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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 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 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 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 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 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 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Renewable Energy, Status Quo, Geopolitics

ENVS: Global Energy Setting the stage People in developed countries use many times more energy per person than in undeveloped countries Countries continue to develop Population continues to grow ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
J.White
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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