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Environmental Scienc

Midterm Exam Prep Vocabulary

Perpetual resource a resource that will last almost indefinitely like the sun
ecosystem an area with in which living and nonliving factors exist and interact with each other within the the biosphere
Non-renewable resource a resource that exists in nature, which cannot be replenished once it is gone
Natural resources The materials and energy that exist in nature , which are used by humans and other organisms for survival
Renewable resource resources that exist in nature and can be renewed or replenished
Point source Pollution environmental contamination that can be traced to its source of origin
Natural Capital a combination of natural services and natural resources that exist in the biosphere, which supports life
Natural Services he processes that exist in nature, which help renew and replenish the resources that exist in nature
ecology The study of how organisms interact with their environment
Non-Point Source Pollution environmental contamination that can not be traced back to its source
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