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23 October 2012
a. trash: so much stuff.
b. 90% of what you buy is gone within 6mo.
c. landfills = last restort; landfills are decreasing
d. biodegradable plastic wont biodegrade without sun
2. Sanitary Landfill:
a. ceramic lining
Aerobic- fast process using oxygen to function; anaerobic- slow process that uses no oxygen.
When landfills are made, it uses anaerobic decomposition, so its a very slow process. Produces
Waste energy- dumping lots of material in a big
The structure of a habitat has to do with biodiversity. Dependent on how its laid out, and if there
are places to hide and exist, there will be a GREATER biodiversity. Because there will be a
difference in temperatures dependent on where you
A. Variety/different kinds, not how many.
1. Hotspots: a lot of biodiversity previously, but now is
declining. (ie. Madagascar: leemers)
2. biodiversity is also how evenly dispursed species are
3. 1950s only 1 kind of fr
Today, a lot of animal manure is in our water, so dont drink natural water from streams! The
phosphates and Nitrates that get into the streams creates a eutrophic effect, and oxygen is taken
from the waters (which is bad for the plants) Si
September 27, 2012
Check the outline for the Value of Water which has notes from the speaker on Tuesday. WILL
PROBABLY BE ON THE TEST!
Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Watershed- a region of land that includes all the streams that go into a common river, la
Ocean Acidification - due to excess CO2 in the atmosphere:
CO2 + H2O H2CO3 (carbonic acid)
How much CO2 has the ocean absorbed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (about 200
Air Quality Notes
Air and water our biggest two ecosystem services, which are free services we get from the
Earth. Water naturally cleanses itself through evaporation, for example.
Atmosphere- there are air molecules everywhere, and they DO have weight (w
Air Pollution (contd)
Air & Weather
When a cold front comes in, it comes from the west to the east, picking up wet air from the gulf.
Air only has a certain capacity to hold water vapor (A lot of it causes humidity). Water vapor is
water in its gaseous fo
I. Value of Water
A. 2.6 billions people do not have adequate sanitation
B. 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water
C. 3.4 million people die from water-born illness each year
D. ^ leading cause of deatch in the world
E. 4 out of