Environmental
Problems/Solutions
By: Mr. Hunter
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You’ve just been to Wal-Mart. Rather
than throw away your bag, you
decide to reuse it.
Brainstorm a list of ways to reuse the
bag.
Environmental Problems
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Pollution
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Resource Depletion
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Human Population Growth
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Habitat Destruction
Pollution
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What do you think of when you think
of pollution? Which type of pollution
do you think is worse?
Types of Pollution
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Solid Wastes
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Chemicals
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Radioactive Wastes
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Gases
Solid Wastes
Hazardous Wastes
Waste that can catch fire, wear
through metal, explode or make
people sick
Chemicals
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Compare/contrast CFCs PCBs
Nonrenewable/Renewable
Resources
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Renewable Resource: a natural
resource that can be replaced at the
same rate at which the resource is
consumed
Nonrenewable Resource: a
resource that forms at a rate that is
much slower than the rate at which it
is consumed
Renewable or Nonrenewable?
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Sunlight
Wind
Natural Gas
Coal
Iron
Fresh water
Trees
Renewable
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Sunlight
Wind
Fresh water
trees
Nonrenewable
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Natural gas
Coal
Iron
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable
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Are there any items on the
renewable list that could become
nonrenewable?
Renewable
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Many renewable resources could
become so polluted or overused that
they would no longer be valuable.
Human Population Growth
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The human population exhibits
exponential growth.
As more people move around, more
natural resourced are needed.
Eventually, the resources may
become depleted and pollution level
may rise.
biodiversity
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Deforestation, point-source, nonpoint sources
Your Community
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Draw a picture of what your
commmunity might look like in the
year 2100 if pollution and habitat
destruction continue at a rapid rate.
Draw a picture on the other side
showing what it looks like if the
environmental problems are
prevented
Prevention of Environmental
Problems
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REDUCE
REUSE
RECYCLE
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Environmental Problems/Solutions