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Earthquakes
Feast or Famine
Franken Foods
Geologic Time
The Lorax (Part 1)
The Lorax (Part 2)
The Lorax (Part 3)
Napoli (Part 1)
Napoli (Part 2)
Napoli (Part 3)
Napoli (Part 4)
Napoli (Part 5)
Napoli (Part 6)
Napoli (Part 7)
Napoli (Part 8)
The Seasons
Story of Stuff
The Universe

Vocab

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Acute

Algae

allopatric speciation

ammonification

Anaerobic

Anomalies

anthropocentric

barrier islands

benthos

biocentric

biomass

carbon cycle

carbon sink

Catastrophic

climax community

coevolution

Coliform Bacteria

commensalism

Commercial Harvesting

community

Concentration

Conifer

coniferous forest

control group

Convection cell

convergent evolution

deciduous forest

deductive reasoning

denitrification

dependent variable

detritivore

Disinfection

Dissemination

divergent evolution

double blind experiment

ecofeminism

ecological niche

ecological succession

Ecosystem

ecotone

edge effect

entropy

environmental indicators

environmental justice

environmental racism

equilibrium

estuary

Evergreen

exotic species

Fermentation

fire climaxed communities

Fluctuations

frontier science

fundamental niche

generalist

geographic isolation

Hemoglobin

hydrologic cycle

Impervious

Inaccessible

independent variable

inductive reasoning

instrumental value

Intermittent

interspecific competition

intraspecific competition

intrinsic value

Isobars

keystone species

Latitude

Leukemia

mangrove

mimicry

Moderators

natural capital

negative feedback loop

nitrification

nitrogen cycle

nitrogen fixation

Nucleus

Offset

open system

Optimal

Oxidation

parasitism

pathogen

pelagic

phosphorous cycle

Photosynthesis

phytoplankton

pioneer species

Plague

Pore spaces

positive feedback loop

preservationist

primary productivity

primary succession

principle of tolerance

Qualitative

Quantitative

radioisotopes

realized niche

Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)

Reflected

Refracted

Regional Consequences

Residence Time

resilience

resource partitioning

Saffir/Simpson

Salt Domes

Scattered

scientific consensus

secondary succession

Seismic Activity

Self-Regulating

specialist

Stabilize

Sterilization

stewardship

sulfur cycle

sympatric speciation

Systems

Tax Incentive

temperate forest

thermocline

thermodynamics

tolerance limits

toxic colonialism

trophic level

tropical rainforest

Underutilized

utilitarian

Viscous

wetland

Xeroscaping

acute

agribusiness

aquaculture

bioaccumulation

Biodegradable

biomagnification

Cap Rock

carcinogen

chlorinated hydrocarbons

Clay

contour plowing

cover crops

DDT

Decomposers

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desertification

endocrine disruptors

erosion

famine

food security

fumigants

fungicide

genetically modified

green revolution

herbicide

humus

inorganic pesticides

insecticide

integrated pest management

Landfills

Lead

malnourished

morbidity

mortality

mutagen

natural organic pesticides

neurotoxin

Nutrient

Organic Matter

organophosphates

overnourished

perennial species

persistent organic

pesticide

pH scale

pollutant

Radon

reduced tillage

Resistant

risk assessment

Routinely monitored

sick building syndrome

Sink Hole

soil

soil horizons

soil profile

strip farming

subsoil

sustainable agriculture

teratogen

terracing

Topography

topsoil

toxicology

toxin

undernourished

Urban Heat Island

UV radiation

waterlogging

acid deposition

Acid rain

aerosols

albedo

Ammonia

Aqueduct

aquifer

artesian well

atmospheric deposition

Auto emissions standards

Barometric Pressure

biological oxygen demand

Black Water

Brackish Water

carbon dioxide

carbon monoxide

Catalytic converter

CFCs

Chlorine

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Clean Water Act (1972)

climate

cold front

Condensation

convection currents

Coriolis effect

cultural eutrophication

desalination

dew point

discharge

dissolved oxygen

Distillation

downbursts

Drip Irrigation

Drought

Drought cycle

effluent sewerage

ENSO

Estuaries

Eutectic Fluid

eutrophic

Evaporation

Evapotranspiration

fecal coliforms

Flood control devices

Fujita Scale

Gray Water

greenhouse effect

Greenhouse Gas

groundwater

Hard Water

infiltration

jet stream

Kyoto Protocol

La Nina

Lake Effect snow

Legionnaires Disease

Meander

methane

Mono Lake

Monsoon

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

nitrogen oxides

nonpoint source

Nor’easter

Ogallala Aquifer

oligotrophic

Orographic effect (Chinook winds)

Overdrawn

oxygen sag curve

ozone

Percolation

Permafrost

Phosphates

point source

Porosity

Potable Water

primary pollutant

primary water treatment

rain shadow

recharge zone

Recreational Fishing

red tide

relative humidity

Reservoir

Reverse Osmosis

Safe Drinking Water Act (1996)

salt water intrusion

saturation point

secondary pollutant

secondary water treatment

Siltation

Soluble

Spectrum

Spillways

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Storm Surge

Storm water

stratosphere

Sublimation

subsidence

sulfur dioxide

temperature inversions

tertiary water treatment

transpiration

Tributary

Tropical Depression

troposphere

Turbulence

Typhoon

Upwelling

VOCs

Vortex

warm front

Water Quality Act (1987)

water table

withdrawal

Zebra Mussel

zone of aeration

zone of saturation

administrative courts

administrative law

Anthropogenic

arbitration

Asbestos

Ash

Bhopal, India

biocentric preservation

biodegradable plastic

bioremediation

brownfields

case law

civil law

classical economics

Clean Air Act

common law

composting

conservation

Contaminants

Corrosive

cost benefit analysis

criminal law

Criteria pollutants

deep ecology

demand

demanufacture

discount rates

Dose Threshold Level

e-waste

ecological economics

ecological footprint

emissions trading

environmental law

environmental literacy

environmental policy

external costs

Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973

Global Warming

globalization

green plans

gross domestic product

gross national product

Hazardous Chemicals

hazardous waste

Heavy Metals

High Level Wastes

incineration

indigenous people

internal costs

Law of the minimum

Leachate

lobbying

Love Canal

Low Level Wastes

marginal costs and benefits

market equilibrium

mediation

megacity

megalopolis

Montreal Protocol

Municipal Sewage

National Priority List (NPL)

neoclassical economics

Nitrates

nongovernmental organizations

nonrenewable resource

open access system

Petrochemicals

photodegradable plastic

phytoremediation

PM-10

policy

pollution charges

precautionary principle

precedent

preservation

Primary Sewage Treatment

recycle

renewable resource

Residue

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, 1976)

Resource Recovery Act (1970)

rider

Runoff

sanitary landfill

Scrubbers

secure landfill

shantytown

Sludge

slums

smart growth

Smog (industrial)

Smog (photochemical)

Solid Waste Disposal Act (1965)

squattertown

Stack emissions

statute law

Sulfur oxides

Superfund Act (1980)

supply

Suspended particulate matter (SPM)

sustainability

sustainable development

Thermal Pollution

tort law

Toxic

Toxic Release Inventory

tragedy of the commons

urban area

urbanization

utilitarian conservation

village

Waste Lagoons

Waste Stream

waste to energy

wise use group

Abiotic Factor

age structure diagram

Aldo Leopold

Baby Boom

biodiversity

biotic potential

birth control

carrying capacity

CITES

clear-cutting

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Consumers

Coral Reefs

crude birth rate

crude death rate

debt-for-nature swap

deforestation

demographic transition

demography

Density

density dependent factors

density independent factors

developing country

doubling time

Dynamic State of Equilibrium

ecological restoration

ecosystem management

emigration

endangered species

environmental resistance

epidemiology

exponential growth

extinction

family planning

fecundity

fertility

Fertility Rate

Fertilization

flagship species

floodplain

Food Chain

Food Web

forest management

founder effect

fuelwood

Gene Pool

Genetic Diversity

genetic drift

Gifford Pinchot

Habitat

Herbivores

Histogram

immigration

infant mortality rate

intrinsic value

Introduced Species

invasive species

J curve

J-Shaped Curve

k-selected species

landscape ecology

life expectancy

life span

logistic growth

Marine Climate

Migration

monoculture forestry

mortality

Mutagenic

Mutate

Native Species

natural increase

Niches

Omnivores

open canopy

overharvesting

overshoots

pasture

Pathogenic organisms

Population

population crash

population density

Population Dieback

Population Explosion

Producers

r-selected species

rangeland

re-creation

reclamation

rehabilitation

remediation

replacement level fertility

restoration ecology

S curve

selective cutting

Species

Sport Hunting

strip cutting

survivorship

threatened species

Tipping point

total fertility rate

total growth rate

vulnerable species

wetland mitigation

wilderness

wildlife refuges

zero population growth

Monday: Energy

active solar power

Alaska Pipeline

Alternative Renewable Energy

Aswan High Dam

black lung disease

breeder reactor

chain reaction

chemical weathering

Chernobyl

Coal Liquefaction

Cogeneration

Combustion

Commercial Breeding

Containment building

control rod

Conventional Energy

converging plate boundary

Cracking

Diesel

diverging plate boundary

Energy Crisis

Energy Cycle

energy efficiency

Enriched Uranium

Estimated Reserves

ethanol

first law of thermodynamics

fossil fuel

Gasoline

geothermal energy

green pricing

Heat Tax

Hidden energy

High Quality Energy

Home Energy Audits

hybrid vehicles

Hydrocarbons

hydrogen fuel cell

igneous rock

joule

Kerosene

lithification

Low Quality Energy

magma

mass wasting

mechanical weathering

metamorphic rock

methane hydrate

methanol

Microwave

mineral

net energy yield

April 29
nuclear fission

nuclear fusion

Oil Glut

oil shale

OPEC

Open burning

passive solar

photovoltaic cells

proven resource

rock cycle

second law of thermodynamics

sedimentary rock

sedimentation

smelting

Solar Energy

Spent Fuel

subsurface mining

surface mining

Synfuels

tar sand

tectonic plates

Tennessee Valley Authority

Three Gorges Dam

tidal station

transform boundary

U-238

Watt

weathering

Yucca Mountain


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