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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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Kerala has a 15-year-old law called the Ecologically Fragile Lands Act, which says people can be evicted from protected areas, such as wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
Tourism in Boracay, if made ecologically sustainable, would be value-adding, particularly for livelihoods.
La critique de Thinking Ecologically: Environmental Thought, Values and Policy (Morito 2002) debute sur une reconnaissance des efforts de l'auteur, dans ce livre et autres ouvrages, a elaborer une ethique environnementale fondee sur une valorisation ecologique de la nature, et ouvre un dialogue plus elargi au sujet des possibilites fascinantes inherentes a une telle [much less than] pensee ecologique [much greater than].
The company's new Eco-Save line, for instance, offers four high-performance, ecologically friendly household cleaners.
* help landowners financially and technically to adopt ecologically sustainable practices
Despite HIV counsellors and donkeys replacing sheets and toasters on her gifts list, Jessica said after Saturday's ceremony in Holborn, London: "It wasn't at all hair-shirt, just ecologically friendly."
As well as being ecologically appropriate and environmentally responsive, the planted screens are also a highly adaptable and relatively economical means of reducing energy use in buildings.
The overall building is designed to be ecologically friendly and is constructed of mill wood and Heinz pickle barrels, among other recycled materials.
The garden will be featured in a forthcoming video by Greening Sacred Spaces, which showcases ecologically sound projects undertaken by faith communities in Toronto.
Pollan showers encomiums on the small farms that humanely and ecologically raise cattle, pigs, and chickens and sell their meat, milk, and eggs locally.
Environmental: Most materials were salvaged, straw walls, completely ecologically sound
The land includes some of IP's most ecologically important lands, and most will remain working forests.

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