Using the assigned readings from Week Four, write
a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Your responses
will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content.
minerals affect society?
the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples
from each category and discuss their uses.
minerals extracted from the Earth and processed?
are the different ways minerals can be mined? Provide a brief description of at
least three types of mining.
does extracting minerals have on the environment?
your definition of soil? What is soil
composed of? Why is soil important to the environment?
types of organisms are found in soil? Determine the relationship between soil
soil erosion? How can soil become polluted? What effect does soil erosion and
pollution have on the environment?
the purpose of soil reclamation?
and Rangeland Resources and Management Strategies
between government-owned and public lands. Which government agencies are
involved with government-owned lands? What is the purpose of government-owned
the forest an important ecosystem?
your definition of forest management?
What is its purpose? Describe the concept of sustainable forestry.
does the harvesting of trees and deforestation have on forests and the
environment? Is there a preferred method for harvesting trees? Explain.
a rangeland? Describe rangeland degradation and desertification. What effect does
degradation and desertification have on the environment?
overgrazing? What effect does this have on rangelands?
strategies can be employed for managing and conserving forests and rangelands?
the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture? What effect
do these methods have on the environment?
one agricultural challenge, other than soil erosion, that society faces? Explain
would you describe sustainable agriculture? How does it affect the environment?
In regards to agriculture, what are the advantages and disadvantages involved
with genetic engineering?