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Resources Vocabulary

natural resources products of the earth that people use to meet their needs
renewable resources cannot be used up; can be replaced
nonrenewable resources cannot be replaced; limited supply
acid rain rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
deforestation cutting down trees without replanting
conservation careful use of resources
ecosystems places where plants and animals are dependent upon one another and their surroundings to live
death rate number of people out of every 1,000 who die in a year
birthrate number of children born each year for every 1,000 people
famine lack of food
population density average number of people living in a square mile or kilometer
urbanization movement to cities
emigrate move to another country
refugee person who flees to another country to escape persecution or disaster
developed country country in which a great deal of manufacturing is carried out
developing country country that is working toward industrialization
atmosphere the blanket of gases, or air, surrounding the earth
lithosphere the earth’s hard outer shell, or land
hydrosphere all the water on earth
biosphere all living things and the environments in which they live
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