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Gen Science 2012

Water Pollution - Omvig

The type of pollution from "organic chemicals": pesticides, fertilizers, and detergents (products made by petroleum)
The definition of "water pollution": introduction of chemical, physical, biological matter into water and reduces the water quality, affecting organisms that consume it or live in it.
The type of water supply most cities depend on: surface water
This industry/practice contributes to the most water usage in the US: agriculture
What percentage of freshwater is found in glaciers and ice caps? 76%
The percentage of fresh water on earth: 3%
Radioactive waste is: type of pollution from power plants and nuclear processing facilities
Main pollutants of groundwater: pesticides, chemical fertilizers
Define "desalination": removing salt from water
Know the different types of oil spill cleanup Refer to your Oil Spill lab
Define point pollution: pollution from a single source
Define non-point pollution: pollution from many sources
Define "recharge zones": fill aquifers in which groundwater is stored
The 3 causes of algae blooms in water: farm runoff, phosphates, nitrogen
The Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978: help protect ocean environments from garbage being dumped at sea.
Define "groundwater": water seeps and stored below surface in aquifers
Pathogen is: Disease causing organism
Bioaccumulation is: The amount of toxins passed onto the next eater.
Know examples of non-point and point pollution. Refer to notes from class.
Know where ocean pollution comes from and the kind of pollution it is. Refer to notes and water reading packet.
Know the major sources of oil pollution in the ocean. Refer to your research on oil spills and your reading packet, and notes.
Be able to explain some factors that make cleanup of point pollution difficult to enforce.
Explain why algae is bad for a lake, what causes it to thrive.
Know the similarities of "thermal pollution" and "artificial eutrophication".
Be able to explain the method of oil spill cleanup you found the most effective and give details from your lab to support your findings...be specific and detailed.
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