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Ecology Test 6
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A resource that is recycled or replaced constantly by nature is a__________
Renewable resources can only be replaced if they are_______
What is a renewable resource?
What is a renewable organic matter that can be used as an energy source?
Forests and fisheries are examples of__________
Which of the following is considered a renewable resource?
Plants help to clean the air of carbon dioxide replacing it with oxygen through the process of _____.
Resources that are used up more quickly than they can be replaced by natural processes are _____.
What energy source is the best example of a nonrenewable resource?
What is the best example of a nonrenewable resource?
The United States consumed about 19 million barrels of petroleum per day in 2000. This rate continues to increase. It is important to develop alternative sources of energy because petroleum___________________.
Is a limited source of energy that is almost impossible to renew.
Fish are usually considered a renewable resource. However, the fish in the figure above might be considered a nonrenewable resource if the fish _____.
Were taken from the pond faster than they could reproduce.
Corn can be processed into ethanol that can be used as fuel for cars. Corn could be considered a renewable replacement for which of the resources shown in the figure above?
What energy resources shown in the figure above could serve as a renewable source of energy?
Since water is a renewable resource and so much of it falls each year, one would think that there should be enough water for everyone on Earth. All of the following are possible reasons that everyone does not have enough water EXCEPT:
Salt water is not available to all parts of Earth
Conservation involves a wise use of resources. Which term is NOT an important way that people conserve resources?
Environmental organizations have asked businesses to take action to reduce waste. Which of the following changes could a business make in order to become more "environmentally friendly"?
Purchase only recycled paper and paper products.
Your favorite soft drink is sold in aluminum cans. This is a good choice to protect the environment because aluminum cans _____.
Because of a population growth in their area, city council wants to drain 100 acres of wetlands to allow a shopping center to be built on the site. If the shopping center is built, which bird populations will most likely increase while the others decrease over the next few years because of depletion of resources? of resources?
What is the reprocessing of products such as metal, glass, paper, and plastic and reusing them called?
What can be done to reduce water pollution?
Clean up oil spills properly
Which of these activities could most likely lead to the depletion of resources within this habitat and possible extinction of this species of duck that relies on these resources?
Draining ponds to develop land for other uses.
All of the following are ways that people can help with conservation efforts EXCEPT:
Burning household and yard trash together.
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