env100 | undergraduate
Principles Of Environmental Science
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Ecosystems and Sustainability
- Explain why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
- Examine the flow of energy in ecosystems.
- Describe living and nonliving components of a biome.
- Apply the concepts of natural selection and succession to a changing ecosystem.
Human Population and the Environment
- Describe how environmental hazards affect human population.
- Explain the factors that produce changes in population size.
- Identify the environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization.
Air and Water Pollution
- Examine air and water pollutants.
- Determine the effects of pollutants on human, plant, and animal life.
- Identify the impact of human activities on a water resource.
Environmental Resources: Biological, Waste, and Energy
- Determine the value of biological diversity.
- Compare alternative solutions for waste management.
- Determine the impact of fossil fuels on the environment.
- Identify alternative energy resources and their potential to replace fossil fuels.
- Describe challenges associated with energy resource management.
Environmental Resources: Mineral, Soil, Land, and Agriculture
- Describe 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.
- Rationalize a sustainable plan for addressing an environmental issue.
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