Redistributes norcal water to norcal and socal

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-Redistributes NorCal water to NorCal and SoCal -Delivers 7 m.a.f./year for agriculture -Delivers 2.4 m.a.f/year for domestic/urban use -Delta Mendota Canal and California Aqueduct = main features -Produces 6,500 KWh but consumes 11,500 KWh • 44 dams, 15 power plants -Largest energy consumer in the state LIVING MORE EFFICIENTLY 1. Describe the common negative effects of meat consumption on the human body -15-30% increased risk for colon cancer, breast cancer, higher risk for heart disease -no fiber; has free radicals (causes aging and disease by destroying cell structures and DNA) 2. Describe the deleterious effects of the meat production industry on the natural environment (from Living More Efficiently, Drought, and Nature’s Complexity lectures) -1lb of beef is one tree in the amazon cut down -116 million gallons of water used per day -increases CO2 production -millions starve 3. List the various forms, locations, and amounts of freshwater on planet Earth -3% of earths water is fresh water -70% is in glaciers (Antarctica, Greenland, and mountains - 30% is groundwater (underground) -0.1% in rivers and lakes 4. What is the 3-part “problem” with fresh water supplies on earth today? 1. Global warming is melting glaciers quickly 2. Farmers are quickly over dry and groundwater (many rainy seasons to replenish) 3. Industry pollutes fresh water (factory farms, fracking, manufacturing) 5. Name the three sources for L.A.’s water and how far away they are from the city. -the California aqueduct 400miles -los angeles aqueduct 250miles
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-Colorado river 200miles 6. Name all of the MSW diversions -biomass utilization (CH4&ethanol) -vermi-composting -municipal and backyard composting 7. What is in our garbage in the U.S.? (hint: 50% food and paper, etc) -50% food and paper -25% glass, metal, and plastic -15% yard trimmings -10% large items
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  • Spring '07
  • wrigley
  • Plate Tectonics, sea level, Ground Water, fresh water, frozen fresh water

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