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AP Environmental Science: Cycling of Matter

AP Environmental Science: Cycling of Matter

The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many ... (more)

The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many factors. The three main factors upon which life on the earth depends are...... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Economic Forces

AP Environmental Science: Economic Forces

Economics is the process by which humans manage their environment and its ... (more)

Economics is the process by which humans manage their environment and its resources. The process is made up of a system of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics

AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics

The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to ... (more)

The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to distinguish between behavior that is considered right and that which is considered wrong. As we all know, it is not always easy to distinguish between right and wrong, as there is no universal code of ethics...... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Regulations

AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Regulations

Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have ... (more)

Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have been made to legislate environmental controls throughout history. In 2,700 B.C., the middle-eastern civilization in Ur passed laws protecting the few remaining forests in the region..... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: First order effects

AP Environmental Science: First order effects

The various components of earth's systems interact with one another through the ... (more)

The various components of earth's systems interact with one another through the flow of matter and energy. For example, mass (carbon dioxide and oxygen gases) is exchanged between the biosphere and atmosphere during plant photosynthesis.... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy

AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy

This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, ... (more)

This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This test shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Higher order interactions

AP Environmental Science: Higher order interactions

Although humans have had the capability to monitor earth's systems effectively only ... (more)

Although humans have had the capability to monitor earth's systems effectively only relatively recently, previous global environmental events have not gone unrecorded. Climate indicators exist in various forms (e.g., pollen in lake-bottom sediments, patterns in tree-rings, air bubbles frozen in glacial ice and growth rings in coral)...... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Impact on Human Health

AP Environmental Science: Impact on Human Health

When environmental conditions are degraded such that the range of tolerance is ... (more)

When environmental conditions are degraded such that the range of tolerance is exceeded, there will be a significant impact on human health. Our industrialized society dumps huge amounts of pollutants and toxic wastes into the earth's biosphere without fully considering the consequences.... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Issues and Options

AP Environmental Science: Issues and Options

Environmental issues are a concern of many, if not most, Americans. However, ... (more)

Environmental issues are a concern of many, if not most, Americans. However, there is considerable disagreement on how such issues should be handled. Different people can interpret even a very general issue such as conservation very differently.... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Land

AP Environmental Science: Land

The concept of land use (i.e., the way a particular piece of ... (more)

The concept of land use (i.e., the way a particular piece of land is utilized by humans and other living organisms), seems at first glance a simple and straightforward subject on the surface. Humans use land to build cities where they live (residential land) and work (commercial land)..... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Minerals

AP Environmental Science: Minerals

The earth's crust is composed of many kinds of rocks, each of ... (more)

The earth's crust is composed of many kinds of rocks, each of which is an aggregate of one or more minerals. In geology, the term mineral describes any naturally-occurring solid substance with a specific composition and crystal structure...... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Non-renewable energy sources

AP Environmental Science: Non-renewable energy sources

Sufficient, reliable sources of energy are a necessity for industrialized nations. Energy ... (more)

Sufficient, reliable sources of energy are a necessity for industrialized nations. Energy is used for heating, cooking, transportation and manufacturing. Energy can be generally classified as non-renewable and renewable..... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Population Growth

AP Environmental Science: Population Growth

Families in developing nations are often larger, but less resource intensive (e.g., ... (more)

Families in developing nations are often larger, but less resource intensive (e.g., they use fewer resources per person) than those in more developed nations. However, increasingly human populations wish to have a "western" standard of living. (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Soils

AP Environmental Science: Soils

Soil plays an important role in land ecosystems. In order for a ... (more)

Soil plays an important role in land ecosystems. In order for a community of producers and consumers to become established on land, soil must be present. Furthermore, soil quality is often a limiting factor for population growth in ecosystems.... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: Solid Waste

AP Environmental Science: Solid Waste

In natural systems, there is no such thing as waste. Everything flows ... (more)

In natural systems, there is no such thing as waste. Everything flows in a natural cycle of use and reuse. Living organisms consume materials and eventually return them to the environment, usually in a different form, for reuse. Solid waste (or trash) is a human concept....... (less)

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AP Environmental Science: The solid earth

AP Environmental Science: The solid earth

The earth formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago from a nebular cloud ... (more)

The earth formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago from a nebular cloud of dust and gas that surrounded the sun. As the gas cooled, more solids formed..... (less)

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