Flashcards on Our Environment

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What is meant by the term 'environment'?

The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.

What are the three main components of the environment?

The three main components of the environment are the physical environment, the biological environment, and the social environment.

What is environmental science?

Environmental science is the scientific study of the environment and its complex systems.

What are some examples of natural resources?

Examples of natural resources include air, water, forests, minerals, and fossil fuels.

What is the importance of biodiversity?

Biodiversity is important for maintaining the balance of ecosystems, providing resources, and supporting human well-being.

What is pollution?

Pollution refers to the introduction of harmful substances or contaminants into the environment, causing adverse effects on living organisms and their surroundings.

What are the major types of pollution?

The major types of pollution are air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution.

What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat in the Earth's atmosphere by certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, causing global warming and climate change.

What are some ways to conserve energy?

Some ways to conserve energy include turning off lights when not in use, using energy-efficient appliances, insulating homes, and reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable materials to prevent them from going to landfills and conserve natural resources.

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is the clearing, removal, or destruction of forests, primarily for agricultural purposes, urbanization, or logging.

What are the effects of deforestation?

The effects of deforestation include loss of habitat for wildlife, soil erosion, climate change, and disrupted ecological balance.

What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development is the practice of using resources in a way that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

What is the ozone layer?

The ozone layer is a layer of ozone molecules in the Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, protecting life on Earth.

What are the causes of water pollution?

Causes of water pollution include industrial waste, sewage, agricultural runoff, oil spills, and improper disposal of chemicals.

What is the role of individuals in protecting the environment?

Individuals can protect the environment by practicing recycling, conserving energy and water, reducing waste, using eco-friendly products, and spreading awareness about environmental issues.

What is meant by the term 'environment'?

The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.

What are the three main components of the environment?

The three main components of the environment are the physical environment, the biological environment, and the social environment.

What is environmental science?

Environmental science is the scientific study of the environment and its complex systems.

What are some examples of natural resources?

Examples of natural resources include air, water, forests, minerals, and fossil fuels.

What is the importance of biodiversity?

Biodiversity is important for maintaining the balance of ecosystems, providing resources, and supporting human well-being.

What is pollution?

Pollution refers to the introduction of harmful substances or contaminants into the environment, causing adverse effects on living organisms and their surroundings.

What are the major types of pollution?

The major types of pollution are air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution.

What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat in the Earth's atmosphere by certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, causing global warming and climate change.

What are some ways to conserve energy?

Some ways to conserve energy include turning off lights when not in use, using energy-efficient appliances, insulating homes, and reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable materials to prevent them from going to landfills and conserve natural resources.

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is the clearing, removal, or destruction of forests, primarily for agricultural purposes, urbanization, or logging.

What are the effects of deforestation?

The effects of deforestation include loss of habitat for wildlife, soil erosion, climate change, and disrupted ecological balance.

What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development is the practice of using resources in a way that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

What is the ozone layer?

The ozone layer is a layer of ozone molecules in the Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, protecting life on Earth.

What are the causes of water pollution?

Causes of water pollution include industrial waste, sewage, agricultural runoff, oil spills, and improper disposal of chemicals.

What is the role of individuals in protecting the environment?

Individuals can protect the environment by practicing recycling, conserving energy and water, reducing waste, using eco-friendly products, and spreading awareness about environmental issues.

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