Humans and their environment

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

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The contamination of an environment e.g by chemicals or water

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Rain with low pH (acidic) due to the gases released by burning fossil fuels

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A substance used for destroying insects and other pests

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Swallowtail

A useful little crossword testing knowledge of some key words and definitions used in studying human impact on the environment..  Test yourself with this and some flashcards after reading your notes.

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