1. Driving a fuel-alternative vehicle, powered by a
combination of gas and electricity, helps to reduce air
2. Discharges from a pulp and paper mill can add
contaminants to the atmosphere.
3. Conserving energy burns less fossil fuel and
reduces air pollution.
4. Turning off lights and turning off the
television saves energy.
5. Vegetable peels, leaves, eggshells and coffee
grounds are examples of compost ingredients.
6. Pine straw or tree bark chips are used as mulch
to keep plants moist and weed free.
7. Visitors to a Florida beach enjoy
playing in the white sand and the ocean.
8. The Florida Keys includes a total of 822 islands.
9. Formed underground, aquifers provide
valuable drinking water.
10. Bedrock is a solid rock layer
underlying the earth’s loose surface materials.
11. The panther and the manatee are two of Florida’s endangered species .
12. Single-celled animals are at the bottom of
the food chain.
13. To offer protection for Florida’s endangered
species, it is important to understand the ecology of their
14. The unique geology of Florida’s underground
water systems creates springs that bubble to the surface, forming
15. An estuary, where a river meets the sea, has brackish water .
16. Ground water is found underground and requires
less treatment to become drinkable than water from lakes, rivers and
17. An estuary contains a fluctuating
freshwater and saltwater balance perfect for habitats critical to the
18. Lake Okeechobee is Florida’s
largest lake and America’s second largest inland lake.
19. Florida’s tropical climate features hot,
humid summers and warm winters.
20. During drought conditions, Florida’s
residents are required to conserve water through water rationing.
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