Recovery from disturbance is the "Rule" not the exception. Image from http:/vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/
Chapter 7: Forests and Wildlife
Big Question Can We Have Them and Use Them Too?
Forestry: Keeping Our Living Resources Alive
For both forests and commercially valuable wildlife, the traditional goal has been the maximum sustainable yield. This goal is bas
Lesson 8: Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology
Big Question: Why Are Even Tiny Amounts of Pollutants a Major Concern?
Volcanic gases spewing from Mt. St Helens adversely affected air quality.
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Lesson 9: Agriculture and Environment
Big Question: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying the Environment?
Some Facts about Agriculture
Agriculture may be the most sustainable human activity. How much do we actually consume each year? In America, we co
Wind Turbines in Eastern Washington
Chapter 10: Energy
Big Question: Can We Ensure a Reliable Supply of Energy?
Types of Fuels: Conventional or Alternative
Conventional fossil fuels include oil, gas and coal. Alternative fuels include wind, solar, water,
Lesson 3: Biogeochemical Cycles
Big Question: Why Are Biogeochemical Cycles Essential to LongTerm Life on Earth?
What is a Biogeochemical Cycle?
A biogeochemical cycle is the complete path a chemical takes through the Earth's four major reservoirs: atmos
Lesson 5: Biological Diversity
Big Question Big Question: Can We Save Endangered Species and Keep Biological Diversity High?
What Is Biological Diversity?
Biological diversity is the wealth of species that live on Earth Commonly expressed as the number of
Lesson 2: Human Population Growth
Why Is Human Population Growth the Underlying Environmental Problem?
The Prophecy of Malthus
"the power of population growth" is "greater than the power of Earth to produce subsistence."
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