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    Ecosystems and Human Activity

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    Explain what an ecosystem is and what components make it up. Name two effects of human activities on ecosystems. What are some of the new policies designed to protect the environment in your community? How do they affect your life?

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    An ecosystem is where you have a community of plants, animals (including humans), and bacteria with non living material in the same space. Members of the community are linked together by the sharing of resources such as nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorous. Non-living things include water, air, and climate. Members of an ecosystem must share these resources. Human activities ...

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    In about 240 words, this solution discusses the ecosystem concept in terms of what it is, how humans influence ecosystems and new policies in place to protect them.