env100 | undergraduate
Principles Of Environmental Science
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Air and Water Pollution
- Describe how the different layers in the atmosphere interact with different pollutants.
- Explain how greenhouse gasses influence the Earth’s climate.
- Determine the effects of pollutants on plant, animal, and aquatic life.
- Describe the types and sources of air and water pollutants.
- Explain why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
- Determine how science and technology are related to environmental issues facing today’s society.
- Describe how environmental hazards affect human population.
Environmental Resources: Mineral, Soil, Land, and Agriculture
- Describe the types of minerals and the properties of soil.
- Describe the types of forestry, rangeland, resources, and management strategies.
- Analyze the impact of human activities on natural resources.
Environmental Resources: Biological, Waste, and Energy
- Determine the value of biological diversity.
- Compare alternative solutions for waste management.
- Determine the impact of different fossil fuels on the environment.
- Identify alternative energy resources and their potential to replace fossil fuels.
- Describe energy flow, cycling of matter, and inhabitant interactions within ecosystems.
- Determine the impact of natural selection and ecological succession on biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.
- Explain effects of population growth on the environment and sustainability.
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