People adapt to the environment in several different ways in order to cope with changing environmental and climatological conditions on the planet. Humans have been adapting to the changing environment since the dawn of ... More »

Humans adapt to changes in the environment by genetic change, developmental adjustments, acclimatization, and cultural or technological advances. Of these, the fourth is almost uniquely human and has been the key to the ... More »

At the height of the Empire in the 16th century, the Inca civilization stretched across the western region of South America between Ecuador and Chile, encompassing land in what is now Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. ... More »

Environmental ethics is a form of philosophy that considers the ways humans interact with their natural environment and with nonhuman animals. This includes a moral consideration of the human approach to natural resource... More »

It is important to protect the environment because man-made disruptions to ecosystems can cause extinction, because pollution creates dangers for both animals and people, and because mankind owes the natural world a mora... More »

Environmental sanitation refers to a collection of actions and policies aimed at improving or maintaining the standard of core environmental conditions affecting the well-being of people. These conditions include a clean... More »

Global warming affects people by impacting climate with higher temperatures and catastrophic weather conditions, causing health problems by exacerbating pollution and spreading pests, and decreasing living space through ... More »