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What is the definition of the word Biome?
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g. forest or tundra.
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What is the definition of the word ecosystem?
An ecosystem is a biological community of organisms and their physical environment.
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What is the definition of the phrase food chain?
A food chain is a series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food or the series of processes by which food is grown or produced, sold, and eventually consumed.
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What is the definition of the word Decomposer?
Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, in doing so, they carry out the process of decomposition. Like herbivores and predators, decomposers use organic substrates to get their energy, carbon and nutrients for growth.
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What is the definition of the word Adaptation?
Adaptation is the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
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What is the definition of the word Deforestation?
Deforestation is the clearing of trees, transforming a forest into cleared land. The first step in turning the wilderness into a shopping centre is deforestation.
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What are the effects of Deforestation?
Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. 70% percent of Earth's land animals and plants live in forests, & many cannot survive deforestation that destroys homes
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How can favelas be improved?
There is clearly a shortage of available housing which means more building work needs to be done in order for people to move out of favelas.
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How can favelas be improved? (2)
It should probably also be easier for people to rent without having to show proof of income and property ownership. This would likely require a change in rules making it easier for landlords to evict people who are not paying their rent.
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How can favelas be improved? (3)
There needs to be better education and leisure for the kids, decent jobs for the parents. A lot of people could work inside the favelas: sanitation, mudslide and fire prevention, cleaning, etc.
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