Earth's Atmosphere and Resources Crossword Puzzle

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  • lifecycle : a _ assessment is carried out to assess the environmental impact of a product.
  • footprint : the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted over the full cycle of a product is known as its carbon _
  • electrolysis : the splitting up an ionic compound using electricity.
  • potable : water that is safe to drink is called _ water.
  • renewable : a natural resource which can be used repeatedly and will not run out due to being naturally replenished is known as a _ resource.
  • phytomining : this process uses plants to absorb metal compounds from the soil.
  • ore : a rock from which metal can be extracted.
  • ground : water held underground in the soil and crevices in rock is known as _ water.
  • desalination : the process of removing salt from seawater.
  • fossil : the type of fuel that is a natural fuel such as coal and gas.
  • dimming : the gradual reduction in the amount of light reaching the earth's surface is known as global _
  • pollutant : a substance introduced into the environment that has undesired effects.
  • greenhouse : these gases include water, carbon dioxide and methane.
  • bioleaching : the process that uses bacteria to produce leachate solutions that contain metal compounds.
  • effect : the greenhouse _ is the increase in the temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
  • particulates : these cause global dimming and health problems for humans.
  • finite : this type of resource cannot be readily replaced by natural means at a quick enough pace to keep up with consumption.