excercise 2 - -It damages watersheds by allowing excess...

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Spencer Syfrig 0242 Exercise 2 1) D 2) B 3) A 4) C 5) A 6) D 7) C 8) B 9) A 10) D 11) B 12) D 13) A 14) C 15) A 16) C 17) B 18) Population pyramids provide information regarding age and sex of those in a particular region 19) The demographic transition model seeks to explain the effect of economic development on population growth. 20) Ethanol is a partial substitute for gasoline that can be used in many cars and is derived from plants. Brazil has been a large proponent of ethanol due to the lack of natural fossil fuels in the country. 21) Three benefits of wetlands are: -Wetlands trap and filter silt, pollutants, and nutrients which improve water quality. -They provide a habitat and food for many plants and animals. -Wetlands also help absorb floodwaters and help stabilize shorelines. 22) Three adverse impacts of deforestation: -Drives out wildlife due to lack of shelter and food. -Removes protective ground cover which exposes the soil to excessive erosion.
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Unformatted text preview: -It damages watersheds by allowing excess pollutants and nutrients to run to them 23) Renewable resources are those that are replaced or replenished by natural processes while nonrenewable resources exist in finite amounts or are replenished so slowly that they are practically finite. Some renewable resources include water, soil, and the sun while some nonrenewable resources are coal, oil, and natural gas. 24) Coming from Charlotte I would recommend that Nuclear Energy is used. I know that local plants already exist near lakes so that the water can be used to cool the reactors. I feel that this is a lot cleaner than using other sources of energy. I feel that although it is initially expensive and dangerous that these will decline over time and provide a clean infinite source of energy for the future of the city....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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