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Ecology

The study of how living things interact with their surroundings. For example, an ecologist may study how a plant operates in different types of soil or whether or not bacteria thrive in various environs. Ecology is important in sustainable development to ensure that an action does not irreparably harm an environment.
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If significant changes to current practices are made, native forest harvesting could become ecologically sustainable.
What is now required is a reordering of the whole of human life around the globe in an ecologically responsible manner -- something heretofore never contemplated by any of our great religious traditions.
In the new version, the less developed cultures are ecologically the fittest.
The book dealt with a family of cuddly but somewhat stupid bears, and it taught small children the importance of practicing ecologically correct procedures; otherwise, the rain forest would be destroyed.
Prospero Minerals Corporation is focused on the cost-effective exploration and ecologically friendly development of natural resources, including mineral depositsCoprimarily gold and diamonds in the Central African RepublicCoas well as water and energy.
While the Gadgil committee had designated the entire Western Ghats range as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA), the Kasturirangan panel recommended that only 37 per cent of the total area be brought under ESA.
Contract notice: Management ecologically sustainable biowaste and related services
Davis Guggenheim, director of the Oscar-nominated global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" will do the ecologically responsible thing on Oscar night.
And while not advocating a return to the paper bark dwellings of the Aborigines, it is clear that many tenets of vernacular tradition, both built and behavioural, are still relevant in the quest to create environments that are both ecologically sustainable and humanly satisfying.
The issue of fire is ecologically and socially complex, to say the least.
A growing aspect of design is the use of ecologically friendly and rapidly renewable materials.
The newly described finds counter the common presumption that such creatures remained small and ecologically suppressed until dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago.