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100

Is Earth Day widely celebrated?


 It is the most widely celebrated secular holiday in the world after New Year's Day and International Worker's Day.

100

What is an environmental disaster?

An environmental disaster is an incident which takes place due to naturally or human actions, results in a harmful impact upon the natural environment.

100

Cyclone Idai   

     What continent?

In March 2019, Cyclone Idai took the lives of more than 1000 people across Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique in Southern Africa, and it devastated millions more who were left destitute without food or basic services. Lethal landslides took homes and destroyed land, crops and infrastructure

100

This state’s ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers began in October, 2020.

Maryland 

100

Running barefoot in the summer on blacktop streets necessitated tar removal before bed.  What fluid was used to clean your feet?

Turpentine or kerosene 

200

Is Earth Day celebrated internationally?

The observance became a global event in 1990

200

Love Canal

Name the state and the problem 

NY

Housing built on toxic waste dump

200

The start of 2020 found this country in the midst of its worst-ever bushfire season  – following on from its hottest year on record which had left soil and fuels exceptionally dry.  What country?

Australia

200

What state will become the first to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects?

NJ

200

Mosquitoes were a problem in the summer in Belmar.  The County mosquito commission would periodically send fogging trucks to spray areas. How did the kids respond to this action?

Rode our bikes into the fog

300

Is Earth Day a national holiday?

National Earth Day is not considered a national holiday

300

BP or Deepwater Horizon Spill

     Name the state and the problem

Louisiana (Gulf of Mexico)

  oil spill due to explosion and leaking pipelines 

300

Higher sea temperatures, linked to climate change, have doubled the likelihood of drought in this region. Severe droughts in 2011, 2017 and 2019 have repeatedly wiped out crops and livestock.

what continent?

East Africa

300

In 2020, Conservationists celebrated the birth of 2 baby orca calves in what sound?

A baby orca was born to a pod of endangered orcas in Puget Sound this past week. It’s the second calf born in the pod this month. Conservationists and researchers celebrated the births of two calves in one month as a positive sign for the endangered species.

300

After significant snow falls in Jay, NY, what did Dad attempt to do that resulted in his fall from the deck?

Use a snow rack to clear the roof 

400

Why do we celebrate Earth Day on 22 April?


Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

400

Three Mile Island    

     Name the state and the problem 

Pennsylvania   

   Nuclear power plant core meltdown 

400

What region?

While some flooding is expected during monsoon season, scientists say the region’s monsoon rains are being intensified by rising sea surface temperatures.

South Asia

400

What Eastern European country in 2020 announced that it will phase out coal mining by 2049?

  • Poland announces an end to coal mining: Following a deal reached between the government and trade unions, Poland announced this past week that it will phase out coal mining by 2049.

400

Heavy summer rains produced street flooding in Belmar.  What activity was engaged in by the kids in the flood streets?


Making boats and sailing them through the drains

500

What is the theme for Earth Day 2021?

The theme of this year's Earth Day is “Restore our Earth,” and it's all about reducing our environmental footprint and fixing the damage we've already done.

500

The Dust Bowl Disaster

   Name the geographic region in the US and the problem 

The Dust Bowl was an environmental disaster that affected the Midwest during the 1930s. Due to severe droughts and harsh farming techniques, enormous clouds of dusts would rise and coat entire cities, suffocate livestock, and cause health issues in individuals.

500

What region?

An El Niño period, supercharged by the climate crisis, has taken this region  into its 6th year of drought.

Dry corridor in Central America 

500

Name the carnivorous marsupial with its devilish scream made a small comeback in the state of New South Wales on the country’s east coast.

Tasmanian devil

500

Methane gas leaks were common after what dish created by Joe.

Chili 

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