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Environmental Science
Carl Mitchell

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 survive. Renewable natural resources: some renewable resources, such as sunlight, wind, and wave energy, are perpetually renewed and essentially inexhaustible. 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 stock-and-flow resources. Non-renewable natural
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