What is in the Air? • The top image is smoke from the West Fork fire this summer. Were you or anyone you know affected by the air quality? • The bottom image is a picture of China residents. How would you like to live here?
Pollution Check Match the term in Column 2 with the description in Column 1. • Sunlight reacts with pollutants produced by burning fuels. • Air pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels reacts with water to form strong acids. • Heat trapped within the atmosphere may cause global warming, which in turn may cause weather patterns to change. • CFCs break apart the ozone molecules, causing the ozone layer that protects Earth to become thinner. • Raw sewage and excess fertilizer flow into lakes and streams. • Indoor Pollution • Groundwater Pollution • Smog • Ozone Depletion • Acid Precipitation • Greenhouse Effect • Surface Water Pollution
Cause and EffectRead the text below to respond to the prompt. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced its decision to list three rare wildflowers native to western Colorado as threatened or endangered species. Pagosa skyrocket is a rare biennial plant known to grow in only two populations near Pagosa Springs. Because it grows only in certain soils and 87 percent of its habitat is on private lands, it is at great risk of extinction. Threats include land development, livestock grazing and prolonged drought. The Pagosa Springs Journal http://pagosasprings.com/pagosa-skyrocket-listed- Posted on Jul 27 2011 PROMPT: The Pagosa skyrocket is found on Reservoir Hill. What is your opinion on building a ski lift on Reservoir Hill?
Conservation ConundrumCarefully review the table and answer the following questions. • According to the table, a windmill would be an example of ____. • Hydroelectric power c) Nuclear power • Wind power d) Solar power • Which of these could be added to the table? • Coal power c) Gasoline power • Oil power d) Geothermal power • According to the table, which fuel is the most likely to affect human health? • Hydroelectric power c) Nuclear power • Wind power d) Solar power
Conservation Check Match the term in Column 2 with the description in Column 1. • Change or reprocess an item to use again. • Use fewer natural resources. • Use items more than once. • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle How could you reduce, reuse, recycle? Provide some examples of activities for each.