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What are some challenges with using and managing these alternative, renewable energy resources? o Name at least one other renewable energy resource not presented in the video. o Include a response to the following: Nonrenewable energy resources include coal, oil, and natural gas. Describe three common challenges with managing nonrenewable energy resources.MATCHING In the space provided, write the letter of the description that best matches the term or phrase. ____?
MATCHING In the space provided, write the letter of the description that best matches the term or phrase. ______ 1. practice of growing, breeding, and caring for plants and animals used for a variety of purposes ______ 2. study of how living things interact with each other and with their nonliving environments ______ 3. conflict between short-term interests of individuals and long-term welfare of society ______ 4. declining number and variety of the species in an area ______ 5. study of how humans interact with the environment ______ 6. law describing the relationship between an item’s availability and its value. ______ 7. characterized by low population growth rate, high life expectancy, and diverse industrial economies ______ 8. characterized by high population growth rate, low energy use, and very low personal wealth ______ 9. state in which a human population can survive indefinitely ______10. natural material that can be replaced relatively quickly through natural processes MULTIPLE CHOICE In the space provided, write the letter of the term or phrase that best completes each statement or best answers each question. ______11. Which of the following sciences contribute to the field of environmental science? a. physics and chemistry c. social sciences b. biology and earth science d. all of the above Name Class Date Concept Review Skills Worksheet a. loss of biodiversity b. supply and demand c. “The Tragedy of the Commons” d. agriculture e. developed nation f. environmental science g. ecology h. developing nation i. renewable resource j. sustainability Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved. Holt Environmental Science 2 Science and the Environment Name Class Date Concept Review continued ______12. All of the following make up the three major categories of environmental problems except a. loss of biodiversity. c. resource depletion. b. overpopulation. d. pollution. ______13. During the period of human history known as the , human populations grew rapidly because of advances in farming methods. a. Industrial Revolution c. “Tragedy of the Commons” b. agricultural revolution d. hunter-gatherer period ______14. Which major changes in human society and the environment occurred during the Industrial Revolution? a. People lived in small tribes; many mammals went extinct. b. Domesticated plants were altered; forest was replaced with farmland. c. Fossil fuel consumption, technological efficiency, and environmental pollution increased. d. Common grazing areas were replaced with closed fields. ______15. What did hunter-gatherers do to alter the environment? a. introduce plants to new c. burn prairie to maintain regions grassland b. overhunt large mammals d. all of the above ______16. Developed nations make up about percent of the world’s population and consume about percent of its resources. a. 20, 75 c. 75, 20 b. 50, 75 d. 75, 50 ______ 17. Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” essay addressed the conflicts associated with which environmental challenge? a. preventing pollution c. curbing overpopulation b. preserving biodiversity d. protecting shared resources ______18. The ecological footprint for a person in a particular country takes into account what requirements of supporting that individual? a. land used for crops c. forest area that absorbs pollution b. land taken up by housing d. all of the above ______19. Attempts to create a sustainable society strive to achieve what? a. greater resource consumption c. negative population growth b. stable resource consumption d. restrictions on technology ______20. A cost-benefit analysis balances the cost of an action against a. those who benefit from the action. b. those who perform the analysis. c. what consumers and taxpayers are willing to pay. d. the benefits one expects to receive.Need a hypothesis to test for my experiment/information gathering?
I attend a school that's very wasteful: -the toilets are automatic (and flush at any sign of movement) -the cafeteria sells many different, large plastic bottle drinks and canned sodas (which is also extremely unhealthy) -all the food is served in separate, heavy duty, paper containers -other utensils/plates/trays are cleaned under heavy rushes of water -a huge amount of school material is printed, single-sided, on paper. To give a better gauge: each week I come home with a thick folder-ful of useless worksheets/extra information sheets that I never took at again. Additionally, each class room each day discards a 10-20 gallon sized container of waste paper, much of which is paper that's nearly blank and can easily be reused. -AC is ALWAYS on; in the early/late summer, they create an environment around 50 to 60 degrees, and in the winter, thin jackets will make you sweat indoors. While we are in a first world country, this is a little excessive. Unbelievably, they also brag about their spectacular recycling program (I will not take a stance on whether recycling does or doesn't harm the environment) as if it make it /okay/ to overuse resources. I am not, by any means, a tree-hugger/environmentalist in the conventional sense, but it really ticks me when my Environmental science teacher and my "eco-loving" friends advocate working toward environmental health while refusing to look at their faults in the face. Thus, I am trying to design an experiment and/or presentation that will hopefully open the eyes of people in my school. The problem is, I can't think of a single suitable hypothesis (a requirement) for it. I already know I need to narrow down my field; trying to take care of water, paper, energy, etc. at once is a bite too big. Any suggestions.

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