APES Getting Started Guide. What do I have to do to be successful and still keep my sanity in tact, while trying to have a life ?. 1. Be familiar with the APES Web Page, www.ehsscience.com Read assigned pages at home and learn the objectives.
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What do I have to do to be successful and still keep my sanity in tact, while trying to have a life ?
Read assigned pages at home and learn the objectives.
Go the textbook web page and answer all quiz questions.
Don’t wait till the last minute to begin your project.
Know how to write a lab report, as posted on the web page.
Always ask questions when you get stuck or don’t understand something.
Don’t get intimidated, I am always here to help you.
Visit the web page often., keep a journal!
Use study groups or a study buddy to learn concepts.
Relax and take a genuine interest in Environmental Science
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"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" is one widely accepted definition of sustainability.
Stated differently, it involves reorganizing our life support systems - agriculture, transportation, energy production, etc. - so that life on Earth can be sustained indefinitely.
Approximately 6.6 billion humans now inhabit the Earth. By comparison, there might be 20 million mallard ducks and, among a multitude of threatened and endangered species, perhaps 100,000 gorillas, 50,000 polar bears, and less than 10,000 tigers, 2,000 giant pandas and 200 California condors
Describe the three factors that are most important in determining human impact on the environment and solve a problem using the IPAT equation.
What is the IPAT Equation, or I = P X A X T?
The IPAT equation made a contribution to understanding the multiple causes of environmental impact, and it continues to be developed as a method for improving our understanding of these issues. It has not helped in identifying sustainable scale, but it is a useful framework to assist in thinking about ways of reducing environmental impacts by reducing various types of throughput.
Briefly describe some of the data that suggest that certain chemicals used by humans may also function as endocrine disrupters in animals, including humans.
Provide an overview of how human activities have affected the following: the Georges Bank fishery, tropical migrant birds, wolf populations in Yellowstone National Park, and invasive species such as comb jellies and zebra mussels.
In the Massachusetts State Capitol there is a wooden statue of the Sacred Cod, a tribute to the massive fishing ground called Georges Bank. For 200 years codfish from Georges Bank have enriched New England. Now, says the Northeast Fisheries Center, the cod population of Georges Bank is collapsing.
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