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Acid rain
Carbon dioxide
Climate
Earth
Endangered species
Energy
Environment
Global warming
Green
Greenhouse gases
Natural resources
Oil spills
Oxygen
Pollution
Recycle
Renewable
Reuse
Toxic waste

Pollution and the Environment Crossword

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Crossword
Description

contamination of the earth pollution
excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes ... noise pollution
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants acid rain
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate that may result from the greenhouse effect. global warming
caused by oil spills and factory waste water pollution
smoke and other pollutants combined with fog smog
harmful to humans and the environment hazardous
one that can be used again and again renewable resource
can only be used once nonrenewable resource
destroyed by CFCs ozone
another word for poisonous toxic
pollutants can affect the senses
Americans produce more _______________ than any other nation garbage

CLIMATE CHANGE Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The average weather for a region over a long time period climate
Water _____ vapor
A change in the quality of the environment that can adversely affect the heaalth of humans or other living organisms pollution
The ___ Layer has holes in it due to global warming ozone
___ ___ is another name for global warming climatechange
_____ energy: direct radiant energy from the sun solar
_____ dioxide is what we exhale carbon
Process that occurs in living green plants where carbon dioxide is converted to oxygen photosynthesis
The mixture of gases surrounding the earth atmosphere
_____ warming global
_____ fuels fossil
Planet _____ is heating up because of global warming earth
You can _____ a plastic bottle recycle
_____ gases can cause global warming greenhouse

Ecology/Environmental Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Precipitation that is more acidic than normal because of air pollution. Acid Rain
Capable of being broken down by bacteria and other decomposers. Biodegradable
Fuel made from living things. Biomass Fuel
Human-made gases containing chlorine and fluorine Chlorofluorocarbons
The process of helping biodegradable wastes to decompose naturally. Composting
A period of less rain than usual Drought
The study of how living things interact with each other and their environment Ecology
The community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their nonliving surroundings Ecosystem
Pollutants that are released into the air Emissions
An energy-rich substance (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) Fossil fuels
The theory that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will raise Earth's temperature. Global Warming
The trapping of heat near Earth's surface by certain gases in the atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
The breaking of a habitat into smaller, isolated pieces. Habitat Fragmentation
An energy-rich chemical compound that contains carbon and hydrogen atoms. Hydrocarbon
A species that influences the survival of many others in an ecosystem. Keystone Species
A thick, brownish haze formed when certain gases react with sunlight Photochemical Smog
A resource that is either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short time. Renewable Resource
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species. Symbiosis
A condition in which a layer of warm air traps polluted air close to Earth’s suface Temperature Inversion
A species that could become endangered in the near future. Threatened Species

Environmental Issues Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Loss of trees and is no longer used for forests. deforestation
A reduction of a layer in the stratosphere. ozone depletion
Killing an animal out of season or without a license. poaching
When a car burns fuel, CO2 is released. carbonemissions
Melting of the ice in the North and South. polaricecaps
using too much of something. Excess consumption
Also know as an Illness or sickness. Disease
A change in global climate patterns. climate change
The result of human practices like greenhouse gases. global warming
Extracting oil from underground. fracking
Contamination of the environment. pollution
Extremely toxic waster. nuclear waste
Increasing population to unsustainable levels. overpopulation
Contributes to greenhouse effects and may smell. waste disposal
A water form due to certain pollutants in the atmosphere. acid rain

Human Impact on Earth Word Search

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Word Search
Description

natural resources
monoculture
smog
ecological footprint
biodiversity
ocean
sewage
recycling
radiation
population
plastic
pollution
pesticides
landfill
land
global warming
fossil fuels
farming
environment
desertification
deforestation
chemicals
carbon dioxide
air
acid rain

Natural Resources and Pollution Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Acid Rain
Bio Fuel
Biomass
Carbon Dioxide
Climate
Deforestation
Depletion
Fossil Fuels
Geothermal Energy
Global Warming
Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Gasses
Hydroelectric Energy
Natural Resources
Non Renewable Resources
Ozone
Pollutants
Pollution
Renewable Resources
Solar Energy
Wind Energy

Global Warming Crossword

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Crossword
Description

This is where the Summit on Climate Change took place Paris
The type of gas that is leaking from SoCalGas in California Methane
The layer of ice that traps methane underground Permafrost
The resource that countries are fighting over in the Arctic oil
The country with the highest carbon emissions China
A country that is fighting for Arctic land Russia
The type of gases that keep the Earth warm Greenhouse
What happens when Greenhouse Gases are trapped Global Warming
Temperatures have been rising since which revolution? Industrial
What happens when water washes away the coast Erosion
When garbage is not cleaned up properly it creates this Pollution
What is the term that means large amounts of trees are being taken down? Deforestation

Climate Change Word Jumble Word Scramble

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Word Scramble
Description

climate change
global warming
carbon dioxide
extreme weather
rising temperatures
melting glaciers
atmosphere
fossil fuels
greenhouse gas
solar radiation
flooding
hurricane
ocean acidification
drought
environment
renewable resources
recycle
sea levels
pollution
carbon footprint

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Bingo Cards

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Bingo Cards
Description

fossil fuels
hydroelectric power
geothermal energy
nuclear energy
petroleum
coal
natural gas
wind energy
solar energy
biomass energy
natural resources
man-made resources
carbon
carbon dioxide
greenhouse effect
uranium
renewable
nonrenewable
strip mining
oil spills
acid rain
pollution
carbon emissions
radioactive waste
bread
clothing
cactus
chicken
organic
fossil

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Climate Change Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A specific event or condition that happens over a period of hours or days weather
Refers to the average weather conditions over many years in a certain place climate
The warmer periods between ice-ages Interglacial
A cycle that causes the Earth's orbit to get closer and further away from the sun Milankovitch
The process plants use to make food where they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and give out oxygen Photosynthesis
The most common greenhouse gas carbondioxide
A type of fuel that was made under the ground millions of years ago fossilfuels
The greenhouse gas that comes from rotting rice and cows stomachs Methane
When the carbon dioxide increases, the ________________ increases temperature
The adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment Adaptation
The process of cutting down the forests Deforestation
The release of a substance/gas into the atmosphere Emissions
Continually frozen ground that occurs when the temperature remains below 0 degrees for several years Permafrost
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be used again Recycling