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Chapter 3 Environmental Science
the mass of air surrounding a planet
The removal of trees
to lower in dignity or esteem; insult
reducing something to an insufficent amount
to break up, disturb
All the living and non-living things that interect in an area.
pollutants that are released into the air
Energy efficient homes are composed of a network of elements working together to reduce the overall amount of energy consumption.
the wearing away of soil and rock particles by waves, wind, running water, or glaciers
coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
a large persistent body of ice (glacier) that is melting
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.
places where animals or plants naturally live and grow
The burning of solid waste
an economy based on industry, not agriculture
To make less severe
atmospheric gas (O3) that absorbs ultraviolet radiation, shielding organisms from its damaging effects
rain, snow, sleet, or hail
resource that can be replaces relatively quickly by natural process