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AP Human Geography - Vocab - 14
|A substance in the environment that is useful to people.
|Power supplied by people or animals.
|Power generated by machines
|Wood, plant material, and animal waste.
|Residue of plants and animals that were buried over millions of years ago.
|Resource that is replaced continually.
|Forms so slowly it is considered nonrenewable.
|Amount of energy remaining in deposits that have been discovered.
|Energy in undiscovered deposits that are thought to exist.
|Process by which nuclear power is produced.
|A product of all nuclear reactions.
|Turns uranium into a renewable resource.
|Refers to iron ore and other alloys.
|Metals used to make products other than iron or steel.
|When more waste is added than a resource can accommodate.
|Concentration of trace substances at a greater level than occurs in average air.
|Causes increase in Earth's temperature.
|Absorbs dangerous UV rays form the Sun.
|Pollution that threatens Earth's ozone layer.
|When tiny drops of acid form.
|When acid falls to Earth.
|Causes respiratory problems and stinging of the eyes.
|Biochemical Oxygen Command
|Oxygen consumed by decomposing organic waste.
|Most common strategy for disposal of solid waste in the U.S.
|Passive Solar Energy Systems
|Capture energy without special devices.
|Convert light energy to electrical energy.
|Using moving water to generate electricity.
|Energy derived from the heat of the earth.
|Fusing of hydrogen atoms to form helium.
|Reuse of unwanted material.
|Sustainable use and management of natural resources such as wildlife, water, air, and Earth deposits to meet human needs.
|Maintenance of resources in their present condition.
|Refers to the variety of species across Earth as a whole or in a specific place.