78 relations: Air pollution, Anthropology, Awake!, Biodiversity, Built environment, Cambridge University Press, Carl F. Jordan, Chichen Itza, Climate change, Commercialism, Conservation biology, Conservation movement, Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources, Cultural diversity, Deforestation, Ecology, Ecoregion, Ecosystem services, Energy conservation, Environmental movement, Environmental protection, Environmentalism, Ethical consumerism, Ethics, Extinction, Fishery, Fossil fuel, Genetic diversity, George Perkins Marsh, Globalization, Green politics, Habitat, Habitat conservation, Harcourt (publisher), Henry David Thoreau, Human impact on the environment, Index of environmental articles, John Muir, Laissez-faire, Learned society, List of environmental issues, List of environmental organizations, Local purchasing, Man and Nature, National nature reserve, National park, National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, Natural capital, Natural environment, Natural history, ..., Natural resource, Non-governmental organization, Non-renewable resource, Overfishing, Oxford University Press, Quality of life, Renewable resource, Respect diversity, Romanticism, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scientific American, Seed bank, Simple living, Slow Food, Species, Survival International, Sustainability, Sustainable agriculture, Theodore Roosevelt, Trail ethics, Utilitarianism, Walden, Water conservation, Water pollution, Wildlife conservation, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yucatán. Expand index (28 more) » « Shrink index
Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth's atmosphere.
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.
Awake! is an illustrated religious magazine published every second month by Jehovah's Witnesses via the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.
Biodiversity, a portmanteau of biological (life) and diversity, generally refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth.
In social science, the term built environment, or built world, refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings to parks.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Carl F. Jordan is Professor Emeritus, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia.
Chichen Itza, Chichén Itzá, often with the emphasis reversed in English to; from Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha' (Barrera Vásquez et al., 1980.) "at the mouth of the well of the Itza people" was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).
Commercialism is the application of both manufacturing and consumption towards personal usage, or the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of free enterprise geared toward generating profit.
Conservation biology is the management of nature and of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions.
The conservation movement, also known as nature conservation, is a political, environmental, and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including animal and plant species as well as their habitat for the future.
Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources is a strategy wherein samples of animal genetic materials are preserved cryogenically.
Cultural diversity is the quality of diverse or different cultures, as opposed to monoculture, the global monoculture, or a homogenization of cultures, akin to cultural decay.
Deforestation, clearance, or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.
Ecology (from οἶκος, "house", or "environment"; -λογία, "study of") is the branch of biology which studies the interactions among organisms and their environment.
An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.
Ecosystem services are the many and varied benefits that humans freely gain from the natural environment and from properly-functioning ecosystems.
Energy conservation is the effort made to reduce the consumption of energy by using less of an energy service.
The environmental movement (sometimes referred to as the ecology movement), also including conservation and green politics, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organization controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.
Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.
Ethical consumerism (alternatively called ethical consumption, ethical purchasing, moral purchasing, ethical sourcing, ethical shopping or green consumerism) is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of dollar voting.
Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.
In biology, extinction is the termination of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species.
Generally, a fishery is an entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery.
A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.
Genetic diversity is the total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species.
George Perkins Marsh (March 15, 1801 – July 23, 1882), an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist and by recognizing the irreversible impact of man's actions on the earth, a precursor to the sustainability concept, although "conservationist" would be more accurate.
Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.
Green politics (also known as ecopolitics) is a political ideology that aims to create an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice and grassroots democracy.
In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives.
Habitat conservation is a management practice that seeks to conserve, protect and restore habitat areas for wild plants and animals, especially conservation reliant species, and prevent their extinction, fragmentation or reduction in range.
Harcourt was a United States publishing firm with a long history of publishing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children.
Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification), mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crises, and ecological collapse.
The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, includes all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth.
John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
Laissez-faire (from) is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government intervention such as regulation, privileges, tariffs and subsidies.
A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organisation that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines such as the arts.
This is an alphabetical list of environmental issues, harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment.
This is a list of environmental organizations by organization type (intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental) and further subdivided by country.
Local purchasing is a preference to buy locally produced goods and services over those produced farther away.
Man and Nature: Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action, first published in 1864, was written by American polymath scholar and diplomat George Perkins Marsh. Marsh intended it to show that “whereas think the earth made man, man in fact made the earth”.
Nature reserves deemed to be of national importance, or controlled by a national-level body may be known as national nature reserves.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.
Natural capital is the world's stock of natural resources, which includes geology, soils, air, water and all living organisms.
The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally, meaning in this case not artificial.
Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.
Natural resources are resources that exist without actions of humankind.
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.
A non-renewable resource (also called a finite resource) is a resource that does not renew itself at a sufficient rate for sustainable economic extraction in meaningful human time-frames.
Overfishing is the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate that the species cannot replenish in time, resulting in those species either becoming depleted or very underpopulated in that given area.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life.
A renewable resource is a natural resource which replenishes to overcome resource depletion caused by usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale.
The prerogative to respect diversity, often said to "begin with biodiversity" of non-human life, is basic to some 20th-century studies, such as cultural ecology, Queer studies, and anthropological linguistics.
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.
Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.
Seeds are living creatures and keeping them viable over the long term requires adjusting storage moisture and temperature appropriately.
Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one's lifestyle.
Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking.
In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.
Survival International is a human rights organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous tribal peoples and uncontacted peoples.
Sustainability is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.
Sustainable agriculture is farming in sustainable ways based on an understanding of ecosystem services, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
Trail ethics deals with ethics as it applies to the use of trails.
Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that states that the best action is the one that maximizes utility.
Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities to sustainably manage the natural resource of fresh water, to protect the hydrosphere, and to meet the current and future human demand.
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities.
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitat.
Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.
Yosemite National Park is an American national park lying in the western Sierra Nevada of California.
Yucatán, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Yucatán (Estado Libre y Soberano de Yucatán), is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.