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7th-Unit 2.2 SE Asia

SS7G10 and SS7G11 - Environment

TermDefinition
air pollution the human introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or the environment.
water pollution contamination of water supplies, such as rivers, oceans, lakes, and groundwater, due to chemicals, fertilizer, sewage, and other garbage.
respiratory disease diseases of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and trachea in the human body.
automobile emissions carbons and other chemicals that come from a car's engine and are released into the atmosphere.
brown clouds haze of pollution that reduces rainfalls and temperatures, increases human respiratory problems, and alters monsoon patterns.
mud slides occurs because of heavy rains; mud will break loose and slide down the side of mountains, destroying buildings and covering entire villages.
flooding occurs when water rises and covers areas that are normally dry.
natural resource something that is found in the environment that people need and can use; Examples: fresh water, trees, oil, minerals, and rich soil.
sewage water that contains waste products.
waterborne diseases disease or major disorder caused in humans or animals when they ingest or come into contact with unsafe water.
monsoons seasonal winds that can cause heavy rains and sometimes destructive flooding; lasts several months.
typhoons tropical storms in the region of the Indian Ocean or Western Pacific Ocean.
water treatment facility a process of removing contaminants (harmful things) from waste water.
desertification the process of land becoming like a desert, due to destructive land use or a climate change, such as drought.
deforestation the process of cutting or burning trees and other vegetation from land.
acid rain rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution so it causes environmental harm, usually to forests and lakes; typically caused from burning fossil fuels like coal.
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