DSST Environment-Humanities DANTES II

Mass transit is a vehicle that transports more than a

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Mass transit is a vehicle that transports more than a few people. Examples of Mass Transport: buses, trains, subways etc. What is not public transportation - your van Know what an omnivore, carnivore, detrivore, and herbivore are. Omnivore (study hint “oink oink) is a species that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders not specifically adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material primarily. Pigs are one well-known example of an omnivore. Herbivores are animals that are adapted to eat plants. Herbivory is a form of predation in which an organism consumes principally autotrophs such as plants, algae and photosynthesizing bacteria. Carnivores meaning 'meat eater' is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Detrivores (earth worms) obtain nutrients by eating dead and rotten things. How a law is formulated in Congress (legislative process) (Youtube—School of Rock, How a bill becomes a law) A member of congress or the senate proposes a bill to the committee as a sponsor. If the committee approves the bill it is taken to the house of congress to be voted on and if it passes it is moved to the senate where it is voted on again. If it is approved it sent to the President for signature or he can choose to veto it. Once the President signs the bill it becomes a law. Effects of U.S. government subsidies for "Big Oil" corporations Subsidies such as large tax breaks, zero interest rate bonds, and exemptions from royalty payments have allowed Big Oil to grow at excess rates within the country. What country is the biggest producer of Hazardous Waste
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The United States of America The feature found in "state of the art" landfills Double HDEP Liners The primary suggested method of disposing municipal solid waste as per EPA guidelines Preventing the waste in the first place followed by recycling. (The preferred elimination method of waste--should be recycle.) What region of the U.S. is most affected by acid rain The Northeast Where the "Taiga" biome figures in as related to temperate climates Taiga also known as the boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests. Long and cold winters are the dominant feature of the Taiga Biome. The temperature in a taiga biome can range from -76 to 104 degrees. The two main factors that influence a region's climate Temperature and Precipitation The definition of ecology, biomes, and ecosystems. Ecology – is the scientific study of the distributions, abundance, share affects, and relations of organisms and their interactions with each other in a common environment. Biomes - are climatically and geographically defined as similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms and are often referred to as ecosystems.
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