... – What does “LCA” stand for? (hint: slide 5)
– Can you provide example on “acid rain” and
“ozone layer depletion”?
• What is environmental load?
(hint: human activity make change in environment)
• What is environmental impact?
(hint: change in environment affect human)
Understanding Our Environment
... Goals of Environmental Science
• Understand and solve environmental problems
• To do this scientist must study
• How our actions alter our environment
• The use of natural resources
AC in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy Program Description:
... The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy enhances students` understanding of
sustainable living practices associated with economics, equity and the environment. Through a combination of coursework and
experiential learning, students engage in critical ...
Human Well-Being Depends on Sustainable Practices
... • Environmental science- the field that looks
at interactions among humans and nature.
• Environmentalist – a person who
participates in a social movement to protect
the environment through lobbying, activism,
and/ or education.
Science and the Environment
... Environmental Science
Describe the major effects of hunter-gatherers,
the Agricultural Revolution, and the Industrial
Distinguish between renewable and
Classify environmental problems into three major
... 1. ________ An important effect that hunter-gatherer societies may have had on the environment was
A. soil erosion
C. air pollution
D. All of the above
2. _________ An important effect of the agricultural revolution was
A. soil erosion
B. habitat destruction
C. plant and animal domesti ...
Understanding Our Environment
... Wealthy countries tend to be located in the
About 1/5 of world population live in countries
with per capita income > $25,000.00 (U.S.).
Poor people exist here as well.
Gap between rich and poor continues to
Wealthiest 200 people in the world have
combined wealth of ...
Ch. 2: Environmental Ethics and Economics
... Anthropocentrism: humans are the center of the
universe, the rest does not matter
Biocentrism: evaluates actions in terms of the impact
on the local environment and other species. All living
things have equal value.
Ecocentrism: evaluates actions in terms of the
integrity of the ecological system
... chemicals to humans and to other species. First to link
environmental resources and pollution.
Environmental Activism expanded 1960-70 to include
human population growth, atomic weapons testing and
power, fossil fuel extraction, recycling, pollution,
wilderness protection etc.
Klataske Anthropology Brown Bag Oct 22
... Conservancies and Private Land in Namibia
Ryan T. Klataske, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
& Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program,
Michigan State University
The relationships between private land, conservation and the environment have important
implications for both ...
NATS 1840 Lecture 20 - summary
... - Ecologists provide scientific, quantitative analysis of nature
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, pesticides and chemicals in the environment,
well established statistics and quantitative analysis
- Science challenging industry and government on their own terms
- Ecologists “technicians” for nature ...
... • Natural Resources : includes all the
‘original’ elements that comprises the
Earth’s natural endowments or the lifesupport systems: air, water, the Earth’s crust
and radiation from the sun.
Unit 1 Study Guide
... 1. What is sustainability and why should we care about it?
2. What are the three principles that nature has used to sustain itself for 3.5 billion years, and how can we
use these principles to live more sustainably?
3. Describe how we can degrade natural capital and how finding solutions to environm ...
... Aidan Lonergan
RSPB Futurescapes Programme Manager
Nicholas Tillson - Environmental Science Program
... Hydrogeology Lab
Simulated Phase I environmental assessments. This was conducted at Appalachian State University’s greenway
and well field. The site’s historical usage, water table, possible environmental hazards and well measurements
were all analyzed.
Received basic knowledge regardi ...
... Environmental Degradation
Tragedy of the Commons (video)
... Can disrupt / degrade life-support systems.
Can damage health and property.
Can create nuisances such as noise and
unpleasant smells, tastes, and sights.
STUDENT TOPICS OF INTEREST FOR REVIEW ESSAY Spring
... Timber production & deforestation—conservation vs. industry
Conservation tillage agriculture—methods and impacts on soil & yield
Agricultural practices balance between productivity and conservation
Climate change/global warming
Index of environmental articles
The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, includes all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth.The natural environment includes complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries. Also part of the natural environment is universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air, water, and climate.