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In which discipline did Muller receive the Nobel Prize for his work on DDT?




Peace




Physiology and Medicine




Chemistry




Economics




Physics

Physiology and Medicine

Who was the U.S. President at the time of the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency?




Truman




Kennedy




Nixon




Eisenhower




Ford

Nixon

Which of the following is the single biggest "culprit" implicated in global warming?




Oxides of sulfur




Water vapor




Oxides of nitrogen




Methane




Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide

Which of the following is not included in the role of the EPA?




Finding ways to cleanup and prevent pollution




Research and education to advance the nation's understanding of environmental issues






Assisting states in environmental protection efforts




Ensuring compliance and enforcement of environmental laws




Building of dams to produce hydro-electricity

Building of dams to produce hydro-electricity

The Montreal Protocol pertains to _______.




the clean-up of hazardous waste sites in Canada




reduction or elimination of the consumption of a variety of halogenated compounds believed to be destructive to the ozone lay


er




reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases implicated in global warming

reduction or elimination of the consumption of a variety of halogenated compounds believed to be destructive to the ozone layer

DDT interrupts the metabolism of this metal in birds.




Cadmium




CalciumIron




Lead




Mercury

Calcium

Which U.S. President was immediately and profoundly affected by Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring"?




Kennedy




Nixon




Ford




Truman




Eisenhower

Kennedy

Which of the following is the federal program designed to achieve the goal of protecting and restoring the physical, chemical and biological integrity of our nation's waters, and makes illegal the discharge of pollution without permit; encouraged the use of the best achievable pollution control technology; and provided billions of dollars for construction of sewage treatment plants?




The Water Pollution Control Act of 1948




The Clean Water Act of 1972




The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899

The Clean Water Act of 1972

Hazardous waste sites in the United States have been cleaned under




Montreal Protocol




Superfund Sites




Clean Water Act




Kyoto Protocol




Clean Air Act

Superfund Sites

Which nation is currently the largest producer of atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of combustion of fossil fuels?




India




Russia




The United States




Mexico




Saudi Arabia

The United States