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Effie McLaughlin

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What is the evidence against global warming

Global warming is a real event.

How does marshlands get effected by climate change

Depending upon the location, climate change is expected to have different relative outcomes. Although temperature increases are largely expected globally (which is going to increase evapotranspiration), changes to rainfall vary considerably between places. Many places are expected to receive less rainfall, which, with increased evapotranspiration, are going to increase the desiccation of marshlands.

Is a dairy cow the biggest type of cow

No. The biggest type of bovine is typically the beef cow. There are beef cows around that weight more than a big dairy cow, and that can be upwards of 2000 lbs or more.

Soil erosion can be increased by

Soil erosion can be increased by wind, water, or over tilling the land.

Which of these is a drawback of hydraulic fracturing

Earthquakes

Which of these is a drawback associated with using oil

Equipment failure can lead to oil spills and environmental damage.

Which of these is an advantage of surface mining

Working aboveground increases safety for miners.

Which behavior can reduce pollution that occurs due to the burning of coal

Use ceiling fans and reduce air conditioning use in summer.

Which of these is an advantage of using natural gas

It is fairly safe for use in homes.

What is an example of an environmental cost of tar sands extraction

Habitat loss

What is an example of redevelopment

Converting an old shopping mall into a community college

What strategies can reduce urban sprawl

Building high-rise homes and offices

What is one way zoos help conserve natural resources

They breed species threatened in their native lands.

Which statement describes a benefit of desalination technology

The desalination process converts ocean water to freshwater.

Which of these is an example of infill

Putting a parking garage on an unused lot inside a city

which action is a way to carry out smart growth

Put neighborhoods close to business centers.

Which of the following is a cost of urban development

Habitat fragmentation

Which of the following changes would most likely increase the rate at which a resource is consumed

Increased Population

Which of these human behaviors has the greatest potential to harm the environment

Unregulated rates of harvesting resources

Which of the following shows methods of harvesting corn in order from the lowest rate of resource consumption to the highest

Picked and sorted by hand --> hand-picked and sorted by a simple machine --> picked and sorted by complex machinery

Which statement best describes the distribution of Earth's natural resources

Many types of resources are unevenly distributed across the world

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