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Natural Environment an environment that has not been changed by humans
Climate the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period of time
Atmosphere the envelope of gases surrounding the Earth
Natural Vegetation any plants of trees that grow on their own
Culture the knowledge, beliefs, habits, laws, etc. that are specific to one group of people or one society
Landform a natural feature of the Earths surface
Hydrosphere all the waters on the Earth's surface Examples: lakes, ponds, oceans, clouds, rivers, streams, glaciers, and groundwater
Lithosphere the rigid outer part of the Earth consisting of crust and upper mantle Example: ground, mountains, valleys, hills, soil
Biosphere the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the Earth occupied by living things
Infrastructure the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of society or enterprise
Elevation height above a given level, especially sea level
Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
Language the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way
Weather the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
Biomes a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat Example: Forest and Tundras
Glaciers a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
Groundwater the water beneath the surface of the ground
Soil the portion of the Earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus
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