All of the articles we were given will be very helpful in researching and designing for a cause that is important to me. Although there are many important environmental issues id like to address and am espcially interested in land degradation. It is a broad topic including deforestation, improper farming, livestock overpopulation, industrialization and more. At risk of maybe being a controversial subject id like to focus on livestock overpopulation and how it is a cause for overgrazing, overcropping and overdrafting. It also contributes largely to an increase in greenhouse gases. Id also like to research how land degradation effects Colorado (if at all). Im excited to get started!