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UNLV - ENSC 101 - Study Guide - Final

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UNLV - ENSC 101 - Study Guide - Final

School: University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Department: Environmental Science
Course: Intro to Environmental Studies
Professor: Erica Tietjen
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Exam 3 Study Guide
Description: Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14
Uploaded: 10/29/2017
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background image ENV 101
TEITJEN
EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE
What you need to know... Chapter 11: What are fossil fuels How are fossil fuels formed: coal, oil, and natural gas Energy consumption in the U.S. Impact of fossil fuels on the carbon cycle What is coal Coal deposits Coal mining: subsurface mining and surface mining What are seams Impact of coal mining on the environment Animas River Mine Spill Impact of burning coal on the environment What is acid precipitation and how does it occur How to make coal cleaner What are scrubbers Clean Air Act Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Stream Protection Rule What is oil/petroleum and natural gas Hydraulic fracturing Where to find oil and natural gas Oil reserves Crude oil refining Natural gas reserves How long these sources of energy will last Impact of oil and natural gas (combustion, production and 
transportation) on the environment
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Alaskan Oil Spill Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge What are synfuels What is tar sand (bitumen) and its pros and cons Keystone XL pipeline Oil shales and coal gas
background image Chapter 12: Renewable Portfolio Standard Solar energy vs. indirect solar energy sources Pros and cons of each solar and indirect solar energy Passive solar energy vs. active solar energy What are photovoltaic cells and radiant heating Solar thermal electric generation Kinds of indirect solar energy sources: biomass, wind energy, 
hydropower, geothermal energy and tidal energy
Pros and cost of each type of indirect solar energy What is bioconversion What are geothermal heat pumps How we measure electricity and its use Demand for electrical power What is peaking power What is nuclear energy What are atoms and isotopes What is radioactive decay and half-life How nuclear energy is produced How uranium is used What is a reactor vessel Nuclear energy waste products What to do with radioactive waste Yucca Mountain, NV nuclear power plant Pros and cons of nuclear power Safety issues in nuclear power plants: meltdowns Sites of major nuclear accidents: Three Mile Island, PA; 
Chernobyl, Ukraine; Fukushima Daiichi, Japan
Nevada’s history of nuclear energy NIMBY Chapter 13: Coming soon... Chapter 14: What is soil Soil forming factors What is bedrock Why to care about soil What is nutrient cycling

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School: University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Department: Environmental Science
Course: Intro to Environmental Studies
Professor: Erica Tietjen
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Exam 3 Study Guide
Description: Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14
Uploaded: 10/29/2017
4 Pages 57 Views 45 Unlocks
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