ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
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land below sea level from which water has been removed and is protected by dikes (dams)
the increase in the population of a city
Urban development results in ____.
decreased forest land
increased paved surfaces
increased soil erosion
Chemical agents used for agricultural purposes _____.
cause water pollution
enable farmers to grow more crops
contaminate the soil
According to the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFEs), sustainable forest development is defined by these three criteria.
It does not damage other ecosystems.
It fulfills social and economic potential.
It maintains reproductive ability, biodiversity, and productivity.
Europe's non-native forests _____.
are grown on poor quality land
support less biodiversity
What makes seas especially vulnerable to pollution?
little water exchange
Where does the availability of water pose the greatest problem?
in areas that receive little precipitation
in Mediterranean Europe
European environmental issues that affect the atmosphere include _____.
ozone layer depletion
Threats to Europe's marine environment include _____.
This is an international plan to protect the North-East Atlantic marine environment from pollution.
Which strategies have helped reduce air pollution in Europe?
adopting energy conservation practices
converting to unleaded gas
improving fuel efficiency
This international policy focuses on the ozone layer.
What are some of the major environmental issues in Europe?
Solutions to environmental problems in Europe must _____.
deal with multiple uses for resources