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Environmental Sci

pollution the presence of harmful substances in the environment
renewable resource a natural resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time period
nonrenewable resource a natural resource that cannot be replaced or that can be replaced over thousands or millions of years
overpopulation a condition that occurs when the number of individuals within an environment becomes so large that there are not enough resources to support them all
biodiversity the number and variety of living things
biodegradable capable of being broken down by the environment
conservation the wise use and preservation of natural resources
resource recovery the process of transforming garbage into usable products with things normally thrown away
recycling the process of making new products from reprocessed used products
invasive (alien) species an organism that makes a home for itself in a new place
Created by: pdobias