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Southeast Today

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state legislature
The legislative branch of state government.
governor
The head of the executive branch of state government.
food processing
The cooking, canning, drying, freezing, and packaging of foods for market.
pulp
A soft mixture of ground-up wood chips and chemicals that is used to make paper
high-tech
Shortened form of the words high technology; having to do with inventing, building, or using computers and other kinds of electronic equipment
Sun Belt
A wide area of the southern part of the United States that has a mild climate all year.
tourism
The business of serving visitors
resort
A place where people go to
barrier island
A low, narrow island that is near a coast.
mainland
The continent or the part of a continent nearest to an island.
wildlife refuge
An area of land set aside to protect animals and other living things.
coral
A stony material formed in tropical waters by the skeletons of tiny sea animals.
reef
A ridge of rocks, sand, or coral near the surface of the sea.
tradition
A custom, a way of life, or an idea that has been handed down from the past.
reclaim
To return something, such as land, to its natural condition.
habitat
A region where a plant or animal naturally grows or lives.
endangered
Being threatened with extinction.
extinct
No longer in existence, which is what happens to a living thing when all of its kind have died out.