Chapter 14

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What are herbicides?
Chemicals used to kill weeds
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Sulfur dioxide is the main gas that causes acid rain. Name another acid gas that can contribute to acid rain?
Nitrogen oxides
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Why does acid rain often fall a great distance from where it was produced?
The clouds of gas are blown by the wind
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How is methane produced?
Methane is produced by cattle and from rice growing
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When trees are cut down, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Explain how?
When trees decay, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere due to respiration of microorganisms
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Name THREE pollutants which can move from land into rivers and streams?
Herbicides, pesticides, fertiliser, toxic chemicals from landfill, untreated sewage
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Why does deforestation cause a reduction in biodiversity?
There is a loss in habitat for all the animals which live in trees, for example birds
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Sulfur dioxide is the main gas that causes acid rain. Name another acid gas that can contribute to acid rain?

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Why does acid rain often fall a great distance from where it was produced?

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How is methane produced?

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When trees are cut down, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Explain how?

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