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natural resources
All of the "nature made" things that are useful in your environment
recycle
The process of treating something so it can be used again.
land pollution
A form of pollution created when farmers and gardeners damage the soil by using too many chemicals to fight weeds and harmful insects.
weathering
The destruction or discoloring action on resources caused by air, water, or frost, especially on rock or wood.
contamination
Any unnatural substance that causes pollution or makes our environment impure.
conservation
The act of protecting our resources; including the land, water, plants, animals and air.
aerosol
Very fine particles suspended in the air from some hairspray and deodorants cans.
acid rain
Polluted precipitation caused when there is air pollution in the clouds.
ecosystem
All the living and nonliving things in a place.
air pollution
The contamination of the air especially by industrial waste gases, fuel exhaust, or smoke.
water pollution
Contamination that occurs when garbage, metals, and chemicals get into rivers, lakes, and oceans.
litter
Trash and other items scattered about the environment by humans.
environment
Things that make up an area like land, water, and air.
ozone layer
A layer of the atmosphere located high above the earth and it shields the planet from dangerous rays of sun that can cause skin cancer.