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Bellaire SocSt6 Ch 5

Natural Resource Any useful material found in the environment
Nonrenewable Resource A resource that cannot be replaced once it is used; it includes fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and minerals such as iron, copper and gold.
Recyclable Resource A resource that recycles through natural processes in the environment; such as water, nitrogen and carbon.
Raw materials A resource or material that is still in its natural state before processes or manufactured into a useful product.
Fossil Fuel Any one of several nonrenewable resources such as coal, oil or natural gas, created from the remains of plants and animals.
Habitat The area in which a plant or animal naturally grows or lives.
Recycle To reuse material to make new products.
Global Warming A slow increase in Earth's temperature due to the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; if there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, more heat than normal is trapped and temperatures around the world increase.
Ozone Layer The layer of gas in the upper part of the atmosphere that blocks out most of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Acid Rain Rain whose high levels of chemicals can pollute or damage the environment; usually caused by pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels.
Deforestation The process of clearing land of forest or trees, usually to make room for farms and homes.
Ecosystem A community of living things and their environment; the elements of an ecosystem interact with one another.
Foreign Aid Economic and military aid to another country.
Plantation A large estate, usually in a warm climate, on which crops are grown by workers living there; they usually raise a single crop for export.
Manufacturing The process of turning raw materials into a finished product.
Developed Nation A country with a modern industrial society and a well-developed economy.
Commercial Farming Farming that is done by companies; they are large and use modern technology; also, the raising of crops and livestock for sale in outside markets.
Subsistence Farming Farming that provides only enough food and animals for the needs of a family or village.
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