ecological ecological  /i kə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
  2. (adj) of or relating to the science of ecology

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From lead in the soil to toxins in the water and radioactive fallout in the air, The Blacksmith Institute has created a list of the world's worst ecological disaster areas.
  2. Faced with the cold war's disastrous ecological legacy, he saw that the Soviet Union had to change its ways.
  3. As developer Michael Corbett strolls around the gardens of Village Homes, his pioneering experiment in ecological living in Davis, Calif.

News

  1. Art Culture United in Urban Warehouse Event: The World Beyond

    Culture Jam, a Melbourne based all-inclusive arts project, has launched a series of post-apocalypse themed art and music events, starting with the incredibly successful World Beyond warehouse event. The series raises questions about our society and technology, particularly in regards to surveillance and the future ecological and economic sustainability of our planet. (PRWeb June 23, 2013) Read ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Tawny Crazy Ants Invade Southern States

    Tawny crazy ants are invading ecosystems and homes in states including Texas and Florida, wiping out other ant species and overwhelming homeowners. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Texas A&M research scientist Robert Puckett, who says the ants are "ecological steamrollers" that reproduce so fast they are nearly impossible to get rid of.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. ASU Professor Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

    The Ecological Society of America has named Osvaldo Sala, an Arizona State University professor of life sciences and sustainability, as a 2013 Fellow. Sala is also a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, where he researches human-environment interactions. He is an expert in biodiversity scenarios and his work appears in more than 180 peer-reviewed ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  1. Benedict said that politicians and experts must be "capable of responding to the great ecological challenge and to be up to the task of this challenge."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Newsweek

  2. "We are working tirelessly with Chevron teams to contain this spill from the critical ecological areas affected in our City," said Mayor Ralph Becker. "Our fire teams have capped the site and will work to determine the damage and best course...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Ralph Becker Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, described it as "an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change".
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Economist

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