chapter 3 "Environmental science" terms p.128

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atmosphere (noun)

the whole mass of air surrounding the earth

deforestation (noun)

the act of cutting down trees

degrade (verb)

to damage something

depleting(verb)

reducing something to an insufficient amount

disrupt (verb)

to keep something from moving or growing

ecosystem(noun)

the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit

emission (noun)

something sent out or given off

energy-efficient (adj)

energy efficient homes are composed of a netwok of elements working together to reduce the overall amount of energy consumption

erosion (noun)

the process of slowly destroying the surface through wind or rain

fossil fuels(noun)

fuels (as coal,oil,or natural gas) formed in the earth from plant or animal remains

glacial melts (noun)

a large persistent body of ice (glacier) that is melting

greenhouse effect (noun)

warming of the surface and lower atmospher of a planet (as earth or venus) that is caused by conversion of solar radiation into heat in a process involving selective transmission of short wave solar radiation by the atmosphere, its absorption by the planet's surface and reradiation as infrared which is absorbed and partly rera diated back to the surface by atmospheri gases

habitats(noun)

places where plants and animals are found

incineration (verb)

the process of causing to burn to ashes

industrialize(verb)

to build and operate factories and businesses in a city,region, country, etc

mitigate (verb)

to make something less harmful

ozone (verb)

a form of oxygen that is found in a layer high in the earth's atmosphere

precipitation (noun)

the amount of rain or snow that falls

ramifications (noun)

unexpected results or consequences of an action

renewable (adj)

that can be replaced naturally

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