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EESA01_-_Final_Exam 1 - 1 1 The extraction of bauxite is A...

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1 1. The extraction of bauxite is: A. Inevitably very environmentally destructive B. Environmentally damaging, but only within limits C. Damaging both directly from the mining and from waste disposal D. Damaging, but that damage can be fixed by good reclamation techniques E. “A” & “C” 2. The notion of “industrial ecology” is: 3. The OECD is:
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2 4. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the last century are primarily caused by: 5. Direct “Solar thermodynamic” electrical generation involves: A. The direct conversion of solar energy to electricity using semi-conductor based devices B. The concentration of solar energy using fields of mirrors (heliotropes) C. The utilization of temperature differences between surface and deep water in the oceans D. The utilization of ocean currents E. None of the above 6. Hydroponic agriculture is:
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3 B. & C. 7. The most fundamental reason that the “Consumer Society” is non-sustainable is because: 8. The absence of the cougar in Southern Ontario is an example of specis: A. & B. 9. In high-level nuclear wastes from a nuclear reactor (used fuel rods), there is: A. No useful fuel, only the highly toxic “fission products” like 131 I and 90 Sr B. A little useable 239 Pu, but it is too highly contaminated to be economically useful
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4 C. A small amount of fissile material, but a great deal of useable 238 U D. There is a vanishingly small amount of fissile material E. None of the above 10. Cholera is: A. Caused by a water-borne pathogen eliminated in the 20 th century B. A disease spread by the atmospheric path C.
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