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Env. Science Final
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The 1987 UN Commission on Sustainability first introduced the concept of __________ as a necessary focus for maintaining sustainability.
A subsistence farmer might
barter or trade goods they grow
A grass root organization is attempting to preserve a stretch of forest that is being considered for purchase by a manufacturing plant. The organization´s main strategy is to inform the nearby housing developments of the effect on their home values if the manufacturing plant goes versus the preserved forest. This approach is using________.
What is the primary structural constituent in plant tissues?
Which of the following choices embodies the concepts of the 3 P´s in environmental sustainability?
Environmental, social, and economic
Which one of the following best represents a tipping point (threshold of change)?
Deforestation reduces rainfall in a region, which leads to additional forest fires and more deforestation.
Which of the following LEAST applies to science?
Certainty of results
The belief that living and nonliving objects possess a spirit or soul is a common feature of:
the religions of many indigenous peoples
Which of these is a polysaccharide?
What name is given to the bond between a hydrogen atom and an oxygen atom within a single water molecule?
Chemical energy is a form of _____ energy.
Which of the following converts mass to energy?
Environmental science is a branch of ecology that studies all aspects of the environment.
anthropocentric ethics assigns Intrinsic value to humans only.
Which biome has been degraded the most by humans?
The area along seacoasts that are dominated by tidal activity and go through cycles of exposure and submergence are ____________.
The Earth has _________ for the past 2 million years.
cycled between hot and cold
Dominated by trees that keep their leaves throughout the year
Temperate evergreen forest
Lush evergreen forests where heavy rains and year round moisture provide ideal conditions along coastal areas
Temperate rain forest
Which of the following best describes a marsh?
wetlands that are periodically or continuously flooded and are dominated by herbaceous plants
Communities of similar organisms found in a particular climate are called _________
What one thing remains relatively constant through the seasons in tropical biomes?
In which biome are most succulents most likely to grow?
Ice ages were cold periods that brought severe glaciations.
The polar zone straddles the equator to 25° north and south latitude.
The Russian word for chaparral is ¨taiga¨.
In maritime climate, the daily/seasonal temperature varies widely.
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