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environmental science


  1. the branch of science concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of environmental science1

First recorded in 1965–70

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That was enough to light the science fires in Proctor, who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, a masters in geology, and a PhD in science education.

From Time

Making jewelry sustainably and ethically is no easy feat, so it helps to have a degree in environmental science from the University of Washington.

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To date, most research into coronaviruses has focused on how they jump from one human to another, said Paolo D’Odorico, a study co-author and a professor of environmental science at the University of California Berkeley.

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“In North America we pose a far greater risk to our bats than they do to us,” said O’Keefe, a bat ecologist and professor of environmental science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The scholarship has since been expanded to include food and environmental science studies and has enough funding to help support more than 20 students in the fall, Mitchelson says.


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