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ECU Geography 1000 Chapter 13 quiz
Terms in this set (32)
In spite of the Clean Air Acts, total US air pollution emissions from carbon monoxide, lead, nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide have increased since the 1970s
Sunlight makes a photochemical smog situation worse.
The greatest source of water pollution in the U.S. and probably the world is
Urban expansion has increased the magnitude of flash flooding.
A 2000 mile fence was built across Western Australia to keep which of the following invasive mammals from spreading westward across the continent:
A pipe carrying pollutants from a factory to a river is an example of a non-point source of pollution.
Acid rain occurs only where the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions occur, and thus does not affect non-industrial locations.
Once the 4th largest lake in the world, this central Asian water body has lost most of its water because of diversion schemes.
Smog conditions can be made worse by a sunny climate.
The Carolina Parakeet is notable because
it once numbered in the millions, and now is extinct
The Cuyahoga River near Cleveland Ohio is famous because
it was so polluted that it actually caught on fire several times
The Montreal Protocol was an international conference designed to
reduce production of CFCs
The U.S. National Academy of Science has issued a statement that there is strong evidence that global warming is occurring, and that human activities are largely responsible.
Group of answer choices
The U.S. states where most of the mountaintop removal mining is occurring are
Kentucky and West Virginia
The process whereby a mined landscape is restored to its original topography and vegetation characteristics is called
The process whereby excess nutrients create poor water quality and depleted oxygen in lakes and streams is called
The process whereby pesticides like DDT increase their concentrations in fat tissue as you move to higher levels in the food chain is called
This location was planned to be the permanent repository for U.S. nuclear waste, but that plan was scrapped in 2010.
Yucca Mountain, NV
Which of the following factors can trigger a glacial period (ice age)?
All of the above
Which of the following gasses is blamed primarily for thinning stratospheric ozone in polar regions?
Which of the following gasses is making the greatest total contribution to global climate change?
Which of the following is NOT true about dams?
The improve fertility downstream by holding back flood waters
Which of the following is an invasive fish species that has established itself in the Mississippi River basin, and is considered hazardous to boaters because of it's propensity to leap into the air when excited by passing boats?
Which of the following is an invasive species that has established a breeding population in the Florida everglades and is blamed for the reduction in many native mammal populations.
the python (snake)
Which of the following is the 1997 international conference that called on the countries of the world to reduce geenhouse gas emissions?
Dead zones are produced by nutrient rich waters, and are typically found in which of the following locations?
Mountain lakes in the Andes and Himalayas
All of the above
The An EPA study determined that Clean Air Act cost more than the benefits that it provided.
The largest aquifer in the US, the Ogallala Aquifer, has dropped by more than 100 feet in some places because of groundwater withdrawal for agriculture and other purposes. This aquifer is located
in the Great Plains from Northern Texas to South Dakota
Which of the following activities consumes the most water on a global basis?
Which of the following is an example of source reduction?
using less material to make soda cans and bottles
__________ is the leading air pollutant by weight, and ___________ is the leading source of air pollution.
carbon monoxide, transportation vehicles
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