Science Quiz / APES 2012 Jackie Grohnke Ch 1

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Definition Vocab Word
An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the living and nonliving parts of their environment
Anything that we can obtain from the environment to meet our needs and wants
Single, identifiable source
An increase in a nation's output of goods and services
The amount of biologically productive land and water needed to provide the people in an area with an indefinite supply of renewable resources and to absorb and recycle the wastes a
Point at which an environmental problem reaches a threshold level, which causes an often irreversible shift in behavior of a natural system
Occurs when people are unable to fulfill their basic needs
The biological science that studies how organisms interact with one another and with their environment
Materials and energy in nature that are essential to humans
Involves using a resource over and over in the same form
Resource with a continuous supply
Involves collecting waste materials and processing them into new materials
Any presence within the environment of a chemical or other agent that is harmful to humans
Dispersed and often difficult to identify
The annual market value of all goods and services produced by all businesses within a country
Depletion of a potentially renewable resource that is used faster than it is naturally replenished
Involves cleaning up or diluting pollutants after we have produced them
The average ecological footprint of an individual in a given area
Occurs when a quantity increases at a fixed percentage per unit of time
Definition Vocab Word
Culture transformation that would involve learning how to reduce our ecological footprints and live more sustainably
Your set of assumptions and values reflecting how you think the world works and what you think your role in the world should be
The renewable resources provided by the earth's natural capital
Society that meets the current and future basic resource needs of its people in a just manner without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their basic needs
Holds that we are part of, and dependent on, nature and that nature exists for all species, not just for us
Processes in nature which support life and human economies
The natural resources and natural services that keep us and other forms of life alive
A resource that takes anywhere from several days to several hundred years to be replenished through natural processes
The GDP divided by the total population at midyear
An effort to use economic growth to improve living standards
Reduces or eliminates the production of pollutants
Resources that exist in fixed quantities in the earth's crust
Beliefs about what is right and wrong with how we treat the environment
Involves getting people with different views and values to talk to one another and work together to solve environmental problems
Holds that we are separate from and in of nature, that nature exists to meet our needs and wants
The highest rate at which we can use a renewable resource indefinitely without reducing its available supply
Holds that we can and should manage earth for our benefit, but that we have and ethical responsibility to be caring and responsible managers of earth
A group of organisms that have a unique set of characteristics that distinguish them from other organisms
A set of organisms within a defined area that interact with one another and with the environment of nonliving matter and energy

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