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climate
is the pattern of weather in a region over a long period of time
blizzard
is a storm with strong wind and heavy snow
natural resources
is a material found in nature that can people can use
renewable resources
a resource that can be replaced after it is used
temperature
is the measure of how hot or cold a place is
recycle
means to use something more than once
nonrenewable resources
is a resource that cannot be replaced
acid rain
forms when pollution mixes with moisture in the air
endangered
New York has special laws to protect animals from disappering from our state
pollution
is something that makes our water,air,or soil dirty
mineral
is something that comes from the earth,but is neither a plant nor an animal
conservation
is the careful use of natural resources
weather
describes the air at a certain time and place
hurricane
a storm with very strong wind and heavy rain
environment
all things that surround us,such as land,water,air,and trees
wildlife
animal and plants that live in the wild
equator
is an imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres
precipitation
rain,sleet,snow,and hail