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Answer questions below:
1. Regarding WATER pollution—define and describe the terms:
Point source and non-point source.

2. What does EUTROPHICATION mean? Fully Explain.

3. FULLY describe the processes of PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY treatment in a municipal water treatment plant – BE SPECIFIC.

4. Why is GLOBALIZATION a threat to environmental sustainability?

5. Why is CARBON SEQUESTRATION important to the future of the earth’s atmosphere? How do we currently sequester carbon? Name at least two techniques.

6. FULLY describe the structure and function of a NUCLEAR POWER PLANT- you may use an illustration or describe it.

7. What is the purpose of YUCCA MOUNTAIN? Describe how it would work.   How come it hasn’t come to pass?

8. Fully describe the following - PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE CONSTRUCTION, ACTIVE SOLAR HOT WATER HEATERS, and PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY.

9. What is Biomass energy? What are the Pro’s and Con’s of using BIOMASS for energy?

10. In micro and macroeconomics we accept the concept of supply and demand-- in a capitalist system. Why does this system fail when it comes to environmental sustainability?

11. What is DEMANUFACTURING? Give and describe a good example-

12. What is SUPERFUND (CERCLA)? What was its purpose? Did it work?   

13. Fully describe the construction of a SANITARY LAND FILL. You can illustrate it if you wish.

14. What is a MEGACITY? Give an example.

15. Fully describe the PUSH FACTORS and the PULL FACTORS leading to global urbanization. Why do people move to cities?

16. What is GREEN CONSUMERISM? Give 2 examples.

17. Fully describe the following terms- RENEWABLE RESOURCE, NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCE, INTANGIBLE RESOURCE.

18. Describe 3 examples of the economics of the INTANGIBLE value of nature.

19. What is MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL? Why is it becoming more and more popular?

20. What is the difference between CRIMINAL LAW and CIVIL LAW? Describe the penalties.

21. Using CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS- how does one differentiate between legitimate environmental lobbying groups and those that wish to trick and deceive our citizens?

22. Describe the principle of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

23. ----------------------------EXTRA CREDIT----------------------------
Do you think that CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION contributes to unsustainable societies? Explain your answers with examples either pro or con.

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1. Regarding WATER pollution—define and describe the terms:
Point source and non-point source.
Point Source: Water pollution that originates from a definable source. For example, point source water pollution can be from pipe leading from a factory. In this case, the source of the pollution is easily identifiable as one discrete source.
*I remember this easily by saying you can literally “point” to the source.

Non-point source: Essentially, pollutants that originate from sources that are not a point source. Examples include water pollution that is caused from agricultural runoff from various sources (a river runs through an area that has many large farms and becomes pollutes with pesticides, coliform bacteria, chemicals, etc). Non-point water pollution comes from a source that is not individual, discrete and easily definable....

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