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Geography Exam

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TermDefinition
pollution substance that harms the environment
acid rain any precipitation with an acidity level higher than the normal range
ozone a gas that is created by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere; it provides us with a protective screen against ultraviolet radiation
greenhouse gas a gas in the atmosphere that contributes to greenhouse effects
monoculture when one crop is grown over a large area at the expense of other species that might naturally exist in that area.
precipitation moisture that returns to Earth from the atmosphere
biodiversity the rich variety of animals and plants
biosphere where all of Earth's living things are found
emissions something that is discharged into the environment
smog a mixture of pollutants and fog that is suspended into the air
problems of pollution in early Melbourne The Yarra River was used as an open sewer for the Abattoirs and slaughterhouses. This caused a lot of smell.
points about the Earth's biosphere lithosphere (earths surface) hydrosphere (earths water) atmosphere ( air supply) -contains natural and cultural environment -where all living things are found
natural caused pollution events natural: volcanic eruption in Philippines -little can be done to stop natural pollution
human caused pollution events human: oil spills, smog, acid rain, toxic waste and chemicals and more -much more can be done to control damage caused by people
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