the Douglas Channel that will be 1500m wide. Not only will this project be very dangerous carrying crude oil and condensate but it will hurt many aspects of the environment. The project will however supply 5550 on site jobs and 1150 long-term positions when the project is complete. Since the big BP oil spill on April 20th 2010, many feel that a project involving oil is something that is not needed now. The proposed cost of this project is $5.5 billion.
You can read my article at this link: Northern Gateway Pipeline