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I. The natural environment is the living space for human beings, animals and plants. It provides certain life-support systems. Every living being relies on the provision and intake of energy and materials (and information) from the environment.

1. The foundational substances are the environmental media of air, water and ground. The ground is the concurrent biosphere for human being, animal and plant. It is the basis of agriculture, stock farming and forestry. The ground functions as a water reservoir and influences t…

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Cansier, Dieter, “Environment/Ecology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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