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Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week

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This Week's PANIQuestions (Answers below):

1. If a wind turbine kills 25 bats a year, how many bugs go uneaten?
a. The bugs eat themselves!
b. 17 million
c. 10 million
d. I don't get the connection.
e. 5 million

2. What recently further frustrated BP's attempt to restore its reputation?
a. They were found in bed with a dead boy and a horse's head.
b. They were found in bed with a dead boy.
c. Their support of Casey Anthony.
d. Their tangled relationship to Rupert Murdoch.
e. A pipeline leak in Alaska.

3. What does a new study say the chemistry of the ocean is damaging?
a. Our hopes for the future
b. The precious plastic in the gyres
c. Dolphins
d. Touristry
e. Shellfish

4. According to a new study, what popular meat and dairy generates the most
greenhouse gases?
a. Winkin' Blinkin' and Nod.
b. Lamb, beef and cheese.
c. Shakes, chicken fingers and curds.
d. Half pounders, Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets.
e. Chicken, beef and whole milk.

5. What did the top UN scientist say about climate change?
a. It's useless to even try at this point.
b. It is a hoax.
c. The US is standing in the way of progress.
d. It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.
e. Act now to mitigate.

6. Because of shrinking sea ice, how did a polar bear fare last year in her
journey?
a. All of these answers are shockingly true.
b. Her cub died.
c. She traveled 426 miles.
d. She traveled 687 kilometers.
e. She lost 22 percent of her body weight.

7. What did the recent oil spill into a Montana river reveal?
a. Oil and water don't mix.
b. Fish like oil!
c. No use crying over it.
d. The overlooked presence of pipelines under rivers.
e. Spills can be cleaned up, fast!



Answers:
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1. If a wind turbine kills 25 bats a year, how many bugs go uneaten?
Correct Answer: (b): 17 million
See "Pa. wind turbines deadly to bats, costly to farmers" (Pittsburg
Post-Gazette)
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11198/1160977-28.stm

2. What recently further frustrated BP's attempt to restore its reputation?
Correct Answer: (e): A pipeline leak in Alaska.
See "BP pipeline leaks oily mixture onto Alaskan tundra" (Reuters)
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110718/us_nm/us_oil_alaska_spill

3. What does a new study say the chemistry of the ocean is damaging?
Correct Answer: (e): Shellfish
See "Study: Changes to ocean expected to damage shellfish around world"
(CNN)
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/17/ocean.acidification/

4. According to a new study, what popular meat and dairy generates the most
greenhouse gases?
Correct Answer: (b): Lamb, beef and cheese.
See "Meat Eater's Guide ranks foods by environmental, health effects"
(Los Angeles Times)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2011/07/meat-eaters-guide.html

5. What did the top UN scientist say about climate change?
Correct Answer: (e): Act now to mitigate.
See "Act now on climate, no need to wait: top UN scientist" (Agence
France-Press)

http://news.yahoo.com/act-now-climate-no-wait-top-un-scientist-180126138.html

6. Because of shrinking sea ice, how did a polar bear fare last year in her
journey?
Correct Answer: (a): All of these answers are shockingly true.
See "Longest Polar Bear Swim Recorded--426 Miles Straight" (National
Geographic News)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/07/110720-polar-bears-global-warming-sea-ice-science-environment/

7. What did the recent oil spill into a Montana river reveal?
Correct Answer: (d): The overlooked presence of pipelines under rivers.
See "Yellowstone Oil Spill Reveals Gaps In Pipeline Oversight"
(Huffington Post)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/21/yellowstone-oil-spill-exxon-pipeline_n_905550.html



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Infectious Disease, Species Collapse, Biology Breach, and Recovery
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