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Which of the following is produced in the stratosphere when oxygen interacts with ultraviolet radiation?
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NASA scientists predict that by 2059, up to 45% of the world's land area could be experiencing extreme _____ due to an increase in kinetic energy in the atmosphere.droughtWhich of the following identifies a realistic way to slow atmospheric warming?reduce the burning of fossil fuelsThe potential massive release of methane from thawing Arctic permafrost and from the Arctic seafloor represents _____.a climate change tipping pointIf no action is taken, when will atmospheric concentrations of CO2 likely surpass the climate change tipping point of 450 ppm?within a few decadesHow could a hole in the ozone layer accelerate atmospheric warming?Ultraviolet radiation could destroy CO2-consuming photosynthetic organisms in the oceans.Most municipal solid waste in the United States will end up in a(n) _____.LandfillWhich of the following is NOT a characteristic of hazardous waste?can leak from landfillsWaste _____ is an approach that focuses on controlling waste in order to limit its harmful impacts on the environment.managementWhat is a good way for a manufacturer of goods to reduce solid waste production?develop products that are easy to repair, reuse, remanufacture, compost, or recycleFrom an environmental standpoint, the first three Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse) are preferred because they are _____ approaches that tackle the problem of waste production before it occurs.inputWhich of the following is one advantage of using a landfill?operates at low costWhat is true about incineration as a waste management method?It can be used to generate electricity.A(n) _____ program is one example of ways in which communities can deal with waste more sustainably.zero wasteThe main ingredient in garbage patches is _____.Plastic trashThe United States _____ the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.has not yet ratifiedWhich of the following is not an example of municipal solid waste?animal manureToxic waste can be treated using _____, a process whereby bacteria and enzymes help destroy hazardous substances or convert them to harmless compounds.bioremediationElectronic waste _____.is mainly sent to China for recyclingThe Superfund Act _____.identifies sites contaminated by hazardous wasteThe biomimicry approach can be used to_____.help industries exchange wastes for use as raw materials