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Human Impact on the Environment
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Option 1 – decrease available habitats

Industrialization leads to increase in pollution, hence increasing global warming.

Industrialization is one of the parts in an ecosystem but, is not an element of stabilization.

Industrialization alone cannot lead to an increase in the carrying capacity of a native species in an ecosystem.

Carrying capacity refers to the number of individuals who can be supported in a given area within natural resource limits, and without degrading the natural social, cultural and economic environment for present and future generation

 
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Option 3 – Development of equipment that uses solar energy to charge batteries

Sun light is the best natural resource that is converted into electricity. Rather than using expensive natural gas, oil, coal or wood for meeting energy requirements, you can save on a huge amount of money and electricity by utilizing the renewable solar energy.

Some of the environmental benefits resulting by the use of solar energy are

  • •    Reduced air pollution
  • •    Offset of greenhouse gases
  • •    Reduced need for other sources of energy

 

 
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 45 PDF Print E-mail
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  • Pesticide use may lead to pollution.
  • Fertilizer use may pollute.
  • Animal wastes used as fertilizers may end up in water supplies.
 
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 53 PDF Print E-mail
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  • increased burning of fossil fuels
  • more vehicles used
  • increased in levels of deforestation
  • increase in population
 
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 63 PDF Print E-mail
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  • increased sediments
  • pollution
  • overfishing
  • cutting down trees
 
Living Environment Regents January 2008 Question 65 PDF Print E-mail
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Offshore oil drilling can cause water pollution and damage the habitat of the ocean organisms.

Offshore oil drilling can increase oil supply and keep prices low.
 


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