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1: Introduction to Environmental Science

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    • 1.1: What is Environmental Science?
      Environmental science is the dynamic, interdisciplinary study of the interaction of living and non-living parts of the environment, with special focus on the impact of humans on the environment. The study of environmental science includes circumstances, objects, or conditions by which an organism or community is surrounded and the complex ways in which they interact.
    • 1.2: Introduction to Sustainability
      This section introduces the concept of sustainability, which refers to the sociopolitical, scientific, and cultural challenges of living within the means of the earth without significantly impairing its function.
    • 1.3: Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice
    • 1.4: Environmental Policy
      This section describes how movements in US history have influenced how environmental policy was introduced and what the focus points were.


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