Vocabulary for Pollution

 

1. Pollution

 

2. ecology

 

3. ecosystem

 

4. strip-mining

 

5. hazardous waste- give definition and examples

 

6. radioactive waste

 

7. renewable resource

 

8. non-renewable resource

 

9. natural resource

 

10. solid waste-list the three types

 

11. sanitary landfill

 

12. dump

 

13. List three methods of disposing of solid wastes and a problem associated with each method

14. leachate

 

15. incineration

 

16. biodegradable

 

17. groundwater

 

18. sewage

 

19.  pesticide

 

20. agricultural wastes

 

21. thermal pollution

 

22. What is the major cause of water pollution?

23. Chernobyl

 

24. Love Canal

 

25. temperature inversion

26. emissions

 

27. photochemical smog

 

28. acid rain

 

29. carbon monoxide

 

30. Radon

 

31. list three examples of indoor air pollution

32. What is the most significant source of air pollution?

33. Global Warming

 

34. The Greenhouse Effect