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Environmental Issues Quiz 1
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Problems or challenges to the natural environment caused by people, but can rarely be caused by nature itself.
A change to the environment that has a negative impact on living things is known as ________________.
Resources that can be replaced in a relatively short amount of time
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
Wind, Water, Sunlight, Trees are
Examples of Renewable Resources
Coal, Oil, Natural Gases are
Examples of Nonrenewable Sources
____________________ is the study of how humans interact with the environment and how the environment itself itself acts.
___________ is used to power our homes and is mined from hundreds of feet underground.
____________, ___________, and ___________ are the three viewpoints that are commonly used when interpreting environmental science.
Development, Preservation, and Conservation
The idea that humans should use Earth's resources as much as possible ( this viewpoint is more towards that content of humans).
The belief that all parts of the environment should be equally respected.
The belief that you can use resources as long as you do not destroy the area around it.
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