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(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.
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
-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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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