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Pisani's test 2

1. What are the Earth's Natural Resources? Mineral, Energy, Living, Air, Water, Sunlight, and Soil
2. What are the two categories of natural resources? Renewable and Nonrenewable
3. What are renewable resources? Can be replaced by nature at a rate close to the rate at which they are used.
4. What are examples of renewable resources? Air, Soil, Water, Ice, Vegetation, Sunlight, and Geothermal
5. What are nonrenewable resources? Renewed very slowly or not at all
6. What are examples of nonrenewable resources? Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Salt, Nuclear power, and Minerals
7. What is an ore mineral? The metallic element or the valuable mineral part of the rock.
8. What is a gangue? The remaining part of the rock.
9. What is a mineral Resources known to be economically feasible for extraction.
10. What are fossil fuels? It's nonrenewable and may cause pollution.
11. What is a benefit of using fossil fuels? Cheap, easy to extract and use
12. What is nuclear power? Energy created by atomic fission.
13. What is a disadvantages of nuclear power? It does produce toxic waste that takes millions of years to decompose.
14. What is an advantage of nuclear power? It produces very little air pollution.
15. What is uranium and how is it involved in nuclear power? It's a radioactive mineral that nuclear energy uses.
16. What is sustainability? Ability of future generation to have the same resource as we do.
17. What is the most important benefit of using renewable resource? Small impact an environmental and promotes sustainability.
18. How are environmental cost and economic benefit related? Extraction and in impact on the environment and use of any resources carries in environmental cost that must be wade against the economic benefits.
19. How does the way in which some resources are extracted and used affect the Earth's environment? Can lead to pollution of land, water, or air and it may contribute to global warming and destruction of landscape and in the process.
20. What are the top three energy sources in the U.S.? Petroleum, Coal, and Natural Gas.
21. What are two type of disasters? Natural and Man made Disasters.
22. What is natural disaster? A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard?
23. What are the top ten natural disasters? Volcano, Avalanche, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Landslides, Flood, Tsunami, Earthquake, Drought, and Wildfire
24. What is a cyclone? A closed, circular fluid motion
25. What is the eye of the storm? It has the calmest water and the lowest pressure.
26. How do cyclones turn in both hemisphere? Counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
27. What is an earthquake? The result of a sudden of energy from the earth's crust and creates seismic waves.
28. How are Earthquakes measured? Measured using a seismograph.
29. What is a tornado? A violently rotating column of air that is touching both the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud.
30. What are the causes of a tornado? Different temperatures and humidity meet to form thunder clouds.
31. What is a volcano? A volcano is an opening in a planet's surface which allows hot magma to escape from below the surface.
32. What is volcanology? The study of volcanoes.
33. What is a tsunami? A tsunami means harbor waves.
34. What is a flood? An overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confiness.
35. What is a wildfire? A wildfire is any uncontrolled fire in the countryside or wildfine.
36. What is a drought? A drought is a long period of time in which a certain region receive a shortage of water.
37. What is an avalanche? A avalanche is a sudden and drastic drop of snow.
38. What is a landslide? A landslide is a movement in the ground and a shallow flow of a debris.
39. Whats is a firenado? A firenado is a column of smoke and fire that gets into a tornado.
40. What is limnic eruption? A limnic eruption is an explosion of gas from the lake.
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