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Environmental Science Unit 1.1
Terms for CPS Environmental Science Course Week 1
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A great abundance; surplus; excess of resources. A seemingly endless supply.
A term used to describe groups like the American Indians in the 1600's. These tribes wandered, moving about from place to place thus causing minimal long term damage to nature.
Guns, Axe and Wheels
.Three technologies used by Europeans in early North America that were more advanced than those in Indian civilizations. These cause changes in the early N. American environment leading to ownership of large amounts of land for farming and cattle.
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
A law that allowed the US Government authority to claim land in order to return its original natural state.
Sierra Club, Wilderness Club, Audubon Society
American environmental organizations. They were formed to help promote the protection of the environment and nature. Many are still thriving today.
A set of moral obligations that define right and wrong in Scientific practices and decisions.
able to meet the current demand for a resource without depleting the future supply
not able to be maintained at the current rate or level
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
Resources produced or made by people that are useful to people.
Release of harmful materials into the environment
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