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Definition of sustainability

Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance: The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sustainability)

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Source function

Source function is natural sources which have originated directly from the biophysical environment.

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Sink function

Sink function is safe absorption of the wastes and pollution produced by human activity.

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Service function

Service function refers to the provision of environment or ecosystem that support life without requiring human actions.

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Spiritual function

Earth's intrinsic, psychological, aesthetic and spiritual value of environments is refer to spiritual function.

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Sustainability

Sustainability is a ability or capacity of something to be maintained or to sustain itself.

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Global warming

Increase ability of the earth atmosphere to trap heat

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Ecological system

Ecological system is a new view of the relationship between the environment and people

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Stewardship

Stewardship is the caring and ethical approach to sustainable management of habitats for benefit of all life on earth.

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Ecological footprint

Ecological footprint is one means of measuring human demand for ecological service.

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Biocapacity

Biocapacity is the capacity of a biome or ecosystem to generate a renewable and on going supply of resource and to process or absorb its wastes

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Enhanced green house effect

Enhanced green house effect is the observable trend of rising world atmospheric temperature over the past century, particularly during the last couple of decades

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Lithosphere

Rock, soil and everything that's related to earth

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Atmosphere

Oxygen and other air element

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Hydrosphere

Water element

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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a process that allow plant containing a chemical called chlorophyll

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Introduce spicies

Is new species that's being introduce

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Plant

Plants is a living things that convert carbon to oxygen

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Inactive species

Is species that's being introduce but it can harm humans

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Biodiversity

A range and variety of all living thing

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Ecoysystem

A biological community of interacting organism and their physical environment.

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Endanger species

Endanger species are species that is starting to go extinct. Example Snow Leopold. This species of Leopold is about to become extinct. Which means that it will soon disappear, not longer in this planet

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Giant panda

Giant panda is a panda that is a specie of panda that is the largest of all panda as you can tell by the name. They eat 4-9 pound of bamboos per day. Other then eating they either move to another spot of sleep.

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Causes

Causes is a thing that is making something e.g. Animals die out

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Carbon credit

Term for a tradable certificate representing the right of a company to emit one metric tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Kyoto prototype

An internationally agreed set of rules developed by the United Nations aiming to reduce climate change through the stabilisation of greenhouse gas emission into the atmosphere.

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Fossil fuel

Carbon-based fuels formed over millions of years, which include coal, petroleum and natural gas.

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Geothermal

(Power) describes power that is generated from molten magma at the earth core and stored in hard rocks under the surface

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Interconnection

People and things that are connected to other people and things in their own and other places

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Climate

Is change in climate over time

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Fire stick farming

Controlling fire to prevent fire and light cause fire stick during dry season

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Animals

Animal is all living beings that except plants