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19 Cards in this Set

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a group of interacting species along with their physical environment
Environmental Science
an interdisciplinary area of study that inclues both applied and theoretical aspects of human impact on world
everything that affects an organism during its lifetime
Sustainable Development
using renewable resources in harmony with ecological systems to produce a rise in real income per person
designation of land use for the exclusive protection of the area's natural wildlife
Ecosystem approach to environmental science
a look at the way the natural world is organized; a scientist's task is to recognize and understand natural interactions that take place & integrate with uses humans make
living: ie- tree, human
non-living: ie-rock
Significance of Earth Summit
first worldwide meeting of heads of state concerning the environment
Outcome of Earth Summit
nations involved signed agreements on sustainable development and biodiversity
Aim of Kyoto Protocol
3rd conference; all nations would try to help save environment
UN efforts toward EVS education
through United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization encouraged IEEP (International Environmental Education Programme) both in school and media
Wilderness North
Alaska and Canada, mostly govt. owned, value in natural resources, sensitive to disturbance
Agricultural Middle
Midwest, privately owned, value in rich soil, farming, fertilizers, pollution
Dry West
southwestern US, govt. owned, poverty stricken, livestock grazing, mining, drought, severe lack of water
Forested West
northwestern US, govt/commercially owned, value in forests, lumber, removal of forests kicking out animals and minimizing air
Great Lakes/Industrial NE
Great Lakes and metropolitans, value in industry, urban cities, pollution, water contamination
Diverse South
southeaster US, poverty stricken- industry, urbanization, pollution, flooding, hurricanes
How ecosystems defy public borders
Wilderness North is in parts of Alaska, Canada and the northwestern part of the US