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Generally, the extracting and processing of minerals can
contribute to health problems in humans in a number of
Shortterm exposure to air pollution from metal processing
and smelting can lead to irritation of eyes, nose, and t
Mineral, Rock, or Ore
As you walk around the ghost town of Silver Town, you notice
that all the businesses have the word "Silver" in them: The
Silver Bank, Silver Diner, Silver General Store, and, the town
itself, Silver Town. You conclude that the primar
You observed part of the hydrologic cycle when you noticed
that water seemed to disappear from your goldfish pond.
Although you may have been under the impression that your
goldfish pond was a closedsystem, it was actually an open
Just as you could observe and take part in the water and
carbon cycles, the nitrogen cycle is also a part of your life
even though you may not be aware of it. Youve probably
heard that nitrogen gas (N2) exists in great quantities in
Forest management plans currently attempt to negotiate the
tension between the consumption of forest lumber and the
preservation of forests. The NationalForestManagementAct
(NFMA) attempts to reconcile the desire of the timber
industry to harvest more tr
Predator and prey populations in natural systems are cyclical.
Ecologists have studied these relationships for hundreds of years.
There is a direct relationship between predators and their prey:
As prey population increases, predator populations also inc
How old do you think the lumber in the hardware store is?
You cant count the rings in a tree if it is sliced into lumber.
And why is the age of a tree important?
To the untrained eye, one forest may seem the same at first
as another forest. But forest
(Essay Worth 10 points)
Suppose you own a fishing business located at
approximately 33 N latitude off the coast of California. Most
of the fish you catch are Pacific flatfish such as flounder or
halibut, and your primary means of catchi
Sulfur is an important ingredient in some proteins.
Sulfur (as sulfates) exists in rock, which erodes and releases
sulfates into the soil.
Volcanic eruptions also release sulfur compounds to the
atmosphere and soil.
Dust storms can shift sulf
Lets take a moment to consider your experience at the
desert swamp in Zion National Park. With research, you
identify meadow horsetail, cattails, and duckweed living in
the desert swamp. You can see a woodpecker in one of your
photos, and more
(Purpose): The purpose of this lab is to identify if living sustainably is even possible and if it is, how easy or difficult is it to live
based on the employment of the people and the types of energy that are used in the generations.
Biodiversity preserves three ecological systems -Genetic Diversity: the measure of the variety of
different versions of the same genes with individual species -Species diversity: the number of
different kinds of organisms (richness) -Eco
APES Biological Communities
Tolerance Limits and Species Abundance
tolerance limits- the maximum and minimum levels beyond which a particular species cannot
survive or is unable to reproduce, ex. temperatures, moisture levels, nutrient supply, s
Weather is the day to day fluctuations in the atmosphere while Climate describes temperature
and humidity changes over long periods of time. Climates are not static- they cycle through
yearly, centurial (is that a word?) and millennial patterns.
APES Air Pollution
-air pollution is the most widespread environmental damage.
-147 million metric tons of air pollution released each year by the US.
-the world releases about 2 billion metric tons a year.
-air quality has improved over the past 20 years
APES Environmental Geology
- Forces inside the earth cause continents to drift, split and crash into each other (very slowly).
A Layered Sphere
-core: interior of the earth, composed of hot metal (mostly iron), solid center, semi fluid outer,
APES Environmental Health and Toxicology
Pathogens- Disease causing organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites
* Illness Factors include diet and nutrition, infectious agents, toxic chemicals, physical f
APES Conventional Energy
History of Energy Use in United States- in order of supremacy.
Wood, slaves, coal, steam engine, and oil. Undeveloped countries still use biomass as 90% of
their energy source. Amercians and Canadians (at 5% of the world populatio
BIOME : a broad, regional type of ecosystem characterized by distinctive climate and soil
conditions and a distinctive kind of biological community adapted to those conditions.
~Deserts: characterized by low moisture levels and infrequent, unp
-anything with potential use in creating wealth or giving satisfaction.
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources
-resources that cannot be replaced (in a human time scale) because they
Assignment 01.01 Part 1 Survive and Thrive Discussion.
spaces below that you perceive as your needs for survival.
What I Need To Survive:
List ten supplie
AP Environmental Science Agriculture and
NUTRITION & FOOD SUPPLIES
~ although enough food is being produced to feed everyone, it is unevenly distributed
~undernourished: consuming less than enough calories needed for an active, healthy life