SCI 256 Natural Resource Paper

SCI 256 Natural Resource Paper
Natural Resources Worksheet

Complete the following table:
Fossil Fuel

Alternative Energy

Identify 3 types of both energy categories and what they are most often used to power.

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Benefits to using these energy types

Environmental impacts of using these energy types

Are these energy types renewable? Explain.

Using the textbooks, the University Library, or other resources answer each of the following questions in 150- to 300-words. Be sure to provide references for the sources you use.

Question

Response

Explore water supply and management in your area using the internet. What is the source of your municipality’s drinking water? Describe any concerns related to the quantity and quality of this water source. Explain one thing you can do in your everyday activities to conserve water.

Visit this Fish and Wildlife Service website (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/) and perform a search of endangered species for your state. Select one species and explain why it is endangered and what is being done to help it recover.

What reason(s) for conserving life on Earth found in “A Closer Look 13.3”, pages 299-301, do you find convincing? Explain.

Perform an internet search using the search term “agricultural sustainability article.” Read one of the articles you find and summarize it in 1-2 paragraphs. Based on this article and the readings in the text do you think that current large-scale industrial agricultural practices are sustainable? Why or why not? Give an example of a more sustainable agricultural practice.

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