BIOL220W NAME: 2/18/10 1 Questions on NPR Environment Podcast (2/18/2010) Due on Wed 3 March 2010 /20 points Remember to answer in FULL sentences, and to phrase the answers IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Bees vs cars 1. Explain how one can calculate a bee?s ?miles per gallon?. (3 points) 2. How many miles could a bee theoretically fly on a gallon of honey? (1 point) 3. Why are bees so much more efficient than internal combustion engines in fuel usage and conversion? (1 point) BIOL220W NAME: 2/18/10 2 Snow vs global warming 4. Explain why the recent heavy snow falls do not contradict the evidence of global warming. (3 points) 5. Explain what the El nino is, and what effect it has on weather patterns in the Americas. (2 points) 6. Explain the difference between weather and climate. (3 points) BIOL220W NAME: 2/18/10 3 The Sacred Island That's Shrinking Away 7. Where is Sagar Island located, and what is geographically unique about this location? (2 points) 8. How large is the island? (1 point) 9. What problems are the inhabitants of Sagar Island now facing? (2 points) 10. What is the scientific explanation for these problems, and to what do the people attribute these problems? (2 points) Cass Microsoft Word - Podcast questions 18 Feb.doc
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