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Assignment_1_10pts - sources (direct) and non-point sources...

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Name: ETOX 102A Homework #1 (10 points total) Turn in Completed Assignment (1pt) DUE IN CLASS: Friday, January 14 th , 2011 Please answer the following questions in the space provided. 1). Mercury goes through a key transformation making it capable to undergo bioaccumulation. What is the definition of bioaccumulation? What transformation process makes Mercury capable of accumulation? Where does this transformation process occur in the Mercury cycle? (3 pts) 2). Environmental contamination and pollution can occur in many ways – both from point
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Unformatted text preview: sources (direct) and non-point sources (indirect). In some cases, chemicals that are released into the environment can partition between compartments and deposit into sinks. How are environmental sinks defined? What two features characterize sinks? Please provide one example of an environmental sink. (3 pts) 3). What are greenhouse gases and how do they contribute to global warming? What are two ways in which global warming can be reduced. (3 pts)...
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