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These gases help contribute to acid precipitation
a) Nitrogen and carbon dioxide
b) Chlorofluorocarbons
c) Nitrous and Sulfurous oxides
d) Oxygen and carbon dioxide

This gas is primarily responsible for depleting the ozone layer.
a) Carbon Dioxide
b) Chlorofluorocarbons
c) Nitrogen
d) Oxygen

This is damage to habitats by air, water, or land pollution
a) Habitat degradation
b) Habitat loss
c) Habitat fragmentation
d) Deforestation

This gas is primarily responsible for global warming
a) Oxygen
b) Nitrogen
c) Chlorofluorocarbons
d) Carbon dioxide

Why is practicing conservation important?
a) biodiversity is desirable for all living things, including humans
b) extinctions due to human actions are undesirable
c) biodiversity helps both nature and humans
d) all answer choices are correct

How does bioaccumulation occur?
a) Toxins move up the food chain, so that predators ingest higher concentrations.
b) Toxins do not break down and remain in the environment for long periods of time.
c) Ingested toxins cannot be metabolized or excreted and are instead stored in the body.
d) Organisms are exposed to low doses of toxins over several years.

This term translates to not living.
a) Biotic
b) Autotroph
c) Abiotic
d) Heterotroph

Which of the following has contributed most to the overall warming of the earth’s atmosphere?
a) the burning of fossil fuels
b) the depletion of the ozone
c) the occurrence of acid rain
d) the melting of the polar ice caps

Invasive species
a) migrate to new areas on their own
b) are brought to new areas by humans
c) are generally a good thing when introduced to a new habitat
d) play a natural part of a new habitat

Invasive species
a) can disrupt the balance of the natural species with which they become associated.
b) are typically welcomed
c) may become common enough to become pests.
d) 2 of the choices are correct.

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