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It is believed that the hole in the ozone layer has been caused by the use of what ?
The green house effect puts more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Which could also cause global warming.
The greenhouse effect may be causing the earth to what?
the source of all environmental problems is what ?
its a problem because it results of illegal deforestation, clearing of farm land, disrupts the ability to absorb, store and recycle water as rainfall . This also destroy homes of animals.
the burning of tropical rain forest is a problem because why?
It acts as a shield for life on Earth. It traps a type of radiation called ultraviolet radiation which could penetrate organisms protective layers.
why is the ozone layer important to living things ?
skin cancers, eye cataracts, immune deficiency disorders and damage human health.
The hole in the ozone layer may cause an increase in what ?
a species so rare that is threaten by extinction is what ?
the population of the united states is doing what trend ?
caused by chemical reaction that begins when compounds like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. When they reach high in the atmosphere, they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form acidic pollutants or acid ran.
Acid rain is caused by what?
Any change in the design, manufacture, purchase, or use of materials or products to reduce their amount or toxicity before solid waste is called what?
Where life occurs
The biosphere is the part of earth that what occurs?
All energy in an the vast majority of ecosystems comes from what?
the burning of fossil fuels(coal and oil) and contribute to respiratory illness
Sulfur oxides are produced by _________ and contribute to _________
the total energy influx (earth distance from the sun), the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and the albedo(ability of earth's surface to reflect light.
The greenhouse effect may be causing what factors?
The population an ecosystem can support is its what?
Improvements in workers safety have produced what?
because it leaches aluminum from the soil which would be harmful to plants. Acid rain also removes minerals and nutrients from the soil that trees need to grow.
Plants are harmed by acid rain because?
What gas is a major contributor to global warming?
The 4 R's
Landfills have been eliminated or reduced because of the practice of what?
the demand of minerals and metals such as oil, aluminium, copper, gold and diamonds which is in the ground below
Rainforests are being destroyed for what
The eastern part of the U.S. And most of Europe is covered by this biome
A tropical rain forest is usually found near the equator where it is warm and a temperate rain forest are found near the cooler coastal areas which usually is further north or south of the equator. Tropical rain forest is a hot, moist biome where it rains all year long.
What characteristic separates a tropical rainforest from a temperate rainforest?
A diagram of all energy interactions in an ecosystem is a(n) what?
temperature, range, soil type and the amount of light and water
Biomes are generally identified by their what?
sheds its leaves annually
The term deciduous means a tree that...
The area on earth where life exists is the...
A poisonous gas that is produced by adhesives used in building materials is
An organism that has become endangerd because of poaching is...
Plants that use the surface of trees in the rainforest to live are...
Bacteria, fungus and some insects are all members of the group called...
fruits and vegetables
An omnivore might eat...
A group of organisms that mates to produce fertile offspring is a...
the surface water in the equatorial Pacific because its becomes warmer then average and east winds starts to blow weaker then normal.
El Nino may be caused by...
A food web is a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.
Know how to read food webs
Which of the following organisms would you expect to find in the greatest numbers....
the primary producers
. If a new species of primary consumers suddenly moved into the ecosystem in great numbers, which species might decrease in number?
A substance that can be reused is called...
temperature and precipitation
The two most important climate conditions that affect a biome are:
Which biome may be increasing in size due to the global warming?
The separation of water molecules from one another is
Any disease producing agent
Any virus, microorganism, or other substance that causes disease; an infectious agent is a...
the planet's movement around the sun on its axis
The change in seasons of the earth is caused primarily by
a yellow-green gas at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. It is two times heavier then air.
Chlorine gas is
About what percentage of the earth's water is drinkable?
The fossil fuel that burns the cleanest (causes the least pollution) of these is.....
temperament, congressional staffers, nature of issue.
Any attempt to influence the decisions of lawmakers is...
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