Define sustainability and sustainable development. What is a sustainable society?
a) Sustainability is the process or system that can be continued forever, without
depleting any material or energy that is required to keep it running.
b) Sustainable devel
Define "global warming."
Global warming is the rising temperature of the atmosphere and the oceans
Describe briefly the theory behind man-caused global warming. Include a list of some of
the gases that are believed to contribute to global warming.
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It is truly disgusting what the human race has done to our planet. In the 37 years that I
have been alive I have never seen the drastic changes that I have seen over the past couple years.
Where I live you can normally experience the four seas
1. Define the Superfund program.
A Superfund Program is a federal governments program to clean up uncontrolled
hazardous waste sites around the nation.
2. Identify a Superfund site within your own state. A Superfund site is not a web site; it is a
How Humans affect the
Carbon, Phosphorus, and
Environmental Science 10M
As a fellow human I feel that I along with my fellow mankind are using up the resources on
this Earth way too fast for some of these to replenish themselves natur
The three major practices of soil erosion are over-cultivation, overgrazing, and
deforestationi. These are all major problems when you are trying to create a sustainable
society but they all can be corrected.
Dawn M. Slusher
For this weeks assignment we are talking about air pollution. The 6 different types that the
EPA says there is. Some ways to control it and the health effects on humans.
What are the different types of air pollution?
Dawn M. Slusher
The Water Quality Standards (WQS) program is one of the cornerstones of the Clean
Water Act (CWA).i Through this program, the States and Indian Tribes set water quality
standards for waters within t
There are four categories of human environmental hazards. Cultural hazards can be
avoided, but are a growing problem around the World today. Where we have to live or choose to
live can be an example of
Differentiate between hazard and a risk.
A hazard is something that could happen to you that you dont always bring on yourself.
If you walk into a place that has hazardous things you can put yourself in harms way. A
risk is something you do to yourself s
There are certain regulations that have to be followed as far as water is concerned. Water
quality criteria are the Environmental Protection Agencys recommendations t
Growing up in California you get used to air pollution, especially in the Los Angeles
area. I never really realized how bad it was until I moved away. When I would go to visit I would
notice that I had a difficult time breathing once I got closer to the
1. Name the invasive species.
2. List some background information about the organism.
It is made up of several small species combined. It is a shrub/tree. It originated in Asia.
3. How long has the organism been in this country and yo
What are the three ecosystem trophic categories?
Primary Producers, Primary Consumers, and Secondary Consumers.
Give 2 examples of each trophic category that can be found in your town, city or county.
In my area we have a lot of Primary Consumers. There
In my research of Italys population problem, I found that they already have an incentive
policy in place to help increase population, offering 1000 Euros to every woman having more
than one child. It seems as if maybe this incentive is not enough. It wo
What prompted China's government to enact this policy?
This policy was put into place because, of the over population and lack of recourses to be
able to keep providing for such a growing population.
What would the environmental impact be if China did no
What are the positive aspects of dams?
Some positive aspects of dams are;
Irrigation for farming
They can provide electricity
To prevent flooding
What are the negative aspects of dams?
Some negative aspects of dams are;
The items that I saw within the 3 local grocery stores where I live are;
1. Olathe Yellow Corn (Olathe, Colorado)
2. Welchs Seedless Grapes (United States)
3. Russet Potatoes (United States)
4. Tropicana Fancy Lemons (United States)
5. Green Chili (Hatch,
Overcultivating is a problem that has been going on for many years and is still a problem
today. Farmers are now starting to use new equipment designed to eliminate some of the
problem. Instead of destroying the ground soil with more than one piece of equ