ecology vs environment : Common Errors in English

About ecology vs environment

“Ecology” is the study of living things in relationship to their environment. The word can also be used to describe the totality of such relationships; but it should not be substituted for “environment” in statements like “improperly discarded lead batteries harm the ecology.” It’s not the relationships that are being harmed, but nature itself: the batteries are harming the environment.

ecology Meaning(s)

  • (n) the environment as it relates to living organisms
  • (n) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

environment Meaning(s)

  • (n) the totality of surrounding conditions
  • (n) the area in which something exists or lives

ecology in News

  1. Kids Yoga Workshops

    Yoga is a fun way for children to improve their strength, flexibility and balance as well as enhance their mental, emotional and physical well-being. In these workshops, you will play games incoporating movement, poses and breathe as well as cultivate creative expression of peace, joy, kindness and ecology through literature and art. The workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. Until 12:30 p.m ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Leominster Champion

  2. Open house on groundwater contamination set for June 13

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to an open house Thursday in Algona about the ongoing investigation into groundwater contamination that has spread from property in Auburn owned by The Boeing Company (Boeing) into parts of Algona and Auburn.  Ecology directs the investigation, which is conducted and paid for by Boeing.  Investigators conduct studies to find the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  3. Ecology approves updated Wilkeson shoreline program

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved the Town of Wilkeson’s comprehensively updated shoreline master program.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Enumclaw Courier-Herald

environment in News

  1. A Weak Revenue Environment Is Not a Problem for These Banks

    A Weak Revenue Environment Is Not a Problem for These Banks        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  2. An interconnected environment and economy- Shark tourism in Palau

    An interconnected environment and economy- Shark tourism in Palau
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

  3. Aspen Environment Forum called off for 2013

    The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Environment Forum, after a five-year run on Aspen’s intellectual events calendar, is on hiatus and will not be returning this summer. read more
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Aspen Daily News

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