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KH_Environmental Challenges, Krystal Haltiwanger, Hardy
|Areas where cities have grown so large they run into each other
|Countries seeking to industrialize, but still wanting to follow traditional ways.
|Like United States, have long been industrialized and can offer a higher standard of living
|Standard of living
|The measure of a persons wealth and personal well-being.
|The clearing of forests
|The special environments required for particular organisms to live
|The turning of fertile land into desert
|Long periods without rain
|People who grow just enough food to meet their families needs
|The rundown, poverty-stricken portions of the city
|Ex: Coal, petroleum, or natural gas. Cannot be renewed, when they run out, they will be gone forever.
|Sulfur gas mixed with the air, downpours have killed many forests.
|Produced by gasses from factories and gas-burning vehicles
|The gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and foam packaging.
|A thin protective layer of gas in the upper atmosphere
|Seasonal reduction of ozone over Antarctica, appears each August and reaches its largest size by October
|When the economic development does not limit the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
|A solution to feeding the worlds population, provides new strains of rice, corn, and other grains that have high yields.