Flashcards - Impact of Science & Technology on the Environment

Flashcards - Impact of Science & Technology on the Environment
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ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
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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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reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
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Sea level
Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level , an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured
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global warming
Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects
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Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
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Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
global warming
Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects
Sea level
Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level , an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured
reuse
To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used
pH scale
In chemistry, pH is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution
ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
habitat
A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism
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
greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range
waste management
Waste management is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal
isostasy
Isostasy is the state of gravitational equilibrium between Earth's crust and mantle such that the crust "floats" at an elevation that depends on its thickness and density
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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