The North Carolina black bear population has increased over the years. Here's what to do if you see one.
Scientists like biologist E.O. Wilson are calling for half of the Earth’s surface and seas to be set aside as protected landscape to preserve humanity. With this goal in mind, one might wonder exactly how much is already protected.
To answer this, it’s important to know how much of the Earth has been touched by humans.
Infer how human activities may impact the environment and consider an example of human impact by studying Dr. David Johnston’s research.
Explain how the use, protection and conservation of natural resources impact the environment, including biodiversity, from one generation to the next, then learn how researchers in North Carolina are helping to conserve and preserve native plants by saving seeds in a long-term seed storage facility.
Explain how human activities impact the biosphere, then learn how researchers in North Carolina are conducting a 100-year-long study of Eastern box turtles to better understand turtle populations and how they are affected by habitat fragmentation.
Learn about how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment. Then examine how a nonnative species is affecting North Carolina marine ecosystems by viewing the NC Science NOW video "Lionfish."