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By Eldon D. Enger, Bradley Smith

ISBN-10: 0073383201

ISBN-13: 9780073383200

This full-color, introductory environmental technology textual content is understood for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The method and studying point conceal the elemental options with out overloading scholars with an excessive amount of element. The authors toughen the text's significant subject of "interrelationships" via delivering a historic viewpoint, details on monetary and political realities, talk about the position of other social reports, and combine this with the an important technology to explain the flora and fauna and the way we impact it.

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In 1983, however, the India Wildlife Protection Act prohibited the grazing of buffalo in the park. As a result, the weeds grew to their full height and in solid masses that created a physical barrier that prevented the cranes from accessing their main food source, which led to a dramatic decrease in the numbers of cranes in the park. The Wildlife Protection Act was formulated and implemented without consultation with local scientists or local communities. A decade-long study, costing nearly US$ 1 million indicated that grazing buffalo were key to controlling the growth of grasses and water weeds and that control of these plants was needed to support the Siberian crane and other bird populations.

Many cultures ground this belief on the existence of a right The debates over chemical and radioactive waste disposal are exto life. It is considered unethical to deprive humans of this right amples of the increasingly international nature of pollution. Many to their life. Ethics can help us to understand what actions are European countries are concerned about the transportation of rawrong and why they are wrong. Many of the issues discussed dioactive and toxic wastes across their borders. ) have ethical and economic growth have today become complex balancing acts dimensions.

Wolves kill and eat elk. This has resulted in a significant reduction in the size of the elk herd from about 19,000 prior to wolf reintroduction to about 11,000 now. The presence of wolves also has modified the behavior of elk. Because they must be more vigilant and move about more because of the predatory behavior of wolves, elk spend less time feeding on willow, cottonwood, and aspen. Both the change in behavior and the reduced size of the elk herd have allowed the regeneration of stands of willow and aspen.

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