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Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Denitrifying Bacteria, Nitrifying Bacteria, Tropospheric Ozone

ENVS: The Nitrogen and Phosphorous Cycles The Nitrogen Cycle How nitrogen moves through our environment: Atmospheric nitrogen is fixed by lightning or specialized bacteria, and becomes avai...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Ocean Acidification, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act Of 1973

ENVS Chapter 2 Notes: Policy Policy: A principle, rule, or set of guidelines chosen to guide decisions, under specific circumstances The Problem: Environmental problems frequently involve changes to e...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture 1: Green Metropolis Notes

New York is a model of environmental responsibility Greenest community in the US Average new yorker consumes gasoline at a rate that the country hasnt matched since the 1920s. 82% of employed new yorkers trav...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Water Vapor, Tropospheric Ozone, Fluoride

ENVS Chapter 9 Notes: Atmospheres and Air Pollution Composition of the atmosphere: 78% Nitrogen 21% Oxygen 1% Other gases Radiatively active: Influences the form and flux of energy (radiation) Ch...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Endangered Species Act Of 1973, Cellular Respiration, Limiting Factor

ENVS Chapter 6 Notes: Ecosystems and Biomes Species: All organisms of the same kind that are genetically similar enough to breed in nature and produce live, fertile offspring Population: All members o...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Total Fertility Rate, Rate Equation, Dependency Ratio

ENVS Chapter 12 Notes: Human Population What determines how fast populations grow? Rate of increase=birth rate + immigration rate - death rate - emigration rate Expressed as per unit population 2 b...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Planned Economy, Mixed Economy, Free Market

ENVS Chapter 3 Notes: Economics Microeconomics: How individuals and businesses make decisions and allocate resources Supply, demand, pricing Macroeconomics: Behavior of the economy on the broader scale ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Amazon Rainforest, Endangered Species Act Of 1973, Anthropocentrism

ENVS Chapter 2 Notes: Values Values and path to sustainability: The best and most lasting way to do this is to empower women, economically and politically Frames, perspectives and responsibilities: Et...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Tetraethyllead, Tetrachloroethylene, Physical Law

ENVS Chapter 1 Notes: Intro, cities, and sustainability Hydraulic Fracturing: Process of injecting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations with pressure, releasing natural gas trapped in shale rock s...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Water Cycle, Virtual Water, Transpiration

ENVS: The Water Cycle The Hydrologic Cycle Evaporation: Liquid to vapor without plants Water moves from areas of high concentration (soils and liquid pools) to low concentration ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture 12: Test 3: Non-renewable Energy

ENVS: Nonrenewable Energy What is Nonrenewable? Energy types for which the rate of supply is less than the rate of use are non-renewable Example: Oil is forming today deep underground, but at a ra...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hydrosphere, Lithosphere

ENVS: The Carbon Cycle Earths Structural Spheres Lithosphere: Rock, sediment, soil, below the earths surface Atmosphere: Air surrounding the planet Hydrosphere: All wat...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Passive Solar Building Design, Photovoltaics, Kilowatt Hour

ENVS: Renewable Energy Solar Power: Active: Convert suns energy from heat to other useful forms, such as electricity and hot water Photovoltaics: Devices that...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Mutation Breeding, Calrose Rice, Norman Borlaug

ENVS: Agriculture and Food Improved Crops Mendelian Genetics: Possible to manipulate traits with predictable outcomes but limited capacity to really change crops Artificial Pollinatio...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
ENVS 1000 Study Guide - Final Guide: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Glyphosate, Crop Diversity

Agriculture Causes of the green revolution: Fertilizers Better forms of irrigation Pest control New crop varieties Mechanization What happens when a country becomes more industrialized ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White

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