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  • 1. ECO QUIZ 2010
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2. MANDOVI
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Why did the Arla Foods colour their Swedish milk cartons black-grey, as distinct from the typical white-green?
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5. To raise awareness for Earth Hour
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This is a procedure used as a means of sealing anoil wellthat is experiencing an uncontrolled eruption ofcrude oilornatural gas. The process involves pumping heavyweightdrilling mudinto themanifoldsconnected to the top of the well. What is it known as?
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8. Top Kill
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9. Identify:
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11. The death of female tigress due to
accident with Government Vehicle
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PETA launched a campaign against KFC. What was it called?
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What is "NIMBY" an acronym for??
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17. Not in my backyard
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18. Identify:
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19. TALPONA
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20. Identify
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22. Sunderlal bahuguna
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23. Identify
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25. Medha Patkar
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He was mentioned as himself inAnita Desai'sbest selling novel"Village by the Sea"He wrote the Foreword to the Sixth Edition of"Flowering Trees and Shrubs in India"by D V Cowen?
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28. Dr. Salim Ali
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29. Identify
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31. Al Gore
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32. Identify
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34. Wangari Mathaai
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35. Identify
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37. Prof. M S Swaminathan
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38. CHAPORA
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CFCs (chloro-fluro-carbons) are greenhouse gases that have caused a rise of 0.3 C in the global temperatures in the past century. Name the CFC that is used in refrigerators.
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41. Freon
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What is carpooling?
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44. You and your friends sharing a ride
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Which disease is caused by high nitrate contamination in ground water resulting indecreasedoxygen carrying capacity of hemoglobinin babies leading to death?
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47. Blue baby syndrome or Methemoglobinemia
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Who/what is a climate refugee?
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50. if the causes for the migration are believed to be due toglobal warmingrelatedenvironmentaldisasters
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How do we know Polyethyleneterephthalate better as?
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53. PET bottles
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What is a cascade effect?
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56. itis a series of secondaryextinctionsthat is triggered by the primary extinction of a keyspeciesin anecosystem.
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What is IUCN?
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59. The International Union for Conservation of Nature
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What is a process whereby water bodies receive excess nutrients that stimulate excessive plant growth called?
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62. Eutrophication
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______ is a name given to the periodic development of a warm ocean current along th e coast of Peru as a temporary replacement of the cold peluvian current.______ in Spanish means 'the child' and refers to the 'baby Christ'.
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65. El Nino
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PUC certificates are issued to all vehicles, they serve as a guide to the performance of the vehicle and the maintenance needed. What does PUC stand for?
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68. Pollution Under Control
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What does the Cryosphere comprise of?
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71. the portions of theEarths surface wherewateris insolidform
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72. ZUARI
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The first ever conservational programme of crocodiles in India was initiated by Dr. H. R. Bustard. Where was it set up?
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75. Tikerpada in Satkoshia George Sanctuary, Orissa
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76. 2
Name the worlds only floating sanctuary in Manipur?
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78. Keibul lamjao sanctuary in loktak lake
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Hailey National Park was established in 1935, What is it now known as?
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81. Jim Corbett National Park
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Complete the list:Kanha, Pench, Bandhavgarh, Bori-Satpura, __________?
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84. Panna
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Complete the List:Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary Cotigao Wildlife SanctuarySalim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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87. Mhadei Wildlife SanctuaryNetravali Wildlife Sanctuary
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This tiger reserve lies in Lakhimpur Kheri district in North Uttar Pradesh with its northern edge running along the Indo-Nepal border. Which Tiger reserve?
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90. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
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91. TEREKHOL
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Which phenomenon was discovered by Joseph Fourier in 1824, first reliably experimented on by John Tyndall in 1858, and first reported quantitatively by Svante Arrhenius in 1896?
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94. Greenhouse Effect
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What was discovered in 1913 by the French physicists Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson?
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97. The ozone layer
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Wetlands are very rich and diverse ecosystems. Of the wetlands of international importance in the world, a large number are subject to moderate or high threat. Which convention signed in Iran protects this specific ecosystem (wetlands) on a global basis?
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100. The Ramsar Convention
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On 30 November 2007, the business leaders of 150 global companies published a communiquto world leaders calling for a comprehensive, legally bindingUnited Nationsframework to tackleclimatechange. This was held in Indonesia.What was is it known as?
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103. Bali communiqu
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The _________ was initially adopted on 11 December 1997. As of November 2009,187 states have signed and ratifiedthe _______but a country has refused to ratify the ___________. Which treaty and which country?
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106. The Kyoto Protocol and U S A
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Which country has been chosen to host the World Environment Day 2010?
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109. Rwanda
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110. SAL
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111. 1
Identify this desert animal whose body makes water when their food combines with oxygen when they breathe:
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113. Kangaroo rat
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Which Indian bird is also called the snake bird due to its long and flexible neck?
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116. Darter
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117. Identify
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119. Peregrine
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The fish showing phenomenon of male pregnancy?
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122. Seahorse
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What is the baby/young name of an eel?
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125. Elver
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126. Identify
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128. Ruby throated yellow bulbul/black crested yellow bulbul
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In Scandinavian Mythology, this animal was known to cause Aurora Borealis. Which Animal?
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131. Arctic Fox
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132. Identify
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134. The Great Indian Bustard
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136. Identify
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138. Hyneas
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139. Identify
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141. Sambar
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142. Identify
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