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Conduct research on Landfills. Write out the questions below into your notebook and answer in complete sentences using the websites provided.


1) How do landfills work?

2) How are landfills contributing to Global Warming? Discuss 3 specific details.

3) What are the differences between landfill, methane, and natural gas?

4) Why are landfills dirtier than burning fossil fuels?

5) Explain what dioxins and furans are? How are they a problem to the environment?

6) What are the alternatives to landfill gases?

7) Watch the "Stinky Trash" video. Explain how it shows that landfills work?

8) Outline the "Basics of a Landfill". Use the last website to help you with this.


http://techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module15/Landfills.htm

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.html

http://www.energyjustice.net/lfg/factsheet-lfg.pdf

http://www.howstuffworks.com/landfill.htm

http://www.ejnet.org/landfills/