By Dana Meachen Rau
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One is the natural world of plants, animals, soils, air, and water that preceded us by billions of years and of which we are a part. The other is the world of social institutions and artifacts that we create for ourselves using science, technology, culture, and political organization. Both of these factors are part of our environment (from the French environner: to encircle or surround). Both the natural world and the “built” or technological, social, and cultural world, make up our environment.
When you have a cold or flu, don’t demand antibiotics from your doctor— they aren’t effective against viruses. • If you’re taking antibiotics, continue for the entire time prescribed— quitting as soon as you feel well is an ideal way to select for antibioticresistant germs. • Practice safe sex. • Don’t smoke; avoid smoky places. • If you drink, do so in moderation. Never drive when your reflexes or judgment are impaired. Commonwealth of Independent States • Exercise regularly: walk, swim, jog, dance, garden.
With 90 percent of their preferred habitat destroyed was published in 2008. 4 million acres) of federal lands that their former range. S. Congress established the Endangered will be managed to protect old-growth habitat and, hopefully, stabilize Species Act (ESA) in 1973, the northern spotted owl was identified as owl populations. Again, both sides complained about the compromise. potentially endangered. After decades of study—but little action to protect Loggers accused the government of caring more for owls than people.
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