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5 Matching Questions

  1. aerosol
  2. climate
  3. temperature inversion
  4. acid rain
  5. energy crop
  1. a rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
  2. b a suspension in the atmosphere of a solid such as dust, salt, and pollen. and liquid droplets such as acids
  3. c the atmospheric condition that causes pollution to be trapped at ground level by a layer of warm air above it
  4. d can be grown specifically as an energy source of marginal land, such as switch grass, cattails, and hybrid poplar
  5. e the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Large or dispersed land areas such as crop fields, streets, and lawns that discharge pollutants into the environment over a large area.
  2. a well in which water rises because of pressure within the aquifer
  3. lakes that are rich with organic matter and vegetation that are typically murky
  4. The use of building materials by design to keep a building warm or cool
  5. deteriorated in water quality due to contamination or pollution; makes water unsuitable for other desirable purposes

5 True/False Questions

  1. Light water reactorA common type of commercial nuclear reactor that uses ordinary (light) water as the moderator; Cold water from a local source is used to condense the steam, and that warm water is returned to the environment (thermal pollution)


  2. cellulosican artificial lake where the water that is prevented from gong downstream (by a dam) collects


  3. seama structure built across a river or stream that restricts the flow of water traveling downstream


  4. synergistic effectscombined effects of two pollutants are greater than the sum of their seperate effects


  5. plug-in hybridelectric motor that can be recharged, can travel up to 40 miles on 1 overnight charge


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