Name: ________________________________________ date: _______________ period: _______ Environmental Issues and Solutions Study Guide 1. What are fossil fuels? 2. Give 3 examples of fossil fuels. 3. Compare renewable and nonrenewable resources. 4. Give two examples each of the above resources. 5. Water is changed into steam to run a turbine in a nuclear power plant. How is the heat generated to so this? 6. Is uranium a renewable or nonrenewable resource? 7. What hazardous waste is produced in nuclear power plants? 8. Define the following vocabulary words: a. Extinction b. Recycling c. Pollution 9. Carbon dioxide and methane gasses in the atmosphere are causing global warming. Give three causes of global warming. a. b. c. 10. Define the 3 processes in the water cycle. a. Evaporation b. Condensation c. Precipitation 11. What type of water makes up most of the water on Earth?