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WG - Unit 5 - Environmental
Terms in this set (13)
Supplying land with water through a network of canals
The development of industries for the machine production of goods.
A long period of dry weather
the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
the action of clearing a wide area of trees.
slash and burn agriculture
a farming technique in which trees are cut down and burned to clear and fertilize the land
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
a resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)
Any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
A process of removing salt from ocean water
GMO (genetically modified organism)
An organism that is created when scientists take one or more specific genes from one organism and introduce them into another organism thus creating a new version
Agricultural revolution that increased production through improved seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation; helped to support rising Asian populations.
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