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100
Shared spaces often face resource depletion and pollution.
What is the tragedy of the commons?
100
Required the phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons.
What is Montreal Protocol?
100
He published theories on how limited versus unlimited resource availability and its effect on population growth.
Who is Thomas Malthus?
100
Throw-away packaging is more convenient; current policies favor extraction of raw materials; energy, water, and raw materials are sold below real cost to stimulate the economy
What are obstacles to recycling?
100
The largest reservoir in the world; over one million people were displaced in order to build it.
What is Three Gorges Dam.
200
Source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries.
What is the World Bank?
200
Established federal authority for emergency response and clean up of hazardous substances that have been spilled, improperly disposed of, or released into the environment.
What is CERCLA?
200
She wrote about the effect of the pesticide DDT on ecosystems.
Who is Rachel Carson?
200
Plastic-lined, with drainage systems to prevent leaching, waste is covered to prevent rodents, and methane is collected and supplements energy demands.
What are sanitary landfills?
200
The world's largest underground reservoir of water; it used to hold more fresh water than all freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams on Earth.
What is the Ogallala Aquifer?
300
Finds, quantifies, and adds all positive factors and compares them to any factors that may be deemed negative.
What is cost-benefit analysis?
300
Requires Environmental Impact Studies,consideration of reasonable alternatives, and analysis of both short-term and long-term impacts prior to approving construction on federal projects.
What is National Environmental Policy Act?
300
The National Parks Act and National Antiquities Act were passed because of his advocacy for preservation.
Who is Theodore Roosevelt?
300
Production of air pollution, must sort out batteries and plastics, must find disposal for contaminated toxic ash.
What are drawbacks to garbage incineration?
300
Caused over 5,000 cases of cancer, plume of radioactivity resulted in evacuation and resettlement of 336,000 people.
What is Chernobyl?
400
The change in the total cost that arises when the quantity produced changes by one unit.
What is marginal cost?
400
Addressed five main areas: air quality standards, motor vehicle emissions, toxic air pollutants, acid rain, and stratospheric ozone.
What is Clean Air Act of 1990? (year must be correct!)
400
He was involved in the study of biodiversity and its importance in ecosystems.
Who is Edward O. Wilson?
400
Use of bacteria and enzymes to clean up hazardous wastes.
What is bioremediation?
400
This health condition occurred after twenty-seven tons of mercury-containing compounds were dumped into a bay, which then bio-accumulated in fish and shellfish, which were consumed by the local population.
What is Minimata Disease? (or Minimata poisoning)
500
When vehicle owners use roads, they impose congestion costs on all users. This is an example of...
What are negative externalities? (or external costs)
500
Indemnifies the nuclear industry against all liability claims arising from accidents while insuring compensation coverage for general public through no-fault insurance.
What is the Price-Anderson Act?
500
This advocate of preservation founded the Sierra Club.
Who is John Muir?
500
Using ultraviolet light to destroy pollutants through oxidation.
What is phytodegradation?
500
Most significant nuclear accident in American History.
What is Three Mile Island
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