Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 48 - Self-Quiz - Page 883: 14


d. all of the above

Work Step by Step

Biodiversity is threatened by human consumption habits. In industrial nations such as the United States, people consume many resources. To be able to use these resources, they have to be extracted from the environment. The action of extracting these resources damages ecosystems and, thus, reduces biodiversity. Conserving resources by reducing human consumption of resources, by reusing the resources, and by recycling will help improve and sustain biodiversity.
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