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Environmental Science Unit 4MilestoneYou passed this Milestone18 questions were answered correctly.6 questions were answered incorrectly.1The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the federal government to ___________.identify dangerous pollutants, to set environmental standards for industry and to set national air quality standardsimplement taxes and fees on substances and activities that are harmful to the environment and to provide grants for substances and activities that improve the environmentestablish environmental policies that assess the risks humans pose to the environment and the risks the environment poses to humansidentify unavoidable adverse environmental impacts, to consider and assess alternatives to government projects and to identify necessary project resourcesCONCEPTEnvironmental Policy2Efforts to address the amount of water used by humans are part of the sustainability movement.Choose the item that is NOT a goal for sustaining water on Earth.CONCEPTSustainability and Solutions3
Stanley hires a company to trim the trees in his yard. Afterward, he burns the branches, twigs and scraps in his fireplace.Which of the following kinds of energy is Stanley using to heat his home?4Which of the following is an involuntary environmental risk?CONCEPTRisk5Choose the statement about how climate change occurs that is FALSE.Historical climate change has mostly been due to changes in the amount of energy from the sun.Current climate change is mostly the result of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.Historical climate change was relatively slow, allowing species time to adapt.Current climate change shows temperatures growing exponentially in the last hundred years.