ENVS 101 - Class Notes - 2.26.08

ENVS 101 - Class Notes - 2.26.08 - ENVS 101: Class Notes...

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ENVS 101: Class Notes 02/26/08 Fact Finding Assignment Due Today! (Passed in complete) Biomes Assignment due Thursday. Biome 1: Cold Grassland (Tundra) Biome 2: Temperate Deciduous Forest Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Used to have the capacity to feed one half of the east coast. No longer the case. All the water that runs off campus goes to the Chesapeake Chesapeake Bay area human population o 1940   2006 o 4M   16M o point and nonpoint nutrient inputs Slow flushing bay o 1%/year Federal and State programs to improve o Funding shortfalls Pages 252-253 New Material Water Hydrologic Cycle Stores about o 97.4% ocean o 2.0% glaciers o 0.6% groundwater o .014% surface water Processes o Evaporation o Precipitation o Transpiration o Run-off Going downhill o Percolation Going through the soil Page 54 Fig. “Humans now use 54% of runoff that is geographically and temporally accessible.” --Sandra Postal
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English language sign in a foreign hotel: “The water used at this restaurant has been personally  passed by the Manager.” Water Facts Canada has 7-21% world supply of freshwater China has 7% 7000 liters water   kg of beef 1500 liters water   kg of corn 40,000 liters water   car Per capita water use in U.S. decreased 10% in past 20 years Greatest use of water
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