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Chapter 1: Science and the Environment, Section 1: Understanding Our Environment, Day 1:
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___________ is the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organism or a community, which ranges from a small area to Earth's entire biosphere.
Humans on the environment.
It includes the study of the impact of ___________________.
Understand and solve environmental problems.
A major goal of environmental science is to ____________________.
1. How our actions alter our environment. 2. The use of natural resources like water, coal, and oil.
To accomplish this goal, environmental scientists study main types of interactions between humans and their environment:
Important to the foundation of environmental science is what?
______________ is the study of interactions of living organisms with one another and with their environment.
___________ is the study of living things.
_________________ is the study of chemicals and their interactions.
________________ is the study of matter and energy.
Observation of non -scientists.
However, the ______________________ are the first steps toward addressing an environmental problem.
_______________ are people who obtain food by collecting plants and by hunting wild animals or scavenging their remains.
1. Hunted buffalo. 2. Fires to burn prairies and prevent the growth of trees.
Hunter-gathers affect their environment in many ways:
1. ______________. 2. _______________. This left the prairie as an open grassland idea for hunting bison.
1. Giant sloths. 2. Giant bison. 3. Mastodons. 4. Cave bears. 5. Saber-toothed Cats.
In North America, a combination of rapid climate changes and overhunting by hunter-gathers may have led to the disappearance of some large mammal species, including:
1. ____________. 2. __________. 3. ________. 4. ________. 5. _______.
_______________ is the raising of crops & livestock for food or for other products that are useful to humans.
The practice of agriculture started in many different parts of the world over ____________________ ago.
The change has such a dramatic impact on human societies & their environment that it is often called the _________________________.
Concentrate in smaller areas placing increased pressure.
As populations grew, they began to _______________ on the local environments.
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