3A-100ANSWER: Requires EPA approval for use of all commercial pesticidesQUESTION: What is the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)?
4A-200ANSWER: The governing law and program that pay to clean up inactive/abandoned hazardous waste sitesQUESTION: What are CERCLA1 and the Superfund?1Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
5A-300 ANSWER: Requires restoration of land to its original condition QUESTION: What is the major requirement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977?
6A-400ANSWER: Requires polluters to obtain permits for discharging pollutants into aquatic systems and sets standards for allowed levels of key water pollutantsQUESTION: What is the Clean Water Act?
7A-500ANSWER: gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the "cradle-to-grave."QUESTION: What is RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)?
8B-100ANSWER: The 3 crops that provide over ½ the calories humans consume worldwideQUESTION: What are wheat, rice and corn?
9B-200 ANSWER: At least 3 environmental impacts of agriculture QUESTION: What are 3 of the following?Soil erosionDesertificationSalt buildupWaterloggingWater deficits and droughtsLoss of biodiversityChemical pollution
10B-300 ANSWER: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) QUESTION: What is a pest management program that combines chemical, biological and physical pest control strategies?
11B-400ANSWER: At least 3 land use practices that lead to desertificationQUESTION: What are 3 of the following:Overgrazing, deforestation, soil compaction, deforestation and other removal of plants that anchor soil
12B-500 ANSWER: 2 factors that contribute to the rise in world hunger QUESTION: What are 2 of the following?Unequal distribution of food suppliesIncreasing human population growthIncreasing poverty, esp. in developing countries
13C-100ANSWER: The greatest use of water in the western U.S. and the greatest water problem in the western U.S.QUESTION: What are irrigation and not enough water?
14C-200ANSWER: These chemicals often cause eutrophication, and the reason fish die from it.QUESTION: What are nitrogen and phosphorus (inorganic fertilizers), and suffocation due to lack of oxygen?
15C-300ANSWER: The purpose of the California Water Project and the name of the device usedQUESTION: What is the transfer of water from northern to southern California, and the California aqueduct?
16C-400 ANSWER: The 3 major sewage treatment types. QUESTION: What are primary (physical) and secondary (biological) treatment, and bleaching/disinfection (usually with chlorine)?
17C-500 ANSWER: 4 factors the effects of an oil spill would depend upon QUESTION: What are 4 of the following?Amount of oil spilledTime of yearType of oil (crude vs. refined)Distance from shore(others are possible)
18D-100 ANSWER: Erosion vs. weathering QUESTION: What is the process in which sediments are loosened and worn away, as opposed to the (physical, chemical, biological) processes in which they are broken down into smaller particles?
19D-200 ANSWER: At least 3 characteristics of all minerals QUESTION: What do any 3 of the following represent?Naturally occurringInorganicSolidHaving a specific chemical compositionHaving a particular crystal structure
20D-300ANSWER: An environmental problem that occurs uniquely with surface-mined gold.QUESTION: What is cyanide contamination?
21D-400 ANSWER: 3 tectonic plate boundaries and their types of movements QUESTION: What do the following represent?Convergent: 2 edges of land move toward each other, often 1 is subducted below the otherDivergent: 2 edges of land move away from each other, may create a ridgeTransform: 2 edges of land slide past each other
22D-500ANSWER: A description of the 3 major rock types and how each is formedQUESTION: What does the following indicate?Igneous: cooled magmaSedimentary: compacted and layered sediments, may contain fossilsMetamorphic: rocks changed from a prior form by heat and pressure
23E-100ANSWER: The type of waste that is the fastest growing and also contains hazardous componentsQUESTION: What is electronic waste (e-waste)?
24E-200ANSWER: The most used solid waste disposal method in the U.S. and the type of waste that makes the largest portion of solid waste.QUESTION: What are landfills and paper?
25E-300ANSWER: The most desirable strategy to minimize the total volume of hazardous wasteQUESTION: What is substituting safer products that do not produce hazardous waste?
26E-400ANSWER: 3 types of toxic/hazardous substances found in hazardous wasteQUESTION: What are 3 of:PVCCadmiumLeadMercury
27E-500 ANSWER: 4 problems with landfills QUESTION: What do any 4 of the following represent?Air pollution from toxic gases and VOCsRelease of greenhouse gasesGroundwater contaminationWaste decomposition is relatively slowDiscourages recycling and waste reductionTakes up land spaceProduce odors, attract flies
28F-100 ANSWER: It supplies the most commercial energy globally today QUESTION: What is oil?
29F-200ANSWER: Net energyQUESTION: What is the total useful energy from an energy resource, less the amount of energy used and wasted in producing it?
30F-300 ANSWER: 4 problems with mining and burning coal QUESTION: What are 4 of:SubsidenceCO2 and SO2 emissionsHeavy metal (Hg) emissionsParticulates emissionsEnvironmental scarringNoise pollution (from trains transporting)
31F-400 ANSWER: The 6 types of renewable energy resources QUESTION: What areSolarFlowing waterWindBiomassGeothermalHydrogen
32F-500 ANSWER: What OPEC is and 6 of its member nations QUESTION: What is an oil cartel and 6 of:Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, NigeriaLibya, United Arab Emirates, VenezuelaAlgeria, Angola, Ecuador, Qatar,
33G-100 ANSWER: The largest water pollutant by total mass QUESTION: What is sediment?
34G-200 ANSWER: Brownfields QUESTION: What is building parks on abandoned industrial sites?
35G-300 ANSWER: Devices that convert solar energy into electricity QUESTION: What are photovoltaic cells?
36G-400ANSWER: The contaminant type that sewage treatment does NOT treatQUESTION: What are pharmaceuticals?
37G-500 ANSWER: The 4 big energy-wasting devices QUESTION: What are Incandescent light bulbsNuclear power plantsInternal combustion enginesCoal-burning power plants
38FINAL JEOPARDYANSWER: Specific examples of the Tragedy of the Commons, the Precautionary Principle and one of the Laws of Thermodynamics applied to 2nd semester conceptsBe the first team to impress Mrs. Kellogg with a respectable question (since there are many possibilities)!