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Geography Key Terms

#4 Human-Environment Interaction

natural resource useful material found in the environment
renewable resource a resource that Earth or people can replace
nonrenewable resource resource that cannot be replaced in a relatively short period of time
fossil fuels preserved remains of ancient human, animal, or plant
colonization policy by which one country seeks to rule other areas
industrialization growth of machine-powered production and manufacturing
suburb residential area on the edge of a city or large town
deforestation the loss of forest cover in a region that results from the trees in a forest being destroyed faster than they can grow back
biodiversity variety of different kinds of living things in a region or ecosystem
pollution waste that makes the air, soil, or water less clean
spillover an effect on someone or something not involved in an activity
Created by: westfahl