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1

What is conservation?

The protection and careful management of our natural resources.

2

Name 3 endangered species in Ireland.

Barn owl, cornflower, bog orchid.

3

Name 5 human endangerment methods.

Agriculture practices, deforestation, nature-clearing, insecticides, over-fishing.

4

What is pollution?

The addition of harmful substances to the environment.

5

What is air pollution caused by?

Mainly the burning of fossil fuels such as oil or gas.

6

What is soil pollution caused by?

Mainly the addition of excess fertiliser and other chemicals to the soil.

7

What is waste management?

The way that we deal with our waste.

8

Name 3 methods of waste management.

Landfill sites, incineration, recycling.

9

Name 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of landfill sites.

Advantage: methane gas produced as a fuel, convenient.
Disadvantage: unsightly, bad smells, vermin, chemical, space.

10

Name 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of incineration.

Advantage: deals with lots of waste, clean, efficient.
Disadvantage: produces oil, poisonous fumes.

11

Name 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of recycling.

Advantage: environmentally friendly, saves money, energy.
Disadvantage: some materials may not be recyclable.

12

What is the waste management pyramid?

Prevent➡️reduce➡️reuse➡️recycle➡️energy recovery➡️disposal

13

Name some positive effects of humans on the environment.

Reducing pollution, protecting endangered species.

14

Name some negative effects o chumps on the environment.

Habitat destruction, increasing pollution.