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BIO 130 Exam 3

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Which of the following is NOT an example of a type of fossil fuel?

Which of the following is a fossil fuel derived from swamp plant remains that have been compressed underground?

Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas (GHG)?

Natural gas use is on the rise, partially due to fracking technologies which have made it easier to access natural gas supplies (and has driven the cost down).

From the movie "The True Cost of Oil" with Garth Lenz, he refers to tar sands oil as

The burning of fossil fuels has been tied to global warming.

Most petroleum in the U.S. is used                    .

If we could cut our consumption of fossil fuels in half, they would be a renewable source of energy

In the mountain regions of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, more than 470 mountains have been "affected" by surface coal mining (which means they were dug up and deposited in stream valleys in order to get to coal).


Fossil fuels store energy that was captured from the Sun millions of years ago.

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was composed of 50 scientists, one from each state within the U.S

In the past 20 years, how has the volume of the polar ice caps changed?

Even if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide (and other GHGs) today, global temperatures would continue to rise due to GHGs already in the atmosphere

Polar bears are literally drowning due to low levels of Arctic summer sea ice, as they depend on this ice to rest when they are out hunting


One of the most recent reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) stated that the global warming of air and water systems is "unequivocal

What are some implications of global climate change on human health? Select all that apply


What are the 2 primary reasons for the sea level rise observed over the past 100 years (and into the future)? Select only 2 reasons from the list!

Firewood is still a primary source for heat and cooking for many people across the world


Which of the following is a disadvantage of ethanol (a biofuel) for fuel?

Which of the following is NOT a form of renewable energy?

The source of energy for tidal power is the gravitational pull of the Moon.

Hydropower supplies approximately what % of the U.S. ELECTRICITY that is from a renewable source

Hydroelectric power (from dams) is the 2nd largest supplier of TOTAL energy in the U.S


Which of the following is NOT true about solar power?

What is the name of the solar panels that makes it possible to convert solar energy into electricity (without a transfer fluid)?

Geothermal energy can be used to generate electricity.

What type of cancer was elevated among children who drank milk that contained radioactive iodine from the area around Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster there?

Nuclear power plants can "meltdown" and possibly explode (releasing radioactive materials) IF the moderator/cooling water is lost from the reactor vessels


The Chernobyl power plant accident took place in what year?

Which of the following is NOT a primary concern of nuclear power?

A turbogenerator is used in a nuclear power plant to generate electricity.

Choose 2 answers. What are the 2 major concerns about nuclear energy?

Which of the following is NOT an advantage of nuclear power?

The "turbo" part of the word "turbogenerator" refers to the part of the generator that

Which region in the U.S. consumes the most energy per household?

Which energy use sector consumes the most energy in the U.S. (i.e., has the most demand for energy)?


Which of the following (pick 1) is a secondary source of energy (i.e., an energy carrier)?

Which of the following is/are a form(s) of kinetic energy? Select all that apply.

Which energy source from the list below supplies the largest percentage of energy for all of the U.S. demand sectors combined (including transportation, industrial, residential and commercial, and electricity production)?

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