Are You Environmental? - Reading Comprehension
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Are You Environmental? Reading Comprehension
Are You Environmental? reading comprehension (sample is shown below)
Are You Environmental?
By Cindy Campbell
1 NASCAR's #8ï¿½Dale Earnhardt, Jr.ï¿½ hums around the final curve on the racetrack ready to take the checkered flagï¿½in a hybrid car? Hybrid cars are the newest vehicles to come down the road in energy efficiency. Can't quite imagine NASCAR drivers in hybrid cars? Well, that may never happen, but energy is just one of many serious environmental issues on the minds of Americans today. Just what is this environmental fuss all about? Why should you care?
2 There are two camps involved with the environment. First, there are the conservationists who believe in the sensible protection and use of natural, renewable resources, while allowing people careful recreational use of public lands. The environmentalists advocate the protection of the environment from man.
3 There are four main areas of concern when it comes to protecting the environment. First, there is water. Water is made up of individual molecules each containing two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Life couldn't exist without water. You probably know from science class that your body is more than sixty percent water. Water sustains life. Even though water is a renewable resource, efforts to use it wisely are important. Water covers about 70% of the Earth's surface, but only about 1% of all the water on Earth is in a form that we can use for drinking. About 97% of the water on Earth is saltwater. Of the 3% that is freshwater, much of it is frozen in glaciers or hidden away as groundwater. When you consider this, it is easy to see why water is a big environmental concern.
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