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to move from a country. People who leave country are called emigrates
To move to a country. People who move to another country are called Immigrants
Some thing that encourages people to leave a place behind
Some thing that encourages people to move to a new place
some one who seeks safety by going to another country
unfair treatment of others because of who they are or what they believe in
an unusually long period in which little or no rainfall at all
The loss of well-educated people such as doctors engineers to another country
A payment of money sent by an immigrant to a relative in his or her own country
the using up of goods and services; also the purchase and use of goods and services by consumers
A wealthy country with an advanced economy. Developed countries have many industries and provide a comfortable life for most of their people
a poorer country with a less advanced economy. In general, developing countries are trying to increase their industries and improve life for their people
Gross domestic product
the total value of goods and services produce in a country in a year
by for each person. A per capita figure is calculated by dividing the total amount of something by the number of people in a place.
a measure of the amount of energy in food
the creation and use of tools to meet practical needs; also refers to the tools themselves
the difference in opportunities available to people who have access to computers and the Internet and those who do not
the process of collecting materials that would other wise be thrown away and turning them into raw materials for new uses
a large area of land that a government has set aside in order to preserve its natural state
a map that uses elevation or contour lines and symbols to show a region's physical features. These features may include hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, roads, trails, and buildings.
a spring that blows a jet of hot water or steam into the air
all the animal life in a particular region
all the plant life in a particular region
someone who works to protect the beauty and natural resources of the environment from destruction or pollution
a series of mountain ridges in north America that separate the streams and rivers that flow west into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow east into the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans
solid and liquid waste from homes and other buildings that is carried away by sewers or drainage pipes
waste Martials from industry that are poisonous to humans or other living things.
a society in which different cultural groups keep their own identity, beliefs, and traditions
found or living in a city
found in or living in areas that are not close to cities
a geographic region that is well suited for permanent settlement
this region lines Atlantic coat of Canada. It includes providences of Newfoundland and Labrador, Price Edward Island, Nova Scotia; these are providences in the Atlantic Ocean.
this region stretches north of the great lakes. It includes two large providences of Ontario and Quebec.
this region covers Canada's central plains. It includes the providences of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
this region is on Canada's pacific coast. It is up of the British Columbia.
this region lies to the north of providences. It reaches far into the artic ocean it includes three of Canada territories the Yukon, northwest, and the Nunavut territories.
a large mass of ice found near the Earth's poles
a community of all the living things in an area and the environment in which they live in
made up of water that is fresh, not salty; also describes creatures that live in fresh water, such as freshwater fish
a geographic area that includes all of the land waterways that drain into a body of water also called a drainage basin.
all of the feeding relationships within an ecosystem. Each living thing in a food web provides food energy to other living things within that ecosystem
a series of plants and animals, each of which depends on the one below it for food. A food web usually forms a bigger part of a bigger food web.
damage to natural environment caused by harmful substances; also refers to substances
water pollution from a single place, such as a discharged pipe at a plant that treats sewage.
Non point-source pollution
pollution that does not come from a single location, but rather from many sources such as a runoff from farms
water from rainfall that is not absorbed into the soil and instead flow into streams or lakes
bits of soil left in a place by moving water.
nonnative plants and animals that invade an ecosystem
the natural environment in which a plant or animal lives.
an area where the soil is usually wet or covered with water
a developed area at the edge of a city that is mainly homes. Many suburbs also have stores and businesses
The rapid, often poorly planned spread of development from an urban area outward into rural areas
a major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
The older part of a big city. Often the urban core serves as the downtown or business district
the ring of small towns and suburbs that surround a big city
the small towns,farms,and open spaces that lie just beyond a city's suburbs
urban growth boundaries
A legal border that separates an area where development is permitted from an area where development is forbidden.
public transit system
A network of buses, trains, and other vehicles used for moving passengers
mixed use developments
Development that combines housing and businesses in one area
The process of filling in empty or run-down parts of a city with new development