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Environmental Change and Challenge, Third Edition - Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) determined which country had sole jurisdiction over certain wetland areas
b) established a collaborative approach to water resource management
c) was set up to handle only disputes along the Great Lakes–St Lawrence River system in Ontario and Quebec
d) allowed United States advocates to successfully complete the Garrison Diversion in North Dakota
e) All of the above.
f) None of the above.

Question 2:


a) It involved the active participation of Maple Leaf Pork, the Manitoba Premier, and the Brandon mayor.
b) It was part of a provincial policy of agricultural diversification.
c) It promised 2,100 new jobs and a population increase.
d) It endorsed citizen power-sharing through the holding of public hearings.
e) A citizens’ group opposed $20 million in provincial and municipal subsidies.

Question 3:


a) The experiment should not destroy the experimenter.
b) Someone must remain to learn and benefit from the experiment.
c) The experiment should not cause irreversible, negative changes in the environment.
d) The experimenter should have the will and capability to begin over.
e) All of the above.

Question 4:


a) it helps us understand the behaviour of seabirds
b) it promotes Inuit coastal communities
c) it helps address the problem of incomplete ecological information and understanding
d) it accepts uncertainty
e) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) hydroelectricity is a cleaner form of energy than coal-and-oil-fired power stations
b) fish populations were declining in nearby lakes
c) hydroelectric plants create conditions that favour the zebra mussel
d) reservoirs created for hydroelectric generation released carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere via flooded peat and forest biomass
e) All of the above.

Question 6:


a) public involvement
b) dispute resolution
c) a universal approach to management
d) monitoring
e) co-ordination

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) top-down management
b) alternative dispute resolution
c) judicial approach
d) consensus
e) None of the above.

Question 10:


a) precautionary management
b) adaptive management
c) targeted approach
d) bottom-up
e) None of the above.

Question 11:


a) two parties
b) two or more parties
c) governments and local or indigenous peoples
d) Both a and c.

Question 12:


a) True
b) False