Environmental Biology Questions
by Staci Penton
What is sustainable living? How could someone achieve sustainable living? Do you personally think you could reach sustainable living?
Fossil fuels vs. Renewable energy
How Long It Takes to Decompose Things.
GLASS BOTTLE: 1 million years
DISPOSABLE DIAPER: 250-500 years
WOOD: 200-300 years
PAPER: 6 weeks
PLASTIC GROCERY BAG: 20-1000 years
STYROFOAM CUP: 500 years to forever
ALUMINUM CAN: 200-500 years
COTTON T-SHIRT: 6 months
APPLE CORE: 2 months
What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? What can we do here in Iowa to help decrease it, is it even possible?
The Tundra Biome!
Dead Zones of the Gulf of Mexico
PARASITES- an organism that lives in or on another organism and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.
MIMICRY- the action or art of imitating someone or something
MUTUALISM- the doctrine that mutual dependence is necessary to social well-being.
COMMENSALISM- an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives benefit nor harm.