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Living Resources

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Give examples of renewable resources. wind, solar, geothermal, hydro.
Give examples of nonrenewable resources. coal, oil, natural gas.
What is pollution? Anything that contaminates the earth's environment
What is the relationship of pollution to resources? As pollution increases, resources decrease. (Inverse Relationship)
What is environmental science? Environmental science is the study of natural processes in the environment and how humans affect them.
What are the benefits of drilling for oil in Antarctica? A new supply would lower the oil price, and it can create jobs.
What are some drawbacks of drilling for oil in Antarctica? Drilling is expensive, and an oil spill could be harmful to wildlife.
What is Selective Cutting? Only some trees are cut down in a forest.
What is Clear Cutting? All trees are cut down in a forest.
What is Biodiversity? The number of different species in an area or an ecosystem.
What is an aquaculture? The process of raising water organisms for food or other economic purposes.
What is a keystone species? A species that influences the survival of other species in an ecosystem.
What does extinction mean? All species have disappeared from earth and do not exist anymore.
What does endangered mean? A species that is in danger of becoming extinct.
What does threatened mean? A species that could become endangered.
What are three threats/factors to biodiversity? Area, Climate, Niche Diversity
What is captive breeding? The mating of animals in wildlife preserves or zoos
What is habitat destruction? The loss of natural habitat and it is the main cause of extinction.
What is a fishery? An area with a large population of ocean organisms.
What was the keystone species in "The Lorax"? Truffula Trees
Created by: Miss Elvin