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Ch 9: CEOE Earth Science: Environmental Ethics & Management

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Let us help you delve into the ethics of environmental sustainability. This chapter contains lessons that will help you study for these types of questions on the CEOE Earth Science exam.

CEOE Earth Science: Environmental Ethics & Management - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to get ready for the CEOE Earth Science exam. Learn about the sustainability of our environment and steps we can take to protect our planet. By the end of this chapter you will have explored:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • How humans affect sustainability
  • Environmental ethics and the impact of human values
  • Strategies for environmental planning
  • Legislation regarding the environment
  • Regulation involving incentives
  • Environmental laws, regulations and treaties

The lessons have been specially formulated by educational professionals to allow you to review all of the information necessary to prepare for the exam. The lessons include a short video for visual learning. The videos' transcripts are included as extra resources. You can take the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned and practice for the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: CEOE Earth Science: Environmental Ethics & Management
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Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

1. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.

Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability

2. Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability

The environment has a remarkable ability to sustain itself. However, human behaviors disrupt the natural environment and threaten environmental sustainability. Learn how population growth, depletion of resources, and pollution threaten nature.

Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

3. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.

Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

4. Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

Environmental planning and decision making take into consideration the needs of society and the natural environment when developing an area. Learn how environmental planning and decision making are carried out to create sustainable outcomes.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

5. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

6. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

An incentive-based regulatory approach aims to reduce environmentally-harmful pollutants by offering inducements to polluters who limit their emissions. Learn how environmental taxes and tradable permits are utilized to help protect the environment.

Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

7. Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

Mining is big business, but mines can pose numerous hazards. Because of this, both national and international laws are in place to protect miners and the environment while still allowing the products of mining to play a role in our everyday lives.

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