ecology vs environment :

ecology or 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.

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  • n  the environment as it relates to living organisms
    it changed the ecology of the island
  • n  the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

  • n  the totality of surrounding conditions
    he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • n  the area in which something exists or lives
News & Articles

  • Yard Smart Garden Walk, lunch, talk planned for June 29
    NORMAL — The Ecology Action Center’s 11th annual Yard Smart Garden Walk will be June 29. The free tour highlights yards that protect the environment, benefit wildlife and use few or no synthetic chemicals.
    June 14, 2013 - The Pantagraph
  • Department of Ecology approves Buckley’s shoreline master program
    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Buckley’s updated shoreline master program.
    June 13, 2013 - The Enumclaw Courier-Herald
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma