Environmental Science Final Questions

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which of the following represents an example of aerobic cellular respiration?

glucose + oxygen ----> water + carbon dioxide + energy

which of the following represents proper ranking of the WORLD'S TOTAL PRIMARY ENERGY SUPPLY FROM GREATEST TO LEAST USED?

oil, coal, natural gas, biomass, nuclear, hydro, new renewables

which of the following produces the largest amount of hazardous waste?

industry

why do developing nations impose few or no restrictions on logging?

they are desperate for money

solar radiation makes several other energy sources possible, including _______

wind

recycling aluminum cans saves approximately ______% of the energy needed to make the same amount of aluminum from virgin bauxite

95

the single largest source of production of Iowa City's electricity is currently from:

university of iowa power plant?

what is the approximate residence time of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

150 yrs.

energy consumed in the harvesting, transporting, manufacturing, and disposal of materials is known as ______ energy

embodied

the largest source of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the United States is _____ followed by ______

electricity generation, transportation

Nation-wide the fastest-growing source of electricity generation using new renewable sources is from _______

wind power

According to the IRENEW website, approximately how much of the average U.S. citizen's carbon footprint comes from transportation?

1/3

water power is the combination of ______ and ______

head and flow

hurricanes are characterized by low barometric pressure in their centers. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winds around this low pressure center generally blow:

counter clockwise

Benzene is a component of gasoline and is a well known _____

carcinogen

Guest speaker Brenda Nations indicated that between 2000 and 2008 Iowa City's greenhouse gas emissions:

increased by 4%

Greywater systems typically reuse water from all of the following sources, except ______

toilet water

most conservation easements protect the land _______

...

In legislation, the precautionary principle states that ______

Where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.

the U.S., with less than 5% of the world's population, now consumes _______.

25% of ________

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