Environmental Policies and Our Planet

  1. 6. The action or process of innovating; a new method, idea, or product.
  2. 7. The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income concerning the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
  3. 8. The process of replanting an area with trees.
  4. 10. The variety and variability of life on Earth, including the different species of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the genetic differences within these species, and the ecosystems they form.
  5. 11. The action of clearing a wide area of trees, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.
  6. 13. The deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources, destruction of ecosystems, and extinction of wildlife.
  7. 14. An international treaty within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhousegasemissions mitigation and adaptation.
  8. 15. An economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources, by reusing, recycling, and regenerating products and materials.
  1. 1. A longterm change in the Earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature.
  2. 2. A United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level.
  3. 3. Economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.
  4. 4. The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them.
  5. 5. The presence in or introduction into the environment of contaminants or substances that have harmful or poisonous effects.
  6. 9. Energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power.
  7. 12. A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.