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Weather

The short-term changes in the air. For a given place and time

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Climate

A regions average weather conditions over a long period

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Prevailing winds

Winds that blow in the same direction over large areas of the earth

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Ocean currents

Large streams of surface water

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Front

The place where 2 air masses of different temperatures and moisture content meet

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Environment

Surroundings

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Ecosystem

Group of plants and animals that depend on each other for survival and the environment in which they live

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Habitat

Places where plats and animals live

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Extinct

Die out

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Humus

Decayed plant or animal matter

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Desertification

The spread of desertlike conditions

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Natural resource

Any material in nature that people use and value

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Renewable resources

Resources earth replaces naturally

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Nonrenewable resources

Resources that cannot be replaced

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Deforestation

Clearing of trees

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Reforestation

Panting trees to replace lost forestland

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Fossil fuels

Nonrenewable resources that formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals

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Hydroelectric power

The production of electricity from waterpower