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In an atom, which of the following particles is/are found in the nucleus?
Protons and Neutrons
The fossil fuels are given different names based on their state of matter (i.e. solid, liquid, gas) which of the following is the gaseous fossil fuel?
The fossil fuel that can be combusted to release the least amount of carbon dioxide per energy unit is ______________, so it is the least environmentally damaging energy source among the fossil fuels
What region on earth has the largest amount of proved oil reserves?
The process of _______________ creates energy at our sun
Which of the following is a primary environmental concern about nuclear power plants?
Which of the following statements is true about U.S. hydroelectric power?
A majority of the easiest to obtain hydroelectricity is already being utilized
Generators that are attached to turbines generate electricity by spinning a _________ material inside of a stationary __________ material.
Some graph with times as the answers
10am - 5pm
Solar Insolation describes how much energy in sunlight hits a particular geographic area. In general, areas near to __________ receive the most sunlight energy.
The primary challenge in developing longer rotor blades for wind turbines is __________
Finding lightweight, strong materials that can withstand the constant outward force of rotation
Geothermal energy can be used to heat or cool a house at different times because _______
The temperature -30 feet underground stays relatively constant despite the changes in seasons
Compared to nitrogen and oxygen gases, greenhouse gases make up a much ________ portion of the atmosphere
Global warming potential is a term used to quantify ________________
How much heat a particular gas absorbs in the atmosphere, and how long the gas stays in the atmosphere
Different isotopes of certain elements are used to determine how old a sample (i.e. a fossil, or layer of ice) is. Which component of the nucleus of an atom is different in each of these isotopes?
Certain radioactive isotopes decay (or change to a different isotopes or element) at different rates allowing for ____________
The measurement of how old a sample is
Since the industrial revolution (roughly 1850), which country has cumulatively put the most carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere (by a large margin)?
Which of the following methods allow for the determination of temperature and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere in the distant past (1000-100,000 years ago)?
Drilling deep into polar glaciers and measuring the contents of the ice at different depths
Map with green and yellow, Indicates that the change in pH of the ocean is __________
More drastic at the north and south poles
One effect of the ocean pH changing is that _____________
Coral reefs are decreasing in size
Graph with colorful lines.
After 10,000 years, none of the models expect the concentration of carbon dioxide to get back to pre- industrial revolution concentrations
Which of the following best describes humans relationship in contributing to pollution and also personally feeling the effects of pollution?
The pollution often effects humans unequally, with many people experiencing the effects of pollution substantially more than they contribute to the pollution themselves
As temperatures in the atmosphere rise, the concentration of water vapor increases. Water vapor itself is a greenhouse gas, so an increasing concentration of it in the atmosphere leads to an increase in temperature, and the cycle continues. What is such a process called?
Positive feedback loop
Which process of carbon dioxide being taken out of the atmosphere happens at the fastest rate?
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