Second law of thermodynamics
Pressure, temperature, differences go towards equilibrium, entropy
How much energy do incandescent light bulbs lose as heat?
the use of a power generator to generate both electricity and useful heat.
In what season is ozone depletion the worst?
Number of different species represented in a set of individuals
Where is the biggest desalinization plant?
Landslides, erosion, subsidence, and acid mine drainage
Environmental problems with abandoned coal mines
Biological oxygen demand
the amount of dissolved oxygen needed by aerobic biological organisms in a body of water to break down organic material present in a given water sample at certain temperature over a specific time period.
The amount of organic material in the water
What is BOD used to measure?
Zone of the ocean that is underwater only at high tide
Deepest parts of the ocean
Zone of the ocean where light hits
Zone of the ocean where no light hits
pH of lemon juice
pH of acid rain
pH of normal rain
The use of the Earth's resources to meet our current needs without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
Water was diverted from this salty California lake, causing water to drop to half its original level, and salinity to rise to twice that of the ocean.
Factor of x difference between one pH value and the next
Compounds that either (a) do not contain carbon or (b) contain carbon only bound to elements other than hydrogen.
Compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms
Compounds that have carbon-hydrogen or carbon-carbon bonds
The amount of energy needed to turn a 1-watt lightbulb on for 1 second
Covalent bonds, ionic bonds, and hydrogen bonds
The three kinds of chemical bonds, in decreasing strength
Amount of energy expended by using 1 kilowatt of energy for 1 hour
First law of thermodynamics
Energy can be neither created nor destroyed
The ratio of the amount of work done to the total amount of energy introduced into the system in the first place
The Safe Drinking Water Act
This act required minimum safety standards for community water supplies
The Clean Water Act
This act mandated the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nations waters
When was the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) originally passed?
When was The Clean Water Act (CWA) originally passed?
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
This act established cradle-to-grave tracking of hazardous waste.
When was The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) originally passed?
The phenomenon causing global warming occurs primarily in this atmospheric layer
a colourless, odourless gas that is a naturally occurring decay product of uranium
Forests and oceans
Carbon sinks include these:
Approximate percentage of dry air that is CO2
Approximate percentage of dry air that is N2
Approximate percentage of dry air that is O2
Formula for doubling time
the entire photosynthetic production of organic compounds in an ecosystem.
the organic materials that remain after photosynthetic organisms in the ecosystem have used some of these compounds for their cellular energy needs (cellular respiration).
Gross productivity - respiration
Formula for net productivity
This famous disaster of a cyanide explosion in a pesticide company occurred in which city?
Motor vehicle exhaust
Greatest source of ground level ozone in the USA
China, India, and the USA
The three most populous countries in the world, in order