Flashcards - Environmental Effects of Science & Technology

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carbon sink
A carbon sink is a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period
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aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
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reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
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greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
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Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
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pH scale
In chemistry, pH is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution
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pH scale
In chemistry, pH is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution
Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
carbon sink
A carbon sink is a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period
groundwater pollution
Groundwater pollution occurs when pollutants are released to the ground and make their way down into groundwater
nutrient pollution
Nutrient pollution, a form of water pollution, refers to contamination by excessive inputs of nutrients
waste management
Waste management is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal
Irrigation water
Irrigation is the method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture
Surface waters
Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a river, lake, wetland, or ocean
reservoirs
A reservoir is a storage space for fluids
CFCs
A chlorofluorocarbon is an organic compound that contains only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane

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