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Ch 51: Current Environmental Problems

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If you need a resource to use to study current environmental problems, look no further than this helpful chapter. Working at your own pace, you can access the lessons and quizzes presented here 24 hours a day to get ready for an exam or get caught up after missing class.

Current Environmental Problems - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your leisure to learn more or review what you already know about current environmental problems. Made up of short lessons and quizzes, this chapter covers topics such as global warming and acid rain and water quality. Once you've completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the atmospheric causes of global warming and its effect on climate
  • Outline desertification, deforestation and declining biological diversity
  • Detail the problems and solutions of overfishing
  • Explain the causes and effects of acid rain
  • Define hazardous waste and its types
  • Describe water quality and water supply
  • Identify how technology impacts society and the environment

Studying this subject couldn't be easier when you have the lessons and quizzes from this chapter to assist you. Feel free go back and review any topics that need more work, using the lesson quizzes and chapter test as your guide. Help from an expert is available through the Dashboard if you have any questions along the way.

7 Lessons in Chapter 51: Current Environmental Problems
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Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

1. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

2. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

3. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

Many of our fisheries are in decline due to overfishing, but human consumption and demand continues to rise. How do we find a balance between allowing fish stocks to recover while still feeding millions of people all over the world?

Acid Rain: Effects & Causes

4. Acid Rain: Effects & Causes

This lesson will focus on the environmental problem known as acid rain. It will also explore the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and what is being done to reduce it.

What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types

5. What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types

Not all waste is something to throw in the trash and forget about. In this lesson, we will explore hazardous waste and what makes it dangerous. We will also investigate disposal methods and types of hazardous waste.

Water Quality & Water Supply: Definition & Purpose

6. Water Quality & Water Supply: Definition & Purpose

Learn the difference between water quality and supply, including the factors that make up good quality of water, and why it's important for humans and other animals alike. Check the quality of your learning by finishing with a quiz.

How Technology Impacts Society & the Environment

7. How Technology Impacts Society & the Environment

What is technology? And how has it changed society over the last couple of centuries? Discover how different our lives would be without technology, but also how the benefits come with harms to our environment.

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