Environmental Enlightenment #320
An organism is an individual form of life, such as a bacterium, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
Ecology deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
In an absolute way, every aspect of our life belongs in ecology.
See Environmental Enlightenment #220, Ecosystems, on the relations of organisms to each other and to their physical surroundings.
Ecological Balance is a term that describes how ecosystems are organized in a state of stability where species coexist with other species and with their environment. For example, predators keep mice under control, insects pollinate flowers, and worms decompose leaf matter. All species are important and help keep the ecosystem balanced. (Acknowledgment: Study.com)
Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms.
Sustainability is how ecosystems remain diverse and productive.
A sustainable plan, program, project or system is one that conserves ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.
Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable systems.
Environmental Enlightenment #326: When something attenuates, it becomes less. Natural attenuation is the process where the presence of certain substance in the environment reduces overtime without human intervention, using physical, chemical and biological processes that are part of nature.
Environmental Enlightenment #325: Volatile Organic Compounds – The Insensible Assailants
Environmental Enlightenment #324: Where it comes to transactions in commercial and industrial real estate, we are not aware of a law, national or local, that requires buyers or sellers or any other stakeholders to perform the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I) Process.