Chapter 1 (week 1)
Environment: is more than water, land, and air; it is the sum total of our
surroundings. It includes all of Earth`s biotic and abiotic.
Biotic: components, or living things
Abiotic: components, or nonliving thing, with which we interact
Environmental science: is the study of how the natural world works, how
our environment affects us, and how we affect our environment.
Natural resource: the various substances and energy sources we need to
Renewable natural resources: some renewable resources, such as sunlight,
wind, and wave energy, are perpetually renewed and essentially
Resources management: is strategic decision making and planning aimed
at balancing the use of a resource with its protection and preservation.
Stock: is the harvestable portion of the resource.
Stock-and-flow resources: Renewable resources are sometimes called