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EXPECTATIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL OUTCOME
Environmental ethics and the belief that humans are part of nature had their roots in the ecology movement of the mid-20th century (T OR F)
Globalization will have an impact on the develo.of envir law as the global community is interconnected by trade, politics, and the movement of people and species. (T OR F)
In a subsistence economy, buyers and sellers interact to determine which goods and services to produce and how these goods and services should be produced and distributed (T OR F)
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is most easily taken up by a) producers in photosynthesis and by b) the ocean and many of its organisms. (T OR F)
Global climate change may produce major shifts in biomes for any given location because mean temperature and precipitation will change. (T OR F)
Lichens are a pioneer species (T OR F)
_____ and _______ is a system where industries emitting below the allowed level of a pollutant sell "credits" to industries which do not meet the standards.
The book, Silent Spring, by _____, was one of the turning points in the environmental movement.
The first step in writing legislation is to introduce a ______ into the House or Senate of Congress.
The Pacific Northwest of the United States and Nagasaki, Japan; characterized by heavy rainfall and relatively stable temperatures, are examples of a _____ biome.
Underground water reservoirs are called ____.
What ecological traits do successful invasive species possess? How do these traits interact to make controlling them difficult?
Human activity has affected every aspect of the water cycle. List four ways that humans have altered the water cycle. What are the major concerns for the future?
External costs include _______
Any network of relationships among a group of components, which interact with and influence one another through exchange of matter and/or information, is referred to as ___
A method used by manufacturers to tell consumers which brands use manufacturing processes that are environmentally beneficial is called.
Microbes in our digestive tract that help us digest food demonstrate a(n) ___?_____ association
"If domestic fuel prices rise to $5 per gallon, conservation will increase, alternative fuels will be developed, and energy efficiency and our quality of life will improve." This philosophy is consistent with __economics.
Local areas and national agencies carry out disaster simulations ________.
Can protect crops from pest-related losses when applied periodically
Produced by microbes decomposing matter in landfills and swamps
The number that represents the average number of children born to a woman in a country
Insecticide used to kill mosquitoes; banned in the US in 1973 due to its toxicity
Toxicant present in paint; damages the brain, liver, kidney, and stomach when ingested
The United States leads the world in land area dedicated to genetically modified crops. (T OR F)
The human population is a little more than 6.9 million people. (T OR F)
Replacement fertility is equal to 2.1 in stable populations. (T OR F)
Clay type soils have very good rates of movement of water. (T OR F)
Rainfall plus the freezing and thawing cycle can break large rocks into small pieces. (T OR F)
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere have increased more than carbon dioxide during the past 100 years (T OR F)
An increase in public transportation would reduce the carbon dioxide emission rate (T OR F)
Allergens are responsible for birth defects (T OR F)
The Toxic Substances Control Act regulates industrial chemicals (T OR F)
The name for an individual layer of soil is a _______?_____.
The main anthropogenic greenhouse gas produced in the United States is ___?___.
Raising ___?__ (animal) requires the most land and water.
According to the IPAT model, technology that enhances our acquisition of minerals, fossil fuels, timber, and ocean fish ___?__ our environmental impact.
What three-factor model is used for representing the impact on environment? What is a fourth factor that could be added to this? Give a simple explanation for each factor and describe what it means in terms of human impacts on the environment
Explain the statement "the lower down in the food chain we eat, the greater percentage of solar energy we put to use, and the more people Earth can support" in terms of trophic levels and pyramids of energy. PART 1
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 1
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 2
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 3
Which of the following is not one of the world's top five most populous nations?
Declining death rates due to increased food production and improved medical care while birth rates remain high is characteristic of the ________ stage in the demographic transition model.
Which of the following factors drives TFR down?
Which of the following describes the relationship between population growth rates and population size.
Which of the following is NOT a problem with using pesticides?
Which of the following best describes integrated pest management (IPM)?
Seed banks are important for ________.
We lose 5 to 7 million ha of productive cropland per year to ________.
The U. S. agency charged with slowing soil degradation is the ________.
The buildup of salts in soils as a result of overirrigation is ________.
The consequences of overfertilization can include ________.
Based upon the specific health effects described above, mercury would be best classified as a ________.
Concentrations of methyl mercury are higher in large fish relative to concentration in the air. This is best described as ________.
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