B3 - Humans and their Environment

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Exponentially
With fast growth
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Non-renewable
Energy sources that can't be replaced in a lifetime
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Pollution
The contamination of an environment, e.g. by chemicals for water
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Acid rain
Train with low P Hache duty gases released by burning fossil fuels
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Pesticide
Substance used for destroying insects and other pests
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Herbicide
Toxic substances to destroy unwanted vegetation
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Greenhouse effect
The process of which the earth is kept warm by the greenhouse gasses reflecting heat back to earth
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Global warming
The increase in the average temperature on Earth due to a prize in the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
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Sequestered
The storage of a substance in a solid material through biological or physical processes (e.g. carbon dioxide from the air in bodies of water)
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Deforestation
The destruction of forest by cutting down large areas of trees
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Biodiversity
The variety among living organisms and ecosystems in which they live
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Peat
A partially decayed vegetation used as fuel and fertiliser by Gartness
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Biofuel
Fuel obtained from biomass
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Fermentation
The conversion of sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide using yeast
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Biogas
Fuel produced from the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste
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Methane
A clear gas given off by animal waste; can be used as a fuel; a greenhouse gas
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Biomass
Amount of biological material; the mass of the plant or animal without the water content
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Sustainable
Resources that can be replaced on maintained in sufficient quantities to support current and future needs
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Food miles
Refers to the distance views has to travel from where it is grown to where it is sold
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Mycoprotein
A protein rich foods produced from fungi
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Energy sources that can't be replaced in a lifetime

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The contamination of an environment, e.g. by chemicals for water

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Train with low P Hache duty gases released by burning fossil fuels

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Substance used for destroying insects and other pests

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