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U n i t i Introduction
the human population level on this planet has grown so rapidly in the
last century that there is cause for concern. We will probably number over
9 billion by the year 2100! Managing our natural resources in a sustainable
way to care for such vast numbers of people will be your challenge.

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The UN report on Human Population to 2300, published in 2004,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm
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REVIEW QuESTIONS
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True or false? Water is a renewable resource because we can use it, treat it, and then use it again.
True or false? Forests are a good example of a nonexhaustible resource because they grow back after we use them.
Iron is an exhaustible resource. Does that mean we will run out of iron soon?
Is nature ever really "balanced"?
Which is more complex, a food chain or a food web?
What term is used to identify a "species that is non-native and that causes environmental or economic harm"?
What term is used to identify the maximum number of any given plant or animal that a given area can support?
The United Nations predicts that the world's human population will stabilize at around how many billions
over the next three centuries?
9. What management system uses a single resource (like a forest) for more than one use (such as wood production, hiking, hunting, and water control)?
10. If we use a natural resource carefully and in such a way that we should not "run out" of it in the foreseeable
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Define nonexhaustible natural resources. Give examples.
Define renewable natural resources. Give examples.
Define exhaustible natural resources. Give examples.
Describe an ecosystem.
Describe humankind's ecosystem and explain why it has expanded.
Is there an accurate balance in nature? What would an accurate balance in nature mean?
Discuss some ways that nature is balanced.
Describe a food chain.
Define carrying capacity.
Describe the trends of human population growth over the past 8,000 years.
Describe the difference between conservation and preservation.
Compare and contrast sustainability and the "green movement."


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