Chapter 4 Study Notes

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Study Notes for Chapter 4:
Environmental Problems and
Solutions
(Green Environmental Science Book)
Chapter 4 Section 1:
Environemntal Problems
1. An example of habitat destruction
clearing a_ tropical
rainforest
is _______
_______._________.
2. An organism that makes a home for
itself in a new place, is called a(n)
exotic
_____ species
_______.
3. Five major kinds of pollution
include garbage, chemicals, highpowered wastes, and
gases and noise
______________.
4. Wastes that can catch fire, wear
through metal, explode, or make
hazardous waste
people sick are _______________.
5. Pollution can affect humans by
causing ____________________.
Illness, sickness, cancer
6. A habitat is home to many
organisms, and destroying a habitat
biodiversity
affects ___________.
7. Human population growth has
been made possible because of
medicine
advances in farming and _________.
8. The number and variety of
organisms in a given area at a certain
biodiversity
time is called ___________.
9. Using garbage and waste to make
electricity is an example of
resource recovery
________________.
(clorofluorocarbons) are
10. CFC’s
_______________________
chemicals that destroy protective
ozone.
11. The northern snakehead fish was
introduced into North America from
Asia. It is an example of a(n)
____________.
exotic species
12. A natural resource that can be
replaced at the same rate at that it
renewable
is consumed is _________.
13. Too many organisms in an area for
the resources available creates
overpopulation
______________.
14. Pollution that comes from only
one source is called
point-source pollution
____________________.
15. A natural resource that forms at a
rate slower than it is consumed is
called a _____________________.
nonrenewable resource
Chapter 4 Section 2:
Environmental Solutions
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