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Natural Environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof.
Climate the weather conditions in an area over a period of time
Atmosphere the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
Natural Vegetation vegetation that occurs spontaneously without regular management, maintenance or species introductions / removals, and that generally has a strong component of native species
Culture the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time
Landform a natural feature of the earth's surface.
Language Pattern a grammatical pattern in a language
Infrastructure the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.
Elevation height above a given level, esp. sea level
Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Weather the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Biomes a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat
Glaciers a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
Groundwater water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
Soil the upper layer of earth in which plants grow
Hydrosphere all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
Lithosphere the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle
Biosphere the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms.
Gross Domestic Product the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.
Life Expectancy the average period that a person may expect to live.
Total Population all the individuals of one species in a given area
History the study of past events
Landscape all the visible features of an area of countryside or land
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