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UNIT 1 MILESTONE 1 SOPHIA DNA in mammalian cells is arranged in distinct configurations within the mitochondrial system." Choose the most likely source for this quotation. A politician who wants to influence public opinion and further his own political agenda The media as it is a mixture of data, speculation and scientific jargon A scientist writing in a scientific journal that uses language appropriate for its audience A scientist writing in non-scientific language to appeal more broadly to the general public CONCEPT Scientific Literacy 2 Which of the following describes an effect of an environmental issue experienced at the local level? An entire species of deer has become extinct because of overhunting. Warming temperatures and rising sea levels are affecting many island populations. Highway noise and pollution have increased dramatically ever since this section of interstate was built. Everyone left work for the day after mold was discovered growing on a ceiling tile. CONCEPT
Time, Scale, and Impact 3 Of the four graphs below, select the one that is misleading.
Graphs in Environmental Science 4 Select the true statement about human population growth. Plague and famine caused a decrease in population between 1 AD and 1350. In 2012, there were 7.5 billion people on Earth. The world population doubled in the 40 years between 1959 and 1999. Global population has been relatively high throughout history. CONCEPT Human Arrival and Expansion 5 Which of the following correctly defines an ecosystem?
A relationship between humans and nature in which resources can be used indefinitely Living organisms interacting with nonliving components in a specific area CONCEPT Biodiversity Sustainability 6 Which of the following is NOT a major impact of population growth?

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