Conservation-natural resources Flashcards

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air
the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.
atmosphere
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
climate
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period
domestication
adaptation to intimate association with human beings
exhaustibility
to wear out completely
exhaustible natural
A natural resource that cannot be increased by the natural forces of the environment.
resource
an action or strategy that may be adopted in adverse circumstances
fossil fuels
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
inexhaustible natural
a natural resource that does not run out of supply.
minerals
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence
natural resource
materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
dependence
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
nonrenewable natural
. A resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption.
renewable
a source of energy that is not depleted by use, such as water, wind, or solar power.
renewable natural
Natural resources that can be replaced or replenished by natural processes or human action.
soil
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.
solar energy
radiant energy emitted by the sun.
water
a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
water cycle
the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration.
weather
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc..
wildlife
wild animals collectively; the native fauna (and sometimes flora) of a region.
wind
the perceptible natural movement of the air, esp. in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction.
hyperaccumulators
(from the Ancient Greek φυτο (phyto, plant), and Latin remedium (restoring balance or remediation) describes the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant .
Phytoremediation (from the Ancient Greek φυτο (phyto, plant), and Latin remedium (restoring balance or remediation) describes the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant .
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