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Environmental science study guide

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Environmental science study guide biol 1005

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Study guide for the next exam. Very helpful
Introduction to Environmental Science
Dr. Kurt Dean
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Science, Environmental Ethics
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Name: __________________________________ Period: ____________________ Date: _____________ Environmental Science Study Guide Introduction to Environmental Science Vocabulary Give a short definition of each term in your own words. 1. Environment – 2. Law of Unintended Consequences – 3. Commons – 4. Environmental Ethics – 5. Air Pollution – 6. Carcinogenic – 7. Water Pollution – 8. Biodiversity – 9. Famine – 10. Hazardous Waste – 11. Consumption – 12. Supply and Demand – 13. Cost­Benefit Analysis – 14. Ecological Footprint – 15. Sustainability ­ Critical Thinking Be able to read, analyze, and give complete answers to questions like these. 1. What does it mean for environmental science to be interdisciplinary?  What are some branches of  science that are included within environmental science? Environmental Science Worksheets and Resources Page 1 2. What practice was used by the Sumerians that was an example of unsustainability? 3. Give a modern example of a commons and describe how it is misused. 4. Of the three types of preserved areas defined by Teddy Roosevelt, which has the most limitations?   Which allows commercial logging?   5. Why did California want to build a dam in the Hetch Hetchy valley?  Describe the anthropocentrist  and ecocentrist arguments.  What was the final outcome? 6. Define and give an example of each type of resource: a. Inexhaustible – b. Renewable – c. Nonrenewable – d. Recyclable – 7. What is the difference between persistant and biodegradable pollution?  Give an example of each. 8. Extinction is a normal process that has occurred for many species throughout the history of the Earth.   Why is it considered a major problem now? 9. Name the law that was passed in the 1970s to deal with each of these issues: a. Pollution of the atmosphere: b. Pollution of surface waters: c. Extinction of species: d. Hazardous waste: e. Cleanliness of tap water: 10. What government agency enforces each of the major environmental laws? 11. Use this table to compare developed and developing countries.  Write high or low in each box.  In the  last row, give an example country that fits within each designation. Developing Developed GDP Total Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Consumption Pollution Generation Ecological Footprint Example Country 12. A can of tuna imported from Indonesia costs $1.49.  A can of tuna produced in the United States costs  $4.99.  What is an example of a hidden cost behind the cheaper imported can? 13. Which environmental worldview (planetary management, wisdom, or stewardship) fits best with  each of these statements? a. The preservation of nature should be a priority over human needs. b. Human needs come first, but must be met sustainably. c. The Earth’s resources are intended to benefit the human population. 14.What does it mean for the Earth to be a closed system?


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