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EnvSci Ch 1

Vocabulary List 1

Environmental Science is the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organism or a community.
Ecology is the study of interactions of living organisms with one another and with their environment
Agriculture is the raising of crops and livestock for food or for other products that are useful to humans
Natural Resource any natural material that is used by humans, such as water, petroleum, minerals, forests, and animals
pollution is an undesirable change in the natural environment that is caused by the introduction of substances that are harmful to living organisms or by excessive wastes, heat, noise or radiation
biodiversity is the variety of organisms in a given area, the genetic variation within a population, the variety of species in a community, or the variety of communities in an ecosystem.
law of supply and demand is a law of economics that states as the demand for a good or service increases, the value or the food or service also increases.
ecological footprint are calculations that show the productive area of Earth neeed to support one person in a particular country.
sustainability the condition in which human needs are met in such a way that a human population can survive indefinitely
Created by: imhangen