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SIO 10 -Winter 2010 Homework # 6 Due Friday, February 26 Lectures 17, 18, 19 20 points Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper with your name and student ID on it. Short, concise answers are preferred above lengthy ones. Note that your handwriting must be legible to receive credit. Be sure to answer all sub-questions. 1. a) What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources? (1pt) b) Name two renewable energy sources (1pt). c) Name two nonrenewable energy sources (1pt). d) Who is the world’s largest oil consumer (1pt)? 2. a) What is the source of the organic material in oil? (1pt) b) What is the source of the organic material in coal? (1pt) c) Aside from global warming, what is another environmental problem associated with burning coal? (1pt) 3. Most nuclear power plants utilize
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Unformatted text preview: 235 U to create power. a) What atomic process provides energy in nuclear plants (1 pt)? b) What isotope is used in nuclear reactors and where is it found in nature (2pts)? c) Name two advantages and two disadvantages of nuclear power (2pts). 4. a) What are 'native metals' (1pt)? Name two examples (1pt). b) Why don't we use average granite as a source for useful metals (1pt)? 5. a) What factors contribute to the high frequency of landslides in coastal southern California (2pts)? b) You are a geologist employed to evaluate landslides on a hillside in La Jolla. What types of features would you look for to decide if the area is at high risk for landslides or other types of mass movement (2pts)? c) What can you do to lower the risk of mass movement in that area (1pt)?...
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