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Unit 10 - Resources and Environment Challenges
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Plant materials and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel.
Energy available in molecules for release in a chemical reaction; a form of potential energy.
In heat, energy transfer from particle to particle within certain materials, or from one material to another when the two are in direct contact.
Heat transfer in a gas or liquid by the circulation of currents from one region to another
A structure of calcite skeletons built up by coral animals in warm, shallow ocean water.
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves.
A fuel made from corn and wheat that is used like gasoline but is a renewable resource
A hydrocarbon deposit, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from living matter of a previous geologic time and used for fuel.
Energy from steam or hot water produced from hot or molten underground rocks.
Electricity generated from the force of moving water
Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
a source of energy that exsists in limited quantities and once used, cannot be replaced except over the course of millions of years
The energy released by a fission or fusion reaction; the binding energy of the atomic nucleus
A form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of two. protects us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
An undesirable change in the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of air, water, soil, or food that can adversely affect the health, survival, or activities of humans or other living organisms.
Energy transfer by electromagnetic waves
Any source of energy that can be continually produced and is inexhaustible given current conditions
All things used in producing goods and services
energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy
2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; location of ozone layer; absorbs 95% of Ultraviolet radiation; temperature increases with altitude increase.
The energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.
-The rising of the earth's ocean surface caused by the tidal forces of the moon and the sun acting on the ocean
moving ridges or swells in a body of water (or other medium) that transfer energy in the direction of their motion
The energy captured by transforming the motion of air into electrical energy using a turbine
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