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Environment

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Living and nonliving things around us

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Natural resources

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Parts of the environment that are useful to us

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Renewable resources

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Useful resources that are recycled or replaced by nature

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Non renewable resources

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Resources that are used up faster than they can be reproduced

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Fossil fuels

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Non renewable resources that have been made in the earth's crust over millions of years

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Hydroelectric power

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The energy that is made when falling water turns a generator turbine.

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Nuclear power

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Energy produced from splitting apart uranium by nuclear fission

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Geothermal energy

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Heat energy with in the earth where geysers and volcanos

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Biomass

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Changing of organic matter produced by photosynthesis into useful liquid gas or fuel

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Greenhouse effect

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A heat-trapping feature that occurs with certain gases.

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Surface water

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Rivers/lakes/oceans

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Ground water

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Water that collects between particles and soil

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Erosion

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Movement of soil.it is a natural process but human actions can increase it

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Hazardous waste

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Waste that is harm full to human waste or poisonous to living organisms

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Recycle

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A conversion process that requires reprocessing an item or a natural source