conservation Flashcards

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air
is the mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth.
atmosphere
is the area surrounding the Earth.
climate
is the condition of the weather in a particular location
domestication
is the control of plants and animals by man.
environment
are the conditions that surround us.
exhaustibility
refers to whether or not a natural resource can be replenished as it is used
exhaustible natural resource
A resource that is available in limited quantity and can be completely used
fossil fuels
are natural resources used to provide energy.
inexhaustible natural resource
resource that is continuously replenished, the supply of the resource will not run out
minerals
Natural inorganic substances on or in the earth.
natural resource dependence
depending on eachother to live
natural resources
Resources that occur naturally in nature
nonrenewable natural rsources
cannot be replaced once they are used up
renewability
can be renewed or extended
renewable natural resources
can be replaced or replenished
soil
Outer layer of the earth’s surface that supports life
water
A tasteless, colorless, liquid natural resource. All living things need water to survive.
watercycle
Movement of water from the earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back to the surface.
weather
Weather is the condition of the atmosphere, including moisture, temperature, movement, and pressure.
wildlife
All of the plants and animals that live in the wild
wind
Wind is the movement of the air
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